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20:30 World
Alex Ross Perry to write and direct Stephen King’s 'Rest stop' for legendary

Craig Flores will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the pic for Legendary.

20:09 World
Gilets jaunes banned from protesting near Notre Dame in Paris

France’s interior minister says demonstrators are planning action on Saturday.

19:47 World
Report about pink-maned pony on Île-Ste-Hélène was a hoax

The story of a pink-maned pony on the loose on Montreal's Île-Ste-Hélène captured the hearts of many on social media on Wednesday.

19:00 World
China confirms oldest tomb with 'squatting' owner

The tomb, part of the Qingtang ruins in southern China's Guangdong Province, hosts a female aged between 13 and 18, who was placed in a squatting posture with her head missing for unknown reasons.

18:38 World
Clint Eastwood may direct 'The ballad of Richard Jewell'

The film is currently set up at Disney/Fox and could reunite Eastwood with Alan Horn, the current Disney Studios chief who worked with the filmmaker when he was in charge of Warner Bros. motion picture division.

17:24 World
Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

The group has called for non-violent civil disobedience to push the British government to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025 and to stop what it calls a global climate crisis.

16:38 World
Tiny Japanese baby is ready to go home after 5 months

Ryusuke Sekino was shown on Japanese TV on Friday sitting in his mother's arms, looking somberly around at media cameras.

15:45 World
Man's seasteading home violates Thailand's sovereignty, say officials

It filed a complaint against them with police on the southern resort island of Phuket. Thai authorities said they have revoked Elwartowski's visa.

15:27 World
Billionaires raced to pledge money to rebuild Notre-Dame. Then came the backlash

Even before the smoke had cleared, luxury goods magnate Francois-Henri Pinault - the chairman and chief executive of Kering - announced his family would donate €100 million ($157 million) to the effort.

15:01 World
Toddler dragged by dingo from Fraser Island campsite has fractured skull

Father pulls son from dingo’s jaws in the middle of the night after hearing boy’s cries getting further away from campervan.

14:44 World
Derry police blame dissident republicans for journalist's death

Lyra McKee, 29, shot during riots in which petrol bombs were thrown and cars set alight.

14:26 World
Bordeaux fire destroys $13 million worth of wine in France

A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon.

14:02 World
Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin investment project

Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who inherited a deal to give Foxconn $4 billion in tax breaks and other incentives when he took office in January, said on Wednesday he wanted renegotiation because the firm is not expected to reach its job creation goals for the state.

13:41 World
Malaysia to revive multi-billion dollar project linked to China

The Bandar Malaysia project will resume with the original contractors - a joint-venture between Malaysian firm Iskandar Waterfront Holdings and China Railway Engieering Corp (CREC) - but under a new development plan, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said.

13:28 World
Canada avalanche: Three elite climbers believed killed in Rockies

The three mountaineers were attempting to scale Howse Peak and failed to check in on schedule.

13:00 World
Homeless Australian man reunited with lost rat pet by police

Chris, 59, is a well known figure in downtown Sydney where the rat, called Lucy, is usually curled up on a box in front of him.

12:43 World
Mali violence: PM and entire government resigns

On Wednesday, a motion of no confidence was submitted as MPs blamed Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga for failing to handle the unrest.

12:02 World
Notre Dame fire cause may have been electrical

Blaze at Paris cathedral being treated as accidental but search of interior yet to take place due to safety risk.

11:38 World
France's main pilot union threatens week-long strike in May

The newspaper said the union has sent a nationwide strike notice to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne and Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud.

11:16 World
Londonderry riots: Journalist killed in 'terrorist incident' as shots fired in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder inquiry after the death of the 29-year-old woman, who was said to be covering the unrest.

10:45 World
Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe today

A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

10:27 World
China says Silk Road not geopolitical tool, understands concerns

Beijing will host a Belt and Road summit next week which 37 foreign leaders will attend, including some of China’s closest allies, though the United States which has been critical of the project is only sending low level representatives.

10:04 World
Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite

Francis’ predecessors held the traditional Holy Thursday rite in one of Rome’s great basilicas, washing the feet of 12 priests. But to emphasise its symbolism of service, Francis transferred it to places of confinement, such as prisons, immigrant centres or old age homes.

19:24 World
Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute

Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed he had won and that his camp had evidence of "widespread cheating".

19:00 World
Guatemalan presidential candidate held over 'drug plot'

US investigators say centre-right candidate Mario Estrada, 58, was seeking more than $10m (£7.7m) from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for helping the powerful Mexican criminal group to smuggle cocaine into the US.

18:38 World
Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books

Other schools look to follow after Tàber school takes out one-third of its collection, deeming the books ‘highly stereotypical and sexist’.

17:45 World
The real power of 'pulling a Beyonce'

This was true of last week's reveal that Beychella -- the nickname fans have given to the megastar's history-making 2018 Coachella set -- would be coming to Netflix.

17:24 World
The magical Italian village that 'witches' call home

Around 80 kilometers southeast of Turin in the High Langhe hills can be found a relatively unknown hamlet with a history - and present - steeped in black magic.

17:00 World
Researchers identify largest carnivorous mammals ever to live on land

Portions of the animal's jaw, skull and skeleton, including enormous teeth, were discovered in a drawer at the National Museums of Kenya.

16:16 World
NZ ex-official guilty of hiding camera in embassy toilet

Alfred Keating faces up to 18 months in prison for attempting to make an intimate visual recording.

15:45 World
US man could face death penalty over Thailand 'sea home'

Chad Elwartowski has gone into hiding with his girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet, after the navy said they had threatened the country's sovereignty.

15:27 World
The Universe’s first type of molecule is found at last

When the universe was still very young, only a few kinds of atoms existed. Scientists believe that around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to make a molecule called helium hydride for the first time. Helium hydride should be present in some parts of the modern universe, but it has never been detected in space — until now.

14:44 World
Harvard scientists say Earth was struck by an interstellar object 5 years ago

It was unprecedented. In 2017, astronomers discovered the first known interstellar object in our Solar System: 'Oumuamua, a mysterious cigar-shaped enigma, identified as our first visitor from outer, outer space.

14:26 World
After US terrorism designation, Instagram begins banning some Iranian generals

Iran's semi-official Mehr News Agency reported earlier this week that Instagram accounts belonging to some IRGC generals had disappeared.

14:02 World
Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting

Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli late on Tuesday, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take Libya’s capital from an internationally-backed government.

13:41 World
Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights

The airline said its last flight would operate on Wednesday as it was not able to pay for fuel and other critical services.

13:28 World
HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Results of the research, developed at a Tennessee hospital, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

13:00 World
Couple rescued from Australia outback after writing 'help' in mud

Colen Nulgit, 20, and his girlfriend Shantelle Johnson, 18, went fishing on Sunday in Keep River National Park, in the Northern Territory near the border with Western Australia. There are saltwater crocodiles in all waterways around the park, according to the Northern Territory government.

12:02 World
Young woman obsessed with Columbine found dead after frantic manhunt

Pais was found alone in a wooded area of Clear Creek County and appeared to have shot herself with the pump-action shotgun she had purchased after arriving in Colorado from Miami earlier this week, Phillips said at a news conference hours later.

11:38 World
Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 U.S. Justice Department official, in May 2017 appointed Mueller to look into Russian interference, whether members of Trump’s campaign coordinated with Moscow officials and whether the Republican president had unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.

10:27 World
Botswana unveils rare 20-carat blue diamond

At 20.46 carats, the gem is one of the rarest stones in the world, and "sits in the very top bracket of all-time historical blue diamond finds", the company said in a statement.

10:05 World
Saudi Arabia to host G20 Summit in November 2020 in Riyadh

The two-day summit in Riyadh will be held on Nov. 21-22, 2020, in what will be the first G20 meeting to be hosted in the Arab world.

19:49 World
Climate change protests in London: Protesters glue themselves to train

Campaigners from Extinction Rebellion have been holding demonstrations at Parliament Square, Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch since Monday.

19:24 World
Italian students' BBQ results in €13m fine for forest fire

The men, both aged 22, were barbecuing at a mountain forest home belonging to one of their grandfathers when the fire broke out on 30 December last year.

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