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08/20/2018 - 05:20

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 - 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 - 04:14

S. Koreans head for family reunions in North after decades apart

Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans entered the North Monday to meet relatives for the first time since the peninsula and their families were divided by war nearly seven decades ago.

S. Koreans head for family reunions in North after decades apart

Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans entered the North Monday to meet relatives for the first time since the peninsula and their families were divided by war nearly seven decades ago.


08/20/2018 - 03:54

Greece leaves bailouts behind after biting austerity

After years of tough austerity measures, Greece emerges on Monday from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the country still has a "long way to go".

Greece leaves bailouts behind after biting austerity

After years of tough austerity measures, Greece emerges on Monday from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the country still has a "long way to go".


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.


08/20/2018 - 02:57

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, five dead

Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, five dead

Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.


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.


08/19/2018 - 16:42

Aguero bags treble as rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

Sergio Aguero hit a hit-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.

Aguero bags treble as rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

Sergio Aguero hit a hit-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 16:15

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change.

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change.


08/19/2018 - 16:03

Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

From his native Africa to the United States, tributes continued to pour in from around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and "diplomatic rock star" Kofi Annan died at the age of 80.

Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

From his native Africa to the United States, tributes continued to pour in from around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and "diplomatic rock star" Kofi Annan died at the age of 80.


08/19/2018 - 15:21

Trump lashes out at Russia probe as 'McCarthyism'

US President Donald Trump on Sunday angrily denounced the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election meddling as "McCarthyism at its WORST!," insisting he had authorized his White House counsel to testify to bring the matter to a close.

Trump lashes out at Russia probe as 'McCarthyism'

US President Donald Trump on Sunday angrily denounced the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election meddling as "McCarthyism at its WORST!," insisting he had authorized his White House counsel to testify to bring the matter to a close.


08/19/2018 - 14:45

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes.


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 - 09:52

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.


08/19/2018 - 05:51

Ghana backpedalling out of banking crisis

Ghana is backpedalling out of a banking crisis as the government takes on debt to save a troubled sector and vows to punish the executives responsible.

Ghana backpedalling out of banking crisis

Ghana is backpedalling out of a banking crisis as the government takes on debt to save a troubled sector and vows to punish the executives responsible.


08/19/2018 - 05:51

Has the eurozone learned from its Greek odyssey?

Greece will formally turn the page on its debt saga this week, but the eurozone remains vulnerable to further crises, with economists particularly worried about the situation in Italy.

Has the eurozone learned from its Greek odyssey?

Greece will formally turn the page on its debt saga this week, but the eurozone remains vulnerable to further crises, with economists particularly worried about the situation in Italy.


08/19/2018 - 05:28

Greece emerges from bailouts relieved, but not euphoric

The youngest Greeks may not be able to remember what life was like beforehand: the third and last of the country's international bailouts comes to an end on Monday, and while Greece is faring better, it still bears the scars of eight years of austerity.

Greece emerges from bailouts relieved, but not euphoric

The youngest Greeks may not be able to remember what life was like beforehand: the third and last of the country's international bailouts comes to an end on Monday, and while Greece is faring better, it still bears the scars of eight years of austerity.


08/19/2018 - 05:16

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos.

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos.

08/20/2018 - 05:20

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 - 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.


08/17/2018 - 06:12

Mountain milonga: 'tango therapy' finds unlikely Montenegrin home

Couples twist across a wood floor to the melancholy sounds of tango music, swaying and swivelling in a dance that comes from far away.

Mountain milonga: 'tango therapy' finds unlikely Montenegrin home

Couples twist across a wood floor to the melancholy sounds of tango music, swaying and swivelling in a dance that comes from far away.


08/17/2018 - 05:45

China sacks regional officials as vaccine scandal mounts

China's Communist Party has sacked a dozen provincial and local officials and vowed to punish a pharmaceutical firm over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.

China sacks regional officials as vaccine scandal mounts

China's Communist Party has sacked a dozen provincial and local officials and vowed to punish a pharmaceutical firm over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.


08/17/2018 - 05:02

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.

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.


08/19/2018 - 22:13

Navas starts for Real despite Courtois arrival

Keylor Navas held on to his place as Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper on Sunday despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois as the European champions kicked off their La Liga campaign at home to Getafe.

Navas starts for Real despite Courtois arrival

Keylor Navas held on to his place as Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper on Sunday despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois as the European champions kicked off their La Liga campaign at home to Getafe.


08/19/2018 - 21:35

Three hat-tricks in Gladbach's 11-1 German Cup romp

New signing Alassane Plea, Thorgan Hazard and Raffael all claimed hat-tricks as Borussia Moenchengladbach romped to a 11-1 win at minnows Hastedt in the German Cup on Sunday.

Three hat-tricks in Gladbach's 11-1 German Cup romp

New signing Alassane Plea, Thorgan Hazard and Raffael all claimed hat-tricks as Borussia Moenchengladbach romped to a 11-1 win at minnows Hastedt in the German Cup on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 21:17

Pandya sparks England collapse as India take control of third Test

Hardik Pandya took five wickets and debutant wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant held five catches before India's batsmen piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

Pandya sparks England collapse as India take control of third Test

Hardik Pandya took five wickets and debutant wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant held five catches before India's batsmen piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge.


08/19/2018 - 20:51

Injury-plagued Waring captures maiden title at 200th attempt

Injury-cursed Paul Waring won his first European Tour title at the 200th attempt on Sunday with a play-off triumph over South Africa's Thomas Aiken at the Nordea Masters.

Injury-plagued Waring captures maiden title at 200th attempt

Injury-cursed Paul Waring won his first European Tour title at the 200th attempt on Sunday with a play-off triumph over South Africa's Thomas Aiken at the Nordea Masters.


08/19/2018 - 20:34

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Manchester United became the first of the Premier League's top five last season to falter in the new campaign as shoddy defending saw Jose Mourinho's men defeated 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday.

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Manchester United became the first of the Premier League's top five last season to falter in the new campaign as shoddy defending saw Jose Mourinho's men defeated 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 20:21

Poyet-less Bordeaux suffer derby defeat

Bordeaux were beaten 2-1 by Toulouse on Sunday with the loss failing to lift spirits at the club after the suspension of coach Gustavo Poyet.

Poyet-less Bordeaux suffer derby defeat

Bordeaux were beaten 2-1 by Toulouse on Sunday with the loss failing to lift spirits at the club after the suspension of coach Gustavo Poyet.


08/19/2018 - 20:17

Attitude not good enough from beaten Man Utd, admits Pogba

Manchester United captain Paul Pogba admitted his side didn't have the right attitude in losing 3-2 to Brighton on Sunday due to a shambolic defensive display.

Attitude not good enough from beaten Man Utd, admits Pogba

Manchester United captain Paul Pogba admitted his side didn't have the right attitude in losing 3-2 to Brighton on Sunday due to a shambolic defensive display.


08/19/2018 - 20:14

Hard-core Lazio fans want to ban women from 'sacred place'

Die-hard ultra fans of Italian top flight side Lazio want women banned from their "sacred place" of the front rows in the stadium, according to reports in Italy on Sunday.

Hard-core Lazio fans want to ban women from 'sacred place'

Die-hard ultra fans of Italian top flight side Lazio want women banned from their "sacred place" of the front rows in the stadium, according to reports in Italy on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 19:43

'We made incredible mistakes': Mourinho fumes as United crash

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had paid the price for "incredible mistakes" in their dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.

'We made incredible mistakes': Mourinho fumes as United crash

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had paid the price for "incredible mistakes" in their dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 19:29

'We made incredible mistakes': Mourinho fumes as United crash

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had paid the price for "incredible mistakes" in their dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.

'We made incredible mistakes': Mourinho fumes as United crash

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had paid the price for "incredible mistakes" in their dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 19:17

Mohoric holds on to win BinckBank Tour

Slovenia's Matej Mohoric won the BinckBank Tour in the biggest win of his career on Sunday after Australia's Michael Matthews claimed the sixth and final stage.

Mohoric holds on to win BinckBank Tour

Slovenia's Matej Mohoric won the BinckBank Tour in the biggest win of his career on Sunday after Australia's Michael Matthews claimed the sixth and final stage.


08/19/2018 - 19:16

'Always in our hearts': Emotional ceremony for dead player kicks off French rugby season

The emotion was tangible on Sunday as French club Aurillac kicked off their league season with a tribute to Louis Fajfrowski, who died after a collision in a pre-season game.

'Always in our hearts': Emotional ceremony for dead player kicks off French rugby season

The emotion was tangible on Sunday as French club Aurillac kicked off their league season with a tribute to Louis Fajfrowski, who died after a collision in a pre-season game.


08/19/2018 - 19:15

'Ronaldo got a bullseye,' jokes knocked out Chievo goalkeeper

Cristiano Ronaldo may not have scored in his Serie A debut for Juventus but he got a "bullseye" joked Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino who suffered a broken nose and whiplash after being knocked out in a clash with the Portuguese superstar.

'Ronaldo got a bullseye,' jokes knocked out Chievo goalkeeper

Cristiano Ronaldo may not have scored in his Serie A debut for Juventus but he got a "bullseye" joked Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino who suffered a broken nose and whiplash after being knocked out in a clash with the Portuguese superstar.


08/19/2018 - 18:59

Oh, Golley! Poulsen, Forsberg rescue tired RB Leipzig in cup

Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Forsberg dug jaded ten-man RB Leipzig out of trouble on Sunday as they came from behind to beat minnows Viktoria Cologne 3-1 away in the German Cup.

Oh, Golley! Poulsen, Forsberg rescue tired RB Leipzig in cup

Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Forsberg dug jaded ten-man RB Leipzig out of trouble on Sunday as they came from behind to beat minnows Viktoria Cologne 3-1 away in the German Cup.


08/19/2018 - 18:45

We didn't disrespect Mourinho, insists Guardiola

Pep Guardiola saw his rampant Manchester City beat Huddersfield 6-1 before denying accusations that his club had disrespected Jose Mourinho in a recent documentary.

We didn't disrespect Mourinho, insists Guardiola

Pep Guardiola saw his rampant Manchester City beat Huddersfield 6-1 before denying accusations that his club had disrespected Jose Mourinho in a recent documentary.


08/19/2018 - 18:24

Viviani warms up for Vuelta by defending Cyclassics title in Hamburg

Olympic champion Elia Viviani warmed up for the Vuelta a Espana by defending his Cyclassics title, an event watched by an estimated 250,000 people on the streets of Hamburg on Sunday.

Viviani warms up for Vuelta by defending Cyclassics title in Hamburg

Olympic champion Elia Viviani warmed up for the Vuelta a Espana by defending his Cyclassics title, an event watched by an estimated 250,000 people on the streets of Hamburg on Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 18:07

Aguero bags treble as rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.

Aguero bags treble as rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.

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 - 03:03

'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.


08/17/2018 - 17:33

Row over Putin's attendance at Austria minister's wedding

The expected attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl sparked a row Friday over whether the visit was appropriate.

Row over Putin's attendance at Austria minister's wedding

The expected attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl sparked a row Friday over whether the visit was appropriate.


08/17/2018 - 16:50

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and hundreds of well-wishers, attended a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and hundreds of well-wishers, attended a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.


08/17/2018 - 16:27

Hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker 'losing hope': cousin

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is "losing hope" and no longer believes that he will be freed after almost 100 days on hunger strike in a Russian prison, his cousin told AFP.

Hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker 'losing hope': cousin

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is "losing hope" and no longer believes that he will be freed after almost 100 days on hunger strike in a Russian prison, his cousin told AFP.

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 - 02:57

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, five dead

Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, five dead

Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.


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.


08/15/2018 - 19:52

Canada's westernmost province declares wildfires emergency

British Columbia declared a province-wide state of emergency Wednesday as Canada's military joined firefighters in trying to douse 556 wildfires burning across the craggy region.

Canada's westernmost province declares wildfires emergency

British Columbia declared a province-wide state of emergency Wednesday as Canada's military joined firefighters in trying to douse 556 wildfires burning across the craggy region.


08/15/2018 - 19:44

Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee and water bug deaths

Canada announced plans Wednesday to phase out two pesticides widely applied to canola, corn and soybean crops in this country and linked to bee and now also aquatic insect deaths.

Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee and water bug deaths

Canada announced plans Wednesday to phase out two pesticides widely applied to canola, corn and soybean crops in this country and linked to bee and now also aquatic insect deaths.


08/15/2018 - 19:25

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.


08/15/2018 - 02:07

Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.

Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.


08/14/2018 - 23:01

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.


08/14/2018 - 12:21

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along.

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along.


08/14/2018 - 11:57

Burundi plans plastic bag ban

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.

Burundi plans plastic bag ban

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.

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