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07/23/2018 - 14:46

'Great friend': AFP driver among 23 killed in Kabul suicide attack

AFP driver Mohammad Akhtar, a 31-year-old father of four who was among 23 people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, was a "great friend" known for his kindness and honesty, colleagues said Monday.

'Great friend': AFP driver among 23 killed in Kabul suicide attack

AFP driver Mohammad Akhtar, a 31-year-old father of four who was among 23 people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, was a "great friend" known for his kindness and honesty, colleagues said Monday.


07/23/2018 - 14:46

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare "vile"

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.


07/23/2018 - 14:27

'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference

A world AIDS assembly opens in Amsterdam on Monday hoping to harness the star power of activists Elton John and Prince Harry to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control.

'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference

A world AIDS assembly opens in Amsterdam on Monday hoping to harness the star power of activists Elton John and Prince Harry to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control.


07/23/2018 - 14:23

Mercedes before Hamilton and Bottas, says Wolff

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff denied Monday that the use of team orders in Sunday's spectacular German Grand Prix signalled that Lewis Hamilton would be preferred as the number one driver.

Mercedes before Hamilton and Bottas, says Wolff

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff denied Monday that the use of team orders in Sunday's spectacular German Grand Prix signalled that Lewis Hamilton would be preferred as the number one driver.


07/23/2018 - 14:10

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".


07/23/2018 - 14:01

Gunman kills two in Toronto shooting rampage

A 29-year-old gunman opened fire on pedestrians in a bustling Toronto neighborhood, killing two and wounding a dozen others, police in Canada's largest city said Monday, adding the suspect was found dead in an alley after an exchange of gunfire with police.

Gunman kills two in Toronto shooting rampage

A 29-year-old gunman opened fire on pedestrians in a bustling Toronto neighborhood, killing two and wounding a dozen others, police in Canada's largest city said Monday, adding the suspect was found dead in an alley after an exchange of gunfire with police.


07/23/2018 - 13:52

French interior minister defends handling of Macron aide scandal

France's interior minister on Monday defended his handling of a video showing a top security aide to President Emmanuel Macron hitting a May Day protester, a scandal that has rocked the government and prompted accusations of a cover-up.

French interior minister defends handling of Macron aide scandal

France's interior minister on Monday defended his handling of a video showing a top security aide to President Emmanuel Macron hitting a May Day protester, a scandal that has rocked the government and prompted accusations of a cover-up.


07/23/2018 - 11:51

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.


07/23/2018 - 09:04

Trump hits back at Iran 'war' talk

President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran's president, warning him of dire consequences as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic.

Trump hits back at Iran 'war' talk

President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran's president, warning him of dire consequences as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic.


07/23/2018 - 08:15

Ozil quits Germany side after 'racism' as Turkey applauds

Mesut Ozil on Monday was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting "racism" over criticism for the side's World Cup debacle.

Ozil quits Germany side after 'racism' as Turkey applauds

Mesut Ozil on Monday was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting "racism" over criticism for the side's World Cup debacle.


07/23/2018 - 07:36

Turkey hails 'goal against fascist virus' after Ozil quits Germany side

Turkish ministers on Monday warmly applauded the decision of Turkish-origin German footballer Mesut Ozil to quit the national team on the grounds of racism, with one senior minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism."

Turkey hails 'goal against fascist virus' after Ozil quits Germany side

Turkish ministers on Monday warmly applauded the decision of Turkish-origin German footballer Mesut Ozil to quit the national team on the grounds of racism, with one senior minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism."


07/23/2018 - 06:17

Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police

A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported.

Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police

A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported.


07/23/2018 - 05:53

Trump to Iran: 'never, ever threaten' US again

President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered," if it threatens the United States.

Trump to Iran: 'never, ever threaten' US again

President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered," if it threatens the United States.


07/23/2018 - 04:50

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns Sunday, completing a clean sweep of titles with a 33-12 defeat of England in the final at AT&T Park.

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns Sunday, completing a clean sweep of titles with a 33-12 defeat of England in the final at AT&T Park.


07/23/2018 - 04:20

Dying groundskeeper to testify in Roundup cancer trial

A California groundskeeper dying of cancer is slated to testify Monday before jurors hearing evidence in his lawsuit blaming Monsanto weed killer Roundup for his terminal illness.

Dying groundskeeper to testify in Roundup cancer trial

A California groundskeeper dying of cancer is slated to testify Monday before jurors hearing evidence in his lawsuit blaming Monsanto weed killer Roundup for his terminal illness.


07/23/2018 - 04:20

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns on Sunday, defeating England 33-12 in the final at AT&T Park.

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns on Sunday, defeating England 33-12 in the final at AT&T Park.


07/23/2018 - 03:18

G20 urges dialogue to resolve trade tensions that threaten growth

Group of 20 members pleaded on Sunday for increased dialogue to defuse escalating trade tensions that could hit global economic growth hard.

G20 urges dialogue to resolve trade tensions that threaten growth

Group of 20 members pleaded on Sunday for increased dialogue to defuse escalating trade tensions that could hit global economic growth hard.


07/23/2018 - 02:34

Second time lucky for Denzel, whose new film tops box office

Superstar Denzel Washington had never made a sequel in a career reaching back nearly four decades, but when he did, with the Sony/Columbia production of "The Equalizer 2," it managed to open at the top of the North American box office.

Second time lucky for Denzel, whose new film tops box office

Superstar Denzel Washington had never made a sequel in a career reaching back nearly four decades, but when he did, with the Sony/Columbia production of "The Equalizer 2," it managed to open at the top of the North American box office.


07/23/2018 - 02:33

Italian media, politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends

Italian media and politicians Sunday saluted Sergio Marchionne, who has stepped down after 14 years heading auto giant Fiat as he is suffering with serious health problems believed to be life-threatening.

Italian media, politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends

Italian media and politicians Sunday saluted Sergio Marchionne, who has stepped down after 14 years heading auto giant Fiat as he is suffering with serious health problems believed to be life-threatening.


07/23/2018 - 02:32

French IT services group Atos to buy Syntel of US

French IT services group Atos said Sunday it has agreed to buy US information technology group Syntel in a move to significantly expand its presence in North America.

French IT services group Atos to buy Syntel of US

French IT services group Atos said Sunday it has agreed to buy US information technology group Syntel in a move to significantly expand its presence in North America.


07/23/2018 - 00:51

Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan on Sunday for resettlement in Western countries.

Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan on Sunday for resettlement in Western countries.


07/22/2018 - 22:26

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed.

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed.


07/22/2018 - 21:11

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack in a thrilling finale at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack in a thrilling finale at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.


07/22/2018 - 21:08

Suicide attack at Kabul airport leaves 14 dead, 60 wounded

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.

Suicide attack at Kabul airport leaves 14 dead, 60 wounded

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.


07/22/2018 - 21:06

Ozil, citing 'racism', quits Germany side after World Cup debacle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing "racism" in the criticism of him in the side's World Cup debacle.

Ozil, citing 'racism', quits Germany side after World Cup debacle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing "racism" in the criticism of him in the side's World Cup debacle.


07/22/2018 - 18:26

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 18:25

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.

07/23/2018 - 15:34

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare "vile"

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.


07/23/2018 - 14:27

'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference

A world AIDS assembly opens in Amsterdam on Monday hoping to harness the star power of activists Elton John and Prince Harry to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control.

'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference

A world AIDS assembly opens in Amsterdam on Monday hoping to harness the star power of activists Elton John and Prince Harry to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control.


07/23/2018 - 12:05

In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss

From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.

In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss

From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.


07/23/2018 - 11:51

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.


07/23/2018 - 11:00

Bayer to withdraw Essure contraceptive implants in US

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will withdraw its controversial Essure contraceptive implants from sale in the United States, the last country where they are available, more than a year after they were discontinued in Europe.

Bayer to withdraw Essure contraceptive implants in US

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will withdraw its controversial Essure contraceptive implants from sale in the United States, the last country where they are available, more than a year after they were discontinued in Europe.


07/23/2018 - 05:38

People -- and politics -- threaten Kano's ancient walls

Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria.

People -- and politics -- threaten Kano's ancient walls

Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria.


07/22/2018 - 18:41

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts

The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.

High risk of 'losing control' of AIDS epidemic: experts

The AIDS epidemic risks resurging and spiralling out of control unless billions of extra dollars are pumped into prevention and treatment, experts warned Sunday on the eve of a major world conference.


07/22/2018 - 17:55

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.


07/22/2018 - 13:41

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.


07/22/2018 - 13:31

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.


07/22/2018 - 12:41

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.


07/22/2018 - 10:39

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.


07/22/2018 - 10:12

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

"If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

"If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.


07/22/2018 - 08:24

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.


07/20/2018 - 18:31

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on  balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.


07/20/2018 - 16:57

HRW urges Brazilian lawmakers to reject new pesticide law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of rural residents.

HRW urges Brazilian lawmakers to reject new pesticide law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of rural residents.


07/20/2018 - 15:01

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.


07/20/2018 - 14:51

Israel set for nationwide strike over gay surrogacy ban

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.

Israel set for nationwide strike over gay surrogacy ban

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.


07/20/2018 - 12:33

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.


07/20/2018 - 12:28

Africa's 'bucket list' ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africa's leading ski resort, which is cultivating a loyal clientele despite its diminutive size and remote location.

Africa's 'bucket list' ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africa's leading ski resort, which is cultivating a loyal clientele despite its diminutive size and remote location.


07/20/2018 - 11:26

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.


07/20/2018 - 10:20

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.


07/20/2018 - 08:02

From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.

From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.


07/20/2018 - 06:03

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.


07/20/2018 - 04:38

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar.

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar.


07/19/2018 - 19:18

Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand.

Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand.


07/19/2018 - 16:00

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.

07/23/2018 - 15:30

German FA rejects Ozil's accusations of racism

The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football.

German FA rejects Ozil's accusations of racism

The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football.


07/23/2018 - 14:27

Five key dates in the Mesut Ozil saga

Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Ozil's bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football after a career including Germany's triumph at the 2014 World Cup:

Five key dates in the Mesut Ozil saga

Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Ozil's bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football after a career including Germany's triumph at the 2014 World Cup:


07/23/2018 - 14:27

Froome ready to give up yellow jersey dream for Thomas

Defending champion Chris Froome said he is ready to sacrifice a record-equalling fifth Tour de France victory if it helps Sky teammate Geraint Thomas claim his maiden yellow jersey.

Froome ready to give up yellow jersey dream for Thomas

Defending champion Chris Froome said he is ready to sacrifice a record-equalling fifth Tour de France victory if it helps Sky teammate Geraint Thomas claim his maiden yellow jersey.


07/23/2018 - 14:24

Mercedes before Hamilton and Bottas, says Wolff

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff denied Monday that the use of team orders in Sunday's spectacular German Grand Prix signalled that Lewis Hamilton would be preferred as the number one driver.

Mercedes before Hamilton and Bottas, says Wolff

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff denied Monday that the use of team orders in Sunday's spectacular German Grand Prix signalled that Lewis Hamilton would be preferred as the number one driver.


07/23/2018 - 13:05

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".


07/23/2018 - 12:00

Sky chief slams Tour haters, calls race's billing into doubt

Team Sky chief Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers on Monday for failing to stop "intimidating" abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.

Sky chief slams Tour haters, calls race's billing into doubt

Team Sky chief Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers on Monday for failing to stop "intimidating" abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.


07/23/2018 - 09:11

Herath corners South Africa despite De Bruyn fifty

Rangana Herath struck twice late in the morning session to dent South Africa's fightback led by an unbeaten half-century by Theunis de Bruyn on day four of the second Test on Monday.

Herath corners South Africa despite De Bruyn fifty

Rangana Herath struck twice late in the morning session to dent South Africa's fightback led by an unbeaten half-century by Theunis de Bruyn on day four of the second Test on Monday.


07/23/2018 - 08:15

Ozil quits Germany side after 'racism' as Turkey applauds

Mesut Ozil on Monday was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting "racism" over criticism for the side's World Cup debacle.

Ozil quits Germany side after 'racism' as Turkey applauds

Mesut Ozil on Monday was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting "racism" over criticism for the side's World Cup debacle.


07/23/2018 - 07:58

Sevens knockout format under scrutiny after World Cup

World Rugby chiefs have declared the "brutal" knockout format of the World Cup Sevens a success but coaches have urged officials to think twice before using the same system more widely.

Sevens knockout format under scrutiny after World Cup

World Rugby chiefs have declared the "brutal" knockout format of the World Cup Sevens a success but coaches have urged officials to think twice before using the same system more widely.


07/23/2018 - 04:50

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns Sunday, completing a clean sweep of titles with a 33-12 defeat of England in the final at AT&T Park.

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns Sunday, completing a clean sweep of titles with a 33-12 defeat of England in the final at AT&T Park.


07/23/2018 - 04:20

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns on Sunday, defeating England 33-12 in the final at AT&T Park.

All Black magic as New Zealand retain World Cup Sevens crown

New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns on Sunday, defeating England 33-12 in the final at AT&T Park.


07/23/2018 - 02:48

Weather-hit Barbasol Championship to conclude Monday

An agonizing start-and-stop day that saw multiple weather delays at the PGA Tour's Barbasol championship ended before the four co-leaders teed off in the fourth round.

Weather-hit Barbasol Championship to conclude Monday

An agonizing start-and-stop day that saw multiple weather delays at the PGA Tour's Barbasol championship ended before the four co-leaders teed off in the fourth round.


07/23/2018 - 00:02

Molinari steals limelight to give Italy rare moment of golfing glory

It was expected that recent American dominance of the majors would continue at the British Open, but instead Carnoustie delivered Italy's first ever winner of the Claret Jug in the shape of Francesco Molinari.

Molinari steals limelight to give Italy rare moment of golfing glory

It was expected that recent American dominance of the majors would continue at the British Open, but instead Carnoustie delivered Italy's first ever winner of the Claret Jug in the shape of Francesco Molinari.


07/23/2018 - 00:02

Beware! Tiger licks his lips at regaining that old feeling

Tiger Woods may have had to watch playing partner Francesco Molinari lift The Claret Jug after winning the British Open but all his rivals will have taken note of the American's return to form.

Beware! Tiger licks his lips at regaining that old feeling

Tiger Woods may have had to watch playing partner Francesco Molinari lift The Claret Jug after winning the British Open but all his rivals will have taken note of the American's return to form.


07/22/2018 - 21:53

Johnson beats Ramanathan to claim Newport title

Third seeded Steve Johnson defeated first time finalist Ramkumar Ramanathan of India 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to capture the ATP Tour's Newport tournament on Sunday.

Johnson beats Ramanathan to claim Newport title

Third seeded Steve Johnson defeated first time finalist Ramkumar Ramanathan of India 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to capture the ATP Tour's Newport tournament on Sunday.


07/22/2018 - 21:24

Froome teammate Moscon thrown off Tour de France

Italian Gianni Moscon, a Team Sky teammate of defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome, was thrown off the race Sunday after an altercation with a fellow rider, officials said.

Froome teammate Moscon thrown off Tour de France

Italian Gianni Moscon, a Team Sky teammate of defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome, was thrown off the race Sunday after an altercation with a fellow rider, officials said.


07/22/2018 - 21:21

Quintana hoping for Sky collapse as Movistar look to Pyrenees

Nairo Quintana said he would welcome rivals Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin paying for their efforts in the Giro d'Italia in May as he looks to relaunch his Tour de France bid in the Pyrenees.

Quintana hoping for Sky collapse as Movistar look to Pyrenees

Nairo Quintana said he would welcome rivals Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin paying for their efforts in the Giro d'Italia in May as he looks to relaunch his Tour de France bid in the Pyrenees.


07/22/2018 - 21:11

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack in a thrilling finale at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack in a thrilling finale at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.


07/22/2018 - 21:06

Ozil, citing 'racism', quits Germany side after World Cup debacle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing "racism" in the criticism of him in the side's World Cup debacle.

Ozil, citing 'racism', quits Germany side after World Cup debacle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing "racism" in the criticism of him in the side's World Cup debacle.


07/22/2018 - 20:59

'It stings', admits Tiger as British Open charge fades away

Tiger Woods at one moment looked like completing an astonishing fairytale comeback when he led the British Open in the final round on Sunday but ultimately came up short, posting a level par 71 to finish five-under for the tournament.

'It stings', admits Tiger as British Open charge fades away

Tiger Woods at one moment looked like completing an astonishing fairytale comeback when he led the British Open in the final round on Sunday but ultimately came up short, posting a level par 71 to finish five-under for the tournament.


07/22/2018 - 20:46

Froome teammate Moscon thrown off Tour de France

Italian Gianni Moscon, a Team Sky teammate of defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome, was thrown off the race Sunday after an altercation with a fellow rider, officials said.

Froome teammate Moscon thrown off Tour de France

Italian Gianni Moscon, a Team Sky teammate of defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome, was thrown off the race Sunday after an altercation with a fellow rider, officials said.


07/22/2018 - 20:39

History beckons, but 'buzz' of yellow weighing heavily on Thomas

A history-making chapter in the life of Geraint Thomas may be around the corner, but the "buzz" of wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey is starting to weigh heavily.

History beckons, but 'buzz' of yellow weighing heavily on Thomas

A history-making chapter in the life of Geraint Thomas may be around the corner, but the "buzz" of wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey is starting to weigh heavily.


07/22/2018 - 20:32

Tamim and Shakib push Bangladesh to respectable total

A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday in the opening ODI against the West Indies.

Tamim and Shakib push Bangladesh to respectable total

A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday in the opening ODI against the West Indies.


07/22/2018 - 20:23

McIlroy hangs in there to put Masters trauma behind him

Rory McIlroy put memories of a flat final-round performance at the Masters firmly behind him with a battling last round at the British Open on Sunday as he posted a one-under-par 70 to finish six-under overall.

McIlroy hangs in there to put Masters trauma behind him

Rory McIlroy put memories of a flat final-round performance at the Masters firmly behind him with a battling last round at the British Open on Sunday as he posted a one-under-par 70 to finish six-under overall.


07/22/2018 - 20:15

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.

Molinari sees off Spieth, Woods to win maiden major at British Open

Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career.


07/22/2018 - 20:03

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.

'As good as my best' says Hamilton after stunning German win

Lewis Hamilton said he'd "never been in a race like this" after his stunning victory in a spectacular rain-hit German Grand Prix which saw title rival Sebastian Vettel crash out of contention.


07/22/2018 - 19:49

Hamilton keeps German GP victory despite stewards summons

Lewis Hamilton kept his victory in the German Grand Prix on Sunday despite being summoned to the stewards for an aborted pit stop during the safety car period of the race.

Hamilton keeps German GP victory despite stewards summons

Lewis Hamilton kept his victory in the German Grand Prix on Sunday despite being summoned to the stewards for an aborted pit stop during the safety car period of the race.

07/23/2018 - 06:43

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

As the crowd swells with anticipation for their leader Shahbaz Sharif's arrival a DJ blares the anthem "Respect the vote", while supporters chant slogans and sway to the synth-driven dance track.

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

As the crowd swells with anticipation for their leader Shahbaz Sharif's arrival a DJ blares the anthem "Respect the vote", while supporters chant slogans and sway to the synth-driven dance track.


07/23/2018 - 02:34

Second time lucky for Denzel, whose new film tops box office

Superstar Denzel Washington had never made a sequel in a career reaching back nearly four decades, but when he did, with the Sony/Columbia production of "The Equalizer 2," it managed to open at the top of the North American box office.

Second time lucky for Denzel, whose new film tops box office

Superstar Denzel Washington had never made a sequel in a career reaching back nearly four decades, but when he did, with the Sony/Columbia production of "The Equalizer 2," it managed to open at the top of the North American box office.


07/22/2018 - 17:55

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.

Hot air balloonists flock to central Italy for 'free, happy' time

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.


07/22/2018 - 17:44

Five things we learned from San Diego Comic-Con

A legion of pop culture devotees packed up their graphic novels, nursed hangovers and folded away superhero costumes for another year on Saturday as San Diego Comic-Con began winding down.

Five things we learned from San Diego Comic-Con

A legion of pop culture devotees packed up their graphic novels, nursed hangovers and folded away superhero costumes for another year on Saturday as San Diego Comic-Con began winding down.


07/22/2018 - 10:39

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.


07/22/2018 - 01:57

Warner Bros. superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros. closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.

Warner Bros. superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros. closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.


07/21/2018 - 08:52

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.


07/21/2018 - 07:49

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make.


07/21/2018 - 06:15

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.


07/20/2018 - 22:44

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.


07/20/2018 - 21:04

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.


07/20/2018 - 20:48

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton -- revealing it is an "Alien"-like horror story on an isolated ship.

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton -- revealing it is an "Alien"-like horror story on an isolated ship.


07/20/2018 - 16:30

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old jail beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old jail beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".


07/20/2018 - 16:24

Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday.

Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday.


07/20/2018 - 07:59

Suspect held over Kazakh Olympic figure skater's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skating hero Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the city prosecutor said.

Suspect held over Kazakh Olympic figure skater's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skating hero Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the city prosecutor said.


07/20/2018 - 07:51

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who," telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the weight of history -- but that gender should be irrelevant.

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who," telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the weight of history -- but that gender should be irrelevant.


07/20/2018 - 07:51

Fox showcases bigger, badder aliens in 'The Predator'

Fox kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with world premiere footage of its action horror retread "The Predator," showcasing a new supercharged alien hunter.

Fox showcases bigger, badder aliens in 'The Predator'

Fox kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with world premiere footage of its action horror retread "The Predator," showcasing a new supercharged alien hunter.


07/20/2018 - 07:49

'Generation Wealth' and the corruption of the American Dream

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has spent a quarter-century traveling the world to chronicle excessive consumerism in all its forms and the elusive pursuit of happiness.

'Generation Wealth' and the corruption of the American Dream

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has spent a quarter-century traveling the world to chronicle excessive consumerism in all its forms and the elusive pursuit of happiness.


07/20/2018 - 07:24

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.


07/20/2018 - 04:48

DHL heir on run after failing drugs test in Palau

DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr. was on the run in the Pacific island nation of Palau Friday after failing mandatory drug testing imposed as part of a trafficking sentence.

DHL heir on run after failing drugs test in Palau

DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr. was on the run in the Pacific island nation of Palau Friday after failing mandatory drug testing imposed as part of a trafficking sentence.


07/20/2018 - 04:47

'Better Call Saul' goes back to the future at Comic-Con

AMC's "Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, generating buzz among devotees with a new character from sleazy attorney Saul Goodman's future.

'Better Call Saul' goes back to the future at Comic-Con

AMC's "Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, generating buzz among devotees with a new character from sleazy attorney Saul Goodman's future.


07/20/2018 - 03:51

Hollywood composers on making movies sing with blockbuster scores

Award-winning composers lifted the lid on the sounds behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and hit TV shows as Comic-Con kicked off day one on Thursday.

Hollywood composers on making movies sing with blockbuster scores

Award-winning composers lifted the lid on the sounds behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and hit TV shows as Comic-Con kicked off day one on Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 21:49

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago news site

Chance the Rapper has entered the news business by buying the Chicagoist website -- and announced the purchase through song Thursday.

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago news site

Chance the Rapper has entered the news business by buying the Chicagoist website -- and announced the purchase through song Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 18:51

'La La Land' director Chazelle's new flick to open Venice festival

"First Man", the hotly-awaited new film from Damien Chazelle -- Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" -- will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Thursday.

'La La Land' director Chazelle's new flick to open Venice festival

"First Man", the hotly-awaited new film from Damien Chazelle -- Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" -- will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 17:41

Rod Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song

Pop stalwart Rod Stewart returned Thursday with a wistful song about a child's struggles with drugs as the singer announced a new album.

Rod Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song

Pop stalwart Rod Stewart returned Thursday with a wistful song about a child's struggles with drugs as the singer announced a new album.


07/19/2018 - 17:30

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.


07/19/2018 - 14:55

NBA star Marc Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Libyan coast in which he took part, in a video sent to AFP Thursday.

NBA star Marc Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Libyan coast in which he took part, in a video sent to AFP Thursday.

07/23/2018 - 14:44

Sweden faces 'extreme' fire risk in coming days

Sweden is facing an "extreme" risk of more wildfires in coming days because of hot and dry weather, authorities warned Monday, as dozens of fires raged across the Scandinavian country.

Sweden faces 'extreme' fire risk in coming days

Sweden is facing an "extreme" risk of more wildfires in coming days because of hot and dry weather, authorities warned Monday, as dozens of fires raged across the Scandinavian country.


07/23/2018 - 12:05

In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss

From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.

In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss

From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.


07/23/2018 - 11:51

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.


07/23/2018 - 09:14

Crocodile in Paradise: Thailand hunts reptile in resort town

Thailand is in hot pursuit of a cagey crocodile that has made unwelcome appearances off the beaches of resort island Phuket only to slip through the clutches of local authorities.

Crocodile in Paradise: Thailand hunts reptile in resort town

Thailand is in hot pursuit of a cagey crocodile that has made unwelcome appearances off the beaches of resort island Phuket only to slip through the clutches of local authorities.


07/23/2018 - 05:38

People -- and politics -- threaten Kano's ancient walls

Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria.

People -- and politics -- threaten Kano's ancient walls

Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria.


07/23/2018 - 04:30

French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

Dozens of French soldiers specialised in firefighting arrived in Sweden early Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave.

French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

Dozens of French soldiers specialised in firefighting arrived in Sweden early Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave.


07/22/2018 - 08:24

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.


07/21/2018 - 02:10

Firefighters injured as blaze near Yosemite grows

A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday.

Firefighters injured as blaze near Yosemite grows

A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday.


07/20/2018 - 18:43

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.


07/20/2018 - 12:32

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.


07/20/2018 - 11:26

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.


07/20/2018 - 07:24

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.


07/20/2018 - 05:56

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.


07/20/2018 - 03:36

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them.

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them.


07/20/2018 - 01:28

US proposes roll back of endangered species protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists.

US proposes roll back of endangered species protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists.


07/19/2018 - 20:45

2 Canadian provinces join to fight Trudeau's carbon tax

The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan said Thursday they would join forces in opposition to the federal carbon tax, in a setback to government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.

2 Canadian provinces join to fight Trudeau's carbon tax

The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan said Thursday they would join forces in opposition to the federal carbon tax, in a setback to government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.


07/19/2018 - 20:40

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.


07/19/2018 - 14:04

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.


07/19/2018 - 12:06

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.


07/19/2018 - 12:03

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.


07/18/2018 - 17:00

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.


07/18/2018 - 16:06

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.


07/18/2018 - 05:39

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.


07/18/2018 - 05:17

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.


07/17/2018 - 19:14

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 18:47

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 08:53

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

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