Author Lilian Galstyan

15:46 04/09/2017

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12:02 World
Vivid Sydney: World's most incredible light festival turns 10

Sydneysiders love to nest, you see, and a drop in temperature is the only excuse needed to stay at home and hibernate.

11:38 World
China 'disinvited' from major US military exercise over South China Sea

A Pentagon spokesman said in a statement that "China's behavior is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise," and it has "disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise."

11:16 World
World Cup theft: 'gangster and brother stole trophy in 1966'

London gangster Sidney Cugullere and brother Reg snatched trophy from display case in Westminster church hall before ransom bid, claims Reg’s son.

10:47 World
Irish anti-abortion campaigners dodge Google's ad ban

Campaigners use alternative platforms to promote message on news sites and games.

10:27 World
China's Premier Li says China and Germany uphold free trade

Li said at a joint news briefing at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel there was huge potential for cooperation between China and Germany.

10:03 World
U.S. launches auto import probe, China says will defend interests

Higher tariffs could be particularly painful for Asian automakers including Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Honda Motor Co and Hyundai, which count the United States as a key market, and the announcement sparked a broad sell-off in automakers’ shares across the region.

20:09 World
Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger 'arrested'

Heavily armed officers raided Wael Abbas's home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded to an unknown location, according to Gamal Eid.

19:47 World
Olof Palme murder: Swedish police explore 'new lead' in unsolved case

A new investigative report by Filter Magazine has named the likely killer as Stig Engstrom, who died in 2000.

19:00 World
A baby's murder opened a dark chapter in Ireland that still hasn't been closed

She meanders past the grave of her mother, two brothers and a cousin. She visits them often here in Cahersiveen’s Holy Cross Graveyard. But on this day, she is here for someone else.

18:41 World
Champions League final: Mo Salah is 'similar to Lionel Messi,' says Dejan Lovren

Liverpool's front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have scored a record 29 goals this season, eclipsing the previous best of 28 set by Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in 2013/14 for Real Madrid.

17:24 World
Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appeal

Immigration chief Jaime Morente said Wednesday that his bureau has sent a letter to Sister Patricia Fox, through her lawyer, that advised her of the steps needed for her to comply with the order to leave the Philippines in 30 days.

17:00 World
AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport.

16:38 World
France exits EU deficit procedure after nine years: Commission

The EU opened the procedure against France in 2009 when it expanded its public spending in the face of the global financial crisis.

16:19 World
Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre

Whether Parkland would defy the trend has been closely watched ahead of the November mid-term congressional elections, especially since student survivors have attempted to turn public sentiment into a political movement on gun issues.

15:45 World
Prisoner digs 230ft escape tunnel from cell toilet but suffocates to death with just feet to go

Judson Cunha Evangelista, 26, is believed to have died from a lack of oxygen as he carved the tunnel, which had already passed under the perimeter wall of the maximum security jail in Boa Vista, northern Brazil.

15:27 World
Inside 'Solo': A 'Star wars' story’s bumpy ride to the big screen

Suddenly, the Oscar-winning director of 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” who along with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer has overseen dozens of features, was tasked with the daunting job of overhauling the embattled franchise spinoff.

15:01 World
Mark Zuckerberg ripped by European Parliament for dodging questions

His replies left them mostly frustrated. They used the last few minutes of the meeting to complain and accused him of giving general answers.

14:44 World
Syrian refugees face new enemy in Canadian apartments: bedbugs

Families that broke leases due to infestations reached a settlement with an apartment company, highlighting Canada’s bedbug problem.

14:26 World
African migrants recount terrifying Atlantic crossing

Men rescued off the coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea tell of harrowing journey that force some to drink urine to survive.

14:02 World
Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay team for Skydance and Netflix's 'Six Underground'

Sources say the plot revolves around six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form an elite team to take down bad guys.

13:41 World
Trade and growth fears spark dash for safe havens

Investors were also watching Turkey and Italy, with the former seemingly headed for a full-blown crisis as the currency plunged to new record lows.

13:00 World
US to ease crisis-era Dodd-Frank banking rules

The House of Representatives voted 258-159 to approve the measure, sending it to the president to sign into law.

12:29 World
Family finds Qing dynasty vase worth $600,000 in attic shoebox

According to Sotheby's, the vase was left to the grandparents of its present owners by an uncle, in a will which also included several other works of Chinese porcelain, and some Japanese artworks, including an "unusual bronze mirror" which will also be sold at auction at the same time as the vase.

12:02 World
New York judge orders man, 30, to move out of family home after parents sue

Michael Rotondo, who reportedly moved back home eight years ago, issued with eviction order after he thwarted parents’ efforts.

10:45 World
Indian child killer sentenced to death 23 days after arrest, raises fears over trial fairness

Police, prosecutors and the district court in the city of Indore worked at a furious pace to get the conviction quickly, amid a backlash on the streets, including marches in this city of about 2 million, 550 miles south of Delhi.

10:27 World
British court convicts pensioner for raping girls in Kenya

Britain’s National Crime Agency said Keith Morris, a retired locksmith from the northern city of Hull, was convicted of nine child abuse offences on Tuesday in Leeds Crown Court after a trial in which Kenyan witnesses testified via video link.

10:01 NKR
On 22 May Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Ramkavar Party V. Nazeryan

A range of issues related to foreign and domestic policy, socioeconomic development of Artsakh were on the discussion agenda. The President highlighted maintenance of a constant dialogue with traditional parties considering it among the practical manifestations of the Homeland-Diaspora ties.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

20:30 World
10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients

Nine patients that tested positive for the virus have been quarantined and are being treated, Rajeev Sadanandan, additional chief secretary for the state's Department of Health and Family Welfare, told CNN on Tuesday.

20:09 World
Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 million households

The Swedish government is reissuing an instructional war pamphlet to all 4.8 million households in the country, informing them for the first time in more than 30 years on the perils of war.

19:00 World
Terrifying glass observation deck protruding 236ft from a cliff is completed in China

A vertigo-inducing glass bridge suspended over the famous valley in Qingyuan city, Guangdong province is expected to open to the public in June.

18:38 World
Hawaii power plant shut down as lava nears geothermal wells

Crews cap wells at Puna Geothermal Venture plant on Big Island as lava from Kīlauea volcano flows on to site.

18:16 World
Ancient musical instruments unearthed in Nw China

More than 20 ancient jaw harps, called "kouxian" in Chinese, were discovered at the Shimao ruins, an important prehistoric site in Shenmu City, reported Xinhua news agency.

17:45 World
Mongolia's reindeer herders fear lost identity under hunting ban

Once in the open, the beast and its rider gingerly step over fallen trees and navigate creeks of melted snow, seemingly oblivious to a late winter chill.

17:24 World
U.S. farmers plow ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb

The agreement came after Trump threatened to impose up to $150 billion in punitive tariffs to lower the trade deficit and combat what he calls Beijing’s misappropriation of U.S. technology.

17:00 World
Lini Puthussery: 'Hero' nurse who died battling the Nipah virus

At least nine other people have died in the outbreak in Kozhikode, formerly Calicut.

16:38 World
Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony's publishing business already includes 2.3 million tracks, including the Beatles catalogue.

16:16 World
People are threatening to boycott Netflix after the Obamas signed a deal with the streaming service

Though Obama associates have said it's unlikely for the Netflix programs to be overtly partisan, there are still plenty of people who have taken to social media to voice their displeasure with the news — even threaten to cancel their Netflix subscriptions.

15:45 World
Trouble in Big Food: America's cereal, soda and soup companies are in turmoil

The consumer staples sector is at the back of the pack in the S&P 500, down 13% this year. It's on track for its worst year in a decade.

15:01 World
Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, following a magistrate-only trial.

14:44 World
Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash; death toll rises to 111

Authorities also want to compile information to help with an investigation launched by the Cuban government into the cause of Friday's crash.

14:33 World
18 arrested for dumping hazardous waste in Hebei

Police in Xingtai City said they received a report of unknown waste dumping in Liucun Township in December and found more than 200 oil drums of black grease with a pungent odor covering the land.

13:41 World
'Elitist den of hate': Silicon Valley pastor decries hypocrisy of area's rich liberals

Gregory Stevens resigns after tweets about Palo Alto, slamming tech industry greed and empty social justice promises.

13:28 World
Italian president in talks as populist parties put forward novice for PM

Anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and anti-migrant League name lawyer Giuseppe Conte as Italy’s next leader.

13:00 World
Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s 'total defence'.

12:43 World
Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label

The deal would mean Sony would indirectly own about 90% of the record label and its some two million songs by artists from Queen and Carole King to Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams.

12:02 World
To experts, North Korea dismantling nuclear site is like destroying evidence

But unlike international journalists, she is not on the list of people invited this week to witness the destruction of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

11:38 World
Mt. Merapi volcano eruption forces residents to flee home in Indonesia

The volcanology agency has risen alert level of the volcano located in main Java Island from the lowest to the second highest, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

11:16 World
Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi - welfare organization

Faisal Edhi, who runs the Edhi Foundation that operates morgues and an ambulance service in Pakistan’s biggest city, said the deaths occurred mostly in the poor areas of Karachi.

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