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08/20/2017 - 22:38

Police uncover gas arsenal at bomb factory as Barcelona mourns

Spanish police said Sunday they had uncovered a cache of 120 gas canisters at a house believed to be the bomb-making factory of suspects in terror attacks that claimed 14 lives, as Barcelona mourned victims of the rampage.

Police uncover gas arsenal at bomb factory as Barcelona mourns

Spanish police said Sunday they had uncovered a cache of 120 gas canisters at a house believed to be the bomb-making factory of suspects in terror attacks that claimed 14 lives, as Barcelona mourned victims of the rampage.


08/20/2017 - 16:24

Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday pounded the Islamic State group in Tal Afar, one of its last bastions in the country, in a new assault just weeks after ousting IS from second city Mosul.

Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday pounded the Islamic State group in Tal Afar, one of its last bastions in the country, in a new assault just weeks after ousting IS from second city Mosul.


08/20/2017 - 18:57

Behind olive trees, Spain terror cell's bomb factory

Martine Groby rues the day when she ignored her father who told her: "They are terrorists, take down their number plates."

Behind olive trees, Spain terror cell's bomb factory

Martine Groby rues the day when she ignored her father who told her: "They are terrorists, take down their number plates."


08/20/2017 - 23:10

Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on America's strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation Monday night, almost 16 years after the war began.

Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on America's strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation Monday night, almost 16 years after the war began.


08/20/2017 - 20:03

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria's capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years.

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria's capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years.


08/20/2017 - 23:19

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades.

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades.


08/20/2017 - 22:35

Millions pour into US towns in path of total eclipse

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it.

Millions pour into US towns in path of total eclipse

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it.


08/20/2017 - 23:14

NAFTA partners wrap up first round of renegotiation talks

US, Canadian and Mexican negotiators on Sunday wrapped the first round of talks aimed at revamping the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, part of a US effort to cut its trade deficit.

NAFTA partners wrap up first round of renegotiation talks

US, Canadian and Mexican negotiators on Sunday wrapped the first round of talks aimed at revamping the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, part of a US effort to cut its trade deficit.

08/20/2017 - 23:14

NAFTA partners wrap up first round of renegotiation talks

US, Canadian and Mexican negotiators on Sunday wrapped the first round of talks aimed at revamping the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, part of a US effort to cut its trade deficit.

NAFTA partners wrap up first round of renegotiation talks

US, Canadian and Mexican negotiators on Sunday wrapped the first round of talks aimed at revamping the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, part of a US effort to cut its trade deficit.


08/20/2017 - 08:49

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.


08/20/2017 - 08:49

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.


08/20/2017 - 21:13

'Hitman' bumps off 'Logan' to claim box-office lead

Two new movies -- "The Hitman's Bodyguard" and "Logan Lucky" -- soared to the top three in North American theaters this weekend, with "Logan" scoring well with critics, but "Hitman" far luckier in ticket sales.

'Hitman' bumps off 'Logan' to claim box-office lead

Two new movies -- "The Hitman's Bodyguard" and "Logan Lucky" -- soared to the top three in North American theaters this weekend, with "Logan" scoring well with critics, but "Hitman" far luckier in ticket sales.


08/20/2017 - 04:55

Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics

Taiwan has long seen its international allies switching allegiance to an ascendant Beijing, but now there are also fears of a brain drain of the island's youth as they pursue careers in rival China.

Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics

Taiwan has long seen its international allies switching allegiance to an ascendant Beijing, but now there are also fears of a brain drain of the island's youth as they pursue careers in rival China.


08/19/2017 - 12:04

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.


08/19/2017 - 07:42

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.


08/19/2017 - 00:14

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

Credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Greece's debt by a notch, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country's debt sustainability will steadily improve.

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

Credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Greece's debt by a notch, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country's debt sustainability will steadily improve.

08/20/2017 - 23:07

Barcelona honour terror attack victims in Betis win

Barcelona got their La Liga season off to a winning start on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 at a emotional Camp Nou following a pair of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.

Barcelona honour terror attack victims in Betis win

Barcelona got their La Liga season off to a winning start on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 at a emotional Camp Nou following a pair of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.


08/21/2017 - 00:50

Dimitrov downs Kyrgios for biggest career crown

Grigor Dimitrov captured his seventh and biggest career title Sunday, defeating Australia's Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters and boost his confidence for the US Open.

Dimitrov downs Kyrgios for biggest career crown

Grigor Dimitrov captured his seventh and biggest career title Sunday, defeating Australia's Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters and boost his confidence for the US Open.


08/20/2017 - 23:26

Muguruza routs would-be No. 1 Halep for Cincy title

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza humbled second-ranked Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's final of the WTA Cincinnati Open, denying the Romanian the world number one spot in the process.

Muguruza routs would-be No. 1 Halep for Cincy title

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza humbled second-ranked Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's final of the WTA Cincinnati Open, denying the Romanian the world number one spot in the process.


08/21/2017 - 00:18

Brilliant Neymar dazzles again in PSG romp

Neymar starred from beginning to end on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring twice in a 6-2 thumping of Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Brilliant Neymar dazzles again in PSG romp

Neymar starred from beginning to end on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring twice in a 6-2 thumping of Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday.


08/21/2017 - 00:06

Inter, Milan match Juventus with winning starts

Inter captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace and Ivorian Franck Kessie opened his AC Milan account as the northern giants matched Juventus's winning start to the Serie A season with respective 3-0 victories on Sunday.

Inter, Milan match Juventus with winning starts

Inter captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace and Ivorian Franck Kessie opened his AC Milan account as the northern giants matched Juventus's winning start to the Serie A season with respective 3-0 victories on Sunday.


08/21/2017 - 00:35

Sweden's Stenson captures Wyndham Championship

Sweden's Henrik Stenson claimed his first title since winning the 2016 British Open, outduelling Ollie Schniederjans down the stretch Sunday to win the USPGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.

Sweden's Stenson captures Wyndham Championship

Sweden's Henrik Stenson claimed his first title since winning the 2016 British Open, outduelling Ollie Schniederjans down the stretch Sunday to win the USPGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.


08/20/2017 - 23:09

USA beat Europe for second straight Solheim Cup crown

The United States won the Solheim Cup on Sunday, thwarting Europe's comeback bid to triumph 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 in the women's match-play showdown.

USA beat Europe for second straight Solheim Cup crown

The United States won the Solheim Cup on Sunday, thwarting Europe's comeback bid to triumph 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 in the women's match-play showdown.


08/20/2017 - 23:37

Australia mark maiden Asian Cup with basketball title triumph

Australia shrugged off the absence of their NBA stars to claim the Asian Cup for the first time in their maiden participation on Sunday, sweeping past three-time champions Iran 79-56 in the final.

Australia mark maiden Asian Cup with basketball title triumph

Australia shrugged off the absence of their NBA stars to claim the Asian Cup for the first time in their maiden participation on Sunday, sweeping past three-time champions Iran 79-56 in the final.

08/20/2017 - 23:19

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades.

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades.


08/20/2017 - 09:21

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84.

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84.


08/20/2017 - 21:13

'Hitman' bumps off 'Logan' to claim box-office lead

Two new movies -- "The Hitman's Bodyguard" and "Logan Lucky" -- soared to the top three in North American theaters this weekend, with "Logan" scoring well with critics, but "Hitman" far luckier in ticket sales.

'Hitman' bumps off 'Logan' to claim box-office lead

Two new movies -- "The Hitman's Bodyguard" and "Logan Lucky" -- soared to the top three in North American theaters this weekend, with "Logan" scoring well with critics, but "Hitman" far luckier in ticket sales.


08/19/2017 - 22:33

Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards

Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America's top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president's growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration.

Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards

Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America's top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president's growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration.


08/19/2017 - 02:07

US judge rejects Polanski victim's bid to close case

A US judge on Friday rejected a bid by a woman Roman Polanski raped as a teenager to close the case, saying the fugitive filmmaker must appear in court for the matter to be resolved.

US judge rejects Polanski victim's bid to close case

A US judge on Friday rejected a bid by a woman Roman Polanski raped as a teenager to close the case, saying the fugitive filmmaker must appear in court for the matter to be resolved.


08/21/2017 - 00:31

Stars pay tribute to late comedy icon Jerry Lewis

The death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis on Sunday prompted an outpouring of tributes from fellow comedians, actors and others in the entertainment world.

Stars pay tribute to late comedy icon Jerry Lewis

The death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis on Sunday prompted an outpouring of tributes from fellow comedians, actors and others in the entertainment world.


08/18/2017 - 09:58

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".


08/18/2017 - 08:49

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.

08/20/2017 - 08:49

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.


08/19/2017 - 13:52

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.


08/19/2017 - 10:18

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.


08/19/2017 - 04:00

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.


08/18/2017 - 15:52

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.


08/18/2017 - 05:03

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.


08/19/2017 - 22:30

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.


08/18/2017 - 17:43

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.

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