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07/23/2017 - 20:08

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday began a key trip to the Gulf aimed at defusing the standoff over Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no one had an interest in prolonging the crisis.

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday began a key trip to the Gulf aimed at defusing the standoff over Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no one had an interest in prolonging the crisis.


07/23/2017 - 17:35

US Congress to vote on Russia sanctions, tying Trump's hands

The US Congress is poised to approve tough new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea this week after reaching a compromise deal, which the White House indicated Sunday it could support.

US Congress to vote on Russia sanctions, tying Trump's hands

The US Congress is poised to approve tough new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea this week after reaching a compromise deal, which the White House indicated Sunday it could support.


07/23/2017 - 17:56

Eight bodies found in Texas truck, human trafficking suspected

Eight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a "horrific" human trafficking crime.

Eight bodies found in Texas truck, human trafficking suspected

Eight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a "horrific" human trafficking crime.


07/23/2017 - 22:13

Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

Israel faced mounting pressure Sunday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as a shooting at the its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns after a weekend of deadly unrest.

Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

Israel faced mounting pressure Sunday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as a shooting at the its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns after a weekend of deadly unrest.


07/23/2017 - 21:48

Jihadists take control of major Syrian city

Jihadists on Sunday took Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city and its province, one of the last beyond regime control.

Jihadists take control of major Syrian city

Jihadists on Sunday took Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city and its province, one of the last beyond regime control.


07/23/2017 - 21:15

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives: AIDS meeting

Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject "draconian" funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump.

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives: AIDS meeting

Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject "draconian" funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump.


07/23/2017 - 17:59

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

German luxury carmaker BMW on Sunday denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines, saying none of its models had been "manipulated" or violated industry regulations.

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

German luxury carmaker BMW on Sunday denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines, saying none of its models had been "manipulated" or violated industry regulations.


07/23/2017 - 20:14

Froome wins fourth Tour de France, 'honoured' to be with greats

Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday and said it was a huge honour to be amongst cycling's greats.

Froome wins fourth Tour de France, 'honoured' to be with greats

Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday and said it was a huge honour to be amongst cycling's greats.

07/23/2017 - 17:59

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

German luxury carmaker BMW on Sunday denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines, saying none of its models had been "manipulated" or violated industry regulations.

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

German luxury carmaker BMW on Sunday denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines, saying none of its models had been "manipulated" or violated industry regulations.


07/23/2017 - 03:04

No-show inflation poses conundrum for US Fed

After tightening monetary policy last month for the second time this year, the US central bank is expected to pause for the next few months to monitor developments.

No-show inflation poses conundrum for US Fed

After tightening monetary policy last month for the second time this year, the US central bank is expected to pause for the next few months to monitor developments.


07/23/2017 - 05:25

Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

Nigeria's former oil minister faces charges only at home but her name crops up in a growing number of international cases that lift the lid on the scale of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector.

Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

Nigeria's former oil minister faces charges only at home but her name crops up in a growing number of international cases that lift the lid on the scale of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector.


07/23/2017 - 05:30

China cashing out as mobile payment soars

Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing.

China cashing out as mobile payment soars

Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing.


07/22/2017 - 18:25

French grape harvest heading to historic low

Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low", according to the agriculture ministry.

French grape harvest heading to historic low

Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low", according to the agriculture ministry.


07/21/2017 - 19:01

Bank of America picks Dublin as post-Brexit hub

Bank of America announced Friday that it will move its hub for EU business to Dublin from London following Brexit.

Bank of America picks Dublin as post-Brexit hub

Bank of America announced Friday that it will move its hub for EU business to Dublin from London following Brexit.


07/21/2017 - 15:53

Britain's Johnson hails 'record high' Japanese investment

Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday, during a visit to Tokyo.

Britain's Johnson hails 'record high' Japanese investment

Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday, during a visit to Tokyo.


07/21/2017 - 21:00

High-tech mystery: Is a Facebook phone in the works?

Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to paperwork recently spotted by cyber sleuths which the tech giant filed earlier this year.

High-tech mystery: Is a Facebook phone in the works?

Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to paperwork recently spotted by cyber sleuths which the tech giant filed earlier this year.

07/23/2017 - 21:33

Spieth comes back from brink to win British Open

Jordan Spieth recovered from the brink of a disastrous collapse to regain his nerve and win the British Open with a breathtaking late flourish at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.

Spieth comes back from brink to win British Open

Jordan Spieth recovered from the brink of a disastrous collapse to regain his nerve and win the British Open with a breathtaking late flourish at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.


07/23/2017 - 20:14

Froome wins fourth Tour de France, 'honoured' to be with greats

Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday and said it was a huge honour to be amongst cycling's greats.

Froome wins fourth Tour de France, 'honoured' to be with greats

Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday and said it was a huge honour to be amongst cycling's greats.


07/23/2017 - 20:09

USA women win 4x100m world gold, Sjostrom claims world record

Katie Ledecky earned a second gold medal on Sunday at the world aquatics championships in Budapest by helping the United States win the women's 4x100m freestyle final.

USA women win 4x100m world gold, Sjostrom claims world record

Katie Ledecky earned a second gold medal on Sunday at the world aquatics championships in Budapest by helping the United States win the women's 4x100m freestyle final.


07/23/2017 - 20:26

Shrubsole stars as England edge India in Women's World Cup final

Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday.

Shrubsole stars as England edge India in Women's World Cup final

Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday.


07/23/2017 - 20:49

Portugal beat Scotland to boost women's Euro last-eight hopes

Carolina Mendes and substitute Ana Leite gave Portugal a 2-1 win over Scotland in a clash of newcomers at the women's European championships in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Portugal beat Scotland to boost women's Euro last-eight hopes

Carolina Mendes and substitute Ana Leite gave Portugal a 2-1 win over Scotland in a clash of newcomers at the women's European championships in Rotterdam on Sunday.


07/23/2017 - 20:48

Sjostrom breaks 52-sec barrier for 100m freestyle world record

Sarah Sjostrom clocked a world record of 51.71secs for her leg of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay final at the world championships on Sunday although Sweden were only able to finish fifth.

Sjostrom breaks 52-sec barrier for 100m freestyle world record

Sarah Sjostrom clocked a world record of 51.71secs for her leg of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay final at the world championships on Sunday although Sweden were only able to finish fifth.


07/23/2017 - 21:10

Sun Yang gracious despite thrashing Horton

Sun Yang was gracious following his 400m freestyle victory at the world championships on Sunday as he took revenge over Olympic champion Mack Horton.

Sun Yang gracious despite thrashing Horton

Sun Yang was gracious following his 400m freestyle victory at the world championships on Sunday as he took revenge over Olympic champion Mack Horton.


07/23/2017 - 21:31

No budget cap thanks, says Froome

Chris Froome wrapped up a fourth Tour de France success on Sunday as his Sky team dominated the three-week race once again.

No budget cap thanks, says Froome

Chris Froome wrapped up a fourth Tour de France success on Sunday as his Sky team dominated the three-week race once again.

07/23/2017 - 07:02

'Stranger Things' Season 2 trailer is a real 'Thriller'

Nostalgic horror sensation "Stranger Things" unveiled a new trailer set to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on Saturday as it built buzz for season two at the San Diego Comic-Con fan convention.

'Stranger Things' Season 2 trailer is a real 'Thriller'

Nostalgic horror sensation "Stranger Things" unveiled a new trailer set to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on Saturday as it built buzz for season two at the San Diego Comic-Con fan convention.


07/23/2017 - 16:57

William and Harry had 'short' chat with Diana on day she died

Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry have revealed they talked to their mother Princess Diana on the day she died and that the "short" conversation now weighs "heavily" on their mind.

William and Harry had 'short' chat with Diana on day she died

Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry have revealed they talked to their mother Princess Diana on the day she died and that the "short" conversation now weighs "heavily" on their mind.


07/23/2017 - 15:38

Michel Franco and Edgar Wright on Venice film pannel

Filmmakers Michel Franco and Edgar Wright and actress Rebecca Hall will sit on the jury at the 74th Venice Film Festival, organisers said Sunday.

Michel Franco and Edgar Wright on Venice film pannel

Filmmakers Michel Franco and Edgar Wright and actress Rebecca Hall will sit on the jury at the 74th Venice Film Festival, organisers said Sunday.


07/23/2017 - 03:07

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the "Justice League" and announced a sequel to summer smash hit "Wonder Woman."

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the "Justice League" and announced a sequel to summer smash hit "Wonder Woman."


07/22/2017 - 21:41

Actor John Heard, the 'Home Alone' dad, dead at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the hit 90s-era "Home Alone" films, has died, according to US media. He was 72.

Actor John Heard, the 'Home Alone' dad, dead at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the hit 90s-era "Home Alone" films, has died, according to US media. He was 72.


07/22/2017 - 07:46

David Lynch is the surreal deal, say 'Twin Peaks' cast

The cast of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" revival show gushed Friday about how much they loved working with the enigmatic filmmaker -- and revealed some secrets about his unique directing process.

David Lynch is the surreal deal, say 'Twin Peaks' cast

The cast of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" revival show gushed Friday about how much they loved working with the enigmatic filmmaker -- and revealed some secrets about his unique directing process.


07/22/2017 - 15:59

Salzburg Festival features opera's leading lights

Austria's Salzburg Festival opens Saturday, the start of more than a month of classical and dramatic performances featuring some of opera's brightest and most controversial stars.

Salzburg Festival features opera's leading lights

Austria's Salzburg Festival opens Saturday, the start of more than a month of classical and dramatic performances featuring some of opera's brightest and most controversial stars.


07/22/2017 - 20:30

Blink-182 calls off shows after Linkin Park suicide

Rockers Blink-182 on Saturday called off stadium shows they had planned with Linkin Park whose singer Chester Bennington hanged himself.

Blink-182 calls off shows after Linkin Park suicide

Rockers Blink-182 on Saturday called off stadium shows they had planned with Linkin Park whose singer Chester Bennington hanged himself.

07/23/2017 - 16:25

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.


07/23/2017 - 06:01

S.Africa circumcision ritual: a dangerous route to manhood

Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision -- a traditional ritual that can prove fatal.

S.Africa circumcision ritual: a dangerous route to manhood

Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision -- a traditional ritual that can prove fatal.


07/23/2017 - 02:44

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection.

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection.


07/21/2017 - 21:53

Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science

Millions of people, from students to rocket scientists, are poised to contribute to a massive scientific effort to study the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States August 21.

Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science

Millions of people, from students to rocket scientists, are poised to contribute to a massive scientific effort to study the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States August 21.


07/21/2017 - 11:03

Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes China

Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9 degrees Centigrade (105 F) on Friday, authorities said as they issued a weather "red alert" over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country.

Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes China

Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9 degrees Centigrade (105 F) on Friday, authorities said as they issued a weather "red alert" over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country.


07/21/2017 - 05:35

Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science

Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields.

Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science

Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields.


07/21/2017 - 04:36

Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand

Deep under Shanghai, workers on a flood-lit construction rig carefully install massive concrete wall sections for a new subway tunnel, adding metre-by-metre to the world's longest metro system.

Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand

Deep under Shanghai, workers on a flood-lit construction rig carefully install massive concrete wall sections for a new subway tunnel, adding metre-by-metre to the world's longest metro system.


07/20/2017 - 16:33

Russia dismisses Netherlands court award over Greenpeace ship

Russia on Thursday dismissed an international court ruling it must pay the Netherlands 5.4 million euros ($6.25 million) for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship.

Russia dismisses Netherlands court award over Greenpeace ship

Russia on Thursday dismissed an international court ruling it must pay the Netherlands 5.4 million euros ($6.25 million) for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship.

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