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14:26 29/11/2019
Scientists have discovered a 'monster' black hole that's so big it shouldn't exist

This theory has now been toppled by LB-1, the newly-discovered black hole. Located about 15,000 light years away, it has a mass 70 times greater than our sun, according to a press release from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

13:47 29/11/2019
Brad Gobright, renowned US rock climber, dies after fall in Mexico

The American was abseiling down El Potrero Chico near Monterrey when he plunged about 300m to his death.

13:00 29/11/2019
12:02 29/11/2019
Dubai property tycoon buys Italian fashion brand Roberto Cavalli

Damac Properties PJSC’s chairman bought Italian fashion group Roberto Cavalli SpA through his private investment firm.

11:38 29/11/2019
40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours as violence spirals

Iran condemned the burning of its consulate in the holy city of Najaf as violence continued into the night across southern Iraq, where security forces had killed 36 protesters and wounded 245 since Wednesday evening, the officials said.

11:16 29/11/2019
The oldest living American, Alelia Murphy of New York, has died at 114

Murphy, a New Yorker who was drawn to the city by the Harlem Renaissance, died Saturday, confirmed her granddaughter, Nefer Nekhet.

10:27 29/11/2019
France's PSA to sell stake in smaller Chinese tie-up as sales slide

PSA’s move highlights how global car manufacturers are struggling in the world’s biggest auto market, where sales contracted last year for the first time since the 1990s.

10:03 29/11/2019
K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

Both were members of online chat groups that shared secret sex tapes and made jokes about drugging and raping women, the Seoul Central District Court said.

19:47 28/11/2019
Global storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky

Last year, a fleet of NASA spacecraft got a detailed look at the life cycle of the 2018 global dust storm that ended the Opportunity rover's mission.

19:24 28/11/2019
East Africa struggles with heavy rains, with more to come

A joint Djibouti-U.N. statement on Thursday said up to a quarter-million people have been affected in recent days in the country on the Red Sea that’s home to military bases for the United States, China and others. With heavy rains forecast through the end of the month that number could grow.

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17:45 28/11/2019
Three 3,500-year-old painted wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt's Luxor

The discovery was made by a French archaeological team at al-Asasif necropolis, the ministry said in a statement.

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18:36
Sport units to be established in the Armed Forces
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17:28
The premilitary investigation of the criminal case against former speaker over
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16:17
Russia expels two German diplomats in row over killing
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16:04
Dutch House of Representatives ratifies Armenia-EU agreement
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15:51
Opposition journalist speaks about Armenian Genocide on Turkish TV
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15:15
Opinion: Are costly New Year celebrations in Yerevan worth it?
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14:17
VivaCell-MTS: Traffic gets safer at Armenia's Berdavan border village
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14:09
A hotel's £12 million Christmas tree in Spain could be world's most expensive
A £12 million Christmas tree, adorned with diamond-encrusted decorations and upcycled jewellery from Bulgari and Cartier, could be the...
13:57
Armenian government not to extend amnesty-for-cash for draft dodgers
The Armenian government will not extend the amnesty-for-cash law for draft evaders effective until December 31. The legislation enables...
13:19
United Kingdom votes to decide fate of Brexit, again
Voters went to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain...
13:11
PACE urges Armenian authorities to refrain from pressuring judiciary
The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted on Wednesday the report by Sir Roger...
12:42
Death toll from Bangladesh plastics factory fire rises to 11
The death toll from a fire that gutted a plastics factory in Keraniganj, Bangladesh, has risen to 11, bdnews24.com reported, citing the...
12:19
Armenian parliament kicks off special session
The Armenian National Assembly started its special session on Thursday, with 10 items on the agenda. The session has been convened at the...
12:04
Israel to hold unprecedented third election in a year
Israel will hold its third general election in less than a year after a deadline was missed for any lawmaker to form a majority coalition....
11:56
Armenian symphony orchestra, Maxim Vengerov to perform 8 concerts in Europe
The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra will perform eight concerts with world-famous Grammy Award–winning violinist Maxim Vengerov in...
11:32
Armenian letter art included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List
Armenian letter art and its cultural expressions have been inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of...
10:54
ANCA welcomes overwhelming Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote to sanction Turkey
With a vote of 18-4, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today adopted S.2641, a powerful, bipartisan Turkey sanctions bill spearheaded by...
10:42
Armenian Church pays tribute to Sts. Eustratius, Ogsentius, Eugenius, Ovrestes and Mardarius
The Armenian Apostolic Church commemorates on Thursday, December 12, Sts. Eustratius, Ogsentius, Eugenius, Ovrestes and Mardarius, Qahana.am...
10:36
Thursday morning update on road conditions
Roadways are mostly open for traffic in the territory of Armenia as Thursday morning, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported....
20:31
Armenian sappers held professional exercises
Sappers of the Fifth Army Corps of the RA Armed Forces held professional exercises on Wednesday, the ministry of defense reported in press...
20:25
Artsakh president holds consultation on the activities of transport police.
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan convoked on Wednesday a working consultation around a number of issues on the activities of transport...
19:53
Armenian, Arab Wrestling Federations sign memorandum of cooperation
The Wrestling Federation of Armenia and the Arab Wrestling Federation signed a memorandum of cooperation in Yerevan, the National Olympic...
18:50
Postage stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Hrachya Hovhannissian cancelled in Yerevan
A postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Prominent Armenians. 100th anniversary of Hrachya Hovhannissian” has been cancelled and put...
17:27
Beijing plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Olympics
Beijing plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Olympics and 12,000 for the Winter Paralympics, the local sources reported. The...
15:59
Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'
Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a “brat” on Tuesday after...
15:51
Number of visits from Russia to Armenia grow by 24%
The number of trips from Russia to Armenia increased by 24% in the first nine months of 2019, TourStat agency has revealed. Armenia ranks...
15:00
Rouhani: Iran will bypass U.S. sanctions or overcome them through talks
Iran will overcome U.S. sanctions by either bypassing them or through negotiations, and it will not cross its red lines in any talks with...
14:35
Archbishop Aram Ateshian congratulates new Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople
Archbishop Aram Ateshian has offered congratulations to Bishop Sahak Mashalian, who is set to become the 85th Armenian Patriarch of...
13:55
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases
Turkey’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to...
13:41
Former Artsakh PM: There is no negotiation process
Former Artsakh Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan, who intends to join the 2020 presidential race, insists there are factually no talks on the...

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