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02/23/2017 - 10:25

Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport

Iraqi forces on Thursday entered Mosul airport, which lies on the southern edge of the city, for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.

Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport

Iraqi forces on Thursday entered Mosul airport, which lies on the southern edge of the city, for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.


02/23/2017 - 09:39

5 dead, 30 injured in bomb attack in Lahore: Pakistan officials

At least five people were killed and 30 injured after a blast ripped through a building in an upscale shopping area of Pakistan's Lahore Thursday, officials said, the latest in a surge in Islamist violence.

5 dead, 30 injured in bomb attack in Lahore: Pakistan officials

At least five people were killed and 30 injured after a blast ripped through a building in an upscale shopping area of Pakistan's Lahore Thursday, officials said, the latest in a surge in Islamist violence.


02/23/2017 - 05:06

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.


02/23/2017 - 10:44

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.


02/23/2017 - 06:17

'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees.

'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees.


02/23/2017 - 09:00

Barclays bank swings back into profit in 2016

British bank Barclays returned to profit in 2016 after slashing provisions set aside for legal and compensation costs linked to foreign exchange and insurance scandals, it said Thursday.

Barclays bank swings back into profit in 2016

British bank Barclays returned to profit in 2016 after slashing provisions set aside for legal and compensation costs linked to foreign exchange and insurance scandals, it said Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 09:38

Eyeing Opel, Peugeot says 2016 net profits soar by 80%

French carmaker PSA, which owns the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said Thursday net profit for 2016 nearly doubled as the group pushes plans to buy General Motors' European brands Opel and Vauxhall.

Eyeing Opel, Peugeot says 2016 net profits soar by 80%

French carmaker PSA, which owns the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said Thursday net profit for 2016 nearly doubled as the group pushes plans to buy General Motors' European brands Opel and Vauxhall.


02/23/2017 - 10:42

Indian spinners hurt Australia with quick strikes in first Test

Indian spinners rattled Australia's top order after ending skipper Steve Smith's brief resistance on the opening day of the first Test in Pune on Thursday.

Indian spinners hurt Australia with quick strikes in first Test

Indian spinners rattled Australia's top order after ending skipper Steve Smith's brief resistance on the opening day of the first Test in Pune on Thursday.

02/23/2017 - 09:00

Barclays bank swings back into profit in 2016

British bank Barclays returned to profit in 2016 after slashing provisions set aside for legal and compensation costs linked to foreign exchange and insurance scandals, it said Thursday.

Barclays bank swings back into profit in 2016

British bank Barclays returned to profit in 2016 after slashing provisions set aside for legal and compensation costs linked to foreign exchange and insurance scandals, it said Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 09:18

'Le Cost Killer' Ghosn quits as Nissan CEO, stays chair

Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn said on Thursday he will quit the post to focus on overhauling scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors, but will stay on as chairman at the Japanese automaker he was credited with saving.

'Le Cost Killer' Ghosn quits as Nissan CEO, stays chair

Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn said on Thursday he will quit the post to focus on overhauling scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors, but will stay on as chairman at the Japanese automaker he was credited with saving.


02/23/2017 - 09:38

Eyeing Opel, Peugeot says 2016 net profits soar by 80%

French carmaker PSA, which owns the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said Thursday net profit for 2016 nearly doubled as the group pushes plans to buy General Motors' European brands Opel and Vauxhall.

Eyeing Opel, Peugeot says 2016 net profits soar by 80%

French carmaker PSA, which owns the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said Thursday net profit for 2016 nearly doubled as the group pushes plans to buy General Motors' European brands Opel and Vauxhall.


02/23/2017 - 06:03

Chief executive out at Paramount Pictures

Viacom announced the departure of the top executive at Paramount Pictures, which has struggled for profit and was at the heart of a recent corporate power battle.

Chief executive out at Paramount Pictures

Viacom announced the departure of the top executive at Paramount Pictures, which has struggled for profit and was at the heart of a recent corporate power battle.


02/23/2017 - 10:03

Asia markets struggle as Trump rally hits buffers

Asian markets struggled Thursday as investors put the brakes on a Trump rally that has inflated global stocks, while Japanese car giant Nissan fell after Carlos Ghosn, the man considered its saviour, stepped down as CEO.

Asia markets struggle as Trump rally hits buffers

Asian markets struggled Thursday as investors put the brakes on a Trump rally that has inflated global stocks, while Japanese car giant Nissan fell after Carlos Ghosn, the man considered its saviour, stepped down as CEO.


02/23/2017 - 09:39

Bouygues Telecom returns to profit with 1 mln new clients

Bouygues Telecom said Thursday it had picked up one million new mobile phone customers last year, allowing the French telecom operator to return to profit.

Bouygues Telecom returns to profit with 1 mln new clients

Bouygues Telecom said Thursday it had picked up one million new mobile phone customers last year, allowing the French telecom operator to return to profit.


02/23/2017 - 08:59

German consumer morale hit by political uncertainty

German consumers' mood looks set to darken in March as concerns about rising inflation and US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies start to bite, a key survey found Thursday.

German consumer morale hit by political uncertainty

German consumers' mood looks set to darken in March as concerns about rising inflation and US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies start to bite, a key survey found Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 10:31

Bharti Airtel buys Telenor's India arm for Jio fight

Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel will buy the local operations of Norway's Telenor, it said Thursday, as the ultra-competitive mobile market is shaken up by the country's richest man.

Bharti Airtel buys Telenor's India arm for Jio fight

Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel will buy the local operations of Norway's Telenor, it said Thursday, as the ultra-competitive mobile market is shaken up by the country's richest man.

02/23/2017 - 10:42

Indian spinners hurt Australia with quick strikes in first Test

Indian spinners rattled Australia's top order after ending skipper Steve Smith's brief resistance on the opening day of the first Test in Pune on Thursday.

Indian spinners hurt Australia with quick strikes in first Test

Indian spinners rattled Australia's top order after ending skipper Steve Smith's brief resistance on the opening day of the first Test in Pune on Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 09:10

McMenemy backs Southampton to trim Zlatan down to size

Despite harbouring some reservations about his hairstyle, Lawrie McMenemy knows Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man his old club Southampton must stop in Sunday's League Cup final against Manchester United.

McMenemy backs Southampton to trim Zlatan down to size

Despite harbouring some reservations about his hairstyle, Lawrie McMenemy knows Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man his old club Southampton must stop in Sunday's League Cup final against Manchester United.


02/23/2017 - 06:54

Top seed Raonic advances at ATP Delray Beach

Canadian top seed Milos Raonic advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open on Wednesday by defeating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-3, 7-6 (7/2).

Top seed Raonic advances at ATP Delray Beach

Canadian top seed Milos Raonic advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open on Wednesday by defeating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-3, 7-6 (7/2).


02/23/2017 - 02:39

Vardy goal gives Leicester hope in Sevilla Champions League defeat

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes his side can continue their "holiday" from the reality of a Premier League relegation battle in the Champions League after Jamie Vardy's away goal gave them a lifeline against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Vardy goal gives Leicester hope in Sevilla Champions League defeat

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes his side can continue their "holiday" from the reality of a Premier League relegation battle in the Champions League after Jamie Vardy's away goal gave them a lifeline against Sevilla on Wednesday.


02/23/2017 - 07:35

Japan's Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby reset after horror year

Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia said Thursday that the Japanese side have no reason to feel pressure this season after a chastening first year in Super Rugby.

Japan's Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby reset after horror year

Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia said Thursday that the Japanese side have no reason to feel pressure this season after a chastening first year in Super Rugby.


02/23/2017 - 02:20

Mourinho worried about distant Euro draw

As Manchester United continue to battle on four fronts, wracking up too many air miles is proving a concern to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho worried about distant Euro draw

As Manchester United continue to battle on four fronts, wracking up too many air miles is proving a concern to manager Jose Mourinho.


02/23/2017 - 07:18

Ultimate Fighting Championship muscles into Asia with eyes on China

The world's biggest mixed martial arts organisation, the Las Vegas-based UFC, Thursday announced its long-awaited return to Asia with a Singapore show and an "ambition" to debut in mainland China.

Ultimate Fighting Championship muscles into Asia with eyes on China

The world's biggest mixed martial arts organisation, the Las Vegas-based UFC, Thursday announced its long-awaited return to Asia with a Singapore show and an "ambition" to debut in mainland China.


02/23/2017 - 07:57

NBA legend Yao Ming named Chinese basketball chief

NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming called for "urgent" reform and said he was facing a multitude of problems as he was elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday.

NBA legend Yao Ming named Chinese basketball chief

NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming called for "urgent" reform and said he was facing a multitude of problems as he was elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday.

02/23/2017 - 05:58

In hit film, Poland revisits its sexual revolution

Poles are taking a nostalgic look back at the sexual revolution which swept their communist yet deeply conservative Catholic country in the 1970s thanks to a biopic about a gynaecologist who made women's pleasure matter too.

In hit film, Poland revisits its sexual revolution

Poles are taking a nostalgic look back at the sexual revolution which swept their communist yet deeply conservative Catholic country in the 1970s thanks to a biopic about a gynaecologist who made women's pleasure matter too.


02/23/2017 - 06:03

Chief executive out at Paramount Pictures

Viacom announced the departure of the top executive at Paramount Pictures, which has struggled for profit and was at the heart of a recent corporate power battle.

Chief executive out at Paramount Pictures

Viacom announced the departure of the top executive at Paramount Pictures, which has struggled for profit and was at the heart of a recent corporate power battle.


02/23/2017 - 01:02

Katy Perry skeletons resemble Trump, May at Brit Awards

A performance by Katy Perry at the Brit Awards on Wednesday saw skeletons wearing outfits matching those of US President Donald Trump and his British counterpart Theresa May.

Katy Perry skeletons resemble Trump, May at Brit Awards

A performance by Katy Perry at the Brit Awards on Wednesday saw skeletons wearing outfits matching those of US President Donald Trump and his British counterpart Theresa May.


02/23/2017 - 00:26

Bowie wins as Brit Awards pay tribute to George Michael

David Bowie posthumously won two Brit awards on Wednesday in an emotional London ceremony which also saw tributes paid to the late George Michael.

Bowie wins as Brit Awards pay tribute to George Michael

David Bowie posthumously won two Brit awards on Wednesday in an emotional London ceremony which also saw tributes paid to the late George Michael.


02/22/2017 - 19:24

Jay Z the first rapper named to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Hip-hop icon Jay Z is the first rapper chosen for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, heading a class of inductees that also features Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and R&B crooner Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the group said Wednesday.

Jay Z the first rapper named to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Hip-hop icon Jay Z is the first rapper chosen for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, heading a class of inductees that also features Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and R&B crooner Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the group said Wednesday.


02/22/2017 - 15:12

Cult Japanese film director Seijun Suzuki dead at 93

Japanese B-movie director, Seijun Suzuki, whose prolific output from gangster films to fantasies influenced international filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, has died, his former studio announced on Wednesday. He was 93.

Cult Japanese film director Seijun Suzuki dead at 93

Japanese B-movie director, Seijun Suzuki, whose prolific output from gangster films to fantasies influenced international filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, has died, his former studio announced on Wednesday. He was 93.


02/22/2017 - 07:06

Boston Symphony plans major additions to summer home

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home of Tanglewood, one of the premier outdoor venues in classical music, will undergo a major expansion that will include a year-round building.

Boston Symphony plans major additions to summer home

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home of Tanglewood, one of the premier outdoor venues in classical music, will undergo a major expansion that will include a year-round building.


02/22/2017 - 06:11

Chris Brown restrained from model after abuse account

Troubled singer Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from an ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, after she said he punched her and threatened to kill her.

Chris Brown restrained from model after abuse account

Troubled singer Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from an ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, after she said he punched her and threatened to kill her.

02/22/2017 - 23:06

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.


02/22/2017 - 19:49

I.Coast hosting bid to save its last chimpanzees

Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90 percent decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates.

I.Coast hosting bid to save its last chimpanzees

Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90 percent decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates.


02/23/2017 - 05:36

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.


02/22/2017 - 19:45

Exoplanets 101: Looking for life beyond our Solar System

Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1, revealed Wednesday, are the most recent -- and arguably the most spectacular -- in a string of exoplanet discoveries going back 20 years.

Exoplanets 101: Looking for life beyond our Solar System

Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1, revealed Wednesday, are the most recent -- and arguably the most spectacular -- in a string of exoplanet discoveries going back 20 years.


02/23/2017 - 05:04

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners

After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming for Bhutan-style gross national happiness.

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners

After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming for Bhutan-style gross national happiness.


02/22/2017 - 16:26

Smog may force FIFA U-17 World Cup out of Delhi

FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.

Smog may force FIFA U-17 World Cup out of Delhi

FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.


02/22/2017 - 22:57

Saving Simba and Lula, last two survivors of Mosul zoo

Simba the lion and Lula the bear are the Mosul zoo's only survivors -- the other animals were killed by shelling, starved to death or ate each other during the fighting.

Saving Simba and Lula, last two survivors of Mosul zoo

Simba the lion and Lula the bear are the Mosul zoo's only survivors -- the other animals were killed by shelling, starved to death or ate each other during the fighting.


02/22/2017 - 00:17

Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tyres clogging oceans: report

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tyres account for up to a third of the plastic polluting oceans, impacting eco-systems and human health, a top conservationist body warned Wednesday.

Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tyres clogging oceans: report

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tyres account for up to a third of the plastic polluting oceans, impacting eco-systems and human health, a top conservationist body warned Wednesday.

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