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12/11/2017 - 08:08

Former Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe

China's top prosecutor said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into the former party chief of Chinese mega-city Chongqing, who was expelled from the Communist Party earlier this year following corruption allegations.

Former Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe

China's top prosecutor said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into the former party chief of Chinese mega-city Chongqing, who was expelled from the Communist Party earlier this year following corruption allegations.


12/11/2017 - 06:45

Philippines' Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat Islamist militants and communists.

Philippines' Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat Islamist militants and communists.


12/11/2017 - 06:45

US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date.

US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date.


12/11/2017 - 05:43

IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time

Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday at the start of a three-day visit.

IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time

Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday at the start of a three-day visit.


12/11/2017 - 05:13

Honduras president keeps lead in disputed vote after recount

Honduras's President Juan Orlando Hernandez maintained his lead in disputed election results after a partial recount, the head of the electoral tribunal said on Sunday.

Honduras president keeps lead in disputed vote after recount

Honduras's President Juan Orlando Hernandez maintained his lead in disputed election results after a partial recount, the head of the electoral tribunal said on Sunday.


12/11/2017 - 05:09

Aussie media slams England 'tourists masquerading as cricketers'

England were dismissed as "tourists masquerading as cricketers" by Australia's media which turned the screw Monday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson.

Aussie media slams England 'tourists masquerading as cricketers'

England were dismissed as "tourists masquerading as cricketers" by Australia's media which turned the screw Monday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson.


12/11/2017 - 04:52

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial

The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial

The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.


12/11/2017 - 04:27

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

12/11/2017 - 07:19

Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse

Bitcoin surged past $18,000 after it began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, the latest in a series of highs that have excited some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble.

Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse

Bitcoin surged past $18,000 after it began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, the latest in a series of highs that have excited some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble.


12/11/2017 - 04:20

Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed

Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting later this week.

Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed

Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting later this week.


12/11/2017 - 03:52

Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major bourse Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange.

Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major bourse Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange.


12/11/2017 - 03:39

WTO, under fire from US, meets in Buenos Aires

The World Trade Organization opened a conference Sunday under the cloud of US hostility to multilateral trade accords.

WTO, under fire from US, meets in Buenos Aires

The World Trade Organization opened a conference Sunday under the cloud of US hostility to multilateral trade accords.


12/10/2017 - 21:42

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

Bitcoin makes its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a milestone for the digital currency that has some investors excited but others nervous.

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

Bitcoin makes its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a milestone for the digital currency that has some investors excited but others nervous.


12/10/2017 - 21:29

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years.

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years.


12/10/2017 - 21:09

Dubai 2018 budget foresees $15.5 bn expenditure ahead of Expo

Dubai on Sunday adopted its 2018 budget foreseing expenditure of 56.6 million dirhams (around $15.5 billion), a 19.5 percent increase over last year, as it prepares to host Expo 2020.

Dubai 2018 budget foresees $15.5 bn expenditure ahead of Expo

Dubai on Sunday adopted its 2018 budget foreseing expenditure of 56.6 million dirhams (around $15.5 billion), a 19.5 percent increase over last year, as it prepares to host Expo 2020.


12/10/2017 - 14:07

UK won't pay Brexit bill if no trade deal agreed: Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis said Sunday Britain will not honour financial commitments agreed this week with the European Union if they fail to secure a future trade deal, contradicting finance minister Philip Hammond.

UK won't pay Brexit bill if no trade deal agreed: Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis said Sunday Britain will not honour financial commitments agreed this week with the European Union if they fail to secure a future trade deal, contradicting finance minister Philip Hammond.

12/11/2017 - 07:45

West Indies in trouble after Taylor record sets monumental target

A record-equalling 17th century by Ross Taylor had New Zealand closing in on a series sweep against the West Indies after day three of the second Test in Hamilton on Monday.

West Indies in trouble after Taylor record sets monumental target

A record-equalling 17th century by Ross Taylor had New Zealand closing in on a series sweep against the West Indies after day three of the second Test in Hamilton on Monday.


12/11/2017 - 07:36

Eagles, Steelers clinch division titles

The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East divisional crown with a roller coaster NFL victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday but saw quarterback Carson Wentz exit early with a knee injury.

Eagles, Steelers clinch division titles

The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East divisional crown with a roller coaster NFL victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday but saw quarterback Carson Wentz exit early with a knee injury.


12/11/2017 - 06:22

WBO champion Horn is 'dirty' fighter, taunts Corcoran

English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a "dirty" fighter ahead of their title bout in Brisbane on Wednesday.

WBO champion Horn is 'dirty' fighter, taunts Corcoran

English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a "dirty" fighter ahead of their title bout in Brisbane on Wednesday.


12/11/2017 - 05:43

IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time

Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday at the start of a three-day visit.

IOC 'confident' Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time

Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday at the start of a three-day visit.


12/11/2017 - 05:23

Celtics turn tables on Pistons, Oladipo shines

The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston.

Celtics turn tables on Pistons, Oladipo shines

The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston.


12/11/2017 - 05:09

Aussie media slams England 'tourists masquerading as cricketers'

England were dismissed as "tourists masquerading as cricketers" by Australia's media which turned the screw Monday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson.

Aussie media slams England 'tourists masquerading as cricketers'

England were dismissed as "tourists masquerading as cricketers" by Australia's media which turned the screw Monday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson.


12/11/2017 - 03:36

World records fall to Bloemen, Kodaira

Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen and Japan's Nao Kodaira set world records in winning the men's 5,000m and women's 1,000m on Sunday at the speed skating World Cup event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

World records fall to Bloemen, Kodaira

Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen and Japan's Nao Kodaira set world records in winning the men's 5,000m and women's 1,000m on Sunday at the speed skating World Cup event in Salt Lake City, Utah.


12/11/2017 - 03:16

English quintet await Champions League last-16 draw

A record five English clubs will feature in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League on Monday, amid talk that the Premier League is ready to dominate Europe once again.

English quintet await Champions League last-16 draw

A record five English clubs will feature in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League on Monday, amid talk that the Premier League is ready to dominate Europe once again.

12/11/2017 - 07:33

Golden Globes: Hollywood's test of the Weinstein effect

The nominations will be unveiled Monday for the Golden Globes, kicking off an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.

Golden Globes: Hollywood's test of the Weinstein effect

The nominations will be unveiled Monday for the Golden Globes, kicking off an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.


12/11/2017 - 05:39

Rocker Homme under fire for kicking photographer

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme apologized Sunday as he came under fire for kicking a photographer, who said she spent the night in the hospital.

Rocker Homme under fire for kicking photographer

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme apologized Sunday as he came under fire for kicking a photographer, who said she spent the night in the hospital.


12/11/2017 - 04:52

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial

The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial

The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.


12/10/2017 - 20:14

'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

The Disney-Pixar animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power this weekend in North American theaters, holding to the top spot for its third week running while taking in an estimated $18.3 million, industry website Exhibitor Relations reported.

'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

The Disney-Pixar animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power this weekend in North American theaters, holding to the top spot for its third week running while taking in an estimated $18.3 million, industry website Exhibitor Relations reported.


12/10/2017 - 16:04

Heart transplant for Portugal's Eurovision winner

Portugal's Salvador Sobral, winner of this year's Eurovision song contest, is making good progress after a heart transplant, the medical team who operated on him said Sunday.

Heart transplant for Portugal's Eurovision winner

Portugal's Salvador Sobral, winner of this year's Eurovision song contest, is making good progress after a heart transplant, the medical team who operated on him said Sunday.


12/10/2017 - 14:34

Britain's jailed PR mastermind Max Clifford dies

Britain's disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, once the king of tabloid kiss-and-tell stories, died on Sunday, having reportedly suffered a heart attack following a sudden collapse.

Britain's jailed PR mastermind Max Clifford dies

Britain's disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, once the king of tabloid kiss-and-tell stories, died on Sunday, having reportedly suffered a heart attack following a sudden collapse.


12/10/2017 - 13:16

Hallyday to be buried on Caribbean island

The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire's paradise where the singer had a holiday home.

Hallyday to be buried on Caribbean island

The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire's paradise where the singer had a holiday home.


12/10/2017 - 10:20

Kohli-Sharma set to marry in Italy: reports

India cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to media reports on Sunday.

Kohli-Sharma set to marry in Italy: reports

India cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to media reports on Sunday.

12/11/2017 - 08:20

Five elephants killed by train in India

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday.

Five elephants killed by train in India

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday.


12/10/2017 - 23:41

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled at Germany's busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais.

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled at Germany's busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais.


12/10/2017 - 22:21

Fire in southern California threatening another city

A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.

Fire in southern California threatening another city

A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.


12/10/2017 - 18:21

Snow and ice ground hundreds of flights in Frankfurt

More than 300 flights were cancelled and hundreds more delayed as snow and ice blocked runways at Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt on Sunday, the airport operator said.

Snow and ice ground hundreds of flights in Frankfurt

More than 300 flights were cancelled and hundreds more delayed as snow and ice blocked runways at Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt on Sunday, the airport operator said.


12/10/2017 - 07:26

India faces painful move to cleaner energy

Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity.

India faces painful move to cleaner energy

Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity.


12/10/2017 - 06:43

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

Brutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for a respite as the destructive toll of the blazes came into focus.

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

Brutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for a respite as the destructive toll of the blazes came into focus.


12/10/2017 - 02:37

Climate victims seek justice, on the street and in the courtroom

People around the world beset by the impacts of global warming like droughts, heat waves and storm surges are calling for "climate justice," and many are pleading their cases in court.

Climate victims seek justice, on the street and in the courtroom

People around the world beset by the impacts of global warming like droughts, heat waves and storm surges are calling for "climate justice," and many are pleading their cases in court.


12/10/2017 - 02:20

Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

The humble potato -- drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked -- brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says.

Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

The humble potato -- drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked -- brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says.

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