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19:47 World
Volkswagen may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets

This is more than the 30 percent Volkswagen (VW), still reeling from an emissions cheating scandal, expected and would translate into a share for electric vehicles of more than 40 percent of its expected total vehicle sales in 2030, CEO Herbert Diess said.

19:00 World
3 men die in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

Serbian state TV reported that the body of a 48-year-old man who apparently died overnight was found in the snow in a northern village Monday.

17:45 World
Noise-cancelling kennel - a safe place for man's best friend

An estimated 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks – causing distress to owners and their families too.

17:00 World
In death on fence, a reminder: no easy solution to human-elephant conflict

The elephant that died had been on its way back to the forests after raiding the cropland adjacent to the tiger reserves’s Veeranahosalli range.

16:38 World
In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind down

Yet the potential for unrest remains high, including in countries that escaped civil war after the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

15:45 World
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s

Model and actor Christina Engelhardt says she met Allen in 1976 and had secret relationship with him for eight years.

15:27 World
José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after defeat at Liverpool

Mourinho was also relieved of his duties due to a transfer spend of around £400m on 11 players that, it is understood, the club insist were all the Portuguese’s choice.

15:02 Armenia
Armenia Round Table Provided Humanitarian Aid to moe than 4000 people in Hailstorm Affected Communities of Lori and Shirak

The World Council of Churches Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation (ART) successfully completed the distribution of humanitarian aid in hailstorm affected communities - Dsegh of  Lori Region, Harich, Arapi and Voskehask of Shirak Region of Armenia. As a result of the project implementation, 4260 people received one sack of flour and sunflower oil, which will provide every family's bread for the next 3 months.
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14:44 World
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro renders show waterdrop notch on both, four rear cameras for Pro version

Back in the spring of 2018, the P20 Pro showed Huawei was not afraid to both set and follow trends, sporting a then one-of-a-kind triple rear camera setup, but also an iPhone X-inspired notch.

14:02 World
CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves and denies $120 million severance

A draft report of the investigation was leaked to the New York Times this month. It accused Moonves of destroying evidence and seeking to mollify accusers with promises of jobs at CBS.

13:44 World
Qualcomm says Apple violating Chinese court order, despite new software

The Cupertino, California-based company said it believed it was in compliance with the court’s orders but that it would update its software 'to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order.'

13:00 World
'Farout,' the most-distant solar system object discovered

The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday, calling the object 2018 VG18. But the researchers who found it are calling it "Farout."

12:29 World
Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay

The US broadcaster said that he misled the company over the allegations and failed to work with investigators, meaning it had grounds to fire him.

12:02 World
El Salvador court frees woman on trial after bearing rapist's baby

Imelda Cortez, 20, faced an attempted murder charge under draconian abortion laws after being raped by her stepfather.

11:38 World
Pearl of New York: lucky diner gets oyster surprise

Dish served up at city’s famous Grand Central Oyster Bar contains hidden treasure.

10:27 World
Mumbai hospital where 8 died in fire had failed safety test two weeks ago

Mumbai ESIC Kamgar Hospital fire: One of the dead is a woman who fell from a crane while being rescued from the fire at Mumbai hospital, reports suggest.

19:24 World
Fire breaks out at Mumbai hospital, rescue ops under way

The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Marol and filled the five-storeyed structure with smoke and chaos.

19:00 World
Wedding Cake Rock in Australia is getting a new fence to stop more selfie deaths

A 5ft fence already exists at the site but authorities have been forced to invest in a new one that will be harder to climb.

18:38 World
Hubble spots 'hot Neptune' exoplanet that's evaporating at a record rate

A type of world dubbed a "hot Neptune" has been conspicuously few and far between, but a new observation may explain why. Hubble has now spotted a hot Neptune named GJ 3470b that's vanishing at a record rate.

18:16 World
Facebook temporarily bans Israeli PM's son over posts

A post in which the 27-year-old said he would prefer if "all Muslims leave the land of Israel" was also taken down.

17:24 World
Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state Broadcasting HQ

In a video posted on opposition lawmaker Bernadett Szel's Facebook page, she and fellow independent opposition lawmaker Akos Hadhazy are seen being pushed out of the MTVA headquarters by security guards.

17:00 World
Stephen Miller says Trump prepared to shut down government over border wall

Senior adviser says 'We’re going to do whatever is necessary to build the border wall'.

16:16 World
Orange is The New Black star Yael Stone makes explosive allegations about Geoffrey Rush

In an extensive, 40-minute on-camera interview with 7.30 in a New York hotel room, the actor detailed her experience working with Mr Rush in 2010 and 2011.

15:27 World
Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child

The man, 46, and his long-term partner carried out the process in the US at a cost of $200,000 (£159,000), as surrogacy is illegal in Singapore.

14:44 World
Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

In New Zealand, insurance company Perpetual Guardian reported a fall in stress and a jump in staff engagement after it tested a 32-hour week earlier this year.

14:26 World
Infiniti electric crossover concept teased ahead of Detroit

We only have this shadowy teaser image for the time being, showing a curvaceous crossover with sleek LED headlights and side cameras instead of conventional mirrors.

14:02 World
Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

Police said the blast occurred at 2:35 a.m. outside the broadcaster's headquarters in a coastal area near Athens after telephoned warnings to a news website and another TV station prompted authorities to evacuate the building.

13:41 World
Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle

Last week, Qualcomm secured a preliminary victory in a patent lawsuit in China that would have banned sales of some Apple iPhones there.

13:00 World
4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

The tomb belonged to a royal purification priest known as "Wahtye," al-Anani said in a statement.

12:43 World
Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid 'sugar baby' allegations

The government said Mr Broad had quit "due to the nature of the allegations" against him, but did not elaborate.

12:29 World
HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34

The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by police after his girlfriend reportedly asked them to check on him.

10:45 World
15,000 litres of milk freeze across German road

Unknown assailants had opened the drainage taps of a parked milk trailer on Saturday evening, police said on Sunday.

10:27 World
Blast smashes windows at Greece's SKAI TV; no injuries

SKAI is one of Greece’s biggest TV stations and part of a media group which includes a radio station and is affiliated with Greece’s major daily newspaper, Kathimerini.

10:06 World
Nissan board aims to boost governance post-Ghosn at Monday's meeting

A panel of external directors tasked with picking an interim replacement for Ghosn have put off their selection, deciding to prioritize putting in place measures to improve governance, one of the sources previously said.

19:00 World
21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests.

18:38 World
Best picture Oscar from 1947 sells for nearly $500K at auction

One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.

17:24 World
Eliza Dushku received a secret settlement from CBS

Dushku, who was contracted for three episodes with the possibility of becoming a full-time cast member, was written off the show after she confronted Weatherly about his behavior.

17:00 World
Doors are slamming shut for Huawei around the world

Telecommunications firm Orange has ruled out using Huawei products in its core 5G network in France, and Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it's reviewing purchases of Huawei equipment.

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