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19:00 World
Info blackout in India-controlled Kashmir in bid to curb unrest

Around 36 people have been killed and 3,100 wounded, most of them by police fire, in the worst outbreak of violence in six years in the disputed territory also claimed by India's arch rival Pakistan.
Source: Reuters

18:42 World
Switzerland and EU to intensify immigration negotiations

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Sept. 19 to seek a solution to an issue that has dominated relations between the two sides since Switzerland voted to limit immigration in 2014.

18:23 World
The anti-cellphone tech used by Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Guns N’ Roses

For help, the band called Graham Dugoni, creator of a small case that locks phones away, preventing audience members from taking pictures and videos.
Source: MSN

17:36 World
'One day, you’ll hear about me' - the chilling words uttered by Nice killer before attack

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel described by a cousin of his wife as 'no Muslim' while one neighbour recalls one particular argument.
Source: The Independent

17:18 World
Federal appeals court rejects Navy sonar-use rules

The five-year approval covered peacetime operations in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.

16:19 World
Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM

Explosions and gunfire were heard in Ankara, Istanbul and elsewhere overnight and thousands of Turks heeded President Erdogan's call to rise up against the coup-plotters.
Source: BBC

15:43 World
Rare JRR Tolkien poem The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun to be republished

Early version of Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings can be seen in this take on a medieval Breton ballad, out of print for 70 years.
Source: The Guardian

14:19 World
China calls for greater global cooperation against terrorism

Speaking at an Asia-Europe summit, Li said various security challenges - conventional and unconventional - remain prominent even though those regions had remained generally stable and peaceful.

14:05 World
Moscow and Washington know what's needed to restore Syria truce: Kerry

But Kerry, after a day of talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, said more work was needed before those steps could be implemented, and that Russia and the United States still differed over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

13:41 World
Qandeel Baloch: Pakistan social media celebrity 'killed by brother'

Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pictures of herself on social media, including one with her alongside a Muslim cleric.

13:27 World
Four men held over lorry attack in Nice

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry through crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was shot dead by police.
Source: BBC

13:00 World
Indian businessman famed for $240,000 gold shirt 'beaten to death'

Datta Phuge, who ordered a shirt made from 14,000 pieces of 22-carat gold in 2013, was reportedly attacked by 12 assailants.

12:38 World
Canadian priest allegedly gambled away $500,000 of Syria refugee aid

Amer Saka of the Chaldean Catholic church allegedly collected money to support refugees arriving from the war-torn nation.
Source: The Guardian

12:19 World
Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

Mr Trump's campaign planned to announce his selection on Friday, but cancelled the event because of the attack in Nice, France.

12:01 World
Peaceful remembrance for man killed by police in Baton Rouge

At a three-hour service Friday, mourners paid their respects to 37-year-old Alton Sterling, whose July 5 shooting outside a convenience store began a tumultuous week in race relations.

11:22 World
UNESCO announces 9 new world heritage sites

Ani, near Turkey's now closed border with Armenia, once served as the capital of the Armenian kingdom in the 10th century.
Source: voanews

10:19 World
Pen & ink depictions of trees sprouting into animals by Alfred Basha

He depicts a series of images where animals merge with the natural world: trees sprout into the silhouettes of foxes or squirrels, and a forest landscape rests atop a lumbering bear.

20:30 World
Air pollution causes wrinkles and premature ageing, new research shows

Toxic fumes may be the primary cause of skin ageing in polluted cities such as London, New York and Beijing, scientists say.

20:07 World
BitTorrent now officially launches on iOS and Apple TV

While BitTorrent has gained a reputation for the variety of illegal content often shared, BitTorrent Now is entirely legal.

19:40 World
Why does France keep getting attacked?

France is historically seen as standard bearer of western secular liberalism and has been singled out by Isis as a key target.
Source: The Guardian

19:01 World
McDonald’s Is Raising Prices and Going Healthy

Two of these include implementing a 10-year transition into only using cage-free eggs  and sourcing only chicken without antibiotics.

18:24 World
Air pollution causes wrinkles and premature ageing, new research shows

Toxic fumes may be the primary cause of skin ageing in polluted cities such as London, New York and Beijing, scientists say.

18:02 World
Mick Jagger to become father for the eighth time, at the age of 72

Representatives of Rolling Stones frontman confirm the singer’s girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant.
Source: The Guardian

17:23 World
India Patel caste leader freed on bail

He led huge caste protests in 2015, demanding quotas in government jobs for the Patel community.

16:36 World
U.S. regulators pave way for speedy next-generation 5G networks

Companies including Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc already were moving closer to adopting 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology.

16:17 World
Pokémon Go: man quits job to become full-time Pokémon hunter

Tom Currie says he will spend two months travelling around New Zealand to capture all the Pokémon released for the game.
Source: The Guardian

16:02 World
Barack Obama supports both protesters and police in questions about shootings

US president tells town hall meeting in Washington DC that ‘working through these issues ... will take some time’.

15:19 World
Japan’s Abe meets China’s Li as maritime tensions flare

Earlier this week, China warned Japan to stop intervening on the South China Sea issue after an international court rejected China’s claims to more than 80 percent of the waters.
Source: Bloomberg

15:00 World
I never encouraged terrorism: Zakir Naik

The preacher is said to have been the inspiration for one of the terrorists in the Dhaka cafe attack.

14:43 Armenia
The Heinrich Böll Foundation in cooperation with the American University of Armenia (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment

and the AUA College of Science and Engineering is organizing the 2016 Sustainable Energy Academy. The Academy will offer an intensive 2-week long course on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy management. This year’s Academy will include a specific theoretical and practical focus on building insulation and efficient heating systems. The Academy will take place August 8-19, 2016. For details on locations as well as teaching and practical components of the Academy, please visit

14:01 World
Shock, sympathy as world leaders respond to terror attack in Nice

At least 84 died, according to French media, when a truck plowed into a crowd just after a fireworks show in celebration of Bastille Day - a national holiday and France's equivalent to July 4.

13:39 World
China slowdown not as bad as feared

That is a hair better than the 6.6% forecast in a CNNMoney survey of economists, and matches the rate of growth in the first quarter.
Source: CNN

13:18 NKR
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received the delegation of the Yerevan city administration at the head of its mayor T. Margaryan.

Issues related to the cooperation between Yerevan and the NKR capital and regions were discussed during the meeting. Vice-premier Arthur Aghabekyan, mayor of Stepanakert Souren Grigoryan and other officials partook at the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:00 World
Theresa May meeting Nicola Sturgeon for Brexit talks

Ms Sturgeon said she wanted to discuss options to protect Scottish interests, which she believes have been put "at risk" by the UK's vote to leave the EU.

12:37 World
Australia PM 'donated A$1m to own campaign'

The Australian newspaper reported Mr Turnbull made the donation to compete with the opposition Labor Party's union-bolstered TV ad spend.
Source: BBC

12:19 World
US, Cuba hold migration talks in Havana; no new agreements

A Cuban Foreign Ministry statement said its delegation again voiced its "high concern" about US Rules that let islanders who reach American soil stay, and also a US Policy of granting entry to Cuban medical professionals on overseas missions.

12:02 World
China 'may build nuclear plants' in South China Sea

The Global Times cited the report as saying that "marine nuclear power platforms will be used" in the islands and reefs of the Spratly chain in the contested sea "to ensure freshwater".

11:43 World
Maduro again extends Venezuela’s state of emergency

The declaration allows the government to seize assets of private companies to obtain essential food and goods.

11:21 World
Texas woman held in China since 2015 gets trial

Phan-Gillis is a naturalized U.S. citizen who has Chinese ancestry and was arrested while leaving China for Macau and has remained in holding with no charges since then until now.
Source: WN

10:37 World
Masked figures found in macro insect photography by Pascal Goet

Goet does not alter any of the colors associated with the brilliantly hued bugs, but instead focuses on letting areas of the body fade away or become more pronounced.

10:19 World
In pictures: Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice

Images from the French city of Nice where dozens of people were killed when a lorry ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

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