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08/18/2018 - 04:05

Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Former world number one Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with Marin Cilic.

Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Former world number one Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with Marin Cilic.


08/18/2018 - 03:21

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive.


08/18/2018 - 02:22

Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points.

Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points.


08/18/2018 - 02:22

US agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday accused Facebook of breaking the law by letting landlords and home sellers use its ad-targeting system to discriminate against potential buyers or tenants.

US agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday accused Facebook of breaking the law by letting landlords and home sellers use its ad-targeting system to discriminate against potential buyers or tenants.


08/18/2018 - 02:09

Stocks mixed amid Turkey worries, hopes for US-China trade deal

Wall Street stocks finished higher on increased hopes of a resolution of the US-China trade impasse, while European stocks were pressured by worries over Turkey.

Stocks mixed amid Turkey worries, hopes for US-China trade deal

Wall Street stocks finished higher on increased hopes of a resolution of the US-China trade impasse, while European stocks were pressured by worries over Turkey.


08/18/2018 - 02:07

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.


08/18/2018 - 00:19

Fury clouds funeral plans for Italy bridge victims

Grieving relatives wept over the coffins of dozens of victims of Genoa's bridge disaster Friday amid growing fury over a planned state funeral, while rescuers pressed on with their tireless search for those missing in the rubble.

Fury clouds funeral plans for Italy bridge victims

Grieving relatives wept over the coffins of dozens of victims of Genoa's bridge disaster Friday amid growing fury over a planned state funeral, while rescuers pressed on with their tireless search for those missing in the rubble.


08/17/2018 - 23:37

Turkey ready to respond if US imposes more sanctions

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond in kind if Washington imposed further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

Turkey ready to respond if US imposes more sanctions

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond in kind if Washington imposed further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.


08/17/2018 - 23:34

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 22:19

Mexico's AMLO calls for referendum on thorny new airport

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Friday for a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport, setting up a litmus test of his administration's fraught relations with the business sector.

Mexico's AMLO calls for referendum on thorny new airport

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Friday for a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport, setting up a litmus test of his administration's fraught relations with the business sector.


08/17/2018 - 21:32

India flood crisis mounts as 324 confirmed dead

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come.

India flood crisis mounts as 324 confirmed dead

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come.


08/17/2018 - 19:51

Mexico will hold referendum on new airport: president-elect

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he will call a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport that he has threatened to axe.

Mexico will hold referendum on new airport: president-elect

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he will call a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport that he has threatened to axe.


08/17/2018 - 19:09

Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead

US President Donald Trump said Friday he had cancelled a military parade planned for November due to high costs -- hours after the Pentagon indefinitely postponed the much-maligned event -- and would instead head to Paris for ceremonies marking the end of World War I.

Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead

US President Donald Trump said Friday he had cancelled a military parade planned for November due to high costs -- hours after the Pentagon indefinitely postponed the much-maligned event -- and would instead head to Paris for ceremonies marking the end of World War I.


08/17/2018 - 18:08

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tributes poured in across the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday, as her family and hometown made arrangements for her funeral and a celebration of the late singer's extraordinary career.

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tributes poured in across the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday, as her family and hometown made arrangements for her funeral and a celebration of the late singer's extraordinary career.


08/17/2018 - 17:27

Catalan rift clouds Spain's homage to attack victims

A year after a jihadist rampage in Catalonia killed 16 people, Spain paid homage to the victims Friday without managing to set aside bitter divisions over the region's independence.

Catalan rift clouds Spain's homage to attack victims

A year after a jihadist rampage in Catalonia killed 16 people, Spain paid homage to the victims Friday without managing to set aside bitter divisions over the region's independence.


08/17/2018 - 14:00

City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday.

City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 12:29

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Tributes have poured in for the beloved and iconic singer Aretha Franklin from friends, musicians, politicians and fans after the legendary "Queen of Soul" died aged 76.

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Tributes have poured in for the beloved and iconic singer Aretha Franklin from friends, musicians, politicians and fans after the legendary "Queen of Soul" died aged 76.


08/17/2018 - 11:46

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine: NYT

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday.

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine: NYT

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday.


08/17/2018 - 11:27

Turkey will respond if US imposes more sanctions: minister

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor, which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

Turkey will respond if US imposes more sanctions: minister

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor, which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.


08/17/2018 - 08:37

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.


08/17/2018 - 06:17

Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.

Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.


08/17/2018 - 06:13

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites.

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites.


08/17/2018 - 05:06

Rain slows Djokovic at Cincinnati, Stephens ousted

Novak Djokovic's third-round struggle with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov was halted by rain, forcing the pair to come back on Friday at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Rain slows Djokovic at Cincinnati, Stephens ousted

Novak Djokovic's third-round struggle with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov was halted by rain, forcing the pair to come back on Friday at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.


08/17/2018 - 05:02

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.


08/17/2018 - 04:12

Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, the Vatican said Thursday.

Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, the Vatican said Thursday.


08/17/2018 - 03:25

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

The US warned Thursday it would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor described by President Donald Trump as a "hostage."

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

The US warned Thursday it would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor described by President Donald Trump as a "hostage."


08/16/2018 - 20:24

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Rights groups Thursday condemned a suicide blast inside a school that killed dozens of students in Kabul a day earlier, as outrage over the attack grew while tearful families buried loved ones in the war-weary Afghan capital.

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Rights groups Thursday condemned a suicide blast inside a school that killed dozens of students in Kabul a day earlier, as outrage over the attack grew while tearful families buried loved ones in the war-weary Afghan capital.

08/18/2018 - 03:44

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired 'nap pods' for hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday.

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired 'nap pods' for hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday.


08/18/2018 - 03:32

Iraqi girls take up swimming in IS-free Mosul

Her father and grandfather gained fame in the pool. Now, 12-year-old Rama Omar hopes to do the same -- a bold move in Mosul, a former jihadist stronghold in Iraq where swimming was never for women.

Iraqi girls take up swimming in IS-free Mosul

Her father and grandfather gained fame in the pool. Now, 12-year-old Rama Omar hopes to do the same -- a bold move in Mosul, a former jihadist stronghold in Iraq where swimming was never for women.


08/17/2018 - 18:52

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.


08/17/2018 - 13:13

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund".

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund".


08/17/2018 - 12:33

The grey Games: Indian grandmother leads elderly charge for bridge gold

Rita Choksi says yoga and breathing exercises have kept her sharp as the Indian grandmother goes for gold at the age of 79 -- just one of many elderly contenders in the Asian Games bridge competition.

The grey Games: Indian grandmother leads elderly charge for bridge gold

Rita Choksi says yoga and breathing exercises have kept her sharp as the Indian grandmother goes for gold at the age of 79 -- just one of many elderly contenders in the Asian Games bridge competition.


08/17/2018 - 11:34

South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed.

South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed.


08/17/2018 - 08:37

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.


08/17/2018 - 06:17

Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.

Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.


08/17/2018 - 06:13

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites.

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam's holiest sites.


08/17/2018 - 06:12

Mountain milonga: 'tango therapy' finds unlikely Montenegrin home

Couples twist across a wood floor to the melancholy sounds of tango music, swaying and swivelling in a dance that comes from far away.

Mountain milonga: 'tango therapy' finds unlikely Montenegrin home

Couples twist across a wood floor to the melancholy sounds of tango music, swaying and swivelling in a dance that comes from far away.


08/17/2018 - 05:45

China sacks regional officials as vaccine scandal mounts

China's Communist Party has sacked a dozen provincial and local officials and vowed to punish a pharmaceutical firm over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.

China sacks regional officials as vaccine scandal mounts

China's Communist Party has sacked a dozen provincial and local officials and vowed to punish a pharmaceutical firm over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.


08/17/2018 - 05:02

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.


08/17/2018 - 01:34

Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.

Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: study

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.


08/17/2018 - 01:20

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

New York University said Thursday it would offer all its current and future medical school students free tuition in an effort to tackle soaring debt levels and encourage more applicants.

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

New York University said Thursday it would offer all its current and future medical school students free tuition in an effort to tackle soaring debt levels and encourage more applicants.


08/16/2018 - 20:22

US approves first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen

US regulators Thursday approved the first generic alternative for the EpiPen, a life-saving emergency allergy medicine, two years after soaring prices for the original version owned by Mylan stoked controversy.

US approves first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen

US regulators Thursday approved the first generic alternative for the EpiPen, a life-saving emergency allergy medicine, two years after soaring prices for the original version owned by Mylan stoked controversy.


08/16/2018 - 19:37

US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

US drug overdose deaths surged to nearly 72,000 last year, as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as the supply of prescription painkillers has tightened.

US drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

US drug overdose deaths surged to nearly 72,000 last year, as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as the supply of prescription painkillers has tightened.


08/16/2018 - 15:51

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village

A set of Roman-era tombs dating back some 2,000 years have been discovered near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank during road works, an official said Thursday.

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village

A set of Roman-era tombs dating back some 2,000 years have been discovered near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank during road works, an official said Thursday.


08/16/2018 - 15:10

'My Hair, Your Hair': Bosnians weave wigs for kids with cancer

Ajla Nizic did not know what cancer was when she was diagnosed with it at age four.

'My Hair, Your Hair': Bosnians weave wigs for kids with cancer

Ajla Nizic did not know what cancer was when she was diagnosed with it at age four.


08/16/2018 - 14:31

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.


08/16/2018 - 06:31

Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache

The first reunions in years of families divided by the Korean War evoke bittersweet memories for Kim Jong-gyu, whose few hours with her brother in 2014 -– under the watchful eyes of the North's agents -– were probably their last ever together.

Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache

The first reunions in years of families divided by the Korean War evoke bittersweet memories for Kim Jong-gyu, whose few hours with her brother in 2014 -– under the watchful eyes of the North's agents -– were probably their last ever together.


08/16/2018 - 04:23

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.


08/16/2018 - 03:36

Iraq religious tourism squeezed by Iran sanctions

With hotels facing mass cancellations, Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf are being hit hard by US sanctions on neighbouring Iran, which have forced cash-strapped pilgrims to stay home.

Iraq religious tourism squeezed by Iran sanctions

With hotels facing mass cancellations, Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf are being hit hard by US sanctions on neighbouring Iran, which have forced cash-strapped pilgrims to stay home.


08/15/2018 - 22:28

Cholera kills scores in DR Congo, Niger

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday.

Cholera kills scores in DR Congo, Niger

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday.


08/15/2018 - 19:25

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.


08/15/2018 - 15:59

Constellation makes big bet on Canadian cannabis company

Spirits company Constellation Brands announced Wednesday it will significantly boost its investment in Canada's Canopy Growth in a big bet on the growth of cannabis-based products.

Constellation makes big bet on Canadian cannabis company

Spirits company Constellation Brands announced Wednesday it will significantly boost its investment in Canada's Canopy Growth in a big bet on the growth of cannabis-based products.


08/15/2018 - 15:26

Austria rejects Afghan asylum-seeker 'gay' claim: report

Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not "act" or "dress" like a homosexual, according to a media report.

Austria rejects Afghan asylum-seeker 'gay' claim: report

Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not "act" or "dress" like a homosexual, according to a media report.


08/15/2018 - 12:06

Belongings and belonging: the precious objects gathered by fleeing Rohingya

The Rohingya had no time to consider what to take as Myanmar forces drove the Muslim minority into Bangladesh in a crackdown a year ago likened by the UN to ethnic cleansing.

Belongings and belonging: the precious objects gathered by fleeing Rohingya

The Rohingya had no time to consider what to take as Myanmar forces drove the Muslim minority into Bangladesh in a crackdown a year ago likened by the UN to ethnic cleansing.

08/18/2018 - 04:05

Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Former world number one Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with Marin Cilic.

Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Former world number one Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with Marin Cilic.


08/18/2018 - 03:35

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.


08/18/2018 - 02:22

Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points.

Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points.


08/18/2018 - 00:01

Guardiola faces up to spell without City star De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola begins life without Kevin De Bruyne against Huddersfield this weekend, but the build up to the match was dominated by reviews of his on-screen performance.

Guardiola faces up to spell without City star De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola begins life without Kevin De Bruyne against Huddersfield this weekend, but the build up to the match was dominated by reviews of his on-screen performance.


08/17/2018 - 23:41

Champs Wydad, Ahly reach CAF Champions League last eight

Title-holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Al Ahly of Egypt ground out 1-0 victories Friday to reach the CAF Champions League quarter-finals.

Champs Wydad, Ahly reach CAF Champions League last eight

Title-holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Al Ahly of Egypt ground out 1-0 victories Friday to reach the CAF Champions League quarter-finals.


08/17/2018 - 23:18

Zaza, Ospina, Gervinho arrive as transfer window shuts in Italy

Serie A runners-up Napoli signed Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a season-long loan, Simone Zaza completed a move from Valencia to Torino and Gervinho returned after a spell in China to Parma just before the transfer window closed in Italy on Friday.

Zaza, Ospina, Gervinho arrive as transfer window shuts in Italy

Serie A runners-up Napoli signed Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a season-long loan, Simone Zaza completed a move from Valencia to Torino and Gervinho returned after a spell in China to Parma just before the transfer window closed in Italy on Friday.


08/17/2018 - 23:14

'Dream start' as Reims shock Lyon to go top in France

Promoted Reims went top of French Ligue 1 on Friday when they shocked Lyon 1-0 for a second successive victory.

'Dream start' as Reims shock Lyon to go top in France

Promoted Reims went top of French Ligue 1 on Friday when they shocked Lyon 1-0 for a second successive victory.


08/17/2018 - 22:39

Vintage Tanak in complete control in German wine country

Estonia's Ott Tanak remained on course for a second successive victory when he swept five of Friday's six stages on the Rally of Germany, deep in the heart of the country's wine region.

Vintage Tanak in complete control in German wine country

Estonia's Ott Tanak remained on course for a second successive victory when he swept five of Friday's six stages on the Rally of Germany, deep in the heart of the country's wine region.


08/17/2018 - 22:11

Monday Night Football won't show US anthem this season: ESPN

ESPN will not broadcast the US national anthem -- during which some players have knelt in protest -- before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.

Monday Night Football won't show US anthem this season: ESPN

ESPN will not broadcast the US national anthem -- during which some players have knelt in protest -- before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 22:06

Inter to sue La Liga boss over Modric comments

Inter Milan said Friday they were ready to sue Spanish football league president Javier Tebas over comments he made concerning the Italian team's bid to sign Real Madrid's Croatian star Luka Modric this summer.

Inter to sue La Liga boss over Modric comments

Inter Milan said Friday they were ready to sue Spanish football league president Javier Tebas over comments he made concerning the Italian team's bid to sign Real Madrid's Croatian star Luka Modric this summer.


08/17/2018 - 21:54

Federer to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals at rain-hit Cincinnati

Roger Federer wasted no time in defeating Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-6 (8/6) on Friday as the rain-plagued ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters made up ground after two days of disruption.

Federer to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals at rain-hit Cincinnati

Roger Federer wasted no time in defeating Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-6 (8/6) on Friday as the rain-plagued ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters made up ground after two days of disruption.


08/17/2018 - 21:10

Arsenal's Ospina joins Napoli on loan

Napoli signed Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a season-long loan on Friday.

Arsenal's Ospina joins Napoli on loan

Napoli signed Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a season-long loan on Friday.


08/17/2018 - 21:05

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Phelps

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps has opened up again about his ongoing battle with depression, hoping he can help others who struggle with the disease.

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Phelps

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps has opened up again about his ongoing battle with depression, hoping he can help others who struggle with the disease.


08/17/2018 - 19:51

Sarri backs misfiring Morata to come good

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists misfiring striker Alvaro Morata will find his best form this season.

Sarri backs misfiring Morata to come good

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists misfiring striker Alvaro Morata will find his best form this season.


08/17/2018 - 19:48

Tanak in complete control in Germany

Estonia's Ott Tanak remained on course for a second successive victory when he swept five of Friday's six stages on the Rally of Germany.

Tanak in complete control in Germany

Estonia's Ott Tanak remained on course for a second successive victory when he swept five of Friday's six stages on the Rally of Germany.


08/17/2018 - 19:33

Dates set for postponed Genoa Serie A games

Dates have been set for the Serie A games of both Genoa teams which were postponed after a bridge collapsed killing dozens in the northwestern port city, the Italian football league confirmed on Friday.

Dates set for postponed Genoa Serie A games

Dates have been set for the Serie A games of both Genoa teams which were postponed after a bridge collapsed killing dozens in the northwestern port city, the Italian football league confirmed on Friday.


08/17/2018 - 19:30

Pereira earns first Brazil call-up as Gabriel Jesus left out

Just a week after making his first Premier League start for Manchester United, Andreas Pereira received a surprise first call-up to Tite's Brazil squad ahead of two friendlies next month.

Pereira earns first Brazil call-up as Gabriel Jesus left out

Just a week after making his first Premier League start for Manchester United, Andreas Pereira received a surprise first call-up to Tite's Brazil squad ahead of two friendlies next month.


08/17/2018 - 18:51

Bat's embarrassing! England star sidelined by self-inflicted face injury

England international Jason Roy said he was "extremely embarrassed" after suffering an injury when his bat, which he had thrown to the ground in frustration, bounced back and hit him in the face.

Bat's embarrassing! England star sidelined by self-inflicted face injury

England international Jason Roy said he was "extremely embarrassed" after suffering an injury when his bat, which he had thrown to the ground in frustration, bounced back and hit him in the face.


08/17/2018 - 18:10

Kenya must scale new heights to reach Rugby World Cup - coach

Kenya must scale new heights if they hope to overtake leaders Namibia and qualify for a maiden Rugby World Cup, coach Ian Snook admitted Friday.

Kenya must scale new heights to reach Rugby World Cup - coach

Kenya must scale new heights if they hope to overtake leaders Namibia and qualify for a maiden Rugby World Cup, coach Ian Snook admitted Friday.


08/17/2018 - 18:03

Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced on Friday ahead of four upcoming friendlies.

Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced on Friday ahead of four upcoming friendlies.


08/17/2018 - 17:56

Klopp willing to let Liverpool's fringe players leave

Jurgen Klopp admits he is willing to allow some of Liverpool's fringe players to leave before the end of the August.

Klopp willing to let Liverpool's fringe players leave

Jurgen Klopp admits he is willing to allow some of Liverpool's fringe players to leave before the end of the August.


08/17/2018 - 17:53

Cipriani charged by RFU over nightclub incident

Danny Cipriani is to face disciplinary proceedings, the Rugby Football Union said Friday, following his guilty plea to charges of common assault and resisting arrest at a nightclub although his club claim he is being "singled out".

Cipriani charged by RFU over nightclub incident

Danny Cipriani is to face disciplinary proceedings, the Rugby Football Union said Friday, following his guilty plea to charges of common assault and resisting arrest at a nightclub although his club claim he is being "singled out".


08/17/2018 - 17:48

Bakayoko, Castillejo, Laxalt complete new-look AC Milan ahead of transfer deadline

AC Milan completed the signings of Spanish winger Samu Castillejo and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on the final day of the transfer window in Italy on Friday, signalling the Serie A club's intentions for the new season despite a backdrop of financial chaos.

Bakayoko, Castillejo, Laxalt complete new-look AC Milan ahead of transfer deadline

AC Milan completed the signings of Spanish winger Samu Castillejo and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on the final day of the transfer window in Italy on Friday, signalling the Serie A club's intentions for the new season despite a backdrop of financial chaos.


08/17/2018 - 17:44

"Match of the century" for German Cup minnows out to topple Bayern

A village team including a car salesmen, a tax advisor and a stone mason is dreaming of dumping mighty Bayern Munich out of the German Cup on Saturday.

A village team including a car salesmen, a tax advisor and a stone mason is dreaming of dumping mighty Bayern Munich out of the German Cup on Saturday.


08/17/2018 - 17:28

Mbappe set for first PSG appearance after World Cup

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has been named in Paris Saint-Germain's squad for the first time this season as the French champions go to Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Mbappe set for first PSG appearance after World Cup

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has been named in Paris Saint-Germain's squad for the first time this season as the French champions go to Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.


08/17/2018 - 17:20

Kohli urges India to embrace 'backs to the wall' mentality

India captain Virat Kohli said "the only option is to win this game" as he urged his side to make a virtue of their dire position heading into the third Test against England.

Kohli urges India to embrace 'backs to the wall' mentality

India captain Virat Kohli said "the only option is to win this game" as he urged his side to make a virtue of their dire position heading into the third Test against England.


08/17/2018 - 16:26

World Cup fatigue could have caused De Bruyne injury, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has suggested post-World Cup fatigue could have been a factor in the knee injury that has ruled out Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for around three months.

World Cup fatigue could have caused De Bruyne injury, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has suggested post-World Cup fatigue could have been a factor in the knee injury that has ruled out Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for around three months.

08/18/2018 - 03:35

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.


08/18/2018 - 02:07

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.


08/17/2018 - 23:34

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 22:44

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive.


08/17/2018 - 22:11

Monday Night Football won't show US anthem this season: ESPN

ESPN will not broadcast the US national anthem -- during which some players have knelt in protest -- before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.

Monday Night Football won't show US anthem this season: ESPN

ESPN will not broadcast the US national anthem -- during which some players have knelt in protest -- before its showcase Monday Night Football NFL games this season, network president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.


08/17/2018 - 18:08

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tributes poured in across the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday, as her family and hometown made arrangements for her funeral and a celebration of the late singer's extraordinary career.

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tributes poured in across the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday, as her family and hometown made arrangements for her funeral and a celebration of the late singer's extraordinary career.


08/17/2018 - 17:33

Row over Putin's attendance at Austria minister's wedding

The expected attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl sparked a row Friday over whether the visit was appropriate.

Row over Putin's attendance at Austria minister's wedding

The expected attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl sparked a row Friday over whether the visit was appropriate.


08/17/2018 - 16:50

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and hundreds of well-wishers, attended a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and hundreds of well-wishers, attended a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.


08/17/2018 - 16:27

Hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker 'losing hope': cousin

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is "losing hope" and no longer believes that he will be freed after almost 100 days on hunger strike in a Russian prison, his cousin told AFP.

Hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker 'losing hope': cousin

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is "losing hope" and no longer believes that he will be freed after almost 100 days on hunger strike in a Russian prison, his cousin told AFP.


08/17/2018 - 16:16

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and thousands of well-wishers, are to attend a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and thousands of well-wishers, are to attend a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.


08/17/2018 - 15:18

Thousands line streets for funeral of late Indian leader

Thousands of mourners in white funereal dress escorted the coffin of three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee through the Indian capital on Friday, showering his body in rose petals before his cremation.

Thousands line streets for funeral of late Indian leader

Thousands of mourners in white funereal dress escorted the coffin of three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee through the Indian capital on Friday, showering his body in rose petals before his cremation.


08/17/2018 - 12:29

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Tributes have poured in for the beloved and iconic singer Aretha Franklin from friends, musicians, politicians and fans after the legendary "Queen of Soul" died aged 76.

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Tributes have poured in for the beloved and iconic singer Aretha Franklin from friends, musicians, politicians and fans after the legendary "Queen of Soul" died aged 76.


08/17/2018 - 05:46

Motor City heartbroken, yet proud of Aretha

When Aretha Franklin's death was announced over the PA system, glass maker Maurice Black says grief was so great at his Detroit auto plant that supervisors briefly shut the line.

Motor City heartbroken, yet proud of Aretha

When Aretha Franklin's death was announced over the PA system, glass maker Maurice Black says grief was so great at his Detroit auto plant that supervisors briefly shut the line.


08/16/2018 - 21:25

Soul sister, 'Blues Brother': Aretha Franklin's iconic co-stars

The death of soul queen Aretha Franklin on Thursday marked the passing of the last of the great musical icons of cult comedy movie "The Blues Brothers."

Soul sister, 'Blues Brother': Aretha Franklin's iconic co-stars

The death of soul queen Aretha Franklin on Thursday marked the passing of the last of the great musical icons of cult comedy movie "The Blues Brothers."


08/16/2018 - 21:15

Stormzy offers black students Cambridge scholarship

British grime artist Stormzy on Thursday announced he is offering a scholarship to help support black students at Cambridge University.

Stormzy offers black students Cambridge scholarship

British grime artist Stormzy on Thursday announced he is offering a scholarship to help support black students at Cambridge University.


08/16/2018 - 20:13

'A rare treasure': outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.

'A rare treasure': outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.


08/16/2018 - 19:49

60 scandalous years for Madonna

Madonna remains one of the most controversial artists of all time, with the Material Girl refusing to hold back with age from the unbridled sexuality that helped make her a superstar.

60 scandalous years for Madonna

Madonna remains one of the most controversial artists of all time, with the Material Girl refusing to hold back with age from the unbridled sexuality that helped make her a superstar.


08/16/2018 - 19:05

Ousted Eiffel Tower chef Ducasse sharpens knives for rivals

The French top chef who cooked for fast-food-loving US President Donald Trump atop the Eiffel Tower during his visit to Paris last year went to court Thursday to challenge his eviction from his lofty perch.

Ousted Eiffel Tower chef Ducasse sharpens knives for rivals

The French top chef who cooked for fast-food-loving US President Donald Trump atop the Eiffel Tower during his visit to Paris last year went to court Thursday to challenge his eviction from his lofty perch.


08/16/2018 - 18:11

'A rare treasure': outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.

'A rare treasure': outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.


08/16/2018 - 17:53

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Raised on gospel, bathed in rhythm and blues and fluent in jazz and pop, Aretha Franklin came to be known as the "Queen of Soul" through seven decades of electrifying performances.

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Raised on gospel, bathed in rhythm and blues and fluent in jazz and pop, Aretha Franklin came to be known as the "Queen of Soul" through seven decades of electrifying performances.


08/16/2018 - 17:15

Soros foundation to quit Hungary by end-August

The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Thursday that the last of its operations in Hungary would cease by August 31, with its activities being transferred to Berlin.

Soros foundation to quit Hungary by end-August

The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Thursday that the last of its operations in Hungary would cease by August 31, with its activities being transferred to Berlin.


08/16/2018 - 17:11

Uganda's pop star politician charged in military court

A Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP was charged in a military court Thursday with illegal possession of weapons, following his arrest after the presidential convoy was pelted with stones.

Uganda's pop star politician charged in military court

A Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP was charged in a military court Thursday with illegal possession of weapons, following his arrest after the presidential convoy was pelted with stones.


08/16/2018 - 16:38

Madonna turns into 'berber queen' for 60th birthday

Madonna on Thursday took on the mantle of a "berber queen" to celebrate her 60th birthday, touring Morocco's former imperial city of Marrakech under the radar of the paparazzi.

Madonna turns into 'berber queen' for 60th birthday

Madonna on Thursday took on the mantle of a "berber queen" to celebrate her 60th birthday, touring Morocco's former imperial city of Marrakech under the radar of the paparazzi.


08/16/2018 - 16:32

How Aretha Franklin made 'Respect' a feminist anthem

It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but "Respect" -- the song that made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul" -- was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.

How Aretha Franklin made 'Respect' a feminist anthem

It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but "Respect" -- the song that made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul" -- was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.


08/16/2018 - 16:17

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Raised on gospel, bathed in rhythm and blues and fluent in jazz and pop, Aretha Franklin came to be known as the "Queen of Soul" through seven decades of electrifying performances.

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Raised on gospel, bathed in rhythm and blues and fluent in jazz and pop, Aretha Franklin came to be known as the "Queen of Soul" through seven decades of electrifying performances.


08/16/2018 - 15:30

Schumacher not being moved from Switzerland to Mallorca: spokeswoman

Ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is not being moved from his home in Switzerland to the Spanish island of Mallorca, a spokeswoman said Thursday, denying a report by a Swiss magazine.

Schumacher not being moved from Switzerland to Mallorca: spokeswoman

Ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is not being moved from his home in Switzerland to the Spanish island of Mallorca, a spokeswoman said Thursday, denying a report by a Swiss magazine.


08/16/2018 - 15:21

'Crazy Rich Asians' touted as Hollywood watershed

Rich, dashing man sweeps sweet young girl off her feet. It's the fantasy to launch a thousand love stories, but Hollywood's latest rom-com oozes more than sentimental escapism.

'Crazy Rich Asians' touted as Hollywood watershed

Rich, dashing man sweeps sweet young girl off her feet. It's the fantasy to launch a thousand love stories, but Hollywood's latest rom-com oozes more than sentimental escapism.

08/17/2018 - 21:32

India flood crisis mounts as 324 confirmed dead

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come.

India flood crisis mounts as 324 confirmed dead

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come.


08/17/2018 - 09:41

Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164

The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region.

Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164

The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region.


08/17/2018 - 08:37

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.

Vietnam's caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending them to their new home in a grassy sanctuary in northern Vietnam.


08/17/2018 - 07:22

Choking hazard: air pollution hangs over Asian Games

Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world's second-biggest multi-sport event.

Choking hazard: air pollution hangs over Asian Games

Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world's second-biggest multi-sport event.


08/17/2018 - 06:52

Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu

A rare rodent species known as a "bamboo rat" that lives around the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru has resurfaced after a decade of absence and been photographed for the first time.

Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu

A rare rodent species known as a "bamboo rat" that lives around the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru has resurfaced after a decade of absence and been photographed for the first time.


08/16/2018 - 20:06

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time.

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time.


08/16/2018 - 18:28

India warns of 'extremely grave' crisis as flood toll rises

Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India's Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless.

India warns of 'extremely grave' crisis as flood toll rises

Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India's Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless.


08/16/2018 - 14:31

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.


08/16/2018 - 04:23

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.


08/16/2018 - 00:51

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.


08/15/2018 - 23:27

New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday.

New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday.


08/15/2018 - 20:10

Flood toll in India's tourist hotspot Kerala jumps to 67

The flood toll in India's southern tourist hotspot of Kerala jumped to 67 after another 25 deaths were reported Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps, a state official told AFP.

Flood toll in India's tourist hotspot Kerala jumps to 67

The flood toll in India's southern tourist hotspot of Kerala jumped to 67 after another 25 deaths were reported Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps, a state official told AFP.


08/15/2018 - 19:52

Canada's westernmost province declares wildfires emergency

British Columbia declared a province-wide state of emergency Wednesday as Canada's military joined firefighters in trying to douse 556 wildfires burning across the craggy region.

Canada's westernmost province declares wildfires emergency

British Columbia declared a province-wide state of emergency Wednesday as Canada's military joined firefighters in trying to douse 556 wildfires burning across the craggy region.


08/15/2018 - 19:44

Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee and water bug deaths

Canada announced plans Wednesday to phase out two pesticides widely applied to canola, corn and soybean crops in this country and linked to bee and now also aquatic insect deaths.

Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee and water bug deaths

Canada announced plans Wednesday to phase out two pesticides widely applied to canola, corn and soybean crops in this country and linked to bee and now also aquatic insect deaths.


08/15/2018 - 19:25

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.


08/15/2018 - 02:07

Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.

Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.


08/14/2018 - 23:01

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.


08/14/2018 - 12:21

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along.

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along.


08/14/2018 - 11:57

Burundi plans plastic bag ban

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.

Burundi plans plastic bag ban

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.


08/14/2018 - 10:01

New Caledonia protects huge swathe of coral reefs

New Caledonia agreed Tuesday to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world's last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough.

New Caledonia protects huge swathe of coral reefs

New Caledonia agreed Tuesday to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world's last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough.


08/14/2018 - 03:33

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Tech magnate Elon Musk's SpaceX vowed Monday to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule next year -- part of a drive to restore America's dominance of the space race.

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Tech magnate Elon Musk's SpaceX vowed Monday to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule next year -- part of a drive to restore America's dominance of the space race.


08/13/2018 - 20:43

200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying'

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power.

200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying'

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power.


08/12/2018 - 21:07

France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday.

France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday.


08/12/2018 - 18:01

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday.

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said Sunday.


08/12/2018 - 16:19

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in first mission to 'touch Sun'

NASA on Sunday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in first mission to 'touch Sun'

NASA on Sunday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.


08/12/2018 - 14:31

Caspian Sea nations sign landmark deal

The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal Sunday on the legal status of the inland sea which boasts a wealth of oil and gas reserves and sturgeon.

Caspian Sea nations sign landmark deal

The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal Sunday on the legal status of the inland sea which boasts a wealth of oil and gas reserves and sturgeon.


08/12/2018 - 12:44

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country.

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country.

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