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20:09 World
Mikhail Popkov: Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. He was already in jail for 22 other murders.

19:47 World
Humanity is on path to self-destruction, warns UN special rapporteur

On 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Nils Melzer says global community has failed to learn lessons of second world war.

19:00 World
Lebanon expects more Mideast spending on economy, less on war

Lebanon has been hit hard by the regional turmoil which has contributed to spasms of political paralysis. More than six months since an election, rival leaders have been unable to agree on the make-up of a new unity government.

18:16 World
Japan's Crown Princess says she's 'insecure' about becoming Empress

In a candid statement to mark her 55th birthday on Sunday, Masako vowed to do her best to fulfill her duties when her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito, succeeds his 84-year-old father, Akihito, to the throne in April 2019.

17:24 World
Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

Hundreds of Jews questioned by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency said they had experienced a physical, anti-Semitic attack in the past year, while 28% said they had been harassed.

17:00 World
'World's smallest cow' stuns owners days after giant steer Knickers went viral

Lil' Bill, from Mississippi, in the US, weighs a teeny-weeny 4.5kg which is the same as a domestic cat, nearly a tenth of other cows his age and 300 times lighter than Knickers.

16:38 World
Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress

Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, told his Cabinet earlier this year to come up with proposals to cut spending by their agencies by 5 percent, but he suggested the military would be largely spared.

16:16 World
Man accused of murdering British backpacker faces shouts of abuse during Auckland court appearance - as it emerges he described Grace Millane as 'beautiful, very radiant' on Facebook

Jesse Kempson, 26, sat just yards away from Ms Millane's family – believed to include her millionaire property developer father David and an uncle – as they attended his first appearance at the District court in Auckland.  

15:45 World
Fortnite: Gamer charged with assault during live stream

The 26-year-old man who goes by the handle MrDeadMoth was arrested after someone saw the video and reported it to police.

15:27 World
Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

It's expected that President Donald Trump's energy adviser, Wells Griffith, will take part in the COP24 event.

15:01 World
Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12

The roo was rescued as a joey after his mother was killed in a car accident, and grew up at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs in Australia.

14:26 World
New target date for SpaceX demo-1

SpaceX coordinated with the Eastern Range for a launch on Thursday, Jan 17. This adjustment allows the return of the Dragon spacecraft from the company’s 16th commercial resupply services mission.

14:02 World
Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder

Miss Millane, 22, disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body in the outskirts of the city.

13:41 World
Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Mr Mallya, who left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts worth more than $1bn (£785m), will appear in a London court on Monday.

13:00 World
Prosecutors indict Nissan, Ghosn, reports say as focus on CEO role

Nissan, which fired Ghosn as chairman a few days later, has said the misconduct was masterminded by the once-celebrated executive with the help of former Representative Director Greg Kelly, who was indicted along with Ghosn, according to the reports.

12:02 World
Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request

Just over a week ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the extradition and on Wednesday a Turkish court issued arrest warrants.

11:38 World
Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder

Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city.

10:27 World
Euro zone recession risk climbs, rate rise conviction wavers

The survey, taken during a period of extreme gyrations in global financial markets, also found it was a close call for economists on whether the ECB would hike its main refinancing rate in a year’s time, and it may be pushed into early 2020. The rate is currently zero.

10:00 World
Italy must be treated like every other country

A government source said on Friday that the Italian ruling coalition aimed to send a revised budget to the EU on Wednesday.

19:00 World
Congo's outgoing president Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023

The president also said there were no plans to alter the new mining code in the foreseeable future.

18:38 World
France's 'yellow vest' protesters detained and tear-gassed

Officers fired rubber bullets and hundreds of canisters of tear gas at the demonstrators, some of whom had set vehicles on fire.

17:26 World
Christmas sleigh restaurant rides into tropical Malaysia

Strapped into rollercoaster-like seats, the Santa in the Sky patrons dine next to prancing reindeer models and a mannequin of jolly St Nicholas far above the city's busy traffic.

16:16 World
Police arrest protester who told children that Santa wasn't real

Aaron Urbanski was arrested for trespass after officers were called to a church in Cleburne, North Texas, which was hosting breakfast with Father Christmas.

15:29 World
Saudi Arabia hosts GCC summit amid Qatar tensions, Khashoggi crisis

The one-day annual gathering of leaders from the six member states is expected to focus on security issues, including the Yemen war and Iran’s regional activities, and may touch on oil politics and a protracted boycott of Qatar by some neighbors.

15:01 World
Thousands march against Serbian president’s autocratic rule

An opposition alliance called Saturday’s protest after assailants recently beat up and seriously injured a leftist party leader and his associates in a southern Serbian city.

14:36 World
Dog found waiting for owners where house once stood after California wildfires

According to an animal rescue group, K9 Paw Print Rescue, a family that was finally able to come back to where their house once stood found their dog waiting for them.

13:31 World
Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist's death

Kushner offered the de facto Saudi ruler advice "about how to weather the storm" following the death of Khashoggi, the Times reported on Saturday, citing a Saudi source familiar with the conversations.

11:48 World
2018 is worst year on record for gun violence in schools, data shows

Research cited by Sandy Hook Promise counted 94 incidents, a near 60% increase on the previous high, 59, set in 2006.

10:57 World
Future Yemen should hold no Iranian-backed threat

The United States is encouraging the Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi movement to fully engage in peace talks taking place in Sweden, said Timothy Lenderking, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs.

17:00 World
Australia data encryption laws explained

The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and crime.

16:38 World
Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished.

16:16 World
Spaniard convicted for 1977 killing of five leftist lawyers arrested in Brazil

Carlos García Juliá was arrested as he was walking down a street, official said, and Spain is expected to request extradition.

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