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18:43 World
Italian seaside resort promises rain refunds

Beach-goers who want to benefit will have to reserve a space online and pay an extra euro on top of the standard cost, as a kind of rain insurance. 

17:43 World
Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

YouTube and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material, the sources said.
Source: Reuters

17:01 World
HBO says Brexit won't hurt 'Game of Thrones' production

The result could also discourage Hollywood studios and cable networks to film shows and movies in Britain, in part because the country would no longer have access to European subsidies.
Source: Reuters

16:39 World
UK must trigger article 50 urgently - France

The foreign minister says it is a "matter of respect" that the UK does not "play cat and mouse" with the rest of Europe.
Source: Sky News

16:00 World
Venezuela opposition says petition to oust Maduro is validated

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have given fingerprints to authenticate signatures on the petition.
Source: BBC

15:37 World
Slovakia's far right launches petition for referendum on EU membership

Slovak law requires that a petition receive 350,000 signatures from the country of 5.4 million for a referendum to be held. The results of a referendum are legally binding.

15:22 World
Nexit, Frexit or Italeave? British vote fires up EU's 'Outers

Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France demanded referendums on membership of the union, while Italy's 5-Star movement said it would pursue its own proposal for a vote on the euro.

15:07 World
Reuters: Pope says 'never again' to tragedies like Armenian genocide

Francis, on the second day of his trip to Armenia, made an early morning stop at the Tzitzernakaberd, the "Genocide Memorial and Museum," a towering granite needle flanked by an eternal flame on a hillside overlooking the Armenian capital.
Source: Reuters

14:22 World
As an English European, this is the biggest defeat of my political life

The fallout from the referendum vote will pit the two souls in my breast against each other. How did it come to this?
Source: The Guardian

14:04 World
Man who claimed to have escaped Auschwitz admits he lied for years

Joseph Hirt said he fabricated story of being sent to camp and meeting Nazi doctor Josef Mengele to ‘keep memories alive’ about history of the Holocaust.

13:43 World
Iceland historian Johannesson tipped to be voted president

Gudni Johannesson is expected to replace Olafur Ragnar Grímsson, who has held the office since 1996.

13:02 World
SMH: Pope Francis condemns Turkish 'genocide' of Armenians in WWI

The prepared text of his speech did not include the politically contentious word, which generally draws furious reactions from Turkey.

12:23 World
Marines misidentified one man in iconic Iwo Jima photo

The Marines formed a review panel earlier this year after the two history buffs studied a number of photos shot during two flag-raisings atop Mount Suribachi during an intense battle between American and Japanese forces in 1945.

12:02 World
European leaders to discuss EU future after Brexit shock

After the shock result German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande led calls for the EU to reform in order to survive a traumatic divorce with Britain.

11:19 World
India's launch of twenty satellites looked absolutely awesome

Thirteen of the 20 satellites are customer satellites for the United States, with the remainders being owned by Canada, Germany, Indonesia, and India.

10:38 World
How UN peacekeepers failed South Sudan

The heart of most U.N. peacekeepers' mission includes the protection of civilians -- and it's a mandate that, in light of recent events, the United Nations must do better at fulfilling.
Source: CNN

10:21 World
China's 'Cape Canaveral' lifts lid on secretive space program

Hainan, sometimes known as China's Hawaii, is the location of China's newest space launch site at Wencheng, in the northeast corner of the island.

20:07 World
California wildfire forces hundreds to flee flames

The fire is continuing to spread in the mountain town of Lake Isabella and officials say at least 1,500 more buildings are at risk.
Source: BBC

19:42 World
Senegal's Karim Wade freed by Macky Sall and 'flies to Qatar'

He left Senegal immediately after his release for Qatar, a justice ministry spokesman said.

19:24 World
EU referendum result: Big banks fail to repeat threat to move jobs out of UK in event of Brexit

HSBC and Goldman Sachs had publicly threatened to move some operations out of the UK in the event of a Brexit vote .

19:02 World
South Pole workers arrive in Chile after daring 3,000-mile Antarctic rescue mission

'The courage of the pilots to make the flight in extremely harsh conditions is incredible and inspiring'.
Source: The Independent

18:43 World
From Edinburgh to Gibraltar, Brexit vote sparks new claims

In a referendum outcome that triggered Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation and record losses for sterling on foreign exchange markets, British voters chose by 52-48 percent to end the country's 43-year-old membership of the EU.

18:21 World
Boris Johnson is bookmaker's favorite to succeed Cameron

Cameron said he would stand down by October after voters ignored his pleas to stay in the European Union and voted to leave the bloc in a referendum.

18:04 World
Zika is the ‘most difficult’ emergency health response ever

After the House of Representatives finally passed a Zika funding bill for $1.1 billion, much of it taken away from Affordable Care Act funding, and remaining Ebola emergency money.
Source: MSN

17:00 World
Beijing has fallen: China's capital sinking by 11cm a year, satellite study warns

Pumping of groundwater blamed for causing soil to collapse as development roars ahead above, with railways among infrastructure at risk, say scientists.

16:39 World
ExxonMobil under investigation over lucrative Nigerian oil deal

Exclusive: documents obtained by the Guardian show Nigerian agency looking into 2009 lease agreement for country’s ‘Crown Jewels’ oil fields.
Source: The Guardian

16:18 World
Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish independence vote 'highly likely'

Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will.

16:00 World
China weather: Tornado and hail kill scores in Jiangsu

Accompanied by torrential rain, the tornado struck the outskirts of the city of Yancheng on Thursday afternoon.
Source: BBC

14:43 World
Pound sinks to lowest level since 1985 as Britons vote to leave E.U.

But the sense of panic has spread beyond the U.K. as the results of the vote ripple through global markets. U.S. stock futures are indicated over 3% lower.
Source: Time

14:01 World
Pound sinks to lowest level since 1985 as Britons vote to leave E.U.

But the sense of panic has spread beyond the U.K. as the results of the vote ripple through global markets. U.S. stock futures are indicated over 3% lower.
Source: Time

13:22 NKR
A solemn ceremony of handing in with diplomas and awards to students having graduated from the Artsakh State University with honors took place at the Residence of the Artsakh Republic President.

National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, premier Arayik Haroutyunyan and other officials partook at the event.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:00 World
Colombians cheer deal putting them on verge of peace accord

As the agreement was signed in Havana, hundreds of people watched the ceremony live on a giant screen set up in Colombia's capital, Bogota, many singing the national anthem and waving the Colombian flag.

12:38 World
'Super' grand canyon on Pluto's moon Charon

The deep canyon named Argo Chasma is approximately 700 km long while Arizona's Grand Canyon is 450 km long.

12:19 World
UK votes to leave the EU in historic referendum

The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, with the majority of Northern Ireland voters in favour of remaining in the EU.

12:02 World
Britain takes unprecedented step to leave EU; markets plunge

The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United Kingdom and what will become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to complete.

11:23 World
President Obama disappointed as supreme court blocks immigration plan

Obama made a speech discussing the recent Court decisions as the tie does not set precedent but it did not allow for the Supreme Court to provide input on an issue that the President has designated an important portion of his second term to covering.

11:00 World
Calling captivity 'degrading,' Buenos Aires announces plans to shut its Zoo

Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said the zoo’s 2,500 animals will be gradually moved to some of Argentina’s nature reserves, which can provide a more suitable environment.
Source: WN

10:19 World
Double exposure tattoos by Andrey Lukovnikov

Colorfully lush backdrops of flowers are ‘clipped’ by the outlines of large insects or birds, creating a visual window into another scene.

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