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14:44 World
Facebook, Airbus team up on high-altitude UAVs

The social media platform and aerospace manufacturer may seem an unlikely pairing, but both are developing separate, solar-powered unmanned air systems that are designed to fly above 70,000ft for weeks at a time to provide broadband internet service in remote areas.

14:01 World
North Korean defector's daring escape caught on video

Footage shows regime soldiers pursuing and shooting at their compatriot, who was hit at least five times as he ran for his life across the border.

13:42 World
U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea with 11 crew and passengers

Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera told reporters the U.S. Navy had informed him that the crash in the Philippine Sea may have been a result of engine trouble.

13:38 World
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe's resignation

Mugabe’s downfall came suddenly for a man once feted across Africa as a liberation hero for leading his country to independence from Britain in 1980 after a war.

13:00 World
'Impossible' New Zealand maths exam even flummoxes teachers

Complaints being investigated after ‘geometric reasoning’ section of high school paper left brightest students despondent and in tears.

12:29 World
Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

The administration of former President Barack Obama extended the program several times, finding that conditions in Haiti were too dire to send the beneficiaries home.

11:16 World
Iceland volcano could be getting ready to erupt

The volcano has been showing increased signs of activity, with a new half-mile caldera forming just last week, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office. This comes on top of elevated seismic activity in the area in recent months.

10:26 World
Harvard faces DOJ probe over affirmative-action policies

Justice Department accuses university of failing to cooperate in investigation of whether its admission policies discriminate against Asian-Americans.

10:00 World
Uber paid hackers to delete stolen data on 57 million people

This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

19:47 World
Two 800-year-old tombs belonging to a man named Lord Hu Hong and his wife née Wu,

who carried the title Lady of Virtue, have been discovered at a construction site in Qingyuan County, in China's Zhejiang province.

19:24 World
Education minister to investigate 'impossible' maths exam

The Herald has been inundated with complaints from parents and students who feared their academic futures had been placed in jeopardy.

18:38 World
Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation.

18:16 World
Ohio woman photographs rare piebald deer

Kelly Pearson Kishmarton posted photos and videos to Facebook showing the deer, which bears fur with a rare brown-spots-on-white coloration scheme, wandering a neighborhood in Seven Hills, near Cleveland.

17:45 World
German police detain suspected IS members in anti-terror raids

Refugees reportedly tipped off investigators about the men, who are suspected of planning to carry out an attack.

16:16 World
US to scrap Haitian immigrants' protected status

Immigrants from the Caribbean nation received protected status in 2010 after a devastating earthquake.

15:27 World
Bullfighter gored in the groin, carried out of ring bleeding and screaming in pain

Footage of the incident at a festival in Queretaro, Mexico, shows Luis David Adame getting tossed into the air like a ragdoll before limping away. A throng of workers carry him out the ring as a stream of blood flowed down his pants.

14:44 World
Argentina's navy says fresh noises are not from missing submarine

Spokesman Enrique Balbi said “a biological source” was behind the noises which were picked up by two Argentinian navy ships searching for ARA San Juan and by sonar buoys dropped by a US P8 surveillance plane.

14:26 World
UN urges Saudi Arabia to allow urgent aid supplies into Yemen

Humanitarian coordinator says many more people will die if blockade is not lifted for shipments of medicine and food.

12:43 World
Illegal building 'played central role' in floods that killed 20 in Athens

Uncontrolled construction in Greek capital has led to many streams being concreted over, leaving rivers no outlet to the sea.

12:29 World
Argentina's navy says fresh noises are not from missing submarine

Spokesman Enrique Balbi said “a biological source” was behind the noises which were picked up by two Argentinian navy ships searching for ARA San Juan and by sonar buoys dropped by a US P8 surveillance plane.

12:02 World
Broadcom eyes big changes for Qualcomm's patent practices

Patent licenses accounted for some $5.1 billion in pre-tax profits for Qualcomm in its fiscal 2017, compared with $2.7 billion in pre-tax profits for its chip business that brings in two and a half times more revenue.

11:38 World
Australian regulator warns 'debt is easy to get into, hard to pay back'

Australia’s property sector has been a key focus for regulators who, this year, forced banks to tighten the screws on lending to speculative property investors.

11:16 World
3D-Printed legos snap into place in hintlab’s line of playful rings and earrings

Their line of earrings and rings are made to house small, interchangeable bricks, allowing their customers to customize their look depending on their mood or whim.

10:47 World
Elephant Nature Park: Chiang Mai's most responsible animal sanctuary

Bangkok might be the most-visited city in the world, but it's far from the only draw in Thailand.

10:00 World
The world's highest-paid women in music 2017

Beyonce leads the annual list of the world's highest-paid women in music with a staggering sum.

20:09 World
Lightning strikes MRT train; train captain receiving medical attention

Passengers were detrained at Bedok station, and the train was withdrawn from service for investigation. After the incident, the train captain, who said he was unwell, received medical attention. 

19:47 World
Norwegian man sentenced to more than 7 years for joining IS

The Oslo District Court said Monday that the Norwegian man traveled in November 2014 to Syria, where he took part in various IS training schemes and weapons training.

19:00 World
Chinese regulators move to ensure ‘investment robots’ are not excluded from financial oversight

Inclusion of robo-advisers in the new regulatory framework reflects how watchdogs are keeping up with technology-driven financial innovations.

18:38 World
China sets out long-term space transportation roadmap including a nuclear space shuttle

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) roadmap sets out a string of ambitious targets related to space technology, space science and space applications from 2017 to 2045.

18:16 World
Lais Ribeiro poses with $2 million Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra backstage at VS Fashion Show in Shanghai

The model joined the rest of the Victoria Secret girls backstage to be pampered to perfection ahead of the show.

17:24 World
Fully autonomous cars to be on UK roads by 2021

Government is expected to unveil plans to make the UK a world leader in self-driving adoption in this week's Budget.

17:00 World
Hong Kong: 20% of residents live in poverty

The number of people living below the poverty line rose to 1.35 million in 2016, despite economic growth.

16:38 World
Jeffrey Tambor signals Transparent departure

Last week the Emmy-winning actor said he was "not a predator" after two transgender women working on the Amazon show made claims against him.

16:16 World
Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before winning the Grand Slam tournament when she beat Nathalie Tauziat in 1998.

15:45 World
Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”

15:27 World
Germany bans smartwatches for kids and asks parents to destroy them

Germany is targeting the listening capabilities of smartwatches but strangely didn’t say anything about the European Consumer Organization’s (BEUC) announcement that smartwatches pose a security threat to kids’ privacy.

15:01 World
Protesters gather near Libyan Embassy after CNN report on migrant auctions

After obtaining footage of an auction, CNN's Nima Elbagir and her crew went to Libya in October to investigate further.

14:44 World
David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' superstar, in critical condition

Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. He is in the intensive care unit and has a breathing tube, she said.

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