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10/17/2017 - 13:15

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

It was a mystery that had police puzzled for a while: a rash of thefts reported by passengers who had taken the 75-minute bus trip between Paris and Beauvais airport.

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

It was a mystery that had police puzzled for a while: a rash of thefts reported by passengers who had taken the 75-minute bus trip between Paris and Beauvais airport.


10/17/2017 - 09:33

Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued.

Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued.


10/16/2017 - 22:15

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday.

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday.


10/16/2017 - 04:49

Maduro claims 'emphatic victory' in Venezuela polls

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro hailed his socialist government's "emphatic victory" in closely watched regional elections on Sunday, after official results gave it control of 17 of the 23 states.

Maduro claims 'emphatic victory' in Venezuela polls

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro hailed his socialist government's "emphatic victory" in closely watched regional elections on Sunday, after official results gave it control of 17 of the 23 states.


10/16/2017 - 02:16

Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

Millions of Venezuelans voted peacefully in regional elections on Sunday following months of violent protests earlier this year aimed at unseating President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

Millions of Venezuelans voted peacefully in regional elections on Sunday following months of violent protests earlier this year aimed at unseating President Nicolas Maduro.


10/15/2017 - 18:40

The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

The massive weekend truck bombing which killed at least 137 people in Mogadishu is the deadliest in conflict-riven Somalia so far. Here some of the other major attacks:

The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

The massive weekend truck bombing which killed at least 137 people in Mogadishu is the deadliest in conflict-riven Somalia so far. Here some of the other major attacks:


10/15/2017 - 03:37

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Austrians vote Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc's latest populist test.

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Austrians vote Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc's latest populist test.


10/14/2017 - 17:25

Pressure grows on Catalan leader as independence deadline looms

Allies of Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont urged him on Saturday to push ahead with his secession bid as a deadline set by Madrid for a final decision on independence approaches.

Pressure grows on Catalan leader as independence deadline looms

Allies of Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont urged him on Saturday to push ahead with his secession bid as a deadline set by Madrid for a final decision on independence approaches.

10/17/2017 - 12:34

European equities hit pause button

Europe's major stock markets paused on Tuesday as investors digested key economic data and waited for US bank earnings, dealers said.

European equities hit pause button

Europe's major stock markets paused on Tuesday as investors digested key economic data and waited for US bank earnings, dealers said.


10/16/2017 - 23:33

Bank shares lead US stocks to records; Madrid falls

Strong gains by bank shares helped push US stocks to fresh records Monday, while Madrid sank on resurgent worries over the Catalan independence crisis.

Bank shares lead US stocks to records; Madrid falls

Strong gains by bank shares helped push US stocks to fresh records Monday, while Madrid sank on resurgent worries over the Catalan independence crisis.


10/16/2017 - 20:27

Glencore, Qatar finalise Rosneft deal

The consortium controlled by commodities giant Glencore and Qatar's sovereign fund announced a 7.8 billion-euro deal Monday to sell a 14-percent stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft to Chinese conglomerate CEFC.

Glencore, Qatar finalise Rosneft deal

The consortium controlled by commodities giant Glencore and Qatar's sovereign fund announced a 7.8 billion-euro deal Monday to sell a 14-percent stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft to Chinese conglomerate CEFC.


10/16/2017 - 16:48

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with financing and that the two parties were in talks on a potential sale.

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with financing and that the two parties were in talks on a potential sale.


10/15/2017 - 05:52

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed 'the future'

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as "the future" Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up.

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed 'the future'

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as "the future" Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up.


10/15/2017 - 04:28

EU summit to throw Britain a Brexit bone

EU leaders are set to extend an olive branch to British Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit in Brussels this week in a bid to break a deadlock in Brexit negotiations.

EU summit to throw Britain a Brexit bone

EU leaders are set to extend an olive branch to British Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit in Brussels this week in a bid to break a deadlock in Brexit negotiations.


10/15/2017 - 03:06

Jailed Ecuador VP says he is target of construction giant's revenge

Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, in jail pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht, told AFP Saturday he is a victim of revenge by the construction giant.

Jailed Ecuador VP says he is target of construction giant's revenge

Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, in jail pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht, told AFP Saturday he is a victim of revenge by the construction giant.


10/14/2017 - 21:10

Germany's Schaeuble assails protectionism at IMF summit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble assailed the rise in protectionism and anti-free-trade sentiment Saturday in a statement that appeared aimed at the administration of US President Donald Trump.

Germany's Schaeuble assails protectionism at IMF summit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble assailed the rise in protectionism and anti-free-trade sentiment Saturday in a statement that appeared aimed at the administration of US President Donald Trump.

10/17/2017 - 00:31

No more Lions tours for Gatland

Warren Gatland may have come within a whisker of becoming only the second British and Irish Lions coach to beat New Zealand in a Test series, but he insisted Monday he would never coach them again.

No more Lions tours for Gatland

Warren Gatland may have come within a whisker of becoming only the second British and Irish Lions coach to beat New Zealand in a Test series, but he insisted Monday he would never coach them again.


10/16/2017 - 18:30

Webb's place in danger as Wales change selection policy

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is in danger of becoming the first high-profile casualty of his country's new selection policy.

Webb's place in danger as Wales change selection policy

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is in danger of becoming the first high-profile casualty of his country's new selection policy.


10/15/2017 - 22:28

Saracens crush Northampton in Champions Cup opener

Holders Saracens kicked off their European Champions Cup campaign in style with eight tries in a 57-13 thrashing of Northampton on Sunday at Franklin's Gardens.

Saracens crush Northampton in Champions Cup opener

Holders Saracens kicked off their European Champions Cup campaign in style with eight tries in a 57-13 thrashing of Northampton on Sunday at Franklin's Gardens.


10/15/2017 - 10:33

Ko Jin-Young secures first LPGA Tour victory

South Korea's Ko Jin-Young secured her first LPGA Tour victory on Sunday, defeating world number two and compatriot Park Sung-Hyun by two shots in the KEB Hana Bank Championship.

Ko Jin-Young secures first LPGA Tour victory

South Korea's Ko Jin-Young secured her first LPGA Tour victory on Sunday, defeating world number two and compatriot Park Sung-Hyun by two shots in the KEB Hana Bank Championship.


10/15/2017 - 01:54

Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.

Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.


10/15/2017 - 01:49

Mourinho, Klopp at odds over Anfield stalemate

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp pointed the finger of blame at each other after their teams' much-anticipated showdown ended in a forgettable 0-0 draw.

Mourinho, Klopp at odds over Anfield stalemate

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp pointed the finger of blame at each other after their teams' much-anticipated showdown ended in a forgettable 0-0 draw.


10/14/2017 - 19:25

Zaha inspires Palace to Chelsea win

Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire bottom club Crystal Palace to their first win and first goals of the Premier League campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat of champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Zaha inspires Palace to Chelsea win

Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire bottom club Crystal Palace to their first win and first goals of the Premier League campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat of champions Chelsea on Saturday.


10/14/2017 - 14:57

Nadal outlasts Cilic to reach Shanghai final

Rafael Nadal survived a rollercoaster encounter with fourth seed Marin Cilic to power into Sunday's final of the Shanghai Masters and a possible showdown with old rival Roger Federer.

Nadal outlasts Cilic to reach Shanghai final

Rafael Nadal survived a rollercoaster encounter with fourth seed Marin Cilic to power into Sunday's final of the Shanghai Masters and a possible showdown with old rival Roger Federer.

10/17/2017 - 12:26

Hollywood titan Katzenberg slams Weinstein as a "monster"

Film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is the latest personality to speak out against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, branding him "a monster" but warning that he is not alone in sexually preying on Hollywood actresses.

Hollywood titan Katzenberg slams Weinstein as a

Film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is the latest personality to speak out against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, branding him "a monster" but warning that he is not alone in sexually preying on Hollywood actresses.


10/17/2017 - 06:50

Italy confronts shipwreck horror that changed history

The death of dozens of children in a 2013 shipwreck after repeated SOS calls were ignored has returned to haunt Italy as survivors relive the nightmare in a new documentary.

Italy confronts shipwreck horror that changed history

The death of dozens of children in a 2013 shipwreck after repeated SOS calls were ignored has returned to haunt Italy as survivors relive the nightmare in a new documentary.


10/16/2017 - 19:33

Chef Gordon Ramsay says he's proud of being 'a pain'

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay revealed the secret of his success Monday, "I am the biggest pain in the ass in the world, because I want the best."

Chef Gordon Ramsay says he's proud of being 'a pain'

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay revealed the secret of his success Monday, "I am the biggest pain in the ass in the world, because I want the best."


10/16/2017 - 16:48

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with financing and that the two parties were in talks on a potential sale.

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with financing and that the two parties were in talks on a potential sale.


10/16/2017 - 05:06

Fashionistas get the military look in war-scarred Ukraine

In war-scarred eastern Ukraine, the military look is all the rage this season, with fatigues and Soviet regalia a must-have for those who dress to impress in the battered crucible of the Russian-backed insurgency.

Fashionistas get the military look in war-scarred Ukraine

In war-scarred eastern Ukraine, the military look is all the rage this season, with fatigues and Soviet regalia a must-have for those who dress to impress in the battered crucible of the Russian-backed insurgency.


10/16/2017 - 03:21

Woody Allen 'sad' for Weinstein over abuse allegations

Woody Allen feels "sad" for Harvey Weinstein over abuse allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, telling the BBC on Sunday the situation was "tragic" for the women involved.

Woody Allen 'sad' for Weinstein over abuse allegations

Woody Allen feels "sad" for Harvey Weinstein over abuse allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, telling the BBC on Sunday the situation was "tragic" for the women involved.


10/15/2017 - 14:55

Saudi Arabia cancels charity gig by Egyptian pop star

Saudi authorities on Sunday cancelled a charity concert by Egyptian pop sensation Sherine Abdel Wahab, which had been hailed as a boon for the entertainment industry in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia cancels charity gig by Egyptian pop star

Saudi authorities on Sunday cancelled a charity concert by Egyptian pop sensation Sherine Abdel Wahab, which had been hailed as a boon for the entertainment industry in the ultra-conservative kingdom.


10/14/2017 - 16:40

Between the lines: Hollywood's whispers about Weinstein

The sexual abuse accusations now deluging Harvey Weinstein have bubbled up before as inside jokes and sly asides, tributes to the movie producer's capacity to inspire both fear and loathing in Hollywood.

Between the lines: Hollywood's whispers about Weinstein

The sexual abuse accusations now deluging Harvey Weinstein have bubbled up before as inside jokes and sly asides, tributes to the movie producer's capacity to inspire both fear and loathing in Hollywood.

10/17/2017 - 09:44

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand's most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand's most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.


10/16/2017 - 22:15

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday.

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday.


10/16/2017 - 17:11

Storm brings 'apocalyptic' skies to Britain

The sun shone red and the sky darkened to a foreboding orange and brown across parts of Britain on Monday, as a storm swept air and dust in from southern Europe.

Storm brings 'apocalyptic' skies to Britain

The sun shone red and the sky darkened to a foreboding orange and brown across parts of Britain on Monday, as a storm swept air and dust in from southern Europe.


10/16/2017 - 16:12

Neutron star crash: 'The gift that will keep on giving'

The astrophysics world is abuzz after the first-ever observation of two neutron stars merging in a cataclysmic crash that left a rich trail of debris for scientists to comb through.

Neutron star crash: 'The gift that will keep on giving'

The astrophysics world is abuzz after the first-ever observation of two neutron stars merging in a cataclysmic crash that left a rich trail of debris for scientists to comb through.


10/15/2017 - 12:41

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king.

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king.


10/15/2017 - 08:31

India man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

A tiger which killed four villagers in central India has died after being electrocuted, an official said Sunday, ending a hunt by armed rangers for the beast.

India man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

A tiger which killed four villagers in central India has died after being electrocuted, an official said Sunday, ending a hunt by armed rangers for the beast.


10/15/2017 - 05:52

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed 'the future'

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as "the future" Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up.

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed 'the future'

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as "the future" Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up.


10/15/2017 - 05:22

India to close colonial-era military farms

Under a hot afternoon sun workers scrub down cows at the Allahabad Military Farm, the latest hangover of India's colonial past being forced into the 21st century.

India to close colonial-era military farms

Under a hot afternoon sun workers scrub down cows at the Allahabad Military Farm, the latest hangover of India's colonial past being forced into the 21st century.

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