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18:08 30/01/2019

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20:09 World
Philippines' Duterte hits Canada on exported garbage

Manila has filed several diplomatic protests with Canada over tons of waste shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. Canada has said the shipment was a commercial transaction and was not backed by its government.

19:47 World
Notre-Dame fire: Rain threatens France's damaged cathedral

Showers and even possible thunderstorms are forecast for the French capital on Tuesday evening.

19:24 World
French ex-PM Fillon and British wife face 'fake jobs' trial

His campaign collapsed when allegations emerged that Mrs Fillon had been paid for years as a parliamentary assistant without having a parliamentary pass.

19:00 NKR
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the editorial office of "Azat Artsakh" republican newspaper and met with the staff

Issues related to the activity and future plans of the newspaper were on the discussion agenda.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

18:38 World
Lockheed Martin raises 2019 profit forecast, shares jump

The Pentagon’s top weapons supplier , which makes the stealthy F-35 jet, now expects full-year profit to range between $20.05 per share and $20.35 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $19.15 to $19.45.

18:16 World
Ariana Grande got hit by a lemon during her Coachella set, and everyone suspects Beyonce fans

Last year, Beyonce headlined Coachella. That performance proved to be a good thing for Beyonce, her fans, and the festival, and a bad thing for literally anyone with the intention of headlining Coachella ever again.

17:24 World
Singapore PM promotes likely successor in Cabinet reshuffle

His office said Tuesday that Heng Swee Keat would be promoted to deputy prime minister. Heng has been finance minister since 2015. He will keep that post when the appointment takes effect on May 1.

17:21 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan attended the opening ceremony of an individual photo exhibition by Zaven Sargsyan,

director of The Yerevan Sergey Parajanov Museum, held in Stepanakert Gallery. The President noted with satisfaction that exhibitions of Zaven Sargsyan in Artsakh were of a periodic nature expressing hope that this tradition would be maintained in the future too.
Press release

16:16 World
Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

15:45 World
Prince unfinished memoir set for release in 2019

Fifty handwritten pages, which Prince submitted a month before his death, will form the basis of the book, which has been "newly envisioned" as a scrapbook of his life.

15:01 World
SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia

The SS Iron Crown, a naval freight ship, was hit by a torpedo off the state of Victoria in 1942, killing 38 people. Its five remaining crew members survived.

14:44 World
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies aged 98

He had recently been admitted to hospital suffering from a pulmonary infection, and passed away surrounded by his family, the statement said.

14:02 World
Zelenskiy faces battles with Ukraine's hostile parliament

Andriy Sadovyi, head of the Samopomich party, the second largest opposition group in parliament, announced two days before the vote he was garnering support for a parliamentary bill to weaken the presidency.

13:41 World
Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

However, the focus of suspicion is falling on Islamist militants with links to foreign groups. U.S. intelligence sources said the attacks bore some of the hallmarks of the Islamic State extremist group.

13:28 NKR
President B. Sahakyan attended a presentation on the conversion of lignite and polymer residues to hydrocarbons in Artsakh held by the National Polytechnic University of Armenia

National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, minister of state Grigory Martirosyan and other officials were present at the event.
Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:00 World
Greenland is melting even faster than experts thought, study finds

Forty percent to 50% of the planet's population is in cities that are vulnerable to sea rise, and the study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is bad news for places like New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Mumbai.

12:43 World
Japan's coolest cafe bathroom is surrounded by a massive aquarium

It’s become the place where a restaurant makes or breaks their vibe. Not only can it round out a diner’s experience, it can get the restaurant free social media advertising.

12:29 World
San Francisco considering a toll to drive down Instagram-favourite Lombard Street

Lombard Street claims to be the “crookedest street in the world” and the escalating road with the celebrated zig-zags is one of the most popular spots for Instagram snaps with tourists in San Francisco.

12:02 World
Elon Musk says Tesla will have robo-taxis operating next year

The full self-driving vehicles would compete with ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. Musk pitched the robo-taxis as a way for Tesla owners to make money when they aren't using their vehicles.

10:27 World
India to get extra oil from major producers to make up for Iran oil loss

The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, ending six months of waivers which had allowed Iran’s eight biggest buyers, most of them in Asia, to continue to import limited volumes.

10:03 World
U.S. to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps

The Trump administration on Monday said it will not renew exemptions granted last year to buyers of Iranian oil, a more stringent than expected decision that caught several key importers who have been pleading with Washington to continue buying Iranian oil sanctions-free.

20:09 World
Polish Judas ritual 'anti-Semitic' - Jewish congress

The Good Friday ritual in Pruchnik, south-eastern Poland, was filmed and posted by a Polish news website.

19:24 World
UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

Police said Monday the arrest total stands at 1,065 since Extinction Rebellion set out to paralyze parts of central London to emphasize the need for sharp reductions in carbon use. Only 53 of those people have been formally charged with criminal offenses.

19:00 World
Kosovar returnees from Syria eager to leave shelter, go home

On Saturday, 110 Kosovar citizens — four alleged foreign fighters, 32 women and 74 children — were brought back home with the assistance of the United States.

18:16 World
Gold tub at Japanese resort recognized by Guinness as heaviest

The tub worth 800 million yen ($7.15 million) measures 1.3 meters in diameter, large enough to allow two adults to relax, said Huis Ten Bosch Co. in the city of Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture.

18:16 World
Anti-poaching ranger's extraordinary selfies with two gorillas that look almost human in Congo national park

Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has 600 dedicated rangers and two of them snapped the heart-warming series of selfies with the gorillas who can weight up to 400lbs.

17:24 World
A massive donkey living in a British animal sanctuary is set to become the biggest in the world

Derrick, the enormous young animal stands at a staggering 16.3 Hands (5ft 7ins) tall -and isn't finished growing yet.

17:00 World
Rare albino deer captured in photo by man driving through Michigan park

A rare albino deer born in Kensington Metropark several years ago was spotted Wednesday afternoon by Russell Rheaume a 74-year-old Brighton Township man.

16:38 World
Samsung has delayed the Galaxy Fold launch in China

The firm is blaming the decision on a last minute issue with the venue, according to someone claiming to be familiar with the matter.

16:16 World
Archaeologists unearth largest Mayan figurine factory to date

Finding the workshop was a stroke of luck: Brent Woodfill, an archaeologist at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, learned about it from friends in Cobán, Guatemala, who were doing construction on their property.

15:45 World
Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.

15:28 World
Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

15:01 World
Bengal tigers could vanish from one of their final strongholds

Already threatened by poaching, and humans spreading into its shrinking habitats, researchers say that in just 50 years it could completely disappear from one of its last remaining strongholds -- a huge mangrove forest called the Sundarbans, which crosses India and Bangladesh.

14:49 World
US bitcoin trader and girlfriend could face death penalty over Thai 'seastead'

Chad Elwartowski and his partner Nadia Supranee Thepdet have fled their home, built atop a platform around 12 miles off the coast of Phuket, and gone into hiding after authorities revoked the American's visa.

14:44 World
Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

The cuneiform inscription was found on fragments from three different clay cylinders in 2015 as part of the Nicolò Marchetti-led Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish. Now in ruins, the site is located on the Euphrates river on the border between present day Syria and Turkey.

14:26 World
Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull Trump impeachment

Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani toured the Sunday talk shows, arguing with interviewers in a series of chaotic encounters.

13:41 World
Huawei says launches 'world's first' 5G communications hardware for autos

Huawei said in a statement that the so-called MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it launched in January. 'Based on this chip, Huawei has developed the world’s first 5G car module with high speed and high quality,' it said.

12:29 World
The Hubble just took a gorgeous new image of the Southern Crab Nebula's wonky gas bubbles

Every year, Hubble spends a small portion of its time snapping a gorgeous anniversary picture like this one, according to a statement from the European Space Agency (ESA), the agency that manages the telescope in cooperation with NASA.

12:02 World
Ex-Nissan Chairman Ghosn indicted on aggravated breach of trust charge

Ghosn’s lawyers filed a request for bail shortly after the latest indictment, which comes after authorities arrested him on April 4 for the fourth time, on suspicion he enriched himself by a total of $5 million at Nissan’s expense.

11:16 World
Comedian wins landslide victory in Ukrainian election

Petro Poroshenko concedes defeat as Volodymyr Zelenskiy takes over 70% of votes, promising: ‘I won’t mess up.

10:27 World
Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

Climate group Extinction Rebellion has targeted sites such as Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a campaign of non-violent civil disobedience with the aim of stopping what it calls a global climate crisis.

10:07 World
Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

The emphatic victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian identity.

18:16 World
Li Na: Tennis player wants the movie about her life to inspire women

The now 37-year-old Li has devoted most of her time to her family and her business career since chronic knee injuries forced Asia's first grand slam singles tennis champion into retirement five years ago.

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