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12/15/2017 - 04:59

In Manchester City's shadow, Premier League top-four scrap begins

With Pep Guardiola's record-breaking Manchester City team galloping away towards the Premier League title, attention is starting to shift to the jostling for Champions League positions.

In Manchester City's shadow, Premier League top-four scrap begins

With Pep Guardiola's record-breaking Manchester City team galloping away towards the Premier League title, attention is starting to shift to the jostling for Champions League positions.


12/15/2017 - 04:21

US moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules which required internet providers to treat all traffic equally, a move opponents say would curb online freedom.

US moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules which required internet providers to treat all traffic equally, a move opponents say would curb online freedom.


12/15/2017 - 03:21

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Friday, calling it a "national tragedy".

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Friday, calling it a "national tragedy".


12/15/2017 - 02:54

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.


12/15/2017 - 02:15

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed on Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed on Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.


12/15/2017 - 00:14

Four children dead as train collides with bus in southern France

At least four children were killed and 20 people injured, seven seriously, on Thursday when a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France.

Four children dead as train collides with bus in southern France

At least four children were killed and 20 people injured, seven seriously, on Thursday when a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France.


12/14/2017 - 23:43

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday.

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 23:21

Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called "undeniable" evidence Thursday that a ballistic missile fired by Huthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia last month was Iranian-made, a charge Tehran immediately denied.

Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called "undeniable" evidence Thursday that a ballistic missile fired by Huthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia last month was Iranian-made, a charge Tehran immediately denied.

12/15/2017 - 04:58

Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries in Bitcoin

A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees' salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries in Bitcoin

A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees' salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday.


12/15/2017 - 04:21

US moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules which required internet providers to treat all traffic equally, a move opponents say would curb online freedom.

US moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules which required internet providers to treat all traffic equally, a move opponents say would curb online freedom.


12/15/2017 - 04:05

Britain's iconic red phone boxes ring the changes

Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britain's classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses.

Britain's iconic red phone boxes ring the changes

Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britain's classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses.


12/15/2017 - 03:50

Asian markets slip with Wall Street as tax reform fears bite

Asian markets mostly headed into the weekend with losses on Friday following a sell-off on Wall Street as traders fear US lawmakers will fail to pass much-vaunted tax cuts.

Asian markets slip with Wall Street as tax reform fears bite

Asian markets mostly headed into the weekend with losses on Friday following a sell-off on Wall Street as traders fear US lawmakers will fail to pass much-vaunted tax cuts.


12/15/2017 - 02:54

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.


12/15/2017 - 02:15

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed on Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.

Japanese business confidence hits 11-year high

Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed on Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.


12/15/2017 - 01:58

Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.

Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.


12/14/2017 - 23:10

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting

The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the "big six" Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time.

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting

The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the "big six" Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time.

12/15/2017 - 04:59

In Manchester City's shadow, Premier League top-four scrap begins

With Pep Guardiola's record-breaking Manchester City team galloping away towards the Premier League title, attention is starting to shift to the jostling for Champions League positions.

In Manchester City's shadow, Premier League top-four scrap begins

With Pep Guardiola's record-breaking Manchester City team galloping away towards the Premier League title, attention is starting to shift to the jostling for Champions League positions.


12/15/2017 - 04:31

Five things to look out for in La Liga

Real Madrid's Club World Cup commitments mean Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid have a huge chance to put even more distance between themselves and the European champions this weekend.

Five things to look out for in La Liga

Real Madrid's Club World Cup commitments mean Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid have a huge chance to put even more distance between themselves and the European champions this weekend.


12/14/2017 - 19:45

Gaultier edges closer to world title age mark

Gregory Gaultier said his hopes of becoming the oldest man to win the squash world title may have been boosted more by his wife giving birth than his quarter-final victory on Thursday.

Gaultier edges closer to world title age mark

Gregory Gaultier said his hopes of becoming the oldest man to win the squash world title may have been boosted more by his wife giving birth than his quarter-final victory on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 18:47

List of Russian doping suspects given to federations

The World Anti Doping Agency gathered chiefs of sports federations and Olympic committees in Lausanne on Thursday and passed on information on athletes suspected of having benefitted in Russian state sponsored doping.

List of Russian doping suspects given to federations

The World Anti Doping Agency gathered chiefs of sports federations and Olympic committees in Lausanne on Thursday and passed on information on athletes suspected of having benefitted in Russian state sponsored doping.


12/14/2017 - 18:33

England's Itoje will be fit for Six Nations - Saracens

Saracens lock Maro Itoje will be available for the start of England's Six Nations title defence after his club said he faces a maximum of four more weeks of rehabilitation.

England's Itoje will be fit for Six Nations - Saracens

Saracens lock Maro Itoje will be available for the start of England's Six Nations title defence after his club said he faces a maximum of four more weeks of rehabilitation.


12/14/2017 - 18:31

Froome admits adverse test result 'damaging'

Chris Froome admitted on Thursday that his adverse drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.

Froome admits adverse test result 'damaging'

Chris Froome admitted on Thursday that his adverse drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.


12/14/2017 - 18:26

Putin says FBI is controlling doping whistleblower Rodchenkov

Grigory Rodchenkov, who is the source of revelations about state-sponsored Russian doping, "is under the control of the American secret service", Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Putin says FBI is controlling doping whistleblower Rodchenkov

Grigory Rodchenkov, who is the source of revelations about state-sponsored Russian doping, "is under the control of the American secret service", Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 17:44

Putin says Russia will defend in court athletes accused of doping

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was ready to defend the interests of athletes accused of doping in court, even though it will also cooperate with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC.

Putin says Russia will defend in court athletes accused of doping

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was ready to defend the interests of athletes accused of doping in court, even though it will also cooperate with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC.

12/15/2017 - 04:27

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.


12/15/2017 - 04:07

From Colgate Lasagna to the monoski, flops take center stage

Once cast aside as a cringe-worthy mistake, "Colgate Lasagna" has at last found fame... as a top flop at the Museum of Failure.

From Colgate Lasagna to the monoski, flops take center stage

Once cast aside as a cringe-worthy mistake, "Colgate Lasagna" has at last found fame... as a top flop at the Museum of Failure.


12/15/2017 - 04:02

TV parody mines action hero Van Damme's hidden depths

"The Muscles from Brussels" is back, and this time it isn't serious. The Belgian action hero actor Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the screen Friday as the bungling star of a new Amazon comedy series.

TV parody mines action hero Van Damme's hidden depths

"The Muscles from Brussels" is back, and this time it isn't serious. The Belgian action hero actor Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the screen Friday as the bungling star of a new Amazon comedy series.


12/15/2017 - 03:32

Police in New York investigating rap mogul Russell Simmons

Police in New York are investigating allegations made by several women who have accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape and sexual abuse, a spokesman told AFP Thursday.

Police in New York investigating rap mogul Russell Simmons

Police in New York are investigating allegations made by several women who have accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape and sexual abuse, a spokesman told AFP Thursday.


12/15/2017 - 01:23

Hoffman accused of exposing himself to 16-year-old

Another three women have accused actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including a 16-year-old high school friend of his daughter more than three decades ago, Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported Thursday.

Hoffman accused of exposing himself to 16-year-old

Another three women have accused actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including a 16-year-old high school friend of his daughter more than three decades ago, Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 23:10

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting

The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the "big six" Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time.

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting

The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the "big six" Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time.


12/14/2017 - 22:17

Blockbuster: Disney to expand empire with Fox tie-up

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal that bolsters the media-entertainment powerhouse's challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.

Blockbuster: Disney to expand empire with Fox tie-up

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal that bolsters the media-entertainment powerhouse's challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.


12/14/2017 - 19:02

Murdoch's leaner Fox machine post-Disney deal

Rupert Murdoch's decision to sell off the bulk of 21st Century Fox leaves him with a leaner, tighter media machine focused on broadcast news and sports, a drastic retrenchment after half a century of expansion.

Murdoch's leaner Fox machine post-Disney deal

Rupert Murdoch's decision to sell off the bulk of 21st Century Fox leaves him with a leaner, tighter media machine focused on broadcast news and sports, a drastic retrenchment after half a century of expansion.

12/15/2017 - 04:27

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.


12/15/2017 - 04:00

The new Berliners: wild boars thrive in German capital

They have coarse bristles, huge heads with tiny eyes and protruding tusks and, occasionally, a really bad temper.

The new Berliners: wild boars thrive in German capital

They have coarse bristles, huge heads with tiny eyes and protruding tusks and, occasionally, a really bad temper.


12/15/2017 - 03:38

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.


12/14/2017 - 23:44

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday.

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 19:28

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

No alien signals have been detected from an interstellar, cigar-shaped space rock discovered travelling through our Solar System in October, researchers listening for evidence of extraterrestrial technology said Thursday.

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

No alien signals have been detected from an interstellar, cigar-shaped space rock discovered travelling through our Solar System in October, researchers listening for evidence of extraterrestrial technology said Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 10:39

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.


12/14/2017 - 02:37

Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say.

Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say.


12/13/2017 - 21:51

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.

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