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23:17 27/05/2018

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18:38 World
Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ban to end

The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.

18:16 World
Leonardo da Vinci's earliest work discovered?

The small glazed terracotta tile, described as a self-portrait of the artist as the Archangel Gabriel, was unveiled at a press conference in Rome on Thursday.

17:49 World
Ex Vatican diplomat found guilty of possessing child pornography

Carlo Alberto Capella will serve time in the small jail inside the Vatican police force headquarters, the Vatican said.

17:24 World
The Apple iPod design inspired a building, now it's ready

However, this latest inspiration comes as a bit of a surprise. In Dubai, a building inspired by the Apple iPod design is set to come up. Called The Pad, the building has been designed by Hong Kong-based architecture firm called James Law Cybertecture.

17:00 World
Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

The hashtags have been on Twitter's top trending list in Egypt for days, but by Saturday the one calling on el-Sissi to leave office carried some 279,000 tweets. The opposing hashtag had a much lower figure of more than 48,000.

16:38 World
Alpha Centauri stamps her class on Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

Alpha Centauri was one of three 1,000 Guineas winners in the field for the feature race on Friday, but she was travelling much better than any of her opponents from the start and was still cruising on the bridle as they lined up for home with just over two furlongs to run.

16:16 World
China May gasoline exports up 134 percent at 1.47 million tonnes: customs

Diesel exports in May also rose, up 62.6 percent to 2 million tonnes from the year earlier period while kerosene exports were up 43.1 percent to 1.42 million tonnes.

15:45 World
Trump officially declares N. Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit

The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion this month that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the North’s nuclear weapons threat.

15:27 World
Disney has already made $2 billion at domestic box office this year

The milestone was passed this week when “Incredibles 2” made $253 million domestically after just six days in theaters.

15:01 World
Amazon workers demand Jeff Bezos cancel face recognition contracts with law enforcement

Amazon employees objected to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy at the U.S. border, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents.

14:26 World
Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

Both players put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle displayed on Albania's national flag.

14:05 World
How Europe's populists are following the Steve Bannon playbook

Bannon, once Donald Trump's ideological sidekick, has found the perfect partner in Matteo Salvini, Italy's Interior Minister and leader of the League, one of two parties in the new coalition government in Rome.

12:29 World
Jogger accidentally crosses US border from Canada and is held for two weeks

The French citizen was visiting her mother and studying English, when the family headed to White Rock, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver in May.

11:16 World
Netflix fires PR chief after use of N-word in meeting

Friedland, a former Disney executive, first joined Netflix in February 2011 as vp global corporate communications, and was promoted to the top comms role the following year. A replacement for Friedland has yet to be named.

10:27 World
Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid

Five people, including a Chinese manager, were arrested following raids at two apartments in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, police said.

10:02 World
China consumer prices seen stable in second half: state planner

Annual consumer inflation in the world’s No.2 economy held steady in May from the previous month, as food prices remained largely stable, official data showed earlier this month.

20:11 World
University apologizes for using Nazi general's quote to motivate students

The controversial email quoted the senior member of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi war machine as saying: “One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.”

19:49 World
North and South Korea agree to resume rare family reunions

Millions were separated from loved ones by the 1950-1953 conflict, with many dying before they could be reunited.

19:24 World
China central bank sees trade friction, geopolitics as uncertainties in economic outlook

China, the world’s second largest economy, will continue to implement prudent and neutral monetary policy, while ensuring reasonable growth in credit and social financing, the central bank said.

19:00 World
A dinosaur expert picks the top 10 dinosaur movies of all time

Steve Brusatte, a paleontologist and author of the new book 'The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs,' gives us his definitive ranking ahead of the release of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.

18:16 World
Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police report

According to the report, Vasquez could face charges of vehicle manslaughter. Police said that, based on testing, the crash was “deemed entirely avoidable” if Vasquez had been paying attention.

17:45 World
America’s white population shrinks for the first time as nation ages

The data show the nation’s white population is aging rapidly, as Americans delay their decision to have a family and as the flow of foreign immigrants from European countries ebbs.

17:24 World
YouTube is offering a talent option to sell subscriptions

The online video site is adding a feature that will allow content creators with more than 100,000 subscribers to sell memberships to their fans, the company said Thursday.

17:00 World
A need to verify N. Korea nuclear pledges

President Donald Trump had said on June 12 after his summit with Kim Jong Un that the North Korean leader was "already destroying" a missile site, in addition to committing to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.

16:38 World
India police 'sorry' for lynching photo

The victim, identified as Kasim, died soon after the picture was taken, while on the way to hospital.

15:45 World
Italy migrant row: Move to seize two Med rescue ships

Italian authorities said the Lifeline and Seefuchs, operated by the German migrant rescue group Mission Lifeline, were "illegally" flying the Dutch flag.

13:28 World
Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

About 60 installation facilities remain open, according to an internal company list reviewed by Reuters. An internal company email named 14 facilities slated for closure, but the other list included only 13 of those locations.

13:00 World
EU tariffs on US goods come into force

Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and orange juice.

12:43 World
Migrant children: Pentagon asked to house migrant minors

Beds will be for migrant children who crossed the border unaccompanied, as well as those separated from parents.

12:29 World
Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities

He was riding in a car with friends last spring when the car was pulled over. The teenager, brought illegally to the country by his mother as a baby, was unable to show identification. Police called immigration officials, who arrested the boy and sent him to a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children.

12:02 World
Trump's family separation course-correction only adds confusion

Officials across the government were hurriedly meeting Thursday to try to come up with clear guidance on the implementation.

10:00 World
Indonesia cleric linked to Islamic State gets death sentence for militant attacks

Aman Abdurrahman, 46, is considered the ideological leader of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) - a loose grouping of Islamic State sympathizers in Indonesia.

20:23 World
Dollar hits fresh 11-month peak as rate divergence bets weigh on euro

Concerns over an escalation in a U.S.-China trade conflict, underlined by comments from top central bankers on Wednesday, have also boosted the dollar as traders reckon a more serious dispute would be inflationary for the U.S. economy, forcing the Federal Reserve to tighten rates further.

19:24 World
Kim Jong Un ends visit to China with a message for the US

Amid lingering questions over Pyongyang's willingness to denuclearize and an escalating trade war between the US and China, Kim's trip reinforced the idea that Beijing remains a key player -- a variable that President Donald Trump needs and yet one that remains outside his control.

18:16 World
European human rights court rejects appeal by Norwegian mass killer

The Strasbourg-based court “rejected the application as inadmissible for being manifestly ill-founded”, according to a ruling by a committee of three judges.

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