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10/22/2017 - 02:07

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.


10/21/2017 - 23:38

WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted.

WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted.


10/21/2017 - 16:26

Smell of death permeates Kabul mosque hit by suicide bomber

The smell of death permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Saturday hours after dozens of Shiite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber during evening prayers.

Smell of death permeates Kabul mosque hit by suicide bomber

The smell of death permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Saturday hours after dozens of Shiite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber during evening prayers.


10/21/2017 - 02:51

Three arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police said Friday.

Three arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police said Friday.


10/20/2017 - 21:16

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.


10/20/2017 - 20:54

Could Weinstein face trial? The mogul's legal woes

Could Harvey Weinstein go on trial for sexual assault, rape or harassment? Experts assess his mounting legal woes with around 40 actresses publicly accusing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Could Weinstein face trial? The mogul's legal woes

Could Harvey Weinstein go on trial for sexual assault, rape or harassment? Experts assess his mounting legal woes with around 40 actresses publicly accusing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.


10/20/2017 - 19:33

Number one Hasan shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday.

Number one Hasan shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday.


10/20/2017 - 00:12

White supremacist shouted down at Florida college speech

Hundreds of protesters shouted down white supremacist leader Richard Spencer on Thursday at a university in Florida, forcing him to leave the stage without delivering his planned speech.

White supremacist shouted down at Florida college speech

Hundreds of protesters shouted down white supremacist leader Richard Spencer on Thursday at a university in Florida, forcing him to leave the stage without delivering his planned speech.

10/21/2017 - 16:45

Iraq hikes southern oil output to make up for Kirkuk losses

Iraq said it hiked southern oil production by 200,000 barrels per day on Saturday to compensate for a halt in pumping in Kirkuk province because of its conflict with the Kurds.

Iraq hikes southern oil output to make up for Kirkuk losses

Iraq said it hiked southern oil production by 200,000 barrels per day on Saturday to compensate for a halt in pumping in Kirkuk province because of its conflict with the Kurds.


10/20/2017 - 19:22

US existing home sales edge up in September

Sales of existing US homes rose in September compared with August, but remained relatively tepid due to limited housing supply and high prices, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

US existing home sales edge up in September

Sales of existing US homes rose in September compared with August, but remained relatively tepid due to limited housing supply and high prices, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.


10/20/2017 - 19:12

Chevron suspends operations in Iraqi Kurdistan

Chevron said Friday it "temporarily" suspended operations in Kurdistan in Iraq, an oil-rich region at the center of a conflict between Baghdad and Kurdish forces.

Chevron suspends operations in Iraqi Kurdistan

Chevron said Friday it "temporarily" suspended operations in Kurdistan in Iraq, an oil-rich region at the center of a conflict between Baghdad and Kurdish forces.


10/20/2017 - 17:55

EU raids automaker BMW in post-Dieselgate cartel case

EU antitrust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said Friday, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered German car industry.

EU raids automaker BMW in post-Dieselgate cartel case

EU antitrust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said Friday, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered German car industry.


10/20/2017 - 17:38

EU puts brakes on Macron's Google tax push

Several EU nations handed French President Emmanuel Macron a setback on Friday, as leaders said Europe should not go it alone on a new tax on US tech giants.

EU puts brakes on Macron's Google tax push

Several EU nations handed French President Emmanuel Macron a setback on Friday, as leaders said Europe should not go it alone on a new tax on US tech giants.


10/20/2017 - 16:55

Catalan separatists in cash withdrawal protest

Catalan separatists were flocking to withdraw cash Friday in protest at the central government and at banks that have moved their headquarters out of the Spanish region over its independence crisis.

Catalan separatists in cash withdrawal protest

Catalan separatists were flocking to withdraw cash Friday in protest at the central government and at banks that have moved their headquarters out of the Spanish region over its independence crisis.


10/20/2017 - 15:42

Iraqi workers return after oil fields retaken from Kurds

Turfed out three years ago by Kurdish forces, Iraqi oil workers are donning their overalls and inspecting equipment as they look to get down to work at installations snatched back by Baghdad.

Iraqi workers return after oil fields retaken from Kurds

Turfed out three years ago by Kurdish forces, Iraqi oil workers are donning their overalls and inspecting equipment as they look to get down to work at installations snatched back by Baghdad.


10/20/2017 - 00:06

Electric autos get high marks for dependability: Consumer Reports

Testing and consumer surveys show electric vehicles are more reliable than internal combustion automobiles, the head of automotive testing for Consumer Reports said Thursday.

Electric autos get high marks for dependability: Consumer Reports

Testing and consumer surveys show electric vehicles are more reliable than internal combustion automobiles, the head of automotive testing for Consumer Reports said Thursday.

10/22/2017 - 17:09

Boxing: Japan's Murata stops N'Dam to win world title

Japan's Ryota Murata beat champion Hassan N'Dam by technical knockout Sunday to capture the World Boxing Association middleweight title.

Boxing: Japan's Murata stops N'Dam to win world title

Japan's Ryota Murata beat champion Hassan N'Dam by technical knockout Sunday to capture the World Boxing Association middleweight title.


10/22/2017 - 02:07

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.


10/21/2017 - 13:13

Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay's two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury.

Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay's two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury.


10/20/2017 - 23:33

Pep optimistic City will respond when form dips

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits his high-flying side will suffer a blip at some point but is optimistic they will react better than they did last season.

Pep optimistic City will respond when form dips

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits his high-flying side will suffer a blip at some point but is optimistic they will react better than they did last season.


10/20/2017 - 19:33

Number one Hasan shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday.

Number one Hasan shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday.


10/20/2017 - 18:47

Bairstow happy to bat higher in Ashes

Jonny Bairstow said on Friday he would be happy to move up the England batting order for the upcoming Ashes series if talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes is unavailable.

Bairstow happy to bat higher in Ashes

Jonny Bairstow said on Friday he would be happy to move up the England batting order for the upcoming Ashes series if talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes is unavailable.


10/20/2017 - 15:13

Hodgson tries to keep Palace players grounded after shock win

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he has worked hard to keep his players' feet on the ground after they finally scored their first goals and won their first game of the Premier League season.

Hodgson tries to keep Palace players grounded after shock win

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he has worked hard to keep his players' feet on the ground after they finally scored their first goals and won their first game of the Premier League season.


10/20/2017 - 04:47

Falcons, Patriots face Super Bowl rematch

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says revenge won't be on his mind as he prepares to face the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time since last season's epic Super Bowl collapse.

Falcons, Patriots face Super Bowl rematch

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says revenge won't be on his mind as he prepares to face the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time since last season's epic Super Bowl collapse.

10/21/2017 - 11:28

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein of exposing his genitals and forcing himself on her as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations against the movie mogul who reportedly plans to stay in rehab for another month.

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein of exposing his genitals and forcing himself on her as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations against the movie mogul who reportedly plans to stay in rehab for another month.


10/21/2017 - 09:57

K-Pop star apologises over dog bite death

Choi Siwon, a member of popular K-pop boy band Super Junior, on Saturday apologised over the death of a renowned restaurateur who died after being attacked by his family's pet dog.

K-Pop star apologises over dog bite death

Choi Siwon, a member of popular K-pop boy band Super Junior, on Saturday apologised over the death of a renowned restaurateur who died after being attacked by his family's pet dog.


10/20/2017 - 22:28

France's Depardieu says migrants 'only chance' for cultural revival

Gerard Depardieu, the larger-than-life French actor, jumped into Europe's migrant debate Friday, saying the new arrivals are the only hope as masses of "normal people" are losing any sense of cultural appreciation.

France's Depardieu says migrants 'only chance' for cultural revival

Gerard Depardieu, the larger-than-life French actor, jumped into Europe's migrant debate Friday, saying the new arrivals are the only hope as masses of "normal people" are losing any sense of cultural appreciation.


10/20/2017 - 22:19

Former actress accuses Weinstein of forcing himself on her

A former actress became the latest woman to publicly accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct Friday, telling reporters he exposed and forced himself on her.

Former actress accuses Weinstein of forcing himself on her

A former actress became the latest woman to publicly accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct Friday, telling reporters he exposed and forced himself on her.


10/20/2017 - 20:54

Could Weinstein face trial? The mogul's legal woes

Could Harvey Weinstein go on trial for sexual assault, rape or harassment? Experts assess his mounting legal woes with around 40 actresses publicly accusing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Could Weinstein face trial? The mogul's legal woes

Could Harvey Weinstein go on trial for sexual assault, rape or harassment? Experts assess his mounting legal woes with around 40 actresses publicly accusing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.


10/20/2017 - 05:14

Ingmar Bergman's anguish back in spotlight for centenary

Swedish film legend Ingmar Bergman, whose tales of anguished love and loneliness made him one of the 20th century's leading directors, is back in the spotlight with a series of events to mark the centenary of his birth.

Ingmar Bergman's anguish back in spotlight for centenary

Swedish film legend Ingmar Bergman, whose tales of anguished love and loneliness made him one of the 20th century's leading directors, is back in the spotlight with a series of events to mark the centenary of his birth.


10/20/2017 - 00:16

Tarantino knew of Weinstein misconduct, regrets not doing more

Quentin Tarantino admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday to feeling ashamed that he did not stop working with the mogul.

Tarantino knew of Weinstein misconduct, regrets not doing more

Quentin Tarantino admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday to feeling ashamed that he did not stop working with the mogul.


10/20/2017 - 00:12

Los Angeles police open sex assault probe targeting Weinstein

Los Angeles police are investigating Harvey Weinstein in relation to a suspected sexual assault four years ago, a spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

Los Angeles police open sex assault probe targeting Weinstein

Los Angeles police are investigating Harvey Weinstein in relation to a suspected sexual assault four years ago, a spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

10/22/2017 - 09:33

Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark

A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore -- shadowed by a large tiger shark.

Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark

A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore -- shadowed by a large tiger shark.


10/22/2017 - 07:43

Former presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

All five of America's living former presidents took the stage Saturday at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern United States and Caribbean.

Former presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

All five of America's living former presidents took the stage Saturday at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern United States and Caribbean.


10/20/2017 - 22:05

First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.

First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.


10/20/2017 - 20:48

Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

Two American astronauts on Friday wrapped up crucial repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, with just weeks to spare before the next cargo ship arrives in early November, NASA said.

Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

Two American astronauts on Friday wrapped up crucial repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, with just weeks to spare before the next cargo ship arrives in early November, NASA said.


10/20/2017 - 20:29

Mexico catches, releases endangered vaquita porpoise

Mexico captured a rare vaquita marina porpoise as part of a bold program to save the critically endangered species, but released it because it was too young to be separated from its mother, officials said.

Mexico catches, releases endangered vaquita porpoise

Mexico captured a rare vaquita marina porpoise as part of a bold program to save the critically endangered species, but released it because it was too young to be separated from its mother, officials said.


10/20/2017 - 05:20

Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwaters

At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark in over 10,000 years of human settlement.

Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwaters

At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark in over 10,000 years of human settlement.


10/20/2017 - 04:45

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.


10/19/2017 - 20:07

Birds' beaks may evolve to better reach backyard feeders

Britain's enthusiasm for backyard bird-feeding may have led some of the nation's feathered friends to evolve bigger beaks in just the past 40 years, researchers said Thursday.

Birds' beaks may evolve to better reach backyard feeders

Britain's enthusiasm for backyard bird-feeding may have led some of the nation's feathered friends to evolve bigger beaks in just the past 40 years, researchers said Thursday.

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