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10:27 World
Saudi Arabia set for 24-hour trading amid prayer time confusion

A cabinet decision on Tuesday permitted stores and restaurants to operate all day in exchange for paying a fee, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs will determine the charge, as well as which commercial activities will be affected, it said.

19:24 World
Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 85% on the same period last year.

19:01 World
Italian police seized an air-to-air missile and Nazi paraphernalia from three men

Fabio Del Bergiolo, who ran for the Italian Senate in 2001 as a candidate for the Forza Nuova party, Swiss citizen Alessandro Monti and Fabio Bernardi were arrested on Monday in connection with the arms stockpile.

18:38 World
9,000 year-old settlement found in Israel

housands of pieces of tools, jewellery, figurines, seeds and other objects have been found at the site of a huge 9,000-year-old settlement from the Neolithic period uncovered in Israel.

 

18:16 World
Shoppers find drug stash in their soap powder box

At least 80kg (176lb) of the drug was found in the store in the Ermelino Matarazzo district, police said.

17:24 World
Tourists discover popular Balinese temple lake doesn't exist

Pura Lempuyan Temple in Karangasem is one of the oldest and most sacred sites in Indonesia. It’s magnificent, occupying an elevated space on Mount Lempuyang holy mountain that overlooks Mount Agung volcano, while misty forests loom in the background.

17:00 World
Barclays sees Carrefour-Casino merger as possible, pushing up Casino shares

Barclays said it was difficult to ascribe a particular percentage likelihood to this merger happening, but it estimated potential savings at 0.9% of sales of the combined group, or total gross synergies of around 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion).

16:38 World
$800,000 spent at jeweller in one day on Najib Razak's credit cards, court hears

Platinum cards of former Malaysian prime minister used for spree at jeweller in Italy, say prosecutors.

15:27 World
Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic

After numerous screen tests, Austin Butler has been tapped to play Elvis Presley in Luhrmann’s next feature film for Warner Bros.

15:01 World
Power tools firm Husqvarna CEO sees battery restraints for another decade

The Swedish company, whose products range from lawn mowers and trimmers to chainsaws, generates the bulk of its sales from petrol-driven tools but has a strategy to grow its share of battery-driven ones.

14:55 World
First Ebola patient in eastern Congo's main city dies

The spread of the virus to Goma, a city of roughly 1 million people on the border with Rwanda, has raised fears the outbreak, which is already the second deadliest Ebola epidemic ever, could spread more widely.

13:28 World
Cost of living index for country 2019 mid-year

You are looking at Cost of Living Index by country 2019 Mid-Year. These indices are historical and they are published periodically.

12:43 World
Uber ties some executive pay to diversity goals

Diversity will be used as one "key metric" to assess performance and determine executive compensation for senior leaders, the firm said.

11:16 World
R Kelly: Michael Avenatti says he now represents three alleged victims

R&B musician was arrested last week on a 13-count indictment that includes sex crimes and obstruction of justice.

10:45 World
Neo-Nazi gets second life sentence in murder of protester in Virginia

Fields, a resident of Maumee, Ohio, who appeared in court on Monday in striped prison garb, had already received a separate life sentence without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty in March to federal hate-crime charges stemming from the violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

10:27 World
Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

The discontinuation of the standard-range variants, however, means a rise in starting prices - to $84,990 for the Model X and $79,990 for the Model S, excluding potential buying incentives.

19:24 World
Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious

Viktor Medvedchuk, 64, the main face of Ukraine’s Russia-friendly opposition, was speaking before a parliamentary election on Sunday where polls suggest President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s party will win but may fall short of a majority.

18:16 World
22 ancient amphoras found off Albanian coast

The research vessel Hercules of the RPM Nautical Foundation said Friday they had found 22 amphoras—a two-handled jar with a narrow neck used for wine or oil—40-60 meters (yards) deep scattered around the seabed close to a rocky shores near the Karaburun peninsula.

17:24 World
Divers spot gigantic jellyfish as big as a HUMAN just off British coast

The barrel jellyfish is the largest of its kind found in British waters - and this one is absolutely huge.

16:38 World
Skydiving plane crash in Sweden kills all nine on board

Reports say witnesses saw parachutists try to jump clear of GippsAero GA8 Airvan as it plunged into islands.

15:27 World
FTC approves roughly $5 billion Facebook settlement

FTC commissioners broke along party lines, 3-2, with the Republican majority lining up to support the pact while Democratic commissioners objected.

14:26 World
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited to perform Beatles classics at Dodger Stadium

Paul McCartney invited a special guest to join him during the last stop of his Freshen Up tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Saturday night: old bandmate Ringo Starr.

14:02 World
Singapore Exchange proposes price limits on stocks in auction sessions

Currently, SGX has daily circuit limits during trading hours but not for auctions, during which brokers place buy and sell orders. Officials from SGX Regulation (SGX RegCo) said the regulatory unit is proposing a 30 percent price cap for the opening auction and a 10 percent price cap for the midday and closing auctions.

13:38 World
South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'

The curbs were seen as a response to a South Korean court ruling last year ordering a Japanese company to compensate South Koreans who were forced into labor during World War II.

13:00 World
Floods and landslides kill at least 88 people in Nepal and India

At least 64 people have died in Nepal, with a further 31 people identified as missing and more than 2,500 rescued, the country's Ministry of Home Affairs said Monday morning.

12:43 World
These aircraft wrecks were rescued from the ice -- and flew again

Elleston Trevor referenced this in his 1964 novel, which was later brought to the film, "The Flight of the Phoenix". It's the story of an air crew that, after crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, manages to repair their aircraft and fly to safety.

12:29 World
Rains bring crustacean invasion to Florida man's home

Dan Skowronski said the heavy rains this week caused land crabs in the area to evacuate their burrows and hundreds of the animals climbed onto his backyard porch screen in Port St. Lucie in an apparent attempt to stay out of the water.

12:02 World
China's economy grows at slowest pace since 1990s

In the three months to June, the economy grew 6.2% from a year earlier. The result was in line with forecasts.

11:38 World
Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem

The countdown stopped 56 minutes before the launch after a "technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system," India's space agency said.

11:16 World
Prospect of immigration raids across US spark anxiety, anger and protests

On Saturday night, New York mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Ice, had mounted raids but had not succeeded in rounding up anyone in Harlem or Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

10:45 World
Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic match to win fifth Wimbledon title

Federer had two match points at 8-7 in the fifth, but ended up losing the first 12-all tie-break to decide the title – and his third shootout of the match, one as mesmerising and strange as any of the 48 they have played.

10:27 World
Norway's Adevinta says French digital tax to impact earnings

Quarterly earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) surged 20% to 50 million euros ($56.35 million), excluding joint ventures and associated business, roughly in line with 49 million euros expected by four analysts in a Refinitiv poll.

10:05 World
South Africa's Zuma to face corruption inquiry

He has consistently denied wrongdoing, saying the allegations against him are politically motivated. His lawyer said in a letter to the inquiry last month that Zuma believed it was prejudiced against him.

19:00 World
Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Exclusive: Study shows associated damage to critical pumping muscles, even in children.

18:38 World
How the 2019 coffee crisis might affect you

The world's coffee industry is in crisis. This May, coffee prices fell to their lowest point in over a decade at $0.88 (£0.70) per pound.

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