Author Lilian Galstyan

16:26 05/07/2018

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20:09 World
Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre

Carabinieri paramilitary police on Friday said they arrested Francesco Strangio a day earlier in a hideout in the town of Rose, in Calabria, the regional power base of the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate.

19:47 World
Dispatches from the bottom of Belize's Blue Hole

he Great Blue Hole is the world's largest sinkhole, measuring an incredible 300 meters (984 feet) across and roughly 125 meters (410 feet) deep.

19:24 World
Sergio Ramos facing Champions League ban for intentional booking at Ajax

The Real Madrid captain could now be banned from the first leg of the quarter-final after admitting he wanted to receive a yellow card during Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Ajax in Amsterdam.

18:16 World
Ferrari hope new SF90 F1 car will end 10-year title drought

Ferrari lost out to Mercedes in 2018 despite having a faster car at least as many times as their rivals, after a series of errors by Sebastian Vettel and the team.

17:45 World
Giant dinosaur trackway discovered in Queensland

The discovery was announced today by the Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones.

17:00 World
Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery

Images show Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on a throne-like seat flanked by four black women dressed in white.

16:38 World
UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action

Former UN climate chief says it is time to ‘heed voice of youth’ as thousands join protest.

16:16 World
Rising rapper YNW Melly grieved publicly for two friends. Police say he killed them

The arrest of YNW Melly, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, delivers a halt to what had been an up-and-coming career.

15:45 World
Spanish, Portuguese police make major cocaine seizure

Police said in a statement Friday the drug was headed to Spain and was captured when security forces from Portugal boarded a ship in the Atlantic, 150 miles (240 kilometers) off the Portuguese coast.

15:37 World
German security conference starting amid Iran deal friction

Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the U.S. delegation, set the tone in Warsaw on Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to "break" American sanctions on Iran and calling on them to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

15:01 World
Lloyds Bank hires Morgan Stanley banker Chalmers as CFO

Poaching Chalmers from Morgan Stanley will cost the bank 4.4 million pounds ($5.64 million) for the incoming CFO’s forfeited share awards.

14:44 World
The Great Fall of China! Tourists are seen slipping and struggling to walk on the icy stones of iconic landmark as freezing temperatures hit Beijing

Footage filmed during the Lunar New Year holiday shows tourists falling and struggling to walk along the famous fortress attraction after a layer of ice had formed on the stony surface.

14:26 World
Super-rare albino squirrel pictured in UK

Amateur snapper spots creature nibbling crab apple by Lincolnshire canal.

13:28 World
A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says

A Franklin County grand jury indicted seven people who worked as nurses in 2017 at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center in Columbus, Yost said in a news conference.

13:00 World
Colorado man who strangled mountain lion describes life-or-death struggle

Speaking for the first time publicly since the Feb. 4 incident that left him with still-visible lacerations on his neck and face, Travis Kauffman described for reporters the harrowing three-minute encounter.

12:43 NKR
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received secretary of the Republic of Armenia Security Council Armen Grigoryan

Issues related to the cooperation between the two Armenian republics in the security sphere were discussed during the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

12:29 World
Australian couple grows giant vegetable

Rosemary Norwood and her husband, Sean Cadman, who live in the Tasmanian valley of Jackeys Marsh, began growing the giant vegetable in April last year at their eco-tourism guesthouse.

11:16 World
California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

Homes destroyed in mudslide as residents flee areas hit by last year’s wildfires, as system moves across US west.

10:45 World
Facebook may face multibillion-dollar US fine over privacy lapses

Company said to be negotiating settlement with FTC after revelations it inappropriately shared 87m users’ information.

10:27 World
Third suspect in Skripal poisoning is Russian GRU agent

A police officer was also sickened, and a woman who lived nearby died after her partner brought home a fake perfume bottle with what police say was the poison, discarded by the attackers.

10:00 World
Chance of a U.S. recession up, number of Fed rate hikes down

While financial markets have recovered from a deep sell-off late last year, the Feb 8-14 poll of over 110 economists showed a cut to the outlook for U.S. economic growth and the number of Fed rate hikes this year and next.

20:30 World
Dutch government warns of economic difficulties with Brexit 'monster'

Foreign Minister Stef Blok tweeted the picture of a giant monster mascot laying on his desk sporting a 'Brexit' T-shirt. 'Make sure Brexit doesn't sit – or lie – in your way,' Blok wrote.

20:09 World
A look at proposed amendments to Egypt's constitution

The amendments, backed by 485 lawmakers in the 596-seat chamber packed with el-Sissi supporters, include several other changes to the 2014 charter, which was adopted six months before el-Sissi was first elected.

19:47 World
Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct by several women

A report in the New York Times outlines a pattern of manipulative behaviour, including accusations of psychological abuse from his ex-wife, Mandy Moore.

19:24 World
Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million anti-Trump moonshot

The sum represents a floor, not a ceiling, on the billionaire’s potential spending to defeat the president in 2020.

19:00 World
5 Delta passengers injured in severe turbulence, flight made emergency landing in Reno

The flight touched down in Reno about an hour and a half ago, according to Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesperson Brian Kulpin.

18:38 World
Zimbabwe gold miners feared dead in Kadoma flood

Police said rescue teams were trying to pump out the water and search for bodies and any survivors at the mines near the town of Kadoma.

17:45 World
Germany: Church sued over Nazi bells in Thuringia

An estimated 23 churches in Germany continue to use bells that feature Nazi symbols and inscriptions. One man is taking legal action against six Nazi bells used by the protestant church in central Germany.

17:24 World
Chimpanzees ‘talk’ just like humans. It’s time to realise how similar we are

New research shows that gestures used by chimpanzees follow the same rules as human language. Are we really so different?

16:38 World
Trophy hunter 'pays $110k' to kill and pose with rare mountain goat

A video posted to social media shows Bryan Kinsel Harlan climbing through mountains in Pakistan's northern Gilgit region, before shooting at the goat, high-fiving with guides and then pulling the animal up by its horns.

14:44 World
I didn't force yellow card – Ramos backtracks on intentional booking comments

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said he did not purposely pick up a yellow card against Ajax, having earlier revealed that he intentionally received a booking to be available for the Champions League quarter-finals.

14:26 World
Ford's smart bed rolls selfish sleepers back into place

Studies show that 1 in 4 of those in relationships sleep better alone. And over time, sleep loss increases the risk of injury and accidents at home, work and on the road.

14:02 World
Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

Racing against a Friday midnight deadline, when operating funds expire for the agencies that employ about 800,000 workers at the DHS, the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice and others, the Senate and House of Representatives aimed to pass the legislation later on Thursday.

13:41 World
Pompeo urges new era of cooperation in Middle East meeting

Pompeo refrained from directly criticizing Iran and instead included it in a list of Middle East challenges, while acknowledging differences among countries on all of the issues.

13:28 World
NASA will launch a new Space telescope in 2023 to investigate the Universe

That's thanks to a newly approved mission called Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer and nicknamed SPHEREx.

13:00 World
Crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 die from toxic hooch in India

Police believe the deaths occurred when victims across two neighboring states drank from the same batch of illegal homemade brew, which was produced by a criminal group operating between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

12:43 World
India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020

India's medical tourism industry could grow by 200% by 2020, hitting $9 billion, according to Ministry of Tourism figures.

12:29 World
Serial killer's drawings of alleged victims released by FBI

Agency hopes sketches by Samuel Little, who has confessed to killing 90 women, may help solve dozens of homicides.

12:02 World
Lyft donates $700,000 to Oakland after quietly battling city taxes

Donation will aid transportation in low-income neighborhoods, but tax could have generated far more money.

11:38 World
British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

Speaking from a refugee camp in Syria, she said she was nine months pregnant and wanted to come home for her baby.

10:45 World
NASA's record-setting Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to end

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.

10:27 World
'Border buster' shows why Brexit frontier checks in Northern Ireland would matter

They used it to defy a British army policy of closing or destroying back roads and funnelling traffic through military checkpoints that were in place on major roads until a peace deal mostly ended three decades of violence six years later.

10:00 World
Airbus to scrap production of A380 superjumbo

The world’s largest airliner, with two decks of spacious cabins and room for 544 people in standard layout, was designed to challenge Boeing’s legendary 747 but failed to take hold as airlines backed a new generation of smaller, more nimble jets.

20:09 World
England in West Indies: Shannon Gabriel banned for four ODIs

Gabriel, 30, accepted an International Cricket Council (ICC) charge over comments he made to England captain Joe Root during the third Test in St Lucia.

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