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02/21/2018 - 19:38

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, police said, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, police said, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.


02/21/2018 - 19:20

Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him: reports

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli media reported Wednesday, in a fresh threat to his long tenure.

Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him: reports

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli media reported Wednesday, in a fresh threat to his long tenure.


02/21/2018 - 19:12

Florida students turn up heat on lawmakers for gun action

Student survivors of the Florida school shooting that saw 17 people killed in a hail of bullets last week descended on the state capital Wednesday to ramp up the pressure on lawmakers to enact tougher gun control measures.

Florida students turn up heat on lawmakers for gun action

Student survivors of the Florida school shooting that saw 17 people killed in a hail of bullets last week descended on the state capital Wednesday to ramp up the pressure on lawmakers to enact tougher gun control measures.


02/21/2018 - 18:58

Red Cross wants access to treat Syria enclave wounded

The Red Cross demanded access Wednesday to a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a four-day blitz that has killed more than 300 civilians.

Red Cross wants access to treat Syria enclave wounded

The Red Cross demanded access Wednesday to a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a four-day blitz that has killed more than 300 civilians.


02/21/2018 - 17:09

KFC counts its chickens as UK stores slowly reopen

Less than a third of KFC's outlets in Britain remained shut Wednesday afternoon, following a supply crisis that closed hundreds of its restaurants and left customers struggling to find their deep-fried chicken fix.

KFC counts its chickens as UK stores slowly reopen

Less than a third of KFC's outlets in Britain remained shut Wednesday afternoon, following a supply crisis that closed hundreds of its restaurants and left customers struggling to find their deep-fried chicken fix.


02/21/2018 - 16:29

Billy Graham: preacher to millions, adviser to presidents

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Billy Graham: preacher to millions, adviser to presidents

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died Wednesday. He was 99.


02/21/2018 - 16:25

S.Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

South Africans were hit by the first sales tax increase since apartheid when the country's finance minister delivered a tough budget on Wednesday, dampening optimism spurred by the country's new reformist president.

S.Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

South Africans were hit by the first sales tax increase since apartheid when the country's finance minister delivered a tough budget on Wednesday, dampening optimism spurred by the country's new reformist president.


02/21/2018 - 13:35

Juncker's 'monster' wins top EU job

The powerful chief of staff to Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Selmayr, will take a top post in the European Commission in a move announced Wednesday which means he can stay on after his boss steps down next year.

Juncker's 'monster' wins top EU job

The powerful chief of staff to Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Selmayr, will take a top post in the European Commission in a move announced Wednesday which means he can stay on after his boss steps down next year.

02/21/2018 - 19:30

Joseph ready for England centre battle

Jonathan Joseph has learnt to live with the uncertainty surrounding his England future as a result of his battle for an outside-centre berth with Ben Te'o.

Joseph ready for England centre battle

Jonathan Joseph has learnt to live with the uncertainty surrounding his England future as a result of his battle for an outside-centre berth with Ben Te'o.


02/21/2018 - 18:59

Russian Olympic curler pulls out of CAS doping hearing

The Russian curler who failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics has pulled out of a hearing about his case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the RIA Novosti state news agency reported.

Russian Olympic curler pulls out of CAS doping hearing

The Russian curler who failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics has pulled out of a hearing about his case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the RIA Novosti state news agency reported.


02/21/2018 - 18:51

Italy's Mbanda gets Six Nations call for France tilt

Maxime Mbanda will make his first start in this year's Six Nations as Italy coach Conor O'Shea made three changes for Friday's clash against France in Marseille.

Italy's Mbanda gets Six Nations call for France tilt

Maxime Mbanda will make his first start in this year's Six Nations as Italy coach Conor O'Shea made three changes for Friday's clash against France in Marseille.


02/21/2018 - 18:50

Wiggins says Team Sky dominance bad for cycling

British rider Bradley Wiggins said on Wednesday that Team Sky's dominance and the controversies surrounding the cycling team have led to a "negative" atmosphere in the sport.

Wiggins says Team Sky dominance bad for cycling

British rider Bradley Wiggins said on Wednesday that Team Sky's dominance and the controversies surrounding the cycling team have led to a "negative" atmosphere in the sport.


02/21/2018 - 18:25

Svitolina labours as former number ones book Dubai clash

Holder and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours before finally overcoming Wang Qiang in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

Svitolina labours as former number ones book Dubai clash

Holder and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours before finally overcoming Wang Qiang in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.


02/21/2018 - 17:45

'No doubt' over Russell's place, says Scotland boss Townsend

Finn Russell's place in the Scotland team was in "no doubt", coach Gregor Townsend said Wednesday after announcing an unchanged starting side for this weekend's Calcutta Cup clash with England at Murrayfield.

'No doubt' over Russell's place, says Scotland boss Townsend

Finn Russell's place in the Scotland team was in "no doubt", coach Gregor Townsend said Wednesday after announcing an unchanged starting side for this weekend's Calcutta Cup clash with England at Murrayfield.


02/21/2018 - 17:33

Barca agree deal for Gremio's Arthur - reports

Barcelona have a reached an agreement in principle with Brazilian club Gremio to sign midfielder Arthur next year in a deal worth up to 40 million euros ($49.2 million), according to reports in Spain on Wednesday.

Barca agree deal for Gremio's Arthur - reports

Barcelona have a reached an agreement in principle with Brazilian club Gremio to sign midfielder Arthur next year in a deal worth up to 40 million euros ($49.2 million), according to reports in Spain on Wednesday.


02/21/2018 - 17:14

Restless Bayern wait on Rodriguez fitness

Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich hope James Rodriguez's calf injury will not sideline him for long amid grumblings of unrest in their star-studded squad.

Restless Bayern wait on Rodriguez fitness

Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich hope James Rodriguez's calf injury will not sideline him for long amid grumblings of unrest in their star-studded squad.

02/21/2018 - 18:58

Soderbergh in Berlin unveils "Unsane" thriller shot on iPhone

Steven Soderbergh premiered his new thriller shot on an iPhone at the Berlin film festival Wednesday, showing what little gadgets can do to push the limits of style on the big screen.

Soderbergh in Berlin unveils

Steven Soderbergh premiered his new thriller shot on an iPhone at the Berlin film festival Wednesday, showing what little gadgets can do to push the limits of style on the big screen.


02/21/2018 - 09:15

Sheeran and rising star Dua Lipa set to shine at Brits

Folk-pop hit machine Ed Sheeran will go head-to-head with rising R'n'B star Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, the country's showpiece pop-music ceremony.

Sheeran and rising star Dua Lipa set to shine at Brits

Folk-pop hit machine Ed Sheeran will go head-to-head with rising R'n'B star Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, the country's showpiece pop-music ceremony.


02/21/2018 - 06:42

Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her

Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child.

Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her

Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child.


02/21/2018 - 04:16

Political humour thriving in Orban's 'illiberal' Hungary

"Hungarians! The world is a very dangerous place, a no-go zone!" shouts a highly-strungmustachioed man through a megaphone strapped to his car on the streets of Budapest.

Political humour thriving in Orban's 'illiberal' Hungary

"Hungarians! The world is a very dangerous place, a no-go zone!" shouts a highly-strungmustachioed man through a megaphone strapped to his car on the streets of Budapest.


02/21/2018 - 04:14

Berlin filmfest offers dark vision of E. European 'drift'

This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.

Berlin filmfest offers dark vision of E. European 'drift'

This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.


02/21/2018 - 03:30

'Black Panther': sign of a new inclusiveness... or one-off?

Marvel's "Black Panther" opened as the most successful movie with a primarily non-white cast of all time, industry data showed Tuesday, raising hopes for a new era of storytelling by filmmakers and actors of color.

'Black Panther': sign of a new inclusiveness... or one-off?

Marvel's "Black Panther" opened as the most successful movie with a primarily non-white cast of all time, industry data showed Tuesday, raising hopes for a new era of storytelling by filmmakers and actors of color.


02/21/2018 - 02:59

'Black Panther' toy sales fierce as film opens big

Panther claws, masks and action figures are leaping off store shelves after runaway hit "Black Panther" -- the first film in the Marvel universe focused on a black superhero -- shredded box office expectations with a massive opening weekend.

'Black Panther' toy sales fierce as film opens big

Panther claws, masks and action figures are leaping off store shelves after runaway hit "Black Panther" -- the first film in the Marvel universe focused on a black superhero -- shredded box office expectations with a massive opening weekend.


02/21/2018 - 01:50

'Black Panther' pounces to box office glory over holiday weekend

As the US kicked back for a long weekend, Disney's "Black Panther" got off to a superhero start in the North American box office, rocketing to the top spot with record-breaking earnings of $242.2 million, industry data showed Monday.

'Black Panther' pounces to box office glory over holiday weekend

As the US kicked back for a long weekend, Disney's "Black Panther" got off to a superhero start in the North American box office, rocketing to the top spot with record-breaking earnings of $242.2 million, industry data showed Monday.

02/21/2018 - 17:38

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.


02/21/2018 - 16:34

Weah's promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

Morris Kidir gestures at a wide expanse of dark-green land he says was earmarked for a school or clinic in his northern Liberian village, now covered in young oil palm trees.

Weah's promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

Morris Kidir gestures at a wide expanse of dark-green land he says was earmarked for a school or clinic in his northern Liberian village, now covered in young oil palm trees.


02/21/2018 - 16:22

Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss

More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby.

Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss

More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby.


02/21/2018 - 16:03

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.


02/21/2018 - 09:56

Delhi's 'lost' Mughal garden reopens as public park

A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital.

Delhi's 'lost' Mughal garden reopens as public park

A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital.


02/21/2018 - 09:44

Rash of forest fires breaks out in Indonesia

Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Rash of forest fires breaks out in Indonesia

Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.


02/21/2018 - 05:37

Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.

Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.


02/21/2018 - 05:36

French WWI soldier identified by DNA to be laid to rest

A century after the Battle of Verdun a French soldier who was left behind on the battlefield will get a proper burial Wednesday after being identified by DNA samples from his relatives.

French WWI soldier identified by DNA to be laid to rest

A century after the Battle of Verdun a French soldier who was left behind on the battlefield will get a proper burial Wednesday after being identified by DNA samples from his relatives.

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