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07/21/2018 - 19:25

Vettel celebrates home pole in Hockenheim, 'shame' for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel said it was "a shame" that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix.

Vettel celebrates home pole in Hockenheim, 'shame' for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel said it was "a shame" that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix.


07/21/2018 - 18:45

Tiger bares his claws and rolls back the years at British Open

It had been 2,226 days since Tiger Woods had led at the end of a round at a major, but for a short while at the British Open on Saturday it looked like he might do just that going into the final day.

Tiger bares his claws and rolls back the years at British Open

It had been 2,226 days since Tiger Woods had led at the end of a round at a major, but for a short while at the British Open on Saturday it looked like he might do just that going into the final day.


07/21/2018 - 18:45

Tiger bares his claws and rolls back the years at British Open

It had been 2,226 days since Tiger Woods had led at the end of a round at a major, but for a short while at the British Open on Saturday it looked like he might do just that going into the final day.

Tiger bares his claws and rolls back the years at British Open

It had been 2,226 days since Tiger Woods had led at the end of a round at a major, but for a short while at the British Open on Saturday it looked like he might do just that going into the final day.


07/21/2018 - 18:14

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, saying he may have acted illegally in secretly taping their discussion about payments to a former Playboy model over an alleged affair.

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, saying he may have acted illegally in secretly taping their discussion about payments to a former Playboy model over an alleged affair.


07/21/2018 - 17:42

Woods moves into share of lead at British Open

Tiger Woods rediscovered his golden touch on Saturday with six birdies in his third round moving him into a share of the lead at the British Open.

Woods moves into share of lead at British Open

Tiger Woods rediscovered his golden touch on Saturday with six birdies in his third round moving him into a share of the lead at the British Open.


07/21/2018 - 17:27

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across Gaza sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across Gaza sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.


07/21/2018 - 16:35

After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

As the dust settles at Wimbledon, the real tennis action is under way: the world's best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the game's spiritual home.

After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

As the dust settles at Wimbledon, the real tennis action is under way: the world's best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the game's spiritual home.


07/21/2018 - 16:08

In move to right, Spain's conservatives pick Casado to lead party

Spain's Popular Party (PP) on Saturday picked arch-conservative Pablo Casado to replace ousted prime minister Mariano Rajoy as leader, in a move seen as a lurch to the right.

In move to right, Spain's conservatives pick Casado to lead party

Spain's Popular Party (PP) on Saturday picked arch-conservative Pablo Casado to replace ousted prime minister Mariano Rajoy as leader, in a move seen as a lurch to the right.


07/21/2018 - 15:24

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday with his interior minister due to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May.

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday with his interior minister due to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May.


07/21/2018 - 14:57

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

Donald Trump on Saturday said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US president.

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

Donald Trump on Saturday said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US president.


07/21/2018 - 12:04

Nine family members among 17 dead in US 'duck boat' tragedy

Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when an amphibious US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake, a tragedy which raised renewed questions on Saturday about the safety of the craft known as "duck" boats.

Nine family members among 17 dead in US 'duck boat' tragedy

Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when an amphibious US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake, a tragedy which raised renewed questions on Saturday about the safety of the craft known as "duck" boats.


07/21/2018 - 08:52

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.


07/21/2018 - 08:45

Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.


07/21/2018 - 08:02

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.


07/21/2018 - 08:01

Trump 'on tape' discussing hush money for Playboy model

President Donald Trump was secretly taped two months before the 2016 election discussing a payment to hush up an alleged affair with a Playboy model and the FBI has the recording, bombshell reports claimed Friday.

Trump 'on tape' discussing hush money for Playboy model

President Donald Trump was secretly taped two months before the 2016 election discussing a payment to hush up an alleged affair with a Playboy model and the FBI has the recording, bombshell reports claimed Friday.


07/21/2018 - 08:00

Trump ups ante ahead of G20 discussions on global trade tensions

US President Donald Trump's latest attacks on China and the European Union will shape the discourse on global trade conflicts and competitive devaluation as Group of 20 finance ministers meet in Buenos Aires this weekend.

Trump ups ante ahead of G20 discussions on global trade tensions

US President Donald Trump's latest attacks on China and the European Union will shape the discourse on global trade conflicts and competitive devaluation as Group of 20 finance ministers meet in Buenos Aires this weekend.


07/21/2018 - 07:58

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.


07/21/2018 - 07:56

Fiji, New Zealand impress as Aussies crash out at Sevens World Cup

Defending champions New Zealand and Olympic gold medallists Fiji launched their World Cup Sevens campaigns with comfortable victories here Friday as Australia crashed out.

Fiji, New Zealand impress as Aussies crash out at Sevens World Cup

Defending champions New Zealand and Olympic gold medallists Fiji launched their World Cup Sevens campaigns with comfortable victories here Friday as Australia crashed out.


07/21/2018 - 06:15

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.


07/21/2018 - 04:52

New Zealand impress at World Cup 7s as England crash out

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.

New Zealand impress at World Cup 7s as England crash out

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.


07/21/2018 - 04:01

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, nine injured

Nine people were injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear.

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, nine injured

Nine people were injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear.


07/21/2018 - 03:23

Trump gripes on forex weigh on dollar, stoke 'currency war' fears

The dollar slid against the euro and pound Friday as US President Donald Trump adopted an aggressive posture on trade and foreign exchange, stoking talk of a currency war in addition to a trade war.

Trump gripes on forex weigh on dollar, stoke 'currency war' fears

The dollar slid against the euro and pound Friday as US President Donald Trump adopted an aggressive posture on trade and foreign exchange, stoking talk of a currency war in addition to a trade war.


07/21/2018 - 02:21

Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace as Fleetwood leads home hopes

Overnight pacesetter Kevin Kisner and former champion Zach Johnson shared the lead at the halfway stage of the British Open on Friday, with Tommy Fleetwood right in contention behind them.

Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace as Fleetwood leads home hopes

Overnight pacesetter Kevin Kisner and former champion Zach Johnson shared the lead at the halfway stage of the British Open on Friday, with Tommy Fleetwood right in contention behind them.


07/21/2018 - 00:55

Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

Israeli forces unleashed a wave of deadly strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a soldier was shot dead along the border.

Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

Israeli forces unleashed a wave of deadly strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a soldier was shot dead along the border.


07/20/2018 - 22:47

Trump accuses China, EU of currency manipulation

President Donald Trump on Friday launched a fresh attack on American trading partners, saying the EU and China were manipulating their currencies, and he threatened to hit all imports from China with high tariffs.

Trump accuses China, EU of currency manipulation

President Donald Trump on Friday launched a fresh attack on American trading partners, saying the EU and China were manipulating their currencies, and he threatened to hit all imports from China with high tariffs.


07/20/2018 - 21:10

One dead as new protests shake south Iraq, reach Baghdad

A man was killed Friday in a new day of protests in Iraq, a medical source said, as authorities struggle to contain social unrest which has reached the capital Baghdad.

One dead as new protests shake south Iraq, reach Baghdad

A man was killed Friday in a new day of protests in Iraq, a medical source said, as authorities struggle to contain social unrest which has reached the capital Baghdad.


07/20/2018 - 21:04

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.

07/20/2018 - 18:31

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on  balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.


07/20/2018 - 16:57

HRW urges Brazilian lawmakers to reject new pesticide law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of rural residents.

HRW urges Brazilian lawmakers to reject new pesticide law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of rural residents.


07/20/2018 - 15:01

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.


07/20/2018 - 14:51

Israel set for nationwide strike over gay surrogacy ban

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.

Israel set for nationwide strike over gay surrogacy ban

Israel is set for nationwide strike action on Sunday over new legislation denying surrogacy to gay couples, with a trade union urging employers to let their staff join the walkout.


07/20/2018 - 12:33

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.


07/20/2018 - 12:28

Africa's 'bucket list' ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africa's leading ski resort, which is cultivating a loyal clientele despite its diminutive size and remote location.

Africa's 'bucket list' ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africa's leading ski resort, which is cultivating a loyal clientele despite its diminutive size and remote location.


07/20/2018 - 11:26

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.


07/20/2018 - 10:20

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.


07/20/2018 - 08:02

From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.

From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.


07/20/2018 - 06:03

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.


07/20/2018 - 04:38

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar.

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar.


07/19/2018 - 19:18

Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand.

Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand.


07/19/2018 - 16:00

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.


07/19/2018 - 14:02

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.


07/19/2018 - 12:06

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.


07/19/2018 - 12:03

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.


07/19/2018 - 07:00

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.


07/19/2018 - 05:44

Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

They have a dream: to "cross the water" -- the Mediterranean -- and reach the Eldorado of Europe.

Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

They have a dream: to "cross the water" -- the Mediterranean -- and reach the Eldorado of Europe.


07/18/2018 - 20:01

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.


07/18/2018 - 16:19

German MPs show Nutella 'red card' over World Cup giveaway

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football.

German MPs show Nutella 'red card' over World Cup giveaway

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football.


07/18/2018 - 15:33

UNAIDS head says won't quit over deputy's assault row

The head of the UN's AIDS agency, Michel Sidibe, on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation over complaints that he shielded a deputy from sexual harassment claims and attacked whistleblowers.

UNAIDS head says won't quit over deputy's assault row

The head of the UN's AIDS agency, Michel Sidibe, on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation over complaints that he shielded a deputy from sexual harassment claims and attacked whistleblowers.


07/18/2018 - 13:45

UN warns of AIDS rebound risk as flat funding threatens gains

Great strides in preventing AIDS deaths and new infections risk being halted, even reversed, if funding and focus continues to dwindle, the UN warned Wednesday.

UN warns of AIDS rebound risk as flat funding threatens gains

Great strides in preventing AIDS deaths and new infections risk being halted, even reversed, if funding and focus continues to dwindle, the UN warned Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 12:40

Chinese firm recalls heart drug as US, EU raise concerns

The Chinese manufacturer of a widely used blood pressure medication said it had launched a global recall after US and European regulators warned of contamination by a cancer-causing impurity.

Chinese firm recalls heart drug as US, EU raise concerns

The Chinese manufacturer of a widely used blood pressure medication said it had launched a global recall after US and European regulators warned of contamination by a cancer-causing impurity.


07/18/2018 - 10:56

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.


07/18/2018 - 09:26

Anger at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.

Anger at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.


07/18/2018 - 09:24

Angere at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.

Angere at plan to curb surfing on Sydney's iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community.


07/18/2018 - 08:36

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

07/21/2018 - 19:26

Tiger turns back clock at British Open with battle for Claret Jug wide open

Tiger Woods chose the third round of the British Open on Saturday to produce one of his best rounds of golf in a decade and climb right into contention on a packed leaderboard at Carnoustie.

Tiger turns back clock at British Open with battle for Claret Jug wide open

Tiger Woods chose the third round of the British Open on Saturday to produce one of his best rounds of golf in a decade and climb right into contention on a packed leaderboard at Carnoustie.


07/21/2018 - 19:25

Vettel celebrates home pole in Hockenheim, 'shame' for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel said it was "a shame" that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix.

Vettel celebrates home pole in Hockenheim, 'shame' for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel said it was "a shame" that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix.


07/21/2018 - 19:03

Hamilton gives up on German victory after qualifying catastrophe

Lewis Hamilton said he does not believe he can repeat his Silverstone heroics by driving through the field to gain a podium finish in Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Hamilton gives up on German victory after qualifying catastrophe

Lewis Hamilton said he does not believe he can repeat his Silverstone heroics by driving through the field to gain a podium finish in Sunday's German Grand Prix.


07/21/2018 - 18:45

Tiger bares his claws and rolls back the years at British Open

It had been 2,226 days since Tiger Woods had led at the end of a round at a major, but for a short while at the British Open on Saturday it looked like he might do just that going into the final day.

Tiger bares his claws and rolls back the years at British Open

It had been 2,226 days since Tiger Woods had led at the end of a round at a major, but for a short while at the British Open on Saturday it looked like he might do just that going into the final day.


07/21/2018 - 18:45

Bayern dominate PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly

German champions Bayern Munich hit three second-half goals as they beat French titlists Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, on Saturday in a friendly in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Bayern dominate PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly

German champions Bayern Munich hit three second-half goals as they beat French titlists Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, on Saturday in a friendly in Klagenfurt, Austria.


07/21/2018 - 18:39

Fraile ends Belgian hopes with maiden Tour win

Spaniard Omar Fraile ended Belgian hopes of a Tour de France victory on their national holiday with a gutsy, maiden victory on the race on the 14th stage Saturday.

Fraile ends Belgian hopes with maiden Tour win

Spaniard Omar Fraile ended Belgian hopes of a Tour de France victory on their national holiday with a gutsy, maiden victory on the race on the 14th stage Saturday.


07/21/2018 - 18:38

Baker wins London Diamond League 100m after Coleman injury

World Indoor 60 metres bronze medallist Ronnie Baker emerged victorious from a hotly-contested 100m on Saturday's opening day of the London Diamond League after injury struck his US team-mate and rival Christian Coleman.

Baker wins London Diamond League 100m after Coleman injury

World Indoor 60 metres bronze medallist Ronnie Baker emerged victorious from a hotly-contested 100m on Saturday's opening day of the London Diamond League after injury struck his US team-mate and rival Christian Coleman.


07/21/2018 - 18:22

Wiggins wants 'sinister' Jiffy bag details made public

Bradley Wiggins has said he's discovered "very sinister" details relating to the leak of his Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and the so-called 'Jiffy bag' case which he now wants made public.

Wiggins wants 'sinister' Jiffy bag details made public

Bradley Wiggins has said he's discovered "very sinister" details relating to the leak of his Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and the so-called 'Jiffy bag' case which he now wants made public.


07/21/2018 - 18:15

Woods in the mix as Kisner makes move at British Open

Tiger Woods is right in contention at the top of a packed British Open leaderboard after one of the best completed scores so far in the third round at Carnoustie on Saturday afternoon.

Woods in the mix as Kisner makes move at British Open

Tiger Woods is right in contention at the top of a packed British Open leaderboard after one of the best completed scores so far in the third round at Carnoustie on Saturday afternoon.


07/21/2018 - 17:31

Hamilton gives up on German victory after qualifying catastrophe

Lewis Hamilton said he does not believe he can repeat his Silverstone heroics by driving through the field to gain a podium finish in Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Hamilton gives up on German victory after qualifying catastrophe

Lewis Hamilton said he does not believe he can repeat his Silverstone heroics by driving through the field to gain a podium finish in Sunday's German Grand Prix.


07/21/2018 - 17:22

Crusaders crush Sharks, Waratahs reel in Highlanders to reach semis

The defending champions Canterbury Crusaders demolished the Coastal Sharks as the NSW Waratahs staged a second-half comeback to reel in the Otago Highlanders and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals Saturday.

Crusaders crush Sharks, Waratahs reel in Highlanders to reach semis

The defending champions Canterbury Crusaders demolished the Coastal Sharks as the NSW Waratahs staged a second-half comeback to reel in the Otago Highlanders and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals Saturday.


07/21/2018 - 16:58

Vettel celebrates home pole in Hockenheim, woe for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel surged to pole for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton suffered a setback when his Mercedes broke down to leave him at the back of the grid.

Vettel celebrates home pole in Hockenheim, woe for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel surged to pole for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton suffered a setback when his Mercedes broke down to leave him at the back of the grid.


07/21/2018 - 16:35

Bouchard's strong return halted by injury in Gstaad

A leg injury ended the best showing in 18 months by Eugenie Bouchard, who quit her Saturday semi-final at Gstaad trailing Alize Cornet 7-6 (7/5), 1-0.

Bouchard's strong return halted by injury in Gstaad

A leg injury ended the best showing in 18 months by Eugenie Bouchard, who quit her Saturday semi-final at Gstaad trailing Alize Cornet 7-6 (7/5), 1-0.


07/21/2018 - 16:35

After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

As the dust settles at Wimbledon, the real tennis action is under way: the world's best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the game's spiritual home.

After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

As the dust settles at Wimbledon, the real tennis action is under way: the world's best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the game's spiritual home.


07/21/2018 - 15:58

Narrow escape pricks Rose into top gear at Open

Justin Rose's last-gasp birdie that saw him sneak him into the weekend at the British Open galvanised the Olympic champion into a sublime seven-under-par 64 on Saturday that gave him a glimmer of hope that he can go on and win the title.

Narrow escape pricks Rose into top gear at Open

Justin Rose's last-gasp birdie that saw him sneak him into the weekend at the British Open galvanised the Olympic champion into a sublime seven-under-par 64 on Saturday that gave him a glimmer of hope that he can go on and win the title.


07/21/2018 - 15:44

Top seed Chou advances to Singapore Open final

Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien-chen powered into the finals of the Singapore Open after a thrilling 21-12, 18-21, 21-16 win over China's Qiao Bin on Saturday.

Top seed Chou advances to Singapore Open final

Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien-chen powered into the finals of the Singapore Open after a thrilling 21-12, 18-21, 21-16 win over China's Qiao Bin on Saturday.


07/21/2018 - 15:12

Bosworth sets world outdoor best in 3,000m walk

Britain's Tom Bosworth opened the London Diamond League meeting in style with a world outdoor best performance in the 3,000m walk on Saturday.

Bosworth sets world outdoor best in 3,000m walk

Britain's Tom Bosworth opened the London Diamond League meeting in style with a world outdoor best performance in the 3,000m walk on Saturday.


07/21/2018 - 14:31

Crusaders crush Sharks, Waratahs reel in Highlanders to reach semis

The defending champions Canterbury Crusaders demolished the Coastal Sharks as the NSW Waratahs staged a second-half comeback to reel in the Otago Highlanders and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals Saturday.

Crusaders crush Sharks, Waratahs reel in Highlanders to reach semis

The defending champions Canterbury Crusaders demolished the Coastal Sharks as the NSW Waratahs staged a second-half comeback to reel in the Otago Highlanders and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals Saturday.


07/21/2018 - 13:38

Leclerc tops rain-hit final practice

Rising star Charles Leclerc topped the German Grand Prix's third and final free practice reduced to a risky 10 minutes’ frolic by heavy rain on Saturday.

Leclerc tops rain-hit final practice

Rising star Charles Leclerc topped the German Grand Prix's third and final free practice reduced to a risky 10 minutes’ frolic by heavy rain on Saturday.


07/21/2018 - 10:32

Semenya under pressure to better Kratochvilova's world record

Caster Semenya extended her winning 800m streak to 38 races, getting ever closer to Jarmila Kratochvilova's world record, but she's under increasing pressure to produce the goods given the rapidly approaching introduction of testosterone rules that could diminish her performances.

Semenya under pressure to better Kratochvilova's world record

Caster Semenya extended her winning 800m streak to 38 races, getting ever closer to Jarmila Kratochvilova's world record, but she's under increasing pressure to produce the goods given the rapidly approaching introduction of testosterone rules that could diminish her performances.


07/21/2018 - 09:27

Sri Lanka's famed Galle cricket stadium faces stumps

England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at its famed Galle stadium, considered one of the world's most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November.

Sri Lanka's famed Galle cricket stadium faces stumps

England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at its famed Galle stadium, considered one of the world's most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November.


07/21/2018 - 07:56

Fiji, New Zealand impress as Aussies crash out at Sevens World Cup

Defending champions New Zealand and Olympic gold medallists Fiji launched their World Cup Sevens campaigns with comfortable victories here Friday as Australia crashed out.

Fiji, New Zealand impress as Aussies crash out at Sevens World Cup

Defending champions New Zealand and Olympic gold medallists Fiji launched their World Cup Sevens campaigns with comfortable victories here Friday as Australia crashed out.


07/21/2018 - 07:50

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Pep Guardiola's start to his pre-season campaign ended in defeat as Borussia Dortmund captain Mario Gotze's first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday.

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Pep Guardiola's start to his pre-season campaign ended in defeat as Borussia Dortmund captain Mario Gotze's first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday.


07/21/2018 - 06:01

Fijian soldier shines for France at World Sevens

After a decade in the French Foreign Legion following his enlistment as a teenager, the pressures of professional rugby hold little fear for France sevens player Tavite Veredamu.

Fijian soldier shines for France at World Sevens

After a decade in the French Foreign Legion following his enlistment as a teenager, the pressures of professional rugby hold little fear for France sevens player Tavite Veredamu.


07/21/2018 - 04:52

New Zealand impress at World Cup 7s as England crash out

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.

New Zealand impress at World Cup 7s as England crash out

New Zealand's women kicked off the defence of their World Cup Sevens crown in ominous fashion on Friday, thrashing Mexico and Ireland to seal their place in the last four without conceding a point.


07/21/2018 - 02:22

Weather puts Lincicome's PGA bounce-back bid on hold

Brittany Lincicome's bid to bounce back from a disappointing first round in her anticipated foray onto the US PGA Tour was held up by the weather on Friday.

Weather puts Lincicome's PGA bounce-back bid on hold

Brittany Lincicome's bid to bounce back from a disappointing first round in her anticipated foray onto the US PGA Tour was held up by the weather on Friday.


07/21/2018 - 02:21

Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace as Fleetwood leads home hopes

Overnight pacesetter Kevin Kisner and former champion Zach Johnson shared the lead at the halfway stage of the British Open on Friday, with Tommy Fleetwood right in contention behind them.

Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace as Fleetwood leads home hopes

Overnight pacesetter Kevin Kisner and former champion Zach Johnson shared the lead at the halfway stage of the British Open on Friday, with Tommy Fleetwood right in contention behind them.

07/21/2018 - 08:52

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.


07/21/2018 - 07:49

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make.


07/21/2018 - 06:15

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.


07/20/2018 - 22:44

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago.


07/20/2018 - 21:04

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday.


07/20/2018 - 20:48

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton -- revealing it is an "Alien"-like horror story on an isolated ship.

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton -- revealing it is an "Alien"-like horror story on an isolated ship.


07/20/2018 - 16:30

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old jail beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old jail beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".


07/20/2018 - 16:24

Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday.

Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday.


07/20/2018 - 07:59

Suspect held over Kazakh Olympic figure skater's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skating hero Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the city prosecutor said.

Suspect held over Kazakh Olympic figure skater's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skating hero Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the city prosecutor said.


07/20/2018 - 07:51

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who," telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the weight of history -- but that gender should be irrelevant.

Jodie Whittaker gives 'Doctor Who' the female touch

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Thursday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who," telling fans of the cult BBC series she felt the weight of history -- but that gender should be irrelevant.


07/20/2018 - 07:51

Fox showcases bigger, badder aliens in 'The Predator'

Fox kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with world premiere footage of its action horror retread "The Predator," showcasing a new supercharged alien hunter.

Fox showcases bigger, badder aliens in 'The Predator'

Fox kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday with world premiere footage of its action horror retread "The Predator," showcasing a new supercharged alien hunter.


07/20/2018 - 07:49

'Generation Wealth' and the corruption of the American Dream

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has spent a quarter-century traveling the world to chronicle excessive consumerism in all its forms and the elusive pursuit of happiness.

'Generation Wealth' and the corruption of the American Dream

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has spent a quarter-century traveling the world to chronicle excessive consumerism in all its forms and the elusive pursuit of happiness.


07/20/2018 - 07:24

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.


07/20/2018 - 04:48

DHL heir on run after failing drugs test in Palau

DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr. was on the run in the Pacific island nation of Palau Friday after failing mandatory drug testing imposed as part of a trafficking sentence.

DHL heir on run after failing drugs test in Palau

DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr. was on the run in the Pacific island nation of Palau Friday after failing mandatory drug testing imposed as part of a trafficking sentence.


07/20/2018 - 04:47

'Better Call Saul' goes back to the future at Comic-Con

AMC's "Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, generating buzz among devotees with a new character from sleazy attorney Saul Goodman's future.

'Better Call Saul' goes back to the future at Comic-Con

AMC's "Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, generating buzz among devotees with a new character from sleazy attorney Saul Goodman's future.


07/20/2018 - 03:51

Hollywood composers on making movies sing with blockbuster scores

Award-winning composers lifted the lid on the sounds behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and hit TV shows as Comic-Con kicked off day one on Thursday.

Hollywood composers on making movies sing with blockbuster scores

Award-winning composers lifted the lid on the sounds behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and hit TV shows as Comic-Con kicked off day one on Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 21:49

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago news site

Chance the Rapper has entered the news business by buying the Chicagoist website -- and announced the purchase through song Thursday.

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago news site

Chance the Rapper has entered the news business by buying the Chicagoist website -- and announced the purchase through song Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 18:51

'La La Land' director Chazelle's new flick to open Venice festival

"First Man", the hotly-awaited new film from Damien Chazelle -- Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" -- will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Thursday.

'La La Land' director Chazelle's new flick to open Venice festival

"First Man", the hotly-awaited new film from Damien Chazelle -- Oscar-winning director of "La La Land" -- will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 17:41

Rod Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song

Pop stalwart Rod Stewart returned Thursday with a wistful song about a child's struggles with drugs as the singer announced a new album.

Rod Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song

Pop stalwart Rod Stewart returned Thursday with a wistful song about a child's struggles with drugs as the singer announced a new album.


07/19/2018 - 17:30

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.


07/19/2018 - 14:55

NBA star Marc Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Libyan coast in which he took part, in a video sent to AFP Thursday.

NBA star Marc Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Libyan coast in which he took part, in a video sent to AFP Thursday.


07/19/2018 - 11:17

Scare Diego unleashes terror as Comic-Con kicks off

Early arrivals at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a preview night scream-fest Wednesday as New Line Cinema unleashed exclusive footage of its most hotly anticipated horror movies.

Scare Diego unleashes terror as Comic-Con kicks off

Early arrivals at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a preview night scream-fest Wednesday as New Line Cinema unleashed exclusive footage of its most hotly anticipated horror movies.


07/19/2018 - 09:32

Japan's ambassador conquers Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects.

Japan's ambassador conquers Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects.


07/19/2018 - 08:06

Ortega and Murillo: Nicaragua's shrewd power couple

Nicaragua's first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo, tightened their grip on power after government forces seized an opposition stronghold on the eve of Thursday's Marxist revolution anniversary.

Ortega and Murillo: Nicaragua's shrewd power couple

Nicaragua's first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo, tightened their grip on power after government forces seized an opposition stronghold on the eve of Thursday's Marxist revolution anniversary.


07/19/2018 - 08:01

'Equalizer 2': first sequel for Denzel, director Fuqua

Like the Dark Knight without the gadgetry or Deadpool without the snark, The Equalizer is an avenging angel, delivering justice from the end of a steel-capped boot for those who have a problem and nowhere else to turn.

'Equalizer 2': first sequel for Denzel, director Fuqua

Like the Dark Knight without the gadgetry or Deadpool without the snark, The Equalizer is an avenging angel, delivering justice from the end of a steel-capped boot for those who have a problem and nowhere else to turn.


07/19/2018 - 07:30

Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd -- who accuses the disgraced mogul of torpedoing her career -- on the grounds that she had made a sexual "deal" with him.

Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd -- who accuses the disgraced mogul of torpedoing her career -- on the grounds that she had made a sexual "deal" with him.


07/19/2018 - 00:24

Billy Joel celebrates 100th show at Madison Square Garden

New York on Wednesday feted Billy Joel as he played a record 100th concert at Madison Square Garden, although the Piano Man himself was modest about his achievement.

Billy Joel celebrates 100th show at Madison Square Garden

New York on Wednesday feted Billy Joel as he played a record 100th concert at Madison Square Garden, although the Piano Man himself was modest about his achievement.

07/21/2018 - 02:10

Firefighters injured as blaze near Yosemite grows

A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday.

Firefighters injured as blaze near Yosemite grows

A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday.


07/20/2018 - 18:43

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip.


07/20/2018 - 12:32

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.


07/20/2018 - 11:26

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco's litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco's beaches should be a magnet -- but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.


07/20/2018 - 07:24

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.


07/20/2018 - 05:56

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.


07/20/2018 - 03:36

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them.

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them.


07/20/2018 - 01:28

US proposes roll back of endangered species protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists.

US proposes roll back of endangered species protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protections for threatened animals, sparking alarm by environmentalists.


07/19/2018 - 20:45

2 Canadian provinces join to fight Trudeau's carbon tax

The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan said Thursday they would join forces in opposition to the federal carbon tax, in a setback to government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.

2 Canadian provinces join to fight Trudeau's carbon tax

The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan said Thursday they would join forces in opposition to the federal carbon tax, in a setback to government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.


07/19/2018 - 20:40

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.


07/19/2018 - 14:04

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.


07/19/2018 - 12:06

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.

Baptism at sea for first women to join France's nuclear subs

Drinking a bowl of seawater followed by a glass of champagne, four French officers stood out during the traditional "baptism" to mark their inaugural submarine patrol: the first women to join a crew in the country's nuclear-powered fleet.


07/19/2018 - 12:03

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.


07/18/2018 - 17:00

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

There's a load of bling buried in the Earth.


07/18/2018 - 16:06

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.


07/18/2018 - 05:39

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.


07/18/2018 - 05:17

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.

Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known.


07/17/2018 - 19:14

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 18:47

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

Ninth rhino dead after failed move to new park in Kenya

A ninth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Tuesday.


07/17/2018 - 08:53

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.


07/17/2018 - 05:58

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.


07/16/2018 - 17:02

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 16:55

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 11:21

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 09:38

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/14/2018 - 16:06

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

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