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19:00 World
Kenya police have not gathered evidence on Gallmann shooting

Kuki Gallmann, the 73-year-old Kenyan-Italian author of "I Dreamed of Africa," was shot twice in the stomach on Sunday after gunmen ambushed her vehicle when she went to inspect arson damage on her conservation park in northern Kenya.
Source: Reuters

17:45 World
Steel industry making comeback after years of decline

Following the election of President Donald Trump, industry insiders thought his “America First” focus and pro-steel mantra would give a major boost to the sluggish industry.

16:16 World
Drinking duty-free booze on planes 'should be a criminal offence'

The industry body that represents the likes of BA and easyJet says the move would reduce incidents of "air rage" fuelled by booze.

15:45 World
American Muslim composer detained for hours at New York airport after trip to UK

Mohammed Fairouz says he was held for 'long enough to have written a short piano etude', had his belongings not been confiscated by border guards.

15:27 World
NASA plans to delay first SLS/Orion mission to 2019

Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administration for human exploration and operations, acknowledged the delay in a letter included in a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released April 27 that concluded that Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) would not meet its current November 2018 launch date.

15:01 World
Chinese media warns of 'tax war' after Trump pledge to slash rates

People’s Daily says US president could ‘endanger the global economy’ and damage ‘export-oriented countries’.

14:44 World
Catholic bishops urged to review celibacy rules amid shortage of priests

Call for commission to reconsider celibacy as condition of priesthood as number of priests in England and Wales plummets.

14:26 World
Colombia clears path for former FARC members to hold office

Five of those seats will be in the Senate and the remaining five in the House of Representatives. FARC candidates could potentially run for elected office as early as next year.

13:41 World
Stockholm terror attack claims 5th victim

The woman was one of about a dozen people injured three weeks ago when a suspect drove a stolen truck into a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street in Stockholm.

13:28 World
World Anti-Doping Agency lifts ban on Madrid laboratory

The suspension had prevented the Madrid lab from carrying out any Wada-related anti-doping activities including all analyses of urine and blood samples.

13:07 World
Jimmy John's cashier gives armed robber a side of chill

The video shows the robber entering the sandwich store about 9:12 p.m. on Wednesday. He pretends to place an order at the service counter. 

12:29 World
Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

Hundreds of other items belonging to Swayze - including a surfboard from Point Break and a shirt he wore in Ghost - also went under the hammer.

12:02 World
Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over new season of Orange Is The New Black

The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen the upcoming season of the hit show and is demanding an unspecified amount of money to prevent it being released.

11:38 World
Violence has erupted in Brazil at the end the country's first general strike in more than 20 years

Buses and cars have been set on fire in Rio de Janeiro's city centre. Road blocks set up by activists were also ablaze and shops were vandalised.

11:15 World
Orca pod filmed hunting whale calf in 'unprecedented' California killing spree

A group of killer whales in Monterey Bay killed four gray whales in a week, a phenomenon one researcher hasn’t seen in her 30-year career.

10:46 World
Montenegro ratifies Nato membership in historic shift to western alliance

Politicians voted 46-0 in favour, but pro-Russian lawmakers boycotted session and outside parliament hundreds of anti-Nato protesters gathered.

10:27 World
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have failed, in what would be North Korea's fourth successive unsuccessful missile test since March.
Source: Reuters

10:00 World
China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage

Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March 2015 while about to leave mainland China for the Chinese-ruled, former Portuguese colony of Macau. 

20:09 World
US economic growth rate hits three-year low

It will be unwelcome news for President Donald Trump who, during his election campaign, made a pledge to raise growth to 4%.

18:27 World
Surging Chevron, Exxon profits signal oil industry turnaround

While cost cuts and asset sales provided a boost to both companies, the results highlighted the slowly improving dynamics for the energy industry as oil prices CLc1 LCOc1 have climbed more than 50 percent since early 2016.

18:06 World
Emmanuel Macron vows to avoid 'the mistake Hillary Clinton made'

Emmanuel Macron may be leading in the polls but the 39-year-old independent centrist has endured one of the most difficult weeks of his campaign so far.

17:49 World
Pope Francis visits Egypt amid tensions for Christians

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail greeted Francis on the tarmac at Cairo International Airport, Egyptian state TV shows.
Source: CNN

17:24 World
Check out the Lexus that Apple's using to test self-driving car technology

The sensors included Velodyne Lidar Inc.'s top-of-the-range 64-channel lidar, at least two radar and a series of cameras.
Source: Bloomberg

17:00 World
Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb and reconstruct her pelvic area.

16:16 World
Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

He will chair a summit of the 27 in Brussels on Saturday to try to adopt a joint negotiating position on Brexit.

15:45 World
Europe could allow a united Ireland to join EU after Brexit

Leaders expected to discuss statement at weekend summit that if the island reunifies, the north will automatically regain EU membership.

15:27 World
Macedonia: protesters storm parliament and attack MPs

Demonstrators break into assembly after election of speaker despite months-long deadlock in talks to form new government.

15:08 World
Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme

Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack.

14:44 World
Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

A brawl broke out injuring scores of people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with blood pouring down his face.

14:26 World
US budget: Scramble to avoid government shutdown

The stop-gap bill would allow Congress an extra week to reach a deal to fund the government to the end of September.

14:02 World
China human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail term

He has defended other prominent lawyers, including Chen Guangcheng and Gao Zhisheng, as well as practitioners of the banned Falun Gong movement.

13:45 World
India court approves $1.18 bln settlement of Tata-DoCoMo dispute

India's central bank had blocked Tata's offer, saying a rule change in 2016 prevented foreign investors from selling stakes in Indian firms at a pre-determined price.

13:07 World
Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Kenneth Williams, 38, killed two people after escaping from a maximum-security prison where he was serving life for murdering a cheerleader.

12:43 World
German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

The bill will now go to the upper house for approval. Civil servants, judges and soldiers will be prevented from wearing burkas at work.

12:02 World
Macedonia: protesters storm parliament and attack MPs

Demonstrators break into assembly after election of speaker despite months-long deadlock in talks to form new government.

10:49 World
Fourth and final Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams executed

Kenneth Williams put to death by lethal injection after appeal to US supreme court fails to secure a stay on his sentence.

10:26 World
Australia central bank to hold rates at May meeting

All 65 economists polled by Reuters forecast the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would stand pat on May 2, following two rate cuts last year.

10:00 World
Tech firms race to spot video violence

A Thai man who broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook this week, was the latest in a string of violent crimes shown live on the social media company.

20:30 World
Russian warship sinks after collision with freighter in Black Sea

Reconnaissance vessel damaged in crash with Togo-flagged boat near Turkish coast, prompting evacuation of 78 crew members.

20:07 World
Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn under investigation from Pentagon amid FBI probe

The inspector general of the Department of Defense is probing whether Nr Flynn had “failed to obtain required approval prior to receiving any emolument from a foreign government,” according to the letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Source: Independent

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