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01/19/2018 - 02:36

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move.

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move.


01/19/2018 - 02:35

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.


01/19/2018 - 02:27

Funding bill to avert shutdown passes House but US Senators poised to block it

The US House of Representatives passed a stop-gap funding measure late Thursday that would avert a government shutdown, sending it to the Senate where Democrats have vowed to block it.

Funding bill to avert shutdown passes House but US Senators poised to block it

The US House of Representatives passed a stop-gap funding measure late Thursday that would avert a government shutdown, sending it to the Senate where Democrats have vowed to block it.


01/19/2018 - 02:02

New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.


01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.


01/19/2018 - 00:32

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.


01/18/2018 - 21:50

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:28

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

01/19/2018 - 03:46

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.


01/19/2018 - 03:13

Pakistan peg back New Zealand, despite Guptill ton

Martin Guptill scored a century as Pakistan limited New Zealand to a modest 271 for seven in the fifth one-day international in Wellington on Friday.

Pakistan peg back New Zealand, despite Guptill ton

Martin Guptill scored a century as Pakistan limited New Zealand to a modest 271 for seven in the fifth one-day international in Wellington on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 02:35

Drogba looks to future as stellar career winds down

At the age of 39, Didier Drogba is in the twilight years of a glittering football career that has spanned two decades and six countries and brought him a harvest of trophies.

Drogba looks to future as stellar career winds down

At the age of 39, Didier Drogba is in the twilight years of a glittering football career that has spanned two decades and six countries and brought him a harvest of trophies.


01/19/2018 - 02:33

James, Curry will captain teams in new-look All-Star Game

LeBron James and Stephen Curry led the voting for NBA All-Star Game starters announced on Thursday and will serve as team captains in the league's new-look mid-season exhibition on February 18.

James, Curry will captain teams in new-look All-Star Game

LeBron James and Stephen Curry led the voting for NBA All-Star Game starters announced on Thursday and will serve as team captains in the league's new-look mid-season exhibition on February 18.


01/19/2018 - 02:31

Coach Jones confident England prop idol search will come good

Eddie Jones believes the uncapped pair of Lewis Boyce and Alec Hepburn have what it takes to succeed in the demanding role of an international loosehead prop.

Coach Jones confident England prop idol search will come good

Eddie Jones believes the uncapped pair of Lewis Boyce and Alec Hepburn have what it takes to succeed in the demanding role of an international loosehead prop.


01/19/2018 - 01:45

Rahm red-hot in California desert at CareerBuilder Challenge

Spain's Jon Rahm fired a 10-under par 62 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead in the first round of the US PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California.

Rahm red-hot in California desert at CareerBuilder Challenge

Spain's Jon Rahm fired a 10-under par 62 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead in the first round of the US PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California.


01/19/2018 - 01:37

Get on with tennis, says Federer, there's been worse heat

Roger Federer has downplayed suffocating heat on court at the Australian Open, saying it was part of the game and players should be prepared.

Get on with tennis, says Federer, there's been worse heat

Roger Federer has downplayed suffocating heat on court at the Australian Open, saying it was part of the game and players should be prepared.


01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

01/19/2018 - 04:02

How to take a bullet, by 'Den of Thieves' star 50 Cent

Note to action movie directors: you probably don't need to tell Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- juvenile crack dealer turned multi-millionnaire rapper and movie star -- how to take a bullet.

How to take a bullet, by 'Den of Thieves' star 50 Cent

Note to action movie directors: you probably don't need to tell Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- juvenile crack dealer turned multi-millionnaire rapper and movie star -- how to take a bullet.


01/19/2018 - 04:01

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.


01/19/2018 - 00:19

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.


01/18/2018 - 22:07

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:49

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.


01/18/2018 - 18:24

Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month's NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.

Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month's NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.


01/18/2018 - 18:10

Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he's 'lying'

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to repeat "discredited" child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.

Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he's 'lying'

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to repeat "discredited" child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.


01/18/2018 - 14:51

Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'

Woody Allen on Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat a "discredited allegation."

Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'

Woody Allen on Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat a "discredited allegation."

01/19/2018 - 02:34

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.


01/18/2018 - 22:56

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:28

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:53

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.


01/18/2018 - 19:21

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday.

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 15:33

Cyprus denies bail for Israeli organ trafficking suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.

Cyprus denies bail for Israeli organ trafficking suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.


01/18/2018 - 15:17

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties.

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties.


01/18/2018 - 14:42

China says air quality 'improved' in 2017

China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse".

China says air quality 'improved' in 2017

China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse".

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