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01/24/2018 - 09:50

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.


01/24/2018 - 09:31

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.


01/24/2018 - 09:28

'Daesh landlord' in the dock in first Paris attacks trial

The first trial stemming from the November 2015 Paris terror attacks opens Wednesday when Jawad Bendaoud appears in court, charged with harbouring two of the jihadists in the aftermath of the carnage.

'Daesh landlord' in the dock in first Paris attacks trial

The first trial stemming from the November 2015 Paris terror attacks opens Wednesday when Jawad Bendaoud appears in court, charged with harbouring two of the jihadists in the aftermath of the carnage.


01/24/2018 - 08:50

Turnbull hails revived TPP, critics question value for Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday hailed the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a boon for jobs, but critics questioned how much Australia would really gain from a deal that excludes the US.

Turnbull hails revived TPP, critics question value for Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday hailed the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a boon for jobs, but critics questioned how much Australia would really gain from a deal that excludes the US.


01/24/2018 - 08:13

Former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.

Former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.


01/24/2018 - 08:01

Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were in dominant moods Wednesday to race into an Australian Open semi-final showdown, as the dream Grand Slam run of giantkiller Chung Hyeon continued.

Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were in dominant moods Wednesday to race into an Australian Open semi-final showdown, as the dream Grand Slam run of giantkiller Chung Hyeon continued.


01/24/2018 - 07:09

French lawmakers vote for 'right to make mistakes'

French lawmakers have voted for a flagship article in a new law which will give citizens the "right to make mistakes" in dealings with the government without being automatically punished.

French lawmakers vote for 'right to make mistakes'

French lawmakers have voted for a flagship article in a new law which will give citizens the "right to make mistakes" in dealings with the government without being automatically punished.


01/24/2018 - 06:56

Attack on Save the Children in east Afghanistan under way: witnesses

Gunmen stormed an office of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said, in an ongoing attack that has wounded at least 11 people.

Attack on Save the Children in east Afghanistan under way: witnesses

Gunmen stormed an office of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said, in an ongoing attack that has wounded at least 11 people.

01/24/2018 - 09:59

Figure skating: Rapturous welcome for N.Korea pair in Taiwan

North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd who threw them toys and flowers at the Four Continents championships in Taipei Wednesday, ahead of their much anticipated Olympic bid.

Figure skating: Rapturous welcome for N.Korea pair in Taiwan

North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd who threw them toys and flowers at the Four Continents championships in Taipei Wednesday, ahead of their much anticipated Olympic bid.


01/24/2018 - 08:28

Sandgren lashes 'dehumanising' media after wiping tweets

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren lashed out the "dehumanising" media Wednesday after wiping his Twitter account following a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.

Sandgren lashes 'dehumanising' media after wiping tweets

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren lashed out the "dehumanising" media Wednesday after wiping his Twitter account following a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.


01/24/2018 - 08:13

Former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.

Former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.


01/24/2018 - 08:01

Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were in dominant moods Wednesday to race into an Australian Open semi-final showdown, as the dream Grand Slam run of giantkiller Chung Hyeon continued.

Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were in dominant moods Wednesday to race into an Australian Open semi-final showdown, as the dream Grand Slam run of giantkiller Chung Hyeon continued.


01/24/2018 - 06:05

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made NBA history on Tuesday, hitting the final shot of the first quarter to become the youngest player ever to reach the 30,000 career points milestone.

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made NBA history on Tuesday, hitting the final shot of the first quarter to become the youngest player ever to reach the 30,000 career points milestone.


01/24/2018 - 05:46

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.


01/24/2018 - 05:20

Russia drugs scandal ruins homecoming for Olympic star An

He won multiple speed skating golds for South Korea and Russia, and was hailed as a corruption whistleblower along the way, but Victor An's Olympic career has ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a doping scandal.

Russia drugs scandal ruins homecoming for Olympic star An

He won multiple speed skating golds for South Korea and Russia, and was hailed as a corruption whistleblower along the way, but Victor An's Olympic career has ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a doping scandal.


01/24/2018 - 03:04

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

01/24/2018 - 09:20

US clown resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

A man who played a well known circus clown in America has acknowledged he pressured a teenage girl acrobat into posing for pornographic pictures and has resigned, the New York Times reported.

US clown resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

A man who played a well known circus clown in America has acknowledged he pressured a teenage girl acrobat into posing for pornographic pictures and has resigned, the New York Times reported.


01/24/2018 - 01:40

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/24/2018 - 00:42

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.


01/24/2018 - 00:39

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.


01/24/2018 - 00:25

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/23/2018 - 23:26

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 90th Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the pack.

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 90th Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the pack.


01/23/2018 - 23:23

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

A group of investors led by a former Obama administration official is in advanced talks to buy The Weinstein Company, on the verge of bankruptcy following sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a source said Tuesday.

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

A group of investors led by a former Obama administration official is in advanced talks to buy The Weinstein Company, on the verge of bankruptcy following sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a source said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 20:59

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.

01/24/2018 - 09:50

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.


01/24/2018 - 08:32

Japan seeks upgraded whaling ship as PM vows to continue hunts

Japan is considering upgrading its ageing lead whaling ship, a fisheries official said Wednesday, as the prime minister vowed to continue the country's controversial Antarctic hunts despite international protests.

Japan seeks upgraded whaling ship as PM vows to continue hunts

Japan is considering upgrading its ageing lead whaling ship, a fisheries official said Wednesday, as the prime minister vowed to continue the country's controversial Antarctic hunts despite international protests.


01/24/2018 - 06:33

Expert behind new MH370 search hopeful of find within a month

After years of futile efforts, a fresh hunt for MH370 has set off for the remote Indian Ocean -- and the top Australian scientist who helped pinpoint the new search zone is hopeful the missing jet can be found within weeks.

Expert behind new MH370 search hopeful of find within a month

After years of futile efforts, a fresh hunt for MH370 has set off for the remote Indian Ocean -- and the top Australian scientist who helped pinpoint the new search zone is hopeful the missing jet can be found within weeks.


01/24/2018 - 04:33

'White oil': Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism.

'White oil': Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism.


01/23/2018 - 23:13

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 21:10

New York hits big pharma with $500mn lawsuit in opioid crisis

New York turned the screws on pharmaceutical giants in America's opioid epidemic, suing manufacturers for $500 million on Tuesday as a photographer kickstarted a petition to hold Purdue Pharma accountable as a recovering addict.

New York hits big pharma with $500mn lawsuit in opioid crisis

New York turned the screws on pharmaceutical giants in America's opioid epidemic, suing manufacturers for $500 million on Tuesday as a photographer kickstarted a petition to hold Purdue Pharma accountable as a recovering addict.


01/23/2018 - 20:27

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.


01/23/2018 - 19:35

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.

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