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09/25/2018 - 09:38

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.


09/25/2018 - 08:57

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 08:56

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".


09/25/2018 - 08:29

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.


09/25/2018 - 07:24

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday launched an aggressive campaign against allegations of sexual misconduct, vowing on national television to clear his name while appearing to claim his virginity at the time of the accusations as a defense.

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday launched an aggressive campaign against allegations of sexual misconduct, vowing on national television to clear his name while appearing to claim his virginity at the time of the accusations as a defense.


09/25/2018 - 06:04

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".


09/25/2018 - 05:49

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award.

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award.


09/25/2018 - 05:32

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

Germany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to and apologise for thousands of cases of sexual abuse against children, part of a global scandal heaping pressure on the Vatican.

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

Germany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to and apologise for thousands of cases of sexual abuse against children, part of a global scandal heaping pressure on the Vatican.


09/25/2018 - 05:21

Instagram co-founders resigning: report

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the smartphone photo-sharing service bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, the New York Times reported late Monday citing unnamed sources.

Instagram co-founders resigning: report

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the smartphone photo-sharing service bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, the New York Times reported late Monday citing unnamed sources.


09/25/2018 - 05:17

'Ka pai': New Zealand's Maori language back from brink

Beneath the carved timber roof of a traditional "marae" meeting house at Wellington High School, dozens of students watch entranced as a play performed entirely in the Maori language unfolds.

'Ka pai': New Zealand's Maori language back from brink

Beneath the carved timber roof of a traditional "marae" meeting house at Wellington High School, dozens of students watch entranced as a play performed entirely in the Maori language unfolds.


09/25/2018 - 04:41

Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash

A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world's biggest diplomatic gathering.

Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash

A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world's biggest diplomatic gathering.


09/25/2018 - 04:27

EU announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran

The European Union said Monday its members would set up a payment system to allow oil companies and businesses to continue trading with Iran in a bid to evade sanctions after the US withdrew from a nuclear agreement.

EU announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran

The European Union said Monday its members would set up a payment system to allow oil companies and businesses to continue trading with Iran in a bid to evade sanctions after the US withdrew from a nuclear agreement.


09/25/2018 - 04:11

New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall.

New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall.


09/25/2018 - 04:02

German supervisor raps Deutsche Bank over money laundering

Germany's financial supervisor urged Deutsche Bank Monday to beef up its fight against money laundering, and for the first time used its power to embed an auditor at the country's biggest lender.

German supervisor raps Deutsche Bank over money laundering

Germany's financial supervisor urged Deutsche Bank Monday to beef up its fight against money laundering, and for the first time used its power to embed an auditor at the country's biggest lender.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.


09/25/2018 - 03:33

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.


09/25/2018 - 02:36

From ticketing to salaries, football explores power of blockchain

Football clubs are starting to tap the potential of blockchain technology as an innovative way to deal with longstanding issues such as ticket scalping, fan engagement and the payment of players' salaries.

From ticketing to salaries, football explores power of blockchain

Football clubs are starting to tap the potential of blockchain technology as an innovative way to deal with longstanding issues such as ticket scalping, fan engagement and the payment of players' salaries.


09/25/2018 - 02:24

Ford executive says may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has made US exports less attractive, a senior executive said Monday.

Ford executive says may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has made US exports less attractive, a senior executive said Monday.


09/25/2018 - 02:16

Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school, 'never' assaulted anyone

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, under fire over two accusations of sexual misconduct, claimed Monday that he "never" sexually assaulted anyone and was a virgin for "many years" after high school.

Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school, 'never' assaulted anyone

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, under fire over two accusations of sexual misconduct, claimed Monday that he "never" sexually assaulted anyone and was a virgin for "many years" after high school.


09/24/2018 - 23:21

Putin foe Navalny sentenced to 20 days after spending month in jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in jail for organising an anti-Kremlin protest in a new court ruling Monday, the day he was freed after spending a month behind bars.

Putin foe Navalny sentenced to 20 days after spending month in jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in jail for organising an anti-Kremlin protest in a new court ruling Monday, the day he was freed after spending a month behind bars.


09/24/2018 - 22:42

Kremlin critic Navalny gets 20 days in jail for protest

Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in jail for organising an opposition protest in a new court ruling Monday, the day he was freed after spending a month behind bars, his spokeswoman said.

Kremlin critic Navalny gets 20 days in jail for protest

Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in jail for organising an opposition protest in a new court ruling Monday, the day he was freed after spending a month behind bars, his spokeswoman said.


09/24/2018 - 22:35

One year later at UN, Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'

US President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to hold a second summit soon with Kim Jong Un, lauding the North Korean strongman at the United Nations as "terrific" one year after he eviscerated him from the same platform.

One year later at UN, Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'

US President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to hold a second summit soon with Kim Jong Un, lauding the North Korean strongman at the United Nations as "terrific" one year after he eviscerated him from the same platform.


09/24/2018 - 22:32

Embattled top Russia probe official set for Trump face-to-face

President Donald Trump said Monday he will meet with his deputy attorney general to seek "transparency" over reports Rod Rosenstein once suggested removing him from office, after a day of speculation that the official who oversees the Russia probe was about to be FIRED.

Embattled top Russia probe official set for Trump face-to-face

President Donald Trump said Monday he will meet with his deputy attorney general to seek "transparency" over reports Rod Rosenstein once suggested removing him from office, after a day of speculation that the official who oversees the Russia probe was about to be FIRED.


09/24/2018 - 22:09

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.


09/24/2018 - 21:30

Relief as Maldives strongman concedes defeat

The strongman leader of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in the presidential election, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the centre of a battle for influence between India and China.

Relief as Maldives strongman concedes defeat

The strongman leader of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in the presidential election, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the centre of a battle for influence between India and China.


09/24/2018 - 20:24

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.


09/24/2018 - 19:47

World's best golfers arrive in France for Ryder Cup showdown

American golfers are hungry for their first Ryder Cup victory on European soil in 25 years. The Europeans simply want to take the trophy back by winning for the seventh time in nine attempts.

World's best golfers arrive in France for Ryder Cup showdown

American golfers are hungry for their first Ryder Cup victory on European soil in 25 years. The Europeans simply want to take the trophy back by winning for the seventh time in nine attempts.

09/25/2018 - 09:38

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.


09/25/2018 - 08:34

Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as many as five years.

Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as many as five years.


09/25/2018 - 08:29

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.


09/25/2018 - 07:45

Singapore diplomat urges repeal of 'antiquated' gay sex law

One of Singapore's most influential diplomats called Tuesday for the repeal of a law criminalising sex between men, saying it was time for the modern city-state to abandon the "antiquated" legislation.

Singapore diplomat urges repeal of 'antiquated' gay sex law

One of Singapore's most influential diplomats called Tuesday for the repeal of a law criminalising sex between men, saying it was time for the modern city-state to abandon the "antiquated" legislation.


09/25/2018 - 06:06

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.


09/25/2018 - 05:32

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

Germany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to and apologise for thousands of cases of sexual abuse against children, part of a global scandal heaping pressure on the Vatican.

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

Germany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to and apologise for thousands of cases of sexual abuse against children, part of a global scandal heaping pressure on the Vatican.


09/25/2018 - 05:30

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.


09/25/2018 - 05:17

'Ka pai': New Zealand's Maori language back from brink

Beneath the carved timber roof of a traditional "marae" meeting house at Wellington High School, dozens of students watch entranced as a play performed entirely in the Maori language unfolds.

'Ka pai': New Zealand's Maori language back from brink

Beneath the carved timber roof of a traditional "marae" meeting house at Wellington High School, dozens of students watch entranced as a play performed entirely in the Maori language unfolds.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.


09/25/2018 - 03:36

Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Google unveiled changes Monday aimed at making the leading search engine more visual and intuitive to the point that it can answer questions before being asked.

Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Google unveiled changes Monday aimed at making the leading search engine more visual and intuitive to the point that it can answer questions before being asked.


09/25/2018 - 03:33

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers.


09/24/2018 - 23:22

Drivers for Uber, Lyft see incomes fall as participation jumps

Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other US ridesharing services have seen their incomes fall by half in recent years as more people get behind the wheel, according to a study released Monday.

Drivers for Uber, Lyft see incomes fall as participation jumps

Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other US ridesharing services have seen their incomes fall by half in recent years as more people get behind the wheel, according to a study released Monday.


09/24/2018 - 22:39

Versace close to deal to be bought by Michael Kors: reports

Hallowed Italian fashion house Versace, one of the few remaining big names in the business under family control, is close to a deal to be acquired by growing industry juggernaut Michael Kors, financial media reported Monday.

Versace close to deal to be bought by Michael Kors: reports

Hallowed Italian fashion house Versace, one of the few remaining big names in the business under family control, is close to a deal to be acquired by growing industry juggernaut Michael Kors, financial media reported Monday.


09/24/2018 - 22:13

Dior leads Paris fashion on a dance as Gucci goes for gags

Dior led Paris fashion week on a sensual dance Monday with a spectacular show woven around a new modern dance piece by choregrapher Sharon Eyal to kick off the nine-day extravaganza.

Dior leads Paris fashion on a dance as Gucci goes for gags

Dior led Paris fashion week on a sensual dance Monday with a spectacular show woven around a new modern dance piece by choregrapher Sharon Eyal to kick off the nine-day extravaganza.


09/24/2018 - 20:24

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.


09/24/2018 - 19:20

Dior leads Paris fashion in a sensual dance

Dior led Paris fashion week on a sensual dance Monday with a spectacular show woven around a new modern dance piece by choregrapher Sharon Eyal to kick off the nine-day extravaganza.

Dior leads Paris fashion in a sensual dance

Dior led Paris fashion week on a sensual dance Monday with a spectacular show woven around a new modern dance piece by choregrapher Sharon Eyal to kick off the nine-day extravaganza.


09/24/2018 - 18:48

In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW'

Global weight loss giant Weight Watchers is changing its name to WW as it moves toward promoting healthy living in general, the company announced Monday.

In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW'

Global weight loss giant Weight Watchers is changing its name to WW as it moves toward promoting healthy living in general, the company announced Monday.


09/24/2018 - 17:32

Five things to know about Versace

Italian fashion giant Versace, known for its Medusa head logo and being one of the few remaining family-controlled businesses in the industry, is reportedly being sold to US fashion group Michael Kors.

Five things to know about Versace

Italian fashion giant Versace, known for its Medusa head logo and being one of the few remaining family-controlled businesses in the industry, is reportedly being sold to US fashion group Michael Kors.


09/24/2018 - 16:46

Tool belts and cycling shorts trending at Milan Fashion Week

From Dolce & Gabbana's opera and Prada techno beats to Robbie Williams performing at Emporio Armani, Milan Fashion Week offered a sparkling, colourful extravaganza. Ahead of Tuesday's closing shows, we take a look at some of next season's biggest trends.

Tool belts and cycling shorts trending at Milan Fashion Week

From Dolce & Gabbana's opera and Prada techno beats to Robbie Williams performing at Emporio Armani, Milan Fashion Week offered a sparkling, colourful extravaganza. Ahead of Tuesday's closing shows, we take a look at some of next season's biggest trends.


09/24/2018 - 16:11

Spray-can satire creates headache for Thai junta

Thailand's junta chief caricatured as a "lucky cat" with a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line -- daring graffiti is cropping up across Bangkok as the city's walls become a canvas for rare political scorn.

Spray-can satire creates headache for Thai junta

Thailand's junta chief caricatured as a "lucky cat" with a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line -- daring graffiti is cropping up across Bangkok as the city's walls become a canvas for rare political scorn.


09/24/2018 - 15:46

Inquiry starts into UK blood contamination scandal

A public inquiry in Britain into a contaminated blood scandal dating back decades which left at least 2,400 people dead began Monday with a commemoration service and opening statements.

Inquiry starts into UK blood contamination scandal

A public inquiry in Britain into a contaminated blood scandal dating back decades which left at least 2,400 people dead began Monday with a commemoration service and opening statements.


09/24/2018 - 13:54

EU backs Belgium's pre-emptive swine fever slaughter

The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium's decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.

EU backs Belgium's pre-emptive swine fever slaughter

The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium's decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.


09/24/2018 - 11:43

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.


09/24/2018 - 11:22

Versace luxury fashion house 'to be sold shortly': media

Italian fashion giant Versace is about to be sold, the country's biggest-selling newspaper said Monday, citing anonymous sources who suggested the deal could come in the next few hours.

Versace luxury fashion house 'to be sold shortly': media

Italian fashion giant Versace is about to be sold, the country's biggest-selling newspaper said Monday, citing anonymous sources who suggested the deal could come in the next few hours.


09/24/2018 - 11:07

Australia strawberry crisis now tastes a little sweeter for farmers

Australia's pins-in-punnets strawberry crisis prompted a spate of social-media driven hoaxes, but sites like Facebook and Twitter are also helping stir a revival in sales that has left some farmers struggling to meet resurgent demand.

Australia strawberry crisis now tastes a little sweeter for farmers

Australia's pins-in-punnets strawberry crisis prompted a spate of social-media driven hoaxes, but sites like Facebook and Twitter are also helping stir a revival in sales that has left some farmers struggling to meet resurgent demand.


09/24/2018 - 10:32

Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.

Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.


09/24/2018 - 09:22

Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 mn over merger

Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors.

Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 mn over merger

Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors.

09/25/2018 - 11:16

Poulter proud to serve as Ryder Cup 'target' for US

Ian Poulter said he relishes the prospect of the Americans targeting him at the Ryder Cup as they attempt to end a 25-year wait for a victory on European soil at France's Le Golf National.

Poulter proud to serve as Ryder Cup 'target' for US

Ian Poulter said he relishes the prospect of the Americans targeting him at the Ryder Cup as they attempt to end a 25-year wait for a victory on European soil at France's Le Golf National.


09/25/2018 - 10:52

Europe eases Ryder Cup tension with laughs thanks to video

European golfers broke the tension of Ryder Cup week with a comedy video that left none of captain Thomas Bjorn's 12-man squad unskewered and all of them laughing at themselves.

Europe eases Ryder Cup tension with laughs thanks to video

European golfers broke the tension of Ryder Cup week with a comedy video that left none of captain Thomas Bjorn's 12-man squad unskewered and all of them laughing at themselves.


09/25/2018 - 09:55

Wozniacki, Kerber off to fast start at Wuhan Open

World number two Caroline Wozniacki and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber eased through their opening matches at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday.

Wozniacki, Kerber off to fast start at Wuhan Open

World number two Caroline Wozniacki and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber eased through their opening matches at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday.


09/25/2018 - 08:10

Argentina's Pumas, another animal under Ledesma's leadership

With a year to go ahead of the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Argentina's Pumas are on the prowl, rejuvenated by their rugged former hooker, Mario Ledesma.

Argentina's Pumas, another animal under Ledesma's leadership

With a year to go ahead of the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Argentina's Pumas are on the prowl, rejuvenated by their rugged former hooker, Mario Ledesma.


09/25/2018 - 06:02

Relief for Big Ben as Steelers hold off Bucs

Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off a furious second half fightback to end the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' unbeaten start to the season on Monday.

Relief for Big Ben as Steelers hold off Bucs

Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off a furious second half fightback to end the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' unbeaten start to the season on Monday.


09/25/2018 - 05:49

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award.

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award.


09/25/2018 - 02:36

From ticketing to salaries, football explores power of blockchain

Football clubs are starting to tap the potential of blockchain technology as an innovative way to deal with longstanding issues such as ticket scalping, fan engagement and the payment of players' salaries.

From ticketing to salaries, football explores power of blockchain

Football clubs are starting to tap the potential of blockchain technology as an innovative way to deal with longstanding issues such as ticket scalping, fan engagement and the payment of players' salaries.


09/25/2018 - 00:25

Five great Ryder Cup finishes

The Ryder Cup returns on Friday at Le Golf National in France, with its boisterous galleries, intense rivalries and team matchplay format unlike anything else in golf.

Five great Ryder Cup finishes

The Ryder Cup returns on Friday at Le Golf National in France, with its boisterous galleries, intense rivalries and team matchplay format unlike anything else in golf.


09/25/2018 - 00:24

How the Ryder Cup works

How will the scoring work in the 42nd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States, which begins Friday at Le Golf National near Paris?

How the Ryder Cup works

How will the scoring work in the 42nd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States, which begins Friday at Le Golf National near Paris?


09/25/2018 - 00:10

Sunderland rescind missing Ndong's contract

Sunderland have told midfielder Didier Ndong they intend to terminate his contract after the club's record signing went absent without leave in the wake of their relegation to League One last season.

Sunderland rescind missing Ndong's contract

Sunderland have told midfielder Didier Ndong they intend to terminate his contract after the club's record signing went absent without leave in the wake of their relegation to League One last season.


09/25/2018 - 00:05

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world's best

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.


09/24/2018 - 23:30

Botica wins French Top 14 award despite club's relegation

Kiwi fly-half Ben Botica was named the French players' player of the 2017-2018 Top 14 season on Monday despite his club Oyonnax being relegated.

Botica wins French Top 14 award despite club's relegation

Kiwi fly-half Ben Botica was named the French players' player of the 2017-2018 Top 14 season on Monday despite his club Oyonnax being relegated.


09/24/2018 - 23:07

Pressure-free Warriors eye victory lap - Kerr

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his players will take a pressure-free approach to the new season on Monday as they chase a fourth NBA title in what could be their final campaign together.

Pressure-free Warriors eye victory lap - Kerr

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his players will take a pressure-free approach to the new season on Monday as they chase a fourth NBA title in what could be their final campaign together.


09/24/2018 - 22:51

Law leaving West Indies to coach Middlesex

Stuart Law is leaving his role as West Indies head coach to take over at Middlesex from next season, the English county announced on Monday.

Law leaving West Indies to coach Middlesex

Stuart Law is leaving his role as West Indies head coach to take over at Middlesex from next season, the English county announced on Monday.


09/24/2018 - 22:32

UEFA orders 'further investigation' of PSG over financial fairplay

UEFA said Monday it had ordered accusations that Paris Saint-Germain has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit "for further investigation".

UEFA orders 'further investigation' of PSG over financial fairplay

UEFA said Monday it had ordered accusations that Paris Saint-Germain has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit "for further investigation".


09/24/2018 - 22:19

LeBron warns 'long way' before Lakers challenge Golden State

LeBron James warned Los Angeles Lakers fans not to expect an immediate challenge to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors as the NBA superstar addressed the media for the first time here Monday.

LeBron warns 'long way' before Lakers challenge Golden State

LeBron James warned Los Angeles Lakers fans not to expect an immediate challenge to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors as the NBA superstar addressed the media for the first time here Monday.


09/24/2018 - 22:01

Cricket chiefs vigilant over Twenty20 corruption risks

Cricket's governing body admitted the popularity of Twenty20 cricket has increased the risks of corruption in the game, but insisted extra vigilance was in place to monitor them.

Cricket chiefs vigilant over Twenty20 corruption risks

Cricket's governing body admitted the popularity of Twenty20 cricket has increased the risks of corruption in the game, but insisted extra vigilance was in place to monitor them.


09/24/2018 - 21:27

Inter's Spalletti gets ban for wild goal celebration

Luciano Spalletti will sit out Inter Milan's Serie A game against Fiorentina at the San Siro on Tuesday after being given a one-match touchline ban by the Lega Serie A for his over-exuberant goal celebration at the weekend.

Inter's Spalletti gets ban for wild goal celebration

Luciano Spalletti will sit out Inter Milan's Serie A game against Fiorentina at the San Siro on Tuesday after being given a one-match touchline ban by the Lega Serie A for his over-exuberant goal celebration at the weekend.


09/24/2018 - 21:17

NFL tackle rules criticised after Hayes injury

Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury while attempting to comply with the NFL's controversial new tackling rules, it was confirmed Monday.

NFL tackle rules criticised after Hayes injury

Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury while attempting to comply with the NFL's controversial new tackling rules, it was confirmed Monday.


09/24/2018 - 19:47

World's best golfers arrive in France for Ryder Cup showdown

American golfers are hungry for their first Ryder Cup victory on European soil in 25 years. The Europeans simply want to take the trophy back by winning for the seventh time in nine attempts.

World's best golfers arrive in France for Ryder Cup showdown

American golfers are hungry for their first Ryder Cup victory on European soil in 25 years. The Europeans simply want to take the trophy back by winning for the seventh time in nine attempts.


09/24/2018 - 17:47

'We don't fear anyone,' says European captain Bjorn

Europe captain Thomas Bjorn said his team "don't fear anyone" as they prepare to take on a powerful United States line-up packed with nine major champions including a resurgent Tiger Woods at this week's Ryder Cup.

'We don't fear anyone,' says European captain Bjorn

Europe captain Thomas Bjorn said his team "don't fear anyone" as they prepare to take on a powerful United States line-up packed with nine major champions including a resurgent Tiger Woods at this week's Ryder Cup.


09/24/2018 - 17:26

Garcia 'integral' for Europe at Ryder Cup, says Bjorn

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on Monday hailed wildcard pick Sergio Garcia as "integral" to his side's hopes of lifting the trophy this week, after the Spaniard's return to form in Portugal.

Garcia 'integral' for Europe at Ryder Cup, says Bjorn

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on Monday hailed wildcard pick Sergio Garcia as "integral" to his side's hopes of lifting the trophy this week, after the Spaniard's return to form in Portugal.


09/24/2018 - 17:23

Mbappe loses appeal against three-match ban

France World Cup star Kylian Mbappe will sit out one further league game for Paris Saint-Germain after losing an appeal against a three-match suspension Monday.

Mbappe loses appeal against three-match ban

France World Cup star Kylian Mbappe will sit out one further league game for Paris Saint-Germain after losing an appeal against a three-match suspension Monday.


09/24/2018 - 16:38

2019 Giro d'Italia to start in Bologna

The 2019 Giro d'Italia will begin with an 8.2km time-trial in Bologna, in the central Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, organisers announced on Monday.

2019 Giro d'Italia to start in Bologna

The 2019 Giro d'Italia will begin with an 8.2km time-trial in Bologna, in the central Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, organisers announced on Monday.


09/24/2018 - 15:36

Ballon d'Or announces women's and under-21 awards

Ballon d'Or organisers France Football have announced the creation of awards for the top female footballer and the best under-21 player in the world.

Ballon d'Or announces women's and under-21 awards

Ballon d'Or organisers France Football have announced the creation of awards for the top female footballer and the best under-21 player in the world.


09/24/2018 - 15:25

Ranieri coy on Roma link

Former Roma coach Claudio Ranieri remained tight-lipped on Monday amid talk that he could be in line to replace under-fire Eusebio Di Francesco in the Stadio Olimpico hotseat.

Ranieri coy on Roma link

Former Roma coach Claudio Ranieri remained tight-lipped on Monday amid talk that he could be in line to replace under-fire Eusebio Di Francesco in the Stadio Olimpico hotseat.


09/24/2018 - 14:26

Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash

Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash

Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

09/25/2018 - 06:06

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.


09/25/2018 - 05:59

Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama in court

When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony, he was hailed worldwide as a hero -- but the little boy's father will appear in court Tuesday charged with negligence.

Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama in court

When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony, he was hailed worldwide as a hero -- but the little boy's father will appear in court Tuesday charged with negligence.


09/25/2018 - 04:11

New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall.

New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

Cosby risks sentence of up to 10 years Tuesday

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby risks being sentenced to a maximum punishment of 10 years on Tuesday after the Canadian woman whom he sexually assaulted appealed for "justice" from a US court.

Cosby risks sentence of up to 10 years Tuesday

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby risks being sentenced to a maximum punishment of 10 years on Tuesday after the Canadian woman whom he sexually assaulted appealed for "justice" from a US court.


09/24/2018 - 21:39

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

Satellite radio titan SiriusXM unveiled plans Monday to acquire online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple.

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

Satellite radio titan SiriusXM unveiled plans Monday to acquire online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple.


09/24/2018 - 20:48

K-Pop stars at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.

K-Pop stars at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.


09/24/2018 - 18:11

Argento sex accuser Bennett opens up on Italian TV

US actor Jimmy Bennett, who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager, said in his first television interview since the allegation emerged that they had a "complete" sexual relationship.

Argento sex accuser Bennett opens up on Italian TV

US actor Jimmy Bennett, who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager, said in his first television interview since the allegation emerged that they had a "complete" sexual relationship.


09/24/2018 - 17:19

All-video Turner Prize nominees take political stance

A turbulent global political environment has helped inspire the finalists in this year's Turner Prize for contemporary art, which includes only video submissions for the first time.

All-video Turner Prize nominees take political stance

A turbulent global political environment has helped inspire the finalists in this year's Turner Prize for contemporary art, which includes only video submissions for the first time.


09/24/2018 - 16:46

Tool belts and cycling shorts trending at Milan Fashion Week

From Dolce & Gabbana's opera and Prada techno beats to Robbie Williams performing at Emporio Armani, Milan Fashion Week offered a sparkling, colourful extravaganza. Ahead of Tuesday's closing shows, we take a look at some of next season's biggest trends.

Tool belts and cycling shorts trending at Milan Fashion Week

From Dolce & Gabbana's opera and Prada techno beats to Robbie Williams performing at Emporio Armani, Milan Fashion Week offered a sparkling, colourful extravaganza. Ahead of Tuesday's closing shows, we take a look at some of next season's biggest trends.


09/24/2018 - 16:12

Canada's Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh after diplomatic row

Canada-based Cirque du Soleil staged their first show in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a dazzling display of high-wire thrills, despite a diplomatic spat between Ottawa and Riyadh.

Canada's Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh after diplomatic row

Canada-based Cirque du Soleil staged their first show in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a dazzling display of high-wire thrills, despite a diplomatic spat between Ottawa and Riyadh.


09/24/2018 - 10:32

Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.

Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.


09/24/2018 - 07:28

Cosby back in court Monday for start of sentencing

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby will return to a Pennsylvania court on Monday to face sentencing for sexual assault, five months after his conviction at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Cosby back in court Monday for start of sentencing

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby will return to a Pennsylvania court on Monday to face sentencing for sexual assault, five months after his conviction at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.


09/23/2018 - 20:24

'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 15:12

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.


09/23/2018 - 13:31

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday.

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 11:29

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.


09/23/2018 - 05:21

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.


09/22/2018 - 10:46

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after weeks of speculation about his health.

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after weeks of speculation about his health.


09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:43

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 21:42

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.


09/21/2018 - 21:37

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.


09/21/2018 - 21:27

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 19:17

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.


09/21/2018 - 15:32

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

09/25/2018 - 11:02

Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany

A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.

Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany

A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.


09/25/2018 - 09:36

Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections.

Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections.


09/25/2018 - 05:30

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.

New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past

One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.


09/25/2018 - 03:47

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.


09/24/2018 - 20:59

DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother

A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was "bowled over" after coming face-to-face with a previously unknown half-brother on Monday thanks to a chance DNA breakthrough.

DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother

A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was "bowled over" after coming face-to-face with a previously unknown half-brother on Monday thanks to a chance DNA breakthrough.


09/24/2018 - 20:53

ICoast eyes better online access with satellite broadband

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat on Monday launched its satellite broadband service in Ivory Coast in a bid to boost internet access in this west African nation where only 27 percent of the population is online.

ICoast eyes better online access with satellite broadband

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat on Monday launched its satellite broadband service in Ivory Coast in a bid to boost internet access in this west African nation where only 27 percent of the population is online.


09/24/2018 - 20:24

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.

What Brexit could mean for your ferret

Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights.


09/24/2018 - 19:22

Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.

Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.


09/24/2018 - 13:54

EU backs Belgium's pre-emptive swine fever slaughter

The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium's decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.

EU backs Belgium's pre-emptive swine fever slaughter

The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium's decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.


09/24/2018 - 11:43

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches

The sandy cove along California's picturesque coast beckons visitors to what is supposed to be a public beach. But the imposing gate, the security guard and the annual $100 access fee tell a different story.


09/24/2018 - 11:26

Tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal

Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said Monday, in a victory for the impoverished country's drive to save the endangered big cats.

Tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal

Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said Monday, in a victory for the impoverished country's drive to save the endangered big cats.


09/24/2018 - 10:39

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate.

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate.


09/24/2018 - 09:29

Nepal reinstates $2.5bn hydropower deal with Chinese firm

Nepal has reinstated a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build a $2.5 billion hydroelectric plant scrapped by the previous government, officials confirmed Monday, as the new pro-Beijing administration seeks massive infrastructure investment.

Nepal reinstates $2.5bn hydropower deal with Chinese firm

Nepal has reinstated a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build a $2.5 billion hydroelectric plant scrapped by the previous government, officials confirmed Monday, as the new pro-Beijing administration seeks massive infrastructure investment.


09/24/2018 - 08:42

Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid

A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday.

Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid

A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday.


09/24/2018 - 08:23

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.


09/24/2018 - 06:10

South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab

From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a "superfood".

South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab

From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a "superfood".


09/24/2018 - 05:44

Drivers see red over Oslo's green 'war on cars'

Determined to go green, Oslo is slowly but surely ridding its city centre of motorists, angering some who say the "war on cars" is putting the brakes on individual freedoms.

Drivers see red over Oslo's green 'war on cars'

Determined to go green, Oslo is slowly but surely ridding its city centre of motorists, angering some who say the "war on cars" is putting the brakes on individual freedoms.


09/24/2018 - 04:46

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.


09/24/2018 - 04:01

Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community.

Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community.


09/23/2018 - 16:36

France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop

What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.

France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop

What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.


09/23/2018 - 16:12

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.


09/23/2018 - 11:35

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.


09/23/2018 - 10:40

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans.

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans.


09/23/2018 - 07:56

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.


09/22/2018 - 15:58

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.


09/21/2018 - 23:33

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 23:00

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.

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