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19:47 World
Australian detective interrupts his own news conference to rugby tackle fleeing suspect

Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards was talking to reporters outside the Maroochydore Magistrates’ Court in Queensland Wednesday when shouts rang out behind him.

19:00 World
China's vanishing beards and mosques

Authorities provided rare access to religious sites and senior Islamic officials to support their claim that their policies only target violent religious extremism, not faith itself.

17:09 World
Success of China’s belt & road initiative depends on deep policy reforms, study finds

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries—but it must be accompanied by deep policy reforms that increase transparency, improve debt sustainability, and mitigate environmental, social, and corruption risks, a new World Bank Group study on the BRI transportation corridors has found.

17:00 World
In Greta Thunberg's footsteps: the climate kids fighting for their future

No longer feeling quite so powerless, Cowie persuaded his mother to help him stage a parallel protest outside New York’s City Hall in early December.

16:38 World
Canada resettled more refugees than US in 2018, UN says

The findings were released as part of the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) annual Global Trends Report, which found that more than 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution.

15:27 World
Chinese former Interpol president Meng Hongwei appears in court on bribery charges

In a trial at Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday, Meng was accused of using various positions he held from 2005 to 2017 to help companies and people make illegal gains, and of accepting bribes of over 14 million yuan (US$2 million).

14:02 World
Cassius's Philippe Zdar dies in fall from Paris building

French producer worked for acts including Phoenix, Kanye West and the Beastie Boys.

13:41 World
Cool weather hits UK retail sales in May in gloomy sign for economy

Compared with May 2018, sales rose by the least since October last year, up 2.3%. The Reuters poll had pointed to growth of 2.7%.

13:28 World
Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

While Iran’s state news agency IRNA carried the same report, identifying the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk, a U.S. official said a U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton had been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.

13:00 World
Huge goldfish caught in New York state's Niagara River

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper said in a Facebook post that the 14-inch goldfish was caught near a treatment plant in a Niagara River.

12:43 World
New cat-fox species with wide ears and short whiskers identified in Corsica

There are just 16 cat-foxes roaming around the northern parts of the Mediterranean island of Corsica, and efforts are being made to make them a protected species.


12:02 World
Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040

Seawalls could cost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, with Florida facing $76bn, report finds.

11:38 World
Nxivm trial: Keith Raniere found guilty on all counts in sex cult case

Jury sided with prosecutors, who said Raniere used blackmail and starvation and to force women into becoming ‘first-line slaves’.

11:16 World
Tory MPs set to select the final two from four in the party leadership contest

Boris Johnson - on his 55th birthday - wins another round, with Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid remaining in the race.

10:27 World
Fed sees case building for interest rate cuts this year

Even as the U.S. central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for now, the shift in sentiment since its last policy meeting was marked.

10:00 World
Deutsche Bank faces investigation for potential money-laundering lapses

Shares in Germany’s biggest bank were indicated to open 2.2% down on Thursday, according to brokerage Lang & Schwarz.

20:30 World
Bangladesh and China power plant workers in deadly mass brawl

One Chinese worker was killed in the fighting in the southern district of Patuakhali, police told the BBC.

19:47 World
Revolver believed used by Van Gogh sold at Paris auction

An individual buyer whose name was not released bought the 7mm pocket revolver for 130,000 euros plus taxes on Wednesday.

19:24 World
Serbia-Montenegro church row fuels Balkan tensions

The draft law calls for all religious communities in Montenegro to provide proof that they owned their property before 1918 when the small Adriatic state lost its independence and became part of the Serb-dominated Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

19:00 World
Israel’s Rafael integrates artificial intelligence into Spice bombs

The Spice 250, which can be deployed on quad racks under the wings of warplanes like the F-16, has a 75-kilogram warhead and a maximum range of 100 kilometers with its deployable wings.

18:38 World
Hungry polar bear seen wandering in Russian city hundreds of miles from home

This is just the latest recent sighting of a bear in a Russian urban area, but the last time a polar bear appeared near Norislk was more than 40 years ago, Anatoly Nikolaichuk, head of the Taimyr Department of the State Forest Control Agency.

18:16 World
Harley-Davidson will make small motorcycles with Chinese partner

The company said Wednesday that it's teaming up with Qianjiang Motorcycle Company to make a small motorcycle that will go on sale in the country next year.

17:45 World
Flesh-eating bacteria becoming more common in Delaware Bay due to climate change, study finds

Vibrio vulnificus usually occurs in high-salinity, brackish waters with surface temperatures above 13 degrees Celsius, or 55 degrees Fahrenheit, the study says.

16:16 World
Oklahoma high school graduates fall ill during Dominican Republic trip, parent says

About 40 seniors, who just graduated from Deer Creek High School in Edmond, traveled to the Dominican Republic on June 8 to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, a parent told KOTV.

15:45 World
Hong Kong protesters embrace unexpected Christian anthem: ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’

For the past week, "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has been heard almost non-stop at the main protest site in front of the city's Legislative Council, and at marches and tense stand-offs with police, Reuters reported.

14:44 World
The nearly $2 million Aston Martin Valhalla is a gift from the Gods

Joining the stunning Valkyrie and extreme Valkyrie AMR Pro, the all-new gift from the gods will compete for bragging rights with the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren Senna.

14:02 World
When They See Us: Trump stands by 1989 Central Park Five comments

Following the arrest of the five teenagers, Mr Trump paid for newspaper adverts calling for the return of the death penalty in the state.

13:41 World
Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks said they were astounded by how quickly a succession of unusually hot summers had destabilized the upper layers of giant subterranean ice blocks that had been frozen solid for millennia.

13:28 World
Oxford University accepts £150m from US private equity boss

Stephen Schwarzman, a US private equity billionaire who has advised Republican presidents including Donald Trump, has given the university £150m.

12:43 World
Sperm donor is child's legal father, Australian court rules

The man had fought to stop the girl's biological mother and her wife from moving to New Zealand with the child.

12:29 World
Norway island wants to be world's first time-free zone

On this island in West Tromsø, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set from May 18 right through to July 26, a full 69 days.

11:16 World
Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali

The attacks on Monday evening on the villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2 compound a dire security situation in central Mali, where ethnic militias regularly slaughter civilians from rival groups and Islamist militants are also active.

10:45 World
Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, two hurt

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It came after two separate attacks in as many days on bases housing U.S. military personnel in Iraq, as tension increases between the United States and Iran.

10:27 World
U.S. seizes $1 billion worth of cocaine from ship in Philadelphia

Federal, state and local law enforcement agents on Monday boarded the MSC Gayane, a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia’s Packer Marine Terminal, and found cocaine in seven shipping containers, according to a criminal complaint filed in Philadelphia federal court.

10:02 World
Swiss need more time to clinch EU treaty

Even more friction between neutral Switzerland and its biggest trading partner lies ahead if no deal on a treaty that Brussels has sought for a decade emerges by the time the present European Commission’s term ends on Oct. 31.

20:30 World
Airbus Helicopters sees 18-month wait for oil & gas demand pick-up

The low oil price has hit oil and gas companies hard, and crimped demand for the helicopters that fly staff to and from offshore rigs.

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