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19:00 World
Sri Lanka violence: 19 held amid Buddhist-Muslim street clashes

Nineteen people were arrested when clashes erupted in Galle province, with homes and businesses attacked and several properties damaged.

18:38 World
Ecstatic Zimbabweans celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

The 93-year-old Mugabe has been under house arrest in his lavish ‘Blue Roof’ compound in Harare, from where he has watched support from his Zanu-PF party, security services and people evaporate in less than three days.

18:16 World
Volkswagen to invest $27 billion in core brand until 2022

Most of that sum, around 14 billion euros, will be spent in Germany, Volkswagen said, adding that one of the key measures included a 1 billion euro injection to transform the carmaker’s Zwickau plant into a pure e-mobility facility.

17:24 World
2 bystanders hurt in Greek clashes with police

Youths have clashed with police in Greece’s two largest cities, injuring two bystanders.

17:00 World
'Enormous number' of parasites in North Korean defector's body, doctors say

The North Korean defector, who hasn't been identified, was a soldier who made a desperate dash for freedom Monday at the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. But the man was shot at least five times by his former comrades as he made his escape.

16:38 World
China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

Song Tao, who heads the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s international department, is visiting Pyongyang to discuss the outcome of the recently concluded Communist Party Congress in China, at which President Xi Jinping cemented his power.

16:16 World
Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Spain

They say Maduro has turned Venezuela into a dictatorship, while the government accuses them of joining forces with a U.S.-led global plot to topple him.

15:45 World
Top 5 WTA matches of 2017:

No.1 is Caroline Garcia’s titanic, three-set victory over Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals of the China Open.

15:01 World
Salvator Mundi and the mystery of the orb: is the world's most expensive painting a real Leonardo?

This painting has had a remarkable change of fortune in just a few decades. In the Fifties, Salvator Mundi ("Saviour of the World") was sold for just £45, when it was believed to be a copy. 

14:44 World
George Clooney to star in 'Catch-22' adaptation from Paramount TV

The Oscar winner and Emmy nominee is set to star and direct a limited series based on the seminal Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

14:26 World
Benedict Allen rescued with suspected malaria in Papua New Guinea

British explorer has been picked up by helicopter from remote airstrip days after going missing, agent confirms.

14:02 World
Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM flies to France for crisis talks

He resigned unexpectedly two weeks ago during a visit to Riyadh, but his resignation has not been accepted.

13:41 World
Germany bans children's 'smart' watches over surveillance concerns

Telecoms regulator urges parents to destroy the devices, which have been used to listen in on classroom lessons.

13:00 World
Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was asked in July during his closed-door congressional testimony if he had any contacts with WikiLeaks or its founder Julian Assange and he responded that he had not, according to the source.

12:43 World
Zimbabwe: huge protest called as Mugabe runs low on options

Tens of thousands expected to turn out in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare for march organised by war veterans’ groups.

12:02 World
Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been set to resume, reversing a 2014 Obama-era ban.

11:16 World
A NASA research aircraft has joined in the search for a missing Argentine submarine and its crew of 44

The submarine departed from the Argentine Armada naval base in the southern city of Ushuaia, located southwest of the Strait of Magellan, and was headed to its homeport at Mar del Plata, near Buenos Aries. The submarine was last heard from about 250 miles off of Patagonia.

10:47 World
Hong Kong football fans take a stand as Chinese anthem law looms

As the Chinese national anthem "March of the Volunteers" boomed from the loudspeakers at Hong Kong Stadium, fans erupted into full-throated boos, some waving flags, others covering their faces.

10:26 World
Official source of the foreign ministry refutes German foreign minister's statement during meeting with Lebanese foreign ministers as aimless and based on false information

It is supposed that the statement made by the German foreign minister would not represent the position of the friendly government of Federal Republic of Germany, considered by the Kingdom as a reliable partner in the fight against terrorism and extremism and the endeavor to bring about security and stability in the region.

10:00 World
Four dead as helicopter and plane collide in mid-air in Buckinghamshire

Police say two occupants of helicopter have died and two people in two-seater plane after crash near village of Waddesdon.

20:30 World
Toxic air chokes Pakistan and India

With Lahore suffering from air pollution almost equal to that enveloping Delhi, joint action to tackle the problem is urgently needed, say environmentalists.

20:09 World
Goerlitz: Why you should visit the real 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

That's because it's regularly used to backdrop to some of Hollywood's most successful movies -- including Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds."

19:24 World
Despacito’ takes home 4 Latin Grammy Awards

Luis Fonsi’s megahit featuring Daddy Yankee was the biggest winner of the night Thursday, picking up four trophies. 

18:38 World
Archaeologists uncover 30 medieval mass graves

The graves contain 1,500 skeletons, which is the record number in Bohemia from the High Middle Ages, Frolik said.

18:16 World
Earprints, tail therapy and calorie scanners: Japan's latest inventions

Each year, the nation which gave the world the bullet train, the Walkman and blue LED light showcases its latest, cutting-edge consumer technologies.

17:45 World
Peru goal celebrations trigger earthquake app alerts in Lima

An application believed the outpouring of joy was something more sinister and let users know of a potential natural disaster.

17:00 World
Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

The justice ministry on Thursday had allowed his family a bedside visit at a hospital in Parma shortly before his death. The reports said he died Friday morning but the government had no immediate comment.

16:38 World
Senators: Kushner 'withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails'

Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling.

16:22 NKR
President Bako Sahakyan received philanthropists from Armenia Nelson and Zaven Sargsyans to discuss issues

related to the implementation of a range of projects in energy and communal spheres of our country.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

16:16 World
Questions over German ministerial hopeful's 'links to Russian pipeline'

Email seen by Guardian links Wolfgang Kubicki to statement advocating potential of pipeline that critics say is opposed to EU interests.

15:45 World
Elon Musk unveils Tesla electric truck – and a surprise new sports car

Using diesel trucks now ‘economic suicide’, says Musk – but questions persist over company’s capacity to meet demand.

15:27 World
Nigeria bobsled women qualify for Winter Olympics

Driver Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga completed the fifth of their required five qualifying races on Wednesday, becoming the first African team, men or women, to qualify in the Bobsled category.

14:44 World
Mexico waterfall: Agua Azul cascades return to quake-hit river

The Agua Azul cascades, in southern Chiapas state, are famed for their bright turquoise waters and attract thousands of tourists.

14:26 World
Thieves steal $800,000 in whisky from legendary Parisian liquor store

The French president’s palace and various government offices devoted to intelligence and law enforcement are nearby, and on a weekend the neighborhood is very, very quiet.

14:02 World
Fox News bans Kiss frontman Gene Simmons for life

The Kiss frontman’s inappropriate and sexist antics during a Fox office meeting led to his being kicked off the network and out of the building for good.

13:41 World
The world's 30 highest-paid celebrities under 30

The Weeknd is the world’s highest-paid celebrity under 30, earning $92 million in the year leading to June 1, 2017, before taxes and fees. The Weeknd ranked sixth on the FORBES Celebrity 100, our list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world.

13:28 World
Images suggest North Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine: institute

The report said that throughout 2017 there had been continued movement of parts and components into and out of two parts yards adjacent to the constructions halls in the center of the shipyard.

13:00 World
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Singapore Customs said commercially traded goods from or to the North were banned from 8 November. Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two years.

12:43 World
Get ready to meet 'The Beast:' Tesla's semi-truck rolls out tonight

But Tesla is rolling into a big new market very different from the passenger vehicles it sells now. And the company is already facing major production issues with the cars it already makes.

12:29 World
The giant, glittering structures of Hainan's architectural 'arms race'

But it isn't Hainan's natural beauty that's catching the eye of visitors to the island's major cities of Sanya and Haikou in recent years.

12:02 World
Japanese rail company apologises after train leaves 20 seconds early

Operator ‘deeply’ sorry for inconvenience to passengers after the 9.44.40am Tsukuba Express pulled away at 9.44.20am.

11:38 World
'Maybe the smog can bring us together': toxic air chokes Pakistan and India

With Lahore suffering from air pollution almost equal to that enveloping Delhi, joint action to tackle the problem is urgently needed, say environmentalists.

11:16 World
Daimler to invest $755 million in China for electric car, battery production: executive

Hubertus Troska, head of Daimler’s greater China operations, told reporters that the investment was part of Daimler’s previously announced 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) global green car initiative.

10:47 World
Allianz to boost China property investment, launches mall fund

The German insurer and asset manager is betting high-end outlet shopping in China will continue to grow despite threats from online stores and a slowing economy.

10:00 World
Big bitcoin reward offered for missing world record-winning cats

Two world-record winning cats are missing, and feared dead after a house fire destroyed their home in the US.

20:09 World
China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says internet must be 'orderly'

China enforces strict internet censorship rules, which have hardened this year with new restrictions on media outlets and surveillance measures for social media sites.

19:47 World
Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Some roads have reopened in the three hardest-hit towns near the capital, Athens. But schools and other public services remain closed.

19:24 World
Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Mr Bora was used to these phone calls - a teacher by profession, he is also a wildlife photographer who has documented several rescue missions carried out by forest officers.

19:00 World
Pope rebukes climate deniers as 'perverse' in Bonn message

Francis issued a message to the Bonn meeting, which is working to implement the 2015 Paris accord aimed at capping global emissions.

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