Yerevan: First day of winter

Author Lilian Galstyan

14:14 01/12/2018

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Facebook temporarily bans Israeli PM's son over posts

A post in which the 27-year-old said he would prefer if "all Muslims leave the land of Israel" was also taken down.

17:24 World
Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state Broadcasting HQ

In a video posted on opposition lawmaker Bernadett Szel's Facebook page, she and fellow independent opposition lawmaker Akos Hadhazy are seen being pushed out of the MTVA headquarters by security guards.

17:00 World
Stephen Miller says Trump prepared to shut down government over border wall

Senior adviser says 'We’re going to do whatever is necessary to build the border wall'.

16:16 World
Orange is The New Black star Yael Stone makes explosive allegations about Geoffrey Rush

In an extensive, 40-minute on-camera interview with 7.30 in a New York hotel room, the actor detailed her experience working with Mr Rush in 2010 and 2011.

15:27 World
Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child

The man, 46, and his long-term partner carried out the process in the US at a cost of $200,000 (£159,000), as surrogacy is illegal in Singapore.

14:44 World
Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

In New Zealand, insurance company Perpetual Guardian reported a fall in stress and a jump in staff engagement after it tested a 32-hour week earlier this year.

14:26 World
Infiniti electric crossover concept teased ahead of Detroit

We only have this shadowy teaser image for the time being, showing a curvaceous crossover with sleek LED headlights and side cameras instead of conventional mirrors.

14:02 World
Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

Police said the blast occurred at 2:35 a.m. outside the broadcaster's headquarters in a coastal area near Athens after telephoned warnings to a news website and another TV station prompted authorities to evacuate the building.

13:41 World
Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle

Last week, Qualcomm secured a preliminary victory in a patent lawsuit in China that would have banned sales of some Apple iPhones there.

13:00 World
4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

The tomb belonged to a royal purification priest known as "Wahtye," al-Anani said in a statement.

12:43 World
Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid 'sugar baby' allegations

The government said Mr Broad had quit "due to the nature of the allegations" against him, but did not elaborate.

12:29 World
HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34

The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by police after his girlfriend reportedly asked them to check on him.

10:45 World
15,000 litres of milk freeze across German road

Unknown assailants had opened the drainage taps of a parked milk trailer on Saturday evening, police said on Sunday.

10:27 World
Blast smashes windows at Greece's SKAI TV; no injuries

SKAI is one of Greece’s biggest TV stations and part of a media group which includes a radio station and is affiliated with Greece’s major daily newspaper, Kathimerini.

10:06 World
Nissan board aims to boost governance post-Ghosn at Monday's meeting

A panel of external directors tasked with picking an interim replacement for Ghosn have put off their selection, deciding to prioritize putting in place measures to improve governance, one of the sources previously said.

19:00 World
21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests.

18:38 World
Best picture Oscar from 1947 sells for nearly $500K at auction

One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.

17:24 World
Eliza Dushku received a secret settlement from CBS

Dushku, who was contracted for three episodes with the possibility of becoming a full-time cast member, was written off the show after she confronted Weatherly about his behavior.

17:00 World
Doors are slamming shut for Huawei around the world

Telecommunications firm Orange has ruled out using Huawei products in its core 5G network in France, and Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it's reviewing purchases of Huawei equipment.

15:45 World
Thousands of 'yellow vests' hit French streets in fifth Saturday of protests

In Paris, police were out in force to contain possible outbursts of violence. But several major stores, such as the Galeries Lafayette, were open to welcome Christmas shoppers.

15:29 World
British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

May pulled a vote on her deal on Monday after acknowledging it would be heavily defeated over concerns about the “backstop”, an insurance policy designed to avoid any hard land border for Ireland but which critics say could bind Britain to EU rules indefinitely.

15:01 World
Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but embassy not moving yet

Morrison also confirmed Australia’s support for a two-state solution with a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

14:44 World
Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points

Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching a deal but key sticking points remain.

14:39 World
Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house.

13:28 World
Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but embassy not moving yet

Morrison’s unexpected announcement in October was viewed cynically because it came days before a crucial by-election in an electorate with a strong Jewish representation, a poll his party subsequently lost.

13:00 World
Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

Legal experts say the ruling won't immediately affect Americans' health coverage, and a group of states led by California is already vowing to appeal.

12:29 World
Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

The report comes as the company faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc products caused cancer.

11:38 World
US federal judge rules Obama healthcare law unconstitutional

Trump welcomes decision in which judge agreed with 20 states challenging the law, on the eve of the 2019 sign-up deadline.

11:16 World
Miss USA apologizes for mocking rivals' English-speaking skills

Sarah Rose Summers, who made fun of contestants not knowing English, said she 'would never intend to hurt another'.

10:45 World
Chicken-egg sized diamond found in Canada's frozen North

The 552-carat yellow gem was found at the Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories, and is almost three times the size of the next largest stone ever found in Canada.

10:27 World
China's November home price growth slows as smaller cities cool

The data marks the 43rd straight month of price increases, Reuters calculation showed, a log trend that’s remained intact despite curbs designed to rein in a near-three year real estate boom that has spread from megacities to the hinterland.

10:00 World
Robinhood's checking plan could face regulatory scrutiny

The uncertainty over the new services underscores the regulatory gray area many new fintech companies operate in, as they look to use new technology to gain footholds in traditional financial services.

19:47 World
No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared of raping a teenage woman. Judges ruled that the so-called "wolf pack" gang had not assaulted her.

19:24 World
Southwest Airlines flight turns back after human heart discovery

Southwest Airlines says the organ was flown to Seattle from California, where it was to be processed at a hospital to have a valve recovered for future use.

19:00 World
Remains of US Revolutionary War frigate discovered off UK coast

Originally a merchant vessel named Duc de Duras, the ship was built in France and donated to the American cause by King Louis XVI in 1779.

18:38 World
Swedish mission discovers 18th Dynasty tomb in Upper Egypt's Aswan

The mission, operating in Gabal Al-Selsela area in Kom Ombo, Aswan, announced that the tomb was located five metres underground and consists of a burial chamber and two sided rooms without any decoration.

18:16 World
Parrot uses owner's Amazon Alexa to order shopping, play music

So far Rocco the African Grey, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, U.K., has demanded treats such as strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream.

17:45 World
13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeast

Rescuers were attempting to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police said. National Disaster Response Force workers joined local authorities in the rescue effort.

16:38 World
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed

The findings, published today in the journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics, advance astronomers' knowledge about how planets evolve.

16:16 World
7 reasons why Audrey Hepburn is the ultimate style icon

A quick look through pictures of the screen icon at the height of her fame, from film sets to paparazzi shots, immediately highlight just how many fashion items Hepburn launched and just how relevant they still are today.

15:45 World
California could have seismic impact on 2020 Democratic presidential race

The reshuffling means California voters, who can cast ballots weeks before primary election day, will be helping to determine a nominee at the same time as those in traditional early primary states such as New Hampshire.

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