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15:45 World
Calls for change in Hollywood at the SAG Awards

The show began as it traditionally does, with actors discussing how they became actors.

14:02 World
Iran says warplanes warned off two western vessels during drill

The vessels approached the area of the drills early on Monday to monitor Iranian ships, said Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, spokesman for the drills, according to Tasnim news agency.

13:31 World
Craft and tech mingle at French couture house Fournie

Yet Fournie’s high-tech approach is barely noticeable in his latest Asian-inspired collection, on view on Tuesday during Paris’ Spring/Summer Haute Couture Week, one of fashion’s ultimate display of craftsmanship.

13:00 World
Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement over losses in state oil firm PetroVietnam.

12:02 World
US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

The shutdown began at midnight on Friday, when lawmakers failed to agree on an extension to federal funding.

11:38 World
Sydney train passengers injured in crash

The accident happened at the end of a railway line in Richmond, in the city's north-west, about 10:00 local time on Monday (23:00 Sunday GMT).

11:16 World
German political deadlock ends as SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

At a special party congress in Bonn, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) voted to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance, a move that brings a new, Merkel-led administration closer to reality.

10:45 World
Meet the Russian Winter Olympians fighting to clear their names

The 32-year-old Kryukov is training in Italy at the moment, but the Russian is in a strange kind of limbo for an athlete at the top of his game -- he doesn't know if he'll ever be able to compete again.

10:27 World
Davos organizer still counting on Trump to attend

Trump is due to speak at the gathering of politicians, business chiefs and bankers on Friday, the final day of the four-day event.

10:01 World
Japan's Abe avoids timeline for amending pacifist constitution

Abe’s wariness over setting a timeline reflects the delicate task he faces amending the constitution’s Article 9, which if taken literally, bans a standing military.

18:16 World
North Korea sending 22 athletes to Winter Olympics, both countries to march together

The IOC announcement comes two days after representatives from the two Koreas agreed on five sports that North Korean athletes would participate in the upcoming games.

17:45 World
Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

The service says two boats were intercepted by its search craft Saturday morning. One boat was carrying 23 men in the Strait of Gibraltar. A second boat with 33 men of sub-Saharan origin was located east of the Strait near Alboran Island.

17:24 World
N.K. notifies S. Korea it will send advance team Sunday ahead of Olympic art performance

The North said it will send a seven-member team Sunday to check the venues for its proposed art performances in Seoul and Gangnueng, which is located some 260 kilometers east of the capital, according to Seoul's unification ministry.

17:00 World
South Africa's president under pressure at key party meeting

The party's National Executive Committee said Saturday that the ANC must rebuild trust with South Africans and reclaim a "moral legitimacy" that dates to its role as the main anti-apartheid movement but has been sullied by corruption allegations surrounding Zuma and his associates.

16:38 World
French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EU

The comments undermine the position of some Brexit supporters who want to regain control of U.K. immigration and shun European courts while retaining access to the single market.

15:45 World
This Google Photos panorama fail is actually just really awesome

The feature is automatic, and Photos will only stitch together pictures that were taken close to each other, so you can't really game the system too easily. However, sometimes Google will get a little confused and combine photos that don't really go together well.

14:44 World
Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades

The Estructural dump in the country's capital, Brasilia, had processed more than 1,000 tonnes of rubbish every day.

14:26 World
The Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs

The material, known as oolitic limestone, is a popular building material around the world and is almost completely made of millimetre-sized spheres of carbonate called ooids.

14:02 World
Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

Reuters last had contact with its stringer early on Wednesday before he went to report on the demonstrations which resulted in clashes between police and protesters.

13:41 World
In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

The use of the hashtag #releasethememo increased 315,500 percent in roughly 24 hours on 600 Twitter accounts known or suspected to be under Kremlin influence, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project of the nonpartisan German Marshall Fund think tank.

13:28 World
Dorothy Malone, Oscar-winning actress in 'Written on the Wind' and 'Peyton Place' star, dies at 92

Working in the Golden Age of Hollywood, the striking blonde actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama “Written on the Wind,” which she starred in with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall and Robert Stack. 

13:00 World
Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades

The Estructural dump in the country's capital, Brasilia, had processed more than 1,000 tonnes of rubbish every day.

12:43 World
Pope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit

He told indigenous people in the small town of Puerto Maldonado that the region had never been so threatened.

12:29 World
Twitter admits far more Russian bots posted on election than it had disclosed

Company says it removed more than 50,000 accounts and reported them to investigators, marking latest upward revision of figures.

12:02 World
US government goes into shutdown after Senate rejects funding bill

White House calls Democrats ‘obstructionist losers’ as federal agencies head into the first closure for five years.

11:38 World
Cambodia's detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement

Signs of division emerged among CNRP members over the CNRM, of which Sam Rainsy said could launch appeals to the people to organize peaceful protests, to workers to go on strike and to the armed forces to join them.

20:23 World
Deserts of Qatar: Escape from Doha

Dune bashing and camping under a canopy of stars are weekend highlights for many. As is lazing on the sandy shore of the Inland Sea -a beautiful, wild shoreline where the rolling desert sands meet water.

19:47 World
Montenegro presidential election set for April 15

Ivan Brajovic said Friday he believes that the election — the third such vote since the tiny Balkan state became independent in 2006 — "will be held in a positive and democratic atmosphere."

18:16 World
Instagram just added a new feature you might want to turn off - here's how

People started noticing the new feature in the Instagram apps for iOS and Android on Thursday. Thankfully, it doesn't tell everyone when you were last on Instagram — only the people with whom you share private messages, or those you tag in your Instagram Stories.

17:45 World
Food from Limerick to sustain life on Mars

A state-of-the-art plant cultivation facility known as the EDEN-ISS Future Exploration Greenhouse (FEG) will house the specially cultivated plants and this was also designed and built by the Limerick scientists and their EDEN-ISS partners.

17:00 World
China to enshrine Xi's thought into state constitution

The party unanimously passed an amendment then to add “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” as one of its guiding principles.

15:45 World
Thailand's ruling generals running out of time

A growing uproar over the deputy prime minister's mind-boggling array of luxury timepieces is damaging the military government's image so badly that some observers believe it could eventually pave the way for its downfall.

15:27 World
China secretly bought North Korean coal as US watched from above: report

The U.N. Security Council in August hit North Korea with sanctions that were projected to cut nearly $1 billion from its annual exports revenue of roughly $3 billion, banning exports of coal, iron ore, and other products.

15:01 World
HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

The bank has admitted its traders twice misused confidential information provided to them by clients for its own profit.

14:02 World
China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

Hanging over trade relations are several inquiries into whether steel and aluminum imports - including those from China - are harming U.S. national security, possible tariffs on imported solar panels, as well as an investigation into potential Chinese abuse of intellectual property.

13:41 World
Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne blames 5.30am swim for Commons snooze

The Brexiteer is offering his early morning dip as an excuse for nodding off as MPs debated the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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