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02/19/2018 - 12:39

Russian curling chief calls Olympic doping case a 'provocation'

Russia's curling federation chief said Monday the doping case involving a Russian curler at the Winter Olympics was a "provocation" and a "subversive act".

Russian curling chief calls Olympic doping case a 'provocation'

Russia's curling federation chief said Monday the doping case involving a Russian curler at the Winter Olympics was a "provocation" and a "subversive act".


02/19/2018 - 12:36

Bad weather hampers search for missing Iranian plane

Iranian rescue teams battled severe weather Monday as they searched for the wreckage of a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people on board.

Bad weather hampers search for missing Iranian plane

Iranian rescue teams battled severe weather Monday as they searched for the wreckage of a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people on board.


02/19/2018 - 12:02

Oxfam aid worker 'paid for sex', others bullied witness: inquiry

British aid charity Oxfam on Monday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.

Oxfam aid worker 'paid for sex', others bullied witness: inquiry

British aid charity Oxfam on Monday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.


02/19/2018 - 11:28

Olympics reels as 'clean' Russian curler hit by doping case

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping.

Olympics reels as 'clean' Russian curler hit by doping case

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping.


02/19/2018 - 09:53

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety.

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety.


02/19/2018 - 09:21

ECB freezes Latvian bank after laundering allegation

The European Central Bank said Monday it has frozen payments by the third-largest bank in tiny Baltic state Latvia, as its finances have deteriorated in the wake of money laundering allegations from Washington.

ECB freezes Latvian bank after laundering allegation

The European Central Bank said Monday it has frozen payments by the third-largest bank in tiny Baltic state Latvia, as its finances have deteriorated in the wake of money laundering allegations from Washington.


02/19/2018 - 09:15

French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies aged 62

Noted French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, a disciple of the late Stephane Grappelli, has died of a heart attack in Paris, his agent said.

French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies aged 62

Noted French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, a disciple of the late Stephane Grappelli, has died of a heart attack in Paris, his agent said.


02/19/2018 - 08:25

Asian markets edge up as investor sentiment calms

Asian stock markets mostly edged up in thin holiday trade on Monday, with Tokyo's benchmark index surging nearly two percent as investors regained some confidence.

Asian markets edge up as investor sentiment calms

Asian stock markets mostly edged up in thin holiday trade on Monday, with Tokyo's benchmark index surging nearly two percent as investors regained some confidence.

02/19/2018 - 12:39

Russian curling chief calls Olympic doping case a 'provocation'

Russia's curling federation chief said Monday the doping case involving a Russian curler at the Winter Olympics was a "provocation" and a "subversive act".

Russian curling chief calls Olympic doping case a 'provocation'

Russia's curling federation chief said Monday the doping case involving a Russian curler at the Winter Olympics was a "provocation" and a "subversive act".


02/19/2018 - 12:27

'What do they need doping for?' Shock at curling drugs case

The Olympic curling fraternity was reeling from a doping scandal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Monday -- with many wondering why a curler would need performance-enhancing drugs at all.

'What do they need doping for?' Shock at curling drugs case

The Olympic curling fraternity was reeling from a doping scandal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Monday -- with many wondering why a curler would need performance-enhancing drugs at all.


02/19/2018 - 11:28

Olympics reels as 'clean' Russian curler hit by doping case

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping.

Olympics reels as 'clean' Russian curler hit by doping case

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping.


02/19/2018 - 11:21

Britain's dry slope 'Rocket' targets Olympic history

Britain's Dave 'Rocket' Ryding didn't start ski race training on snow until he was 21, honing his technique instead on dry slopes in the north of England and content with the family's annual ski holiday.

Britain's dry slope 'Rocket' targets Olympic history

Britain's Dave 'Rocket' Ryding didn't start ski race training on snow until he was 21, honing his technique instead on dry slopes in the north of England and content with the family's annual ski holiday.


02/19/2018 - 10:46

Galatasaray's Gomis collapses during match

Galatasaray striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed during a Turkish Super Lig game late Sunday, but insisted after the match that he would continue to play "like a lion".

Galatasaray's Gomis collapses during match

Galatasaray striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed during a Turkish Super Lig game late Sunday, but insisted after the match that he would continue to play "like a lion".


02/19/2018 - 09:25

USA women blank Finland, advance to Olympic hockey final

Reigning world champion United States blanked Finland 5-0 on Monday to reach the Pyeongchang Olympic women's hockey final, where long-time nemesis and four-time defending champion Canada could await.

USA women blank Finland, advance to Olympic hockey final

Reigning world champion United States blanked Finland 5-0 on Monday to reach the Pyeongchang Olympic women's hockey final, where long-time nemesis and four-time defending champion Canada could await.


02/19/2018 - 08:31

Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers 'worst nightmare'

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir smashed the short dance world record as French rival Gabriella Papadakis suffered "my worst nightmare" with a wardrobe malfunction at the Olympics on Monday.

Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers 'worst nightmare'

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir smashed the short dance world record as French rival Gabriella Papadakis suffered "my worst nightmare" with a wardrobe malfunction at the Olympics on Monday.


02/19/2018 - 07:57

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Stephen in All-Star classic

Team LeBron upstaged Team Stephen 148-145 in the NBA All-Star Game Sunday in a thrilling duel that featured spectacular plays at both ends of the court by the game's premier players.

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Stephen in All-Star classic

Team LeBron upstaged Team Stephen 148-145 in the NBA All-Star Game Sunday in a thrilling duel that featured spectacular plays at both ends of the court by the game's premier players.

02/19/2018 - 09:15

French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies aged 62

Noted French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, a disciple of the late Stephane Grappelli, has died of a heart attack in Paris, his agent said.

French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies aged 62

Noted French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, a disciple of the late Stephane Grappelli, has died of a heart attack in Paris, his agent said.


02/19/2018 - 07:08

Malaysian rapper probed over Lunar New Year dog video

A rapper in Muslim-majority Malaysia is under police investigation for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves, reports said Monday.

Malaysian rapper probed over Lunar New Year dog video

A rapper in Muslim-majority Malaysia is under police investigation for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves, reports said Monday.


02/19/2018 - 07:08

'Three Billboards' tops Baftas as 'Time's Up' shares stage

Crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment sweeping Hollywood.

'Three Billboards' tops Baftas as 'Time's Up' shares stage

Crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment sweeping Hollywood.


02/19/2018 - 04:39

Hail a partner: Vienna 'taxi dancers' waltz in for ball season

It's her third Vienna ball of the season and Renate Drabek plans to dance until the small hours. Tango, waltz, rumba, boogie: her dance partner can't say 'no' as she's hired him for the evening.

Hail a partner: Vienna 'taxi dancers' waltz in for ball season

It's her third Vienna ball of the season and Renate Drabek plans to dance until the small hours. Tango, waltz, rumba, boogie: her dance partner can't say 'no' as she's hired him for the evening.


02/19/2018 - 02:08

'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 estimated earnings of $218 million, data showed Sunday.

'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 estimated earnings of $218 million, data showed Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 22:18

Netflix-funded banner sparks row at Marseille game

Plans for a group of Marseille supporters to unfurl a giant banner at Sunday's French league game at home to Bordeaux were scrapped after rival fans objected to Netflix financing its production.

Netflix-funded banner sparks row at Marseille game

Plans for a group of Marseille supporters to unfurl a giant banner at Sunday's French league game at home to Bordeaux were scrapped after rival fans objected to Netflix financing its production.


02/18/2018 - 21:56

Award-winning Bosnian Roma actor dies penniless

Bosnian Roma actor Nazif Mujic, who won a Silver Bear acting award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013, has died aged 48, following a harrowing descent into extreme poverty despite his film success.

Award-winning Bosnian Roma actor dies penniless

Bosnian Roma actor Nazif Mujic, who won a Silver Bear acting award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013, has died aged 48, following a harrowing descent into extreme poverty despite his film success.


02/18/2018 - 20:12

Lebanese mark mysterious Zambo festival in Tripoli

Residents of the Lebanese city of Tripoli donned bright, curly wigs and dark body paint Sunday for Zambo, a festival on the eve of the start of the Orthodox Christian period of Lent.

Lebanese mark mysterious Zambo festival in Tripoli

Residents of the Lebanese city of Tripoli donned bright, curly wigs and dark body paint Sunday for Zambo, a festival on the eve of the start of the Orthodox Christian period of Lent.

02/19/2018 - 11:45

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

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

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

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


02/19/2018 - 10:56

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

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

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

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


02/18/2018 - 08:53

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

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

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

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


02/18/2018 - 04:23

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.


02/18/2018 - 03:19

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.


02/17/2018 - 23:38

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.


02/17/2018 - 02:37

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution -- not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution -- not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.


02/16/2018 - 19:17

Japanese, US astronauts end spacewalk to fix robotic arm

A Japanese and an American astronaut floated for hours outside the International Space Station Friday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and move some equipment into storage.

Japanese, US astronauts end spacewalk to fix robotic arm

A Japanese and an American astronaut floated for hours outside the International Space Station Friday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and move some equipment into storage.

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