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02/21/2018 - 22:21

Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

Angered by a shooting rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, students staged protests in several US cities on Wednesday to turn up the heat on President Donald Trump and lawmakers to take action on gun control.

Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

Angered by a shooting rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, students staged protests in several US cities on Wednesday to turn up the heat on President Donald Trump and lawmakers to take action on gun control.


02/21/2018 - 21:43

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.


02/21/2018 - 21:41

Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli police said Wednesday, in a fresh threat to his long tenure.

Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli police said Wednesday, in a fresh threat to his long tenure.


02/21/2018 - 21:08

Red Cross wants access to treat Syria enclave wounded

The Red Cross demanded access Wednesday to a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a four-day blitz that has killed more than 300 civilians.

Red Cross wants access to treat Syria enclave wounded

The Red Cross demanded access Wednesday to a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a four-day blitz that has killed more than 300 civilians.


02/21/2018 - 20:33

'America's pastor' Billy Graham, counsel to presidents, dies at 99

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died Wednesday. He was 99.

'America's pastor' Billy Graham, counsel to presidents, dies at 99

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died Wednesday. He was 99.


02/21/2018 - 17:09

KFC counts its chickens as UK stores slowly reopen

Less than a third of KFC's outlets in Britain remained shut Wednesday afternoon, following a supply crisis that closed hundreds of its restaurants and left customers struggling to find their deep-fried chicken fix.

KFC counts its chickens as UK stores slowly reopen

Less than a third of KFC's outlets in Britain remained shut Wednesday afternoon, following a supply crisis that closed hundreds of its restaurants and left customers struggling to find their deep-fried chicken fix.


02/21/2018 - 16:25

S.Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

South Africans were hit by the first sales tax increase since apartheid when the country's finance minister delivered a tough budget on Wednesday, dampening optimism spurred by the country's new reformist president.

S.Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

South Africans were hit by the first sales tax increase since apartheid when the country's finance minister delivered a tough budget on Wednesday, dampening optimism spurred by the country's new reformist president.


02/21/2018 - 13:35

Juncker's 'monster' wins top EU job

The powerful chief of staff to Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Selmayr, will take a top post in the European Commission in a move announced Wednesday which means he can stay on after his boss steps down next year.

Juncker's 'monster' wins top EU job

The powerful chief of staff to Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Selmayr, will take a top post in the European Commission in a move announced Wednesday which means he can stay on after his boss steps down next year.

02/21/2018 - 22:16

Ivanka Trump to attend Olympic finale in S. Korea

Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Olympics in South Korea on Sunday, the latest high-profile visit to Winter Games that have been a hotbed of geopolitics.

Ivanka Trump to attend Olympic finale in S. Korea

Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Olympics in South Korea on Sunday, the latest high-profile visit to Winter Games that have been a hotbed of geopolitics.


02/21/2018 - 21:29

Real Madrid fight back to win without Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested as Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes on Wednesday and move back up to third place in La Liga.

Real Madrid fight back to win without Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested as Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes on Wednesday and move back up to third place in La Liga.


02/21/2018 - 21:17

Touch of Klaasen as South Africa beat India by six wickets

For the second time in his short career, Heinrich Klaasen halted India's cricketing juggernaut as South Africa won the second Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Touch of Klaasen as South Africa beat India by six wickets

For the second time in his short career, Heinrich Klaasen halted India's cricketing juggernaut as South Africa won the second Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.


02/21/2018 - 21:06

Woods tackles PGA National with Masters on his mind

Tiger Woods's latest comeback is in its early stages, but the former world number one is already relishing the prospect of returning to the Masters in April.

Woods tackles PGA National with Masters on his mind

Tiger Woods's latest comeback is in its early stages, but the former world number one is already relishing the prospect of returning to the Masters in April.


02/21/2018 - 21:01

A game of one half: Porto complete win -- after five week wait

You've heard of the old cliche that football is a game of two halves? On Wednesday, the Portuguese league staged a game of one half.

A game of one half: Porto complete win -- after five week wait

You've heard of the old cliche that football is a game of two halves? On Wednesday, the Portuguese league staged a game of one half.


02/21/2018 - 20:30

South Africa beat India by six wickets in second T20

South Africa beat India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

South Africa beat India by six wickets in second T20

South Africa beat India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.


02/21/2018 - 20:10

No FA action against Firmino over Holgate spat

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will face no disciplinary action following his clash with Everton's Mason Holgate in the FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield last month.

No FA action against Firmino over Holgate spat

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will face no disciplinary action following his clash with Everton's Mason Holgate in the FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield last month.


02/21/2018 - 19:30

Joseph ready for England centre battle

Jonathan Joseph has learnt to live with the uncertainty surrounding his England future as a result of his battle for an outside-centre berth with Ben Te'o.

Joseph ready for England centre battle

Jonathan Joseph has learnt to live with the uncertainty surrounding his England future as a result of his battle for an outside-centre berth with Ben Te'o.

02/21/2018 - 20:08

Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.

Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.


02/21/2018 - 20:07

Billy Graham: preacher to millions, adviser to presidents

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Billy Graham: preacher to millions, adviser to presidents

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died Wednesday. He was 99.


02/21/2018 - 18:58

Soderbergh in Berlin unveils "Unsane" thriller shot on iPhone

Steven Soderbergh premiered his new thriller shot on an iPhone at the Berlin film festival Wednesday, showing what little gadgets can do to push the limits of style on the big screen.

Soderbergh in Berlin unveils

Steven Soderbergh premiered his new thriller shot on an iPhone at the Berlin film festival Wednesday, showing what little gadgets can do to push the limits of style on the big screen.


02/21/2018 - 09:15

Sheeran and rising star Dua Lipa set to shine at Brits

Folk-pop hit machine Ed Sheeran will go head-to-head with rising R'n'B star Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, the country's showpiece pop-music ceremony.

Sheeran and rising star Dua Lipa set to shine at Brits

Folk-pop hit machine Ed Sheeran will go head-to-head with rising R'n'B star Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, the country's showpiece pop-music ceremony.


02/21/2018 - 06:42

Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her

Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child.

Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her

Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child.


02/21/2018 - 04:16

Political humour thriving in Orban's 'illiberal' Hungary

"Hungarians! The world is a very dangerous place, a no-go zone!" shouts a highly-strungmustachioed man through a megaphone strapped to his car on the streets of Budapest.

Political humour thriving in Orban's 'illiberal' Hungary

"Hungarians! The world is a very dangerous place, a no-go zone!" shouts a highly-strungmustachioed man through a megaphone strapped to his car on the streets of Budapest.


02/21/2018 - 04:14

Berlin filmfest offers dark vision of E. European 'drift'

This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.

Berlin filmfest offers dark vision of E. European 'drift'

This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.


02/21/2018 - 03:30

'Black Panther': sign of a new inclusiveness... or one-off?

Marvel's "Black Panther" opened as the most successful movie with a primarily non-white cast of all time, industry data showed Tuesday, raising hopes for a new era of storytelling by filmmakers and actors of color.

'Black Panther': sign of a new inclusiveness... or one-off?

Marvel's "Black Panther" opened as the most successful movie with a primarily non-white cast of all time, industry data showed Tuesday, raising hopes for a new era of storytelling by filmmakers and actors of color.

02/21/2018 - 20:14

Weekend stargazer wins supernova 'cosmic lottery'

To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing.

Weekend stargazer wins supernova 'cosmic lottery'

To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing.


02/21/2018 - 17:38

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.


02/21/2018 - 16:34

Weah's promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

Morris Kidir gestures at a wide expanse of dark-green land he says was earmarked for a school or clinic in his northern Liberian village, now covered in young oil palm trees.

Weah's promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

Morris Kidir gestures at a wide expanse of dark-green land he says was earmarked for a school or clinic in his northern Liberian village, now covered in young oil palm trees.


02/21/2018 - 16:22

Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss

More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby.

Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss

More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby.


02/21/2018 - 16:03

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.


02/21/2018 - 09:56

Delhi's 'lost' Mughal garden reopens as public park

A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital.

Delhi's 'lost' Mughal garden reopens as public park

A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital.


02/21/2018 - 09:44

Rash of forest fires breaks out in Indonesia

Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Rash of forest fires breaks out in Indonesia

Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.


02/21/2018 - 05:37

Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.

Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.

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