- 21:00 | In the world Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola “in serious condition” after being readmitted to hospital
She was then flown to the Royal Free Hospital in London early on Friday, and is being treated in its high-level isolation unit for the Ebola virus.
- 20:40 | In the world World’s largest rubber duck is coming to New York
Photos in New York Post
- 20:20 | In the world NASA spacecraft finds frozen water and blue skies on Pluto
The images were captured last week by the New Horizons spacecraft, which was launched in 2006 on a mission to provide the first ever reconnaissance flyby of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, the region beyond Neptune.
- 20:00 | In the world Oscars: 81 films submitted for foreign-language award
Several of the entries have already made their mark on the festival circuit. For example, Hungary's Son of Saul, the searing holocaust drama directed by Laszlo Nemes, won the grand prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival, while Taiwan's The Assassin earned Hou Hsiao-hsien best director honors at Cannes.
- 19:40 | In the world Best hotels for classic car lovers
- 19:20 | In the world Science won't stop until it beats AIDS, says HIV pioneer
She's disappointed not to have been able to claim ultimate victory in the battle against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the killer disease AIDS, but also proud that in three decades, the virus has been beaten into check.
- 19:10 | Armenia Արամ Խաչատրյանի «Գայանե» բալետը կլինի այսօր
Ա. Սպենդիարյանի անվան օպերայի և բալետի ազգային ակադեմիական թատրոնում:
- 19:00 | In the world 10 strange animals from around the world
Photos on Fox News.
- 18:40 | In the world BAE Systems touts 3D battlefield vision technology
The lightweight Q-Warrior is a new cutting-edge gadget that takes an ordinary warrior’s helmet and transforms it into an extraordinary futuristic device.
Source: Fox News
- 18:20 | In the world Bizarre zombie fish 'comes back to life' after being served up in sweet and sour sauce
A disgusted diner has recorded the moment a plate of fish was served up to him - despite the creature still being 'alive'.
- 18:00 | In the world High-profile FIFA YouTubers hacked
The YouTubers made videos to express their anger at EA over the theft. Here's AnesonGib, who has over 800,000 subscribers on YouTube, screaming into the camera.
- 17:40 | In the world Deadly shooting reported on northern Arizona University's flagstaff campus
One person died and three others were wounded in the shooting, the spokesperson said.
- 17:20 | In the world Apple is launching a magical, enhanced version of the Harry Potter books
New enhanced editions, available exclusively through the iBooks store for the first time, offer the reader more than 200 illustrations, animations, interactive images and annotations from J.K. Rowling herself. The original digital versions were previously only available through the Pottermore Shop.
- 17:00 | In the world Libya agrees to national unity government
Libya's rival factions have agreed to a national unity government after months of UN mediated talks. Fighting in the North African country has turned it into a haven for people smuggling and the "Islamic State."
- 16:40 | In the world Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in Sacramento
Yesterday he was in serious condition at a California hospital, having been stabbed again -- this time during a night out with friends in an altercation for which he faces no criminal accusations, officials say.
- 16:17 | In the world Putin's Syria operation is a bid to regain status as major global player
Russia's surprise strategy in Syria, a ruthless triad of military attack, diplomatic maneuvering and verbal broadsides against the West, has shocked the United States and its allies.
- 16:13 | Armenia Karabakh FM meets with students of Diplomatic School of Armenia
At the meeting the minister spoke about the main directions of Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s foreign policy and the peculiarities of Artsakh’s diplomatic activities. He expressed satisfaction at high-level cooperation between the two Armenian states and stressed the importance of coordinated work aimed at resolving the issues of pan-Armenian significance.
- 15:37 | In the world China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation.
- 15:17 | In the world Young Palestinians launch hashtag intifada
Videos spread on social media showing Palestinians stabbing Israelis and throwing stones at soldiers are mustering online youth activists to the frontline after days of violence.
- 14:57 | Armenia Komitas Museum-Institute invites you to participate in the educational program ahead of the Holy Translators feast
October 9, 2015, at 5 pm. During this workshop, we will discuss about the Holy Translators feast, learn about the first translators’ musical activities, and sing samples of their hymns. Both adults and schoolchildren are invited to participate. Entrance is free.
- 14:37 | Armenia International Organization of La Francophonie trains Armenian teachers
Director for the French Language and Linguistic Diversity Imma Tor informed Armenia’s Education Minister Armen Ashotyan about this. Updating the language pact was also discussed by I. Tor.
- 14:17 | In the world USC's Steve Sarkisian erupts in player's face on sideline after penalty
Another part of the slow start was penalties. One unsportsmanlike conduct penalty really got USC coach Steve Sarkisian fired up. Freshman back Isaiah Langley heard and saw a lot from an angry Sark when he got to the sideline.
- 13:57 | In the world Johnson, Hasselbeck lead Colts to win over Texans: 5 things to know
It took until Week 5, but the old hands finally showed up for the Indianapolis Colts. Every player involved in a scoring play during Indy's 27-20 win over the division-rival Houston Texans was at least 32 years old.
- 13:37 | In the world Information on boarding pass barcodes poses personal security risk
In a post on his blog, computer security expert Brian Krebs suggested that you might want to shred your old boarding passes - and definitely resist posting pictures of them to social media, no matter how jealous it'll make your coworkers.
- 13:17 | In the world NeNe Leakes talks leaving "Housewives," Atlanta Pride and Donald Trump
- 12:37 | In the world Congress faces looming deadlines amid chaos of House speaker election
Triggered by global warming and the El Nino, record hot ocean water is causing fragile coral to go white and often die, threatening picturesque reefs that are hotspots of marine life, experts say.
- 12:17 | In the world NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky, red ice on Pluto
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July.
- 11:57 | In the world Randy Quaid ordered release from Canadian detention center, still faces deportation
Quaid appeared before the board Thursday for a detention review. A Canada Border Services Agency official told the board member hearing the case that Quaid was arrested because it was felt he wouldn't comply with an order to leave the country next Wednesday.
- 11:37 | In the world The roles that got away
Some of the most famous onscreen performances could have gone a totally different direction.
- 11:00 | In the world Lance Bass clarifies NSYNC molestation claims
Lance Bass is setting the record straight a day after revealing he was touched inappropriately by a “pedophile” during his teenage days in the band NSYNC.
Source: Fox News
- 10:40 | In the world U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law
Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision – a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed commerce with the Islamic regime – conflicts with existing federal statutes and cannot be implemented without violating those laws.
- 10:20 | In the world Fluxos: a mesmerizing experimental claymation short by Diego Akel
When watching this short animation by Brazilian animator Diego Akel, you get the distinct feeling he covered a table with clay, turned on some music, and just started messing around while snapping a photo every minute or so, almost like a kid in a sandbox.
- 10:00 | In the world Awesome Aquariums: Winners of the 2015 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest
The art of aquascaping is still a fledgling endeavor, first started in the 90s by Japanese wildlife photographer Takashi Amano.
- 21:00 | In the world EU agrees to get tough on deportations
They also plan to exert more "leverage" on African and other poor states, including via aid budgets, to make them accept the return of citizens refused entry to Europe.
- 20:40 | In the world Keanu Reeves hopes for third 'Bill & Ted' film, says script in works
The "Matrix" actor starred alongside Alex Winter in the 1989 "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" about two bumbling teenagers who travel through time. "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" was released two years later.
- 20:20 | In the world Facebook tests 'Reactions,' a Like button with more emotions
The change is just another way to express your feelings about what friends or family post, but a welcome one, given that not everything shared on the social network is appropriate for a "like".
- 20:00 | In the world Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic
Obama's telephone call to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, came a day after the White House had stopped short of an apology, waiting to learn more while acknowledging that the attack was a U.S. mistake.
- 19:40 | In the world FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 90 days
The decision seemingly ends Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in the emergency election in February.
Source: ABC News
- 19:20 | In the world Hollywood keeps making spinoffs and remakes, but are any of them big hits?
The ratings for the original “Odd Couple” TV show were low for its time, with most of the show's fame coming years later in reruns. Gary Marshall, the producer of the 1970s series, has been rumored to have joked that nobody saw the show.
- 19:00 | In the world Denali name change trickles down to McDonald's burger
The name change of North America’s tallest mountain is causing a trickle effect all the way down to Alaska's fast-food restaurants.
- 18:40 | In the world Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west
Rebel advances in western Syria earlier this year had threatened the coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's control of the area and prompted Russia's intervention on his side last week.
- 18:20 | In the world Liverpool's Coutinho hasn't spoken to Real Madrid or Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho is happy at Liverpool and has not spoken to Real Madrid or Barcelona about a move.
- 18:00 | In the world Monster-sized burgers from around the world
We tend to think of both burgers and huge foods as being strictly American phenomena, but while we undeniably take the lead with both, there are burgers and oversized things to eat all over the world — including something that combines the two: the truly massive burger.
- 17:41 | In the world Volkswagen putting 2016 model diesel vehicles on ice amid emissions scandal
The move will leave thousands of diesel vehicles stranded at ports nationwide, giving Volkswagen dealers no new diesel-powered vehicles to sell.
- 17:20 | In the world NATO ready to defend Turkey as Russia continues military operation in Syria
NATO defense ministers are to consider the implications of Russia's military activities in Syria. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the organization was ready to deploy forces if needed.
- 17:00 | Armenia Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration will submit to the government a draft decision on changes in order of passenger
transportation organization and carrier selection.
Watch video of public hearings on the subject.
Details of proposed amendments: mtc.am
- 16:40 | In the world Literature Nobel Prize goes to journalist Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel Prize for Literature has been announced in Stockholm. For the first time, a journalist has won, with Belarusian investigative reporter Svetlana Alexievich picking up the Prize.
- 16:20 | In the world Extreme kayaking world championships
Wellerbrücke stretch of the Ache river in the Austrian Ötztal valley is especially infamous. Only the best can master it, so the world championships took place here.
- 16:00 | In the world Snowparks boom in sizzling Thailand
- 15:40 | In the world Infiltrators open fire on Palestinians
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
- 15:20 | In the world Sprawling tattoo-inspired ink drawings by "Benze"
Hungarian artist Benze produces intensely detailed ink drawings by fusing aspects of tattoo art and objects from the natural world, components the artist views as an important way to continuously open his work to new meanings and interpretations.
- 15:00 | In the world New DIY geometric halloween masks by wintercroft
Marianne and Steve over at Wintercroft (previously) spent the last year dreaming up several new geometric paper masks that you can download as DIY templates.
- 14:40 | In the world Famous oil paintings add a modern twist to limited edition boards
The centuries old twist adds a modern pop of rich colors and patterns to the surf and skateboards, each board handmade and individually numbered by UWL. For the series, each skateboard has been produced in an edition of 80, and the surfboards come in an edition of just 10.
- 14:20 | In the world The stage is set for the planned parenthood political debate to keep going into 2016
Planned Parenthood may not be defunded, but both Republicans and Democrats are both making moves that will likely keep the organization, and the fight over abortion, front and center for months.
- 14:00 | In the world Here’s what California’s new equal pay law means
California adopted the toughest equal pay legislation in the country this week, altering key language to improve enforcement and increasing protections for workers from retaliation.
19:33 09/10/2015 » Politics
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20:28 09/10/2015 » Politics
A group of Turkish inspectors will be in Armenia on October 11-14 to carry out inspections as part of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, Ermenihaber.am reported citing Turkey’s Cihan news agency. A Slovakian expert was also included in the Turkish group, according to the source. Since 1993 Armenia, for its part, has also participated in CFE inspections conducted in Turkey, Greece and other countries.
20:10 09/10/2015 » Politics
The political forces should be active so that the referendum on the constitutional reform in Armenia will be held as transparently as possible because it has to do with the Constitution, and the international community will be following the events, the head of the Republican Party of Armenia’s (RPA) parliamentary faction Vahram Baghdasaryan said during a briefing in the National Assembly today. In his words, the authorities should do their best to make sure that the referendum is ...
19:33 09/10/2015 » Politics
In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Gahramanli and Others v. Azerbaijan, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned complaints brought by the applicants, candidates for various opposition political parties, about electoral fraud and irregularities during the 2010 parliamentary elections. Their allegations ...
19:13 09/10/2015 » Society
The first autumn frosts are expected in mountainous regions of Armenia on the night of October 11, the deputy chief of the weather service of Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration Gagik Surenyan told a press conference today. In his words, frosts can be expected in Shirak, Aragatsotn, Gegharkunik, Lori and Kotayk provinces where temperatures are likely to drop to minus 3 degrees. The weatherman said that precipitation will stop in Armenia on October 10, while skies ...
18:54 09/10/2015 » Politics
Ahead of the World and European Day against the Death Penalty (10 October), the 47-nation Council of Europe and the 28-member European Union have issued a joint declaration underlining their firm opposition to capital punishment and calling on countries across Europe to move towards abolition. The declaration from Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, points out ...
18:52 09/10/2015 » Politics
After working for about a year, NGOs from five regions of Armenia initiated establishment of Association of Social Enterprises of Armenia, aiming to unite NGOs and SMEs that wish to work or are already working in the field of social entrepreneurship, by providing advice and support, the press service of the British Council . From 25 to 27 September Uday Thakkar, expert from the United Kingdom, conducted series of training sessions for representatives of seven founding NGOs of the ...
18:38 09/10/2015 » Topic of the day
For the third year in a row, October 9 is observed as the Day of Mountains and Alpinists in Armenia, after Armenia’s Federation of Alpinism and Mountain Tourism came up with the initiative in 2013. Federation members will summarize the results of the first half of 2015, and the winners of “Man in the Mountains’ photo contest will be announced. Diplomas will be given to the participants of international ascents. October 9 was chosen because it is the ...
18:37 09/10/2015 » Politics
The constitutional reform will lose its meaning unless the national referendum in Armenia is held in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Gagik Harutyunyan said during a briefing today. As regards amendments to the Electoral Code, one needs to contact those responsible for political processes in connection with the issue, G. Harutyunyan said. “If the law is not observed, everything becomes ineffective, and a ...
17:36 09/10/2015 » Society
A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war, The Associated Press reported. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy" in the North African country following its ...
17:30 09/10/2015 » Society
Harry Potter's magic is coming to Apple's devices. Apple announced Thursday that it's releasing digitally enhanced editions of all "Harry Potter" books on iBooks. The enhanced novels will have interactive animations, new custom covers and even annotations from J.K. Rowling. "I'm thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realized on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhance editions bring the stories alive in a delightful ...
16:35 09/10/2015 » Comments
It is important that the referendum on the constitutional reform in Armenia be conducted in the most transparent, free and fair manner and in an atmosphere of trust, the secretary of ARF-Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) Party’s parliamentary faction Aghvan Vardanyan said during a briefing in the National Assembly today. In his words, in any case some people will voice criticism and declare that the referendum was not free and fair. However, ARFD party members consider it their duty to do ...
15:45 09/10/2015 » Politics
Armenia will participate in the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), the world’s largest event of the publishing industry, on October 14-18, the press service of Armenian Culture Ministry said. About 300 books, including literature on the Armenian Genocide, will be on display in Armenia’s pavilion. During the Frankfurt Book Fair, a presentation of Armenian Genocide-themed books published in German is scheduled for October 16. Among those books are ...
15:11 09/10/2015 » Society
A 24-hour strike will halt most trains in Belgium, including international services to Britain, France and Germany. Rail workers are protesting cuts planned by the government of Prime Minister Charles Michel. The rail strike began at 10 p.m. (2000 UTC) on Thursday, with some disruption earlier, the Belgian rail firm SNCB announced. Eurostar trains from London to Brussels on Friday will instead stop at Lille in northern France, with all Thalys train services connecting Brussels to ...
14:44 09/10/2015 » Politics
The leader of opposition Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian has officially joined opponents of the draft amendments to the Constitution of Armenia, the party said in a statement. R. Hovannisian said in his statement that a result can only be achieved by joint efforts and a selfless and consistent struggle. Raffi Hovannisyan also addressed Vardan Poghosyan – a member of the Specialized Commission on Constitutional Reforms adjunct to Armenian President, the official ...
14:10 09/10/2015 » Politics
Political campaign for the parliamentary elections kicks off today in Azerbaijan. According to the Election Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the electoral campaign of the candidates starts 23 days before the polling day and ends 24 hours before voting begins. As for today, 1233 candidates are registered at the Central Election Commission of the country for the parliamentary elections scheduled on 1 November 2015. Meanwhile, certain figures are not able to register their ...
14:01 09/10/2015 » Miscellaneous
Electronic monitoring of prisoners and convicts will be used as an alternative control measure in Armenia’s probation service, Hayk Khemchyan – the head of Support to the Establishment of Probation Service in Armenia project implemented by the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan – said at a press conference today. Electronic monitoring includes control over people’s movement and location by using modern technology. “We should choose an option of ...
13:07 09/10/2015 » Daily press
The world-renowned singer Charles Aznavour has arrived in Yerevan to attend a session of foreign ministers of the International Organization of La Francophonie, ‘Zhamanak’ paper says. Anavour will give a concert in Yerevan on October 10.