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15:01 World
Deathbed confession may crack case of the 'Crazy Brabant Killers'

Ex-policeman allegedly admitted before he died that he was ringleader of Belgian gang that killed 28 people in the early 1980s.

14:44 World
France’s music scene under threat from new restrictions on noise

Rules designed to cut hearing problems from loud music risk silencing performers and killing nightlife, say leading figures.

14:26 World
UK lawmakers ask Facebook for data on any Russian-linked activity around Brexit vote

The request was made by the chair of the Digital, Media and Sport Committee as part of its effort to gather evidence for an inquiry it is conducting into fake news.

14:02 World
Monte dei Paschi shares to resume trading after 10-month halt

Weakened by mismanagement, a derivatives scandal and bad loans, Monte dei Paschi was at the center of Italy’s banking crisis and its rescue removed the biggest threat to the country’s financial system.

13:41 World
Toshiba weighing options in case chip unit sale not completed by March

Proceeds from the sale are crucial to cover billions of dollars in liabilities arising from the conglomerate’s now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse.

13:28 World
Spain will use force if Catalonia protests against direct rule

A senior Spanish cabinet minister has warned that Madrid is prepared to use force to restore order in Catalonia as separatists vowed to resist direct rule.

12:43 World
Hong Kong: democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law granted bail

Leaders of the Chinese-ruled city’s democracy movement were jailed in August, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage.

12:29 World
Former FBI director James Comey confirms he is Twitter's Reinhold Niebuhr

Comey unmasks himself in a series of tweets sent from Iowa, prompting speculation he could be gearing up for a new political career.

12:02 World
Unlikely allies eye vote to legalize cannabis in New Zealand

Recreational marijuana use is legal in several U.S. states and European nations including the Netherlands and Spain, but countries in the Asia-Pacific tend to have strict prohibitions.

11:38 World
Dollar inches lower as attention turns to Fed leadership

These include current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, whose term expires in February, as well as Fed Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor, Trump’s chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh.

11:16 World
Inside the artisan workshops gearing up for the Thai King's funeral

The smell of clay and instant coffee hangs in the air as he carefully shapes the trunk of the elephant-headed god, Phra Phikanet (the Thai name for Ganesha). 

10:47 World
Singapore slaps limit on the number of cars on its roads

The Asian city-state says it won't allow any increase in the number of cars on its roads as it seeks to cut traffic on its congested streets.

10:00 World
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis crashes University of Cambridge website after it is made available for first time

Professor Hawking's 1966 thesis "Properties of expanding universes" was made openly accessible on the publications section of university's website just after midnight on Monday.

19:46 World
Drunk driver kills athlete during Costa Rica half-marathon

Police say the 26-year-old driver was drunk when he drove through a police cordon and hit the Venezuelan runner. The driver has been arrested.

19:27 World
Letter written on Titanic fetches record £126,000 at auction

The last letter known to have been written by a victim of the sea disaster - Alexander Oskar Holverson – sells in Wiltshire.

19:00 World
Halliburton posts international revenue growth, unlike Schlumberger

International markets are becoming more important for U.S. oil companies, as industry executives brace for the North American fracking frenzy to slow, or “tap the brakes,” as Halliburton had put it in July.

18:38 World
FCA fines Merrill Lynch £34.5m for reporting failure

The bank failed to allocate enough staff to properly meet reporting obligations, according to the financial watchdog.

18:16 World
London introduces £21.50 daily toll for 'toxic' vehicles driving through city centre in air pollution crackdown

Mayor Sadiq Khan introduces measure penalising older petrol and diesel models that give off more harmful emissions .

18:01 NKR
Artsakh Republic President partook at a solemn ceremony of donating Armenian style carpets to Artsakh churches held in the Gandzasar monastic complex.

President Sahakyan expressed gratitude to the authors of the initiative and all those who had been involved in its implementation highlighting its cultural, ethnographic and public significance.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

17:00 World
Greece in race to finish bailout review as exit nears

At meetings Monday with finance ministry officials, the envoys from European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund will start discussions on a long list of demanded reforms.

16:38 World
US officials apologize after Indonesian military chief denied entry to US

US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. had invited General Gatot Nurmantyo to Washington, D.C., to attend a conference Monday and Tuesday on combating violent extremism.

15:01 World
Northern Italy regions overwhelmingly vote for greater autonomy

Voters in Veneto, which includes Venice, and Lombardy, home to Milan, back further devolution from Rome, say regional leaders.

14:44 World
Calais: hundreds of migrants remain a year after razing of camp

Site now barren land with nowhere to shelter but Help Refugees charity has been forbidden from giving out tents.

14:26 World
More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed.

14:02 World
China lifts ban on stinky cheese

The authorities imposed the ban in September because the strains of bacteria used to make the cheeses weren't approved in China.

13:41 World
Argentina election: Macri wins crucial mid-term vote

The result will strengthen President Mauricio Macri's position as he seeks to complete his pro-market reforms.

13:28 World
Tesla Strikes deal with Shanghai to build factory in China

Electric-car maker Tesla Inc. has reached an agreement to set up its own manufacturing facility in Shanghai, according to people briefed on the plan, a move that could help the company gain traction in China’s fast-growing EV market.

13:00 World
The great calving glacier of Eqi, Greenland

Eqi is an appropriate name -- it means edge. Being here is like hovering over the precipice of the planet. It feels like the place where the world ends.

12:43 World
Cub Scout kicked out of group after grilling Colorado Republican on guns

The story, which spread via social media, represents another political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts of America, of which the Cub Scouts is a part.

12:29 World
Northern Italy regions overwhelmingly vote for greater autonomy

Voters in Veneto, which includes Venice, and Lombardy, home to Milan, back further devolution from Rome, say regional leaders.

12:02 World
Lewis Hamilton wins United States GP, edges closer to 4th world title

After a fifth win in six races since returning from the summer break, Hamilton now leads Vettel by 66 points with just three races remaining and now seems certain to become the first British driver ever to win four world titles.

11:38 World
Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outcry

Days after the World Health Organization named him as a goodwill ambassador, a move that angered and stunned human rights activists, it rescinded the appointment.

10:47 World
Thousands ordered to evacuate as Category 4 storm track to Japan

Tens of thousands across Japan have been advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon approaches the mainland.

10:26 World
Hundreds of huge, mysterious stone structures have been discovered on ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia

Using Google Earth, Australian archaeologist David Kennedy has documented around 400 stone walls believed to date back thousands of years clustered in the Harrat Khaybar region of the country.

18:16 World
Claude Puel emerges as shock contender for Leicester job

Director of football Jon Rudkin is now leading the process to find Shakespeare’s full-time successor and is likely to speak to a number of potential candidates.

17:45 World
South Carolina woman's message in a bottle found 29 years later in Georgia

Miranda Chavez shared a photo of the letter which she placed in a glass bottle and cast off the shore of Edisto Beach in 1988 after a couple in Georgia discovered the 29-year-old message.

17:24 World
Skeletal human remains found in Wexford may date to Iron Age

Discovery made by walkers at Forlorn Point, Kilmore Quay, on Tuesday afternoon.

17:00 World
Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

The British government said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work.

16:38 World
German police detain suspect in Munich knife attack

Police had urged people in the Bavarian capital to stay home after a man on a black bicycle injured the four and attempted to stab two others.

16:16 World
Storm Brian causes flooding in south-west Ireland

River Shannon bursts banks in Limerick city as people advised to stay away from coastal areas being battered by high winds.

14:26 World
Trump likely to block release of some JFK files

Kennedy that are scheduled to be made public in less than a week by the National Archives.

14:02 World
School apologizes for photo appearing to show black girl on leashes

It was taken during an enrichment program about the Pilgrims, but it’s now become a lesson in appearances. Some say it looks like a young black girl being enslaved by her classmates.

13:41 World
Spanish government meets to impose direct rule in rebel Catalonia

It will be the first time in Spain’s four decades of democracy that Madrid has invoked the constitutional right to take control of a region and rule it directly from Madrid.

13:28 World
Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

One bomber walked into a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said.

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