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18:38 World
North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

It was the first time Kim directly addressed his position on North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs ahead of planned summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week and with U.S. President Donald Trump in late May or early June.

18:16 World
Nasa to make announcement about nuclear power in space

The 'Kilopower' project could be used to generate clean energy on the moon, Mars and further into the universe.

17:45 World
Trailer containing 8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen in California

The California Highway patrol said the Wells Cargo trailer was stolen at about 3:10 a.m. Wednesday from the parking lot of the California FFA Center, located near Galt.

17:00 World
UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden

The informal session, which is held annually, is expected to focus on the Syrian conflict and on overcoming members' deep divisions on the subject.

16:38 World
Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

The reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained since Dec. 12 on charges of violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

16:16 World
Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

ICRC said on its Twitter account the incident took place early Saturday, without elaborating.

15:27 World
'We won't stop': Students across US renew demand for gun safety in second walkout

Students walked out of class at 10 a.m. Friday in each time zone to observe a moment of silence for shooting victims; many are then moving on to other actions, such as rallies in the larger cities or volunteer work.

15:01 World
US, European aviation authorities order inspections after fatal Southwest engine failure

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) each issued an emergency airworthiness directive Friday requiring airlines to perform an ultrasonic inspection of certain CFM56-7B engines.

14:44 World
China trash ban is a global recycling wake up call

The ban has terrible consequences for some places. A town in Australia has been sending recyclable waste to a landfill because it can no longer afford to recycle it.

14:26 World
Madagascar police fire teargas at opposition protests

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the center of the capital early on Saturday to protest against the laws which were enacted by parliament earlier this month, before police dispersed the protests by firing dozens of teargas canisters at the crowd.

14:07 World
India approves death penalty for child rapists

Many people have criticized Modi’s government for not doing enough to protect the country’s women, piling pressure on his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as India heads towards a general election due next year.

13:00 World
Nicaragua protesters over pensions called 'vampires'

Two protesters and a policeman were killed in the capital, Managua, after demonstrations turned violent.

12:29 World
Iran official condemns woman's treatment by 'morality police' in video

The footage of the incident, which has been widely viewed online, appears to show the religious police confronting a woman wearing a scarf loosely draped on her head.

12:02 World
Stunning virtual tour of the Lagoon Nebula

NASA released a new image and a virtual tour of the Lagoon Nebula, a celestial body 4,000 light-years away. 

10:45 World
Swedish DJ Avicii dies at 28

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

10:27 World
Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

The governor, a former U.S. Navy SEAL commando once seen as a rising star in the GOP, vowed to clear his name in court, declaring, “People will know the truth.”

10:00 World
China's foreign ministry welcomes North Korea nuclear test halt

North Korea’s state media said earlier on Saturday the country would immediately halt nuclear and missile tests and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

20:09 World
Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

Large puffs of smoke could be seen on state television rising from a row of buildings as an artillery salvo struck home before one collapsed in a cloud of dust, accompanied by the rattle of automatic fire and the sound of distant blasts.

18:38 World
Meesha Shafi: Pakistan actress says pop star Ali Zafar harassed her

Meesha Shafi, who has acted in films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist, says music star Ali Zafar subjected her to "harassment of a physical nature".

17:45 World
UK lawmakers form group to combat 'malign' Russian influence

Britain accuses Russia of using disinformation campaigns to undermine Western democracies, and blames Moscow for a nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Russia denies involvement.

17:24 World
Historic hotline links South, North Korean leaders ahead of rare summit

South Korea’s presidential office said the first test call on the hotline went to Pyongyang’s State Affairs Commission, the country’s supreme decision-making institution chaired by Kim Jong Un. The call was successful.

17:00 World
T-ant-T: meet the exploding ants of Borneo

Scientists discover ant species that fights enemies by detonating themselves, covering their foe in toxic goo.

16:38 World
Arsène Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of the season

Arsenal made the surprise announcement on Friday morning and after Wenger had informed the squad of his decision during training before their home match against West Ham on Sunday. 

16:16 World
Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot

The robot is a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by Apple that was revealed in 2016.

15:45 World
Facebook is forming a team to design its own chips

The social media company is seeking to hire a manager to build an “end-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization,” according to a job listing on its corporate website, indicating the effort is still in its early stages.

15:01 World
South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption.

14:26 World
Barclays chief Staley survives whistleblowing inquiry with fines

Staley’s case is the first big test of Britain’s “senior managers regime” (SMR), aimed at making top banking officials personally accountable for their actions after few were punished for their roles in bank collapses during the financial crisis.

14:02 World
Shark attacks tourist on island of Kauai in Hawaii

The shark bit a 29-year-old male visitor who was body-boarding near Shipwreck’s Beach on Kauai this morning.

13:28 World
Russian Billionaire to Lose $492 Million Yacht in Divorce

The court ruled that Farkhad Akhmedov should transfer ownership of the 115-meter (380-foot) MV Luna, currently impounded in a dry dock in Dubai, to his wife, Tatiana Akhmedova.

13:00 World
Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration

In a series of tweets, the rapper said the first would be a solo record with "7 songs," which is due out on 1 June.

12:43 World
China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea, reports say

As the three vessels traversed the hotly contested waters on their way to Vietnam, they were confronted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday.

12:29 World
What US and North Korea mean when they talk about denuclearization

The term has been bandied about in recent weeks, from Seoul to Washington to Beijing, yet there's little agreement on what the term means -- and confusion could lead to trouble in this week's summit as well as the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim.

12:02 World
Walter Moody executed by the state of Alabama

Moody was convicted in 1989 of killing Federal Judge Robert Vance with a mail bomb. The murder happened in Mountain Brook.

11:38 World
Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters.

10:45 World
Australian warships 'challenged' by Chinese navy in South China Sea

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia asserts ‘right to freedom of navigation’ through oceans.

10:27 World
About 40 slightly injured in Austrian train accident - police

One train slammed too hard into another from Zurich as they were being coupled together, a police spokesman said.

20:09 World
Banyan: Insecticide 'drip' to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Officials are trying to save the tree - a popular tourist attraction - from termite infestation.

19:24 World
Nestle, Unilever forego price increases to move product

The result has been mounting tension, which recently erupted in a clash between Nestle and European retailers that saw some of the Swiss company’s goods briefly taken off store shelves. 

19:00 World
Dale Winton, Supermarket Sweep presenter, dies aged 62

Graham Norton paid tribute, thanking him for giving him "the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got - don't quit the hit!".

18:16 World
China built more than half of the skyscrapers in the world last year, and it has no plan to slow its rapid urbanisation

A recent documentary has revealed the nation's secret weapon: a mighty skyscraper-building machine dubbed 'wall-climbing monster'.

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