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Author Lilian Galstyan

22:32 07/02/2019

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19:00 World
Hands off our treasured railway, say locals in Sóller, Mallorca

Anonymous investors have launched a hostile €25m bid for Sóller’s locally owned heritage train link to Palma.

18:38 World
Official autopsy concludes Epstein death's was suicide by hanging

Epstein’s lawyers said they were “not satisfied” with the medical examiner’s conclusions and planned to carry out their own investigation, seeking prison videos taken around the time of his death.

18:16 World
Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

The tanker was seized by British Royal Marines at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4 on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.

17:45 World
Liu Yifei: Mulan boycott urged after star backs HK police

Disney's live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force.

17:00 World
Netflix is adding the King of Rock 'n' Roll to its roster of animated series

'Agent King' comes from Sony and counts Priscilla Presley among its executive producers, and John Varvatos will design the character's wardrobe for the show.

16:16 World
Banana-targeting fungus may cause 'apocalyptic scenario' for the fruit

An “apocalyptic” scenario for the most popular type of banana may be unfolding in Latin America. A strong and incredibly hard to stop fungus has been spotted in the area.

15:45 World
Greenland says it’s 'open for business, not for sale' after Trump purchase report

White House sources told the Journal that Trump asked his advisers about acquiring the island during “meetings, dinners, and passing conversations” because of Greenland's “abundant resources and geopolitical importance.”

15:27 World
Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

The tanker was seized by British Royal Marines at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4 on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.

14:44 World
Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

The tanker was seized by British Royal Marines at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4 on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.

14:26 World
Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi oilfield; no Saudi confirmation

A Saudi-led coalition is battling the Iran-aligned Houthis to try to restore Yemen’s government, which was ousted from power in the capital Sanaa by the group in late 2014. The war has been in military stalemate for years.

12:43 World
A deadly mishap in Russia's Far North, and a nuclear mystery lingers

According to the official account, the elite scientists killed in the accident -- Alexey Vyushin, Yevgeny Koratayev, Vyacheslav Lipshev, Sergey Pichugin and Vladislav Yanovsky -- were killed during tests on a liquid propulsion system involving isotopes.

10:45 World
Relentless rhino chases safari tourists’ jeep for 500 yards as their driver desperately tries to give it the slip

The film was shot by Rian Boshoff, a financial adviser, who was part of a group looking for wildlife at Sabi Sands, which shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park.

10:27 World
Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress

Now a private citizen, Lewandowski said he looked forward to the chance to testify as “a guy who’s going to fight back” against Democratic claims of wrongdoing by Trump.

10:00 World
New Zealand police charge 23-year-old man with murder of Australian tourist

The arrest followed a manhunt for the suspect after the 33-year-old victim was found shot dead in a camper van in Raglan, in the Waikato region. A Canadian woman who had been traveling with the victim was able to escape.

18:38 World
The entrepreneur who battled cancer to help women win

But after 17 years of problem solving for corporate giants, Rana took a leap of faith to use those skills to pursue her own passion -- nurturing the talent and spirit of women.

18:16 World
5 scariest roller coaster drops around the world

Advances in technology, design and engineering over the decades have allowed amusement parks to offer ever taller, faster and steeper coasters (with loops and other kinds of inversions as well). These big hills are getting ever more thrilling and frightening -- and that's really the point, isn't it?

17:45 World
Jurassic world of volcanoes found in Central Australia

The Cooper-Eromanga Basins in the north-eastern corner of South Australia and south-western corner of Queensland is Australia’s largest onshore oil and gas producing region of Australia.

17:24 World
Thousands of passengers affected by train delays after fire in southern Sweden

The first reports of the fire came on Wednesday afternoon when flames were spotted at an empty warehouse, which was totally destroyed in the blaze.

17:00 World
Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown

Telephone and internet links were cut and public assembly banned in Kashmir just before New Delhi removed the decades-old autonomy the Muslim majority territory enjoyed under the Indian constitution. The measures were aimed at preventing protests.

16:38 World
Inside the Hong Kong protesters’ anarchic campaign against China

The 25-year-old activist has been a constant presence at the often violent protests that have rocked Hong Kong this summer, rallying comrades, building barricades and rushing from district to district in a frantic game of cat-and-mouse with police.

16:16 World
Ewan McGregor to return as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney plus series

There had been talk for years that McGregor would return in an Obi Wan standalone film, but those plans were reportedly put on hold following the unsuccessful roll out of 'Star Wars' standalone film 'Solo.”'

15:45 World
2 killed, 3 injured in shooting near Alabama State University

Police found one man fatally wounded when they responded to the scene of gunshots in Montgomery, Alabama at about 7:15 p.m., according to Montgomery County Police.

15:01 World
Krosa: One dead, 49 injured as tropical storm hits Japan

Storm Krosa made landfall near Hiroshima in southern Japan on Thursday and is now moving north, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.

14:26 World
Cheong Wa Dae urges N. Korea to stop launches of 'projectiles'

Briefing media on the results of an hourslong emergency National Security Council (NSC) session held via videoconferencing, Cheong Wa Dae characterized two projectiles fired earlier in the day as "short-range" ones but stopped short of revealing other details.

13:00 World
Giant hand rises from the desert

It is the driest desert in the world outside of the polar regions, and its 40,500-odd square miles of red and burnt-orange plains stretch as far as the eye can see.

12:43 World
Disney is the first studio to have five $1 billion movies in a year

Disney hit this new milestone amid a record-breaking year that will also include the launch of Disney+ -a new streaming service that, at $6.99 a month, will likely be the most formidable competitor to Netflix.

12:29 World
India to ease clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir in next few days

The court was hearing a petition by a newspaper editor seeking restoration of telephone and internet services snapped this month, just before the government withdrew Kashmir’s special status, to prevent protests.

12:02 World
Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach

The lawsuit, which combined several legal actions, stems from Facebook Inc’s worst-ever security breach in September, when hackers stole login codes - or “access tokens” - that allowed them to access nearly 29 million accounts.

10:45 World
N. Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea

The projectiles were fired from its eastern coastal county of Tongchon in Kangwon Province earlier in the day, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). No other details were immediately known, including their type, flight range and maximum altitude.

10:27 World
Dow posts biggest one-day drop since October as recession fears take hold

Dire economic data from China and Germany suggested a faltering global economy, stricken by the increasingly belligerent U.S.-China trade war, Brexit woes and geopolitical tensions.

 

10:00 World
Boy discovers prehistoric mammoth tooth during family reunion at Millersburg inn

Jason Nies, who owns the Inn at Honey Run, 6920 County Road 203, said one of his cousin's sons, Jackson, found the fossil while playing in the creek.

20:01 World
Walmart's earnings beat allays worry over tariff impact for now

The world’s largest retailer posted a 20-quarter, or five-year, streak of U.S. growth, unmatched by any other retail chain.

18:16 World
A$AP Rocky says he's 'disappointed' at assault conviction over role in Stockholm street brawl

Rocky and his two bodyguards, who spent nearly a month behind bars before being released Aug. 2, were given "conditional sentences" for their assault convictions. That means they don't have to serve prison time unless they commit a similar offense in Sweden again.

17:45 World
UK government gets backlash for featuring anti-knife crime campaign on fried chicken boxes

The United Kingdom’s Home Office tweeted Wednesday: “We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree.”

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