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01/23/2018 - 12:43

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

A powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

A powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.


01/23/2018 - 12:39

Mattis calls for Turkish 'restraint' in Syria

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Turkey on Tuesday to show restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria.

Mattis calls for Turkish 'restraint' in Syria

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Turkey on Tuesday to show restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria.


01/23/2018 - 12:35

Turkey clashes with Kurdish militia as US sounds alarm

The Turkish army was on Tuesday engaged in intense clashes with Kurdish militia inside Syria as the United States voiced alarm Ankara's operation could endanger attempts to bring peace to the conflict-torn country.

Turkey clashes with Kurdish militia as US sounds alarm

The Turkish army was on Tuesday engaged in intense clashes with Kurdish militia inside Syria as the United States voiced alarm Ankara's operation could endanger attempts to bring peace to the conflict-torn country.


01/23/2018 - 12:02

Turkey presses assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies pressed an assault on a border enclave held by Kurdish militia on Tuesday but the fighting was more narrowly focused, a monitor said.

Turkey presses assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies pressed an assault on a border enclave held by Kurdish militia on Tuesday but the fighting was more narrowly focused, a monitor said.


01/23/2018 - 11:44

8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGS

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings.

8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGS

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings.


01/23/2018 - 11:25

One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

A Japanese soldier was killed Tuesday and several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.

One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

A Japanese soldier was killed Tuesday and several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.


01/23/2018 - 11:09

World powers meet to pressure Syria on chemical attacks

Diplomats from 29 countries including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Paris on Tuesday pushing for sanctions and criminal charges against the perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria.

World powers meet to pressure Syria on chemical attacks

Diplomats from 29 countries including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Paris on Tuesday pushing for sanctions and criminal charges against the perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria.


01/23/2018 - 11:06

Pence to visit Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians plan a general strike and protests after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".

Pence to visit Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians plan a general strike and protests after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".

01/23/2018 - 12:32

'Friendly and kind' N. Korean skaters in Olympic spotlight

North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tai-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik are "friendly and kind and a little bit shy", South Korea's Kim Kyueun said Tuesday ahead of their hugely anticipated Olympic appearance.

'Friendly and kind' N. Korean skaters in Olympic spotlight

North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tai-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik are "friendly and kind and a little bit shy", South Korea's Kim Kyueun said Tuesday ahead of their hugely anticipated Olympic appearance.


01/23/2018 - 09:16

N. Korea says will celebrate military on eve of Olympics

North Korea will mark the foundation of its regular army on February 8, its state media said Tuesday -- which will be the day before the Winter Olympics open in the South.

N. Korea says will celebrate military on eve of Olympics

North Korea will mark the foundation of its regular army on February 8, its state media said Tuesday -- which will be the day before the Winter Olympics open in the South.


01/23/2018 - 08:20

Huge upsets as Edmund and Mertens make Aussie semis

Unseeded Kyle Edmund and Elise Mertens pulled off huge upsets to march into uncharted territory at the Australian Open Tuesday as they swept into the semi-finals.

Huge upsets as Edmund and Mertens make Aussie semis

Unseeded Kyle Edmund and Elise Mertens pulled off huge upsets to march into uncharted territory at the Australian Open Tuesday as they swept into the semi-finals.


01/23/2018 - 07:44

Cousins carries Pelicans with historic triple-double

DeMarcus Cousins had a triple double in New Orleans' 132-128 double overtime win over Chicago, becoming the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to have 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game.

Cousins carries Pelicans with historic triple-double

DeMarcus Cousins had a triple double in New Orleans' 132-128 double overtime win over Chicago, becoming the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to have 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game.


01/23/2018 - 07:40

Sandgren's mum cracks rib celebrating

Tennys Sandgren's mum was celebrating so hard after watching her son make the Australian Open quarter-finals that she cracked a rib and had to go to hospital.

Sandgren's mum cracks rib celebrating

Tennys Sandgren's mum was celebrating so hard after watching her son make the Australian Open quarter-finals that she cracked a rib and had to go to hospital.


01/23/2018 - 07:33

Beijing Guoan plead ignorance in Bakambu transfer saga

Beijing Guoan are pleading ignorance over the protracted fate of Cedric Bakambu even after the striker declared he was China-bound in a reported 40-million-euro deal.

Beijing Guoan plead ignorance in Bakambu transfer saga

Beijing Guoan are pleading ignorance over the protracted fate of Cedric Bakambu even after the striker declared he was China-bound in a reported 40-million-euro deal.


01/23/2018 - 07:29

Rockets' juggernaut continues to roll over top teams

The Houston Rockets aren't the type of team to rest on their laurels.

Rockets' juggernaut continues to roll over top teams

The Houston Rockets aren't the type of team to rest on their laurels.


01/23/2018 - 06:19

Mischa Zverev's heavy fine for 'poor performance'

Mischa Zverev Tuesday become the first player to be heavily fined for retiring from his first round match at the Australian Open under new rules aimed at limiting early injury withdrawals.

Mischa Zverev's heavy fine for 'poor performance'

Mischa Zverev Tuesday become the first player to be heavily fined for retiring from his first round match at the Australian Open under new rules aimed at limiting early injury withdrawals.

01/23/2018 - 12:14

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".


01/23/2018 - 10:36

S.African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies, aged 78

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism.

S.African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies, aged 78

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism.


01/23/2018 - 09:37

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies: family

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism.

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies: family

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism.


01/23/2018 - 06:34

Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the Oscars nominees are unveiled, with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" ahead by a nose in an awards season overshadowed by the industry's war on sleaze.

Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the Oscars nominees are unveiled, with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" ahead by a nose in an awards season overshadowed by the industry's war on sleaze.


01/23/2018 - 06:18

Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson's, ends touring

Neil Diamond, one of the best-selling singers of all time, announced Monday he was immediately retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson's, ends touring

Neil Diamond, one of the best-selling singers of all time, announced Monday he was immediately retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.


01/23/2018 - 03:04

Minnie Mouse gets her star, a few decades after Mickey

Minnie Mouse was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Monday, with her eternal sidekick Mickey by her side.

Minnie Mouse gets her star, a few decades after Mickey

Minnie Mouse was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Monday, with her eternal sidekick Mickey by her side.


01/23/2018 - 02:56

Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby returned to the stage Monday for the first time in nearly three years, telling jokes just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.

Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby returned to the stage Monday for the first time in nearly three years, telling jokes just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.


01/23/2018 - 02:13

Netflix lifted by 'beautiful' quarterly report

Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.

Netflix lifted by 'beautiful' quarterly report

Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.

01/23/2018 - 11:08

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.


01/23/2018 - 09:59

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."


01/23/2018 - 08:40

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.


01/23/2018 - 08:24

Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities said Tuesday, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.

Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities said Tuesday, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.


01/22/2018 - 18:56

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife: study

Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns.

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife: study

Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns.


01/22/2018 - 10:52

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.


01/22/2018 - 09:59

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.


01/22/2018 - 09:37

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong's famous skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors.

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong's famous skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors.

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