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09/21/2018 - 04:57

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday.

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 04:40

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 03:34

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate: reports

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, is willing to testify next week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, US media reported on Thursday.

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate: reports

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, is willing to testify next week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, US media reported on Thursday.


09/21/2018 - 03:23

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/21/2018 - 02:52

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.


09/21/2018 - 02:27

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.


09/21/2018 - 02:05

Italy's Antitrust contests Ryanair's hand baggage charge

Italy's competition authority Antitrust has opened an inquiry into low-cost airline Ryanair's decision to charge passengers for hand luggage, a which the body described an "essential" item for travellers.

Italy's Antitrust contests Ryanair's hand baggage charge

Italy's competition authority Antitrust has opened an inquiry into low-cost airline Ryanair's decision to charge passengers for hand luggage, a which the body described an "essential" item for travellers.


09/21/2018 - 02:04

Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate

A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father's decision to not let her have a passport, reports said Thursday, stirring an online debate on the contentious male guardianship system.

Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate

A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father's decision to not let her have a passport, reports said Thursday, stirring an online debate on the contentious male guardianship system.


09/21/2018 - 02:03

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.


09/21/2018 - 02:00

Arsenal, Chelsea win in Europa League as Rangers hold Villarreal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began their campaign with a 1-0 win away to PAOK in Greece.

Arsenal, Chelsea win in Europa League as Rangers hold Villarreal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began their campaign with a 1-0 win away to PAOK in Greece.


09/21/2018 - 01:59

Revived Tiger, No. 1 Rose spice up Ryder Cup showdown in France

A powerful American squad featuring nine major winners tries to end a 25-year drought in Europe at next week's 42nd Ryder Cup against a veteran-laden European team at France's Le Golf National.

Revived Tiger, No. 1 Rose spice up Ryder Cup showdown in France

A powerful American squad featuring nine major winners tries to end a 25-year drought in Europe at next week's 42nd Ryder Cup against a veteran-laden European team at France's Le Golf National.


09/21/2018 - 00:41

France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.

France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.


09/20/2018 - 23:32

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/20/2018 - 23:17

'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.

'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.


09/20/2018 - 18:59

'Worst nightmare': Dutch rail collision kills 4 children

Four young children from a Dutch daycare centre were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in an accident described as the "worst nightmare of any parent".

'Worst nightmare': Dutch rail collision kills 4 children

Four young children from a Dutch daycare centre were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in an accident described as the "worst nightmare of any parent".


09/20/2018 - 18:53

Belgian probe implicates Britain in phone spying

A confidential report by Belgian investigators confirms that British intelligence services hacked state-owned Belgian telecom giant Belgacom on behalf of Washington, an official said Thursday.

Belgian probe implicates Britain in phone spying

A confidential report by Belgian investigators confirms that British intelligence services hacked state-owned Belgian telecom giant Belgacom on behalf of Washington, an official said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 17:47

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 17:44

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.


09/20/2018 - 17:39

EU raises pressure as UK promises new Brexit plans

EU leaders refused to give ground to Britain's Theresa May on Thursday, warning that her Brexit plan is unacceptable, even as she offered to come up with new proposals for the Irish border.

EU raises pressure as UK promises new Brexit plans

EU leaders refused to give ground to Britain's Theresa May on Thursday, warning that her Brexit plan is unacceptable, even as she offered to come up with new proposals for the Irish border.


09/20/2018 - 16:00

'High uncertainty' hurting global growth, OECD says

Global expansion is likely to slow as tensions kickstarted by US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies hit world trade, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.

'High uncertainty' hurting global growth, OECD says

Global expansion is likely to slow as tensions kickstarted by US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies hit world trade, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 13:30

In a first, American picked to direct next Bond film

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, its producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the storied spy franchise's 25th instalment.

In a first, American picked to direct next Bond film

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, its producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the storied spy franchise's 25th instalment.


09/20/2018 - 13:14

Malta PM claims EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote

Malta's prime minister on Thursday signalled unexpected support from EU leaders for a second referendum on Brexit in Britain, boosting a growing campaign for a new poll despite the British government's trenchant opposition.

Malta PM claims EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote

Malta's prime minister on Thursday signalled unexpected support from EU leaders for a second referendum on Brexit in Britain, boosting a growing campaign for a new poll despite the British government's trenchant opposition.


09/20/2018 - 13:11

Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.

Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.


09/20/2018 - 12:51

Turkey sees lower growth, double-digit inflation in next years

Turkey, which was last month buffeted by its worst currency crisis in recent years, on Thursday forecast sharply lower growth coupled with persistently high inflation in its new medium-term economic programme.

Turkey sees lower growth, double-digit inflation in next years

Turkey, which was last month buffeted by its worst currency crisis in recent years, on Thursday forecast sharply lower growth coupled with persistently high inflation in its new medium-term economic programme.


09/20/2018 - 12:50

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.


09/20/2018 - 12:02

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.


09/20/2018 - 11:55

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.

09/21/2018 - 04:40

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 03:21

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.


09/21/2018 - 02:03

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.


09/20/2018 - 19:14

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

A local canoeing association filed a lawsuit on Thursday to ensure access to a section of the Potomac River that abuts a Trump golf course where the president plays frequently.

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

A local canoeing association filed a lawsuit on Thursday to ensure access to a section of the Potomac River that abuts a Trump golf course where the president plays frequently.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.


09/20/2018 - 17:44

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.


09/20/2018 - 17:41

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.


09/20/2018 - 16:18

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics.

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics.


09/20/2018 - 15:26

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.


09/20/2018 - 13:24

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.


09/20/2018 - 12:24

Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF's 'baby factory'

The mother was admitted at 9:30 am, the birth recorded at 9:35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily.

Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF's 'baby factory'

The mother was admitted at 9:30 am, the birth recorded at 9:35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily.


09/20/2018 - 11:56

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.


09/20/2018 - 06:59

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.


09/20/2018 - 03:34

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.


09/20/2018 - 01:20

Arthur Mitchell, trail-blazing black American ballet dancer, dead at 84

Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering black American ballet dancer, died Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.

Arthur Mitchell, trail-blazing black American ballet dancer, dead at 84

Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering black American ballet dancer, died Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.


09/19/2018 - 22:45

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.


09/19/2018 - 21:01

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 13:47

Back to the future: Sony to release 'classic' PlayStation

Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation pre-loaded with 20 vintage games as it joins the retro gaming craze just in time for Christmas.

Back to the future: Sony to release 'classic' PlayStation

Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation pre-loaded with 20 vintage games as it joins the retro gaming craze just in time for Christmas.


09/19/2018 - 08:52

Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism': Australia PM

The piercing of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles is comparable to terrorism, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday, as he demanded sentences of up to 15 years in response to a nationwide scare.

Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism': Australia PM

The piercing of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles is comparable to terrorism, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday, as he demanded sentences of up to 15 years in response to a nationwide scare.


09/19/2018 - 06:30

China's 'Maradona': the 'Soccer Nut' still going strong at 63

Friends call him "Maradona" and Chinese media have dubbed him "Soccer Nut" -- Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots.

China's 'Maradona': the 'Soccer Nut' still going strong at 63

Friends call him "Maradona" and Chinese media have dubbed him "Soccer Nut" -- Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots.


09/19/2018 - 05:54

Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

On a Saturday morning in September in the Normandy countryside a group of men and women gather for an ancient French initiation ceremony.

Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

On a Saturday morning in September in the Normandy countryside a group of men and women gather for an ancient French initiation ceremony.


09/19/2018 - 05:27

Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.

Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.


09/19/2018 - 04:00

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer museum.

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer museum.


09/19/2018 - 03:44

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.


09/19/2018 - 03:20

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.

09/21/2018 - 02:11

Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods delivered easily the loudest roar in ending his round with an eagle three to share the lead on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods delivered easily the loudest roar in ending his round with an eagle three to share the lead on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.


09/21/2018 - 01:59

Revived Tiger, No. 1 Rose spice up Ryder Cup showdown in France

A powerful American squad featuring nine major winners tries to end a 25-year drought in Europe at next week's 42nd Ryder Cup against a veteran-laden European team at France's Le Golf National.

Revived Tiger, No. 1 Rose spice up Ryder Cup showdown in France

A powerful American squad featuring nine major winners tries to end a 25-year drought in Europe at next week's 42nd Ryder Cup against a veteran-laden European team at France's Le Golf National.


09/21/2018 - 01:52

Rose opens Tour Championship with stellar 66

World number one Justin Rose is projected to end the season as the PGA Tour's No. 1 after signing for a 66 on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship.

Rose opens Tour Championship with stellar 66

World number one Justin Rose is projected to end the season as the PGA Tour's No. 1 after signing for a 66 on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship.


09/21/2018 - 00:25

Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods delivered easily the loudest roar in ending his round with an eagle three to share the lead on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods delivered easily the loudest roar in ending his round with an eagle three to share the lead on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.


09/21/2018 - 00:11

1993 and all that: World events when US last won Ryder Cup in Europe

The United States have not won the Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993 -- the year which saw Bill Clinton become US President and the formation of the European Union.

1993 and all that: World events when US last won Ryder Cup in Europe

The United States have not won the Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993 -- the year which saw Bill Clinton become US President and the formation of the European Union.


09/21/2018 - 00:10

Bjorn gambles on experience to complement in-form rookies

European skipper Thomas Bjorn will entrust a handful of Ryder Cup veterans, including the struggling Sergio Garcia, to accompany a quintet of rookies into battle against a fearsome United States team in Paris.

Bjorn gambles on experience to complement in-form rookies

European skipper Thomas Bjorn will entrust a handful of Ryder Cup veterans, including the struggling Sergio Garcia, to accompany a quintet of rookies into battle against a fearsome United States team in Paris.


09/21/2018 - 00:10

Excited US seek first Ryder Cup win in Europe since '93

A veteran United States squad featuring 14-time major winner Tiger Woods seeks the first American triumph on European soil in 25 years when the Ryder Cup tees off next week at Le Golf National.

Excited US seek first Ryder Cup win in Europe since '93

A veteran United States squad featuring 14-time major winner Tiger Woods seeks the first American triumph on European soil in 25 years when the Ryder Cup tees off next week at Le Golf National.


09/21/2018 - 00:08

Tearful Ronaldo picks himself up for Juve trip to Frosinone

Cristiano Ronaldo picks himself up and gets back to business in Serie A against promoted Frosinone on Sunday after his return to Spain in the Champions League ended in a tearful sending off against Valencia.

Tearful Ronaldo picks himself up for Juve trip to Frosinone

Cristiano Ronaldo picks himself up and gets back to business in Serie A against promoted Frosinone on Sunday after his return to Spain in the Champions League ended in a tearful sending off against Valencia.


09/21/2018 - 00:03

Miami looms over Camp Nou as Barca host Girona in La Liga

Barcelona are the only team left with a perfect record in La Liga but their match against Girona on Sunday is not all about the points.

Miami looms over Camp Nou as Barca host Girona in La Liga

Barcelona are the only team left with a perfect record in La Liga but their match against Girona on Sunday is not all about the points.


09/21/2018 - 00:03

'Under pressure' Joshua promises to find a way against Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has admitted to feeling under "tons of pressure" ahead of his latest world heavyweight title defence against Russia's Alexander Povetkin at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

'Under pressure' Joshua promises to find a way against Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has admitted to feeling under "tons of pressure" ahead of his latest world heavyweight title defence against Russia's Alexander Povetkin at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday.


09/21/2018 - 00:02

Barcelona model inspires British billionaire's sports dream

When British billionaire Steve Lansdown got fed up with his home town of Bristol being treated as a sporting joke he set out to put that right -- modelling his vision on mighty Barcelona.

Barcelona model inspires British billionaire's sports dream

When British billionaire Steve Lansdown got fed up with his home town of Bristol being treated as a sporting joke he set out to put that right -- modelling his vision on mighty Barcelona.


09/21/2018 - 00:02

Five things to look for in the Bundesliga

Leaders Bayern Munich will be looking to add to Schalke's Bundesliga misery on Saturday when Germany captain Manuel Neuer returns to Gelsenkirchen.

Five things to look for in the Bundesliga

Leaders Bayern Munich will be looking to add to Schalke's Bundesliga misery on Saturday when Germany captain Manuel Neuer returns to Gelsenkirchen.


09/21/2018 - 00:02

Lukaku hunts golden boot as United gather momentum

Romelu Lukaku will look at Manchester United's next three Premier League games as a good opportunity to strengthen his prospects of being this season's top scorer in the competition.

Lukaku hunts golden boot as United gather momentum

Romelu Lukaku will look at Manchester United's next three Premier League games as a good opportunity to strengthen his prospects of being this season's top scorer in the competition.


09/21/2018 - 00:01

Guardiola returns as Man City seek to restore order at Cardiff

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola returns to the touchline for the Premier League champions' visit to Cardiff City looking for his team to recover from a shock midweek home defeat to Lyon.

Guardiola returns as Man City seek to restore order at Cardiff

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola returns to the touchline for the Premier League champions' visit to Cardiff City looking for his team to recover from a shock midweek home defeat to Lyon.


09/21/2018 - 00:01

Pochettino under pressure to halt Spurs' slide at Brighton

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino goes into Saturday's Premier League visit to Brighton in the unusual position of being under pressure following three straight defeats.

Pochettino under pressure to halt Spurs' slide at Brighton

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino goes into Saturday's Premier League visit to Brighton in the unusual position of being under pressure following three straight defeats.


09/21/2018 - 00:00

Red-hot Liverpool eye history against Southampton

Liverpool look to maintain their impressive start to the new season in a potentially historic meeting against Southampton, with Jurgen Klopp's players benefitting from their relatively quiet summer of international football.

Red-hot Liverpool eye history against Southampton

Liverpool look to maintain their impressive start to the new season in a potentially historic meeting against Southampton, with Jurgen Klopp's players benefitting from their relatively quiet summer of international football.


09/21/2018 - 00:00

Van Dijk eyes silverware as Liverpool chase history

Virgil van Dijk has challenged Liverpool to use their blistering start to the Premier League season as fuel to finally end their trophy drought.

Van Dijk eyes silverware as Liverpool chase history

Virgil van Dijk has challenged Liverpool to use their blistering start to the Premier League season as fuel to finally end their trophy drought.


09/20/2018 - 23:39

Arsenal, Chelsea win in Europa League as Rangers hold Villarreal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began their campaign with a 1-0 win away to PAOK in Greece.

Arsenal, Chelsea win in Europa League as Rangers hold Villarreal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began their campaign with a 1-0 win away to PAOK in Greece.


09/20/2018 - 23:17

'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.

'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.


09/20/2018 - 22:48

Can sorry for 'we're not women' blast over Ronaldo red card

Juventus midfielder Emre Can apologised on Thursday after saying "we're not women, let's play football" in response to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo being sent off in the Champions League win at Valencia.

Can sorry for 'we're not women' blast over Ronaldo red card

Juventus midfielder Emre Can apologised on Thursday after saying "we're not women, let's play football" in response to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo being sent off in the Champions League win at Valencia.


09/20/2018 - 22:42

'Treachery' or 'transparent'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.

'Treachery' or 'transparent'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.


09/20/2018 - 22:28

Garcia already in Ryder Cup mindset in Portugal

Sergio Garcia admitted he was already planning his Ryder Cup strategy for next week's showdown against the United States after carding an impressive five-under par 66 in the first round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.

Garcia already in Ryder Cup mindset in Portugal

Sergio Garcia admitted he was already planning his Ryder Cup strategy for next week's showdown against the United States after carding an impressive five-under par 66 in the first round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 21:55

Bear-hugged by Yeltsin, Davis Cup warrior 'Colonel' Youzhny calls it quits

Mikhail Youzhny brought the curtain down on his two-decade career on Thursday, a rollercoaster ride which saw him win 10 titles, earn the affectionate nickname of 'Colonel' and get a sweaty hug from former Russian president Boris Yeltsin.

Bear-hugged by Yeltsin, Davis Cup warrior 'Colonel' Youzhny calls it quits

Mikhail Youzhny brought the curtain down on his two-decade career on Thursday, a rollercoaster ride which saw him win 10 titles, earn the affectionate nickname of 'Colonel' and get a sweaty hug from former Russian president Boris Yeltsin.


09/20/2018 - 21:53

Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh

Talented spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring a half century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup on Thursday.

Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh

Talented spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring a half century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 21:20

Russia still needs to meet two pre-conditions, says Coe

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Thursday that Russia still has two pre-conditions to meet before they are allowed to return to international competition, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deciding to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency.

Russia still needs to meet two pre-conditions, says Coe

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Thursday that Russia still has two pre-conditions to meet before they are allowed to return to international competition, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deciding to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency.


09/20/2018 - 20:31

Bilodid makes judo history as world's youngest champion

Daria Bilodid of Ukraine made judo history on Thursday by becoming the youngest world champion at the age of 17 in Baku.

Bilodid makes judo history as world's youngest champion

Daria Bilodid of Ukraine made judo history on Thursday by becoming the youngest world champion at the age of 17 in Baku.


09/20/2018 - 20:17

Russia says anti-doping reinstatement result of 'enormous work'

The Russian government said on Thursday the decision by the world anti-doping body to lift sanctions on Russia's anti-doping agency was the result of "enormous work" by Moscow to improve testing.

Russia says anti-doping reinstatement result of 'enormous work'

The Russian government said on Thursday the decision by the world anti-doping body to lift sanctions on Russia's anti-doping agency was the result of "enormous work" by Moscow to improve testing.

09/21/2018 - 03:23

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/21/2018 - 01:36

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol."

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol."


09/21/2018 - 00:54

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

"Serial," the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions.

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

"Serial," the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions.


09/21/2018 - 00:46

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

More than 150 works by American artist Alexander Calder, including his famous mobiles, will go on display starting Friday at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's first retrospective dedicated to the influential sculptor.

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

More than 150 works by American artist Alexander Calder, including his famous mobiles, will go on display starting Friday at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's first retrospective dedicated to the influential sculptor.


09/21/2018 - 00:42

In Milan, Fendi and Prada dress strong women, Armani invades airport

Fendi presented a jungle-themed collection aimed at the inner Lara Croft, Prada shone with its own impression of strong women and Emporio Armani invaded an airport on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.

In Milan, Fendi and Prada dress strong women, Armani invades airport

Fendi presented a jungle-themed collection aimed at the inner Lara Croft, Prada shone with its own impression of strong women and Emporio Armani invaded an airport on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.


09/21/2018 - 00:42

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in murder plea deal

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago.

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in murder plea deal

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago.


09/21/2018 - 00:41

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher.

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher.


09/20/2018 - 23:32

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Mexican president-elect stuck three hours on grounded plane

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a stickler for austerity who has vowed to fly only commercial, spent three hours stuck on a grounded plane because of bad weather, Mexican media reported Thursday.

Mexican president-elect stuck three hours on grounded plane

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a stickler for austerity who has vowed to fly only commercial, spent three hours stuck on a grounded plane because of bad weather, Mexican media reported Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 18:51

In Milan, strident Amazonians showcase Fendi, Max Mara

Fendi and Max Mara presented jungle-themed collections aimed at the inner Lara Croft on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with Emporio Armani and Prada to come.

In Milan, strident Amazonians showcase Fendi, Max Mara

Fendi and Max Mara presented jungle-themed collections aimed at the inner Lara Croft on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with Emporio Armani and Prada to come.


09/20/2018 - 17:47

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 17:33

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify said Thursday that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify said Thursday that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.


09/20/2018 - 17:11

Dylan to release lost recordings from classic album

Bob Dylan will release for the first time the studio outtakes from his classic 1974 album "Blood on the Tracks," which have long been coveted by collectors.

Dylan to release lost recordings from classic album

Bob Dylan will release for the first time the studio outtakes from his classic 1974 album "Blood on the Tracks," which have long been coveted by collectors.


09/20/2018 - 16:58

Uganda's pop star MP returns home

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi returned from medical treatment abroad on Thursday to be met by police who forcibly escorted him to his home in the capital Kampala.

Uganda's pop star MP returns home

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi returned from medical treatment abroad on Thursday to be met by police who forcibly escorted him to his home in the capital Kampala.


09/20/2018 - 15:56

Action! France tackles screen sexism with subsidy for women

France is to give movies made by women a special subsidy bonus in a bid to counter sexism in the film industry, its culture minister said Wednesday.

Action! France tackles screen sexism with subsidy for women

France is to give movies made by women a special subsidy bonus in a bid to counter sexism in the film industry, its culture minister said Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 15:53

Korean boy band BTS to address UN

K-Pop sensation BTS will address the United Nations on Monday for the launch of a campaign by the UN children's agency UNICEF as world leaders prepare to open their annual General Assembly debate.

Korean boy band BTS to address UN

K-Pop sensation BTS will address the United Nations on Monday for the launch of a campaign by the UN children's agency UNICEF as world leaders prepare to open their annual General Assembly debate.


09/20/2018 - 13:30

In a first, American picked to direct next Bond film

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, its producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the storied spy franchise's 25th instalment.

In a first, American picked to direct next Bond film

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, its producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the storied spy franchise's 25th instalment.


09/20/2018 - 12:31

Newcomer Shah battles with rock big guns Arctic Monkeys for Mercury Prize

Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher and Lily Allen are among the heavyweight contenders for Britain's prestigious Mercury award on Thursday, but newcomer Nadine Shah's pro-immigration album "Holiday Destination" is favourite to win.

Newcomer Shah battles with rock big guns Arctic Monkeys for Mercury Prize

Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher and Lily Allen are among the heavyweight contenders for Britain's prestigious Mercury award on Thursday, but newcomer Nadine Shah's pro-immigration album "Holiday Destination" is favourite to win.


09/20/2018 - 11:31

First American picked to direct next James Bond film

US filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next James Bond movie, set for worldwide release on February 14, 2020, the franchise's producers said Thursday after British director Danny Boyle quit the project last month.

First American picked to direct next James Bond film

US filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next James Bond movie, set for worldwide release on February 14, 2020, the franchise's producers said Thursday after British director Danny Boyle quit the project last month.


09/20/2018 - 01:12

LeBron teams with 'Black Panther' director for 'Space Jam 2'

Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he's taking on Hollywood in a big way.

LeBron teams with 'Black Panther' director for 'Space Jam 2'

Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he's taking on Hollywood in a big way.


09/19/2018 - 23:24

Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Spain

Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.

Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Spain

Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.


09/19/2018 - 22:53

New York Review of Books editor departs after outrage over #MeToo essay

Ian Buruma, the editor of the prestigious New York Review of Books, has left his position after being roundly criticized for publishing an essay condemned as insulting toward the #MeToo movement and victims of sexual abuse.

New York Review of Books editor departs after outrage over #MeToo essay

Ian Buruma, the editor of the prestigious New York Review of Books, has left his position after being roundly criticized for publishing an essay condemned as insulting toward the #MeToo movement and victims of sexual abuse.


09/19/2018 - 20:31

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis's face on Wednesday when he told him "it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims".

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis's face on Wednesday when he told him "it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims".


09/19/2018 - 17:22

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 16:36

Morocco radio ban urged for singer accused of rape

A social media campaign has been launched to ban the songs of Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred on the country's radio stations after he was charged in France in a third case involving rape charges.

Morocco radio ban urged for singer accused of rape

A social media campaign has been launched to ban the songs of Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred on the country's radio stations after he was charged in France in a third case involving rape charges.

09/21/2018 - 04:42

Toll jumps to 22 in Philippine monsoon landslide

The death toll from a monsoon landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 22, officials said Friday, as rescuers dug through the night in a frantic search for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

Toll jumps to 22 in Philippine monsoon landslide

The death toll from a monsoon landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 22, officials said Friday, as rescuers dug through the night in a frantic search for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.


09/21/2018 - 02:52

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.


09/21/2018 - 02:27

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.


09/20/2018 - 22:18

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 21:58

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.


09/20/2018 - 19:57

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.


09/20/2018 - 15:56

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.


09/20/2018 - 15:15

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.


09/20/2018 - 15:04

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.


09/20/2018 - 13:24

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.


09/20/2018 - 06:59

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.


09/20/2018 - 03:34

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.


09/20/2018 - 03:17

Self-flying glider 'learns' to soar like a bird

Scientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate.

Self-flying glider 'learns' to soar like a bird

Scientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate.


09/19/2018 - 23:45

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.


09/19/2018 - 23:02

Canada crews battle firenado in tug-o-war for hose

Firefighters trying to put out a record number of wildfires in westernmost Canada recently found themselves in an unexpected tug-o-war with a fire devil for control of their hose.

Canada crews battle firenado in tug-o-war for hose

Firefighters trying to put out a record number of wildfires in westernmost Canada recently found themselves in an unexpected tug-o-war with a fire devil for control of their hose.


09/19/2018 - 22:45

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.


09/19/2018 - 22:17

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.


09/19/2018 - 21:43

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.


09/19/2018 - 21:18

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 20:16

Mexico ranch helps American bison make a comeback

Hundreds of years ago, the American bison roamed freely across the widest natural range of any herbivore on the continent -- a vast habitat extending from northern Mexico across the United States to Alaska, and Canada.

Mexico ranch helps American bison make a comeback

Hundreds of years ago, the American bison roamed freely across the widest natural range of any herbivore on the continent -- a vast habitat extending from northern Mexico across the United States to Alaska, and Canada.


09/19/2018 - 19:01

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet: study

Moderate global temperature rises of just two degrees Celsius could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warned on Wednesday.

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet: study

Moderate global temperature rises of just two degrees Celsius could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warned on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 03:57

After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland

They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000.

After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland

They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000.


09/19/2018 - 02:44

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 02:08

Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.

Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.


09/18/2018 - 20:08

Trump unveils revised US biodefense strategy

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy Tuesday aimed at reducing the risks of man-made and naturally occurring biological threats.

Trump unveils revised US biodefense strategy

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy Tuesday aimed at reducing the risks of man-made and naturally occurring biological threats.


09/18/2018 - 16:04

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.

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