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19:24 World
Artificial intelligence set for multibillion-euro EU investment boost

Commission wants to boost artificial intelligence research amid concerns Europe is losing ground to US and China.

19:00 World
European powers say nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France, who all signed the accord with Iran and the United States, are determined to save the deal, seeing it as the best way to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb.

18:38 World
Hank Azaria says he'd be willing to 'Step Aside' from 'Simpsons' Apu role following controversy

The character, an Indian immigrant who runs Springfield's local convenient store, was the subject of the recent documentary, The Problem With Apu, which criticized Azaria's voice portrayal as portraying a stereotype.

17:45 World
Disney unveils first look at Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'

The clips did, however, offer a first look at its live-action stars including Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell under the big top in a dark but stylized Burton-esque circus.

17:24 World
This sensational property is, according to the owners, Britain’s largest treehouse – and it’s available to rent from just £270 per night

Treetops Treehouse is designed around a huge 250-year-old oak tree in the grounds of the Fox & Hounds Country Hotel in Eggesford, Devon, and comfortably accommodates a family of four.

17:00 World
Kim Wall killer Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison

Judge Anette Burkoe at the Copenhagen City Court said she and the two jurors agreed Wall's death was a murder, saying Madsen didn't given "a trustworthy" explanation. In Denmark, a life sentence equates to 16 years, which can be extended if necessary.

16:38 World
Egypt's parliament passes law to fine aggressive touts

The law approved this week would impose a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($567) on anyone found to have pestered tourists "with the intention of begging or promoting, offering or selling a good or service."

16:16 World
Eurofighter doesn't expect U.S. to use nuclear certification to tilt German jets bid

Germany hosts some U.S. nuclear warheads under NATO’s nuclear-sharing policy and maintains a fleet of Tornado fighter jets capable of delivering them. It faces a pressing requirement to replace the jets which are due to retire in the middle of the next decade, as well as a longer-term need to replace its existing Eurofighter combat jets.

15:45 World
Media-bashing by politicians a threat to democracies, RSF warns

Growing animosity towards journalists is no longer limited to authoritarian countries such as Turkey and Egypt, the Paris-based group said, citing the United States under President Donald Trump, which has fallen two places to 45th this year.

15:27 World
World's longest nonstop flight: Airbus A350-900ULR set to enter service

The airline is now taking delivery of Airbus' newest wide-body, the A350-900. It has 21 planes in its fleet, of an order for 67 aircraft.

15:04 World
Japan's 'Bosai Girls' bring fashion to disaster relief

The earthquake on March 11, 2011, was the largest ever to hit Japan. A tsunami with 30-foot waves followed; nearly 20,000 people died, and 2,500 were never found.

14:44 World
Bob Dorough, whose catchy 'Schoolhouse Rock' tunes taught kids grammar and math, has died

His granddaughter Corin Wolf didn't disclose his exact cause of death but told CNN that Dorough was diagnosed with cancer last year.

14:26 World
WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 in Europe ahead of GDPR

Facebook-owned messaging service will demand users confirm they are old enough to use app after raising age limit from 13.

13:43 World
Japan seeks role in French-German marine surveillance plane project: sources

Airbus has said it is exploring military applications for its A320neo passenger jet family, including a maritime patrol version.

13:38 World
After sorghum spat, U.S.-China trade fears halt soybean imports

At stake are 3 million tonnes of soybeans - estimated worth about $1.3 billion - for which deals have been signed but cargoes have yet to leave U.S. ports, traders say.

13:00 World
Meek Mill released from prison after 'nightmare' five months

The 30-year-old was due to serve between two and four years but a court granted him bail due to the "credibility" concerns of a witness.

12:43 World
Nicaragua riots: Police free detained students and lecturers

Images on social media showed some, visibly distressed and with their heads shaved, as they were released.

12:29 World
Sixteen people killed in Nigerian church attack: police

Hundreds of people have died in clashes this year between herders and farmers in central Nigeria in an outbreak of violence that has put pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year before an election he wants to contest.

12:02 World
Spectacular panoramas capture Hong Kong's disappearing architecture

Tong lau were built from the end of the 19th century until the 1960s, though many have since been demolished to make way for high-rise tower blocks.

11:38 World
Pompeo wants to switch Australian ambassador pick to South Korea

Moving Harris, who currently serves as commander of US Pacific Command, was Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo's idea, ahead of potential talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, the sources said.

11:16 World
Trudeau raises 'serious concern' over jailed blogger in call with Saudi king

Prime minister reportedly discussed the plight of Raif Badawi, Saudi sentenced to 1,000 lashes, whose wife has asylum in Canada.

10:27 World
Shire says willing to recommend Takeda's $64 billion offer to shareholders

The latest development, first reported by Reuters, comes after London-listed Shire rejected four previous offers from Takeda and will leave Shire shareholders owning half of the combined company.

10:01 World
Ford hopes China easing will speed up Zotye venture approval

China said this month it would scrap a limit on foreign ownership of all automotive ventures by 2022 in a major policy shift to open up the market, with limits on new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures to be removed this year.

19:47 World
The bold and the beard-iful! Contestants from as far afield as the US flock to Somerset contest for weirdest facial hair in the world

Independent facial hair club The Wessex Beardsmen welcomed guests yesterday to show off their beards and moustaches in the quest to be the best.

19:01 World
Vincent Bolloré: French tycoon held over 'Africa corruption'

Officers in Nanterre are asking him about suspected corruption in Africa, reports say. It comes days after he stepped down as chairman of the media group Vivendi.

18:16 World
Man hit people with his car in Bothell to get out of work

Court documents say he hit two women and aimed his car at a third pedestrian, who managed to get out of the way.

17:09 World
Madonna loses legal fight to stop sale of hair, underwear and Tupac breakup letter

A judge overturned the singer’s injunction against the sale of her personal items, citing misdirection.

16:38 World
Slain journalist's sons 'taste justice' in carrying on work

Maltese Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed as she left her house six months ago, in October 2017, when a bomb affixed to her car was detonated. In her last blog post, published the day she died, she wrote: "There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate."

15:27 World
Mosul's landmark Great Mosque of al-Nuri to be rebuilt

The UN's cultural agency said a five-year project would restore and reconstruct faithfully the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret.

15:01 World
China karaoke bar fire kills 18 in Yingde

The fire broke out inside the three-storey building in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

15:01 World
Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

EU security commissioner says new regulations may have to be brought in if tech firms fail to tackle issues voluntarily.

14:44 World
Woman is knocked out by a dog that falls onto her from heights on a Chinese street

Surveillance camera footage shows a woman is hit by a yellow dog in the neck and shoulder when she is following a woman carrying a toddler into a building.

14:02 World
Slovak deputy minister Sakova nominated for interior minister

The post has been closely scrutinized by the Slovak public following the murder of an investigative journalist in February, which led to the resignation of the entire cabinet.

13:59 World
U.S. sorghum initially bound for China diverted to Saudi Arabia

Thomson Reuters Eikon ship-tracking data showed a vessel carrying 69,842 tonnes of sorghum switch destinations to Dammam, Saudi Arabia from China earlier in the day.

13:31 World
Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

Walgreens and the hospital's parent company both declined to comment Monday, citing pending litigation.

13:00 World
Kim Jong-un's 'bitter sorrow' as bus crash kills Chinese tourists

The accident took place on Sunday night in North Hwanghae province, when the tour bus plunged off a bridge.

12:43 World
Madonna loses bid to stop sale of Tupac break up letter

A New York judge threw out the pop star's lawsuit against Darlene Lutz, saying the statute of limitation to recover her items had passed.

12:02 World
'Beautiful girls are needed.' Chinese tech firms under fire for sexist job ads

Titled "Only Men Need Apply," the report published Monday by Human Rights Watch says that discrimination in hiring by Chinese government authorities and private companies is contributing to a widening gender gap in the world's second largest economy.

11:38 World
Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

Bush, 93, was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Monday.

11:16 World
Hillary Clinton unleashed foul-mouthed tirade in Trump debate prep session

The candidate was squirming with frustration over lingering concerns about her “authenticity” and racked with loathing for Donald Trump she was determined not to vent in public.

10:27 World
Australia's NAB considers business exit as inquiry exposes misconduct

Facing mounting regulatory pressure and public disgust at their abuse of market power, Australia’s major banks are increasingly moving to exit non-core business with high compliance risks, such as wealth management.

10:02 World
SAP, gaining market share, raises outlook

SAP now expects total non-IFRS revenues at constant currencies this year of 24.8-25.3 billion euros ($30.28-$30.89 billion), representing growth of 5.5-7.5 percent, up from an earlier expectation of 5-7 percent growth.

19:47 World
EU views our independence as a nuisance, Iceland warns

Bjarni Benediktsson  said the EU's desire for "deeper integration" was making it more difficult for Iceland to have special exemptions in areas which risked harming national interests.

19:24 World
Soccer stars use red lipstick to raise awareness about domestic violence

Part of a campaign organized by Italian organization WeWorld Onlus, the league and players' association, the line of red lipstick was to help raise awareness of domestic violence in Italy.

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