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09/23/2018 - 22:55

Battle lines drawn for Senate showdown on Trump court nominee

US lawmakers drew battle lines Sunday ahead of a dramatic showdown over the fate of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, after a university professor who accuses the judge of sexual assault agreed to testify publicly in the Senate.

Battle lines drawn for Senate showdown on Trump court nominee

US lawmakers drew battle lines Sunday ahead of a dramatic showdown over the fate of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, after a university professor who accuses the judge of sexual assault agreed to testify publicly in the Senate.


09/23/2018 - 22:50

Maldives opposition leader declares victory in presidential poll

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' presidential election Sunday, following a controversial campaign observers said was rigged in favour of strongman President Abdulla Yameen.

Maldives opposition leader declares victory in presidential poll

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' presidential election Sunday, following a controversial campaign observers said was rigged in favour of strongman President Abdulla Yameen.


09/23/2018 - 21:39

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead.

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead.


09/23/2018 - 21:21

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday.

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 19:27

BIS warns global economy risks crisis 'relapse'

The Bank of International Settlements said Sunday the global economy risked a "relapse" of the crisis that rocked it a decade ago, warning there was little "medicine" left to treat the patient a second time.

BIS warns global economy risks crisis 'relapse'

The Bank of International Settlements said Sunday the global economy risked a "relapse" of the crisis that rocked it a decade ago, warning there was little "medicine" left to treat the patient a second time.


09/23/2018 - 19:11

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.


09/23/2018 - 16:47

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.


09/23/2018 - 15:04

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen emphatically voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen emphatically voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.


09/23/2018 - 13:34

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.


09/23/2018 - 11:02

Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday appeared to blame Arab separatists for an attack on a military parade the previous day that left 29 people dead.

Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday appeared to blame Arab separatists for an attack on a military parade the previous day that left 29 people dead.


09/23/2018 - 09:46

Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.

Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 08:00

Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.

Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.


09/23/2018 - 07:58

Being LGBT in Kosovo: a battle to come out from the shadows

On paper, the legal request was small: changing his name from Blerta to Blert.

Being LGBT in Kosovo: a battle to come out from the shadows

On paper, the legal request was small: changing his name from Blerta to Blert.


09/23/2018 - 07:56

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.


09/23/2018 - 07:29

Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday, setting up a dramatic showdown next week.

Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday, setting up a dramatic showdown next week.


09/23/2018 - 07:18

World team storms back to cut Europe's lead at Laver Cup

Kevin Anderson avenged a Wimbledon finals loss to Novak Djokovic as Team World dominated the night session Saturday to climb back into contention at the 2018 Laver Cup.

World team storms back to cut Europe's lead at Laver Cup

Kevin Anderson avenged a Wimbledon finals loss to Novak Djokovic as Team World dominated the night session Saturday to climb back into contention at the 2018 Laver Cup.


09/23/2018 - 05:49

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said.

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said.


09/23/2018 - 05:33

US ports fear they will be big losers in trade war

America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing bites into business.

US ports fear they will be big losers in trade war

America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing bites into business.


09/23/2018 - 05:25

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a former military general in the race to lead the world's third-biggest democracy.

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a former military general in the race to lead the world's third-biggest democracy.


09/23/2018 - 05:13

UK Labour hopes to paper over Brexit splits for united front

Britain's Labour Party kicks off its annual conference on Sunday hoping to prove it is ready to unseat the embattled Conservative government despite its own splits on Brexit and rows over anti-Semitism.

UK Labour hopes to paper over Brexit splits for united front

Britain's Labour Party kicks off its annual conference on Sunday hoping to prove it is ready to unseat the embattled Conservative government despite its own splits on Brexit and rows over anti-Semitism.


09/23/2018 - 04:38

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.


09/23/2018 - 04:25

Maldives strongman eyes new term as monitors cry foul

People in the Maldives vote Sunday in elections that international monitors and the opposition fear will be rigged to ensure that China-friendly strongman Abdulla Yameen remains in power.

Maldives strongman eyes new term as monitors cry foul

People in the Maldives vote Sunday in elections that international monitors and the opposition fear will be rigged to ensure that China-friendly strongman Abdulla Yameen remains in power.


09/23/2018 - 04:17

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

James and Candace Butcher were ready to finalize the purchase of their dream retirement home, and at closing time wired $272,000 from their bank following instructions they received by email.

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

James and Candace Butcher were ready to finalize the purchase of their dream retirement home, and at closing time wired $272,000 from their bank following instructions they received by email.


09/23/2018 - 03:48

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.


09/23/2018 - 02:37

Don't vote for our brother, warn six siblings of US congressman

Six siblings of a Republican congressman from Arizona seeking re-election in November's midterms have publicly endorsed his Democratic opponent -- all but ensuring an awkward Thanksgiving family dinner this year.

Don't vote for our brother, warn six siblings of US congressman

Six siblings of a Republican congressman from Arizona seeking re-election in November's midterms have publicly endorsed his Democratic opponent -- all but ensuring an awkward Thanksgiving family dinner this year.


09/23/2018 - 02:33

Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day three of the Tour Championship here Saturday.

Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day three of the Tour Championship here Saturday.


09/23/2018 - 02:31

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.

09/23/2018 - 17:05

India launches 'Modicare', world's biggest health scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India's poorest citizens ahead of national elections next year.

India launches 'Modicare', world's biggest health scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India's poorest citizens ahead of national elections next year.


09/23/2018 - 08:00

Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.

Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.


09/23/2018 - 05:49

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said.

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said.


09/23/2018 - 05:16

Melting ice sculpture protests 'fake news' at US Capitol

Artists melted a ton of ice spelling out the word "truth" in the shadow of the US Capitol on Saturday, in a poetic protest at the caustic state of politics in the era of "fake news" under President Donald Trump.

Melting ice sculpture protests 'fake news' at US Capitol

Artists melted a ton of ice spelling out the word "truth" in the shadow of the US Capitol on Saturday, in a poetic protest at the caustic state of politics in the era of "fake news" under President Donald Trump.


09/22/2018 - 23:44

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

When US President Donald Trump demanded to know why his Supreme Court nominee's sexual assault accuser did not come forward sooner, he sought to cast doubt over her claims.

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

When US President Donald Trump demanded to know why his Supreme Court nominee's sexual assault accuser did not come forward sooner, he sought to cast doubt over her claims.


09/22/2018 - 20:26

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.


09/22/2018 - 07:51

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.


09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 22:18

Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks hashtag trend

President Donald Trump's outburst demanding to know why a university academic accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s failed to come forward sooner, saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet Friday.

Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks hashtag trend

President Donald Trump's outburst demanding to know why a university academic accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s failed to come forward sooner, saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet Friday.


09/21/2018 - 20:17

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 17:31

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 12:53

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.


09/21/2018 - 12:06

Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.

Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.


09/21/2018 - 04:40

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 03:21

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.


09/21/2018 - 02:03

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.


09/20/2018 - 19:14

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

A local canoeing association filed a lawsuit on Thursday to ensure access to a section of the Potomac River that abuts a Trump golf course where the president plays frequently.

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

A local canoeing association filed a lawsuit on Thursday to ensure access to a section of the Potomac River that abuts a Trump golf course where the president plays frequently.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.


09/20/2018 - 17:44

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.


09/20/2018 - 17:41

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.


09/20/2018 - 16:18

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics.

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics.


09/20/2018 - 15:26

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

09/23/2018 - 22:47

Mahomes dazzles again as Chiefs down 49ers

Rising quarterback star Patrick Mahomes extended his phenomenal start to the season as the Kansas City Chiefs maintained their perfect record with a 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Mahomes dazzles again as Chiefs down 49ers

Rising quarterback star Patrick Mahomes extended his phenomenal start to the season as the Kansas City Chiefs maintained their perfect record with a 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 21:23

Isner, Sock fightback stuns Europe at Laver Cup

John Isner and Jack Sock saved two match points before snatching a thrilling doubles victory over Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev as the World Team took a one-point lead over Europe at the Laver Cup on Sunday.

Isner, Sock fightback stuns Europe at Laver Cup

John Isner and Jack Sock saved two match points before snatching a thrilling doubles victory over Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev as the World Team took a one-point lead over Europe at the Laver Cup on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 21:01

On-fire Fickou leads Stade Francais past Pau

France international centre Gael Fickou continued his blistering new life with Stade Francais by scoring two more tries in a 25-13 away win over Pau in the Top 14 on Sunday.

On-fire Fickou leads Stade Francais past Pau

France international centre Gael Fickou continued his blistering new life with Stade Francais by scoring two more tries in a 25-13 away win over Pau in the Top 14 on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 20:53

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Liverpool secured a sixth straight win at the opening of a league season for the first time in 28 years to pull clear in the Premier League title race as Chelsea stumbled for the first time this season at West Ham on Sunday.

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Liverpool secured a sixth straight win at the opening of a league season for the first time in 28 years to pull clear in the Premier League title race as Chelsea stumbled for the first time this season at West Ham on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 19:39

Neymar gets PSG back on track

From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil's Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday, helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool.

Neymar gets PSG back on track

From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil's Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday, helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool.


09/23/2018 - 19:32

French veteran Simon wins 14th singles title

French veteran Gilles Simon overcame a shaky opening set on his way to winning a 14th career singles title with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 win over German qualifier Matthias Bachinger in Metz.

French veteran Simon wins 14th singles title

French veteran Gilles Simon overcame a shaky opening set on his way to winning a 14th career singles title with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 win over German qualifier Matthias Bachinger in Metz.


09/23/2018 - 18:57

Arsenal ride their luck as Lacazette gem sinks Everton

Alexandre Lacazette fired Arsenal to a fourth successive Premier League win as the French forward's superb strike inspired a hard-fought 2-0 success against Everton on Sunday.

Arsenal ride their luck as Lacazette gem sinks Everton

Alexandre Lacazette fired Arsenal to a fourth successive Premier League win as the French forward's superb strike inspired a hard-fought 2-0 success against Everton on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 18:34

Sarri sets sights on Liverpool after West Ham stifle Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri laughed off suggestions that next week's summit meeting with Liverpool is a "must-win" game after seeing Chelsea's 100 percent Premier League record ended by stubborn West Ham in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

Sarri sets sights on Liverpool after West Ham stifle Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri laughed off suggestions that next week's summit meeting with Liverpool is a "must-win" game after seeing Chelsea's 100 percent Premier League record ended by stubborn West Ham in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 18:29

Struggling Schalke boosted as McKennie escapes serious injury

Struggling Schalke 04 were boosted on Sunday by news their US midfielder Weston McKennie escaped serious injury in their Bundesliga defeat to Bayern Munich.

Struggling Schalke boosted as McKennie escapes serious injury

Struggling Schalke 04 were boosted on Sunday by news their US midfielder Weston McKennie escaped serious injury in their Bundesliga defeat to Bayern Munich.


09/23/2018 - 18:23

Marquez extends MotoGP lead in Aragon, Lorenzo crashes

Spain's Marc Marquez, riding a Honda, won Sunday's Aragon MotoGP to extend his lead atop the championship standings but it was a miserable day on the track for Jorge Lorenzo.

Marquez extends MotoGP lead in Aragon, Lorenzo  crashes

Spain's Marc Marquez, riding a Honda, won Sunday's Aragon MotoGP to extend his lead atop the championship standings but it was a miserable day on the track for Jorge Lorenzo.


09/23/2018 - 18:20

Thiem wins St Petersburg indoor title

Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan in straight sets to secure his third ATP title of the season in the Saint Petersburg Open on Sunday.

Thiem wins St Petersburg indoor title

Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan in straight sets to secure his third ATP title of the season in the Saint Petersburg Open on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 18:18

Quick Step daredevil descent wins world team time-trial gold

Belgian cycling outfit Quick Step capped a fabulous season by racing to gold in the world championships team time-trial on Sunday, fending off defending champions Sunweb by 18 seconds.

Quick Step daredevil descent wins world team time-trial gold

Belgian cycling outfit Quick Step capped a fabulous season by racing to gold in the world championships team time-trial on Sunday, fending off defending champions Sunweb by 18 seconds.


09/23/2018 - 18:10

Gerrard's Rangers move ahead of beaten Celtic

Rangers' rise under Steven Gerrard continued with a 5-1 thrashing of St Johnstone to move into second in the Scottish Premiership, while Celtic slipped to sixth after a 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock on Sunday.

Gerrard's Rangers move ahead of beaten Celtic

Rangers' rise under Steven Gerrard continued with a 5-1 thrashing of St Johnstone to move into second in the Scottish Premiership, while Celtic slipped to sixth after a 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 18:08

Joshua still fighting for his place in boxing history

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is unbeaten in 22 professional fights and on Saturday he stopped a man who had never been stopped before.

Joshua still fighting for his place in boxing history

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is unbeaten in 22 professional fights and on Saturday he stopped a man who had never been stopped before.


09/23/2018 - 18:03

Mick Schumacher claims five straight F3 victories

Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, is living up to the famous family name in Formula Three by dominating the drivers' championship after picking up his fifth straight win on Sunday.

Mick Schumacher claims five straight F3 victories

Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, is living up to the famous family name in Formula Three by dominating the drivers' championship after picking up his fifth straight win on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 17:59

Insigne double inspires Napoli, Roma crash in Bologna

Lorenzo Insigne bagged a brace to inspire Napoli to a 3-1 win over Torino and join Juventus at the top of Serie A on Sunday, as Roma plunged further into crisis with a 2-0 loss at Bologna.

Insigne double inspires Napoli, Roma crash in Bologna

Lorenzo Insigne bagged a brace to inspire Napoli to a 3-1 win over Torino and join Juventus at the top of Serie A on Sunday, as Roma plunged further into crisis with a 2-0 loss at Bologna.


09/23/2018 - 17:42

Havertz winner breaks Leverkusen's losing streak

Rising Germany star Kai Havertz ended Bayer Leverkusen's miserable losing start to the season with a second-half winner to seal a 1-0 victory over Mainz and escape the Bundesliga's bottom three.

Havertz winner breaks Leverkusen's losing streak

Rising Germany star Kai Havertz ended Bayer Leverkusen's miserable losing start to the season with a second-half winner to seal a 1-0 victory over Mainz and escape the Bundesliga's bottom three.


09/23/2018 - 16:25

Pogba not as selfish as people think - Deschamps

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup.

Pogba not as selfish as people think - Deschamps

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup.


09/23/2018 - 15:48

Insigne double as Napoli join Juventus on top of Serie A

Lorenzo Insigne scored a double either side of a Simone Verdi goal as Napoli dominated Torino 3-1 to join Juventus on top of Serie A on Sunday.

Insigne double as Napoli join Juventus on top of Serie A

Lorenzo Insigne scored a double either side of a Simone Verdi goal as Napoli dominated Torino 3-1 to join Juventus on top of Serie A on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 14:50

Italy's Donadoni in talks to coach Japan - report

Former Italy coach Roberto Donadoni is in talks to take over the Japan national football team, according to reports in Italy on Sunday.

Italy's Donadoni in talks to coach Japan - report

Former Italy coach Roberto Donadoni is in talks to take over the Japan national football team, according to reports in Italy on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 14:47

On-fire Fickou leads Stade Francais past Pau

France international centre Gael Fickou continued his blistering new life with Stade Francais by scoring two more tries in a 25-13 away win over Pau in the Top 14 on Sunday.

On-fire Fickou leads Stade Francais past Pau

France international centre Gael Fickou continued his blistering new life with Stade Francais by scoring two more tries in a 25-13 away win over Pau in the Top 14 on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 13:40

Badminton: Ginting stuns Momota to take China Open title

Japan's Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two sets.

Badminton: Ginting stuns Momota to take China Open title

Japan's Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two sets.


09/23/2018 - 12:43

Joshua ready for Wilder but promoter wants no more Deontay delay

Britain's Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be "silly not to".

Joshua ready for Wilder but promoter wants no more Deontay delay

Britain's Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be "silly not to".


09/23/2018 - 12:35

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win

Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win

Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.


09/23/2018 - 11:06

Red cards to stay despite outcry: World Rugby chief

Red cards meted out as part of a crackdown on concussion-related injuries are here to stay, World Rugby chief Brett Gosper said Sunday, despite frustration over recent decisions.

Red cards to stay despite outcry: World Rugby chief

Red cards meted out as part of a crackdown on concussion-related injuries are here to stay, World Rugby chief Brett Gosper said Sunday, despite frustration over recent decisions.


09/23/2018 - 09:46

Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.

Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 08:56

Australia joins bid to rescue injured Indian sailor in remote ocean

Australia Sunday joined an international mission to rescue an injured Indian sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean while competing in the round-the-world Golden Globe Race.

Australia joins bid to rescue  injured Indian sailor in remote ocean

Australia Sunday joined an international mission to rescue an injured Indian sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean while competing in the round-the-world Golden Globe Race.

09/23/2018 - 20:24

'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 15:12

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.

Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.


09/23/2018 - 13:31

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday.

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday.


09/23/2018 - 11:29

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires.


09/23/2018 - 05:21

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.


09/22/2018 - 10:46

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after weeks of speculation about his health.

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after weeks of speculation about his health.


09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:43

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 21:42

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.


09/21/2018 - 21:37

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.


09/21/2018 - 21:27

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 19:17

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.


09/21/2018 - 15:32

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.


09/21/2018 - 13:31

Legend Phelps slams WADA for lifting Russia doping ban

Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.

Legend Phelps slams WADA for lifting Russia doping ban

Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.


09/21/2018 - 11:20

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.


09/21/2018 - 03:23

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/21/2018 - 01:36

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol."

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol."


09/21/2018 - 00:54

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

"Serial," the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions.

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

"Serial," the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions.


09/21/2018 - 00:46

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

More than 150 works by American artist Alexander Calder, including his famous mobiles, will go on display starting Friday at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's first retrospective dedicated to the influential sculptor.

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

More than 150 works by American artist Alexander Calder, including his famous mobiles, will go on display starting Friday at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's first retrospective dedicated to the influential sculptor.


09/21/2018 - 00:42

In Milan, Fendi and Prada dress strong women, Armani invades airport

Fendi presented a jungle-themed collection aimed at the inner Lara Croft, Prada shone with its own impression of strong women and Emporio Armani invaded an airport on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.

In Milan, Fendi and Prada dress strong women, Armani invades airport

Fendi presented a jungle-themed collection aimed at the inner Lara Croft, Prada shone with its own impression of strong women and Emporio Armani invaded an airport on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.


09/21/2018 - 00:42

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in murder plea deal

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago.

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in murder plea deal

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago.


09/21/2018 - 00:41

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher.

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher.


09/20/2018 - 23:32

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

09/23/2018 - 16:36

France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop

What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.

France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop

What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.


09/23/2018 - 16:12

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.


09/23/2018 - 11:35

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.


09/23/2018 - 10:40

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans.

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans.


09/23/2018 - 07:56

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart.


09/22/2018 - 15:58

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.


09/21/2018 - 23:33

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 23:00

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.


09/21/2018 - 19:03

Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real?

Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real?


09/21/2018 - 18:19

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 15:35

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.


09/21/2018 - 12:39

India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.

India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.


09/21/2018 - 12:14

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system.

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 11:54

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Thursday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Thursday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.


09/21/2018 - 11:24

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.


09/21/2018 - 10:46

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.


09/21/2018 - 02:52

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.


09/21/2018 - 02:27

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.


09/20/2018 - 22:18

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 21:58

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.


09/20/2018 - 19:57

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.


09/20/2018 - 15:56

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.


09/20/2018 - 15:15

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.


09/20/2018 - 15:04

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.


09/20/2018 - 13:24

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

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