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Author Lilian Galstyan

18:07 08/03/2019

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20:00 World
Italy hunts bear after ‘genius’ escape over electric fences

A fugitive bear likened to a superhero for its daring escape over an electric pen in northern Italy is being hunted by forest rangers.

18:16 World
Will Quentin Tarantino's last movie be Star Trek? The director talks about a 'Loophole'

We asked Quentin Tarantino that very same question when he appeared on the ReelBlend Podcast to discuss Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – his ninth film, due in theaters on July 26.

15:45 World
Partial lunar eclipse

Stargazers have been treated to a cosmic spectacle as a partial lunar eclipse was visible across parts of the UK. The event on Tuesday evening coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launching its moon mission.

15:27 World
'Breathtaking arrogance': senators grill Facebook in combative hearing over Libra currency

Banking committee questions Facebook on its Libra project, while the House will later take aim at Google, Apple and Amazon.

14:44 World
Arnault overtakes Gates to become world’s second-richest person

LVMH, Arnault’s luxury-goods maker, advanced to a record in Paris and pushed his net worth to $107.6 billion and ahead of Gates by more than $200 million. Arnault has added $39 billion to his fortune in 2019 alone, the biggest individual gain by far among the 500 people in Bloomberg’s ranking.

14:26 World
Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them

The first big advance is flexible “threads,” which are less likely to damage the brain than the materials currently used in brain-machine interfaces.

14:02 World
Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in U.S. Congress

The legislation would among other things bar the removal of the massive telecommunications equipment firm from a Commerce Department trade blacklist without House and Senate approval, and let Congress disallow waivers granted to U.S. companies doing business with the company.

13:41 World
Harry Styles in talks to play prince Eric in Disney's live-action 'Little Mermaid'

The pic, which is being directed by Rob Marshall, is in the throes of casting, having recently found its Ariel with R&B singer Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle fame. Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are also in talks to be part of Disney’s world.

13:28 World
First evidence of Crusader siege from July 15, 1099, uncovered at Old City walls

920 years ago, Crusaders breached Jerusalem and conquered the walled Fatimid city. Now the Mount Zion Project has found a chronicled moat that to many scholars had seemed like myth.

13:00 World
Eric Garner: No federal charges in US 'I can't breathe' death

The US Department of Justice has said it will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.

12:43 World
How chimpanzees bond over a movie together

Pairs of chimps were monitored as they watched videos - and psychologists found an increased sense of closeness between them in a way previously thought to be unique to humans.

12:02 World
Welsh town Harlech claims world's steepest street

The seaside town of Harlech in Wales is now home to the world's steepest street, Guinness World Records has ruled, knocking a New Zealand road off the top spot after more than a decade.

11:38 World
North Korea suggests it could restart nuclear tests, accuses US of breaking 'spirit' of talks

North Korea's foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the military drills were a "rehearsal for war" and broke promises US President Donald Trump made when he met Kim Jong Un at a summit in Singapore in June 2018.

10:27 World
Saudi Arabia set for 24-hour trading amid prayer time confusion

A cabinet decision on Tuesday permitted stores and restaurants to operate all day in exchange for paying a fee, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs will determine the charge, as well as which commercial activities will be affected, it said.

19:24 World
Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 85% on the same period last year.

19:01 World
Italian police seized an air-to-air missile and Nazi paraphernalia from three men

Fabio Del Bergiolo, who ran for the Italian Senate in 2001 as a candidate for the Forza Nuova party, Swiss citizen Alessandro Monti and Fabio Bernardi were arrested on Monday in connection with the arms stockpile.

18:38 World
9,000 year-old settlement found in Israel

housands of pieces of tools, jewellery, figurines, seeds and other objects have been found at the site of a huge 9,000-year-old settlement from the Neolithic period uncovered in Israel.


18:16 World
Shoppers find drug stash in their soap powder box

At least 80kg (176lb) of the drug was found in the store in the Ermelino Matarazzo district, police said.

17:24 World
Tourists discover popular Balinese temple lake doesn't exist

Pura Lempuyan Temple in Karangasem is one of the oldest and most sacred sites in Indonesia. It’s magnificent, occupying an elevated space on Mount Lempuyang holy mountain that overlooks Mount Agung volcano, while misty forests loom in the background.

17:00 World
Barclays sees Carrefour-Casino merger as possible, pushing up Casino shares

Barclays said it was difficult to ascribe a particular percentage likelihood to this merger happening, but it estimated potential savings at 0.9% of sales of the combined group, or total gross synergies of around 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion).

16:38 World
$800,000 spent at jeweller in one day on Najib Razak's credit cards, court hears

Platinum cards of former Malaysian prime minister used for spree at jeweller in Italy, say prosecutors.

15:27 World
Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic

After numerous screen tests, Austin Butler has been tapped to play Elvis Presley in Luhrmann’s next feature film for Warner Bros.

15:01 World
Power tools firm Husqvarna CEO sees battery restraints for another decade

The Swedish company, whose products range from lawn mowers and trimmers to chainsaws, generates the bulk of its sales from petrol-driven tools but has a strategy to grow its share of battery-driven ones.

14:55 World
First Ebola patient in eastern Congo's main city dies

The spread of the virus to Goma, a city of roughly 1 million people on the border with Rwanda, has raised fears the outbreak, which is already the second deadliest Ebola epidemic ever, could spread more widely.

13:28 World
Cost of living index for country 2019 mid-year

You are looking at Cost of Living Index by country 2019 Mid-Year. These indices are historical and they are published periodically.

12:43 World
Uber ties some executive pay to diversity goals

Diversity will be used as one "key metric" to assess performance and determine executive compensation for senior leaders, the firm said.

11:16 World
R Kelly: Michael Avenatti says he now represents three alleged victims

R&B musician was arrested last week on a 13-count indictment that includes sex crimes and obstruction of justice.

10:45 World
Neo-Nazi gets second life sentence in murder of protester in Virginia

Fields, a resident of Maumee, Ohio, who appeared in court on Monday in striped prison garb, had already received a separate life sentence without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty in March to federal hate-crime charges stemming from the violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

10:27 World
Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

The discontinuation of the standard-range variants, however, means a rise in starting prices - to $84,990 for the Model X and $79,990 for the Model S, excluding potential buying incentives.

19:24 World
Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious

Viktor Medvedchuk, 64, the main face of Ukraine’s Russia-friendly opposition, was speaking before a parliamentary election on Sunday where polls suggest President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s party will win but may fall short of a majority.

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