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11:33 29/03/2016
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19:05 World
Kenya election: Peter Gichira charged with attempted suicide

Peter Gichira denied the charge during a court appearance in the capital, Nairobi, and was freed on bail.

18:43 World
Somalia's al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two wives, an official said.

18:28 World
Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved, Australian experts concede

'In our lifetime and on our watch, substantial areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding ecosystems are experiencing major long-term damage'.

17:45 World
Indy 500 outrage: Sports reporter slammed for 'racist' tweet about winner

His tweet came about an hour after former Formula One driver Takuma Sato made history Sunday by taking home the checkered flag and becoming the first Japanese winner in history.

17:29 World
Manchester terror attack investigation widens, additional arrest made

Greater Manchester Police said the man was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses and an address there was being searched.

17:25 World
EU extends sanctions against the regime by one year

At the same time the Council added to the list of those under restrictive measures 3 ministers of the Syrian government, and updated the information related to certain persons and entities on the list.

17:00 World
Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies aged 83

Tributes are being paid to the "legendary" TV personality, with fans sharing fond memories of his relationship with dog Shep.

15:27 World
Travolta donates his Qantas plane to Australia museum

Made for Qantas Airways in 1964, the "Saturday Night Fever" heartthrob and qualified pilot acquired the jet when Australia's national carrier retired it more than 30 years later.

15:01 World
N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks

Pyongyang has repeatedly defied a UN resolution banning all nuclear and missile activity, and has ramped up the pace of its tests in recent months.

14:44 World
BMW says shortage of parts from Bosch hampers production

BMW plants in Tiexi, China and Rosslyn, South Africa have extended or pulled forward planned interruptions to production, the carmaker said.

14:36 World
British Airways battles third day of disruption, image blow after IT meltdown

The airline said it was running a full schedule at London's Gatwick airport on Monday and planned to operate all its long-haul flights from Heathrow, although some short-haul flights had been canceled.

14:02 World
Paris mayor demands black feminist festival that 'prohibits' white people be banned

Anne Hidalgo says organisers of the Nyansapo Festival in the capital could be prosecuted because most of the event space would for black women only.

13:28 World
Meet the Asian jewelers shaping modern jewelry design

Among them is Adrian Cheng, executive director of the world's largest jeweler by market capitalization, Chow Tai Fook, and a key force behind the company's new, more modern direction. 

13:00 World
North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters

A spokesman for the Japanese government said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said.

12:43 World
Australian man injured after shark jumps into boat

Terry Selwood, 73, had dropped a line at his "usual spot" at Evans Head in New South Wales when the animal launched itself out of the water.

12:29 World
Three Indian men held over molestation viral video

It is not clear when the video was shot, but the location has been identified as Rampur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

12:02 World
Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump

The two newly-minted leaders met in Brussels on Thursday and shook hands in full view of the press.

11:38 World
British police in race to find Manchester terror network

Six days after Salman Abedi killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, authorities have searched several apartments in an investigation that extends to Libya, where his relatives live.

11:15 World
Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

Friday's deluge also caused the island's worst flooding in 14 years and drove nearly half a million people out of their inundated homes in the southern and western regions.

10:26 World
Yao Ming's PE firm seeks $250 mln for overseas sports assets with China angle

The firm is in talks with prospective international investors, including university endowments and private wealth managers, about the fund which it plans to launch this year, co-founder and CEO David Han told Reuters in an interview late on Friday.

10:00 World
Asia stocks drift down from 2-year highs, pound nurses losses

The pound, meanwhile, nursed losses after a poll showed a shrinking lead for Prime Minister Theresa May's party in Britain's upcoming elections. 

19:00 World
Social media would have 'put a stop' to Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols' release of God Save The Queen was a key moment in music history and in an era when rock stars were able to shock.
Source: Sky News

18:43 World
Labour pledges to divert football's TV money to grassroots

The party says the money from TV will help the next generation of footballers by significantly improving facilities and pitches.

18:06 World
The 10 most influential driving games

From retro racers Night Driver, Pole Position and Out Run to 3D titles Daytona USA, Ridge Racer and Gran Turismo, these games share top spot on the podium.

17:45 World
Portland deaths: Two stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim abuse

The incident happened on a commuter train. Another passenger was wounded before the attacker was arrested.

17:24 World
F.B.I. investigates attempt to hack the Trump organization

Early this month, at a meeting at the bureau’s offices in Lower Manhattan, some of the agents briefed President Trump’s two grown sons, Eric Trump and Donald J. Trump Jr., about the attempted intrusion, the people said. 

17:00 World
South Korea confirms fishing crew's safety after hijack scare

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said it planned to "close the case" after the vessel's South Korean captain confirmed the safety of his crew in a telephone call with a South Korean business partner.

15:45 World
Explosion kills 18 near bus stop in Afghanistan

The attack occurred near a bus station in the city of Khost, said Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry.

15:01 World
Only one in 10 voters supports Tory manifesto pledge on fox hunting

Poll of voters carried out for The Independent reveals that 46 per cent ‘disagree strongly’ with Theresa May’s plan to offer a free vote on the issue.

14:44 World
Wisconsin sheriff accused of 'ordering staff to harass man'

Sheriff David Clarke is being sued by Dan Black, who claims he was held after he spoke to the police official on board a flight from Texas to Wisconsin.

14:29 World
Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike

Israeli officials said the move - at the start of the holy month of Ramadan - came after an agreement to allow two family visits per month, not just one.

14:02 World
Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

The leaders of Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria have joined the second day of the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily.

13:07 World
Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

In eastern Khost province, an attacker detonated a car bomb near a soccer field that is close to a military base, officials said.

12:02 World
Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data

Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case.

11:15 World
China arrests Taiwanese activist 'for subverting state power'

Li Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker known for supporting human rights, went missing in mysterious circumstances in China on 19 March.

10:47 World
Photo-altering apps a 'rabbit-hole' for young girls, Teen Vogue editor says

Elaine Welteroth tells Sydney writers’ festival she once tried photoshopping herself, but the desire for adjustments was never-ending.

10:26 World
Philippines' Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

Duterte is notorious for comments often deemed offensive and made the remark as a joke, reiterating that only he would be liable for any backlash over military rule on southern Mindanao island. 

10:00 World
Taiwan tells China don't use 'black box' hearing against detained activist

Activist Li Ming-che, a community college worker known for supporting human rights, went missing in China on March 19, straining already poor relations between China and Taiwan.

20:30 World
Underpaid and overburdened: the life of a Facebook moderator

Testimony from those working to keep beheadings, bestiality and child sexual abuse images off Facebook indicates that the support provided isn’t enough.

20:06 World
Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles epidemic. He was speaking to the popular daily Bild.

19:44 World
'When you're ready, sing again.' Advice to Ariana Grande

A father of three has penned a heartfelt open letter to Ariana Grande following the Manchester attack where 22 people were killed and 64 injured.

19:28 World
A New Zealander found a loophole that got him an invite to mingle with Will and Kate at the Queen's Buckingham Palace garden party

Agnew, an investor in companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook and a former journalist who lives in Los Angeles, is originally from New Zealand.

19:05 World
Armed police on trains as terror network hunt steps up

As armed officers guard trains, hospitals prepare themselves for a possible new attack over the bank holiday weekend.

18:43 World
Tories and Labour not being honest with voters on likely tax rises, IFS warns

The two main parties are not giving the full picture on how much taxes may need to rise to support public services, says a report.

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