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01/20/2018 - 07:20

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.


01/20/2018 - 07:04

One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown

President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday with his government in shutdown, accusing Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands.

One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown

President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday with his government in shutdown, accusing Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands.


01/20/2018 - 06:50

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German backing, as Chancellor Angela Merkel gears up for a crucial vote on forming a new coalition government.

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German backing, as Chancellor Angela Merkel gears up for a crucial vote on forming a new coalition government.


01/20/2018 - 06:26

US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes

The US government officially shut down on Saturday, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, after lawmakers failed to agree a stop-gap spending deal.

US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes

The US government officially shut down on Saturday, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, after lawmakers failed to agree a stop-gap spending deal.


01/20/2018 - 06:18

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia.

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia.


01/20/2018 - 05:32

Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe's biggest jail on Friday, as a fresh assault by inmates on staff at a facility in Corsica fuelled demands for better security.

Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe's biggest jail on Friday, as a fresh assault by inmates on staff at a facility in Corsica fuelled demands for better security.


01/20/2018 - 05:32

Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.


01/20/2018 - 05:05

Germany 'must develop EU further' with France: minister

Berlin must work with Paris to improve and deepen the European Union, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged as his Social Democrats weigh renewing a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany 'must develop EU further' with France: minister

Berlin must work with Paris to improve and deepen the European Union, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged as his Social Democrats weigh renewing a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

01/20/2018 - 08:04

Raptors take care of Spurs at home

Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in over two years with a 86-83 victory on Friday.

Raptors take care of Spurs at home

Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in over two years with a 86-83 victory on Friday.


01/20/2018 - 08:04

Cycling: Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second to Richie Porte on Saturday's iconic stage to Willunga Hill.

Cycling: Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second to Richie Porte on Saturday's iconic stage to Willunga Hill.


01/20/2018 - 07:20

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory for the Hong Kong team as the city hosted the race for the first time.


01/20/2018 - 06:40

Drama-free Keys delighted to be under the radar

US Open finalist Madison Keys says she's happy not to be "the drama" after racing almost unnoticed into the second week of the Australian Open.

Drama-free Keys delighted to be under the radar

US Open finalist Madison Keys says she's happy not to be "the drama" after racing almost unnoticed into the second week of the Australian Open.


01/20/2018 - 06:18

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia.

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia.


01/20/2018 - 06:09

Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics.

Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics.


01/20/2018 - 04:41

American Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record on Friday at the Clemson Invitational track meet.

American Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record on Friday at the Clemson Invitational track meet.


01/20/2018 - 03:12

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses will try Saturday to resolve the devils in the details of the landmark pact.

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses will try Saturday to resolve the devils in the details of the landmark pact.

01/20/2018 - 08:14

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.


01/20/2018 - 07:58

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/20/2018 - 02:45

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.


01/20/2018 - 00:42

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.


01/19/2018 - 23:10

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.


01/19/2018 - 20:31

Global box office for French films doubles

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.

Global box office for French films doubles

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.


01/19/2018 - 20:19

Simone de Beauvoir's 'passionate' love letters sold

Film-maker Claude Lanzmann has sold 112 passionate love letters sent to him by the legendary French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, Christie's auction house said Friday.

Simone de Beauvoir's 'passionate' love letters sold

Film-maker Claude Lanzmann has sold 112 passionate love letters sent to him by the legendary French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, Christie's auction house said Friday.


01/19/2018 - 15:38

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling memoir "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling memoir "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.

01/20/2018 - 04:46

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.


01/20/2018 - 04:00

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.


01/19/2018 - 22:42

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.


01/19/2018 - 19:14

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.


01/19/2018 - 18:51

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.


01/19/2018 - 18:20

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 17:37

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.


01/19/2018 - 15:50

Hot air? Study finds bikram no healthier than other yoga

Practiced in rooms heated to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), bikram yoga is no better for your health than other, cooler forms of the ancient discipline, scientists said on Friday.

Hot air? Study finds bikram no healthier than other yoga

Practiced in rooms heated to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), bikram yoga is no better for your health than other, cooler forms of the ancient discipline, scientists said on Friday.

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