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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
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Asia
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Covering developments and reaction following announcement that jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure.
Asia
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Monitoring latest after North Korea test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The North's ICBM launch, its most successful missile test to...
Asia
New Delhi: Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop attends the second Indo-Pacific Oration organized by an Indian think tank.
Asia
Tokyo: Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto holds news conference.
Asia
Beijing: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during visit.
Europe
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ The EU is calling on countries to share the burden of dealing with the thousands of rescued migrants continuing to arrive in Italy.
Europe
Istanbul/Ankara: Turkey commemorates the first anniversary of the July 15 failed military attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a series of events honouring some 250 people who...
Europe
Budapest: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits to take part in Visegrad 4 talks, with prime ministers of Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep and Poland.
Europe
Various: The British royals Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, carry out a tour of Poland and Germany. The visit begins with two days in Poland, followed by three days in Germany.
Latin America
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government continue.
Latin America
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer continues to dispute corruption allegations against him.
Middle East
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ The US and European countries mediate as Saudi and allies tighten noose around Qatar.
Middle East
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ US-backed Syrian opposition forces trying to capture Raqqa continue to push closer to the heart of the IS-held city.
Middle East
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Monitoring for developments in Mosul after the government declared victory over Islamic State militants in Iraq's second-largest city.
North America
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Ongoing coverage of President Donald Trump's presidency as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election continue.
Middle East Extra
UN-backed aid system breaks down.
Displaced residents check on downtown homes.
Analyst on detention of Rouhani's brother.
PM: Arab countries should help stop attacks.
Lawyer for Lebanese hunger strike prisoner.
Entertainment
He was a contender to be U.S. President. But, after losing out in the 2000 election to George W. Bush, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore devoted his life to being an environmental crusader. On...
Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his...
To make it to his breakthrough, newcomer Luke Combs hit the road in a 15-passenger van and logged countless miles building a fan based throughout the Southeast. The North Carolina native scored his...
Singer Rihanna and actress Cara Delevingne turned heads on the arrivals line at the premiere of sci-fantasy "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets". The two fashionistas headed a parade of...
Kristen Bell and Josh Gad got a warm reception from 8,000 Disney fans at the D23 expo over the weekend promoting a new "Frozen" short and the animated hit's sequel. But they weren't quite as...
"Moana" star Auli'i Cravalho is laughing off a "really interesting" fan theory about the Disney animated hit. Multiple viewers have posted YouTube videos theorizing that her character in the movie...
The Moscow Metro administration held the season seven premiere of "Game of Thrones" in Mayakovskaya Underground Station Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The station, one of the busiest in the...
The cast of Pixar's superhero family movie "Incredibles" has reunited 13 years later for a sequel. Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell and Samuel L. Jackson are all returning for the June...
The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the long time performer of Kermit the Frog. This explanation, issued Monday, follows Whitmire's...
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate visited a World War II Nazi German concentration camp in Poland Tuesday. Stutthof concentration and death camp was operated by Nazi Germany in occupied...
Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London. Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard newspaper that two moped...
The UK's Duchess of Cambridge joked with her husband, Prince William, about a possible new addition to their family while on a trip to Poland on Monday. The Duchess turned to William after being...
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on Tuesday visited a World War II concentration camp in Poland. Stutthof concentration and death camp, near Gdansk, was operated...
Jessica Alba is expecting baby No. 3. The actress made the announcement in a picture on Instagram of herself and her two daughters. Her eldest daughter is holding up a balloon in the shape of a 1...
A financial planner who's good with numbers: that's how actor Jason Bateman describes his character in "Ozark," Netflix's dark new comedy-thriller series. It doesn't sound like a role to get the...
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanican Gardens has welcome a new baby rhino, born Monday after a 15-month gestation period and a half-hour of labour. The baby named Kendi, was born to eastern black rhino...
Weeks after toning down his Twitter use because of negativity, Ed Sheeran appears to have left the platform completely. The singer's Twitter account has gone offline. The move follows Sheeran's...
The Bank of England's governor has unveiled a new 10-pound note featuring Jane Austen at one of England's grandest cathedrals, 200 years to the day since one of Britain's most-loved novelists was...
A "comedy ninja" – that's how director James Strouse describes actress and comedian Jessica Williams, star of his new Netflix rom-com, "The Incredible Jessica Williams." But even comedy ninjas have...
When Lady Leshurr was asked to help promote "Destiny 2" - the latest game from Activision - she didn't hesitate. The British rapper, who has "always been a gamer," was in London Monday evening for...
John Mayer never relied on multi-colored lighting, confetti and pyrotechnics to help him during his live shows, like some of his peers. But the singer-songwriter-guitarist wanted to step up his...
Two of country music's biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love," will be making their final performance...
Alec Baldwin just earned an Emmy nomination for his impressions of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," but he also has a new movie out called "Blind" co-starring Demi Moore. In the film, Baldwin...
Benjamin Bratt says he wasn't sure what to think as he first became involved in Pixar's latest movie, "Coco." The Latin-American actor says he was glad that the company behind "Toy Story" and...
Japanese YouTube star, Piko Taro, made his first appearance at the United Nations Monday. The comedian, whose song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" has gone viral, is promoting the UN's Sustainable Goals....
For comic book fans, justice finally prevailed. The man responsible for creating 90 percent of the Marvel Comic Universe was honored Tuesday with a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in...
Celebrity Extra
Dan Auerbach says he loves working with "timeless" session musicians at his Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. "It's like we've all found each other, and it's just been really nice because it's...
Veteran designer Diane von Furstenberg recently turned 70 and is entering her "third act" after taking a step back from her iconic clothing line. A year ago, she ceded her company's creative...
Between now and the end of September, Steve Aoki is playing in more than 12 countries across Europe, as well as several states in the U.S., but he wouldn't have it any other way. "This month, or...
Technology
An impressive open air set built over an alpine lake in Austria is about to host a grand production of the opera Carmen. The design features an enormous deck of cards which is thrown in the air by...
Horizons
An impressive open air set built over an alpine lake in Austria is about to host a grand production of the opera Carmen. The design features an enormous deck of cards which is thrown in the air by...
A growing volume of studies is convincing scientists that eating healthily can postpone Alzheimer's disease, even though there is no concrete evidence to show diet can directly cause dementia. An...
The annual count of swans belonging to Queen Elizabeth II has begun on the River Thames. The five-day event known as Swan Upping dates back to the 12th century - but in recent years there have been...
A hostel built by Russian royals in imperial times to house pilgrims to Jerusalem will reopen today as a luxury hotel after being closed for more than 100 years. The Sergei Courtyard compound will be...
Royal excitement is building in Berlin as Britain's Prince William and Princess Catherine, with their children George and Charlotte, are set to arrive on Wednesday. Children at a social centre in the...
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