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22:05 05/01/2019

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12:29 World
Berlin police break up mass brawl

The fight broke out on Thursday evening on Alexanderplatz square in the German capital, police said, adding that nine people were arrested.

12:02 World
Global markets fall amid slowdown fears

The falls came after figures showed eurozone manufacturing growing at its weakest pace in five years in March.

11:38 World
Trump's Federal Reserve pick linked to indicted boyfriend of Russian agent

Stephen Moore created a controversial political group with Paul Erickson, who is charged with fraud and whose girlfriend, Maria Butina, pleaded guilty to infiltrating the conservative movement.

11:16 World
US disaster agency exposed private data of 2.3m hurricane and wildfire survivors

Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal information, including bank details, with outside contractor.

10:00 World
Country singer Justin Carter dies after accidental shooting on music video set

Carter, 35, died Saturday, the same week he had signed a management deal and released an independent single, 'Love Affair,' to digital services including iTunes and Spotify.

19:00 World
May hints she might pull her deal as ministers arrive at No10 for crisis talks and PM prepares to woo remainers over weekend at Chequers after Brussels gives her two-week 'flextension'

The Prime Minister has summoned cabinet ministers including Liam Fox, Philip Hammond and Stephen Barclay to No 10 for crisis talks as Tory Brexiteers said their 'isolated' leader should 'name a date' for her resignation after failing to deliver Brexit for March 29.

18:16 World
Netflix developing modern 'Three musketeers' movie with writer Harrison Query

Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless' Screen Arcade and Scott Glassgold and his Ground Control Entertainment will be producing the feature project.

17:45 World
Guaidó aide faces terrorism charges

Mr Guaidó's chief of staff Roberto Marrero, 49, is accused of planning 'acts of sabotage' against officials.

17:34 World
Imane Fadil death: No radioactivity in 'bunga bunga' model

Investigators are trying to find out what led to the model's death, after prosecutors said there were "several anomalies" in her records.

17:00 World
Nokia shares dive on potential Alcatel-Lucent compliance issues

Shares were down 8.2 percent by 1127 GMT, on track for worst day since October 2017 and bottom of the pan-European STOXX 600 index.

16:38 World
Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing's new model aircraft were grounded following fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

16:16 World
Tate galleries won't accept donations from Sackler family

The Tate says the Sackler family has given generously in the past but under 'the present circumstances we do not think it right to seek or accept further donations.'

15:45 World
Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMap.

14:44 World
Twin cyclones force largest evacuation since Cyclone Tracey in 1974

Air evacuations in Northern Territory have been suspended and remaining residents are advised to seek shelter.

14:36 World
Dozens killed and hundreds injured in explosion at Chinese chemical plant

The blast in Yancheng north of Shanghai is the latest in a series of industrial accidents that have sparked public anger.

14:02 World
Explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures 640

Survivors were taken to 16 hospitals with 640 people being treated for injuries. Thirty-two of them were critically injured, it said.

13:34 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan met with the representatives of the 'Artsakh Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development Association' NGO

to discuss diverse issues on the development of small and medium business in Artsakh. President Sahakyan spoke of the importance of enhancing the role of small and medium entrepreneurship for the development of the economy and holding such discussions. State minister Grigory Martirosyan and other officials took part at the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:00 World
Everything you thought about 'The Scream' is wrong

If you thought the artwork showed a figure screaming, however, it turns out you may have misinterpreted Munch's work.

12:43 World
Scandal threatens to end the 'Korean Wave' and exposes culture of toxic masculinity

In the past month, four major K-Pop idols have apologized or announced early retirement after being linked to a group chat in which members shared sexual videos of women who were allegedly filmed without their consent.

12:29 World
Yayoi Kusama at 90: How the 'undiscovered genius' became an international sensation

Time magazine named her on its "100 Most Influential People" list, and a feature-length documentary about her remarkable life has been making the festival rounds.

11:38 World
Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text.

11:16 World
Trump says US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights

Previous US administrations have treated Golan Heights as occupied Syrian territory, in line with UN security council resolutions. Trump declared his break with that policy, in a tweet on Thursday.

10:27 World
U.S. corporate breakups could be catalyst to change Dow index

Another index component, industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp, is also in the process of separating into three companies, possibly in about a year.

10:01 World
Friday sermon by the imam of New Zealand mosque attacked by gunman

Last Friday I stood in this mosque and saw the hatred and the rage in the eyes of the terrorist who killed and martyred 50 innocent people, wounded 42, and broke the hearts of millions around the world.

20:30 World
Iran will boost defence capabilities despite U.S. pressure - Khamenei

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States last May from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers, saying it gave too much away to Iran, and reimposed far-reaching U.S. sanctions.

20:09 World
Christchurch shootings: The people killed as they prayed

Most of them had moved to New Zealand to study or work, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Some were refugees, who thought they had found safety.

19:47 World
Dutch populist vote surge costs PM Rutte senate majority

The anti-immigration Forum for Democracy is set to win most votes and have as many seats in the upper house as Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party.

19:24 World
Moment Ralph the daschund escapes from rabbit hole five days after disappearing while out on walk

Sarah Mclellan, 33, was distraught after her pet dog Ralph had gone missing while out for a walk near their home in Haworth, West Yorkshire, last Thursday.

18:38 World
China's first cloned police dog ready for training

China's first cloned police dog, a two-month-old Kunming wolfdog named Kunxun, received a warm welcome at Kunming Police Dog Base in Southwest China's Yunnan province on March 5, Science and Technology Daily reported.

18:16 World
143,000 relics found in Chinese ancient shipwreck

The massive excavation operation that has been going on for years is drawing to an end as archaeologists are now clearing the cargoes in the last few cabins at the end of the ship, said Cui Yong, vice director of the Guangdong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, and head of the ship's archaeological team.

17:45 World
Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

In a statement Thursday, the public prosecutor's office in Utrecht says that the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, also faces charges of attempted murder or manslaughter and making threats with a terrorist intent.

17:24 World
Auschwitz Memorial shares photos of people walking on train track, urges respect

The memorial – which “preserves” the location of the former Nazi concentration camp – posted their message on Twitter and stressed the gravity and the solemnness of the location.

17:00 World
Venezuela opposition legislator says he was not arrested by intelligence agents

He confirmed that Roberto Marrero, chief of staff to opposition leader Juan Guaido, had been detained.

16:38 World
Hungarian central bank may raise overnight rate; analysts divided

In the March 14-21 survey, analysts unanimously projected that the bank would leave its base rate unchanged at 0.9 percent at its upcoming meeting.

16:16 World
Ronaldo and Juventus will avoid U.S. amid rape investigation

While the bulk of the games in the tournament, the International Champions Cup, will take place in the United States as usual, Juventus’s games will be a part of the Asian version of the annual event.

15:45 World
Student football team abducted in Anglophone Cameroon

Gunmen abducted the 15 students from the University of Buea, in the southwest of the country, on Wednesday morning.

15:27 World
Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and ice.

14:44 World
Dutch prosecutors: Utrecht shooting suspect had 'radicalized ideology'

The suspect, 37-year-old Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, is to go before a judge on Friday. Prosecutors added that he is slated to go under psychological examination.

14:26 World
Danish billionaires plan to rewild large swath of Scottish Highlands

Scotland’s largest private landowners want to reverse years of land mismanagement, says adviser.

14:04 World
Cyclone Idai: satellite images show extent of flooding around Beira

Tens of thousands still trapped by flood waters as rescuers in Mozambique race against clock to deliver aid and supplies.

13:41 World
President's re-election pitch resonates in heartland of Ukraine's revolution

He died for a free and independent Ukraine, something their grandfathers could only dream of in the Soviet era, he said, and President Petro Poroshenko is the best candidate to keep it on that path, even though he has not ended the war as he promised.

13:28 World
Tencent fourth-quarter profit drops 32 percent, steepest quarterly fall ever

Net profit at Asia’s second-most valuable listed company for the September-December quarter was 14.2 billion yuan ($2.12 billion), against the 18.3 billion yuan average estimate of 16 analysts, according to Refinitiv data.

13:00 World
McCain's widow, daughter punch back at Trump's Twitter tirade

Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late senator, spent the last few days defending her father and politely criticizing Trump. On Wednesday she said the president had reached 'a new, bizarre low - attacking someone who is not here is a new low.'

12:43 World
Korea spycam porn: 1,600 fall victim and four men arrested

Mini-cameras were installed in TVs, hair-dryer holders and sockets. The men allegedly earned $6,200.

12:29 World
Italian driver hijacks and torches school bus full of children

The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt. Fourteen people suffered smoke inhalation.

12:02 World
Lahore, Pakistan's Mughal treasure trove

With Pakistan enjoying improved security, visitors are starting to rediscover the city's treasures.

11:38 World
More than 300 million people will celebrate Nowruz

But it's much more than that, too. Nowruz "promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families," the United Nations says. It's a time of reconciliation and neighborliness, "contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities."

10:27 World
Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff

Having downgraded their U.S. growth, unemployment and inflation forecasts, policymakers said the Fed’s benchmark overnight interest rate, or fed funds rate, was likely to remain at the current level of between 2.25 percent and 2.50 percent at least through this year, a wholesale shift of their outlook.

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