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01/19/2017 - 23:09

25 feared dead as avalanche turns Italian hotel into 'coffin'

At least 25 people, including several children, were feared dead Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel under snow and mud.

25 feared dead as avalanche turns Italian hotel into 'coffin'

At least 25 people, including several children, were feared dead Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel under snow and mud.


01/19/2017 - 23:24

African troops move into Gambia as new president sworn in

West African troops entered The Gambia on Thursday to bolster its new President Adama Barrow, as Gambians erupted in celebration at his inauguration to succeed longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to quit.

African troops move into Gambia as new president sworn in

West African troops entered The Gambia on Thursday to bolster its new President Adama Barrow, as Gambians erupted in celebration at his inauguration to succeed longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to quit.


01/20/2017 - 02:28

Mexico extradites drug lord "El Chapo" to US

Mexico on Thursday extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- handing over one of the world's most notorious criminals on the eve of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Mexico extradites drug lord

Mexico on Thursday extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- handing over one of the world's most notorious criminals on the eve of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.


01/19/2017 - 23:25

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Stick-wielding inmates hurled stones and lit fires Thursday in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of gang violence.

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Stick-wielding inmates hurled stones and lit fires Thursday in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of gang violence.


01/20/2017 - 01:22

Trump soaks up Washington pageantry on inauguration eve

Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday embracing soaring patriotism and pledging unity on the eve of the most consequential moment of the billionaire Republican's life -- his inauguration as 45th president of the United States.

Trump soaks up Washington pageantry on inauguration eve

Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday embracing soaring patriotism and pledging unity on the eve of the most consequential moment of the billionaire Republican's life -- his inauguration as 45th president of the United States.


01/20/2017 - 02:25

Costco to pay $11.75 million over medical prescriptions

Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday.

Costco to pay $11.75 million over medical prescriptions

Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday.


01/20/2017 - 02:11

Uber to pay $20 mn to settle charge it misled drivers

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the ride-sharing company exaggerated claims about driver pay and new car financing, US regulators said.

Uber to pay $20 mn to settle charge it misled drivers

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the ride-sharing company exaggerated claims about driver pay and new car financing, US regulators said.


01/19/2017 - 18:14

Vendee Globe yacht race: Le Cleac'h foils Thomson, wins in record time

French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h won the Vendee Globe solo round the world yacht race on Thursday in a record time.

Vendee Globe yacht race: Le Cleac'h foils Thomson, wins in record time

French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h won the Vendee Globe solo round the world yacht race on Thursday in a record time.

01/19/2017 - 19:21

May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

Prime Minister Theresa May told the world's elite on Thursday that Britain would become a champion for business and free trade despite Brexit, even as major banks said they planned to shift jobs out of London.

May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

Prime Minister Theresa May told the world's elite on Thursday that Britain would become a champion for business and free trade despite Brexit, even as major banks said they planned to shift jobs out of London.


01/20/2017 - 02:25

Costco to pay $11.75 million over medical prescriptions

Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday.

Costco to pay $11.75 million over medical prescriptions

Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday.


01/19/2017 - 20:32

US closes probe into fatal Tesla autopilot crash, no defect found

The US Transportation Department closed Thursday its investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla car on autopilot, saying no defects were found in the system, including the emergency braking feature.

US closes probe into fatal Tesla autopilot crash, no defect found

The US Transportation Department closed Thursday its investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla car on autopilot, saying no defects were found in the system, including the emergency braking feature.


01/19/2017 - 18:55

VW ex-boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn said Thursday that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke.

VW ex-boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn said Thursday that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke.


01/19/2017 - 23:44

US stocks, dollar fall ahead of Trump inauguration

US stocks retreated and the dollar fell against most currencies Thursday in the final session before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

US stocks, dollar fall ahead of Trump inauguration

US stocks retreated and the dollar fell against most currencies Thursday in the final session before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.


01/20/2017 - 02:11

Uber to pay $20 mn to settle charge it misled drivers

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the ride-sharing company exaggerated claims about driver pay and new car financing, US regulators said.

Uber to pay $20 mn to settle charge it misled drivers

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the ride-sharing company exaggerated claims about driver pay and new car financing, US regulators said.


01/19/2017 - 20:38

Western Union to pay $586 mn to settle US money laundering probe

Global payments company Western Union will pay $586 million to settle a US criminal investigation that found it had a weak anti-money laundering program and looked the other way when employees collaborated in fraud.

Western Union to pay $586 mn to settle US money laundering probe

Global payments company Western Union will pay $586 million to settle a US criminal investigation that found it had a weak anti-money laundering program and looked the other way when employees collaborated in fraud.


01/19/2017 - 23:03

French court fines Easyjet over handicapped passenger

A French court on Thursday fined British low-cost airline EasyJet 60,000 euros ($64,000) for having refused to allow a handicapped passenger to board for "security" reasons.

French court fines Easyjet over handicapped passenger

A French court on Thursday fined British low-cost airline EasyJet 60,000 euros ($64,000) for having refused to allow a handicapped passenger to board for "security" reasons.

01/19/2017 - 23:17

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last eight

Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals.

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last eight

Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals.


01/20/2017 - 02:21

Zidane seeks quick solution to Real Madrid collapse

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is responsible for the European champions' back-to-back defeats as they look to return to winning ways when Malaga visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Zidane seeks quick solution to Real Madrid collapse

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is responsible for the European champions' back-to-back defeats as they look to return to winning ways when Malaga visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.


01/20/2017 - 01:35

Bangladesh profit from Soumya promotion

Makeshift opener Soumya Sarkar celebrated his return to Test cricket with a maiden half-century in the second and final Test against New Zealand at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on Friday.

Bangladesh profit from Soumya promotion

Makeshift opener Soumya Sarkar celebrated his return to Test cricket with a maiden half-century in the second and final Test against New Zealand at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on Friday.


01/19/2017 - 23:47

Barca end Sociedad hoodoo, Atletico cruise

Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar's first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.

Barca end Sociedad hoodoo, Atletico cruise

Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar's first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.


01/19/2017 - 23:44

Mickelson pleased with four-under effort in 2017 debut

Phil Mickelson professed himself "very happy" with a first-round 68 in the US PGA Tour Career Builder Challenge on Thursday, the five-time major winner's first competitive round in more than three months.

Mickelson pleased with four-under effort in 2017 debut

Phil Mickelson professed himself "very happy" with a first-round 68 in the US PGA Tour Career Builder Challenge on Thursday, the five-time major winner's first competitive round in more than three months.


01/20/2017 - 02:16

Milan out for Napoli revenge as Serie A title race sizzles

Resurgent AC Milan host Napoli looking to avenge a crushing home defeat to the Azzuri last season as the fight for title glory and coveted Champions League places intensifies in Serie A.

Milan out for Napoli revenge as Serie A title race sizzles

Resurgent AC Milan host Napoli looking to avenge a crushing home defeat to the Azzuri last season as the fight for title glory and coveted Champions League places intensifies in Serie A.


01/20/2017 - 00:14

League, union sign new collective bargaining deal

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday they have signed the new collective bargaining agreement that was ratified last month.

League, union sign new collective bargaining deal

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday they have signed the new collective bargaining agreement that was ratified last month.


01/19/2017 - 23:40

Spain down Slovenia to ensure top handball spot

Spain downed rivals Slovenia 36-26 to ensure top spot in Group B at the world handball championships on Thursday as Iceland grabbed the last spot in the last 16.

Spain down Slovenia to ensure top handball spot

Spain downed rivals Slovenia 36-26 to ensure top spot in Group B at the world handball championships on Thursday as Iceland grabbed the last spot in the last 16.

01/19/2017 - 20:03

Gorillaz return with attack on Trump

Virtual rockers Gorillaz made a surprise return Thursday to take on President-elect Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration, in a trippy track that attacks money and exclusion.

Gorillaz return with attack on Trump

Virtual rockers Gorillaz made a surprise return Thursday to take on President-elect Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration, in a trippy track that attacks money and exclusion.


01/19/2017 - 17:48

Springsteen gives 'elegiac' secret show for Obama: report

Bruce Springsteen performed a secret concert for President Barack Obama and his staff as they leave the White House, urging optimism in uncertain times, the rock legend's fanzine reported.

Springsteen gives 'elegiac' secret show for Obama: report

Bruce Springsteen performed a secret concert for President Barack Obama and his staff as they leave the White House, urging optimism in uncertain times, the rock legend's fanzine reported.


01/19/2017 - 22:59

Trump waxwork joins world leaders at Paris museum

On the eve of his inauguration as US president, Donald Trump was already standing among world leaders at the Grevin wax museum in Paris on Thursday -- though the sculptor admits the hair posed a challenge.

Trump waxwork joins world leaders at Paris museum

On the eve of his inauguration as US president, Donald Trump was already standing among world leaders at the Grevin wax museum in Paris on Thursday -- though the sculptor admits the hair posed a challenge.


01/19/2017 - 08:01

Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit for the streaming television giant.

Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit for the streaming television giant.


01/19/2017 - 10:50

'Dory,' 'Deadpool', DeGeneres win big at People's Choice awards

"Finding Dory" and "Deadpool" were the big screen's big winners at the People's Choice awards where comedian Ellen DeGeneres made history by taking home the show's most trophies over a career.

'Dory,' 'Deadpool', DeGeneres win big at People's Choice awards

"Finding Dory" and "Deadpool" were the big screen's big winners at the People's Choice awards where comedian Ellen DeGeneres made history by taking home the show's most trophies over a career.


01/19/2017 - 06:33

'A Dog's Purpose' filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified canine being forced into rushing water on the set.

'A Dog's Purpose' filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified canine being forced into rushing water on the set.


01/19/2017 - 16:18

Protests as Polanski is asked to preside at 'French Oscars'

Feminists called for protests Thursday at the "French Oscars" next month after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.

Protests as Polanski is asked to preside at 'French Oscars'

Feminists called for protests Thursday at the "French Oscars" next month after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.


01/20/2017 - 01:50

A-listers join anti-Trump protest in hometown New York

A-list celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to protest against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president's inauguration.

A-listers join anti-Trump protest in hometown New York

A-list celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to protest against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president's inauguration.

01/19/2017 - 21:13

Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the way.

Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the way.


01/19/2017 - 18:55

VW ex-boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn said Thursday that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke.

VW ex-boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn said Thursday that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke.


01/19/2017 - 22:22

New UN chief at Davos seeks allies in business

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used his first address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday to push for a new partnership with business to help fight climate change and reduce poverty.

New UN chief at Davos seeks allies in business

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used his first address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday to push for a new partnership with business to help fight climate change and reduce poverty.


01/19/2017 - 12:26

Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos

Norway on Thursday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil's farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle.

Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos

Norway on Thursday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil's farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle.


01/19/2017 - 14:04

Indonesian pulp mill causing huge environmental damage: activists

Green groups said Thursday that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage.

Indonesian pulp mill causing huge environmental damage: activists

Green groups said Thursday that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage.


01/19/2017 - 18:34

Extinction threatens some 60 percent of primates: study

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60 percent of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.

Extinction threatens some 60 percent of primates: study

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60 percent of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.


01/19/2017 - 13:34

Iceman Oetzi's last meal was 'Stone Age bacon'

Oetzi the famous "iceman" mummy of the Alps appears to have enjoyed a fine slice or two of Stone Age bacon before he was killed by an arrow some 5,300 years ago.

Iceman Oetzi's last meal was 'Stone Age bacon'

Oetzi the famous "iceman" mummy of the Alps appears to have enjoyed a fine slice or two of Stone Age bacon before he was killed by an arrow some 5,300 years ago.


01/19/2017 - 05:24

Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'

Of the many things that keep climate scientists awake at night, tipping points may be the scariest.

Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'

Of the many things that keep climate scientists awake at night, tipping points may be the scariest.

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