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01/20/2018 - 00:32

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened."

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened."


01/20/2018 - 00:21

'Progress' but no deal yet to avoid US govt shutdown

President Donald Trump and the Senate's top Democrat on Friday both touted "progress" in 11th hour talks on breaking an impasse over spending, raising hopes that a US government shutdown could be averted.

'Progress' but no deal yet to avoid US govt shutdown

President Donald Trump and the Senate's top Democrat on Friday both touted "progress" in 11th hour talks on breaking an impasse over spending, raising hopes that a US government shutdown could be averted.


01/20/2018 - 00:17

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

Gymnastics star Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him "sick" and demanding an independent probe to find out how he was apparently able to abuse young girls for years with impunity.

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

Gymnastics star Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him "sick" and demanding an independent probe to find out how he was apparently able to abuse young girls for years with impunity.


01/19/2018 - 23:17

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.


01/19/2018 - 23:11

Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train disasters, which killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in 2013.

Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train disasters, which killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in 2013.


01/19/2018 - 22:18

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened."

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened."


01/19/2018 - 22:09

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold court Saturday as they work to keep a potential Australian Open semi-final showdown on track, while top seed Simona Halep resumes her low-key title charge.

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold court Saturday as they work to keep a potential Australian Open semi-final showdown on track, while top seed Simona Halep resumes her low-key title charge.


01/19/2018 - 20:49

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports

Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home.

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports

Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home.

01/20/2018 - 01:27

Agassi urges Kyrgios to get a coach

Tennis great Andre Agassi has urged fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios to get a coach to fulfil his unquestionable potential, believing there will be a queue of people keen to help him out.

Agassi urges Kyrgios to get a coach

Tennis great Andre Agassi has urged fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios to get a coach to fulfil his unquestionable potential, believing there will be a queue of people keen to help him out.


01/20/2018 - 01:03

US Open champ Koepka sidelined by wrist injury

Reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka said Friday he'll be sidelined 10 weeks with a partially torn wrist tendon but hopes to be back for the Masters in April.

US Open champ Koepka sidelined by wrist injury

Reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka said Friday he'll be sidelined 10 weeks with a partially torn wrist tendon but hopes to be back for the Masters in April.


01/20/2018 - 00:44

Sainz moves to brink of Dakar triumph

Veteran Spaniard Carlos Sainz closed in on a second Dakar Rally title on Friday, as the Peugeot driver finished sixth behind penultimate stage winner Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Sainz moves to brink of Dakar triumph

Veteran Spaniard Carlos Sainz closed in on a second Dakar Rally title on Friday, as the Peugeot driver finished sixth behind penultimate stage winner Nasser Al-Attiyah.


01/20/2018 - 00:17

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

Gymnastics star Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him "sick" and demanding an independent probe to find out how he was apparently able to abuse young girls for years with impunity.

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

Gymnastics star Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him "sick" and demanding an independent probe to find out how he was apparently able to abuse young girls for years with impunity.


01/20/2018 - 00:05

Unbeaten Garcia title fight with Lipinets moved to March

Undefeated Mikey Garcia's bid for a fourth world crown in a super lightweight showdown with International Boxing Federation champion Sergey Lipinets of Russia has been postponed to March 10, promoters announced Friday.

Unbeaten Garcia title fight with Lipinets moved to March

Undefeated Mikey Garcia's bid for a fourth world crown in a super lightweight showdown with International Boxing Federation champion Sergey Lipinets of Russia has been postponed to March 10, promoters announced Friday.


01/19/2018 - 23:09

Easter can't lose crown as Fortuna too heavy

Dominican southpaw Javier Fortuna missed out on his chance to capture the International Boxing Federation lightweight title Friday after weighing in over the 135-pound (61.2kg) limit.

Easter can't lose crown as Fortuna too heavy

Dominican southpaw Javier Fortuna missed out on his chance to capture the International Boxing Federation lightweight title Friday after weighing in over the 135-pound (61.2kg) limit.


01/19/2018 - 22:09

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold court Saturday as they work to keep a potential Australian Open semi-final showdown on track, while top seed Simona Halep resumes her low-key title charge.

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold court Saturday as they work to keep a potential Australian Open semi-final showdown on track, while top seed Simona Halep resumes her low-key title charge.


01/19/2018 - 22:05

Karolyi Ranch, training center tainted by Nassar sex abuse scandal

The Karolyi Ranch, once famed as a breeding ground of champions, is now tainted by revelations of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Karolyi Ranch, training center tainted by Nassar sex abuse scandal

The Karolyi Ranch, once famed as a breeding ground of champions, is now tainted by revelations of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

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.


01/19/2018 - 23:10

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.


01/19/2018 - 20:31

Global box office for French films doubles

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.

Global box office for French films doubles

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.


01/19/2018 - 20:19

Simone de Beauvoir's 'passionate' love letters sold

Film-maker Claude Lanzmann has sold 112 passionate love letters sent to him by the legendary French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, Christie's auction house said Friday.

Simone de Beauvoir's 'passionate' love letters sold

Film-maker Claude Lanzmann has sold 112 passionate love letters sent to him by the legendary French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, Christie's auction house said 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 - 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.


01/19/2018 - 17:37

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.


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.

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