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01/24/2018 - 04:20

Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.

Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.


01/24/2018 - 03:42

Russia says it's not behind Syria chemical attacks

Russia rejected Tuesday fresh US accusations that it bears responsibility for recent chemical attacks by the Syrian government, calling instead for a new "truly impartial" international investigation.

Russia says it's not behind Syria chemical attacks

Russia rejected Tuesday fresh US accusations that it bears responsibility for recent chemical attacks by the Syrian government, calling instead for a new "truly impartial" international investigation.


01/24/2018 - 03:23

Japan trade surplus tumbles in 2017

Japan's trade surplus dropped 25.1 percent last year as higher energy bills eclipsed some of the revenue from robust exports of electronics-related goods and automobiles, government data showed Wednesday.

Japan trade surplus tumbles in 2017

Japan's trade surplus dropped 25.1 percent last year as higher energy bills eclipsed some of the revenue from robust exports of electronics-related goods and automobiles, government data showed Wednesday.


01/24/2018 - 03:13

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chairman

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chairman

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.


01/24/2018 - 03:12

Contest for second Amazon HQ heats up as finalists named

With billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs at stake, Amazon's quest for a second North American headquarters has thrust 20 cities into a cutthroat "Hunger Games" style contest -- but at what cost?

Contest for second Amazon HQ heats up as finalists named

With billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs at stake, Amazon's quest for a second North American headquarters has thrust 20 cities into a cutthroat "Hunger Games" style contest -- but at what cost?


01/24/2018 - 03:09

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.


01/24/2018 - 03:08

Venezuela calls early election, Maduro ready to run for second term

Venezuela will hold a presidential election by the end of April, the ruling Constituent Assembly said Tuesday, pulling forward a vote in which President Nicolas Maduro hopes to triumph over a divided opposition and win a second term.

Venezuela calls early election, Maduro ready to run for second term

Venezuela will hold a presidential election by the end of April, the ruling Constituent Assembly said Tuesday, pulling forward a vote in which President Nicolas Maduro hopes to triumph over a divided opposition and win a second term.


01/24/2018 - 03:04

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

01/24/2018 - 03:18

Sandgren wipes tweets after backlash over views

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren has wiped his Twitter account to create a "clean start" after a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.

Sandgren wipes tweets after backlash over views

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren has wiped his Twitter account to create a "clean start" after a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.


01/24/2018 - 03:09

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.


01/24/2018 - 03:04

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.


01/24/2018 - 02:55

Wozniacki says 2011 semi defeat to Li Na 'still haunts'

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki says her 2011 Australian Open semi-final defeat to Li Na still haunts her as she tries to go one better this year and end her Grand Slam drought.

Wozniacki says 2011 semi defeat to Li Na 'still haunts'

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki says her 2011 Australian Open semi-final defeat to Li Na still haunts her as she tries to go one better this year and end her Grand Slam drought.


01/24/2018 - 02:16

Gymnastics champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

Star gymnast Aly Raisman, one of dozens of young American athletes who have testified they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has slammed the US Olympic Committee for not acknowledging its role in the scandal.

Gymnastics champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

Star gymnast Aly Raisman, one of dozens of young American athletes who have testified they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has slammed the US Olympic Committee for not acknowledging its role in the scandal.


01/24/2018 - 01:29

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year's Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year's Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday.


01/24/2018 - 00:55

Torrey triumph sparked meteoric Rahm rise

Jon Rahm is still getting to grips with the meteoric rise sparked by his victory in the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open.

Torrey triumph sparked meteoric Rahm rise

Jon Rahm is still getting to grips with the meteoric rise sparked by his victory in the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open.


01/24/2018 - 00:48

China's Feng on top as LPGA season begins in Bahamas

World number one Feng Shanshan of China, who won twice in the final five weeks of the 2017 campaign, remains the woman to beat when the 2018 LPGA season opens Thursday.

China's Feng on top as LPGA season begins in Bahamas

World number one Feng Shanshan of China, who won twice in the final five weeks of the 2017 campaign, remains the woman to beat when the 2018 LPGA season opens Thursday.

01/24/2018 - 01:40

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/24/2018 - 00:42

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.


01/24/2018 - 00:39

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.


01/24/2018 - 00:25

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/23/2018 - 23:26

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 90th Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the pack.

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 90th Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the pack.


01/23/2018 - 23:23

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

A group of investors led by a former Obama administration official is in advanced talks to buy The Weinstein Company, on the verge of bankruptcy following sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a source said Tuesday.

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

A group of investors led by a former Obama administration official is in advanced talks to buy The Weinstein Company, on the verge of bankruptcy following sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a source said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 20:59

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.


01/23/2018 - 20:46

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.

01/23/2018 - 23:13

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 21:10

New York hits big pharma with $500mn lawsuit in opioid crisis

New York turned the screws on pharmaceutical giants in America's opioid epidemic, suing manufacturers for $500 million on Tuesday as a photographer kickstarted a petition to hold Purdue Pharma accountable as a recovering addict.

New York hits big pharma with $500mn lawsuit in opioid crisis

New York turned the screws on pharmaceutical giants in America's opioid epidemic, suing manufacturers for $500 million on Tuesday as a photographer kickstarted a petition to hold Purdue Pharma accountable as a recovering addict.


01/23/2018 - 20:27

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.


01/23/2018 - 19:35

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 14:17

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 11:08

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.


01/23/2018 - 09:59

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."


01/23/2018 - 08:40

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.

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