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Boeing updates older 737 simulators in wake of fatal Max crash

2019-06-15 16:20

Boeing is updating simulators for 737 Next-Generation aircraft after research conducted in two fatal 737 Max crashes revealed that they don’t accurately replicate the force required during a procedure critical for the pilots responding to both accidents

Saudi Arabia to start taxing sugary drinks in December

2019-06-15 15:51

Saudi Arabia will begin implementing a new excise tax on sweetened drinks from December 1, according to the official gazette, as the kingdom seeks to boost non-oil revenue.

WATCH: Japan will start testing the world's fastest bullet train

2019-06-15 11:08

Japan will begin testing the world's fastest Shinkansen bullet-train which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour.

 
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WAITING:  A Peruvian policeman assists Venezuelan citizens waiting in line to get a refugee application at a Peruvian border post at the binational border attention centre in Tumbes. The Peruvian government announced last week that Venezuelans will need a humanitarian visa, as well as a passport, from June 15 to enter Peru. (Cris Bouroncle / AFP)

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WATCH: Facial recognition: what's in a face?

2019-06-15 13:06

Supporters of the technology argue that facial recognition systems can help police fight crime and make streets safer, but rights groups have raised concerns.

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces: monitor

2019-06-15 11:56

At least 35 combattants including 26 pro-regime forces were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

WATCH: Hong Kong's embattled leader suspends divisive extradition bill

2019-06-15 10:23

Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be "suspended" in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests.

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Paris's Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire

2019-06-15 08:03

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass on Saturday, exactly two months after the devastating blaze that shocked France and the world.

WATCH: Pistol 'used in Van Gogh suicide' on auction in Paris

2019-06-15 07:49

The gun with which Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh allegedly took his own life will go under the hammer on 19 June at the Hôtel Drouot auction house in Paris.

Facing measles outbreaks, New York bans religious vaccination exemptions

2019-06-15 07:51

Confronted with both serious measles outbreaks and a growing anti-vaccine movement, New York lawmakers voted Thursday to ban religious exemptions that would allow parents to circumvent school-mandated vaccination.

Israeli jets hit Gaza after rocket fire into Israel

2019-06-14 14:22

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas bases in Gaza, the military has said, after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit a Jewish theological seminary in southern Israel.

WATCH: Trump doubles down on accepting foreign 'dirt' on political opponents

2019-06-14 12:11

US President Donald Trump has defended saying he saw nothing wrong with receiving dirt on a political rival from a foreign government, even as his own Republicans joined a fierce backlash against the comments.

WATCH: Video purports to show Iran removing ship mine

2019-06-14 08:43

The US military has released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz. WATCH NOW.

WATCH: Trump announces exit of 'warrior' spokesperson Sarah Sanders

2019-06-14 08:43

President Donald Trump has announced the surprise departure of his spokesperson Sarah Sanders, after a combative tenure that saw her all-but-kill off traditional White House briefings to journalists.

WATCH: Tory leadership race: Seven candidates make it through to second round

2019-06-14 08:06

Seven contenders in the Tory leadership race have been nominated to go through to the second round of voting by MPs, here are the results for the first round.

Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families: official

2019-06-14 06:55

Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said.

Suspected tanker attacks risk sparking conflict: analysts

2019-06-14 05:29

Suspected attacks on tankers at the mouth of the oil-rich Gulf threaten to block vital crude supplies to the world and trigger an all-out conflict involving Iran, analysts said Thursday.

Man who killed three Muslims gets life in prison

2019-06-13 22:28

An American who killed three Muslims in February 2015 out of what police first called a parking dispute but now admit was driven by hate has been sentenced to life in prison.

Brexit figurehead Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM

2019-06-13 18:23

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson came top by a landslide in a first-round vote on Thursday for a leader to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May as the deadline for leaving the EU looms.

India plans 'very small' space station after 2022

2019-06-13 18:06

India plans to establish its own "very small" space station in the next decade as the country gears up for a first manned mission beyond earth.

WATCH: Man sells comic book collection worth over R6m

2019-06-13 16:38

Martin Morris has amassed 36 000 Marvel and DC comics over decades, worth an estimated £350 000, with one alone probably worth £10 000.

WATCH: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from foggy California

2019-06-13 11:13

Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat programme have been launched into orbit from California aboard a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

2019-06-13 11:13

Ecuador's highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.

US infant boy cut out of mother's womb dies at hospital

2019-06-15 08:39

A baby cut out of his murdered teenage mother's womb died Friday at a Chicago hospital of severe brain injury nearly two months after the attack, the family said.

Bhutan to double teacher pay

2019-06-15 07:50

In many countries teachers have a rough time but not in Bhutan, the small Himalayan kingdom famous for striving for Gross National Happiness, where their pay is being doubled.

Sri Lanka 'super woman' cop guilty of child abuse

2019-06-15 07:51

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court fined an award-winning woman police officer for illegally detaining and intimidating a teenage girl to frame a local politician for rape, officials said Friday.

WATCH: Trump: 'Of course' I'd tell FBI of foreign dirt

2019-06-14 19:30

President Donald Trump said that "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent walkback from his earlier comments.

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

2019-06-14 12:12

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.

WATCH: Prosecutors drop charges against 8 in Flint crisis

2019-06-14 08:43

Michigan prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against eight people involved in the Flint water crisis, more than three years after investigators began examining what left the city's water system tainted with lead. WATCH NOW.

WATCH: US man sentenced to death for killing his five children

2019-06-14 08:43

An American convicted of killing his five small children has been sentenced to death, even after his ex-wife asked jurors to spare his life because the kids loved him. WATCH NOW.

Saudi warns Iran over Yemeni rebel airport attack

2019-06-14 06:24

Riyadh accused its arch-foe Tehran on Thursday of ordering a Yemeni rebel missile strike which wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport and warned of "grave consequences".

Norwegian tanker Front Altair still afloat after reported attack: owner

2019-06-14 05:29

Norwegian tanker Front Altair was still afloat after a reported attack in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, the chief executive of the company that owns the vessel told AFP, denying reports it had sunk.

US navy says received distress calls from two ships in Gulf of Oman

2019-06-13 12:33

The US Fifth Fleet has said that its vessels in the Middle East have received distress calls from two tankers reportedly under attack in the Gulf of Oman.

Moscow announces ceasefire in northwest Syria

2019-06-13 11:13

Moscow has announced a ceasefire in Syria's northwestern Idlib province after weeks of intensified rocket fire and air strikes by regime and Russian forces.

WATCH: Trump slams 'fake polls' suggesting he's falling behind

2019-06-13 11:13

US President Donald Trump has slammed reports that his internal re-election campaign polls show him trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, as well as other candidates in the 2020 presidential race.

Candidates face first cull in battle to be British PM

2019-06-13 11:13

The 10 candidates running to replace Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May face the first round of voting - when at least one will get the chop.

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