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Li Ka-Shing: Asia’s second-richest person retires

Mr Li, aged 89, whose wealth has been put at $35.3bn (£25.3bn) by Forbes, is handing over the reins to his eldest son, Victor Li. His CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings groups are involved in sectors including retail, telecoms and power. The only person in

Parsons Green attack: Iraqi teenager convicted over Tube bomb

Ahmed Hassan’s bomb partially exploded on a London Underground train on 15 September, injuring about 50 people. A jury at the Old Bailey took just a day to find the 18-year-old, from Surrey, guilty of attempted murder. The Iraqi teenager had been referred to the government’s deradicalisation

Biohacker fined for travel card implant

A biohacker in Australia has been fined A$220 (£120, $170) for removing the chip from a travel card and implanting it into his hand. Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) also has to pay A$1,000 in costs. The case was brought by the New South Wales transport

Xiaomi Eyes More European Markets Following Launch in Spain

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it was planning to enter more European markets following its debut in Spain late last year, when it simultaneously launched online, through partners and with its own stores in Madrid. Speaking after the company opened its first “Mi” store in Barcelona, senior vice president

We can change this reality’: the women sharing news of war in Ghouta

When the bombs start falling, two dozen adults and children gather in one room in Bayan Wehan’s home in besieged eastern Ghouta, Syria. They hold hands, hug each other and try to find hope. “I put my brother’s daughter in my lap, she is five-years-old, and I try

South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

Seven suspects accused of killing South African police have been shot dead in a gunfight at a church, police say. Those killed in the shoot-out are thought to be part of the armed gang that killed six in a raid on a police station in the country’s Eastern

7 memorable moments from the Baftas

Three Billboards was the big winner at the Baftas on Sunday evening. It picked up some of the night’s top prizes – including best film, best British film and best actress (for Frances McDormand). Meanwhile, stars showed their support for the Time’s Up campaign by wearing black on the carpet and pin

Trump India ‘dinner and chat’ property offer criticised

Investors in a luxury property development in India are being offered the chance to have “conversation and dinner” with Donald Trump Jr. The eldest son of the US president is visiting India this week and will promote the Trump Towers development near Delhi. Critics say the Trump

Greg Norman: Trump and Malcolm Turnbull now have ‘incredible relationship’

Greg Norman has described setting up the famously tense first conversation between the then newly-elected Donald Trump and the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, last January, and insisted the two men now have an “incredible relationship”. Norman, the Australian golfer who has been close friends with Trump for

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news. State media says the Aseman Airlines passenger plane that came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday has been found. All those on board are feared to