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08/23/2017 - 18:06

Spain probe widens as suspect admits big attack planned

Police on Wednesday widened their probe into a terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week, after a suspect admitted the jihadists were targeting monuments in an even bigger attack.

Spain probe widens as suspect admits big attack planned

Police on Wednesday widened their probe into a terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week, after a suspect admitted the jihadists were targeting monuments in an even bigger attack.


08/23/2017 - 18:32

Headless torso found at sea is reporter from Danish submarine

The headless torso of a woman found at sea was identified Wednesday as a Swedish journalist, thought to have died aboard a Danish inventor's homemade submarine in a grisly case that has gripped public imagination worldwide.

Headless torso found at sea is reporter from Danish submarine

The headless torso of a woman found at sea was identified Wednesday as a Swedish journalist, thought to have died aboard a Danish inventor's homemade submarine in a grisly case that has gripped public imagination worldwide.


08/23/2017 - 18:26

S.Africa's first online rhino horn auction sparks anger

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers.

S.Africa's first online rhino horn auction sparks anger

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers.


08/23/2017 - 20:12

Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor resurfaced in Brazil on Wednesday claiming to possess "a lot" of proof of President Nicolas Maduro's corruption and warning that her life remains in danger.

Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor resurfaced in Brazil on Wednesday claiming to possess "a lot" of proof of President Nicolas Maduro's corruption and warning that her life remains in danger.


08/23/2017 - 17:22

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.


08/23/2017 - 20:49

Top Russian director accused of fraud put under house arrest

Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.

Top Russian director accused of fraud put under house arrest

Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.


08/23/2017 - 20:15

Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.

Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.


08/23/2017 - 20:24

Froome extends Vuelta lead as Lutsenko takes stage

Chris Froome extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana as Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko won Wednesday's rolling fifth stage.

Froome extends Vuelta lead as Lutsenko takes stage

Chris Froome extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana as Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko won Wednesday's rolling fifth stage.

08/23/2017 - 20:15

Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.

Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.


08/23/2017 - 19:21

France's Macron sets sights on EU rule on detached workers

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that an EU rule allowing companies to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to other member states without paying local social charges was a "betrayal of the European spirit".

France's Macron sets sights on EU rule on detached workers

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that an EU rule allowing companies to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to other member states without paying local social charges was a "betrayal of the European spirit".


08/23/2017 - 20:39

ExxonMobil misled public on climate for decades: study

US oil giant ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday.

ExxonMobil misled public on climate for decades: study

US oil giant ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 21:01

Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers 33 mn euros

Europe's contaminated egg scare has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least 33 million euros ($39 million), according to a preliminary estimate by the government.

Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers 33 mn euros

Europe's contaminated egg scare has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least 33 million euros ($39 million), according to a preliminary estimate by the government.


08/23/2017 - 18:50

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping.

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping.


08/23/2017 - 20:32

Mexico downplays Trump's latest NAFTA threat: 'That's his style'

Mexico on Wednesday downplayed Donald Trump's latest threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, which its foreign minister put down to the US President's "peculiar" negotiating style.

Mexico downplays Trump's latest NAFTA threat: 'That's his style'

Mexico on Wednesday downplayed Donald Trump's latest threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, which its foreign minister put down to the US President's "peculiar" negotiating style.


08/23/2017 - 19:08

US debt rating in doubt, Fitch warns

The top 'AAA' long-term debt rating of the United States will be in danger if lawmakers do not raise borrowing limits in a timely fashion, ratings agency Fitch warned Wednesday.

US debt rating in doubt, Fitch warns

The top 'AAA' long-term debt rating of the United States will be in danger if lawmakers do not raise borrowing limits in a timely fashion, ratings agency Fitch warned Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 18:56

Rosneft wins huge damages over Bashneft deal

A Russian court on Wednesday ordered private company Sistema to pay huge damages to state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its controversial deal to acquire oil company Bashneft.

Rosneft wins huge damages over Bashneft deal

A Russian court on Wednesday ordered private company Sistema to pay huge damages to state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its controversial deal to acquire oil company Bashneft.

08/23/2017 - 21:23

Rooney calls time on England despite recall

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney announced on Wednesday he is retiring from international football with immediate effect after manager Gareth Southgate tried to recall him to the squad.

Rooney calls time on England despite recall

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney announced on Wednesday he is retiring from international football with immediate effect after manager Gareth Southgate tried to recall him to the squad.


08/23/2017 - 13:53

F1 rookie Vandoorne given second season by McLaren

Rookie Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to drive for embattled former Formula One giants McLaren Honda next season, the team announced on Wednesday.

F1 rookie Vandoorne given second season by McLaren

Rookie Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to drive for embattled former Formula One giants McLaren Honda next season, the team announced on Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 16:47

SEA Games: Soul-searching Schooling snaps up butterfly gold

Olympic champion Joseph Schooling said he was searching for inspiration to get his career back on track as he swam to Southeast Asian Games victory in the 100m butterfly on Wednesday.

SEA Games: Soul-searching Schooling snaps up butterfly gold

Olympic champion Joseph Schooling said he was searching for inspiration to get his career back on track as he swam to Southeast Asian Games victory in the 100m butterfly on Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 16:51

Griezmann handed two-game ban for ref insult

France international forward Antoine Griezmann was handed a two-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday after he was sent off at the weekend for insulting the referee.

Griezmann handed two-game ban for ref insult

France international forward Antoine Griezmann was handed a two-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday after he was sent off at the weekend for insulting the referee.


08/23/2017 - 09:27

SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede

A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight.

SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede

A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight.


08/23/2017 - 08:44

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.


08/23/2017 - 20:24

Froome extends Vuelta lead as Lutsenko takes stage

Chris Froome extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana as Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko won Wednesday's rolling fifth stage.

Froome extends Vuelta lead as Lutsenko takes stage

Chris Froome extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana as Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko won Wednesday's rolling fifth stage.


08/23/2017 - 19:17

Clear-headed Coles returns to All Blacks

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been cleared to play his first Test of the year in the Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday after being sidelined for several months with concussion symptoms.

Clear-headed Coles returns to All Blacks

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been cleared to play his first Test of the year in the Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday after being sidelined for several months with concussion symptoms.

08/23/2017 - 20:49

Top Russian director accused of fraud put under house arrest

Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.

Top Russian director accused of fraud put under house arrest

Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.


08/23/2017 - 04:06

Linkin Park plans public memorial for late singer

Rockers Linkin Park said Tuesday that they were planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington, a month after he committed suicide.

Linkin Park plans public memorial for late singer

Rockers Linkin Park said Tuesday that they were planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington, a month after he committed suicide.


08/23/2017 - 03:23

Matt LeBlanc on saying goodbye to... Matt LeBlanc

If ever an actor were made for a part, it's surely former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc, who plays a former "Friends" star called Matt LeBlanc in the inside-Hollywood sitcom "Episodes."

Matt LeBlanc on saying goodbye to... Matt LeBlanc

If ever an actor were made for a part, it's surely former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc, who plays a former "Friends" star called Matt LeBlanc in the inside-Hollywood sitcom "Episodes."


08/22/2017 - 18:38

Mark Wahlberg named world's top paid actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world's highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months.

Mark Wahlberg named world's top paid actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world's highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months.


08/22/2017 - 20:40

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.


08/22/2017 - 19:59

Morrissey returns with new album, more politics

Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.

Morrissey returns with new album, more politics

Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.


08/22/2017 - 22:16

Billy Joel dons Star of David in silent protest

Pop great Billy Joel donned a yellow Star of David at a concert in New York in a powerful but silent statement against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville.

Billy Joel dons Star of David in silent protest

Pop great Billy Joel donned a yellow Star of David at a concert in New York in a powerful but silent statement against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville.


08/22/2017 - 18:17

Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018

The retrial of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges on Tuesday was pushed back to next year, to give his new lawyers time to prepare their defense.

Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018

The retrial of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges on Tuesday was pushed back to next year, to give his new lawyers time to prepare their defense.

08/23/2017 - 17:22

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.


08/23/2017 - 20:39

ExxonMobil misled public on climate for decades: study

US oil giant ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday.

ExxonMobil misled public on climate for decades: study

US oil giant ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 15:14

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.


08/23/2017 - 18:26

S.Africa's first online rhino horn auction sparks anger

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers.

S.Africa's first online rhino horn auction sparks anger

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers.


08/23/2017 - 06:12

S. Africa's first online rhino horn auction set to open

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

S. Africa's first online rhino horn auction set to open

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.


08/23/2017 - 12:12

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

As Hong Kong battens down for Typhoon Hato, weather-obsessed residents are glued to updates from the historic observatory which has the power to shut down the city with a signal.

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

As Hong Kong battens down for Typhoon Hato, weather-obsessed residents are glued to updates from the historic observatory which has the power to shut down the city with a signal.


08/23/2017 - 15:29

'Rare' Byzantine mosaic revealed in Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli archaeologists on Wednesday unveiled a 1,500-year-old portion of mosaic floor bearing the names of Byzantine Emperor Justinian and a senior Orthodox priest.

'Rare' Byzantine mosaic revealed in Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli archaeologists on Wednesday unveiled a 1,500-year-old portion of mosaic floor bearing the names of Byzantine Emperor Justinian and a senior Orthodox priest.


08/23/2017 - 20:48

Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater 'alarmingly high': study

Levels of arsenic in the groundwater of eastern Pakistan are "alarmingly high" and pose a significant health hazard to tens of millions of people who drink the water, researchers said Wednesday.

Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater 'alarmingly high': study

Levels of arsenic in the groundwater of eastern Pakistan are "alarmingly high" and pose a significant health hazard to tens of millions of people who drink the water, researchers said Wednesday.

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