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03/31/2017 - 00:02

Freed Malaysians arrive home from Pyongyang after Kim row

Nine Malaysians freed by Pyongyang arrived home early Friday, after Kuala Lumpur agreed to send back the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, ending a bitter feud between the two countries.

Freed Malaysians arrive home from Pyongyang after Kim row

Nine Malaysians freed by Pyongyang arrived home early Friday, after Kuala Lumpur agreed to send back the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, ending a bitter feud between the two countries.


03/31/2017 - 00:23

South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention centre near Seoul early Friday after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.

South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention centre near Seoul early Friday after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.


03/30/2017 - 20:22

IS fighters in Mosul provoking coalition strikes on civilians: US military

Islamic State group fighters battling Iraqi forces in Mosul are holding civilians hostage in buildings and then deliberately attracting strikes by coalition aircraft, a spokesman for the US-led coalition said on Thursday.

IS fighters in Mosul provoking coalition strikes on civilians: US military

Islamic State group fighters battling Iraqi forces in Mosul are holding civilians hostage in buildings and then deliberately attracting strikes by coalition aircraft, a spokesman for the US-led coalition said on Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 21:33

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.


03/30/2017 - 23:19

US says Assad's overthrow no longer a priority

The United States admitted Thursday that it is no longer focused on ousting Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria's civil war.

US says Assad's overthrow no longer a priority

The United States admitted Thursday that it is no longer focused on ousting Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria's civil war.


03/30/2017 - 18:00

EU leaders vow to fight populism in Brexit wake

European leaders vowed Thursday to fight populism and prevent a haemorrhaging of the EU a day after Britain started the exit process.

EU leaders vow to fight populism in Brexit wake

European leaders vowed Thursday to fight populism and prevent a haemorrhaging of the EU a day after Britain started the exit process.


03/30/2017 - 14:26

German inflation plunges in March: official data

Inflation in Europe's largest economy Germany fell back sharply in March, preliminary official data showed Thursday, after overshooting the European Central Bank's target the previous month.

German inflation plunges in March: official data

Inflation in Europe's largest economy Germany fell back sharply in March, preliminary official data showed Thursday, after overshooting the European Central Bank's target the previous month.


03/30/2017 - 23:16

Emotional Chinese win world pairs figure skating gold

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong capped their comeback from injury by claiming a first pairs gold with a high-flying display of acrobatics at the world figure skating championships on Thursday.

Emotional Chinese win world pairs figure skating gold

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong capped their comeback from injury by claiming a first pairs gold with a high-flying display of acrobatics at the world figure skating championships on Thursday.

03/30/2017 - 23:07

US stocks shake gloom as oil tops $50/barrel

Wall Street stocks rallied Thursday, shrugging off uncertainty over President Donald Trump's agenda and advancing as US fourth-quarter growth was upgraded and oil prices rose above $50 a barrel.

US stocks shake gloom as oil tops $50/barrel

Wall Street stocks rallied Thursday, shrugging off uncertainty over President Donald Trump's agenda and advancing as US fourth-quarter growth was upgraded and oil prices rose above $50 a barrel.


03/30/2017 - 19:25

Ford boosts research in Canada for connected cars

US auto maker Ford announced Thursday it will invest Can$500 million (US$376 million) in Canada to create 300 research and engineering jobs amid its drive to connect cars to the internet.

Ford boosts research in Canada for connected cars

US auto maker Ford announced Thursday it will invest Can$500 million (US$376 million) in Canada to create 300 research and engineering jobs amid its drive to connect cars to the internet.


03/30/2017 - 19:11

Lloyd's 'had to' open Europe office following Brexit: CEO

Lloyd's of London's decision to open a European subsidiary was inevitable following the trigger of Brexit, with the only difficult choice being its location, chief executive Inga Beale told AFP Thursday.

Lloyd's 'had to' open Europe office following Brexit: CEO

Lloyd's of London's decision to open a European subsidiary was inevitable following the trigger of Brexit, with the only difficult choice being its location, chief executive Inga Beale told AFP Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 23:03

Streaming now makes up most US music industry revenue

Streaming for the first time accounted for most recorded music revenue in the United States last year, bringing the industry its fastest growth in nearly 20 years, figures showed Thursday.

Streaming now makes up most US music industry revenue

Streaming for the first time accounted for most recorded music revenue in the United States last year, bringing the industry its fastest growth in nearly 20 years, figures showed Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 23:50

Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts.

Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts.


03/30/2017 - 18:05

European stocks carve steady path on Trump, Brexit

Global stock markets edged higher Thursday, buoyed by firmer prices on Wall Street, but investors remained cautious overall amid lingering uncertainty over President Donald Trump's policy agenda and the outlook for Britain's Brexit negotiations with the European Union, traders said.

European stocks carve steady path on Trump, Brexit

Global stock markets edged higher Thursday, buoyed by firmer prices on Wall Street, but investors remained cautious overall amid lingering uncertainty over President Donald Trump's policy agenda and the outlook for Britain's Brexit negotiations with the European Union, traders said.


03/30/2017 - 17:49

VW reaches $157 mn diesel settlement with 10 US states

German automaker Volkswagen AG said Thursday it reached a settlement with 10 US states on environmental and consumer claims stemming from its emissions cheating scandal.

VW reaches $157 mn diesel settlement with 10 US states

German automaker Volkswagen AG said Thursday it reached a settlement with 10 US states on environmental and consumer claims stemming from its emissions cheating scandal.


03/30/2017 - 16:26

Luxembourg stakes claim for EU banking body post-Brexit

Luxembourg has claimed the legal right to host the London-based European Banking Authority after Brexit, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Luxembourg stakes claim for EU banking body post-Brexit

Luxembourg has claimed the legal right to host the London-based European Banking Authority after Brexit, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday.

03/30/2017 - 23:22

Shadab shines again as Pakistan cricket deny Windies

Shadab Khan gave another match-winning bowling performance and Hasan Ali held his nerve for Pakistan to sneak a three-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20 International on Thursday.

Shadab shines again as Pakistan cricket deny Windies

Shadab Khan gave another match-winning bowling performance and Hasan Ali held his nerve for Pakistan to sneak a three-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20 International on Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 19:40

Pakistan defends Irfan cricket sentence in fixing case

A top Pakistan cricket official on Thursday defended a one-year ban for fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, saying there will be zero tolerance on corruption in the sport.

Pakistan defends Irfan cricket sentence in fixing case

A top Pakistan cricket official on Thursday defended a one-year ban for fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, saying there will be zero tolerance on corruption in the sport.


03/30/2017 - 21:56

English FA invites brain disease research

England's football authorities on Thursday invited applications for independent research into whether playing the sport heightens the risk of degenerative brain disease in later life.

English FA invites brain disease research

England's football authorities on Thursday invited applications for independent research into whether playing the sport heightens the risk of degenerative brain disease in later life.


03/30/2017 - 22:43

Wozniacki downs Pliskova to reach Miami tennis final

Caroline Wozniacki booked her place in the final of the WTA Miami Open by rallying to defeat Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.

Wozniacki downs Pliskova to reach Miami tennis final

Caroline Wozniacki booked her place in the final of the WTA Miami Open by rallying to defeat Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 21:50

All regions get more slots in 2026 World Cup - FIFA plan

All football regions will see their World Cup slots increased when the tournament expands to 48 teams in 2026, with Africa the biggest winner, according to FIFA recommendations released Thursday.

All regions get more slots in 2026 World Cup - FIFA plan

All football regions will see their World Cup slots increased when the tournament expands to 48 teams in 2026, with Africa the biggest winner, according to FIFA recommendations released Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 19:11

Fernandez on track for third straight figure skating gold

Spain's Javier Fernandez hit two quadruple jumps to get his bid for a third straight title off the mark Thursday in style as Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu trailed at the world figure skating championships.

Fernandez on track for third straight figure skating gold

Spain's Javier Fernandez hit two quadruple jumps to get his bid for a third straight title off the mark Thursday in style as Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu trailed at the world figure skating championships.


03/30/2017 - 23:16

Emotional Chinese win world pairs figure skating gold

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong capped their comeback from injury by claiming a first pairs gold with a high-flying display of acrobatics at the world figure skating championships on Thursday.

Emotional Chinese win world pairs figure skating gold

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong capped their comeback from injury by claiming a first pairs gold with a high-flying display of acrobatics at the world figure skating championships on Thursday.


03/31/2017 - 00:00

Federer outlasts Berdych to advance at Miami tennis

Roger Federer dramatically fought his way into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

Federer outlasts Berdych to advance at Miami tennis

Roger Federer dramatically fought his way into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

03/30/2017 - 18:52

Posthumous Lemmy solo album due: producer

A posthumous album is set for release from Lemmy, the gravelly-voiced, hard-living frontman of metal band Motorhead, the producer of the project said.

Posthumous Lemmy solo album due: producer

A posthumous album is set for release from Lemmy, the gravelly-voiced, hard-living frontman of metal band Motorhead, the producer of the project said.


03/30/2017 - 17:04

Comedian Izzard banned from Palestine Marathon over Israel show

British comedian Eddie Izzard on Thursday was banned from running in the Palestine Marathon, after he refused to cancel a show in Israel.

Comedian Izzard banned from Palestine Marathon over Israel show

British comedian Eddie Izzard on Thursday was banned from running in the Palestine Marathon, after he refused to cancel a show in Israel.


03/30/2017 - 16:36

At 75, Dylan on 'sentimental journey' into musical past

The first works by Nobel laureates following the prize inevitably draw extra attention. For Bob Dylan, his release is as unorthodox as his selection for literature's top award.

At 75, Dylan on 'sentimental journey' into musical past

The first works by Nobel laureates following the prize inevitably draw extra attention. For Bob Dylan, his release is as unorthodox as his selection for literature's top award.


03/30/2017 - 14:46

Beach Boys' Wilson, Usher headline Montreux Jazz

Beach Boys great Brian Wilson, Usher and the Pet Shop Boys will be among the headliners at the 51st edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers announced Thursday.

Beach Boys' Wilson, Usher headline Montreux Jazz

Beach Boys great Brian Wilson, Usher and the Pet Shop Boys will be among the headliners at the 51st edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers announced Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 11:40

Bollywood film spotlights youngest girl to conquer Everest

A Bollywood film hitting Indian cinemas on Friday tells the inspirational story of a tribal girl from rural India who became the youngest woman to summit Mount Everest.

Bollywood film spotlights youngest girl to conquer Everest

A Bollywood film hitting Indian cinemas on Friday tells the inspirational story of a tribal girl from rural India who became the youngest woman to summit Mount Everest.


03/30/2017 - 08:50

Lights go out at historic Delhi cinema after 84 years

After years of slow but steady decline the colonial-era Regal cinema, a New Delhi institution, is enjoying a late flourishing -- sadly just as it is about to close its doors.

Lights go out at historic Delhi cinema after 84 years

After years of slow but steady decline the colonial-era Regal cinema, a New Delhi institution, is enjoying a late flourishing -- sadly just as it is about to close its doors.


03/30/2017 - 07:00

Universal and Warner go head-to-head at CinemaCon

It was the day of the big beasts at the annual CinemaCon convention on Wednesday as Universal and Warner Bros. locked horns with rival presentations of their upcoming movies.

Universal and Warner go head-to-head at CinemaCon

It was the day of the big beasts at the annual CinemaCon convention on Wednesday as Universal and Warner Bros. locked horns with rival presentations of their upcoming movies.


03/30/2017 - 23:03

Streaming now makes up most US music industry revenue

Streaming for the first time accounted for most recorded music revenue in the United States last year, bringing the industry its fastest growth in nearly 20 years, figures showed Thursday.

Streaming now makes up most US music industry revenue

Streaming for the first time accounted for most recorded music revenue in the United States last year, bringing the industry its fastest growth in nearly 20 years, figures showed Thursday.

03/30/2017 - 07:28

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

A powerful cyclone that smashed into northeastern Australia could have caused further damage to the under-pressure Great Barrier Reef, turning parts into an "underwater wasteland", scientists warned Thursday.

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

A powerful cyclone that smashed into northeastern Australia could have caused further damage to the under-pressure Great Barrier Reef, turning parts into an "underwater wasteland", scientists warned Thursday.


03/30/2017 - 21:00

Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years.

Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years.


03/30/2017 - 05:15

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Torrential rain hampered relief efforts Thursday after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Torrential rain hampered relief efforts Thursday after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.


03/30/2017 - 03:29

US climate science hearing descends into bullying 'food-fight'

Lawmakers and scientists called names, lamented Soviet-era tactics and accused each other of wrongdoing at a nearly three-hour hearing on climate science in the US capital on Wednesday.

US climate science hearing descends into bullying 'food-fight'

Lawmakers and scientists called names, lamented Soviet-era tactics and accused each other of wrongdoing at a nearly three-hour hearing on climate science in the US capital on Wednesday.


03/30/2017 - 03:39

Westinghouse's woes spotlight US nuclear sector's decline

Westinghouse's bankruptcy announcement cast a pall over the future of nuclear energy in the United States and comes as the Trump administration seeks to revive the coal industry.

Westinghouse's woes spotlight US nuclear sector's decline

Westinghouse's bankruptcy announcement cast a pall over the future of nuclear energy in the United States and comes as the Trump administration seeks to revive the coal industry.


03/30/2017 - 18:56

Putin says climate change not caused by emissions

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was unstoppable and not caused by human activity as he urged countries to adapt to global warming.

Putin says climate change not caused by emissions

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was unstoppable and not caused by human activity as he urged countries to adapt to global warming.


03/30/2017 - 21:33

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.


03/30/2017 - 22:47

Manatees are no longer endangered: US

Manatees are no longer an endangered species, US officials said Thursday, declaring success after decades of efforts to rebuild the population of the chubby sea cows in Florida and the Caribbean region.

Manatees are no longer endangered: US

Manatees are no longer an endangered species, US officials said Thursday, declaring success after decades of efforts to rebuild the population of the chubby sea cows in Florida and the Caribbean region.

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