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UK's Boris Johnson, likening himself to Incredible Hulk, vows October 31 Brexit

"The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,"Boris Johnson was quoted as saying.

Tension over Kashmir not to affect TAPI: Pakistan assures Turkmenistan

Some Pakistani experts raised doubts about the future of the the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) and other offshore gas pipeline projects following tensions between India and Pakistan.

Shocking discovery! World's most powerful electric eel found in Amazon

Call it a shock discovery: DNA research has revealed two entirely new species of electric eel in the Amazon basin, including one capable of delivering a record-breaking jolt.The findings are evidence, researchers say, of the incredible diversity in the Amazon rainforest -- much of it still unknown to science -- and illustrate why it is so important to protect a habitat at risk from deforestation, logging and fires.In pic: This undated photo provided by researchers in September 2019 shows an Electrophorus voltai, one of the two newly discovered electric eel species, in Brazil's Xingu River.

Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi attacks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Iran after Saturday's attacks, which knocked out half of the kingdom's oil production.

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major _ not a fan _ called Cummings a ``political anarchist . who cares not a fig for the future of the party I have served.''

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving prime minister, has dominated the political discourse during a campaign that is seen as a referendum on his rule.

Reeling from Dorian, Bahamas faces another storm 'Humberto'

Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago's northwest region that was already hit by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto's arrival coincides with a weekend visit to the Bahamas by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres aimed at supporting humanitarian efforts in the wake of Dorian, which reached the islands as a Category-5 storm and left thousands in need of food, water and shelter.

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim drone attack on oil facilities of Saudi Aramco

Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. Video from the Arabiya channel showed a large smoke plume rising from the oil refinery in Buqyaq. Houthi military spokesperson Yahia Sarie said rebels had launched ten drones in their coordinated attack on the sites. The attack will likely heighten tensions further across the wider Persian Gulf amid a confrontation between the US and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

Watch: Clashes during pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Another confrontation in Hong Kong on Saturday – this time between a flag-waving flash mob of Beijing supporters and a crowd of locals at a suburban shopping center.After weeks of spontaneous gatherings by Hong Kongers chanting their demands, pro-Beijing groups have started to mobilize people to try to do the same.At Amoy Plaza in Kowloon Bay, this resulted in shouting, pushing and shoving and some fights, with police called in.The police, wearing helmets but not in full riot gear, tried to separate the sparring crowds.The situation remained tense for several hours and police were seen subduing people and removing them from the scene.(AP)

Imran Khan: From Oxford-educated playboy to Western decadence critic

The article stirred the Twitterati in a heated debate as some called it "an excellent masterpiece", while others questioned the need for such a piece.

Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: The CIA's animal spies

In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers.But on his toughest-yet spy school test, he disappeared — done in by some of his own kind: ravens.The bird was a central figure in a decade-long US Central Intelligence Agency program to train animals as agents, helping Washington fight the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

Farewell to Zimbabwe's 'liberation hero' Robert Mugabe with state funeral

Farewell to Zimbabwe's 'liberation hero' Robert Mugabe with state funeral

Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil.Mugabe, who died in Singapore aged 95, left Zimbabwe deeply divided over his legacy with the southern African country still struggling with high inflation and shortages of goods after decades of mismanagement.

Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after

Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after

An Afghan official says that the priority for his government is to hold national elections later this month - rather than reach a peace deal with insurgents.

Cancer-fighting pizza, scrotum study win spoof Nobel prizes

Cancer-fighting pizza, scrotum study win spoof Nobel prizes

A study of whether pizza made and eaten in Italy wards off cancer and an inventor of a diaper-changing machine are among the winners of this year's spoof Nobel prizes.Scientists who measured children's saliva and those examining the pleasure of scratching an itch were also honoured at the 29th annual Ig Nobel Prizes, which celebrate the sillier side of science. In pic: Shigeru Watanabe, of Japan, receives the Ig Nobel award in chemistry for estimating the total saliva volume produced per day by a typical five-year-old, at the 29th annual Ig Nobel awards ceremony at Harvard University.

Unique tale of ageing: Japanese centenarian population exceeds 70,000

Unique tale of ageing: Japanese centenarian population exceeds 70,000

The number of people aged 100 or older in Japan has exceeded 70,000 for the first time after marking an increase for the 49th consecutive year in the aging society whose birth rate remains low, government data showed on Friday.

Joe Biden visits HBCU, shrugs off comments on age

Joe Biden visits HBCU, shrugs off comments on age

Former Vice President Joe Biden and putative front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination contest visited historically black college, Texas Southern University in Houston, the day after a combative debate performance on the same campus. In an interview with members of the news media, Biden brushed aside concerns that other candidates onstage, mainly former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, were bringing up his age as a disqualifying factor.

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