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06/25/2018 - 10:47

Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoric

The two Koreas Monday marked their war anniversary in a mood of detente, with Pyongyang dropping its customary anti-US rhetoric and Seoul saying talks have begun on moving the North's artillery back from the tense border.

Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoric

The two Koreas Monday marked their war anniversary in a mood of detente, with Pyongyang dropping its customary anti-US rhetoric and Seoul saying talks have begun on moving the North's artillery back from the tense border.


06/25/2018 - 10:37

Turkey's Erdogan fetes poll triumph, opposition troubled

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as Turkey's opposition raised bitter questions over the conduct of the polls.

Turkey's Erdogan fetes poll triumph, opposition troubled

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as Turkey's opposition raised bitter questions over the conduct of the polls.


06/25/2018 - 08:52

Australia's Commonwealth to spin off wealth, mortgage arms

Commonwealth, Australia's biggest bank, announced plans Monday to spin off its wealth management and mortgage-broking arms as it tries to streamline operations and focus on core businesses.

Australia's Commonwealth to spin off wealth, mortgage arms

Commonwealth, Australia's biggest bank, announced plans Monday to spin off its wealth management and mortgage-broking arms as it tries to streamline operations and focus on core businesses.


06/25/2018 - 08:49

Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.

Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.


06/25/2018 - 07:52

Migrants who 'invade' US have no right to due process, says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said migrants who "invade" the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.

Migrants who 'invade' US have no right to due process, says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said migrants who "invade" the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.


06/25/2018 - 04:11

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem.

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem.


06/25/2018 - 03:19

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count.

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count.


06/25/2018 - 02:26

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.


06/25/2018 - 02:25

Mozambique's gas-fuelled future threatened by jihadists

An unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique has raised fears the country will fail to fully cash in on a gas bonanza.

Mozambique's gas-fuelled future threatened by jihadists

An unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique has raised fears the country will fail to fully cash in on a gas bonanza.


06/25/2018 - 02:23

Protectionism threatens 'vintage' global growth: BIS

A year of "vintage" economic growth could be undone by rising protectionism, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said Sunday, as fears of an all-out global trade war ramp up.

Protectionism threatens 'vintage' global growth: BIS

A year of "vintage" economic growth could be undone by rising protectionism, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said Sunday, as fears of an all-out global trade war ramp up.


06/25/2018 - 00:45

'Crazy' or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia's 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina.

'Crazy' or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia's 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina.


06/24/2018 - 23:48

Colombia dedicate crucial World Cup win to embattled Sanchez

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated a crucial 3-0 World Cup win over Poland to midfielder Carlos Sanchez on Sunday after reports the midfielder received death threats for his red card against Japan.

Colombia dedicate crucial World Cup win to embattled Sanchez

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated a crucial 3-0 World Cup win over Poland to midfielder Carlos Sanchez on Sunday after reports the midfielder received death threats for his red card against Japan.


06/24/2018 - 23:07

France, Germany seek new migration solutions as rescue ships left adrift

Germany and France pushed Sunday for new solutions to the migration crisis as bickering among European Union leaders left boats carrying hundreds of African migrants adrift at sea.

France, Germany seek new migration solutions as rescue ships left adrift

Germany and France pushed Sunday for new solutions to the migration crisis as bickering among European Union leaders left boats carrying hundreds of African migrants adrift at sea.


06/24/2018 - 21:11

Can England dare to dream of World Cup glory?

Qualification for the last 16 secured with a game to spare, Harry Kane leading the race for the Golden Boot and a record World Cup win after thrashing Panama 6-1 -- England could not have wished for a better start in Russia.

Can England dare to dream of World Cup glory?

Qualification for the last 16 secured with a game to spare, Harry Kane leading the race for the Golden Boot and a record World Cup win after thrashing Panama 6-1 -- England could not have wished for a better start in Russia.


06/24/2018 - 19:23

Banksy needles France on migrants with Paris mural blitz

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.

Banksy needles France on migrants with Paris mural blitz

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.


06/24/2018 - 19:16

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.


06/24/2018 - 18:50

Zimbabwe pledges vote will go ahead despite rally attack

Zimbabwe ruled out Sunday delaying July elections after a bomb blast at a ruling party rally in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped unharmed.

Zimbabwe pledges vote will go ahead despite rally attack

Zimbabwe ruled out Sunday delaying July elections after a bomb blast at a ruling party rally in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped unharmed.


06/24/2018 - 17:28

Kane inspires England to World Cup knockout stage alongside Belgium

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England demolished Panama 6-1 on Sunday to ease into the World Cup last 16 alongside Group G rivals Belgium.

Kane inspires England to World Cup knockout stage alongside Belgium

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England demolished Panama 6-1 on Sunday to ease into the World Cup last 16 alongside Group G rivals Belgium.


06/24/2018 - 17:27

32 Fula civilians killed in Mali attack: local group

At least 32 civilians were killed and ten are missing following an attack in central Mali, believed to have been carried out by ethnic hunters, local officials said Sunday.

32 Fula civilians killed in Mali attack: local group

At least 32 civilians were killed and ten are missing following an attack in central Mali, believed to have been carried out by ethnic hunters, local officials said Sunday.


06/24/2018 - 16:40

England fans drink in rare World Cup joy after Panama win

Soaking up the sunshine with a pint in hand, England fan Ife Runtwe reflected on his team's five-star first half against Panama, calling it the "best England experience I've had in my life."

England fans drink in rare World Cup joy after Panama win

Soaking up the sunshine with a pint in hand, England fan Ife Runtwe reflected on his team's five-star first half against Panama, calling it the "best England experience I've had in my life."


06/24/2018 - 16:11

Britain's Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

Prince William arrived in Jordan on Sunday at the start of a Middle East tour that will see him become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Britain's Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

Prince William arrived in Jordan on Sunday at the start of a Middle East tour that will see him become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.


06/24/2018 - 16:05

England thrash Panama to move into World Cup last 16 with Belgium

England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games.

England thrash Panama to move into World Cup last 16 with Belgium

England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games.


06/24/2018 - 13:46

Cabin fever and comedians -- life in the World Cup bubble

World Cup footballers often face an unexpected hurdle as they try to cope with the intense scrutiny and pressure of the game's biggest showpiece -- it can be boring... really, really boring.

Cabin fever and comedians -- life in the World Cup bubble

World Cup footballers often face an unexpected hurdle as they try to cope with the intense scrutiny and pressure of the game's biggest showpiece -- it can be boring... really, really boring.


06/24/2018 - 13:35

EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants

EU leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden.

EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants

EU leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden.


06/24/2018 - 12:22

"The Germans somehow win" - Lineker updates famous quote

Gary Lineker updated his famous quote about the Germans always winning after Toni Kroos's dramatic late goal kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive with a 2-1 win over Sweden.

Gary Lineker updated his famous quote about the Germans always winning after Toni Kroos's dramatic late goal kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive with a 2-1 win over Sweden.


06/24/2018 - 10:33

German crisis averted for now, but World Cup holders have work to do

Toni Kroos's last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an ignominious group-stage exit.

German crisis averted for now, but World Cup holders have work to do

Toni Kroos's last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an ignominious group-stage exit.


06/24/2018 - 08:34

Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group

At least eight people including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group.

Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group

At least eight people including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group.

06/25/2018 - 11:32

Bodybuilding: The pursuit of beauty in war-torn Kabul

Hindi music pumps from the speakers as dozens of Afghan men grunt and sweat their way through a workout beneath the watchful eye of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose muscle-bound image hangs from the wall.

Bodybuilding: The pursuit of beauty in war-torn Kabul

Hindi music pumps from the speakers as dozens of Afghan men grunt and sweat their way through a workout beneath the watchful eye of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose muscle-bound image hangs from the wall.


06/25/2018 - 10:37

Japan defy doubters to home in on World Cup last 16

Attack-minded Japan have defied sceptics who said they would flop at the World Cup and instead go into their final group game on Thursday needing just a draw to reach the last 16.

Japan defy doubters to home in on World Cup last 16

Attack-minded Japan have defied sceptics who said they would flop at the World Cup and instead go into their final group game on Thursday needing just a draw to reach the last 16.


06/25/2018 - 10:15

'Crazy' or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia's 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina.

'Crazy' or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia's 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina.


06/25/2018 - 09:42

New Zealand anthem's 'worst rendition' strikes bum note

It wasn't the scoreline that angered New Zealanders after their rugby league Test loss to England, but what was dubbed the "worst" rendition of their national anthem.

New Zealand anthem's 'worst rendition' strikes bum note

It wasn't the scoreline that angered New Zealanders after their rugby league Test loss to England, but what was dubbed the "worst" rendition of their national anthem.


06/25/2018 - 07:24

Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.

Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.


06/25/2018 - 06:06

Five things we learned from Australia, New Zealand, Japan Tests

Talking points after the rugby Test series between New Zealand and France, Australia and Ireland and Japan against Italy and Georgia.

Five things we learned from Australia, New Zealand, Japan Tests

Talking points after the rugby Test series between New Zealand and France, Australia and Ireland and Japan against Italy and Georgia.


06/25/2018 - 05:16

Dodgers tie record with seven solo homers

Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez blasted two homers each as the Los Angeles Dodgers tied the record for most solo home runs by a team in a single game with an 8-7 win over the New York Mets.

Dodgers tie record with seven solo homers

Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez blasted two homers each as the Los Angeles Dodgers tied the record for most solo home runs by a team in a single game with an 8-7 win over the New York Mets.


06/25/2018 - 03:17

Champion Capitals lock up Carlson with eight-year deal

The Washington Capitals re-signed John Carlson to an eight year, $64 million contract on Sunday that will help maintain the high standards of the Stanley Cup champions' defence for years to come.

Champion Capitals lock up Carlson with eight-year deal

The Washington Capitals re-signed John Carlson to an eight year, $64 million contract on Sunday that will help maintain the high standards of the Stanley Cup champions' defence for years to come.


06/25/2018 - 01:01

Kane fires England to World Cup knockout stage

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama 6-1 on Sunday to ease into the World Cup last 16 alongside group rivals Belgium.

Kane fires England to World Cup knockout stage

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama 6-1 on Sunday to ease into the World Cup last 16 alongside group rivals Belgium.


06/25/2018 - 00:48

Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Northwest Arkansas title

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka captured her first LPGA title in tournament record fashion, firing an eight-under par 63 on Sunday to win the Northwest Arkansas Championship by six strokes.

Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Northwest Arkansas title

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka captured her first LPGA title in tournament record fashion, firing an eight-under par 63 on Sunday to win the Northwest Arkansas Championship by six strokes.


06/25/2018 - 00:26

Watson charges past Casey to win US PGA Travelers title

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson fired a seven-under par 63 Sunday to chase down Britain's Paul Casey and win the US PGA Travelers Championship by three strokes.

Watson charges past Casey to win US PGA Travelers title

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson fired a seven-under par 63 Sunday to chase down Britain's Paul Casey and win the US PGA Travelers Championship by three strokes.


06/25/2018 - 00:09

Spain approaching Morocco with 'eyes open', says Hierro

Spain coach Fernando Hierro said Sunday his players would not make the mistake of underestimating a Morocco side playing for pride in their World Cup Group B decider in Kaliningrad.

Spain approaching Morocco with 'eyes open', says Hierro

Spain coach Fernando Hierro said Sunday his players would not make the mistake of underestimating a Morocco side playing for pride in their World Cup Group B decider in Kaliningrad.


06/25/2018 - 00:08

Salah's 30 days of hurt a sorry tale of two cities

The 2017-18 season has been the best of times, and the worst of times for Mohamed Salah.

Salah's 30 days of hurt a sorry tale of two cities

The 2017-18 season has been the best of times, and the worst of times for Mohamed Salah.


06/25/2018 - 00:07

Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran - Santos

Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16.

Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran - Santos

Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16.


06/25/2018 - 00:01

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.


06/24/2018 - 23:59

France bank on slow-starter Griezmann to come good at World Cup

World Cup contenders France are waiting for star striker Antoine Griezmann to hit his stride as they aim to secure top spot in Group C against Denmark on Tuesday.

France bank on slow-starter Griezmann to come good at World Cup

World Cup contenders France are waiting for star striker Antoine Griezmann to hit his stride as they aim to secure top spot in Group C against Denmark on Tuesday.


06/24/2018 - 23:44

Paine promises beaten Australia will be World Cup force

Australia captain Tim Paine insisted the reigning champions would be "right in the thick of" next year's World Cup despite a 5-0 one-day international series loss to 2019 hosts England.

Paine promises beaten Australia will be World Cup force

Australia captain Tim Paine insisted the reigning champions would be "right in the thick of" next year's World Cup despite a 5-0 one-day international series loss to 2019 hosts England.


06/24/2018 - 23:42

Special K as Kumara triggers Windies collapse

Lahiru Kumara triggered a West Indies lower-order collapse as Sri Lanka dismissed the home side for 204 in their first innings just before tea on the second day of the day-night third Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.

Special K as Kumara triggers Windies collapse

Lahiru Kumara triggered a West Indies lower-order collapse as Sri Lanka dismissed the home side for 204 in their first innings just before tea on the second day of the day-night third Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.


06/24/2018 - 23:04

Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:

Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:


06/24/2018 - 22:49

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama to seal qualification to the World Cup knock-out stage on Sunday.

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama to seal qualification to the World Cup knock-out stage on Sunday.


06/24/2018 - 22:34

Falcao, Cuadrado and Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts

Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado scored as stylish Colombia boosted their World Cup last 16 hopes with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday.

Falcao, Cuadrado and Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts

Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado scored as stylish Colombia boosted their World Cup last 16 hopes with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday.


06/24/2018 - 22:19

'Flawless' Newgarden wins IndyCar Road America race

American pole-sitter Josef Newgarden pulled away at the start in capturing Sunday's IndyCar Road America Grand Prix, giving the defending season points champion his 10th career triumph.

'Flawless' Newgarden wins IndyCar Road America race

American pole-sitter Josef Newgarden pulled away at the start in capturing Sunday's IndyCar Road America Grand Prix, giving the defending season points champion his 10th career triumph.


06/24/2018 - 21:59

'It's changed my life': Caudrelier skippers Chinese yacht Dongfeng to Volvo win

Frenchman Charles Caudrelier skippered Chinese yacht Dongfeng to a thrilling victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday after the closest finish in the race's 45-year history.

'It's changed my life': Caudrelier skippers Chinese yacht Dongfeng to Volvo win

Frenchman Charles Caudrelier skippered Chinese yacht Dongfeng to a thrilling victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday after the closest finish in the race's 45-year history.


06/24/2018 - 21:38

Kane, Buttler and Hamilton star on great weekend for English sport

Harry Kane's World Cup hat-trick was the centrepiece of an extraordinary weekend for English sport as the men's football, rugby union, rugby league and cricket teams all triumphed, Lewis Hamilton took the flag at the French Grand Prix and golfer Matt Wallace won the BMW International Open in Germany.

Kane, Buttler and Hamilton star on great weekend for English sport

Harry Kane's World Cup hat-trick was the centrepiece of an extraordinary weekend for English sport as the men's football, rugby union, rugby league and cricket teams all triumphed, Lewis Hamilton took the flag at the French Grand Prix and golfer Matt Wallace won the BMW International Open in Germany.


06/24/2018 - 21:27

Crisis hit Sporting Lisbon replace president

Bruno de Carvalho, the president of crisis-hit Sporting Lisbon, said Sunday that he was standing down after supporters voted that he should resign.

Crisis hit Sporting Lisbon replace president

Bruno de Carvalho, the president of crisis-hit Sporting Lisbon, said Sunday that he was standing down after supporters voted that he should resign.


06/24/2018 - 20:54

Damage à trois! French drivers blame each other for first-lap crash

Three French drivers started Sunday's revived French Grand Prix full of dreams -- but they soon turned to nightmares as they accused each other for a bizarre self-inflicted first lap crash.

Damage à trois! French drivers blame each other for first-lap crash

Three French drivers started Sunday's revived French Grand Prix full of dreams -- but they soon turned to nightmares as they accused each other for a bizarre self-inflicted first lap crash.


06/24/2018 - 20:43

Buttler century steers England to series sweep of Australia

Jos Buttler's superb 110 not out saw England to a dramatic one-wicket, whitewash-clinching win over Australia in the fifth one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Buttler century steers England to series sweep of Australia

Jos Buttler's superb 110 not out saw England to a dramatic one-wicket, whitewash-clinching win over Australia in the fifth one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday.

06/25/2018 - 07:54

Freed Mill takes on police brutality at BET Awards

Rapper Meek Mill, free after a controversial jail sentence, returned to the stage Sunday with a vigorous attack on police brutality as he premiered a song at the BET Awards.

Freed Mill takes on police brutality at BET Awards

Rapper Meek Mill, free after a controversial jail sentence, returned to the stage Sunday with a vigorous attack on police brutality as he premiered a song at the BET Awards.


06/25/2018 - 07:34

'Bollywood Oscars' honours drowned superstar

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India's movie awards in Bangkok, winning best actress at the celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death.

'Bollywood Oscars' honours drowned superstar

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India's movie awards in Bangkok, winning best actress at the celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death.


06/25/2018 - 03:11

'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Marvel's first superheroine movie

They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in "Black Panther" -- now Marvel's creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality.

'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Marvel's first superheroine movie

They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in "Black Panther" -- now Marvel's creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality.


06/25/2018 - 01:29

Australian rockers end Jay-Z, Beyonce No. 1 debut streak

Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer stunned Beyonce and Jay-Z by opening Sunday at the top of the US album chart, with the couple's surprise collaboration ending the superstars' streak of number one debuts.

Australian rockers end Jay-Z, Beyonce No. 1 debut streak

Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer stunned Beyonce and Jay-Z by opening Sunday at the top of the US album chart, with the couple's surprise collaboration ending the superstars' streak of number one debuts.


06/24/2018 - 21:03

Big, mean and making the green: 'Jurassic' tops N. America box offices

Huge, green and scary stomped on cute, young and funny in North American theaters this weekend as new release "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" took in a healthy $150 million to leap past last weekend's leader, "Incredibles 2."

Big, mean and making the green: 'Jurassic' tops N. America box offices

Huge, green and scary stomped on cute, young and funny in North American theaters this weekend as new release "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" took in a healthy $150 million to leap past last weekend's leader, "Incredibles 2."


06/24/2018 - 20:17

Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark end of ban

Renault stole a march on their Formula One rivals on Sunday when they gave a Saudi Arabian woman a chance to mark a special day by driving one of their cars ahead of Sunday's French Grand Prix.

Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark end of ban

Renault stole a march on their Formula One rivals on Sunday when they gave a Saudi Arabian woman a chance to mark a special day by driving one of their cars ahead of Sunday's French Grand Prix.


06/24/2018 - 19:24

Banksy needles France on migrants with Paris mural blitz

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.

Banksy needles France on migrants with Paris mural blitz

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.


06/24/2018 - 19:15

Banksy needles France with migrant mural blitz in Paris

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.

Banksy needles France with migrant mural blitz in Paris

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.


06/24/2018 - 08:56

HBO website and comedian John Oliver censored in China

It was one Winnie the Pooh joke too far.

HBO website and comedian John Oliver censored in China

It was one Winnie the Pooh joke too far.


06/24/2018 - 08:13

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty".

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty".


06/24/2018 - 07:30

Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster sells for $550,000

In the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster sells for $550,000

In the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."


06/24/2018 - 01:32

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave

A Virginia restaurant was inundated with reviews from both ends of the political spectrum Saturday after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said its owner asked her to leave because of her job.

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave

A Virginia restaurant was inundated with reviews from both ends of the political spectrum Saturday after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said its owner asked her to leave because of her job.


06/23/2018 - 18:20

Sting lashes out at 'coward' leaders over migrants' fate

British singer Sting lashed out against world leaders on Saturday calling them "cowards" for failing to resolve the refugee crisis, praising though the role of Greece.

Sting lashes out at 'coward' leaders over migrants' fate

British singer Sting lashed out against world leaders on Saturday calling them "cowards" for failing to resolve the refugee crisis, praising though the role of Greece.


06/23/2018 - 17:47

France's Le Pen out of hospital for 90th birthday party

France's far-right figurehead Jean-Marie Le Pen has left hospital after 11 days of treatment for a "dangerous pulmonary complication", an aide told AFP on Saturday.

France's Le Pen out of hospital for 90th birthday party

France's far-right figurehead Jean-Marie Le Pen has left hospital after 11 days of treatment for a "dangerous pulmonary complication", an aide told AFP on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 13:51

'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.

'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 10:30

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.


06/23/2018 - 03:34

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff.

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff.


06/23/2018 - 02:15

Judge clears way for trial over Kanye 'exclusive'

A judge cleared the way Friday for Kanye West to face trial for allegedly duping fans into subscribing to the Tidal streaming service to hear the rap superstar's album "The Life of Pablo."

Judge clears way for trial over Kanye 'exclusive'

A judge cleared the way Friday for Kanye West to face trial for allegedly duping fans into subscribing to the Tidal streaming service to hear the rap superstar's album "The Life of Pablo."


06/22/2018 - 21:55

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.


06/22/2018 - 19:17

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".


06/22/2018 - 19:10

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.


06/22/2018 - 18:56

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.


06/22/2018 - 17:04

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.


06/22/2018 - 13:07

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.


06/22/2018 - 11:24

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.


06/22/2018 - 09:23

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.


06/22/2018 - 07:50

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.

06/25/2018 - 11:07

MPs vote on expanding London's Heathrow airport

British MPs are set Monday to approve plans to build a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, after decades of acrimonious debate.

MPs vote on expanding London's Heathrow airport

British MPs are set Monday to approve plans to build a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, after decades of acrimonious debate.


06/25/2018 - 08:42

Australia failing to protect Great Barrier Reef: activists

Australia is breaching commitments to protect the embattled Great Barrier Reef from the effects of land clearing, environmental groups claimed Monday and called on the UN to probe the alleged failures.

Australia failing to protect Great Barrier Reef: activists

Australia is breaching commitments to protect the embattled Great Barrier Reef from the effects of land clearing, environmental groups claimed Monday and called on the UN to probe the alleged failures.


06/25/2018 - 06:52

Australian feral cats kill a million reptiles a day: study

Feral cats kill more than one million reptiles every day in Australia, a new study showed Monday, with the staggering slaughter threatening many species.

Australian feral cats kill a million reptiles a day: study

Feral cats kill more than one million reptiles every day in Australia, a new study showed Monday, with the staggering slaughter threatening many species.


06/25/2018 - 06:18

Dismay at 'lenient' Australian penguin killer sentence

A man who bludgeoned six fairy penguins to death was sentenced to just 49 hours community service by an Australian court Monday, sparking outrage from conservationists.

Dismay at 'lenient' Australian penguin killer sentence

A man who bludgeoned six fairy penguins to death was sentenced to just 49 hours community service by an Australian court Monday, sparking outrage from conservationists.


06/25/2018 - 05:37

English Bulldog drools way to World's Ugliest Dog crown

With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California.

English Bulldog drools way to World's Ugliest Dog crown

With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California.


06/24/2018 - 12:10

Sri Lanka arrests villagers for killing leopard

Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a "sickening" attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion.

Sri Lanka arrests villagers for killing leopard

Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a "sickening" attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion.


06/24/2018 - 06:00

War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for place on UNESCO heritage list

Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy's wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO's famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain.

War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for place on UNESCO heritage list

Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy's wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO's famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain.


06/24/2018 - 05:05

Isle of dogs: Pakistan fishermen feed islands full of strays

More than a dozen decrepit dogs splash into the Arabian Sea as the small wooden boat approaches. They know the fishermen's mission: bringing food and water for the canine population of one of Karachi's "dog islands".

Isle of dogs: Pakistan fishermen feed islands full of strays

More than a dozen decrepit dogs splash into the Arabian Sea as the small wooden boat approaches. They know the fishermen's mission: bringing food and water for the canine population of one of Karachi's "dog islands".


06/24/2018 - 03:26

Full STEAM ahead for US youngsters learning the art of science

In a room at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, beyond a vast space where paintings and sculptures are displayed, around a dozen students gather at small tables.

Full STEAM ahead for US youngsters learning the art of science

In a room at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, beyond a vast space where paintings and sculptures are displayed, around a dozen students gather at small tables.


06/23/2018 - 22:45

Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil

About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials said Saturday.

Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil

About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials said Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 20:53

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy.

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy.


06/23/2018 - 05:54

In Togo, hi-tech orthopaedic care goes through crucial test

In a consulting room in Togo's capital, Lome, Geraldo Emmanuel -- handicapped since birth six years ago -- waits patiently on a bed while a digital scan is taken of his right leg.

In Togo, hi-tech orthopaedic care goes through crucial test

In a consulting room in Togo's capital, Lome, Geraldo Emmanuel -- handicapped since birth six years ago -- waits patiently on a bed while a digital scan is taken of his right leg.


06/23/2018 - 04:02

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

The famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language and building a rapport with humans, has died in California, a research center has announced. She was 46.

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

The famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language and building a rapport with humans, has died in California, a research center has announced. She was 46.


06/22/2018 - 18:33

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

In the middle of the night it becomes a form of psychological torture, the insidious "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." of drops falling, one-by-one, into water.

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

In the middle of the night it becomes a form of psychological torture, the insidious "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." of drops falling, one-by-one, into water.


06/22/2018 - 17:29

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

The city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses.

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

The city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses.


06/22/2018 - 12:48

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.


06/22/2018 - 12:15

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.


06/22/2018 - 01:32

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.


06/21/2018 - 22:00

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 21:07

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.


06/21/2018 - 20:44

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.


06/21/2018 - 10:48

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 08:46

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.


06/21/2018 - 05:22

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.


06/20/2018 - 21:47

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.


06/20/2018 - 20:57

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.

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