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07/22/2018 - 20:17

Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan on Sunday for resettlement in Western countries.

Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan on Sunday for resettlement in Western countries.


07/22/2018 - 18:59

Suicide attack at Kabul airport leaves 14 dead, 60 wounded

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.

Suicide attack at Kabul airport leaves 14 dead, 60 wounded

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.


07/22/2018 - 18:26

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 18:25

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.


07/22/2018 - 18:25

Macron's security aide facing charges as heat rises over assault

A former top security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron was brought before a judge Sunday after videos emerged of him striking a young man during a demonstration, a scandal which has derailed parliamentary proceedings as lawmakers press the government for explanations.

Macron's security aide facing charges as heat rises over assault

A former top security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron was brought before a judge Sunday after videos emerged of him striking a young man during a demonstration, a scandal which has derailed parliamentary proceedings as lawmakers press the government for explanations.


07/22/2018 - 17:47

Woods takes lead at British Open as Spieth stumbles in final round

Tiger Woods found himself in the outright lead in the final round of the British Open on Sunday after a solid start combined with slip-ups from defending champion Jordan Spieth and the other pacesetters.

Woods takes lead at British Open as Spieth stumbles in final round

Tiger Woods found himself in the outright lead in the final round of the British Open on Sunday after a solid start combined with slip-ups from defending champion Jordan Spieth and the other pacesetters.


07/22/2018 - 17:45

Hamilton regains title lead after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers' championship on Sunday when he claimed one of the most memorable victories of his career by winning a rain-hit German Grand Prix for Mercedes after starting from 14th on the grid.

Hamilton regains title lead after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers' championship on Sunday when he claimed one of the most memorable victories of his career by winning a rain-hit German Grand Prix for Mercedes after starting from 14th on the grid.


07/22/2018 - 17:14

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed.

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed.


07/22/2018 - 17:11

Spieth sets out to retain British Open title with eyes on Tiger

Jordan Spieth set out in his final round in the British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday as he aims to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the Claret Jug.

Spieth sets out to retain British Open title with eyes on Tiger

Jordan Spieth set out in his final round in the British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday as he aims to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the Claret Jug.


07/22/2018 - 16:53

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 12:58

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Tuesday if calm holds

Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday if calm is maintained, a minister said, after having closed it July 9 partly over kites carrying firebombs.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Tuesday if calm holds

Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday if calm is maintained, a minister said, after having closed it July 9 partly over kites carrying firebombs.


07/22/2018 - 12:41

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.


07/22/2018 - 12:11

Gunman surrenders after woman killed in US supermarket hostage drama

A gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in Los Angeles on Saturday after a gun battle with police, leaving a store employee dead before the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered, police said.

Gunman surrenders after woman killed in US supermarket hostage drama

A gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in Los Angeles on Saturday after a gun battle with police, leaving a store employee dead before the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered, police said.


07/22/2018 - 09:46

Afghan VP Dostum to return after more than a year in exile

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Kabul Sunday, more than a year after fleeing the country during an investigation into the rape and torture of a political rival.

Afghan VP Dostum to return after more than a year in exile

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Kabul Sunday, more than a year after fleeing the country during an investigation into the rape and torture of a political rival.


07/22/2018 - 09:31

Trump aide's 'Russia ties' alleged in secret US documents

The FBI believed that a former Trump campaign advisor had ties to Russia as it sought to influence the 2016 US presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations revealed on Saturday.

Trump aide's 'Russia ties' alleged in secret US documents

The FBI believed that a former Trump campaign advisor had ties to Russia as it sought to influence the 2016 US presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations revealed on Saturday.


07/22/2018 - 08:24

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.


07/22/2018 - 08:24

Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany

Jordan said on Sunday that it has taken in 800 Syrian White Helmets rescuers and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany

Jordan said on Sunday that it has taken in 800 Syrian White Helmets rescuers and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.


07/22/2018 - 07:36

Israel evacuates 800 Syria White Helmets to Jordan: army

Israel evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their families from Syria to Jordan overnight at the request of the United States and European countries, army radio said on Sunday.

Israel evacuates 800 Syria White Helmets to Jordan: army

Israel evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their families from Syria to Jordan overnight at the request of the United States and European countries, army radio said on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 07:20

Brilliant New Zealand romp to World Sevens crown

New Zealand's Black Ferns sealed their status as the dominant force in women's rugby here Saturday, successfully defending their World Cup Sevens crown less than a year after winning the 15-a-side title.

Brilliant New Zealand romp to World Sevens crown

New Zealand's Black Ferns sealed their status as the dominant force in women's rugby here Saturday, successfully defending their World Cup Sevens crown less than a year after winning the 15-a-side title.


07/22/2018 - 06:08

New Zealand women beat France to retain World Cup Sevens

New Zealand retained their women's World Cup Sevens crown here Saturday, beating France 29-0 in the final to claim the title for a second time.

New Zealand women beat France to retain World Cup Sevens

New Zealand retained their women's World Cup Sevens crown here Saturday, beating France 29-0 in the final to claim the title for a second time.


07/22/2018 - 05:15

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.


07/22/2018 - 04:18

Fiji storm into semis as New Zealand stumble

Fiji stormed into the semi-finals of the World Cup Sevens here Saturday with a scintillating display as holders New Zealand survived a scare to stumble into the last four.

Fiji storm into semis as New Zealand stumble

Fiji stormed into the semi-finals of the World Cup Sevens here Saturday with a scintillating display as holders New Zealand survived a scare to stumble into the last four.


07/22/2018 - 04:11

Spieth aims to retain British Open title but Woods lurks

Jordan Spieth is hoping to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the British Open title as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie on Sunday in a share of the lead.

Spieth aims to retain British Open title but Woods lurks

Jordan Spieth is hoping to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the British Open title as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie on Sunday in a share of the lead.


07/22/2018 - 03:34

Mnuchin pushes for EU, China concessions amid trade stalemate

The United States and its European Union allies were locked in a trade stalemate on Saturday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to budge on demands for concessions.

Mnuchin pushes for EU, China concessions amid trade stalemate

The United States and its European Union allies were locked in a trade stalemate on Saturday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to budge on demands for concessions.


07/22/2018 - 03:34

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

US President Donald Trump lashed out at his former lawyer on Saturday, saying Michael Cohen may have acted illegally in secretly taping their discussion about a payment to hush up an alleged affair with a Playboy model.

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

US President Donald Trump lashed out at his former lawyer on Saturday, saying Michael Cohen may have acted illegally in secretly taping their discussion about a payment to hush up an alleged affair with a Playboy model.


07/22/2018 - 01:57

Warner Bros. superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros. closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.

Warner Bros. superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros. closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.


07/22/2018 - 00:45

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday with his interior minister due to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May.

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday with his interior minister due to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May.

07/22/2018 - 18:41

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts

The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts

The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.


07/22/2018 - 17:55

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.


07/22/2018 - 13:41

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.


07/22/2018 - 13:31

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.


07/22/2018 - 12:41

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.


07/22/2018 - 10:39

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.


07/22/2018 - 10:12

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

"If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

"If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.


07/22/2018 - 08:24

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.


07/20/2018 - 18:31

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on  balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.


07/20/2018 - 16:57

HRW urges Brazilian lawmakers to reject new pesticide law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of rural residents.

HRW urges Brazilian lawmakers to reject new pesticide law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of rural residents.


07/20/2018 - 15:01

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.


07/20/2018 - 14:51

Israel set for nationwide strike over gay surrogacy ban

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.

Israel set for nationwide strike over gay surrogacy ban

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.


07/20/2018 - 12:33

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.


07/20/2018 - 12:28

Africa's 'bucket list' ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africa's leading ski resort, which is cultivating a loyal clientele despite its diminutive size and remote location.

Africa's 'bucket list' ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africa's leading ski resort, which is cultivating a loyal clientele despite its diminutive size and remote location.


07/20/2018 - 11:26

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.


07/20/2018 - 10:20

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.


07/20/2018 - 08:02

From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.

From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.


07/20/2018 - 06:03

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.


07/20/2018 - 04:38

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar.

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar.


07/19/2018 - 19:18

Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand.

Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand.


07/19/2018 - 16:00

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.


07/19/2018 - 14:02

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.


07/19/2018 - 12:06

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.


07/19/2018 - 12:03

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.


07/19/2018 - 07:00

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.


07/19/2018 - 05:44

Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

They have a dream: to "cross the water" -- the Mediterranean -- and reach the Eldorado of Europe.

Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

They have a dream: to "cross the water" -- the Mediterranean -- and reach the Eldorado of Europe.


07/18/2018 - 20:01

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.

07/22/2018 - 20:32

Tamim and Shakib push Bangladesh to respectable total

A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday in the opening ODI against the West Indies.

Tamim and Shakib push Bangladesh to respectable total

A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday in the opening ODI against the West Indies.


07/22/2018 - 20:23

McIlroy hangs in there to put Masters trauma behind him

Rory McIlroy put memories of a flat final-round performance at the Masters firmly behind him with a battling last round at the British Open on Sunday as he posted a one-under-par 70 to finish six-under overall.

McIlroy hangs in there to put Masters trauma behind him

Rory McIlroy put memories of a flat final-round performance at the Masters firmly behind him with a battling last round at the British Open on Sunday as he posted a one-under-par 70 to finish six-under overall.


07/22/2018 - 20:16

Tiger's roar fades at British Open climax

Tiger Woods at one moment looked like completing an astonishing fairytale comeback when he led the British Open in the final round on Sunday but ultimately came up short, posting a level par 71 to finish five-under for the tournament.

Tiger's roar fades at British Open climax

Tiger Woods at one moment looked like completing an astonishing fairytale comeback when he led the British Open in the final round on Sunday but ultimately came up short, posting a level par 71 to finish five-under for the tournament.


07/22/2018 - 20:15

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.


07/22/2018 - 20:03

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.


07/22/2018 - 19:49

Hamilton keeps German GP victory despite stewards summons

Lewis Hamilton kept his victory in the German Grand Prix on Sunday despite being summoned to the stewards for an aborted pit stop during the safety car period of the race.

Hamilton keeps German GP victory despite stewards summons

Lewis Hamilton kept his victory in the German Grand Prix on Sunday despite being summoned to the stewards for an aborted pit stop during the safety car period of the race.


07/22/2018 - 19:32

Bottas accepts team orders with no hard feelings

Valtteri Bottas shrugged and said he accepted the team orders that meant he came home second behind Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Bottas accepts team orders with no hard feelings

Valtteri Bottas shrugged and said he accepted the team orders that meant he came home second behind Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's German Grand Prix.


07/22/2018 - 19:08

Zaman sets records as Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for ODI sweep

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed "a great team effort" as Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win in the fifth and final match on Sunday.

Zaman sets records as Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for ODI sweep

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed "a great team effort" as Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win in the fifth and final match on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 19:04

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Vettel takes blame for crash

Sebastian Vettel has accepted all the blame for crashing out of Sunday's German Grand Prix but said he will not lose any sleep over his mistake.

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Vettel takes blame for crash

Sebastian Vettel has accepted all the blame for crashing out of Sunday's German Grand Prix but said he will not lose any sleep over his mistake.


07/22/2018 - 19:00

Nielsen wins 15th stage, Thomas still in Tour de France yellow

Danish race debutant Magnus Cort Nielsen handed Astana their second consecutive victory when he won the 15th stage of the Tour de France in Carcassonne on Sunday.

Nielsen wins 15th stage, Thomas still in Tour de France yellow

Danish race debutant Magnus Cort Nielsen handed Astana their second consecutive victory when he won the 15th stage of the Tour de France in Carcassonne on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 18:49

Hassan stunned with world lead mile in London

Flying Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan couldn't believe her own speed after running the third fastest women's mile of all time and the quickest this year at the London Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

Hassan stunned with world lead mile in London

Flying Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan couldn't believe her own speed after running the third fastest women's mile of all time and the quickest this year at the London Diamond League meeting on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 18:39

Hamilton's German GP victory under threat for aborted pit stop

Lewis Hamilton's spectacular victory was under threat Sunday when he was summoned to the stewards for an aborted pit stop during the safety car period of the German Grand Prix.

Hamilton's German GP victory under threat for aborted pit stop

Lewis Hamilton's spectacular victory was under threat Sunday when he was summoned to the stewards for an aborted pit stop during the safety car period of the German Grand Prix.


07/22/2018 - 18:30

Sri Lanka suspends opener on misconduct charge

Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended over a misconduct charge in the middle of Sri Lanka's second Test against South Africa, the country's cricket board said Sunday.

Sri Lanka suspends opener on misconduct charge

Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended over a misconduct charge in the middle of Sri Lanka's second Test against South Africa, the country's cricket board said Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 18:18

Woods falters to fall from top of packed Open leaderboard

Tiger Woods slipped away from the top of the leaderboard after dropping three shots in two holes early on the back nine in the final round of the British Open on Sunday.

Tiger Woods slipped away from the top of the leaderboard after dropping three shots in two holes early on the back nine in the final round of the British Open on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 17:45

Hamilton regains title lead after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers' championship on Sunday when he claimed one of the most memorable victories of his career by winning a rain-hit German Grand Prix for Mercedes after starting from 14th on the grid.

Hamilton regains title lead after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers' championship on Sunday when he claimed one of the most memorable victories of his career by winning a rain-hit German Grand Prix for Mercedes after starting from 14th on the grid.


07/22/2018 - 17:11

Spieth sets out to retain British Open title with eyes on Tiger

Jordan Spieth set out in his final round in the British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday as he aims to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the Claret Jug.

Spieth sets out to retain British Open title with eyes on Tiger

Jordan Spieth set out in his final round in the British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday as he aims to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the Claret Jug.


07/22/2018 - 16:28

Busy Fognini seals Swedish title

Italian Fabio Fognini, ranked 15 in the world, beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Sunday's ATP Swedish Open final in Bastad.

Busy Fognini seals Swedish title

Italian Fabio Fognini, ranked 15 in the world, beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Sunday's ATP Swedish Open final in Bastad.


07/22/2018 - 16:24

Sri Lanka close in on whitewash of S. Africa

Sri Lanka closed in on a series whitewash against South Africa on Sunday, with the visitors five down and with a mountain to climb after the third day of the second Test.

Sri Lanka close in on whitewash of S. Africa

Sri Lanka closed in on a series whitewash against South Africa on Sunday, with the visitors five down and with a mountain to climb after the third day of the second Test.


07/22/2018 - 16:18

Indian Sharma revels in best birthday ever at British Open

India's promising young golfer Shubhankar Sharma said making the cut at his first British Open was the best possible birthday present he could have wished for.

Indian Sharma revels in best birthday ever at British Open

India's promising young golfer Shubhankar Sharma said making the cut at his first British Open was the best possible birthday present he could have wished for.


07/22/2018 - 13:50

Mercedes concerned by Ferrari power surge

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff has said he is concerned by Ferrari’s recent surge in outright power that has given them the initiative in the Formula One world championship.

Mercedes concerned by Ferrari power surge

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff has said he is concerned by Ferrari’s recent surge in outright power that has given them the initiative in the Formula One world championship.


07/22/2018 - 13:40

Jang wins three titles at ITTF World Tour Korea Open

South Korea's Jang Woo-jin won the men's singles and doubles titles at the Korea Open Sunday, the first player in the history of the ITTF World Tour event to secure three golds in the same tournament

South Korea's Jang Woo-jin won the men's singles and doubles titles at the Korea Open Sunday, the first player in the history of the ITTF World Tour event to secure three golds in the same tournament


07/22/2018 - 13:31

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.


07/22/2018 - 13:31

Taiwan's Chou storms to Singapore Open win

Taiwanese badminton star Chou Tien-chen stormed to a 21-13, 21-13 win over compatriot Hsu Jen-hao to clinch the Singapore Open men's singles title on Sunday.

Taiwan's Chou storms to Singapore Open win

Taiwanese badminton star Chou Tien-chen stormed to a 21-13, 21-13 win over compatriot Hsu Jen-hao to clinch the Singapore Open men's singles title on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 13:11

Gasly to start from back of Hockenheim grid

Pierre Gasly will start Sunday’s German Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull fitted his Toro Rosso car with a new Honda power unit.

Gasly to start from back of Hockenheim grid

Pierre Gasly will start Sunday’s German Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull fitted his Toro Rosso car with a new Honda power unit.


07/22/2018 - 10:49

Indonesia football fans damage Asian Games stadium

Irate Indonesian football fans ripped plastic seats from the stands and hurled them onto the pitch at a stadium scheduled to host the Asian Games next month, an official said Sunday.

Indonesia football fans damage Asian Games stadium

Irate Indonesian football fans ripped plastic seats from the stands and hurled them onto the pitch at a stadium scheduled to host the Asian Games next month, an official said Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 10:16

Spieth aims to retain British Open title but Woods lurks

Jordan Spieth is hoping to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the British Open title as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie on Sunday in a share of the lead.

Spieth aims to retain British Open title but Woods lurks

Jordan Spieth is hoping to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the British Open title as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie on Sunday in a share of the lead.


07/22/2018 - 08:04

Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Mexican WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision victory over England's Liam Smith in a 12-round title fight on Saturday night.

Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Mexican WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision victory over England's Liam Smith in a 12-round title fight on Saturday night.

07/22/2018 - 17:55

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.


07/22/2018 - 17:44

Five things we learned from San Diego Comic-Con

A legion of pop culture devotees packed up their graphic novels, nursed hangovers and folded away superhero costumes for another year on Saturday as San Diego Comic-Con began winding down.

Five things we learned from San Diego Comic-Con

A legion of pop culture devotees packed up their graphic novels, nursed hangovers and folded away superhero costumes for another year on Saturday as San Diego Comic-Con began winding down.


07/22/2018 - 10:39

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.


07/22/2018 - 01:57

Warner Bros. superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros. closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.

Warner Bros. superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros. closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.


07/21/2018 - 08:52

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.


07/21/2018 - 07:49

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make.


07/21/2018 - 06:15

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.


07/20/2018 - 22:44

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.


07/20/2018 - 21:04

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.


07/20/2018 - 20:48

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton -- revealing it is an "Alien"-like horror story on an isolated ship.

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton -- revealing it is an "Alien"-like horror story on an isolated ship.


07/20/2018 - 16:30

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old jail beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old jail beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".


07/20/2018 - 16:24

Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday.

Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday.


07/20/2018 - 07:59

Suspect held over Kazakh Olympic figure skater's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skating hero Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the city prosecutor said.

Suspect held over Kazakh Olympic figure skater's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skating hero Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the city prosecutor said.


07/20/2018 - 07:51

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who," telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the weight of history -- but that gender should be irrelevant.

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who," telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the weight of history -- but that gender should be irrelevant.


07/20/2018 - 07:51

Fox showcases bigger, badder aliens in 'The Predator'

Fox kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with world premiere footage of its action horror retread "The Predator," showcasing a new supercharged alien hunter.

Fox showcases bigger, badder aliens in 'The Predator'

Fox kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with world premiere footage of its action horror retread "The Predator," showcasing a new supercharged alien hunter.


07/20/2018 - 07:49

'Generation Wealth' and the corruption of the American Dream

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has spent a quarter-century traveling the world to chronicle excessive consumerism in all its forms and the elusive pursuit of happiness.

'Generation Wealth' and the corruption of the American Dream

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has spent a quarter-century traveling the world to chronicle excessive consumerism in all its forms and the elusive pursuit of happiness.


07/20/2018 - 07:24

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.


07/20/2018 - 04:48

DHL heir on run after failing drugs test in Palau

DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr. was on the run in the Pacific island nation of Palau Friday after failing mandatory drug testing imposed as part of a trafficking sentence.

DHL heir on run after failing drugs test in Palau

DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr. was on the run in the Pacific island nation of Palau Friday after failing mandatory drug testing imposed as part of a trafficking sentence.


07/20/2018 - 04:47

'Better Call Saul' goes back to the future at Comic-Con

AMC's "Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, generating buzz among devotees with a new character from sleazy attorney Saul Goodman's future.

'Better Call Saul' goes back to the future at Comic-Con

AMC's "Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, generating buzz among devotees with a new character from sleazy attorney Saul Goodman's future.


07/20/2018 - 03:51

Hollywood composers on making movies sing with blockbuster scores

Award-winning composers lifted the lid on the sounds behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and hit TV shows as Comic-Con kicked off day one on Thursday.

Hollywood composers on making movies sing with blockbuster scores

Award-winning composers lifted the lid on the sounds behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and hit TV shows as Comic-Con kicked off day one on Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 21:49

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago news site

Chance the Rapper has entered the news business by buying the Chicagoist website -- and announced the purchase through song Thursday.

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago news site

Chance the Rapper has entered the news business by buying the Chicagoist website -- and announced the purchase through song Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 18:51

'La La Land' director Chazelle's new flick to open Venice festival

"First Man", the hotly-awaited new film from Damien Chazelle -- Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" -- will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Thursday.

'La La Land' director Chazelle's new flick to open Venice festival

"First Man", the hotly-awaited new film from Damien Chazelle -- Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" -- will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 17:41

Rod Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song

Pop stalwart Rod Stewart returned Thursday with a wistful song about a child's struggles with drugs as the singer announced a new album.

Rod Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song

Pop stalwart Rod Stewart returned Thursday with a wistful song about a child's struggles with drugs as the singer announced a new album.


07/19/2018 - 17:30

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.


07/19/2018 - 14:55

NBA star Marc Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Libyan coast in which he took part, in a video sent to AFP Thursday.

NBA star Marc Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Libyan coast in which he took part, in a video sent to AFP Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 11:17

Scare Diego unleashes terror as Comic-Con kicks off

Early arrivals at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a preview night scream-fest Wednesday as New Line Cinema unleashed exclusive footage of its most hotly anticipated horror movies.

Scare Diego unleashes terror as Comic-Con kicks off

Early arrivals at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a preview night scream-fest Wednesday as New Line Cinema unleashed exclusive footage of its most hotly anticipated horror movies.


07/19/2018 - 09:32

Japan's ambassador conquers Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects.

Japan's ambassador conquers Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects.

07/22/2018 - 08:24

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.


07/21/2018 - 02:10

Firefighters injured as blaze near Yosemite grows

A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday.

Firefighters injured as blaze near Yosemite grows

A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday.


07/20/2018 - 18:43

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.


07/20/2018 - 12:32

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.


07/20/2018 - 11:26

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.


07/20/2018 - 07:24

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.


07/20/2018 - 05:56

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.


07/20/2018 - 03:36

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them.

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them.


07/20/2018 - 01:28

US proposes roll back of endangered species protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists.

US proposes roll back of endangered species protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists.


07/19/2018 - 20:45

2 Canadian provinces join to fight Trudeau's carbon tax

The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan said Thursday they would join forces in opposition to the federal carbon tax, in a setback to government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.

2 Canadian provinces join to fight Trudeau's carbon tax

The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan said Thursday they would join forces in opposition to the federal carbon tax, in a setback to government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.


07/19/2018 - 20:40

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.


07/19/2018 - 14:04

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.


07/19/2018 - 12:06

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.


07/19/2018 - 12:03

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.


07/18/2018 - 17:00

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.


07/18/2018 - 16:06

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.


07/18/2018 - 05:39

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.


07/18/2018 - 05:17

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.


07/17/2018 - 19:14

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 18:47

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 08:53

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.


07/17/2018 - 05:58

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.


07/16/2018 - 17:02

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 16:55

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 11:21

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 09:38

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

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