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01/19/2018 - 16:33

Goggia pips Vonn in Cortina World Cup downhill

Italy's Sofia Goggia snatched her second straight Women's World Cup downhill on home snow at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday as an error left favourite Lindsey Vonn in second.

Goggia pips Vonn in Cortina World Cup downhill

Italy's Sofia Goggia snatched her second straight Women's World Cup downhill on home snow at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday as an error left favourite Lindsey Vonn in second.


01/19/2018 - 16:18

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday.

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 16:17

French duo close in on fourth European figure skating crown

Record-breakers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron closed in on their fourth consecutive European ice dance title in Moscow on Friday.

French duo close in on fourth European figure skating crown

Record-breakers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron closed in on their fourth consecutive European ice dance title in Moscow on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 14:46

Nadal ominous in Melbourne as Wozniacki gets back on track

Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki kept their Grand Slam hopes alive on a hot draining day.

Nadal ominous in Melbourne as Wozniacki gets back on track

Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki kept their Grand Slam hopes alive on a hot draining day.


01/19/2018 - 13:52

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.


01/19/2018 - 13:45

Federer says get on with it as Australian Open defends heat policy

Australian Open organisers defended their heat policy Friday as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on court, saying players should be fit enough to deal with it.

Federer says get on with it as Australian Open defends heat policy

Australian Open organisers defended their heat policy Friday as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on court, saying players should be fit enough to deal with it.


01/19/2018 - 13:20

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash at Australian Open

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday.

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash at Australian Open

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 13:12

Japan Olympic boss blasts drink-spiking canoeist

Japan's Olympic chief has slammed a top canoeist for spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance to scuttle his Tokyo 2020 selection hopes, describing his act as "unthinkable".

Japan Olympic boss blasts drink-spiking canoeist

Japan's Olympic chief has slammed a top canoeist for spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance to scuttle his Tokyo 2020 selection hopes, describing his act as "unthinkable".

01/19/2018 - 16:33

Goggia pips Vonn in Cortina World Cup downhill

Italy's Sofia Goggia snatched her second straight Women's World Cup downhill on home snow at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday as an error left favourite Lindsey Vonn in second.

Goggia pips Vonn in Cortina World Cup downhill

Italy's Sofia Goggia snatched her second straight Women's World Cup downhill on home snow at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday as an error left favourite Lindsey Vonn in second.


01/19/2018 - 16:18

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday.

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 16:17

French duo close in on fourth European figure skating crown

Record-breakers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron closed in on their fourth consecutive European ice dance title in Moscow on Friday.

French duo close in on fourth European figure skating crown

Record-breakers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron closed in on their fourth consecutive European ice dance title in Moscow on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 16:08

Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest ever one-day win

Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket on Friday.

Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest ever one-day win

Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 15:33

Fury clears licence hurdle, moves step closer to Joshua showdown

Controversial boxer Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when he was told on Friday that he will get his licence back if he passes a medical.

Fury clears licence hurdle, moves step closer to Joshua showdown

Controversial boxer Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when he was told on Friday that he will get his licence back if he passes a medical.


01/19/2018 - 15:11

Germany star Goretzka to join Bayern for 2018/19

Schalke 04 confirmed Friday that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer, with the Bundesliga leaders beating Liverpool to his signature.

Germany star Goretzka to join Bayern for 2018/19

Schalke 04 confirmed Friday that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer, with the Bundesliga leaders beating Liverpool to his signature.


01/19/2018 - 14:58

Bayern boss backs Dortmund's stance on Aubameyang

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid reports he is chasing a move to Arsenal.

Bayern boss backs Dortmund's stance on Aubameyang

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid reports he is chasing a move to Arsenal.


01/19/2018 - 14:48

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday.

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday.

01/19/2018 - 15:38

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling memoir "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling memoir "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.


01/19/2018 - 11:58

India's top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

India's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that has sparked intense debate about consent in a country with high levels of sexual violence.

India's top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

India's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that has sparked intense debate about consent in a country with high levels of sexual violence.


01/19/2018 - 11:24

Putin takes icy plunge as Orthodox believers mark Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin along with millions of Orthodox believers braved freezing temperatures to take a barechested plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus.

Putin takes icy plunge as Orthodox believers mark Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin along with millions of Orthodox believers braved freezing temperatures to take a barechested plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus.


01/19/2018 - 07:39

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.


01/19/2018 - 07:19

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.


01/19/2018 - 07:02

'The Crossing': Migrant crisis with a sci-fi twist

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.

'The Crossing': Migrant crisis with a sci-fi twist

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.


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 - 15:50

Hot air? Study finds bikram no healthier than other yoga

Practiced in rooms heated to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), bikram yoga is no better for your health than other, cooler forms of the ancient discipline, scientists said on Friday.

Hot air? Study finds bikram no healthier than other yoga

Practiced in rooms heated to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), bikram yoga is no better for your health than other, cooler forms of the ancient discipline, scientists said on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 11:13

US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer after Russia this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer after Russia this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 11:13

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.


01/19/2018 - 10:03

Storm caused 90 mn euros in damage: Dutch insurers

Dutch insurers said Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country's train service slowly creaked back into gear.

Storm caused 90 mn euros in damage: Dutch insurers

Dutch insurers said Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country's train service slowly creaked back into gear.


01/19/2018 - 08:40

China sees births fall despite push for second child

The number of births in China fell last year even though the world's most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.

China sees births fall despite push for second child

The number of births in China fell last year even though the world's most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.


01/19/2018 - 08:29

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.


01/19/2018 - 06:54

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs.

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs.


01/19/2018 - 05:15

Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018

The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.

Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018

The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.

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