Author Lilian Galstyan

20:39 11/02/2017

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20:30 World
Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría gave the warning a day before a Spanish deadline to Carles Puigdemont was due to expire.

20:29 World
Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

It bought the Mozambique assets in 2011 for $3.7bn (£2.8bn) and sold them a few years later for $50m.

20:09 World
Google Maps will remove the mini cupcake calorie counter from its iOS apps

The app tallied calories in confectionary units: one mini cupcake equalling 110 calories. 

19:47 World
Ed Sheeran forced to cancel string of Asia tour dates following bike accident

The singer was involved in a crash in London on Monday (October 16) when he was knocked off his bicycle in the capital by a car. Sheeran injured his arm, wrist and elbow in the accident.

19:00 World
US knew about 1960s mass killings of communists in Indonesia, declassified documents reveal

Embassy in Jakarta makes records public from 1963-1966 that expose CIA's knowledge of and support for mass killings carried out at height of Cold War anti-socialist hysteria.

17:00 World
Former hostage Caitlan Coleman rushed to hospital, husband says

Joshua Boyle told the Associated Press in an email Tuesday that his wife, Caitlan Coleman, "has been through hell, and she has to be my first priority right now."

16:38 World
Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300

At the end of his Wednesday public audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis said "this terrorist act merits the strongest laments" especially since it struck an already suffering population.

16:16 World
Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son hits out

Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday.

15:45 World
French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer

Les Inrockuptibles placed Bertrand Cantat, who beat actress Marie Trintignant to death in 2003, on its front page last week.

15:27 World
China vows to scrap secret interrogations of Communist Party members

The CCDI only hands cases over to police and judiciary for prosecution. International rights groups have raised concerns of torture, including sleep deprivation, being used to obtain confessions.

15:01 World
Dyslexia: scientists claim cause of condition may lie in the eyes

In people with the condition, light receptor cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse the brain.

14:44 World
Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, UNHCR says

Australia holds refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on PNG's Manus Island and the Pacific nation of Nauru.

14:26 World
Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

A seventh man managed to survive being stranded for about 12 hours in waters near the Queensland town of Seventeen Seventy, according to authorities.

14:02 World
Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

At least 41 people died after hundreds of fires spread across central and northern areas on Sunday and Monday.

13:41 World
Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device, debuts 5G reference smartphone design

The test was completed using the X50 5G modem first announced a year ago and was performed on the 28GHz millimeter wave frequency band.

13:00 World
Malaysia Airlines just lost another CEO

Bellew is returning to Ryanair (RYAAY) as chief operations officer, the European airline said Tuesday. The announcement appeared to catch his current employer by surprise.

12:43 World
A look inside the world's most expensive house

Villa Les Cèdres was built in 1830. The 18,000-square-foot mansion sits within 35 acres of landscaped grounds on the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat coast. Its rooms are ornately appointed with paneling, coffered ceilings, period moldings and elaborate chandeliers.

12:02 World
French music magazine puts Bertrand Cantat, who murdered girlfriend, on cover

Les Inrockuptibles apologises for ‘suffering caused’, after angry backlash to edition featuring singer who beat Marie Trintignant to death.

11:38 World
Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless'

The Hollywood mogul was "furious" after she resisted his sexual advances, she details in a series of Twitter posts.

11:16 World
New Zealand library cracks case of the missing books

Staff discover homeless people had been carefully hiding books under shelves at Auckland library so they could return to them without losing their place.

10:47 World
Canada natural gas emissions far worse than feared

Pioneering peer reviewed study measured methane emissions from oil and gas infrastructure in two regions in Alberta: ‘If we thought it was bad, it’s worse’.

10:27 World
Mitsubishi Motors aims to move on from scandal with 30 percent sales-boost goal

Announcing its mid-term plan through March 2020, Japan’s seventh-largest automaker on Wednesday said it aimed to raise annual global sales to 1.3 million vehicles, and increase its operating margin to 6 percent or more from 0.3 percent.

20:30 World
There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it

There is help available for the 18-year-old -- right offshore. A floating state-of-the-art hospital, the USNS Comfort, could provide critical care, his doctor says.

20:09 World
Parts of a Ramses II temple uncovered in Giza's Abusir

The newly uncovered temple in Abusir necropolis helps piece together the activities of Ramses II in the Memphis area.

19:47 World
Taylor Swift films latest music video in north London kebab shop

Swift has been shooting her new music video in the capital over the weekend and this involved a trip to Kentish Delight, a kebab shop in Kentish Town. 

19:24 World
Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

The deadliest attack hit a police training centre attached to the police headquarters in Gardez, main city of Paktia province.

19:00 World
Tigers from war-torn Aleppo settle into new Dutch home

The organization that saved the tigers, Sultan and Sayeeda, said Tuesday they are settling into the FELIDA Big Cat Center in Nijeberkoop, 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, where they will receive special care and monitoring to help them overcome their traumatic past.

18:38 World
True scale of UK slavery likely to involve ‘tens of thousands' of victims

Anti-trafficking commissioner Kevin Hyland says slavery far more prevalent than previous government estimates suggest, and that victims are being failed.

18:16 World
Anger as Chinese media claim harassment is just a western problem

State newspaper says China does not have Harvey Weinstein-type predators because ‘men are taught to be protective of women’.

17:45 World
Bizarre footage shows a three-year-old boy riding a giant python during a flood

The enormous 20ft long snake is kept as a pet at the family's home in Thanh Hoa province, northern Vietnam.

17:00 World
Philippines' Duterte declares liberation of Marawi from ISIS-affiliated militants

Around 20 to 30 militants remain in the city, holding about 20 hostages, Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla, spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said at a press conference earlier in Manila.

16:38 World
China will not deviate from path of reform, says party spokesman

Tuo made the remarks at a briefing a day ahead of the opening of the key, twice-a-decade party congress that will see President Xi Jinping map out his ambitions for the country and further tighten his grip on power.

16:16 World
New Bank of England deputy says not ready to vote for rate hike

Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said he was not part of the majority of BoE policymakers who believe a rate hike is likely to be needed “in the coming months” because he saw little sign of inflation pressure building in Britain’s labor market.

15:45 World
UK's Canvey Island bids for independence

Inspired by Catalonia's bid for independence a tiny island is now seeking to follow suit by breaking away from Britain.

15:27 World
Parsons Green Tube station stabbing: One dead, two hurt

The attack happened just after 19:30 BST on Monday at the station where 30 people were injured in a terror attack last month.

15:01 World
Space out with planets in Google Maps

During its mission, Cassini recorded and sent nearly half a million pictures back to Earth, allowing scientists to reconstruct these distant worlds in unprecedented detail. 

14:44 World
Sky-high paper wigs topped with modern luxuries by Asya Kozina

Her series Skyscraper on the Head imagines how these outdated accessories might look if produced today, replacing the exotic fruits and birds of early centuries with airplanes, skyscrapers, and ferris wheels.

14:26 World
Europe's highest-paid celebrities of 2017

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling leads the pack with $95 million, earned over 12 months, before taxes and management fees, by FORBES’ estimate.

14:02 World
Inspection battle threatens Egypt's wheat supply

Those trips, funded by exporters, have been canceled as part of Egypt’s efforts to streamline imports worth more than $1 billion a year. Traders say the new system has backfired as inspectors are now rejecting cargoes at Egyptian ports on arbitrary and unpredictable grounds.

13:31 World
Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

The independent boundary commission has made proposals to make sure most electoral districts in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are roughly equal in the number of voters, meaning certain seats, like Corbyn‘s, are set to be abolished.

13:00 World
Venezuela elections neither 'free nor fair', says US

The State Department said ballot papers had been manipulated and polling stations moved "without public notice".

12:29 World
Facebook buys weeks-old app for teens to be nice to each other

The app - called tbh, meaning "to be honest" - is just nine weeks old, but had already been downloaded 5 million times.

12:02 World
Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Bombardier has faced a series of problems over the plane, most recently a trade dispute in the US that imposed a 300% import tariff.

11:38 World
New Zealand town has itself to tank after solving petrol drought

Residents of remote rural Pongoroa build their own service station so they don’t have to drive two hours to fill up.

11:16 World
Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives' thanks to big brains, says study

The cultural brain hypothesis of human development could also explain cetaceans forming friendships – and even gossiping.

10:47 World
California wildfire death toll hits 41 as survivors face long road to recovery

With 213,000 acres burned and 5,700 structures destroyed, the future is uncertain for people like Diego Pacheco, whose life savings went up in smoke.

10:26 World
McKinsey 'embarrassed' by failings in South Africa scandal

The Gupta brothers, who work with Zuma’s son, Duduzane, were accused by South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog last year of using control over state agencies to siphon public funds.

20:30 World
Somalia car bombings kill at least 300 people

The revised death toll follows efforts by rescue works to recover bodies from the rubble and the deaths of several people who succumbed to their wounds on Monday, according to Major Ahmed Ibrahim of the police force.

20:09 World
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches his own online tech education platform

Over time, Wozniak hopes to expand the initiative to include as many as 30 physical locations around the world and courses on everything from software engineering and information technology to mobile app development and cybersecurity, among others.

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