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10:45 World
Kazakhstan says freeze lifted on $22 billion in oil fund assets

The freeze had shocked the oil-exporting nation and the sovereign fund industry, partly because of the disproportion between the size of the claim and that of the frozen assets.

10:00 World
Security, stability called top priorities in Xinjiang

The region will step up security measures in key areas and border areas as well as enforce internet management to maintain social stability in Xinjiang, which remains complicated, he said.

20:23 World
UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers

UN peacekeepers should be prepared to take offensive measures to eliminate threats, according to the report.

19:47 World
A Facebook engineer invented a new unit of time

In an online forum used by developers of open source software, the company described Flicks as "a unit of time, slightly larger than a nanosecond that exactly subdivides media frame rates and sampling frequencies."

18:38 World
The gloves were off – and the claws were definitely out – as the fur flew between these feisty brown bear cubs

As our picture sequence shows, the brothers struck poses uncannily similar to professional boxers as they stood on hind legs with their paws clenched and displayed nifty footwork to dodge each other's jabs.

18:16 World
Chinese workers have demonstrated their incredible efficiency yet again

Around 1,500 workers spent just nine hours paving the railway for a new train station in Fujian Province, southern China.

17:24 World
Anti-Trump protest in Haiti temporarily shuts US Embassy

More than a 1,000 people marched toward the embassy. They were prevented from reaching the gates by barricades set up by Haitian police.

17:00 World
Kevin Spacey cost Netflix $39 million

The source said the charge is entirely from costs associated with ending "House of Cards" and opting not to proceed with the release of "Gore," both of which starred Spacey. The actor was accused of sexual misconduct by several people late last year.

16:38 World
South Korean identified as 4th victim in Prague hotel fire

In a Tuesday statement, police say the woman was born in 1997. No other details were given.

16:16 World
Rights activists' car torched in Russia's North Caucasus

The group, Memorial, said the car was set on fire late Monday in Makhachkala, the capital of the Dagestan region.

14:26 World
U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says

More than a year into his presidency, Trump has yet to visit London and many British voters have promised to protest against a man they see as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues.

14:02 World
Indonesia looks to U.S. to relax limits on its special forces

But legal restrictions meant to ensure the U.S. military does not become entangled with rights abusers prevented contacts with Kopassus from advancing beyond preliminary levels, U.S. officials say.

12:43 World
Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson's diagnosis

Diamond, who turns 77 on Wednesday, cancelled his March tour dates for Australia and New Zealand on medical advice.

12:02 World
Hollywood's oldest working actress, Connie Sawyer, died at home after an incredibly long and prolific career

Connie reportedly passed away at her Woodland Hills home. Unclear exactly how, but she was 105 ... so presumably it's related to her age.

11:38 World
Somali citizens count cost of surge in US airstrikes under Trump

The Guardian has investigated scores of reports of US-led strikes targeting al-Shabaab, which have risen to unprecedented levels.

11:16 World
Japan: avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at ski resort

Rocks rain down on the slopes of Kusatsu-Shirane, northwest of Tokyo, injuring fifteen people.

10:45 World
Casino mogul Steve Wynn confident on Macau concession extension

Wynn’s concession with the Macau government runs until 2022, but authorities have provided little information about whether, and how, the licenses will be renewed.

10:27 World
Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw

The issue of the faulty patches is separate from complaints by customers for weeks that the patches slow computer performance. Intel has said a typical home and business PC user should not see significant slowdowns.

10:00 World
Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

Enactment by Trump of the bill allowed the government to reopen fully on Tuesday and keep the lights on through Feb. 8, when the Republican-led Congress will have to revisit budget and immigration policy, two disparate issues that have become closely linked.

20:09 World
Steven Soderbergh’s 'Unsane,' four other films added to Berlin lineup

All but one of the 24 competition films have now been selected. Nineteen of the 24 will vie for the Golden and Silver Bears.

19:47 World
Peter Jackson to direct first World War feature documentary

The film, which has been created in association with 14-18 Now, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary, will see Jackson hand-colourize and 3D digitize never-seen before footage, restored with modern production techniques.

19:24 World
Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos

A decade after the bankruptcy of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers helped trigger a global financial crisis, economic growth has returned and stock markets are hitting record highs.

19:00 World
Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

Private news channel TVN24 broadcast hidden-camera footage Saturday of neo-Nazis celebrating what would have been Hitler's 128th birthday in a wooded area in southwestern Poland last spring.

18:38 World
Matt Lauer kicked out of Hamptons home by wife Annette Roque

The newspaper reports he has since been living nearby in another Hamptons property so he can be near his children.

18:16 World
Angola ex-vice president misses corruption trial in Portugal

Portuguese prosecutors accuse Manuel Vicente, the African country's former deputy leader and one-time head of national oil company Sonangol, of corruption, money-laundering and forgery.

17:45 World
Protest turns violent in Gujarat, buses set ablaze in Mehsana, Gandhinagar

The Supreme Court had cleared Padmaavat for nationwide release by staying the notifications of Rajasthan and Gujarat governments, which had prohibited screening of the film following protests by the Rajput community.

16:38 World
Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress remembered at funeral

The actress, a former star of TV soap Home and Away, was remembered at a church service in Sydney on Monday.

16:16 World
Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement over losses in state oil firm PetroVietnam.

15:45 World
Calls for change in Hollywood at the SAG Awards

The show began as it traditionally does, with actors discussing how they became actors.

14:02 World
Iran says warplanes warned off two western vessels during drill

The vessels approached the area of the drills early on Monday to monitor Iranian ships, said Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, spokesman for the drills, according to Tasnim news agency.

13:31 World
Craft and tech mingle at French couture house Fournie

Yet Fournie’s high-tech approach is barely noticeable in his latest Asian-inspired collection, on view on Tuesday during Paris’ Spring/Summer Haute Couture Week, one of fashion’s ultimate display of craftsmanship.

13:00 World
Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement over losses in state oil firm PetroVietnam.

12:02 World
US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

The shutdown began at midnight on Friday, when lawmakers failed to agree on an extension to federal funding.

11:38 World
Sydney train passengers injured in crash

The accident happened at the end of a railway line in Richmond, in the city's north-west, about 10:00 local time on Monday (23:00 Sunday GMT).

11:16 World
German political deadlock ends as SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

At a special party congress in Bonn, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) voted to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance, a move that brings a new, Merkel-led administration closer to reality.

10:45 World
Meet the Russian Winter Olympians fighting to clear their names

The 32-year-old Kryukov is training in Italy at the moment, but the Russian is in a strange kind of limbo for an athlete at the top of his game -- he doesn't know if he'll ever be able to compete again.

10:27 World
Davos organizer still counting on Trump to attend

Trump is due to speak at the gathering of politicians, business chiefs and bankers on Friday, the final day of the four-day event.

10:01 World
Japan's Abe avoids timeline for amending pacifist constitution

Abe’s wariness over setting a timeline reflects the delicate task he faces amending the constitution’s Article 9, which if taken literally, bans a standing military.

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