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09/24/2017 - 00:09

Power couple Nadal, Federer rule out full-time partnership

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup on Saturday after they played doubles together for the first time, but ruled out a full-time partnership on the tour.

Power couple Nadal, Federer rule out full-time partnership

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup on Saturday after they played doubles together for the first time, but ruled out a full-time partnership on the tour.


09/23/2017 - 16:59

New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City

A strong 6.2-magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week's earlier earthquake had to suspend work.

New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City

A strong 6.2-magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week's earlier earthquake had to suspend work.


09/23/2017 - 09:08

North Korea 'more opaque' after YouTube propaganda ban: monitors

North Korea has become "more opaque" to the outside world following a decision by YouTube to silence an official propaganda channel, a monitoring group has warned, as new sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear programme begin to bite.

North Korea 'more opaque' after YouTube propaganda ban: monitors

North Korea has become "more opaque" to the outside world following a decision by YouTube to silence an official propaganda channel, a monitoring group has warned, as new sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear programme begin to bite.


09/23/2017 - 02:53

Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.

Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.


09/22/2017 - 19:57

Protests in Catalonia over crackdown on banned independence vote

Demonstrators hit the streets of Barcelona on Friday for a third day of protests against the Spanish authorities' crackdown on preparations for a banned independence referendum in Catalonia that has divided the region.

Protests in Catalonia over crackdown on banned independence vote

Demonstrators hit the streets of Barcelona on Friday for a third day of protests against the Spanish authorities' crackdown on preparations for a banned independence referendum in Catalonia that has divided the region.


09/22/2017 - 17:02

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.


09/22/2017 - 05:43

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope

A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot -- but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope

A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot -- but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.


09/22/2017 - 05:34

Modern African art gets pride of place in bold new Cape Town gallery

Towering over Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a clutch of abandoned grain silos has been transformed into Africa's largest museum dedicated to the continent's contemporary art.

Modern African art gets pride of place in bold new Cape Town gallery

Towering over Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a clutch of abandoned grain silos has been transformed into Africa's largest museum dedicated to the continent's contemporary art.

09/24/2017 - 16:00

Auditor claims Vatican axed him for probing illegal activity

The Vatican's former auditor general, who resigned without explanation in June, said Sunday he was forced out after his investigations into possible illegal activity hit too close to home.

Auditor claims Vatican axed him for probing illegal activity

The Vatican's former auditor general, who resigned without explanation in June, said Sunday he was forced out after his investigations into possible illegal activity hit too close to home.


09/24/2017 - 04:35

Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India

Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits India this week.

Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India

Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits India this week.


09/23/2017 - 02:53

Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.

Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.


09/22/2017 - 22:44

Macron 'inflexible' on opposition to Nokia job cuts

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday told Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila of his "total inflexibility" to plans by telecoms giant Nokia to cut nearly 600 jobs in France.

Macron 'inflexible' on opposition to Nokia job cuts

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday told Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila of his "total inflexibility" to plans by telecoms giant Nokia to cut nearly 600 jobs in France.


09/22/2017 - 18:22

Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphone

For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.

Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphone

For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.


09/22/2017 - 13:59

French labour reforms: what's going to change?

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday made good on a central campaign vow to overhaul the country's complex labour code, overriding objections from some trade unions and the hard-left opposition.

French labour reforms: what's going to change?

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday made good on a central campaign vow to overhaul the country's complex labour code, overriding objections from some trade unions and the hard-left opposition.


09/21/2017 - 17:34

IMF says Macron reforms crucial for French growth

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron needs to make good on its reform promises if it wants a shot at boosting growth durably, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

IMF says Macron reforms crucial for French growth

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron needs to make good on its reform promises if it wants a shot at boosting growth durably, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.


09/21/2017 - 17:27

Siemens stock gains on reports of rail tie-up schemes

Shares in German industrial giant Siemens were boosted Thursday by swirling rumours that it was in talks with France's Alstom and Canada's Bombardier about combining rail businesses.

Siemens stock gains on reports of rail tie-up schemes

Shares in German industrial giant Siemens were boosted Thursday by swirling rumours that it was in talks with France's Alstom and Canada's Bombardier about combining rail businesses.

09/24/2017 - 01:24

Casey leads Tour Championship by two shots

Paul Casey, who has been one of the most consistent finishers on the PGA Tour, fired a five-under 65 on Saturday to vault into the lead after the third round of the Tour Championship.

Casey leads Tour Championship by two shots

Paul Casey, who has been one of the most consistent finishers on the PGA Tour, fired a five-under 65 on Saturday to vault into the lead after the third round of the Tour Championship.


09/23/2017 - 22:09

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.


09/23/2017 - 19:43

England star Vunipola suffers another knee injury scare

England star Billy Vunipola is having a scan on his knee after suffering an injury scare during Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale in the Premiership on Saturday.

England star Vunipola suffers another knee injury scare

England star Billy Vunipola is having a scan on his knee after suffering an injury scare during Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale in the Premiership on Saturday.


09/23/2017 - 19:19

Blaak wins world cycling title despite crash

Dutch champion Chantal Blaak overcame a painful crash to take a surprise victory in the women's world championship road race in Bergen on Saturday.

Blaak wins world cycling title despite crash

Dutch champion Chantal Blaak overcame a painful crash to take a surprise victory in the women's world championship road race in Bergen on Saturday.


09/23/2017 - 16:38

Gayle 'good to go' in third ODI says Windies skipper Holder

Chris Gayle is "good to go" for Sunday's third one-day international against England, according to West Indies captain Jason Holder.

Gayle 'good to go' in third ODI says Windies skipper Holder

Chris Gayle is "good to go" for Sunday's third one-day international against England, according to West Indies captain Jason Holder.


09/22/2017 - 18:26

Frenchman Cosnefroy wins U-23 world cycling title

Benoit Cosnefroy of France won the men's under-23 world road race title in Bergen on Friday.

Frenchman Cosnefroy wins U-23 world cycling title

Benoit Cosnefroy of France won the men's under-23 world road race title in Bergen on Friday.


09/22/2017 - 14:50

Tennis: Merciless Muguruza powers into Tokyo semis

Newly crowned world number one Garbine Muguruza trounced France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Tennis: Merciless Muguruza powers into Tokyo semis

Newly crowned world number one Garbine Muguruza trounced France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.


09/22/2017 - 02:59

Women need organiser and TV support, says new UCI chief

Newly-elected UCI president David Lappartient called on race organisers and television companies to give more attention to women's cycling after he was voted in on Thursday.

Women need organiser and TV support, says new UCI chief

Newly-elected UCI president David Lappartient called on race organisers and television companies to give more attention to women's cycling after he was voted in on Thursday.

09/24/2017 - 12:22

Protesters occupy legendary Berlin theatre

Berlin's legendary Volksbuehne theatre has been occupied by a group of protesters objecting to a new director who they fear will push the famously radical venue into a more commercial direction.

Protesters occupy legendary Berlin theatre

Berlin's legendary Volksbuehne theatre has been occupied by a group of protesters objecting to a new director who they fear will push the famously radical venue into a more commercial direction.


09/24/2017 - 09:07

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world's worst poverty.

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty concert

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world's worst poverty.


09/23/2017 - 20:22

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul great, dead at 68

Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust, brassy voice won him stardom in his final years after decades of scraping along, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68.

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul great, dead at 68

Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust, brassy voice won him stardom in his final years after decades of scraping along, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68.


09/22/2017 - 22:14

Fulfilling a passion, opera comes to dinosaur hall

From age five until her teenage years, Rhoda Knight Kalt had a Friday ritual -- leave school at noon and spend the rest of the day among dinosaurs.

Fulfilling a passion, opera comes to dinosaur hall

From age five until her teenage years, Rhoda Knight Kalt had a Friday ritual -- leave school at noon and spend the rest of the day among dinosaurs.


09/22/2017 - 18:52

Shawn Mendes starts relief campaign for Mexico

Pop star Shawn Mendes on Friday announced a $100,000 donation for earthquake-hit Mexico as he urged fans to open their wallets for relief efforts.

Shawn Mendes starts relief campaign for Mexico

Pop star Shawn Mendes on Friday announced a $100,000 donation for earthquake-hit Mexico as he urged fans to open their wallets for relief efforts.


09/22/2017 - 05:34

Modern African art gets pride of place in bold new Cape Town gallery

Towering over Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a clutch of abandoned grain silos has been transformed into Africa's largest museum dedicated to the continent's contemporary art.

Modern African art gets pride of place in bold new Cape Town gallery

Towering over Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a clutch of abandoned grain silos has been transformed into Africa's largest museum dedicated to the continent's contemporary art.


09/21/2017 - 22:21

Picasso's Italy journey celebrated in Rome expo

In the frosty first months of 1917, Spanish master Pablo Picasso travelled to Italy in search of inspiration for the sets he was designing for the "Parade" ballet.

Picasso's Italy journey celebrated in Rome expo

In the frosty first months of 1917, Spanish master Pablo Picasso travelled to Italy in search of inspiration for the sets he was designing for the "Parade" ballet.


09/21/2017 - 17:37

Russian police detain group over tsar film attack

Russian police on Thursday detained four people over an arson attack linked to an upcoming controversial film about tsar Nicholas II and his affair with a ballerina.

Russian police detain group over tsar film attack

Russian police on Thursday detained four people over an arson attack linked to an upcoming controversial film about tsar Nicholas II and his affair with a ballerina.

09/24/2017 - 03:26

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital.

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital.


09/23/2017 - 23:37

Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma.

Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma.


09/23/2017 - 18:48

Puerto Rico rushes to evacuate thousands amid fears dam will burst

Authorities in Puerto Rico rushed Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding from Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico rushes to evacuate thousands amid fears dam will burst

Authorities in Puerto Rico rushed Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding from Hurricane Maria.


09/22/2017 - 21:46

Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

An unmanned NASA spacecraft traveling to a distant asteroid veered toward Earth on Friday for a gravitational slingshot maneuver that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency said.

Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

An unmanned NASA spacecraft traveling to a distant asteroid veered toward Earth on Friday for a gravitational slingshot maneuver that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency said.


09/22/2017 - 15:59

Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker

Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets.

Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker

Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets.


09/22/2017 - 15:26

Carmakers face billions in European CO2 fines from 2021: study

Big-name carmakers including Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler face fines running into the billions for failure to meet tough new European carbon dioxide emissions limits slated for 2021, a study has found.

Carmakers face billions in European CO2 fines from 2021: study

Big-name carmakers including Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler face fines running into the billions for failure to meet tough new European carbon dioxide emissions limits slated for 2021, a study has found.


09/22/2017 - 10:43

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

A manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

A manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.


09/22/2017 - 05:43

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope

A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot -- but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope

A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot -- but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.

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