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20:00 World
Rihanna appointed an ambassador of Barbados

Not only is she a singer, actress and head of the Fenty brand, which includes cosmetics and lingerie, but now the star has been appointed "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" to her home country of Barbados.

19:47 World
May says Brexit talks have hit impasse, EU must produce alternative plans

May said she could not agree to any deal which treated Northern Ireland differently to the rest of the United Kingdom.

19:00 World
Hayabusa-2: Japan hopes for historic asteroid landing

On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft despatched a pair of "rovers" to the 1km-wide space rock known as Ryugu.

16:38 World
Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

The killings came days after the region's largest rebel group asked officers to quit the Kashmiri police force and stay away from counterinsurgency operations.

16:16 World
Conor McGregor cashes in with new six-fight UFC deal

Terms were not disclosed, but White said the deal could make McGregor the most money in the sport, especially given his pay-per-view appeal.

15:45 World
Sino-Japanese War shipwreck found in Liaoning

The remains of weapons found on Jingyuan Photo: Courtesy of SACH's National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

14:26 World
Mexico's president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

Mr López Obrador's flight from the southern state of Oaxaca to Mexico City was delayed because of heavy rain.

13:41 World
Brazilian women mobilise against 'misogynist' far-right candidate

Jair Bolsonaro, who has called women idiots and issued taunts about rape, could be the next president. For the 2.5m women who joined a new Facebook group, something had to be done.

13:33 World
New California law: Want a plastic straw at a restaurant? Ask for it

The bill, which only applies to full-service restaurants, was signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. Customers who want a plastic straw still will be able to request them from the restaurant under the law.

13:00 World
Suge Knight trial: Rap mogul pleads no contest over hit-and-run death

The Death Row Records founder made the plea to avoid charges of murdering one man and attempting to murder a second with his pick-up truck in Los Angeles.

12:43 World
The world's busiest airport revealed

That's according to 2017 travel data released Thursday by Airports Council International.

12:29 World
This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails

A little-known Windows feature will create a file that stores text extracted from all the emails and plaintext-files found on your PC, which sometimes may reveal passwords or private conversations.

11:16 World
Golf Digest helps free illustrator wrongly jailed for murder

Valentino Dixon’s drawings, published in the magazine, brought attention to the poor evidence on which he was convicted in 1991.

10:27 World
Cuba's president meets U.S. Senator Corker amid tense bilateral relations

Relations between the old Cold War foes have deteriorated over the past year due to Trump’s hostile stance on the Communist-run island and what the United States has called a spate of “health attacks” on its diplomats in Havana.

10:00 World
Vietnam's President Quang dies after 'serious illness'

Vietnam has no paramount ruler and is officially led by the president, prime minister and Communist Party chief. Experts say the presidency is largely ceremonial.

19:49 World
Hungary: Court cuts Syrian's sentence over migrant riot

The case stems from rioting at the Hungary-Serbia border on Sept. 16, 2015, when dozens of police officers, migrants and some journalists were injured in clashes a day after Hungary closed the frontier, stranding hundreds of migrants.

19:24 World
Meghan Markle beats Kate Middleton with first solo royal engagement milestone

Kensington Palace has confirmed the Duchess of Sussex will attend the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy by herself.

19:00 World
Build walls on seafloor to stop glaciers melting, scientists say

Barriers could halt slide of undersea glaciers and hold back sea level rises predicted to result from global warming.

18:16 World
Grassley sets Friday deadline to hear back from Kavanaugh accuser

An attorney for Ford said in a statement to CNN on Wednesday that Grassley's "rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth."

17:00 World
In Colombia, victims of sexual abuse speak out after peace deal

After trekking through the jungle for days to find the rebel camp, Yeimy pleaded for her husband’s release but the FARC commander, known by the nom de guerre Pepito, demanded a terrible price, she said.

16:38 World
Spike Island: Unraveling the mysteries of 'Ireland's Alcatraz'

In an attempt to learn more about the men who perished on this prison island, bioarchaeologist Barra O'Donnabhain began excavating the convict graveyard in 2013.

15:45 World
Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

Kurz, whose country currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, and EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Cairo over the weekend for talks with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a top army general who took office in 2014.

15:27 World
Shiites across Mideast mark Ashoura, mourning saint's death

Some beat their backs with chains, flagellating themselves in a symbolic expression of regret for not being able to help Hussein before his martyrdom.

14:44 World
Global economic growth has peaked, warns OECD

Leading thinktank scales back forecasts and warns escalating trade war is denting investment.

14:02 World
Shinzo Abe set to be Japan's longest-serving PM after winning party vote

Reelection as Liberal Democratic leader means Abe is likely to overtake previous record and use mandate to revise pacifist constitution.

13:33 World
Nestle puts skin health unit up for sale to focus on food, nutrition

Nestle said it was exploring strategic options for the unit, saying “the future growth opportunities of Nestle Skin Health lie increasingly outside the group’s strategic scope” and its focus on food, drinks and nutritional health.

13:00 World
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George Balanchine.

12:43 World
New York inmate's golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder

Valentino Dixon's colour pencil drawings of golf courses were featured in Golf Digest - prompting advocates to uncover flawed evidence in the case.

12:29 World
Amazon's use of merchant data under EU microscope

Vestager said the issue was about a company hosting merchants on its site and at the same time competing with those same retailers by using their data for its own sales.

12:02 World
Feds say they lost track of 1,488 migrant children

That number represents about 13 percent of all unaccompanied children the administration moved out of shelters and foster homes during that time.

11:38 World
Suspect in killing of parents at Pennsylvania retirement home in custody

An official with Chester County Emergency Services confirmed to CBS News early Thursday morning that Rogal was in custody, but would not comment on reports on social media that he had was injured or possibly killed before or during apprehension.

11:16 World
New landslide kills at least 4, buries houses in Philippines

The avalanche surged down on about 30 rural houses after daybreak in Naga city in Cebu province, Roderick Gonzales, the city police chief, told The Associated Press by telephone as he helped supervise the search and rescue.

10:49 World
Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

But it left open a burning question: Will the concessions North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is offering be enough to convince the U.S. to meet any of his demands?

10:27 World
Landslide in Philippines kills four, dozens feared trapped

Rescuers were looking for about 50 to 80 people, city councillor Carmelino Cruz told the ANC news channel.

10:00 World
China plans import tariff cuts as soon as October

The move was in line with Beijing’s pledge to its trading partners - including the United States - that it would take measures to further increase imports.

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