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14:02 World
Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder

Miss Millane, 22, disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body in the outskirts of the city.

13:41 World
Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Mr Mallya, who left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts worth more than $1bn (£785m), will appear in a London court on Monday.

13:00 World
Prosecutors indict Nissan, Ghosn, reports say as focus on CEO role

Nissan, which fired Ghosn as chairman a few days later, has said the misconduct was masterminded by the once-celebrated executive with the help of former Representative Director Greg Kelly, who was indicted along with Ghosn, according to the reports.

12:02 World
Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request

Just over a week ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the extradition and on Wednesday a Turkish court issued arrest warrants.

11:38 World
Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder

Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city.

10:27 World
Euro zone recession risk climbs, rate rise conviction wavers

The survey, taken during a period of extreme gyrations in global financial markets, also found it was a close call for economists on whether the ECB would hike its main refinancing rate in a year’s time, and it may be pushed into early 2020. The rate is currently zero.

10:00 World
Italy must be treated like every other country

A government source said on Friday that the Italian ruling coalition aimed to send a revised budget to the EU on Wednesday.

19:00 World
Congo's outgoing president Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023

The president also said there were no plans to alter the new mining code in the foreseeable future.

18:38 World
France's 'yellow vest' protesters detained and tear-gassed

Officers fired rubber bullets and hundreds of canisters of tear gas at the demonstrators, some of whom had set vehicles on fire.

17:26 World
Christmas sleigh restaurant rides into tropical Malaysia

Strapped into rollercoaster-like seats, the Santa in the Sky patrons dine next to prancing reindeer models and a mannequin of jolly St Nicholas far above the city's busy traffic.

16:16 World
Police arrest protester who told children that Santa wasn't real

Aaron Urbanski was arrested for trespass after officers were called to a church in Cleburne, North Texas, which was hosting breakfast with Father Christmas.

15:29 World
Saudi Arabia hosts GCC summit amid Qatar tensions, Khashoggi crisis

The one-day annual gathering of leaders from the six member states is expected to focus on security issues, including the Yemen war and Iran’s regional activities, and may touch on oil politics and a protracted boycott of Qatar by some neighbors.

15:01 World
Thousands march against Serbian president’s autocratic rule

An opposition alliance called Saturday’s protest after assailants recently beat up and seriously injured a leftist party leader and his associates in a southern Serbian city.

14:36 World
Dog found waiting for owners where house once stood after California wildfires

According to an animal rescue group, K9 Paw Print Rescue, a family that was finally able to come back to where their house once stood found their dog waiting for them.

13:31 World
Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist's death

Kushner offered the de facto Saudi ruler advice "about how to weather the storm" following the death of Khashoggi, the Times reported on Saturday, citing a Saudi source familiar with the conversations.

11:48 World
2018 is worst year on record for gun violence in schools, data shows

Research cited by Sandy Hook Promise counted 94 incidents, a near 60% increase on the previous high, 59, set in 2006.

10:57 World
Future Yemen should hold no Iranian-backed threat

The United States is encouraging the Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi movement to fully engage in peace talks taking place in Sweden, said Timothy Lenderking, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs.

17:00 World
Australia data encryption laws explained

The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and crime.

16:38 World
Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished.

16:16 World
Spaniard convicted for 1977 killing of five leftist lawyers arrested in Brazil

Carlos García Juliá was arrested as he was walking down a street, official said, and Spain is expected to request extradition.

15:01 World
500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river

The skeleton of a man, dating back around 500 years, has been discovered face down in the mud under London's River Thames, with his thigh-high leather footwear remaining virtually intact.

14:26 World
Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

The Chang'e-4 mission will see a static lander and rover touch down in Von Kármán crater, located on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

14:02 World
Jubilant Malays rally after Malaysia refuses U.N. racial equality pledge

Groups representing Malays, who account for around 60 percent of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic population, raised fears that signing the UN pledge could have undermined Malay privileges and threatened Islam’s status as Malaysia’s official religion.

13:55 World
Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots

Dozens of streets in central Paris were closed to traffic, while the Eiffel Tower and world-famous museums such as the Musee d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre were closed.

13:28 World
Egypt investigating couple pictured nude on top of Khufu pyramid

The three-minute video recorded at night, which has stirred outrage and controversy among Egyptians on social media, shows parts of the climb as a man and a woman scale what appears to be the Great Pyramid of Giza with the skyline of Cairo in the background.

13:00 World
Kevin Hart says he won't host Oscars after furor over homophobic tweets

The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality.

12:29 World
Wall Street ends lower after a down week

The declines extended losses from earlier in the week and hit nearly every sector, led by technology firms.

11:38 World
Belgium's revamped Africa Museum triggers request by DRC

Congolese president’s desire for restitution of artworks will be considered, says director.

11:16 World
Bail hearing for Huawei exec reveals fraud allegations at heart of international strife

Meng Wanzhou was taken into custody on Dec. 1 at the Vancouver airport. The arrest, carried out at the request of authorities in the United States, has infuriated the Chinese government and worsened pre-existing tensions between the two global heavyweights.

10:45 World
Huawei awaits ՛right conclusion՛ in CFO՛s arrest

Huawei released a brief statement Saturday in China following a bail hearing in Vancouver for Meng Wanzou, its chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder.

10:27 World
New Zealand police launch murder probe over missing British woman

Grace Millane, who was traveling the world after finishing university, went missing a week ago. She had arrived in New Zealand on Nov. 20 and was last seen in the evening of Dec. 1 in central Auckland.

10:03 World
Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

The simultaneous filings extend the protracted battle between Uber and Lyft, which as fierce rivals have often rolled out identical services and matched each other’s prices.

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