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12:37 World
Crisis in Haiti turns deadly as power vacuum looms

Witnesses say the crowd in the capital Port-au-Prince attacked the man, thinking that he was from the country's disbanded military.
Source: BBC

11:21 World
Strong quake hits Taiwan, 5 killed, 318 injured

Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday.

10:38 World
Argentina reaches partial debt deal as singer accord elusive

There was no deal with billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, which had led the group of creditors litigating against Argentina, according to statements released by the court-appointed mediator and the government Friday.
Source: Bloomberg

10:19 World
Woman surprises husband who ordered her killed by showing up at own wake

Noela Rukundo described the reaction of her husband, Balenga Kalala, with whom she has three children, when he saw her.
Source: WN

10:00 Armenia
Bormoley-the longest-living animal at Yerevan Zoo

This Highland Pony was born in 1982 in Yerevan.
Source: Yerevan Zoo

20:30 World
Pope Francis to meet head of Russian Orthodox Church in historic meeting

It will be the first meeting between the heads of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches in history, since the split between Eastern and Western Christianity nearly 1,000 years ago.
Source: CNN

20:07 World
Theatre hanging: Raphael Schumacher declared brain dead

Schumacher, 27, was re-enacting a hanging scene during an interactive performance in Pisa, when a spectator realised the stunt had gone wrong.

19:43 World
Rattan decision? Ikea loses rights to own name in Indonesia

Local furnituremaker Intan Khatulistiwa Esa Abadi wins rights to trademark Ikea name after supreme court ruling.
Source: The Guardian

19:21 World
Poland surveillance law approved by president

President Andrzej Duda's office said he approved the legislation on Thursday.
Source: BBC

19:00 World
Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupts

Lava rolls down mountain’s slope and smoke billows into sky after eruption in southern Japan.

18:37 World
State of disaster declared in Zimbabwe over drought

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as a severe drought has been ravaging most rural areas in the South African country.
Source: PressTV

18:00 World
Terror attacks loom as Indonesian trio vie for Islamic State glory

A crackdown in the wake of January's gun and suicide assault on the Indonesian capital has uncovered a complex web of small militant cells working at the behest of competing ringleaders in Syria, shedding light on the nature of IS infiltration far from its Middle East heartland.

17:41 World
Broken iPhone? Apple will reportedly let you trade it in towards a new phone

More exactly, according to 9to5Mac, Apple will accept iPhones with cracked screens, damaged buttons, or damaged cameras in return for credit towards getting a brand new iPhone.

17:22 World
Major volcanic eruption occurs on Sakurajima

There have been no reports of injury or damage from the 6:56 p.m. eruption.

17:15 World
WhatsApp увеличил лимит участников групповых чатов

В отличие от прошлых обновлений, новая версия WhatsApp не несет никаких изменений в функциональности.
Источник: The Next Web

17:00 World
Apple owes $626 million in damages after losing huge patent case

In a case that has been bouncing around the court system since 2012, VirnetX accused Apple of violating four of its patents, which mostly involve methods for real-time communications over the Internet.
Source: CNN

16:17 World
The Twitter retweet button has changed colour

The reasoning behind the sudden change has not been revealed.
Source: The Independent

15:00 World
British olympic hopefuls warned over Zika

Organisers insist the Rio de Janeiro games will go ahead despite growing fears about the spread of the Zika virus.

14:38 World
Billions in refugee aid but Syria still at war

Hope that one day Syrians will return home can only flow from a belief the war may end soon - there is absolutely no sign of that.

14:00 World
German teenager finds gold bar in lake and gets to keep it

Girl discovered half-kilogram ingot lying in two metres of water and police were unable to track down any owner.

13:44 World
Rice aides, Powell got classified info on personal email accounts

The findings come after nearly a year of controversy over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's decision to set up a private email server for her work as secretary of state.
Source: Reuters

13:22 World
Number of FGM victims found to be 70 million higher than thought

Half of girls and women cut live in just three countries as Unicef statistics reveal shocking global scale of barbaric ritual.
Source: The Guardian

12:00 World
6 people, including a child, found dead in Chicago home

The bodies showed signs of trauma, authorities said, and were found in different places throughout the single-family brick bungalow.
Source: CNN

11:41 World
Black tarantula named after Johnny Cash

The famously black-clad country singer wrote a song about the prison, and also played a historic series of concerts for inmates there in the 1960s.

10:22 World
Spread of bee disease 'largely manmade'

A deadly bee disease has spread worldwide through imports of infected honeybees, according to genetic evidence.
Source: BBC

10:00 World
Problems rampant as Haiti cannot elect a new president

Politicians must now focus all their efforts on finding real solutions to the economic and human rights issues.
Source: Al Jazeera

20:30 World
Global stocks rise as weak dollar, U.S. rate outlook keep oil strong

U.S. stock futures SPc1 pointed to a higher open on the Wall Street as well.
Source: Reuters

20:11 World
Poor Pakistan fishing town's horror at Chinese plans

Mega-port will bring five-star hotels and Chinese access to Arabian Sea, as residents in conflict-torn province contend with lack of water and food.
Source: The Guardian

19:37 World
Matt LeBlanc to be Top Gear co-presenter

The US actor will be the show's first non-British host in its 39-year history.
Source: BBC

19:18 World
Rome's lonely Pyramid of Cestius gets a new lease of life

Eternal City’s only surviving pyramid dating from conquest of Egypt looks to attract more visitors after extensive clean-up funded by Japanese patron.
Source: The Guardian

19:00 World
Julian Assange being arbitrarily held - UN legal panel

Mr Assange claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorean embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies.

18:41 World
Sotheby's shows solid results at $135 million impressionist and modern art evening sale

Under the watchful eye of new President and CEO Tad Smith, Sotheby's fell short of its pre-sale estimate for its opening Impressionist and Modern art sale of the year tonight.
Source: Artnet

17:38 World
That was fast: Apple passes Alphabet again

With Apple mostly flat and Alphabet down 3 percent, Apple's market capitalization hit $524 billion versus $520 billion for the search giant as of late morning.
Source: CNBC

17:19 World
Hundreds race to the top of the Empire State Building in 39th annual run-up

More than 200 people participated in the 39th annual Empire State Building Run-Up at 8 p.m., scaling 1,576 stairs of the New York landmark in a matter of minutes.
Source: New York Daily News

16:41 World
Led Zeppelin rock Gods deposed in Stairway to heaven lawsuit

Copyright claim unearths early recordings and financial records.
Source: Bloomberg

16:23 World
Australian churches offer to take in asylum seekers

The High Court on Wednesday found Australia's policy of sending asylum seekers to government-funded offshore processing centres was constitutional.
Source: BBC

16:00 World
Crocodile caught on Townsville tourist beach is 'macho dude' with one eye and three teeth

The 4.7-metre saltwater crocodile captured near homes and parks was a ‘bit of bruiser’, say wildlife staff, and bore the scars of a lifetime fighting over territory.
Source: The Guardian

15:27 World
U.S. investigators find proof of cyberattack on Ukraine power grid

A U.S. official close to the investigation said the power outage was caused by a sophisticated attack using destructive malware that wrecked computers and wiped out sensitive control systems for parts of the Ukrainian power grid.
Source: CNN

14:45 World
Only known US wild jaguar caught on camera

The big cat, dubbed El Jefe, is believed to be wandering Arizona's Santa Rica Mountains on his own.

14:24 World
WikiLeaks' Assange says to leave Ecuador embassy, accept arrest if loses U.N. case

Assange, 44, is wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape in 2010 which the Australian denies.
Source: Reuters

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