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10:47 World
Philippine president Duterte flies to Moscow to meet 'hero' Putin

Rodrigo Duterte embarks on five-day visit as he seeks to loosen ties with Washington and strengthen bond with Russia.

10:00 World
Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' in tweet after Manchester attack

Making her first comment since an explosion detonated just outside Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there, Grande said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."
Source: Reuters

20:30 World
Hugh Grant returns to British TV for first time in nearly 25 years

The project will reunite Grant with director Stephen Frears following the actor’s acclaimed performance in last year’s “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which earned him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for best supporting actor.
Source: Variety

19:28 World
Bikers form funeral procession for Utah boy who loved motorcycles

The Ogden River still runs high and swift where 8-year-old Korbin Minchey lost his life a week and a half ago.

19:05 World
How memes make 'dull and dry' politics accessible

Policy talk can be a turn-off for young people, so why not make fun of a party leader eating a hot dog with a knife and fork?

18:44 World
The Conservatives are buying up Google ads to stop people reading about the controversy around its "dementia tax"

The party has come under huge pressure over its new care plan, which will see older people have to pay for the services they use. 

18:27 World
French ex-envoy Boris Boillon in mystery cash trial

But he was stopped trying to take a train to Belgium in 2013 while carrying large amounts of euros and dollars.

18:06 World
Fox hunting protester arrested as Theresa May arrives at Wrexham campaign event

The activist played a hunting bugle and shouted "save our wildlife, kill May".
Source: Independent

17:24 World
Student films her own attempted rape to help police catch attacker

Lillian Constantine, 18, waived her right to anonymity to share her experience at the hands of Ashraf Miah, who tried to rape her when she walked home one night.

17:00 World
Venezuela protests: Man set alight as death toll rises

Orlando José Figuera suffered burns to 80% of his body after he was engulfed in flames. Officials said he was also stabbed in Saturday's protests.

15:01 World
Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. pledge $100 million to World bank’s Women entrepreneurs fund

Donation announced at event with Ivanka Trump, an advocate for businesswomen who proposed the fund.
Source: WSJ

14:44 World
Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms 'he'll be back' as Terminator as he prepares to turn 70

The actor and former governor of California, 69, said he recently met with producer James Cameron to discuss continuing the blockbuster series.
Source: The Mirror

14:26 World
Tragedy on Everest: 3 climbers die, including one American, and 1 missing

Roland Yearwood, a doctor from Alabama who returned to Everest after surviving the earthquake-triggered avalanche in 2015, died not far from the summit on the Nepal side early Sunday, according to Nepal tourism officials and his trekking company.

14:02 World
N.K. says it successfully fired intermediate-range ballistic missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the launch of the new ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile.
Source: Yonhap

13:41 World
South African hunter crushed to death by elephant

Three of the elephant cows charged the hunters. Mr Botha fired a shot from his rifle but he was caught by surprise by a fourth cow that stormed them from the side, the Afrikaans news site Netwerk24 reported.

13:28 World
Drake was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

In fact, the rapper took home 13 awards, making him the artist with the most in a single year - beating Adele's record of 12.

13:07 World
Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian

PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was "the biggest single philanthropic gift" in the nation's history, and the largest by a living Australian.

12:43 World
Second carrier to join US ships near Korean Peninsula

The USS Reagan was put out to sea Tuesday after completing a maintenance period and sea trials in its home port of Yokosuka, Japan, according to the Navy.

12:29 World
Ringling Brothers circus stages final show

Owners of the company said the tough decision had been made due to falling ticket sales and high operating costs.

11:38 World
Venezuela: man set on fire during anti-government protests

President Nicolás Maduro claims victim was a Chavista but witnesses say the man was attacked after being accused of being a thief.

10:47 World
'One orb to rule them all': image of Trump and glowing globe perplexes internet

Photo taken at opening of anti-extremism centre draws comparisons to Hydra, the villainous comic book organisation bent on world domination.

10:02 World
Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle

Managala Samaraweera, who has been foreign minister since January 2015, was appointed as finance and media minister.

18:43 World
"Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!" will see the return of the film's original cast and feature a soundtrack of ABBA songs not included in the first

The 2008 film starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth and was a smash global hit, earning over $609 million worldwide. Talks of a sequel have circled for years.

18:28 World
Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real time

This innovation, the details of which are published in the latest edition of Sensors, paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

18:05 World
'Clock Boy' lawsuit thrown out in federal court

The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015.

 

17:46 World
Cincinnati mayor apologizes to cops for proclamation honoring cop killer

Mayor John Cranley issued the apology Thursday, saying that the proclamation never should have been approved, Fox19 Cincinnati reported Friday.

16:38 World
Cigarettes get plain green packets from this weekend

The EU directive also bans packs of 10, but some say it will boost the black market in tobacco as cheaper alternatives are sought.

16:16 World
Stephen Hawking says we must colonise other planets to ensure human survival

'We are running out of space on Earth and we need to break through the technical limitations preventing us living elsewhere in the universe'.

15:27 World
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change.

15:08 World
Jamie Oliver condemns Theresa May for scrapping free lunches

Prime minister will regret move to slash number of primary school children eligible for free meals, says chef.

14:44 World
Stan Kroenke tells Alisher Usmanov that Arsenal is not for sale despite opportunity to make huge profit

Mirror Sport understands that Usmanov has been told by Kroenke that the club is not for sale even though the offer would represent a huge profit.

14:26 World
Massive landslide on Badrinath highway leaves 14,000 pilgrims stuck

The landslide which occurred in Hathi Parvat near Vishnuprayag, 9-km from Joshimath, left 60 metres of the national highway damaged but there were no reports of injury to pilgrims.

14:02 World
At a White House in crisis, Trump looks increasingly isolated

At the same time, Trump's failure to fill senior roles at federal agencies means he does not have a cadre of loyalists who can help rein in a bureaucracy that many in Trump’s orbit believe are out to leak information intended to damage the president. 

13:41 World
Propulsion problems put Australian warships out of action

Naval engineers are trying to figure out exactly what is causing the problems onboard the HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Canberra, the largest ships ever constructed for the Royal Australian Navy.

12:29 World
New Orleans purges final Confederate statue

The 133-year-old statue depicted General Robert E Lee, the top military leader in the Confederacy, crossing his arms as he faced north towards his old enemy.

11:15 World
Brazil president formally accused of conspiracy against corruption inquiry

Charge marks latest crisis for Michel Temer, with stage set for constitutional battle as president is accused of working to silence witnesses.

10:27 World
Asia-Pacific meeting puts Trump's trade turmoil center stage

It is the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office and brings together ministers from the United States, China, Japan and other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries that account for more than 40 percent of world trade.

10:00 World
U.S. tax cut hopes sent state collections down in April

State personal income tax (PIT) revenue dropped an average of 6.6 percent in April from the same month last year in the 27 states for which Reuters has data.

20:30 World
Anti-smog bikes: could pedal power clean China's polluted air?

The bikes designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde would suck in polluted air, using positive ionisation to purify it, before releasing it back into the atmosphere.

20:09 World
St. Louis Fed's Bullard says expected rate hikes 'too aggressive'

Since the Fed raised rates in March inflation data have dipped and so have long-term bond yields, the opposite of what would happen if investors and the public felt the economy was going to continue on a strong enough course to justify further rate hikes.

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