Author Lilian Galstyan

21:05 13/02/2017

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16:38 World
Has the identity of elusive street artist Banksy been revealed?

Del Naja, one of the founding members of the trip hop group, is himself an acclaimed graffiti artist, one whom Banksy has claimed to take inspiration from in the past.

16:16 World
Young protester shot at point blank range

A 22-year-old protester died after being shot three times in the chest by a national guard at point blank range in Caracas, Venezuela.

15:27 World
North Korea denies torturing detained US student Otto Warmbier

Pyongyang claims the 22-year-old was dealt with according to international rules, after his parents condemned his treatment.

15:01 World
New Zealand newspaper names all drunk drivers on front page

Convictions have fallen by one-third across New Zealand over the past five years, but they've risen in Queenstown, according to the Mountain Scene, which put the offenders on its cover of this week's edition.

14:44 World
Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law: court

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law.

14:08 World
Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Her husband, famous kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa, said in his own blog it was "the day I cried most in my life".

13:37 World
Genoa airport lifts liquids ban for pesto

Italian airport is letting travellers take as much as 500g of the sauce in their carry-on luggage, exempting them from the 100ml rule for liquids.

13:07 World
Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

The list, compiled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain as the price for ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years, also demands the closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar, the official told Reuters.

12:43 World
Facebook, YouTube and Netflix must register their over-the-top (OTT) services

with the national telecom regulator within the next 30 days or face legal barriers that will stymie their revenue streams.

12:26 World
US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent

He also failed to declare $16,500 (£13,000) in cash found in two carry-on bags when travelling through Chicago airport, said the Associated Press.

11:38 World
Bill Cosby plans to teach young people how to not get accused of sexual assault

Just days after his sexual assault case ended in a mistrial, spokespeople said the disgraced comedian will embark on ‘town halls’ about the issue.

11:15 World
No Lions sleep tonight: buzz builds ahead of first All Blacks test in Auckland

Some 25,000 British and Irish fans have descended on the city for the first test match against the rugby world champions.

10:26 World
Touted sea change in Indonesia shipping network may hit choppy waters

President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to become a "global maritime axis", looking to slash logistics costs as the nation competes with neighbors Vietnam and Thailand to be a major regional manufacturing base for automotive and electronics companies including Toyota Motor Corp and Samsung Electronics.

10:00 World
Blast in southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least five

Television footage showed emergency services rushing to the area which was covered in debris and security officials cordoning off the area.

20:23 World
Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

And it's not as unusual as people might think. About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles. Aficionados say roadkill can be high-quality, grass-fed grub.

19:49 World
People are getting plastic surgery to look like Melania Trump

In Texas, it was common for women would go under the knife in hopes of looking like First Daughter Ivanka Trump, but the times have changed.

19:05 World
Six hundred high-rises in England thought to have flammable cladding

Council estimate emerges as PM says urgent tests on buildings are taking place in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster.

18:47 World
Southern Railway commuters face renewed driver strike threat

The ASLEF drivers' union is to ballot its members on strike action over pay as its dispute over driver-only trains continues.

18:28 World
Prince Philip leaves hospital after treatment for infection

The Duke of Edinburgh spent two nights in hospital and was described as being in "good spirits" during his stay.

17:24 World
South Africa's Robben Island to cull 400 deer

The culling of the island's animals will happen at night and be done by a professional hunter.

17:00 World
South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She had previously stated she did not have the power.

16:38 World
Man caught urinating near LA train station found to have cache of weapons, police say

Authorities said they found an AR-15 rifle, a .40-caliber handgun, a machete-like knife, silencers, loaded magazines, bags of bullets, a Bible and a notebook in the bag Goodine was holding.

15:45 World
European stock markets stumble as oil languishes near lows

Trading in U.S. stock futures suggested Wall Street shares would open flat to a touch weaker ESc1 1YMc1.

15:29 World
Imagination Tech up for sale after bruising Apple fight

Founded in 1985 and listed in 1994, Imagination has been rocked by Apple's announcement in April that it was developing its own graphics chips and would no longer use Imagination's processing designs in 15 months to two years time.

14:26 World
Kenya's schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

The high cost has led to an estimated one million girls missing six weeks of school every year, according to the ZanaAfrica Foundation.

14:18 NKR
On June 22 Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan signed a decree according to which Hamest Souleymanyan

was appointed member of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Central Electoral Commission until the expiration of the acting Central Electoral Commission’s term of office.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:43 World
Milwaukee ex-cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith found not guilty

Members of Smith's family could be heard crying in court as the verdict was read. Smith's death sparked days of unrest in Milwaukee.

13:31 World
Scandal clouds outlook for Japan's Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

A metropolitan assembly election in Tokyo on July 2, campaigning for which starts on Friday, could give clues about how stable his administration really is - a key concern of global investors.

12:43 World
Wimbledon champion Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Mr Becker's lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from remortgaging a property in Majorca.

12:29 World
FBI investigating officer's stabbing at Flint airport as terrorism

Amor Ftouhi, 50, was charged with violence at an international airport, acting US Attorney Daniel Lemisch said in a statement. Ftouhi is accused of stabbing Lt. Jeff Neville with a roughly 12-inch knife with an 8-inch serrated blade Wednesday morning.

12:02 World
Millions of mysterious 'sea pickles' swamp US west coast

Huge and unexplained bloom has fishers racing to save their nets, and scientists hurrying to study the rare animal.

11:15 World
New Zealand's net migration hits record high

Those arriving outstrip those leaving by 73,000 in past year, with Chinese as biggest group of migrants, followed by UK and Australia.

11:05 NKR
On 21 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received Belgian senator, member of the Flemish Parliament Joris Poschet

A range of issues related to Belgium-Artsakh parliamentary ties were on the discussion agenda.
President Sahakyan pointed to promising grounds underlying further expansion and deepening of relations between the two countries, highlighting in the context frequent visits paid to our republic by representatives of political, public, academic, cultural and other circles of Belgium and its administrative entities.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

10:47 World
World population to hit 8bn in 2023, says new UN survey

New findings show more men than women and that there will be 1bn over-60s next year for the first time.

10:26 World
Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike expands into Japan

The move into one of Japan's largest cities marks the latest overseas venture for the firm, which has already launched services in Singapore and the UK. The company has operations in around 100 Chinese cities and has raised over $900 million since October.

10:01 World
Fate of graft probe rests on Brazil top court vote on plea deals

The court on Wednesday began debating that topic, and two of the 11 justices voted that the top court should have the right to revise the terms of plea bargains, but only after the defendants in cases in which their testimony was used have been sentenced. 

20:30 World
French bus drivers slip into skirts for work to denounce shorts ban amid sizzling heatwave

A sweaty bus in any big city in France is not the place to be right now, given the heatwave that is currently baking much of the country.

20:09 World
Nike close to selling directly on Amazon: Goldman Sachs

Through the partnership, Nike could weed out excess, discounted inventory available at the marketplace through third-party retailers and sell more full-price products through the online channel, according to the note.

19:48 World
Wimbledon champion Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Mr Becker's lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from remortgaging a property in Majorca.

19:05 World
Boris Becker declared bankrupt over ‘substantial’ long-standing debt

The bankruptcy application was made by the private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co in connection with a judgment debt owed to them by Becker dating back to 2015.

18:29 World
Duke of Edinburgh: Prince Philip taken to hospital 'as precautionary measure'

Consort 'in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the state opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot,' says Palace.

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