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Author Lilian Galstyan

23:15 12/10/2017

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20:30 World
Ed Sheeran: Abuse 'definitely happening' in music industry as well as Hollywood

Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith speak to Sky about sexual harassment in the music industry in the wake of allegations in Hollywood.

20:09 World
'It is a dangerous moment': Madagascar plague death toll reaches 74

Health officials struggle to contain spread of disease after virulent pneumonic strain infects 800 people across island since August.

19:47 World
Head of Germany's FDP offers Macron 'bittersweet' euro zone deal

Lindner said Macron -- who last month called for a joint euro zone budget and joint finance minister among other reforms -- had described political progress as a question of finding a balance between carrots and sticks.

19:24 World
A 4.5 billion-year-old Swedish meteorite is going up for auction

The rock might not look like anything special, but in fact it's a fragment of the Muonionalusta, an iron meteorite believed to be the oldest in the world.

18:38 World
Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace

Two others were injured in the blaze which began around 03:00 (20:30 GMT Wednesday) at the Kandawgyi Palace.

18:16 World
Here’s a closer look at Apple’s secret self-driving car

The car appears to be outfitted with standard third-party sensors and hardware, including (count ‘em) six Velodyne-made LIDAR sensors, several radar units, and a number of cameras — all encased in Apple-esque white plastic.

17:45 World
400 mysterious ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabia

Many of the stone walls, which archaeologists call "gates" because they resemble field gates from above, were found in clusters in a region in west-central Saudi Arabia called Harrat Khaybar.

17:24 World
World's deepest lake crippled by putrid algae, poaching and pollution

Lake Baikal in Siberia holds one fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing.

16:16 World
Australia citizenship overhaul hits Senate hurdle

The proposed bill would have made it harder to gain citizenship. It included requirements for applicants to have advanced English language skills and four years of permanent residency.

15:45 World
Iran's Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

In a significant U.S. policy shift on Oct. 13, President Donald Trump disavowed Iran’s compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and unveiled a more aggressive approach to the Islamic Republic over its missile development activity.

15:27 World
China economy shows solid momentum as party meets, but property curbs bite

Beijing’s push to consolidate and restructure its industrial sector have paid dividends as factory output beat expectations, while strong fiscal spending and sustained public investment helped boost domestic demand.

15:01 World
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan had a meeting in Brussels with N. Gortzounian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Europe

and N. Tavitian Director of AGBU Europe to discuss issues related to the implementation of a range of programs in Artsakh. President Sahakyan acknowledged the active participation of the AGBU in the socioeconomic development of the Artsakh Republic, as well as in making Artsakh recognizable at various international institutions and providing truthful information about our country.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

14:02 World
Dare Not Linger: Mandela's book sequel launched in South Africa

Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa's president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his view of the country's first multi-racial elections in 1994.

13:41 World
In Brazil, art exhibits latest flashpoints in cultural war

Protesters waved a Brazilian flag and shouted "No! No! Not our children!" to denounce an exhibit at Sao Paulo's Museum of Modern Art in which visitors, including a child, were invited to touch a nude man.

11:38 World
Travel ban: Chad added because it ran out of passport paper, US officials say

The Trump administration’s decision to add Chad to the list of affected countries was puzzling due to its cooperation with the US on counter-terrorism.

10:47 World
Essential guide to China's stunning Wuyishan region

Lan is telling us the ancient Chinese folklore behind the two most famous mountains in Wuyishan, in Fujian province in southeast China, as we climb up Heaven Tour Peak for a panoramic view of this rocky "love triangle."

10:00 World
Boy, 10, falls down Niagara Gorge after losing balance on railing

Niagara Parks Police say the boy, who was visiting from out of the country, was sitting on a railing along the top of the gorge, near Niagara Falls, so his mother could take a picture of him.

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.

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