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13:41 World
Taiwan's Far Eastern Int'l fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

Also in October, a cyber-security firm, BAE Systems Plc, said that a North Korean hacking group was likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan.

13:00 World
China building network of refugee camps along border with North Korea

Document suggests at least five camps are being set up as Beijing prepares for possible influx of refugees should Kim Jong-un’s regime collapse.

12:43 World
Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals from ‘Oumuamua, an object from another solar system.

12:02 World
Tasmanian tigers were in poor genetic health, study finds

Australian scientists sequenced the genome of the native marsupial, also known as the thylacine.

11:38 World
World's best buildings? 2018 RIBA International List revealed

Somewhere among these 62 individual buildings drawn from 29 countries are the four that will eventually be scrutinized by the 2018 RIBA International Prize grand jury.

11:16 World
Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

Apple said Shazam would be a “natural fit” with its Apple Music streaming service and it would help users discover new songs.

10:47 World
South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

China has been particularly angered at the deployment of U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying its powerful radar can see far into China and will do nothing to ease tension with North Korea.

10:26 World
Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

Spread betters pointed to a modestly firmer start on most European bourses, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were up a slim 0.04 percent.

10:02 World
Amazon's cloud unit expands in China, with new partner in Ningxia

China launched strict new regulations in June that require foreign firms to store data locally and outsource hardware elements to local partners.

20:30 World
Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn.

20:12 World
Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

Hailed as ‘enormously significant’, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntington’s genetic mutation.

19:47 World
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides, which farmers and weed experts say harmed crops because they evaporated and drifted away from where they were sprayed.

19:00 NKR
President Bako Sahakyan signed a law on making a change to the law “On Civil Service”,

a law on making changes and amendments to the law “On Public Service”, and a law “On Approving the Three-Year Plan of State Statistical Activities of the Artsakh Republic for 2018-2020 ".
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President


18:16 World
'Fargo' actor Steve Reevis dead at 55

Reevis passed Thursday at a hospital in Missoula, Montana. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

17:24 World
Rahul Gandhi named chief of India's Congress party

Gandhi was elected to the post unopposed Monday and succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi, for the top job in the party.

17:00 World
EU to increase efforts in Middle East peace process

Mogherini uses Netanyahu visit to reiterate support for two-state solution after US recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

16:16 World
Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years

Sales by the world's 100 biggest arms producers increased 1.9% from the previous year to reach $374.8 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

15:45 World
Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel, which originated in the city of Khan Younis, had penetrated several hundred meters inside Israeli territory, finishing a kilometer away from the nearest village in Israel.

15:27 World
Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas to reopen from early 2018

The ministry of culture and information said it would begin issuing licences immediately and that the first cinemas were expected to open in March 2018.

14:26 World
Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas

Move forms part of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.

14:02 World
'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

13:51 World
José Mourinho in post-match fracas over Manchester City’s ‘noisy’ celebrations

Police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff from Manchester United and City after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and punches were thrown and Mikel Arteta, one of Pep Guardiola’s assistants, was left with blood streaming down his face.

13:28 World
China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

Beijing regularly calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue between it and the United States. In September, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year, which authorises mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States.

13:00 World
Pro tips: Shooting Hong Kong like a street photographer

He has his eye on a sliver of light across Des Voeux Road West, which seems to cast a spotlight on a retro diner, known locally as a cha chaan teng.

12:43 World
Zaira Wasim: India man held for molesting Bollywood star on flight

Zaira Wasim, 17, said a "middle-aged man" sitting behind her had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and back while she was "half-asleep".

12:29 World
Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Chelsea Lauren posted a video on social media that appeared to show Homme kick her as she took pictures close to the stage on Saturday night.

12:02 World
Bitcoin makes debut on futures market

Contracts rise from $15,460 to $16,000 in the first hours of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

11:16 World
Two people were killed and two others injured when a small plane crashed into a home in a San Diego neighborhood, fire officials said

According to CBS affiliate KFMB, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department chief Brian Fennessy said the plane's pilot reported a catastrophic engine failure shortly after takeoff from Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport to the east.

10:47 World
UK snow: Power and travel disruption across country

The deepest snow recorded was 30cm (12in) in Sennybridge, near Brecon, while High Wycombe saw 17cm.

10:26 World
Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

The launch on Sunday night may have caused an early outage of the Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets’ (CBOE.O) website. The exchange said that due to heavy traffic on the CBOE Global Markets website, the site “may be temporarily unavailable.”

10:26 World
Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

The launch on Sunday night may have caused an early outage of the Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets’ (CBOE.O) website. The exchange said that due to heavy traffic on the CBOE Global Markets website, the site “may be temporarily unavailable.”

10:00 World
Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela's socialists eye 2018 presidency race

Latest official results gave him 41 of 42 mayorships counted. No one doubted the socialists’ big win given three of the biggest opposition parties were abstaining.

19:00 World
Pantone's 2018 color of the year Is 'provocative and thoughtful'

Pantone called the 2018 color “dramatically provocative and thoughtful” in its announcement.

18:38 World
Californian communities are under siege as destructive wildfires continue their rampage

The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter.

18:16 World
UK foreign minister arrives in Iran to lobby for jailed aid worker

Johnson will also meet President Hassan Rouhani, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and other officials, the state news agency IRNA said on Saturday in its report on the visit.

17:24 World
'Being killed by hyenas would be gruesome, they just start eating': Expert reveals which animals inflict the worst deaths

But caution should always be exercised on them - after all, they involve being in close proximity to very dangerous animals. So never jump out of the game drive vehicle, because that could trigger an attack.

17:00 World
San Francisco to robots: Don’t crowd our sidewalks

The robots can’t go faster than 3 mph and must have a human monitor, the new law says.

16:16 World
Joshua Wong faces prison again as 'slow drip' of prosecutions takes its toll

That case was adjourned to a later date several hours into proceedings as judges needed more time to review a mountain of evidence provided in support of light sentences for the young defendants.

15:45 World
Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

We have heard that the deal is being signed this week, and will be announced on Monday, although that could always change.

15:01 World
Czech PM designate: EU should not push us over migrants - paper

Babis, whose government is due to be appointed by President Milos Zeman on Dec. 13, repeated his country’s stance on migrants.

13:41 World
Brexit: Michael Gove says UK voters can change final deal

The environment secretary praised Theresa May's "tenacity and skill" in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on Friday.

13:34 World
Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France's 'Elvis Presley'

His coffin will be driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed by a ceremony, where President Emmanuel Macron will pay tribute to the singer.

13:00 World
In a class of its own: New Zealand school with no students vows to stay open

Tuturumuri school is surviving on savings in case any parents want to give their children the highest staff-to-student ratio in the country.

12:43 World
Beijing forces migrant workers from their homes in 'savage' demolitions

The 50-something cook and cleaner is one of thousands of people critics say have been forced from their homes in the past two weeks as part of a drive by the municipal government to shut down what it claims is unsafe and overcrowded housing.

12:27 World
Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today's politics

During the event, the former President mentioned similar themes of responding to a changing political landscape, mentioning examples from America's history.

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