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07/19/2018 - 00:34

Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency, seeks to keep some powers

Turkey's state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures.

Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency, seeks to keep some powers

Turkey's state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures.


07/19/2018 - 00:18

Trump says he told Putin 'we can't have meddling' in US vote

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he told Russian leader Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki that the United States would not tolerate meddling in US elections.

Trump says he told Putin 'we can't have meddling' in US vote

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he told Russian leader Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki that the United States would not tolerate meddling in US elections.


07/18/2018 - 23:23

19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.

19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.


07/18/2018 - 19:21

Trump says no president has been as 'tough' on Russia

US President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as him but appeared to contradict his intelligence agencies when asked if Russia was still targeting the United States.

Trump says no president has been as 'tough' on Russia

US President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as him but appeared to contradict his intelligence agencies when asked if Russia was still targeting the United States.


07/18/2018 - 18:52

Google hit with record-breaking EU fine

The EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine Wednesday, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.

Google hit with record-breaking EU fine

The EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine Wednesday, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.


07/18/2018 - 16:47

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions spilling over into the aisles and onto the tarmac as families were reunited.

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions spilling over into the aisles and onto the tarmac as families were reunited.


07/18/2018 - 15:56

Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for 'pedo' slur

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a "pedo", retracting a comment that had drawn widespread outrage and briefly sent shares in Tesla tumbling.

Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for 'pedo' slur

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a "pedo", retracting a comment that had drawn widespread outrage and briefly sent shares in Tesla tumbling.


07/18/2018 - 15:52

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.


07/18/2018 - 15:33

Old devil may care attitude could reap major reward, says McIlroy

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the answer to adding a fifth major to his tally.

Old devil may care attitude could reap major reward, says McIlroy

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the answer to adding a fifth major to his tally.


07/18/2018 - 13:59

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.


07/18/2018 - 11:53

Astros heroes power American League to Baseball All-Star win

Back-to-back home runs by Houston Astros stars Alex Bregman and George Springer, part of a record 10-homer slugfest, powered the American League over the National League 8-6 in Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Astros heroes power American League to Baseball All-Star win

Back-to-back home runs by Houston Astros stars Alex Bregman and George Springer, part of a record 10-homer slugfest, powered the American League over the National League 8-6 in Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.


07/18/2018 - 10:56

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 08:55

Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time.

Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time.


07/18/2018 - 07:50

Ortega's forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.

Ortega's forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.


07/18/2018 - 05:25

British PM wins key Brexit vote despite ongoing rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament Tuesday, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union.

British PM wins key Brexit vote despite ongoing rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament Tuesday, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union.


07/17/2018 - 23:38

Colombia president-elect Duque picks peace pact critic as defense chief

Colombia's right-wing President-elect Ivan Duque announced a controversial appointment as defense minister on Tuesday, choosing a vocal critic of the 2016 peace agreement with FARC rebels.

Colombia president-elect Duque picks peace pact critic as defense chief

Colombia's right-wing President-elect Ivan Duque announced a controversial appointment as defense minister on Tuesday, choosing a vocal critic of the 2016 peace agreement with FARC rebels.


07/17/2018 - 22:36

Trump's overtures to Putin stir opposition at home

US President Donald Trump stunned allies, gave ammunition to foes and ignited a domestic political firestorm following his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Trump's overtures to Putin stir opposition at home

US President Donald Trump stunned allies, gave ammunition to foes and ignited a domestic political firestorm following his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.


07/17/2018 - 21:36

Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts that Russia sought to influence the 2016 US election, and that he misspoke by appearing to accept Vladimir Putin's denials over those of his own intelligence chiefs.

Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts that Russia sought to influence the 2016 US election, and that he misspoke by appearing to accept Vladimir Putin's denials over those of his own intelligence chiefs.


07/17/2018 - 20:32

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.


07/17/2018 - 19:41

Deal reached to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

A deal was reached on Tuesday for the evacuation of two pro-regime towns in Syria, allowing thousands to leave after three years of encirclement by hardline rebels.

Deal reached to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

A deal was reached on Tuesday for the evacuation of two pro-regime towns in Syria, allowing thousands to leave after three years of encirclement by hardline rebels.


07/17/2018 - 19:32

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times", in what is likely to be seen as a veiled attack on Donald Trump.

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times", in what is likely to be seen as a veiled attack on Donald Trump.


07/17/2018 - 18:32

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'

"It's a total and complete mess": Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government's approach to Brexit.

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'

"It's a total and complete mess": Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government's approach to Brexit.


07/17/2018 - 17:45

EU, Japan sign major trade deal in 'message against protectionism'

Japan and the EU signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday saying they were sending a "clear message" against protectionism, as Washington puts up barriers and threatens a trade war.

EU, Japan sign major trade deal in 'message against protectionism'

Japan and the EU signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday saying they were sending a "clear message" against protectionism, as Washington puts up barriers and threatens a trade war.


07/17/2018 - 17:37

Israel tightens Gaza blockade as arson kites raise fears of war

Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday partly over kites carrying firebombs to burn Israeli farmland as concerns mounted over whether the rudimentary devices could spark another war.

Israel tightens Gaza blockade as arson kites raise fears of war

Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday partly over kites carrying firebombs to burn Israeli farmland as concerns mounted over whether the rudimentary devices could spark another war.


07/17/2018 - 16:51

UK's official Brexit campaign broke electoral law

Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined and reported to the police for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU membership referendum, boosting calls Tuesday for a second vote.

UK's official Brexit campaign broke electoral law

Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined and reported to the police for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU membership referendum, boosting calls Tuesday for a second vote.


07/17/2018 - 16:48

EU set to fine Google billions over Android: sources

The EU is set to fine US internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of its Android mobile phone system, sources said, in a ruling that risks fresh tensions with Washington.

EU set to fine Google billions over Android: sources

The EU is set to fine US internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of its Android mobile phone system, sources said, in a ruling that risks fresh tensions with Washington.


07/17/2018 - 15:38

Peru's Guerrero cleared to play for Brazilian club - Swiss court

Peruvian football star Paolo Guerrero can play for his Brazilian club Flamengo when it resumes competition this week, despite his suspension for cocaine use, Switzerland's top court said Tuesday.

Peru's Guerrero cleared to play for Brazilian club - Swiss court

Peruvian football star Paolo Guerrero can play for his Brazilian club Flamengo when it resumes competition this week, despite his suspension for cocaine use, Switzerland's top court said Tuesday.

07/18/2018 - 20:01

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.


07/18/2018 - 16:19

German MPs show Nutella 'red card' over World Cup giveaway

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football.

German MPs show Nutella 'red card' over World Cup giveaway

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football.


07/18/2018 - 15:33

UNAIDS head says won't quit over deputy's assault row

The head of the UN's AIDS agency, Michel Sidibe, on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation over complaints that he shielded a deputy from sexual harassment claims and attacked whistleblowers.

UNAIDS head says won't quit over deputy's assault row

The head of the UN's AIDS agency, Michel Sidibe, on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation over complaints that he shielded a deputy from sexual harassment claims and attacked whistleblowers.


07/18/2018 - 13:45

UN warns of AIDS rebound risk as flat funding threatens gains

Great strides in preventing AIDS deaths and new infections risk being halted, even reversed, if funding and focus continues to dwindle, the UN warned Wednesday.

UN warns of AIDS rebound risk as flat funding threatens gains

Great strides in preventing AIDS deaths and new infections risk being halted, even reversed, if funding and focus continues to dwindle, the UN warned Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 12:40

Chinese firm recalls heart drug as US, EU raise concerns

The Chinese manufacturer of a widely used blood pressure medication said it had launched a global recall after US and European regulators warned of contamination by a cancer-causing impurity.

Chinese firm recalls heart drug as US, EU raise concerns

The Chinese manufacturer of a widely used blood pressure medication said it had launched a global recall after US and European regulators warned of contamination by a cancer-causing impurity.


07/18/2018 - 10:56

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 09:26

Anger at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.

Anger at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.


07/18/2018 - 09:24

Angere at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.

Angere at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.


07/18/2018 - 08:36

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.


07/18/2018 - 05:51

Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name

A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem like the ingredients for a high-stakes legal battle.

Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name

A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem like the ingredients for a high-stakes legal battle.


07/18/2018 - 05:39

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.


07/18/2018 - 05:17

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.


07/18/2018 - 05:07

Australia scientists develop 'world first' melanoma blood test

Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough that could save many lives.

Australia scientists develop 'world first' melanoma blood test

Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough that could save many lives.


07/18/2018 - 03:48

Somali students volunteer to educate the dispossessed

Taking time out from their studies, a group of young student volunteers in Somalia's capital are providing free education to children uprooted from their homes by war and famine.

Somali students volunteer to educate the dispossessed

Taking time out from their studies, a group of young student volunteers in Somalia's capital are providing free education to children uprooted from their homes by war and famine.


07/17/2018 - 23:18

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.


07/17/2018 - 21:27

Model breastfeeds baby on catwalk -- and stirs debate

An American model has made a splash by breastfeeding her baby daughter on a Miami catwalk -- no small gesture in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable nursing in public.

Model breastfeeds baby on catwalk -- and stirs debate

An American model has made a splash by breastfeeding her baby daughter on a Miami catwalk -- no small gesture in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable nursing in public.


07/17/2018 - 20:32

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.


07/17/2018 - 20:20

Teens glued to phones risk 'modest' rise in ADHD symptoms: study

Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use?

Teens glued to phones risk 'modest' rise in ADHD symptoms: study

Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use?


07/17/2018 - 12:25

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women

As a teenager Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labour with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help.

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women

As a teenager Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labour with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help.


07/17/2018 - 06:07

Kyrgyz student's killing fires critics of bride kidnapping

Inside a nomadic yurt pitched next to her family home in northern Kyrgyzstan a young woman's female relatives sob loudly in a traditional ceremony marking 40 days since her death.

Kyrgyz student's killing fires critics of bride kidnapping

Inside a nomadic yurt pitched next to her family home in northern Kyrgyzstan a young woman's female relatives sob loudly in a traditional ceremony marking 40 days since her death.


07/16/2018 - 17:01

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.


07/16/2018 - 14:28

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.


07/16/2018 - 12:35

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not learning in Portuguese, the country's official language.

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not learning in Portuguese, the country's official language.


07/16/2018 - 11:49

Long-absent Syrian expats in emotional visit home from US

Victoria Mubarakah sits in the shade of a grapevine in her ancestral village in Syria, nostalgic and happy after a long trip from her home in the United States.

Long-absent Syrian expats in emotional visit home from US

Victoria Mubarakah sits in the shade of a grapevine in her ancestral village in Syria, nostalgic and happy after a long trip from her home in the United States.


07/16/2018 - 06:35

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's "Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers.

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's "Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers.


07/16/2018 - 05:46

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.


07/16/2018 - 03:19

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

"Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

"Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.

07/19/2018 - 00:14

Four key holes at Open venue Carnoustie

AFP Sport picks out four key holes at Carnoustie where the third major of the golf season, The British Open tees off on Thursday:

Four key holes at Open venue Carnoustie

AFP Sport picks out four key holes at Carnoustie where the third major of the golf season, The British Open tees off on Thursday:


07/19/2018 - 00:14

McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie

Rory McIlroy admits it is going to take something special to end the recent dominance of the majors by American golfers as the British Open tees off at Carnoustie in Scotland on Thursday.

McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie

Rory McIlroy admits it is going to take something special to end the recent dominance of the majors by American golfers as the British Open tees off at Carnoustie in Scotland on Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 00:14

Hamilton eyes gatecrashing Vettel's Hockenheim homecoming

Less than two weeks after an acrimonious aftermath to the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will this weekend bid to wreck Sebastian Vettel's homecoming at Hockenheim just as the German ruined his own carnival at Silverstone.

Hamilton eyes gatecrashing Vettel's Hockenheim homecoming

Less than two weeks after an acrimonious aftermath to the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will this weekend bid to wreck Sebastian Vettel's homecoming at Hockenheim just as the German ruined his own carnival at Silverstone.


07/18/2018 - 23:55

'I'd be finished': Joshua says doping slurs would wreck his career

Anthony Joshua believes he would be forced to quit boxing if the heavyweight champion ever endured the kind of doping scandals that have engulfed Alexander Povetkin.

'I'd be finished': Joshua says doping slurs would wreck his career

Anthony Joshua believes he would be forced to quit boxing if the heavyweight champion ever endured the kind of doping scandals that have engulfed Alexander Povetkin.


07/18/2018 - 23:32

Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands, says Sarri

The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board, said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday.

Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands, says Sarri

The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board, said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 23:28

Gor Mahia shed goal-shy image with four in CAF romp

Gor Mahia of Kenya shed a goal-shy record by trouncing Young Africans of Tanzania 4-0 Wednesday and boosting their hopes of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals.

Gor Mahia shed goal-shy image with four in CAF romp

Gor Mahia of Kenya shed a goal-shy record by trouncing Young Africans of Tanzania 4-0 Wednesday and boosting their hopes of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals.


07/18/2018 - 23:26

Chelsea name Zola as Sarri's right-hand man

Gianfranco Zola was Wednesday named as assistant coach to new manager Maurizio Sarri, marking a return to the club where he spent seven years as a player, the Premier League outfit announced.

Chelsea name Zola as Sarri's right-hand man

Gianfranco Zola was Wednesday named as assistant coach to new manager Maurizio Sarri, marking a return to the club where he spent seven years as a player, the Premier League outfit announced.


07/18/2018 - 22:40

Germany's Stich, Czech Sukova to join Tennis Hall of Fame

Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic will be inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Germany's Stich, Czech Sukova to join Tennis Hall of Fame

Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic will be inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


07/18/2018 - 20:49

New look Winter Olympics gets youth and gender revamp

The Beijing 2022 Winter Games will feature seven new events as the IOC pushes for a more gender-balanced and youth-focussed format, say organisers.

New look Winter Olympics gets youth and gender revamp

The Beijing 2022 Winter Games will feature seven new events as the IOC pushes for a more gender-balanced and youth-focussed format, say organisers.


07/18/2018 - 20:45

Froome still 'the leader' as triumphant Thomas pulls on yellow

Geraint Thomas insists he will help Sky teammate Chris Froome claim a record-equalling fifth victory on the Tour de France despite underlining his own credentials by pulling on the fabled yellow jersey on Wednesday.

Froome still 'the leader' as triumphant Thomas pulls on yellow

Geraint Thomas insists he will help Sky teammate Chris Froome claim a record-equalling fifth victory on the Tour de France despite underlining his own credentials by pulling on the fabled yellow jersey on Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 20:06

British and Irish Lions captain Warburton retires

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, admitting defeat in his battle against chronic injury.

British and Irish Lions captain Warburton retires

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, admitting defeat in his battle against chronic injury.


07/18/2018 - 20:06

Sluggish Cavendish eliminated from Tour de France

Mark Cavendish's hopes of beating Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins on the Tour de France were put on hold Wednesday when the British sprinter was sensationally eliminated from the Tour de France.

Sluggish Cavendish eliminated from Tour de France

Mark Cavendish's hopes of beating Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins on the Tour de France were put on hold Wednesday when the British sprinter was sensationally eliminated from the Tour de France.


07/18/2018 - 19:53

Organisers firm up schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it was announced by organisers, with 33 sports, 339 events and running from July 24 until August 9.

Organisers firm up schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it was announced by organisers, with 33 sports, 339 events and running from July 24 until August 9.


07/18/2018 - 19:27

Liverpool star Oxlade-Chamberlain 'likely to miss whole season'

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of the forthcoming season, with the Premier League club saying Wednesday that they were already aware of the grim scenario.

Liverpool star Oxlade-Chamberlain 'likely to miss whole season'

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of the forthcoming season, with the Premier League club saying Wednesday that they were already aware of the grim scenario.


07/18/2018 - 19:19

Embarrassed Root won't 'drop the mic' again

Joe Root is keen to utilise his experience batting against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket during England's upcoming Test series with India.

Embarrassed Root won't 'drop the mic' again

Joe Root is keen to utilise his experience batting against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket during England's upcoming Test series with India.


07/18/2018 - 19:16

Mourinho confident World Cup heroics will lift Pogba

Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba's club career at Manchester United.

Mourinho confident World Cup heroics will lift Pogba

Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba's club career at Manchester United.


07/18/2018 - 19:07

Thomas soars to 11th stage and into Tour's yellow jersey

Welshman Geraint Thomas soared to victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take the overall leader's yellow jersey.

Thomas soars to 11th stage and into Tour's yellow jersey

Welshman Geraint Thomas soared to victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take the overall leader's yellow jersey.


07/18/2018 - 17:02

Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands says Sarri

The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday.

Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands says Sarri

The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 16:41

'I want to cement my legacy': Joshua plans history bid

Anthony Joshua has set his sights on joining boxing's all-time greats as the heavyweight champion builds up to his title defence against Russia's Alexander Povetkin.

'I want to cement my legacy': Joshua plans history bid

Anthony Joshua has set his sights on joining boxing's all-time greats as the heavyweight champion builds up to his title defence against Russia's Alexander Povetkin.


07/18/2018 - 16:40

Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands says Sarri

The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday.

Hazard and Courtois futures in board's hands says Sarri

The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board said the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri on Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 15:35

Late father inspires List ahead of Open debut

Luke List will be more emotional than most of the golfers teeing off at The Open on Thursday recalling how his late father first introduced him to links golf.

Late father inspires List ahead of Open debut

Luke List will be more emotional than most of the golfers teeing off at The Open on Thursday recalling how his late father first introduced him to links golf.


07/18/2018 - 15:34

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe, take 3-0 lead in ODI series

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed "a great performance" after his team sealed a series win by strolling to a nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the third one-day international on Wednesday.

Pakistan crush Zimbabwe, take 3-0 lead in ODI series

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed "a great performance" after his team sealed a series win by strolling to a nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the third one-day international on Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 15:33

Old devil may care attitude could reap major reward, says McIlroy

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the answer to adding a fifth major to his tally.

Old devil may care attitude could reap major reward, says McIlroy

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the answer to adding a fifth major to his tally.


07/18/2018 - 13:58

Sri Lanka seeks 'clear rules' on ball tampering

Sri Lanka's sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish "simple, clear rules" Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering.

Sri Lanka seeks 'clear rules' on ball tampering

Sri Lanka's sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish "simple, clear rules" Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering.


07/18/2018 - 13:36

Tendulkar links up with Middlesex to form Academy

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and English county Middlesex are joining forces to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport, they announced on Wednesday.

Tendulkar links up with Middlesex to form Academy

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and English county Middlesex are joining forces to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport, they announced on Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 13:34

British and Irish Lions captain Warburton retires

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, the Welsh Rugby Union and his club Cardiff Blues said.

British and Irish Lions captain Warburton retires

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, the Welsh Rugby Union and his club Cardiff Blues said.


07/18/2018 - 12:12

Kuldeep Yadav gets India call for start of England Test series

India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been included in an 18-man squad announced Wednesday for the first three Tests of their series in England after impressing in recent limited overs matches.

Kuldeep Yadav gets India call for start of England Test series

India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been included in an 18-man squad announced Wednesday for the first three Tests of their series in England after impressing in recent limited overs matches.

07/19/2018 - 00:24

Billy Joel celebrates 100th show at Madison Square Garden

New York on Wednesday feted Billy Joel as he played a record 100th concert at Madison Square Garden, although the Piano Man himself was modest about his achievement.

Billy Joel celebrates 100th show at Madison Square Garden

New York on Wednesday feted Billy Joel as he played a record 100th concert at Madison Square Garden, although the Piano Man himself was modest about his achievement.


07/18/2018 - 20:39

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on his home, in a ruling the broadcaster warned threatened press freedom.

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on his home, in a ruling the broadcaster warned threatened press freedom.


07/18/2018 - 18:47

Japan's ambassador conquers Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects.

Japan's ambassador conquers Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects.


07/18/2018 - 18:32

100 years since his birth, S.Africa pays tribute to Mandela

South Africa on Wednesday marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project as Archbishop Desmond Tutu led emotional tributes to the late anti-apartheid icon.

100 years since his birth, S.Africa pays tribute to Mandela

South Africa on Wednesday marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project as Archbishop Desmond Tutu led emotional tributes to the late anti-apartheid icon.


07/18/2018 - 16:46

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal to face trial in September

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that shook the Nobel Literature Prize giving body, which postponed this year's award, will go on trial in September on rape charges, a Swedish court said.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal to face trial in September

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that shook the Nobel Literature Prize giving body, which postponed this year's award, will go on trial in September on rape charges, a Swedish court said.


07/18/2018 - 08:27

Japanese footballer Honda founds venture fund with Will Smith

Japanese footballer Keisuke Honda is swapping football for finance, after launching a venture capital fund with Hollywood star Will Smith to invest in startups addressing social problems, the striker's agent said Wednesday.

Japanese footballer Honda founds venture fund with Will Smith

Japanese footballer Keisuke Honda is swapping football for finance, after launching a venture capital fund with Hollywood star Will Smith to invest in startups addressing social problems, the striker's agent said Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 05:51

Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name

A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem like the ingredients for a high-stakes legal battle.

Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name

A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem like the ingredients for a high-stakes legal battle.


07/18/2018 - 04:24

McQueen, suicide and the dark side of the celebrity fairy tale

When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn't fathom the tragedy of two people who seemed to have it all.

McQueen, suicide and the dark side of the celebrity fairy tale

When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn't fathom the tragedy of two people who seemed to have it all.


07/18/2018 - 03:43

MGM Resorts sues victims of Las Vegas massacre

MGM Resorts, owner of the Las Vegas hotel that was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, has sued victims of the massacre, triggering howls of protest.

MGM Resorts sues victims of Las Vegas massacre

MGM Resorts, owner of the Las Vegas hotel that was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, has sued victims of the massacre, triggering howls of protest.


07/17/2018 - 23:52

Black Panther's sister Shuri gets own spin-off comic

In Marvel's massively successful "Black Panther" film released this year, one of the major surprises was how the superhero's sister, tech genius Shuri, stole the show. Now, she is getting her own comic book series.

Black Panther's sister Shuri gets own spin-off comic

In Marvel's massively successful "Black Panther" film released this year, one of the major surprises was how the superhero's sister, tech genius Shuri, stole the show. Now, she is getting her own comic book series.


07/17/2018 - 23:20

As Amazon slashes prices, Bezos sees jump in wealth

As Amazon marked its "Prime Day" with price cuts across a range of products, founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos saw his net worth hit new peaks, increasing his lead over fellow billionaires.

As Amazon slashes prices, Bezos sees jump in wealth

As Amazon marked its "Prime Day" with price cuts across a range of products, founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos saw his net worth hit new peaks, increasing his lead over fellow billionaires.


07/17/2018 - 19:48

Controversy as Spain's ex-king accused of getting tax amnesty

Spain's prime minister said Tuesday he could not reveal who got a tax amnesty six years ago after the former mistress of Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos alleged he benefited from the measure.

Controversy as Spain's ex-king accused of getting tax amnesty

Spain's prime minister said Tuesday he could not reveal who got a tax amnesty six years ago after the former mistress of Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos alleged he benefited from the measure.


07/17/2018 - 19:28

After movie, Cher to release album of Abba covers

Pop legend Cher on Tuesday announced an album of Abba covers as she stars in a film sequel to "Mamma Mia!," the musical inspired by the iconic Swedish group.

After movie, Cher to release album of Abba covers

Pop legend Cher on Tuesday announced an album of Abba covers as she stars in a film sequel to "Mamma Mia!," the musical inspired by the iconic Swedish group.


07/17/2018 - 19:06

French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity: Obama

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France's World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.

French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity: Obama

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France's World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.


07/17/2018 - 19:05

Former Spanish king's ex-mistress says he laundered money

Spain's former king Juan Carlos is once again in the spotlight after his former mistress claimed he was involved in money laundering, sparking calls for a parliamentary probe.

Former Spanish king's ex-mistress says he laundered money

Spain's former king Juan Carlos is once again in the spotlight after his former mistress claimed he was involved in money laundering, sparking calls for a parliamentary probe.


07/17/2018 - 18:44

Pussy Riot imagines joyous cops in post-arrest song

Russian punks Pussy Riot put out a new song Tuesday imagining protester-embracing, gay-friendly police officers after four band members were arrested for storming the field during the World Cup final.

Pussy Riot imagines joyous cops in post-arrest song

Russian punks Pussy Riot put out a new song Tuesday imagining protester-embracing, gay-friendly police officers after four band members were arrested for storming the field during the World Cup final.


07/17/2018 - 15:31

Tens of thousands mark 100 years since murder of last Russian tsar

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led some 100,000 people in a nightime procession Tuesday to mark 100 years since the Bolsheviks murdered tsar Nicholas II and his family, amid a simmering conflict between the state and the Church over their remains.

Tens of thousands mark 100 years since murder of last Russian tsar

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led some 100,000 people in a nightime procession Tuesday to mark 100 years since the Bolsheviks murdered tsar Nicholas II and his family, amid a simmering conflict between the state and the Church over their remains.


07/17/2018 - 13:16

China's most expensive movie becomes epic flop

With a $113-million budget, the most expensive Chinese film ever made has become a flop of historic proportions, pulled from theatres on its opening weekend after bringing in a paltry $7.3 million.

China's most expensive movie becomes epic flop

With a $113-million budget, the most expensive Chinese film ever made has become a flop of historic proportions, pulled from theatres on its opening weekend after bringing in a paltry $7.3 million.


07/17/2018 - 11:17

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot in two separate judgements.

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot in two separate judgements.


07/17/2018 - 08:02

'Grease' at 40: still the one that we want

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over -- but we're all still hopelessly devoted to "Grease."

'Grease' at 40: still the one that we want

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over -- but we're all still hopelessly devoted to "Grease."


07/17/2018 - 07:43

Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement with his former business managers, his representatives said Monday, allowing the Oscar-nominated American actor to avoid a trial over his finances that promised paparazzi fervor.

Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement with his former business managers, his representatives said Monday, allowing the Oscar-nominated American actor to avoid a trial over his finances that promised paparazzi fervor.


07/17/2018 - 05:25

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.


07/16/2018 - 23:16

Weinstein Co. sale finalized, owners Lantern take over

Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment.

Weinstein Co. sale finalized, owners Lantern take over

Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment.


07/16/2018 - 22:12

Paris renames metro stations to honour World Cup stars

Six Paris metro stations were temporarily renamed in honour of France's World Cup winning champions after their 4-2 rollercoaster victory against Croatia.

Paris renames metro stations to honour World Cup stars

Six Paris metro stations were temporarily renamed in honour of France's World Cup winning champions after their 4-2 rollercoaster victory against Croatia.


07/16/2018 - 22:03

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.


07/16/2018 - 20:33

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce who were recognized for their ornate work filmed at the Louvre.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce who were recognized for their ornate work filmed at the Louvre.


07/16/2018 - 16:55

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

07/18/2018 - 17:00

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.


07/18/2018 - 16:06

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.


07/18/2018 - 05:39

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.


07/18/2018 - 05:17

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.


07/17/2018 - 19:14

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 18:47

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 08:53

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.


07/17/2018 - 05:58

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.


07/16/2018 - 17:02

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 16:55

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 11:21

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 09:38

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/14/2018 - 16:06

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.


07/14/2018 - 06:04

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.


07/14/2018 - 03:34

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.


07/13/2018 - 22:25

Big petroleum projects in Argentina face tiny challenge: a lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area.

Big petroleum projects in Argentina face tiny challenge: a lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area.


07/13/2018 - 17:14

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.


07/13/2018 - 16:50

Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.

Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.


07/13/2018 - 16:13

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years.

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years.


07/13/2018 - 07:36

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.


07/13/2018 - 07:31

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.


07/12/2018 - 18:56

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.


07/12/2018 - 18:19

Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.

Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.


07/12/2018 - 18:17

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.


07/12/2018 - 14:59

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.


07/12/2018 - 14:06

Indonesia to take controlling stake in massive gold, copper mine

Indonesia will take a controlling stake in one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines for $3.85 billion, the government said Thursday, as it moves to claw back control of the country's vast natural resources.

Indonesia to take controlling stake in massive gold, copper mine

Indonesia will take a controlling stake in one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines for $3.85 billion, the government said Thursday, as it moves to claw back control of the country's vast natural resources.

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