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20:30 World
Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit

He also predicted the UK would be a standard-bearer for global free trade and that Brexit represented a "golden opportunity" to forge new links.

19:24 World
Philip Morris sees $1.2 billion boost from cigarette alternative

It plans to spend an additional $100 million this year on so-called next-generation products, taking the total to $1.2 billion.
Source: Bloomberg

19:00 World
Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte

Pacquiao, now a senator and a close ally of the president, also said Duterte was anointed by God to discipline the Filipino people and his authority must be respected.
Source: Reuters

18:37 World
Safran starts exclusive talks with Advent for Morpho unit

The potential deal with Advent International would value the identity and security business at 2.425 billion euros, Safran said in a statement.

18:19 World
World's oldest wooden pagoda in N China hits Guinness record

Wu Xiaohong, a Guinness World Records notary, granted the certificate to Wang Xinjun, director of an agency responsible for the pagoda's protection.

17:41 World
Mystery Zika case in Utah may have been spread via tears or sweat

Experts examine whether virus can be passed on in sweat or tears after man appears to catch Zika at father’s bedside.

17:24 World
North Korean soldier crosses demilitarized zone to defect to South

The unarmed soldier crosses from North Korea into South Korea, traversing an area littered with mines, barbed wire and soldiers.

17:00 World
Donald Trump's net worth 'plummets by $800m'

Falling values in New York's property market hit Mr Trump's pocket as he sinks millions into his US presidential campaign.
Source: Sky News

16:19 World
Students forced to share single rooms as university cashes in on pre-Brexit EU influx

University of Warwick student union says situation ‘demonstrates the dangers of a marketised education system whereby student welfare is traded off against money in the bank’.

16:01 World
Police: Man killed by officer pointed vaping device, not gun

Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and pointed it at police before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, El Cajon Police said.
Source: CNN

15:44 World
Royal couple snubbed by Canadian indigenous leader

A prominent indigenous leader has expressed his frustration with the Canadian government by failing to turn up to events featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Monday and Tuesday.

15:22 World
Children in Aleppo trapped in 'living nightmare' - UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth

The health system in Eastern Aleppo is crumbling with some 30 doctors left, hardly any equipment or emergency medicine to treat the injured, and an ever increasing number of trauma cases.

15:00 World
Three Japan conglomerates aim to merge nuclear fuel operations - source

Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) , Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (7011.T) aim to merge the operations as early as spring 2017, the person said, declining to be identified as the discussions were confidential.

14:38 World
Typhoon Megi: dozens missing after landslides hit two Chinese villages

Heavy typhoon rains caused the landslides to crash into Sucun and Baofeng village in Zheijiang province, destroying scores of buildings.
Source: The Guardian

13:43 World
South Australia battles second day of storms after blackout

About 80,000 lightning strikes were recorded, some damaging power generation facilities, while winds toppled over 22 transmission towers.
Source: BBC

13:00 Armenia
EBRD’s Energocredit programme held an Energy Efficiency Forum for Armenia’s businesses under the umbrella of EU4Energy initiative by the European Union Delegation to Armenia

during the EU Energy Days. The forum opened a discussion among major stakeholders and local businesses about financing opportunities and benefits of energy efficient investment.
Source: energocredit.am

12:37 World
Colombia's ELN rebels ready to start peace talks with government

Colombia’s leftwing ELN rebels have said they are ready to start formal peace talks with the government and resolve issues that have so far stymied the negotiations announced in March.

12:01 World
Typhoon Megi: Search for missing after China landslides

In Sucun village in Suichang county, several homes were swept away, leaving 26 people missing, reported state media.

11:43 World
US police shooting: Alfred Olango 'pointed e-cigarette'

Dozens of demonstrators have taken to the streets of El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, in protest at the killing of Alfred Okwera Olango, who was 38.
Source: BBC

11:22 World
Obama defends Kaepernick's anthem protest

Since then, other professional athletes have also chosen not to stand for the national anthem, sparking a national debate.

11:00 World
Police: Man killed by officer pointed vaping device

Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and pointed it at police before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, police in El Cajon, California, said.

10:41 World
North Korean soldier defects after crossing border

It's not clear how or why he defected, but the South Korean military said it will investigate.
Source: CNN

10:19 World
South Australia battles second day of storms after blackout

About 80,000 lightning strikes were recorded, some damaging electricity generation facilities, while destructive winds toppled more than 20 transmission towers.
Source: BBC

10:00 World
Brexit: Italian PM Matteo Renzi warns UK over EU rights

He said the Brexit vote had been "a bad decision" but had to be respected.

20:30 World
World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day'

Spaniard Juan Pujol helped convince the Nazis the landings would take place in the Pas-de-Calais, not Normandy.
Source: BBC

20:07 World
Missile that downed Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine came from Russia

The findings could lead to criminal charges over the disaster, which killed all 298 people aboard the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

19:44 World
World Bank unanimously reappoints President Jim Yong Kim

Kim had been the only candidate in a process criticized by World Bank staff and campaigners as lacking in transparency and dominated by the United States.
Source: ZeeNews

19:00 World
Beijing rebuffs US charges for Chinese firm

China objects to any country attempting to exercise jurisdiction over a Chinese entity or individual based on its domestic laws, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: WN

18:18 World
New Yorkers can now get unlimited Uber for $100

Starting this October, Uber users can pay up front for unlimited UberPool rides (taxi trips that you share with other passengers going in a similar direction) in Manhattan.

18:01 World
Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is underground cold war network that had been thought buried forever, until climate change made that highly unlikely

17:43 World
Indonesian volcano eruption sparks evacuation of tourists

More than 1,100 people evacuated as 2,000-metre column of ash spews from ‘Child of Rinjani’ volcano on Lombok island.
Source: Guardian

17:22 World
Iran atomic chief sees no threat to nuclear deal if Trump becomes U.S. president

Republican presidential candidate Trump has called the accord "the worst deal ever negotiated" and said it could even lead to "nuclear holocaust", although he has also conceded it would be hard to rip up a deal enshrined in a U.N. resolution.
Source: Reuters

17:00 World
Danish political party hands out 'anti-migrant' spray

As the use of pepper spray is illegal in Denmark, the party used hair spray instead for their campaign.
Source: CNN

16:38 World
Multiple passengers taken ill at station in Tokyo after inhaling strange smell

As many as nine people so far have reported feeling ill this evening and police and the fire department officials are currently on the scene carrying out investigations.

16:01 World
Stolen African penguin 'cannot survive in the wild'

Buddy was stolen from a South African marine park by two students who claim it was a demonstration against animals being kept in captivity.

15:43 World
AB InBev-SAB Miller deal approved by shareholders

The deal is expected to be completed on 10 October and will create the world's largest beer firm.

14:19 World
German institutes revise up 2016 growth forecast to 1.9 percent

The institutes revised down their estimate for 2017 growth to 1.4 percent from their previous forecast of 1.5 percent, the sources said.
Source: Reuters

14:03 World
German government prepare Deutsche Bank rescue plan: Die Zeit

According to the draft plan, Deutsche Bank would be enabled to sell assets to other lenders at prices that would ease the strain on the lender and not put an additional burden on the bank, the paper said.

13:43 World
Dubai airport grounds flights due to 'drone activity'

It said airspace around the airport closed just after 0800 local time (0400 GMT) on Wednesday because of "unauthorised drone activity".

13:24 World
Thailand's military allows 'culture of torture', says Amnesty

The report lists 74 alleged cases of torture and other ill-treatment, including methods such as beatings and waterboarding, by soldiers and police.

13:00 World
German consumer morale falls slightly heading into October

The consumer sentiment indicator, published by the Nuremberg-based GfK institute and based on a survey of around 2,000 Germans, fell to 10.0 going into October. A Reuters poll had expected unchanged at 10.2.

12:39 World
SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years

SpaceX founder tells meeting of astronautical experts that his only purpose is to ‘make life interplanetary’, revealing plans for reusable ship to Mars.

12:01 World
Pepe the Frog designated a hate symbol by ADL

Recent appropriations of him as Adolf Hitler, a Klansman and numerous racist caricatures have earned him a spot in the Anti-Defamation League's database of hate symbols.

11:22 World
Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday.
Source: BBC

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