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18:38 World
Arab alliance close to capturing Hodeidah airport, Yemen military says

Ground troops - which include United Arab Emirates forces, Sudanese and Yemenis from various factions - have surrounded the main airport compound but have not seized it, a source in the coalition-allied Yemeni military and residents said.

16:38 World
Nigeria’s Bryan Idowu: ‘Mum and Dad were afraid for my life. I was scared too’

The Russian-born defender talks about being chased by skinheads while growing up in St Petersburg but says the country has changed and the majority will be ‘welcoming, positive and fun’.

16:21 World
Foxconn announces North American headquarters in Wisconsin

The announcement comes almost a year after the company disclosed plans to invest $10 billion over four years to build a 20 million-square-foot LCD panel plant in Wisconsin that could eventually employ up to 13,000 people.

15:45 World
'Dubai in Paris': French climate protesters fight plans for €3bn theme park

EuropaCity development on capital’s outskirts would feature ski slopes, waterpark, hotels and shops.

15:32 World
Apple signs up Oprah Winfrey in $1bn programming push

Tech giant’s partnership with Oprah looks to challenge rivals Netflix and Amazon in internet-based video.

15:01 World
China: 'The US has launched a trade war'

The announcement confirms a threat first made by President Donald Trump in March and follows months of trade talks between the two sides. A truce was announced in May, but it proved short-lived.

14:44 World
Trade war: America risks killing the global growth it needs

The week began with a chaotic G7 summit where simmering tensions over President Donald Trump's trade policies led to a deep split with America's closest neighbors and allies.

14:26 World
Congo's parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala told Reuters this week that Kabila would not be a candidate, the clearest declaration yet from a senior government official on the matter.

14:02 World
French special forces on the ground in Yemen: Le Figaro

The newspaper gave no further information about their activities. The Defence Ministry was not immediately available for comment, but its usual policy is not to comment on special forces’ operations.

13:41 World
California appeals court reinstates law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives

The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal allows the controversial law known as the End of Life Option Act to remain in effect, giving patients who have less than six months to live access to lethal medications from their doctors.

13:28 World
8-meter python slain after swallowing woman in Southeast Sulawesi

According to her family, Wa Tiba wanted to check the plantation because wild boars often destroyed the crops, Tribunnews.com reported. 

13:00 World
Theranos founder hit with criminal charges

US prosecutors said Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes engaged in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud investors, doctors and patients.

12:29 World
Eiffel Tower perimeter fence built to stop terrorism

Temporary barriers were placed around the tower in June 2016, and are now being replaced with more permanent measures.

11:38 World
DHS: 2,000 children separated at border

From April 19 through May 31 of this year, 1,995 minors traveling with 1,940 adults who said they were the children's guardians were separated due to the policy, Department of Homeland Security spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on a conference call.

11:16 World
'Heartbreaking': fire wrecks Glasgow School of Art for second time

Mackintosh building catches fire after extensive renovations following blaze in 2014, with flames spreading to neighbouring buildings.

10:00 World
Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe

Both sides will resume talks on Saturday to address the Church’s proposal to anticipate general elections and implement political reforms.

20:23 World
Researcher at center of Cambridge Analytica scandal to testify before Senate

The hearing will focus the on data privacy risks that Cambridge Analytica’s relationship with Facebook and other data sharing partnerships with social media companies can pose to consumers.

19:49 World
Out on the town: Sheep graze streets of Paris suburb

Sheep nibble placidly at a high-rise housing estate in the suburbs of Paris, not the tranquil countryside.

19:24 World
Stephen Hawking memorial sees professor's voice beamed into a black hole

'It is a message of peace and hope, about unity and the need for us to live together in harmony on this planet'

18:16 World
£720m Large Hadron Collider upgrade 'could upend particle physics'

Collider will be far more sensitive to anomalies that could lead to entirely new theories of the universe.

17:00 World
China vows fast response to US tariffs

The warning from Beijing comes as the US prepares to levy new tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese imports.

16:16 World
Fierce fighting intensifies outside Yemen's Hodeida airport

Ahmed al-Kawkabani, a Yemeni who leads a force known as the Tohama Brigade, told the Associated Press that his forces are currently positioned in Dawar al-Hodeida, Arabic for "Hodeida roundabout."

15:45 World
World Cup fever hits UN as ambassadors don their nations' soccer shirts

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, a Portuguese national, entered the Security Council chamber blowing a whistle and wearing a traditional black referee’s shirt.

15:31 World
China promises fast response as Trump readies tariffs

Trump was due to give details later on Friday of a revised list of 800 product categories, down from 1,300, according to an administration official and an industry source familiar with the list.

15:01 World
China's forgotten village swallowed by nature

Houtouwan was once a prosperous fishing village, with a 1980s population of more than 3,000 residents. However, because of its remote and hard-to-access location, its residents started to move out in the '90s.

14:44 World
Upskirting likely to become criminal offense in UK

While Scotland has had its own law on upskirting for almost a decade, there is no specific legislation against the intrusive act in England and Wales, according to the UK's Press Association.

14:02 World
Stocks fall, dollar hits seven-month high as U.S. readies China tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to impose “pretty significant” tariffs and will announce a list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday, and a second wave of products worth $100 billion has been cued up.

13:45 World
Saudi-led coalition poised to take airport of Yemen's main port city

Forces of the western-backed coalition, led by Emirati troops, have advanced to within meters of the airport, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television quoted Yemeni military officials as saying.

13:38 World
D.J. Fontana, Elvis Presley drummer, dies at 87

Karen Fontana told the Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville on Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering complications from breaking his hip in 2016.

13:00 World
Chinese defend Einstein's portrait of their people as 'filthy' and 'obtuse'

Scientist’s travel diaries from 1920s revealed racist attitudes including describing people who ‘relieve themselves in leafy woods’.

12:02 World
Exclusive: Mexico studies tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. corn, soy

Imposing such tariffs would be a last-ditch option hitting at U.S. corn farmers’ top export market, and such a move would hurt Mexico’s own industry. But it has already been increasing its imports of grains from suppliers like Brazil and Argentina that could enable it to lessen the impact.

11:38 World
AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner

The Justice Department still has 60 days to appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, even though the deal has closed.

10:45 World
Man wins $2M after using same Powerball numbers for 18 years

Michael Tran told Idaho Lottery officials he used the same numbers he's used for the past 18 years when he purchased a ticket for Saturday night's Powerball drawing from the Winco Foods store in Boise.

10:00 World
Rolls-Royce is cutting about 4,000 jobs in restructuring

The cuts will result in annual cost savings of about 300 million pounds to 400 million pounds ($400 million to $533 million), said the people, who asked not to be named discussing information that isn’t public.

19:49 World
World Cup schedule, how to watch and other things to know

n all, 64 matches will be played in 11 different cities throughout Russia. This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Eastern Europe.

19:24 World
Chicago taps Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed transit tunnels that would tie Loop with O'Hare

Emanuel’s administration has selected Musk’s company from four competing bids to provide high-speed transportation between downtown and the airport.

19:00 World
Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy

Sarah Idan was representing Iraq at the 2017 pageant in Las Vegas when she snapped a picture with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posted it online.

18:16 World
At Vidarbha, archaeologists unearth capital town of rulers who built Ajanta caves

Since ancient times, the place has been of great significance to the dynasty that ruled during 250-550 CE. It is the same dynasty that built the world-renowned Ajanta caves in Aurangabad.

17:45 World
Shipwreck secrets revealed: Cannons, anchor from treasure-laden wreck discovered

Described as one of Britain’s richest wrecks, the merchant ship President was carrying a cargo of diamonds and pearls from India when she sank during a storm in February 1684.

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