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20:09 World
UAE ambassador threatens further sanctions against Qatar

Ambassador to Russia says Gulf states imposing demands are willing to be subjected to same monitoring regime.

19:05 World
Ancient samurai scroll describes blinding powders, moonless battles

The text may have been written almost 500 years ago, though that date is uncertain.

18:27 World
Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall), 6,000-pound (2,721-kilogram) monument was installed on the southwest lawn of the Capitol with little fanfare and no advance notice.

18:06 World
Paying workers to protest: The controversial trend of social justice benefits

At San Francisco marketing firm Traction, social justice benefits take the form of two so-called "Days of Action" a year.

17:45 World
FBI finds the car a missing Chinese grad student was seen entering

On Tuesday the FBI announced it had found the Saturn. The whereabouts of Zhang, however, remain a mystery.

17:24 World
Woman delays flight with 'lucky' coin-throw into engine

Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane during boarding of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 on the tarmac of Shanghai's Pudong International Airport.

16:38 World
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort files as foreign agent for Ukraine work

Manafort disclosed the total payments his firm received between 2012 and 2014 in a Foreign Agents Registration Act filing late Tuesday that was submitted to the U.S. Justice Department.

16:16 World
Two billion people coming together on Facebook

As Mark Zuckerberg announced today, we reached a new milestone: there are now 2 billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month.

15:45 World
Ultrasound research group at neurotechnology announces new 3D printing method based on ultrasonic manipulation technology

The patent-pending, non-contact manipulation technology uses ultrasonic waves to trap and move small particles and components, enabling 3D printing and assembly using a wide range of materials and components.

15:27 World
Syfy has ordered a reboot of the film series “Tremors” to pilot, the network announced on Monday

Kevin Bacon will reprise his role from the 1990 movie and serve as executive producer on the project, alongside showrunner Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) and David Schiff (“Southpaw”).
Source: The Warp

15:01 World
Philips to buy medical device maker Spectranetics for 1.9 billion euros

Spectranetics uses techniques including lasers and tiny drug-covered balloons to clean the insides of veins and arteries that have become clogged due to heart disease.

14:26 World
Bill Cosby likely won't speak publicly before sexual assault retrial, lawyer says

Amid rumors that disgraced comedian wanted to hold series of town halls, attorney said she ‘can’t imagine’ his legal team would let him perform or speak.

14:02 World
'Patience is running out': pressure on Turkey and Greece as Cyprus talks open

Representatives from island’s divided communities – and from UK, Turkey and Greece – are meeting as UN signals it will withdraw its troops if talks fail.

13:45 World
German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

Their Berlin bosses cringed with embarrassment and said more officers would be sent out to replace them.

13:31 World
China launches new warship type to boost military strength

Amid ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing is taking an increasingly assertive stance in the waters it claims.

13:07 World
China launches new class of naval destroyer

The 10,000-tonne warship was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, the official Xinhua news agency said, making it the first of the People's Liberation Army Navy's "new generation" destroyers.

12:43 World
Toshiba says suing Western Digital for $1 billion

Toshiba also said it has decided to shut out Western Digital employees based outside the Yokkaichi chip plant from accessing information relating to the two companies' joint venture.

12:02 World
Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court

The police officer said to have piloted the stolen aircraft issued a statement denouncing the "criminal government".

11:38 World
Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until an untraceable ransom is paid in the digital Bitcoin currency.

11:15 World
Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo

It was reported last month but authorities released a photo this week in a public appeal for information.

10:47 World
Bill Cosby likely won't speak publicly before sexual assault retrial, lawyer says

Amid rumors that disgraced comedian wanted to hold series of town halls, attorney said she ‘can’t imagine’ his legal team would let him perform or speak.

10:26 World
Donald Trump considering China sanctions over North Korea, say officials

Inaction over Pyongyang and trade war thought to have prompted the US president to look at options including tariffs on steel imports.

10:00 World
Philippines says death toll in rebel-held town could rise 'significantly'

A toll of 27 Marawi residents killed was only what the authorities could independently confirm and a "significant number" of dead had been seen by those who had escaped fighting between insurgents and government forces, said military spokesman Restituto Padilla.

19:43 World
Wells Fargo to sell commercial insurance business

The financial terms of the deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter, were not disclosed by the companies.

19:27 World
Sleeping woman swallowed by sinkhole in central China after bedroom collapses in heavy rain

Rescue workers call off search for 45-year-old mother due to dangerous conditions. Collapsed property said to have been built on top of a network of caves and waterways.

18:28 World
Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040, report says

Unemployment crisis will ravage the continent if it doesn’t opt for market-based development, according to report by Tony Blair’s Institute.

18:06 World
Japan's love of shogi reignited thanks to 14-year-old record-breaker

Millions follow live on TV as Sota Fujii scores 29th consecutive win in Japanese board game that last sparked the country’s interest in the mid-1990s.

17:45 World
Police criticised for letting schoolchildren use toy guns on firing range

Some parents say they were "horrified" after photos showed their child aiming fake weapons on a school trip to see police.

17:00 World
Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1M in jewelry to Justice Department

Kerr transferred the gifts Friday to government agents from her safe-deposit box in Los Angeles, the spokesman said.

16:16 World
Cyprus has best, but not last, chance to resolve conflict: U.N.

Foreign ministers from the three guarantor powers - Britain, Greece and Turkey - are due to stay this week to take part in security discussions, Eide said.

15:01 World
EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine

Regulators said that Google must change its behavior within 90 days or face additional penalties.

14:02 World
Potential Martin Shkreli jurors: we can't be impartial over 'most hated man' in US

Some interviewed said they couldn’t be part of the pharmaceutical CEO’s trial because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000%.

13:41 World
US joins growing calls for China to allow Liu Xiaobo cancer treatment abroad

Chinese authorities have refused Nobel laureate permission to move home to Beijing or seek medical treatment outside China.

13:07 World
Japanese stocks edge towards two-year high, dollar firms before Yellen

Yellen is scheduled to take part in a discussion on global economic issues at London's Royal Academy and a number of other top Fed officials are also due to speak later in the global day.

12:43 World
Alec Baldwin will return to 'SNL' as Trump

Alec Baldwin tells CNN's Chloe Melas he will bring back his famous Donald Trump impersonation to "Saturday Night Live" this fall.

12:29 World
Canadian officer is first woman to lead Changing of the Guard

Leading 40 of her fellow soldiers, the 24-year-old commanded the Queen's Guard during the centuries-old ceremony Monday, which normally takes place about four times a week outside Queen Elizabeth's official London residence and attracts thousands of onlookers.

12:02 World
Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Similar legislation passed by the House was also said to leave millions uninsured. Some Republicans have voiced reservations about the plan.

11:15 World
Miranda Kerr hands over jewellery linked to Malaysian corruption case

Australian model was gifted $8.1m in jewellery US prosecutors say was bought by a Malaysian financier with stolen money.

10:47 World
Three CNN journalists resign over retracted Trump-Russia story

The story’s author, Thomas Frank, was among those who resigned, along with Eric Lichtblau, assistant managing editor, and Lex Harris, investigations head.

10:26 World
Explosion heard from ship off the coast of Somalia, official says

It was not immediately clear whether the explosion was caused by an accident onboard the vessel or was triggered by pirate attackers. It was also not clear whether the vessel had sunk after the blast.

10:00 World
Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

The venture set up last year, called Zenuity, will provide Volvo Cars with self-driving software which Autoliv will also be able to sell to other carmakers.

20:30 World
U.S. top court buries CalPERS suit over Lehman collapse

The justices ruled 5-4 at a New York federal appeals court was correct in throwing out the California Public Employees' Retirement System's suit because a class action case the fund had temporarily participated in did not extend the deadline for it to sue on its own.
Source: Reuters

19:46 World
Facebook is going Hollywood, seeking scripted TV programming

Social network is looking for programming aimed at audiences from 13 to 34 that avoids politics, news, nudity and rough language.

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