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Author Lilian Galstyan

15:22 09/09/2019

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20:04 World
California: PG&E warns of fresh shutoffs for 500,000 due to fire weather

Utility began notifying customers it could begin shutoffs as early as Wednesday and any blackouts would last at least 48 hours.

19:24 World
Chinese 'panda' pet cafe raises eyebrows

But a new "panda" cafe in Chengdu in south-western China - internationally known as the home of the giant panda - is raising eyebrows and a lot of concern.

18:38 World
Joker movie opens a Pandora’s Box in Greek politics

The incident triggered outrage on Greek social media with thousands of users firmly condemning the raid, describing it as “fascist” and “authoritarian state”.

18:16 World
Rihanna's new book is an autobiography for the Instagram age

The book contains over 1,000 photos -- a testament to Rihanna's status, not just as a musician, designer and businesswoman, but as a visual icon. Aside from brief captions and headings, there are no words at all, not even an introduction.

17:45 World
Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2020

And if that wasn't reason enough to visit, next year it's the centennial anniversary of the world-famous Salzburg Festival, an annual summer celebration with music, theater and cultural events taking place across the city.

16:39 World
European stocks inch up on earnings, sterling hovers before Brexit votes

British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) was stranded at the base of the STOXX index with a 5.5% fall after it cut its full-year sales forecast for the second time this year.

16:16 World
The race to build a flying electric taxi

For any commuter the prospect of being whisked to and from work in a fraction of the time it usually takes is pretty irresistible.

15:55 World
Olympic flame or dating ad? Paris 2024 logo divides opinion

The new design at once depicts the Olympic flame within a gold medal, and the hair and lips of Marianne - the personification of the French Republic since the 1789 revolution.

14:44 World
Danish lighthouse put on wheels to move it away from eroding sea

A 120-year-old lighthouse has been put on wheels and rails to move it away from the North Sea, which has been eroding the coastline of north-western Denmark.

14:26 World
Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

The Liberals had won or were leading in 156 out of 338 seats in Monday’s vote, according to Elections Canada. That put the Liberals far short of the 170 seats needed for a second straight majority government.

14:09 World
Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

The teacher’s union called the work stoppage last week after contract negotiations failed to produce a deal on pay, overcrowding in schools and a lack of support staff such as nurses and social workers.

13:00 World
Chris the sheep: Merino with famously overgrown fleece dies

The animal generated global attention in 2015 after being spotted in the wild carrying what was described as six years' worth of wool.

12:43 World
Naruhito: Japan's emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

The emperor, 59, officially began his reign in May after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito.

12:29 World
In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfil duty

Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but Tuesday’s “Sokui no Rei” was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world.

10:27 World
Canada's Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government

The Liberals had won or were leading in 156 out of 338 seats in Monday’s vote, according to Elections Canada. That put the Liberals far short of the 170 seats needed for a second straight majority government.

10:00 World
Japanese emperor publicly proclaims his enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

Naruhito became emperor in May in a brief, tradition-filled ceremony but Tuesday’s “Sokui no Rei” was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world.

20:01 World
World's oldest pearl to go on display in Abu Dhabi

The 8,000-year-old pearl was uncovered at an archaeological site on Marawah Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi, according to the emirate's Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT).

19:24 World
DRDO starts work on ‘next-gen’ hypersonic weapon

Hypersonic weapons are specifically designed for increased survivability against modern ballistic missile defence systems. These missiles are capable of delivering conventional or nuclear payloads at speeds not imagined hitertoo over long ranges.

19:00 World
Tornado strikes Dallas, cutting power to thousands

Video footage showed the tornado touching down in the north of the city at about 21:00 local time (02:00 GMT), with winds of 70mph (113km/h).

18:39 World
Thai consort stripped of titles for 'disloyalty' to crown

She was appointed in July, just two months after the king's marriage to Queen Suthida, his fourth wife.

17:00 World
Halliburton profit falls 32% on weak North America drilling

Revenue from North America fell 21% in the third quarter, primarily due to lower activity and pricing in pressure pumping.

16:16 World
German economy may have contracted again in third quarter

The euro zone’s largest economy has slowed sharply in the past year as its traditional engine of growth - exports - bore the brunt of a global trade war.

15:45 World
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

Assange, dressed in a navy suit and light blue jumper, raised his fist to supporters in the public gallery. He was cleanly shaven in contrast to the long beard he had grown while holed up in Ecuador’s embassy.

15:27 World
Egypt unveils discovery of 30 ancient coffins with mummies inside

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the discovery was the country's largest in more than a century.

15:01 World
Thousands of Lebanon demonstrators keep pressure on government as protests enter 4th day

The unified crowd consisted of people of all ages, with some chanting "the people want to bring down the regime," in protest of the current economic state of the country. Lebanon has one of the largest national debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratios in the world.

14:44 World
Prince Harry appears to hint at rift between him and Prince William

Buckingham Palace has strenuously tried for the past year to deny a break down in the brothers’ relationship, even as they broke up the Royal Foundation they started together.

14:26 World
Welcome to Manc-hattan: how the city sold its soul for luxury skyscrapers

Visiting today, he might be tempted to use the same words, for very different reasons. On either side of the leafy park, which undulates over the graves of 40,000 Victorian paupers, the bulky concrete frames of new apartment blocks are beginning to rise.

13:41 World
China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. in Obama-era case

WTO appeals judges said in July that the United States did not fully comply with a WTO ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove tariffs on solar panels, wind towers, steel cylinders and aluminium extrusions.

13:36 World
Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on Thursday

The ruling Socialists have long sought to exhume Franco’s remains and turn the Valley of the Fallen complex near the capital Madrid into a memorial to the 500,000 people who were killed during the 1936-39 civil war he unleashed.

12:43 World
Elevated cycle lane floated as option

The route would be the first of its kind in Thailand, said Suchatvee Suwansawat, dean of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and president of Council of Engineers Thailand.

12:29 World
China has detained Japanese professor possibly for spying

The professor, who is in his 40s, was taken into custody in Beijing, with the authorities saying he "violated domestic laws," indicating that he may have been suspected of spying, according to the sources.

10:45 World
Chile: protests rage on as president extends state of emergency

Seven dead as protesters loot supermarkets one day after Sebastián Piñera suspends price hikes that sparked unrest.

10:27 World
White House's Mulvaney did not mull quitting over "quid pro quo" flap

Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday that Trump’s decision to withhold $391 million in aid to Ukraine was linked in part to his desire for an investigation by Kiev into a debunked theory that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server was held in Ukraine.

10:00 World
Northern Ireland prepares for momentous abortion, same-sex marriage changes

But an overwhelming vote by British lawmakers in July to compel the government in London to overhaul the laws if Belfast’s devolved executive had not been restored by Oct. 21 is set to kick in with little or no hope of politicians ending the local parliament’s near three-year hiatus.

18:38 World
Clinton email probe finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

Clinton turned over roughly 33,000 emails from her private server in 2014, and the State Department probe found 'no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information.'

18:16 World
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets a 66% raise

Nadella received $42.9 million in total compensation up from $25.8 million the year prior. With a base salary of more than $2.3 million, most of his pay came from stock awards.

17:45 World
Hypersonic 'space plane' promises four-hour London to Sydney flights by 2030s

The UK Space Agency announced Tuesday at the UK Space Conference 2019 that it would be working more closely with the Australian Space Agency in an agreement dubbed a "world-first Space Bridge."

17:24 World
England beat Australia 40-16 to make Rugby World Cup semi-finals

Two first-half tries in four minutes from Jonny May on his 50th cap helped establish a 17-9 half-time lead before a sensational score from Marika Koroibete brought the Wallabies to within a point.

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