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20:11 World
Elliott urges eBay to restructure business to double market value

EBay shares, which lost a quarter of their value in 2018, rose 12.2 percent to $34.78 before the bell and were on course for their best performance in a year in response to the letter from one of the U.S. financial world’s best-known activist investors.

19:24 World
Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vie for glory with 10 nominations each

Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama and the Olivia Colman period comedy head list of nominees, with A Star Is Born and Vice each on eight.

19:00 World
Hotel cleaner arrested after pedestrian killed by falling window on busy Hong Kong street

A police source said officers were investigating whether the woman, 39, had opened the window to ventilate the room because of the smell of cigarette smoke.

18:16 World
Spanish rescuers hoping to reach toddler who fell down borehole finish digging tunnel

Angel Garcia, the leading engineer coordinating the search-and-rescue, said they had to temporarily stop digging early Monday to perform maintenance on the drill used to make the vertical shaft.

16:38 World
Hong Kong hotel owners’ group urges members to step up safety checks after falling window kills woman

Michael Li Hon-shing, executive director of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners, which represents 90 per cent, or around 200 of the city’s hotels, expressed shock over the “unfortunate” incident.

16:16 World
The new elite’s phoney crusade to save the world – without changing anything

Today’s titans of tech and finance want to solve the world’s problems, as long as the solutions never, ever threaten their own wealth and power.

15:45 World
Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala was on missing plane, French authorities say

A small plane – a Piper Malibu – travelling from Nantes to Cardiff went missing near the Casquets lighthouse, with Sala one of two people on board.

15:27 World
$5 billion Dubai megaresort rises from The World

Comprising six man-made islands styled after a mix of European countries and cities, when completed this $5 billion megaproject will be able to accommodate 16,000 tourists in the height of travel luxury.

15:01 World
Ronaldo in court for tax evasion charge

A judge refused the player's request to appear by video or to enter the building by car to avoid the spotlight.

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.

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