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01/23/2017 - 02:46

Trump launches term stirring controversy over popular support

Barely arrived in the White House, President Donald Trump has touched off a stormy debate over the extent of his popular support, but sought to shift the focus to upcoming actions from his office.

Trump launches term stirring controversy over popular support

Barely arrived in the White House, President Donald Trump has touched off a stormy debate over the extent of his popular support, but sought to shift the focus to upcoming actions from his office.


01/23/2017 - 03:05

Powerful storms kill at least 16 in southeast US

Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 16 people as violent weather left behind a trail of destruction, authorities said.

Powerful storms kill at least 16 in southeast US

Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 16 people as violent weather left behind a trail of destruction, authorities said.


01/23/2017 - 02:51

Jammeh 'plundered' Gambia coffers: Barrow aide

Gambia's exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered the state coffers and stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, an aide to new President Adama Barrow said.

Jammeh 'plundered' Gambia coffers: Barrow aide

Gambia's exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered the state coffers and stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, an aide to new President Adama Barrow said.


01/23/2017 - 03:30

Trump invites Israel's Netanyahu to February talks

US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month.

Trump invites Israel's Netanyahu to February talks

US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month.


01/23/2017 - 01:52

Venezuela's Maduro names new central bank chief

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday named a lawmaker as the country's new central bank chief, after reportedly pushing out the former head as the country struggles through a deep economic crisis.

Venezuela's Maduro names new central bank chief

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday named a lawmaker as the country's new central bank chief, after reportedly pushing out the former head as the country struggles through a deep economic crisis.


01/23/2017 - 02:56

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.


01/22/2017 - 16:05

Taiwan's Foxconn chief confirms mulling $7 bn US investment

The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn confirmed Sunday he is considering a $7 billion investment to make TV flat panels in the United States in a joint project with Japan's SoftBank.

Taiwan's Foxconn chief confirms mulling $7 bn US investment

The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn confirmed Sunday he is considering a $7 billion investment to make TV flat panels in the United States in a joint project with Japan's SoftBank.


01/22/2017 - 20:58

Costa stars as Chelsea extend lead, Arsenal go second

Diego Costa marked his return to Chelsea duty by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Hull on Sunday that saw the Premier League leaders go eight points clear after Arsenal went second by coming through late penalty drama.

Costa stars as Chelsea extend lead, Arsenal go second

Diego Costa marked his return to Chelsea duty by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Hull on Sunday that saw the Premier League leaders go eight points clear after Arsenal went second by coming through late penalty drama.

01/23/2017 - 02:56

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.


01/22/2017 - 05:35

Travel sector zooms in on lucrative gay market

The travel sector is jazzing up its offer for gay tourists, who tend to spend more than most when away from home, taking it beyond parties in sunny hubs like Ibiza.

Travel sector zooms in on lucrative gay market

The travel sector is jazzing up its offer for gay tourists, who tend to spend more than most when away from home, taking it beyond parties in sunny hubs like Ibiza.


01/22/2017 - 16:05

Taiwan's Foxconn chief confirms mulling $7 bn US investment

The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn confirmed Sunday he is considering a $7 billion investment to make TV flat panels in the United States in a joint project with Japan's SoftBank.

Taiwan's Foxconn chief confirms mulling $7 bn US investment

The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn confirmed Sunday he is considering a $7 billion investment to make TV flat panels in the United States in a joint project with Japan's SoftBank.


01/22/2017 - 05:59

Nigeria's aviation sector hits turbulence

Nigeria may consider itself a regional aviation hub but years of mismanagement and now recession have blighted domestic airline operations, making delays and cancellations the norm.

Nigeria's aviation sector hits turbulence

Nigeria may consider itself a regional aviation hub but years of mismanagement and now recession have blighted domestic airline operations, making delays and cancellations the norm.


01/22/2017 - 06:51

Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal -- digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology.

Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal -- digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology.


01/22/2017 - 19:33

Cuba sends maritime delegation to US

A delegation of port and maritime officials from Cuba has arrived in the United States for talks on "business opportunities and foreign investment," the Granma official newspaper said on Sunday.

Cuba sends maritime delegation to US

A delegation of port and maritime officials from Cuba has arrived in the United States for talks on "business opportunities and foreign investment," the Granma official newspaper said on Sunday.

01/22/2017 - 20:58

Costa stars as Chelsea extend lead, Arsenal go second

Diego Costa marked his return to Chelsea duty by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Hull on Sunday that saw the Premier League leaders go eight points clear after Arsenal went second by coming through late penalty drama.

Costa stars as Chelsea extend lead, Arsenal go second

Diego Costa marked his return to Chelsea duty by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Hull on Sunday that saw the Premier League leaders go eight points clear after Arsenal went second by coming through late penalty drama.


01/22/2017 - 19:28

Stokes dominates as England beat India in 3rd ODI

Ben Stokes on Sunday said England had forgotten what winning felt like until his dominant all-round performance helped the visitors pull off a five-run consolation victory over India in the third one-day international in Kolkata.

Stokes dominates as England beat India in 3rd ODI

Ben Stokes on Sunday said England had forgotten what winning felt like until his dominant all-round performance helped the visitors pull off a five-run consolation victory over India in the third one-day international in Kolkata.


01/22/2017 - 22:12

Serena, Nadal look to avoid Aussie Open shocks

An 11th Australian Open quarter-final beckons for Serena Williams while Rafael Nadal targets his ninth Monday as the two giants of the game look to add new chapters to their storied careers.

Serena, Nadal look to avoid Aussie Open shocks

An 11th Australian Open quarter-final beckons for Serena Williams while Rafael Nadal targets his ninth Monday as the two giants of the game look to add new chapters to their storied careers.


01/22/2017 - 23:15

Barcelona, Sevilla maintain pressure on Madrid

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona shrugged off the loss of the injured Sergio Busquets to remain just two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win at Eibar on Sunday.

Barcelona, Sevilla maintain pressure on Madrid

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona shrugged off the loss of the injured Sergio Busquets to remain just two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win at Eibar on Sunday.


01/23/2017 - 02:57

Chen lands five quads to win US men's figure skating title

Nathan Chen landed five quadruple jumps in a near perfect free skate programme Sunday to capture the men's singles title at the US National Figure Skating Championships.

Chen lands five quads to win US men's figure skating title

Nathan Chen landed five quadruple jumps in a near perfect free skate programme Sunday to capture the men's singles title at the US National Figure Skating Championships.


01/23/2017 - 02:20

Ashton says England exile sparked Toulon move

Chris Ashton has said the combination of his ongoing England exile and his treatment by rugby's disciplinary authorities prompted his decision to leave Saracens for Toulon.

Ashton says England exile sparked Toulon move

Chris Ashton has said the combination of his ongoing England exile and his treatment by rugby's disciplinary authorities prompted his decision to leave Saracens for Toulon.


01/23/2017 - 02:11

Swafford claims first PGA win in 93rd start

Hudson Swafford finally joined the winner's circle, firing a five-under 67 for a one-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge.

Swafford claims first PGA win in 93rd start

Hudson Swafford finally joined the winner's circle, firing a five-under 67 for a one-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge.


01/23/2017 - 03:21

Morocco hoping to dump Ivory Coast out of Africa Cup of Nations

Having guided the Ivory Coast to glory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Herve Renard is now hoping to end his former side's defence of the trophy when they face his Morocco team on Tuesday.

Morocco hoping to dump Ivory Coast out of Africa Cup of Nations

Having guided the Ivory Coast to glory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Herve Renard is now hoping to end his former side's defence of the trophy when they face his Morocco team on Tuesday.

01/23/2017 - 03:26

Hollywood set for Oscars picks with no big surprises

All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the list of nominees for this year's Oscars is unveiled with critical darlings "La La Land," "Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" set to fare well.

Hollywood set for Oscars picks with no big surprises

All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the list of nominees for this year's Oscars is unveiled with critical darlings "La La Land," "Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" set to fare well.


01/22/2017 - 23:32

'Trainspotting' returns after 21 years with punchy sequel

It was the shocking, surreal, drug-fuelled movie that defined a generation. Two decades later, the ageing Scottish lowlifes of "Trainspotting" are back with a new sequel which premiered Sunday in Edinburgh.

'Trainspotting' returns after 21 years with punchy sequel

It was the shocking, surreal, drug-fuelled movie that defined a generation. Two decades later, the ageing Scottish lowlifes of "Trainspotting" are back with a new sequel which premiered Sunday in Edinburgh.


01/22/2017 - 22:57

Trump makes political music great again

Donald Trump took office vowing to rebuild industry. One where he has already achieved inadvertent success is political music, with songs against his presidency quickly proliferating.

Trump makes political music great again

Donald Trump took office vowing to rebuild industry. One where he has already achieved inadvertent success is political music, with songs against his presidency quickly proliferating.


01/21/2017 - 21:46

Dior blasts sweatshirt culture in rave Paris show

Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women turned up on the majority of Paris menswear catwalks.

Dior blasts sweatshirt culture in rave Paris show

Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women turned up on the majority of Paris menswear catwalks.


01/21/2017 - 15:05

Polanski a 'shocking' pick for French awards ceremony host: minister

France's minister for women's rights said Friday she found it "surprising and shocking" that controversial Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski was chosen to preside over France's equivalent of the Oscars.

Polanski a 'shocking' pick for French awards ceremony host: minister

France's minister for women's rights said Friday she found it "surprising and shocking" that controversial Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski was chosen to preside over France's equivalent of the Oscars.


01/21/2017 - 07:07

Elijah Wood: the blockbuster star with an indie heart

Early in the new millennium Elijah Wood was the darling of Hollywood as the star of "The Lord of the Rings," one of the biggest movie series of all time.

Elijah Wood: the blockbuster star with an indie heart

Early in the new millennium Elijah Wood was the darling of Hollywood as the star of "The Lord of the Rings," one of the biggest movie series of all time.


01/22/2017 - 11:03

Jack Huston: Hollywood aristocrat with real noble blood

British actor Jack Huston's grandfather, the legendary filmmaker John Huston, once had a movie about psychological trauma among soldiers banned because of its anti-war message.

Jack Huston: Hollywood aristocrat with real noble blood

British actor Jack Huston's grandfather, the legendary filmmaker John Huston, once had a movie about psychological trauma among soldiers banned because of its anti-war message.

01/21/2017 - 19:32

Ex-leader of Maldives plans return to save sinking nation

He faces jail in the Maldives, but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide his island nation away from environmental catastrophe.

Ex-leader of Maldives plans return to save sinking nation

He faces jail in the Maldives, but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide his island nation away from environmental catastrophe.


01/22/2017 - 07:32

Chinese human rights lawyers set their sights on smog

Toxic smog has found itself in the dock in China, as the authorities are taken to court over a problem that has choked entire regions, put public health at risk and forced the closure of schools and roads.

Chinese human rights lawyers set their sights on smog

Toxic smog has found itself in the dock in China, as the authorities are taken to court over a problem that has choked entire regions, put public health at risk and forced the closure of schools and roads.

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