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20:09 World
Google hit with record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

It represents just over two weeks of revenue for Google parent Alphabet Inc. and would scarcely dent its cash reserves of $102.9 billion.

19:00 World
Air China vaping: Pilots fired over e-cigarette emergency

A passenger flight from Hong Kong to Dalian had to drop more than 6,500m (21,000ft) due to a sudden loss of cabin pressure.

18:38 World
Japanese city running out of ninjas as population shrinks

Iga, located roughly 40 miles southwest of Kyoto, is having trouble finding ninjas to perform during its annual festival, NPR reported Monday in an episode of its "Planet Money" podcast.

17:45 World
Russian woman linked to gun-rights groups is indicted, charged with acting as foreign agent

Butina, a Russian national who has been living in the U.S., will be jailed until a hearing set for Wednesday, officials said.

17:00 World
Google hit with 4.3bn euro Android fine from EU

The European Commission's action followed a three year probe into claims the firm's mobile device strategy had unfairly strengthened its dominance of search.

16:38 World
Novartis joins Pfizer in halting U.S. drug price hikes

Second-quarter core operating profit rose 7 percent to $3.54 billion, it said, beating the average forecast of $3.46 billion in a Reuters poll.

16:16 World
Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease.

14:26 World
Singer Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

He has been awarded £210,000 ($273,734) in general damages, with a further hearing to decide what special damages he should be awarded.

14:02 World
Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

Sweden worst hit as hot, dry summer sparks unusual amount of fires, with at least 11 in the far north.

13:44 World
Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic

Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, also spoke out Monday against the President's comments at his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

13:00 World
World's best airlines for 2018 announced by Skytrax

The top prize in what is seen as the aviation industry's equivalent of the Oscars, was one of four awards taken home by Singapore. It also claimed best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat.

12:43 World
EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy

It will remove tariffs on European exports such as cheese and wine. Japanese automakers and electronics firms will face fewer barriers in the European Union.

11:38 World
Astronomers found 10 new Moons circling Jupiter

The team, led by astronomer Scott Sheppard, first spotted some of the new moons while looking for exceptionally distant objects at the brim of our Solar System, beyond Pluto, using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

11:16 World
Building collapse in Delhi suburb kills at least two, more feared dead

Police said the building that collapsed on Tuesday night had been constructed a few years ago and did not appear to have many occupants.

10:45 World
At least three killed in a midair plane collision over Everglades

The crash, which the Federal Aviation Administration placed about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport, 12800 SW 145th Ave., involved a Piper PA-34 and a Cessna 172.

10:00 World
UK PM May threatened rebels with a national election: The Times

The Times said that Conservative whips, who enforce discipline in the party, issued the warning to pro-EU lawmakers, led by the former ministers Stephen Hammond and Nicky Morgan, minutes before a crucial vote on Tuesday on customs.

19:49 World
House Republican backs effort to restore net neutrality rules

The net neutrality rules expired on June 11, handing sweeping new powers to internet providers to block, throttle or offer paid “fast lanes” for web traffic.

19:24 World
Gareth Bale holds positive talks over Real Madrid future and makes Man Utd switch seem remote

Bale had face-to-face discussions with new Real manager Julen Lopetegui on Monday and was told that he has a huge part to play in a new era for the club, after the £99m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.

19:00 World
30 civilians dead in recent clashes in Yemen city

Government forces have been trying to seize rebel-held areas along the western coast, including the port city of Hodeida, while the Saudi-led coalition has been targeting the rebels, known as Houthis, with airstrikes.

18:16 World
Many lapses, say officials on tent collapse during PM Modi’s Bengal rally

Of the three canopies set up for the meeting in West Bengal’s Midnapore, one collapsed during Modi’s speech, injuring 90 people.

17:24 World
EU to slam Google with record fine ahead of Juncker US visit

The European Commission’s decision, delayed by a week by US President Donald Trump’s visit to a NATO summit in Brussels last week, is expected on Wednesday.

17:00 World
Child-killer taunted investigators for 30 years with disturbing notes. DNA ends the mystery of who did it, police say

The mysterious killer's taunting messages admitting to the crime, scrawled on a barn door and on paper notes threatening to kill again, only added to the desire to solve the cold case. Still, no suspect could be found.

15:41 World
Pro-independence Hong Kong party faces possible ban

In a letter to the leader of the Hong Kong National Party, 27-year-old Andy Chan, the territory's security bureau said the group has three weeks to make a case for why it should be allowed to operate.

15:27 World
India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

The Supreme Court said that "horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be allowed to become a new norm, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

15:05 World
US charges Russian national with being a foreign agent

Mariia Butina, also known as Maria, was arrested on Sunday and appeared in court in Washington, DC, on Monday, according to the Justice Department. She'll be detained for three days until her next court appearance.

14:44 World
Cher to release album of Abba covers following Mamma Mia! role

Following her version of Fernando for the film sequel, the singer says she took on Abba classics “in a different way” for a covers album.

14:26 World
Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics says changing the DNA of a human embryo could be ‘morally permissable’ if it is in the child’s best interests.

13:38 World
Lead Brexit campaign group faces police inquiry over its spending

Two years since voting 52-48 to leave the bloc, the United Kingdom, its political and business leaders remain deeply divided over the country’s plans for departing from the EU on March 29, 2019.

12:29 World
California ghost town sells for $1.4 million

The sale closed on Friday the 13th -- "in true ghost town fashion," Rasmuson quipped.

12:02 World
Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Analysts said broader web access will also ultimately weaken the government’s control of what information reaches people in the one-party island state that has a monopoly on the media.

11:38 World
Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii

The boat returned to port in Hilo on its own power less than an hour later, and three of the injured, including a woman in her 20s whose leg was broken, were taken to a local hospital by ambulance, Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion chief Darwin Okinaka said.

10:27 World
Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British caver

Tesla shares were at $307.20 in after-hours trading on Monday from Friday’s close of $318.87.

20:23 World
Chicago police release body camera footage of man killed by officers

Chicago police released two versions of the same video. One of the versions showed the events in real time and the other was in slow motion.

19:24 World
Airbnb told to be clearer on total cost of bookings

The European Commission has told the firm to tell consumers up-front the total cost of renting a property, including service and cleaning charges.

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