Author Lilian Galstyan

22:16 19/09/2019

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17:45 World
The most powerful people in entertainment 2019

In a roller-coaster year of megamergers and megadeals, the ranking of showbiz’s top execs, makers and stars sees big moves and a more dynamic (and diverse) group of powerhouses as the Obamas join Netflix, Phoebe Waller-Bridge ignites the town's creatives and J.Lo hustles her way onto the ultimate industry A list.

17:24 World
Philippine president 'in good hands' after minor motorcycle mishap

The maverick president’s life-long passion for motorcycles has left him with permanent nerve damage in his neck, and frequent migraines, among numerous ailments that ensure his health and his disappearances from the public eye are often the subject of fervent speculation.

17:00 World
Frank Lloyd wright’s Ennis house sells for $18 million, setting new record

After an incredible publicity blitz and well over a year on the market, Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-renowned Ennis House — tucked into the foothills of Los Feliz, near L.A.’s hipster-approved Eastside — has sold for $18 million to an as-yet-unidentified buyer.

16:16 World
Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion

In Boston, Fisher Investments managed about $253 million for the city’s pensions. The retirement board’s vote came as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Fisher’s statements showed “a profound lack of judgment.”

15:45 World
Council of Europe urges Bosnia to relocate unsafe migrants camp

Bosnia has been struggling with a rise in migrant arrivals since nearby European Union member states Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia sealed their borders against undocumented immigration.

15:01 World
Prince William carves his own path as monarch in waiting

Only two people can really relate to the Duke of Cambridge's position and they are his immediate predecessors, the Prince of Wales and the Queen. Those in the direct line of succession bear the responsibility of defining what it means to be head of state, and subsequently what it is to be British.

14:44 World
Extremely rare yellow cardinal spotted in Florida - twice

Tracy Workman, who teaches photography at a homeschooling organization in Port St. Lucie, said she first spotted the bird in her backyard Oct. 3.

14:26 World
Tarzan actor Ron Ely's wife, 62, was stabbed to death by their son in their Santa Barbara home

before he was shot dead by police responding to a 911 call HE made trying to blame his disabled dad, 81, for the attack. Former Miss Florida Valerie Lundeen, 62, was found dead at the couple's exclusive Hope Ranch property in Santa Barbara on Tuesday shortly after 8pm, according to sources.

14:02 World
Former Nazi camp guard to go on trial in Hamburg

Bruno Dey, 93, accused of being accessory to murder of 5,230 people in what could be one of last of such cases.

13:41 World
Three US diplomats held near Russian test site where mystery blast killed five

The US embassy has confirmed the incident, the Interfax news service reported, but said the three diplomats had filed the proper paperwork to travel in the area.

13:28 World
Police arrest hundreds over international child sexual abuse website

South Korean-based site accepted digital currency for access to videos, with victims rescued in US, UK and Spain.

13:00 World
Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

British Transport Police said they had responded to incidents at Shadwell, Stratford and Canning Town, near to London’s Canary Wharf financial district.

12:43 World
World's first Monopoly-themed attraction to open in Hong Kong

Opening at The Peak on October 26, Monopoly Dreams is said to be the world's first fully immersive attraction inspired by the 84-year-old board game.

10:45 World
Jimmy Sham: Hong Kong protest leader 'attacked with hammers'

Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood.

10:27 World
Italy to decide on Atlantia concession revocation 'in a few weeks'

In an interview with Corriere della Sera daily on Thursday, Paola De Micheli welcomed a commitment from Atlantia and state railways Ferrovie dello Stato to come to the rescue of loss-making airline Alitalia, saying it was “a good sign.”

10:08 World
Nestle revamps waters business as organic growth slows

Packaged food makers are branching out into new areas like plant-based meat alternatives or products made from all natural ingredients to boost growth in an otherwise sluggish market.

20:01 World
Venom director Ruben Fleischer confirms the villain and Spider-Man will go head-to-head in a future film

The filmmaker, 44, informed Fandom on Monday that making the 2018 blockbuster was always 'going to lead' to the pair clashing, to reflect its comic book origins.

19:24 World
Abu Dhabi's Etihad sets up low-cost airline with Air Arabia

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will be an independent joint venture based at Abu Dhabi International, the hub of Abu Dhabi state-owned Etihad, the two carriers said in a statement.

19:00 World
Germany will not bar Huawei from its 5G networks

The US has banned Huawei from selling 5G equipment to its telecoms companies, saying it contained back doors that would enable Chinese surveillance.

17:45 World
'Over 10,000' devil rays filmed swimming in formation in amazing video

The images were taken by ocean photographer Nadia Aly, SWNS reports. Aly, 35, had been swimming for four hours near the group in Baja California, Mexico, when she snapped the pics.

17:24 World
Exquisite gold jewelry recovered from Lord Elgin’s shipwreck off Greece’s Kythera Island

The Mentor sank while transporting a portion of the priceless antiquities Lord Elgin’s team had plundered from the Parthenon and from other areas around the Acropolis as well as other Athens monuments.

17:00 World
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Rotten tomatoes score is out

Now, there's not enough of them at the moment to finalize a consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, but the sequel does already have a starting score, and it's not very pretty. So far there are 24 reviews total, with 9 being Fresh and 15 being Rotten. 

16:38 World
Billionaire money manager Ken Fisher is facing more pressure from clients following offensive remarks he made at an industry conference

Fidelity Investments and the state of Florida pension fund said Tuesday they’re examining their relationship with Fisher Investments. The Philadelphia Board of Pensions said it plans to divest the $54 million in assets held with the firm.

16:16 World
Robot hand solves Rubik’s cube, but not the grand challenge

OpenAI’s system used a computer simulation to teach the robot hand to solve the cube, running through routines that would take a single human some 10,000 years to complete.

15:45 World
Deadly parasite 'jumped' from gorilla to humans

Hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria every year and Plasmodium falciparum - the type the researchers studied - accounts for most cases.

15:27 World
Erdogan rejects US ceasefire call

Turkey launched an offensive designed to drive away Kurdish troops after their main ally, the US, pulled out.

15:01 World
US attorney working as a prosecutor in Micronesia killed outside her home

Rachelle Bergeron was shot around 7 p.m. as she returned from her daily jog to her home on the island of Yap, according to Henry Falan, the island's governor.

14:26 World
Kenya opens Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town to Nairobi

The extension links to the $3.2 billion line between the port of Mombasa and Nairobi that opened in 2017, also suffering from underutilization of its cargo services. Both sections were Chinese-funded and Chinese-built.

13:00 World
Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners showcase stunning scenes from nature

The dramatic image, captured with perfect timing by Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao, has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, given out annually by London's Natural History Museum.

12:43 World
Lebanon battles worst wildfires in decades

The blazes started in Lebanon's western mountains, but have spread to other areas. The initial cause is not known.

11:16 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan partook in Yerevan at a festive event organized within the framework of 'Reforming the World' film festival.

President Sahakyan expressed gratitude to the festival organizers for awarding him with the humanitarian award for activity aimed at the protection of human rights and the right to self-determination, noting that the Artsakh Movement and the Artsakh Republic state building process are exemplary manifestations of human rights protection and self-determination.
Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

10:45 World
Hong Kong leader aims to ease the housing crunch inflaming protests

The Beijing-backed Lam later gave her speech over a video feed, saying her government would drastically increase the number of housing projects and accelerate the sale of public housing schemes.

10:04 World
Canada suspends new arms sales to Turkey

The suspended export permits cover "controlled property," essentially military equipment, according to a list provided by the ministry.

19:47 World
Ancient earthen vessel piece with drawing of possible female shaman found in Nara

The drawing is on a pottery fragment measuring 12 centimeters by 16.3 centimeters, which apparently dates back to the middle of the Yayoi period in 100 B.C. Two eyes, a nose, a mouth and five fingers are visible. The person appears to be dressed in a bird costume.

19:00 World
LeBron James on NBA-China row: Morey tweet was 'misinformed'

In a now-deleted tweet, Houston Rockets' Daryl Morey expressed support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. He later apologised.

18:38 World
African swine fever: Australia expels Vietnamese woman over pork haul

The 45-year-old arrived at Sydney airport on Saturday with raw pork, quail, pate, squid and other food items, officials said.

17:45 World
Typhoon Hagibis: Homeless men denied shelter in middle of typhoon

Typhoon Hagibis brought heavy rain and winds of 225km/h (140mph) to Japan at the weekend, killing 66 people.

17:24 World
Three-day-old baby girl found barely breathing and weighing just 2.4 lbs after ‘parents buried her alive'

The three-day-old was found inside a sealed clay pot, wrapped in cloth and buried just three feet beneath the earth at a village crematorium in Northern India.

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