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01/21/2018 - 19:32

Germany's centre-left backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats voted Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bringing Europe's top economy a step closer to a new government after months of deadlock.

Germany's centre-left backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats voted Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bringing Europe's top economy a step closer to a new government after months of deadlock.


01/21/2018 - 19:27

'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die."

'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die."


01/21/2018 - 19:07

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.


01/21/2018 - 18:44

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia

Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation and the United States urged Ankara to show restraint.

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia

Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation and the United States urged Ankara to show restraint.


01/21/2018 - 17:53

Six dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN

Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Six dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN

Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.


01/21/2018 - 17:05

Trump lashes out ahead of vote to end shutdown

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on his opponents ahead of a new effort in the bitterly divided US Congress to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the workweek at home without pay.

Trump lashes out ahead of vote to end shutdown

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on his opponents ahead of a new effort in the bitterly divided US Congress to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the workweek at home without pay.


01/21/2018 - 16:55

Tens of thousands join Greek protest over Macedonia name row

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday, police said, in a long-running row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the name Macedonia.

Tens of thousands join Greek protest over Macedonia name row

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday, police said, in a long-running row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the name Macedonia.


01/21/2018 - 16:25

Several Ukrainians among 18 dead in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape.

Several Ukrainians among 18 dead in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape.

01/21/2018 - 19:23

Ulster demise gives Saracens lifeline

Holders Saracens are through to the European Champions Cup quarter-finals after Wasps thrashed Ulster 26-7 on Sunday.

Ulster demise gives Saracens lifeline

Holders Saracens are through to the European Champions Cup quarter-finals after Wasps thrashed Ulster 26-7 on Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 19:20

Monaco see off Metz to take third in Ligue 1

Monaco eased to a 3-1 victory over ten-man Metz in the principality on Sunday to move into the third and final Champions League spot in Ligue 1.

Monaco see off Metz to take third in Ligue 1

Monaco eased to a 3-1 victory over ten-man Metz in the principality on Sunday to move into the third and final Champions League spot in Ligue 1.


01/21/2018 - 19:07

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.


01/21/2018 - 18:59

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen.

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen.


01/21/2018 - 18:36

Napoli edge Atalanta to extend Serie A lead

Dries Mertens ended a long goal drought to give Napoli a 1-0 victory at Atalanta on Sunday that stretched their advantage in Serie A to four points.

Napoli edge Atalanta to extend Serie A lead

Dries Mertens ended a long goal drought to give Napoli a 1-0 victory at Atalanta on Sunday that stretched their advantage in Serie A to four points.


01/21/2018 - 18:32

'Attacking Vikings' peak for Pyeongchang Olympics

Norway's self-styled 'Attacking Vikings' will head to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang full of confidence after peaking on the World Cup circuit at just the right time.

'Attacking Vikings' peak for Pyeongchang Olympics

Norway's self-styled 'Attacking Vikings' will head to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang full of confidence after peaking on the World Cup circuit at just the right time.


01/21/2018 - 14:07

Relieved Rafa survives test as Dimitrov ousts Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal battled through a huge test to make his 10th Australian Open quarter-final Sunday as Grigor Dimitrov ousted Nick Kyrgios to join him and Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear.

Relieved Rafa survives test as Dimitrov ousts Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal battled through a huge test to make his 10th Australian Open quarter-final Sunday as Grigor Dimitrov ousted Nick Kyrgios to join him and Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear.


01/21/2018 - 13:16

Cricket: Buttler serves up series success for England against Australia

A scintillating century from Jos Buttler brought England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

Cricket: Buttler serves up series success for England against Australia

A scintillating century from Jos Buttler brought England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

01/21/2018 - 18:22

South Korea in a swoon as megastar from the North visits

South Korea went into swoon mode Sunday -- at the feet of a party apparatchik from the North.

South Korea in a swoon as megastar from the North visits

South Korea went into swoon mode Sunday -- at the feet of a party apparatchik from the North.


01/21/2018 - 16:15

Fashion superstar Slimane to take over at Celine

Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand's owners said Sunday.

Fashion superstar Slimane to take over at Celine

Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand's owners said Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 12:28

Designer Hedi Slimane is to take over at Celine: LVMH

Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand's owners LVMH said Sunday.

Designer Hedi Slimane is to take over at Celine: LVMH

Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand's owners LVMH said Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 10:32

Jane Fonda: from 'vacuous' bombshell to leading activist

Sex kitten, Oscar-winner, peacenik, fitness guru, fashion model, cancer patient, feminist and political activist -- Jane Fonda has spent her life confounding labels and surprising people.

Jane Fonda: from 'vacuous' bombshell to leading activist

Sex kitten, Oscar-winner, peacenik, fitness guru, fashion model, cancer patient, feminist and political activist -- Jane Fonda has spent her life confounding labels and surprising people.


01/21/2018 - 08:56

'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" took home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, putting it in pole position for Oscars glory in March.

'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" took home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, putting it in pole position for Oscars glory in March.


01/21/2018 - 07:41

'Three Billboards' could shape up to be a SAG star

Black comedy crime story "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" could dominate at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, a bellwether for the Oscars.

'Three Billboards' could shape up to be a SAG star

Black comedy crime story "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" could dominate at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, a bellwether for the Oscars.


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.

01/21/2018 - 06:08

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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