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01/17/2018 - 13:22

Catalan MPs elect separatist speaker as sacked leader eyes comeback

Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.

Catalan MPs elect separatist speaker as sacked leader eyes comeback

Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.


01/17/2018 - 13:16

Stokes available for England selection despite charge - ECB

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.

Stokes available for England selection despite charge - ECB

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 13:10

France, Britain to unveil 'new treaty' on migrants

France and Britain plan to announce Thursday a new treaty on how to handle the thousands of migrants hoping to cross the English Channel from the northern French coast, as the two countries look to bolster relations as Brexit looms.

France, Britain to unveil 'new treaty' on migrants

France and Britain plan to announce Thursday a new treaty on how to handle the thousands of migrants hoping to cross the English Channel from the northern French coast, as the two countries look to bolster relations as Brexit looms.


01/17/2018 - 13:06

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.


01/17/2018 - 13:02

Macron's tapestry gesture risks rousing Anglo-French rivalry

In a gesture of abiding friendship, or perhaps a subtle act of diplomatic trolling, French President Emmanuel Macron will offer to loan Britain a famed tapestry depicting the French conquest of England during his visit to the UK on Thursday.

Macron's tapestry gesture risks rousing Anglo-French rivalry

In a gesture of abiding friendship, or perhaps a subtle act of diplomatic trolling, French President Emmanuel Macron will offer to loan Britain a famed tapestry depicting the French conquest of England during his visit to the UK on Thursday.


01/17/2018 - 12:29

Barred from election, Navalny vows to fight 'emperor' Putin

The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life".

Barred from election, Navalny vows to fight 'emperor' Putin

The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life".


01/17/2018 - 12:26

Warnings of fallout after US freezes funding for Palestinian refugees

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.

Warnings of fallout after US freezes funding for Palestinian refugees

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.


01/17/2018 - 12:12

Putin seeks to be 'emperor for life': Kremlin critic Navalny to AFP

The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life".

Putin seeks to be 'emperor for life': Kremlin critic Navalny to AFP

The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life".

01/17/2018 - 13:24

Arsenal 'target' Malcom faces rap over video

Bordeaux striker Malcom, reportedly a target for Premier League club Arsenal, was Wednesday ordered to appear before a club disciplinary committee over a video showing him joking after a defeat.

Arsenal 'target' Malcom faces rap over video

Bordeaux striker Malcom, reportedly a target for Premier League club Arsenal, was Wednesday ordered to appear before a club disciplinary committee over a video showing him joking after a defeat.


01/17/2018 - 13:20

Debutant Ngidi bowls South Africa to series win over India

Test debutant Lungi Ngidi sensationally bowled South Africa to a series-clinching win on Wednesday, taking six for 39 as India were beaten by 135 runs on the fifth day of the second Test.

Debutant Ngidi bowls South Africa to series win over India

Test debutant Lungi Ngidi sensationally bowled South Africa to a series-clinching win on Wednesday, taking six for 39 as India were beaten by 135 runs on the fifth day of the second Test.


01/17/2018 - 13:16

Stokes available for England selection despite charge - ECB

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.

Stokes available for England selection despite charge - ECB

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 12:33

Garcia hopes for another big year after Masters win

Sergio Garcia said Wednesday he hoped for another big year after his Masters win as he prepared to tee off his 2018 campaign, adding the impending arrival of a baby girl will make it even more exciting.

Garcia hopes for another big year after Masters win

Sergio Garcia said Wednesday he hoped for another big year after his Masters win as he prepared to tee off his 2018 campaign, adding the impending arrival of a baby girl will make it even more exciting.


01/17/2018 - 11:38

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

North Korea has offered to send more than 200 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in the South and attend the Paralympics, Seoul said as the two Koreas met Wednesday to discuss athlete numbers in the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

North Korea has offered to send more than 200 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in the South and attend the Paralympics, Seoul said as the two Koreas met Wednesday to discuss athlete numbers in the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.


01/17/2018 - 09:51

Grunter Sabalenka feels Aussie wrath

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are well known for it and now tennis has a new shrieker and grunter, who was so loud at the Australian Open the crowd started imitating her.

Grunter Sabalenka feels Aussie wrath

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are well known for it and now tennis has a new shrieker and grunter, who was so loud at the Australian Open the crowd started imitating her.


01/17/2018 - 09:48

Nadal dominant as Wozniacki pulls off great escape

Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention.

Nadal dominant as Wozniacki pulls off great escape

Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention.


01/17/2018 - 09:21

Ex-Wallaby Smith arrested in Tokyo for 'cabbie assault'

Legendary Wallaby George Smith has been arrested in Tokyo, police said Wednesday, after he allegedly refused to pay his taxi fare and then assaulted the driver.

Ex-Wallaby Smith arrested in Tokyo for 'cabbie assault'

Legendary Wallaby George Smith has been arrested in Tokyo, police said Wednesday, after he allegedly refused to pay his taxi fare and then assaulted the driver.

01/17/2018 - 11:17

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 07:32

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".


01/17/2018 - 06:24

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.


01/17/2018 - 05:18

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.


01/17/2018 - 00:16

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.


01/16/2018 - 19:34

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.


01/16/2018 - 19:23

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate.

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate.


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.

01/17/2018 - 13:06

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.


01/17/2018 - 12:28

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in Indonesia

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday.

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in Indonesia

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 10:37

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.


01/17/2018 - 10:19

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.


01/17/2018 - 03:07

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday.

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 19:56

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 - 19:52

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.

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