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12/12/2017 - 09:01

France's Unibail-Rodamco to buy Australia's Westfield mall giant

French property giant Unibail-Rodamco is to buy Australia's Westfield shopping mall operator in a deal to create "a global property leader", the two groups said in a statement.

France's Unibail-Rodamco to buy Australia's Westfield mall giant

French property giant Unibail-Rodamco is to buy Australia's Westfield shopping mall operator in a deal to create "a global property leader", the two groups said in a statement.


12/12/2017 - 07:55

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.


12/12/2017 - 07:01

New Zealand plan works as hostile Wagner bounces out Windies

New Zealand congratulated themselves on a smart plan as they decimated the West Indies with a day to spare in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Tuesday.

New Zealand plan works as hostile Wagner bounces out Windies

New Zealand congratulated themselves on a smart plan as they decimated the West Indies with a day to spare in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Tuesday.


12/12/2017 - 06:49

Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with other leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement -- this time to talk about money.

Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with other leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement -- this time to talk about money.


12/12/2017 - 06:24

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage appealed against his conviction Tuesday.

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage appealed against his conviction Tuesday.


12/12/2017 - 05:25

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China's largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country's roads.

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China's largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country's roads.


12/12/2017 - 05:24

US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday.

US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday.


12/12/2017 - 05:23

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday.

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday.

12/12/2017 - 09:02

France's Unibail-Rodamco to buy Australia's Westfield mall giant

French property giant Unibail-Rodamco is to buy Australia's Westfield shopping mall operator in a deal to create "a global property leader", the two groups said in a statement.

France's Unibail-Rodamco to buy Australia's Westfield mall giant

French property giant Unibail-Rodamco is to buy Australia's Westfield shopping mall operator in a deal to create "a global property leader", the two groups said in a statement.


12/12/2017 - 08:22

Asian markets struggle after latest gains, eyes on central banks

Asian markets mostly fell after a recent rally as investors cashed in while also looking ahead to key central bank meetings that could provide some idea about monetary policy in the new year.

Asian markets struggle after latest gains, eyes on central banks

Asian markets mostly fell after a recent rally as investors cashed in while also looking ahead to key central bank meetings that could provide some idea about monetary policy in the new year.


12/12/2017 - 05:25

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China's largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country's roads.

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China's largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country's roads.


12/12/2017 - 03:38

ANZ Bank sells life insurance arm to Zurich for US$2.14 bn

ANZ Bank unveiled plans Tuesday to offload its life insurance arm to Zurich for Aus$2.85 billion (US$2.14 billion), making the Swiss giant Australia's largest retail life insurer by premiums.

ANZ Bank sells life insurance arm to Zurich for US$2.14 bn

ANZ Bank unveiled plans Tuesday to offload its life insurance arm to Zurich for Aus$2.85 billion (US$2.14 billion), making the Swiss giant Australia's largest retail life insurer by premiums.


12/12/2017 - 03:05

ECB to play up eurozone strength at steady-as-she-goes meeting

The European Central Bank will highlight economic strength in the eurozone in new forecasts Thursday, analysts expect, while avoiding spooking markets with talk of further cuts to its massive support for the economy.

ECB to play up eurozone strength at steady-as-she-goes meeting

The European Central Bank will highlight economic strength in the eurozone in new forecasts Thursday, analysts expect, while avoiding spooking markets with talk of further cuts to its massive support for the economy.


12/12/2017 - 03:04

US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus

The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing its focus on trade negotiation and becoming a "litigation-centered" body.

US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus

The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing its focus on trade negotiation and becoming a "litigation-centered" body.


12/12/2017 - 01:00

'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

Animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power holding on to top spot at the North American box office for its third weekend running, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.

'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

Animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power holding on to top spot at the North American box office for its third weekend running, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.


12/12/2017 - 00:22

US Treasury halts pension investments to avoid debt default

The US Treasury on Monday announced it was halting investments for two government employee pension funds in the latest move to avoid hitting Congressionally-mandated borrowing limit.

US Treasury halts pension investments to avoid debt default

The US Treasury on Monday announced it was halting investments for two government employee pension funds in the latest move to avoid hitting Congressionally-mandated borrowing limit.

12/12/2017 - 09:04

New Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira vows to go one better

Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of big-spending Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.

New Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira vows to go one better

Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of big-spending Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.


12/12/2017 - 08:40

Warriors, Rockets roll on as Celtics crash

The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday as a depleted Boston Celtics crashed to defeat against the Chicago Bulls.

Warriors, Rockets roll on as Celtics crash

The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday as a depleted Boston Celtics crashed to defeat against the Chicago Bulls.


12/12/2017 - 06:11

Cutler shines as Brady, Patriots upset by Dolphins

Jay Cutler outgunned Tom Brady as the Miami Dolphins upset the New England Patriots 27-20 to delay the Super Bowl champions' bid to clinch their divisional title on Monday.

Cutler shines as Brady, Patriots upset by Dolphins

Jay Cutler outgunned Tom Brady as the Miami Dolphins upset the New England Patriots 27-20 to delay the Super Bowl champions' bid to clinch their divisional title on Monday.


12/12/2017 - 05:23

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday.

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday.


12/12/2017 - 05:15

Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive, making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.

Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive, making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.


12/12/2017 - 05:14

Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive, making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.

Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive, making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.


12/12/2017 - 04:54

Gomez urges Liverpool team-mates to make West Brom suffer

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the draw in the Merseyside derby when they host West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Gomez urges Liverpool team-mates to make West Brom suffer

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the draw in the Merseyside derby when they host West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.


12/12/2017 - 03:58

England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

England, battered from their latest off-field booze-related scandal, will try to cling on to the Ashes urn at a venue where they haven't won since 1978 in Thursday's third Test.

England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

England, battered from their latest off-field booze-related scandal, will try to cling on to the Ashes urn at a venue where they haven't won since 1978 in Thursday's third Test.

12/12/2017 - 05:30

Rocker Hallyday's first wife 'heartbroken' at Caribbean burial

French rock icon Johnny Hallyday will be laid to rest in the Caribbean on Monday as his first wife and many fans bemoaned that he was being buried so far from mainland France.

Rocker Hallyday's first wife 'heartbroken' at Caribbean burial

French rock icon Johnny Hallyday will be laid to rest in the Caribbean on Monday as his first wife and many fans bemoaned that he was being buried so far from mainland France.


12/12/2017 - 01:00

'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

Animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power holding on to top spot at the North American box office for its third weekend running, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.

'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

Animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power holding on to top spot at the North American box office for its third weekend running, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.


12/11/2017 - 23:55

Rocker Hallyday buried in Caribbean to dismay of ex-wife and fans

French rock icon Johnny Hallyday was laid to rest in a private ceremony in the West Indies on Monday despite his first wife and many of his fans bemoaning a burial so far from mainland France.

Rocker Hallyday buried in Caribbean to dismay of ex-wife and fans

French rock icon Johnny Hallyday was laid to rest in a private ceremony in the West Indies on Monday despite his first wife and many of his fans bemoaning a burial so far from mainland France.


12/11/2017 - 23:34

'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globes nominations

Fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.

'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globes nominations

Fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.


12/11/2017 - 22:20

After near decade, Beyonce back on top of US song chart

Beyonce, with little argument one of the top stars in pop music, Monday ended an unlikely drought -- nine years since she had a number-one US song.

After near decade, Beyonce back on top of US song chart

Beyonce, with little argument one of the top stars in pop music, Monday ended an unlikely drought -- nine years since she had a number-one US song.


12/11/2017 - 19:53

Chef Mario Batali leaves food empire over sexual misconduct allegations

Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his eponymous gastronomic empire Monday, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct over the course of at least two decades.

Chef Mario Batali leaves food empire over sexual misconduct allegations

Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his eponymous gastronomic empire Monday, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct over the course of at least two decades.


12/11/2017 - 18:30

Indian cricketer Kohli, Bollywood's Sharma marry in Italy

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy Monday, they said in a statement, ending weeks of frenzied speculation that they were getting hitched.

Indian cricketer Kohli, Bollywood's Sharma marry in Italy

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy Monday, they said in a statement, ending weeks of frenzied speculation that they were getting hitched.


12/11/2017 - 17:51

Latest Grateful Dead resurrection -- a duo

Two founding members of the Grateful Dead on Monday announced their first-ever tour as a duo -- the latest version of the classic counterculture jam band that officially retired in 2015.

Latest Grateful Dead resurrection -- a duo

Two founding members of the Grateful Dead on Monday announced their first-ever tour as a duo -- the latest version of the classic counterculture jam band that officially retired in 2015.

12/12/2017 - 07:55

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.


12/12/2017 - 07:19

Austria set to stub out smoking ban

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) said Monday that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants due to come into force in mid-2018 will be scrapped.

Austria set to stub out smoking ban

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) said Monday that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants due to come into force in mid-2018 will be scrapped.


12/12/2017 - 06:49

Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with other leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement -- this time to talk about money.

Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with other leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement -- this time to talk about money.


12/12/2017 - 03:42

California wildfires: what we know

It's been a week since southern California has been charred by a devastating wave of wildfires, blasted by almost hurricane force winds.

California wildfires: what we know

It's been a week since southern California has been charred by a devastating wave of wildfires, blasted by almost hurricane force winds.


12/12/2017 - 03:36

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.


12/12/2017 - 02:46

In Sao Tome, funding fears overshadow gains against malaria

A big roadside poster announces a "Pest Control Campaign" in Sao Tome and Principe, with a man in a white face mask wielding an insecticide spray fuelled by a tank on his back.

In Sao Tome, funding fears overshadow gains against malaria

A big roadside poster announces a "Pest Control Campaign" in Sao Tome and Principe, with a man in a white face mask wielding an insecticide spray fuelled by a tank on his back.


12/11/2017 - 23:44

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California's history Monday as it crept relentlessly up the Pacific coast and forced new evacuations.

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California's history Monday as it crept relentlessly up the Pacific coast and forced new evacuations.


12/11/2017 - 22:38

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy.

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy.

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