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06/22/2018 - 05:27

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.


06/22/2018 - 05:11

Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis.

Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis.


06/22/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".


06/22/2018 - 04:56

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns used their first No.1 overall pick in franchise history to select towering Bahamian teenager Deandre Ayton in the 2018 NBA draft on Thursday.

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns used their first No.1 overall pick in franchise history to select towering Bahamian teenager Deandre Ayton in the 2018 NBA draft on Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 04:43

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.


06/22/2018 - 03:48

Airbus warns could leave Britain if no Brexit deal

European aviation giant Airbus warned Thursday it could be forced to pull out of the UK if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.

Airbus warns could leave Britain if no Brexit deal

European aviation giant Airbus warned Thursday it could be forced to pull out of the UK if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.


06/22/2018 - 03:02

Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief

Eurozone ministers declared the end of the Greek debt crisis early Friday agreeing debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, part of a broad bailout exit deal that will close eight years of financial rescues for cash-strapped Athens.

Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief

Eurozone ministers declared the end of the Greek debt crisis early Friday agreeing debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, part of a broad bailout exit deal that will close eight years of financial rescues for cash-strapped Athens.


06/22/2018 - 02:43

Nationalist 'leprosy' spreading in Europe: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday likened rising nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment in Europe to "leprosy".

Nationalist 'leprosy' spreading in Europe: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday likened rising nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment in Europe to "leprosy".


06/22/2018 - 00:47

Greece creditors agree debt relief in bailout exit deal

Eurozone ministers agreed debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece early Friday, part of a broad exit deal that will close eight years of austerity and bailouts for Athens.

Greece creditors agree debt relief in bailout exit deal

Eurozone ministers agreed debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece early Friday, part of a broad exit deal that will close eight years of austerity and bailouts for Athens.


06/22/2018 - 00:16

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"


06/22/2018 - 00:05

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.


06/21/2018 - 23:29

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.


06/21/2018 - 23:23

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.


06/21/2018 - 22:52

Central European states to boycott Brussels migration meet

Leaders of the four central European Visegrad states announced Thursday they would not attend an informal meeting organised by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss migration policy.

Central European states to boycott Brussels migration meet

Leaders of the four central European Visegrad states announced Thursday they would not attend an informal meeting organised by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss migration policy.


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.


06/21/2018 - 19:29

Doubts emerge over Franco-German eurozone reforms

Opposition emerged Thursday to a Franco-German plan to create a special eurozone budget, with fears that the idea was unnecessary and could create a "two-speed" Europe.

Doubts emerge over Franco-German eurozone reforms

Opposition emerged Thursday to a Franco-German plan to create a special eurozone budget, with fears that the idea was unnecessary and could create a "two-speed" Europe.


06/21/2018 - 19:21

At US border, children 'cry and scream' for mothers

Children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border "cry and scream" for their mothers, reaching out for them through the chain-link pens where they are being held, a pediatrician who has visited several Texas processing centers said in an interview.

At US border, children 'cry and scream' for mothers

Children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border "cry and scream" for their mothers, reaching out for them through the chain-link pens where they are being held, a pediatrician who has visited several Texas processing centers said in an interview.


06/21/2018 - 19:21

Yemen rebels vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Huthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.

Yemen rebels vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Huthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.


06/21/2018 - 19:19

G7 ambassadors 'deeply concerned' about jailed filmmaker Sentsov

G7 Ambassadors said Thursday they were deeply concerned about Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for more than a month as he serves a 20-year term in a Russian prison camp.

G7 ambassadors 'deeply concerned' about jailed filmmaker Sentsov

G7 Ambassadors said Thursday they were deeply concerned about Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for more than a month as he serves a 20-year term in a Russian prison camp.


06/21/2018 - 19:00

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the US-Mexican border Thursday, as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations.

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the US-Mexican border Thursday, as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations.


06/21/2018 - 17:55

Netanyahu's wife charged with $100,000 food delivery fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a lengthy probe into allegations she misused state funds to claim for delivery meals costing $100,000.

Netanyahu's wife charged with $100,000 food delivery fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a lengthy probe into allegations she misused state funds to claim for delivery meals costing $100,000.


06/21/2018 - 17:52

US Congress sets immigration vote amid furor over family separations

US lawmakers were poised to vote Thursday on long-term Republican-sponsored fixes to immigration amid a firestorm over family separations on the US-Mexico border.

US Congress sets immigration vote amid furor over family separations

US lawmakers were poised to vote Thursday on long-term Republican-sponsored fixes to immigration amid a firestorm over family separations on the US-Mexico border.


06/21/2018 - 16:41

World Cup stirring Nordic rivalries and solidarity

Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland -- Nordic friends and rivals -- are celebrating Midsummer in style, all unbeaten at the World Cup and eyeing progress to the knockout stages.

World Cup stirring Nordic rivalries and solidarity

Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland -- Nordic friends and rivals -- are celebrating Midsummer in style, all unbeaten at the World Cup and eyeing progress to the knockout stages.


06/21/2018 - 14:39

Arab dismay - and jokes - after mass World Cup exit

No-one expected Egypt, Morocco or Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup but for all three to crash out on the same day was a disaster for Arab football.

Arab dismay - and jokes - after mass World Cup exit

No-one expected Egypt, Morocco or Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup but for all three to crash out on the same day was a disaster for Arab football.


06/21/2018 - 12:07

Yekaterinburg: World Cup host city where gangs once ruled

Yekaterinburg has escaped its dark past of contract killings and organised crime to become a World Cup host city with a more hopeful future.

Yekaterinburg: World Cup host city where gangs once ruled

Yekaterinburg has escaped its dark past of contract killings and organised crime to become a World Cup host city with a more hopeful future.


06/21/2018 - 11:08

World Cup superstitions putting a spell on players

Some players believe World Cup success is earned through exercise, diet and endless practice drills -- others are convinced it's a matter of wearing lucky underwear.

World Cup superstitions putting a spell on players

Some players believe World Cup success is earned through exercise, diet and endless practice drills -- others are convinced it's a matter of wearing lucky underwear.


06/21/2018 - 10:57

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office.

06/22/2018 - 04:56

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns used their first No.1 overall pick in franchise history to select towering Bahamian teenager Deandre Ayton in the 2018 NBA draft on Thursday.

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns used their first No.1 overall pick in franchise history to select towering Bahamian teenager Deandre Ayton in the 2018 NBA draft on Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 04:43

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.


06/22/2018 - 04:03

Hourcade seeks winning farewell, Townsend a tour de force

Coaches Daniel Hourcade of Argentina and Gregor Townsend of Scotland are equally desperate to win a one-off Test in Resistencia Saturday, but for contrasting reasons.

Hourcade seeks winning farewell, Townsend a tour de force

Coaches Daniel Hourcade of Argentina and Gregor Townsend of Scotland are equally desperate to win a one-off Test in Resistencia Saturday, but for contrasting reasons.


06/22/2018 - 03:28

Springboks' Rassie Erasmus a smart coach and racial transformer

Rassie Erasmus is emerging not only as an astute coach of South Africa, but also shaming many of his predecessors by rapidly transforming the racial balance of the team.

Springboks' Rassie Erasmus a smart coach and racial transformer

Rassie Erasmus is emerging not only as an astute coach of South Africa, but also shaming many of his predecessors by rapidly transforming the racial balance of the team.


06/22/2018 - 02:00

Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades

The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.

Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades

The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.


06/22/2018 - 01:44

Spieth, Johnson share Travelers lead with McIlroy one back

Multiple major winners Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson each fired a seven-under par 63 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.

Spieth, Johnson share Travelers lead with McIlroy one back

Multiple major winners Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson each fired a seven-under par 63 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.


06/22/2018 - 00:27

Tears in Lima as Peru bow out of World Cup

Peruvians were reduced to tears Thursday as their team became the first from South America to be eliminated from the World Cup, having played only two matches and yet to score a goal.

Tears in Lima as Peru bow out of World Cup

Peruvians were reduced to tears Thursday as their team became the first from South America to be eliminated from the World Cup, having played only two matches and yet to score a goal.


06/22/2018 - 00:25

European, outdoor games highlight 2018-19 NHL schedule

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid will open the 2018-19 NHL season in Europe while US fans will have two outdoor contests to enjoy under the 1,271 game league schedule released Thursday.

European, outdoor games highlight 2018-19 NHL schedule

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid will open the 2018-19 NHL season in Europe while US fans will have two outdoor contests to enjoy under the 1,271 game league schedule released Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 23:49

Windies hope night time is right time to win back fans

West Indies join the day-night Test match revolution on Saturday, hoping the innovation will win back legions of fans who have turned their backs on the under-performing Caribbean side.

Windies hope night time is right time to win back fans

West Indies join the day-night Test match revolution on Saturday, hoping the innovation will win back legions of fans who have turned their backs on the under-performing Caribbean side.


06/21/2018 - 23:33

Croatia in euphoria after stunning win over Argentina

Thousands of Croatians late on Thursday celebrated with euphoria in the country's streets and squares after their team's 3-0 victory over Argentina powered them into the World Cup last 16.

Croatia in euphoria after stunning win over Argentina

Thousands of Croatians late on Thursday celebrated with euphoria in the country's streets and squares after their team's 3-0 victory over Argentina powered them into the World Cup last 16.


06/21/2018 - 23:29

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.


06/21/2018 - 23:23

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.


06/21/2018 - 23:10

Roy runs riot again as England go 4-0 up over Australia

Jason Roy scored his second hundred of the series as England beat Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street on Thursday to move within one win of their first-ever 5-0 one-day international clean sweep of their arch-rivals.

Roy runs riot again as England go 4-0 up over Australia

Jason Roy scored his second hundred of the series as England beat Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street on Thursday to move within one win of their first-ever 5-0 one-day international clean sweep of their arch-rivals.


06/21/2018 - 22:52

Ravens, Bears get early starts in NFL pre-season camps

Lamar Jackson was the final first-round selection in this year's NFL Draft but he will be among the first players reporting to pre-season workouts under training camp schedules released Thursday.

Ravens, Bears get early starts in NFL pre-season camps

Lamar Jackson was the final first-round selection in this year's NFL Draft but he will be among the first players reporting to pre-season workouts under training camp schedules released Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 22:11

England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0

England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Chester-le-Street on Thursday as they went 4-0 up in the series with one to play.

England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0

England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Chester-le-Street on Thursday as they went 4-0 up in the series with one to play.


06/21/2018 - 22:06

England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0

England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Chester-le-Street on Thursday as they went 4-0 up in the series with one to play.

England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0

England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Chester-le-Street on Thursday as they went 4-0 up in the series with one to play.


06/21/2018 - 21:46

Funes Mori leaves Everton for Villarreal

Everton's Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori penned a four-year deal with La Liga's Villarreal for an undisclosed fee on Thursday, ending a three-year stay on Merseyside.

Funes Mori leaves Everton for Villarreal

Everton's Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori penned a four-year deal with La Liga's Villarreal for an undisclosed fee on Thursday, ending a three-year stay on Merseyside.


06/21/2018 - 21:33

NHL Islanders hire Cup-winning Trotz as new coach

Barry Trotz, who began the week as coach of the National Hockey League champion Washington Capitals, was hired Thursday as the new coach of the New York Islanders.

NHL Islanders hire Cup-winning Trotz as new coach

Barry Trotz, who began the week as coach of the National Hockey League champion Washington Capitals, was hired Thursday as the new coach of the New York Islanders.


06/21/2018 - 21:32

Caballero howler gifts Croatia goal at World Cup

A howler from Argentina's Willy Caballero gifted Croatia a 1-0 second-half lead in their World Cup clash on Thursday -- the latest in a string of goalkeeping errors in big matches.

Caballero howler gifts Croatia goal at World Cup

A howler from Argentina's Willy Caballero gifted Croatia a 1-0 second-half lead in their World Cup clash on Thursday -- the latest in a string of goalkeeping errors in big matches.


06/21/2018 - 21:28

Serbia's Matic expects 'hellish' Swiss World Cup clash

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said Thursday his Serbia side were ready for a "hellish" clash against Switzerland in a crunch Group E encounter tinged with political tension.

Serbia's Matic expects 'hellish' Swiss World Cup clash

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said Thursday his Serbia side were ready for a "hellish" clash against Switzerland in a crunch Group E encounter tinged with political tension.


06/21/2018 - 21:03

England's Fitzpatrick takes temporary US PGA membership

Britain's Matthew Fitzpatrick has accepted a US PGA Tour special temporary membership with an eye to winning enough money to claim a full-season spot for the 2018-19 campaign.

England's Fitzpatrick takes temporary US PGA membership

Britain's Matthew Fitzpatrick has accepted a US PGA Tour special temporary membership with an eye to winning enough money to claim a full-season spot for the 2018-19 campaign.


06/21/2018 - 21:02

Fleetwood returns with a bump in Germany

Tommy Fleetwood's joy at finishing runner-up at the US Open last weekend came to an abrupt halt Thursday when he carded a two-over par 74 in the first round of the BMW International Open.

Fleetwood returns with a bump in Germany

Tommy Fleetwood's joy at finishing runner-up at the US Open last weekend came to an abrupt halt Thursday when he carded a two-over par 74 in the first round of the BMW International Open.


06/21/2018 - 20:55

I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic

Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn't one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this year.

I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic

Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn't one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this year.


06/21/2018 - 20:46

Mbappe savours 'dream come true' as France reach World Cup last 16

Kylian Mbappe said that playing at a World Cup was "a dream come true" after the teenager scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Peru to send France into the last 16 on Thursday.

Mbappe savours 'dream come true' as France reach World Cup last 16

Kylian Mbappe said that playing at a World Cup was "a dream come true" after the teenager scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Peru to send France into the last 16 on Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 20:46

Park leads top field in tuneup for women's golf major

Top-ranked Park In-bee of South Korea leads the world's top nine players into the LPGA's Northwest Arkansas Championship, final tuneup for next week's Women's PGA Championship.

Park leads top field in tuneup for women's golf major

Top-ranked Park In-bee of South Korea leads the world's top nine players into the LPGA's Northwest Arkansas Championship, final tuneup for next week's Women's PGA Championship.


06/21/2018 - 20:21

Only win over Peru now matters for Australia's Van Marwijk

Victory over Peru may come too late for Australia at this World Cup but Bert van Marwijk wants nothing less from his Socceroos in Sochi following the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday.

Only win over Peru now matters for Australia's Van Marwijk

Victory over Peru may come too late for Australia at this World Cup but Bert van Marwijk wants nothing less from his Socceroos in Sochi following the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 20:19

I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic

Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn't one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this year.

I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic

Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn't one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this year.

06/22/2018 - 05:19

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.


06/22/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".


06/22/2018 - 03:55

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.


06/22/2018 - 03:39

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.


06/22/2018 - 00:27

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 00:16

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"


06/21/2018 - 21:16

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.


06/21/2018 - 20:43

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 20:02

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.


06/21/2018 - 19:40

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.


06/21/2018 - 16:47

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically apocalyptic outdoor Paris show.

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically apocalyptic outdoor Paris show.


06/21/2018 - 15:58

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 09:20

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics.

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics.


06/21/2018 - 07:19

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Sitting humbly on the floor in his orange robes, the spiritual head of the biggest ashram in Rishikesh rejoices at how yoga has spread across the globe in the 50 years since The Beatles first visited the holy city.

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Sitting humbly on the floor in his orange robes, the spiritual head of the biggest ashram in Rishikesh rejoices at how yoga has spread across the globe in the 50 years since The Beatles first visited the holy city.


06/21/2018 - 05:17

Samal Yeslyamova: Cannes darling who 'plays it like it is'

Samal Yeslyamova almost burst into tears when she received a surprise award for best actress at the Cannes film festival last month.

Samal Yeslyamova: Cannes darling who 'plays it like it is'

Samal Yeslyamova almost burst into tears when she received a surprise award for best actress at the Cannes film festival last month.


06/20/2018 - 22:15

New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in hospital to give birth, her office said Thursday, handing over duties to her deputy ahead of the delivery.

New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in hospital to give birth, her office said Thursday, handing over duties to her deputy ahead of the delivery.


06/20/2018 - 20:54

Paul McCartney sees music as travelogue on new album

Paul McCartney on Wednesday announced his first album in five years, "Egypt Station," which he described as a kind of musical travelogue with each song exploring a new area.

Paul McCartney sees music as travelogue on new album

Paul McCartney on Wednesday announced his first album in five years, "Egypt Station," which he described as a kind of musical travelogue with each song exploring a new area.


06/20/2018 - 19:59

Clooneys open wallets as celebrities attack family separations

George Clooney and John Legend have sent hefty donations to charity and Bruce Springsteen interrupted his Broadway show to decry the border crisis as the entertainment world voiced outrage over the separation of migrant families at the US border.

Clooneys open wallets as celebrities attack family separations

George Clooney and John Legend have sent hefty donations to charity and Bruce Springsteen interrupted his Broadway show to decry the border crisis as the entertainment world voiced outrage over the separation of migrant families at the US border.


06/20/2018 - 18:59

Mozart manuscript fails to sell at Paris auction

The first draft of music Mozart wrote for the last act of his opera "The Marriage of Figaro" failed to find a buyer when it went under the hammer in Paris Wednesday.

Mozart manuscript fails to sell at Paris auction

The first draft of music Mozart wrote for the last act of his opera "The Marriage of Figaro" failed to find a buyer when it went under the hammer in Paris Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 18:40

Janet Jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an "intense" battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism.

Janet Jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an "intense" battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism.


06/20/2018 - 18:13

Disney boosts Fox bid to $71.3 bn to counter Comcast

Disney raised its offer for key assets of 21st Century Fox on Wednesday to $71.3 billion to counter a rival bid from Comcast in the latest move in a bidding war that could create a dominant player in the media-entertainment world.

Disney boosts Fox bid to $71.3 bn to counter Comcast

Disney raised its offer for key assets of 21st Century Fox on Wednesday to $71.3 billion to counter a rival bid from Comcast in the latest move in a bidding war that could create a dominant player in the media-entertainment world.


06/20/2018 - 17:28

In money and love, Boris Becker battles mounting woes

A controversy over Boris Becker's claim that he enjoys diplomatic status from the Central African Republic has added to the clouds hanging over the German ex-tennis star battling financial and marital woes.

In money and love, Boris Becker battles mounting woes

A controversy over Boris Becker's claim that he enjoys diplomatic status from the Central African Republic has added to the clouds hanging over the German ex-tennis star battling financial and marital woes.


06/20/2018 - 14:16

UK TV star Alan Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption "I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella".

UK TV star Alan Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption "I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella".


06/20/2018 - 10:01

Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online

A glamour blogger, a filmmaker and a tech mogul are competing to create a homegrown African rival to Netflix, but poor internet connections and intense competition are proving daunting obstacles.

Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online

A glamour blogger, a filmmaker and a tech mogul are competing to create a homegrown African rival to Netflix, but poor internet connections and intense competition are proving daunting obstacles.


06/20/2018 - 07:34

'The Catcher was a Spy': Moe Berg's double life as secret agent

Baseball pro Moe Berg wasn't much of a star in the diamond but he was an MVP in the theater of war, risking his life behind enemy lines as an Allied spy.

'The Catcher was a Spy': Moe Berg's double life as secret agent

Baseball pro Moe Berg wasn't much of a star in the diamond but he was an MVP in the theater of war, risking his life behind enemy lines as an Allied spy.


06/20/2018 - 05:58

Bilingual play brings Trumped-up Moliere to London

For the first time in the history of London's West End theatre district, a play is being staged in English and French -- Moliere's classic "Tartuffe", transposed into Donald Trump's United States.

Bilingual play brings Trumped-up Moliere to London

For the first time in the history of London's West End theatre district, a play is being staged in English and French -- Moliere's classic "Tartuffe", transposed into Donald Trump's United States.


06/20/2018 - 00:14

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake".

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake".

06/22/2018 - 05:22

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.


06/22/2018 - 01:32

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.


06/21/2018 - 22:00

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 21:07

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.


06/21/2018 - 20:44

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.


06/21/2018 - 10:48

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 08:46

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.


06/21/2018 - 05:22

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.


06/20/2018 - 21:47

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.


06/20/2018 - 20:57

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.


06/20/2018 - 19:19

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.


06/20/2018 - 06:11

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.


06/20/2018 - 05:55

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.


06/20/2018 - 00:31

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.


06/19/2018 - 23:14

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.


06/19/2018 - 13:41

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.


06/19/2018 - 12:18

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.


06/19/2018 - 08:24

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 05:48

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.


06/19/2018 - 05:20

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to use in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to freeze an embryo in the hope of one day having a second child.

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to use in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to freeze an embryo in the hope of one day having a second child.


06/19/2018 - 05:14

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.


06/19/2018 - 03:34

Trump wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.

Trump wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.


06/18/2018 - 17:23

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence.

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence.


06/18/2018 - 12:32

US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn  

Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.

US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn

 

Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.


06/18/2018 - 11:49

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.


06/18/2018 - 11:40

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, German prosecutors said Monday.

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, German prosecutors said Monday.

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