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01/20/2018 - 15:24

Pence starts Mideast tour in Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Egypt Saturday to begin a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by anger in the Arab world over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Pence starts Mideast tour in Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Egypt Saturday to begin a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by anger in the Arab world over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


01/20/2018 - 15:21

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


01/20/2018 - 14:12

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt at Australian Open

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semi-final meeting at the Australian Open Saturday as Maria Sharapova suffered a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber.

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt at Australian Open

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semi-final meeting at the Australian Open Saturday as Maria Sharapova suffered a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber.


01/20/2018 - 13:49

Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey had "de-facto" launched a new operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked destabilising the area.

Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey had "de-facto" launched a new operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked destabilising the area.


01/20/2018 - 13:33

Trump says Democrats 'could have easily made deal' to avert shutdown

President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday with his government in shutdown, accusing Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands and saying they "could have easily made a deal."

Trump says Democrats 'could have easily made deal' to avert shutdown

President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday with his government in shutdown, accusing Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands and saying they "could have easily made a deal."


01/20/2018 - 13:25

Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission.

Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission.


01/20/2018 - 13:22

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a mainland Chinese fishing boat and the American-Danish team's yacht during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a mainland Chinese fishing boat and the American-Danish team's yacht during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.


01/20/2018 - 09:52

Trump and 'Davos Man': best of enemies

A compelling clash of cultures will unfold in the vertiginous Swiss Alps this week as Donald Trump, just over 12 months into his high-wire presidency, confronts the cheerleaders of globalisation in Davos.

Trump and 'Davos Man': best of enemies

A compelling clash of cultures will unfold in the vertiginous Swiss Alps this week as Donald Trump, just over 12 months into his high-wire presidency, confronts the cheerleaders of globalisation in Davos.

01/20/2018 - 15:39

North Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Games in the South, the International Olympic Committee said Saturday, approving a landmark deal between two nations still officially at war.

North Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Games in the South, the International Olympic Committee said Saturday, approving a landmark deal between two nations still officially at war.


01/20/2018 - 14:12

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt at Australian Open

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semi-final meeting at the Australian Open Saturday as Maria Sharapova suffered a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber.

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt at Australian Open

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semi-final meeting at the Australian Open Saturday as Maria Sharapova suffered a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber.


01/20/2018 - 14:03

Storm interrupts Singapore Open 3rd round

US Masters champion Sergio Garcia had his game interrupted for the second day running at the Singapore Open as a lightning storm halted play at the Sentosa Golf Course on Saturday.

Storm interrupts Singapore Open 3rd round

US Masters champion Sergio Garcia had his game interrupted for the second day running at the Singapore Open as a lightning storm halted play at the Sentosa Golf Course on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 13:22

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a mainland Chinese fishing boat and the American-Danish team's yacht during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a mainland Chinese fishing boat and the American-Danish team's yacht during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.


01/20/2018 - 12:24

S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms

South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday that it "must act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that President Jacob Zuma could soon be forced to leave office.

S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms

South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday that it "must act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that President Jacob Zuma could soon be forced to leave office.


01/20/2018 - 08:51

Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second to Richie Porte on Saturday's iconic stage to Willunga Hill.

Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second to Richie Porte on Saturday's iconic stage to Willunga Hill.


01/20/2018 - 08:04

Raptors take care of Spurs at home

Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in over two years with a 86-83 victory on Friday.

Raptors take care of Spurs at home

Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in over two years with a 86-83 victory on Friday.


01/20/2018 - 06:40

Drama-free Keys delighted to be under the radar

US Open finalist Madison Keys says she's happy not to be "the drama" after racing almost unnoticed into the second week of the Australian Open.

Drama-free Keys delighted to be under the radar

US Open finalist Madison Keys says she's happy not to be "the drama" after racing almost unnoticed into the second week of the Australian Open.

01/20/2018 - 15:21

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


01/20/2018 - 08:51

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.


01/20/2018 - 08:14

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.


01/20/2018 - 07:58

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/20/2018 - 02:45

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.


01/20/2018 - 00:42

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.


01/19/2018 - 23:10

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.


01/19/2018 - 20:31

Global box office for French films doubles

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.

Global box office for French films doubles

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.

01/20/2018 - 10:18

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.


01/20/2018 - 04:46

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.


01/20/2018 - 04:00

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.


01/19/2018 - 22:42

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.


01/19/2018 - 19:14

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.


01/19/2018 - 18:51

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.


01/19/2018 - 18:20

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 17:37

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

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