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19:00 World
Why Briton John Bradburne could become Zimbabwe's first Catholic saint

A few days later, on 5 September 1979, John Bradburne would be dead. Abducted from his small hut in Mutemwa, north-east Zimbabwe, tortured and shot in the back - accused of being an informer.

18:38 World
Hong Kong riot police fire teargas at protesters as unrest continues

Police action comes as pro-China supporters rip anti-government protest messages from ‘Lennon Walls’ across city.

18:16 World
Wenger to take FIFA role, wants club job

The Frenchman, who turns 70 next month, will join FIFA in a technical role. The role has not yet been completely defined, but it will be a very important one where his voice will be heard and opinions respected.

17:45 World
You can reduce your carbon footprint and travel light with this self-cleaning t-shirt

According to the company, the clothing is stain resistant, self-cleaning, extra lightweight, moisture–wicking, and has a level of softness similar to silk.

17:00 World
A griffon vulture has hatched in the UK for the first time in 500 years

The female bird hatched following five years of trying to breed from a pair of disabled vultures that had been brought to Yorkshire after a rescue from the wild. Staff at a bird sanctuary have lovingly called the griffon vulture Vicki after welcoming the new arrival in April this year.


15:27 World
New images show Mars as you've never seen it before

A photo taken this week by the European Space Agency and Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's camera actually shows north polar dunes on Mars.

15:01 World
China depends on foreign oil. The Saudi attack is a wake-up call

While Saudi authorities have pledged that production will soon be back on track and oil prices have fallen, the attack underscored China's particular vulnerability to disruption in oil supplies.

14:45 World
Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists proteste

The Victoria Racing Club, which hosts the Melbourne Cup, announced earlier in September that Swift would headline Melbourne Cup Day on November 5. In an online statement Saturday, however, the club stated that "a recent change to Taylor Swift's Asian promotional tour means she will no longer be able to perform at this year's Melbourne Cup."

14:02 World
Bus filled with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah; four killed

Thirty people, including the driver, were aboard the bus when it swerved across the road and back before rolling over against a guard rail and coming to rest upright, authorities said. Photos from the scene showed the vehicle’s roof crushed in on top of the passenger compartment.

13:44 World
United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

Reuters has previously reported that the Pentagon was considering sending anti-missile batteries, drones and more fighter jets. The United States is also considering keeping an aircraft carrier in the region indefinitely.

13:28 World
Hopes for trade breakthrough fade as China cancels U.S. farm visits

The United States had removed tariffs overnight from over 400 Chinese products in response to requests from U.S. companies.

13:00 World
Gulalai Ismail: Activist in hiding flees Pakistan for the US

Gulalai Ismail is now in the US, having eluded a country-wide hunt and a travel ban imposed by Pakistan's authorities.

12:43 World
Why the best racehorses go for tens of millions

While soccer's top leagues attract disbelief for the astronomical prices paid for star players, these fees only slightly surpass those spent on the world's best racehorses.

12:29 World
Chinese internet chef pays compensation to family of girl killed ‘imitating popcorn trick’

An internet celebrity has agreed to pay compensation to a family in east China whose teenage daughter died from injuries suffered in an explosion while trying to make popcorn in a tin can, similar to the way in which the online star did it in a video.

11:38 World
Gardner Minshew and Jaguars' defense stand tall in win over Tennessee Titans

Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars handled the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions Thursday night.

10:45 World
Google signs up to $2bn wind and solar investment

Tech giant’s push for greener energy prompts biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history.

10:27 World
Commerzbank aims to cut jobs, branches after Deutsche merger fails

Commerzbank said the strategy plan would involve investment of 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion), with 750 million euros going into new technology and the rest earmarked for restructuring.

10:00 World
CME to start offering options on bitcoin futures early next year

CME launched bitcoin futures in December 2017 and has signed up 3,300 individual accounts and had 20 successful expiration settlements since then, the company said.

19:47 World
US and Canada have lost three billion birds since 1970

More than one in four birds have been lost across diverse groups and habitats, in what researchers describe as a ‘wake-up call’.

19:00 World
China depends on foreign oil. The Saudi attack is a wake-up call

While Saudi authorities have pledged that production will soon be back on track and oil prices have fallen, the attack underscored China's particular vulnerability to disruption in oil supplies.

18:16 World
YouTuber pays compensation after 'copycat' death

A Chinese influencer has agreed to pay compensation to the families of two girls - after one died in what her family says was an attempt to copy a viral video.

16:38 World
New species of dinosaur discovered in Japan

The dinosaur is a completely new genus and species of the plant-eating hadrosaur, which roamed the Earth in the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago.

16:16 World
Domesticated black panther spotted prowling along window ledges in French town

The cat, roughly 6 months old, was found prowling along the window ledges in Armentières, near Lille, and lounging around for nearly an hour.

15:45 World
Iran warns of ‘all-out war’ if US retaliates in wake of Saudi oil facility bombings

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s stark message to CNN comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the “Iranian regime's threatening behavior will not be tolerated."

15:27 World
Correction: Bolivia-Tiwanaku Vessels story

The finding was made at the Kalasasaya temple during a research, conservation and restoration project undertaken with the support of UNESCO on the grounds of the ancient city, which is about 47 miles (75 kilometers) from the capital of La Paz, near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca.

15:01 World
Trudeau says he can't recall how many times he wore blackface makeup

Footage emerges of third instance of Canadian prime minister in blackface, with one month to go before election.

14:44 World
German carbon price to be set in line with EU scheme

Certificates granting the right to emit carbon dioxide under the EU’s emissions trading scheme were trading at 26.30 euros per tonne on Friday.

14:26 World
Britain's Thomas Cook scrambles for $250 million to avert collapse

Thomas Cook said the recapitalization posed “a significant risk of no recovery” for the diluted shareholders. Shares in the company hit a record low of 3.22 pence following its statement. The stock was down 15% at 0733 GMT.

14:02 World
Amnesty accuses Hong Kong police of abuses, torture of protesters

Police have responded with tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, bean bag rounds and several live rounds fired in the air, warning the crowds beforehand with a series of different colored banners.

13:28 World
Police in Argentina have arrested members of a gang of drug dealers accused of smuggling cocaine hidden inside plastic penises

The cocaine-loaded members, of the kind found as costume adornments at party shops, were sold by dealers operating in the red light district of the city of La Plata, about 36 miles south of Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires.

13:00 World
A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes

Passengers on a Delta flight this week were terrified when their plane plunged mid-air, dropping nearly 30,000 feet.

12:29 World
Australian brothers guilty of IS plane bomb plot

Two men linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up a flight using a concealed bomb.

10:45 World
Iran's Zarif questions U.S. coalition for 'peaceful resolution' in Middle East

Iran’s foreign minister on Friday questioned the United States’ plans for a coalition for “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives.

10:27 World
Taiwan cuts ties with Kiribati amid China tension

China claims Taiwan as its territory, and says the democratic island has no right to formal ties with any country.

10:00 World
Images suggest N.Korea building ballistic subs

Researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and satellite operator Planet Labs have told NHK that they have analyzed images of a shipyard in the eastern port city of Sinpo.

20:01 World
Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau

Time magazine published the photo on Wednesday, saying it was taken from the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. It shows the then 29-year-old Trudeau wearing a turban and robe, with dark makeup on his hands, face and neck.

19:00 World
Black panther found prowling roofs in French town

Astonished residents in Armentières near Lille gazed at the powerful feline walking along a second-floor ledge and going in and out of an open window for nearly an hour on Wednesday.

18:16 World
Shark circles oblivious Australian surfer in drone footage

Christopher Joye, who was patrolling the area as part of a volunteer search and rescue service, said he captured the footage Saturday at Werri Beach in New South Wales, about 85 miles south of Sydney.

17:45 World
Lawyer in Dutch organized crime trial shot dead in Amsterdam

Police said 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot in a suburb on the edge of the Dutch capital by a man dressed in black who fled on foot. Police said witnesses put the gunman's age at between 16 and 20.

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