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For decades, researchers believed early humans first settled in the Western Hemisphere around 13,500 years ago

However, the discovery of 150,000 'unique' stone tools northwest of Austin, Texas, now suggests humans were living on the continent as far back as 20,000 years ago.

16:38 World
Berlin police seize Lebanese clan's property empire

The 77 houses, apartment blocks and garden allotments are worth about €10m (£9m; $12m), German media report.

15:01 World
General Electric's power unit faces threat in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, has grown increasingly cost conscious, and under its “Vision 2030” reform plan it aims to reduce oil dependence, lower state budget deficits and create jobs.

14:26 World
Artist KAWS' giant floating 'Companion' appears on Seoul lake

The new installation is the artist's largest work to date. It features one of his signature characters, Companion, who will spend the next month atop the 15-foot-deep waters before embarking on a world tour.

13:41 World
Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, was filmed targeting a woman and a man during May Day protests.

13:33 World
Australia PM says Pope must sack archbishop over cover-up

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted in May of covering up abuse by a paedophile priest, but has resisted calls to resign.

13:00 World
Sharks attack two children in New York, officials say

A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were treated for puncture wounds in separate incidents miles apart along the bay of Fire Island on Wednesday.

12:02 World
Giant Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London

It also had the unlikely benefit of turning Jeff Goldblum, who played Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film, into a sex symbol.

11:38 World
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments

Facebook has said that it allows conspiracy theories to remain on the site, but limits their reach so fewer people see them.

11:16 World
Skripal Novichok poisoning suspects identified: Press Association

Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with the poison in March. The Skripals subsequently recovered.

10:45 World
Amazon hands goodwill to eBay with move to shut Australians out of overseas sites

He’s considering a switch to eBay Inc (EBAY.O), adding that prices for wall mounts were 40 percent higher on Amazon’s Australia site if they appeared there at all.

20:09 World
Google hit with record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

It represents just over two weeks of revenue for Google parent Alphabet Inc. and would scarcely dent its cash reserves of $102.9 billion.

19:00 World
Air China vaping: Pilots fired over e-cigarette emergency

A passenger flight from Hong Kong to Dalian had to drop more than 6,500m (21,000ft) due to a sudden loss of cabin pressure.

18:38 World
Japanese city running out of ninjas as population shrinks

Iga, located roughly 40 miles southwest of Kyoto, is having trouble finding ninjas to perform during its annual festival, NPR reported Monday in an episode of its "Planet Money" podcast.

17:45 World
Russian woman linked to gun-rights groups is indicted, charged with acting as foreign agent

Butina, a Russian national who has been living in the U.S., will be jailed until a hearing set for Wednesday, officials said.

17:00 World
Google hit with 4.3bn euro Android fine from EU

The European Commission's action followed a three year probe into claims the firm's mobile device strategy had unfairly strengthened its dominance of search.

16:38 World
Novartis joins Pfizer in halting U.S. drug price hikes

Second-quarter core operating profit rose 7 percent to $3.54 billion, it said, beating the average forecast of $3.46 billion in a Reuters poll.

16:16 World
Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease.

14:26 World
Singer Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

He has been awarded £210,000 ($273,734) in general damages, with a further hearing to decide what special damages he should be awarded.

14:02 World
Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

Sweden worst hit as hot, dry summer sparks unusual amount of fires, with at least 11 in the far north.

13:44 World
Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic

Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, also spoke out Monday against the President's comments at his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

13:00 World
World's best airlines for 2018 announced by Skytrax

The top prize in what is seen as the aviation industry's equivalent of the Oscars, was one of four awards taken home by Singapore. It also claimed best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat.

12:43 World
EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy

It will remove tariffs on European exports such as cheese and wine. Japanese automakers and electronics firms will face fewer barriers in the European Union.

11:38 World
Astronomers found 10 new Moons circling Jupiter

The team, led by astronomer Scott Sheppard, first spotted some of the new moons while looking for exceptionally distant objects at the brim of our Solar System, beyond Pluto, using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

11:16 World
Building collapse in Delhi suburb kills at least two, more feared dead

Police said the building that collapsed on Tuesday night had been constructed a few years ago and did not appear to have many occupants.

10:45 World
At least three killed in a midair plane collision over Everglades

The crash, which the Federal Aviation Administration placed about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport, 12800 SW 145th Ave., involved a Piper PA-34 and a Cessna 172.

10:00 World
UK PM May threatened rebels with a national election: The Times

The Times said that Conservative whips, who enforce discipline in the party, issued the warning to pro-EU lawmakers, led by the former ministers Stephen Hammond and Nicky Morgan, minutes before a crucial vote on Tuesday on customs.

19:49 World
House Republican backs effort to restore net neutrality rules

The net neutrality rules expired on June 11, handing sweeping new powers to internet providers to block, throttle or offer paid “fast lanes” for web traffic.

19:24 World
Gareth Bale holds positive talks over Real Madrid future and makes Man Utd switch seem remote

Bale had face-to-face discussions with new Real manager Julen Lopetegui on Monday and was told that he has a huge part to play in a new era for the club, after the £99m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.

19:00 World
30 civilians dead in recent clashes in Yemen city

Government forces have been trying to seize rebel-held areas along the western coast, including the port city of Hodeida, while the Saudi-led coalition has been targeting the rebels, known as Houthis, with airstrikes.

18:16 World
Many lapses, say officials on tent collapse during PM Modi’s Bengal rally

Of the three canopies set up for the meeting in West Bengal’s Midnapore, one collapsed during Modi’s speech, injuring 90 people.

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