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02/24/2017 - 08:15

Kim Jong-Nam killed by VX nerve agent: Malaysia police

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.

Kim Jong-Nam killed by VX nerve agent: Malaysia police

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.


02/24/2017 - 04:05

US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

US officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.

US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

US officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.


02/24/2017 - 08:50

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".


02/24/2017 - 08:17

'La La Land' set to win big at Oscars

The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at the Oscars on Sunday with "La La Land," a starry-eyed love letter to the glamour of Old Hollywood, tipped for glory.

'La La Land' set to win big at Oscars

The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at the Oscars on Sunday with "La La Land," a starry-eyed love letter to the glamour of Old Hollywood, tipped for glory.


02/24/2017 - 09:07

VX: the banned, deadly nerve agent that killed Kim

As Malaysian toxicologists reveal that the banned nerve agent VX was used in the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, here are some key questions and answers about the deadly weapon of mass destruction.

VX: the banned, deadly nerve agent that killed Kim

As Malaysian toxicologists reveal that the banned nerve agent VX was used in the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, here are some key questions and answers about the deadly weapon of mass destruction.


02/24/2017 - 07:24

Japan punches time clock early for 'Premium Friday'

Japan's Prime Minister will spend Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms are also quitting work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride.

Japan punches time clock early for 'Premium Friday'

Japan's Prime Minister will spend Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms are also quitting work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride.


02/24/2017 - 08:51

Royal Bank of Scotland annual net loss widens to £7bn

Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that annual net losses more than trebled to £6.95 billion ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros) in 2016 on litigation and restructuring costs.

Royal Bank of Scotland annual net loss widens to £7bn

Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that annual net losses more than trebled to £6.95 billion ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros) in 2016 on litigation and restructuring costs.


02/24/2017 - 05:39

Del Potro books ATP Delray Beach quarter-final clash with Querrey

Juan Martin Del Potro turned back a challenge by Damir Dzumhur on Thursday to book a quarter-final clash with defending champion Sam Querrey at the ATP Delray Beach Open.

Del Potro books ATP Delray Beach quarter-final clash with Querrey

Juan Martin Del Potro turned back a challenge by Damir Dzumhur on Thursday to book a quarter-final clash with defending champion Sam Querrey at the ATP Delray Beach Open.

02/24/2017 - 08:51

Royal Bank of Scotland annual net loss widens to £7bn

Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that annual net losses more than trebled to £6.95 billion ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros) in 2016 on litigation and restructuring costs.

Royal Bank of Scotland annual net loss widens to £7bn

Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that annual net losses more than trebled to £6.95 billion ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros) in 2016 on litigation and restructuring costs.


02/24/2017 - 03:54

Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google's parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology.

Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google's parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology.


02/23/2017 - 20:46

IMF warns against pretending 'upayable debts' can be paid

In a not-so-subtle jab at European officials and their dealings with Greece, the IMF on Thursday issued a warning against pretending that "unpayable debts" can be repaid.

IMF warns against pretending 'upayable debts' can be paid

In a not-so-subtle jab at European officials and their dealings with Greece, the IMF on Thursday issued a warning against pretending that "unpayable debts" can be repaid.


02/23/2017 - 21:40

UniCredit claims 99.8% success in 13bn euro rights offer

Italian banking giant UniCredit said Thursday that investors had exercised rights to buy 99.8 percent of the new shares being sold as part of its 13 billion euro ($13.8 billion) capital increase.

UniCredit claims 99.8% success in 13bn euro rights offer

Italian banking giant UniCredit said Thursday that investors had exercised rights to buy 99.8 percent of the new shares being sold as part of its 13 billion euro ($13.8 billion) capital increase.


02/23/2017 - 22:51

Two ex-Vatican bank chiefs get suspended prison terms

Two former executives at the Vatican bank were handed four-month suspended prison sentences on Thursday over their role in dubious transactions dating from 2010.

Two ex-Vatican bank chiefs get suspended prison terms

Two former executives at the Vatican bank were handed four-month suspended prison sentences on Thursday over their role in dubious transactions dating from 2010.


02/24/2017 - 01:09

Baidu revenue slips anew amid ad clampdown

Shares in Chinese internet giant Baidu jumped on Thursday on quarterly earnings that topped expectations despite falling revenue as the company clamped down on dubious ads.

Baidu revenue slips anew amid ad clampdown

Shares in Chinese internet giant Baidu jumped on Thursday on quarterly earnings that topped expectations despite falling revenue as the company clamped down on dubious ads.


02/23/2017 - 23:43

France's Macron gets boost, but election is wide open

Emmanuel Macron has emerged as the undisputed king of the French centre ground, but shifting sentiment and alliances make predicting this year's presidential election as difficult as ever.

France's Macron gets boost, but election is wide open

Emmanuel Macron has emerged as the undisputed king of the French centre ground, but shifting sentiment and alliances make predicting this year's presidential election as difficult as ever.


02/24/2017 - 07:24

Japan punches time clock early for 'Premium Friday'

Japan's Prime Minister will spend Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms are also quitting work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride.

Japan punches time clock early for 'Premium Friday'

Japan's Prime Minister will spend Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms are also quitting work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride.

02/24/2017 - 05:39

Del Potro books ATP Delray Beach quarter-final clash with Querrey

Juan Martin Del Potro turned back a challenge by Damir Dzumhur on Thursday to book a quarter-final clash with defending champion Sam Querrey at the ATP Delray Beach Open.

Del Potro books ATP Delray Beach quarter-final clash with Querrey

Juan Martin Del Potro turned back a challenge by Damir Dzumhur on Thursday to book a quarter-final clash with defending champion Sam Querrey at the ATP Delray Beach Open.


02/24/2017 - 08:25

Barcelona launch major football academy in China

Ronaldinho launched a Barcelona academy for about 1,000 students in China on Friday as the world's most populous nation pursues its grand ambitions in the world's most popular sport.

Barcelona launch major football academy in China

Ronaldinho launched a Barcelona academy for about 1,000 students in China on Friday as the world's most populous nation pursues its grand ambitions in the world's most popular sport.


02/24/2017 - 09:05

Warriors, Cavaliers return from NBA All-Star break with wins

The Golden State Warriors exploded for 50 points in the third quarter Thursday to roar past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 in their first game after the NBA All-Star break.

Warriors, Cavaliers return from NBA All-Star break with wins

The Golden State Warriors exploded for 50 points in the third quarter Thursday to roar past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 in their first game after the NBA All-Star break.


02/23/2017 - 23:07

IAAF green light for three Russian athletes

Three Russian athletes were on Thursday given the green light to compete internationally under a neutral flag by athletics' world governing body the IAAF.

IAAF green light for three Russian athletes

Three Russian athletes were on Thursday given the green light to compete internationally under a neutral flag by athletics' world governing body the IAAF.


02/24/2017 - 02:46

Kaymer lurks as rookies lead PGA Honda Classic

Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer was hot on the heels of rookie co-leaders Cody Gribble and Wesley Bryan on Thursday after one round of the US PGA Tour Honda Classic.

Kaymer lurks as rookies lead PGA Honda Classic

Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer was hot on the heels of rookie co-leaders Cody Gribble and Wesley Bryan on Thursday after one round of the US PGA Tour Honda Classic.


02/24/2017 - 02:44

Schmidt desperate for Ireland to 'stay alive' against France

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes to end France's title challenge and keep his own side's dreams of Six Nations glory alive when the sides meet at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Schmidt desperate for Ireland to 'stay alive' against France

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes to end France's title challenge and keep his own side's dreams of Six Nations glory alive when the sides meet at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday.


02/24/2017 - 05:21

O'Neill calls for flawed Super Rugby series to dump teams

Former Australian rugby chief John O'Neill has called for Argentina and Japan to be dumped from the troubled Super Rugby competition, along with a South African side.

O'Neill calls for flawed Super Rugby series to dump teams

Former Australian rugby chief John O'Neill has called for Argentina and Japan to be dumped from the troubled Super Rugby competition, along with a South African side.


02/24/2017 - 04:44

Mavericks send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal

Australian center Andrew Bogut has been traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA deal sending forward Nerlens Noel to Dallas.

Mavericks send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal

Australian center Andrew Bogut has been traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA deal sending forward Nerlens Noel to Dallas.

02/24/2017 - 08:17

'La La Land' set to win big at Oscars

The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at the Oscars on Sunday with "La La Land," a starry-eyed love letter to the glamour of Old Hollywood, tipped for glory.

'La La Land' set to win big at Oscars

The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at the Oscars on Sunday with "La La Land," a starry-eyed love letter to the glamour of Old Hollywood, tipped for glory.


02/24/2017 - 07:22

Indian censors block release of 'lady-oriented' film

India's censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as "lady-oriented", sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country.

Indian censors block release of 'lady-oriented' film

India's censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as "lady-oriented", sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country.


02/24/2017 - 01:44

Beyonce pulls out of Coachella fest

Pop superstar Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, has pulled out of her headlining spot at the Coachella music festival in southern California, event organizers announced on Thursday.

Beyonce pulls out of Coachella fest

Pop superstar Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, has pulled out of her headlining spot at the Coachella music festival in southern California, event organizers announced on Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 21:48

From Tokyo to USA: Kusama's eternal love of polka dots

She has two major exhibitions opening simultaneously in Japan and the United States at the venerable age of 87 -- but Yayoi Kusama is nowhere near her last hurrah.

From Tokyo to USA: Kusama's eternal love of polka dots

She has two major exhibitions opening simultaneously in Japan and the United States at the venerable age of 87 -- but Yayoi Kusama is nowhere near her last hurrah.


02/24/2017 - 02:58

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 89th Academy Awards, to be handed out on Sunday in Hollywood:

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 89th Academy Awards, to be handed out on Sunday in Hollywood:


02/23/2017 - 22:33

Toronto film festival to slim down

North America's largest film festival will scale back this year, the Toronto International Film Festival announced Thursday.

Toronto film festival to slim down

North America's largest film festival will scale back this year, the Toronto International Film Festival announced Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 16:56

Verhoeven teams with 'Elle' writer for new film

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven has teamed up with the writer of his hit thriller "Elle" for another movie, the French novelist Philippe Djian confirmed Thursday.

Verhoeven teams with 'Elle' writer for new film

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven has teamed up with the writer of his hit thriller "Elle" for another movie, the French novelist Philippe Djian confirmed Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 18:30

Tight security for Africa's top film festival in Burkina

Burkina Faso is laying on tight security for Africa's top film festival which kicks off Saturday in a nation hit a year ago by a major terror attack.

Tight security for Africa's top film festival in Burkina

Burkina Faso is laying on tight security for Africa's top film festival which kicks off Saturday in a nation hit a year ago by a major terror attack.

02/24/2017 - 08:36

'Record' anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider

A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported.

'Record' anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider

A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported.


02/24/2017 - 01:06

Pigs with edited genes show resistance to costly virus

A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers $1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.

Pigs with edited genes show resistance to costly virus

A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers $1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 20:07

Bees can learn to roll a ball for food: study

Entice them with a sweet reward and bumblebees can be trained to roll a ball into a goal, revealing unexpectedly complex learning abilities for an insect, researchers said Thursday.

Bees can learn to roll a ball for food: study

Entice them with a sweet reward and bumblebees can be trained to roll a ball into a goal, revealing unexpectedly complex learning abilities for an insect, researchers said Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 18:52

Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday.

Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 15:48

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts arrived safely Thursday at the International Space Station, a day after SpaceX aborted the process due to a GPS problem.

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts arrived safely Thursday at the International Space Station, a day after SpaceX aborted the process due to a GPS problem.


02/23/2017 - 18:19

Happy Feet meets T-Rex: Penguins in the age of dinos

A giant penguin foot-bone discovered in New Zealand shows that the ancestors of everyone's favourite flightless bird waddled Earth during the age of dinosaurs, researchers reported Thursday.

Happy Feet meets T-Rex: Penguins in the age of dinos

A giant penguin foot-bone discovered in New Zealand shows that the ancestors of everyone's favourite flightless bird waddled Earth during the age of dinosaurs, researchers reported Thursday.


02/23/2017 - 11:14

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

Researchers have announced the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

Researchers have announced the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.


02/23/2017 - 05:36

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

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