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Author Lilian Galstyan

16:47 14/03/2019

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20:30 World
Writing messages in the sand at this popular Japanese attraction will get you fined

The Tottori sand dunes (Tottori-sakyū) is a completely unexpected landscape that offers visitors a hint of the Sahara along the Sea of Japan coastline.

20:09 World
PM appoints Mel Stride as new House of Commons leader after Andrea Leadsom resignation

The ex-Treasury minister is promoted as part of a mini reshuffle of ministerial positions following further cabinet turmoil.

19:24 World
An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in 'Game of Thrones'

Characters are organized according to level of importance: Major, secondary major, minor and background extra. Higher levels of importance get larger illustrations.

19:00 World
Nissan board nominees not broaching merger issue

As Nissan ponders its future without former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who orchestrated its financial rescue two decades ago, French partner Renault SA has been quietly maneuvering for merger talks, sources at both automakers have previously told Reuters.

18:38 World
Best Buy CEO says more China tariffs will impact U.S. shoppers

U.S. President Donald Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25% from 10% earlier in May, and was expected to implement another round of levies that would impact consumer goods ranging from cellphones and laptops to footwear.

17:24 World
Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed insurgent hideouts in the Mediterranean coastal city of el-Arish.

16:38 World
Billion-year-old fossils set back evolution of earliest fungi

Microscopic specimens discovered in the Canadian Arctic are surprisingly intricate.

15:27 World
Argentina and Algeria stamp out malaria in 'historic achievement'

Improvements in detection, diagnosis and treatment hailed by World Health Organization as 'a model for other countries'.

14:26 World
Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban

Flynn said Panasonic's business with Huawei includes the supply of "electronic parts," but declined to provide further details.

14:02 World
British PM May in peril over Brexit on EU election day

May, who won the top job in the turmoil which followed the 2016 referendum on EU membership, has repeatedly failed to get parliament’s approval for the divorce deal she pitched as a way to heal the Brexit divisions of the country.

13:41 World
Demand for fiber broadband to watch Netflix boosts UK's TalkTalk

Chief Executive Tristia Harrison said simplifying the customer offer over the last two years had strengthened the fundamentals of the business. “We are confident in delivering strong headline EBITDA growth both next year and over the medium term,” she said.

13:28 World
Early heads up: abbreviated public subscriber counts across YouTube

To create more consistency everywhere that we publicly display subscriber counts, starting in August 2019, we’ll begin showing the abbreviated subscriber number across all public YouTube surfaces.

13:00 World
Manus Island: Refugee 'suicide attempts' in wake of Australia election

Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

12:43 World
Sneak peek at the world's first guitar-shaped hotel

The $1.5 billion Hard Rock property in Hollywood, Florida, is part of a larger project -- a $2.2 billion project expanding two Florida Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.

12:29 World
Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

Prosecutors charged Avenatti, 48, with stealing about $300,000 of Daniels' advance for her book contract, according to court papers, and using that money to pay employees of his law firm and a coffee business he owned.

12:02 World
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Critics of the ban, imposed in 2014, say the restriction was causing problems to small farmers and to those who previously benefited from hunting.

11:38 World
US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody

The girl had a history of congenital heart defects and died in September at a hospital in Nebraska, officials say.

11:16 World
Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from Stormy Daniels

Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get as an advance from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses.

10:27 World
Nestle and Fonterra mull sale of dairy joint venture in Brazil

Nestle is currently streamlining its portfolio and has divested several underperforming businesses, including its skin health unit.

10:02 World
PM Modi set to sweep to general election victory

Official data from the Election Commission showed the BJP ahead in 279 seats - more than the 272 seats needed to command a majority in the Lok Sabha - which would give it the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984.

19:24 World
Taiwan 'Tank Man' marks Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

The photo of a man standing in front of a tank in Beijing's Tiananmen Square became one of the most famous photos of the 20th Century.

19:00 World
Italian teen released after killing abusive father

Deborah Sciacquatori acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, the local prosecutor decided.

18:16 World
Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis

UK workers must move to nine-hour week if carbon levels do not change, says thinktank.

17:24 World
BBC Two announces brand new chat show hosted by Vladimir Putin

Everybody’s favourite bear-wrestling global strongman Vladimir Putin has finally achieved his ultimate goal - a chat-show on the BBC.

17:00 World
Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 48

Wainaina’s 2005 essay “How to Write About Africa”, was a pointed and hilarious lesson to would-be journalists and historians. Its compilation of the absurd, yet all-too-common, clichés was a call for more nuanced portrayals.

16:38 World
Man Booker International Prize: Jokha Alharthi is first Arabic winner

Her novel Celestial Bodies centres on the lives of three sisters and their families coming to terms with social changes in Oman.

16:16 World
US-China trade war: Shoe giants urge Trump to end tariffs

A letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas, says the president's decision to raise import tariffs will affect the working class.

15:45 World
Ancient egyptians built this 4-towered fortress more than 2,600 years ago

Researchers uncovered parts of the mud-brick stronghold - including the northeastern and southeastern towers - at the Tell El-Kedwa site in North Sinai.

15:01 World
Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response

Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might ‘put a target on the head’ of medical workers.

14:26 World
Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend U.S.-led Palestine investment meeting

The “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop, to be hosted on June 25-26 in cooperation with the United States, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders who want their political demands to be addressed in any solution to the decades-old conflict.

14:02 World
Commerzbank may tweak strategy after Deutsche Bank talks collapse

Commerzbank, which is still partially owned by the state after a bailout, has been focused on cutting costs and digitizing its workflow.

13:41 World
NASA's Mars helicopter completes flight tests

In late January 2019, all the pieces making up the flight model (actual vehicle going to the Red Planet) of NASA's Mars Helicopter were put to the test.

13:28 World
Life-size whale breaks record for largest recycled plastic sculpture

The sculpture, which was made to highlight the issue of ocean pollution and the amount of plastic that gets dumped into the sea, is made up of recycled materials such as plastic bottles, re-used toys and milk jugs, among other items.

13:00 World
Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Protests on Tuesday by supporters of Widodo’s challenger for the presidency, former general Prabowo Subianto, started peacefully but turned violent in the evening, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.

12:43 World
In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation

But that doesn’t mean full employment in North Minneapolis, where job advocate Tony Tolliver said half of adult black men in some neighborhoods don’t have jobs, and could benefit from even tighter labor markets.

12:29 World
Lucky prospector unearths a 'monster' 1.4kg nugget worth up to $100,000

The anonymous prospector couldn't believe their good luck when their metal detector uncovered a whopping 1.4 kilogram nugget while hunting for gold in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia's Goldfields-Esperance region recently.

10:45 World
Muslim lawmakers break Ramadan fast at historic Iftar dinner on Capitol Hill

Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and André Carson open up about the challenges they face on the basis of their identity.

10:27 World
Former Tesla bull makes $10 worst case call on China worries

Jonas forecast the shares could be worth $10 to $391, with a price target of $230, a wide range that underscores the confusion and risks about Tesla’s future.

10:00 World
UK business group condemns Labour nationalization plans, Brexit delay

Last week, Labour published plans to renationalize the country’s 60-billion-pound ($77 billion) energy networks, taking companies such as National Grid, Scottish Power and SSE into public ownership.

20:09 World
Jamie Oliver restaurant chains collapse

The group, which includes the Jamie's Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, has appointed KPMG as administrators.

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