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01/23/2018 - 03:57

Seoul envoys visit N. Korea to prepare pre-Olympics events

A South Korean delegation crossed into the North Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as controversy over the rapprochement mounted and Pyongyang condemned demonstrators who burned Kim Jong-Un's image as "traitors".

Seoul envoys visit N. Korea to prepare pre-Olympics events

A South Korean delegation crossed into the North Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as controversy over the rapprochement mounted and Pyongyang condemned demonstrators who burned Kim Jong-Un's image as "traitors".


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 - 03:24

Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.

Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.


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.


01/22/2018 - 22:52

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


01/22/2018 - 21:55

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.


01/22/2018 - 21:21

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.

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 - 00:31

Costa keeps Juve in hot pursuit of Napoli

Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 win against Genoa on Monday.

Costa keeps Juve in hot pursuit of Napoli

Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 win against Genoa on Monday.


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.


01/22/2018 - 23:43

Baseball Hall of Fame voters reconsider Bonds, Clemens

The ghost of past drug scandals will be hovering over Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday as the latest batch of inductees are named, with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens facing an uphill battle to force their way into consideration.

Baseball Hall of Fame voters reconsider Bonds, Clemens

The ghost of past drug scandals will be hovering over Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday as the latest batch of inductees are named, with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens facing an uphill battle to force their way into consideration.


01/22/2018 - 23:28

Cardinals hire Panthers defensive coordinator Wilks as coach

Steve Wilks, former defensive coordinator for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, was hired Monday as the new coach for the Arizona Cardinals, replacing the retiring Bruce Arians.

Cardinals hire Panthers defensive coordinator Wilks as coach

Steve Wilks, former defensive coordinator for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, was hired Monday as the new coach for the Arizona Cardinals, replacing the retiring Bruce Arians.


01/22/2018 - 23:22

Battling Swansea shock Liverpool

Liverpool's progress towards securing a Champions League spot was halted by the Premier League's bottom club and a single goal by Alfie Mawson on Monday as Liverpool's defensive frailties returned.

Battling Swansea shock Liverpool

Liverpool's progress towards securing a Champions League spot was halted by the Premier League's bottom club and a single goal by Alfie Mawson on Monday as Liverpool's defensive frailties returned.

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 - 22:35

Rogers ends Vice broadcast in Canada

Canadian broadcaster Rogers announced Monday it would stop broadcasting Vice Media's flagship but money-losing channel Viceland in the country, while also ending their content production partnership.

Rogers ends Vice broadcast in Canada

Canadian broadcaster Rogers announced Monday it would stop broadcasting Vice Media's flagship but money-losing channel Viceland in the country, while also ending their content production partnership.


01/22/2018 - 21:32

Bollywood star urges Davos set to fight sexism

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.

Bollywood star urges Davos set to fight sexism

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.

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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