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20:01 World
Chinese cafe paints dogs to look like giant pandas

The cafe -- in the southwestern city of Chengdu, close to the native home of the giant panda -- also offers a dyeing service for people who want to transform their own pets into pandas.

19:47 World
Zuckerberg faces grilling on Facebook's ambitious digital currency plans

That political heat has led several of its key financial partners including Mastercard, Visa, PayPal and eBay to abandon the project. 

19:24 World
Spirit Airlines close to agreeing major Airbus order

Such a deal would be the first for the European planemaker since the United States imposed 10% tariffs on some of the planes it offers to U.S. carriers last week, as part of a long-running transatlantic trade dispute over aircraft subsidies.

19:00 World
Google claims it has achieved 'quantum supremacy' – but IBM disagrees

Task that would take most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years ‘completed by quantum machine in minutes’.

16:38 World
Lion Air families told of fatal Boeing 737 crash causes

Indonesian investigators focused on a system used to improve handling and prevent stalling on the Boeing 737 Max, which crashed killing 189 people.

16:16 World
86-year-old arrested in connection with 40-year-old murder case

Mason was discovered in central Texas by East County Sheriff's deputies living under the alias Walter James Allison, according to sheriff's deputies in Idaho, where the killing happened nearly 40 years ago.

15:27 World
SoftBank's massive WeWork bailout hands ousted founder $1.7 billion golden parachute

SoftBank (SFTBF) will pump $5 billion into The We Company and accelerate a $1.5 billion equity investment originally due to the company next year, according to a statement released by the two firms.

15:01 World
Five-star Tottenham lifts the gloom in north London with hammering of Red Star

Memories of last season's improbable run to the Champions League final have rapidly started to fade, as just two wins in its previous 11 matches has already left Spurs 13 points adrift of Premier League leader Liverpool, out of the League Cup against fourth-tier Colchester and on the receiving end of a Champions League humiliation to Bayern Munich.

14:44 World
Man accidentally wins Lotto jackpot twice because of mistake filling out ticket

The Australian Lotto winner filled out the second row on his winning ticket with the same numbers as the first because he had to clear the line.

13:41 World
China factory production key as Tesla reports third-quarter results

The U.S. electric vehicles maker is under pressure to ramp up output globally, and the Shanghai plant’s production schedule is crucial if it wants to reach its ambitious target of an annualized production rate of 500,000 vehicles by the end of the year.

13:29 World
Lion Air families told 737 MAX design flaws linked to deadly crash

The briefing slides showed that a lack of documentation about how systems would behave in a crash scenario, including the activation of a “stick shaker” device that warned pilots of a dangerous loss of lift, also contributed.

13:00 World
Indonesia cabinet unveiled, includes president's main rival

The CEO and co-founder of ride sharing and payments firm Gojek as well as a former chairman of Inter Milan soccer club, were also named to the cabinet, confirming earlier reports.

12:43 World
The couple giving away one of the largest private collections of Marcel Duchamp

The Levines both advocate experiencing modern and contemporary art in an intimate environment, and their Washington, D.C. home -- as well as retired trial lawyer Aaron's office -- is chock full of artworks by t

12:02 World
Marieke Vervoort: Paralympian ends life through euthanasia at age of 40

Vervoort, who won gold and silver at the London 2012 Paralympics, and two further medals at Rio 2016, had an incurable degenerative muscle disease.

11:38 World
Chinese state TV blacks out NBA season opener after threat of 'retribution'

CCTV customarily shows the first game of the NBA season, which started in North America on Tuesday night, the early hours of Wednesday in China.

10:45 World
Chris the sheep: Merino with famously overgrown fleece dies

The animal generated global attention in 2015 after being spotted in the wild carrying what was described as six years' worth of wool.

10:27 World
Biogen, Eisai revive plans for Alzheimer's drug, surprising market

The field of experimental Alzheimer’s treatments is littered with high-profile failures, with many major drugmakers abandoning the race to develop a medicine for a disease that makes up 60%-70% of an estimated 50 million dementia cases globally.

10:05 World
Toyota's luxury Lexus brand plans battery EV launch in 2020

At the unveiling of a concept model of a futuristic EV hatchback ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, he added that the goal is for sales of Lexus electric vehicles, including battery electrics and gasoline hybrids, to outpace sales of the luxury brand’s gasoline vehicle models by 2025.

20:04 World
California: PG&E warns of fresh shutoffs for 500,000 due to fire weather

Utility began notifying customers it could begin shutoffs as early as Wednesday and any blackouts would last at least 48 hours.

19:24 World
Chinese 'panda' pet cafe raises eyebrows

But a new "panda" cafe in Chengdu in south-western China - internationally known as the home of the giant panda - is raising eyebrows and a lot of concern.

18:38 World
Joker movie opens a Pandora’s Box in Greek politics

The incident triggered outrage on Greek social media with thousands of users firmly condemning the raid, describing it as “fascist” and “authoritarian state”.

18:16 World
Rihanna's new book is an autobiography for the Instagram age

The book contains over 1,000 photos -- a testament to Rihanna's status, not just as a musician, designer and businesswoman, but as a visual icon. Aside from brief captions and headings, there are no words at all, not even an introduction.

17:45 World
Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2020

And if that wasn't reason enough to visit, next year it's the centennial anniversary of the world-famous Salzburg Festival, an annual summer celebration with music, theater and cultural events taking place across the city.

16:39 World
European stocks inch up on earnings, sterling hovers before Brexit votes

British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) was stranded at the base of the STOXX index with a 5.5% fall after it cut its full-year sales forecast for the second time this year.

16:16 World
The race to build a flying electric taxi

For any commuter the prospect of being whisked to and from work in a fraction of the time it usually takes is pretty irresistible.

15:55 World
Olympic flame or dating ad? Paris 2024 logo divides opinion

The new design at once depicts the Olympic flame within a gold medal, and the hair and lips of Marianne - the personification of the French Republic since the 1789 revolution.

14:44 World
Danish lighthouse put on wheels to move it away from eroding sea

A 120-year-old lighthouse has been put on wheels and rails to move it away from the North Sea, which has been eroding the coastline of north-western Denmark.

14:26 World
Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

The Liberals had won or were leading in 156 out of 338 seats in Monday’s vote, according to Elections Canada. That put the Liberals far short of the 170 seats needed for a second straight majority government.

14:09 World
Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

The teacher’s union called the work stoppage last week after contract negotiations failed to produce a deal on pay, overcrowding in schools and a lack of support staff such as nurses and social workers.

13:00 World
Chris the sheep: Merino with famously overgrown fleece dies

The animal generated global attention in 2015 after being spotted in the wild carrying what was described as six years' worth of wool.

12:43 World
Naruhito: Japan's emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

The emperor, 59, officially began his reign in May after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito.

12:29 World
In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfil duty

Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but Tuesday’s “Sokui no Rei” was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world.

10:27 World
Canada's Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government

The Liberals had won or were leading in 156 out of 338 seats in Monday’s vote, according to Elections Canada. That put the Liberals far short of the 170 seats needed for a second straight majority government.

10:00 World
Japanese emperor publicly proclaims his enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

Naruhito became emperor in May in a brief, tradition-filled ceremony but Tuesday’s “Sokui no Rei” was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world.

20:01 World
World's oldest pearl to go on display in Abu Dhabi

The 8,000-year-old pearl was uncovered at an archaeological site on Marawah Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi, according to the emirate's Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT).

19:24 World
DRDO starts work on ‘next-gen’ hypersonic weapon

Hypersonic weapons are specifically designed for increased survivability against modern ballistic missile defence systems. These missiles are capable of delivering conventional or nuclear payloads at speeds not imagined hitertoo over long ranges.

19:00 World
Tornado strikes Dallas, cutting power to thousands

Video footage showed the tornado touching down in the north of the city at about 21:00 local time (02:00 GMT), with winds of 70mph (113km/h).

18:39 World
Thai consort stripped of titles for 'disloyalty' to crown

She was appointed in July, just two months after the king's marriage to Queen Suthida, his fourth wife.

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