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14:02 World
Beatles' original Eleanor Rigby score up for auction

Handwritten by Paul McCartney, who wrote the lyrics, the score is signed by late producer George Martin.

13:00 World
Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Police are still hunting for the driver of the van that hit dozens of people on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, killing 13.

12:29 World
Some 115 migrants rescued from truck in eastern Mexico: official

There were 55 men, 19 women, 23 boys and 18 girls. The two people driving the truck were arrested, the official said.

12:02 World
Cambridge University Press faces boycott over China censorship

Academics pressure publisher as Beijing mouthpiece says western institutions can leave if they don’t like ‘the Chinese way’.

11:38 World
FC Barcelona: Catalan club honors terror attack victims

Both teams and fans honored the victims of the Thursday van attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and 120 injured.

11:16 World
Zimbabwean first lady returns home after alleged assault on model

ZBC said on its website that President Robert Mugabe, "who was accompanied by the first lady, Grace Mugabe, Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa and Foreign Affairs Minister, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi arrived aboard an Air Zimbabwe plane in the early hours of today."

10:47 World
Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Google’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war.

19:00 World
Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

The driver in Thursday's van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say.

18:28 World
Spain attacks: Jared Tucker named as American victim on delayed honeymoon in Barcelona

'Pray for Jared and his family, pray for Barcelona, but most importantly pray that we can some day rid ourselves of the hate that takes our loved ones before their time,' family say.
Source: Independent

18:06 World
South Africa grants Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

Wife of Zimbabwean president will be allowed to leave South Africa despite case involving Gabriella Engels, who says Mugabe whipped her with a cable.

17:45 World
Bayern Munich get help from VAR to see off Leverkusen in Bundesliga opener

Bayern led 2-0 at half-time through goals from the debutants Niklas Süle and Corentin Tolisso, before torrential rain delayed the start of the second half.

17:00 World
Liu Xiabo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral

In the short video, she said she needed more time to mourn. Friends say they have not been able to reach her.

16:38 World
Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued

The young female rhino was found 42km (26 miles) from the Chitwan National Park in the Indian village of Bagah.

15:43 World
The real Dragonstone! Tourists flock to a Spanish islet with a 240-step footbridge that's used as a key Game of Thrones filming location

Dragonstone Island sets the scene of the first episode of series seven, and is the location from which character-favourite Daenerys Targaryen has been plotting war against her enemies.

14:44 World
Reliable perching makes fixed-wing UAVs much more useful

With a very few rather bizarre exceptions, any aircraft that try to offer the best of both worlds end up relatively complicated, inefficient, and expensive.

14:26 World
Elisabeth Moss defends Scientology after fan compares it to Gilead

Actor, who was raised a Scientologist, denies that the movement is similar to the fictional regime in The Handmaid’s Tale.

13:37 World
India's Infosys approves up to $2 billion buyback of shares

The board of Bengaluru-headquartered Infosys approved the repurchase of 113 million shares at 1,150 rupees apiece, the company said in a stock exchange filing, returning cash to investors at a substantial premium to Friday's closing price of 923.25 rupees.

13:00 World
Annatomix, a self-taught painter from Birmingham UK, creates geometric, origami-inspired animals on everyday materials of all sizes

Bumblebees and rabbits take shape on small surfaces like discarded paper bags and wood scraps, while foxes and peregrine falcons scale the sides of buildings.

12:43 World
Roman Polanski: judge rejects request from victim to dismiss rape case

Ruling follows first appearance in the case by Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when the director sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles in 1977.

12:29 World
Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS

Physicist criticises ministers over funding cuts, privatisation and pay caps before address revealing his reliance on health service.

12:02 World
Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku

One of the victims, a woman, was stabbed several times in the neck on Friday. The victims were adults and three are in intensive care.

11:16 World
Billionaire Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

Icahn has been criticized by Democrats who said his advisory role created a conflict of interest because he had not taken a formal government job and was still running his businesses.

10:47 World
New Confederate monuments are going up and these are the people behind them

Culpepper founded the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the self-described historic honor society that's been keeping the Confederate legacy alive for more than a century.

10:26 World
Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

That majority was placed in jeopardy earlier this week after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said he may be ineligible for parliament due to New Zealand citizenship by descent.

10:00 World
Chinese scam suspects took over 11-story block in Cambodia

Police in the Cambodian capital accuse them of doing exactly that: setting up a criminal call center with more than 200 Chinese nationals to carry out a telephone and internet scam on victims in China.

19:46 World
Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

The Daily Stormer had denigrated 32-year-old Heather Heyer who died while protesting against a far-right rally in Charlottesville.

19:24 World
Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace

The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views.

19:07 World
Johnny Cash’s family condemns Charlottesville neo-Nazi wearing shirt with his image

Cash’s children slammed the white supremacist groups who protested in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend at a rally in which a man drove a car into a crowd, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.

18:44 World
Китайские хакеры нашли лёгкий способ взлома iPhone

Описание способа взлома разместил на своём канале популярный видеоблогер EverythingApplePro.

18:43 World
Sweden rejects 'world's oldest refugee's' asylum application

Uzbeki, from Kunduz, Afghanistan, was nicknamed "the world's oldest refugee" when international media spoke to her in a Croatian migrant camp in 2015, when around 163,000 people sought asylum in Sweden.

18:06 World
Former Ford family estate hitting market For $175M, becoming N.Y.'s most expensive listing

If the home sells near the asking price it will break the national record, set in May 2014 when hedge fund manager Barry Rosenstein paid $147 million for a home on 18 acres in nearby East Hampton.

17:45 World
'Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi film in the works

Sources say talks are at the earliest of stages and that the project has no script. If a deal is made, Daldry would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass.

17:24 World
The secretive Korowai tribe who live above the forest in treehouses… and didn't know other people existed until the 1970s

The tribe are known for their distinctive treehouses that tower over the jungle on spindly stilts, originally designed to avoid attacks from rival clans intent on capturing people for slavery or even cannibalism.

16:38 World
Teacher accused of punching 'Nazi scum' in anti-fascist protest says standing up to white supremacists ‘not a crime’

Yvette Felarca landed several blows to stomach of fascist demonstrator in Sacramento, California, before her fellow activists lashed out at the man with kicks and blows.

15:45 World
Spain terror attacks: 9/11 pilot met al Qaeda plotter in Cambrils

One of the September 11 pilots visited the Spanish coastal town with a fellow plotter while planning the US attack.

15:27 World
Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during actual total eclipse

Once upon a time there was light in her life, but for two minutes and 40 seconds on Monday there will only be love in the dark.

15:01 World
UK's £2m support for Egypt security projects branded ‘deeply disturbing’

Transparency campaigners highlight alleged human rights abuses in Egypt as controversial conflict, stability and security fund comes under scrutiny again.

14:44 World
Oregon abortion law funds procedures for illegal immigrants

The $10.2 million bill takes effect immediately, allocating $500,000 for abortions for the estimated 22,873 women eligible under the Oregon health plan, the Washington Times reported. 

14:02 World
China issues guidelines for overseas M&As, pushes Belt and Road deals

The government will push for investments related to its Belt and Road initiative but also plans to maintain a blacklist of domestic firms that violate overseas investment rules, the State Council, or cabinet, said in a notice on its website.

13:41 World
Vattenfall communal heating network taps into German cities' growth

With one third of all electricity produced in Germany already coming from renewables, the country is next looking to reform residential heating, which accounts for 40 percent of energy-derived carbon dioxide emissions.

13:00 World
China's Lenovo warns of cost challenges as it sinks to Q1 loss

It was the company's first quarterly loss since September 2015 and lagged analysts' average forecast of a $5.29 million profit, sending the stock down as much as 5 percent to a year-low of HK$4.52 during Friday morning trade.

12:43 World
Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

In the letter Mr Sikka said the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

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