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02/18/2018 - 19:08

Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

The hunt for a plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in Iran's Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said Sunday.

Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

The hunt for a plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in Iran's Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 18:20

Oscar Wilde biopic by Everett hails 'Christ-like' gay icon

Gay cinema pioneer Rupert Everett said his new biopic about legendary literary dandy Oscar Wilde captures him as a "Christ-like" figure who sacrificed himself for the future global LBGTQ rights movement.

Oscar Wilde biopic by Everett hails 'Christ-like' gay icon

Gay cinema pioneer Rupert Everett said his new biopic about legendary literary dandy Oscar Wilde captures him as a "Christ-like" figure who sacrificed himself for the future global LBGTQ rights movement.


02/18/2018 - 17:34

Japan's Kodaira stuns S. Korean champ to win speed skate gold

World champion Nao Kodaira shook off the pressure of the biggest race of her life Sunday to become Japan's first female Olympic speed-skating gold medallist by capturing the 500m title.

Japan's Kodaira stuns S. Korean champ to win speed skate gold

World champion Nao Kodaira shook off the pressure of the biggest race of her life Sunday to become Japan's first female Olympic speed-skating gold medallist by capturing the 500m title.


02/18/2018 - 17:31

Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, a towering figure in African cinema, died Sunday at the age of 64, the national film makers guild announced in a statement.

Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, a towering figure in African cinema, died Sunday at the age of 64, the national film makers guild announced in a statement.


02/18/2018 - 17:28

Belarus leader fumes after skier failed to qualify for Olympic final

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday accused judges of unfairly "throwing out" skier Anton Kushnir from the Olympic final, after rousing the country's diplomats the night before to get them to complain to the IOC.

Belarus leader fumes after skier failed to qualify for Olympic final

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday accused judges of unfairly "throwing out" skier Anton Kushnir from the Olympic final, after rousing the country's diplomats the night before to get them to complain to the IOC.


02/18/2018 - 17:07

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.


02/18/2018 - 16:27

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck".

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck".


02/18/2018 - 15:45

Russian Olympic curler involved in doping case: sources

A Russian Olympic curler has been implicated in a doping case, sources told AFP on Sunday, in a potential setback as the country battles to recover from a major scandal which triggered its ban from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Russian Olympic curler involved in doping case: sources

A Russian Olympic curler has been implicated in a doping case, sources told AFP on Sunday, in a potential setback as the country battles to recover from a major scandal which triggered its ban from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

02/18/2018 - 19:11

Kvitova takes Qatar title and heads back into top 10

Petra Kvitova fought back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza on Sunday to win the Qatar Open, a victory which will take her back into the world's top 10.

Kvitova takes Qatar title and heads back into top 10

Petra Kvitova fought back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza on Sunday to win the Qatar Open, a victory which will take her back into the world's top 10.


02/18/2018 - 19:04

Rochdale stun Spurs to force FA Cup replay

Lowly Rochdale scored deep into stoppage time to deny Tottenham Hotspur victory as their FA Cup fifth-round tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Rochdale stun Spurs to force FA Cup replay

Lowly Rochdale scored deep into stoppage time to deny Tottenham Hotspur victory as their FA Cup fifth-round tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 18:56

'One of the best weeks of my life', says Federer after 97th title

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title, and declared it "one of the best weeks of my life".

'One of the best weeks of my life', says Federer after 97th title

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title, and declared it "one of the best weeks of my life".


02/18/2018 - 18:33

Six of the best as Luiten wins inaugural Oman Open

Dutchman Joost Luiten captured his sixth European Tour title on Sunday when he edged out England's Chris Wood by two shots at the inaugural Oman Open.

Six of the best as Luiten wins inaugural Oman Open

Dutchman Joost Luiten captured his sixth European Tour title on Sunday when he edged out England's Chris Wood by two shots at the inaugural Oman Open.


02/18/2018 - 18:26

Snow king Neuville wins Rally of Sweden

Belgian Thierry Neuville of Hyundai showed relentless focus to win the atypical "ice and snow" Rally of Sweden on Sunday having led the field since Friday.

Snow king Neuville wins Rally of Sweden

Belgian Thierry Neuville of Hyundai showed relentless focus to win the atypical "ice and snow" Rally of Sweden on Sunday having led the field since Friday.


02/18/2018 - 18:25

Gameiro, Costa on target as Atletico keep up Barcelona chase

Kevin Gameiro came off the bench to score one goal and make another for Diego Costa as Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in La Liga on Sunday.

Gameiro, Costa on target as Atletico keep up Barcelona chase

Kevin Gameiro came off the bench to score one goal and make another for Diego Costa as Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in La Liga on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 18:00

Gomez gives Stuttgart space to breathe

Mario Gomez fired Stuttgart to a 1-0 victory over southern rivals Augsburg on Sunday, lifting the struggling side four points clear of the bottom three.

Gomez gives Stuttgart space to breathe

Mario Gomez fired Stuttgart to a 1-0 victory over southern rivals Augsburg on Sunday, lifting the struggling side four points clear of the bottom three.


02/18/2018 - 17:52

Tech company behind Man Utd's VAR 'wobble' apologises

The company responsible for the 'wobbly line' that caused confusion during Manchester United's debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error.

Tech company behind Man Utd's VAR 'wobble' apologises

The company responsible for the 'wobbly line' that caused confusion during Manchester United's debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error.

02/18/2018 - 18:20

Oscar Wilde biopic by Everett hails 'Christ-like' gay icon

Gay cinema pioneer Rupert Everett said his new biopic about legendary literary dandy Oscar Wilde captures him as a "Christ-like" figure who sacrificed himself for the future global LBGTQ rights movement.

Oscar Wilde biopic by Everett hails 'Christ-like' gay icon

Gay cinema pioneer Rupert Everett said his new biopic about legendary literary dandy Oscar Wilde captures him as a "Christ-like" figure who sacrificed himself for the future global LBGTQ rights movement.


02/18/2018 - 17:32

Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, a towering figure in African cinema, died Sunday at the age of 64, the national film makers guild announced in a statement.

Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, a towering figure in African cinema, died Sunday at the age of 64, the national film makers guild announced in a statement.


02/18/2018 - 13:37

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

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 female entertainment 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 female entertainment 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 - 13:31

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 - 13:19

Emma Watson gives £1 mn 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 £1 mn 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 - 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.

02/18/2018 - 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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