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08/20/2018 - 23:31

Argento not under investigation over sex abuse claims: police

Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento is not under investigation over bombshell allegations that she had sex five years ago with an underage teen, police told AFP on Monday.

Argento not under investigation over sex abuse claims: police

Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento is not under investigation over bombshell allegations that she had sex five years ago with an underage teen, police told AFP on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 19:11

Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades

With tears and cries, dozens of elderly and frail South and North Korean family members met on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago.

Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades

With tears and cries, dozens of elderly and frail South and North Korean family members met on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago.


08/20/2018 - 17:21

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Gunshots were fired at the US embassy in Ankara early on Monday, without causing any casualties, Turkish and American officials said as tensions spiked between the two NATO allies.

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Gunshots were fired at the US embassy in Ankara early on Monday, without causing any casualties, Turkish and American officials said as tensions spiked between the two NATO allies.


08/20/2018 - 17:15

Greece hails new post-bailout chapter but concerns remain

Greece turned a page on eight years of spending cuts and three straight international bailouts on Monday but experts warned that the country's economic challenges are far from over.

Greece hails new post-bailout chapter but concerns remain

Greece turned a page on eight years of spending cuts and three straight international bailouts on Monday but experts warned that the country's economic challenges are far from over.


08/20/2018 - 17:00

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what authorities are treating as a "terrorist attack".

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what authorities are treating as a "terrorist attack".


08/20/2018 - 16:51

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 16:47

Pope steps up rhetoric over US clerical child abuse 'atrocities'

Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week and once again pledged action to combat the scandal which continues to rock the Catholic Church.

Pope steps up rhetoric over US clerical child abuse 'atrocities'

Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week and once again pledged action to combat the scandal which continues to rock the Catholic Church.


08/20/2018 - 16:47

Multiple attacks claimed by IS on police in Chechnya

Armed assailants injured several policemen in attacks in three locations in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Monday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Multiple attacks claimed by IS on police in Chechnya

Armed assailants injured several policemen in attacks in three locations in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Monday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.


08/20/2018 - 14:58

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.


08/20/2018 - 14:39

Afghanistan awaits Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was Monday awaiting the Taliban's response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal for a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.

Afghanistan awaits Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was Monday awaiting the Taliban's response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal for a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.


08/20/2018 - 13:54

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse

Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week.

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse

Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week.


08/20/2018 - 13:37

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.


08/20/2018 - 12:04

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.


08/20/2018 - 11:32

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 11:24

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.


08/20/2018 - 08:18

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand.

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand.


08/20/2018 - 07:10

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after 17 years of war.

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after 17 years of war.


08/20/2018 - 06:11

Business economists say Trump tariffs will harm US: survey

Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.

Business economists say Trump tariffs will harm US: survey

Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.


08/20/2018 - 05:06

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens

A judicial inquiry into alleged corruption at the top of government in South Africa is scheduled to open on Monday when the first public hearings begin.

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens

A judicial inquiry into alleged corruption at the top of government in South Africa is scheduled to open on Monday when the first public hearings begin.


08/20/2018 - 04:54

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles.

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles.


08/20/2018 - 04:29

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:53

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor.

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor.


08/20/2018 - 03:40

Park returns to world No. 1 with LPGA Indy playoff win

Park Sung-hyun is headed back to the world number one spot after a birdie at the first playoff hole lifted her to a US LPGA victory over Lizette Salas in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Park returns to world No. 1 with LPGA Indy playoff win

Park Sung-hyun is headed back to the world number one spot after a birdie at the first playoff hole lifted her to a US LPGA victory over Lizette Salas in Indianapolis on Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:03

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:00

Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theft

Chinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87 million) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theft

Chinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87 million) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies.


08/19/2018 - 22:30

Afghan president offers Taliban new provisional ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves.

Afghan president offers Taliban new provisional ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves.


08/19/2018 - 21:03

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.

08/20/2018 - 23:46

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 55

The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months.

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 55

The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months.


08/20/2018 - 19:25

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging its followers to drop the use of the word "Mormon" to refer to the church or its members, according to new directives issued by its leader.

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging its followers to drop the use of the word "Mormon" to refer to the church or its members, according to new directives issued by its leader.


08/20/2018 - 18:17

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned Monday.

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned Monday.


08/20/2018 - 17:56

Easy pickings: Champagne harvest starts early

Champagne's grape harvest kicked off on Monday, about two weeks earlier than usual, with the industry predicting a "very good" vintage of the prized bubbly thanks to ideal weather conditions.

Easy pickings: Champagne harvest starts early

Champagne's grape harvest kicked off on Monday, about two weeks earlier than usual, with the industry predicting a "very good" vintage of the prized bubbly thanks to ideal weather conditions.


08/20/2018 - 16:09

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.


08/20/2018 - 14:58

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.


08/20/2018 - 12:11

Once upon a time... preserving folk tales in Benin

Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller took to the stage and bound the audience with a magic spell of words.

Once upon a time... preserving folk tales in Benin

Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller took to the stage and bound the audience with a magic spell of words.


08/20/2018 - 12:04

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.


08/20/2018 - 07:01

Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward

New Zealand's Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has taken the cycle of life to a whole new level, biking her way to hospital for the birth of her first child.

Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward

New Zealand's Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has taken the cycle of life to a whole new level, biking her way to hospital for the birth of her first child.


08/20/2018 - 04:30

Cairo looks to curb street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.

Cairo looks to curb street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.


08/20/2018 - 03:06

Montreal Pride parade pays tribute to global victims of repression

Hundreds of thousands celebrated Montreal's Gay Pride March on a sun-drenched Sunday, an event opened by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and marked by a minute's silence for the victims of discrimination and repression around the world.

Montreal Pride parade pays tribute to global victims of repression

Hundreds of thousands celebrated Montreal's Gay Pride March on a sun-drenched Sunday, an event opened by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and marked by a minute's silence for the victims of discrimination and repression around the world.


08/19/2018 - 18:15

Transgender referee takes charge in England

A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first.

Transgender referee takes charge in England

A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first.


08/19/2018 - 18:00

In Uganda, 'Rolex' means time -- for an eggy snack

When people talk about a "Rolex" in Uganda, one of the last things they probably have in mind is a luxury watch.

In Uganda, 'Rolex' means time -- for an eggy snack

When people talk about a "Rolex" in Uganda, one of the last things they probably have in mind is a luxury watch.


08/19/2018 - 16:35

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.


08/19/2018 - 13:37

Migrants unseen in Israeli photographer's exhibition

Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. He came back with a provocative set of pictures -- without people in them.

Migrants unseen in Israeli photographer's exhibition

Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. He came back with a provocative set of pictures -- without people in them.


08/19/2018 - 13:29

'Everything's business': Rohingya crisis offers earning opportunity

Captain Min Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow gangplanks hauling sacks of ginger from his boat onto Bangladeshi soil -- one of many seizing the economic opportunities presented by a refugee crisis.

'Everything's business': Rohingya crisis offers earning opportunity

Captain Min Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow gangplanks hauling sacks of ginger from his boat onto Bangladeshi soil -- one of many seizing the economic opportunities presented by a refugee crisis.


08/19/2018 - 06:39

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.


08/19/2018 - 06:22

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.


08/19/2018 - 05:23

French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil.

French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil.


08/19/2018 - 05:13

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.


08/19/2018 - 05:04

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future.

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future.


08/18/2018 - 04:29

After Genoa disaster, locals look differently at city's bridges

Jacopo Strumia never gave much thought to the giant suspension bridge that looms over the ground floor apartment he lives in with his wife and two young children in a sleepy suburb of Genoa.

After Genoa disaster, locals look differently at city's bridges

Jacopo Strumia never gave much thought to the giant suspension bridge that looms over the ground floor apartment he lives in with his wife and two young children in a sleepy suburb of Genoa.


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.

08/21/2018 - 00:17

Balotelli opts to stay at Nice, say French club

Mario Balotelli has signed a new deal to stay at Nice despite strong interest from French rivals Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced on Monday.

Balotelli opts to stay at Nice, say French club

Mario Balotelli has signed a new deal to stay at Nice despite strong interest from French rivals Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced on Monday.


08/21/2018 - 00:15

Serena seeks to cap comeback year with Grand Slam No. 24

Serena Williams, riding an emotional rollercoaster as she adapts to juggling tennis and motherhood, seeks to end 2018 on a high with a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open.

Serena seeks to cap comeback year with Grand Slam No. 24

Serena Williams, riding an emotional rollercoaster as she adapts to juggling tennis and motherhood, seeks to end 2018 on a high with a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open.


08/21/2018 - 00:14

Rejuvenated Djokovic eyes US Open as 'Big Four' reunited

From the pits of despair in Paris, record-setting Novak Djokovic now eyes a third US Open title in New York where for the first time since Wimbledon last year, the sport's 'Big Four' will be reunited.

Rejuvenated Djokovic eyes US Open as 'Big Four' reunited

From the pits of despair in Paris, record-setting Novak Djokovic now eyes a third US Open title in New York where for the first time since Wimbledon last year, the sport's 'Big Four' will be reunited.


08/21/2018 - 00:03

No complacency due to competition for places at City, insists Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes the champions are well placed to avoid past mistakes and become the first team in a decade to retain the Premier League title.

No complacency due to competition for places at City, insists Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes the champions are well placed to avoid past mistakes and become the first team in a decade to retain the Premier League title.


08/20/2018 - 23:58

World No. 1 Halep withdraws from Connecticut Open

World number one Simona Halep withdrew from the WTA Connecticut Open on Monday with a leg injury, the day after losing the Cincinnati final to Kiki Bertens.

World No. 1 Halep withdraws from Connecticut Open

World number one Simona Halep withdrew from the WTA Connecticut Open on Monday with a leg injury, the day after losing the Cincinnati final to Kiki Bertens.


08/20/2018 - 23:51

Salah in diving storm as Liverpool win at Palace

Mohamed Salah was engulfed in a diving storm as the Liverpool star won the controversial penalty that inspired their 2-0 win over 10-man Crystal Palace on Monday.

Salah in diving storm as Liverpool win at Palace

Mohamed Salah was engulfed in a diving storm as the Liverpool star won the controversial penalty that inspired their 2-0 win over 10-man Crystal Palace on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 23:30

Karius set to join Besiktas from Liverpool on loan - reports

Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose fumbles were widely blamed for the defeat of his side in the Champions League final, is to join Istanbul giants Besiktas on a two-year loan deal, Turkish reports said Monday.

Karius set to join Besiktas from Liverpool on loan - reports

Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose fumbles were widely blamed for the defeat of his side in the Champions League final, is to join Istanbul giants Besiktas on a two-year loan deal, Turkish reports said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 23:11

Man City lose Bravo to Achilles injury

Manchester City could be without reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for the rest of the season after the Chilean ruptured an Achilles tendon, the Premier League champions confirmed on Monday.

Man City lose Bravo to Achilles injury

Manchester City could be without reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for the rest of the season after the Chilean ruptured an Achilles tendon, the Premier League champions confirmed on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 23:05

Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull next season

French driver Pierre Gasly will replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next season, the Formula One team announced on Monday.

Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull next season

French driver Pierre Gasly will replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next season, the Formula One team announced on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 22:25

Rodrigo strikes as Atletico held by Valencia in La Liga opener

Atletico Madrid failed to get their La Liga title bid off to a winning start, as Rodrigo earned Valencia a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla Stadium on Monday.

Rodrigo strikes as Atletico held by Valencia in La Liga opener

Atletico Madrid failed to get their La Liga title bid off to a winning start, as Rodrigo earned Valencia a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla Stadium on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 21:26

Injured Tsonga out of US Open

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew from the US Open on Monday as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, organisers said.

Injured Tsonga out of US Open

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew from the US Open on Monday as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, organisers said.


08/20/2018 - 21:02

King Kohli reigns over England in third Test

India captain Virat Kohli's second century of the series strengthened his side's iron grip on the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Monday.

King Kohli reigns over England in third Test

India captain Virat Kohli's second century of the series strengthened his side's iron grip on the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 20:28

Tracy demands safety review after IndyCar horror crash

Former IndyCar driver Paul Tracy on Monday called on the sport to review safety standards after the crash at the Pocono 500 which left Canadian rookie Robert Wickens in hospital with multiple injuries.

Tracy demands safety review after IndyCar horror crash

Former IndyCar driver Paul Tracy on Monday called on the sport to review safety standards after the crash at the Pocono 500 which left Canadian rookie Robert Wickens in hospital with multiple injuries.


08/20/2018 - 20:06

'Why can't I do better than Mbappe', asks Monaco youngster Geubbels

At his first press conference as a Monaco player, teenager Willem Geubbels met the inevitable questions about Kylian Mbappe by asking why he can't do even better at the club than the World Cup winner.

'Why can't I do better than Mbappe', asks Monaco youngster Geubbels

At his first press conference as a Monaco player, teenager Willem Geubbels met the inevitable questions about Kylian Mbappe by asking why he can't do even better at the club than the World Cup winner.


08/20/2018 - 18:47

Marseille's France goalkeeper Mandanda suffers hamstring blow

France World Cup-winning goalkeeper Steve Mandanda will be out for up to four weeks with a torn hamstring, his club Marseille confirmed on Monday.

Marseille's France goalkeeper Mandanda suffers hamstring blow

France World Cup-winning goalkeeper Steve Mandanda will be out for up to four weeks with a torn hamstring, his club Marseille confirmed on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 18:22

Life imitates art as Indian wins women's wrestling gold

Vinesh Phogat became India's first women's wrestling champion at the Asian Games on Monday to extend a family legacy in the sport which was immortalised in a celebrated Bollywood film.

Life imitates art as Indian wins women's wrestling gold

Vinesh Phogat became India's first women's wrestling champion at the Asian Games on Monday to extend a family legacy in the sport which was immortalised in a celebrated Bollywood film.


08/20/2018 - 17:21

Japan go from prostitutes to podium at Asian Games

Teenager Rikako Ikee spearheaded a golden night for Japan's swimmers on Monday after the expulsion of four basketball players for using prostitutes rocked the Japanese team at the Asian Games.

Japan go from prostitutes to podium at Asian Games

Teenager Rikako Ikee spearheaded a golden night for Japan's swimmers on Monday after the expulsion of four basketball players for using prostitutes rocked the Japanese team at the Asian Games.


08/20/2018 - 17:20

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 17:09

North Korea's pint-sized stars sweep to golden weightlifting double

North Korea's pint-sized weightlifters ruled the roost as the secretive nation bagged their first two gold medals of the Asian Games on Monday.

North Korea's pint-sized stars sweep to golden weightlifting double

North Korea's pint-sized weightlifters ruled the roost as the secretive nation bagged their first two gold medals of the Asian Games on Monday.


08/20/2018 - 16:39

Ronaldo arrives as Serie A returns in FIFA19 video game

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed Monday.

Ronaldo arrives as Serie A returns in FIFA19 video game

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed Monday.


08/20/2018 - 16:35

Four Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games for buying sex

Four Japanese basketball players on Monday apologised for bringing "disgrace" to their nation after they were kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex.

Four Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games for buying sex

Four Japanese basketball players on Monday apologised for bringing "disgrace" to their nation after they were kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex.


08/20/2018 - 16:29

Sun scorches rivals to win historic Asian swim title

Chinese battering ram Sun Yang smashed his rivals to create history Monday as the swimming goliath scooped the first-ever Asian Games men's 800 metres freestyle gold with another monstrous performance.

Sun scorches rivals to win historic Asian swim title

Chinese battering ram Sun Yang smashed his rivals to create history Monday as the swimming goliath scooped the first-ever Asian Games men's 800 metres freestyle gold with another monstrous performance.


08/20/2018 - 16:25

Modric and Rakitic in Croatia squad to face Portugal, Spain

Luka Modric, awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup, and his midfield partner Ivan Rakitic have both been called up to the Croatia squad for matches against Portugal and Spain in September.

Modric and Rakitic in Croatia squad to face Portugal, Spain

Luka Modric, awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup, and his midfield partner Ivan Rakitic have both been called up to the Croatia squad for matches against Portugal and Spain in September.


08/20/2018 - 14:37

Spurs move Champions League opener to Wembley

Tottenham's first home game in the group stages of the Champions League will be played at Wembley, the club confirmed on Monday after reaching an agreement with UEFA.

Spurs move Champions League opener to Wembley

Tottenham's first home game in the group stages of the Champions League will be played at Wembley, the club confirmed on Monday after reaching an agreement with UEFA.


08/20/2018 - 13:35

Man Utd fans should be 'mad', admits Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes the club's fans have every right to vent their anger after a first-half collapse saw the Red Devils beaten 3-2 by Brighton.

Man Utd fans should be 'mad', admits Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes the club's fans have every right to vent their anger after a first-half collapse saw the Red Devils beaten 3-2 by Brighton.


08/20/2018 - 13:25

Farah bids for record ahead of Chicago Marathon

British athletics legend Mo Farah is hoping to win a record fifth Great North Run when he competes in the half marathon event in Newcastle on September 9.

Farah bids for record ahead of Chicago Marathon

British athletics legend Mo Farah is hoping to win a record fifth Great North Run when he competes in the half marathon event in Newcastle on September 9.


08/20/2018 - 13:04

Bale earns praise after starring role in Real Madrid win

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui hailed the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored one goal and created another in his team's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

Bale earns praise after starring role in Real Madrid win

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui hailed the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored one goal and created another in his team's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

08/20/2018 - 23:46

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with a mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled North America in its debut weekend, topping the box office, industry data showed Monday.

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with a mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled North America in its debut weekend, topping the box office, industry data showed Monday.


08/20/2018 - 23:45

Melania Trump to make solo Africa trip

The US first lady Melania Trump will travel to Africa later this year, her office announced Monday, with further details expected in the coming weeks.

Melania Trump to make solo Africa trip

The US first lady Melania Trump will travel to Africa later this year, her office announced Monday, with further details expected in the coming weeks.


08/20/2018 - 21:26

Eagles overtake Michael Jackson with biggest selling album

A box set of The Eagles' greatest hits has surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as the biggest selling album of all time, according to a new ranking by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Eagles overtake Michael Jackson with biggest selling album

A box set of The Eagles' greatest hits has surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as the biggest selling album of all time, according to a new ranking by the Recording Industry Association of America.


08/20/2018 - 19:37

Kevin Spacey movie takes in dismal $618

US actor Kevin Spacey's latest movie has flopped big-time at the box office, taking in a mere $618 as it opened to dire reviews in a handful of theaters across the country.

Kevin Spacey movie takes in dismal $618

US actor Kevin Spacey's latest movie has flopped big-time at the box office, taking in a mere $618 as it opened to dire reviews in a handful of theaters across the country.


08/20/2018 - 18:12

Teargas, warning shots as Ugandans protest MP arrest

Ugandan police and soldiers closed off parts of Kampala for several hours on Monday and fired teargas and shots into the air to break up protests over the arrest of a prominent opposition lawmaker.

Teargas, warning shots as Ugandans protest MP arrest

Ugandan police and soldiers closed off parts of Kampala for several hours on Monday and fired teargas and shots into the air to break up protests over the arrest of a prominent opposition lawmaker.


08/20/2018 - 16:08

Ronaldo arrives as Serie A returns in FIFA19 video game

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed Monday.

Ronaldo arrives as Serie A returns in FIFA19 video game

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed Monday.


08/20/2018 - 12:35

US actor DeVito to get lifetime achievement award in Spain

US comic actor Danny DeVito, the star of "Twins" and "Batman Returns", will receive a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain next month, organisers said Monday.

US actor DeVito to get lifetime achievement award in Spain

US comic actor Danny DeVito, the star of "Twins" and "Batman Returns", will receive a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain next month, organisers said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 12:26

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 09:17

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state and stoked controversy by meeting Yasser Arafat, has died aged 94, a hospital spokesman said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 06:58

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday.


08/20/2018 - 03:03

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at N.America box office

Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 21:03

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.


08/19/2018 - 15:29

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.


08/19/2018 - 08:03

Greeks rebuild lives after debt crisis wrecked dreams

In 2010, Panagiota Kalliakmani had just secured her chemistry degree and dreamed of going into research. Then the Greek economic crisis struck.

Greeks rebuild lives after debt crisis wrecked dreams

In 2010, Panagiota Kalliakmani had just secured her chemistry degree and dreamed of going into research. Then the Greek economic crisis struck.


08/19/2018 - 06:39

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.

Forty years ago: three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.


08/19/2018 - 05:13

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.


08/19/2018 - 04:20

Soviet army nearly 'battled' US filmmakers in Prague Spring

Propaganda-fuelled Soviet soldiers were ready to take on American and German armies during the 1968 invasion of former Czechoslovakia -- before they realised the "enemies" were filmmakers.

Soviet army nearly 'battled' US filmmakers in Prague Spring

Propaganda-fuelled Soviet soldiers were ready to take on American and German armies during the 1968 invasion of former Czechoslovakia -- before they realised the "enemies" were filmmakers.


08/19/2018 - 01:56

Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, triggering a flood of tributes from around the world for the "diplomatic rock star".

Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, triggering a flood of tributes from around the world for the "diplomatic rock star".


08/18/2018 - 20:40

Kofi Annan and Africa: from the scars of genocide to diplomatic success

Ghana-born Kofi Annan, who died Saturday aged 80, was the first UN chief from sub-Saharan Africa, and it was on this continent that he experienced both the most difficult moment of his career, as well as some of his biggest diplomatic successes.

Kofi Annan and Africa: from the scars of genocide to diplomatic success

Ghana-born Kofi Annan, who died Saturday aged 80, was the first UN chief from sub-Saharan Africa, and it was on this continent that he experienced both the most difficult moment of his career, as well as some of his biggest diplomatic successes.


08/18/2018 - 20:17

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.


08/18/2018 - 18:27

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.


08/18/2018 - 17:46

'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.

'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.


08/18/2018 - 14:15

Kofi Annan: the UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Kofi Annan: the UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.


08/18/2018 - 14:13

India star Chopra to become 'Mrs Jonas'

American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be "Mrs Jonas" after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema.

India star Chopra to become 'Mrs Jonas'

American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be "Mrs Jonas" after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema.


08/18/2018 - 09:34

Brazil's 'queer museum' reopens in Rio after forced closure

Brazil's "queer museum," forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Brazil's 'queer museum' reopens in Rio after forced closure

Brazil's "queer museum," forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.


08/18/2018 - 08:33

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 - 05:36

Hairdresser, manicurist remember down-to-earth Aretha

For years, Jacqueline Robinson was a hairdresser to Aretha Franklin, invited to lavish Christmas parties, whisked off to meet Oprah Winfrey or joining the likes of Stevie Wonder at dinner.

Hairdresser, manicurist remember down-to-earth Aretha

For years, Jacqueline Robinson was a hairdresser to Aretha Franklin, invited to lavish Christmas parties, whisked off to meet Oprah Winfrey or joining the likes of Stevie Wonder at dinner.

08/20/2018 - 18:17

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned Monday.

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned Monday.


08/20/2018 - 16:09

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.


08/20/2018 - 14:58

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.


08/20/2018 - 14:38

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.


08/20/2018 - 13:37

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless.


08/20/2018 - 13:04

Malaysia makes record $12-mn rhino horn seizure

Malaysia has made a record seizure of 50 rhino horns worth an estimated $12 million at Kuala Lumpur airport as they were being flown to Vietnam, authorities said Monday.

Malaysia makes record $12-mn rhino horn seizure

Malaysia has made a record seizure of 50 rhino horns worth an estimated $12 million at Kuala Lumpur airport as they were being flown to Vietnam, authorities said Monday.


08/20/2018 - 12:04

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.


08/20/2018 - 11:32

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 11:26

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.


08/20/2018 - 06:06

Leadership fears see Australia PM back away from climate targets

Australia shelved plans to embed carbon emissions targets in law Monday, after a party revolt against embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Leadership fears see Australia PM back away from climate targets

Australia shelved plans to embed carbon emissions targets in law Monday, after a party revolt against embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.


08/19/2018 - 21:23

Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.

Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.


08/19/2018 - 18:18

Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGS

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing.

Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGS

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing.


08/19/2018 - 09:17

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.


08/19/2018 - 07:19

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.


08/19/2018 - 06:22

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe.


08/18/2018 - 19:41

Elephants take the flag in Indonesia independence ceremony

A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia's red and white flag to help mark the country's independence day.

Elephants take the flag in Indonesia independence ceremony

A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia's red and white flag to help mark the country's independence day.


08/18/2018 - 08:32

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.


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.


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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.

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