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02/18/2018 - 12:56

Fire-hit Jokhang temple streets reopen after blaze at Tibet holy site

Streets around Lhasa's fire-hit Jokhang temple, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, were reopened to pilgrims Sunday after a blaze broke out the night before, Chinese state media said, but the extent of damage remained unclear.

Fire-hit Jokhang temple streets reopen after blaze at Tibet holy site

Streets around Lhasa's fire-hit Jokhang temple, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, were reopened to pilgrims Sunday after a blaze broke out the night before, Chinese state media said, but the extent of damage remained unclear.


02/18/2018 - 12:43

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.


02/18/2018 - 09:38

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear.

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear.


02/18/2018 - 09:37

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.


02/18/2018 - 09:37

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault.

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault.


02/18/2018 - 09:36

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.


02/18/2018 - 09:35

Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: media

An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services told local media on Sunday.

Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: media

An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services told local media on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 09:34

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

02/18/2018 - 11:26

England win battle, but Munro ensures New Zealand win the war

An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton on Sunday.

England win battle, but Munro ensures New Zealand win the war

An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 10:28

Cricket: Smith looks forward to pace challenge

A refreshed Australia captain Steve Smith is looking forward to the challenge of taking on South Africa's fast bowlers in a four-Test series starting in Durban on March 1.

Cricket: Smith looks forward to pace challenge

A refreshed Australia captain Steve Smith is looking forward to the challenge of taking on South Africa's fast bowlers in a four-Test series starting in Durban on March 1.


02/18/2018 - 10:01

US ski star Vonn 'hurt' by anti-American claims

Lindsey Vonn admitted on Sunday that she was "hurt" by accusations that she is anti-American after the US ski star's outspoken stance against President Donald Trump.

US ski star Vonn 'hurt' by anti-American claims

Lindsey Vonn admitted on Sunday that she was "hurt" by accusations that she is anti-American after the US ski star's outspoken stance against President Donald Trump.


02/18/2018 - 09:45

South Korea's Ko leads all the way to win Australian Open golf

South Korea's Ko Jin-young led all the way to win the Australian Women's Open by three shots at Adelaide's Kooyonga golf course on Sunday.

South Korea's Ko leads all the way to win Australian Open golf

South Korea's Ko Jin-young led all the way to win the Australian Women's Open by three shots at Adelaide's Kooyonga golf course on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 09:23

Teen lands sprint double at Australia's Commonwealth trials

Teenager Riley Day won the sprint double at the Australian Athletics Championships on Sunday to clinch automatic selection in the 200 metres event at the Commonwealth Games.

Teen lands sprint double at Australia's Commonwealth trials

Teenager Riley Day won the sprint double at the Australian Athletics Championships on Sunday to clinch automatic selection in the 200 metres event at the Commonwealth Games.


02/18/2018 - 09:11

French, Canadians in Olympic ice dance

After Yuzuru Hanyu's stunning men's win set against an explosion of quads, Olympic figure skating switches gear to the grace and elegance of ice dance on Monday.

French, Canadians in Olympic ice dance

After Yuzuru Hanyu's stunning men's win set against an explosion of quads, Olympic figure skating switches gear to the grace and elegance of ice dance on Monday.


02/18/2018 - 07:42

'Miracle on snow' Ledecka gets green light over goggles

Olympic officials hailed snowboarder Ester Ledecka's fairytale ski win as "immense" on Sunday and said they had no problem with her wearing goggles at her press conference.

'Miracle on snow' Ledecka gets green light over goggles

Olympic officials hailed snowboarder Ester Ledecka's fairytale ski win as "immense" on Sunday and said they had no problem with her wearing goggles at her press conference.


02/18/2018 - 07:14

Pooh's your daddy! Hanyu not done after Olympic double

Japan's "Ice Prince" Yuzuru Hanyu has promised there's plenty more to come after he became the first man to capture back-to-back Olympic figure skating gold medals in 66 years.

Pooh's your daddy! Hanyu not done after Olympic double

Japan's "Ice Prince" Yuzuru Hanyu has promised there's plenty more to come after he became the first man to capture back-to-back Olympic figure skating gold medals in 66 years.

02/18/2018 - 12:51

UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 British stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards.

UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 British stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards.


02/18/2018 - 11:59

Emma Watson gives £1m to UK women's justice fund ahead of Baftas

Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday's Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars.

Emma Watson gives £1m to UK women's justice fund ahead of Baftas

Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday's Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars.


02/18/2018 - 09:36

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.


02/18/2018 - 04:26

A movie a day for 60 years: cinema sustains a Berlin love

It's a love that was born in a cinema in 1950s Cold War Berlin and that has been nourished for over six decades by taking in at least a movie a day together.

A movie a day for 60 years: cinema sustains a Berlin love

It's a love that was born in a cinema in 1950s Cold War Berlin and that has been nourished for over six decades by taking in at least a movie a day together.


02/18/2018 - 03:54

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.


02/18/2018 - 03:24

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

It's another viral dancing sensation. And once again, it's from Daddy Yankee.

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

It's another viral dancing sensation. And once again, it's from Daddy Yankee.


02/17/2018 - 19:01

S.Korean director rejects #MeToo charges at Berlin fest

A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies.

S.Korean director rejects #MeToo charges at Berlin fest

A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies.


02/17/2018 - 18:30

Pope says he's on sainthood 'waiting list'

Pope Francis joked Saturday that he is on the "waiting list" for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI.

Pope says he's on sainthood 'waiting list'

Pope Francis joked Saturday that he is on the "waiting list" for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI.

02/18/2018 - 08:53

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.


02/18/2018 - 04:23

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.


02/18/2018 - 03:19

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.


02/17/2018 - 23:38

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.


02/17/2018 - 02:37

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution -- not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution -- not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.


02/16/2018 - 19:17

Japanese, US astronauts end spacewalk to fix robotic arm

A Japanese and an American astronaut floated for hours outside the International Space Station Friday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and move some equipment into storage.

Japanese, US astronauts end spacewalk to fix robotic arm

A Japanese and an American astronaut floated for hours outside the International Space Station Friday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and move some equipment into storage.


02/16/2018 - 15:22

Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating: report

German transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.

Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating: report

German transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.


02/16/2018 - 13:34

Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

China and the Philippines are discussing joint mineral exploration in the South China Sea despite an ongoing territorial conflict over the strategic waterway, Manila's foreign secretary said Friday.

Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

China and the Philippines are discussing joint mineral exploration in the South China Sea despite an ongoing territorial conflict over the strategic waterway, Manila's foreign secretary said Friday.

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