Middle East

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staffSeptember 22, 2018

Boat sinks off North Lebanon coast, killing 1 child

A boat capsized off the coast of north Lebanon, injuring over 30 people and killing at least one, the state-run ...

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staffSeptember 22, 2018

Gunmen kill at least 8 in Iran

At least 8 people were killed and up to 20 wounded Saturday when unknown gunmen opened fire during a military ...

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staffSeptember 22, 2018

Iran will beat Trump, not abandon missiles: Rouhani

President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said ...

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Europe

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Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large

Russia will be the elephant in the room as Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to the Baltics amid renewed ...

May seeks backing for serious Brexit plan

Theresa May has urged EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a Brexit deal in the next two months, ...

One dead and 11 hurt in scaffolding collapsed at the Ritz Hotel

One person has died and 11 are injured after scaffolding collapsed at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, where building work ...

EU ready to improve Brexit border offer

The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the ...



AUSTRALIA & NZ

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staffSeptember 21, 2018

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. ...

Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

Police in New South Wales, Australia, arrested a young boy who confessed to putting needles inside strawberries, something authorities described ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

staffSeptember 19, 2018

ASIA

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staffSeptember 20, 2018

Japan’s PM Abe heads for extended term after party vote

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving ...

Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred NKorean volcano

The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

New landslide kills at least 4, buries houses in Philippines

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes in two villages near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least four ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

AFRICA

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staffSeptember 21, 2018

Hundreds missing after ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania

At least 42 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. One official ...

Egypt court removes judge who got Mubarak’s sons detained

An Egyptian court has accepted a defense motion to remove a judge who ordered the detention of former President Hosni ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

A million more children face famine in Yemen

A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned. Rising food prices ...

staffSeptember 19, 2018

Entertainment

Weird News

Technology

Turkey fines Google over competition infringements

Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined U.S. tech giant Google around $15 million for violating competition rules in sales of mobile ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Transparent Speakers Let Your Skin Play Music

An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has presented an innovative wearable technology that will turn your skin into ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018
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Business

Amazon considering opening 3,000 cashierless stores

Amazon is considering opening up to 3,000 new cashier-less stores by 2021 to vie for shoppers at convenience stores and ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Coca-Cola ‘in talks’ over cannabis-infused drinks

Coca-Cola is best known for its eponymous caffeine-based drink, but the firm now appears to be experimenting with a different ...

staffSeptember 17, 2018

Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis

Salaries on Wall Street rose last year to their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis. The figures come from ...

staffSeptember 17, 2018
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SCIENCE

‘Robotic Skins’ Turn Everyday Objects Into Robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New “Robotic ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Eyes Have a Natural Version of Night Vision

To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing ...

staffSeptember 17, 2018
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Food

Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

staffSeptember 19, 2018

Domino’s Pizza tattoos earn some Russians ‘free pizza for life’

One tattoo. 100 years. 10,000 free pizzas. That was the deal offered to people in Russia last week when Domino’s ...

staffSeptember 10, 2018

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea ...

staffSeptember 2, 2018
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HEALTH

Multiple births may rise as more women delay having children

More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it’s not just because some are ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Diet Plus Exercise Is More Effective for Weight Loss Than Either Method Alone

Everyone knows that eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet and getting regular exercise helps shed pounds, but a new study led ...

staffSeptember 17, 2018
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Sport

Liverpool’s band of brothers fire Champions League warning

Liverpool turned the page on defeat in May’s Champions League final and showed why they are even stronger candidates to ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Ronaldo sees red as Juventus beat Valencia

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first Champions League appearance for Juventus lasted only 29 minutes as the competition’s record scorer was sent off ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018

Spain routs Croatia 6-0 in Nations League

Luis Enrique couldn’t have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain’s national team. Two matches, two convincing ...

staffSeptember 12, 2018
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In pictures

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Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!

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Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!