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20:09 World
Paris mayor plans to pedestrianise city centre

The plans would severely restrict traffic in the city's first four districts, known as arrondissements, with electric shuttles brought in as an alternative.

19:47 World
California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need 'total rebuild'

So far 56 people have been found dead in the Camp Fire that hit the town, but 130 more remain missing.

19:24 World
Lord of the Rings fans can live like a hobbit in a quirky hand-crafted holiday let that has curved walls and circular doors

Shire Hollow is a hand-crafted Hobbit house inspired by the iconic mythical series, with its circular doors, curved walls and earthen roof.

19:00 World
Drunk student accidentally buys a micro pig, peacock & salamander on 11.11 shopping spree

In a phone interview with a Chinese news portal, the student said he had a couple of drinks earlier and sat before his computer at 12am on 11 November to kick off his shopping spree.

18:38 World
Man, 35, reportedly marries computer hologram

Akihiko Kondo, who works at a middle school in Japan, wed Hatsune Miku, a hologram that was created by a computer as singing software.

17:45 World
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz faces new charges for allegedly attacking a jail officer and taking his stun gun

Cruz, 20, who is awaiting trial on charges related to the February mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, now faces additional charges of assault, battery and use of an electric weapon on the guard, the report states.

17:24 World
Saudi public prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

He said the Washington Post columnist was murdered after "negotiations" for his return to the kingdom failed and that the person who ordered the killing was the head of the negotiating team that was sent to repatriate Khashoggi.

17:00 World
Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania after anti-gay comments

Development minister Ulla Tornaes did not name the official but said she was "very concerned" by the comments.

16:38 World
Monkey kills baby boy in India's Agra

The infant's mother was breastfeeding him at their home in the city of Agra when the animal entered the house and grabbed him, the family said.

15:45 World
Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros

Facing a string of crises, Facebook hired a PR firm to push conspiracy theories about the billionaire, the New York Times reports.

15:27 World
China outlines possible trade concessions to U.S. before G20, sources say

The commitments for now fall short of the type of major structural reforms that President Donald Trump has been demanding, two of the people said, cautioning that a long road lies ahead in negotiations.

15:09 World
Ford CEO open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW

Ford and VW have acknowledged they are in discussions. Hackett said on Wednesday a previously announced partnership to share development of future light commercial vehicles is “going better than we thought it would.”

14:44 World
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Celebrity news website TMZ said this followed a physical confrontation between the lawyer and a woman.

14:41 World
California, New Jersey Republicans concedes, Utah representative sues

A high-profile recount of votes continued in Florida, where initial vote tallies showed outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott leading in the race for a U.S. Senate seat and Republican Ron DeSantis leading to succeed Scott as governor.

14:02 World
Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

This makes it the second closest known exoplanet to us. Previously, an exoplanet was found orbiting in the three-star Proxima Centauri system.

13:00 World
Emirates Palace spends about $130,000 a year replacing gold ceiling

Its hallways, rooms and lobbies feature more than 1,000 Swarovski chandeliers, which bring to light the palace's iconic golden ceilings, according to the palace.

12:43 World
Greek archaeologists uncover first remnants of ancient city of Tenea

Excavations close to the village of Chiliomodi, in the southern peninsula region of the Peloponnese, unearthed a wide variety of artifacts which indicate the presence of the wealthy ancient city of Tenea.

12:29 World
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Celebrity news website TMZ said this followed a physical confrontation between the lawyer and a woman.

12:02 World
California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need 'total rebuild'

Brock Long, administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said the damage to Paradise was "one of the worst disasters" he had ever seen.

10:45 World
Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros

Facing a string of crises, Facebook hired a PR firm to push conspiracy theories about the billionaire, the New York Times reports.

10:27 World
Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

The celebrity news website TMZ, which broke the news of Avenatti’s arrest, reported that it stemmed from a physical confrontation between him and a woman at an apartment building Tuesday night in the Century City district of Los Angeles.

10:04 World
U.S. returns 'Bells of Balangiga' to Philippines a century after clash

But it has upset some U.S. veterans and Wyoming’s delegation to the U.S. Congress, which uniformly opposed returning bells that were a memorial to the 45 U.S. soldiers who were killed during a surprise attack on Sept. 28, 1901, in the central town of Balangiga.

20:30 World
Swedish parliament rejects proposed government

Parliament voted by 195 votes to 154 to reject the Speaker's plan for a coalition of the center-right Moderates and the small Christian Democrats, with Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister.

20:09 World
Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic Workers Support Group said in a statement late Tuesday.

19:00 World
G20 nations still led by fossil fuel industry, climate report finds

Coal, oil and gas subsidies risking rise in global temperatures to 3.2C, well beyond agreed Paris goal.

18:38 World
Google 'betrays patient trust' with DeepMind Health move

Moving healthcare subsidiary into main company breaks pledge that ‘data will not be connected to Google accounts’.

17:45 World
FA suspends referee David McNamara after rock, paper, scissors to decide ends

Per the Mirror's Alex Richards, the official had forgotten to bring a coin from the dressing room for the traditional toss to decides ends, so he had Manchester City captain Steph Houghton and Reading counterpart Kirsty Pearce play the game instead.

17:24 World
Iran executes two men accused of economic crimes

One of the two executed men was Vahid Mazloumin, dubbed the “sultan of coins” by media, a trader accused of manipulating the currency market, according to Mizan, the news site of the Iranian judiciary.

16:38 World
Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

The economy contracted by an annualised 1.2% between July and September, preliminary figures showed.

15:45 World
These are GQ’s 2018 men of the year covers

A newly minted Hollywood star, a tennis legend, an acting god who just directed his first movie, and the super villain who keeps rocking the box office: All four are GQ’s 23rd-annual Men of the Year issue honorees.

15:01 World
Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said a deficit target of 2.4% and a growth forecast of 1.5% were unchanged.

14:26 NKR
A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh and the Haigazian University

The Memorandum was signed by Foreign Minister of Artsakh Masis Mayilian and President of the Haigazian University Paul Haytostian. Within the framework of the Memorandum, the sides agreed, in particular, to take necessary measures to ensure the retraining of the MFA staff members at the Haigazian University of Lebanon for promoting the improvement of the professional skills of Artsakh diplomats.

14:02 World
Marie Antoinette's prized jewels up for auction

Jewelry that once belonged to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French Revolution, is going under the hammer Thursday evening at Sotheby's in Geneva.

13:33 World
Euro under pressure as Italy sticks to deficit target in budget

Sterling, which surged on Tuesday after Britain and the European Union agreed a draft Brexit deal, was calm as traders prepared for Prime Minister Theresa May’s showdown with colleagues when she will try to sell her Brexit agreement.

12:43 World
Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

The price of around $2.6m per carat marked a world record for a pink diamond, according to the Europe head of auction house Christie's.

12:29 World
Feted Zimbabwe female rangers denied glory

Zimbabwean Nyaradzo Hoto risks her life every day to protect elephants from ivory poachers in an all-female anti-poaching unit.

11:16 World
El Chapo: trial of Mexican cartel boss begins in New York

Guzmán is being tried at a high-security federal courthouse and kept in solitary confinement.

10:51 World
Big watermelon pips big peanut to become Australia’s next big thing

Queensland town of Chinchilla wins four-tonne melon structure as neighbouring Kingaroy vows to build giant nut anyway.

10:27 World
Sri Lanka crisis deepens with no-confidence motion passed against PM

Opposition leader R. Sambanthan told Reuters that the motion presented by an opposition party was taken to a voice vote and had the majority support.

10:00 World
Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

The company said services would now be available in 13 Arab markets, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Morocco but not Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen.

20:30 World
European Commission calls on Romania to halt judicial overhaul

The EU’s deputy chief executive said proposed changes to the judicial system and criminal code made by the ruling Social Democrats were wrong-headed and signaled a reversal of a decade of democratic and market reforms.

20:09 World
Maggy Biskupski: France's 'angry police' leader found dead

Maggy Biskupski was found at her home in the Yvelines area west of Paris, having apparently shot herself with her service weapon.

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