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18:42 World
Brexit Supreme Court ruling could lead to Parliament stopping UK leaving EU, speculates German media

There is a one-in-three chance that the decision will be reversed, said the head of the German Institute for Economic Research.

18:04 World
Ewan McGregor withdraws from Good Morning Britain appearance over Piers Morgan's Women's March comments

Morgan suggested the global protests against Donald Trump were 'vacuous' and attracted 'rabid feminists'.

17:49 World
The story behind the viral photo of an opioid overdose

The photo showed a couple passed out in a car with a young boy in the backseat.

17:25 World
Irish town residents bombarded with calls to X-rated TV channel Babestation

Ireland's Regional Development Minister Michael Ring says constituents are 'aggravated and annoyed'.
Source: Independent

17:00 World
US official confirms Trident missile failure

The official told CNN that the incident, which happened last June in an the area off the Florida coast used by the US and the UK for missile tests, did not in involve a nuclear warhead.

16:38 World
BT European chief to resign over Italian scandal

BT's shares plunged 19% after revealing the Italian scandal would cost far more than the £145m initially anticipated.

16:19 World
Roman Polanski pulls out of Cesars jury after outrage

The award-winning director has been wanted in the US for decades after admitting to sex with a minor.

15:28 World
Giulio Regeni: Egypt airs video of murdered Italian student

Mr Regeni was in Egypt conducting postgraduate research into trade unions when he disappeared on 25 January 2016.

15:02 World
UK Supreme Court says PM May must get parliament approval to trigger Brexit

However, the court rejected arguments that the UK's devolved assemblies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should give their assent before Article 50 is invoked.

14:39 World
Scandal, gaffes mar ex-U.N. chief's presidential prospects in South Korea

Now the United States has asked South Korea to arrest his brother, Ban Ki-sang, on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex.

13:07 World
Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

In October last year, he was one of 24 people rescued by police in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

12:46 World
Goldman Sachs files $1 billion countersuit against Indonesian businessman

Benny Tjokrosaputro, president director of Indonesian property developer PT Hanson International Tbk (MYRX.JK), filed a lawsuit in a Jakarta court on Sept. 8 against Goldman's unit, Goldman Sachs International.

12:25 World
George HW Bush to leave intensive care

The 41st president has been taken off a ventilator which was helping him to breathe.

12:02 World
U.S. fund managers betting Trump fails to rewrite Obamacare

Portfolio managers from Fidelity, Gamco, Thornburg and other large firms say they see the broad outlines of the Affordable Care Act - commonly known as Obamacare - remaining intact despite Trump's signing of an executive order on Friday, his first day in office, that sought to weaken it.

11:38 World
Venus Williams makes history at Australian Open semifinals

When the 36-year-old beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday, the American became the oldest women's semifinalist at the Australian Open in the Open Era.

10:47 World
Bangladeshi man pleads for mercy killing of terminally ill sons, grandson

Tofazzal Hossain makes headlines in the conservative Muslim country by saying he wants to help end the suffering of trio struck by rare disease.

20:30 World
Three detained in Sweden on suspicion of broadcasting rape on Facebook

The apparent gang-rape on Sunday took place in Uppsala, about an hour north of the capital, Stockholm, and has shocked the Nordic country.
Source: Reuters

20:07 World
British banks' optimism hits crisis-era low on Brexit uncertainty

The latest quarterly survey of 103 financial services firms by business lobby CBI and consultancy PwC found sentiment about Britain's overall business climate fell the most since December 2008, with banks especially pessimistic.

19:45 World
Madonna says White House comments 'taken out of context'

Trump supporters reacted angrily, claiming that there would have been uproar if such a comment had been made about former president Barack Obama.

19:03 World
Iceland gripped by rare murder case as woman's body is found

Biggest search and rescue in nation’s history, involving 725 volunteers, ends with Birna Brjansdottir, 20, found dead on a beach and two sailors detained.

18:46 World
Unseen Mark Twain fairytale to be published

Huckleberry Finn author made up numerous stories for his children, but The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is the only one to survive.

17:00 World
German police arrest man on suspicion of planning militant attack

German security police arrested the man and a woman during a raid on a flat in the western city of Neuss on Saturday, the regional Criminal Investigation Office (LKA) said.
Source: Reuters

16:38 World
Equatorial Guinea has applied to join OPEC: OPEC source

The African nation, which said earlier this month that it was seeking to join OPEC, is one of the non-member producers that has agreed to cut output in the first half of 2017 alongside OPEC in an effort to boost oil prices.

15:25 World
Jallikattu: Violence as India bullfight protest intensifies

The incidents of arson in Tamil Nadu state come a day after two people died during the sport, known as jallikattu.

15:02 World
South Korea prosecutors to investigate other conglomerates after Samsung probe

Prosecution office spokesman Lee Kyu-chul did not elaborate on when the probe into Samsung may end or what other conglomerates the office plans to investigate.

14:46 World
JP Morgan sees U.S. telecom sector consolidation, T-Mobile deal

T-Mobile could be involved in tie-up with Sprint Corp, or be acquired by a cable company, JP Morgan said, adding that a transaction involving Dish Network Corp or a sale to a foreign player that wants a foothold in the U.S. wireless market is also likely.

14:28 World
China's birth rate rises but falls short of government estimates

Births rose by 7.9% in 2016 – 1.31 million newborns – following end of one-child policy to balance rapidly ageing population.

13:47 World
Thousands march against prison pardons in Romania

Critics of plan said to be aimed at easing overcrowding claim it would help government allies convicted of corruption.
Source: The Guardian

13:08 World
Toast that's a bit too brown may cause cancer, say authorities

Others staples such as well-roasted potatoes and crisps can contain acrylamide, a harmful chemical formed at high temperatures, says British food watchdog.
Source: The Guardian

12:46 World
New Zealand hit by 'weather bomb' bringing summer snow and flooding

Severe low caused heavy rain and gales and resulted in large dumps of snow in the middle of the southern summer.

11:38 World
Syria conflict: Peace talks due to begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

The last round of talks between the opposition and the government, which were brokered by the UN, were suspended in early 2016.

11:15 World
Samsung confirms batteries faults as cause of Note 7 fires

The recall is thought to have cost $5.3bn (£4.3bn) and was hugely damaging for the South Korean firm's reputation.

10:24 World
Samsung blames batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

The results of the months-long investigation are Samsung's second attempt at explaining what went wrong with the flagship phone.

10:00 World
Georgia storms survivor: 'We were scared'

In all, the storms that ravaged the region overnight Saturday into Sunday left at least 18 people dead in the Southeast, including 14 in Georgia.

18:42 World
Chapecoense: Brazilian team prepare for first game since plane crash

Journalist Silva was on a plane that went down in the Andes on 29 November. He was one of 71 people who died along with almost the entire Chapecoense football team.

18:27 World
World landmarks recreated with Lego

The models were put together by professional Lego builder Warren Elsmore and feature a new exhibition at The Harley Gallery in Nottinghamshire.

18:04 World
Churchill bust returns to Oval Office as Donald Trump settles in

Likeness of former UK prime minister returns after having reportedly been removed by Obama in favour of sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr.

17:49 World
Nigel Farage to become commentator on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News

Former Ukip leader’s love affair with Donald Trump’s America grows as he lands political analyst role on US news channel.

17:25 World
Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia

Security forces engaged 'terrorists' in a firefight with suspects who later detonated explosives in the city of Jeddah.

17:00 World
Nissan to review U.K. investment stance once Brexit terms clear

Nissan said in October it was going ahead with plans to build the next X-Trail and Qashqai SUVs at its plant in Sunderland, northeast England, after obtaining written government assurances that Brexit would not be allowed to harm the site's export competitiveness.

16:38 World
Thousands protest Trump as ‘sister marches’ begin in Australia and New Zealand

In Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, about 3,000 people - men and women gathered for a rally in Hyde Park before marching on the U.S. consulate downtown, while organisers said 5,000 people rallied in Melbourne.

16:19 World
Terrorism threat level 'elevated' in Texas

The report was issued Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS officials said they drew their conclusions after analyzing data and the perspective of several law enforcement and security agencies.

15:47 World
Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

In a motion filed shortly after Trump was sworn in, defense lawyers asked a military judge to dismiss the charges against Bergdahl and argued the Republican violated his due process rights and military law against unlawful command influence.

15:22 World
Australia: 4 dead as car deliberately plows into crowd in Melbourne

Photos from the scene showed wreckage of a baby's pram atop the car's bonnet, as emergency workers attended to injured people nearby on the ground.

15:03 World
Viral selfie app under fire for sneaky data collection

But now the app has now found itself in hot water. It's collecting information about you for advertising purposes.

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