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18:38 17/01/2019
Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily sells homes for a dollar

As of right now, you can buy a house on southern Italy's beautiful island of Sicily for less than the cost of an espresso.

17:27 17/01/2019
Cai Dongjia: China's 'godfather of crystal meth' executed

Chinese media have described him as the "godfather of the village" who protected all its drug makers.

17:00 17/01/2019
Why a pop idol's stand against her assault sparked outrage in Japan

Yamaguchi is a member of Niigata-based "idol group" NGT48, a sister group to the famous 48-member girl band AKB48. She claimed a member of her group had leaked her address to two male fans who assaulted her at home on December 8 last year.

16:38 17/01/2019
Thailand deports Belarusian who offered dirt on alleged Trump-Russia ties

Anastasia Vashukevich and seven co-defendants had pleaded guilty Tuesday in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand without a work permit.

16:34 17/01/2019
Holocaust survivor brutally attacked by stranger in Canada

Hanka Fogelman, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Montreal, told CBC News that she called for a cab through Société de transport de Montréal (STM), a public transportation system with a paratransit sector available for handicapped people, to visit one of her daughters on Nov. 11.

15:55 17/01/2019
Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders

The WEF’s own Global Risks Report set the tone this week with a stark warning of looming economic headwinds, in part due to geopolitical tensions among major powers.

15:27 17/01/2019
Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily sells homes for a dollar

Sambuca, a hilltop town with views over the Mediterranean island and nearby beaches, has placed dozens of dwellings on the market for €1, or just over a dollar.

15:01 17/01/2019
Historic hotel rooms and their legendary guests

Members of royalty -- both real and Hollywood -- have joined singers, sport stars, politicians and more as some of the famous guests frequenting select, high-end hotel rooms and suites around the world.

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Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case

Immigration chief says country ‘will now follow international norms’ yet is still considering extraditing refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

13:35 17/01/2019
Hitachi freezes British nuclear project, books $2.8 billion hit

Hitachi had called on the British government to boost financial support for the project to appease investor anxiety, but turmoil over the country’s impending exit from the European Union limited the government’s capacity to compile plans, people close to the matter previously said.

13:00 17/01/2019
Volcano erupts on small Japan island

There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on Kuchinoerabu, in the far south of Japan.

12:43 17/01/2019
John Bogle, Vanguard founder and low-cost investing pioneer, dies at 89

Despite ill health, Bogle was a vital presence through his later years as he pressed for reforms in corporate governance and fund administration.

12:02 17/01/2019
Divers find India mine worker body

An underwater vehicle first detected the body at a depth of 160ft (48 m), the navy said.

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Iran calls for release of its journalist arrested in U.S.
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11:35
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Thursday morning update on road conditions
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10:24
Armenian Church commemorates St. Anton the Hermit
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Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs agree to continue the consistent and targeted work in the Karabakh peace process
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20:37
Civilian wounded in mine explosion at Armenian-Azerbaijani border area
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20:11
FM Mnatsakanyan reiterates Armenia’s principled position on Karabakh conflict settlement
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19:31
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19:11
Two deputy prime ministers reappointed to theirs posts
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18:33
Expert says inadmissible to make ‘inconsiderate statements’ regarding Iran
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17:43
Court to rule on ex-president case on January 18
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16:51
The new mayor of Jerusalem will meet with the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem
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16:02
U.S. detains journalist working for Iran's Press TV
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15:48
14 Armenian newborns given PM's name in April-December last year
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15:14
Meeting of Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs kicks off in Paris
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