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21:58 15/04/2017

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19:00 World
Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Officials say troops and police killed Joselito Melloria in a gunbattle with about seven militants Saturday near Clarin town in Bohol province. Melloria's companions fled and were being pursued by troops.

18:43 World
Breathtaking Nasa footage captures series of cascading solar flares on the surface of the sun

Active regions of the sun are areas with particularly intense magnetic fields, and cascading loops, also known as coronal loops, are fluxes of charged particles that are often found emanating above them.

17:24 World
Qatar royals among the 26 hostages freed in bargain

The transfer of thousands of Syrian civilians was also tied to another deal involving 750 political prisoners to be released by the Syrian government.

17:00 World
Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

Judith Clark has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for the suburban New York heist, which led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard.
Source: Fox News

15:27 World
The Sun prints apology for Kelvin MacKenzie column on Ross Barkley

Former editor, who compared mixed-race Everton footballer to a gorilla, was suspended by newspaper.

15:01 World
Venezuela protests: Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day

The peaceful demonstrations planned nationwide come after at least 13 people were killed in one day in the capital of Caracas.

14:26 World
Panama grants bail to Mossack Fonseca founders in Brazil corruption case

Following their February arrest on charges of money laundering, Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca each paid $500,000 on Friday and will be set free later in the day, the attorney for the two lawyers, Guillermina McDonald, told Reuters.

14:02 World
Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'

This gap-run gives the satellite the chance finally to work out the length of a day on Saturn and also to figure out the age of its stunning rings.

12:29 World
British power generation achieves first ever coal-free day

National Grid hails milestone as other sources like gas, nuclear, wind and solar allow UK to keep lights on with all coal-fired powerplants offline.

12:02 World
Labradoodle Cooper reunited with owner after boarding wrong flight

The puppy was due to fly from Nova Scotia on Wednesday to stay with family in Newfoundland, but landed in Ontario.

10:47 World
‘Urgent’ to reach agreement on loan for Greece, says IMF

Talks with IMF and eurozone have dragged on for months, but fresh funds needed so Greece can pay debt due in July.

10:26 World
Pence says United States will honor refugee deal with Australia

Pence told a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney that the deal would be subject to vetting, and that honoring it "doesn't mean that we admire the agreement".

10:00 World
Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher.

20:30 World
Arresting Julian Assange is a priority, says US attorney general Jeff Sessions

Justice department ‘stepping up’ efforts to prosecute Wikileaks founder as CNN reports that charges have been drawn up.

20:30 World
'World's heaviest woman' is seen sitting up for the first time after losing HALF her 78 stone weight following life-saving surgery

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 78 stone (1,092 pounds) when she arrived in Mumbai in February on a specially modified plane to undergo emergency weight-loss surgery.

19:44 World
YouTube to school U.K. kids on how to combat fake news, echo chambers, and hate speech

The program is being run by YouTube, and the curriculum was designed in collaboration with a number of local organizations, including the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, U.K. Youth, and Livity.

19:28 World
Hunger strike puts jailed Palestinian in spotlight

By organizing a mass hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, Barghouti has solidified his standing as a likely successor to President Mahmoud Abbas.
Source: Fox News

18:43 World
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'

Francis goes against Benedict XVI’s apparent support for 'intelligent design' - but does hail his predecessor’s 'great contribution to theology'.

18:06 World
Married man sends hijack hoax email to avoid trip with girlfriend

Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad arrested 32-year-old Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna on Thursday for allegedly sending a hoax email about an aircraft hijack plot.

17:24 World
Cuba Gooding Sr dies: Soul singer and father of Hollywood actor found dead, aged 72

Musician best known as frontman of The Main Ingredient and as parent of Oscar-winning star of Jerry Maguire passes away in California.

17:00 World
Measles outbreak surging in Italy as officials urge confidence in vaccines

The outbreak adds to concern among European health officials who have been monitoring an ongoing outbreak in Romania, where almost 4,800 cases have been reported since the start of 2016.

15:45 World
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine

But the product was ridiculed by some after it emerged how the sachets could be squeezed just as easily by hand.

15:01 World
Iran election: Ahmadinejad barred from running

Mr Ahmadinejad, a vocal critic of the West, served two terms as president between 2005 and 2013.

14:44 World
Trump launches investigation into steel dumping

It is designed to stop countries from flooding the US with artificially cheap steel and undercutting local suppliers.

14:26 World
Euro zone economy races into second-quarter with bumper growth: PMI

Signs the bloc is on a sustainable growth path, along with inflationary pressures, will be welcomed by the European Central Bank, which has struggled for years to achieve either, despite ultra-loose monetary policy. Consumer confidence is also improving.

14:05 World
French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack

Speaking on Europe 1 radio after Thursday's shootout on the Champs Elysees shopping street, in which an assailant was also killed, Brandet said a second man had been identified by Belgian security officials and flagged to French authorities.

13:41 World
More than 500 Chinese cities have started or are expected to start their "smart-city" transformations during 2017

Currently, a total of 290 cities have initiated smart-city pilot projects, and more than 300 cities have signed smart-city construction agreements with IT companies, including the three major Chinese telecommunications companies, Ant Financial and Tencent.
Source: China Daily

13:28 World
Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack

Municipal workers in white hygiene suits washed down the sidewalk where Thursday night's attack took place. Delivery trucks were making their rounds.
Source: AP

13:07 World
Sanofi epilepsy drug linked to over 4,000 child deformities

French regulator says women taking the valproate were four times more likely to give birth to babies with malformities.

12:43 World
Toronto to impose 15% tax on foreign home buyers to regulate housing costs

Measure part of initiative to make one of Canada’s most expensive housing markets more affordable for residents after Vancouver enacted similar legislation.

12:29 World
Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

It is the first of a series of executions expected after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling blocking the use of a lethal injection.

11:38 World
US 'debates charging Julian Assange'

The organisation, which publishes confidential documents, has been in the cross-hairs of the US for years.

11:15 World
Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour

Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour.

10:47 World
Paris shooting: French policeman killed on Champs Élysé​e​s

Police say two other officers wounded and attacker shot dead in incident described by François Hollande as ‘terrorist in nature’.

10:26 World
U.S. and Indonesia seek to cut trade and investment barriers

The Trump administration has put Indonesia on a list of 16 countries whose trade surpluses with the United States will be put under review.

10:00 World
German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack

The 28-year old man, who has dual German and Russian nationality, is accused of attempted murder, inflicting serious bodily harm and causing an explosion, it said in a statement.

20:30 World
Iran chides US over 'worn out' accusations about nuclear deal

Iranian foreign minister’s comments come after Rex Tillerson accused Tehran of following in the footsteps of North Korea.

20:09 World
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely extension of oil output cut

Leading Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Kuwait gave a clear signal on Thursday that OPEC plans to extend into the second half of the year a deal with non-member producers to curb supplies of crude.

19:44 World
Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro braves TV show

Gessica Notaro, 27, was badly scarred and is in danger of losing the sight of an eye. Her former boyfriend is in custody.

19:28 World
Fed's Powell suggests streamlining bank stress tests

Powell said applying so-called qualitative standards in stress tests after the financial crisis played a key role in getting banks to understand their risks.
Source: Reuters

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