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12:06 23/06/2022
Tension in Iraq as cleric accuses Iran’s allies of meddling

Iraq’s Parliament is set to hold a session Thursday to vote in replacements for 73 lawmakers who resigned earlier this month. The collective walkout by followers of Iraq’s most influential Shiite politician threw Iraq into further uncertainty, deepening a months-long political crisis over government formation. It was not clear whether the extraordinary session requested by 50 members of parliament during a recess would go through.


11:02 23/06/2022
Samsung Australia fined $9.7 million over fraudulent water-resistance claims

Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of A$14 million ($9.65 million) over misleading claims about a water-resistance feature in some of its smartphones. Samsung Australia admitted to misleading buyers of some of its 'Galaxy' phones about the water-resistance level, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) said.


10:36 23/06/2022
Portly python: heaviest-ever snake captured in Florida tips scales at 98 kg

A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The discovery was part of the state’s python removal program. The female python was nearly 5 metres and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida said in a news release.


10:00 23/06/2022
Diego Maradona: Medical staff face trial over star's death

Eight medical personnel are to stand trial accused of criminal negligence in the death of legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. A judge has ordered a culpable homicide trial after a medical panel found Maradona's treatment was rife with "deficiencies and irregularities". Maradona died in November 2020 of a heart attack in Buenos Aires, aged 60. He had been recovering at home from surgery on a brain blood clot earlier that month.


18:10 22/06/2022
Israeli archaeologists uncover rare early mosque in Negev

The remains of the mosque, believed to be more than 1,200 years old, were discovered during works to build a new neighbourhood in the Bedouin city of Rahat, the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement. The mosque located in the Negev desert contains "a square room and a wall facing the direction of Mecca", with a half-circle niche in that wall pointing to the south, the IAA said.


17:26 22/06/2022
Senegal forward Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich from Liverpool

Mane has completed his move to Germany champions Bayern Munich from Liverpool on a three-year contract. Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have reportedly agreed on a transfer worth about 40 million euros, including add-ons, for the 30-year-old, who had a year left on his Liverpool contract.


16:44 22/06/2022
Scientists design bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas

The tiny robot-fish is programmed to remove microplastics from seas and oceans by swimming around and adsorbing them on its soft, flexible, self-healing body. The robo-fish is just 13mm long, and thanks to a light laser system in its tail, swims and flaps around at almost 30mm a second, similar to the speed at which plankton drift around in moving water.


15:43 22/06/2022
Naomi Osaka partners with LeBron James to launch new media company

Four-time major winner Naomi Osaka is launching a new media company in partnership with NBA superstar LeBron James, the tennis star has announced. Hana Kuma, which means "flower bear" in Japanese, will produce stories that are "culturally specific but universal to all audiences," a statement read.


14:47 22/06/2022
X Factor star Tom Mann's fiancée dies on their wedding day

Former X Factor star Tom Mann says he has been left "completely broken" after his fiancee Danielle died hours before they were due to get married. Danielle Hampson, a PR executive and dancer with the likes of Take That and Little Mix, died on Saturday, he said. 34-year-old Hampson's cause of death has not been revealed.


14:21 22/06/2022
Boehly confirmed as Chelsea chairman, Granovskaia departs

Todd Boehly was Wednesday named as Chelsea's new chairman to replace Bruce Buck and will act as interim sporting director after the club confirmed the departure of Marina Granovskaia.


13:40 22/06/2022
UK inflation rate hit another 40-year high in May, reaching 9.1 per cent

It's the highest rate out of the Group of Seven countries. Historical records from the Office for National Statistics show May’s inflation was the highest since March 1982 – and worse is likely to come.


13:06 22/06/2022
South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate

The manufacturing hub of Guangdong suspended classes, office work and public transport amid rising waters and the threat of landslides. In the neighbouring province of Jiangxi, almost 500,000 people have seen damage to their homes and their lives uprooted. Roughly the same number have been affected in Guangdong, largely in the cities of Shaoguan, Heyuan and Meizhou.


12:33 22/06/2022
Ukrainian drone strikes major oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk

A fire broke out on Wednesday morning at a heat transfer unit in Russia's Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery, located in the southern Rostov region, which borders Ukraine, the local emergency service reported. No one was injured in the incident at the refinery which has an annual capacity of up to 7.5 million tonnes.


11:25 22/06/2022
Texas shooting: Robb Elementary School to be demolished - Uvalde mayor

The elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a teenage gunman killed 19 children and two teachers last month will be demolished, the city's mayor said on Tuesday. Don McLaughlin made the claim on Tuesday at a tense and emotional council meeting with residents demanding answers over the shooting.


10:29 22/06/2022
Plane catches fire after landing at Miami International Airport

The fire broke out when landing gear inside the airplane collapsed during landing, NBC Miami reported. The Red Air flight had arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, according to a spokesperson from the Miami-Dade aviation department. The plane was carrying 126 people, and three were taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, the Associated Press reported.

10:00 22/06/2022
Singapore confirms first imported Monkeypox case

Singapore has recorded its first recent case of monkeypox in a British flight attendant who entered the country last week. Authorities on Tuesday disclosed the case, saying the 42-year-old man had flown in and out of the city state in mid-June. It marks the first recorded case of monkeypox in South-East Asia linked to a recent global outbreak More than 2,100 cases have been detected in 42 countries since May.


18:00 21/06/2022
Russian journalist's Nobel medal sold for record-shattering $103.5 million to benefit Ukrainian children

The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel. A spokesperson for Heritage Auctions, which handled the sale, could not confirm the identity of the buyer but said the winning bid was made by proxy. The $103.5 million sale translates to $100 million Swiss francs, hinting that the buyer is from overseas.


17:32 21/06/2022
Bangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid

Heavy monsoon rains in India and Bangladesh have flooded an airport and knocked down cellphone towers, bridges and power lines, cutting off communications for millions of people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands. At least 116 people have been killed in the flooding and lightning strikes, as well as in landslides, which have made rescue operations even more difficult, according to officials.



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Protests continue in Armenian border village
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Inna Sahakyan joins jury of world's largest animation festival
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Statement on border delimitation deal violates Armenian laws, activist claims
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Pashinyan: Russian border guards will leave Tavush
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109-year-old Armenian Genocide survivor honored at Mass. State House
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Armenian interior minister meets with protesters in Tavush
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Azerbaijan completely destroys Ghazanchetsots cemetery in Shushi
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Protesters block street in Yerevan
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Blinken welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan border delimitation deal
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UN chief welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan border delimitation agreement
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Armenia's Vahagn Davtyan wins gold at Gymnastics World Cup
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