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14:44 World
Oscar nominations: Seven things to look out for

Efforts to make it less old and less white have resulted in a significant influx of younger voters, people from ethnic minorities and a wider spread of international members.

14:26 World
Blue hole in South China Sea officially world’s deepest

Sansha Yongle Dragon Hole, which is 300.89 meters deep, is now officially the deepest ocean blue hole in the world, China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC) announced on its Wechat account on Sunday.

14:02 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received member of the Union of the Armenian Doctors of France, president of the 'Hay-Med' Medical Humanitarian Association,

anesthesiologist- resuscitator Jean-Michel Ekherian. Various issues related to the healthcare sphere were discussed at the meeting attended by Artsakh Republic minister of healthcare Arayik Baghryan.
The President expressed gratitude to Jean-Michel Ekherian for his consistent support to Artsakh and realization of a number of philanthropic projects in the healthcare sphere handing in the 'Vachagan Barepasht' medal to him.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:41 World
Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

Canadian officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications, but their report is not expected in the immediate future, a source close to the matter said last week.

13:28 World
Dollar near three-week high after IMF cuts growth forecasts

Market watchers say the dollar may also come under pressure as the U.S. government shutdown begins to weigh on domestic growth.

13:00 World
France summons Italian envoy over Africa remarks

On Sunday, Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its policies in Africa.

12:43 World
Ruth Bader Ginsburg to have cameo in The Lego Movie 2

She was not required to do voice work for the film, but has given filmmakers permission to use her likeness.

12:02 World
Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe, the brain behind The Ordinary brand, dies aged 40

Company’s acting CEO says staff are ‘heartbroken’ following loss of founder, which comes months after he was removed from his role.

11:38 World
'The only thing we can do is adapt': Greenland ice melt reaching 'tipping point,' study finds

The findings could have dire implications for the planet's low lying islands and coastal cities. Eight of Earth's 10 largest cities in the world are near coasts, and 40% to 50% of the planet's population live in areas vulnerable to rising seas.

11:16 World
As China's economy falters, some fund managers look to bonds

He's not alone in favoring Chinese bonds over equities. Slowing growth signals an earnings slump after a brutal 2018, when the Shanghai Composite index .SSEC tumbled 25 percent.

10:27 World
The top 26 billionaires own $1.4 trillion - as much as 3.8 billion other people

Billionaires, who now number a record 2,208, have more wealth than ever before, according to an Oxfam International report published Monday. Since the global financial crisis a decade ago, the number of billionaires has nearly doubled.

20:11 World
African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

The new president will be the first to take power through an election since Congo’s independence in 1960, when Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was toppled in a coup after less than three months in office.

19:00 World
China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui for breaking rules

Between March 2017 and November 2018, He forged ethical review papers and recruited eight couples to participate in his experiment, resulting in two pregnancies.

18:38 World
Canada wants to reclaim moose statue record from Norway

Mayor Fraser Tolmie of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, said his own's statue, Mac the Moose, held the record for 31 years, until it was taken in 2015 by a silvery statue erected between Oslo and Trondheim.

18:16 World
Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died

Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session musician David Briggs said Young died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

17:24 World
Tony Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo,' dead at 78

Mendez's family and literary agent confirmed his death Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, Md. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease, according to the statement.

15:45 World
US teen denies mocking Native American

A video appeared to show some of the boys laughing and jeering as Omaha elder Nathan Phillips sang and drummed in Washington.

15:27 World
Zimbabwe: South Africa refused emergency loan request

Zimbabwe's government had hoped the cash would help stabilise the economy and resolve fuel shortages in the country.

14:44 World
Cruise like a rock star aboard Virgin Voyages' first ship

The Richard Branson-backed cruise line has just released renderings of the ship's 78 luxury "RockStar Suites," which will be located on the ship's 15th deck.

14:02 World
China's economic growth slowest since 1990 amid trade war with US

Fears China may not be able to help shore up weakening global growth as GDP figures are slowest nation has reported in 28 years.

13:28 World
Two more rappers accuse Ariana Grande of copying their songs for '7 Rings' as she apologizes for racially charged remarks

After being accused of stealing lyrics and flow from rapper Princess Nokia, rappers Soulja Boy and 2 Chainz have called out the former Nickelodeon starlet for allegedly biting their work for her latest track.

13:00 World
European power firms aim to harness electric car batteries

With millions of electric cars expected on European roads over the next decade, utility firms see both an opportunity to sell drivers more electricity and a risk that surges in charging at peak times could destabilize stressed power grids.

12:29 World
The Crown: Gillian Anderson 'to play Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season 4'

The actress, 50, will portray the former-Prime Minister during her 11-year tenure, which saw her in office from 1979 to 1990, reports The Sunday Times.

12:02 World
Roger Federer stunned by Stefanos Tsitsipas at Australian Open

Much of the crowd in Sunday's night session were sure to be stunned given the result but, unusually for a Federer match, Tsitsipas also received a healthy dose of support against his idol.

11:38 World
A political game: Why Thailand's election will be a win for the military

The hashtag #delaymyass has trended on Thai Twitter in recent weeks, with a series of small but significant protests also taking place -- a poignant show of opposition during a period in which free speech advocates have been prosecuted and face years in prison.

11:16 World
Gillibrand and Gabbard questioned on past views

In a growing 2020 field, Gillibrand, who succeeded Hillary Clinton as a New York senator, could be one of the more substantial candidates.

10:27 World
China's 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen

Policymakers have pledged more support this year to reduce the risk of massive job losses, but have ruled out a “flood” of stimulus like that which Beijing has relied on in the past, which quickly juiced growth rates but left a mountain of debt.

10:05 World
Western Australia claims BHP owes up to $215 million in underpaid iron ore royalties

BHP quickly disputed the claim, saying long-standing deductions it makes to account for the cost of selling Western Australia iron ore had been consistently audited and accepted by the state as part of calculations on how much the world’s biggest miner owed it in royalty payments.

19:00 World
Anarchist group claims December attack on Athens church

The group, which calls itself the ‘Iconoclastic Sect’, made the claim on a Spanish web page, and said December’s attack outside the Saint Dionysios church in the heavily policed, upmarket Kolonaki neighborhood, was just the start.

18:16 World
Chicago officer sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Video of Van Dyke firing repeatedly at the 17-year-old was released a year later, and led to street protests.

17:34 World
Indian woman, 60, chased to her death off rooftop by gang of monkeys

Savitri Devi was sitting with her daughter-in-law Renu in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district when they were attacked by the primates, local police said.

15:45 World
The 20 photographs of the week

Gunfire and explosions in Nairobi, fast food at the White House, a great white shark off the coast of Oahu and the Australian Open tennis – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists.

15:29 World
Thousands march beside coffin of killed Gdansk mayor

Poles mourn the critic of the ruling party’s anti-immigration policies Pawel Adamowicz who was stabbed at a charity event.

15:13 World
Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands

Rail, bus and air traffic and all services stopped in Tunisia and street protests drew thousands on Thursday in a one-day nationwide strike to challenge the government’s refusal to raise salaries.

14:26 World
Justin and Hailey Bieber are tying the knot again

But this time, they're doing it in the sunshine and inviting a bunch of their friends and family, including another very famous couple.

14:02 World
Supermarket retailer Casino to sell six stores to rival Leclerc

Earlier this week, Casino reported a slight slowdown in revenue growth during the fourth-quarter as anti-government protests in France impacted its business, although Casino kept its overall financial targets.

13:41 World
Mexican pipeline blast during fuel raid kills at least 21

Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state north of Mexico City, as people screamed and cried for help.

13:28 World
Saudi Arabia gives women full control over childbirth procedures

This includes decisions on how they want to deliver and whether they want to undergo a Caesarean section or any other surgical procedure.

12:43 World
Vogue sorry for misidentifying journalist Noor Tagouri

The 24-year-old said she was "heartbroken and devastated" after discovering that Noor Bukhari's name had been printed next to her picture.

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