Author Lilian Galstyan

17:51 06/07/2018

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20:30 World
The untold story of Dubai's first skyscraper

Completed in 1979, it ruled the city's skyline as a towering statement of intent; a symbol of Dubai's ambitions as a regional financial center and rising economic force.

18:38 World
Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift in Guam waters

After keeping the trap for months, a hard wind on July 14 blew him thousands of kilometers away from home in North Sulawesi to Guam waters. He now had to cope not only with loneliness, but also hunger, thirst and fear. 

17:45 World
Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history’s most infamous battle — then lied about his edits.

17:24 World
Michael Kors is clos to buying Versace for $2 billion

Donatella Versace, who has helped run the company with her brother Santo Versace since the murder of their sibling Gianni in 1997, has called a meeting with employees Tuesday to announce the sale, according to two people familiar with the situation.

16:16 World
Morgan Stanley shifts emerging-market stance to Neutral from Negative

Following a six-month bear market, Morgan Stanley predicted some temporary stability might occur, thanks to depressed valuations, investors adjusting their positioning and a weaker U.S. dollar.

16:02 World
The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota

This WeChat exchange and another one reviewed by Reuters have not been previously reported. One of the woman’s lawyers, Wil Florin, verified that the text messages came from her.

15:01 World
Abhilash Tomy: Injured Indian sailor rescued by French vessel

Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy was stranded 3,200km (2,000 miles) off the coast of Western Australia after his boat was badly damaged during a storm on Friday.

14:44 World
Maldives election: Opposition defeats China-backed Abdulla Yameen

Mr Yameen, who has been accused of crushing dissent in the archipelago, admitted defeat, saying he accepted the result.

14:26 World
Train derails in NW Iowa, dumping sand, railcars into river

The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as part of the derailment Sunday morning. Officials say no hazardous materials leaked into the river.

13:28 World
Google at 20: how two 'obnoxious' students changed the internet

The technology of the web at the time meant that you could tell where a webpage links to just by reading its code; but the only way to find out where it is linked from is to see it linked to from another page.

12:43 World
The Aquarius: Migrant rescue ship has registration revoked

When the Aquarius next docks, it will have to remove its Panama maritime flag and cannot set sail without a new one.

12:02 World
The untold story of Dubai's first skyscraper

Thirty-nine stories and 489 feet high, at the time it was the tallest building between Mumbai and Athens, according to the centre's former director and first employee Guy Guillemard.

10:55 World
Four sharks killed after attack on swimmers near Great Barrier Reef

Both were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday Islands.

10:27 World
The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota

This WeChat exchange and another one reviewed by Reuters have not been previously reported. One of the woman’s lawyers, Wil Florin, verified that the text messages came from her.

18:38 World
Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found

The engineer, named locally as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket inside the MV Nyerere ferry, which capsized near Ukara island on its way from Bugorora on Thursday.

17:24 World
Chas from Chas and Dave dies aged 74

The duo's Twitter account said he recently received treatment for oesophageal cancer but died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours.

15:01 World
City Hall bans pigeon-feeding

Livestock officials also started capturing a large flock of pigeons which crowded a pier in front of Wat Rakhang, a popular riverside temple by the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri.

14:02 World
Gunmen kill 11 Revolutionary Guards in attack on Iran military parade

Ali Hosein Hoseinzadeh, deputy governor in Khuzestan province, was quoted as saying the death toll was expected to rise. One of those killed was a journalist.

13:41 World
Pope arrives in Lithuania to start solidarity tour of Baltic states

He was greeted at Vilnius airport by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, a military brass band and a group of children waving Vatican flags and singing songs.

13:28 World
Theresa May demands 'respect' from EU after Brexit humiliation

A day after returning from the summit in Salzburg, Austria, she called on the EU to spell out its objections to her plan or come up with an alternative.

13:00 World
Rapper MIA urges Australian airlines to refuse forced deportations

Activists say airline should not cooperate, but Qantas says it’s up to the government and courts.

12:43 World
Tanzania's president orders arrests as ferry death toll climbs

John Magufuli says ship, which capsized killing at least 131 people, 'was overloaded'.

12:02 World
This 75-year-old spends his days napping with kittens. And he's raised more than $30,000 doing it

About six months ago, Laurmen, a retired high school Spanish teacher, walked in the shelter, brush in hand, and began grooming the cats.

11:38 World
Escape from reality at West village’s new museum of illusions

Sisters Polly and Piper Mercier spoke with CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock as they played in what they called the dizzy room.

11:16 World
NASA just captured data on an incredibly rare type of cloud in Earth's atmosphere

These clouds are called noctilucent or polar mesospheric clouds (PMC) and apart from being exceptionally pretty, they can also help scientists understand turbulence in the atmosphere.

10:51 World
Prince's unheard 'Piano & A Microphone 1983' recording has arrived

Rolling out across digital music services at midnight, the intimate nine-track project sees the late legend working on such future classics as “17 Days" and "Purple Rain”, "Strange Relationship" and "Mary Don't You Weep," which appears in Spike Lee's new film BlackKklansman.

10:27 World
White House optimistic on China trade; no date for more talks

The official’s comments came ahead of a report by the Wall Street Journal that China had canceled mid-level trade talks with the United States, as well as a proposed visit to Washington by vice premier Liu He originally scheduled for next week.

10:00 World
Cambodia's pardon of Australian filmmaker ends 'nightmare', says family

He was arrested in June 2017 after being photographed flying a drone above a rally organized by the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) before communal elections.

20:00 World
Rihanna appointed an ambassador of Barbados

Not only is she a singer, actress and head of the Fenty brand, which includes cosmetics and lingerie, but now the star has been appointed "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" to her home country of Barbados.

19:47 World
May says Brexit talks have hit impasse, EU must produce alternative plans

May said she could not agree to any deal which treated Northern Ireland differently to the rest of the United Kingdom.

19:00 World
Hayabusa-2: Japan hopes for historic asteroid landing

On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft despatched a pair of "rovers" to the 1km-wide space rock known as Ryugu.

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