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09/18/2018 - 16:43

Trump accuses China of election meddling in trade war

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections, by taking aim at his political support base in the economic giants' rapidly escalating trade war.

Trump accuses China of election meddling in trade war

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections, by taking aim at his political support base in the economic giants' rapidly escalating trade war.


09/18/2018 - 16:33

China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China Tuesday announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week.

China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China Tuesday announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week.


09/18/2018 - 15:39

Trump accuses China of trying to 'impact' US election with trade war

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries' escalating trade war.

Trump accuses China of trying to 'impact' US election with trade war

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries' escalating trade war.


09/18/2018 - 15:14

S. Korean leader and North's Kim hold summit talks

South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.

S. Korean leader and North's Kim hold summit talks

South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.


09/18/2018 - 15:09

Level of Myanmar army brutality 'hard to fathom': UN probe

Myanmar's army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.

Level of Myanmar army brutality 'hard to fathom': UN probe

Myanmar's army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.


09/18/2018 - 14:59

Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday.

Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 12:41

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."


09/18/2018 - 12:29

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

The death toll in Typhoon Mangkhut hit 74 on Tuesday, Philippine authorities said, as rescuers used their bare hands to sift through a massive landslide in which dozens were feared killed in the worst-hit region.

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

The death toll in Typhoon Mangkhut hit 74 on Tuesday, Philippine authorities said, as rescuers used their bare hands to sift through a massive landslide in which dozens were feared killed in the worst-hit region.


09/18/2018 - 10:42

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."


09/18/2018 - 08:58

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.


09/18/2018 - 08:15

'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.

'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.


09/18/2018 - 08:03

Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China's 'crazy' second tier

Sergi Barjuan excelled at Barcelona for nearly a decade, played in two World Cups for Spain and counts Pep Guardiola as a close friend.

Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China's 'crazy' second tier

Sergi Barjuan excelled at Barcelona for nearly a decade, played in two World Cups for Spain and counts Pep Guardiola as a close friend.


09/18/2018 - 06:02

US-China trade war enters new phase

President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world's largest trade relationships, announcing plans to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion in US imports of Chinese goods.

US-China trade war enters new phase

President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world's largest trade relationships, announcing plans to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion in US imports of Chinese goods.


09/18/2018 - 05:53

India's singing village, where everyone has their melody

Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music -- an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique.

India's singing village, where everyone has their melody

Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music -- an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique.


09/18/2018 - 05:23

Brazilians opt for budget bulletproofing as economy tanks

Brazilians are as worried as ever about getting shot while driving, but have less money in a stagnant economy to spend on protecting themselves.

Brazilians opt for budget bulletproofing as economy tanks

Brazilians are as worried as ever about getting shot while driving, but have less money in a stagnant economy to spend on protecting themselves.


09/18/2018 - 05:13

'They can be beaten': All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

'They can be beaten': All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.


09/18/2018 - 04:04

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31.

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31.


09/18/2018 - 03:36

British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

A British caver who helped in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys trapped in Thailand earlier this year sued Tesla founder Elon Musk on Monday for calling him a "pedo guy" and a "child rapist."

British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

A British caver who helped in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys trapped in Thailand earlier this year sued Tesla founder Elon Musk on Monday for calling him a "pedo guy" and a "child rapist."


09/18/2018 - 02:33

Moon flies to Pyongyang for third inter-Korean summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in left for Pyongyang Tuesday for his third summit with Kim Jong Un as he seeks to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.

Moon flies to Pyongyang for third inter-Korean summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in left for Pyongyang Tuesday for his third summit with Kim Jong Un as he seeks to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.


09/18/2018 - 02:10

Bale poised for part two at Real Madrid without Zidane and Ronaldo

If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play for Manchester United against Young Boys.

Bale poised for part two at Real Madrid without Zidane and Ronaldo

If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play for Manchester United against Young Boys.


09/18/2018 - 01:53

Trump defends Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation

US President Donald Trump stood firmly by his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh Monday after allegations that the conservative judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were teenagers threatened to derail the nomination process.

Trump defends Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation

US President Donald Trump stood firmly by his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh Monday after allegations that the conservative judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were teenagers threatened to derail the nomination process.


09/17/2018 - 23:58

'Sad day' as Poland banned from EU judicial body

Poland was banned Monday from the EU body representing the member states' judicial institutions over its perceived lack of independence after controversial government reforms.

'Sad day' as Poland banned from EU judicial body

Poland was banned Monday from the EU body representing the member states' judicial institutions over its perceived lack of independence after controversial government reforms.


09/17/2018 - 23:55

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.


09/17/2018 - 23:35

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida: coalition

The Saudi-led coalition said pro-government forces in Yemen launched a new offensive on Monday night against the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, after an 11-week pause during UN efforts to hold peace talks.

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida: coalition

The Saudi-led coalition said pro-government forces in Yemen launched a new offensive on Monday night against the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, after an 11-week pause during UN efforts to hold peace talks.


09/17/2018 - 22:58

Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut

Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.

Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut

Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.


09/17/2018 - 21:58

Trump poised to make major China trade announcement

US President Donald Trump was poised to ratchet up his trade dispute with China, with a major announcement promised later Monday that could see hundreds of billions in goods subjected to fresh import duties.

Trump poised to make major China trade announcement

US President Donald Trump was poised to ratchet up his trade dispute with China, with a major announcement promised later Monday that could see hundreds of billions in goods subjected to fresh import duties.


09/17/2018 - 20:17

WADA in 'last chance saloon' over Russia: Tygart

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be delivering a hammer blow to the morale of clean athletes if it lifts sanctions against Russia this week, US drugs czar Travis Tygart warned Monday.

WADA in 'last chance saloon' over Russia: Tygart

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be delivering a hammer blow to the morale of clean athletes if it lifts sanctions against Russia this week, US drugs czar Travis Tygart warned Monday.

09/18/2018 - 16:37

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged "false" by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged "false" by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.


09/18/2018 - 15:53

Ferrari quietly revs up for hybrid cars by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian luxury car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.

Ferrari quietly revs up for hybrid cars by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian luxury car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.


09/18/2018 - 15:47

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm Tuesday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm Tuesday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.


09/18/2018 - 13:12

Cyprus toasts harvest of the 'wine of gods'

In one of Europe's oldest wine-making regions, the fields are blushed with deep red, purple and gold as the harvest of the "wine of gods" gets underway in Cyprus.

Cyprus toasts harvest of the 'wine of gods'

In one of Europe's oldest wine-making regions, the fields are blushed with deep red, purple and gold as the harvest of the "wine of gods" gets underway in Cyprus.


09/18/2018 - 12:57

S.Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

South Africa's top court ruled Tuesday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that had pitted law enforcement agencies against marijuana advocates and the judiciary.

S.Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

South Africa's top court ruled Tuesday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that had pitted law enforcement agencies against marijuana advocates and the judiciary.


09/18/2018 - 12:20

Brazilians opt for budget bulletproofing as economy tanks

Brazilians are as worried as ever about getting shot while driving, but have less money in a stagnant economy to spend on protecting themselves.

Brazilians opt for budget bulletproofing as economy tanks

Brazilians are as worried as ever about getting shot while driving, but have less money in a stagnant economy to spend on protecting themselves.


09/18/2018 - 12:09

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.


09/18/2018 - 09:50

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.


09/18/2018 - 07:31

Strawberry saboteur evades Australia police

Australian police on Tuesday admitted they still don't know who has been putting sewing needles in supermarket strawberries, but warned perpetrators behind the nationwide scare face a decade in jail.

Strawberry saboteur evades Australia police

Australian police on Tuesday admitted they still don't know who has been putting sewing needles in supermarket strawberries, but warned perpetrators behind the nationwide scare face a decade in jail.


09/18/2018 - 05:53

India's singing village, where everyone has their melody

Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music -- an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique.

India's singing village, where everyone has their melody

Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music -- an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique.


09/18/2018 - 05:13

Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

With a backpack filled with pirated books, Khalid wanders the streets of Rabat peddling cheap reads -- part of a flourishing black market eliciting howls of protest from bookshop owners.

Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

With a backpack filled with pirated books, Khalid wanders the streets of Rabat peddling cheap reads -- part of a flourishing black market eliciting howls of protest from bookshop owners.


09/17/2018 - 21:29

Burberry's new star shows off debut collection in London

Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci put his own twist on the venerable British company's classic style for its streetwear and luxury fashion show at London's Fashion Week on Monday.

Burberry's new star shows off debut collection in London

Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci put his own twist on the venerable British company's classic style for its streetwear and luxury fashion show at London's Fashion Week on Monday.


09/17/2018 - 18:15

One in 11 US teens use cannabis in e-cigarettes: study

Nearly one in 11 US youths say they use battery powered vaping devices, or e-cigarettes, to smoke marijuana or other cannabis products, US researchers said on Monday.

One in 11 US teens use cannabis in e-cigarettes: study

Nearly one in 11 US youths say they use battery powered vaping devices, or e-cigarettes, to smoke marijuana or other cannabis products, US researchers said on Monday.


09/17/2018 - 13:38

Czech Republic to restrict use of glyphosate weedkiller

The Czech Republic will limit the use of substances containing the controversial glyphosate weedkiller as of next year, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

Czech Republic to restrict use of glyphosate weedkiller

The Czech Republic will limit the use of substances containing the controversial glyphosate weedkiller as of next year, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.


09/17/2018 - 12:56

French slaughterhouse workers on trial accused of cruelty

Five slaughterhouse workers went on trial in southern France on Monday over footage showing abuse of livestock at the site which prompted widespread outrage as well as inspections at abattoirs nationwide.

French slaughterhouse workers on trial accused of cruelty

Five slaughterhouse workers went on trial in southern France on Monday over footage showing abuse of livestock at the site which prompted widespread outrage as well as inspections at abattoirs nationwide.


09/17/2018 - 11:18

Parallel lives: opposites and echoes either side of Korea's DMZ

On either side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas, a soldier stares at the camera, the emblematic blue huts of the truce village of Panmunjom behind him.

Parallel lives: opposites and echoes either side of Korea's DMZ

On either side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas, a soldier stares at the camera, the emblematic blue huts of the truce village of Panmunjom behind him.


09/17/2018 - 10:56

Solo Aussie outback cop mans beat the size of Britain

Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell.

Solo Aussie outback cop mans beat the size of Britain

Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell.


09/17/2018 - 07:57

Over 28% of Japanese population officially old: government

More than 28 percent of Japan's population is now officially classified as elderly according to government data, the highest rate in the world as the first wave of postwar baby boomers enter old age.

Over 28% of Japanese population officially old: government

More than 28 percent of Japan's population is now officially classified as elderly according to government data, the highest rate in the world as the first wave of postwar baby boomers enter old age.


09/17/2018 - 05:59

Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village

Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina Joaquim.

Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village

Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina Joaquim.


09/17/2018 - 05:22

Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Picasso

More than 300 works from two key periods in Pablo Picasso's early years go on display in Paris on Tuesday, the first time they have been brought together in the city where the Spanish master took his first steps toward revolutionary new territories of modern art.

Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Picasso

More than 300 works from two key periods in Pablo Picasso's early years go on display in Paris on Tuesday, the first time they have been brought together in the city where the Spanish master took his first steps toward revolutionary new territories of modern art.


09/17/2018 - 03:39

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF

Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday.

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF

Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday.


09/17/2018 - 00:10

UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at qualified facilities, WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria said Sunday.

UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at qualified facilities, WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria said Sunday.


09/16/2018 - 20:47

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

More than 300 doctors and nurses rallied Sunday in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, urging the international community to protect them against an expected offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

More than 300 doctors and nurses rallied Sunday in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, urging the international community to protect them against an expected offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.


09/16/2018 - 19:37

Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

Untested in the fashion world, Victoria Beckham launched her VB label in 2008 in New York, across the Atlantic from her native Britain.

Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

Untested in the fashion world, Victoria Beckham launched her VB label in 2008 in New York, across the Atlantic from her native Britain.


09/16/2018 - 12:07

Gareth Pugh has dystopian designs on London Fashion Week

Designer Gareth Pugh brought dystopia and decadence to London Fashion Week with a vision of the city populated by masked women in blood-red superhero-style jumpsuits.

Gareth Pugh has dystopian designs on London Fashion Week

Designer Gareth Pugh brought dystopia and decadence to London Fashion Week with a vision of the city populated by masked women in blood-red superhero-style jumpsuits.


09/16/2018 - 07:59

'Kinky Boots' encourages Chinese drag queens to 'be themselves'

Sign language interpreters swung their hips and gestured at deaf audience members to the rhythm of a rollicking performance by drag queens singing and dancing on stage behind them.

'Kinky Boots' encourages Chinese drag queens to 'be themselves'

Sign language interpreters swung their hips and gestured at deaf audience members to the rhythm of a rollicking performance by drag queens singing and dancing on stage behind them.


09/16/2018 - 07:46

Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

Surging worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional wheat and sunflower fields with almond orchards, transforming the landscape in the south of the country.

Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

Surging worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional wheat and sunflower fields with almond orchards, transforming the landscape in the south of the country.

09/18/2018 - 16:38

Struggling Schalke accused of 'selling future'

Schalke, who return to the Champions League on Tuesday after a four-year hiatus, have been accused of "selling their future" for allowing three rising stars to leave.

Struggling Schalke accused of 'selling future'

Schalke, who return to the Champions League on Tuesday after a four-year hiatus, have been accused of "selling their future" for allowing three rising stars to leave.


09/18/2018 - 16:25

Ben Stokes charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a late-night street brawl last year.

Ben Stokes charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a late-night street brawl last year.


09/18/2018 - 16:08

Man City have best players to finally conquer Champions League - Arteta

Manchester City's tag as favourites to win the Champions League is recognition for having the best players in the world to choose from, according to assistant manager Mikel Arteta.

Man City have best players to finally conquer Champions League - Arteta

Manchester City's tag as favourites to win the Champions League is recognition for having the best players in the world to choose from, according to assistant manager Mikel Arteta.


09/18/2018 - 15:45

French swimmer Leveaux comes out of retirement chasing gold

Five years after quitting the pool, Amaury Leveaux, world record holder and Olympic medallist, is returning to swimming aiming at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

French swimmer Leveaux comes out of retirement chasing gold

Five years after quitting the pool, Amaury Leveaux, world record holder and Olympic medallist, is returning to swimming aiming at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


09/18/2018 - 15:20

Di Francesco denies racist insults provoked Costa spitting

Sassuolo winger Federico Di Francesco on Tuesday rubbished claims that he provoked Juventus forward Douglas Costa with racist insults which resulted in the Brazilian spitting in his face.

Di Francesco denies racist insults provoked Costa spitting

Sassuolo winger Federico Di Francesco on Tuesday rubbished claims that he provoked Juventus forward Douglas Costa with racist insults which resulted in the Brazilian spitting in his face.


09/18/2018 - 15:02

Insurer Allianz becomes Olympic sponsor

German insurer Allianz has signed up as a global Olympics sponsor from 2021 to 2028, covering four Games, the IOC said on Tuesday.

Insurer Allianz becomes Olympic sponsor

German insurer Allianz has signed up as a global Olympics sponsor from 2021 to 2028, covering four Games, the IOC said on Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 14:49

Liverpool shouldn't be scared of anyone - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side shouldn't be scared of any side as they look to go one step further in the Champions League after reaching the final last season.

Liverpool shouldn't be scared of anyone - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side shouldn't be scared of any side as they look to go one step further in the Champions League after reaching the final last season.


09/18/2018 - 14:18

Anger management: ruffled Azarenka posts Tokyo win

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka fought the gremlins to beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-4, 7-5 and reach the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.

Anger management: ruffled Azarenka posts Tokyo win

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka fought the gremlins to beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-4, 7-5 and reach the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 14:10

Refs must do more to protect Bayern stars - Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wants referees to give their stars more protection after Corentin Tolisso and Rafinha both suffered long-term injuries at the weekend.

Refs must do more to protect Bayern stars - Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wants referees to give their stars more protection after Corentin Tolisso and Rafinha both suffered long-term injuries at the weekend.


09/18/2018 - 13:56

French join opposition to WADA's plan to reinstate Russia

The president of the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Tuesday joined the chorus questioning the World Anti-Doping Agency's proposal to reinstate the Russian agency (RUSADA) ahead of a WADA meeting later this week.

French join opposition to WADA's plan to reinstate Russia

The president of the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Tuesday joined the chorus questioning the World Anti-Doping Agency's proposal to reinstate the Russian agency (RUSADA) ahead of a WADA meeting later this week.


09/18/2018 - 13:32

Ever controversial, Maradona makes winning debut in Mexico

Controversial and combative as ever, Diego Maradona made his Mexican coaching debut Monday with a 4-1 win for his new club, the second-division side Dorados.

Ever controversial, Maradona makes winning debut in Mexico

Controversial and combative as ever, Diego Maradona made his Mexican coaching debut Monday with a 4-1 win for his new club, the second-division side Dorados.


09/18/2018 - 12:15

Arsenal chief executive Gazidis to join AC Milan

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is to leave the club to take up a similar post at Italian giants AC Milan, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Arsenal chief executive Gazidis to join AC Milan

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is to leave the club to take up a similar post at Italian giants AC Milan, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 11:11

Wilshere faces spell on sidelines after ankle surgery

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing a spell on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery, the Premier League club have announced.

Wilshere faces spell on sidelines after ankle surgery

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing a spell on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery, the Premier League club have announced.


09/18/2018 - 10:28

Calzaghe's coach and father Enzo dies

Enzo Calzaghe, who coached his son Joe to two boxing world titles at different weights and an undefeated 46-bout career despite never boxing himself, has died aged 69.

Calzaghe's coach and father Enzo dies

Enzo Calzaghe, who coached his son Joe to two boxing world titles at different weights and an undefeated 46-bout career despite never boxing himself, has died aged 69.


09/18/2018 - 09:46

Tears, a sword and a mishit: five great India-Pakistan cricket clashes

Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket, and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always.

Tears, a sword and a mishit: five great India-Pakistan cricket clashes

Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket, and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always.


09/18/2018 - 08:03

Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China's 'crazy' second tier

Sergi Barjuan excelled at Barcelona for nearly a decade, played in two World Cups for Spain and counts Pep Guardiola as a close friend.

Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China's 'crazy' second tier

Sergi Barjuan excelled at Barcelona for nearly a decade, played in two World Cups for Spain and counts Pep Guardiola as a close friend.


09/18/2018 - 06:55

Star forward Burgess embroiled in lewd video scandal

England's Sam Burgess is being investigated by Australian rugby league chiefs after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with the star forward admitting Tuesday it had been "a tricky few days".

Star forward Burgess embroiled in lewd video scandal

England's Sam Burgess is being investigated by Australian rugby league chiefs after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with the star forward admitting Tuesday it had been "a tricky few days".


09/18/2018 - 05:13

Bloemfontein to Brighton: five key moments in Japanese rugby

With one year to go before the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we take a look at five defining moments in Japanese rugby history:

Bloemfontein to Brighton: five key moments in Japanese rugby

With one year to go before the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we take a look at five defining moments in Japanese rugby history:


09/18/2018 - 05:13

'They can be beaten': All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

'They can be beaten': All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.


09/18/2018 - 05:11

'Japanese John Travolta': the unlikely inspiration behind 2019 Rugby World Cup

As Japan celebrates the one-year countdown to the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, few will be familiar with the curious case of the "Japanese John Travolta" who inspired the idea.

'Japanese John Travolta': the unlikely inspiration behind 2019 Rugby World Cup

As Japan celebrates the one-year countdown to the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, few will be familiar with the curious case of the "Japanese John Travolta" who inspired the idea.


09/18/2018 - 02:10

Bale poised for part two at Real Madrid without Zidane and Ronaldo

If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play for Manchester United against Young Boys.

Bale poised for part two at Real Madrid without Zidane and Ronaldo

If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play for Manchester United against Young Boys.


09/18/2018 - 00:06

Mourinho's Euro woes add to pressure on Man United

Jose Mourinho is facing an unsettling new reality in the Champions League as Manchester United launch their campaign at Young Boys of Bern on Wednesday.

Mourinho's Euro woes add to pressure on Man United

Jose Mourinho is facing an unsettling new reality in the Champions League as Manchester United launch their campaign at Young Boys of Bern on Wednesday.


09/18/2018 - 00:05

Spotlight on Ronaldo as Juve hope to get money's worth in Europe

No player owns as many Champions League titles as Cristiano Ronaldo but a sixth with Juventus would surely be his best of the lot.

Spotlight on Ronaldo as Juve hope to get money's worth in Europe

No player owns as many Champions League titles as Cristiano Ronaldo but a sixth with Juventus would surely be his best of the lot.


09/18/2018 - 00:04

Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals.

Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals.


09/18/2018 - 00:03

Silvas step into De Bruyne breach as Man City's European quest starts over

Pep Guardiola isn't an easy man to please, so the Manchester City manager's assertion that it is "impossible" to be happier with Bernardo Silva is a testament to the Portuguese midfielder's breakthrough in his second season at the Premier League champions.

Silvas step into De Bruyne breach as Man City's European quest starts over

Pep Guardiola isn't an easy man to please, so the Manchester City manager's assertion that it is "impossible" to be happier with Bernardo Silva is a testament to the Portuguese midfielder's breakthrough in his second season at the Premier League champions.


09/17/2018 - 23:49

WADA urged not to lift Russian ban by doping agencies body

Global doping watchdog WADA was urged Monday not to reinstate Russia as its drug-tainted testing authority "has not yet fulfilled its obligations to the global sporting community".

WADA urged not to lift Russian ban by doping agencies body

Global doping watchdog WADA was urged Monday not to reinstate Russia as its drug-tainted testing authority "has not yet fulfilled its obligations to the global sporting community".


09/17/2018 - 23:46

Petagna brace lifts SPAL to second in Serie A

Italian international Andrea Petagna scored a second-half brace as SPAL moved up to second place in Serie A behind Juventus with a 2-0 win over Atalanta on Monday.

Petagna brace lifts SPAL to second in Serie A

Italian international Andrea Petagna scored a second-half brace as SPAL moved up to second place in Serie A behind Juventus with a 2-0 win over Atalanta on Monday.

09/18/2018 - 16:12

Bob Seger hangs up guitar after half-century career

Heartland rocker Bob Seger said Tuesday that he was retiring from touring, announcing final dates after a half-century career.

Bob Seger hangs up guitar after half-century career

Heartland rocker Bob Seger said Tuesday that he was retiring from touring, announcing final dates after a half-century career.


09/18/2018 - 11:41

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".


09/18/2018 - 08:22

Top Emmys moments: A proposal, the Fonz and.. a diversity song?

The 70th Emmy Awards featured some old favorites back for more glory ("Game of Thrones"), some new entries in the television history books ("The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" -- and an on-stage marriage proposal.

Top Emmys moments: A proposal, the Fonz and.. a diversity song?

The 70th Emmy Awards featured some old favorites back for more glory ("Game of Thrones"), some new entries in the television history books ("The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" -- and an on-stage marriage proposal.


09/18/2018 - 08:16

'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.

'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.


09/18/2018 - 06:53

Emmys fashion: white-hot, glamorous and political

Under a bright California sun, Tinseltown's A-listers sparkled on the Emmys red carpet on Monday in sultry satin dresses, eye-catching beaded gowns -- and even a few pairs of sneakers -- as they gathered to honor the best in television.

Emmys fashion: white-hot, glamorous and political

Under a bright California sun, Tinseltown's A-listers sparkled on the Emmys red carpet on Monday in sultry satin dresses, eye-catching beaded gowns -- and even a few pairs of sneakers -- as they gathered to honor the best in television.


09/18/2018 - 06:40

Finally: 'Americans' star Matthew Rhys wins best drama actor Emmy

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys on Monday took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in FX's Cold War spy thriller "The Americans" -- a big win for the critically acclaimed show in its final season.

Finally: 'Americans' star Matthew Rhys wins best drama actor Emmy

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys on Monday took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in FX's Cold War spy thriller "The Americans" -- a big win for the critically acclaimed show in its final season.


09/18/2018 - 06:34

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.


09/18/2018 - 06:20

Emmy winners in key categories

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles:

Emmy winners in key categories

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles:


09/18/2018 - 05:40

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese spaceman with a taste for art

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese spaceman with a taste for art

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.


09/18/2018 - 04:01

Emmy-winning director wins a second time -- with on-air proposal

The Emmy Awards took on a romantic note Monday when one of the winners proposed to his astonished girlfriend during the live broadcast, earning a standing ovation from the shocked audience of Hollywood A-listers.

Emmy-winning director wins a second time -- with on-air proposal

The Emmy Awards took on a romantic note Monday when one of the winners proposed to his astonished girlfriend during the live broadcast, earning a standing ovation from the shocked audience of Hollywood A-listers.


09/18/2018 - 02:30

Emmys open with politics on the mind

The 70th Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars, opened Monday with an edgy flurry of jokes about diversity in Hollywood, Donald Trump, race and the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Emmys open with politics on the mind

The 70th Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars, opened Monday with an edgy flurry of jokes about diversity in Hollywood, Donald Trump, race and the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.


09/17/2018 - 23:22

'Predator' slays rivals at N. America box office

"The Predator" -- the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi action series -- staved off the competition and overcame a last-minute controversy to conquer the North American box office this weekend, industry data showed Monday.

'Predator' slays rivals at N. America box office

"The Predator" -- the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi action series -- staved off the competition and overcame a last-minute controversy to conquer the North American box office this weekend, industry data showed Monday.


09/17/2018 - 22:15

Woody Allen's wife Soon-Yi weighs in on Mia Farrow

Woody Allen's wife, Soon-Yi Previn, broke a long silence to defend the filmmaker against allegations of sexual abuse brought by his daughter, Dylan, speaking out on the running feud between her mother, Mia Farrow, and her husband.

Woody Allen's wife Soon-Yi weighs in on Mia Farrow

Woody Allen's wife, Soon-Yi Previn, broke a long silence to defend the filmmaker against allegations of sexual abuse brought by his daughter, Dylan, speaking out on the running feud between her mother, Mia Farrow, and her husband.


09/17/2018 - 22:05

Sean Penn says #MeToo movement serves to 'divide men and women'

Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has sparked controversy with his latest comments about the #MeToo movement, saying in an interview aired Monday that he was "very suspicious" of a campaign that had divided men and women.

Sean Penn says #MeToo movement serves to 'divide men and women'

Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has sparked controversy with his latest comments about the #MeToo movement, saying in an interview aired Monday that he was "very suspicious" of a campaign that had divided men and women.


09/17/2018 - 21:29

Burberry's new star shows off debut collection in London

Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci put his own twist on the venerable British company's classic style for its streetwear and luxury fashion show at London's Fashion Week on Monday.

Burberry's new star shows off debut collection in London

Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci put his own twist on the venerable British company's classic style for its streetwear and luxury fashion show at London's Fashion Week on Monday.


09/17/2018 - 18:57

Macron sparks Marie-Antoinette jibe after jobless remark

French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked criticism over comments to an unemployed man deemed insensitive. But is it really possible, as he claimed, to find a job in a Parisian restaurant just by crossing the street?

Macron sparks Marie-Antoinette jibe after jobless remark

French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked criticism over comments to an unemployed man deemed insensitive. But is it really possible, as he claimed, to find a job in a Parisian restaurant just by crossing the street?


09/17/2018 - 18:56

Woody Allen's wife Soon-Yi weighs in on Mia Farrow

Woody Allen's wife, Soon-Yi Previn, broke a long silence to defend the filmmaker against allegations of sexual abuse brought by his daughter, Dylan, speaking out on the running feud between her mother, Mia Farrow, and her husband.

Woody Allen's wife Soon-Yi weighs in on Mia Farrow

Woody Allen's wife, Soon-Yi Previn, broke a long silence to defend the filmmaker against allegations of sexual abuse brought by his daughter, Dylan, speaking out on the running feud between her mother, Mia Farrow, and her husband.


09/17/2018 - 16:50

Japan's Murakami snubs 'alternative' Nobel prize

Thanks, but no thanks: Japanese author Haruki Murakami, a finalist for the "alternative Nobel Literature Prize", has withdrawn his nomination, telling organisers he wants to focus on work and avoid the spotlight.

Japan's Murakami snubs 'alternative' Nobel prize

Thanks, but no thanks: Japanese author Haruki Murakami, a finalist for the "alternative Nobel Literature Prize", has withdrawn his nomination, telling organisers he wants to focus on work and avoid the spotlight.


09/17/2018 - 15:39

Britain's Meghan launches Grenfell cookbook

In her first solo charity project, Meghan, the newly-wed wife of Britain's Prince Harry, launches a cookbook this week in support of families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.

Britain's Meghan launches Grenfell cookbook

In her first solo charity project, Meghan, the newly-wed wife of Britain's Prince Harry, launches a cookbook this week in support of families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.


09/17/2018 - 12:38

Belgium refuses extradition of fugitive Spanish rapper

A Belgian court on Monday rejected a Spanish extradition request for rapper Valtonyc, who has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for allegedly praising terrorism in his songs.

Belgium refuses extradition of fugitive Spanish rapper

A Belgian court on Monday rejected a Spanish extradition request for rapper Valtonyc, who has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for allegedly praising terrorism in his songs.


09/17/2018 - 10:56

Solo Aussie outback cop mans beat the size of Britain

Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell.

Solo Aussie outback cop mans beat the size of Britain

Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell.


09/17/2018 - 07:30

Emmys night: a few fun facts

The 70th annual Emmy awards take place on Monday, with usual favorites "Game of Thrones," "Saturday Night Live" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in the hunt for more hardware.

Emmys night: a few fun facts

The 70th annual Emmy awards take place on Monday, with usual favorites "Game of Thrones," "Saturday Night Live" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in the hunt for more hardware.


09/17/2018 - 07:13

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine

Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday.

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine

Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday.


09/17/2018 - 04:24

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the hallmarks of a sordid crime thriller.

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the hallmarks of a sordid crime thriller.


09/17/2018 - 04:21

Paul McCartney scores US No. 1 after nearly four decades

Paul McCartney is back on the top of the charts, on Sunday earning his first solo number-one album in the United States in 36 years.

Paul McCartney scores US No. 1 after nearly four decades

Paul McCartney is back on the top of the charts, on Sunday earning his first solo number-one album in the United States in 36 years.


09/16/2018 - 23:57

'Predator' slays competition at N.America box office

"The Predator" -- the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi action series -- chewed up its rivals to debut atop the North American box office this weekend, industry data showed Sunday.

'Predator' slays competition at N.America box office

"The Predator" -- the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi action series -- chewed up its rivals to debut atop the North American box office this weekend, industry data showed Sunday.


09/16/2018 - 21:55

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday.

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday.

09/18/2018 - 16:04

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.


09/18/2018 - 15:47

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm Tuesday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm Tuesday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.


09/18/2018 - 14:27

German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers.

German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers.


09/18/2018 - 12:41

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."


09/18/2018 - 12:09

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.


09/18/2018 - 10:42

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."


09/18/2018 - 09:50

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.


09/18/2018 - 09:20

Sri Lanka train kills mother elephant, two calves

A train transporting oil in eastern Sri Lanka hit and killed two baby elephants and their pregnant mother on Tuesday, police said, the second jumbo tragedy in a month.

Sri Lanka train kills mother elephant, two calves

A train transporting oil in eastern Sri Lanka hit and killed two baby elephants and their pregnant mother on Tuesday, police said, the second jumbo tragedy in a month.


09/18/2018 - 08:58

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.


09/18/2018 - 04:04

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31.

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31.


09/17/2018 - 23:55

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.


09/17/2018 - 23:01

Bedraggled, displaced Americans long to return home after hurricane

In a makeshift shelter on the campus of North Carolina State University, hundreds of people who fled Hurricane Florence dream of going home, but have little idea about when that will happen, or if their homes survived the deluge.

Bedraggled, displaced Americans long to return home after hurricane

In a makeshift shelter on the campus of North Carolina State University, hundreds of people who fled Hurricane Florence dream of going home, but have little idea about when that will happen, or if their homes survived the deluge.


09/17/2018 - 22:58

Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut

Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.

Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut

Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.


09/17/2018 - 21:47

French, UK fishermen agree 'Scallop Wars' truce

French fishermen said they had reached an agreement with their British counterparts on Monday over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, after the long-simmering "Scallop Wars" flared into a high-seas confrontation last month.

French, UK fishermen agree 'Scallop Wars' truce

French fishermen said they had reached an agreement with their British counterparts on Monday over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, after the long-simmering "Scallop Wars" flared into a high-seas confrontation last month.


09/17/2018 - 17:27

Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study

Global targets aimed at warding off runaway planetary warming could be breached sooner than expected, experts warned Monday, as gases released by melting permafrost threaten to undermine human efforts to avert climate disaster.

Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study

Global targets aimed at warding off runaway planetary warming could be breached sooner than expected, experts warned Monday, as gases released by melting permafrost threaten to undermine human efforts to avert climate disaster.


09/17/2018 - 17:19

Anger as rhino trade kingpin released from S.African jail

Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade was released from jail in South Africa after serving just six years of his 40-year sentence.

Anger as rhino trade kingpin released from S.African jail

Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade was released from jail in South Africa after serving just six years of his 40-year sentence.


09/17/2018 - 14:17

Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.

Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.


09/17/2018 - 07:25

Dominica's beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria

'Sad' parrots and 'stressed-out' frogs might be unlikely contenders for concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster.

Dominica's beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria

'Sad' parrots and 'stressed-out' frogs might be unlikely contenders for concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster.


09/17/2018 - 04:40

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction

Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that has left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction

Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that has left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.


09/17/2018 - 04:26

Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

French researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusc more often destined for the dinner table.

Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

French researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusc more often destined for the dinner table.


09/17/2018 - 03:45

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly quakes

Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly quakes

Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.


09/17/2018 - 03:44

Picking up the pieces a year after Mexico's earthquake

One year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico, killing 369 people, here are five stories of those still sorting through the rubble it left behind.

Picking up the pieces a year after Mexico's earthquake

One year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico, killing 369 people, here are five stories of those still sorting through the rubble it left behind.


09/17/2018 - 03:33

Facing hurricane floodwaters, US town takes lessons from the past

Hidden in North Carolina's coastal plain, Contentnea Creek is a local treasure, a place to fish, paddle and birdwatch -- but after Hurricane Florence's torrential rains, the stream has morphed into a menace.

Facing hurricane floodwaters, US town takes lessons from the past

Hidden in North Carolina's coastal plain, Contentnea Creek is a local treasure, a place to fish, paddle and birdwatch -- but after Hurricane Florence's torrential rains, the stream has morphed into a menace.


09/16/2018 - 17:53

Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late on Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines.

Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late on Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines.


09/16/2018 - 13:05

Nine hurt in German police eviction of anti-coal protesters

Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest treehouses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday.

Nine hurt in German police eviction of anti-coal protesters

Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest treehouses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday.


09/16/2018 - 07:46

Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

Surging worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional wheat and sunflower fields with almond orchards, transforming the landscape in the south of the country.

Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

Surging worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional wheat and sunflower fields with almond orchards, transforming the landscape in the south of the country.


09/16/2018 - 06:40

'Instagram' holidays get Nigerians travelling

Tourism in Nigeria is nothing if not earned. It takes eight hours by bus to travel the 250 kilometres (155 miles) from Lagos to Idanre on a road strewn with potholes and other obstacles.

'Instagram' holidays get Nigerians travelling

Tourism in Nigeria is nothing if not earned. It takes eight hours by bus to travel the 250 kilometres (155 miles) from Lagos to Idanre on a road strewn with potholes and other obstacles.

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