Author Lilian Galstyan

22:51 09/10/2018

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19:00 World
21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests.

18:38 World
Best picture Oscar from 1947 sells for nearly $500K at auction

One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.

17:24 World
Eliza Dushku received a secret settlement from CBS

Dushku, who was contracted for three episodes with the possibility of becoming a full-time cast member, was written off the show after she confronted Weatherly about his behavior.

17:00 World
Doors are slamming shut for Huawei around the world

Telecommunications firm Orange has ruled out using Huawei products in its core 5G network in France, and Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it's reviewing purchases of Huawei equipment.

15:45 World
Thousands of 'yellow vests' hit French streets in fifth Saturday of protests

In Paris, police were out in force to contain possible outbursts of violence. But several major stores, such as the Galeries Lafayette, were open to welcome Christmas shoppers.

15:29 World
British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

May pulled a vote on her deal on Monday after acknowledging it would be heavily defeated over concerns about the “backstop”, an insurance policy designed to avoid any hard land border for Ireland but which critics say could bind Britain to EU rules indefinitely.

15:01 World
Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but embassy not moving yet

Morrison also confirmed Australia’s support for a two-state solution with a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

14:44 World
Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points

Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching a deal but key sticking points remain.

14:39 World
Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house.

13:28 World
Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but embassy not moving yet

Morrison’s unexpected announcement in October was viewed cynically because it came days before a crucial by-election in an electorate with a strong Jewish representation, a poll his party subsequently lost.

13:00 World
Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

Legal experts say the ruling won't immediately affect Americans' health coverage, and a group of states led by California is already vowing to appeal.

12:29 World
Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

The report comes as the company faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc products caused cancer.

11:38 World
US federal judge rules Obama healthcare law unconstitutional

Trump welcomes decision in which judge agreed with 20 states challenging the law, on the eve of the 2019 sign-up deadline.

11:16 World
Miss USA apologizes for mocking rivals' English-speaking skills

Sarah Rose Summers, who made fun of contestants not knowing English, said she 'would never intend to hurt another'.

10:45 World
Chicken-egg sized diamond found in Canada's frozen North

The 552-carat yellow gem was found at the Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories, and is almost three times the size of the next largest stone ever found in Canada.

10:27 World
China's November home price growth slows as smaller cities cool

The data marks the 43rd straight month of price increases, Reuters calculation showed, a log trend that’s remained intact despite curbs designed to rein in a near-three year real estate boom that has spread from megacities to the hinterland.

10:00 World
Robinhood's checking plan could face regulatory scrutiny

The uncertainty over the new services underscores the regulatory gray area many new fintech companies operate in, as they look to use new technology to gain footholds in traditional financial services.

19:47 World
No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared of raping a teenage woman. Judges ruled that the so-called "wolf pack" gang had not assaulted her.

19:24 World
Southwest Airlines flight turns back after human heart discovery

Southwest Airlines says the organ was flown to Seattle from California, where it was to be processed at a hospital to have a valve recovered for future use.

19:00 World
Remains of US Revolutionary War frigate discovered off UK coast

Originally a merchant vessel named Duc de Duras, the ship was built in France and donated to the American cause by King Louis XVI in 1779.

18:38 World
Swedish mission discovers 18th Dynasty tomb in Upper Egypt's Aswan

The mission, operating in Gabal Al-Selsela area in Kom Ombo, Aswan, announced that the tomb was located five metres underground and consists of a burial chamber and two sided rooms without any decoration.

18:16 World
Parrot uses owner's Amazon Alexa to order shopping, play music

So far Rocco the African Grey, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, U.K., has demanded treats such as strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream.

17:45 World
13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeast

Rescuers were attempting to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police said. National Disaster Response Force workers joined local authorities in the rescue effort.

16:38 World
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed

The findings, published today in the journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics, advance astronomers' knowledge about how planets evolve.

16:16 World
7 reasons why Audrey Hepburn is the ultimate style icon

A quick look through pictures of the screen icon at the height of her fame, from film sets to paparazzi shots, immediately highlight just how many fashion items Hepburn launched and just how relevant they still are today.

15:45 World
California could have seismic impact on 2020 Democratic presidential race

The reshuffling means California voters, who can cast ballots weeks before primary election day, will be helping to determine a nominee at the same time as those in traditional early primary states such as New Hampshire.

15:27 World
Dutch church holding non-stop service to block deportations hopes for Christmas miracle

The congregation hopes to convince Dutch authorities to make an exception to immigration rules on humanitarian grounds.

14:07 World
Veteran Bangladeshi opposition leader attacked as poll tensions surge

Mahbub Alam Hanif, a senior official of the ruling Awami League, dismissed the accusation against his party’s supporters.

13:41 World
Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix air bag, brake problems

The first recall covers about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019.

13:28 World
Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high

The number of journalists imprisoned on charges of 'false news' rose to 28, up from 21 last year and nine in 2016, according to the CPJ, a U.S.-based nonprofit that promotes press freedom.

13:00 World
Spend the night in the world's tallest treehouses

Crawling out of our mosquito-net covered beds, perched high in wooden treehouses that tower over the jungle floor, we grab our binoculars for a closer look as these lively animals leap through the trees in the distance, the leaves around them shaking wildly as the branches bounce up and down.

12:28 World
Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may 'wreak havoc'

Cyclone Owen is moving slowly over waters off the Northern Territory with winds of up to 200km/h (124 mph), meteorologists said.

12:02 World
Inside the secret US military mission that located the Titanic

Speaking to CNN on Thursday about now-declassified events, Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean.

11:38 World
Miss USA apologizes to fellow contestants after barrage of criticism

Summers, who was joined in the video by Miss Colombia, Valeria Morales and Miss Australia, Francesca Hung, was attending the Miss Universe pageant in Thailand, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday in Bangkok.

10:49 World
New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence

Rising production from Latin America has led groups from North Africa and the Balkans to change the drug trade, EU agency says.

10:27 World
The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in October, just weeks after a little-known social activist alleged he had heard of a plot to assassinate the president from a police officer.

10:06 World
Indian court rejects call for probe into jet deal with France's Dassault

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale planes has become a major political controversy because of the escalating price and a decision to pick billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense as a domestic partner.

20:09 World
Seal found on doorstep reunited with family

The pup was discovered when the woman in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, opened her front door on Tuesday morning.

18:38 World
Arrested Cannibal Corpse guitarist reportedly had military-style flamethrowers and was warning of the rapture

Bail was set at $50,000 when O’Brien was arrested for burglary and assault, after allegedly entering a neighbour’s home in Northdale, Florida, and shoving her to the floor.

18:16 NKR
Artsakh Republic President signed the Artsakh Republic laws on making changes and amendments to the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law

'On Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy', on making changes and amendments to the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law 'On Energy', on making a change in the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law 'On State Duty', and on making a change in the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Law 'On Licensing'.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

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