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02/20/2018 - 06:12

Play 'fake news tycoon' to combat misinformation

Trolling, impersonating, demonising: these are just some of the behaviours encouraged in a new online game launching Tuesday in which young players become "fake news tycoons" -- to counter growing misinformation.

Play 'fake news tycoon' to combat misinformation

Trolling, impersonating, demonising: these are just some of the behaviours encouraged in a new online game launching Tuesday in which young players become "fake news tycoons" -- to counter growing misinformation.


02/20/2018 - 06:06

I need medical miracles to extend career - Vonn

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn said Tuesday that she would require "medical miracles" to extend her trophy-laden career after sustaining a string of devastating injuries.

I need medical miracles to extend career - Vonn

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn said Tuesday that she would require "medical miracles" to extend her trophy-laden career after sustaining a string of devastating injuries.


02/20/2018 - 05:46

US Secret Service denies China nuclear football 'skirmish'

The US Secret Service denied Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials over the "nuclear football" during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing in November.

US Secret Service denies China nuclear football 'skirmish'

The US Secret Service denied Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials over the "nuclear football" during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing in November.


02/20/2018 - 05:19

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the group.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the group.


02/20/2018 - 05:09

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial

The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial

The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.


02/20/2018 - 05:06

Radicalised Uzbek to address court over Stockholm attack

A rejected Uzbek asylum seeker who had admitted to a Stockholm truck attack that killed five people last year will address the court at his trial on Tuesday.

Radicalised Uzbek to address court over Stockholm attack

A rejected Uzbek asylum seeker who had admitted to a Stockholm truck attack that killed five people last year will address the court at his trial on Tuesday.


02/20/2018 - 04:57

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".


02/20/2018 - 04:02

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.

02/20/2018 - 06:12

Canada's Virtue and Moir win stunning ice dance gold

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir conjured up a magical record breaking performance to win Olympic ice dance gold on Tuesday.

Canada's Virtue and Moir win stunning ice dance gold

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir conjured up a magical record breaking performance to win Olympic ice dance gold on Tuesday.


02/20/2018 - 06:07

I need medical miracles to extend career - Vonn

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn said Tuesday that she would require "medical miracles" to extend her trophy-laden career after sustaining a string of devastating injuries.

I need medical miracles to extend career - Vonn

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn said Tuesday that she would require "medical miracles" to extend her trophy-laden career after sustaining a string of devastating injuries.


02/20/2018 - 06:01

Japan ski jump legend Kasai eyes Beijing Olympics, at 49

Japan ski jump legend Noriaki Kasai, who appeared in a record eighth Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, has promised to compete and win a medal at Beijing 2022 -- at the age of 49.

Japan ski jump legend Kasai eyes Beijing Olympics, at 49

Japan ski jump legend Noriaki Kasai, who appeared in a record eighth Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, has promised to compete and win a medal at Beijing 2022 -- at the age of 49.


02/20/2018 - 05:53

Gritty USA-Canada rivalry explodes again in women's hockey final

Canada and the United States, the most intense rivals in women's hockey, will play for Pyeongchang Winter Olympic gold Thursday in a gritty showdown both teams have awaited for years.

Gritty USA-Canada rivalry explodes again in women's hockey final

Canada and the United States, the most intense rivals in women's hockey, will play for Pyeongchang Winter Olympic gold Thursday in a gritty showdown both teams have awaited for years.


02/20/2018 - 05:18

Shiffrin 'relief' at skipping Olympic downhill

Mikaela Shiffrin admitted it was "not ideal" but expressed relief at her decision to skip Wednesday's downhill to focus on winning a second Pyeongchang gold in the alpine combined event 24 hours later.

Shiffrin 'relief' at skipping Olympic downhill

Mikaela Shiffrin admitted it was "not ideal" but expressed relief at her decision to skip Wednesday's downhill to focus on winning a second Pyeongchang gold in the alpine combined event 24 hours later.


02/20/2018 - 04:32

Carabao: Thai rocker turned drinks mogul energising English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.

Carabao: Thai rocker turned drinks mogul energising English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.


02/20/2018 - 04:18

Sports academy in Egypt gives Syrian children hope

When Amir al-Awad fled Syria for Egypt, he intended to cross the Mediterranean for a European country.

Sports academy in Egypt gives Syrian children hope

When Amir al-Awad fled Syria for Egypt, he intended to cross the Mediterranean for a European country.


02/20/2018 - 02:53

Olympics: Five things to watch on day 11

Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in line for the ice dance gold while biathlon star Martin Fourcade eyes a third title on Tuesday, when five gold medals are awarded.

Olympics: Five things to watch on day 11

Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in line for the ice dance gold while biathlon star Martin Fourcade eyes a third title on Tuesday, when five gold medals are awarded.

02/20/2018 - 06:02

Trump to attend politician-journalist dinner

President Donald Trump will attend this year's Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual gathering of politicians and journalists that will mark the first such appearance by the American leader known for his frequent outbursts against the media.

Trump to attend politician-journalist dinner

President Donald Trump will attend this year's Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual gathering of politicians and journalists that will mark the first such appearance by the American leader known for his frequent outbursts against the media.


02/20/2018 - 04:32

Carabao: Thai rocker turned drinks mogul energising English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.

Carabao: Thai rocker turned drinks mogul energising English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.


02/20/2018 - 04:22

Saoirse Ronan, Oscar veteran at 23, laughs off her chances

Saoirse Ronan is not like other Hollywood stars.

Saoirse Ronan, Oscar veteran at 23, laughs off her chances

Saoirse Ronan is not like other Hollywood stars.


02/20/2018 - 04:01

New take on real-life hijack drama in '7 Days in Entebbe'

The counter-terrorism plot seems more far fetched than many action thrillers, yet "7 Days in Entebbe", which premiered at the Berlin film festival Monday, depicts a real-life airline hijack drama.

New take on real-life hijack drama in '7 Days in Entebbe'

The counter-terrorism plot seems more far fetched than many action thrillers, yet "7 Days in Entebbe", which premiered at the Berlin film festival Monday, depicts a real-life airline hijack drama.


02/20/2018 - 00:03

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence.

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence.


02/19/2018 - 22:09

French, Dutch teams unveil two newly restored Rembrandts

Dutch and French art historians on Monday unveiled the surprising results of 18 months of painstaking restoration work on a pair of 17th century portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt.

French, Dutch teams unveil two newly restored Rembrandts

Dutch and French art historians on Monday unveiled the surprising results of 18 months of painstaking restoration work on a pair of 17th century portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt.


02/19/2018 - 21:55

New guard steal the show at London Fashion Week

From the dreamy pastels of Roksanda, to the glam-leather of David Koma and sensual lace of Christopher Kane, the new guard made their mark on London Fashion Week on Monday.

New guard steal the show at London Fashion Week

From the dreamy pastels of Roksanda, to the glam-leather of David Koma and sensual lace of Christopher Kane, the new guard made their mark on London Fashion Week on Monday.


02/19/2018 - 21:23

French rights icon Simone Veil set for rare Pantheon burial

French Holocaust survivor and rights icon Simone Veil, who died last year aged 89, will receive the rare honour of a burial in July at the Pantheon in Paris, the president's office said Monday.

French rights icon Simone Veil set for rare Pantheon burial

French Holocaust survivor and rights icon Simone Veil, who died last year aged 89, will receive the rare honour of a burial in July at the Pantheon in Paris, the president's office said Monday.

02/20/2018 - 04:58

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".


02/20/2018 - 03:15

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.


02/20/2018 - 00:08

Vampire bat's blood-only diet 'a big evolutionary win'

At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats -- the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir -- flew down an evolutionary blind alley.

Vampire bat's blood-only diet 'a big evolutionary win'

At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats -- the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir -- flew down an evolutionary blind alley.


02/19/2018 - 17:59

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks.

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks.


02/19/2018 - 16:39

France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger

The French government announced Monday that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their flocks.

France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger

The French government announced Monday that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their flocks.


02/19/2018 - 11:45

In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.


02/19/2018 - 10:56

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Singapore said Monday it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect.

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Singapore said Monday it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect.


02/18/2018 - 08:53

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.

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