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20:09 World
Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average

Climate change is pushing temperatures up most rapidly in the polar regions and left the extent of Arctic sea ice at 1.79m sq miles at the end of the summer melt season.

19:43 World
More than a million of Europe's asylum seekers left in limbo

Of 2.2 million who sought asylum during crisis, more than half were still waiting for decision up to two years later, analysts say.

19:27 World
Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable".

18:44 World
UK drone pilots to get medals for killing from 2,000 miles outside the combat zone

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon suggests drone pilots should be rewarded for killing targets in Syria and Iraq from bases in Nevada and Lincolnshire. 

18:06 World
Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

After losing three-quarters of its homes and 1,100 people in the March 2011 temblor and tsunami, the city of Higashi Matsushima turned to the Japanese government’s “National Resilience Program,” with 3.72 trillion yen ($33.32 billion) in funding for this fiscal year, to rebuild.

17:43 World
Chicago house, spread across three lots, asks $7.4 million

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, which went on the market last week, sits on three lots in the West Town neighborhood of the city and is asking for $7.4 million, which would break a record if sold for even near that price.

17:24 World
Female prisoners in North Korean camps raped and executed, their babies fed to dogs, report says

The women are victims of sexual assault in prison camps at the hands of security guards who reportedly often trade sexual favors for less work while in camps, according to the report.

16:38 World
Facebook bans Rohingya group's posts as minority faces 'ethnic cleansing'

As hundreds of thousands flee a brutal campaign by the Myanmar military, the social media company labels an insurgent group a ‘dangerous organization’.

15:43 World
Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes", and said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to do so.

15:01 World
Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

The uniform policy of Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits non-Christian head coverings for boys.

14:44 World
India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child's case

He is the younger brother of the uncle who was arrested earlier and charged with raping the girl, police said.

14:02 World
Two more arrests in London tube attack inquiry

The arrests, in city of Newport in South Wales, bring the total number of people in custody in connection with the attack to five.

13:41 World
First Australia refugees approved for US resettlement

About 50 people from the Papua New Guinea and Nauru centres will be taken to the US, the Australian government confirmed on Tuesday.

13:00 World
The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

As of May, a total of 51 antibiotics and 11 biologicals - medical products often made from natural sources - are being developed, the new report said.

12:29 World
Suu Kyi Rohingya speech criticised by global leaders

Leaders and diplomats from several countries have since expressed strong disappointment with her stance.

12:02 World
Prince William discusses 'massive question' of legalising drugs

Duke of Cambridge chatted about topic with people during a visit to drug addiction charity the Spitalfields Crypt Trust in east London.

11:38 World
Russian helicopter accidentally fires rocket at onlookers

Three people injured after rocket from passing rotorcraft explodes near group of men during Zapad war games in Luzhsky.

11:16 World
Ryanair offers pilots £12,000 bonus to tackle cancelled flights fiasco

Internal memo offers tax-free bonus to staff not to take time off after ‘rota mess-up’ led to hundreds of cancelled flights.

10:47 Armenia
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met in the city of Yerevan at the NKR Permanent Representation to Armenia with a group of US congressmen

Various issues related to the American-Artsakh relations, Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes were discussed during the meeting. The Head of the State rated high the work being carried out by the congressmen directed to reinforcing and expanding bilateral ties. For substantial contribution to the process of the Artsakh Republic’s independence recognition President Sahakyan handed in “Gratitude” medals to the congressman Frank Pallone, congresswomen Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

10:26 World
Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica

Maria, a rare Category 5 storm at the top end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, churned in the eastern Caribbean about 30 miles (45 km) southeast of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph (280 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

20:30 World
German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast.

20:09 World
U.S. Senate's McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill

The legislation by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy is “an intriguing idea and one that has a great deal of support,” McConnell, a Republican, told the Senate. Lawmakers should act, because we know that “our opportunity to do so may well pass us by if we don’t act soon,” he said

19:45 World
Medieval porpoise 'grave' on Channel island puzzles archaeologists

Animal may have been placed in carefully cut hole to preserve its meat or may have had some sort of religious significance.

19:06 World
200-year-old wife-swapping colony discovered in Cambridgeshire

The recently discovered site was once the location of a socialist community, which was set up in 1838 by Cambridgshire farmer and Methodist minister William Hodson.

18:43 World
Octlantis is a just-discovered underwater city engineered by octopuses

In Jervis Bay, off Eastern Australia, researchers recently spotted 15 gloomy octopuses congregating, communicating, dwelling together, and even evicting each other from dens at a site the scientists named “Octlantis.”

18:05 World
Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

It indicates the 2015 target, perceived by some as tough, could be met with very stringent emissions cuts.

17:49 World
Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM

The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.

16:38 World
Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrested

Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said 22 people were arrested early Monday for rioting and five officers were injured in the confrontation.

16:16 World
Latest figures reveal more than 40 million people are living in slavery

Forced marriage is included for first time in worldwide statistics that show ‘money and debt’ to be at the heart of the exploitation.

15:43 World
Last-gasp Republican effort to repeal Obamacare gains momentum

The last-gasp effort is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill as Republicans confront a narrowing window in which to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) on a party-line vote.

15:27 World
How Chilean fishermen adapted to protect marine life

The locos he talks about are large edible sea snails, a highly sought after delicacy in Chile which also fetches high prices at seafood markets in Japan.

15:01 World
Bolivia governing party challenges Morales' term limit

The move comes a year and a half after Bolivians voted against changing the constitution to remove term limits.

14:26 NKR
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met in Yerevan at the NKR Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia with the co-chair of the Board of Trustees

of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Anthony Barsamian, AAA executive director Bryan Ardouny and regional director of the organization Arpi Vardanyan. The meeting addressed issues related to the Artsakh – Diaspora ties and implementation of a range of projects in our republic.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

 

 

13:41 World
Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relations on official visit

Lee was not invited to China's One Belt, One Road conference in May, despite the city state's strong support for Beijing's sprawling economic and trade initiative.

13:28 World
Swiss shut down 'fake' E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

The move by the FINMA watchdog comes on the heels of Chinese authorities’ ordering Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading and immediately notify users of their closure.

13:00 World
Nigeria's Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency.

12:43 World
British war bride and Canada groom die within hours of each other

George and Jean Spear met in 1941 at a dance hall near London, while he was stationed in Britain during the Second World War.

12:29 World
The photographers behind the most powerful celebrity images

Even as the paparazzi democratized celebrity portraiture, and Instagram gave stars the tools to do it themselves, great photographers still create powerful visions of the rich and famous, as seen recently with Jean-Paul Goude's iconic "Break the Internet" Kim Kardashian cover for Paper magazine.

11:16 World
Bare mountain: man who climbed peak in underwear gets hypothermia

Nathan French, 19, tackled Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales – wearing nothing but Superman briefs.

10:47 World
Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk

Insisting that the government did not want to intervene on university campuses against those who have been flying independence banners, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the campaign was “organized and systematic” rather than simply an issue of freedom of speech.

10:26 World
Japan's Abe to pledge something for all generations in snap election: source

Abe is considering calling the lower house poll when the legislature convenes on Sept. 28 to take advantage of his improved ratings and disarray in the opposition, ruling party and government sources have said.

10:00 World
Geneva police confiscate euro bills clogging up toilets

The first 500-euro ($597) bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to a report in Tribune de Geneve confirmed by the city prosecutor’s office.

20:30 World
Sketching Angela Merkel's career, one cartoon at a time

Over the past decade, Heiko Sakurai has watched as Angela Merkel's face, posture, and even her trademark diamond-shaped hand gesture changed.

20:09 World
Malaysia scraps beer festival following Islamists' objections

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said in a short statement on Monday that it has rejected the application for a permit by the organizers of the “Better Beer Festival 2017” to host the event, which would have entered its sixth year.

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