Serj Tankian

Author Lilian Galstyan

19:08 09/10/2019

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13:41 World
Australia fires: record-breaking temperatures fuel bushfires across the country

Temperatures top 40C in Victoria’s north as up to 11 properties hit by fire in South Australia, while NSW and Tasmania face difficult conditions.

13:00 World
Koala rescued from Australia bushfire is reunited with hero grandma

Video of the dramatic rescue Wednesday shows motorist Toni Doherty running from her car to help the koala near Port Macquarie, New South Wales (NSW) as the catastrophic fires that have ravaged the state burn all around them.

12:43 World
India's Meghalaya 'living root bridges' get stronger as the trees grow

Researchers say these little-studied structures, which can stretch for up to 50 meters and last for hundreds of years, could help our cities adapt to rising temperatures associated with the climate crisis.

12:02 World
Sydney smoke: Australia fires send haze over Sydney and Adelaide

Health officials issued warnings as air quality surpassed "hazardous" levels and some residents wore face masks.

11:16 World
Bayer AG discussed plans to give not-for-profit funding for influence

Emails between two senior executives and a journalist show discussions aimed at giving Bayer a voice in press foundation initiatives.

10:45 World
Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time

Doctors have placed humans in suspended animation for the first time, as part of a trial in the US that aims to make it possible to fix traumatic injuries that would otherwise cause death.

10:27 World
Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

The move coincides with pressure on social media platforms over their handling of political advertising ahead of the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

20:01 World
Ukraine says Russia returned ships in bad condition

Russia seized three ships in the Kerch Strait last year after opening fire on them and wounding several sailors. Moscow said the ships - two small Ukrainian armored artillery vessels and a tug boat - had illegally entered its territorial waters. Kiev denied that.

19:47 World
In secular India, it's getting tougher to be Muslim

India would be a nation where people of all religions had equal rights, privileges and obligations, Jawaharlal Nehru said in his now-iconic speech to the country's parliament on August 14, 1947.

19:24 World
'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order': Gareth Bale pokes fun at critics

After helping Wales secure qualification to Euro 2020 on Tuesday -- Bale assisted the first of Aaron Ramsey's two goals in the 2-0 win over Hungary -- the Real star and his Welsh teammates then celebrated on the pitch, with the flag in question joining them.

19:00 World
Congratulations, you played yourself: comics who fictionalise their lives

Larry David took the role of ‘Larry David’ onscreen. But how close are such characters to real life? Three comics starring as versions of themselves reveal where they draw the line.

18:16 World
France bridge collapse leaves 2 dead, including 15-year-old girl

The nearly 500-foot long suspension bridge over the Tarn River collapsed around 8 a.m. local time near the village of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, located near Toulouse.

17:24 World
Simon Cheng: Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China

Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen who worked for the UK government for almost two years, was detained for 15 days on a trip to mainland China in August.

17:00 World
Jose Mourinho agrees deal to become Tottenham manager

Negotiations between Tottenham and Mourinho's representatives have intensified over the last few days and continued on into Tuesday night, with a deal expected to be confirmed on Wednesday morning.

16:38 World
This Japanese hotel room costs $1 a night. The catch? You have to livestream your stay

Now, guests coming to Asahi Ryokan have the option to pay just ¥100 (about $1) per night to stay in room number eight -- if they agree to have their entire stay livestreamed.

15:45 World
Emilia Clarke: Game of Thrones nude scenes were 'terrifying'

The actor who played Queen Daenerys says she’s been pressured to shoot naked since the show, but is ‘a lot more savvy’ now.

15:01 World
Meet the women on a mission to clear landmines

The BBC's Auliya Atrafi went to meet Afghanistan's first all-female demining team to find out more about the dangerous work they do.

14:05 World
Tottenham Hotspur: José Mourinho named new manager of Spurs

Mourinho adds Spurs to a long list of previous clubs he has managed including Porto, Internazionale, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United. The Spurs job will be his first managerial role since being sacked by United in December last year.

13:31 World
Thai court bars rising opposition leader from parliament

The Constitutional Court found Thanathorn guilty of holding shares in a media company after registering his candidacy for the election to formally end five years of military rule.

13:00 World
Best trips for 2020, according to National Geographic

The picks are divided into four categories: Culture, City, Nature and Adventure.

12:43 World
Allbirds co-founder: Amazon's lookalike shoe undermines our sustainability efforts

Zwillinger said trying to compete against the tech giant as a relatively new startup is not exactly a "fair fight" and that the lookalike shoe may be undercutting Allbirds' sustainability efforts.

12:29 World
Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests

At least 106 protesters in 21 cities have been killed, according to credible reports received by Amnesty International. The organization believes that the real death toll may be much higher, with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed. State media have reported only a handful of protester deaths, as well as the deaths of at least four members of the security forces.

12:02 World
Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius.

11:16 World
UN calls on Nicaragua to end 'persistent repression of dissent'

Nicaraguan police said on Monday that the protesters were also suspected of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the Central American country, which has been roiled by demonstrations against the administration of President Daniel Ortega since April last year.

10:45 World
Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality

The King said in July that the committee was intended to design a “new development model” to reform areas such as education, health, agriculture, investment and taxation.

10:27 World
Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with coverup in his suicide

According to an indictment, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas fell asleep and surfed the Internet instead of monitoring Epstein, who was found unresponsive on Aug. 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan.

20:18 World
Armenian architecture firm SNKH wins competition to design next summer’s Garage screen cinema

The winner of the architectural competition to design the next Garage Screen summer movie theater near the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow has been announced, with an expert jury selecting SNKH studio from Yerevan. 

18:38 World
Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.

18:16 World
Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city

Australia is prone to bushfires in its dry, hot summers, but fierce blazes have been sparked early, in the southern spring, by a long drought and soaring temperatures.

17:45 World
Beijing denounces New York Times' decision to publish leaked Xinjiang documents

The documents, which were published by the New York Times on Saturday, represent one of the largest ever data leaks from inside the Chinese government. Their disclosure provides a rare window into the secretive policy decisions around the continued mass incarceration of religious and ethnic minorities.

17:27 World
Hong Kong campus siege almost over, but the violence and anger is here to stay

The university has been occupied by hundreds of protesters, including many high school students, since last week.

17:00 World
A Russian ship is playing a difficult game in the high Arctic: trying to stay in the thickening winter sea ice without getting stuck

White sheets of sea ice surround the ship on all sides. Even the wake of the vessel, normally a 25m-wide trail of slush and broken ice, has closed up into a neat seam.

16:16 World
Blood 'cleaning' treatment which pulls disease from body using magnets ready for human trials

Dr George Frodsham, came up with the idea while studying how magnetic nanoparticles can be made to bind to cells in the body, to allow, for example those cells to show up on scanners.

15:45 World
U.N. rights office says Israeli settlements remain unlawful

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were “inconsistent with international law”.

15:27 World
One week in, Netflix's stock is weathering Disney+

On Monday, Disney rose 2.1% to $147.65, just shy of its record high close on Nov. 13, while Netflix climbed 2.6% to its highest close since August.

14:26 World
The most dangerous countries in the world for 2020 revealed: Interactive map shows Libya and Somalia are the riskiest and Nordic destinations are the safest

The annual interactive 'Travel Risk Map' reveals the countries where people are most likely to have trouble when it comes to road safety, security and medical matters.

13:28 World
Meghan Markle is still waiting to become a British citizen even though she applied for it two years ago

It is believed that the Duchess of Sussex began the process shortly after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced in November 2017.

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