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12/14/2017 - 15:32

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 15:20

Putin says Russians will reject opposition 'coup' at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the opposition was hoping for a "coup", during a marathon press conference that marked his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.

Putin says Russians will reject opposition 'coup' at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the opposition was hoping for a "coup", during a marathon press conference that marked his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.


12/14/2017 - 14:31

Disney says to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (44.3 billion euros) in stock, solidifying its position as a producer of entertainment content as it faces new rivals from Silicon Valley.

Disney says to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (44.3 billion euros) in stock, solidifying its position as a producer of entertainment content as it faces new rivals from Silicon Valley.


12/14/2017 - 14:05

Steady hand at ECB as eurozone economy sparkles

European Central Bank policymakers left interest rates and massive support for the economy unchanged Thursday, as observers expected hefty upgrades to the bank's growth forecasts for the eurozone from president Mario Draghi.

Steady hand at ECB as eurozone economy sparkles

European Central Bank policymakers left interest rates and massive support for the economy unchanged Thursday, as observers expected hefty upgrades to the bank's growth forecasts for the eurozone from president Mario Draghi.


12/14/2017 - 13:17

Malan urges England to capitalise in Perth after maiden Test ton

Dawid Malan said it was time for England to pile the pressure on Australia after his maiden Test century helped the besieged visitors fight back on the opening day of the vital third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.

Malan urges England to capitalise in Perth after maiden Test ton

Dawid Malan said it was time for England to pile the pressure on Australia after his maiden Test century helped the besieged visitors fight back on the opening day of the vital third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 12:56

Froome admits adverse drugs test result 'damaging'

Chris Froome admitted Thursday that his adverse drugs test during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.

Froome admits adverse drugs test result 'damaging'

Chris Froome admitted Thursday that his adverse drugs test during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.


12/14/2017 - 11:20

S. Korea prosecutors seek 25 years for ex-president's friend

The powerful secret confidante at the centre of the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye should spend the next quarter of a century in prison, prosecutors demanded Thursday.

S. Korea prosecutors seek 25 years for ex-president's friend

The powerful secret confidante at the centre of the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye should spend the next quarter of a century in prison, prosecutors demanded Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 09:47

Saudi king orders $19 bn stimulus for private sector

Saudi King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion) of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector.

Saudi king orders $19 bn stimulus for private sector

Saudi King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion) of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector.

12/14/2017 - 15:39

Norway or Canada? Britain weighs post-Brexit trade ties

Brexit talks are set to enter their second phase, and Britain faces historic choices on its future relations with Europe, including a possible trade deal.

Norway or Canada? Britain weighs post-Brexit trade ties

Brexit talks are set to enter their second phase, and Britain faces historic choices on its future relations with Europe, including a possible trade deal.


12/14/2017 - 15:33

Delta orders 100 Airbus planes in blow to Boeing

Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it has ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus' American rival Boeing.

Delta orders 100 Airbus planes in blow to Boeing

Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it has ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus' American rival Boeing.


12/14/2017 - 15:24

Holiday shopping, gasoline send US retail higher in November

The US holiday shopping season got off to a robust start in November, sending the US retail sector surging along with higher gasoline sales, according to government data released Thursday.

Holiday shopping, gasoline send US retail higher in November

The US holiday shopping season got off to a robust start in November, sending the US retail sector surging along with higher gasoline sales, according to government data released Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 14:54

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

Iraq has begun reconstruction work at what was the country's biggest oil refinery before it was damaged by intense fighting between government forces and Islamic State group jihadists, the oil ministry said Thursday.

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

Iraq has begun reconstruction work at what was the country's biggest oil refinery before it was damaged by intense fighting between government forces and Islamic State group jihadists, the oil ministry said Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 14:31

Disney says to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (44.3 billion euros) in stock, solidifying its position as a producer of entertainment content as it faces new rivals from Silicon Valley.

Disney says to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (44.3 billion euros) in stock, solidifying its position as a producer of entertainment content as it faces new rivals from Silicon Valley.


12/14/2017 - 14:30

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to buy key film and television operations of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion stock deal that could reshape the media-entertainment world and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging tech platforms.

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to buy key film and television operations of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion stock deal that could reshape the media-entertainment world and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging tech platforms.


12/14/2017 - 14:10

Austrian airline's grounding strands thousands

Austria said Thursday it has begun organising the repatriation of thousands of passengers stranded by the grounding of the airline Niki, a unit of Air Berlin.

Austrian airline's grounding strands thousands

Austria said Thursday it has begun organising the repatriation of thousands of passengers stranded by the grounding of the airline Niki, a unit of Air Berlin.


12/14/2017 - 14:05

Steady hand at ECB as eurozone economy sparkles

European Central Bank policymakers left interest rates and massive support for the economy unchanged Thursday, as observers expected hefty upgrades to the bank's growth forecasts for the eurozone from president Mario Draghi.

Steady hand at ECB as eurozone economy sparkles

European Central Bank policymakers left interest rates and massive support for the economy unchanged Thursday, as observers expected hefty upgrades to the bank's growth forecasts for the eurozone from president Mario Draghi.

12/14/2017 - 13:40

Man City hailed as Premier League greats after 15th straight win

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.

Man City hailed as Premier League greats after 15th straight win

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.


12/14/2017 - 13:17

Malan urges England to capitalise in Perth after maiden Test ton

Dawid Malan said it was time for England to pile the pressure on Australia after his maiden Test century helped the besieged visitors fight back on the opening day of the vital third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.

Malan urges England to capitalise in Perth after maiden Test ton

Dawid Malan said it was time for England to pile the pressure on Australia after his maiden Test century helped the besieged visitors fight back on the opening day of the vital third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 12:56

Froome admits adverse drugs test result 'damaging'

Chris Froome admitted Thursday that his adverse drugs test during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.

Froome admits adverse drugs test result 'damaging'

Chris Froome admitted Thursday that his adverse drugs test during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.


12/14/2017 - 09:57

Figure skating: Injury-hit champ Hanyu faces race for fitness

Defending Olympic figure skating gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu said Thursday that a slow recovery from his injuries is preventing him from resuming practice, with less than two months until the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Figure skating: Injury-hit champ Hanyu faces race for fitness

Defending Olympic figure skating gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu said Thursday that a slow recovery from his injuries is preventing him from resuming practice, with less than two months until the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.


12/14/2017 - 09:11

Australian quicks turn up heat on England

Australia's pace trio turned up the heat on England on the opening day of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.

Australian quicks turn up heat on England

Australia's pace trio turned up the heat on England on the opening day of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 06:45

Fixing claims rock Ashes series

Cricket chiefs voiced "grave concern" but said there was no evidence the third Ashes Test between Australia and England starting Thursday has been corrupted after a match-fixing bombshell rocked the series.

Fixing claims rock Ashes series

Cricket chiefs voiced "grave concern" but said there was no evidence the third Ashes Test between Australia and England starting Thursday has been corrupted after a match-fixing bombshell rocked the series.


12/14/2017 - 06:42

Paul George shows off skill, juggles emotions in Indiana return

Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple double of the season and Paul George made a successful return to Indiana as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Pacers 100-95 on Wednesday.

Paul George shows off skill, juggles emotions in Indiana return

Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple double of the season and Paul George made a successful return to Indiana as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Pacers 100-95 on Wednesday.


12/14/2017 - 03:05

Monaco look to revive French Ligue 1 title challenge

Leonardo Jardim's Monaco head to Saint-Etienne on Friday hoping to put a recent slump in form firmly behind them with a third straight Ligue 1 victory.

Monaco look to revive French Ligue 1 title challenge

Leonardo Jardim's Monaco head to Saint-Etienne on Friday hoping to put a recent slump in form firmly behind them with a third straight Ligue 1 victory.

12/14/2017 - 14:30

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to buy key film and television operations of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion stock deal that could reshape the media-entertainment world and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging tech platforms.

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to buy key film and television operations of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion stock deal that could reshape the media-entertainment world and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging tech platforms.


12/14/2017 - 14:05

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.


12/14/2017 - 10:08

Indian minister pushes Bollywood on sexual harassment

India's minister for women has warned Bollywood producers over sexual harassment in the Hindi film industry after a scandal that has brought down some leading Hollywood figures.

Indian minister pushes Bollywood on sexual harassment

India's minister for women has warned Bollywood producers over sexual harassment in the Hindi film industry after a scandal that has brought down some leading Hollywood figures.


12/14/2017 - 08:01

Four jailed in Singapore over forged Ed Sheeran tickets

An Australian, a Briton and two New Zealanders have been jailed for four weeks each in Singapore for selling forged tickets to an Ed Sheeran concert.

Four jailed in Singapore over forged Ed Sheeran tickets

An Australian, a Briton and two New Zealanders have been jailed for four weeks each in Singapore for selling forged tickets to an Ed Sheeran concert.


12/14/2017 - 07:48

Women accuse rap mogul Russell Simmons of rape: report

At least three women say that they were raped by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, who recently left his business empire following abuse allegations, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Women accuse rap mogul Russell Simmons of rape: report

At least three women say that they were raped by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, who recently left his business empire following abuse allegations, The New York Times reported Wednesday.


12/14/2017 - 06:47

Mary J. Blige on her transformation for 'Mudbound'

Of all the names that came up during a typically contentious Golden Globes nominations announcement in Beverly Hills this week, Mary J. Blige's was perhaps the least controversial.

Mary J. Blige on her transformation for 'Mudbound'

Of all the names that came up during a typically contentious Golden Globes nominations announcement in Beverly Hills this week, Mary J. Blige's was perhaps the least controversial.


12/14/2017 - 04:27

Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein

A-lister Salma Hayek on Wednesday joined the scores of actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the fallen Hollywood mogul sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her.

Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein

A-lister Salma Hayek on Wednesday joined the scores of actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the fallen Hollywood mogul sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her.


12/14/2017 - 04:06

A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty.

A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty.

12/14/2017 - 10:39

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.


12/14/2017 - 02:37

Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say.

Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say.


12/13/2017 - 21:51

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.


12/13/2017 - 20:51

Canada boosts protection for endangered whales

The Canadian government said Wednesday it will boost protection for two species of endangered whales.

Canada boosts protection for endangered whales

The Canadian government said Wednesday it will boost protection for two species of endangered whales.


12/13/2017 - 18:54

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish.

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish.


12/13/2017 - 18:27

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.


12/13/2017 - 16:08

Ticked off: Tiny 'dracula' with a taste for dinosaur blood

Dinosaurs, the most fearsome creatures ever to walk the Earth, were bugged already 100 million years ago by a paltry pest that still plagues animals today: the bloodsucking tick, scientists have discovered.

Ticked off: Tiny 'dracula' with a taste for dinosaur blood

Dinosaurs, the most fearsome creatures ever to walk the Earth, were bugged already 100 million years ago by a paltry pest that still plagues animals today: the bloodsucking tick, scientists have discovered.


12/13/2017 - 15:43

Oh my stars! Stage set for 'spectacular' meteor show

A thin, waning moon should allow for uninterrupted views Wednesday night of the annual Geminid shooting star show, set to be "spectacular" this year, astronomers say.

Oh my stars! Stage set for 'spectacular' meteor show

A thin, waning moon should allow for uninterrupted views Wednesday night of the annual Geminid shooting star show, set to be "spectacular" this year, astronomers say.

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