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06/23/2018 - 13:27

Scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

Scores of people were hurt in a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital that sent crowds fleeing in panic.

Scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

Scores of people were hurt in a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital that sent crowds fleeing in panic.


06/23/2018 - 12:14

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in Brazil in 2014 in a crunch match against Sweden on Saturday.

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in Brazil in 2014 in a crunch match against Sweden on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 10:08

Blast at Ethiopian PM's rally sparks panic: AFP

A small blast sparked panic at public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday, an AFP journalist said.

Blast at Ethiopian PM's rally sparks panic: AFP

A small blast sparked panic at public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday, an AFP journalist said.


06/23/2018 - 07:30

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.


06/23/2018 - 05:49

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.


06/23/2018 - 03:52

US Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown: report

The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday.

US Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown: report

The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday.


06/23/2018 - 03:42

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil's lead by belatedly springing into life.

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil's lead by belatedly springing into life.


06/23/2018 - 00:21

Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit

Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake.

Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit

Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake.


06/22/2018 - 23:28

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.


06/22/2018 - 22:46

Greece hails 'historic' deal to end debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday hailed an agreement by Eurozone ministers that will put an end to the country's eight-year bailout program as an "historic" step.

Greece hails 'historic' deal to end debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday hailed an agreement by Eurozone ministers that will put an end to the country's eight-year bailout program as an "historic" step.


06/22/2018 - 22:08

Liberate men with satin and corsets: fashion icon Galliano

John Galliano set out Friday to redefine 21st-century masculinity with corsets, sensual satins and vinyl trousers to "liberate" men from their sartorial shackles.

Liberate men with satin and corsets: fashion icon Galliano

John Galliano set out Friday to redefine 21st-century masculinity with corsets, sensual satins and vinyl trousers to "liberate" men from their sartorial shackles.


06/22/2018 - 21:52

Protests across Spain as sexual abuse gang released on bail

Protesters hit the streets across Spain for the second day running on Friday, after five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival were released on bail.

Protests across Spain as sexual abuse gang released on bail

Protesters hit the streets across Spain for the second day running on Friday, after five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival were released on bail.


06/22/2018 - 19:41

Airbus warns could leave UK if no Brexit deal

Aviation giant Airbus has warned it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the European Union without a deal, upping the pressure Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May to make progress in Brexit negotiations with Brussels.

Airbus warns could leave UK if no Brexit deal

Aviation giant Airbus has warned it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the European Union without a deal, upping the pressure Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May to make progress in Brexit negotiations with Brussels.


06/22/2018 - 19:10

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

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

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

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


06/22/2018 - 18:08

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.


06/22/2018 - 17:11

European car shares skid after Trump tariff threat

Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said.

European car shares skid after Trump tariff threat

Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said.


06/22/2018 - 17:05

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.


06/22/2018 - 14:34

Anger grows as Spain court bails sexual abuse gang

Protests were planned across Spain on Friday, after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival.

Anger grows as Spain court bails sexual abuse gang

Protests were planned across Spain on Friday, after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival.


06/22/2018 - 14:09

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela forces

The United Nations human rights chief called Friday for an international investigation of atrocities in Venezuela, blasting the government's chronic refusal to probe security officers over the alleged killings of civilians.

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela forces

The United Nations human rights chief called Friday for an international investigation of atrocities in Venezuela, blasting the government's chronic refusal to probe security officers over the alleged killings of civilians.


06/22/2018 - 12:25

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray at World Cup

The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona in Argentina's pantheon of heroes.

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray at World Cup

The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona in Argentina's pantheon of heroes.


06/22/2018 - 12:20

Britain's Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Britain's Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.


06/22/2018 - 11:10

Greece 'turning a page' as eurozone agrees debt relief

The Greek government on Friday said the country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy.

Greece 'turning a page' as eurozone agrees debt relief

The Greek government on Friday said the country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy.


06/22/2018 - 08:38

World Cup spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.

World Cup spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.


06/22/2018 - 07:58

China dog meat fest opens as S. Korea goes the other way

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs.

China dog meat fest opens as S. Korea goes the other way

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs.


06/22/2018 - 07:54

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns didn't have to go far to get Deandre Ayton in the NBA draft, as they made the towering Bahamian teenager their first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history on Thursday.

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns didn't have to go far to get Deandre Ayton in the NBA draft, as they made the towering Bahamian teenager their first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history on Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 07:50

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

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

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

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


06/22/2018 - 06:05

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

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

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

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

06/23/2018 - 14:02

Hartley at back of grid, rain halts practice in France

Brendon Hartley will start Sunday's French Grand Prix from the back of the grid after being handed a 35-place penalty on Saturday for taking a range of new engine parts.

Hartley at back of grid, rain halts practice in France

Brendon Hartley will start Sunday's French Grand Prix from the back of the grid after being handed a 35-place penalty on Saturday for taking a range of new engine parts.


06/23/2018 - 13:51

Federer beats Kudla to reach 12th Halle final

Roger Federer booked his 12th career final at the ATP Halle grass tournament on Saturday, beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (7/1), 7-5.

Federer beats Kudla to reach 12th Halle final

Roger Federer booked his 12th career final at the ATP Halle grass tournament on Saturday, beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (7/1), 7-5.


06/23/2018 - 13:25

All Blacks 'need to get better' despite 49-14 win over France

Rieko Ioane scored a dazzling second-half hat-trick as New Zealand punished France 49-14 to complete a clean sweep of their three-Test series in Dunedin on Saturday.

All Blacks 'need to get better' despite 49-14 win over France

Rieko Ioane scored a dazzling second-half hat-trick as New Zealand punished France 49-14 to complete a clean sweep of their three-Test series in Dunedin on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 13:19

'Groundbreaking' Mauresmo appointed French Davis Cup captain

Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo on Saturday became the first woman appointed to captain France's Davis Cup team.

'Groundbreaking' Mauresmo appointed French Davis Cup captain

Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo on Saturday became the first woman appointed to captain France's Davis Cup team.


06/23/2018 - 12:41

World Cup fans flock to party in Moscow's 'street of lights'

A quiet pedestrian street leading off from Red Square, Moscow's Nikolskaya Street has unexpectedly become the party zone of choice for thousands of international World Cup fans, to the bemusement of locals.

World Cup fans flock to party in Moscow's 'street of lights'

A quiet pedestrian street leading off from Red Square, Moscow's Nikolskaya Street has unexpectedly become the party zone of choice for thousands of international World Cup fans, to the bemusement of locals.


06/23/2018 - 12:32

Real Madrid sign teenage Ukrainian goalkeeper

Real Madrid have signed 19-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk, the European champions announced on Saturday.

Real Madrid sign teenage Ukrainian goalkeeper

Real Madrid have signed 19-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk, the European champions announced on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 12:29

Serbian press slams 'provocative' Swiss celebrations

Serbian papers slammed what they labelled "shameful provocation" by two Switzerland players of Kosovo origin who used political gestures to celebrate their goals in the 2-1 World Cup victory.

Serbian papers slammed what they labelled "shameful provocation" by two Switzerland players of Kosovo origin who used political gestures to celebrate their goals in the 2-1 World Cup victory.


06/23/2018 - 12:21

Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.


06/23/2018 - 12:14

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in Brazil in 2014 in a crunch match against Sweden on Saturday.

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in Brazil in 2014 in a crunch match against Sweden on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 12:05

Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said Friday that politics and football should "never mix" after two players celebrated goals in a 2-1 victory over Serbia with political gestures.

Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said Friday that politics and football should "never mix" after two players celebrated goals in a 2-1 victory over Serbia with political gestures.


06/23/2018 - 11:53

Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said Friday that politics and football should "never mix" after two players celebrated goals in a 2-1 victory over Serbia with political gestures.

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said Friday that politics and football should "never mix" after two players celebrated goals in a 2-1 victory over Serbia with political gestures.


06/23/2018 - 10:55

From Russia to Leicester and back for record-breaking Musa

Leicester City's out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to fire Nigeria to their first win in Russia against Iceland.

From Russia to Leicester and back for record-breaking Musa

Leicester City's out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to fire Nigeria to their first win in Russia against Iceland.


06/23/2018 - 10:19

Japan boosted by 'boring' rugby win over Georgia

Japan blanked Georgia 28-0 on Saturday to end a busy month of home Tests on a high note after splitting a two-match series against Italy.

Japan boosted by 'boring' rugby win over Georgia

Japan blanked Georgia 28-0 on Saturday to end a busy month of home Tests on a high note after splitting a two-match series against Italy.


06/23/2018 - 09:46

Sri Lanka's Lakmal replaces banned Chandimal as skipper

Sri Lanka on Saturday named Suranga Lakmal as skipper for the potentially series-saving third Test against the West Indies after Dinesh Chandimal lost his appeal against a one-match ban for ball tampering.

Sri Lanka's Lakmal replaces banned Chandimal as skipper

Sri Lanka on Saturday named Suranga Lakmal as skipper for the potentially series-saving third Test against the West Indies after Dinesh Chandimal lost his appeal against a one-match ban for ball tampering.


06/23/2018 - 07:48

Sabres take rangy Swede Dahlin with first overall NHL pick

Rasmus Dahlin became just the second Swedish-born player to be selected first overall in the NHL draft on Friday when the Buffalo Sabres used the top pick on the rangy teenage defenceman.

Sabres take rangy Swede Dahlin with first overall NHL pick

Rasmus Dahlin became just the second Swedish-born player to be selected first overall in the NHL draft on Friday when the Buffalo Sabres used the top pick on the rangy teenage defenceman.


06/23/2018 - 07:17

Vietnam busts $26 mn online betting ring: state media

Vietnamese police broke up an online football gambling ring worth around $26 million, arresting four people as authorities look to stop black market betting that surges during sporting events like the ongoing World Cup.

Vietnam busts $26 mn online betting ring: state media

Vietnamese police broke up an online football gambling ring worth around $26 million, arresting four people as authorities look to stop black market betting that surges during sporting events like the ongoing World Cup.


06/23/2018 - 05:49

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.


06/23/2018 - 05:35

Noah Lyles storms to first US 100m title

American sprinter Noah Lyles clocked the fastest time in the world this year at 9.88 seconds to capture the men's 100 metre US national title on Friday.

Noah Lyles storms to first US 100m title

American sprinter Noah Lyles clocked the fastest time in the world this year at 9.88 seconds to capture the men's 100 metre US national title on Friday.


06/23/2018 - 03:46

Lopez seizes early lead at LPGA Arkansas Championship

Gaby Lopez, who took some time off after missing back-to-back cuts, fired an eight-under 63 to grab the first-round lead at the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship on Friday.

Lopez seizes early lead at LPGA Arkansas Championship

Gaby Lopez, who took some time off after missing back-to-back cuts, fired an eight-under 63 to grab the first-round lead at the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship on Friday.


06/23/2018 - 03:43

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil's lead by belatedly springing into life.

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil's lead by belatedly springing into life.


06/22/2018 - 23:51

'Two hours to go 10 miles': French GP traffic on road to nowhere

Crisis talks to resolve serious traffic and parking problems at the French Grand Prix were taking place late Friday after a day of extraordinary queues, over-heating cars and angry ticket-holders.

'Two hours to go 10 miles': French GP traffic on road to nowhere

Crisis talks to resolve serious traffic and parking problems at the French Grand Prix were taking place late Friday after a day of extraordinary queues, over-heating cars and angry ticket-holders.


06/22/2018 - 23:44

Pele memories live on as Honda embraces 'final' World Cup

Japan icon Keisuke Honda's dream of winning the World Cup began when, as a six-year-old, his father showed him footage of Brazilian legend Pele on an old VCR.

Pele memories live on as Honda embraces 'final' World Cup

Japan icon Keisuke Honda's dream of winning the World Cup began when, as a six-year-old, his father showed him footage of Brazilian legend Pele on an old VCR.


06/22/2018 - 23:42

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.


06/22/2018 - 23:01

Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Just four years ago, the closest Gabriel Jesus got to the World Cup was painting the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo green and yellow. On Friday, his old neighbors turned out en masse to watch him star in Russia.

Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Just four years ago, the closest Gabriel Jesus got to the World Cup was painting the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo green and yellow. On Friday, his old neighbors turned out en masse to watch him star in Russia.


06/22/2018 - 22:28

USOC eyes new CEO soon, gymnastics probe results in months

The US Olympic Committee expects to have a new chief executive within weeks and results by summer's end from an independent investigation into its handling of a gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

USOC eyes new CEO soon, gymnastics probe results in months

The US Olympic Committee expects to have a new chief executive within weeks and results by summer's end from an independent investigation into its handling of a gymnastics sex abuse scandal.


06/22/2018 - 22:01

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday.

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday.


06/22/2018 - 21:56

We're still in the race, says disappointed Iceland boss

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday's 2-0 loss to Nigeria.

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday's 2-0 loss to Nigeria.

06/23/2018 - 13:51

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

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

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

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


06/23/2018 - 10:30

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

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

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

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


06/23/2018 - 03:34

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

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

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

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


06/23/2018 - 02:15

Judge clears way for trial over Kanye 'exclusive'

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

Judge clears way for trial over Kanye 'exclusive'

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


06/22/2018 - 21:55

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

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

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

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


06/22/2018 - 19:17

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

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

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

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


06/22/2018 - 19:10

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

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

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

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


06/22/2018 - 18:56

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

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

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

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


06/22/2018 - 17:04

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

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

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

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


06/22/2018 - 13:07

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

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

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

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


06/22/2018 - 11:24

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

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

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

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


06/22/2018 - 09:23

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

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

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

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


06/22/2018 - 07:50

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

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

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

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


06/22/2018 - 05:19

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.


06/22/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".


06/22/2018 - 03:55

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.


06/22/2018 - 03:39

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.


06/22/2018 - 00:27

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 00:16

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"


06/21/2018 - 21:16

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.


06/21/2018 - 20:43

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 20:02

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.


06/21/2018 - 19:40

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.


06/21/2018 - 16:47

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically apocalyptic outdoor Paris show.

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically apocalyptic outdoor Paris show.


06/21/2018 - 15:58

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 09:20

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics.

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics.


06/21/2018 - 07:19

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Sitting humbly on the floor in his orange robes, the spiritual head of the biggest ashram in Rishikesh rejoices at how yoga has spread across the globe in the 50 years since The Beatles first visited the holy city.

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Sitting humbly on the floor in his orange robes, the spiritual head of the biggest ashram in Rishikesh rejoices at how yoga has spread across the globe in the 50 years since The Beatles first visited the holy city.

06/23/2018 - 05:54

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

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

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

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


06/23/2018 - 04:02

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

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

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

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


06/22/2018 - 18:33

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

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

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

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


06/22/2018 - 17:29

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

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

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

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


06/22/2018 - 12:48

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

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

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

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


06/22/2018 - 12:15

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

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

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

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


06/22/2018 - 01:32

New York puts its rats on ice

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

New York puts its rats on ice

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


06/21/2018 - 22:00

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

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

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

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


06/21/2018 - 21:07

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

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

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

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


06/21/2018 - 20:44

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

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

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

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


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

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

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

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


06/21/2018 - 10:48

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

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

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

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


06/21/2018 - 08:46

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

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

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

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


06/21/2018 - 05:22

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

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

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

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


06/20/2018 - 21:47

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

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

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

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


06/20/2018 - 20:57

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

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

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

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


06/20/2018 - 19:19

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.


06/20/2018 - 06:11

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.


06/20/2018 - 05:55

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.


06/20/2018 - 00:31

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.


06/19/2018 - 23:14

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.


06/19/2018 - 13:41

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.


06/19/2018 - 12:18

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.


06/19/2018 - 08:24

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 05:48

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.


06/19/2018 - 05:20

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to use in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to freeze an embryo in the hope of one day having a second child.

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to use in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to freeze an embryo in the hope of one day having a second child.


06/19/2018 - 05:14

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.

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