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12/17/2017 - 05:01

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.


12/17/2017 - 04:34

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Uber may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Uber may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.


12/17/2017 - 04:25

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia

A Sydney-based "loyal agent of North Korea" has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said Sunday.

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia

A Sydney-based "loyal agent of North Korea" has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 04:22

Billionaire drugmaker, wife found dead at Canada home

Police were hunting for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide.

Billionaire drugmaker, wife found dead at Canada home

Police were hunting for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide.


12/17/2017 - 03:51

Around the world in 42 days: French sailor smashes solo record

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Around the world in 42 days: French sailor smashes solo record

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.


12/17/2017 - 03:33

UN council weighs measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

UN council weighs measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.


12/17/2017 - 03:28

UN council weighs measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

UN council weighs measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.


12/17/2017 - 03:22

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.

12/17/2017 - 04:41

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.


12/17/2017 - 04:34

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Uber may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Uber may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.


12/17/2017 - 04:22

Billionaire drugmaker, wife found dead at Canada home

Police were hunting for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide.

Billionaire drugmaker, wife found dead at Canada home

Police were hunting for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide.


12/17/2017 - 03:18

America's missing workers: matching jobs to the jobless

A few years ago, Derek Hobbs could not find a job. He had three strikes against him: his age, 55, a criminal record, and a drug addiction that kept him out of the formal workforce for more than 25 years.

America's missing workers: matching jobs to the jobless

A few years ago, Derek Hobbs could not find a job. He had three strikes against him: his age, 55, a criminal record, and a drug addiction that kept him out of the formal workforce for more than 25 years.


12/17/2017 - 03:16

Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal.

Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal.


12/17/2017 - 03:13

Odebrecht: giant in construction -- and corruption

As Latin America's biggest construction company, Odebrecht S.A. became a major player in Brazil's development at home and abroad -- until a huge corruption scandal known as "Car Wash."

Odebrecht: giant in construction -- and corruption

As Latin America's biggest construction company, Odebrecht S.A. became a major player in Brazil's development at home and abroad -- until a huge corruption scandal known as "Car Wash."


12/17/2017 - 03:01

Brazilian tycoon leaves prison, enters family feud

The good news for Marcelo Odebrecht, the tycoon at the center of Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, is he'll be out of prison Tuesday, in time for Christmas. The bad news: not all his family is celebrating.

Brazilian tycoon leaves prison, enters family feud

The good news for Marcelo Odebrecht, the tycoon at the center of Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, is he'll be out of prison Tuesday, in time for Christmas. The bad news: not all his family is celebrating.


12/16/2017 - 15:56

Lafarge ex-CEO denies knowing of Syria payments until late

A former CEO of French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said he was made aware of payments to the Islamic State group in August 2014, contradicting an account by another top executive, a source close to the case said Saturday.

Lafarge ex-CEO denies knowing of Syria payments until late

A former CEO of French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said he was made aware of payments to the Islamic State group in August 2014, contradicting an account by another top executive, a source close to the case said Saturday.

12/17/2017 - 03:51

Around the world in 42 days: French sailor smashes solo record

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Around the world in 42 days: French sailor smashes solo record

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.


12/17/2017 - 03:03

UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

Ahead of a sell-out European football match, Manchester police tracked fans' movements via CCTV and Russian security officials joined them in the control room to learn more about tactics.

UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

Ahead of a sell-out European football match, Manchester police tracked fans' movements via CCTV and Russian security officials joined them in the control room to learn more about tactics.


12/17/2017 - 02:45

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint - Guardiola

Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City's future after the Belgian's sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint - Guardiola

Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City's future after the Belgian's sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.


12/16/2017 - 23:54

McGregor says he wants MMA fight next

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, touted as a potential opponent for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, has indicated he wants his next bout to be a return to the octagon rather than the ring.

McGregor says he wants MMA fight next

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, touted as a potential opponent for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, has indicated he wants his next bout to be a return to the octagon rather than the ring.


12/16/2017 - 23:29

Torres lifts Atletico above beaten Valencia

Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Valencia into second in La Liga thanks to Fernando Torres's first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano to edge out Alaves 1-0 on Saturday.

Torres lifts Atletico above beaten Valencia

Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Valencia into second in La Liga thanks to Fernando Torres's first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano to edge out Alaves 1-0 on Saturday.


12/16/2017 - 23:27

Napoli capitalise on Inter Milan's slip to move top

Marek Hamsik equalled Diego Maradona's record as Napoli's all-time top goalscorer as they took advantage of Inter Milan's first defeat of the season and moved top of Serie A with a 3-1 win at Torino on Saturday.

Napoli capitalise on Inter Milan's slip to move top

Marek Hamsik equalled Diego Maradona's record as Napoli's all-time top goalscorer as they took advantage of Inter Milan's first defeat of the season and moved top of Serie A with a 3-1 win at Torino on Saturday.


12/16/2017 - 22:51

Neymar shines on return as PSG beat Rennes

Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday's 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1.

Neymar shines on return as PSG beat Rennes

Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday's 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1.


12/16/2017 - 21:38

Drama in Stuttgart as Bayern go 11 points clear

Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga.

Drama in Stuttgart as Bayern go 11 points clear

Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga.

12/17/2017 - 03:22

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.


12/16/2017 - 21:03

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.


12/16/2017 - 04:50

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.


12/16/2017 - 03:13

'In the Fade' star Diane Kruger on her real-life agony

It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a grief-stricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing.

'In the Fade' star Diane Kruger on her real-life agony

It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a grief-stricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing.


12/16/2017 - 02:54

Divisive S.African coming-of-age film eyes Oscars

A coming-of-age film which explores the taboos around gay love and sex has won plaudits and awards abroad, and is now in the running for an Oscar.

Divisive S.African coming-of-age film eyes Oscars

A coming-of-age film which explores the taboos around gay love and sex has won plaudits and awards abroad, and is now in the running for an Oscar.


12/16/2017 - 01:59

Raving in Myanmar as EDM conquers Asia's frontiers

Lasers cut across the sea of ravers bouncing to the beat at '808 Festival Yangon', as Asia's $1 billion EDM money machine careers into Myanmar, whose youth are at last able to connect with their global peers.

Raving in Myanmar as EDM conquers Asia's frontiers

Lasers cut across the sea of ravers bouncing to the beat at '808 Festival Yangon', as Asia's $1 billion EDM money machine careers into Myanmar, whose youth are at last able to connect with their global peers.


12/15/2017 - 20:35

At 86, Murdoch returns to his roots in news

Rupert Murdoch has always been a newspaperman at heart.

At 86, Murdoch returns to his roots in news

Rupert Murdoch has always been a newspaperman at heart.


12/15/2017 - 20:29

Peter Jackson says 'bully' Weinstein bad-mouthed actresses

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment.

Peter Jackson says 'bully' Weinstein bad-mouthed actresses

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment.

12/17/2017 - 00:21

Evacuations ordered for California's third-largest wildfire since 1932

Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for areas in California's Santa Barbara County as the state battles its third-largest wildfire since 1932, with winds and dry conditions threatening to help the blaze grow.

Evacuations ordered for California's third-largest wildfire since 1932

Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for areas in California's Santa Barbara County as the state battles its third-largest wildfire since 1932, with winds and dry conditions threatening to help the blaze grow.


12/16/2017 - 17:57

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000 euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000  euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.


12/16/2017 - 16:58

Ouch! Sea lions attack swimmers in San Francisco Bay

Hearty souls that brave the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay for a morning dip have a new reason to shiver: attacks by sea lions, including one that nearly netted a guy's genitals.

Ouch! Sea lions attack swimmers in San Francisco Bay

Hearty souls that brave the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay for a morning dip have a new reason to shiver: attacks by sea lions, including one that nearly netted a guy's genitals.


12/16/2017 - 12:58

Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines

At least three people were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines on Saturday, cutting off power and triggering landslides, officials said.

Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines

At least three people were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines on Saturday, cutting off power and triggering landslides, officials said.


12/15/2017 - 18:00

In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

For the first time, SpaceX on Friday blasted off both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before, a step forward in the company's goal to lower the cost of spaceflight.

In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

For the first time, SpaceX on Friday blasted off both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before, a step forward in the company's goal to lower the cost of spaceflight.


12/15/2017 - 13:03

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

President Vladimir Putin has said he regards Arctic exploration a priority for Russia, but added it should also respect nature.

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

President Vladimir Putin has said he regards Arctic exploration a priority for Russia, but added it should also respect nature.


12/15/2017 - 04:27

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.


12/15/2017 - 04:00

The new Berliners: wild boars thrive in German capital

They have coarse bristles, huge heads with tiny eyes and protruding tusks and, occasionally, a really bad temper.

The new Berliners: wild boars thrive in German capital

They have coarse bristles, huge heads with tiny eyes and protruding tusks and, occasionally, a really bad temper.

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