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15:27 World
Macron's attempt to quell yellow vest protests satisfy few

With promises of a tax cut for 15 million people, an end to the shuttering of rural hospitals and schools and the closure of the national administration school — his alma mater — Macron's speech was an attempt to meet some of the demands of the protesters who have shaken his presidency.

15:01 World
Newer drugs fuel AstraZeneca quarterly sales beat

Sales in China have shown explosive growth, more than doubling since 2012, but AstraZeneca executives on Friday said that may not be sustained.

14:02 World
Police seize 'super obedient' lookout parrot trained by Brazilian drug dealers

Bird was taught to alert criminals to officers’ presence, according to reports: ‘As soon as the police got close he started shouting’.

13:41 World
Debenhams' planned closures put about 1,200 jobs at risk

Debenhams’ lenders took control of the retailer earlier this month in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders.

13:00 World
Soviet Modernism: Exploring Central Asia's ornate architectural style

The blending of the two styles is visually arresting. It's also a far-cry from the drab, soulless designs often associated with Soviet-era architecture.

12:29 World
Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

The cyclone has brought 220km/h (140mph) winds and has already killed three people on the island nation of Comoros.

12:02 World
Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

Two bodies were found in a mine shaft earlier this month and a third one was found on Thursday.

11:16 World
Judge blocks Trump administration 'gag rule' on abortion referrals

Federal court bars enforcement of measure aimed at fulfilling president’s pledge to end federal support for Planned Parenthood.

10:45 World
The anti-gay extremist behind America's fiercely strict abortion bans

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading civil rights organization, designates her non-profit Faith 2 Action, as a hate group for its work against LGBTQ rights.

10:27 World
Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

The U.S. embassy in Sri Lanka also urged its citizens to avoid places of worship over the coming weekend after authorities reported there could be more attacks targeting religious centers.

10:02 World
Daimler first-quarter weighed by China slowdown

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) dropped to 2.80 billion euros in the first quarter, falling behind analyst expectations of 2.89 billion euros.

20:09 World
Lazio blame ‘isolated elements’ for Mussolini banner and Bakayoko abuse

Gazzetta dello Sport published a video clip of Lazio fans chanting insults about midfielder Bakayoko outside San Siro before the game.

19:24 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan held a meeting with young actors of the Stepanakert State Dramatic Theater named after Vahram Papazyan

Issues related to the theater and republic’s theatrical life were on the discussion agenda. The Persident noted with satisfaction that a group of talented young actors has already been formed in Artsakh, considering it among the important foundations of the theater's future.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

18:16 World
Graeco-Roman era tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

An Egyptian-Italian archaeological mission working at the Aga Khan Mausoleum area in Aswan has discovered a rock-cut tomb dating back to the late Pharaonic Graeco-Roman period.

17:24 World
'Death by a thousand cuts': vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

Millions of hectares of pristine tropical rainforest were destroyed in 2018, according to satellite analysis, with beef, chocolate and palm oil among the main causes.

17:00 World
China's top feed producer New Hope builds three pig farms in Vietnam

The farms, located in Thanh Hoa, Binh Phuoc, and Binh Dinh provinces, will produce 930,000 pigs in total every year, with construction to be completed by 2021, according to New Hope Group.

16:38 World
China seeks to allay fears over Belt and Road debt risks

Western governments have tended to view it as a means to spread Chinese influence abroad, saddling poor countries with unsustainable debt.

15:45 World
Egypt Coptic monks sentenced to death for killing bishop

Bishop Epiphanius, 64, was found dead in a pool of blood in July 2018 at a desert monastery north-west of Cairo.

15:01 World
Aid groups sue France to stop boat donation to Libya's navy

Europe has relied heavily on the Libyan coast guard, which is part of the navy, to intercept migrants bound for Europe and return them to the detention centers, where disease is widespread and migrants say they face routine abuse.

14:26 World
Egypt renews three-month nationwide state of emergency

Egypt has imposed a state of emergency to combat in recent years to combat Islamist militants. Before the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt had long stretches of emergency rule.

13:41 World
Belt and Road forum: China's 'project of the century' hits tough times

Raft of countries including Turkey have refused to attend latest summit amid growing concern about debt diplomacy.

13:28 World
South Korean electronics giant Samsung is developing its own blockchain network and eyeing the issuance of its own token further down the road

An exclusive CoinDesk Korea report on Tuesday, citing a person “familiar with Samsung’s internal situation,” said that the company’s blockchain task force – part of its wireless division – is building a blockchain mainnet based on ethereum.  The work, however, is still at the “internal experimental” stage.

13:00 World
$13.6B record-breaking solar park rises from Dubai desert

In its eighth year of development, satellite images give a sense of scale already: miles of photovoltaics arranged along neat east-west lines, their uniformity at odds with the creases and crinkles of the sands surrounding the energy plant.

12:43 World
100-year-old shipwreck remains wash up on North Carolina coast

The Town of Surf City shared photos of the wooden remains of the ship, known as the William H. Sumner, which washed up about 150 miles off of Barnacle Bill's Pier.

12:29 World
Japanese woman is arrested after an airport X-ray uncovers 19 exotic animals including blue-tongued lizards hidden in luggage bound for Japan

The 27-year-old was arrested at Melbourne Airport after police allege an x-ray revealed the 17 shingleback lizards and two blue-tongued lizards in mesh packages within her luggage on Tuesday.

11:16 World
Florida police duo who slammed black teen's head suspended as outrage grows

Cellphone video of the incident, which has been widely shared on social media, also captured the two white officers body slamming the boy, Delucca Rolle, to the ground and smashing his face into the concrete several times.

10:45 World
Facebook said on Wednesday that it expected to be fined up to $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations

The penalty would be a record by the agency against a technology company and a sign that the United States was willing to punish big tech companies.

10:27 World
Lockdown at Sri Lanka central bank amid bomb scare, airport road also shut

Authorities also shut off the entry road to Colombo’s main airport after a suspicious vehicle was identified at a nearby car park.

10:00 World
Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualties

Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles).

20:00 World
Rotten eggs: e-waste from Europe poisons Ghana's food chain

Toxins from old computers, fridges and other electronic goods are polluting chicken eggs in an area where 80,000 people live.

19:24 World
Leonardo DiCaprio in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s 'Nightmare alley'

Del Toro will direct the pic and co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. “Nightmare Alley” is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment, with Fox Searchlight acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the film.

18:38 World
Egypt president could rule until 2030 as constitutional changes backed

The National Election Authority said 88.8% of those who took part endorsed the proposals. The turnout was 44.3%.

18:38 World
Crusader skeletons discovery sheds new light on the Crusades

The Crusades were a series of religious wars that began in the 11th century and lasted until the 13th century when the Christian crusaders were forced out of their last strongholds in what is now Israel and Lebanon.

18:16 World
Potentially dangerous fungi are living on space stations and spacecraft right now

But we have no idea if they're harmful for astronauts and scientists need to do much more research to figure that out.

17:45 World
Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman.

17:24 World
Specialist says Notre Dame organ unharmed by fire

Pascal Quoirin, a specialist who restored the Notre Dame organ in 2017, has checked the instrument and says it did not suffer any damage in the blaze that destroyed most of the roof.

17:00 World
Endgame review – unconquerable brilliance takes Marvel to new heights

The climactic movie in the Avengers series is an irresistible blend of action and comedy, guaranteeing a sugar rush of delirious enjoyment of its many pleasures.

16:38 World
San Francisco Chronicle: Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

Marking April 24, 1915, considered the start of the massacre of the Armenians, Erdogan said nations who accuse Turkey of genocide have a "bloody past."

15:45 World
The UK has already had more wildfires in 2019 than any year on record

The hot spell in February and the recent Easter heatwave have contributed to a total of 96 major wildfires of 25 hectares or larger, eclipsing the previous high of 79 across the whole of 2018.

15:27 World
Greaco-Roman era tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

Mostafa Waziri, the general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explains that the mission found inside the tomb parts of a painted wooden coffin.

15:01 World
Ruins identified as wall of imperial kiln plant in China's ceramic capital

Archaeologists said the ruins, found at the south foot of Zhushan Mountain in Jingdezhen, China's ceramic capital, have been confirmed as the western wall of an imperial kiln plant.

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