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01/23/2018 - 07:20

US federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

US federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats.

US federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

US federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats.


01/23/2018 - 07:18

Seoul envoys visit North Korea ahead of Olympics

A South Korean delegation crossed into the North on Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as Pyongyang demanded Seoul apologise for "despicable" protestors who burned Kim Jong-Un's image, as controversy mounts over the rapprochement.

Seoul envoys visit North Korea ahead of Olympics

A South Korean delegation crossed into the North on Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as Pyongyang demanded Seoul apologise for "despicable" protestors who burned Kim Jong-Un's image, as controversy mounts over the rapprochement.


01/23/2018 - 05:13

Iranian woman skydiver looks to break down stereotypes

For Iranian parachuting enthusiast Bahareh Sassani, skydiving is "a way to prove that women are just as capable as men" -- a small step from a big height for women's equality in her country.

Iranian woman skydiver looks to break down stereotypes

For Iranian parachuting enthusiast Bahareh Sassani, skydiving is "a way to prove that women are just as capable as men" -- a small step from a big height for women's equality in her country.


01/23/2018 - 05:11

Unseeded Mertens routs Svitolina to reach Open semis

Unseeded Australian Open debutant Elise Mertens blew away world number four Elina Svitolina in straight sets Tuesday to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final.

Unseeded Mertens routs Svitolina to reach Open semis

Unseeded Australian Open debutant Elise Mertens blew away world number four Elina Svitolina in straight sets Tuesday to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final.


01/23/2018 - 04:37

Anger over second 'snatching' of bookseller in China

Rights campaigners slammed as "appalling" Tuesday reports that dissident publisher Gui Minhai has been snatched again in mainland China, the latest person ensnared in Beijing's crackdown on civil society.

Anger over second 'snatching' of bookseller in China

Rights campaigners slammed as "appalling" Tuesday reports that dissident publisher Gui Minhai has been snatched again in mainland China, the latest person ensnared in Beijing's crackdown on civil society.


01/23/2018 - 03:27

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.


01/23/2018 - 02:12

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."


01/23/2018 - 00:15

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

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 - 06:06

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 - 05:36

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 - 05:23

Weak eyesight no hindrance for 'Professor' Chung

Chung Hyeon took up tennis after a doctor recommended that peering at a green court would help his weak eyesight, and the bespectacled South Korean has never looked back.

Weak eyesight no hindrance for 'Professor' Chung

Chung Hyeon took up tennis after a doctor recommended that peering at a green court would help his weak eyesight, and the bespectacled South Korean has never looked back.


01/23/2018 - 05:11

Unseeded Mertens routs Svitolina to reach Open semis

Unseeded Australian Open debutant Elise Mertens blew away world number four Elina Svitolina in straight sets Tuesday to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final.

Unseeded Mertens routs Svitolina to reach Open semis

Unseeded Australian Open debutant Elise Mertens blew away world number four Elina Svitolina in straight sets Tuesday to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final.


01/23/2018 - 04:17

Back to drawing board for ailing Djokovic

It's back to the drawing board for ailing 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic with his immediate playing future uncertain after an injury-ravaged exit from the Australian Open.

Back to drawing board for ailing Djokovic

It's back to the drawing board for ailing 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic with his immediate playing future uncertain after an injury-ravaged exit from the Australian Open.


01/23/2018 - 01:57

NFL Giants name Vikings assistant Shurmur as new coach

Minnesota Vikings offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur was hired as coach of the New York Giants on Monday, a day after his team was routed by Philadelphia in the NFL playoffs.

NFL Giants name Vikings assistant Shurmur as new coach

Minnesota Vikings offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur was hired as coach of the New York Giants on Monday, a day after his team was routed by Philadelphia in the NFL playoffs.


01/23/2018 - 01:22

Manchester United retain top spot in Deloitte 'Money League'

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday.

Manchester United retain top spot in Deloitte 'Money League'

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday.

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 - 02:02

'Transformers' leads Razzie pack for Hollywood's worst in 2017

"Transformers: The Last Knight" led the pack with nine nominations Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood's anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.

'Transformers' leads Razzie pack for Hollywood's worst in 2017

"Transformers: The Last Knight" led the pack with nine nominations Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood's anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.


01/23/2018 - 00:46

'Jumanji' stomps N. American box office competition

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" stomped the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third consecutive weekend, industry figures showed Monday.

'Jumanji' stomps N. American box office competition

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" stomped the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third consecutive weekend, industry figures showed Monday.


01/23/2018 - 00:01

Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge

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

Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge

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

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.


01/22/2018 - 09:05

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution.


01/22/2018 - 06:57

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.


01/22/2018 - 05:58

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.


01/21/2018 - 06:08

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

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