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07/15/2018 - 22:41

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in Moscow thriller

France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history.

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in Moscow thriller

France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history.


07/15/2018 - 21:53

Delirious French revel in World Cup victory

France erupted in joy on Sunday as the country clinched the World Cup, with fans streaming into the streets, honking car horns and flying the tricolour flag at the start of an enormous national celebration.

Delirious French revel in World Cup victory

France erupted in joy on Sunday as the country clinched the World Cup, with fans streaming into the streets, honking car horns and flying the tricolour flag at the start of an enormous national celebration.


07/15/2018 - 21:11

Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of the country's uprising back under government control.

Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of the country's uprising back under government control.


07/15/2018 - 20:56

Trump brands Russia a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit

US President Donald Trump branded Russia, the EU and China as "foes" as he prepared Sunday to go head to head with Vladimir Putin at a historic summit shrouded in Moscow's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election.

Trump brands Russia a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit

US President Donald Trump branded Russia, the EU and China as "foes" as he prepared Sunday to go head to head with Vladimir Putin at a historic summit shrouded in Moscow's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election.


07/15/2018 - 19:53

France beat Croatia to win second World Cup as Pogba, Mbappe star

Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history.

France beat Croatia to win second World Cup as Pogba, Mbappe star

Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history.


07/15/2018 - 18:55

Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, easing fears of a wider conflict for now.

Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, easing fears of a wider conflict for now.


07/15/2018 - 18:37

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.


07/15/2018 - 18:31

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).


07/15/2018 - 16:25

Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, easing fears of a wider conflict for now.

Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, easing fears of a wider conflict for now.


07/15/2018 - 16:19

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.


07/15/2018 - 16:17

'Freedom is over': Russians dread end of World Cup cheer

The World Cup in Russia has been hailed as a success by foreign visitors but treated with more caution by locals dubious that their seemingly new-found freedoms will survive once the circus moves on.

'Freedom is over': Russians dread end of World Cup cheer

The World Cup in Russia has been hailed as a success by foreign visitors but treated with more caution by locals dubious that their seemingly new-found freedoms will survive once the circus moves on.


07/15/2018 - 15:57

Croatia counts down to 'historic' World Cup final

Excitement reached fever-pitch levels in Croatia as the small nation counted down to its first-ever World Cup final against France on Sunday.

Croatia counts down to 'historic' World Cup final

Excitement reached fever-pitch levels in Croatia as the small nation counted down to its first-ever World Cup final against France on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 14:48

Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of a bloody coup attempt which was followed by a series of purges in the public sector and changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of a bloody coup attempt which was followed by a series of purges in the public sector and changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.


07/15/2018 - 14:28

'Helsinki for human rights': demo greets Trump, Putin

Denouncing attacks on human rights, press freedom and dissent, more than 2,000 people protested in Helsinki Sunday as the city prepares to host an historic US-Russia summit.

'Helsinki for human rights': demo greets Trump, Putin

Denouncing attacks on human rights, press freedom and dissent, more than 2,000 people protested in Helsinki Sunday as the city prepares to host an historic US-Russia summit.


07/15/2018 - 12:15

May says Trump told her to 'sue the EU'

US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said Sunday.

May says Trump told her to 'sue the EU'

US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 11:24

Djokovic aims to turn despair into triumph with fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to secure a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday but he admits he feared his best days were behind him when his career nose-dived over the last year.

Djokovic aims to turn despair into triumph with fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to secure a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday but he admits he feared his best days were behind him when his career nose-dived over the last year.


07/15/2018 - 09:35

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.


07/15/2018 - 09:14

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.


07/15/2018 - 08:19

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.


07/15/2018 - 08:04

Trump's trip to Europe: top five highlights

Here are five highlights from US President Donald Trump's trip to Europe, as he prepares to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday:

Trump's trip to Europe: top five highlights

Here are five highlights from US President Donald Trump's trip to Europe, as he prepares to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday:


07/15/2018 - 07:59

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest

Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government.

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest

Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government.


07/15/2018 - 07:37

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first knockout win since 2009.

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first knockout win since 2009.


07/15/2018 - 07:06

Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to stop Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first win inside the distance since 2009.

Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to stop Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first win inside the distance since 2009.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/15/2018 - 06:20

After no end of drama, Trump and Putin take to summit stage

Before coming to Europe, US President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by predicting that Monday's historic Helsinki summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be the "easiest" stage of his tour.

After no end of drama, Trump and Putin take to summit stage

Before coming to Europe, US President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by predicting that Monday's historic Helsinki summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be the "easiest" stage of his tour.


07/15/2018 - 06:10

Rooney makes triumphant MLS debut in 3-1 DC United win

England career goals leader Wayne Rooney was thrilled at his triumphant Major League Soccer debut Saturday, assisting on a goal in DC United's 3-1 victory over Vancouver.

Rooney makes triumphant MLS debut in 3-1 DC United win

England career goals leader Wayne Rooney was thrilled at his triumphant Major League Soccer debut Saturday, assisting on a goal in DC United's 3-1 victory over Vancouver.


07/15/2018 - 06:04

Czech churches cry foul over Communist tax plan

Czech churches are up in arms against Communist Party plans to tax billions in compensation being paid by the state in return for assets, mostly land, seized by the Communists during their Cold War rule.

Czech churches cry foul over Communist tax plan

Czech churches are up in arms against Communist Party plans to tax billions in compensation being paid by the state in return for assets, mostly land, seized by the Communists during their Cold War rule.

07/15/2018 - 08:20

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/15/2018 - 05:59

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.


07/14/2018 - 22:06

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognised "compulsive sexual behaviour" as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse.

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognised "compulsive sexual behaviour" as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse.


07/14/2018 - 13:46

Gay rights activists parade in Seoul amid noisy protests

Led by a huge rainbow flag, tens of thousands of gay rights supporters paraded through Seoul's city centre Saturday as conservatives protested loudly at what they called "obscenity".

Gay rights activists parade in Seoul amid noisy protests

Led by a huge rainbow flag, tens of thousands of gay rights supporters paraded through Seoul's city centre Saturday as conservatives protested loudly at what they called "obscenity".


07/14/2018 - 12:42

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

At first glance, it may seem like just a black truck filled with bottles of water, but a closer look reveals a darker —- or rather murkier —- side to what's sloshing around inside.

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

At first glance, it may seem like just a black truck filled with bottles of water, but a closer look reveals a darker —- or rather murkier —- side to what's sloshing around inside.


07/14/2018 - 06:49

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.


07/14/2018 - 06:04

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.


07/14/2018 - 03:40

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.


07/14/2018 - 03:35

Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men.

Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men.


07/13/2018 - 21:30

Canadian court rebuffs tobacco firm in major damages suit

US cigarette maker Philip Morris suffered a setback Friday in a long-running suit when Canada's Supreme Court denied it access to personal data on people suffering from tobacco-related diseases.

Canadian court rebuffs tobacco firm in major damages suit

US cigarette maker Philip Morris suffered a setback Friday in a long-running suit when Canada's Supreme Court denied it access to personal data on people suffering from tobacco-related diseases.


07/13/2018 - 18:33

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.


07/13/2018 - 18:16

France moves to cut access to overcrowded Mont Blanc

French authorities said Friday that they would curtail climbers' access to Mont Blanc for at least a week due to severe overcrowding on Europe's highest peak.

France moves to cut access to overcrowded Mont Blanc

French authorities said Friday that they would curtail climbers' access to Mont Blanc for at least a week due to severe overcrowding on Europe's highest peak.


07/13/2018 - 17:15

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.


07/13/2018 - 17:14

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.


07/13/2018 - 12:30

Fake news: the media industry strikes back

The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news.

Fake news: the media industry strikes back

The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news.


07/13/2018 - 06:22

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia's micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch.

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia's micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch.


07/13/2018 - 05:41

Poland's double-edged vodka tradition

Be it a source of national pride or negative stereotypes, vodka is an integral part of Polish identity.

Poland's double-edged vodka tradition

Be it a source of national pride or negative stereotypes, vodka is an integral part of Polish identity.


07/13/2018 - 05:27

Brazil fighting fake news in the classroom

Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of "fake news" stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren.

Brazil fighting fake news in the classroom

Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of "fake news" stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren.


07/13/2018 - 04:29

J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer.

J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer.


07/13/2018 - 03:44

Tunisia sees tourism take off after terror fears

Holidaymakers are returning to the Tunisian seaside this summer in a marked turnaround three years since dozens of tourists were killed on one of the country's beaches.

Tunisia sees tourism take off after terror fears

Holidaymakers are returning to the Tunisian seaside this summer in a marked turnaround three years since dozens of tourists were killed on one of the country's beaches.


07/12/2018 - 22:36

Half of Americans trying to lose weight: study

Half of the adults in the United States are trying to lose weight, according to a study published Thursday, with more women than men seeking to shed a few pounds.

Half of Americans trying to lose weight: study

Half of the adults in the United States are trying to lose weight, according to a study published Thursday, with more women than men seeking to shed a few pounds.


07/12/2018 - 17:24

Damascus park hosts first cafe with young disabled staff

In a Damascus park, 21-year-old Abdel Rahman shuttles between tables bringing customers drinks, delighted to be employed at Syria's first cafe staffed by young people with Down's Syndrome.

Damascus park hosts first cafe with young disabled staff

In a Damascus park, 21-year-old Abdel Rahman shuttles between tables bringing customers drinks, delighted to be employed at Syria's first cafe staffed by young people with Down's Syndrome.


07/12/2018 - 15:23

Andorra vows to kick habit of cigarette advertising

The tax haven of Andorra has long been a favourite destination for smokers looking to stock up on cheap cigarettes, but the enclave said Thursday that it would soon stop advertising the fact.

Andorra vows to kick habit of cigarette advertising

The tax haven of Andorra has long been a favourite destination for smokers looking to stock up on cheap cigarettes, but the enclave said Thursday that it would soon stop advertising the fact.


07/12/2018 - 13:24

Mice vying for females have 'thicker' penises: study

Male mice develop a thicker penis if they grow up around other males, a study has revealed.

Mice vying for females have 'thicker' penises: study

Male mice develop a thicker penis if they grow up around other males, a study has revealed.


07/12/2018 - 12:23

How a Macedonian town became a 'fake news' epicentre

Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an epicentre of "fake news" during the 2016 US presidential race.

How a Macedonian town became a 'fake news' epicentre

Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an epicentre of "fake news" during the 2016 US presidential race.


07/12/2018 - 11:51

Milo Rau, theatre's revolutionary new star

He staged Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik's speech from the dock, held multinationals and aid agencies to account for their part in the never-ending war in the Congo, and used children to play out the story of the notorious Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux.

Milo Rau, theatre's revolutionary new star

He staged Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik's speech from the dock, held multinationals and aid agencies to account for their part in the never-ending war in the Congo, and used children to play out the story of the notorious Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux.

07/15/2018 - 22:52

Carnoustie practice stirs memories of Tiger's British Open triumphs

Tiger Woods played a first British Open practice round in three years at Carnoustie on Sunday and said the Scottish course is playing like St Andrews when he won in 2000 and Royal Liverpool where he captured a third Claret Jug six years later.

Carnoustie practice stirs memories of Tiger's British Open triumphs

Tiger Woods played a first British Open practice round in three years at Carnoustie on Sunday and said the Scottish course is playing like St Andrews when he won in 2000 and Royal Liverpool where he captured a third Claret Jug six years later.


07/15/2018 - 22:42

Croatia's luck ran out with World Cup penalty call, says Dalic

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side had run out of luck after they conceded a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in the 4-2 World Cup final defeat against France on Sunday.

Croatia's luck ran out with World Cup penalty call, says Dalic

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side had run out of luck after they conceded a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in the 4-2 World Cup final defeat against France on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 22:41

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in Moscow thriller

France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history.

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in Moscow thriller

France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history.


07/15/2018 - 21:55

My son inspired Wimbledon triumph, says Djokovic

Novak Djokovic revealed Sunday that the thought of his son seeing him win a Grand Slam title for the first time inspired him to his fourth triumph at the All England Club and 13th crown at the majors.

My son inspired Wimbledon triumph, says Djokovic

Novak Djokovic revealed Sunday that the thought of his son seeing him win a Grand Slam title for the first time inspired him to his fourth triumph at the All England Club and 13th crown at the majors.


07/15/2018 - 21:20

Heartbroken but proud Croatia fans celebrate their 'heroes'

Heartbroken but proud Croatian fans in Zagreb cheered and wept as their "heroes" went down 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.

Heartbroken but proud Croatia fans celebrate their 'heroes'

Heartbroken but proud Croatian fans in Zagreb cheered and wept as their "heroes" went down 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 21:14

Paris's emblematic Champs Elysees, place of jubilation

The Champs Elysees avenue is the beating heart of Paris, a magnet for millions of tourists but also a place of mass gathering when the French want to celebrate.

Paris's emblematic Champs Elysees, place of jubilation

The Champs Elysees avenue is the beating heart of Paris, a magnet for millions of tourists but also a place of mass gathering when the French want to celebrate.


07/15/2018 - 20:31

Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup's best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday.

Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup's best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 20:27

'I'll be back': Anderson vows to avenge Wimbledon heartache

South Africa's Kevin Anderson vowed to use the pain of his Wimbledon final defeat as fuel to finally win a Grand Slam title.

'I'll be back': Anderson vows to avenge Wimbledon heartache

South Africa's Kevin Anderson vowed to use the pain of his Wimbledon final defeat as fuel to finally win a Grand Slam title.


07/15/2018 - 20:22

England's Harry Kane wins World Cup Golden Boot

England's Harry Kane won the World Cup Golden Boot award as top scorer with six goals.

England's Harry Kane wins World Cup Golden Boot

England's Harry Kane won the World Cup Golden Boot award as top scorer with six goals.


07/15/2018 - 20:15

Wimbledon Day 13 - headlines and sidelines

Headlines and sidelines at Wimbledon on Sunday, the final day of the 2018 championship:

Wimbledon Day 13 - headlines and sidelines

Headlines and sidelines at Wimbledon on Sunday, the final day of the 2018 championship:


07/15/2018 - 20:04

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus' superstar summer signing on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions announced on Sunday.

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus' superstar summer signing on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions announced on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 20:04

France beat Croatia to win second World Cup as Pogba, Mbappe star

France won the World Cup for the second time in their history after beating Croatia 4-2 in an incredible final in Moscow on Sunday that featured goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty.

France beat Croatia to win second World Cup as Pogba, Mbappe star

France won the World Cup for the second time in their history after beating Croatia 4-2 in an incredible final in Moscow on Sunday that featured goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty.


07/15/2018 - 19:56

Three things we learned from France's World Cup final win

France are world champions for a second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia's energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling World Cup final 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday.

Three things we learned from France's World Cup final win

France are world champions for a second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia's energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling World Cup final 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 19:54

'My best sparring partner': Djokovic's son steals Wimbledon limelight

Novak Djokovic's three-year-old son Stefan grabbed a share of the limelight after his father secured a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday by playing a cameo role on Centre Court.

'My best sparring partner': Djokovic's son steals Wimbledon limelight

Novak Djokovic's three-year-old son Stefan grabbed a share of the limelight after his father secured a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday by playing a cameo role on Centre Court.


07/15/2018 - 19:38

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour

John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust on its famed cobbled sections.

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour

John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust on its famed cobbled sections.


07/15/2018 - 19:16

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus' superstar summer signing on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions announced on Sunday.

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus' superstar summer signing on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions announced on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 19:16

Tseng when he's winning! Taiwan teen clinches Wimbledon boys' title

Taiwan's Tseng Chun-Hsin won the Wimbledon boys' title for the first time on Sunday as the 16-year-old claimed his second junior Grand Slam crown this year.

Tseng when he's winning! Taiwan teen clinches Wimbledon boys' title

Taiwan's Tseng Chun-Hsin won the Wimbledon boys' title for the first time on Sunday as the 16-year-old claimed his second junior Grand Slam crown this year.


07/15/2018 - 18:45

Fast food: Djokovic eats grass to celebrate fourth Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic celebrated his fourth Wimbledon title -- by munching on the Centre Court grass on Sunday.

Fast food: Djokovic eats grass to celebrate fourth Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic celebrated his fourth Wimbledon title -- by munching on the Centre Court grass on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 18:31

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).


07/15/2018 - 18:25

No more doubts as Djokovic returns to big time

Novak Djokovic was once the sick-note Serb whose undoubted promise was at the mercy of a variety of frustrating aches, pains and assorted strains.

No more doubts as Djokovic returns to big time

Novak Djokovic was once the sick-note Serb whose undoubted promise was at the mercy of a variety of frustrating aches, pains and assorted strains.


07/15/2018 - 17:56

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).


07/15/2018 - 17:53

Wimbledon men's final -- set by set

Set-by-set highlights of Sunday's Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson:

Wimbledon men's final -- set by set

Set-by-set highlights of Sunday's Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson:


07/15/2018 - 17:51

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour

John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust.

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour

John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust.


07/15/2018 - 17:42

Chahal says Dhoni grind a 'chance to get a knock'

Yuzvendra Chahal has explained MS Dhoni's strangely sluggish innings during the second one-day international against England at Lord's by saying it was a "chance to get a knock".

Chahal says Dhoni grind a 'chance to get a knock'

Yuzvendra Chahal has explained MS Dhoni's strangely sluggish innings during the second one-day international against England at Lord's by saying it was a "chance to get a knock".


07/15/2018 - 17:11

'Viva Sachsenring!' Marquez hails ninth win in Germany

World champion Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German Grand Prix win to extend his MotoGP lead at the Sachsenring circuit on Sunday.

'Viva Sachsenring!' Marquez hails ninth win in Germany

World champion Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German Grand Prix win to extend his MotoGP lead at the Sachsenring circuit on Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 16:19

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.


07/15/2018 - 16:16

'Freedom is over': Russians dread end of World Cup cheer

The World Cup in Russia has been hailed as a success by foreign visitors but treated with more caution by locals dubious that their seemingly new-found freedoms will survive once the circus moves on.

'Freedom is over': Russians dread end of World Cup cheer

The World Cup in Russia has been hailed as a success by foreign visitors but treated with more caution by locals dubious that their seemingly new-found freedoms will survive once the circus moves on.

07/15/2018 - 20:27

'Hotel Transylvania' books spot at top of box office

Sony's "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" booked a stay at the top of the North American box office, taking $44.1 million in ticket sales, according to industry estimates Sunday.

'Hotel Transylvania' books spot at top of box office

Sony's "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" booked a stay at the top of the North American box office, taking $44.1 million in ticket sales, according to industry estimates Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 08:44

Pacquiao, the Philippines hero still king of the ring at 39

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who won back the welterweight world title in stunning fashion on Sunday, is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing.

Pacquiao, the Philippines hero still king of the ring at 39

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who won back the welterweight world title in stunning fashion on Sunday, is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing.


07/15/2018 - 07:37

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first knockout win since 2009.

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first knockout win since 2009.


07/15/2018 - 06:00

South Africa after Mandela -- high hopes dashed?

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth have focused attention on South Africa's progress since the euphoric 1994 elections that marked the end of apartheid.

South Africa after Mandela -- high hopes dashed?

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth have focused attention on South Africa's progress since the euphoric 1994 elections that marked the end of apartheid.


07/15/2018 - 05:59

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.


07/14/2018 - 21:48

Keeping father's protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism.

Keeping father's protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism.


07/14/2018 - 11:44

Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101.

Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101.


07/13/2018 - 21:25

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of film over trans casting furor

Scarlett Johansson has quit an upcoming movie role as a transgender criminal following an angry backlash against her casting, she revealed in an interview reported widely in US media on Friday.

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of film over trans casting furor

Scarlett Johansson has quit an upcoming movie role as a transgender criminal following an angry backlash against her casting, she revealed in an interview reported widely in US media on Friday.


07/13/2018 - 20:16

'Three Lions' football song tops UK charts despite England defeat

Britain's best known football song "Three Lions" topped the British pop charts on Friday -- two days after England was knocked out of the World Cup semi-finals by Croatia.

'Three Lions' football song tops UK charts despite England defeat

Britain's best known football song "Three Lions" topped the British pop charts on Friday -- two days after England was knocked out of the World Cup semi-finals by Croatia.


07/13/2018 - 19:33

TV sensation 'Downton Abbey' coming to the big screen

It was the soapy period drama about the upstairs-downstairs lives and loves at an English country estate that enjoyed astonishing success on both sides of the Atlantic -- and now it's back. "Downton Abbey" the movie is in the works.

TV sensation 'Downton Abbey' coming to the big screen

It was the soapy period drama about the upstairs-downstairs lives and loves at an English country estate that enjoyed astonishing success on both sides of the Atlantic -- and now it's back. "Downton Abbey" the movie is in the works.


07/13/2018 - 19:20

Shakira visits her grandmother's village in Lebanon

Colombian pop star Shakira on Friday visited the village in Lebanon where her paternal grandmother was born, an AFP journalist said.

Shakira visits her grandmother's village in Lebanon

Colombian pop star Shakira on Friday visited the village in Lebanon where her paternal grandmother was born, an AFP journalist said.


07/13/2018 - 19:04

Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed US President Donald Trump for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday -- a meeting which many Britons find the toughest part of his already contentious trip to swallow.

Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed US President Donald Trump for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday -- a meeting which many Britons find the toughest part of his already contentious trip to swallow.


07/13/2018 - 18:33

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.


07/13/2018 - 17:15

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.


07/13/2018 - 16:43

Love machine on sympathy crutches: Beck embraces inner weirdo

As Beck has solidified his role as one of music's most influential figures, listeners have accepted a bargain -- on record, or live, they never know exactly what they're going to get.

Love machine on sympathy crutches: Beck embraces inner weirdo

As Beck has solidified his role as one of music's most influential figures, listeners have accepted a bargain -- on record, or live, they never know exactly what they're going to get.


07/13/2018 - 15:10

Ukraine hunger-striker's mother urges Putin to free son

The mother of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has refused food for two months in a Russian prison, has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to pardon him as hopes fade for a speedy release.

Ukraine hunger-striker's mother urges Putin to free son

The mother of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has refused food for two months in a Russian prison, has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to pardon him as hopes fade for a speedy release.


07/13/2018 - 14:43

As Trump tears up UK-US ties, Melania makes paper flowers

With her husband busy plunging UK-US relations to new lows, Melania Trump took time out during the couple's four-day visit to Britain on Friday to meet veterans and make paper flowers with schoolchildren.

As Trump tears up UK-US ties, Melania makes paper flowers

With her husband busy plunging UK-US relations to new lows, Melania Trump took time out during the couple's four-day visit to Britain on Friday to meet veterans and make paper flowers with schoolchildren.


07/13/2018 - 11:04

Ukraine hunger-striker's mother urges Putin to free son

The mother of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has refused food for 60 days, has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to free her son as hopes faded that the Kremlin critic would get out of a Russian prison alive.

Ukraine hunger-striker's mother urges Putin to free son

The mother of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has refused food for 60 days, has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to free her son as hopes faded that the Kremlin critic would get out of a Russian prison alive.


07/13/2018 - 06:22

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia's micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch.

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia's micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch.


07/13/2018 - 03:30

'Skyscraper' towers over summer schedule of sequels

A glance through the summer movie schedules reveals one rather depressing common denominator: every single big budget release is a sequel -- apart from one.

'Skyscraper' towers over summer schedule of sequels

A glance through the summer movie schedules reveals one rather depressing common denominator: every single big budget release is a sequel -- apart from one.


07/12/2018 - 23:59

Stormy Daniels strip club charges dropped, lawyer slams 'setup'

Charges were dropped against adult film star Stormy Daniels on Thursday after an Ohio strip club arrest that her lawyer slammed as a "politically motivated" setup against the woman suing President Donald Trump.

Stormy Daniels strip club charges dropped, lawyer slams 'setup'

Charges were dropped against adult film star Stormy Daniels on Thursday after an Ohio strip club arrest that her lawyer slammed as a "politically motivated" setup against the woman suing President Donald Trump.


07/12/2018 - 23:02

Tom Cruise walks red carpet in Paris

Tom Cruise on Thursday attended the red carpet premiere of the latest instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series in Paris, the city where which much of the film was shot.

Tom Cruise walks red carpet in Paris

Tom Cruise on Thursday attended the red carpet premiere of the latest instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series in Paris, the city where which much of the film was shot.


07/12/2018 - 21:42

'Game of Thrones' storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

Record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" made a storming comeback Thursday to Hollywood's awards circuit after a year off, dominating this year's Emmy nominations with a whopping 22 nods.

'Game of Thrones' storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

Record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" made a storming comeback Thursday to Hollywood's awards circuit after a year off, dominating this year's Emmy nominations with a whopping 22 nods.


07/12/2018 - 19:01

France pays tribute to 'Shoah' director Claude Lanzmann

France paid a national hommage Thursday to revered filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, whose nine-hour documentary "Shoah" is regarded as the best ever made about the Holocaust.

France pays tribute to 'Shoah' director Claude Lanzmann

France paid a national hommage Thursday to revered filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, whose nine-hour documentary "Shoah" is regarded as the best ever made about the Holocaust.


07/12/2018 - 18:10

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys field with 22 nominations

HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, with a whopping 22 nominations, including one for best drama series.

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys field with 22 nominations

HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, with a whopping 22 nominations, including one for best drama series.


07/12/2018 - 17:02

Paul Simon to mark touring retirement with new album

Folk rock legend Paul Simon on Thursday announced an album with fresh takes on previously released songs as he prepares to retire from touring.

Paul Simon to mark touring retirement with new album

Folk rock legend Paul Simon on Thursday announced an album with fresh takes on previously released songs as he prepares to retire from touring.


07/12/2018 - 15:53

Animation icon Genndy Tartakovsky draws blood for Drac's return

When triple Emmy-winning animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky put together the final touches for 2015's "Hotel Transylvania 2" he decided he'd had enough of his old pal Count Dracula.

Animation icon Genndy Tartakovsky draws blood for Drac's return

When triple Emmy-winning animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky put together the final touches for 2015's "Hotel Transylvania 2" he decided he'd had enough of his old pal Count Dracula.

07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/14/2018 - 16:06

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.


07/14/2018 - 06:04

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.


07/14/2018 - 03:34

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.


07/13/2018 - 22:25

Big petroleum projects in Argentina face tiny challenge: a lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area.

Big petroleum projects in Argentina face tiny challenge: a lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area.


07/13/2018 - 17:14

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.


07/13/2018 - 16:50

Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.

Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.


07/13/2018 - 16:13

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years.

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years.


07/13/2018 - 07:36

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.


07/13/2018 - 07:31

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.


07/12/2018 - 18:56

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.


07/12/2018 - 18:19

Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.

Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.


07/12/2018 - 18:17

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.


07/12/2018 - 14:59

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.


07/12/2018 - 14:06

Indonesia to take controlling stake in massive gold, copper mine

Indonesia will take a controlling stake in one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines for $3.85 billion, the government said Thursday, as it moves to claw back control of the country's vast natural resources.

Indonesia to take controlling stake in massive gold, copper mine

Indonesia will take a controlling stake in one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines for $3.85 billion, the government said Thursday, as it moves to claw back control of the country's vast natural resources.


07/12/2018 - 13:24

Mice vying for females have 'thicker' penises: study

Male mice develop a thicker penis if they grow up around other males, a study has revealed.

Mice vying for females have 'thicker' penises: study

Male mice develop a thicker penis if they grow up around other males, a study has revealed.


07/12/2018 - 13:09

Nepal's last known dancing bear finds home in Indian sanctuary

Nepal's last known dancing bear has finally found a home in neighbouring India, to the relief of animal activists who feared for his safety after the death of his buddy.

Nepal's last known dancing bear finds home in Indian sanctuary

Nepal's last known dancing bear has finally found a home in neighbouring India, to the relief of animal activists who feared for his safety after the death of his buddy.


07/12/2018 - 00:38

Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights: study

People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday.

Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights: study

People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday.


07/12/2018 - 00:32

Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show

Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh benefit concert to combat climate change on the sideline of talks in San Francisco, organizers said Wednesday.

Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show

Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh benefit concert to combat climate change on the sideline of talks in San Francisco, organizers said Wednesday.


07/11/2018 - 19:08

Stone tools age Asia's first Homo presence

The remains of crudely fashioned stone tools unearthed in China advances the presence of human ancestors in Asia by around 200 millennia to 2.1 million years ago, scientists said Wednesday.

Stone tools age Asia's first Homo presence

The remains of crudely fashioned stone tools unearthed in China advances the presence of human ancestors in Asia by around 200 millennia to 2.1 million years ago, scientists said Wednesday.


07/11/2018 - 13:32

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives.

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives.


07/11/2018 - 12:36

New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears

The fishing village of Agbekope and other seaside communities along Togo's coast have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the strong winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears

The fishing village of Agbekope and other seaside communities along Togo's coast have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the strong winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean.


07/11/2018 - 10:58

Forced from home by floods, Japanese go back to school

Kaon Omori peeked into her classroom in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, gawping at evacuees forced from their homes by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed 179 people.

Forced from home by floods, Japanese go back to school

Kaon Omori peeked into her classroom in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, gawping at evacuees forced from their homes by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed 179 people.


07/11/2018 - 09:44

Eight wolf cubs the star attraction at Mexico City zoo

Eight Mexican wolf cubs -- a jumbo-size litter -- have delighted conservationists fretting over the endangered species once common along the US-Mexico border.

Eight wolf cubs the star attraction at Mexico City zoo

Eight Mexican wolf cubs -- a jumbo-size litter -- have delighted conservationists fretting over the endangered species once common along the US-Mexico border.


07/11/2018 - 07:58

Ecuador court upholds $9.5 bln damages ruling against Chevron

Ecuador's highest court upheld in a ruling released Tuesday a $9.5 billion damages award against oil giant Chevron over decades of pollution that harmed indigenous people.

Ecuador court upholds $9.5 bln damages ruling against Chevron

Ecuador's highest court upheld in a ruling released Tuesday a $9.5 billion damages award against oil giant Chevron over decades of pollution that harmed indigenous people.


07/11/2018 - 03:41

Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season

Tropical Storm Chris surged Tuesday into hurricane strength as it churned away from the US East coast and became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, forecasters said.

Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season

Tropical Storm Chris surged Tuesday into hurricane strength as it churned away from the US East coast and became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, forecasters said.


07/11/2018 - 01:19

Did ancient Romans whale the Mediterranean?

Ancient Roman hunters may have precipitated the disappearance of grey and right whales from the Mediterranean, a study said Wednesday, suggesting commercial whaling is much older than we thought.

Did ancient Romans whale the Mediterranean?

Ancient Roman hunters may have precipitated the disappearance of grey and right whales from the Mediterranean, a study said Wednesday, suggesting commercial whaling is much older than we thought.

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