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Weibo backflips on gay content purge

After banning gay content on Friday, Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has reversed its decision amid swift and overwhelming opposition from the public.

Winx: The world’s best racehorse

There's nothing left to prove for the champion mare, but a win tomorrow will see her equal Black Caviar's record of 25-straight victories.

Russia vetoes US resolution at UN Security Council

The West is ready to take military action against Syria if it is confirmed government forces were behind a toxic gas attack in Douma, but Russia has blocked an independent investigation proposed by the US.

Trump’s personal lawyer raided by FBI

Emails, financial documents and business records from the offices of Trump's personal lawyer have been seized by the FBI, and the President has called it an "attack on our country".

Tariff exemptions only temporary

America's partners are on the clock. They have to come up with trade deals that are acceptable to Trump or they'll be slapped with the metal levies too.

Female spymaster set to lead the CIA

Gina Haspel has overseen the torture of terror suspects on black sites and headed a number of CIA outposts. Now she is set to make history as the first female director of the agency.

Trump agrees to meet with Kim Jong-un

An historic meeting between the US President and North Korean dictator is set to take place in May, after successful talks between the Koreas in Pyongyang.

Daughter of Russian spy confirmed as second victim

Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for life after an apparent assassination attempt, which has invited comparisons to the FSB murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a London hotel in 2006.

Florida high school shooting

The lock down has ended now that the gunman has been apprehended, but at least 17 people have died in the horrific shooting spree.

Judgment day looms for Oxfam

The UK-based charity is expected to hand over all the details of its internal investigation into sexual exploitation, as the British government threatens to withdraw its millions in state aid.

Rare perfection: white diamond to smash records

The current world record holding colourless diamond demanded $260,000 per carat, but this rare 'flawless' stone found in Botswana is expected to push north of $320,000 per carat when it is sold privately.

Wall Street’s fear gauge surges

The Dow Jones has suffered the worst single-day point drop in its history, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have also nose-dived as the stock market fear gauge almost doubles the historical average.

Protests over ‘Pyongyang Olympics’

Anti-North Korea demonstrators gathered outside Seonhak International Ice Rink on Sunday to protest the formation of a joint Korea ice hockey team, which they see as bowing to pressure from Kim Jong-un.

Third Amtrak tragedy in two months

A passenger train bound for New York has reportedly found its way onto wrong tracks and collided with a parked freight train killing the engineer and conductor. That's now six deaths in three separate incidents involving Amtrak in less than two months.

Poland passes controversial holocaust bill

Anyone who refers to Auschwitz as a 'Polish' death camp will soon be risking jail time, as nation's senate introduces law to distance itself from horrors of the Holocaust.

SNAPS: Super blue blood moon

Stargazers stayed up late across the globe in the hope of taking the perfect photo of the rare lunar phenomenon.

Quiksilver CEO missing at sea

Pierre Agnes's empty boat washed ashore in south-west France, after he told port authorities a thick fog was preventing his return.

Murdoch demands Facebook pay news publishers

Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to start filtering out fake news on the social media network, which has prompted Rupert Murdoch to call for reputable news outlets to receive a carriage fee for their work.