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02/20/2018 - 13:39

Russian Olympic chiefs confirm curler tested positive for meldonium

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed Tuesday.

Russian Olympic chiefs confirm curler tested positive for meldonium

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed Tuesday.


02/20/2018 - 13:26

Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains

Iranian rescue teams struggled to recover bodies on Tuesday from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in hazardous terrain near a mountain peak two days earlier with 66 people on board.

Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains

Iranian rescue teams struggled to recover bodies on Tuesday from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in hazardous terrain near a mountain peak two days earlier with 66 people on board.


02/20/2018 - 13:22

Nearly 200 dead in Syria enclave as UN warns situation 'out of control'

Air strikes hit Syria's Eastern Ghouta for a third straight day on Tuesday, bringing the civilian death toll to nearly 200 as the UN warned the situation in the rebel enclave was spinning "out of control".

Nearly 200 dead in Syria enclave as UN warns situation 'out of control'

Air strikes hit Syria's Eastern Ghouta for a third straight day on Tuesday, bringing the civilian death toll to nearly 200 as the UN warned the situation in the rebel enclave was spinning "out of control".


02/20/2018 - 13:16

Turkey says will lay siege to Syria's Afrin 'in coming days'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkish forces would soon besiege the town of Afrin as a Turkish cross-border offensive targeting a Kurdish militia enters its second month.

Turkey says will lay siege to Syria's Afrin 'in coming days'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkish forces would soon besiege the town of Afrin as a Turkish cross-border offensive targeting a Kurdish militia enters its second month.


02/20/2018 - 12:48

Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct: chief

Oxfam said Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct which had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over its handling of a 2011 case in Haiti.

Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct: chief

Oxfam said Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct which had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over its handling of a 2011 case in Haiti.


02/20/2018 - 12:29

Games face new doping case as Canadian skaters serve up magic

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was hit by a third doping scandal on Tuesday, casting a shadow over the magic on ice served up by peerless Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Games face new doping case as Canadian skaters serve up magic

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was hit by a third doping scandal on Tuesday, casting a shadow over the magic on ice served up by peerless Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.


02/20/2018 - 12:01

Stockholm truck attacker wanted to avenge 'caliphate's' dead

An Uzbek asylum seeker who killed five people last year in a Stockholm truck attack testified Tuesday that he wanted to pressure Sweden's government to end its support of a coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

Stockholm truck attacker wanted to avenge 'caliphate's' dead

An Uzbek asylum seeker who killed five people last year in a Stockholm truck attack testified Tuesday that he wanted to pressure Sweden's government to end its support of a coalition fighting the Islamic State group.


02/20/2018 - 11:41

New raids on Syria rebel enclave kill 45 civilians: monitor

Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing 45 civilians as a ferocious regime bombing campaign entered its third day, a monitor said.

New raids on Syria rebel enclave kill 45 civilians: monitor

Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing 45 civilians as a ferocious regime bombing campaign entered its third day, a monitor said.

02/20/2018 - 14:17

Lions trio boost Wales for Ireland Six Nations clash

Wales head coach Warren Gatland on Tuesday named British and Irish Lions trio Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny in his starting line-up for the weekend's Six Nations clash against Ireland.

Lions trio boost Wales for Ireland Six Nations clash

Wales head coach Warren Gatland on Tuesday named British and Irish Lions trio Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny in his starting line-up for the weekend's Six Nations clash against Ireland.


02/20/2018 - 14:09

Olympic curler did not take banned substance intentionally: Russian minister

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Winter Olympics but could not have taken the substance intentionally, the Russian sports minister said Tuesday.

Olympic curler did not take banned substance intentionally: Russian minister

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Winter Olympics but could not have taken the substance intentionally, the Russian sports minister said Tuesday.


02/20/2018 - 13:21

Football: Wolfsburg turn to Labbadia in relegation fight

Wolfsburg on Tuesday appointed Bruno Labbadia as their new head coach in their fight to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

Football: Wolfsburg turn to Labbadia in relegation fight

Wolfsburg on Tuesday appointed Bruno Labbadia as their new head coach in their fight to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.


02/20/2018 - 13:15

Villarreal player Semedo arrested after 'violent incident'

Villarreal's Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of holding somebody against their will and causing injury, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

Villarreal player Semedo arrested after 'violent incident'

Villarreal's Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of holding somebody against their will and causing injury, a source close to the investigation told AFP.


02/20/2018 - 12:54

Wigan to probe crowd trouble after Man City FA Cup shock

Wigan announced a full investigation on Tuesday into crowd disturbances that marred the club's dramatic FA Cup victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Wigan to probe crowd trouble after Man City FA Cup shock

Wigan announced a full investigation on Tuesday into crowd disturbances that marred the club's dramatic FA Cup victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City.


02/20/2018 - 12:47

Man City have no time to brood on Wigan FA Cup shock

Manchester City's quest for a historic quadruple is over after a shock FA Cup defeat to Wigan but there is little time to lick their wounds with the League Cup final against Arsenal looming.

Man City have no time to brood on Wigan FA Cup shock

Manchester City's quest for a historic quadruple is over after a shock FA Cup defeat to Wigan but there is little time to lick their wounds with the League Cup final against Arsenal looming.


02/20/2018 - 12:34

Muguruza would like to return to the top of the world

After holding the number one ranking for a month last autumn, Dubai Championships second seed Garbine Muguruza remains keen for another taste of life at the top of the WTA.

Muguruza would like to return to the top of the world

After holding the number one ranking for a month last autumn, Dubai Championships second seed Garbine Muguruza remains keen for another taste of life at the top of the WTA.


02/20/2018 - 12:29

Games face new doping case as Canadian skaters serve up magic

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was hit by a third doping scandal on Tuesday, casting a shadow over the magic on ice served up by peerless Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Games face new doping case as Canadian skaters serve up magic

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was hit by a third doping scandal on Tuesday, casting a shadow over the magic on ice served up by peerless Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

02/20/2018 - 12:08

Abused actress slams Kim Ki-duk's Berlinale defence

A South Korean actress assaulted by top director Kim Ki-duk Tuesday rejected his defence at the Berlin film festival, saying it had left her "dumbfounded" and calling his invitation to the prestigious event "morally problematic".

Abused actress slams Kim Ki-duk's Berlinale defence

A South Korean actress assaulted by top director Kim Ki-duk Tuesday rejected his defence at the Berlin film festival, saying it had left her "dumbfounded" and calling his invitation to the prestigious event "morally problematic".


02/20/2018 - 06:02

Trump to attend politician-journalist dinner

President Donald Trump will attend this year's Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual gathering of politicians and journalists that will mark the first such appearance by the American leader known for his frequent outbursts against the media.

Trump to attend politician-journalist dinner

President Donald Trump will attend this year's Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual gathering of politicians and journalists that will mark the first such appearance by the American leader known for his frequent outbursts against the media.


02/20/2018 - 04:32

Carabao: Thai rocker turned drinks mogul energising English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.

Carabao: Thai rocker turned drinks mogul energising English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.


02/20/2018 - 04:22

Saoirse Ronan, Oscar veteran at 23, laughs off her chances

Saoirse Ronan is not like other Hollywood stars.

Saoirse Ronan, Oscar veteran at 23, laughs off her chances

Saoirse Ronan is not like other Hollywood stars.


02/20/2018 - 04:01

New take on real-life hijack drama in '7 Days in Entebbe'

The counter-terrorism plot seems more far fetched than many action thrillers, yet "7 Days in Entebbe", which premiered at the Berlin film festival Monday, depicts a real-life airline hijack drama.

New take on real-life hijack drama in '7 Days in Entebbe'

The counter-terrorism plot seems more far fetched than many action thrillers, yet "7 Days in Entebbe", which premiered at the Berlin film festival Monday, depicts a real-life airline hijack drama.


02/20/2018 - 00:03

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence.

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence.


02/19/2018 - 22:09

French, Dutch teams unveil two newly restored Rembrandts

Dutch and French art historians on Monday unveiled the surprising results of 18 months of painstaking restoration work on a pair of 17th century portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt.

French, Dutch teams unveil two newly restored Rembrandts

Dutch and French art historians on Monday unveiled the surprising results of 18 months of painstaking restoration work on a pair of 17th century portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt.


02/19/2018 - 21:55

New guard steal the show at London Fashion Week

From the dreamy pastels of Roksanda, to the glam-leather of David Koma and sensual lace of Christopher Kane, the new guard made their mark on London Fashion Week on Monday.

New guard steal the show at London Fashion Week

From the dreamy pastels of Roksanda, to the glam-leather of David Koma and sensual lace of Christopher Kane, the new guard made their mark on London Fashion Week on Monday.

02/20/2018 - 14:20

Pesticide traces in three-quarters of French fruit: report

Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said Tuesday.

Pesticide traces in three-quarters of French fruit: report

Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said Tuesday.


02/20/2018 - 13:35

Poland illegally logged in ancient forest: EU court advisor

Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the legal advisor to the EU's top court said Tuesday, setting up a new clash between Brussels and Warsaw.

Poland illegally logged in ancient forest: EU court advisor

Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the legal advisor to the EU's top court said Tuesday, setting up a new clash between Brussels and Warsaw.


02/20/2018 - 12:22

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast.

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast.


02/20/2018 - 11:43

Germany seeks to fine scientists over monkey experiments

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have asked judges to fine three scientists at the prestigious Max Planck Institutes for animal cruelty over experiments on monkeys' brains.

Germany seeks to fine scientists over monkey experiments

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have asked judges to fine three scientists at the prestigious Max Planck Institutes for animal cruelty over experiments on monkeys' brains.


02/20/2018 - 04:58

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".


02/20/2018 - 03:15

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.


02/20/2018 - 00:08

Vampire bat's blood-only diet 'a big evolutionary win'

At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats -- the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir -- flew down an evolutionary blind alley.

Vampire bat's blood-only diet 'a big evolutionary win'

At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats -- the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir -- flew down an evolutionary blind alley.


02/19/2018 - 17:59

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks.

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks.

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