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18:38 World
Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily sells homes for a dollar

As of right now, you can buy a house on southern Italy's beautiful island of Sicily for less than the cost of an espresso.

17:27 World
Cai Dongjia: China's 'godfather of crystal meth' executed

Chinese media have described him as the "godfather of the village" who protected all its drug makers.

17:00 World
Why a pop idol's stand against her assault sparked outrage in Japan

Yamaguchi is a member of Niigata-based "idol group" NGT48, a sister group to the famous 48-member girl band AKB48. She claimed a member of her group had leaked her address to two male fans who assaulted her at home on December 8 last year.

16:38 World
Thailand deports Belarusian who offered dirt on alleged Trump-Russia ties

Anastasia Vashukevich and seven co-defendants had pleaded guilty Tuesday in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand without a work permit.

16:34 World
Holocaust survivor brutally attacked by stranger in Canada

Hanka Fogelman, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Montreal, told CBC News that she called for a cab through Société de transport de Montréal (STM), a public transportation system with a paratransit sector available for handicapped people, to visit one of her daughters on Nov. 11.

15:55 World
Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders

The WEF’s own Global Risks Report set the tone this week with a stark warning of looming economic headwinds, in part due to geopolitical tensions among major powers.

15:27 World
Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily sells homes for a dollar

Sambuca, a hilltop town with views over the Mediterranean island and nearby beaches, has placed dozens of dwellings on the market for €1, or just over a dollar.

15:01 World
Historic hotel rooms and their legendary guests

Members of royalty -- both real and Hollywood -- have joined singers, sport stars, politicians and more as some of the famous guests frequenting select, high-end hotel rooms and suites around the world.

14:02 World
Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case

Immigration chief says country ‘will now follow international norms’ yet is still considering extraditing refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

13:35 World
Hitachi freezes British nuclear project, books $2.8 billion hit

Hitachi had called on the British government to boost financial support for the project to appease investor anxiety, but turmoil over the country’s impending exit from the European Union limited the government’s capacity to compile plans, people close to the matter previously said.

13:00 World
Volcano erupts on small Japan island

There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on Kuchinoerabu, in the far south of Japan.

12:43 World
John Bogle, Vanguard founder and low-cost investing pioneer, dies at 89

Despite ill health, Bogle was a vital presence through his later years as he pressed for reforms in corporate governance and fund administration.

12:02 World
Divers find India mine worker body

An underwater vehicle first detected the body at a depth of 160ft (48 m), the navy said.

11:16 World
Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia prepares lavish welcome

Security will be tight in the Serbian capital. MiG jets will escort his plane and 7,000 police are being deployed.

10:45 World
Andrew Wheeler: Trump's EPA pick says climate change 'not the greatest crisis'

The former coal lobbyist took over the EPA when his predecessor Scott Pruitt resigned after months of controversy.

10:27 World
China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen

At the same time, the escalating dispute with the United States saw both sides slap tariffs on each other’s goods, disrupting China’s trade sector and weighing on Chinese business and consumer confidence. Slowing demand global is heightening those export pressures.

10:02 World
Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references

Beijing considers self-ruled Taiwan a wayward province of China and the former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 and operates as a semi-autonomous territory.

20:11 World
Fiserv to buy First Data for $22 billion to boost payments business

In a sector overflowing with different providers and initiatives spurred by the growing digitization of everyday payments for goods and services, Fiserv is one of the biggest technology providers to banks by revenue.

19:47 World
Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray reteam on Apple and A24’s first co-production

Coppola will direct from a script she wrote. Coppola and Youree Henley will also produce. Mitch Glazer and Roman Coppola are exec producing.

17:45 World
Infor gets $1.5 billion funding ahead of planned IPO

This funding builds on Koch Equity’s investment of more than $2 billion in early 2017. Infor said it considers a potential IPO in 2019 or 2020, subject to market conditions.

16:16 World
Cristiano Ronaldo: Kathryn Mayorga lawyer to meet Jasmine Lennard

Leslie Stovall says he has spoken to British model and reality TV star Jasmine Lennard, who says she dated Ronaldo 10 years ago and has offered to assist Mayorga's case against the Portugal captain.

15:45 World
American among at least 15 dead in Kenya hotel terror attack

The official said the department was offering condolences to the American's family and friends but declined to identify the individual publicly. Nic Hailey, the British high commissioner in Kenya, said at least one British national had been killed.

15:27 World
China will defend Taiwan ‘at any cost’ if US intervenes in island's independence

General Li Zuocheng, a member of the Central Military Commission, told Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson: “If anyone wants to separate Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will defend the unity of the motherland at any cost.”

14:44 World
India woman makes historic ascent of 'banned' sacred peak

Dhanya Sanal's ascent to the summit of Agasthyakoodam in southern Kerala state came after a court ruling in November.

14:02 World
Trump replacement for Obama climate plan worse than doing nothing

Administration’s alternative to clean power plan would let emissions ‘rebound’ via coal-fired power plants, researchers find.

13:41 World
Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

The suspect worked for Malindo Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lion Air, which said the crew member had been suspended with immediate effect pending termination.

13:28 World
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Geekbench scores promises stupendous performance

The Samsung Galaxy S10 E (SM-G970U) was spotted with dismal single-core and multi-core scores on Geekbench last week. In both tests, it had respectively scored 1986 and 6266 points. At that time, it was speculated that it could be the unoptimized edition of the Galaxy S10 E.

13:00 World
Toto's 'Africa' to play 'for eternity' in Namibia desert

German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up the sound installation, called "Toto Forever," in an undisclosed location in the 1,200 mile-long Namib Desert.

12:29 World
Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth as heatwave sizzles

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer but climate change has led to more extremely hot days.

11:38 World
YouTube bans dangerous or harmful pranks

Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzman for years, told a New York City courtroom that he had told authorities of the bribe in 2016.

10:02 World
Hundreds in new U.S.-bound migrant caravan cross into Guatemala

An additional 350 Hondurans crossed into Guatemalan territory, but were being detained by migration officials checking their documents, according to pro-migrant activists traveling with them.

19:47 World
Gunshots heard in hotel and office complex in Kenyan capital

One man came out covered in blood as students were evacuated from a nearby university building. Four ambulances and a fire truck arrived at the scene as fleeing office workers told Reuters colleagues were still huddled under their desks.

18:38 World
Kumbh Mela: World's largest gathering of humanity kicks off in India

From now until March, up to 120 million pilgrims -- nearly double the population of the UK or France -- are expected to descend on Prayagraj in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state for the Kumbh Mela.

18:16 World
Stormy Daniels sues police for $2m over strip club arrest

Lawsuit claims officers were Trump supporters who tried to discredit Daniels with charges that were dropped within hours.

17:45 World
Hundreds of Hondurans set off toward United States in new caravan

Television footage on Monday showed several hundred people in the violent city of San Pedro Sula huddled together and waving Honduran flags as they began a journey that will likely take weeks or even months to reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

17:24 World
50 best drone pictures of last year have been announced by Dronestagram, and they’re breathtaking

This year's first prize winner was Hungry Hippos by zekedrone, an atmospheric shot taken at a low altitude, showing a bloat of hippos hanging out happily together in some muddy water.

17:00 World
New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border

The caravan left the northern city of San Pedro Sula earlier than expected. There was chatter on social media that the group would leave at 5 a.m. on Tuesday. It is unclear why the group left earlier, but rainy weather could have played a role.

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