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Tehran dismisses US claim of destroying Iranian drone

Tehran - Tehran on Friday denied the United States had downed one of its drones, saying all Iranian aircraft were accounted for and jesting Washington may have accidentally hit their own machine.

'Hell' of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company

Kyoto - Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach the roof, but the motive for the suspected arson remained unclear.

Taliban kill 25 Afghan elite commandos in clash

Abdul Malakazi, governor of the Badghis province in Afghanistan claims that 25 members of the country's elite commando units have been killed in clashes with the Taliban.

Netflix loses 130,000 US subscribers in the 2nd quarter of 2019

Los Gatos - Netflix lost customers in the US in the second quarter of 2019 and also did not add as many subscribers globally as the company had projected. This is the first time it has lost subscribers in the US since 2011 when the streaming platform became separate.

Janet Jackson in Saudi concert boycotted by Nicki Minaj

Jeddah - Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and Chris Brown were among artists who performed Thursday at a concert in Saudi Arabia that rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of citing human rights concerns.

'My entire world was gone': floods devastate northern Pakistan

Once a small cluster of houses stood along a gentle stream in Pakistani Kashmir. Now only jagged rocks and a few damaged homes remain after torrential rains wreaked havoc on the picturesque mountain village in the Laswa Valley.

Merkel says Greta Thunberg 'drove us' to move on climate change

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded Friday that her government was driven to act faster on climate change by young activists like teenaged Greta Thunberg, who was speaking at rally in Berlin the same day.

New EU chief must piece together diverse top team

Apo - After negotiating her own confirmation as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen must now put together a 27-nation team to help her run the bloc.

Pollution alert as the Hibernia oil platform spills oil

12,000 litres of oil (equivalent to 75 barrels) has been spilled into the ocean off Newfoundland. This has caused the oil rig to shutdown and the incident has raised concerns for local wildlife.

Smith & Thell talk 'Hotel Walls' single, inspirations, streaming Special

Victor Thell from the acclaimed duo Smith & Thell chatted with Digital Journal about their new music, including their latest single "Hotel Walls," and they opened up about their musical inspirations and the digital age of music.

Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media: FT

Jerusalem - An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past has told clients it can scoop user data from the world's top social media, the Financial Times reported Friday.

Kentucky coal producer with 2,800 workers files for bankruptcy

Blackhawk Mining, LLC., a coal company with 2,800 employees in Kentucky and West Virginia, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy later this week, according to documents released by the company.

Indian bartender jailed for decade over killing of British girl in Goa

Panaji - An Indian court on Friday sent a bartender to jail for 10 years over the sexual assault and killing of British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling on a Goa beach in 2008.

Chris Young talks 'Raised on Country,' tour and Grand Ole Opry Special

Country star Chris Young chatted with Digital Journal about his headlining "Raised On Country" Tour, his "Raised On Country" single, his new music, being an artist in this digital age and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

NASA is drawing up a long checklist for the lunar 2024 project

The next mission to the Moon is on and a new team of astronauts are set to touch down on the lunar surface in 2024. With the date announced, how ready is NASA? Some commentators are wondering if the announcement is premature.

Dutch top court cuts state's liability for Srebrenica massacre

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday slashed the state's liability for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian War, saying peacekeepers had only a "slim" chance of preventing the deaths of hundreds of Muslim men.

New type of cell discovered that keeps time regularity

Scientists have long wondered how the brain keeps in sync and there have been theories about a type of neuron that acts as brain's metronome. This may now be a reality, based on a new technique for measuring electrical activity.

Algerian football fans touch off national identity debate in France

Paris - Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities following clashes involving Algerian football fans that have touched off a debate about national identity.

French court to rule on damages case in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris is to rule Friday on whether a French certification agency and a German shipbuilder should pay compensation to survivors and relatives of the victims in the 1994 sinking of the Estonia, the deadliest accident involving a European ...

New wave of young Ukrainians shakes up parliamentary polls

Kiev - At 33, Kira Rudyk already heads a company with a thousand employees and is among a host of ambitious young political novices standing in Ukraine's parliamentary polls on Sunday.
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