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01/19/2018 - 06:59

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.


01/19/2018 - 06:49

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.


01/19/2018 - 05:51

Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for N. Korea crisis

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.

Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for N. Korea crisis

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.


01/19/2018 - 05:24

Prime Mum-ister: New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

Prime Mum-ister: New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.


01/19/2018 - 02:36

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move.

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move.


01/19/2018 - 02:35

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.


01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.


01/19/2018 - 00:32

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

01/19/2018 - 07:56

New Zealand complete series whitewash over Pakistan

New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

New Zealand complete series whitewash over Pakistan

New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington's Basin Reserve.


01/19/2018 - 07:40

Cycling: Sagan shows class in fourth stage

World champion Peter Sagan showed his class when he won the fourth stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Friday, taking the overall lead in the process.

Cycling: Sagan shows class in fourth stage

World champion Peter Sagan showed his class when he won the fourth stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Friday, taking the overall lead in the process.


01/19/2018 - 07:28

Ski jumpers take to the skies at world champs

Man's desire to fly will touch reality this weekend when the best ski jumpers meet at the world ski flying championships in Germany, with leaps of around 250 metres expected.

Ski jumpers take to the skies at world champs

Man's desire to fly will touch reality this weekend when the best ski jumpers meet at the world ski flying championships in Germany, with leaps of around 250 metres expected.


01/19/2018 - 07:17

Kitzbuehel highlights danger after fatal Alpine skiing season start

The hosting of Kitzbuehel's famed, white-knuckled downhill on Saturday will be particularly poignant after two deaths this season, but a top official stressed that the high-octane sport will never be without danger and racers must handle their own risk management.

Kitzbuehel highlights danger after fatal Alpine skiing season start

The hosting of Kitzbuehel's famed, white-knuckled downhill on Saturday will be particularly poignant after two deaths this season, but a top official stressed that the high-octane sport will never be without danger and racers must handle their own risk management.


01/19/2018 - 07:11

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.


01/19/2018 - 06:59

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.


01/19/2018 - 06:50

Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG

Lyon will look to inject fresh life into the Ligue 1 title race at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when the focus will once again fall on world record signing Neymar.

Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG

Lyon will look to inject fresh life into the Ligue 1 title race at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when the focus will once again fall on world record signing Neymar.


01/19/2018 - 05:25

After medal first, female Indian skier aims for Olympic summit

She has already defied the odds in a country fixated on cricket rather than the slopes to win India's first international skiing medal -- but Aanchal Thakur insists she is just getting started.

After medal first, female Indian skier aims for Olympic summit

She has already defied the odds in a country fixated on cricket rather than the slopes to win India's first international skiing medal -- but Aanchal Thakur insists she is just getting started.

01/19/2018 - 07:39

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.


01/19/2018 - 07:19

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.


01/19/2018 - 07:02

'The Crossing': Migrant crisis with a sci-fi twist

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.

'The Crossing': Migrant crisis with a sci-fi twist

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.


01/19/2018 - 04:02

How to take a bullet, by 'Den of Thieves' star 50 Cent

Note to action movie directors: you probably don't need to tell Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- juvenile crack dealer turned multi-millionnaire rapper and movie star -- how to take a bullet.

How to take a bullet, by 'Den of Thieves' star 50 Cent

Note to action movie directors: you probably don't need to tell Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- juvenile crack dealer turned multi-millionnaire rapper and movie star -- how to take a bullet.


01/19/2018 - 04:01

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.


01/19/2018 - 00:19

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.


01/18/2018 - 22:07

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:49

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.

01/19/2018 - 07:21

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.


01/19/2018 - 07:11

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.


01/19/2018 - 06:54

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs.

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs.


01/19/2018 - 05:15

Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018

The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.

Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018

The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.


01/19/2018 - 02:34

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.


01/18/2018 - 22:56

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:28

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:53

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

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