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05/22/2018 - 04:02

Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle

Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers said Monday.

Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle

Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers said Monday.


05/22/2018 - 03:52

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony Tuesday announced a $1.9-billion deal to acquire EMI Music Publishing, one of the world's largest music publishing companies with rights to songs by the likes of Queen and Pharrell Williams.

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony Tuesday announced a $1.9-billion deal to acquire EMI Music Publishing, one of the world's largest music publishing companies with rights to songs by the likes of Queen and Pharrell Williams.


05/22/2018 - 03:50

As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact

Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for cybersecurity.

As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact

Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for cybersecurity.


05/22/2018 - 03:26

Protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule

Scores of Thai police ringed a Bangkok university early Tuesday as protesters prepared to march to Government House to mark four years of junta rule, one of the largest acts of dissent since the military grabbed power.

Protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule

Scores of Thai police ringed a Bangkok university early Tuesday as protesters prepared to march to Government House to mark four years of junta rule, one of the largest acts of dissent since the military grabbed power.


05/22/2018 - 03:15

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over 'hit job' Russia probe

President Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a "political hit job" on Monday, as a part of a mounting White House effort to paint the probe as politically motivated.

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over 'hit job' Russia probe

President Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a "political hit job" on Monday, as a part of a mounting White House effort to paint the probe as politically motivated.


05/22/2018 - 03:01

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 billion.

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 billion.


05/22/2018 - 02:01

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.


05/22/2018 - 02:01

New Washington-Beijing trade 'consensus' resolves little: analysts

The compromise reached over the weekend between Washington and Beijing has reduced the threat of a trade war, but the Americans won few concessions from the Chinese side, with key disagreements far from being resolved.

New Washington-Beijing trade 'consensus' resolves little: analysts

The compromise reached over the weekend between Washington and Beijing has reduced the threat of a trade war, but the Americans won few concessions from the Chinese side, with key disagreements far from being resolved.


05/22/2018 - 02:00

Raging 'Fortnite' eSport game gets $100 mn prize pool

Epic Games on Monday stoked the blazing popularity of its "Fortnite" death-match video game by putting up $100 million in prize money for eSports competitions.

Raging 'Fortnite' eSport game gets $100 mn prize pool

Epic Games on Monday stoked the blazing popularity of its "Fortnite" death-match video game by putting up $100 million in prize money for eSports competitions.


05/22/2018 - 02:00

Ex-Liverpool boss Ayre named Nashville MLS chief exec

Ian Ayre, former chief executive of English football power Liverpool, was named Monday as CEO of Nashville's Major League Soccer expansion club expected to begin play in 2020.

Ex-Liverpool boss Ayre named Nashville MLS chief exec

Ian Ayre, former chief executive of English football power Liverpool, was named Monday as CEO of Nashville's Major League Soccer expansion club expected to begin play in 2020.


05/22/2018 - 01:59

True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines.

True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines.


05/22/2018 - 01:20

'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU's Mogherini tells US

The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU's Mogherini tells US

The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.


05/22/2018 - 01:03

Texas school gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Texas school gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.


05/21/2018 - 23:58

Markets rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

Global stock markets got a bounce Monday after the US and China effectively called a truce in what had been a spiraling trade dispute, letting investors heave a sigh of relief.

Markets rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

Global stock markets got a bounce Monday after the US and China effectively called a truce in what had been a spiraling trade dispute, letting investors heave a sigh of relief.


05/21/2018 - 22:49

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington's policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington's policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.


05/21/2018 - 22:28

Maduro isolated as US vows action over 'sham' Venezuela polls

Venezuela faced growing international isolation and a deepening economic crisis Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's contested re-election as the United States tightened the screws on his regime over a "sham" vote.

Maduro isolated as US vows action over 'sham' Venezuela polls

Venezuela faced growing international isolation and a deepening economic crisis Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's contested re-election as the United States tightened the screws on his regime over a "sham" vote.


05/21/2018 - 21:36

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.


05/21/2018 - 21:23

Syrian army controls capital after ousting IS

Syria's army declared Monday it is in complete control of Damascus and its outskirts after a devastating battle that forced Islamic State group jihadists to flee their last pocket of resistance in the capital.

Syrian army controls capital after ousting IS

Syria's army declared Monday it is in complete control of Damascus and its outskirts after a devastating battle that forced Islamic State group jihadists to flee their last pocket of resistance in the capital.


05/21/2018 - 20:49

Italian populists name pick for PM

The leaders of Italy's anti-establishment and far-right parties on Monday proposed little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte as prime minister of a nascent populist coalition government.

Italian populists name pick for PM

The leaders of Italy's anti-establishment and far-right parties on Monday proposed little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte as prime minister of a nascent populist coalition government.


05/21/2018 - 17:36

Italy's populist parties to name future premier pick

Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League party prepared Monday to present their pick for future premier of the country's nascent populist government after months of deadlock.

Italy's populist parties to name future premier pick

Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League party prepared Monday to present their pick for future premier of the country's nascent populist government after months of deadlock.


05/21/2018 - 17:20

Giant Chinese salamander speeding toward extinction: study

The world's largest amphibians, giant Chinese salamanders, were once thought to be widespread but now face imminent extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting as a luxury food, researchers said Monday.

Giant Chinese salamander speeding toward extinction: study

The world's largest amphibians, giant Chinese salamanders, were once thought to be widespread but now face imminent extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting as a luxury food, researchers said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 16:55

Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German.

Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German.


05/21/2018 - 16:34

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.


05/21/2018 - 15:45

US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 15:36

Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted

Syria's army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the seven-year war.

Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted

Syria's army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the seven-year war.


05/21/2018 - 11:28

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.


05/21/2018 - 10:56

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

05/22/2018 - 02:00

Ex-Liverpool boss Ayre named Nashville MLS chief exec

Ian Ayre, former chief executive of English football power Liverpool, was named Monday as CEO of Nashville's Major League Soccer expansion club expected to begin play in 2020.

Ex-Liverpool boss Ayre named Nashville MLS chief exec

Ian Ayre, former chief executive of English football power Liverpool, was named Monday as CEO of Nashville's Major League Soccer expansion club expected to begin play in 2020.


05/22/2018 - 01:59

True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines.

True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines.


05/22/2018 - 00:23

Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.

Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.


05/22/2018 - 00:16

Zverev main threat to Nadal, bids to end Germany's 81-year French Open drought

Alexander Zverev has emerged as the main threat to Rafael Nadal's French Open crown in recent weeks as he bids to end Germany's 81-year wait for a men's singles title at Roland Garros.

Zverev main threat to Nadal, bids to end Germany's 81-year French Open drought

Alexander Zverev has emerged as the main threat to Rafael Nadal's French Open crown in recent weeks as he bids to end Germany's 81-year wait for a men's singles title at Roland Garros.


05/22/2018 - 00:08

Back among the best: Klopp instils new belief in Liverpool

The last time Liverpool faced the might of Real Madrid, then manager Brendan Rodgers named a second-string side so impossible did it seem that England's most successful club on the European stage could compete with the self-proclaimed "kings of Europe".

Back among the best: Klopp instils new belief in Liverpool

The last time Liverpool faced the might of Real Madrid, then manager Brendan Rodgers named a second-string side so impossible did it seem that England's most successful club on the European stage could compete with the self-proclaimed "kings of Europe".


05/22/2018 - 00:08

On a winger and a prayer: the miraculous rise of Mountain Top FC

One of Nigeria's biggest evangelical churches was on to a winner when it set up a football club -- backed by millions of dollars and the power of prayer.

On a winger and a prayer: the miraculous rise of Mountain Top FC

One of Nigeria's biggest evangelical churches was on to a winner when it set up a football club -- backed by millions of dollars and the power of prayer.


05/22/2018 - 00:07

Football and faith: Deogratias, striker and future priest

Deogratias Nyamwihula is a 27-year-old Tanzanian striker whose quickness is a thorn in the side of defences.

Football and faith: Deogratias, striker and future priest

Deogratias Nyamwihula is a 27-year-old Tanzanian striker whose quickness is a thorn in the side of defences.


05/21/2018 - 23:02

Wolfsburg beat Holstein Kiel to stay in Bundesliga

Robin Knoche crushed Holstein Kiel's dreams of promotion on Monday, as his header fired Wolfsburg to a 1-0 win in the second leg of the relegation play-off, securing Bundesliga survival.

Wolfsburg beat Holstein Kiel to stay in Bundesliga

Robin Knoche crushed Holstein Kiel's dreams of promotion on Monday, as his header fired Wolfsburg to a 1-0 win in the second leg of the relegation play-off, securing Bundesliga survival.


05/21/2018 - 22:18

Emery set to succeed Wenger as Arsenal boss - reports

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger's successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager, the BBC reported on Monday.

Emery set to succeed Wenger as Arsenal boss - reports

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger's successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager, the BBC reported on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 20:11

Froome prepares final push in 'brutal' Giro

British pre-race favourite Chris Froome said Monday he was ready to fight until the finish line to make up lost time in the final week of the Giro d'Italia.

Froome prepares final push in 'brutal' Giro

British pre-race favourite Chris Froome said Monday he was ready to fight until the finish line to make up lost time in the final week of the Giro d'Italia.


05/21/2018 - 19:43

Inter striker Icardi left out of Argentina World Cup squad

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Monday.

Inter striker Icardi left out of Argentina World Cup squad

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 19:06

Packers legend Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday.

Packers legend Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 19:05

Buttler grateful for Warne guidance as England Test recall looms

Australia may regret Shane Warne's latest encouragement of a talented English cricketer if Jos Buttler's return to Test duty proves a success.

Buttler grateful for Warne guidance as England Test recall looms

Australia may regret Shane Warne's latest encouragement of a talented English cricketer if Jos Buttler's return to Test duty proves a success.


05/21/2018 - 17:33

Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack

Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.

Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack

Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.


05/21/2018 - 16:59

England defence coach Gustard joins Harlequins

Premiership club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday.

England defence coach Gustard joins Harlequins

Premiership club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 16:56

Gloucester sign Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler

English Premiership side Gloucester announced the signing of Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler for the 2018/19 season on Monday.

Gloucester sign Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler

English Premiership side Gloucester announced the signing of Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler for the 2018/19 season on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 16:55

Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German.

Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German.


05/21/2018 - 16:31

Hazard targets title to hint at Chelsea stay

Eden Hazard dropped a hint he is willing to stay at Chelsea next season as the FA Cup winner set his sights on more silverware.

Hazard targets title to hint at Chelsea stay

Eden Hazard dropped a hint he is willing to stay at Chelsea next season as the FA Cup winner set his sights on more silverware.


05/21/2018 - 16:29

Liverpool can beat Real if they conquer their nerves - Alonso

Xabi Alonso believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and be European champions but only if they cope with the pressure of playing in a Champions League final.

Liverpool can beat Real if they conquer their nerves - Alonso

Xabi Alonso believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and be European champions but only if they cope with the pressure of playing in a Champions League final.


05/21/2018 - 14:50

Italy football shakeup offers hope to Juve's rivals

The shakeup in Italian football promised by Roberto Mancini following the Azzurri's World Cup flop has offered hope to Juventus's rivals that it could impact the Serie A next season.

Italy football shakeup offers hope to Juve's rivals

The shakeup in Italian football promised by Roberto Mancini following the Azzurri's World Cup flop has offered hope to Juventus's rivals that it could impact the Serie A next season.


05/21/2018 - 14:49

Buttler relishing 'another Test debut' with England

Jos Buttler had said getting a recall to England's Test squad feels as if he had been given "another debut".

Buttler relishing 'another Test debut' with England

Jos Buttler had said getting a recall to England's Test squad feels as if he had been given "another debut".


05/21/2018 - 13:50

Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain's World Cup squad, announced on Monday.

Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain's World Cup squad, announced on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 13:45

Pogba evasive over Manchester United future

Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a difficult season at Old Trafford.

Pogba evasive over Manchester United future

Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a difficult season at Old Trafford.


05/21/2018 - 13:18

Belgium leave out Nainggolan for World Cup

Belgium have left midfield creator Radja Nainggolan out of their World Cup squad, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday.

Belgium leave out Nainggolan for World Cup

Belgium have left midfield creator Radja Nainggolan out of their World Cup squad, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 11:51

Iraq to host first international football tournament

Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s.

Iraq to host first international football tournament

Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s.


05/21/2018 - 11:41

Cahill urges clarity over Conte's Chelsea future

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for "the uncertainty to be put to bed" over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.

Cahill urges clarity over Conte's Chelsea future

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for "the uncertainty to be put to bed" over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.


05/21/2018 - 11:02

Matic says Man Utd 'can fight for Premier League title' with right signings

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United "can fight for the title and the Champions League" if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare.

Matic says Man Utd 'can fight for Premier League title' with right signings

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United "can fight for the title and the Champions League" if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare.

05/22/2018 - 02:09

First violins imitated human voices: study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it.

First violins imitated human voices: study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it.


05/21/2018 - 23:34

Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster up for auction

In the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster up for auction

In the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."


05/21/2018 - 23:21

'Deadpool 2' topples 'Avengers: Infinity War' at box office

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2," with a $125.5 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday.

'Deadpool 2' topples 'Avengers: Infinity War' at box office

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2," with a $125.5 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 23:12

Top chef Batali under police probe as #MeToo spotlight returns

Allegations of sexual assault against US celebrity chef Mario Batali spotlight once again an industry known for its macho work environment as the #MeToo era claims yet another high-profile American scalp.

Top chef Batali under police probe as #MeToo spotlight returns

Allegations of sexual assault against US celebrity chef Mario Batali spotlight once again an industry known for its macho work environment as the #MeToo era claims yet another high-profile American scalp.


05/21/2018 - 21:46

Spurs disbanding cheer squad for 'family friendly' act

The San Antonio Spurs have become the first team in the NBA to disband their all-female dance group, announcing plans to replace the squad with a "family-friendly" co-ed act, the franchise has confirmed.

Spurs disbanding cheer squad for 'family friendly' act

The San Antonio Spurs have become the first team in the NBA to disband their all-female dance group, announcing plans to replace the squad with a "family-friendly" co-ed act, the franchise has confirmed.


05/21/2018 - 19:18

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service announced on Monday.

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service announced on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 19:06

Packers legend Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday.

Packers legend Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 17:23

Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.

Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.


05/21/2018 - 16:45

Batali divests as NY police confirm sex assault investigation

Celebrity chef Mario Batali's restaurant group announced Monday it was ending its partnership with him following new sexual assault allegations -- as police in New York confirmed an investigation was underway.

Batali divests as NY police confirm sex assault investigation

Celebrity chef Mario Batali's restaurant group announced Monday it was ending its partnership with him following new sexual assault allegations -- as police in New York confirmed an investigation was underway.


05/21/2018 - 14:50

Star Zambian musician freed on bail ahead of trial

A Zambian court on Monday released on bail a popular protest musician, who was arrested last week when he returned home having fled the country fearing for his life.

Star Zambian musician freed on bail ahead of trial

A Zambian court on Monday released on bail a popular protest musician, who was arrested last week when he returned home having fled the country fearing for his life.


05/21/2018 - 12:14

Now 57, romcom star Hugh Grant finally getting married

Veteran bachelor Hugh Grant, star of a string of romantic comedies including "Four Weddings and a Funeral", is finally getting married for the first time to his Swedish girlfriend.

Now 57, romcom star Hugh Grant finally getting married

Veteran bachelor Hugh Grant, star of a string of romantic comedies including "Four Weddings and a Funeral", is finally getting married for the first time to his Swedish girlfriend.


05/21/2018 - 11:36

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 10:12

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.


05/21/2018 - 05:52

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.


05/21/2018 - 01:06

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.


05/21/2018 - 00:38

Over 29 million watched royal wedding in US: monitor

More than 29 million people watched on television in the United States as Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Megan Markle, according to Nielsen ratings released Sunday.

Over 29 million watched royal wedding in US: monitor

More than 29 million people watched on television in the United States as Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Megan Markle, according to Nielsen ratings released Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 19:39

'Deadpool' sequel surges to box office lead

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2," with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

'Deadpool' sequel surges to box office lead

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2," with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 17:17

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 12:12

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 11:35

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 09:41

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 09:29

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.


05/20/2018 - 05:41

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.


05/20/2018 - 03:28

Childish Gambino: America's new favorite Donald?

Hollywood's latest sensation Donald Glover, eyebrow arched with the detached insouciance of a rockstar but the poise of a chess grandmaster, is trying to guess which surname Google auto-suggests when his first name is typed.

Childish Gambino: America's new favorite Donald?

Hollywood's latest sensation Donald Glover, eyebrow arched with the detached insouciance of a rockstar but the poise of a chess grandmaster, is trying to guess which surname Google auto-suggests when his first name is typed.


05/20/2018 - 00:44

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival -- which ends Sunday -- was about much more than fashion statements.

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival -- which ends Sunday -- was about much more than fashion statements.


05/19/2018 - 23:57

NY's Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.

NY's Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.


05/19/2018 - 23:31

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.

05/22/2018 - 02:01

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 22:01

Probe into rare cougar attack in US that left one dead

Wildlife officials in the US state of Washington on Monday were probing what prompted a cougar to attack two cyclists over the weekend, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

Probe into rare cougar attack in US that left one dead

Wildlife officials in the US state of Washington on Monday were probing what prompted a cougar to attack two cyclists over the weekend, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.


05/21/2018 - 17:20

Giant Chinese salamander speeding toward extinction: study

The world's largest amphibians, giant Chinese salamanders, were once thought to be widespread but now face imminent extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting as a luxury food, researchers said Monday.

Giant Chinese salamander speeding toward extinction: study

The world's largest amphibians, giant Chinese salamanders, were once thought to be widespread but now face imminent extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting as a luxury food, researchers said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 17:13

Dealerships trash talk electric cars: study

Car dealerships in Nordic countries actively discourage consumers from buying electric vehicles, researchers who conducted an undercover investigation said Monday.

Dealerships trash talk electric cars: study

Car dealerships in Nordic countries actively discourage consumers from buying electric vehicles, researchers who conducted an undercover investigation said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 16:25

In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again.

In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again.


05/21/2018 - 10:58

Cement, extreme cold experiments head to space aboard Cygnus cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and experiments to test extreme cold and how cement forms in weightlessness blasted off Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Cement, extreme cold experiments head to space aboard Cygnus cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and experiments to test extreme cold and how cement forms in weightlessness blasted off Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.


05/21/2018 - 08:22

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.


05/21/2018 - 07:20

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.


05/21/2018 - 03:49

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.


05/20/2018 - 07:33

Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park

Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.

Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park

Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.


05/19/2018 - 17:49

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.


05/19/2018 - 13:54

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".


05/19/2018 - 11:35

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.


05/19/2018 - 05:56

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.


05/19/2018 - 05:46

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.


05/18/2018 - 23:05

Whale lovers find paradise at Boston Harbor

Take a boat out to sea an hour from Boston and whale lovers are in for a treat.

Whale lovers find paradise at Boston Harbor

Take a boat out to sea an hour from Boston and whale lovers are in for a treat.


05/18/2018 - 16:39

French farmers furious over plans to release bears

A furious debate is disturbing the peace in the French mountains: do plans to release two bears into the countryside represent a victory for biodiversity, or an intolerable threat to farmers?

French farmers furious over plans to release bears

A furious debate is disturbing the peace in the French mountains: do plans to release two bears into the countryside represent a victory for biodiversity, or an intolerable threat to farmers?


05/18/2018 - 14:44

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified across Europe.

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified across Europe.


05/18/2018 - 12:12

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

The Everest industry is suffering from a dangerous shortage of its most important resource: experienced Sherpa guides.

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

The Everest industry is suffering from a dangerous shortage of its most important resource: experienced Sherpa guides.


05/18/2018 - 09:10

Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.

Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.


05/18/2018 - 08:37

Solo Russian climber dies on 4th highest mountain

A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday.

Solo Russian climber dies on 4th highest mountain

A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday.


05/18/2018 - 06:08

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.


05/18/2018 - 04:08

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.


05/18/2018 - 02:32

Dogs born in summer prone to heart disease: study

Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Dogs born in summer prone to heart disease: study

Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.


05/17/2018 - 21:26

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.


05/17/2018 - 20:12

People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world's nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.

People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world's nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.


05/17/2018 - 19:07

EU chokes on own air quality standards

In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.

EU chokes on own air quality standards

In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.

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