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01/22/2018 - 21:14

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.


01/22/2018 - 20:54

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.


01/22/2018 - 20:34

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.


01/22/2018 - 20:25

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel's parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest.

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel's parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest.


01/22/2018 - 20:20

Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez said he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal on Monday.

Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez said he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 20:07

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders in three generations.

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders in three generations.


01/22/2018 - 19:29

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay.

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay.


01/22/2018 - 18:43

Democrats to vote to reopen US government

US Democrats agreed Monday to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.

Democrats to vote to reopen US government

US Democrats agreed Monday to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.

01/22/2018 - 21:16

Russian speed skater An 'banned from Olympics for doping'

Russia's short track speed skating star Victor An has been banned from next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being implicated in allegations of state-sponsored doping, Russian media reported on Monday.

Russian speed skater An 'banned from Olympics for doping'

Russia's short track speed skating star Victor An has been banned from next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being implicated in allegations of state-sponsored doping, Russian media reported on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 20:54

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.


01/22/2018 - 20:32

Oddsmakers like NFL Patriots despite Brady, Gronkowski injuries

Defending champion New England has been made the biggest Super Bowl favorite since 2009 over the Philadelphia Eagles despite injuries to star quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Oddsmakers like NFL Patriots despite Brady, Gronkowski injuries

Defending champion New England has been made the biggest Super Bowl favorite since 2009 over the Philadelphia Eagles despite injuries to star quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.


01/22/2018 - 20:20

Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez said he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal on Monday.

Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez said he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 19:00

Brewers make offer to Japanese pitcher Darvish: reports

Yu Darvish, the Japanese pitcher who endured a nightmare World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, has received a contract offer from Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers, according to multiple reports Monday.

Brewers make offer to Japanese pitcher Darvish: reports

Yu Darvish, the Japanese pitcher who endured a nightmare World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, has received a contract offer from Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers, according to multiple reports Monday.


01/22/2018 - 18:59

Dutch BMX Olympic medallist out of coma

Dutch BMX cyclist Jelle van Gorkom has awoken from a coma and his life is no longer in danger, officials said Monday, cautioning however that he faced a long recovery.

Dutch BMX Olympic medallist out of coma

Dutch BMX cyclist Jelle van Gorkom has awoken from a coma and his life is no longer in danger, officials said Monday, cautioning however that he faced a long recovery.


01/22/2018 - 18:44

France returnee Morgan Parra out with knee injury

Having earned a recall to the France squad for the first time in two years, Morgan Parra is now out of the Six Nations opener against Ireland with a knee injury.

France returnee Morgan Parra out with knee injury

Having earned a recall to the France squad for the first time in two years, Morgan Parra is now out of the Six Nations opener against Ireland with a knee injury.


01/22/2018 - 18:38

Crashed Ice, the winter sport spectacular

Crashed Ice is a spectacular sport where four heavily padded skaters burst from traps to descend a narrow, winding 400m-long iced course in night-time races where collisions and mid-air crashes are part of the attraction.

Crashed Ice, the winter sport spectacular

Crashed Ice is a spectacular sport where four heavily padded skaters burst from traps to descend a narrow, winding 400m-long iced course in night-time races where collisions and mid-air crashes are part of the attraction.

01/22/2018 - 18:09

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 17:09

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardle's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardle's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/22/2018 - 15:00

Armando Iannucci: I'd never target beyond-satire Trump

British satirist Armando Iannucci's return to Sundance comes exactly nine years after his first lacerating big screen political comedy "In the Loop" debuted at the US film festival.

Armando Iannucci: I'd never target beyond-satire Trump

British satirist Armando Iannucci's return to Sundance comes exactly nine years after his first lacerating big screen political comedy "In the Loop" debuted at the US film festival.


01/22/2018 - 14:47

Paris show pays homage to 'eternal style' of late designer Alaia

Two months after legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's sudden death plunged the fashion world into mourning, an exhibition in homage to the "King of Cling" opens Monday in his studios in Paris.

Paris show pays homage to 'eternal style' of late designer Alaia

Two months after legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's sudden death plunged the fashion world into mourning, an exhibition in homage to the "King of Cling" opens Monday in his studios in Paris.


01/22/2018 - 10:50

Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop

Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip hop after a rapper was apparently dropped from a popular singing programme, as reports emerged that the government had soured on the often-provocative genre.

Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop

Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip hop after a rapper was apparently dropped from a popular singing programme, as reports emerged that the government had soured on the often-provocative genre.


01/22/2018 - 10:10

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt Monday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt Monday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.


01/22/2018 - 07:26

'Three billboards' wins big at female friendly SAG awards

Black comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in a ceremony that paid tribute to women in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.

'Three billboards' wins big at female friendly SAG awards

Black comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in a ceremony that paid tribute to women in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.


01/22/2018 - 05:35

American artist Jack Whitten dies aged 78

American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten has died at the age of 78, his gallery announced on Sunday.

American artist Jack Whitten dies aged 78

American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten has died at the age of 78, his gallery announced on Sunday.

01/22/2018 - 18:56

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife: study

Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns.

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife: study

Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns.


01/22/2018 - 10:52

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.


01/22/2018 - 09:59

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.


01/22/2018 - 09:37

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong's famous skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors.

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong's famous skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors.


01/22/2018 - 09:05

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution.


01/22/2018 - 06:57

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.


01/22/2018 - 05:58

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.


01/21/2018 - 06:08

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

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