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01/18/2018 - 16:33

Britain's May welcomes Macron after cash promise for Calais

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for a high-profile summit, preceded by a British promise to pay more for border security in the migrant hot-spot of Calais.

Britain's May welcomes Macron after cash promise for Calais

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for a high-profile summit, preceded by a British promise to pay more for border security in the migrant hot-spot of Calais.


01/18/2018 - 15:46

52 Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

Fifty-two Uzbeks were killed Thursday when a Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.

52 Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

Fifty-two Uzbeks were killed Thursday when a Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.


01/18/2018 - 15:30

Hundreds mourn slain Kosovo Serb politican at funeral

Hundreds of people mourned at the funeral of moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic on Thursday, two days after his murder raised tensions in the volatile region.

Hundreds mourn slain Kosovo Serb politican at funeral

Hundreds of people mourned at the funeral of moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic on Thursday, two days after his murder raised tensions in the volatile region.


01/18/2018 - 15:04

Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour.

Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour.


01/18/2018 - 13:26

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order

Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order

Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.


01/18/2018 - 12:43

Struggling Wawrinka dumped out of Australian Open

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren in the second round on Thursday.

Struggling Wawrinka dumped out of Australian Open

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren in the second round on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 12:18

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.


01/18/2018 - 12:12

Time for talks on players' welfare - Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has called for more consideration of players' welfare amid growing demands from extra tournaments yet no sign of shorter seasons to help their recovery.

Time for talks on players' welfare - Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has called for more consideration of players' welfare amid growing demands from extra tournaments yet no sign of shorter seasons to help their recovery.

01/18/2018 - 16:41

Neymar cost Barcelona over 200 mln euros: report

FC Barcelona shelled out more than 200 million euros ($245 million) for Neymar including his salary and the "countless hidden clauses of the transfer," Spain's El Mundo daily said Thursday.

Neymar cost Barcelona over 200 mln euros: report

FC Barcelona shelled out more than 200 million euros ($245 million) for Neymar including his salary and the "countless hidden clauses of the transfer," Spain's El Mundo daily said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 15:00

Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Indian Kashmir: police

A Swedish tourist was killed Thursday when an avalanche tore through a Himalayan resort in Indian Kashmir popular with skiers, police said.

Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Indian Kashmir: police

A Swedish tourist was killed Thursday when an avalanche tore through a Himalayan resort in Indian Kashmir popular with skiers, police said.


01/18/2018 - 14:06

Federer shines as Djokovic survives brutal heat test

Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun.

Federer shines as Djokovic survives brutal heat test

Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun.


01/18/2018 - 12:57

Masters champion Garcia's 2018 campaign off to good start

Masters champion Sergio Garcia got his 2018 campaign off to a good start at the Singapore Open on Thursday, firing a five-under-par 66 to share the lead.

Masters champion Garcia's 2018 campaign off to good start

Masters champion Sergio Garcia got his 2018 campaign off to a good start at the Singapore Open on Thursday, firing a five-under-par 66 to share the lead.


01/18/2018 - 12:43

Struggling Wawrinka dumped out of Australian Open

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren in the second round on Thursday.

Struggling Wawrinka dumped out of Australian Open

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren in the second round on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 12:38

Aggressive Halep crushes Bouchard to keep Slam dream alive

Aggressive world number one Simona Halep kept her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title on course by cruising into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Aggressive Halep crushes Bouchard to keep Slam dream alive

Aggressive world number one Simona Halep kept her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title on course by cruising into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 12:12

Time for talks on players' welfare - Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has called for more consideration of players' welfare amid growing demands from extra tournaments yet no sign of shorter seasons to help their recovery.

Time for talks on players' welfare - Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has called for more consideration of players' welfare amid growing demands from extra tournaments yet no sign of shorter seasons to help their recovery.


01/18/2018 - 11:53

Pique extends Barcelona deal to 2022

Resurgent Barcelona were given a fresh boost Thursday when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022.

Pique extends Barcelona deal to 2022

Resurgent Barcelona were given a fresh boost Thursday when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022.

01/18/2018 - 16:33

Woody Allen hits back at daughter molestation claims

Woody Allen on Thursday accused his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to deny "discredited" allegations that he molested his daughter, seeking to fend off a growing backlash as she gave her first television interview.

Woody Allen hits back at daughter molestation claims

Woody Allen on Thursday accused his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to deny "discredited" allegations that he molested his daughter, seeking to fend off a growing backlash as she gave her first television interview.


01/18/2018 - 14:51

Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'

Woody Allen on Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat a "discredited allegation."

Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'

Woody Allen on Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat a "discredited allegation."


01/18/2018 - 12:50

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.


01/18/2018 - 11:38

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

India's top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

India's top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.


01/18/2018 - 07:52

'Fire and Fury' to get TV adaptation: reports

"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" -- the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is "full of lies" -- is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday.

'Fire and Fury' to get TV adaptation: reports

"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" -- the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is "full of lies" -- is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday.


01/18/2018 - 05:40

'Lake of buried corpses': Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry

Screaming Chinese-poetry inspired lyrics like a demon bursting from the depths of hell, the black-clad singer raises a white chalice above his bamboo hat as fog enveloped the stage.

'Lake of buried corpses': Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry

Screaming Chinese-poetry inspired lyrics like a demon bursting from the depths of hell, the black-clad singer raises a white chalice above his bamboo hat as fog enveloped the stage.


01/18/2018 - 05:19

Record-breaking Russian film relives US-Soviet hoops showdown

A controversial Olympic basketball showdown between the Soviet Union and the US has become the subject of a record-breaking Russian film, as the country's sports are mired in a doping scandal and relations with Washington are at a low point.

Record-breaking Russian film relives US-Soviet hoops showdown

A controversial Olympic basketball showdown between the Soviet Union and the US has become the subject of a record-breaking Russian film, as the country's sports are mired in a doping scandal and relations with Washington are at a low point.


01/18/2018 - 02:21

Contested Versace murder drama hits US television

Dismissed as "fiction" by the Versace family and met with mixed reviews, a controversial new drama depicting the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace makes its US television debut Wednesday.

Contested Versace murder drama hits US television

Dismissed as "fiction" by the Versace family and met with mixed reviews, a controversial new drama depicting the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace makes its US television debut Wednesday.

01/18/2018 - 15:38

Four dead as huge storms batter Europe

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving four people dead, all killed by falling trees.

Four dead as huge storms batter Europe

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving four people dead, all killed by falling trees.


01/18/2018 - 15:33

Cyprus denies bail for Israeli organ trafficking suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.

Cyprus denies bail for Israeli organ trafficking suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.


01/18/2018 - 15:17

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties.

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties.


01/18/2018 - 14:42

China says air quality 'improved' in 2017

China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse".

China says air quality 'improved' in 2017

China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse".


01/18/2018 - 12:51

German industry calls for 1.5 trillion-euro climate investment

Germany's powerful industry federation called Thursday for Berlin to invest massive sums in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, warning that otherwise the nation risks missing its own targets.

German industry calls for 1.5 trillion-euro climate investment

Germany's powerful industry federation called Thursday for Berlin to invest massive sums in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, warning that otherwise the nation risks missing its own targets.


01/18/2018 - 11:51

Cape Town water ration to be slashed as drought bites

Cape Town will next month slash its individual daily water consumption limit by 40 percent to 50 litres, the mayor said Thursday, as the city battles its worst drought in a century.

Cape Town water ration to be slashed as drought bites

Cape Town will next month slash its individual daily water consumption limit by 40 percent to 50 litres, the mayor said Thursday, as the city battles its worst drought in a century.


01/18/2018 - 10:28

China spots four oil slicks from sunken tanker

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the wreckage to assess the environmental damage.

China spots four oil slicks from sunken tanker

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the wreckage to assess the environmental damage.


01/17/2018 - 22:04

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

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