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12/18/2017 - 00:13

After disputes, S.Africa's ANC starts vote for new leader

South Africa's ruling ANC party began voting in the early hours of Monday to choose their next leader after repeated delays to a ballot seen as a key moment in the country's post-apartheid history.

After disputes, S.Africa's ANC starts vote for new leader

South Africa's ruling ANC party began voting in the early hours of Monday to choose their next leader after repeated delays to a ballot seen as a key moment in the country's post-apartheid history.


12/18/2017 - 00:08

Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.


12/18/2017 - 00:08

Mandanda blunder helps Lyon beat Marseille

A howler from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda helped Lyon beat fellow European rivals Marseille 2-0 on Sunday and move clear of their opponents in third place in Ligue 1.

Mandanda blunder helps Lyon beat Marseille

A howler from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda helped Lyon beat fellow European rivals Marseille 2-0 on Sunday and move clear of their opponents in third place in Ligue 1.


12/17/2017 - 23:53

Trump says he won't fire Russia meddling probe chief

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday he has no plans to fire special counsel Mueller, despite his team's recent attacks on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the US election.

Trump says he won't fire Russia meddling probe chief

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday he has no plans to fire special counsel Mueller, despite his team's recent attacks on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the US election.


12/17/2017 - 23:37

Billionaire ex-president Pinera leads in Chile election

Chile's billionaire ex-president Sebastian Pinera looked certain to return to office, according to partial results from a runoff election held Sunday.

Billionaire ex-president Pinera leads in Chile election

Chile's billionaire ex-president Sebastian Pinera looked certain to return to office, according to partial results from a runoff election held Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 21:48

Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday for the CIA's help in thwarting a planned attack in Saint Petersburg, the second time in a week that the leaders have exchanged praise.

Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday for the CIA's help in thwarting a planned attack in Saint Petersburg, the second time in a week that the leaders have exchanged praise.


12/17/2017 - 21:31

Love but above all peace: year end wishes in Damascus

In a cozy Damascus coffee shop, university student Solaf Hammoud scribbles a heartfelt New Year wish on a yellow card then hangs it on a twinkling Christmas tree.

Love but above all peace: year end wishes in Damascus

In a cozy Damascus coffee shop, university student Solaf Hammoud scribbles a heartfelt New Year wish on a yellow card then hangs it on a twinkling Christmas tree.


12/17/2017 - 20:30

Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.

Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.

12/17/2017 - 23:43

Power outage at busiest airport sparks wave of cancellations

Atlanta's airport, the busiest in the world, was hit by a power outage on Sunday that caused hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled.

Power outage at busiest airport sparks wave of cancellations

Atlanta's airport, the busiest in the world, was hit by a power outage on Sunday that caused hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled.


12/17/2017 - 22:51

Irish pilot union suspends strike ahead of Ryanair talks

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots suspended upcoming strike action on Sunday after the no-frills airline agreed to talks.

Irish pilot union suspends strike ahead of Ryanair talks

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots suspended upcoming strike action on Sunday after the no-frills airline agreed to talks.


12/17/2017 - 20:25

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force.


12/17/2017 - 19:45

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" netted an estimated $220 million in North America on its opening weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations, a figure bettered only by 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" netted an estimated $220 million in North America on its opening weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations, a figure bettered only by 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."


12/17/2017 - 16:40

Irish pilot union agrees Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.

Irish pilot union agrees Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.


12/17/2017 - 14:51

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.


12/17/2017 - 14:18

Lauda says Lufthansa wants to 'destroy' Niki airline

Austrian former racing driver Niki Lauda on Sunday accused German carrier Lufthansa of trying to "destroy" the Niki airline which he founded.

Lauda says Lufthansa wants to 'destroy' Niki airline

Austrian former racing driver Niki Lauda on Sunday accused German carrier Lufthansa of trying to "destroy" the Niki airline which he founded.


12/17/2017 - 13:29

French aerospace giant Thales acquires SIM maker Gemalto

French aerospace and defence group Thales said Sunday it has bought European SIM manufacturer Gemalto in a bid to become a global leader in digital security.

French aerospace giant Thales acquires SIM maker Gemalto

French aerospace and defence group Thales said Sunday it has bought European SIM manufacturer Gemalto in a bid to become a global leader in digital security.

12/18/2017 - 00:19

Juventus go second, AC Milan's troubles continue

Juventus moved second in Serie A after a trademark Miralem Pjanic free-kick led the reigning champions to a comfortable 3-0 win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan were plunged further into crisis by a heavy loss at lowly Verona.

Juventus go second, AC Milan's troubles continue

Juventus moved second in Serie A after a trademark Miralem Pjanic free-kick led the reigning champions to a comfortable 3-0 win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan were plunged further into crisis by a heavy loss at lowly Verona.


12/18/2017 - 00:12

Farah shock winner of BBC sports award

Britain's four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was named BBC sports personality of the year for the first time on Sunday, edging out motorcycling champion Jonathan Rea to the award.

Farah shock winner of BBC sports award

Britain's four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was named BBC sports personality of the year for the first time on Sunday, edging out motorcycling champion Jonathan Rea to the award.


12/18/2017 - 00:08

Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.


12/18/2017 - 00:08

Mandanda blunder helps Lyon beat Marseille

A howler from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda helped Lyon beat fellow European rivals Marseille 2-0 on Sunday and move clear of their opponents in third place in Ligue 1.

Mandanda blunder helps Lyon beat Marseille

A howler from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda helped Lyon beat fellow European rivals Marseille 2-0 on Sunday and move clear of their opponents in third place in Ligue 1.


12/17/2017 - 22:40

Wasps take revenge on La Rochelle, Saracens beaten again

Elliot Daly starred as Wasps gained revenge for last week's thrashing at La Rochelle by beating the French side 21-3 on Sunday to boost their European Champions Cup hopes, while free-falling holders Saracens were beaten by Clermont.

Wasps take revenge on La Rochelle, Saracens beaten again

Elliot Daly starred as Wasps gained revenge for last week's thrashing at La Rochelle by beating the French side 21-3 on Sunday to boost their European Champions Cup hopes, while free-falling holders Saracens were beaten by Clermont.


12/17/2017 - 20:47

Panthers owner faces league probe of misconduct allegations

The NFL is taking over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson, US media reported Sunday.

Panthers owner faces league probe of misconduct allegations

The NFL is taking over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson, US media reported Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 20:30

Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.

Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.


12/17/2017 - 20:17

Welily shocks champ Sherbini to take squash world title

Egypt's Raneem El Welily ended a three-year wait for atonement when she won the world title by upsetting her compatriot Nour El Sherbini 3-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 in Sunday's final.

Welily shocks champ Sherbini to take squash world title

Egypt's Raneem El Welily ended a three-year wait for atonement when she won the world title by upsetting her compatriot Nour El Sherbini 3-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 in Sunday's final.

12/17/2017 - 20:25

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force.


12/17/2017 - 19:45

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" netted an estimated $220 million in North America on its opening weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations, a figure bettered only by 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in N. America

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" netted an estimated $220 million in North America on its opening weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations, a figure bettered only by 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."


12/17/2017 - 16:14

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.


12/17/2017 - 13:48

Royal row as body of king who aided Mussolini returns to Italy

The body of Italy's controversial king Victor Emmanuel III returned to Italy on Sunday, amid a row over where the monarch who abetted dictator Benito Mussolini should be buried.

Royal row as body of king who aided Mussolini returns to Italy

The body of Italy's controversial king Victor Emmanuel III returned to Italy on Sunday, amid a row over where the monarch who abetted dictator Benito Mussolini should be buried.


12/17/2017 - 13:37

Assange told not to interfere in Catalonia: Ecuador president

Ecuador has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to interfere in Catalonia's separatist crisis, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in an interview published Sunday.

Assange told not to interfere in Catalonia: Ecuador president

Ecuador has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to interfere in Catalonia's separatist crisis, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in an interview published Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 13:35

Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful.

Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful.


12/17/2017 - 13:21

Gabart: the record breaking sailor who doesn't like to swim

He is affectionately known as "Excel spreadsheet" to his teammates, but Frenchman Francois Gabart's precise planning has helped earn him a world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the world.

Gabart: the record breaking sailor who doesn't like to swim

He is affectionately known as "Excel spreadsheet" to his teammates, but Frenchman Francois Gabart's precise planning has helped earn him a world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the world.


12/17/2017 - 03:22

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.

12/17/2017 - 18:03

Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.

Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.


12/17/2017 - 14:51

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.


12/17/2017 - 09:39

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS 

A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS 

A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.


12/17/2017 - 08:43

Montecito's misery: Ash rains in California wildfire battle

Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multi-million-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California's largest wildfires in decades.

Montecito's misery: Ash rains in California wildfire battle

Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multi-million-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California's largest wildfires in decades.


12/17/2017 - 08:06

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying "harmful" waste, official sources said Sunday.

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying "harmful" waste, official sources said Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 05:51

China shivers as shift from coal to gas sputters

With temperatures dipping below freezing in a northern Chinese village, a group of parka-clad women tried to stay warm as they played mahjong around a small gas stove in a grocery store.

China shivers as shift from coal to gas sputters

With temperatures dipping below freezing in a northern Chinese village, a group of parka-clad women tried to stay warm as they played mahjong around a small gas stove in a grocery store.


12/17/2017 - 05:45

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.


12/16/2017 - 17:57

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000 euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000  euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.

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