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05/29/2017 - 08:58

North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone -- the latest in a series of provocative launches that have heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.

North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone -- the latest in a series of provocative launches that have heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.


05/29/2017 - 07:47

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

A White House in crisis scrambled to allay public concern over reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications link to Russia -- a bombshell allegation the US president swatted down as "fabricated."

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

A White House in crisis scrambled to allay public concern over reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications link to Russia -- a bombshell allegation the US president swatted down as "fabricated."


05/29/2017 - 07:51

Fears for 2,000 people trapped in Philippine city battle

Security forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside a southern Philippine city Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape a week of fighting that has left women and children among the dead.

Fears for 2,000 people trapped in Philippine city battle

Security forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside a southern Philippine city Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape a week of fighting that has left women and children among the dead.


05/29/2017 - 10:48

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.


05/29/2017 - 08:49

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

British police said they had arrested a new suspect on Monday over the Manchester bombings, bringing to 14 the number of people they have in custody over the attack.

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

British police said they had arrested a new suspect on Monday over the Manchester bombings, bringing to 14 the number of people they have in custody over the attack.


05/29/2017 - 04:02

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

France's new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria.

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

France's new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria.


05/29/2017 - 05:00

India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home

Kanishk Sajnani did not receive so much as a thank you from a major Indian airline when he contacted them with alarming news -- he had hacked their website and could book flights anywhere in the world for free.

India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home

Kanishk Sajnani did not receive so much as a thank you from a major Indian airline when he contacted them with alarming news -- he had hacked their website and could book flights anywhere in the world for free.


05/29/2017 - 04:00

Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off Monday ahead of a French Open collison course, while champions past and present meet in the women's first round.

Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off Monday ahead of a French Open collison course, while champions past and present meet in the women's first round.

05/28/2017 - 23:15

More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled more than a hundred flights from London's Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure.

More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled more than a hundred flights from London's Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure.


05/28/2017 - 17:58

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus and Boeing

Russia on Sunday held a successful test flight of its new MC-21 medium-haul passenger jet that it hopes will revive its troubled civil aviation industry and challenge giants Airbus and Boeing.

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus and Boeing

Russia on Sunday held a successful test flight of its new MC-21 medium-haul passenger jet that it hopes will revive its troubled civil aviation industry and challenge giants Airbus and Boeing.


05/29/2017 - 05:20

Asian markets brush off North Korean missile launch

Stock markets in Japan and South Korea rose Monday morning as investors brushed off Pyongyang's missile launch, and after record gains on overseas bourses.

Asian markets brush off North Korean missile launch

Stock markets in Japan and South Korea rose Monday morning as investors brushed off Pyongyang's missile launch, and after record gains on overseas bourses.


05/28/2017 - 12:17

Alitalia strike grounds 200 flights

A strike at Italian carrier Alitalia, placed in administration earlier this month, grounded 200 flights Sunday, the airline said, adding it managed to reassign some 80 percent of passengers affected.

Alitalia strike grounds 200 flights

A strike at Italian carrier Alitalia, placed in administration earlier this month, grounded 200 flights Sunday, the airline said, adding it managed to reassign some 80 percent of passengers affected.


05/28/2017 - 20:19

US filmgoers keep eye on Sparrow, as 'Pirates' opens strong

Jack Sparrow is back. The wry and wicked freebooter helped the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" film sail to a first place opening weekend on North American screens, with a solid $62.2 million take, according to industry estimates.

US filmgoers keep eye on Sparrow, as 'Pirates' opens strong

Jack Sparrow is back. The wry and wicked freebooter helped the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" film sail to a first place opening weekend on North American screens, with a solid $62.2 million take, according to industry estimates.


05/28/2017 - 03:30

Hopes of 'Trump-o-nomics' vs slow-growth reality

President Donald Trump's economic and tax agenda assume growth in the world's largest economy will see a sustained rebound to double the current rate.

Hopes of 'Trump-o-nomics' vs slow-growth reality

President Donald Trump's economic and tax agenda assume growth in the world's largest economy will see a sustained rebound to double the current rate.


05/29/2017 - 08:00

Hard-up Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay

As a trained nurse, Jose Antonio Torres can help save lives -- but in Cuba's labor market, he finds riding a bicycle rickshaw a surer way to feed his four children.

Hard-up Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay

As a trained nurse, Jose Antonio Torres can help save lives -- but in Cuba's labor market, he finds riding a bicycle rickshaw a surer way to feed his four children.


05/28/2017 - 05:04

Young Chinese in the red as easy credit drives up debt

When Wu Qi and her husband traded in their Mazda 3 for a more expensive Mercedes Benz sedan, they applied for a 200,000 yuan ($29,000) bank loan to help pay for it.

Young Chinese in the red as easy credit drives up debt

When Wu Qi and her husband traded in their Mazda 3 for a more expensive Mercedes Benz sedan, they applied for a 200,000 yuan ($29,000) bank loan to help pay for it.

05/29/2017 - 04:00

Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off Monday ahead of a French Open collison course, while champions past and present meet in the women's first round.

Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off Monday ahead of a French Open collison course, while champions past and present meet in the women's first round.


05/29/2017 - 02:20

Sato seizes moment for history Indy 500 win

When the moment came, Takuma Sato seized it, and was rewarded with one of auto racing's grandest prizes.

Sato seizes moment for history Indy 500 win

When the moment came, Takuma Sato seized it, and was rewarded with one of auto racing's grandest prizes.


05/29/2017 - 02:54

Noren buoyed for major challenge after BMW PGA Championship win

Sweden's Alex Noren believes his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday puts him in with a chance in the season's three remaining major championships.

Noren buoyed for major challenge after BMW PGA Championship win

Sweden's Alex Noren believes his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday puts him in with a chance in the season's three remaining major championships.


05/29/2017 - 07:26

Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage sends Ramadan greetings

The world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final.

Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage sends Ramadan greetings

The world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final.


05/29/2017 - 07:04

Lions will 'struggle' against All Blacks, says England coach Jones

England coach Eddie Jones said the British and Irish Lions will "struggle" to beat the All Blacks in their three-Test series because of the tactics of their coach, Warren Gatland.

Lions will 'struggle' against All Blacks, says England coach Jones

England coach Eddie Jones said the British and Irish Lions will "struggle" to beat the All Blacks in their three-Test series because of the tactics of their coach, Warren Gatland.


05/29/2017 - 08:52

Japan golfer Miyazato blames mental slump for decision to quit

Former women's world number one Ai Miyazato said Monday that a crisis of confidence triggered her decision to retire from professional golf at the end of the current season.

Japan golfer Miyazato blames mental slump for decision to quit

Former women's world number one Ai Miyazato said Monday that a crisis of confidence triggered her decision to retire from professional golf at the end of the current season.


05/29/2017 - 01:16

American Kisner closes with 66 to win Colonial

Kevin Kisner finally broke through on Sunday for his first victory since 2015, holding off a strong field at the PGA Tour's Colonial with a closing round of four-under 66.

American Kisner closes with 66 to win Colonial

Kevin Kisner finally broke through on Sunday for his first victory since 2015, holding off a strong field at the PGA Tour's Colonial with a closing round of four-under 66.


05/29/2017 - 01:34

Brilliant Brickyard debut whets Alonso's appetite for more

Fernando Alonso's Indianapolis 500 dream went up in the smoke of a blown engine on Sunday that ended a brilliant Brickyard debut by the Formula One star.

Brilliant Brickyard debut whets Alonso's appetite for more

Fernando Alonso's Indianapolis 500 dream went up in the smoke of a blown engine on Sunday that ended a brilliant Brickyard debut by the Formula One star.

05/29/2017 - 07:19

Extraordinary life of explorer Ali Bey set for cinema

Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: the remarkable story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his death.

Extraordinary life of explorer Ali Bey set for cinema

Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: the remarkable story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his death.


05/28/2017 - 22:19

Lynne Ramsay, so near yet so far from historic Cannes win

Lynne Ramsay was the "nearly" woman of this year's Cannes film festival.

Lynne Ramsay, so near yet so far from historic Cannes win

Lynne Ramsay was the "nearly" woman of this year's Cannes film festival.


05/28/2017 - 23:19

Swedish comedy 'The Square' is surprise Cannes winner

Swedish satire "The Square", a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday.

Swedish comedy 'The Square' is surprise Cannes winner

Swedish satire "The Square", a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday.


05/28/2017 - 20:29

German Hollywood star Kruger ditches glamour to win at Cannes

German-born Hollywood star Diane Kruger cast her glamorous image and returned to her roots to win best actress at the Cannes film festival Sunday.

German Hollywood star Kruger ditches glamour to win at Cannes

German-born Hollywood star Diane Kruger cast her glamorous image and returned to her roots to win best actress at the Cannes film festival Sunday.


05/28/2017 - 20:17

Joaquin Phoenix, a fearless explorer of damaged souls

Joaquin Phoenix, who won best actor at Cannes on Sunday, rose to stardom playing tortured souls and a whole bunch of bad guys.

Joaquin Phoenix, a fearless explorer of damaged souls

Joaquin Phoenix, who won best actor at Cannes on Sunday, rose to stardom playing tortured souls and a whole bunch of bad guys.


05/28/2017 - 21:11

Sweden's Ostlund, from witty ski bum to top Cannes winner

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, the shock winner Sunday of the Cannes film festival's top prize, the Palm d'Or, loves nothing better than sending up vanity and pretentiousness.

Sweden's Ostlund, from witty ski bum to top Cannes winner

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, the shock winner Sunday of the Cannes film festival's top prize, the Palm d'Or, loves nothing better than sending up vanity and pretentiousness.


05/28/2017 - 20:52

Greece's 'wizard of the weird' wins best screenplay at Cannes

The Greek master of the weird Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the best screenplay award at the Cannes film festival Sunday for his icy thriller "The Killing of a Sacred Deer".

Greece's 'wizard of the weird' wins best screenplay at Cannes

The Greek master of the weird Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the best screenplay award at the Cannes film festival Sunday for his icy thriller "The Killing of a Sacred Deer".


05/28/2017 - 17:01

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

05/29/2017 - 05:52

In China, maggots finish plates, and food waste

Thousands of voracious white maggots wiggle frenetically while tearing through trayfuls of leftover meat, vegetables and fruits in an unusual farm in southwestern China.

In China, maggots finish plates, and food waste

Thousands of voracious white maggots wiggle frenetically while tearing through trayfuls of leftover meat, vegetables and fruits in an unusual farm in southwestern China.


05/28/2017 - 05:05

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul

On a highway in Banff National Park in western Canada, tourists hastily park their cars to catch a glimpse of a bear at the edge of the forest.

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul

On a highway in Banff National Park in western Canada, tourists hastily park their cars to catch a glimpse of a bear at the edge of the forest.


05/28/2017 - 04:31

Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel

A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs.

Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel

A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs.


05/28/2017 - 00:06

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.


05/27/2017 - 12:30

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday.

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday.


05/29/2017 - 03:58

Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

Coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is worse than first thought and the impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut, scientists said Monday.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

Coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is worse than first thought and the impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut, scientists said Monday.

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