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12:43 World
China bans all meat from Canada alleging forged customs certificates

The Chinese embassy in Canada announced the move in a statement Wednesday, saying the decision had been sparked by the discovery of "ractopamine residues" in a batch of pork sent by Canadian company Frigo Royal on June 3.

12:29 World
Stan Lee's 'first novel for adults' to be published this autumn

Spider-Man and X-Men creator’s teenaged-superhero story A Trick of the Light also to be released this week as audiobook.

12:02 World
Europe's June 2019 heatwave

The potentially deadly heatwave - caused by a plume of hot air from the Sahara, according to meteorologists - has already caused a rush on fans and the cancellation of exams for some teenagers in France.

11:38 World
'World's best restaurant' is France's Mirazur

The eatery on the French Riviera came top in the annual competition organised by the World's 50 Best Restaurants.

11:16 World
San Francisco becomes first US city to ban sale of e-cigarettes

The city is fighting the rise of youth vaping despite Juul, the biggest producer of e-cigarettes, being right in its backyard.

10:05 World
Australian media giants demand an end to curbs on press freedom

The rare show of unity by Australia’s usually tribal media industry underscored concern about a lack of legal protection for journalists. The issue grabbed international attention earlier this month when police raided the ABC’s head office in Sydney and a News Corp editor’s home over separate reports.

19:47 World
Italy to host 2026 Winter Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to hold the 2026 Winter Olympic Games in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

19:24 World
Heatwave to scorch Europe, France amid Women's World Cup as hot weather alerts triggered

Meteorologists have placed more than a half of France, including Paris, on alert for high temperatures through the end of the week when temperatures may reach up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the country as summer tourist season shifts into high gear.

19:00 World
European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

Facebook last week announced plans to launch Libra within the first half of 2020, part of an effort to expand beyond social media to e-commerce and digital payments.

18:38 World
Icelanders tire of disrespectful Instagram influencers

The Nordic country has long been considered an "Instagrammable destination" but now locals say the island has an issue with inconsiderate influencers.

18:16 World
'Climate apartheid' between rich and poor looms, UN expert warns

A UN expert has warned of a possible "climate apartheid", where the rich pay to escape from hunger, "while the rest of the world is left to suffer".

17:24 World
Chernobyl and the dangerous ground of 'dark tourism'

It's also a tourism hotspot, a place where visitors seemingly strip off for selfies in front of abandoned buildings and snap artistically macabre shots of ruined relics.

16:16 World
IATA calls for Greek investment in air traffic control, airports

IATA said Greece must also contain airport charges and expand terminal and runway capacity to maximize the potential of its air transport industry, which contributes about 17.8 billion euros ($20.3 billion), or 10.2%, to gross domestic product.

15:45 World
AbbVie to buy Botox-maker Allergan in $63 billion deal

Allergan shareholders will receive 0.8660 AbbVie shares and $120.30 in cash for each share held, for a total consideration of $188.24 per Allergan share, a premium of 45% to Allergan’s Monday close.

14:26 World
35-stone mum of twins is so dangerously obese she’s planned her funeral – but can’t stop bingeing on cheese and chocolate

Weighing in at 35 stone and a size 32, the 34-year-old mum of twins is classified as super morbidly obese - and it's not surprising given that every night when the kids are asleep she gorges on cheese and Snickers milkshakes.

14:02 World
Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont, said his plan would wipe out college debt for 45 million Americans and be funded with a tax on stock, bond and derivatives transactions that would raise about $2.2 trillion over 10 years.

13:51 World
Hackers hit global telcos in espionage campaign

Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cyber security firm Cybereason said the attackers compromised companies in more than 30 countries and aimed to gather information on individuals in government, law-enforcement and politics.

13:44 World
Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border

The woman and three children may have been dead for days before they were found by U.S. Border Patrol near the Rio Grande in South Texas on Sunday, according to a local law enforcement official, who asked not to be named.

12:43 World
Dutch emergency line hit by KPN telecoms outage

The disruption, which lasted four hours, originated from national carrier KPN, and affected other providers linked to its network.

12:02 World
These are the 2019 nominees for UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites

This week the committee responsible for the list begins 11 days of deliberations in Baku, Azerbaijan, to decide which destinations should be added to a portfolio that already names 1,092 sites in 167 countries.

11:38 World
Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says

A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday suggests that the link is strongest for certain classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs.

11:16 World
US moves migrant children after reports of poor conditions at Texas facility

More than 300 kids were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

10:27 World
Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont, said his plan would wipe out college debt for 45 million Americans and be funded with a tax on stock, bond and derivatives transactions that would raise about $2.2 trillion over 10 years.

10:00 World
Credit Suisse combines unit InvestLab with Spain's Allfunds

Credit Suisse will take an 18% stake in the combined businesses. The transaction will have a limited regulatory capital benefit and is expected to result in a 0.5% return on tangible equity increase for the financial year 2019, the Zurich-based bank said.

18:16 World
Air Canada investigating how a passenger woke up alone, inside a darkened plane

In a post on Air Canada’s Facebook page, Tiffani Adams said the incident occurred on June 9 following a flight home from Quebec City to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

17:45 World
India halts attempt to retrieve climbers' bodies on Himalayan mountain

All eight of the climbers are presumed dead after disappearing May 26 on Nanda Devi East, a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain.

17:24 World
Hard Rock's Dominican Republic resort, where two US tourists died, pulls minibars from all rooms

The resort said in a statement that it is also contracting with a U.S. health care facility to ensure that the clinic at the resort “is complying with all international and U.S. standards of care.”

17:00 World
Eldorado Resorts to buy Caesars Entertainment for about $8.5 billion

Icahn, who has been pressing for a sale of Caesars, held a 14.75% stake in the company as of March 31, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon.

15:45 World
Swedish court’s decision to free Chinese suspect ‘a major setback’ for global fugitive hunt

Qiao Jianjun – who was arrested a year ago and is wanted by Beijing on suspicion of having embezzled millions of dollars – was released after an extradition hearing on Tuesday.

15:27 World
China will not allow G20 to discuss Hong Kong, says foreign minister

Foreign powers have no right to interfere in ‘internal affair’, says Zhang Jun, as Beijing also calls for trade compromise.

15:02 World
Sweden detains Chinese man again, this time at U.S. request

Qiao Jianjun was released from Swedish custody on Wednesday, an indication Sweden’s supreme court will turn down an earlier Chinese request for his extradition, according to his Swedish lawyer, Henrik Olsson Lilja.

14:02 World
SpaceX is about to launch 152 dead people's remains into orbit aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket

The mission, called Space Test Program-2 (STP-2), is slated to lift off between 11:30 p.m. ET on June 24 and 2:30 a.m. ET on June 25, weather permitting.

13:41 World
Dave Bartholomew, credited by many with creating early rock ‘n roll in his work with Fats Domino,

has died at age 100 at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, his son said. He was 100 years old.

13:28 World
Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks

Regional tensions have flared in recent days. The U.S. abruptly called off military strikes against Iran in response to the shooting down of an unmanned American surveillance drone on Thursday.

13:00 World
Plane spotting, photo shoots at Thailand's controversial airport beach

Tourists stand on the shoreline, scanning the cloud-free skies for approaching aircraft, some looking at their phones for flight data.

12:43 World
Air Canada: Woman wakes up alone on dark, parked plane

Tiffani Adams said she fell asleep while flying from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June. When she woke up, she was freezing cold and still buckled into her seat, but the aircraft was parked.

11:38 World
Arab world turns its back on religion – and its ire on the US

Survey of 25,000 people in Middle East and North Africa also shows 52% of 18- to 29-year-olds are thinking about migrating.

11:16 World
China scraps list of recommended auto battery suppliers

China, the world’s largest new energy vehicle (NEV) market, has seen increased investment from South Korean battery makers LG Chem Ltd and Samsung SDI Co Ltd amid expectations for a gradual change in policy.

10:45 World
Bangladesh train derailment over canal kills five, injures 100

The train was crossing a bridge on its way to the capital, Dhaka, from the eastern city of Sylhet when it went off the rails, police superintendent Mohammad Shahjalal said.

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