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01/24/2018 - 00:22

Sessions questioned in Russia probe as FBI accused of bias

US attorney general Jeff Sessions was named Tuesday as the first member of Donald Trump's cabinet to be questioned in the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling, as a report said the president himself could face an interview request within weeks.

Sessions questioned in Russia probe as FBI accused of bias

US attorney general Jeff Sessions was named Tuesday as the first member of Donald Trump's cabinet to be questioned in the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling, as a report said the president himself could face an interview request within weeks.


01/23/2018 - 23:46

Pro-trade allies rally in Davos ahead of Trump visit

India and Canada rallied their pro-globalisation allies at the Davos business summit Tuesday as delegates braced for a potentially combative appearance by US President Donald Trump later in the week.

Pro-trade allies rally in Davos ahead of Trump visit

India and Canada rallied their pro-globalisation allies at the Davos business summit Tuesday as delegates braced for a potentially combative appearance by US President Donald Trump later in the week.


01/23/2018 - 23:30

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football.

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football.


01/23/2018 - 22:08

Giantkillers target semis as Federer faces old foe

One unseeded player will make the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday as Roger Federer zeroes in on a sixth title and Angelique Kerber works to keep alive her hopes of a second.

Giantkillers target semis as Federer faces old foe

One unseeded player will make the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday as Roger Federer zeroes in on a sixth title and Angelique Kerber works to keep alive her hopes of a second.


01/23/2018 - 22:02

Turkey in deadly Kurdish militia clashes as US sounds alarm

The Turkish army on Tuesday clashed with Kurdish militia in Syria in an operation that has already left three of its soldiers dead, as the United States voiced alarm that the offensive could endanger attempts to end the Syrian civil war.

Turkey in deadly Kurdish militia clashes as US sounds alarm

The Turkish army on Tuesday clashed with Kurdish militia in Syria in an operation that has already left three of its soldiers dead, as the United States voiced alarm that the offensive could endanger attempts to end the Syrian civil war.


01/23/2018 - 21:55

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

A teenaged boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school on Tuesday morning, leaving two fellow students dead and more than a dozen people wounded in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

A teenaged boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school on Tuesday morning, leaving two fellow students dead and more than a dozen people wounded in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.


01/23/2018 - 20:59

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

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

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

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


01/23/2018 - 19:15

Pence visits Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

US Vice President Mike Pence visited Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians held a general strike after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".

Pence visits Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

US Vice President Mike Pence visited Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians held a general strike after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".

01/24/2018 - 00:13

Germain strikes as Marseille edge out fourth-tier Epinal

Valere Germain came off the bench to score as Marseille claimed a 2-0 win at fourth-tier outfit Epinal on Tuesday to reach the French Cup last 16.

Germain strikes as Marseille edge out fourth-tier Epinal

Valere Germain came off the bench to score as Marseille claimed a 2-0 win at fourth-tier outfit Epinal on Tuesday to reach the French Cup last 16.


01/24/2018 - 00:04

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico

Sergio Escudero's goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico

Sergio Escudero's goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 23:30

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football.

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football.


01/23/2018 - 23:28

Hirscher wins alpine skiing after Kristoffersen snowball drama

Home favourite Marcel Hirscher produced a blistering second run to pip Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen to victory in Tuesday's World Cup night slalom race at Schladming.

Hirscher wins alpine skiing after Kristoffersen snowball drama

Home favourite Marcel Hirscher produced a blistering second run to pip Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen to victory in Tuesday's World Cup night slalom race at Schladming.


01/23/2018 - 22:40

Buzz builds for Tiger's Torrey Pines return

All eyes are on Tiger Woods this week as the former world number one returns to the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open, and that's just the way defending champion Jon Rahm likes it.

Buzz builds for Tiger's Torrey Pines return

All eyes are on Tiger Woods this week as the former world number one returns to the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open, and that's just the way defending champion Jon Rahm likes it.


01/23/2018 - 22:08

Giantkillers target semis as Federer faces old foe

One unseeded player will make the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday as Roger Federer zeroes in on a sixth title and Angelique Kerber works to keep alive her hopes of a second.

Giantkillers target semis as Federer faces old foe

One unseeded player will make the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday as Roger Federer zeroes in on a sixth title and Angelique Kerber works to keep alive her hopes of a second.


01/23/2018 - 21:21

Austrian ski stations eye twin 2026 Olympics bid

Austrian ski resorts Graz and Schladming are planning a twin bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics, their two mayors announced on Tuesday.

Austrian ski stations eye twin 2026 Olympics bid

Austrian ski resorts Graz and Schladming are planning a twin bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics, their two mayors announced on Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 21:16

Woods to launch tour comeback alongside Reed, Hoffman

Tiger Woods returns to US PGA Tour competition on Thursday playing alongside Patrick Reed and Charley Hoffman in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Woods to launch tour comeback alongside Reed, Hoffman

Tiger Woods returns to US PGA Tour competition on Thursday playing alongside Patrick Reed and Charley Hoffman in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

01/24/2018 - 00:25

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

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

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

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


01/23/2018 - 23:26

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

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

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

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


01/23/2018 - 23:23

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

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

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

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


01/23/2018 - 20:59

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

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

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

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


01/23/2018 - 20:46

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.


01/23/2018 - 19:48

Influential Chilean 'anti-poet' Nicanor Parra dies

Influential Chilean poet Nicanor Parra died Tuesday aged 103, leaving a legacy of "anti-poetry" with which he revolutionized Latin American literature and won the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.

Influential Chilean 'anti-poet' Nicanor Parra dies

Influential Chilean poet Nicanor Parra died Tuesday aged 103, leaving a legacy of "anti-poetry" with which he revolutionized Latin American literature and won the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.


01/23/2018 - 18:52

Van Gogh Museum unveils rare picture by peer Munch

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum unveiled a rare new purchase Tuesday, painted by Vincent's contemporary Edvard Munch, the only portrait by the Norwegian artist on display in The Netherlands.

Van Gogh Museum unveils rare picture by peer Munch

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum unveiled a rare new purchase Tuesday, painted by Vincent's contemporary Edvard Munch, the only portrait by the Norwegian artist on display in The Netherlands.


01/23/2018 - 18:45

Ireland bids farewell to Cranberries singer O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan's duet of "Ave Maria" with Luciano Pavarotti rang out at her funeral on Tuesday as Ireland bade farewell to the Cranberries singer following her shock death aged 46.

Ireland bids farewell to Cranberries singer O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan's duet of "Ave Maria" with Luciano Pavarotti rang out at her funeral on Tuesday as Ireland bade farewell to the Cranberries singer following her shock death aged 46.

01/23/2018 - 23:13

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

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

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

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


01/23/2018 - 21:10

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

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

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

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


01/23/2018 - 20:27

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

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

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

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


01/23/2018 - 19:35

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

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

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

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


01/23/2018 - 14:17

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 11:08

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.


01/23/2018 - 09:59

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."


01/23/2018 - 08:40

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.

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