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12:29 World
Australian brothers guilty of IS plane bomb plot

Two men linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up a flight using a concealed bomb.

10:45 World
Iran's Zarif questions U.S. coalition for 'peaceful resolution' in Middle East

Iran’s foreign minister on Friday questioned the United States’ plans for a coalition for “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives.

10:27 World
Taiwan cuts ties with Kiribati amid China tension

China claims Taiwan as its territory, and says the democratic island has no right to formal ties with any country.

10:00 World
Images suggest N.Korea building ballistic subs

Researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and satellite operator Planet Labs have told NHK that they have analyzed images of a shipyard in the eastern port city of Sinpo.

20:01 World
Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau

Time magazine published the photo on Wednesday, saying it was taken from the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. It shows the then 29-year-old Trudeau wearing a turban and robe, with dark makeup on his hands, face and neck.

19:00 World
Black panther found prowling roofs in French town

Astonished residents in Armentières near Lille gazed at the powerful feline walking along a second-floor ledge and going in and out of an open window for nearly an hour on Wednesday.

18:16 World
Shark circles oblivious Australian surfer in drone footage

Christopher Joye, who was patrolling the area as part of a volunteer search and rescue service, said he captured the footage Saturday at Werri Beach in New South Wales, about 85 miles south of Sydney.

17:45 World
Lawyer in Dutch organized crime trial shot dead in Amsterdam

Police said 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot in a suburb on the edge of the Dutch capital by a man dressed in black who fled on foot. Police said witnesses put the gunman's age at between 16 and 20.

17:00 World
Beijing Daxing International Airport: China's new mega-airport ready to open

Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) will see its first commercial flight take off around September 20, according to Chinese state media, with main tenant China Southern planning to deploy an Airbus A380, the world's biggest airliner, for the maiden journey.

16:38 World
Exploring London's abandoned underground stations

Several stations have come and gone in the 150 years or so since then -- some never actually opened in the first place.

16:16 World
Tesla takes on Porsche with superfast Plaid Mode

Many Tesla (TSLA) cars already offer Ludicrous Mode, which is quicker than the previously available Insane Mode. Using Ludicrous Mode, a Tesla Model S can scurry from a dead stop to 60 miles an hour in less than 2.5 seconds.

15:45 World
Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Some posts will be hidden from under-18s while others promoting "miraculous" weight loss products will be removed.

15:27 World
Huawei: Microsoft president seeks resolution to tech ban

Microsoft's president has called on the US to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company's computers.

14:44 World
Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’

Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate.

14:26 World
Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and new share repurchase program

The board of directors also approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $40 billion in share repurchases. The new share repurchase program, which has no expiration date, may be terminated at any time.

14:02 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received president of the Armenian Athletic Federation R. Emmiyan and prominent opera tenor V. Tadevosyan

Issues related to the development of sports, culture and upbringing of the younger generation in the republic were on the discussion agenda. Artsakh Republic minister of education, science and sports Narine Aghabalyan, minister of culture, youth affairs and tourism Lernik Hovhannisyan, chairman of the Artsakh Republic Athletics Federation Arthur Tovmasyan partook in the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:41 World
Weakened Netanyahu seeks Israeli unity government with rival Gantz

Making the surprise offer, Netanyahu, head of the right-wing Likud party and Israel’s longest-serving leader, said in a video clip that in the run-up to Tuesday’s election, he had pledged to form a right-wing government.

13:37 World
Fire and hail push insurers to rethink climate change risks

Kaisel is the kind of customer making insurers rethink their approach to climate change so they can sell policies without incurring too much risk.

13:28 World
Trump visits border wall construction in California to cap three-day trip

He was joined by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and other border officials, who echoed the president in describing the importance of the barrier.

12:43 World
Trump strips California of power to set auto emission standards

The waiver allowed the state - America's most populous - to set stricter standards than the federal government.

12:02 World
Tokyo court clears former Tepco executives of negligence over Fukushima disaster

Former Tepco Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and one-time executives Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all found not guilty by the Tokyo District Court.

11:38 World
Democratic donor charged with running 'drug den' after two overdose deaths

Prosecutors say Ed Buck preyed on men struggling with addiction and homelessness and gave dangerous doses of drugs to victims.

11:16 World
Obama says presidents should avoid social media in apparent Trump jab

Former president also said TV should be avoided: ‘Those are two things I’d advise, if you’re a good president, not to do.

10:45 World
California family find mountain lion lounging in their bathroom

The big cat wandered into the home in the Sierra Nevada foothills and took refuge in the bathroom before being coaxed out.

10:27 World
Canada's Trudeau apologizes for dressing up in brown face, election chances could suffer

The image of a 29-year-old Trudeau with his face in dark make-up is a major challenge for a leader who often speaks about the need to fight racial discrimination and who has three prominent ministers of Indian descent in his cabinet.

10:02 World
Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban, who have been carrying out nearly daily attacks since peace talks with the United States collapsed earlier this month, said the target was a nearby government intelligence department building in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province.

20:01 World
E-cigarettes banned, announces Nirmala Sitharaman after cabinet meet

The Prohibition of e-cigarettes Ordinance, 2019, was recently examined by a Group of Ministers (GoM) following directions from the Prime Minister’s Office.

18:38 World
19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

The 19-year-old's heroics helped Salzburg thrash Belgian side Genk 6-2 in their group-stage opener and sees his electrifying start to the new season continue.

17:25 World
SpaceX испытала аварийные системы Crew Dragon

Компания испытала системы аварийного спасения, предназначенные для отведения корабля от опасного носителя.

17:24 World
Irish businessman abducted and assaulted in 'horrific attack'

Kevin Lunney runs firms formerly owned by Seán Quinn, who racked up €2bn debt in gamble on Anglo Irish Bank.

17:00 World
US attack on WHO 'hindering morphine drive in poor countries'

Claims have hurt efforts to help people around world in acute pain, say palliative care experts.

16:16 World
Fernando Ricksen, former Rangers and Netherlands footballer, dies aged 43

Ricksen, who won 12 caps and was signed by Rangers from AZ Alkmaar for £3.75m, raised awareness of motor neurone disease and funds to tackle it through the Fernando Ricksen Foundation.

15:45 World
WW2 hero, 96, marries man, 50, after hiding true sexuality for his entire life

George Montague, 96, who lives in Brighton, aims to be the "oldest gay man" in the UK after being married to a woman for more than 20 years and having three kids.

15:01 World
Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil attack

Yemen’s Houthi movement, an ally of Iran battling a Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition for more than four years, has claimed responsibility and said it used drones to assault state oil company Aramco’s sites.

14:44 World
Israel's Netanyahu teetering in close election race

The ballot’s wildcard, former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, emerged as a likely kingmaker as head of the far-right Yisrael Beitenu party.

14:26 World
The Valley of the King is located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor, and is known to contain 63 tombs, including Ramses II, Ramses III and Pharaoh Seti

The most famous of the bunch though, KV62, belonged to the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun and was not excavated until 1922 by Howard Carter, under Lord Carnarvon.

13:28 World
Arrests following cannabis operation in Tasman District

Tasman Police have arrested two men and seized assets worth approximately $5 million dollars following a major operation in the district.

12:43 World
Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Dries Mertens' penalty and Fernando Llorente's late goal following an uncharacteristic Virgil van Dijk error consigned the Reds to a fourth successive defeat on the road in the Champions League group stages.

12:29 World
Ukraine's former national bank chief fears for life after arson attack

Valeria Gontareva was also injured last month when she was knocked down by a car in London, where she now lives.

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