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17:00 World
Pennsylvania law to make hazing punishable as felony

Named the “Timothy Piazza Anti-Hazing Law” after a Penn State freshman who died during hazing activities at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017, the bill unanimously passed the Legislature.

16:38 World
Former general says UK-US military cooperation under threat

Writing in the Times of London, retired Gen. David Petraeus says the European Court of Human Rights is increasingly extending domestic human rights legislation to the battlefield.

16:16 World
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from UK prison

Choudary, from Ilford in east London, is expected to wear an electronic tag, face a night-time curfew and be barred from contacting anyone who has been charged with extremist-related offences unless he receives prior approval from authorities.

15:45 World
Sydney doctor accused of drugging and assaulting patients

A further three women have come forward alleging they were also drugged and assaulted by the 48-year-old.

15:27 World
Lebanon's Miss Earth 2018 bet stripped of title after photo with Miss Israel

Miss Earth Lebanon organizers strip Salwa Akar of her title, following a photo of her and Israel's Dana Zerik that went viral.

15:01 World
EU leaders prepared to extend UK's Brexit transition period

The original plan is for a 21-month period starting March 30, 2019, as soon as the UK has left.

14:44 World
Wife of China's detained Interpol chief says he might already be dead

In an interview with the British broadcaster, Grace Meng said she has received threatening phone calls since the Chinese government announced her husband was in custody in early October.

14:26 World
Italy's Salvini says there is no government crisis over tax amnesty dispute

On Friday, the head of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, said a dispute with coalition partner the League over a tax amnesty needed to be sorted.

14:02 World
EU's Barnier says Brexit deal 90 percent done, but Ireland issue could derail it

May had also signaled she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the EU in March.

13:41 World
Ireland insists on Brexit 'backstop': PM Varadkar

He said it was a “judgment call” May would have to make but said that without an Irish backstop, any withdrawal treaty might not be ratified by the European Parliament.

13:28 World
China's third quarter growth misses expectations at 6.5%

The growth figure for the July to September quarter was 6.5% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The result fell short of Reuters analyst forecasts of 6.6%.

13:00 World
Barcelona's Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence

The spectacular church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, is a Unesco world heritage site and still under construction.

12:43 World
X-rays provide creepy new views of zoo animals

The Oregon Zoo released a series of X-ray images of animals including a chameleon, beaver and python.

12:02 World
BepiColombo spacecraft launches on mission to Mercury

Experts say planet that ‘doesn’t fit’ could offer new insights into how solar system formed.

11:38 World
China's ByteDance is taking the social media world by storm

In the space of just two years, the app has amassed more than half a billion users — around 40% of them outside China — who share short videos of themselves lip-syncing, cooking, dancing or just being silly.

10:49 World
Zimbabwe's economic crisis will deepen without aid, ruling party warns

Petrol, food and medicine shortages bite as Zanu-PF faces consequences of decades of misrule by Robert Mugabe.

10:01 World
Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3

The new version has a delivery period of six to 10 weeks, according to the website, which would customers eligible for the current $7,500 U.S. tax credit if they take delivery by the end of the year. The tax credit for Tesla cars will drop by half on Jan. 1.

19:47 World
China reveals plan to launch an 'artificial moon' to light up city skies in 2020

The so-called illumination satellite set to deploy over the southwestern city of Chengdu in 2020 is touted to be eight times as bright as the real moon, to cast a ‘dusk-like glow’ over the region, according to the People’s Daily.

18:38 World
Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet

September and October at first glance appear to be quiet periods for the investigation, under the Justice Department's guidelines to avoid public political acts before the midterm elections.

18:01 NKR
Artsakh Republic President B. Sahakyan visited the eastern section of the Artsakh-Azerbaijani borderline,

got acquainted on site with the service of the servicemen and current situation. Defense minister Levon Mnatsakanyan, other officials accompanied the President.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

17:00 World
Former Sudanese president Suwar al-Dahab dies in Riyadh: SUNA

Dahab, a former military officer, was defense minister before he led a coup in 1985 to overthrow Jaafar Nimeiri, who had been president since 1969.

16:39 World
Exclusive: U.S. sports leagues could see $4.2 billion annually from legal betting

The National Football League stands to make the most, with a projected $2.33 billion of additional annual revenue, according to the study seen by Reuters. Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League would account for the rest.

16:16 World
WhatsApp preparing new Silent and Vacation modes for Android and iOS apps

One of these new features, Silent Mode should already be available on many Android devices starting today. It allows Android users to hide the app badge for muted chats. Apparently, Silent Mode is enabled by default, so there's no option in the Settings menu that you need to activate.

15:45 World
Harvey Weinstein accuser told to delete phone files

Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the complainant was told by a detective to "delete anything she did not want anyone to see".

15:45 World
Two men charged for supplying prohibited items to North Korea

The police said three companies linked to the 58-year-old have also been charged in court for supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea.

15:01 World
Air Force IDs American pilot killed in Ukrainian fighter jet crash

An Air Force fighter pilot, Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, was with the California Air National Guard’s 194th Fighter Squadron, part of the 144th Fighter Wing based in Fresno.

14:44 World
Bride marries at 100 to 'toyboy' 26 years her junior as she wheels up aisle to Dancing Queen

Norah Witkiss tied the knot with younger man Malcolm Yates, who she has been dating for 30 years,at a wedding ceremony in Prestatyn.

13:41 World
Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

Its gas strategy is moving on two tracks: expanding output of the super-cooled gas in places such as Papua New Guinea and Mozambique, and creating demand for those supplies in China by opening Exxon’s first import and storage hub, according to an Exxon manager and people briefed on the company’s plans.

13:28 World
Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

The European Commission in July fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) for using the market dominance of its mobile software to hinder rivals in areas such as internet search.

13:00 World
Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, US continues to to slide

People in Spain will live for 85.8 years on average, marginally edging out expected lifespans in Japan (85.7), Singapore (85.4) and Switzerland (85.2).

12:43 World
US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

President Donald Trump has previously accused China of keeping its currency weak to make exports more competitive.

12:29 World
Steve Penny: Ex-USA Gymnastics head held over Nassar case

Steve Penny had been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly removing documents from a training centre during the investigation into the disgraced former team doctor. The arrest was made in Tennessee on Wednesday.

12:02 World
Australia's spy agency warned government Israel embassy move could provoke violent unrest

Asio document highlights possible protests on back of Scott Morrison’s Jerusalem relocation and Iran nuclear deal withdrawal suggestion.

11:38 World
Banksy video shows plan to shred entire Girl With Balloon artwork

Artist’s video depicts practice run in which piece is entirely destroyed, alongside words ‘In rehearsals it worked every time ...'.

11:16 World
7 more deaths raise Hurricane Michael toll to 33; residents trickle back to devastated areas

Mexico Beach was ground zero for Michael when the storm roared ashore last Wednesday, packing 155 mph winds and bringing a catastrophic storm surge. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.

10:27 World
Fashion company Nine West files amended bankruptcy plan

The plan is expected to provide $105 million cash recovery to stakeholders through the settlement of potential claims and causes of action against the company’s indirect equity owners, it said.

10:00 World
Robot market growth slows as trade war hits industrial spending: robot industry chief

IFR, which brings together nearly 60 global robot suppliers and integrators, predicts worldwide industrial robot sales this year to grow 10 percent compared to last year’s 30 percent jump.

20:11 World
Tasmania penguin deaths: Dozens killed in suspected dog attack

A member of the public alerted rangers to the dozens of penguin bodies strewn across a beach on the north coast of Australia's island state.

19:49 World
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1945 auctioned for record-shattering price

Sothebys’ sale of Pinot Noirs from Robert Drouhin’s collection demonstrates Burgundy’s blockbuster appeal.

18:38 World
Roseanne objects to manner of character's spin-off exit

Picking up three weeks after Roseanne's sudden death, the show's first episode reveals the family matriarch died from an accidental opioid overdose.

18:16 World
Hélène Pastor murder: Polish son-in-law admits ordering hit

Wojciech Janowski is on trial with nine others and made the shocking admission a day before the verdict is due.

17:45 World
Woman devotee from Andhra, family forced to turn back midway by Sabarimala protesters

The temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is set to open for devotees, including women, at 5pm, the first time after the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages access to the shrine.

17:24 World
Saudi Arabia’s $100M pledge arrives in American accounts as Pompeo lands in Riyadh

The source said the timing of the two events is no accident. He said Saudi Arabia originally pledged its contribution in August, and U.S. officials were expecting to receive it by the fall.

17:00 World
Naked man who jumped into shark tank arrested in earlier assault, police say

David Weaver, 37, was arrested in Thunder Bay during a vehicle stop, Ontario Provincial Police said. Arrangements were being made to transfer Weaver to Toronto.

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