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19:00 World
Duterte's Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000

Enforcement agency says 5,050 lives lost in president’s war on drugs, mostly at police hands.

 

18:16 World
Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz banned from performing

Diamond Platnumz had treated the ban with "disdain" by singing the lyrics at a concert, the arts regulator said.

17:45 World
Sympathy for overworked Taiwan man who ploughed into Ferraris

A young Taiwanese man who dozed off in his car and crashed into three Ferraris got the shock of his life when he was told it would cost 12 million Taiwan dollars ($390,000; £310,000) to pay for the repairs.

17:00 World
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United’s caretaker manager

The former United striker will be assisted by Mike Phelan, another of the club’s former players, who previously spent 14 years on the club’s coaching staff, including five as the No 2.

16:38 World
Saturn is losing its rings quicker than expected, NASA warns

New research from NASA shows that the rings, made predominantly of water ice, are being pulled apart by the planet's gravity and onto Saturn's surface as deluges of 'ring rain.'

15:45 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan received the delegation of the 'Lousavor Hayastan' Party headed by its leader E. Marukyan

The President congratulated the party on the results of the snap elections of the Armenian National Assembly and entering the parliament wishing them effective work. The meeting addressed various issues on state-building as well as domestic and foreign policies.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

15:27 World
Belgium's PM Charles Michel submits resignation amid migration row

Mr Michel lost the backing of the nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) over his support for a UN migration deal signed in Marrakesh last week.

15:01 World
Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged mountains in Vanuatu that otherwise take hours to cross.

14:02 World
Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

The paper reported nyti.ms/2GveLcR that Facebook allowed Microsoft's Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users' friends without their consent, citing documents from 2017.

13:28 World
Penny Marshall, director and laverne and Shirley Star, dies at 75

Marshall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall died in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. 'Our family is heartbroken,' the Marshall family said in a statement.

12:43 World
Softbank shares down as mobile unit makes Tokyo debut

The firm raised as much as 2.6 trillion yen ($23bn; £18bn) by selling shares at 1,500 yen each in one of the world's largest ever stock offerings.

12:29 World
Jailed Catalan speaker Forcadell appeals to European court

The 63-year-old was jailed in March, facing charges of rebellion for her part in the 2017 push for Catalan independence.

12:02 World
Australia – ex-tropical cyclone owen dumps record rain in Queensland

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen dumped record rainfall in North Queensland from 15 to 16 December, 2018.

11:38 World
Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.

10:27 World
Elon Musk unveils his first Los Angeles-area tunnel

The new tunnel was excavated along a path that runs not through Los Angeles but beneath the tiny adjacent municipality of Hawthorne, where Musk’s Boring Company and his SpaceX rocket firm are both headquartered.

10:02 World
Singapore central bank bans former Goldman Sachs' banker for life

The ban is an upgrade of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s 10-year prohibition order against Leissner issued last year.

20:30 World
A resident of China tried to steal a jade necklace worth £1 million, swallowing one after the other 40 beads to remain uncaught

49-year-old man surnamed HOU stole jewelry from a jewelry store, pretending to be a buyer. The suspect asked to see the stones in natural light, then went outside and ripped a necklace.

20:09 World
Pittsburgh to vote on tighter gun laws after synagogue attack

The measure would also ban certain types of ammunition and allow courts to ban gun ownership by people deemed to pose a significant threat of violence.

19:47 World
Volkswagen may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets

This is more than the 30 percent Volkswagen (VW), still reeling from an emissions cheating scandal, expected and would translate into a share for electric vehicles of more than 40 percent of its expected total vehicle sales in 2030, CEO Herbert Diess said.

19:00 World
3 men die in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

Serbian state TV reported that the body of a 48-year-old man who apparently died overnight was found in the snow in a northern village Monday.

17:45 World
Noise-cancelling kennel - a safe place for man's best friend

An estimated 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks – causing distress to owners and their families too.

17:00 World
In death on fence, a reminder: no easy solution to human-elephant conflict

The elephant that died had been on its way back to the forests after raiding the cropland adjacent to the tiger reserves’s Veeranahosalli range.

16:38 World
In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind down

Yet the potential for unrest remains high, including in countries that escaped civil war after the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

15:45 World
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s

Model and actor Christina Engelhardt says she met Allen in 1976 and had secret relationship with him for eight years.

15:27 World
José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after defeat at Liverpool

Mourinho was also relieved of his duties due to a transfer spend of around £400m on 11 players that, it is understood, the club insist were all the Portuguese’s choice.

15:02 Armenia
Armenia Round Table Provided Humanitarian Aid to moe than 4000 people in Hailstorm Affected Communities of Lori and Shirak

The World Council of Churches Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation (ART) successfully completed the distribution of humanitarian aid in hailstorm affected communities - Dsegh of  Lori Region, Harich, Arapi and Voskehask of Shirak Region of Armenia. As a result of the project implementation, 4260 people received one sack of flour and sunflower oil, which will provide every family's bread for the next 3 months.
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14:44 World
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro renders show waterdrop notch on both, four rear cameras for Pro version

Back in the spring of 2018, the P20 Pro showed Huawei was not afraid to both set and follow trends, sporting a then one-of-a-kind triple rear camera setup, but also an iPhone X-inspired notch.

14:02 World
CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves and denies $120 million severance

A draft report of the investigation was leaked to the New York Times this month. It accused Moonves of destroying evidence and seeking to mollify accusers with promises of jobs at CBS.

13:44 World
Qualcomm says Apple violating Chinese court order, despite new software

The Cupertino, California-based company said it believed it was in compliance with the court’s orders but that it would update its software 'to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order.'

13:00 World
'Farout,' the most-distant solar system object discovered

The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday, calling the object 2018 VG18. But the researchers who found it are calling it "Farout."

12:29 World
Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay

The US broadcaster said that he misled the company over the allegations and failed to work with investigators, meaning it had grounds to fire him.

12:02 World
El Salvador court frees woman on trial after bearing rapist's baby

Imelda Cortez, 20, faced an attempted murder charge under draconian abortion laws after being raped by her stepfather.

11:38 World
Pearl of New York: lucky diner gets oyster surprise

Dish served up at city’s famous Grand Central Oyster Bar contains hidden treasure.

10:27 World
Mumbai hospital where 8 died in fire had failed safety test two weeks ago

Mumbai ESIC Kamgar Hospital fire: One of the dead is a woman who fell from a crane while being rescued from the fire at Mumbai hospital, reports suggest.

19:24 World
Fire breaks out at Mumbai hospital, rescue ops under way

The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Marol and filled the five-storeyed structure with smoke and chaos.

19:00 World
Wedding Cake Rock in Australia is getting a new fence to stop more selfie deaths

A 5ft fence already exists at the site but authorities have been forced to invest in a new one that will be harder to climb.

18:38 World
Hubble spots 'hot Neptune' exoplanet that's evaporating at a record rate

A type of world dubbed a "hot Neptune" has been conspicuously few and far between, but a new observation may explain why. Hubble has now spotted a hot Neptune named GJ 3470b that's vanishing at a record rate.

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