Author Lilian Galstyan

22:16 08/10/2019

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20:01 World
Whitney Houston's close friend Robyn Crawford opens up for the first time about their romantic relationship in a new memoir

The two met around 1980 in New Jersey when they were in their late teens and immediately formed a bond, Crawford writes in her book, "A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston."

19:47 World
Heat suspend Dion Waiters 10 games after incident

Waiters experienced a "panic attack" on the team's flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles after consuming a THC-infused edible, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski.

19:24 World
Socialists win election but no majority in Spain, as far right doubles seats

This second election in Spain in just over six months -- and the fourth in as many years -- has failed to clear a political impasse in Europe's fifth-largest economy.

19:00 World
Inside the 'Hollywood' of horses, Al Shaqab is the essence of equine luxury

The multi-million-dollar center on the outskirts of the capital Doha is Qatar's luxury launchpad into equine excellence, from elite show jumpers to Arabian show horses and endurance racers.

18:38 World
'Palaces of the people': Inside the lavish metro stations of the Soviet era

Filled with decadent chandeliers, marble columns, mosaics and grand statues, the lavish stations are as far removed from the standard commuter experience as it gets.

18:26 World
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison sent off for reacting to racist abuse

In the 74th minute of the home side's 1-0 win, the Brazilian put his middle finger up at the section of visiting Dynamo supporters and kicked a ball in their direction.

17:45 World
People's Choice Awards 2019 winners: The complete list

Robert Downey Jr. opened tonight's ceremony by honoring Kevin Hart, who won The Comedy Act of 2019! This was Hart's first public appearance since the dangerous car crash that almost killed him back in September.

17:34 World
Hong Kong leader pledges stiffer measures after violent day

Carrie Lam’s comments are likely to fuel speculation that harsher legal and police measures may be in the works to curb the protests.

15:45 World
HSBC and RBS set to launch new digital banking platforms

HSBC rolled out a new app-based business banking service - previously known internally as ‘Project Iceberg’ and now named ‘HSBC Kinetic’ - in beta testing mode on Monday, while RBS is putting the finishing touches to its new digital bank Bo ahead of a public roll-out later this month.

15:27 World
Shooting of protester marks step up in Hong Kong violence

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the “rioters” were destroying society and would not succeed in their demands with violence in the “special administrative region” (SAR) of China.

14:26 World
Viral emergence in marine mammals in the North Pacific may be linked to Arctic sea ice reduction

 Phocine distemper virus (PDV), which has caused extensive mortality in Atlantic seals, was confirmed in sea otters in the North Pacific Ocean in 2004, raising the question of whether reductions in sea ice could increase contact between Arctic and sub-Arctic marine mammals and lead to viral transmission across the Arctic Ocean.

13:41 World
No more two-hour lunch breaks: the slow death of Spain's menú del día

The three-course menú del día has been the cornerstone of Spanish cuisine and social life for generations. Consequently, the restaurants serving these menús – generally low on aesthetics and high on value for money – have been a feature of the urban landscape.

13:28 World
'Greatest stuff-up in the world': Two Australian mates become millionaires after they accidentally bought identical winning lottery tickets

The colleagues, from Goolwa, south of Adelaide, had been taking turns at entering the lottery for years, but had both forgotten whose go it was and ending up both buying a ticket with the same numbers.

12:02 World
A Texas woman was legally declared dead while still alive

So she went to the bank, and after rounds of phone calls Ellis found out she had been declared dead by the Social Security Administration.

11:38 World
Ralph Lauren: The immigrants' son who built a global fashion empire

The company he founded in 1967 is now one of the world's most identifiable brands, and the work that it took to get there is now the subject of a new HBO documentary, "Very Ralph."

11:16 World
Klobuchar attacks Bloomberg and Buttigieg as Democrat infighting grows

Klobuchar also criticised Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has surged in Iowa. The senator repeated her contention that a female candidate with Buttigieg’s experience would not have made the debate stage.

10:27 World
Key facts about Australia's bushfires

Warning comes as temperatures in Sydney are expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), with strong winds elevating the risk.

10:06 World
Australia battles bushfires, prepares for 'catastrophic' conditions

Authorities upgraded the forecast for the greater Sydney region to catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday, the first time the city has been rated at that level since new fire danger ratings were introduced in 2009.

16:38 World
Coca-Cola is world's biggest plastics polluter

Volunteers in 51 countries collected plastic waste and the soft drink manufacturer’s products cropped up the most often.

16:16 World
Andre Gray backheel seals Watford’s first win and leaves Norwich bottom

The margins in this match were fine but the moments that counted came in the second minute, when Gerard Deulofeu seized on an error by Emi Buendia to score, and the 52nd when a crafty backheel from Andre Gray doubled that advantage.

15:27 World
Instagram will test hiding 'likes' in the US starting next week

Hiding like counts is just the latest step in Instagram’s quest to become the safest place on the internet.

13:41 World
CDC reports 'breakthrough' over vaping lung illnesses as cases top 2,000

US health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses that topped 2,000 cases this week.

13:28 World
Giant Greta Thunberg mural to watch over San Francisco's downtown

Project by Argentinian artist Andrés Iglesias is poised for completion next week in eco-conscious city.

13:00 World
Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protest day after student's death

A rally originally planned for Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was postponed. A “support martyrs” assembly is expected in the evening, likely focusing on protesters’ demands for universal suffrage for the former British colony.

12:43 World
Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in explosive row with Muslims

In 1992, a Hindu mob destroyed the 16th-century Babri Mosque at the site in the northern town of Ayodhya, triggering riots in which nearly 2,000 people were killed.

10:45 World
Hong Kong mourning for student spirals into street violence

Police used a robot to detonate a suspected explosive device on a side street after at least three blasts in the area amid a standoff with petrol-bomb throwing protesters lasting hours.

10:27 World
Austria charges retired army colonel with spying for Russia for decades

The now 71-year-old former officer was arrested a year ago when spying allegations against him were first made public, embarrassing the then right-wing government that had positioned Austria as arguably Moscow’s closest ally in the European Union.

10:00 World
German students say fines for stealing supermarket waste 'absurd'

Franziska Stein (26) and Caroline Krüger (28) were each handed a €225 (£194) suspended fine and told to spend eight hours helping in a food bank.

19:24 World
Brescia fans criticize Mario Balotelli after he was racially abused

Balotelli threatened to leave the pitch during his side's 2-1 loss, picking up the ball in the second half and kicking it towards the fans that were directing monkey chants at him.

19:00 World
French film star Adele Haenel accuses director of abuse

In a long interview with French investigative website Mediapart, the 30-year-old actress said she was subjected to "permanent sexual harassment" and "forced kisses in the neck" by the much-older man.

18:16 World
Cat credited with saving baby from falling down the stairs

In the security footage, the boy, Samuel, can be seen crawling on the floor of a home toward the stairs. The cat, named Gatubela, quickly jumps on top of the boy then inserts itself between the baby and a steep fall of approximately 12 steps.

17:45 World
Tornado rips through olive oil factory in Greece, sending debris in the air

Security cameras captured the moment the violent winds sweep across the factory, sending metal panels and debris up in the air, some hitting cars parked on the side of the factory.

17:24 World
Odd egg-shaped balls of ice piled up on a beach in Finland

That’s the case with the magical egg-shaped spheres of ice that showed up on a beach off the coast of Finland, likely formed by rough water near the shore breaking up a layer of slushy ice.

17:00 World
US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg mulls presidential bid

The ex-New York City mayor is concerned the current field of candidates is not good enough to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election, his adviser says.

16:16 World
Hip hop and rap artist Eminem was taking up to '30 Vicodin a day' and nearly died of an overdose before receiving help from Elton John

The 15-time Grammy-winning artist, known offstage as Marshall Mathers, was rushed to the hospital two hours away from death in 2007 after consuming the equivalent of 'four bags of heroin.'

15:27 World
Chinese digital agency pushes on with $400 million U.S. IPO

Cue has appointed Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) and Morgan Stanley (MS.N) to raise $300-$400 million as part of its initial public offering (IPO) due early next year, the sources said.

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