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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

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Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.

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  • 20/04/2014 19:07

    Unease in Vatican over cardinal's 'luxury flat'

    An Italian cardinal is moving into a 600-square-metre (6,500 square foot) Vatican apartment in apparent contradiction with Pope Francis's call for a "poor Church", Italian daily La Repubblica reported on Sunday.

  • 20/04/2014 18:43

    SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS

    The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully berthed at the International Space Station Sunday on its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.

  • 20/04/2014 18:43

    Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network

    Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle.

  • 20/04/2014 14:51

    Dragon supply capsule reaches orbiting ISS

    The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully reached the International Space Station Sunday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.

  • 20/04/2014 04:13

    Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

    Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters -- even before a crime has been committed.

  • 20/04/2014 23:00

    Gibraltar fire stops global online betting

    An explosion and fire at a Gibraltar power station Sunday blacked out much of the British outpost and halted international online betting operations with giants including William Hill and Ladbrokes.

  • 20/04/2014 20:22

    Chinese newcomer Xiao thrills Crucible

    Chinese debutant Xiao Guodong came close to pulling off a major upset in his first round match against two-time runner-up Ali Carter at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield on Sunday.

  • 20/04/2014 19:28

    Everton punish Moyes on Goodison return

    Manchester United manager David Moyes tasted defeat on his first return to Everton since leaving the club as his side were beaten 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

  • 20/04/2014 18:03

    Anglican leader praises persecuted Christians in Easter sermon

    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the resilience of persecuted Christian minorities around the world in his Easter sermon on Sunday.

  • 20/04/2014 16:40

    Hull-Arsenal clash disrupted by advertising boards

    Play was momentarily suspended during Arsenal's Premier League game at Hull City on Sunday when a number of advertising boards were blown onto the pitch.

  • 21/04/2014 03:56

    Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

    Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.

  • 21/04/2014 03:55

    Ukraine business card 'proof' derided on Internet

    A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly became an object of derision on the Internet.

  • 21/04/2014 03:08

    Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

    Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

  • 20/04/2014 23:31

    Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

    The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.

  • 20/04/2014 22:24

    Palestinians mull handing territory 'keys' back to Israel

    Palestinian negotiators have warned they may pass responsiblity for their territory back to occupying power Israel if peace talks remain stalled, a senior Palestinian official said on Sunday.

  • 20/04/2014 22:50

    'Captain America' stays strong atop US box office

    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong at the North American box office, muscling out the competition to retain top spot for the third week running, industry estimates showed Sunday.

  • 20/04/2014 19:33

    Iran to let underground singer perform in public

    An underground Iranian pop singer will be allowed to perform in public for the first time, it was reported Sunday, prompting him to announce a concert that quickly sold out.

  • 19/04/2014 05:01

    White House: no comment on Bieber deportation petition

    Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes.

  • 18/04/2014 23:01

    Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence'

    Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology.

  • 18/04/2014 20:53

    'TV, film lag behind other Cuba reforms'

    Cuban television and cinema are lagging behind other industries that have seen recent reform on the communist island, a writers' and artists' group wrote in a report published on Friday.

  • 21/04/2014 03:51

    Liverpool ready for Chelsea clash, Rodgers says

    Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool players possess the necessary ingredients to get the better of title rivals Chelsea when the two teams meet at Anfield this weekend.

  • 21/04/2014 02:44

    Brawl mars Pirates-Brewers game

    A verbal exchange between Pittsburgh pitcher Gerrit Cole and Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez sparked a brawl that saw Gomez tossed from their Major League Baseball game.

  • 21/04/2014 01:02

    Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener.

  • 20/04/2014 23:29

    Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

    The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan's 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series.

  • 20/04/2014 23:06

    Messi winner maintains Barca's title hopes

    Barcelona maintained their slim chances of retaining their La Liga title as they came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday.