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14:38 27/10/2018

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10:27 World
CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing

The CIA’s finding, first reported by the Washington Post, is the most definitive U.S. assessment to date tying Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler directly to the killing.

10:00 World
Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows

The stark warning will likely be unwelcome news to financial markets which had hoped for a thaw in the Sino-U.S. dispute and perhaps even some sort of deal at a G20 meeting later this month in Argentina.

20:09 World
Missing Disney film which predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan

The Asahi Shimbun reports that the cartoon short, entitled "Neck n' Neck," was part of the collection of an anime history researcher, Yasushi Watanabe, who bought it in Osaka while still a high school student some 70 years ago.

19:24 World
Mars InSight is coming in for a landing soon on the Red Planet

InSight, or Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is going to explore a part of Mars that we know the least about: its deep interior. It launched May 5.

18:38 World
Homes in former train stations

Get on the right track with these five properties, from East Sussex to North Yorkshire.

18:16 World
500-year-old sculptures confirmed as Michelangelo's only surviving bronzes

The team, led by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, conducted close to four years of research to confirm a claim from February 2015 that the sculptures were Michelangelo's only surviving bronzes.

17:45 World
Kim Porter, mother to three of Diddy's children, dies aged 47

The LA County coroner confirmed the news, saying she "was discovered unresponsive in her home" and pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday.

17:24 World
Monument or mirage? Giant hand rises from the desert

It is the driest desert in the world outside of the polar regions, and its 40,500-odd square miles of red and burnt-orange plains stretch as far as the eye can see.

17:00 World
Take a weight off: 'Grand K' kilo being retired

The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.

16:38 World
World's most popular car gets redesigned

The generally unexciting, unassuming Corolla long ago passed such cultural icons as Ford's Model T and Volkswagen's Beetle on its way to becoming the best-selling car model ever.

15:45 World
WikiLeaks' Assange ‘has been charged,’ inadvertent court filing shows

A spokesman from the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia told the Post that the court filing "was made in error. That was not the intended name for this filing."

15:27 World
John Lennon's killer reveals he purposely used hollow bullets to ensure the Beatle would die

but says he didn't want him to suffer and feels 'more and more shame' for the murder every year. The 63-year-old also told the parole board about his remorse for killing the Beatle in a transcript which was released Thursday by New York prison officials.

15:03 World
UK PM May fights for survival after Brexit deal sparks crisis

May, who won the top job in the turmoil that followed the 2016 referendum, has sought to negotiate a Brexit deal that ensures that the United Kingdom leaves in the smoothest way possible.

14:44 World
40 feared dead as bus bursts into flames in Mat South

Unconfirmed reports indicated that a 'substance' believed to have been petrol or gas could have been behind the explosion.

14:26 World
Roy Clark, legendary country guitarist and 'Hee haw' star, dies at 85

With the later rise of country stars ranging from Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam to Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, Clark’s vast influence has received its proper due.

14:02 World
Rebel Wilson: Actress loses bid to reclaim record defamation payout

Wilson sued magazine publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar.

13:28 World
Koreas hold meeting on aviation cooperation

The meeting started at around 10 a.m. at the joint liaison office in the North's border town of Kaesong, according to the unification ministry. North Korea is said to have requested the meeting. 

13:00 World
Eight UN peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo

One Tanzanian and seven Malawian peacekeepers were killed, the council said, raising the toll from an earlier count.

12:43 World
Cyclone Gaja live updates: 11 killed in Tamil Nadu

A total of 63,203 people have been evacuated and housed in 331 relief centres in six districts. A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in seven districts.

11:38 World
Camp fire death toll at 63 and counting in Northern California

The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in recorded California history has been burning for about one week.

10:45 World
2 dead, more than 40 injured after casino-bound tour bus overturns on icy road in Mississippi

The bus, which had 46 people on board, was on its way from Huntsville, Ala., to Tunica, Miss., when the crash occurred at about 12:35 p.m. local time on Interstate 269 in DeSoto County, according to a statement from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. 

10:27 World
PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

Bloomberg reported the comment by a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) official on a call hosted by Bank of America Corp, citing a person familiar with the matter.

10:00 World
BOJ paper identifies flaws of negative rates as debate on stimulus cost brews

The academic paper by Junko Koeda, a Waseda University professor who is not BOJ staff, uses economic models to simulate how hiking nominal interest rates to zero percent from minus 0.1 percent could affect the economy and inflation.

20:09 World
Paris mayor plans to pedestrianise city centre

The plans would severely restrict traffic in the city's first four districts, known as arrondissements, with electric shuttles brought in as an alternative.

19:47 World
California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need 'total rebuild'

So far 56 people have been found dead in the Camp Fire that hit the town, but 130 more remain missing.

19:24 World
Lord of the Rings fans can live like a hobbit in a quirky hand-crafted holiday let that has curved walls and circular doors

Shire Hollow is a hand-crafted Hobbit house inspired by the iconic mythical series, with its circular doors, curved walls and earthen roof.

19:00 World
Drunk student accidentally buys a micro pig, peacock & salamander on 11.11 shopping spree

In a phone interview with a Chinese news portal, the student said he had a couple of drinks earlier and sat before his computer at 12am on 11 November to kick off his shopping spree.

18:38 World
Man, 35, reportedly marries computer hologram

Akihiko Kondo, who works at a middle school in Japan, wed Hatsune Miku, a hologram that was created by a computer as singing software.

17:45 World
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz faces new charges for allegedly attacking a jail officer and taking his stun gun

Cruz, 20, who is awaiting trial on charges related to the February mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, now faces additional charges of assault, battery and use of an electric weapon on the guard, the report states.

17:24 World
Saudi public prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

He said the Washington Post columnist was murdered after "negotiations" for his return to the kingdom failed and that the person who ordered the killing was the head of the negotiating team that was sent to repatriate Khashoggi.

17:00 World
Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania after anti-gay comments

Development minister Ulla Tornaes did not name the official but said she was "very concerned" by the comments.

16:38 World
Monkey kills baby boy in India's Agra

The infant's mother was breastfeeding him at their home in the city of Agra when the animal entered the house and grabbed him, the family said.

15:45 World
Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros

Facing a string of crises, Facebook hired a PR firm to push conspiracy theories about the billionaire, the New York Times reports.

15:27 World
China outlines possible trade concessions to U.S. before G20, sources say

The commitments for now fall short of the type of major structural reforms that President Donald Trump has been demanding, two of the people said, cautioning that a long road lies ahead in negotiations.

15:09 World
Ford CEO open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW

Ford and VW have acknowledged they are in discussions. Hackett said on Wednesday a previously announced partnership to share development of future light commercial vehicles is “going better than we thought it would.”

14:44 World
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Celebrity news website TMZ said this followed a physical confrontation between the lawyer and a woman.

14:41 World
California, New Jersey Republicans concedes, Utah representative sues

A high-profile recount of votes continued in Florida, where initial vote tallies showed outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott leading in the race for a U.S. Senate seat and Republican Ron DeSantis leading to succeed Scott as governor.

14:02 World
Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

This makes it the second closest known exoplanet to us. Previously, an exoplanet was found orbiting in the three-star Proxima Centauri system.

13:00 World
Emirates Palace spends about $130,000 a year replacing gold ceiling

Its hallways, rooms and lobbies feature more than 1,000 Swarovski chandeliers, which bring to light the palace's iconic golden ceilings, according to the palace.

12:43 World
Greek archaeologists uncover first remnants of ancient city of Tenea

Excavations close to the village of Chiliomodi, in the southern peninsula region of the Peloponnese, unearthed a wide variety of artifacts which indicate the presence of the wealthy ancient city of Tenea.

12:29 World
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Celebrity news website TMZ said this followed a physical confrontation between the lawyer and a woman.

12:02 World
California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need 'total rebuild'

Brock Long, administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said the damage to Paradise was "one of the worst disasters" he had ever seen.

10:45 World
Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros

Facing a string of crises, Facebook hired a PR firm to push conspiracy theories about the billionaire, the New York Times reports.

10:27 World
Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

The celebrity news website TMZ, which broke the news of Avenatti’s arrest, reported that it stemmed from a physical confrontation between him and a woman at an apartment building Tuesday night in the Century City district of Los Angeles.

10:04 World
U.S. returns 'Bells of Balangiga' to Philippines a century after clash

But it has upset some U.S. veterans and Wyoming’s delegation to the U.S. Congress, which uniformly opposed returning bells that were a memorial to the 45 U.S. soldiers who were killed during a surprise attack on Sept. 28, 1901, in the central town of Balangiga.

20:30 World
Swedish parliament rejects proposed government

Parliament voted by 195 votes to 154 to reject the Speaker's plan for a coalition of the center-right Moderates and the small Christian Democrats, with Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister.

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