Session of the National Assembly

Author Lilian Galstyan

16:11 10/09/2019

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19:47 World
Amal Clooney’s sister Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec jailed for drink-driving

Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, 47, was stopped by police early on May 13 this year. She was jailed for three weeks and fined S$6,400 (£3,640) after admitting the charges, which also included driving without insurance.

19:24 World
Brexit deal sparks $1 billion of gains for U.K. billionaire trio

Jim Ratcliffe, James Dyson and Hugh Grosvenor saw their fortunes rise by a combined $1.1 billion Thursday morning after news that U.K. negotiators and the European Union agreed on a new deal for Brexit caused stocks and the pound to rally.

19:00 World
Lady Gaga plummets off stage in a fan's arms during Vegas show

The star had invited a fan called Jack to join her on stage and jumped into his arms - but he lost his footing and the pair plummeted to the floor.

17:00 World
The Everest: return of world's richest turf race with about $10M up for grabs

Saturday's six-furlong sprint is the showpiece of the Everest Carnival which celebrates both on-track success and the stylish lifestyle that thrives in the grandstands.

16:38 World
Manchester United’s recruitment has been dysfunctional, admits Ed Woodward

Woodward is the subject of ongoing criticism over team performance, transfers and other areas of football strategy. United are 12th in the league, with nine points from eight games under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

16:16 World
Tiger Woods targets Tokyo Olympics next year as he heads for Japan

Golf returned to the Games in 2016 after a 112-year absence but Woods, who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 21st century, missed its return through injury.

15:45 World
Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

The carcasses of 343 sei whales were spotted on remote beaches in Patagonia, Chile, in 2015 - but this survey work was conducted from planes and boats, and carried out many weeks after the deaths actually occurred.

15:27 World
Alicia Alonso: Legendary ballet dancer dies aged 98

Alonso is considered one of the greatest 20th Century ballerinas. She began to lose her sight at 19, relying on only the stage lights to guide her.

15:01 World
Sulli: The woman who rebelled against the K-pop world

The actress-singer rose to prominence as a member of girl band f(x). But she came to be known for speaking out on mental health issues, cyberbullying and women's rights - issues that remain sensitive in a conservative society like South Korea.

14:44 World
Netflix moves to shut down lawsuit over Panama Papers film The Laundromat

Mossack Fonseca tried to stop film’s release over lawyers’ portrayal but Netflix says reputations ‘long sullied’.

14:26 World
Australian man accused of trying to sell North Korean missiles overseas refused bail

Sydney man Choi Han Chan allegedly used blackmarket contacts to broker deals in coal and iron, but also in weapons technology.

13:41 World
White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

But Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that the U.S. aid - already approved by Congress - was held up partly over Trump’s concerns about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server alleged to be in Ukraine.

13:28 World
China's GDP growth grinds to near 30-year low as tariffs hit production

China’s trading partners and investors are closely watching the health of the world’s second-largest economy as the trade war with the United States fuels fears about a global recession.

13:00 World
Abominable: A DreamWorks movie, a map, and a huge regional row

It is the third South East Asian country to take offence at the scene in the film, a Chinese co-production.

12:43 World
Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

Footage of horses allegedly being mistreated at an abattoir in Queensland caused widespread anger when it was aired on broadcaster ABC on Thursday.

12:29 World
Escaped bull interrupts soccer game in Argentina

The bull, which is believed to have escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse, ran wild through the soccer game Sunday morning in San Pedro de Jujuy, sending players and spectators running for safety.

11:38 World
Ancient 'lost city' of the Khmer Empire uncovered in Cambodia

In a project that has spanned years, an international group of scientists used aerial laser scans and ground-based surveying to map Mahendraparvata, or the Mountain of Indra, King of the Gods.

10:27 World
AB Volvo truck orders tumble after profit beats forecast in third quarter

Volvo said order intake of its trucks, which include brands such as Mack, Renault and UD Trucks, fell 45 percent in the third quarter. Several analysts were forecasting declines of just over 30% in research notes released ahead of the report.

10:00 World
Apple's Cook meets China regulator after pulling Hong Kong app

Apple last week removed from its app store an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements after a Chinese state newspaper sharply criticized it for allowing the software. The company said the app,, was used to target the police.

19:47 World
Family is found living in a remote farm with no contact with the outside world for nine years

The father and five children, ages 18 to 25, were found in the small village of Ruinerwold, in the northeastern province of Drenthe, Dutch police told CNN. A sixth adult child had left and was the one who alerted police.

19:24 World
Hong Kong: Hecklers dragged out in new parliament chaos

After shouting and holding up placards, 11 opposition members were removed from the session by security guards.

19:00 World
‘I was scared about my wife’: Arsenal’s Mesut Özil opens up on carjacking

The two players were targeted in Hampstead on 25 July, a couple of weeks before the start of the new Premier League season. Footage on social media showed the Bosnian defender Kolasinac chasing off two moped attackers who were wearing helmets and dark clothing.

17:45 World
The most powerful people in entertainment 2019

In a roller-coaster year of megamergers and megadeals, the ranking of showbiz’s top execs, makers and stars sees big moves and a more dynamic (and diverse) group of powerhouses as the Obamas join Netflix, Phoebe Waller-Bridge ignites the town's creatives and J.Lo hustles her way onto the ultimate industry A list.

17:24 World
Philippine president 'in good hands' after minor motorcycle mishap

The maverick president’s life-long passion for motorcycles has left him with permanent nerve damage in his neck, and frequent migraines, among numerous ailments that ensure his health and his disappearances from the public eye are often the subject of fervent speculation.

17:00 World
Frank Lloyd wright’s Ennis house sells for $18 million, setting new record

After an incredible publicity blitz and well over a year on the market, Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-renowned Ennis House — tucked into the foothills of Los Feliz, near L.A.’s hipster-approved Eastside — has sold for $18 million to an as-yet-unidentified buyer.

16:16 World
Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion

In Boston, Fisher Investments managed about $253 million for the city’s pensions. The retirement board’s vote came as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Fisher’s statements showed “a profound lack of judgment.”

15:45 World
Council of Europe urges Bosnia to relocate unsafe migrants camp

Bosnia has been struggling with a rise in migrant arrivals since nearby European Union member states Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia sealed their borders against undocumented immigration.

15:01 World
Prince William carves his own path as monarch in waiting

Only two people can really relate to the Duke of Cambridge's position and they are his immediate predecessors, the Prince of Wales and the Queen. Those in the direct line of succession bear the responsibility of defining what it means to be head of state, and subsequently what it is to be British.

14:44 World
Extremely rare yellow cardinal spotted in Florida - twice

Tracy Workman, who teaches photography at a homeschooling organization in Port St. Lucie, said she first spotted the bird in her backyard Oct. 3.

14:26 World
Tarzan actor Ron Ely's wife, 62, was stabbed to death by their son in their Santa Barbara home

before he was shot dead by police responding to a 911 call HE made trying to blame his disabled dad, 81, for the attack. Former Miss Florida Valerie Lundeen, 62, was found dead at the couple's exclusive Hope Ranch property in Santa Barbara on Tuesday shortly after 8pm, according to sources.

14:02 World
Former Nazi camp guard to go on trial in Hamburg

Bruno Dey, 93, accused of being accessory to murder of 5,230 people in what could be one of last of such cases.

13:41 World
Three US diplomats held near Russian test site where mystery blast killed five

The US embassy has confirmed the incident, the Interfax news service reported, but said the three diplomats had filed the proper paperwork to travel in the area.

13:28 World
Police arrest hundreds over international child sexual abuse website

South Korean-based site accepted digital currency for access to videos, with victims rescued in US, UK and Spain.

13:00 World
Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

British Transport Police said they had responded to incidents at Shadwell, Stratford and Canning Town, near to London’s Canary Wharf financial district.

12:43 World
World's first Monopoly-themed attraction to open in Hong Kong

Opening at The Peak on October 26, Monopoly Dreams is said to be the world's first fully immersive attraction inspired by the 84-year-old board game.

10:45 World
Jimmy Sham: Hong Kong protest leader 'attacked with hammers'

Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood.

10:27 World
Italy to decide on Atlantia concession revocation 'in a few weeks'

In an interview with Corriere della Sera daily on Thursday, Paola De Micheli welcomed a commitment from Atlantia and state railways Ferrovie dello Stato to come to the rescue of loss-making airline Alitalia, saying it was “a good sign.”

10:08 World
Nestle revamps waters business as organic growth slows

Packaged food makers are branching out into new areas like plant-based meat alternatives or products made from all natural ingredients to boost growth in an otherwise sluggish market.

20:01 World
Venom director Ruben Fleischer confirms the villain and Spider-Man will go head-to-head in a future film

The filmmaker, 44, informed Fandom on Monday that making the 2018 blockbuster was always 'going to lead' to the pair clashing, to reflect its comic book origins.

19:24 World
Abu Dhabi's Etihad sets up low-cost airline with Air Arabia

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will be an independent joint venture based at Abu Dhabi International, the hub of Abu Dhabi state-owned Etihad, the two carriers said in a statement.

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