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08/20/2018 - 15:30

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what police are treating as a "terrorist attack".

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what police are treating as a "terrorist attack".


08/20/2018 - 14:58

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.


08/20/2018 - 14:39

Afghanistan awaits Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was Monday awaiting the Taliban's response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal for a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.

Afghanistan awaits Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was Monday awaiting the Taliban's response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal for a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.


08/20/2018 - 13:54

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse

Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week.

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse

Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week.


08/20/2018 - 13:37

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.


08/20/2018 - 13:27

Greece on post-bailout 'new chapter' but doubts remain

Greece turned a page on eight years of spending cuts and three straight international bailouts on Monday as experts warned that the country's economic challenges are far from over.

Greece on post-bailout 'new chapter' but doubts remain

Greece turned a page on eight years of spending cuts and three straight international bailouts on Monday as experts warned that the country's economic challenges are far from over.


08/20/2018 - 12:04

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.


08/20/2018 - 11:32

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 11:29

Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades

With tears and cries, dozens of elderly and frail South and North Korean family members met on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago.

Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades

With tears and cries, dozens of elderly and frail South and North Korean family members met on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago.


08/20/2018 - 11:26

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 11:24

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.


08/20/2018 - 11:19

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Gunshots were fired early Monday at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies.

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Gunshots were fired early Monday at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies.


08/20/2018 - 08:18

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand.

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand.


08/20/2018 - 07:10

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after 17 years of war.

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after 17 years of war.


08/20/2018 - 06:11

Business economists say Trump tariffs will harm US: survey

Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.

Business economists say Trump tariffs will harm US: survey

Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.


08/20/2018 - 05:06

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens

A judicial inquiry into alleged corruption at the top of government in South Africa is scheduled to open on Monday when the first public hearings begin.

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens

A judicial inquiry into alleged corruption at the top of government in South Africa is scheduled to open on Monday when the first public hearings begin.


08/20/2018 - 04:54

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles.

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles.


08/20/2018 - 04:29

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:53

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor.

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor.


08/20/2018 - 03:40

Park returns to world No. 1 with LPGA Indy playoff win

Park Sung-hyun is headed back to the world number one spot after a birdie at the first playoff hole lifted her to a US LPGA victory over Lizette Salas in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Park returns to world No. 1 with LPGA Indy playoff win

Park Sung-hyun is headed back to the world number one spot after a birdie at the first playoff hole lifted her to a US LPGA victory over Lizette Salas in Indianapolis on Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:03

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:00

Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theft

Chinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87 million) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theft

Chinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87 million) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies.


08/19/2018 - 22:30

Afghan president offers Taliban new provisional ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves.

Afghan president offers Taliban new provisional ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves.


08/19/2018 - 21:03

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.


08/19/2018 - 19:36

Trump lashes out at Russia probe as 'McCarthyism'

Donald Trump on Sunday angrily denounced the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election meddling as "McCarthyism at its WORST!," as he slammed a report that the White House counsel had given investigators detailed testimony about the president's actions at key moments now under scrutiny.

Trump lashes out at Russia probe as 'McCarthyism'

Donald Trump on Sunday angrily denounced the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election meddling as "McCarthyism at its WORST!," as he slammed a report that the White House counsel had given investigators detailed testimony about the president's actions at key moments now under scrutiny.


08/19/2018 - 18:29

Genoa toll hits 43 as search for answers ramps up

Italy is searching for answers on Sunday after paying its respects to the dozens killed by a collapsed bridge in Genoa, as the country's new government continues to battle the underfire motorway company that manages.

Genoa toll hits 43 as search for answers ramps up

Italy is searching for answers on Sunday after paying its respects to the dozens killed by a collapsed bridge in Genoa, as the country's new government continues to battle the underfire motorway company that manages.


08/19/2018 - 18:22

Italy threatens to send stranded migrants 'back to Libya'

Italy's far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another migrant row with Malta.

Italy threatens to send stranded migrants 'back to Libya'

Italy's far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another migrant row with Malta.

08/20/2018 - 14:58

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.


08/20/2018 - 12:11

Once upon a time... preserving folk tales in Benin

Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller took to the stage and bound the audience with a magic spell of words.

Once upon a time... preserving folk tales in Benin

Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller took to the stage and bound the audience with a magic spell of words.


08/20/2018 - 12:04

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.


08/20/2018 - 07:01

Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward

New Zealand's Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has taken the cycle of life to a whole new level, biking her way to hospital for the birth of her first child.

Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward

New Zealand's Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has taken the cycle of life to a whole new level, biking her way to hospital for the birth of her first child.


08/20/2018 - 04:40

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.


08/20/2018 - 04:30

Cairo looks to curb street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.

Cairo looks to curb street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.


08/20/2018 - 03:06

Montreal Pride parade pays tribute to global victims of repression

Hundreds of thousands celebrated Montreal's Gay Pride March on a sun-drenched Sunday, an event opened by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and marked by a minute's silence for the victims of discrimination and repression around the world.

Montreal Pride parade pays tribute to global victims of repression

Hundreds of thousands celebrated Montreal's Gay Pride March on a sun-drenched Sunday, an event opened by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and marked by a minute's silence for the victims of discrimination and repression around the world.


08/19/2018 - 18:15

Transgender referee takes charge in England

A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first.

Transgender referee takes charge in England

A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first.


08/19/2018 - 18:00

In Uganda, 'Rolex' means time -- for an eggy snack

When people talk about a "Rolex" in Uganda, one of the last things they probably have in mind is a luxury watch.

In Uganda, 'Rolex' means time -- for an eggy snack

When people talk about a "Rolex" in Uganda, one of the last things they probably have in mind is a luxury watch.


08/19/2018 - 16:35

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.


08/19/2018 - 13:37

Migrants unseen in Israeli photographer's exhibition

Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. He came back with a provocative set of pictures -- without people in them.

Migrants unseen in Israeli photographer's exhibition

Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. He came back with a provocative set of pictures -- without people in them.


08/19/2018 - 13:29

'Everything's business': Rohingya crisis offers earning opportunity

Captain Min Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow gangplanks hauling sacks of ginger from his boat onto Bangladeshi soil -- one of many seizing the economic opportunities presented by a refugee crisis.

'Everything's business': Rohingya crisis offers earning opportunity

Captain Min Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow gangplanks hauling sacks of ginger from his boat onto Bangladeshi soil -- one of many seizing the economic opportunities presented by a refugee crisis.


08/19/2018 - 06:39

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.


08/19/2018 - 06:22

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.


08/19/2018 - 05:23

French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil.

French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil.


08/19/2018 - 05:13

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.


08/19/2018 - 05:04

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future.

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future.


08/18/2018 - 04:29

After Genoa disaster, locals look differently at city's bridges

Jacopo Strumia never gave much thought to the giant suspension bridge that looms over the ground floor apartment he lives in with his wife and two young children in a sleepy suburb of Genoa.

After Genoa disaster, locals look differently at city's bridges

Jacopo Strumia never gave much thought to the giant suspension bridge that looms over the ground floor apartment he lives in with his wife and two young children in a sleepy suburb of Genoa.


08/18/2018 - 03:44

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired 'nap pods' for hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday.

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired 'nap pods' for hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday.


08/18/2018 - 03:32

Iraqi girls take up swimming in IS-free Mosul

Her father and grandfather gained fame in the pool. Now, 12-year-old Rama Omar hopes to do the same -- a bold move in Mosul, a former jihadist stronghold in Iraq where swimming was never for women.

Iraqi girls take up swimming in IS-free Mosul

Her father and grandfather gained fame in the pool. Now, 12-year-old Rama Omar hopes to do the same -- a bold move in Mosul, a former jihadist stronghold in Iraq where swimming was never for women.


08/17/2018 - 18:52

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.


08/17/2018 - 13:13

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund".

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund".


08/17/2018 - 12:33

The grey Games: Indian grandmother leads elderly charge for bridge gold

Rita Choksi says yoga and breathing exercises have kept her sharp as the Indian grandmother goes for gold at the age of 79 -- just one of many elderly contenders in the Asian Games bridge competition.

The grey Games: Indian grandmother leads elderly charge for bridge gold

Rita Choksi says yoga and breathing exercises have kept her sharp as the Indian grandmother goes for gold at the age of 79 -- just one of many elderly contenders in the Asian Games bridge competition.


08/17/2018 - 11:34

South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed.

South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed.


08/17/2018 - 08:37

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.


08/17/2018 - 06:17

Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.

Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.


08/17/2018 - 06:13

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites.

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites.

08/20/2018 - 14:37

Spurs move Champions League opener to Wembley

Tottenham's first home game in the group stages of the Champions League will be played at Wembley, the club confirmed on Monday after reaching an agreement with UEFA.

Spurs move Champions League opener to Wembley

Tottenham's first home game in the group stages of the Champions League will be played at Wembley, the club confirmed on Monday after reaching an agreement with UEFA.


08/20/2018 - 14:36

North Korea's pint-sized stars sweep to golden weightlifting double

North Korea's pint-sized weightlifters ruled the roost as the secretive nation bagged their first two gold medals of the Asian Games on Monday.

North Korea's pint-sized stars sweep to golden weightlifting double

North Korea's pint-sized weightlifters ruled the roost as the secretive nation bagged their first two gold medals of the Asian Games on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 14:35

Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 13:35

Man Utd fans should be 'mad', admits Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes the club's fans have every right to vent their anger after a first-half collapse saw the Red Devils beaten 3-2 by Brighton.

Man Utd fans should be 'mad', admits Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes the club's fans have every right to vent their anger after a first-half collapse saw the Red Devils beaten 3-2 by Brighton.


08/20/2018 - 13:25

Farah bids for record ahead of Chicago Marathon

British athletics legend Mo Farah is hoping to win a record fifth Great North Run when he competes in the half marathon event in Newcastle on September 9.

Farah bids for record ahead of Chicago Marathon

British athletics legend Mo Farah is hoping to win a record fifth Great North Run when he competes in the half marathon event in Newcastle on September 9.


08/20/2018 - 13:04

Bale earns praise after starring role in Real Madrid win

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui hailed the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored one goal and created another in his team's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

Bale earns praise after starring role in Real Madrid win

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui hailed the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored one goal and created another in his team's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 12:51

Italy FA chief slams Lazio fans call to ban women as 'bad joke'

Italy's football federation chief on Monday slammed as a "bad joke" the call by die-hard Lazio ultra fans to ban women to the back rows of the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

Italy FA chief slams Lazio fans call to ban women as 'bad joke'

Italy's football federation chief on Monday slammed as a "bad joke" the call by die-hard Lazio ultra fans to ban women to the back rows of the Olympic Stadium in Rome.


08/20/2018 - 12:42

Chievo goalie thanks 'legend' Ronaldo for message after KO

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino called Cristiano Ronaldo a "legend" and thanked the Juventus star for wishing him a speedy recovery after being knocked out by the Portuguese player in the season opener between the two teams at the weekend.

Chievo goalie thanks 'legend' Ronaldo for message after KO

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino called Cristiano Ronaldo a "legend" and thanked the Juventus star for wishing him a speedy recovery after being knocked out by the Portuguese player in the season opener between the two teams at the weekend.


08/20/2018 - 12:15

Quake survivor Singh puts Nepal on Asian swim map

Having survived a killer earthquake and an embarrassing wardrobe glitch at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Nepali swimmer Gaurika Singh is not your typical 15-year-old.

Quake survivor Singh puts Nepal on Asian swim map

Having survived a killer earthquake and an embarrassing wardrobe glitch at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Nepali swimmer Gaurika Singh is not your typical 15-year-old.


08/20/2018 - 12:05

Burnley's 'true club great' McIlroy dies

Northern Ireland international Jimmy McIlroy, widely regarded as Burnley's finest ever player, has died aged 86, the club announced on Monday.

Northern Ireland international Jimmy McIlroy, widely regarded as Burnley's finest ever player, has died aged 86, the club announced on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 11:29

Miller's desire to play on leads to early Livingston departure

Former Scotland international striker Kenny Miller's first foray into management ended abruptly on Monday after he refused Premiership side Livingston's demand he hang up his playing boots.

Miller's desire to play on leads to early Livingston departure

Former Scotland international striker Kenny Miller's first foray into management ended abruptly on Monday after he refused Premiership side Livingston's demand he hang up his playing boots.


08/20/2018 - 11:22

Does early defeat spell beginning of the end for Mourinho?

Jose Mourinho warned of the troubles that could lie ahead for his Manchester United side, but the Portuguese must still accept much of the responsibility from a 3-2 defeat at Brighton that has the Red Devils' season off to a bad start.

Does early defeat spell beginning of the end for Mourinho?

Jose Mourinho warned of the troubles that could lie ahead for his Manchester United side, but the Portuguese must still accept much of the responsibility from a 3-2 defeat at Brighton that has the Red Devils' season off to a bad start.


08/20/2018 - 09:50

Four Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games for buying sex

Four Japanese basketball players were sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for paying prostitutes for sex as the regional Olympics was hit by scandal on Monday.

Four Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games for buying sex

Four Japanese basketball players were sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for paying prostitutes for sex as the regional Olympics was hit by scandal on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 09:08

Japan swim queen Ikee targets Asian Games records

Japanese Olympic hope Rikako Ikee topped the time-sheets in the women's 100 metres freestyle and 50m butterfly heats at the Asian Games on Monday, but was still far from happy.

Japan swim queen Ikee targets Asian Games records

Japanese Olympic hope Rikako Ikee topped the time-sheets in the women's 100 metres freestyle and 50m butterfly heats at the Asian Games on Monday, but was still far from happy.


08/20/2018 - 08:58

Wallabies plot Eden Park vengeance from island base

The Wallabies are hurting after being humbled on their home turf and want redemption at the All Blacks' Eden Park fortress, prop Adam Coleman said from the team's remote island base Monday.

Wallabies plot Eden Park vengeance from island base

The Wallabies are hurting after being humbled on their home turf and want redemption at the All Blacks' Eden Park fortress, prop Adam Coleman said from the team's remote island base Monday.


08/20/2018 - 07:03

Four Japan athletes booted from Asian Games in prostitute scandal

Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday.

Four Japan athletes booted from Asian Games in prostitute scandal

Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 06:25

World champ Sagan signs on for Tour Down Under

Three-time world champion Peter Sagan on Monday became the first big name to confirm he will start his 2019 season at the Tour Down Under.

World champ Sagan signs on for Tour Down Under

Three-time world champion Peter Sagan on Monday became the first big name to confirm he will start his 2019 season at the Tour Down Under.


08/20/2018 - 04:54

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles.

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles.


08/20/2018 - 03:39

Park returns to world No. 1 with LPGA Indy playoff win

Park Sung-hyun is headed back to the world number one spot after a birdie at the first playoff hole lifted her to a US LPGA victory over Lizette Salas in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Park Sung-hyun is headed back to the world number one spot after a birdie at the first playoff hole lifted her to a US LPGA victory over Lizette Salas in Indianapolis on Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 02:58

Wickens suffers 'orthopedic injuries' in scary IndyCar crash

Canadian rookie Robert Wickens was in hospital with "orthopedic injuries" after a frightening airborne crash in the early stages of the IndyCar Pocono race won by ex-Formula One racer Alexander Rossi.

Wickens suffers 'orthopedic injuries' in scary IndyCar crash

Canadian rookie Robert Wickens was in hospital with "orthopedic injuries" after a frightening airborne crash in the early stages of the IndyCar Pocono race won by ex-Formula One racer Alexander Rossi.


08/20/2018 - 02:46

Snedeker goes wire-to-wire to win Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker drained a long birdie putt on the final hole to shoot a five-under 65 and go wire-to-wire in winning his second career Wyndham Championship on Sunday.

Snedeker goes wire-to-wire to win Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker drained a long birdie putt on the final hole to shoot a five-under 65 and go wire-to-wire in winning his second career Wyndham Championship on Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 00:28

No Ronaldo, no Zidane, no problem as Real start La Liga with victory

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.

No Ronaldo, no Zidane, no problem as Real start La Liga with victory

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.


08/20/2018 - 00:05

Inter Milan shocked in Serie A opener, Dzeko hits Roma stunner

A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino on Sunday but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.

Inter Milan shocked in Serie A opener, Dzeko hits Roma stunner

A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino on Sunday but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.


08/19/2018 - 23:42

Dzeko stunner lifts Roma as Inter fall in Serie A opener

A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino on Sunday but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.

Dzeko stunner lifts Roma as Inter fall in Serie A opener

A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino on Sunday but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.


08/19/2018 - 22:45

Pandya slams Holding's 'nowhere near Kapil Dev' jibe after routing England

India's Hardik Pandya routed England with his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket and then urged pundits such as Michael Holding to assess him on his own merits after the West Indies great said he was "nowhere near" becoming the "next Kapil Dev".

Pandya slams Holding's 'nowhere near Kapil Dev' jibe after routing England

India's Hardik Pandya routed England with his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket and then urged pundits such as Michael Holding to assess him on his own merits after the West Indies great said he was "nowhere near" becoming the "next Kapil Dev".


08/19/2018 - 22:38

Bertens shocks No. 1 Halep to win Cincinnati WTA title

Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens survived a match point as she handed world number one Simona Halep her first defeat since Wimbledon to lift the the WTA Cincinnati title on Sunday.

Bertens shocks No. 1 Halep to win Cincinnati WTA title

Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens survived a match point as she handed world number one Simona Halep her first defeat since Wimbledon to lift the the WTA Cincinnati title on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 22:35

Golden Silva as on-loan striker hits hat-trick on Sevilla debut

Portuguese striker Andre Silva marked his La Liga debut with a hat-trick as Sevilla romped to a 4-1 win at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, surpassing his total of goals scored for AC Milan in the whole of last season's Serie A.

Golden Silva as on-loan striker hits hat-trick on Sevilla debut

Portuguese striker Andre Silva marked his La Liga debut with a hat-trick as Sevilla romped to a 4-1 win at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, surpassing his total of goals scored for AC Milan in the whole of last season's Serie A.

08/20/2018 - 12:35

US actor DeVito to get lifetime achievement award in Spain

US comic actor Danny DeVito, the star of "Twins" and "Batman Returns", will receive a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain next month, organisers said Monday.

US actor DeVito to get lifetime achievement award in Spain

US comic actor Danny DeVito, the star of "Twins" and "Batman Returns", will receive a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain next month, organisers said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 12:26

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 09:17

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 06:58

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:03

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 21:03

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.


08/19/2018 - 15:29

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.


08/19/2018 - 08:03

Greeks rebuild lives after debt crisis wrecked dreams

In 2010, Panagiota Kalliakmani had just secured her chemistry degree and dreamed of going into research. Then the Greek economic crisis struck.

Greeks rebuild lives after debt crisis wrecked dreams

In 2010, Panagiota Kalliakmani had just secured her chemistry degree and dreamed of going into research. Then the Greek economic crisis struck.


08/19/2018 - 06:39

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.


08/19/2018 - 05:13

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.


08/19/2018 - 04:20

Soviet army nearly 'battled' US filmmakers in Prague Spring

Propaganda-fuelled Soviet soldiers were ready to take on American and German armies during the 1968 invasion of former Czechoslovakia -- before they realised the "enemies" were filmmakers.

Soviet army nearly 'battled' US filmmakers in Prague Spring

Propaganda-fuelled Soviet soldiers were ready to take on American and German armies during the 1968 invasion of former Czechoslovakia -- before they realised the "enemies" were filmmakers.


08/19/2018 - 01:56

Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, triggering a flood of tributes from around the world for the "diplomatic rock star".

Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, triggering a flood of tributes from around the world for the "diplomatic rock star".


08/18/2018 - 20:40

Kofi Annan and Africa: from the scars of genocide to diplomatic success

Ghana-born Kofi Annan, who died Saturday aged 80, was the first UN chief from sub-Saharan Africa, and it was on this continent that he experienced both the most difficult moment of his career, as well as some of his biggest diplomatic successes.

Kofi Annan and Africa: from the scars of genocide to diplomatic success

Ghana-born Kofi Annan, who died Saturday aged 80, was the first UN chief from sub-Saharan Africa, and it was on this continent that he experienced both the most difficult moment of his career, as well as some of his biggest diplomatic successes.


08/18/2018 - 20:17

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.


08/18/2018 - 18:27

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.


08/18/2018 - 17:46

'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.

'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.


08/18/2018 - 14:15

Kofi Annan: the UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Kofi Annan: the UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.


08/18/2018 - 14:13

India star Chopra to become 'Mrs Jonas'

American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be "Mrs Jonas" after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema.

India star Chopra to become 'Mrs Jonas'

American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be "Mrs Jonas" after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema.


08/18/2018 - 09:34

Brazil's 'queer museum' reopens in Rio after forced closure

Brazil's "queer museum," forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Brazil's 'queer museum' reopens in Rio after forced closure

Brazil's "queer museum," forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.


08/18/2018 - 08:33

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.


08/18/2018 - 05:36

Hairdresser, manicurist remember down-to-earth Aretha

For years, Jacqueline Robinson was a hairdresser to Aretha Franklin, invited to lavish Christmas parties, whisked off to meet Oprah Winfrey or joining the likes of Stevie Wonder at dinner.

Hairdresser, manicurist remember down-to-earth Aretha

For years, Jacqueline Robinson was a hairdresser to Aretha Franklin, invited to lavish Christmas parties, whisked off to meet Oprah Winfrey or joining the likes of Stevie Wonder at dinner.


08/18/2018 - 05:29

Batting for ballots: Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state.

Batting for ballots: Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state.


08/18/2018 - 02:07

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.


08/17/2018 - 23:34

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 22:44

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive.


08/17/2018 - 22:11

Monday Night Football won't show US anthem this season: ESPN

ESPN will not broadcast the US national anthem -- during which some players have knelt in protest -- before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.

Monday Night Football won't show US anthem this season: ESPN

ESPN will not broadcast the US national anthem -- during which some players have knelt in protest -- before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 18:08

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tributes poured in across the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday, as her family and hometown made arrangements for her funeral and a celebration of the late singer's extraordinary career.

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tributes poured in across the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday, as her family and hometown made arrangements for her funeral and a celebration of the late singer's extraordinary career.

08/20/2018 - 14:58

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.


08/20/2018 - 14:38

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.


08/20/2018 - 13:37

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.


08/20/2018 - 13:04

Malaysia makes record $12-mn rhino horn seizure

Malaysia has made a record seizure of 50 rhino horns worth an estimated $12 million at Kuala Lumpur airport as they were being flown to Vietnam, authorities said Monday.

Malaysia makes record $12-mn rhino horn seizure

Malaysia has made a record seizure of 50 rhino horns worth an estimated $12 million at Kuala Lumpur airport as they were being flown to Vietnam, authorities said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 12:04

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.


08/20/2018 - 11:32

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 11:26

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 06:06

Leadership fears see Australia PM back away from climate targets

Australia shelved plans to embed carbon emissions targets in law Monday, after a party revolt against embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Leadership fears see Australia PM back away from climate targets

Australia shelved plans to embed carbon emissions targets in law Monday, after a party revolt against embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.


08/20/2018 - 04:40

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.


08/19/2018 - 21:23

Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.

Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.


08/19/2018 - 18:18

Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGS

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing.

Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGS

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing.


08/19/2018 - 09:17

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.


08/19/2018 - 07:19

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 06:22

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.


08/18/2018 - 19:41

Elephants take the flag in Indonesia independence ceremony

A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia's red and white flag to help mark the country's independence day.

Elephants take the flag in Indonesia independence ceremony

A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia's red and white flag to help mark the country's independence day.


08/18/2018 - 08:32

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.


08/17/2018 - 09:41

Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164

The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region.

Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164

The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region.


08/17/2018 - 08:37

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.


08/17/2018 - 07:22

Choking hazard: air pollution hangs over Asian Games

Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world's second-biggest multi-sport event.

Choking hazard: air pollution hangs over Asian Games

Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world's second-biggest multi-sport event.


08/17/2018 - 06:52

Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu

A rare rodent species known as a "bamboo rat" that lives around the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru has resurfaced after a decade of absence and been photographed for the first time.

Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu

A rare rodent species known as a "bamboo rat" that lives around the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru has resurfaced after a decade of absence and been photographed for the first time.


08/16/2018 - 20:06

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time.

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time.


08/16/2018 - 18:28

India warns of 'extremely grave' crisis as flood toll rises

Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India's Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless.

India warns of 'extremely grave' crisis as flood toll rises

Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India's Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless.


08/16/2018 - 14:31

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.


08/16/2018 - 04:23

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.


08/16/2018 - 00:51

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.


08/15/2018 - 23:27

New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday.

New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday.


08/15/2018 - 20:10

Flood toll in India's tourist hotspot Kerala jumps to 67

The flood toll in India's southern tourist hotspot of Kerala jumped to 67 after another 25 deaths were reported Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps, a state official told AFP.

Flood toll in India's tourist hotspot Kerala jumps to 67

The flood toll in India's southern tourist hotspot of Kerala jumped to 67 after another 25 deaths were reported Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps, a state official told AFP.

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