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19:00 World
The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession

For the record, an Ozraptor is an abelisauroid theropod dinosaur that lived in modern-day Australia during the Middle Jurassic period.

18:38 World
India's markets regulator probes prescient messages in WhatsApp groups

Citing unidentified sources, the Business Standard newspaper said SEBI had summoned chief financial officers and company secretaries of at least 12 firms over the issue of whether prescient social media messages involving them were being circulated. 

18:16 World
Sinister sound of Tyrannosaurus Rex heard for first time in 66 million years

For a new BBC documentary, naturalist Chris Packham visited Julia Clarke, professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Texas, to test out a the theory that dinosaurs actually sounded more like birds and reptiles, than today’s predatory mammals.

17:12 World
Побережье Финского залива покрылось ледяными шариками

Жители Северной столицы делятся фотографиями в социальных сетях. Ледяные шарики составляют 5–10 см в диаметре.

17:00 World
Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

The disgraced paralympian was allegedly involved in a fight over the use of a public phone, a prison department spokesman told the BBC.

16:16 World
Electrical problems shorten second Zumwalt-class destroyer’s builders trials

Harmonic filters are used in complex electrical systems to prevent unintended power fluctuations from damaging sensitive equipment.

15:27 World
Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, maybe most importantly, on your Android lock screen.

15:01 World
Thousands still without power after storm Ana hit France

Enedis, the body in charge of France's electricity network, said in a statement Tuesday that more than 1,500 agents are being deployed to help restore power.

14:44 World
Blast in Austrian gas plant kills one, injures 18

Sonja Keller, a Red Cross official, told the Austria Press Agency that the explosion took place at a plant in Baumgarten an der March, east of Vienna.

14:26 World
UK inflation rate rises unexpectedly to 3.1 percent

Official figures Tuesday show that the annual inflation rate in Britain rose to 3.1 percent. The increase was unexpected — most economists predicted a modest decline to 2.9 percent from the previous month's 3 percent.

13:41 World
Taiwan's Far Eastern Int'l fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

Also in October, a cyber-security firm, BAE Systems Plc, said that a North Korean hacking group was likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan.

13:00 World
China building network of refugee camps along border with North Korea

Document suggests at least five camps are being set up as Beijing prepares for possible influx of refugees should Kim Jong-un’s regime collapse.

12:43 World
Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals from ‘Oumuamua, an object from another solar system.

12:02 World
Tasmanian tigers were in poor genetic health, study finds

Australian scientists sequenced the genome of the native marsupial, also known as the thylacine.

11:38 World
World's best buildings? 2018 RIBA International List revealed

Somewhere among these 62 individual buildings drawn from 29 countries are the four that will eventually be scrutinized by the 2018 RIBA International Prize grand jury.

11:16 World
Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

Apple said Shazam would be a “natural fit” with its Apple Music streaming service and it would help users discover new songs.

10:47 World
South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

China has been particularly angered at the deployment of U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying its powerful radar can see far into China and will do nothing to ease tension with North Korea.

10:26 World
Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

Spread betters pointed to a modestly firmer start on most European bourses, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were up a slim 0.04 percent.

10:02 World
Amazon's cloud unit expands in China, with new partner in Ningxia

China launched strict new regulations in June that require foreign firms to store data locally and outsource hardware elements to local partners.

20:30 World
Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn.

20:12 World
Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

Hailed as ‘enormously significant’, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntington’s genetic mutation.

19:47 World
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides, which farmers and weed experts say harmed crops because they evaporated and drifted away from where they were sprayed.

19:00 NKR
President Bako Sahakyan signed a law on making a change to the law “On Civil Service”,

a law on making changes and amendments to the law “On Public Service”, and a law “On Approving the Three-Year Plan of State Statistical Activities of the Artsakh Republic for 2018-2020 ".
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President


18:16 World
'Fargo' actor Steve Reevis dead at 55

Reevis passed Thursday at a hospital in Missoula, Montana. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

17:24 World
Rahul Gandhi named chief of India's Congress party

Gandhi was elected to the post unopposed Monday and succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi, for the top job in the party.

17:00 World
EU to increase efforts in Middle East peace process

Mogherini uses Netanyahu visit to reiterate support for two-state solution after US recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

16:16 World
Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years

Sales by the world's 100 biggest arms producers increased 1.9% from the previous year to reach $374.8 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

15:45 World
Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel, which originated in the city of Khan Younis, had penetrated several hundred meters inside Israeli territory, finishing a kilometer away from the nearest village in Israel.

15:27 World
Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas to reopen from early 2018

The ministry of culture and information said it would begin issuing licences immediately and that the first cinemas were expected to open in March 2018.

14:26 World
Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas

Move forms part of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.

14:02 World
'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

13:51 World
José Mourinho in post-match fracas over Manchester City’s ‘noisy’ celebrations

Police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff from Manchester United and City after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and punches were thrown and Mikel Arteta, one of Pep Guardiola’s assistants, was left with blood streaming down his face.

13:28 World
China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

Beijing regularly calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue between it and the United States. In September, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year, which authorises mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States.

13:00 World
Pro tips: Shooting Hong Kong like a street photographer

He has his eye on a sliver of light across Des Voeux Road West, which seems to cast a spotlight on a retro diner, known locally as a cha chaan teng.

12:43 World
Zaira Wasim: India man held for molesting Bollywood star on flight

Zaira Wasim, 17, said a "middle-aged man" sitting behind her had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and back while she was "half-asleep".

12:29 World
Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Chelsea Lauren posted a video on social media that appeared to show Homme kick her as she took pictures close to the stage on Saturday night.

12:02 World
Bitcoin makes debut on futures market

Contracts rise from $15,460 to $16,000 in the first hours of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

11:16 World
Two people were killed and two others injured when a small plane crashed into a home in a San Diego neighborhood, fire officials said

According to CBS affiliate KFMB, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department chief Brian Fennessy said the plane's pilot reported a catastrophic engine failure shortly after takeoff from Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport to the east.

10:47 World
UK snow: Power and travel disruption across country

The deepest snow recorded was 30cm (12in) in Sennybridge, near Brecon, while High Wycombe saw 17cm.

10:26 World
Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

The launch on Sunday night may have caused an early outage of the Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets’ (CBOE.O) website. The exchange said that due to heavy traffic on the CBOE Global Markets website, the site “may be temporarily unavailable.”

10:26 World
Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

The launch on Sunday night may have caused an early outage of the Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets’ (CBOE.O) website. The exchange said that due to heavy traffic on the CBOE Global Markets website, the site “may be temporarily unavailable.”

10:00 World
Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela's socialists eye 2018 presidency race

Latest official results gave him 41 of 42 mayorships counted. No one doubted the socialists’ big win given three of the biggest opposition parties were abstaining.

19:00 World
Pantone's 2018 color of the year Is 'provocative and thoughtful'

Pantone called the 2018 color “dramatically provocative and thoughtful” in its announcement.

18:38 World
Californian communities are under siege as destructive wildfires continue their rampage

The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter.

18:16 World
UK foreign minister arrives in Iran to lobby for jailed aid worker

Johnson will also meet President Hassan Rouhani, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and other officials, the state news agency IRNA said on Saturday in its report on the visit.

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