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14:02 World
Explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures 640

Survivors were taken to 16 hospitals with 640 people being treated for injuries. Thirty-two of them were critically injured, it said.

13:34 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan met with the representatives of the 'Artsakh Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development Association' NGO

to discuss diverse issues on the development of small and medium business in Artsakh. President Sahakyan spoke of the importance of enhancing the role of small and medium entrepreneurship for the development of the economy and holding such discussions. State minister Grigory Martirosyan and other officials took part at the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

13:00 World
Everything you thought about 'The Scream' is wrong

If you thought the artwork showed a figure screaming, however, it turns out you may have misinterpreted Munch's work.

12:43 World
Scandal threatens to end the 'Korean Wave' and exposes culture of toxic masculinity

In the past month, four major K-Pop idols have apologized or announced early retirement after being linked to a group chat in which members shared sexual videos of women who were allegedly filmed without their consent.

12:29 World
Yayoi Kusama at 90: How the 'undiscovered genius' became an international sensation

Time magazine named her on its "100 Most Influential People" list, and a feature-length documentary about her remarkable life has been making the festival rounds.

11:38 World
Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text.

11:16 World
Trump says US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights

Previous US administrations have treated Golan Heights as occupied Syrian territory, in line with UN security council resolutions. Trump declared his break with that policy, in a tweet on Thursday.

10:27 World
U.S. corporate breakups could be catalyst to change Dow index

Another index component, industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp, is also in the process of separating into three companies, possibly in about a year.

10:01 World
Friday sermon by the imam of New Zealand mosque attacked by gunman

Last Friday I stood in this mosque and saw the hatred and the rage in the eyes of the terrorist who killed and martyred 50 innocent people, wounded 42, and broke the hearts of millions around the world.

20:30 World
Iran will boost defence capabilities despite U.S. pressure - Khamenei

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States last May from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers, saying it gave too much away to Iran, and reimposed far-reaching U.S. sanctions.

20:09 World
Christchurch shootings: The people killed as they prayed

Most of them had moved to New Zealand to study or work, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Some were refugees, who thought they had found safety.

19:47 World
Dutch populist vote surge costs PM Rutte senate majority

The anti-immigration Forum for Democracy is set to win most votes and have as many seats in the upper house as Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party.

19:24 World
Moment Ralph the daschund escapes from rabbit hole five days after disappearing while out on walk

Sarah Mclellan, 33, was distraught after her pet dog Ralph had gone missing while out for a walk near their home in Haworth, West Yorkshire, last Thursday.

18:38 World
China's first cloned police dog ready for training

China's first cloned police dog, a two-month-old Kunming wolfdog named Kunxun, received a warm welcome at Kunming Police Dog Base in Southwest China's Yunnan province on March 5, Science and Technology Daily reported.

18:16 World
143,000 relics found in Chinese ancient shipwreck

The massive excavation operation that has been going on for years is drawing to an end as archaeologists are now clearing the cargoes in the last few cabins at the end of the ship, said Cui Yong, vice director of the Guangdong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, and head of the ship's archaeological team.

17:45 World
Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

In a statement Thursday, the public prosecutor's office in Utrecht says that the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, also faces charges of attempted murder or manslaughter and making threats with a terrorist intent.

17:24 World
Auschwitz Memorial shares photos of people walking on train track, urges respect

The memorial – which “preserves” the location of the former Nazi concentration camp – posted their message on Twitter and stressed the gravity and the solemnness of the location.

17:00 World
Venezuela opposition legislator says he was not arrested by intelligence agents

He confirmed that Roberto Marrero, chief of staff to opposition leader Juan Guaido, had been detained.

16:38 World
Hungarian central bank may raise overnight rate; analysts divided

In the March 14-21 survey, analysts unanimously projected that the bank would leave its base rate unchanged at 0.9 percent at its upcoming meeting.

16:16 World
Ronaldo and Juventus will avoid U.S. amid rape investigation

While the bulk of the games in the tournament, the International Champions Cup, will take place in the United States as usual, Juventus’s games will be a part of the Asian version of the annual event.

15:45 World
Student football team abducted in Anglophone Cameroon

Gunmen abducted the 15 students from the University of Buea, in the southwest of the country, on Wednesday morning.

15:27 World
Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and ice.

14:44 World
Dutch prosecutors: Utrecht shooting suspect had 'radicalized ideology'

The suspect, 37-year-old Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, is to go before a judge on Friday. Prosecutors added that he is slated to go under psychological examination.

14:26 World
Danish billionaires plan to rewild large swath of Scottish Highlands

Scotland’s largest private landowners want to reverse years of land mismanagement, says adviser.

14:04 World
Cyclone Idai: satellite images show extent of flooding around Beira

Tens of thousands still trapped by flood waters as rescuers in Mozambique race against clock to deliver aid and supplies.

13:41 World
President's re-election pitch resonates in heartland of Ukraine's revolution

He died for a free and independent Ukraine, something their grandfathers could only dream of in the Soviet era, he said, and President Petro Poroshenko is the best candidate to keep it on that path, even though he has not ended the war as he promised.

13:28 World
Tencent fourth-quarter profit drops 32 percent, steepest quarterly fall ever

Net profit at Asia’s second-most valuable listed company for the September-December quarter was 14.2 billion yuan ($2.12 billion), against the 18.3 billion yuan average estimate of 16 analysts, according to Refinitiv data.

13:00 World
McCain's widow, daughter punch back at Trump's Twitter tirade

Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late senator, spent the last few days defending her father and politely criticizing Trump. On Wednesday she said the president had reached 'a new, bizarre low - attacking someone who is not here is a new low.'

12:43 World
Korea spycam porn: 1,600 fall victim and four men arrested

Mini-cameras were installed in TVs, hair-dryer holders and sockets. The men allegedly earned $6,200.

12:29 World
Italian driver hijacks and torches school bus full of children

The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt. Fourteen people suffered smoke inhalation.

12:02 World
Lahore, Pakistan's Mughal treasure trove

With Pakistan enjoying improved security, visitors are starting to rediscover the city's treasures.

11:38 World
More than 300 million people will celebrate Nowruz

But it's much more than that, too. Nowruz "promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families," the United Nations says. It's a time of reconciliation and neighborliness, "contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities."

10:27 World
Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff

Having downgraded their U.S. growth, unemployment and inflation forecasts, policymakers said the Fed’s benchmark overnight interest rate, or fed funds rate, was likely to remain at the current level of between 2.25 percent and 2.50 percent at least through this year, a wholesale shift of their outlook.

10:01 World
New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre

Ardern said she expects the new laws to be in place by April 11 and a buy-back scheme will be established for banned weapons.

20:30 World
Robert Smith says The Cure have finished their new album

The record, which is as-yet-untitled and has no release date, will be the band’s first studio release in over 10 years and their 14th studio album.

19:24 World
Italian Senate blocks criminal case against Matteo Salvini

Deputy prime minister will not be tried over refusal to allow 177 asylum seekers to disembark from rescue ship.

19:00 World
Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

For the social network, that’s one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.

18:38 World
EU to assess impact of Tercas bank ruling, not linked to other past rescues

In a blow to EU antitrust regulators, EU judges had ruled on Tuesday that Italy’s rescue plan for ailing Tercas bank five years ago was legal, prompting calls for compensation for savers who subsequently faced stricter terms because Brussels had rigidly interpreted the bloc’s rules.

18:16 World
Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor

Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosate-based Roundup product was carcinogenic.

17:45 World
Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel in Angra dos Reis

The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra dos Reis, a tourist city 145km (90 miles) from Rio.

17:00 World
The remains of a World War II aircraft carrier, unseen for 75 years, have been found

Word of the sighting comes a month after the Research Vessel Petrel, funded by the late Microsoft founder Paul Allen, discovered another World War II-era shipwreck, the USS Hornet, which sank not far away, off the Solomon Islands.

16:38 World
Bruce gets 1st hit of 2019 MLB season, Piscotty 1st home run

Bruce lined a single off the glove of shifted Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien with two outs in the top of the first inning Wednesday at the Tokyo Dome. Piscotty homered to center field in the bottom of the first off Marco Gonzales.

16:16 World
UK police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

The Metropolitan Police force says 48-year-old Modi was detained Tuesday in central London and held overnight in custody.

15:27 World
Scientists grew a mini-brain in a dish, and it connected to a spinal cord by itself

After years of work, researchers in the UK have now cultivated one of the most sophisticated miniature brains-in-a-dish yet, and it actually managed to behave in a slightly freaky fashion.

15:01 World
Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

Drummer Mik Gaffney told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for four weeks.

14:44 World
Thousands of firings expected after Disney closes Fox deal

With the deal, Disney takes over a portfolio that includes the 104-year-old 20th Century Fox studio, the FX and National Geographic cable networks, and an additional 30 percent of Hulu, the online video service.

13:41 World
Fed's balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope

Investors now put a 75 percent probability on the likelihood the Fed won’t raise its overnight benchmark interest rate, or federal funds rate, any more this year, according to CME Group’s FedWatch tool.

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