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01/21/2018 - 05:16

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: Afghan spy agency

Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape.

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: Afghan spy agency

Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape.


01/21/2018 - 04:56

N. Korea delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years.

N. Korea delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years.


01/21/2018 - 04:42

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 04:22

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.


01/21/2018 - 03:56

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.


01/21/2018 - 03:44

Motor City not just for cars: Detroit boasts world's 1st sneaker exchange

Detroit remains synonymous with cars, but "Motor City" is also home to a virtual marketplace for a much smaller consumer item: sneakers.

Motor City not just for cars: Detroit boasts world's 1st sneaker exchange

Detroit remains synonymous with cars, but "Motor City" is also home to a virtual marketplace for a much smaller consumer item: sneakers.


01/21/2018 - 03:38

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.


01/21/2018 - 03:27

Trump inauguration anniversary marred by shutdown, protests

Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as lawmakers traded bitter recriminations over a government shutdown while mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country.

Trump inauguration anniversary marred by shutdown, protests

Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as lawmakers traded bitter recriminations over a government shutdown while mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country.

01/21/2018 - 04:42

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 03:57

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?


01/21/2018 - 03:38

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.


01/21/2018 - 03:05

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times

Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian skaters provided some welcome rays of sunshine at this week's European Championships.

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times

Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian skaters provided some welcome rays of sunshine at this week's European Championships.


01/21/2018 - 02:47

Thunder rout Cavs, James still seven points shy of milestone

Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a lopsided 148-124 win Saturday.

Thunder rout Cavs, James still seven points shy of milestone

Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a lopsided 148-124 win Saturday.


01/21/2018 - 02:04

Nadal headlines with Slam quarters at stake

The first players into the Australian Open quarter-finals will be decided Sunday with Rafael Nadal aiming to be there for the 10th time, as Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov face off in an anticipated clash.

Nadal headlines with Slam quarters at stake

The first players into the Australian Open quarter-finals will be decided Sunday with Rafael Nadal aiming to be there for the 10th time, as Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov face off in an anticipated clash.


01/21/2018 - 01:49

Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps

Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his footsteps.

Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps

Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his footsteps.


01/21/2018 - 01:44

Cook leads in La Quinta in search of second US PGA Tour title

Austin Cook, chasing a second US PGA Tour title, fired an eight-under par 64 on Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead through 54 holes of the CareerBuilder Challenge in California.

Cook leads in La Quinta in search of second US PGA Tour title

Austin Cook, chasing a second US PGA Tour title, fired an eight-under par 64 on Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead through 54 holes of the CareerBuilder Challenge in California.

01/21/2018 - 03:57

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?


01/20/2018 - 20:51

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


01/20/2018 - 20:14

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/20/2018 - 15:49

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 08:51

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.


01/20/2018 - 08:14

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.


01/20/2018 - 02:45

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.


01/20/2018 - 00:42

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.

01/21/2018 - 05:21

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.


01/20/2018 - 10:18

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.


01/20/2018 - 04:46

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.


01/20/2018 - 04:00

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.


01/19/2018 - 22:42

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.


01/19/2018 - 19:14

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.


01/19/2018 - 18:51

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.


01/19/2018 - 18:20

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.

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