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Author Lilian Galstyan

21:53 13/05/2019

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17:00 World
US baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 weighs 9lb 11oz

A US mother says her newborn daughter is a "little miracle" after she was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9:11pm weighing 9lb 11oz.

15:45 World
Senior Canadian police intelligence officer arrested on suspicion of espionage

The RCMP member, identified as Cameron Ortis, was arrested Thursday in Ottawa, Canada, following an extensive national security investigation, Global News reported.

15:27 World
Angry seal 'helps' Australian police bust drug smuggling ring

The seal prevented the getaway of two foreign nationals from a small island off the Geraldton coast, according to reports.

15:01 World
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 showcases stunning photos of the natural world

These stunning images have been submitted as part of London's Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which has been running for 55 years.

14:44 World
Meet the smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being

Fiercely proud and protective of its traditions, Bhutan has been closed to outside influences for centuries. The nation only opened its doors to tourism in the 1970s and has decided to take a unique approach to westernization, creating a concept known as the "Gross National Happiness Index."

14:02 World
Large '1,400-year-old cemetery' uncovered in Highlands

Archaeologists have confirmed the presence of a number of barrows, or burial mounds, near Muir of Ord.

13:28 World
CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions

The files reveal how pigeons were trained for clandestine missions photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union.

13:00 World
Felicity Huffman handed prison time over college admissions scandal

The Desperate Housewives star admitted to paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter's exam answers secretly corrected in 2017.

12:43 World
This photographer captures airplane's technicolor rainbow trails

This incredible moment was captured on film by Brisbane-based Australian photographer Michael Marston, who posts eye-catching aerospace imagery and video on social media.

12:02 World
Apple has sour reaction to Goldman Sachs' analyst note

In response, Apple said it does 'not expect the introduction of Apple TV+, including the accounting treatment for the service, to have a material impact on our financial results.'

11:16 World
Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as TV battle looms

The monthly subscription price for Apple TV+ undercuts Disney, which earlier this year announced its own streaming service that will feature its iconic children’s content and cost $6.99 per month. The Disney+ service will debut on Nov. 12.

10:45 World
Bahamas: new storm threatens Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Tropical Storm Humberto expected to drop up to 15cm of rain as operation to provide food and shelter continues.

20:01 World
Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land

While the world's attention has been focused on the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, indigenous people living there have warned that the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro pose a bigger threat to their existence.

19:24 World
Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests

Hong Kong has been disrupted for almost 15 weeks by increasingly violent demonstrations, which were initially sparked by an extradition bill.

18:38 World
Watch Renée Zellweger cry happy tears over Judy standing ovation at TIFF

The Oscar-winning Cold Mountain actress wiped away tears as she took the stage to a sustained standing ovation Tuesday night following the film’s premiere at the Canadian city’s Princess of Wales Theatre: “Okay quit it! You’re messing up my makeup!” the 50-year-old joked.

17:45 World
Dolphins exposed to 'cocktail of pollutants' in English Channel

A study found some of the highest recorded levels of toxic chemicals and mercury in the bodies of bottlenose dolphins off the French coast.

17:24 World
Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Fertility experts Roger Mieusset and Bourras Bengoudifa measured the temperature of French postmen's testicles, both naked and clothed.

17:00 World
The 100 best films of the 21st century

Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000.

16:38 World
Shoot, but don’t kill, mulcting gov’t officials, Duterte tells public

In a speech made during his visit to Bataan Thursday, the President suggested shooting the corrupt official in the foot to avoid a prison sentence and even offered to defend such action.

16:38 World
If you walked onto President Street ahead of President Trump’s arrival Thursday,

you likely saw a giant inflatable rat sitting on the street. The president spoke at a Republicans’ retreat being held Thursday through Sunday at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East, and protestors were there too- with props.

16:16 World
U.N. refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications

All people must be able to access full asylum procedures and international protection, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told a news briefing, voicing concern for Central American families on the move in need of safe haven.

15:01 World
Stunning Tokyo train designed to feel like a living room

The innovative country is consistently light years ahead when it comes to high-speed rail, and its newest train is no exception.

14:26 World
Brazil environment minister to meet US climate denier group before UN summit

Salles will meet representatives from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) at the headquarters of the US Environmental Protection Agency on 19 September, Brazil’s Folha de S Paulo newspaper revealed.

13:41 World
Shares, bond yields perch at six-week highs

It was a bit of a groggy start in Europe after it emerged not all of the ECB’s member country’s had wanted to restart its money printing program, but the main bourses eventually added 0.2% to what was already set to be a fourth straight week of gains.

13:33 World
Czech state attorneys drop criminal charges against PM Babis

The investigations into accusations of fraud related to tapping European Union subsidies had posed the biggest challenge to Babis’ political career. He had long denied any wrongdoing.

13:00 World
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers test snow machine to beat the heat

It wasn't freak weather, but the latest innovation being tested by 2020 Olympics organisers hoping to keep spectators cool and comfortable when the Games take place next summer.

12:02 World
'National tragedy': Trump begins border wall construction in Unesco reserve

Construction of a 30ft-high section of Donald Trump’s border barrier has begun in the Organ Pipe Cactus national monument in southern Arizona, a federally protected wilderness area and Unesco-recognized international biosphere reserve.

11:38 World
YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after fan backlash

Vlogger embraced by far right apologizes for planned donation to Anti-Defamation League, after fans claim conspiracy.

11:16 World
Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch 'Sort Of Hacked The Constitution'

Permanent Record is part coming-of-age-with-the-Internet story, part spy tale and — his critics might say — an attempt to try to justify betraying his country.

10:45 World
Drastic steps needed to stop climate change, Germany's Scholz says

An international approach was needed on energy taxes to reach climate targets, Scholz told reporters as he arrived at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Helsinki which will address the matter.

10:00 World
Biden attacks Warren, Sanders over cost of healthcare plans in Democratic debate

With the top 10 Democratic candidates sharing the debate stage for the first time, they focused more on their shared opposition to Republican President Donald Trump and pared back some of the bickering that marked the first two debates this summer.

20:01 World
ECB cuts key rate, to restart bond purchases

The ECB cut its deposit rate to a record low -0.5% from -0.4% and will restart bond purchases of 20 billion euros a month from November, it said in a statement.

19:47 World
Macron ally Ferrand investigated over financial misconduct

Richard Ferrand, the president of the French National Assembly, is alleged to have benefited improperly from business agreements made seven years ago.

19:24 World
The photographer shooting a 30-year timelapse of New York's skyline

Perched on the Palisades, the steep cliffs overlooking the Hudson River, Weehawken is known for its striking views of New York. "I moved to this town about 10 years ago," he said in a phone interview.

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