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17:33 30/11/2017

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13:00 World
Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' in music video

Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested last month after the video sparked outrage in the conservative country.

12:43 World
Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

The sale would include the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Sky and Star satellite broadcasters in the UK, Europe and Asia.

12:29 World
The rebirth of Perth: Welcome to Australia's new capital of cool

Under a tongue-in-cheek sign proclaiming "No Stairway to Heaven," brilliant cocktails, the perfect playlist and impeccable handmade pizzas came together in one of the coolest bars in what's definitely one of the coolest cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

12:02 World
Gas prices rise in freezing Europe after explosion and pipeline closure

The price of both crude oil and natural gas spiked as investors worried that the vital pieces of infrastructure could be out of commission for weeks, choking off supplies.

11:38 World
Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK first

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition.

11:16 World
'Endlessly long': Nobel prizewinning book turned down by 19 publishers

Fan of Claude Simon’s The Palace, which won the coveted award in 1985, sent the book to publishers and 12 rejected it, while seven didn’t reply.

10:26 World
South Korea conducts anti-terror drills ahead of Winter Games

During the simulated drills, members of a SWAT team shot down a drone with a bomb attached that was flying toward a bus carrying athletes.

10:03 World
Philippine Congress debates Duterte's push for martial law extension

That conflict was the biggest security crisis in decades and killed more than 1,100 people, mostly militants, and forced more than 200,000 residents to flee Marawi, the heart of which was flattened by shelling and air strikes.

20:23 World
This is the dramatic moment a 60-year-old man fights off a leopard who went on the rampage in an Indian village

As his neighbours in the hamlet of Khairi shout in sheer panic, the man struggles to force the animal off his chest with a stick after it had mauled three people.

19:49 World
Concerned resident phoned 999 as they were worried statue was cold

The statue of a woman sitting on a bench in Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, was unveiled in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

19:00 World
The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession

For the record, an Ozraptor is an abelisauroid theropod dinosaur that lived in modern-day Australia during the Middle Jurassic period.

18:38 World
India's markets regulator probes prescient messages in WhatsApp groups

Citing unidentified sources, the Business Standard newspaper said SEBI had summoned chief financial officers and company secretaries of at least 12 firms over the issue of whether prescient social media messages involving them were being circulated. 

18:16 World
Sinister sound of Tyrannosaurus Rex heard for first time in 66 million years

For a new BBC documentary, naturalist Chris Packham visited Julia Clarke, professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Texas, to test out a the theory that dinosaurs actually sounded more like birds and reptiles, than today’s predatory mammals.

17:12 World
Побережье Финского залива покрылось ледяными шариками

Жители Северной столицы делятся фотографиями в социальных сетях. Ледяные шарики составляют 5–10 см в диаметре.

17:00 World
Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

The disgraced paralympian was allegedly involved in a fight over the use of a public phone, a prison department spokesman told the BBC.

16:16 World
Electrical problems shorten second Zumwalt-class destroyer’s builders trials

Harmonic filters are used in complex electrical systems to prevent unintended power fluctuations from damaging sensitive equipment.

15:27 World
Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, maybe most importantly, on your Android lock screen.

15:01 World
Thousands still without power after storm Ana hit France

Enedis, the body in charge of France's electricity network, said in a statement Tuesday that more than 1,500 agents are being deployed to help restore power.

14:44 World
Blast in Austrian gas plant kills one, injures 18

Sonja Keller, a Red Cross official, told the Austria Press Agency that the explosion took place at a plant in Baumgarten an der March, east of Vienna.

14:26 World
UK inflation rate rises unexpectedly to 3.1 percent

Official figures Tuesday show that the annual inflation rate in Britain rose to 3.1 percent. The increase was unexpected — most economists predicted a modest decline to 2.9 percent from the previous month's 3 percent.

13:41 World
Taiwan's Far Eastern Int'l fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

Also in October, a cyber-security firm, BAE Systems Plc, said that a North Korean hacking group was likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan.

13:00 World
China building network of refugee camps along border with North Korea

Document suggests at least five camps are being set up as Beijing prepares for possible influx of refugees should Kim Jong-un’s regime collapse.

12:43 World
Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals from ‘Oumuamua, an object from another solar system.

12:02 World
Tasmanian tigers were in poor genetic health, study finds

Australian scientists sequenced the genome of the native marsupial, also known as the thylacine.

11:38 World
World's best buildings? 2018 RIBA International List revealed

Somewhere among these 62 individual buildings drawn from 29 countries are the four that will eventually be scrutinized by the 2018 RIBA International Prize grand jury.

11:16 World
Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

Apple said Shazam would be a “natural fit” with its Apple Music streaming service and it would help users discover new songs.

10:47 World
South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

China has been particularly angered at the deployment of U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying its powerful radar can see far into China and will do nothing to ease tension with North Korea.

10:26 World
Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

Spread betters pointed to a modestly firmer start on most European bourses, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were up a slim 0.04 percent.

10:02 World
Amazon's cloud unit expands in China, with new partner in Ningxia

China launched strict new regulations in June that require foreign firms to store data locally and outsource hardware elements to local partners.

20:30 World
Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn.

20:12 World
Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

Hailed as ‘enormously significant’, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntington’s genetic mutation.

19:47 World
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides, which farmers and weed experts say harmed crops because they evaporated and drifted away from where they were sprayed.

19:00 NKR
President Bako Sahakyan signed a law on making a change to the law “On Civil Service”,

a law on making changes and amendments to the law “On Public Service”, and a law “On Approving the Three-Year Plan of State Statistical Activities of the Artsakh Republic for 2018-2020 ".
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

 

18:16 World
'Fargo' actor Steve Reevis dead at 55

Reevis passed Thursday at a hospital in Missoula, Montana. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

17:24 World
Rahul Gandhi named chief of India's Congress party

Gandhi was elected to the post unopposed Monday and succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi, for the top job in the party.

17:00 World
EU to increase efforts in Middle East peace process

Mogherini uses Netanyahu visit to reiterate support for two-state solution after US recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

16:16 World
Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years

Sales by the world's 100 biggest arms producers increased 1.9% from the previous year to reach $374.8 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

15:45 World
Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel, which originated in the city of Khan Younis, had penetrated several hundred meters inside Israeli territory, finishing a kilometer away from the nearest village in Israel.

15:27 World
Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas to reopen from early 2018

The ministry of culture and information said it would begin issuing licences immediately and that the first cinemas were expected to open in March 2018.

14:26 World
Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas

Move forms part of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.

14:02 World
'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

13:51 World
José Mourinho in post-match fracas over Manchester City’s ‘noisy’ celebrations

Police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff from Manchester United and City after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and punches were thrown and Mikel Arteta, one of Pep Guardiola’s assistants, was left with blood streaming down his face.

13:28 World
China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

Beijing regularly calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue between it and the United States. In September, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year, which authorises mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States.

13:00 World
Pro tips: Shooting Hong Kong like a street photographer

He has his eye on a sliver of light across Des Voeux Road West, which seems to cast a spotlight on a retro diner, known locally as a cha chaan teng.

12:43 World
Zaira Wasim: India man held for molesting Bollywood star on flight

Zaira Wasim, 17, said a "middle-aged man" sitting behind her had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and back while she was "half-asleep".

12:29 World
Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Chelsea Lauren posted a video on social media that appeared to show Homme kick her as she took pictures close to the stage on Saturday night.

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