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Author Lilian Galstyan

20:39 11/02/2017

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20:30 World
Florida researchers find baby loggerhead turtle with two heads

Kate Mansfield of the UCF turtle lab tweeted photos snapped by intern L. Rittenberg showing the two-headed loggerhead hatchling the interns encountered while out conducting research Tuesday.

20:09 World
Japanese bar employs monkeys as waiters

A video filmed earlier in the summer at the Kayabuki bar in Utsunomiya shows the monkey, a 17-year-old macaque named Fuku-chan, fetching beverages and napkins for customers.

19:46 World
UK '55 million years too late' for fracking, says leading geoscientist

Britain's geology unsuitable to controversial and 'overhyped' shale gas extraction technique, says Professor John Underhill of Heriot-Watt University.

19:25 World
Brexit blamed for 260 job losses as UK food supplier Southern Salads collapses into administration

Family-run firm ceased trading 'with immediate effect' on Wednesday after 31 years supplying local restaurants and supermarkets.

19:07 World
Muslim radio host sues Daily Stormer for claim he 'masterminded' Manchester bombing

Neo-Nazi website used fake tweets to suggest Dean Obeidallah planned bombing of Ariana Grande concert, US lawsuit states.

18:43 World
Malala earns Oxford University place after A-level results success

The Nobel Peace Prize winner will follow in the foosteps of many world leaders, including one of her own heroines.

18:06 World
Lebanon votes to repeal marry-your-rapist law

Article 522 suspended criminal prosecution of rapists if the violator married his victim. Otherwise, the convict faced up to seven years of prison time, more so if the rape victim suffered any type of disability.  

17:45 World
Family barred from entering airport lounge over matching Minnie Mouse T-shirts

One British family learned this the hard way when their entire clan was barred from entering a posh lounge at Manchester Airport because of their matching graphic T-shirts, according to the Manchester Evening News (M.E.N.).

17:00 World
Spain lacks capacity to handle migration surge, says UN refugee agency

UNHCR warning comes as Spanish coastguard intercepts nearly 600 people in a day trying to reach country from Morocco.

16:38 World
Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe asks for diplomatic immunity after alleged assault

The suspect’s lawyers “and her government representatives made verbal representations … that the suspect wished to invoke diplomatic immunity cover”, it said.

16:16 World
'Care parcel' of rotting snake heads and larvae denied entry to Germany

When living away from your homeland, you might have relatives or friends send you a care package with a few treats to help keep homesickness at bay.

15:51 World
Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

Government minister George Brandis condemned Ms Hanson's stunt and "counselled and cautioned" her against causing offence to religious groups.

15:27 World
Sierra Leone mudslide: Death toll climbs ahead of mass burial for victims

Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of 122 children, 111 men and 98 women from the wreckage, Sidie Yahya Tunis, the country's Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs, told CNN.

15:01 World
Unfazed by North Korea's threats, tourists still heading to Guam

Their flight landed at 3 a.m., but they wanted to see the sunrise and get some photographs to start their five-day trip.

14:29 World
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

But in an unusual move the Hong Kong government appealed the sentence, arguing it was too lenient.

13:42 World
Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement

Ericsson said Wiko had infringed its rights for several years without any licence or compensation, despite negotiations since 2013.

13:31 World
Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 58 killed in three days

Colonel Erwin Margarejo, spokesman for Manila police, described the raids that started late Wednesday in Manila as "one-time, big-time" operations, the same term used by police in Bulacan, who said the victims died because they chose to put up a fight.

13:00 World
Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car in strategic shift

Like Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai had initially championed fuel cell technology as the future of eco-friendly vehicles but has found itself shifting electric as Tesla shot to prominence and battery-powered cars have gained government backing in China.

11:38 World
Motorola’s planning a thermal self-repairing phone

Motorola’s patent for this idea reveals in part how the device’s smart glass would function.

11:16 World
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie

Flagship Android smartphone has dual cameras, spatial audio and aluminium body, but will be relying on brand nostalgia to stand out against rivals.

10:47 World
Thieves stealing Venezuela zoo animals to eat them, say police

Zoo head says a wave of thefts in recent weeks had affected 10 species including a buffalo, which he said was cut up and sold.

10:26 World
Bannon says US locked in 'economic war' with China, slams White House colleagues

The startlingly candid comments, which were published Wednesday in an interview with The American Prospect, a progressive publication, come as Bannon's future inside the West Wing appears uncertain.

10:00 World
5 crewmen missing after Army chopper crashes near Oahu

The aircraft went down Tuesday night off the largely uninhabited Kaena Point on the west side of the island.

19:08 World
Merlin's beard! Harry Potter's childhood home in Godric's Hollow is on the market

De Vere House was used in the Harry Potter films to create Godric’s Hollow, the home town of Albus Dumbledore and birth place of Harry, where his parents James and Lily were killed by Voldemort.

18:43 World
Letters reveal John Lennon denied Yoko Ono broke up his first marriage

Currently up for auction, the letter, written by Lennon in 1976, is addressed to his former wife and printed on Lennono Music letter-headed paper.

18:06 World
Four killed in southern Italian shooting

The men were gunned down close to a railway crossing near the village of San Marco in Lamis in the Puglia region.

17:45 World
French police arrest suspect behind attack on soldiers in Paris

A Reuters journalist saw the BMW believed to have been used in the attack, riddled with bullet holes, on the A16 highway in northern France.

17:00 World
Man loses two homes in one year to wildfires 900 miles apart

Jason Schurman's home in Fort McMurray, Alberta, burned to the ground in May 2016 in a massive wildfire that forced 88,000 people to evacuate. The chimney was all that remained.

16:38 World
Papayas poison more than 100 with salmonella in US

The outbreak across 16 states has killed one person in New York state, and seen 35 patients hospitalised.

15:27 World
Croatian island wants tourists who don’t behave badly

No drinking, eating or sleeping in public spaces (700 euros, about $825). Similar messages are embedded in the informational video shown on the ferry from the mainland, and featured in leaflets distributed along the pier.

15:01 World
Caught between an ascendent China and an increasingly unreliable United States, Singapore's diplomatic future is at the heart of a debate on who really calls the shots in Asia

The Lion City has historically had strong relations with both countries, an ally in Asia for Washington during the Cold War and one of China's first partners in their efforts to modernize their economy.

14:36 World
Canadian envoy arrives in Pyongyang, North Korean media says

Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been detained in North Korea for about 2½ years. The 62-year-old's health has deteriorated while in North Korean custody, and the pastor has experienced "dramatic" weight loss, family spokeswoman Lisa Pak said.

13:00 World
Kenya opposition rejects poll results showing president in lead

As of 0300 GMT, the election commission website put Kenyatta ahead by 55.1 percent of votes counted to 44 percent for Odinga - a margin of nearly 1.4 million ballots with more than 80 percent of polling stations reported.

12:29 World
Sinead O'Connor is reportedly safe and not suicidal according to a note posted on her behalf to her Facebook page

The note was posted after the singer prompted concern with a video shared August 3rd, in which she discussed her ongoing battle with mental illness.

12:02 World
Spike in crime: Singapore police investigate toothpicks found in bus seat

Wealthy city-state has one of the lowest crime rates in the world but, as police found, low crime does not mean no crime.

11:38 World
Paris climate deal: US tells diplomats to dodge foreign officials' questions

Secretary of state Rex Tillerson directs staff to make clear US wants to help other countries use fossil fuels, diplomatic cable shows.

11:16 World
As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake

Magnitude 6.5 quake in Sichuan leaves seven confirmed dead, 21 seriously injured and 130,000 houses damaged, say local reports.

10:01 World
French government rules out First Lady role for Brigitte Macron

The Élysée Palace refused to comment on the decision to backtrack, but told CNN affiliate BFM TV that a "transparency charter" clarifying Brigitte Macron's position would be released in the coming days.

20:30 World
Michael Kors lifts full-year revenue forecast, shares soar

Once the hottest name in affordable luxury, Kors has been grappling with declining same-store sales as more people shop online.

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