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01/16/2018 - 17:48

US friends meet on N.Korea but China absence looms

Allied world powers met Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.

US friends meet on N.Korea but China absence looms

Allied world powers met Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.


01/16/2018 - 16:54

Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in US home

Investigators sought to shed light Tuesday on how a California couple arrested on suspicion of torture were able to keep their 13 malnourished children -- ages 2 to 29 - confined in their suburban home in grim conditions with no one noticing.

Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in US home

Investigators sought to shed light Tuesday on how a California couple arrested on suspicion of torture were able to keep their 13 malnourished children -- ages 2 to 29 - confined in their suburban home in grim conditions with no one noticing.


01/16/2018 - 16:18

Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles'

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday vowed that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious "Jungle" as he defended a tougher line on immigration that has attracted sharp criticism from some of his allies.

Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles'

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday vowed that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious "Jungle" as he defended a tougher line on immigration that has attracted sharp criticism from some of his allies.


01/16/2018 - 16:08

Anthony Joshua laughs off Parker's 'king of steroids' taunt

Britain's Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand's Joseph Parker he is the "king of steroids" ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout.

Anthony Joshua laughs off Parker's 'king of steroids' taunt

Britain's Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand's Joseph Parker he is the "king of steroids" ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout.


01/16/2018 - 15:57

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shooting

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that sparked fears of a resumption of ethnic tensions in the volatile region.

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shooting

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that sparked fears of a resumption of ethnic tensions in the volatile region.


01/16/2018 - 15:48

Rare Van Gogh drawings, 'forgotten' Flincks go on display

Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.

Rare Van Gogh drawings, 'forgotten' Flincks go on display

Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.


01/16/2018 - 15:14

Sanchez Man Utd transfer 'hinges on Mkhitaryan deal', says agent

Manchester United's bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player's agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal.

Sanchez Man Utd transfer 'hinges on Mkhitaryan deal', says agent

Manchester United's bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player's agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal.


01/16/2018 - 14:09

US opens London embassy after Trump snubs inauguration

The new US embassy in London opened with little fanfare on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump refused to attend the inauguration because of its price tag and less-than-central location.

US opens London embassy after Trump snubs inauguration

The new US embassy in London opened with little fanfare on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump refused to attend the inauguration because of its price tag and less-than-central location.

01/16/2018 - 18:08

Ngidi pushes India to brink of series defeat

New fast bowling discovery Lungi Ngidi plunged India into deep trouble as they struggled in pursuit of a victory target of 287 on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Tuesday.

Ngidi pushes India to brink of series defeat

New fast bowling discovery Lungi Ngidi plunged India into deep trouble as they struggled in pursuit of a victory target of 287 on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 17:31

Afghanistan to play maiden Test at Bangalore in June

Afghanistan will play their maiden Test match in the southern Indian city of Bangalore from June 14 to 18, cricket officials announced Tuesday.

Afghanistan to play maiden Test at Bangalore in June

Afghanistan will play their maiden Test match in the southern Indian city of Bangalore from June 14 to 18, cricket officials announced Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 17:08

'Are you remorseful?' gymnast asks former USA Gymnastics doctor

Victims of sexual abuse by disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar delivered gut-wrenching emotional testimony at a court hearing on Tuesday which could see him sentenced to prison for life.

'Are you remorseful?' gymnast asks former USA Gymnastics doctor

Victims of sexual abuse by disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar delivered gut-wrenching emotional testimony at a court hearing on Tuesday which could see him sentenced to prison for life.


01/16/2018 - 17:04

Medvedeva heads skating stars in Moscow as Pyeongchang looms

Russian ice skating queen Evgenia Medvedeva leads an all-star cast at this week's European championships which carry special significance with the Olympics barely more than a triple axel away.

Medvedeva heads skating stars in Moscow as Pyeongchang looms

Russian ice skating queen Evgenia Medvedeva leads an all-star cast at this week's European championships which carry special significance with the Olympics barely more than a triple axel away.


01/16/2018 - 16:57

Kubica's dream still alive as Williams reserve

Robert Kubica says his dream of a dramatic return to Formula One is still alive -- seven years after partially severing his right arm in a rally crash -- despite being overlooked by Williams for 2018.

Kubica's dream still alive as Williams reserve

Robert Kubica says his dream of a dramatic return to Formula One is still alive -- seven years after partially severing his right arm in a rally crash -- despite being overlooked by Williams for 2018.


01/16/2018 - 16:08

Anthony Joshua laughs off Parker's 'king of steroids' taunt

Britain's Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand's Joseph Parker he is the "king of steroids" ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout.

Anthony Joshua laughs off Parker's 'king of steroids' taunt

Britain's Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand's Joseph Parker he is the "king of steroids" ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout.


01/16/2018 - 15:14

Sanchez Man Utd transfer 'hinges on Mkhitaryan deal', says agent

Manchester United's bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player's agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal.

Sanchez Man Utd transfer 'hinges on Mkhitaryan deal', says agent

Manchester United's bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player's agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal.


01/16/2018 - 12:53

Federer urges players not to act like 'robots' with the media

Roger Federer has urged his fellow professionals to act themselves and not as robots during media interviews to keep tennis interesting for the sporting public.

Federer urges players not to act like 'robots' with the media

Roger Federer has urged his fellow professionals to act themselves and not as robots during media interviews to keep tennis interesting for the sporting public.

01/16/2018 - 14:21

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 14:02

Israeli town names cinema for 'Wonder Woman' Gadot

A cinema in northern Israel is to be named after Israeli-born Hollywood celeb Gal Gadot, star of the blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman", the town of Upper Nazareth said Tuesday.

Israeli town names cinema for 'Wonder Woman' Gadot

A cinema in northern Israel is to be named after Israeli-born Hollywood celeb Gal Gadot, star of the blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman", the town of Upper Nazareth said Tuesday.


01/15/2018 - 23:18

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.


01/15/2018 - 21:40

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.


01/15/2018 - 18:40

Actor Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."

Actor Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."


01/15/2018 - 16:55

Lebanon bans Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller "The Post", and Australian drama "Jungle" to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday.

Lebanon bans Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller "The Post", and Australian drama "Jungle" to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday.


01/15/2018 - 10:37

'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

French film star Catherine Deneuve, who set off a worldwide feminist backlash for bashing the #MeToo movement, has apologised to victims of sexual assault, saying there was "nothing good" about harassment.

'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

French film star Catherine Deneuve, who set off a worldwide feminist backlash for bashing the #MeToo movement, has apologised to victims of sexual assault, saying there was "nothing good" about harassment.


01/15/2018 - 09:01

Controversial Indian film gets release date

A Bollywood epic about a legendary Hindu queen will finally be released next week despite months of violent protests, Indian filmmakers have confirmed.

Controversial Indian film gets release date

A Bollywood epic about a legendary Hindu queen will finally be released next week despite months of violent protests, Indian filmmakers have confirmed.

01/16/2018 - 17:09

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.


01/16/2018 - 17:08

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday.

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 16:38

Drought-stricken Cape Town faces dry taps by April 21

As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned by the mayor on Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes by April 21.

Drought-stricken Cape Town faces dry taps by April 21

As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned by the mayor on Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes by April 21.


01/16/2018 - 15:52

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.


01/16/2018 - 15:47

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep.

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep.


01/16/2018 - 15:03

EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale.

EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale.


01/16/2018 - 11:03

BP hit by new $1.7bn Gulf oil spill charge

British energy giant BP said Tuesday it will take an additional charge of $1.7 billion (1.4 billion euros) in the fourth quarter of 2017 linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010.

BP hit by new $1.7bn Gulf oil spill charge

British energy giant BP said Tuesday it will take an additional charge of $1.7 billion (1.4 billion euros) in the fourth quarter of 2017 linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010.


01/16/2018 - 04:56

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.

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