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19:49 World
Trump: NFL kneelers 'maybe shouldn't be in country'

The interview was aired a day after the NFL said clubs will be fined if players kneel for the Star-Spangled Banner.

19:24 World
Dresden tries to make WW2 bomb safe after fire

The first attempt to defuse the 250kg (550-pound) bomb failed and caused a small explosion and fire on Wednesday after sparks ignited insulation material placed around it.

19:00 World
John Malkovich to play Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s 'The ABC murders'

Kenneth Branagh played the sleuth in the 2017 film adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” and is reprising the role in a remake of “Death on the Nile.” David Suchet and Alfred Molina are among those to have played the part on the small screen.

18:38 World
Greco-Roman bath, artefacts discovered at San El-Hagar archaeological site in Egypt

The mission has also uncovered a collection of pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools and coins, a stone fragment engraved with hieroglyphs and a small statue of a lamb.

18:16 World
Irish across world travel #HomeToVote in landmark abortion referendum

Ireland will vote Friday on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the country's constitution, which says a mother and her fetus have equal rights to life.

17:45 World
Financial firms face new EU disclosure requirements on green investment

The plan is meant to spur green investment and to curb “greenwashing”, a practice whereby companies and other organizations claim to be more environmentally friendly than they really are.

17:00 World
North Korea blows up tunnels at Punggye-ri nuclear test site

A CNN crew at the remote mountain site in the country's north witnessed explosions at nuclear tunnels 2, 3 and 4, from observation decks about 500 meters away.

16:38 World
Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

The official Central News Agency reported Thursday that the West African nation's move means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 18 mainly small, developing countries.

16:16 World
Pakistan assembly passes bill to give equal rights to tribes

The legislation, pushed by the ruling party, envisages administratively merging the semi-autonomous tribal regions bordering Afghanistan into the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for the first time in the 70 years since Pakistan's creation.

15:45 World
Vivid Sydney: World's most incredible light festival turns 10

This, coupled with dwindling tourist numbers over the colder months, made the city feel like a ghost town after dark. Something needed to be done to reinvigorate the streets -- and the winter economy.

15:04 World
US car imports may be the next target for tariffs

The type of investigation, known as Section 232, is the same approach the Trump administration used before it slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this year, citing national security concerns.

14:44 World
Swiss vote on radical sovereign money plan to upend banking system

Unlike virtually all his peers, Decressonniere backs the Sovereign Money initiative, which wants to stop commercial banks from in effect creating money every time they make a loan.

14:02 World
Wallabies prop James Slipper banned after positive cocaine test

Slipper returned a positive test in February, kept confidential as per RA’s illicit drugs policy, then another earlier this month.

12:43 World
Deutsche Bank to cut more than 7,000 jobs

The bank said it would reduce global staffing levels from just over 97,000 to "well below 90,000".

12:02 World
Vivid Sydney: World's most incredible light festival turns 10

Sydneysiders love to nest, you see, and a drop in temperature is the only excuse needed to stay at home and hibernate.

11:38 World
China 'disinvited' from major US military exercise over South China Sea

A Pentagon spokesman said in a statement that "China's behavior is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise," and it has "disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise."

11:16 World
World Cup theft: 'gangster and brother stole trophy in 1966'

London gangster Sidney Cugullere and brother Reg snatched trophy from display case in Westminster church hall before ransom bid, claims Reg’s son.

10:47 World
Irish anti-abortion campaigners dodge Google's ad ban

Campaigners use alternative platforms to promote message on news sites and games.

10:27 World
China's Premier Li says China and Germany uphold free trade

Li said at a joint news briefing at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel there was huge potential for cooperation between China and Germany.

10:03 World
U.S. launches auto import probe, China says will defend interests

Higher tariffs could be particularly painful for Asian automakers including Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Honda Motor Co and Hyundai, which count the United States as a key market, and the announcement sparked a broad sell-off in automakers’ shares across the region.

20:09 World
Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger 'arrested'

Heavily armed officers raided Wael Abbas's home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded to an unknown location, according to Gamal Eid.

19:47 World
Olof Palme murder: Swedish police explore 'new lead' in unsolved case

A new investigative report by Filter Magazine has named the likely killer as Stig Engstrom, who died in 2000.

19:00 World
A baby's murder opened a dark chapter in Ireland that still hasn't been closed

She meanders past the grave of her mother, two brothers and a cousin. She visits them often here in Cahersiveen’s Holy Cross Graveyard. But on this day, she is here for someone else.

18:41 World
Champions League final: Mo Salah is 'similar to Lionel Messi,' says Dejan Lovren

Liverpool's front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have scored a record 29 goals this season, eclipsing the previous best of 28 set by Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in 2013/14 for Real Madrid.

17:24 World
Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appeal

Immigration chief Jaime Morente said Wednesday that his bureau has sent a letter to Sister Patricia Fox, through her lawyer, that advised her of the steps needed for her to comply with the order to leave the Philippines in 30 days.

17:00 World
AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport.

16:38 World
France exits EU deficit procedure after nine years: Commission

The EU opened the procedure against France in 2009 when it expanded its public spending in the face of the global financial crisis.

16:19 World
Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre

Whether Parkland would defy the trend has been closely watched ahead of the November mid-term congressional elections, especially since student survivors have attempted to turn public sentiment into a political movement on gun issues.

15:45 World
Prisoner digs 230ft escape tunnel from cell toilet but suffocates to death with just feet to go

Judson Cunha Evangelista, 26, is believed to have died from a lack of oxygen as he carved the tunnel, which had already passed under the perimeter wall of the maximum security jail in Boa Vista, northern Brazil.

15:27 World
Inside 'Solo': A 'Star wars' story’s bumpy ride to the big screen

Suddenly, the Oscar-winning director of 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” who along with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer has overseen dozens of features, was tasked with the daunting job of overhauling the embattled franchise spinoff.

15:01 World
Mark Zuckerberg ripped by European Parliament for dodging questions

His replies left them mostly frustrated. They used the last few minutes of the meeting to complain and accused him of giving general answers.

14:44 World
Syrian refugees face new enemy in Canadian apartments: bedbugs

Families that broke leases due to infestations reached a settlement with an apartment company, highlighting Canada’s bedbug problem.

14:26 World
African migrants recount terrifying Atlantic crossing

Men rescued off the coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea tell of harrowing journey that force some to drink urine to survive.

14:02 World
Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay team for Skydance and Netflix's 'Six Underground'

Sources say the plot revolves around six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form an elite team to take down bad guys.

13:41 World
Trade and growth fears spark dash for safe havens

Investors were also watching Turkey and Italy, with the former seemingly headed for a full-blown crisis as the currency plunged to new record lows.

13:00 World
US to ease crisis-era Dodd-Frank banking rules

The House of Representatives voted 258-159 to approve the measure, sending it to the president to sign into law.

12:29 World
Family finds Qing dynasty vase worth $600,000 in attic shoebox

According to Sotheby's, the vase was left to the grandparents of its present owners by an uncle, in a will which also included several other works of Chinese porcelain, and some Japanese artworks, including an "unusual bronze mirror" which will also be sold at auction at the same time as the vase.

12:02 World
New York judge orders man, 30, to move out of family home after parents sue

Michael Rotondo, who reportedly moved back home eight years ago, issued with eviction order after he thwarted parents’ efforts.

10:45 World
Indian child killer sentenced to death 23 days after arrest, raises fears over trial fairness

Police, prosecutors and the district court in the city of Indore worked at a furious pace to get the conviction quickly, amid a backlash on the streets, including marches in this city of about 2 million, 550 miles south of Delhi.

10:27 World
British court convicts pensioner for raping girls in Kenya

Britain’s National Crime Agency said Keith Morris, a retired locksmith from the northern city of Hull, was convicted of nine child abuse offences on Tuesday in Leeds Crown Court after a trial in which Kenyan witnesses testified via video link.

10:01 NKR
On 22 May Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Ramkavar Party V. Nazeryan

A range of issues related to foreign and domestic policy, socioeconomic development of Artsakh were on the discussion agenda. The President highlighted maintenance of a constant dialogue with traditional parties considering it among the practical manifestations of the Homeland-Diaspora ties.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

20:30 World
10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients

Nine patients that tested positive for the virus have been quarantined and are being treated, Rajeev Sadanandan, additional chief secretary for the state's Department of Health and Family Welfare, told CNN on Tuesday.

20:09 World
Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 million households

The Swedish government is reissuing an instructional war pamphlet to all 4.8 million households in the country, informing them for the first time in more than 30 years on the perils of war.

19:00 World
Terrifying glass observation deck protruding 236ft from a cliff is completed in China

A vertigo-inducing glass bridge suspended over the famous valley in Qingyuan city, Guangdong province is expected to open to the public in June.

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