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13:28 World
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces plans for fourth factory and design center near Berlin

The facility would be Tesla’s fourth, following the first Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada, near Reno; a factory that makes charging equipment and power electronics in Buffalo, New York, with plans to make Tesla Solar Roof tiles there someday; and another car plant that’s coming online in Shanghai, today.

12:43 World
Aeroflot: 'Fat cat smuggler' falls foul of Russian airline

Mikhail Galin, 34, took his cat Viktor on board flight SU1702, from Moscow to Vladivostok, Aeroflot said.

11:38 World
Arctic blast brings record-breaking temperatures across the U.S.

At least five people died on icy roads, including an 8-year-old girl in Kansas. Sleet-slicked roads caused a 50 car pileup near Youngstown, Ohio, that left two people critically injured.

10:45 World
Simplifying payments with Facebook pay

People already use payments across our apps to shop, donate to causes and send money to each other. Facebook Pay will make these transactions easier while continuing to ensure your payment information is secure and protected. 

10:27 World
Japan's Fast Retailing enlists robotics startups to automate warehouses

Asia’s biggest fashion retailer by sales, and the world’s second-biggest after Zara owner Inditex (ITX.MC), last year said it would invest 100 billion yen ($916.59 million) to increase automation at its facilities.

10:02 World
Suspected suicide bomber dies in attack on police in Indonesia's Medan

National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said the perpetrator had died and four officers and two civilians, one of whom was a police employee, had been wounded by the blast in a car park at Medan police headquarters at 8:40 a.m.(0140 GMT).

19:59 World
Why celebrities are obsessed with Wagyumafia, a Japanese restaurant brand famed for $185 steak sandwich

The three headline-makers all visited Wagyumafia's The Butcher's Kitchen restaurant in the span of just a few weeks, all happily posing alongside Hamada -- and his trademark $185 Chateaubriand steak sandwich.

19:24 World
How Assam MLA helped capture 'Laden', a rogue elephant that killed 5

Padma Hazarika, the BJP MLA from Sootea, belongs to a family that has traditionally captured, trained and domesticated elephants.

19:00 World
How decoding African DNA could help fight disease

This dearth of genetic studies on diverse populations also has implications for risk prediction of diseases across the world, according to a scientific paper published by US-based academics in March.

17:46 World
Role of dynamic topography in sustaining the Nile River over 30 million years

It has been suggested that the Nile in its present path is ~6 million years old, whereas others argue that it may have formed much earlier in geological history.

16:38 World
Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot, critically injured in County Club Hills

Police said officers responded at about 2:30 p.m. to the 167th Street and Pulaski Road for reports of a shooting.

16:16 World
Why celebrities are obsessed with Wagyumafia, a Japanese restaurant brand famed for $185 steak sandwich

But for Hisato Hamada, the 42-year-old co-founder of Tokyo's white-hot Wagyumafia restaurant brand, which serves the world's finest cuts of Kobe beef, it's all in a day's work. Well, around a month's, to be precise.

15:55 World
Luxury watch sells for a record $31 million

The Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010 has never been worn -- it was created specially for Saturday's auction in Geneva to raise money for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to Christie's.

15:37 World
Egypt says it’s unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion

The ministry said on Monday the mummy was excavated in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo that was a vast necropolis in antiquity and is home to the famed Step Pyramid.

15:01 World
Three dead in Thai court shooting as ex-policeman fires on accusers

The former police officer, identified as Tharin Chantharathip, and his accusers had been locked in several disputes for years, including a civil suit related to land and other criminal cases, said Suriya Hongwilai, the spokesman.

14:49 World
Aircraft fight Sydney blaze as Australians reel from bushfires

Officials were responding to 11 emergency warnings in New South Wales (NSW) by evening as around half the 70 fires across the state burned uncontrolled in conditions termed “catastrophic”.

14:28 World
Japanese manufacturing giant, Sony, is currently struggling in the smartphone market

A few months ago, there were reports that Sony’s smartphones are no longer for the global market. According to Sony’s latest sales figures, the company seems to be selling little or nothing.

14:02 World
SPD duo aim to lead Germany out of 'neoliberal wilderness'

Pair standing for party leadership say support for Angela Merkel’s CDU should be conditional on more spending.

12:02 World
Schools shut, riot police out as Hong Kong sees yet another day of unrest

Authorities are calling for calm after a day of clashes around the city on Monday that saw protesters hurl petrol bombs, set fires, build barricades and disrupt transport. More than 260 people were arrested as the protests went late into the night, police said in a statement.

11:38 World
A World War II submarine that was missing for 75 years has been found off Okinawa, Japan

On Sunday, undersea explorer Tim Taylor and his team at the Lost 52 Project announced that they had located the long-lost submarine on June 5 about 1,427 feet underwater off Okinawa, Japan.

10:45 World
Jimmy Carter hospitalized for brain surgery after recent falls

Former US president ‘resting comfortable’ ahead of procedure on Tuesday, spokeswoman says.

10:27 World
Two Dutch ski instructors killed off-piste in avalanche in Austria

Stephan Verheij (39) and Roy Brink (33) died on Saturday when they and another colleague were skiing off piste and got caught up in the avalanche. The third man, a 54-year-old, was also Dutch and survived.

20:01 World
Whitney Houston's close friend Robyn Crawford opens up for the first time about their romantic relationship in a new memoir

The two met around 1980 in New Jersey when they were in their late teens and immediately formed a bond, Crawford writes in her book, "A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston."

19:47 World
Heat suspend Dion Waiters 10 games after incident

Waiters experienced a "panic attack" on the team's flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles after consuming a THC-infused edible, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski.

19:24 World
Socialists win election but no majority in Spain, as far right doubles seats

This second election in Spain in just over six months -- and the fourth in as many years -- has failed to clear a political impasse in Europe's fifth-largest economy.

19:00 World
Inside the 'Hollywood' of horses, Al Shaqab is the essence of equine luxury

The multi-million-dollar center on the outskirts of the capital Doha is Qatar's luxury launchpad into equine excellence, from elite show jumpers to Arabian show horses and endurance racers.

18:38 World
'Palaces of the people': Inside the lavish metro stations of the Soviet era

Filled with decadent chandeliers, marble columns, mosaics and grand statues, the lavish stations are as far removed from the standard commuter experience as it gets.

18:26 World
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison sent off for reacting to racist abuse

In the 74th minute of the home side's 1-0 win, the Brazilian put his middle finger up at the section of visiting Dynamo supporters and kicked a ball in their direction.

17:45 World
People's Choice Awards 2019 winners: The complete list

Robert Downey Jr. opened tonight's ceremony by honoring Kevin Hart, who won The Comedy Act of 2019! This was Hart's first public appearance since the dangerous car crash that almost killed him back in September.

17:34 World
Hong Kong leader pledges stiffer measures after violent day

Carrie Lam’s comments are likely to fuel speculation that harsher legal and police measures may be in the works to curb the protests.

15:45 World
HSBC and RBS set to launch new digital banking platforms

HSBC rolled out a new app-based business banking service - previously known internally as ‘Project Iceberg’ and now named ‘HSBC Kinetic’ - in beta testing mode on Monday, while RBS is putting the finishing touches to its new digital bank Bo ahead of a public roll-out later this month.

15:27 World
Shooting of protester marks step up in Hong Kong violence

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the “rioters” were destroying society and would not succeed in their demands with violence in the “special administrative region” (SAR) of China.

14:26 World
Viral emergence in marine mammals in the North Pacific may be linked to Arctic sea ice reduction

 Phocine distemper virus (PDV), which has caused extensive mortality in Atlantic seals, was confirmed in sea otters in the North Pacific Ocean in 2004, raising the question of whether reductions in sea ice could increase contact between Arctic and sub-Arctic marine mammals and lead to viral transmission across the Arctic Ocean.

13:41 World
No more two-hour lunch breaks: the slow death of Spain's menú del día

The three-course menú del día has been the cornerstone of Spanish cuisine and social life for generations. Consequently, the restaurants serving these menús – generally low on aesthetics and high on value for money – have been a feature of the urban landscape.

13:28 World
'Greatest stuff-up in the world': Two Australian mates become millionaires after they accidentally bought identical winning lottery tickets

The colleagues, from Goolwa, south of Adelaide, had been taking turns at entering the lottery for years, but had both forgotten whose go it was and ending up both buying a ticket with the same numbers.

12:02 World
A Texas woman was legally declared dead while still alive

So she went to the bank, and after rounds of phone calls Ellis found out she had been declared dead by the Social Security Administration.

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