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Law & Order actor Steven Hill dies at 94

Tert.amCulture13 hours ago

US actor Steven Hill, who was best known for roles on the original Law & Order and Mission: Impossible TV shows, has died at the age of 94, the BBC reports.Hill played undercover team leader Daniel Briggs in the first series...

Investors controlling $13tn call on G20 leaders to ratify Paris climate agreement

Tert.amWorld13 hours ago

A group of 130 institutions that control US$13tn of investments have called on G20 nations to ratify the Paris agreement this year and accelerate investment in clean energy and forced disclosure of climate-related financial risk...

Oil falls on surprise build in U.S. crude stocks

Tert.amBusiness13 hours ago

Brent oil fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday on an unexpected increase in U.S. crude stocks that revived worries about the supply glut that has capped prices for the past two years, Reuters reports.Global benchmark Brent crude LCOc1...

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, the BBC reports citing a study.Scientists have found that the chemical components of a fragrance can transfer from one person's clothing to another's -...

Having no friends could be as deadly as smoking, Harvard University finds

Tert.amLifestyle14 hours ago

Having no friends could be as deadly as smoking, researchers at Harvard University have suggested, after discovering a link between loneliness and the levels of a blood-clotting protein which can cause heart attacks and stroke,...

Samsung, Tencent surge in race to become Asia's most valuable firm

Tert.amBusiness14 hours ago

Tencent Holdings Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd are racing to be crowned Asia's most valuable company as expectations for robust earnings growth push their share prices to record highs, Reuters reports. Their surge -...

Major earthquakes in Italy since start of 20th century

Tert.amEvent14 hours ago

A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. A preliminary count hours after the quake struck put the death toll at...

South Korea delays decision on Google's request for mapping data

South Korea said on Wednesday it will extend a review of a request by Google Inc in June for permission to take government mapping data out of the country for use in servers worldwide, with a decision due by Nov. 23, Reuters...

Syrian government condemns Turkish incursion

Tert.amWorld15 hours ago

Syria's Foreign Ministry condemned Turkey's military incursion against an Islamic State-held Syrian town near its border, aided by aircraft from a U.S.-led coalition, as a breach of its sovereignty, Syrian state...

Syrian conjoined twins 'die awaiting transfer abroad'

Tert.amEvent15 hours ago

One-month-old conjoined twins who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus have died, the BBC reports quoting a medical charity as saying.Nawras and Moaz were joined at the chest, with...

Canada's Mounties allow women in uniform to wear hijabs

Tert.amWorld15 hours ago

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known as the Mounties, is to allow women in uniform to wear hijabs, the BBC reports.Government spokesman Scott Bardsley said the move was to reflect the diversity in Canada's communities...

Armenian wrestlers to take part in competition in Iran

Tert.amArmenia15 hours ago

Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers Varsham Boranyan (71 w/c) and Roman Amoyan (59 w/c) will take part in a competition of Iranian clubs, the official website of the Armenian Wrestling Federation reports.

At least 38 dead in Italian earthquake: civil protection

Tert.amWorld16 hours ago

At least 38 people died in a powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early on Wednesday, Reuters reports quoting a spokeswoman for the civil protection department as saying.The quake struck towns and villages in the...

Avetisyan family murder not completely solved – Artur Sakunts

Tert.amArmenia16 hours ago

The Avetisyan family murder has not been completely solved, and the Russian military base may pose a threat of further tragic incidents, Artur Sakunts, Head of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor office, told reporters on...

Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo

Tert.amLifestyle16 hours ago

Standing in line for a special ceremony, uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard are carefully inspected - by a penguin, Reuters reports.Sir Nils Olav, a resident king penguin at Edinburgh Zoo, was...