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16:16 World
Scientists discover unique Brazilian frogs that are deaf to their own mating calls

Pumpkin toadlet frogs are only known case of an animal that continues to make a communication signal even after the target audience has lost the ability to hear it.

15:43 World
'He headbutted me': Tony Abbott says he was assaulted by yes campaigner

Former prime minister says he was attacked on street in Hobart by a man who had asked to shake his hand, leaving Abbott with a swollen lip.

14:02 World
China begins to restore 350 kmh bullet train

A bullet train named Fuxing (meaning "rejuvenation" in Chinese), which will travel at the new high speed, departed Beijing South Railway Station at 9:00 a.m. for Shanghai.

13:41 World
S. Korea approves US$8 mln in aid to N. Korea via U.N. agencies

The government decided at an interagency meeting to support infants and pregnant women in North Korea, citing a serious humanitarian crisis facing them, according to Seoul's unification ministry.

13:28 Armenia
To mark 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan and the Republic of Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan

accompanied by high-ranking officials of the two Armenian states visited the Yerablour Pantheon and laid flowers and wreaths to the monuments of Sparapet Vazgen Sargsyan, zoravar Andranik and martyrs perished in the Artsakh liberation struggle.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

12:43 World
Iran nuclear deal: US 'issues remain' - Tillerson

But Mr Tillerson said the talks were "very matter of fact", and acknowledged Iran was complying with the deal.

10:26 World
South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'

North Korea’s foreign minister likened U.S. President Donald Trump to a “barking dog” on Thursday, after Trump warned he would “totally destroy” the North if it threatened the United States and its allies.

10:00 World
Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive, to run its hardware division.

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.

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