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09/26/2018 - 05:06

Five things to know about Michael Kors

Global fashion giant Michael Kors announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Versace, signaling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker Jimmy Choo last year.

Five things to know about Michael Kors

Global fashion giant Michael Kors announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Versace, signaling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker Jimmy Choo last year.


09/26/2018 - 04:04

Cosby sent to prison for three to 10 years

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday to begin a minimum three-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

Cosby sent to prison for three to 10 years

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday to begin a minimum three-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.


09/26/2018 - 03:55

Trump takes anti-Iran campaign to UN Security Council

US President Donald Trump takes his campaign to isolate Iran to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, chairing for the first time a meeting that will lay bare divisions between Washington and key allies.

Trump takes anti-Iran campaign to UN Security Council

US President Donald Trump takes his campaign to isolate Iran to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, chairing for the first time a meeting that will lay bare divisions between Washington and key allies.


09/26/2018 - 02:10

Erdogan's shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.

Erdogan's shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.


09/26/2018 - 02:10

Pogba not to captain Man Utd again, Mourinho confirms

Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy of Manchester United by manager Jose Mourinho as tensions between United's star midfielder and manager continue to rise.

Pogba not to captain Man Utd again, Mourinho confirms

Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy of Manchester United by manager Jose Mourinho as tensions between United's star midfielder and manager continue to rise.


09/26/2018 - 02:09

Nike touts edgy ads but shares fall on mixed earnings

Nike's CEO said Tuesday a controversial ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick was connecting with consumers worldwide but shares fell after the sports giant reported slowing growth in China.

Nike touts edgy ads but shares fall on mixed earnings

Nike's CEO said Tuesday a controversial ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick was connecting with consumers worldwide but shares fell after the sports giant reported slowing growth in China.


09/26/2018 - 01:10

Argentina on strike as central bank chief resigns amid IMF talks

Argentina was paralyzed by a general strike on Tuesday while the central bank chief resigned amid talks with the International Monetary Fund on a revised crisis loan package.

Argentina on strike as central bank chief resigns amid IMF talks

Argentina was paralyzed by a general strike on Tuesday while the central bank chief resigned amid talks with the International Monetary Fund on a revised crisis loan package.


09/26/2018 - 00:50

Trump dismisses 'messed up' Kavanaugh accuser

President Donald Trump dismissed the latest accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as "drunk" and "messed up" on Tuesday, as Republicans prepared for a potentially explosive hearing over his suitability.

Trump dismisses 'messed up' Kavanaugh accuser

President Donald Trump dismissed the latest accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as "drunk" and "messed up" on Tuesday, as Republicans prepared for a potentially explosive hearing over his suitability.


09/25/2018 - 23:31

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.


09/25/2018 - 23:14

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.


09/25/2018 - 20:52

Four paralyzed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation program for paralyzed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.

Four paralyzed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation program for paralyzed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.


09/25/2018 - 20:10

US ramps up pressure on Venezuela with sanctions, harsh warnings

The United States cranked up the pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, imposing sanctions on his wife and more of his inner circle and issuing harsh warnings about his vulnerability to an overthrow.

US ramps up pressure on Venezuela with sanctions, harsh warnings

The United States cranked up the pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, imposing sanctions on his wife and more of his inner circle and issuing harsh warnings about his vulnerability to an overthrow.


09/25/2018 - 19:54

Voting and running for election in another EU state

France's ex-prime minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday became the most high profile beneficiary of European Union rules under which its citizens can vote and stand in local elections in other EU states.

Voting and running for election in another EU state

France's ex-prime minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday became the most high profile beneficiary of European Union rules under which its citizens can vote and stand in local elections in other EU states.


09/25/2018 - 18:17

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.


09/25/2018 - 18:00

Vowing US first, Trump presses on Iran, trade at UN

President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defense of the US right to go it alone.

Vowing US first, Trump presses on Iran, trade at UN

President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defense of the US right to go it alone.


09/25/2018 - 17:43

Aquarius rescue ship migrants to disembark in Malta: PM

The 58 migrants on board the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there on to four other European countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted on Tuesday.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants to disembark in Malta: PM

The 58 migrants on board the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there on to four other European countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted on Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 17:04

German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse

Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to the thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice.

German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse

Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to the thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice.


09/25/2018 - 16:27

Instagram departures add to woes for Facebook

The departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger adds to the woes of parent firm Facebook as it tries to repair its image hurt by privacy scandals and curb manipulation and misinformation.

Instagram departures add to woes for Facebook

The departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger adds to the woes of parent firm Facebook as it tries to repair its image hurt by privacy scandals and curb manipulation and misinformation.


09/25/2018 - 16:24

Argentina's central bank chief resigns

The president of Argentina's central bank, Luis Caputo, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after just a few months in the position, amid a volatile economic crisis.

Argentina's central bank chief resigns

The president of Argentina's central bank, Luis Caputo, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after just a few months in the position, amid a volatile economic crisis.


09/25/2018 - 15:41

Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash as General Assembly opens

The world's largest diplomatic gathering began with a stark warning of growing chaos and confusion on Tuesday ahead of a showdown between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart on the floor of the United Nations.

Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash as General Assembly opens

The world's largest diplomatic gathering began with a stark warning of growing chaos and confusion on Tuesday ahead of a showdown between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart on the floor of the United Nations.


09/25/2018 - 13:37

Trump: 'no plans' to meet Iran's Rouhani 'despite requests'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations "despite requests" to do so.

Trump: 'no plans' to meet Iran's Rouhani 'despite requests'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations "despite requests" to do so.


09/25/2018 - 13:02

Britain's Labour keeps door open to staying in EU

A key figure in Britain's main opposition Labour party said Tuesday that remaining in the European Union should not be ruled out if there is a second Brexit referendum.

Britain's Labour keeps door open to staying in EU

A key figure in Britain's main opposition Labour party said Tuesday that remaining in the European Union should not be ruled out if there is a second Brexit referendum.


09/25/2018 - 09:38

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.


09/25/2018 - 08:57

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 08:56

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".


09/25/2018 - 08:29

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.


09/25/2018 - 07:24

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday launched an aggressive campaign against allegations of sexual misconduct, vowing on national television to clear his name while appearing to claim his virginity at the time of the accusations as a defense.

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday launched an aggressive campaign against allegations of sexual misconduct, vowing on national television to clear his name while appearing to claim his virginity at the time of the accusations as a defense.

09/26/2018 - 05:06

Five things to know about Michael Kors

Global fashion giant Michael Kors announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Versace, signaling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker Jimmy Choo last year.

Five things to know about Michael Kors

Global fashion giant Michael Kors announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Versace, signaling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker Jimmy Choo last year.


09/26/2018 - 03:44

NZealand PM makes UN history with first baby

New Zealand's prime minister has been proclaimed a history maker for taking "first baby" -- daughter Neve -- into the United Nations General Assembly hall, shaking up what is still a boys' club of world leaders.

NZealand PM makes UN history with first baby

New Zealand's prime minister has been proclaimed a history maker for taking "first baby" -- daughter Neve -- into the United Nations General Assembly hall, shaking up what is still a boys' club of world leaders.


09/26/2018 - 02:09

Nike touts edgy ads but shares fall on mixed earnings

Nike's CEO said Tuesday a controversial ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick was connecting with consumers worldwide but shares fell after the sports giant reported slowing growth in China.

Nike touts edgy ads but shares fall on mixed earnings

Nike's CEO said Tuesday a controversial ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick was connecting with consumers worldwide but shares fell after the sports giant reported slowing growth in China.


09/26/2018 - 00:30

German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse

Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice.

German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse

Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice.


09/25/2018 - 22:12

Saint Laurent walks on water at Paris fashion week

Anthony Vaccarello made a splash by having his models walk on water for his Saint Laurent Paris fashion week show Tuesday.

Saint Laurent walks on water at Paris fashion week

Anthony Vaccarello made a splash by having his models walk on water for his Saint Laurent Paris fashion week show Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 21:20

Four paralyzed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation program for paralyzed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.

Four paralyzed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation program for paralyzed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.


09/25/2018 - 20:52

Four paralyzed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation program for paralyzed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.

Four paralyzed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation program for paralyzed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.


09/25/2018 - 20:25

Many doctors in India miss TB signs: study

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms.

Many doctors in India miss TB signs: study

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms.


09/25/2018 - 19:09

Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence.

Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence.


09/25/2018 - 18:59

Rapid rise in US health care data hacks: study

There has been an explosion of health care data breaches in the United States in recent years, a study out Tuesday says.

Rapid rise in US health care data hacks: study

There has been an explosion of health care data breaches in the United States in recent years, a study out Tuesday says.


09/25/2018 - 16:46

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1 bn

Fashion house Michael Kors announced Tuesday it had agreed to buy Italian luxury giant Versace, signalling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo last year.

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1 bn

Fashion house Michael Kors announced Tuesday it had agreed to buy Italian luxury giant Versace, signalling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo last year.


09/25/2018 - 16:42

Niger hit by unprecedented spate of child deaths: MSF

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday over unprecedented levels of child mortality in southern Niger during the past month, with 10 children dying per day.

Niger hit by unprecedented spate of child deaths: MSF

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday over unprecedented levels of child mortality in southern Niger during the past month, with 10 children dying per day.


09/25/2018 - 16:27

Instagram departures add to woes for Facebook

The departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger adds to the woes of parent firm Facebook as it tries to repair its image hurt by privacy scandals and curb manipulation and misinformation.

Instagram departures add to woes for Facebook

The departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger adds to the woes of parent firm Facebook as it tries to repair its image hurt by privacy scandals and curb manipulation and misinformation.


09/25/2018 - 16:27

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

Efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened by a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election turbulence, the UN said Tuesday.

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

Efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened by a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election turbulence, the UN said Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 16:26

EU urges member states to toughen swine fever controls

Europe's top agriculture official on Tuesday urged EU member states to prepare tougher measures to contain the spread of African swine fever after the latest outbreak in Belgium.

EU urges member states to toughen swine fever controls

Europe's top agriculture official on Tuesday urged EU member states to prepare tougher measures to contain the spread of African swine fever after the latest outbreak in Belgium.


09/25/2018 - 15:41

UK life expectancy stalls for first time since 1982

Life expectancy has fallen in Scotland and Wales and has stopped improving for the first time since 1982 in Britain as a whole, according to official data released on Tuesday.

UK life expectancy stalls for first time since 1982

Life expectancy has fallen in Scotland and Wales and has stopped improving for the first time since 1982 in Britain as a whole, according to official data released on Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 12:34

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.


09/25/2018 - 09:38

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.


09/25/2018 - 08:34

Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as many as five years.

Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as many as five years.


09/25/2018 - 08:29

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.


09/25/2018 - 07:45

Singapore diplomat urges repeal of 'antiquated' gay sex law

One of Singapore's most influential diplomats called Tuesday for the repeal of a law criminalising sex between men, saying it was time for the modern city-state to abandon the "antiquated" legislation.

Singapore diplomat urges repeal of 'antiquated' gay sex law

One of Singapore's most influential diplomats called Tuesday for the repeal of a law criminalising sex between men, saying it was time for the modern city-state to abandon the "antiquated" legislation.


09/25/2018 - 06:06

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.


09/25/2018 - 05:17

'Ka pai': New Zealand's Maori language back from brink

Beneath the carved timber roof of a traditional "marae" meeting house at Wellington High School, dozens of students watch entranced as a play performed entirely in the Maori language unfolds.

'Ka pai': New Zealand's Maori language back from brink

Beneath the carved timber roof of a traditional "marae" meeting house at Wellington High School, dozens of students watch entranced as a play performed entirely in the Maori language unfolds.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.


09/25/2018 - 03:36

Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Google unveiled changes Monday aimed at making the leading search engine more visual and intuitive to the point that it can answer questions before being asked.

Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Google unveiled changes Monday aimed at making the leading search engine more visual and intuitive to the point that it can answer questions before being asked.


09/25/2018 - 03:33

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.


09/24/2018 - 23:22

Drivers for Uber, Lyft see incomes fall as participation jumps

Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other US ridesharing services have seen their incomes fall by half in recent years as more people get behind the wheel, according to a study released Monday.

Drivers for Uber, Lyft see incomes fall as participation jumps

Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other US ridesharing services have seen their incomes fall by half in recent years as more people get behind the wheel, according to a study released Monday.

09/26/2018 - 02:45

Angels ace Ohtani opts for Tommy John surgery

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will undergo Tommy John surgery in the first week of the off-season, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Angels ace Ohtani opts for Tommy John surgery

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will undergo Tommy John surgery in the first week of the off-season, the team confirmed Tuesday.


09/26/2018 - 02:10

Erdogan's shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.

Erdogan's shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.


09/26/2018 - 02:10

Pogba not to captain Man Utd again, Mourinho confirms

Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy of Manchester United by manager Jose Mourinho as tensions between United's star midfielder and manager continue to rise.

Pogba not to captain Man Utd again, Mourinho confirms

Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy of Manchester United by manager Jose Mourinho as tensions between United's star midfielder and manager continue to rise.


09/26/2018 - 00:26

Griezmann on target as Atletico cruise to victory over Huesca

Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real Madrid after they strolled to a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Huesca on Tuesday.

Griezmann on target as Atletico cruise to victory over Huesca

Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real Madrid after they strolled to a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Huesca on Tuesday.


09/26/2018 - 00:23

Guardiola reveals 10-year plan for Foden

Pep Guardiola has backed Manchester City starlet Phil Foden to shine for the next decade after the youngster's dazzling League Cup display against Oxford.

Guardiola reveals 10-year plan for Foden

Pep Guardiola has backed Manchester City starlet Phil Foden to shine for the next decade after the youngster's dazzling League Cup display against Oxford.


09/26/2018 - 00:23

Griezmann on target as Atletico cruise to victory over Huesca

Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real Madrid after they strolled to a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Huesca on Tuesday.

Griezmann on target as Atletico cruise to victory over Huesca

Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real Madrid after they strolled to a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Huesca on Tuesday.


09/26/2018 - 00:01

Lampard's Derby knock Man Utd out of League Cup, City ease into last 16

Derby County manager Frank Lampard piled more misery on his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as the Rams beat 10-man Manchester United 8-7 on penalties, while Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the League Cup on Tuesday.

Lampard's Derby knock Man Utd out of League Cup, City ease into last 16

Derby County manager Frank Lampard piled more misery on his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as the Rams beat 10-man Manchester United 8-7 on penalties, while Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the League Cup on Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 23:49

Osuna assault charges dropped

Domestic violence charges against Houston Astros pitcher Roberto Osuna were withdrawn by prosecutors in Toronto on Tuesday after the victim in the case declined to testify.

Osuna assault charges dropped

Domestic violence charges against Houston Astros pitcher Roberto Osuna were withdrawn by prosecutors in Toronto on Tuesday after the victim in the case declined to testify.


09/25/2018 - 23:45

Erdogan's shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.


09/25/2018 - 23:45

Experience, stability bolster Germany's Euro 2024 bid

With a long history of hosting major sporting events, Germany makes a solid case for hosting the Euro 2024 finals, with the winning bid to be announced Thursday.

Experience, stability bolster Germany's Euro 2024 bid

With a long history of hosting major sporting events, Germany makes a solid case for hosting the Euro 2024 finals, with the winning bid to be announced Thursday.


09/25/2018 - 23:44

Pros and cons of Turkey's ambitious bid for Euro 2024

Turkey boasts gleaming new stadiums, one of the most impassioned football fan bases anywhere and has never before hosted one of the world's greatest sporting events.

Pros and cons of Turkey's ambitious bid for Euro 2024

Turkey boasts gleaming new stadiums, one of the most impassioned football fan bases anywhere and has never before hosted one of the world's greatest sporting events.


09/25/2018 - 23:44

Lahm-led Germany against Turkey in race to host Euro 2024

Having lifted the World Cup in 2014, Philipp Lahm now hopes to bring Euro 2024 finals to Germany on Thursday when UEFA announce the hosts for the European Championships.

Lahm-led Germany against Turkey in race to host Euro 2024

Having lifted the World Cup in 2014, Philipp Lahm now hopes to bring Euro 2024 finals to Germany on Thursday when UEFA announce the hosts for the European Championships.


09/25/2018 - 23:40

United States Ryder Cup team guide

A look at the 12 players who will defend the Ryder Cup for the United States, and try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 on Friday:

United States Ryder Cup team guide

A look at the 12 players who will defend the Ryder Cup for the United States, and try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 on Friday:


09/25/2018 - 23:39

Europe Ryder Cup team guide

Thomas Bjorn's Europe head into the Ryder Cup against the United States in Paris on Friday with five rookies and five major champions as they bid to regain the trophy after the 2016 defeat at Hazeltine.

Europe Ryder Cup team guide

Thomas Bjorn's Europe head into the Ryder Cup against the United States in Paris on Friday with five rookies and five major champions as they bid to regain the trophy after the 2016 defeat at Hazeltine.


09/25/2018 - 23:37

Five key holes at the Ryder Cup

The 42nd Ryder Cup gets under way on Friday, with the Europeans hoping to make the most of home advantage on the tricky Albatros course in France against the United States.

Five key holes at the Ryder Cup

The 42nd Ryder Cup gets under way on Friday, with the Europeans hoping to make the most of home advantage on the tricky Albatros course in France against the United States.


09/25/2018 - 23:32

Derby shocker piles misery on Mourinho amid Pogba rift talk

Jose Mourinho was left red-faced amid fresh talk of a rift with Paul Pogba as Manchester United crashed to a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Frank Lampard's Derby in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Derby shocker piles misery on Mourinho amid Pogba rift talk

Jose Mourinho was left red-faced amid fresh talk of a rift with Paul Pogba as Manchester United crashed to a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Frank Lampard's Derby in the League Cup on Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 23:10

Nike reports higher profits but growth slows in China

Nike reported solid gains in both quarterly profit and revenues Tuesday but shares fell in after-hours trading on slowing growth in China.

Nike reports higher profits but growth slows in China

Nike reported solid gains in both quarterly profit and revenues Tuesday but shares fell in after-hours trading on slowing growth in China.


09/25/2018 - 23:08

Bayern leak late goal to lose 100 percent record

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich dropped points for the first time this season as Felix Goetze scored a late equaliser for Augsburg at his old club in Tuesday's 1-1 draw.

Bayern leak late goal to lose 100 percent record

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich dropped points for the first time this season as Felix Goetze scored a late equaliser for Augsburg at his old club in Tuesday's 1-1 draw.


09/25/2018 - 22:46

Shahzad ton helps Afghanistan tie against India

Stockily built Mohammad Shahzad knocked a brilliant hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a last over tie against India in the Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday.

Shahzad ton helps Afghanistan tie against India

Stockily built Mohammad Shahzad knocked a brilliant hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a last over tie against India in the Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 22:29

Rugby players' chief issues Test health warning over pay

The Rugby World Cup will remain the preserve of a handful of top sides and will fail to evolve unless players from smaller nations are properly rewarded, international players chief Omar Hassanein told AFP.

Rugby players' chief issues Test health warning over pay

The Rugby World Cup will remain the preserve of a handful of top sides and will fail to evolve unless players from smaller nations are properly rewarded, international players chief Omar Hassanein told AFP.


09/25/2018 - 21:17

Struggling Halep knocked out of Wuhan Open

World number one Simona Halep was the biggest casualty on a day of upsets at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday, with the Romanian toppled in straight sets by Dominika Cibulkova.

Struggling Halep knocked out of Wuhan Open

World number one Simona Halep was the biggest casualty on a day of upsets at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday, with the Romanian toppled in straight sets by Dominika Cibulkova.


09/25/2018 - 19:38

Newcastle boss Benitez charged over ref comments

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made about referee Andre Marriner before Saturday's draw at Crystal Palace.

Newcastle boss Benitez charged over ref comments

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made about referee Andre Marriner before Saturday's draw at Crystal Palace.


09/25/2018 - 19:30

Van Vleuten leads Dutch women to world time-trial sweep wearing lucky earrings

Olympic champion Annemiek van Vleuten defended her world championship time-trial title on Tuesday as compatriots Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk completed an-all Dutch podium.

Van Vleuten leads Dutch women to world time-trial sweep wearing lucky earrings

Olympic champion Annemiek van Vleuten defended her world championship time-trial title on Tuesday as compatriots Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk completed an-all Dutch podium.


09/25/2018 - 19:04

Trescothick signs new Somerset deal

Marcus Trescothick has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset as the former England batsman extends his stay with the county into a remarkable 25th season.

Trescothick signs new Somerset deal

Marcus Trescothick has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset as the former England batsman extends his stay with the county into a remarkable 25th season.


09/25/2018 - 19:03

Molinari, DeChambeau wouldn't mind a Tiger pairing at Ryder Cup

British Open champion Francesco Molinari wouldn't mind being matched up against Tiger Woods this week at the Ryder Cup while US rookie Bryson DeChambeau wouldn't mind being paired alongside him at Le Golf National.

Molinari, DeChambeau wouldn't mind a Tiger pairing at Ryder Cup

British Open champion Francesco Molinari wouldn't mind being matched up against Tiger Woods this week at the Ryder Cup while US rookie Bryson DeChambeau wouldn't mind being paired alongside him at Le Golf National.


09/25/2018 - 18:58

Barca boss Valverde bemoans award circus after Modric wins FIFA prize

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has lamented the hype around individual awards in football after Luka Modric was named FIFA's Best Men's Player.

Barca boss Valverde bemoans award circus after Modric wins FIFA prize

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has lamented the hype around individual awards in football after Luka Modric was named FIFA's Best Men's Player.


09/25/2018 - 18:45

Andy Murray wins first round at Shenzhen after Zhang retires

Britain's former world number one Andy Murray was made to work up a serious sweat by unheralded Zhang Zhizhen at the ATP Shenzhen Open on Tuesday before the Chinese player retired at 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-2.

Andy Murray wins first round at Shenzhen after Zhang retires

Britain's former world number one Andy Murray was made to work up a serious sweat by unheralded Zhang Zhizhen at the ATP Shenzhen Open on Tuesday before the Chinese player retired at 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-2.

09/26/2018 - 04:45

Malaysia ex-PM's wife grilled by corruption investigators

The luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister faced fresh questioning Wednesday by anti-corruption investigators probing a multi-billion-dollar scandal that contributed to the old regime losing power.

Malaysia ex-PM's wife grilled by corruption investigators

The luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister faced fresh questioning Wednesday by anti-corruption investigators probing a multi-billion-dollar scandal that contributed to the old regime losing power.


09/26/2018 - 04:04

Cosby sent to prison for three to 10 years

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday to begin a minimum three-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

Cosby sent to prison for three to 10 years

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday to begin a minimum three-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.


09/26/2018 - 03:43

Dancing queen: Abba-period Cher has a new army of devotees

Cher has a stately air as she receives a steady line of journalists in a West Hollywood hotel room with the studied equanimity of Catherine the Great addressing her subjects at the Winter Palace.

Dancing queen: Abba-period Cher has a new army of devotees

Cher has a stately air as she receives a steady line of journalists in a West Hollywood hotel room with the studied equanimity of Catherine the Great addressing her subjects at the Winter Palace.


09/25/2018 - 23:33

Cosby: from US cultural icon to prison

From US cultural icon blazing past racial barriers to prison for aggravated indecent assault: a judge's sentencing Tuesday saw "America's Dad" Bill Cosby reduced to a sexually violent predator in handcuffs.

Cosby: from US cultural icon to prison

From US cultural icon blazing past racial barriers to prison for aggravated indecent assault: a judge's sentencing Tuesday saw "America's Dad" Bill Cosby reduced to a sexually violent predator in handcuffs.


09/25/2018 - 23:31

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.


09/25/2018 - 23:14

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.


09/25/2018 - 21:28

Screen legend Judi Dench honoured at Spain film festival

British screen legend Judi Dench was honoured Tuesday with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's famous San Sebastian film festival.

Screen legend Judi Dench honoured at Spain film festival

British screen legend Judi Dench was honoured Tuesday with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's famous San Sebastian film festival.


09/25/2018 - 19:24

Pope Francis gets Estonian e-residency

Pope Francis on Tuesday became an e-resident of Estonia while on a visit to the cyber-savvy Baltic country known for being one of the world's most wired nations.

Pope Francis gets Estonian e-residency

Pope Francis on Tuesday became an e-resident of Estonia while on a visit to the cyber-savvy Baltic country known for being one of the world's most wired nations.


09/25/2018 - 18:12

Pussy Riot activist conscious after 12 days in 'black hole'

An activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot said on Tuesday he had regained consciousness after a suspected poisoning and spending 12 days in a "black hole."

Pussy Riot activist conscious after 12 days in 'black hole'

An activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot said on Tuesday he had regained consciousness after a suspected poisoning and spending 12 days in a "black hole."


09/25/2018 - 12:31

Mystery of art's most scandalous picture revealed

One of the greatest mysteries in art history appears to have been solved.

Mystery of art's most scandalous picture revealed

One of the greatest mysteries in art history appears to have been solved.


09/25/2018 - 06:06

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.


09/25/2018 - 05:59

Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama in court

When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony, he was hailed worldwide as a hero -- but the little boy's father will appear in court Tuesday charged with negligence.

Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama in court

When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony, he was hailed worldwide as a hero -- but the little boy's father will appear in court Tuesday charged with negligence.


09/25/2018 - 04:11

New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall.

New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

Cosby risks sentence of up to 10 years Tuesday

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby risks being sentenced to a maximum punishment of 10 years on Tuesday after the Canadian woman whom he sexually assaulted appealed for "justice" from a US court.

Cosby risks sentence of up to 10 years Tuesday

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby risks being sentenced to a maximum punishment of 10 years on Tuesday after the Canadian woman whom he sexually assaulted appealed for "justice" from a US court.


09/24/2018 - 21:39

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

Satellite radio titan SiriusXM unveiled plans Monday to acquire online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple.

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

Satellite radio titan SiriusXM unveiled plans Monday to acquire online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple.


09/24/2018 - 20:48

K-Pop stars at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.

K-Pop stars at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.


09/24/2018 - 18:11

Argento sex accuser Bennett opens up on Italian TV

US actor Jimmy Bennett, who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager, said in his first television interview since the allegation emerged that they had a "complete" sexual relationship.

Argento sex accuser Bennett opens up on Italian TV

US actor Jimmy Bennett, who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager, said in his first television interview since the allegation emerged that they had a "complete" sexual relationship.


09/24/2018 - 17:19

All-video Turner Prize nominees take political stance

A turbulent global political environment has helped inspire the finalists in this year's Turner Prize for contemporary art, which includes only video submissions for the first time.

All-video Turner Prize nominees take political stance

A turbulent global political environment has helped inspire the finalists in this year's Turner Prize for contemporary art, which includes only video submissions for the first time.


09/24/2018 - 16:46

Tool belts and cycling shorts trending at Milan Fashion Week

From Dolce & Gabbana's opera and Prada techno beats to Robbie Williams performing at Emporio Armani, Milan Fashion Week offered a sparkling, colourful extravaganza. Ahead of Tuesday's closing shows, we take a look at some of next season's biggest trends.

Tool belts and cycling shorts trending at Milan Fashion Week

From Dolce & Gabbana's opera and Prada techno beats to Robbie Williams performing at Emporio Armani, Milan Fashion Week offered a sparkling, colourful extravaganza. Ahead of Tuesday's closing shows, we take a look at some of next season's biggest trends.


09/24/2018 - 16:12

Canada's Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh after diplomatic row

Canada-based Cirque du Soleil staged their first show in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a dazzling display of high-wire thrills, despite a diplomatic spat between Ottawa and Riyadh.

Canada's Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh after diplomatic row

Canada-based Cirque du Soleil staged their first show in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a dazzling display of high-wire thrills, despite a diplomatic spat between Ottawa and Riyadh.


09/24/2018 - 10:32

Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.

Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.


09/24/2018 - 07:28

Cosby back in court Monday for start of sentencing

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby will return to a Pennsylvania court on Monday to face sentencing for sexual assault, five months after his conviction at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Cosby back in court Monday for start of sentencing

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby will return to a Pennsylvania court on Monday to face sentencing for sexual assault, five months after his conviction at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.


09/23/2018 - 20:24

'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 15:12

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.


09/23/2018 - 13:31

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday.

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 11:29

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.


09/23/2018 - 05:21

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.

09/26/2018 - 02:22

Judge restores protections for Yellowstone grizzlies, hunts canceled

A US federal judge has restored endangered species protections to the Yellowstone grizzly bear a year after it was taken off the list by the Trump administration, preventing the animal from being hunted for the first time in decades.

Judge restores protections for Yellowstone grizzlies, hunts canceled

A US federal judge has restored endangered species protections to the Yellowstone grizzly bear a year after it was taken off the list by the Trump administration, preventing the animal from being hunted for the first time in decades.


09/26/2018 - 02:14

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time

A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time

A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.


09/26/2018 - 01:01

Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

After more than a century of conflicting evidence, Anglo-French animosity and a H.G. Wells novella involving murder most fowl, scientists said Wednesday they have finally solved the riddle of the world's largest bird.

Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

After more than a century of conflicting evidence, Anglo-French animosity and a H.G. Wells novella involving murder most fowl, scientists said Wednesday they have finally solved the riddle of the world's largest bird.


09/25/2018 - 22:32

NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals

NASA scientists can now see their solar-powered probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago -- but the vintage robot hasn't shown any signs of life.

NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals

NASA scientists can now see their solar-powered probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago -- but the vintage robot hasn't shown any signs of life.


09/25/2018 - 19:09

Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence.

Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence.


09/25/2018 - 16:26

EU urges member states to toughen swine fever controls

Europe's top agriculture official on Tuesday urged EU member states to prepare tougher measures to contain the spread of African swine fever after the latest outbreak in Belgium.

EU urges member states to toughen swine fever controls

Europe's top agriculture official on Tuesday urged EU member states to prepare tougher measures to contain the spread of African swine fever after the latest outbreak in Belgium.


09/25/2018 - 15:17

Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany

A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.

Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany

A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.


09/25/2018 - 14:06

New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year forecast.

New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year forecast.


09/25/2018 - 13:48

Greenpeace 'occupies' Indonesia palm oil plant with rock band

Greenpeace activists Tuesday scaled storage tanks at an Indonesian palm oil refinery along with a popular rock band which played pro-environment songs, protesting against a commodity found in everything from soap to biscuits.

Greenpeace 'occupies' Indonesia palm oil plant with rock band

Greenpeace activists Tuesday scaled storage tanks at an Indonesian palm oil refinery along with a popular rock band which played pro-environment songs, protesting against a commodity found in everything from soap to biscuits.


09/25/2018 - 12:34

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.


09/25/2018 - 09:36

Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections.

Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.


09/24/2018 - 20:59

DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother

A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was "bowled over" after coming face-to-face with a previously unknown half-brother on Monday thanks to a chance DNA breakthrough.

DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother

A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was "bowled over" after coming face-to-face with a previously unknown half-brother on Monday thanks to a chance DNA breakthrough.


09/24/2018 - 20:53

ICoast eyes better online access with satellite broadband

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat on Monday launched its satellite broadband service in Ivory Coast in a bid to boost internet access in this west African nation where only 27 percent of the population is online.

ICoast eyes better online access with satellite broadband

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat on Monday launched its satellite broadband service in Ivory Coast in a bid to boost internet access in this west African nation where only 27 percent of the population is online.


09/24/2018 - 20:24

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.


09/24/2018 - 19:22

Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.

Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.


09/24/2018 - 13:54

EU backs Belgium's pre-emptive swine fever slaughter

The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium's decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.

EU backs Belgium's pre-emptive swine fever slaughter

The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium's decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.


09/24/2018 - 11:43

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.


09/24/2018 - 11:26

Tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal

Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said Monday, in a victory for the impoverished country's drive to save the endangered big cats.

Tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal

Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said Monday, in a victory for the impoverished country's drive to save the endangered big cats.


09/24/2018 - 10:39

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate.

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate.


09/24/2018 - 09:29

Nepal reinstates $2.5bn hydropower deal with Chinese firm

Nepal has reinstated a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build a $2.5 billion hydroelectric plant scrapped by the previous government, officials confirmed Monday, as the new pro-Beijing administration seeks massive infrastructure investment.

Nepal reinstates $2.5bn hydropower deal with Chinese firm

Nepal has reinstated a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build a $2.5 billion hydroelectric plant scrapped by the previous government, officials confirmed Monday, as the new pro-Beijing administration seeks massive infrastructure investment.


09/24/2018 - 08:42

Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid

A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday.

Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid

A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday.


09/24/2018 - 08:23

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.


09/24/2018 - 06:10

South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab

From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a "superfood".

South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab

From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a "superfood".


09/24/2018 - 05:44

Drivers see red over Oslo's green 'war on cars'

Determined to go green, Oslo is slowly but surely ridding its city centre of motorists, angering some who say the "war on cars" is putting the brakes on individual freedoms.

Drivers see red over Oslo's green 'war on cars'

Determined to go green, Oslo is slowly but surely ridding its city centre of motorists, angering some who say the "war on cars" is putting the brakes on individual freedoms.


09/24/2018 - 04:46

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.


09/24/2018 - 04:01

Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community.

Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community.

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