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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.

17:00 World
Beijing Daxing International Airport: China's new mega-airport ready to open

Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) will see its first commercial flight take off around September 20, according to Chinese state media, with main tenant China Southern planning to deploy an Airbus A380, the world's biggest airliner, for the maiden journey.

16:38 World
Exploring London's abandoned underground stations

Several stations have come and gone in the 150 years or so since then -- some never actually opened in the first place.

16:16 World
Tesla takes on Porsche with superfast Plaid Mode

Many Tesla (TSLA) cars already offer Ludicrous Mode, which is quicker than the previously available Insane Mode. Using Ludicrous Mode, a Tesla Model S can scurry from a dead stop to 60 miles an hour in less than 2.5 seconds.

15:45 World
Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Some posts will be hidden from under-18s while others promoting "miraculous" weight loss products will be removed.

15:27 World
Huawei: Microsoft president seeks resolution to tech ban

Microsoft's president has called on the US to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company's computers.

14:44 World
Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’

Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate.

14:26 World
Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and new share repurchase program

The board of directors also approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $40 billion in share repurchases. The new share repurchase program, which has no expiration date, may be terminated at any time.

14:02 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received president of the Armenian Athletic Federation R. Emmiyan and prominent opera tenor V. Tadevosyan

Issues related to the development of sports, culture and upbringing of the younger generation in the republic were on the discussion agenda. Artsakh Republic minister of education, science and sports Narine Aghabalyan, minister of culture, youth affairs and tourism Lernik Hovhannisyan, chairman of the Artsakh Republic Athletics Federation Arthur Tovmasyan partook in the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:41 World
Weakened Netanyahu seeks Israeli unity government with rival Gantz

Making the surprise offer, Netanyahu, head of the right-wing Likud party and Israel’s longest-serving leader, said in a video clip that in the run-up to Tuesday’s election, he had pledged to form a right-wing government.

13:37 World
Fire and hail push insurers to rethink climate change risks

Kaisel is the kind of customer making insurers rethink their approach to climate change so they can sell policies without incurring too much risk.

13:28 World
Trump visits border wall construction in California to cap three-day trip

He was joined by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and other border officials, who echoed the president in describing the importance of the barrier.

12:43 World
Trump strips California of power to set auto emission standards

The waiver allowed the state - America's most populous - to set stricter standards than the federal government.

12:02 World
Tokyo court clears former Tepco executives of negligence over Fukushima disaster

Former Tepco Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and one-time executives Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all found not guilty by the Tokyo District Court.

11:38 World
Democratic donor charged with running 'drug den' after two overdose deaths

Prosecutors say Ed Buck preyed on men struggling with addiction and homelessness and gave dangerous doses of drugs to victims.

11:16 World
Obama says presidents should avoid social media in apparent Trump jab

Former president also said TV should be avoided: ‘Those are two things I’d advise, if you’re a good president, not to do.

10:45 World
California family find mountain lion lounging in their bathroom

The big cat wandered into the home in the Sierra Nevada foothills and took refuge in the bathroom before being coaxed out.

10:27 World
Canada's Trudeau apologizes for dressing up in brown face, election chances could suffer

The image of a 29-year-old Trudeau with his face in dark make-up is a major challenge for a leader who often speaks about the need to fight racial discrimination and who has three prominent ministers of Indian descent in his cabinet.

10:02 World
Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban, who have been carrying out nearly daily attacks since peace talks with the United States collapsed earlier this month, said the target was a nearby government intelligence department building in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province.

20:01 World
E-cigarettes banned, announces Nirmala Sitharaman after cabinet meet

The Prohibition of e-cigarettes Ordinance, 2019, was recently examined by a Group of Ministers (GoM) following directions from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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