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19:47 World
No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared of raping a teenage woman. Judges ruled that the so-called "wolf pack" gang had not assaulted her.

19:24 World
Southwest Airlines flight turns back after human heart discovery

Southwest Airlines says the organ was flown to Seattle from California, where it was to be processed at a hospital to have a valve recovered for future use.

19:00 World
Remains of US Revolutionary War frigate discovered off UK coast

Originally a merchant vessel named Duc de Duras, the ship was built in France and donated to the American cause by King Louis XVI in 1779.

18:38 World
Swedish mission discovers 18th Dynasty tomb in Upper Egypt's Aswan

The mission, operating in Gabal Al-Selsela area in Kom Ombo, Aswan, announced that the tomb was located five metres underground and consists of a burial chamber and two sided rooms without any decoration.

18:16 World
Parrot uses owner's Amazon Alexa to order shopping, play music

So far Rocco the African Grey, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, U.K., has demanded treats such as strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream.

17:45 World
13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeast

Rescuers were attempting to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police said. National Disaster Response Force workers joined local authorities in the rescue effort.

16:38 World
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed

The findings, published today in the journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics, advance astronomers' knowledge about how planets evolve.

16:16 World
7 reasons why Audrey Hepburn is the ultimate style icon

A quick look through pictures of the screen icon at the height of her fame, from film sets to paparazzi shots, immediately highlight just how many fashion items Hepburn launched and just how relevant they still are today.

15:45 World
California could have seismic impact on 2020 Democratic presidential race

The reshuffling means California voters, who can cast ballots weeks before primary election day, will be helping to determine a nominee at the same time as those in traditional early primary states such as New Hampshire.

15:27 World
Dutch church holding non-stop service to block deportations hopes for Christmas miracle

The congregation hopes to convince Dutch authorities to make an exception to immigration rules on humanitarian grounds.

14:07 World
Veteran Bangladeshi opposition leader attacked as poll tensions surge

Mahbub Alam Hanif, a senior official of the ruling Awami League, dismissed the accusation against his party’s supporters.

13:41 World
Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix air bag, brake problems

The first recall covers about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019.

13:28 World
Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high

The number of journalists imprisoned on charges of 'false news' rose to 28, up from 21 last year and nine in 2016, according to the CPJ, a U.S.-based nonprofit that promotes press freedom.

13:00 World
Spend the night in the world's tallest treehouses

Crawling out of our mosquito-net covered beds, perched high in wooden treehouses that tower over the jungle floor, we grab our binoculars for a closer look as these lively animals leap through the trees in the distance, the leaves around them shaking wildly as the branches bounce up and down.

12:28 World
Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may 'wreak havoc'

Cyclone Owen is moving slowly over waters off the Northern Territory with winds of up to 200km/h (124 mph), meteorologists said.

12:02 World
Inside the secret US military mission that located the Titanic

Speaking to CNN on Thursday about now-declassified events, Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean.

11:38 World
Miss USA apologizes to fellow contestants after barrage of criticism

Summers, who was joined in the video by Miss Colombia, Valeria Morales and Miss Australia, Francesca Hung, was attending the Miss Universe pageant in Thailand, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday in Bangkok.

10:49 World
New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence

Rising production from Latin America has led groups from North Africa and the Balkans to change the drug trade, EU agency says.

10:27 World
The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in October, just weeks after a little-known social activist alleged he had heard of a plot to assassinate the president from a police officer.

10:06 World
Indian court rejects call for probe into jet deal with France's Dassault

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale planes has become a major political controversy because of the escalating price and a decision to pick billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense as a domestic partner.

20:09 World
Seal found on doorstep reunited with family

The pup was discovered when the woman in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, opened her front door on Tuesday morning.

18:38 World
Arrested Cannibal Corpse guitarist reportedly had military-style flamethrowers and was warning of the rapture

Bail was set at $50,000 when O’Brien was arrested for burglary and assault, after allegedly entering a neighbour’s home in Northdale, Florida, and shoving her to the floor.

18:16 NKR
Artsakh Republic President signed the Artsakh Republic laws on making changes and amendments to the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law

'On Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy', on making changes and amendments to the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law 'On Energy', on making a change in the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law 'On State Duty', and on making a change in the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law 'On Licensing'.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

17:00 World
Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Rahul Walke had been "meditating under a tree" in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve, officials told PTI news agency.

16:38 World
Police appeal to find Strasbourg gunman

Some 700 members of the security forces are searching for Chérif Chekatt, 29, on the Franco-German border.

15:45 World
10 luxury cars that will rule the roads in 2019

By all accounts, 2019 will be largely similar, with luxury aesthetics, raw power and eco-minded engines leading the way. Here are 10 models to look forward to next year.

15:27 World
Yokozuna, controversies and a 'Dump Truck': a sumo history

The origins of sumo date back 2,000 years and it was from the 17th century that saw its rise as a spectator sport. However, viewing figures and homegrown participants have declined over the past two decades with the sport also under the spotlight due to a number of controversies including a lack of women’s access.

15:01 World
Free Solo review – jaw-dropping high jinks on a 3,000ft rock face

A daredevil with a samurai’s intensity, Alex Honnold scales a vertiginous cliff without ropes in this visually staggering documentary.

14:26 World
Virgin Galactic's Thursday test flight shoots for record heights

The company has conducted three test flights over the past eight months that have pushed its supersonic plane progressively higher.

13:28 World
Detained in China: Canadian businessman known for ties to North Korean leader

When North Korean leader Kim launched a bid to engage the world and attract international investment this year, Spavor was uniquely positioned to play a role.

13:00 World
Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Included in the observations is this remarkable image of the energetic gas, or plasma, flowing out from the star.

12:02 World
India's ruling party aware it must tackle problems after state poll setbacks

Disgruntled voters blamed the slow pace of job creation and weak farm prices for the Hindu nationalist party’s defeat in the states, two of which it ruled for three straight terms.

11:16 World
China detains second Canadian citizen, state media reports

Michael Spavor was 'being investigated' by the Dandong city branch of China’s ministry of state security and the probe started on 10 December, according to a government news agency in northeastern Liaoning province.

10:45 World
More than 200 women accuse famous Brazilian spiritual healer of sexual abuse

Prosecutors received flood of complaints against João Teixeira de Faria in country’s first major #MeToo scandal.

10:27 World
China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor since Dec. 10, an official news site for the Liaoning province government said on Thursday.

10:16 World
Vitol, rival oil traders in spotlight of Brazil bribery probe

Federal prosecutors allege the European multinationals and some smaller players collectively paid at least $31 million in bribes over a six-year period to employees at Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras to sell them oil at sweetheart prices.

20:09 World
May fights leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril

Speaking outside her Downing Street residence hours before the vote of confidence on her leadership, May said she would battle for her premiership with everything she had.

19:24 World
Tall tree Centurion passes 100-metre mark, creating milestone for Tasmanian wilderness

Discovered a decade ago, the Eucalyptus regnans tree hadn't quite reached the mark when it was first measured at 99.7 metres.

19:00 World
There’s a beach where the sand looks just like popcorn

That’s where you’ll find a beach that looks like it’s covered in popcorn, smartly named Popcorn Bay.


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