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Author Lilian Galstyan

16:23 08/01/2018

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14:02 World
Hong Kong train network suffers its worst ever delay – a six-hour signal failure

Experts to investigate delays that were so unprecedented the network’s handbook has no guidance on the scenario.

13:41 World
Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

The round-the-world yachtsman began the Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World campaigns after being appalled by levels of ocean rubbish in the 1980s.

13:28 World
Dennis Hof: Nevada brothel owner and reality star dies at 72

The brothel owner was a media figure in the US, and starred in an HBO reality series for nine years about one of his brothels.

13:00 World
Khashoggi: Trump defends Saudi Arabia as Pompeo heads to Turkey

Trump likens case to Kavanaugh confirmation hearings as Turkish president reports evidence of toxic materials at Saudi consulate.

12:43 World
US-China tensions soar as 'new cold war' heats up

Rivalry escalates amid concerns over trade, as warships nearly collide and an FBI trap angers Beijing.

12:29 World
British royals reign over drought-stricken Australian town

They had earlier visited a farm hit by the drought and Harry recalled his own stay on an Australian farm 15 years ago, where he said he was chased by countless cattle and perfected the Aussie salute of swatting flies.

12:02 World
Cambodia's garment workers fear EU trade threat but producers optimistic

Some Western countries have criticized a July election won by Prime Minister Hun Sen, calling it flawed, because of a campaign of intimidation by his allies, and the lack of a credible opposition dissolved by the Supreme Court.

11:16 World
U.S. judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla, Musk; shares jump

Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved a motion filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission outlining the agreement with Tesla and Musk.

10:45 World
7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

The train derailed about halfway between Rabat and the town of Kenitra, near the city of Sale. 

10:00 NKR
On 15 October Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received the delegation of the Lebanese Regional Board of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party

A range of issues related to Artsakh’s foreign and domestic policy and its socioeconomic development were on the discussion agenda.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

19:47 World
New Zealand votes 'Tipsy' pigeon bird of the year

The New Zealand pigeon or kereru has a liking for fermented fruits, which contain alcohol.

19:00 World
Naked man who jumped into tank with tiger sharks allegedly committed earlier assault

David Weaver, 37, allegedly committed assault causing bodily harm, the report said. The alleged assault occurred at nearby Medieval Times and he made his way to Ripley’s Aquarium, the report said.

18:38 World
NYC goes entire weekend without a shooting for first time in decades

Not a single person was reported shot for all of Friday, Saturday and Sunday — marking the first city weekend free of shootings in at least a quarter-century, officials said Monday.

17:45 World
Religious hate crime rises 40% in England and Wales - with more than half directed at Muslims

New statistics released by the Home Office said more than half of religiously-motivated attacks in 2017-18 were directed at Muslims and the next most-commonly targeted group was Jewish people.

17:01 NKR
On 13 October Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received member of the European Parliament J. Štětina

Issues related to the Europe-Artsakh relations were on the meeting agenda.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

17:00 World
Can India's Amaravati become the next sustainable city?

When complete, Amaravati will not only be the new capital of Andhra Pradesh state -- developers hope it will also be one of the most sustainable cities in the world.

16:38 NKR
On 12 October Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan participated in the first congress of the 'Artsakh Parliamentarians' Association' non-governmental organization

In his welcoming speech the President noted that the event was symbolic, stating that preliminary work had been implemented towards establishing the structure and organizing its normal activity in the coming years.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

16:16 World
Python recorded falling through ceiling during bank meeting

Surveillance footage of the eerie incident showed staffers standing around an office, in a bank in Nanning, Guangxi, when the 6.5-foot python fell from the ceiling.

15:27 World
Vincent Kompany's father becomes Belgium's first black mayor

Pierre Kompany topped the poll for the municipality of Ganshoren in Brussels, earning him the title of mayor.

15:01 World
Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

The Constantinople-based body recently recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from Moscow.

14:44 World
Raheem Sterling’s double inspires England to stunning victory in Spain

It was the night when Raheem Sterling, in 22 first-half minutes, doubled his England goal tally from the previous six years. 

13:41 World
Pompeo arrives in Riyadh to discuss Khashoggi case with king, crown prince

During the search, CNN and the New York Times reported Saudi Arabia was preparing to acknowledge Khashoggi’s death in a botched interrogation, after denying for two weeks any role in his disappearance.

13:28 World
Italy PM says proud of budget, seeks EU dialogue 'without prejudice'

Conte said the budget was founded on the need to boost investments, which had been lacking in Italy in recent years, and added that Italy’s membership of the EU was “unrenounceable.”

13:00 World
Thai cave boys surprised by their hero Zlatan on US talk show 'Ellen'

Dressed in the jerseys of their "Wild Boars" soccer team, the 12 young Thai boys and their coach joined host Ellen DeGeneres to discuss their tense rescue in July.

12:43 World
Scotland: thousands object to Trump housing estate plans

Scheme ignores demands that Trump pays for new school and local facilities, say objectors.

12:29 World
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dies aged 65

Allen, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, hailed as ‘a great technology pioneer’ and innovator of the personal computer.

12:02 World
Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Trump

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual relationship Mr Trump in 2006.

11:16 World
Internment camps make Uighurs' life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

China on the defensive over camps where former prisoners have told of arbitrary detention, abuse and indoctrination.

10:45 World
Australian embassy in Israel may be moved to Jerusalem

Prime minister says idea is a ‘sensible’ proposal and that pursuing a two-state solution ‘hasn’t been going that well.

10:27 World
TomTom reports better-than-expected third-quarter core earnings

The company raised its full-year revenue outlook to 850 million euros from 825 million euros, but said a contract announced in 2016 to provide location and navigation services to Volvo had been ended.

19:47 World
Houston couple creates 'Good Boy' beer for dogs

Megan and Steve Long said they learned how to brew beer for dogs, which does not contain alcohol, when their Rottweiler mix, Rocky, started having digestion problems a few years ago.

18:38 World
13 dead after floods hit southern France

Roads were cut off and cars overturned after three months' worth of rain fell in six hours overnight Sunday into Monday, causing rivers to flood.

18:16 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received the delegation of the Lebanese Regional Board of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party at the head of A. Takesyan

A range of issues related to Artsakh’s foreign and domestic policy and its socioeconomic development were on the discussion agenda.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

17:45 World
Novo Nordisk hires AstraZeneca executive to revive struggling biopharma unit

Novo hopes to close the deal to buy biopharma assets this year, CEO Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen told Reuters, but declined to provide more detail on the potential deal.

17:39 World
European stocks brush 22-month low as Saudi tensions swirl

Germany's government bonds also rallied and the euro climbed as high as $1.16 EUR= despite a humbling regional election result for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies on Sunday.

17:00 World
Meghan and Harry: Duchess of Sussex expecting a baby

Kensington Palace said the couple were "delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public".

16:38 World
Hurricane Michael: Dozens still missing on Florida coast

Recovery teams with dogs and heavy equipment are due to scour destroyed buildings in Mexico Beach and Panama City in the search for more victims.

16:16 World
Koreas to break ground for railway, road connection late Nov. or early Dec.

They also agreed to hold Red Cross talks in November to discuss issues related to families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and arrange a general-level military meeting "as soon as possible."

15:27 World
Grumpy cat saved woman’s life after it became friendly when she got cancer

She went to see doctors and was eventually told that pre-cancerous cells were discovered so she had an operation to have them removed.

 

15:01 World
How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions

The impacts of the Vancouver model - as the scheme came to be known - is linked to the opioid crisis and unaffordable real estate market.

14:44 World
Many Japanese schools and companies are encouraging people to cry to boost mental health

Tears of sadness and happiness are believed to reduce stress, as the act of crying relaxes autonomic nerves by stimulating parasympathetic nerve activity, according to experts.

14:26 World
20 people killed when flooding wipes out part of school in Indonesia

At least 11 of those who died in the flooding Friday were students, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the disaster mitigation agency. Some students are still missing. The flooding was in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra.

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