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09/22/2018 - 22:10

Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday.

Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 21:40

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.


09/22/2018 - 19:20

Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.

Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.


09/22/2018 - 17:11

Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country.

Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country.


09/22/2018 - 16:52

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.


09/22/2018 - 15:46

Pope honours Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse

Pope Francis began a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday, honouring victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church scrambles to contain the fallout from fresh clerical abuse scandals.

Pope honours Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse

Pope Francis began a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday, honouring victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church scrambles to contain the fallout from fresh clerical abuse scandals.


09/22/2018 - 13:45

Indian bishop refused bail in nun rape case

An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was refused bail Saturday, and ordered to remain in police custody to face questioning in a case that has triggered outrage among clergy.

Indian bishop refused bail in nun rape case

An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was refused bail Saturday, and ordered to remain in police custody to face questioning in a case that has triggered outrage among clergy.


09/22/2018 - 12:46

Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing-recognised Catholic church.

Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing-recognised Catholic church.


09/22/2018 - 11:12

Titanic battle for Sky culminates in auction

A titanic takeover battle for European TV operator Sky between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable giant Comcast culminates Saturday in a rare blind auction.

Titanic battle for Sky culminates in auction

A titanic takeover battle for European TV operator Sky between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable giant Comcast culminates Saturday in a rare blind auction.


09/22/2018 - 08:47

Pope to honour Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

Pope Francis kicks off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday where he will honour victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals.

Pope to honour Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

Pope Francis kicks off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday where he will honour victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals.


09/22/2018 - 07:51

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.


09/22/2018 - 07:44

Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

Dozens of people from across Mexico who are searching for missing relatives this week journeyed to the city of Guadalajara, where a scandal has erupted over a truck full of unidentified bodies that overflowed local morgues.

Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

Dozens of people from across Mexico who are searching for missing relatives this week journeyed to the city of Guadalajara, where a scandal has erupted over a truck full of unidentified bodies that overflowed local morgues.


09/22/2018 - 07:18

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018

Gunmen on Friday killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said, in what was at least the ninth murder of a reporter in the country this year.

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018

Gunmen on Friday killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said, in what was at least the ninth murder of a reporter in the country this year.


09/22/2018 - 07:16

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led Team World 3-1 after the first day of the 2018 Laver Cup.

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led Team World 3-1 after the first day of the 2018 Laver Cup.


09/22/2018 - 03:46

Hollande fuels Rafale fighter jet controversy in India

Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India's multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, saying that France was given no choice on the Indian partner for manufacturer Dassault.

Hollande fuels Rafale fighter jet controversy in India

Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India's multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, saying that France was given no choice on the Indian partner for manufacturer Dassault.


09/22/2018 - 03:42

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency.

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency.


09/22/2018 - 03:27

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018: newspaper

Gunmen shot and killed a Mexican journalist as he left his home in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said Friday, at least the ninth reporter murdered in the country this year.

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018: newspaper

Gunmen shot and killed a Mexican journalist as he left his home in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said Friday, at least the ninth reporter murdered in the country this year.


09/22/2018 - 02:06

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club.

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club.


09/22/2018 - 02:06

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.


09/22/2018 - 02:04

US denounces 'awful abuses' of Muslim Uighurs detained in China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced "awful abuses" of Muslim Uighurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps.

US denounces 'awful abuses' of Muslim Uighurs detained in China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced "awful abuses" of Muslim Uighurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps.


09/22/2018 - 02:03

Mexico's 'AMLO' wants two-way deal with Canada if NAFTA fails

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his country will seek a bilateral trade deal with Canada if negotiations fall through for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mexico's 'AMLO' wants two-way deal with Canada if NAFTA fails

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his country will seek a bilateral trade deal with Canada if negotiations fall through for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


09/22/2018 - 02:03

Chile rules out negotiating over Bolivian maritime passage claims

Chile will not negotiate with Bolivia over the latter's territorial claims to land lost in a 19th century war between the two countries, foreign affairs minister Roberto Ampuero said on Friday.

Chile rules out negotiating over Bolivian maritime passage claims

Chile will not negotiate with Bolivia over the latter's territorial claims to land lost in a 19th century war between the two countries, foreign affairs minister Roberto Ampuero said on Friday.


09/22/2018 - 02:03

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships.

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships.


09/22/2018 - 02:02

British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and warning she was still prepared to walk away from the talks.

British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and warning she was still prepared to walk away from the talks.


09/22/2018 - 01:52

Tanzania president orders arrests over ferry disaster

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

Tanzania president orders arrests over ferry disaster

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.


09/21/2018 - 21:27

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.


09/21/2018 - 18:01

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.

09/22/2018 - 20:26

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.


09/22/2018 - 17:29

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

When US President Donald Trump demanded to know why his Supreme Court nominee's sexual assault accuser did not come forward sooner, he sought to cast doubt over her claims.

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

When US President Donald Trump demanded to know why his Supreme Court nominee's sexual assault accuser did not come forward sooner, he sought to cast doubt over her claims.


09/22/2018 - 07:51

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.


09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 22:18

Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks hashtag trend

President Donald Trump's outburst demanding to know why a university academic accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s failed to come forward sooner, saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet Friday.

Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks hashtag trend

President Donald Trump's outburst demanding to know why a university academic accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s failed to come forward sooner, saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet Friday.


09/21/2018 - 20:17

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 17:31

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 12:53

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.


09/21/2018 - 12:06

Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.

Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.


09/21/2018 - 04:40

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

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

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

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


09/21/2018 - 03:21

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

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

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

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


09/21/2018 - 02:03

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

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

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

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


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

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

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

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


09/20/2018 - 19:14

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

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

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

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


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

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

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

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


09/20/2018 - 17:44

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

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

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

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


09/20/2018 - 17:41

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

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

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

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


09/20/2018 - 16:18

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

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

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

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


09/20/2018 - 15:26

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

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

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

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


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

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

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

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


09/20/2018 - 13:24

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

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

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

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


09/20/2018 - 12:24

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

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

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

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


09/20/2018 - 11:56

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

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

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

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

09/22/2018 - 22:44

Serin-led Bordeaux stop Clermont train, Castres beaten at Racing

Baptiste Serin helped Bordeaux-Begles bring Clermont's four-match winning streak to an end with a nail-biting 23-19 victory in the Top 14 on Saturday.

Serin-led Bordeaux stop Clermont train, Castres beaten at Racing

Baptiste Serin helped Bordeaux-Begles bring Clermont's four-match winning streak to an end with a nail-biting 23-19 victory in the Top 14 on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 22:30

Zverev fightback puts Europe on top at Laver Cup

Alexander Zverev saved a match point to defeat John Isner as Europe took control of the Laver Cup team tennis tournament here Saturday.

Zverev fightback puts Europe on top at Laver Cup

Alexander Zverev saved a match point to defeat John Isner as Europe took control of the Laver Cup team tennis tournament here Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 22:27

Province, Sharks triumph to set up Currie Cup showdown

Western Province and the Sharks cruised to bonus-point victories Saturday and set up a top-of-the-table South African Currie Cup clash next weekend.

Province, Sharks triumph to set up Currie Cup showdown

Western Province and the Sharks cruised to bonus-point victories Saturday and set up a top-of-the-table South African Currie Cup clash next weekend.


09/22/2018 - 22:19

Ikone rocket boosts Lille up to second

Jonathan Ikone's thunderous strike earned Lille a 2-1 victory over Nantes on Saturday that sent them second in Ligue 1 and maintained their strong start to the new season after narrowly avoiding relegation last term.

Ikone rocket boosts Lille up to second

Jonathan Ikone's thunderous strike earned Lille a 2-1 victory over Nantes on Saturday that sent them second in Ligue 1 and maintained their strong start to the new season after narrowly avoiding relegation last term.


09/22/2018 - 21:48

Pochettino hails Spurs' mental strength to halt losing streak

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praised the mentality of his side to grind out a much-needed 2-1 win in sodden conditions at Brighton on Saturday to halt a run of three straight defeats.

Pochettino hails Spurs' mental strength to halt losing streak

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praised the mentality of his side to grind out a much-needed 2-1 win in sodden conditions at Brighton on Saturday to halt a run of three straight defeats.


09/22/2018 - 21:27

Rodriguez stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal and winning a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from their first four Bundesliga games with a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday.

Rodriguez stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal and winning a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from their first four Bundesliga games with a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 21:24

Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.

Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.


09/22/2018 - 20:54

James stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich with a goal, then won a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from their first four Bundesliga games with a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday.

James stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich with a goal, then won a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from their first four Bundesliga games with a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 20:53

Lemar shines as Atletico claim much-needed win over Getafe

Atletico Madrid have lift-off in La Liga and so does Thomas Lemar after the Frenchman scored one goal and instigated another in a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday.

Lemar shines as Atletico claim much-needed win over Getafe

Atletico Madrid have lift-off in La Liga and so does Thomas Lemar after the Frenchman scored one goal and instigated another in a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 20:36

Kicking: the loneliest job in the NFL

You have one job. And then, suddenly, you don't.

Kicking: the loneliest job in the NFL

You have one job. And then, suddenly, you don't.


09/22/2018 - 20:26

Fiorentina spoil SPAL run to move second in Serie A

Fiorentina moved second in Serie A on Saturday with a 3-0 win in Tuscany spoiling SPAL's promising start to this season's Italian league campaign.

Fiorentina spoil SPAL run to move second in Serie A

Fiorentina moved second in Serie A on Saturday with a 3-0 win in Tuscany spoiling SPAL's promising start to this season's Italian league campaign.


09/22/2018 - 20:11

'It's a surprise': Klopp wowed by Liverpool's hot start

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool's flying start has surprised him as they won their sixth successive Premier League game to return to the top of the table.

'It's a surprise': Klopp wowed by Liverpool's hot start

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool's flying start has surprised him as they won their sixth successive Premier League game to return to the top of the table.


09/22/2018 - 19:57

Hearts miss chance to bolster title bid

Hearts dropped their first points in the Scottish Premiership this season as the leaders were held to a goalless draw by Livingston on Saturday.

Hearts miss chance to bolster title bid

Hearts dropped their first points in the Scottish Premiership this season as the leaders were held to a goalless draw by Livingston on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 19:55

'It's an exceptional group', Guardiola salutes City

Pep Guardiola insisted it was his players who deserved the spotlight after the Manchester City manager returned to the dug-out to inspire a 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff on Saturday.

'It's an exceptional group', Guardiola salutes City

Pep Guardiola insisted it was his players who deserved the spotlight after the Manchester City manager returned to the dug-out to inspire a 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 19:53

German Bachinger downs Nishikori to reach Metz final

German journeyman Matthias Bachinger stunned Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori by fighting back from a set down on Saturday to reach the first ATP Tour final of his career in Metz.

German Bachinger downs Nishikori to reach Metz final

German journeyman Matthias Bachinger stunned Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori by fighting back from a set down on Saturday to reach the first ATP Tour final of his career in Metz.


09/22/2018 - 19:47

Young joy as Wasps end barren run at Sale

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young saluted his side's high-energy display as won at Sale in a Premiership clash for the first time since 2010.

Young joy as Wasps end barren run at Sale

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young saluted his side's high-energy display as won at Sale in a Premiership clash for the first time since 2010.


09/22/2018 - 19:26

Mobile madness - Rangnick blasts Leipzig pair caught on phones

RB Leipzig pair Jean-Kevin Augustin and Nordi Mukiele are set to be dropped for Sunday's Bundesliga game at Eintracht Frankfurt and fined for using their mobile phones before a European match.

Mobile madness - Rangnick blasts Leipzig pair caught on phones

RB Leipzig pair Jean-Kevin Augustin and Nordi Mukiele are set to be dropped for Sunday's Bundesliga game at Eintracht Frankfurt and fined for using their mobile phones before a European match.


09/22/2018 - 19:26

'I did not like my team': Mourinho fumes at United draw

Jose Mourinho was highly critical of the attitude of his Manchester United players after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Old Trafford.

'I did not like my team': Mourinho fumes at United draw

Jose Mourinho was highly critical of the attitude of his Manchester United players after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Old Trafford.


09/22/2018 - 19:23

Adams double ends Leeds' unbeaten run

Leeds saw their unbeaten start to the Championship season come to a shock end as Che Adams' brace gave Birmingham a 2-1 win at Elland Road on Saturday.

Adams double ends Leeds' unbeaten run

Leeds saw their unbeaten start to the Championship season come to a shock end as Che Adams' brace gave Birmingham a 2-1 win at Elland Road on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 18:48

Australian Herbert claims two-shot lead in Portugal

Australian Lucas Herbert will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters after firing a seven-under-par 64 on Saturday, as Sergio Garcia showed signs of form ahead of the Ryder Cup.

Australian Herbert claims two-shot lead in Portugal

Australian Lucas Herbert will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters after firing a seven-under-par 64 on Saturday, as Sergio Garcia showed signs of form ahead of the Ryder Cup.


09/22/2018 - 18:46

Pakistan to review position on global cricket leagues

New Pakistan cricket chief Ehsan Mani said on Saturday his board would review their stance on global leagues and seek assurances from the game's governing body.

Pakistan to review position on global cricket leagues

New Pakistan cricket chief Ehsan Mani said on Saturday his board would review their stance on global leagues and seek assurances from the game's governing body.


09/22/2018 - 18:46

Salah back in the goals as Liverpool ease past Southampton

Liverpool stormed back to the top of the Premier League with 3-0 victory over Southampton with Mohamed Salah back among the goals at Anfield.

Salah back in the goals as Liverpool ease past Southampton

Liverpool stormed back to the top of the Premier League with 3-0 victory over Southampton with Mohamed Salah back among the goals at Anfield.


09/22/2018 - 18:43

Ferguson's United return spoiled as Wolves earn draw

Alex Ferguson's emotional return to Manchester United for the first time since his life-saving surgery was spoiled as Wolves snatched a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ferguson's United return spoiled as Wolves earn draw

Alex Ferguson's emotional return to Manchester United for the first time since his life-saving surgery was spoiled as Wolves snatched a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 18:41

Five-star Man City demolish Cardiff

Manchester City gave a ruthless response to their European flop as Riyad Mahrez's double capped a 5-0 demolition of Cardiff on Saturday.

Five-star Man City demolish Cardiff

Manchester City gave a ruthless response to their European flop as Riyad Mahrez's double capped a 5-0 demolition of Cardiff on Saturday.


09/22/2018 - 18:35

Valverde yet to decide on Barca future

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted he is not sure if he will still be manager of the club next season.

Valverde yet to decide on Barca future

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted he is not sure if he will still be manager of the club next season.


09/22/2018 - 18:32

Over the boundary! The cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

While India and Pakistan's fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some families in the country have divided loyalties.

Over the boundary! The cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

While India and Pakistan's fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some families in the country have divided loyalties.


09/22/2018 - 18:30

Aubameyang hits out after Gabon make his father national coach

Gabon and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has slammed the country's decision to name his father as national team coach without a deal being finalised.

Aubameyang hits out after Gabon make his father national coach

Gabon and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has slammed the country's decision to name his father as national team coach without a deal being finalised.

09/22/2018 - 20:56

Comcast outbids Murdoch's Fox in Sky blind auction

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday, after a titanic battle between two traditional media empires.

Comcast outbids Murdoch's Fox in Sky blind auction

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday, after a titanic battle between two traditional media empires.


09/22/2018 - 10:46

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after weeks of speculation about his health.

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after weeks of speculation about his health.


09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:43

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 21:42

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.


09/21/2018 - 21:37

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.


09/21/2018 - 21:27

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 19:17

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.


09/21/2018 - 15:32

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.


09/21/2018 - 13:31

Legend Phelps slams WADA for lifting Russia doping ban

Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.

Legend Phelps slams WADA for lifting Russia doping ban

Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.


09/21/2018 - 11:20

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.


09/21/2018 - 03:23

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

There is a disturbance in the Force.

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

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/21/2018 - 01:36

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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


09/21/2018 - 00:54

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

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

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

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


09/21/2018 - 00:46

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

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

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

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


09/21/2018 - 00:42

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

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

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

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


09/21/2018 - 00:42

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

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

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

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


09/21/2018 - 00:41

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

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

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

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


09/20/2018 - 23:32

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

There is a disturbance in the Force.

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

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

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

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

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


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

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

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

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


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Mexican president-elect stuck three hours on grounded plane

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

Mexican president-elect stuck three hours on grounded plane

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


09/20/2018 - 18:51

In Milan, strident Amazonians showcase Fendi, Max Mara

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

In Milan, strident Amazonians showcase Fendi, Max Mara

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


09/20/2018 - 17:47

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

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

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

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


09/20/2018 - 17:33

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

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

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

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

09/22/2018 - 15:58

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.


09/21/2018 - 23:33

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 23:00

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.


09/21/2018 - 19:03

Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real?

Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real?


09/21/2018 - 18:19

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 15:35

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.


09/21/2018 - 12:39

India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.

India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.


09/21/2018 - 12:14

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system.

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 11:54

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

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

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

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


09/21/2018 - 11:24

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.


09/21/2018 - 10:46

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.


09/21/2018 - 02:52

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

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

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

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


09/21/2018 - 02:27

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

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

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

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


09/20/2018 - 22:18

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

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

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

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


09/20/2018 - 21:58

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

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

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

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


09/20/2018 - 19:57

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

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

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

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


09/20/2018 - 15:56

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

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

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

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


09/20/2018 - 15:15

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

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

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

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


09/20/2018 - 15:04

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

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

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

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


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

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

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

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


09/20/2018 - 13:24

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

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

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

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


09/20/2018 - 06:59

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

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

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

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


09/20/2018 - 03:34

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

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

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

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


09/20/2018 - 03:17

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

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

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

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


09/19/2018 - 23:45

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

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

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

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


09/19/2018 - 23:02

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

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

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

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

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