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Author Lilian Galstyan

22:06 07/11/2019

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19:47 World
The $4 trillion force propelling US stocks to record highs

The September spike in overnight lending rates revealed that the plumbing of the financial markets was broken. Banks and other financial institutions simply didn't have enough cash. The Fed, acting as a plumber, started pumping in lots of cash to ease the crunch.

19:00 World
'Not cool': telescope faces interference from space-bound satellites

Disruption will hamper efforts to unlock secrets of universe, say scientists.

18:38 World
Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'

Light pollution is a significant but overlooked driver of the rapid decline of insect populations, according to the most comprehensive review of the scientific evidence to date.

17:45 World
Chagos Islands dispute: UK misses deadline to return control

The UN had given the UK six months to give up control of the Chagos Islands - but that period has now passed.

17:24 World
Edward Norton opens up on how he saved Leonardo DiCaprio's life

Hollywood actor and director has spoken out about the moment that he realised Leonardo DiCaprio was in grave danger during a diving expedition at the Galapagos Islands.

17:00 World
Marvel Comics #1 just sold at auction for $1.26 million

While the name might suggest otherwise, the book was first published in 1939 by Timely Comics, decades before the conglomerated publisher would change its name to reflect their beloved book (an idea fully endorsed by Marvel legend Stan Lee).

16:38 World
Big Bang Theory and Glee actress Jane Galloway Heitz dies aged 78

Jane Galloway Heitz was best known for playing Lillian Adler in Glee and appearing in The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break and the CSI series.

15:47 World
For British shoppers, November is the new Black Friday

It then grew to a week or so either side and is now getting longer and longer, though after chaos and scuffles in stores in 2014 it is now predominantly an online affair.

15:01 World
Scooter Braun pleads for resolution with Taylor Swift following death threats

Owner of label embroiled in dispute over master recordings says he has been trying to contact singer for six months.

14:36 NKR
Artsakh Republic President received a delegation of Ukrainian entrepreneurs of Armenian origin and discussed issues on implementing various projects in Artsakh

The Head of the State considered important the role of the Diaspora in developing and strengthening Artsakh noting that due to the active participation of our compatriots numerous projects are being brought to life in the republic.
Source: Central information depatment of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

14:02 World
More than 80% of adolescents not active enough, warns WHO

Sedentary lifestyles focused on screens are jeopardising health, says World Health Organization.

13:28 World
Leicester City will not be selling its key players in January transfer window, insists manager Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers is adamant that he will be keeping all of his squad together in a bid to give the former Premier League champions the best opportunity of a return to European competition next season.

11:38 World
Radar finds 145 graves buried beneath King High School in Tampa

Ridgewood Cemetery, a pauper’s burial ground from the mid-20th century, was sold to the school district as part of the property where King was later built.

11:16 World
Victoria’s Secret 2019 fashion show is now officially cancelled

Burgdoerfer told analysts on an earnings call that the company was pulling back on more extravagant marketing methods. That came as the company acknowledged that sales at the Victoria’s Secret brand continue to decline. Sales fell 7% in the latest quarter, compared to a 2% drop during the same period a year ago.

10:45 World
The best songs from movies of the 2010s

From "Let It Go" to "Shallow," here are the most impactful songs made for films this decade.

10:27 World
Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as 'foreign'

On Friday, Francis traveled to Wat Roman, a mostly Catholic area on the outskirts of the bustling capital of Bangkok.

10:03 World
Tesla unveils electric pickup truck, futuristic design ignites controversy

At a launch event in Los Angeles, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the Cybertruck will have a starting price of $39,900 and production is expected to begin in late 2021.

19:47 World
A massive dust storm has turned an Australian city red

A dust storm turned the sky bright orange and covered everything in sight. Photos from the city, in the state of Victoria, look like they have been filtered with a red lens.

19:24 World
KISS played a show for great white sharks in Australia – but no sharks turned up

The rock titans announced last month that they would be heading Down Under for the special concert. It was held as part of a promotion for Airbnb’s new Animal Experiences, a travel programme catered to animal lovers.

18:38 World
Trump hosted Mark Zuckerberg for private White House dinner

Meeting took place as Facebook chief was being grilled by the House, NBC News reports, with Peter Thiel also in attendance.

16:16 World
US federal executions halted over 'potentially unlawful' method

Five men were due to be executed in Indiana in December and January, after the federal government earlier this year moved to resume executions.

15:55 World
Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

Australia's Federal Court found that J&J subsidiary Ethicon failed to warn patients and surgeons about the "risks" posed by the products.

14:26 World
Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius.

13:41 World
Australia fires: record-breaking temperatures fuel bushfires across the country

Temperatures top 40C in Victoria’s north as up to 11 properties hit by fire in South Australia, while NSW and Tasmania face difficult conditions.

13:00 World
Koala rescued from Australia bushfire is reunited with hero grandma

Video of the dramatic rescue Wednesday shows motorist Toni Doherty running from her car to help the koala near Port Macquarie, New South Wales (NSW) as the catastrophic fires that have ravaged the state burn all around them.

12:43 World
India's Meghalaya 'living root bridges' get stronger as the trees grow

Researchers say these little-studied structures, which can stretch for up to 50 meters and last for hundreds of years, could help our cities adapt to rising temperatures associated with the climate crisis.

12:02 World
Sydney smoke: Australia fires send haze over Sydney and Adelaide

Health officials issued warnings as air quality surpassed "hazardous" levels and some residents wore face masks.

11:16 World
Bayer AG discussed plans to give not-for-profit funding for influence

Emails between two senior executives and a journalist show discussions aimed at giving Bayer a voice in press foundation initiatives.

10:45 World
Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time

Doctors have placed humans in suspended animation for the first time, as part of a trial in the US that aims to make it possible to fix traumatic injuries that would otherwise cause death.

10:27 World
Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

The move coincides with pressure on social media platforms over their handling of political advertising ahead of the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

20:01 World
Ukraine says Russia returned ships in bad condition

Russia seized three ships in the Kerch Strait last year after opening fire on them and wounding several sailors. Moscow said the ships - two small Ukrainian armored artillery vessels and a tug boat - had illegally entered its territorial waters. Kiev denied that.

19:47 World
In secular India, it's getting tougher to be Muslim

India would be a nation where people of all religions had equal rights, privileges and obligations, Jawaharlal Nehru said in his now-iconic speech to the country's parliament on August 14, 1947.

19:24 World
'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order': Gareth Bale pokes fun at critics

After helping Wales secure qualification to Euro 2020 on Tuesday -- Bale assisted the first of Aaron Ramsey's two goals in the 2-0 win over Hungary -- the Real star and his Welsh teammates then celebrated on the pitch, with the flag in question joining them.

19:00 World
Congratulations, you played yourself: comics who fictionalise their lives

Larry David took the role of ‘Larry David’ onscreen. But how close are such characters to real life? Three comics starring as versions of themselves reveal where they draw the line.

18:16 World
France bridge collapse leaves 2 dead, including 15-year-old girl

The nearly 500-foot long suspension bridge over the Tarn River collapsed around 8 a.m. local time near the village of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, located near Toulouse.

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