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04/20/2018 - 14:05

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station were evacuated on Friday to allow disposal experts to defuse an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station were evacuated on Friday to allow disposal experts to defuse an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site.


04/20/2018 - 13:50

General Electric reports $1.2 bn loss in 1Q; reaffirms outlook

General Electric reported a $1.2 billion loss in the first quarter Friday following a large legal charge, but shares surged after operating profits topped analyst expectations.

General Electric reports $1.2 bn loss in 1Q; reaffirms outlook

General Electric reported a $1.2 billion loss in the first quarter Friday following a large legal charge, but shares surged after operating profits topped analyst expectations.


04/20/2018 - 13:29

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title.

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title.


04/20/2018 - 13:12

Basque separatists ETA apologise in step to disbandment

Basque separatist group ETA asked forgiveness from its victims for the first time Friday for the "pain" caused by its decades-long campaign of violence, in a penultimate step towards disbandment.

Basque separatist group ETA asked forgiveness from its victims for the first time Friday for the "pain" caused by its decades-long campaign of violence, in a penultimate step towards disbandment.


04/20/2018 - 12:26

Amorous couples, sex workers whipped in Indonesia's Aceh

A group of amorous couples and accused sex workers were publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia's Aceh Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors.

Amorous couples, sex workers whipped in Indonesia's Aceh

A group of amorous couples and accused sex workers were publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia's Aceh Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors.


04/20/2018 - 11:43

Driving high: US cops prepare for crackdown on 'weed day'

Pot may be legal in eight US states and the capital, but tokers getting behind the wheel on a national weed appreciation day could be in for a downer as police forces crack down on intoxicated drivers.

Driving high: US cops prepare for crackdown on 'weed day'

Pot may be legal in eight US states and the capital, but tokers getting behind the wheel on a national weed appreciation day could be in for a downer as police forces crack down on intoxicated drivers.


04/20/2018 - 11:34

S.Africa riots force new president to hurry home

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested.

S.Africa riots force new president to hurry home

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested.


04/20/2018 - 11:24

Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season

Arsene Wenger will bring his 22-year stay in charge of Arsenal to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday.

Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season

Arsene Wenger will bring his 22-year stay in charge of Arsenal to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday.


04/20/2018 - 11:03

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.


04/20/2018 - 10:07

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul's presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders: Seoul

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul's presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.


04/20/2018 - 09:51

King renames Swaziland as 'eSwatini'

The king of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.

King renames Swaziland as 'eSwatini'

The king of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.


04/20/2018 - 08:53

Indian YouTube singer has tearful reunion after 40 years

An Indian man missing for 40 years has had an emotional reunion with his family after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Bollywood song went viral.

Indian YouTube singer has tearful reunion after 40 years

An Indian man missing for 40 years has had an emotional reunion with his family after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Bollywood song went viral.


04/20/2018 - 08:12

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.


04/20/2018 - 08:06

'You make a mistake, you die': Daring but deadly world of freestyle motocross

"It's crazy what we do, there's no limit. If you make a mistake, you can die."

'You make a mistake, you die': Daring but deadly world of freestyle motocross

"It's crazy what we do, there's no limit. If you make a mistake, you can die."


04/20/2018 - 07:35

China's ZTE vows to fight US supplier ban

Chinese telecom giant ZTE vowed on Friday to fight back against a US order banning it from purchasing and using US technology for seven years, a move that has angered Beijing.

China's ZTE vows to fight US supplier ban

Chinese telecom giant ZTE vowed on Friday to fight back against a US order banning it from purchasing and using US technology for seven years, a move that has angered Beijing.


04/20/2018 - 05:52

Comey memos show Trump obsessed with Russia probe

US President Donald Trump repeatedly complained to FBI director James Comey in early 2017 that the Russia meddling investigation was a cloud over his young administration, weeks before firing him, leaked memorandums showed Thursday.

Comey memos show Trump obsessed with Russia probe

US President Donald Trump repeatedly complained to FBI director James Comey in early 2017 that the Russia meddling investigation was a cloud over his young administration, weeks before firing him, leaked memorandums showed Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 05:41

Greyhound racing in Florida may be on its last legs

Six lean greyhounds in racing colors sprint wildly around a parched track in sun-baked central Florida.

Greyhound racing in Florida may be on its last legs

Six lean greyhounds in racing colors sprint wildly around a parched track in sun-baked central Florida.


04/20/2018 - 04:49

Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 04:49

Asian push to crack down on 'fake news' sparks alarm

Inflammatory stories masquerading as real news pose a particularly toxic threat in Asian countries with long-standing religious and ethnic divides, but promises by some regional leaders to tackle the problem carry equal menace.

Asian push to crack down on 'fake news' sparks alarm

Inflammatory stories masquerading as real news pose a particularly toxic threat in Asian countries with long-standing religious and ethnic divides, but promises by some regional leaders to tackle the problem carry equal menace.


04/20/2018 - 04:32

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday became the country's first leader in nearly 60 years who is not named Castro, pledging continuity for the Caribbean island during the historic transition of power.

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday became the country's first leader in nearly 60 years who is not named Castro, pledging continuity for the Caribbean island during the historic transition of power.


04/20/2018 - 04:32

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

The planned disposal of an unexploded World War II bomb Friday will force a mass evacuation around Berlin's central railway station and likely spark transport chaos in the German capital.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

The planned disposal of an unexploded World War II bomb Friday will force a mass evacuation around Berlin's central railway station and likely spark transport chaos in the German capital.


04/20/2018 - 03:42

AMP CEO resigns amid deepening banking scandal

The CEO of Australian finance company AMP resigned suddenly on Friday after revelations of widespread abuses by the firm, including charging thousands of customers for services never received.

AMP CEO resigns amid deepening banking scandal

The CEO of Australian finance company AMP resigned suddenly on Friday after revelations of widespread abuses by the firm, including charging thousands of customers for services never received.


04/20/2018 - 03:39

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 03:04

US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.

US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 02:26

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.


04/20/2018 - 02:12

AT&T chief says merger would boost value of Time Warner

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson on Thursday defended his company's planned mega-merger with Time Warner, arguing in court that the combination would enhance the value of the media-entertainment giant in a sector being roiled by Big Tech.

AT&T chief says merger would boost value of Time Warner

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson on Thursday defended his company's planned mega-merger with Time Warner, arguing in court that the combination would enhance the value of the media-entertainment giant in a sector being roiled by Big Tech.


04/20/2018 - 02:07

Half a billion pounds: Report reveals record Premier League club profits

English Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits last season, according to a report published Friday by financial consultants Deloitte.

Half a billion pounds: Report reveals record Premier League club profits

English Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits last season, according to a report published Friday by financial consultants Deloitte.


04/19/2018 - 23:13

Lance Armstrong to pay $5m settlement in US fraud case: lawyer

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle his looming federal fraud case stemming from his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, his lawyers confirmed Thursday.

Lance Armstrong to pay $5m settlement in US fraud case: lawyer

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle his looming federal fraud case stemming from his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, his lawyers confirmed Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 22:26

Extending Greece loan program 'out of the question': EU's Moscovici

The European Union has no plans to extend Greece's financing program beyond the planned August end date, EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Thursday.

Extending Greece loan program 'out of the question': EU's Moscovici

The European Union has no plans to extend Greece's financing program beyond the planned August end date, EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 21:58

Falling numbers at French anti-Macron protests

Striking rail workers, civil servants and students demonstrated across France on Thursday against Emmanuel Macron's public sector reforms but in markedly lower numbers than a month ago as unions struggle to rally the president's opponents.

Falling numbers at French anti-Macron protests

Striking rail workers, civil servants and students demonstrated across France on Thursday against Emmanuel Macron's public sector reforms but in markedly lower numbers than a month ago as unions struggle to rally the president's opponents.


04/19/2018 - 21:46

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

Two years after Prince's death, prosecutors said Thursday they would not file any criminal charges as they could not determine how the pop icon obtained the counterfeit painkillers that killed him.

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

Two years after Prince's death, prosecutors said Thursday they would not file any criminal charges as they could not determine how the pop icon obtained the counterfeit painkillers that killed him.


04/19/2018 - 19:05

US, Russian nuclear shift as dangerous as NKorean threat: campaigners

A recent shift in nuclear weapons policies in the United States and Russia, involving upgrades, modernisation and growing arsenals is as dangerous as North Korea's nuclear threat, campaigners warned Thursday.

US, Russian nuclear shift as dangerous as NKorean threat: campaigners

A recent shift in nuclear weapons policies in the United States and Russia, involving upgrades, modernisation and growing arsenals is as dangerous as North Korea's nuclear threat, campaigners warned Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 17:05

Italy ramps up search for Mafia godfather after dawn busts

Italian police arrested the closest aides of Cosa Nostra kingpin Matteo Messina Denaro on Thursday, clamping down on a tightknit, family-run clan which has kept the mobster safely hidden over a quarter of a century on the run.

Italy ramps up search for Mafia godfather after dawn busts

Italian police arrested the closest aides of Cosa Nostra kingpin Matteo Messina Denaro on Thursday, clamping down on a tightknit, family-run clan which has kept the mobster safely hidden over a quarter of a century on the run.


04/19/2018 - 15:41

IMF's Lagarde warns against harming trade, investment

Governments must take care, even when there are disagreements, to avoid harming trade and investment which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

IMF's Lagarde warns against harming trade, investment

Governments must take care, even when there are disagreements, to avoid harming trade and investment which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 12:06

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.


04/19/2018 - 12:01

S. Korea's Moon: a peace treaty 'must be pursued'

A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War "must be pursued", South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North.

S. Korea's Moon: a peace treaty 'must be pursued'

A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War "must be pursued", South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North.


04/19/2018 - 11:41

Nigeria police recover stolen Senate mace under flyover

Nigerian police said on Thursday they had recovered the ceremonial mace -- the parliamentary symbol of authority -- under a flyover after it was stolen from the Senate.

Nigeria police recover stolen Senate mace under flyover

Nigerian police said on Thursday they had recovered the ceremonial mace -- the parliamentary symbol of authority -- under a flyover after it was stolen from the Senate.


04/19/2018 - 11:41

Truce village or European capital? Possible Trump-Kim summit venues

US President Donald Trump says that five locations are under consideration for his expected meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea.

Truce village or European capital? Possible Trump-Kim summit venues

US President Donald Trump says that five locations are under consideration for his expected meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea.


04/19/2018 - 10:35

S. Korea's Moon: a peace treaty 'must be pursued'

A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War "must be pursued", South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit next week with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North.

S. Korea's Moon: a peace treaty 'must be pursued'

A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War "must be pursued", South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit next week with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North.


04/19/2018 - 09:06

Dr. Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis: study

Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom Asperger's syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with the Nazi euthanasia programme, according to a new study published Thursday.

Dr. Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis: study

Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom Asperger's syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with the Nazi euthanasia programme, according to a new study published Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 08:55

Fox rejected an offer from Comcast before Disney buyout: filing

Media giant 21st Century Fox, which was sold to Disney in December, rejected a higher buyout offer from Comcast over fears of regulatory risks, a filing showed Wednesday.

Fox rejected an offer from Comcast before Disney buyout: filing

Media giant 21st Century Fox, which was sold to Disney in December, rejected a higher buyout offer from Comcast over fears of regulatory risks, a filing showed Wednesday.


04/19/2018 - 08:50

China targets US, EU with rubber trade case

China announced on Thursday it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber imported from the United States, the European Union and Singapore.

China targets US, EU with rubber trade case

China announced on Thursday it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber imported from the United States, the European Union and Singapore.


04/19/2018 - 08:42

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest.


04/19/2018 - 07:58

Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un would go ahead -- but warned he was not afraid to walk away if the meeting appears unlikely to be "fruitful."

Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un would go ahead -- but warned he was not afraid to walk away if the meeting appears unlikely to be "fruitful."


04/19/2018 - 06:55

All Blacks past and present slam Folau anti-gay comments

All Black halfback TJ Perenara has become the highest-profile rugby player to condemn Wallaby Israel Folau's anti-gay comments, with New Zealand legend Michael Jones also saying he disagreed with the Australian player's stance.

All Blacks past and present slam Folau anti-gay comments

All Black halfback TJ Perenara has become the highest-profile rugby player to condemn Wallaby Israel Folau's anti-gay comments, with New Zealand legend Michael Jones also saying he disagreed with the Australian player's stance.


04/19/2018 - 06:03

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus, after a reconnaissance mission came under fire.

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus, after a reconnaissance mission came under fire.


04/19/2018 - 05:18

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest.


04/19/2018 - 04:53

Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising

Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising

Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.


04/19/2018 - 04:08

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.


04/19/2018 - 03:11

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 02:57

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.


04/19/2018 - 02:55

Amazon Prime service tops 100 million paid subscribers

The ranks of people subscribing to Amazon Prime service for speedy delivery of purchases and streamed television has topped 100 million, the company's chief Jeff Bezos said Wednesday in an annual letter.

Amazon Prime service tops 100 million paid subscribers

The ranks of people subscribing to Amazon Prime service for speedy delivery of purchases and streamed television has topped 100 million, the company's chief Jeff Bezos said Wednesday in an annual letter.


04/19/2018 - 02:27

United give Mourinho selection dilemma ahead of Spurs semi

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.

United give Mourinho selection dilemma ahead of Spurs semi

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.


04/19/2018 - 02:11

Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.

Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.


04/19/2018 - 01:56

'Outpouring of love' as America mourns Barbara Bush

Former president George H.W. Bush thanked fellow Americans Wednesday for their "outpouring of love" following the loss of his wife of seven decades, Barbara, saying the tributes flowing in for the one-time first lady were "lifting us all up."

'Outpouring of love' as America mourns Barbara Bush

Former president George H.W. Bush thanked fellow Americans Wednesday for their "outpouring of love" following the loss of his wife of seven decades, Barbara, saying the tributes flowing in for the one-time first lady were "lifting us all up."


04/19/2018 - 01:06

Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace'

US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits.

Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace'

US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits.


04/18/2018 - 23:59

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month's poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy.

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month's poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy.


04/18/2018 - 21:41

Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, bringing the polls forward by a year-and-a-half to accelerate the transition to a new system critics fear will lead to one-man rule.

Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, bringing the polls forward by a year-and-a-half to accelerate the transition to a new system critics fear will lead to one-man rule.


04/18/2018 - 20:30

'Artificial mole' could warn of cancer: study

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday.

'Artificial mole' could warn of cancer: study

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 20:19

US businesses, farmers worried by China trade spat: Fed

Despite continued economic growth, US businesses and farmers are increasingly concerned about the trade spat with China which already has pushed prices higher, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.

US businesses, farmers worried by China trade spat: Fed

Despite continued economic growth, US businesses and farmers are increasingly concerned about the trade spat with China which already has pushed prices higher, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 18:50

Macron faces spreading student protests, rail strikes

President Emmanuel Macron faced booing from hostile railway workers Wednesday while touring a town in eastern France, as spreading student protests and a fourth round of crippling train strikes in a month piled on the pressure.

Macron faces spreading student protests, rail strikes

President Emmanuel Macron faced booing from hostile railway workers Wednesday while touring a town in eastern France, as spreading student protests and a fourth round of crippling train strikes in a month piled on the pressure.


04/18/2018 - 18:10

Pilot hailed as 'American hero' for landing stricken jet

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two.

Pilot hailed as 'American hero' for landing stricken jet

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two.


04/18/2018 - 15:10

Quebec wary of bitcoin gold rush

At the site of a former cocoa factory in Canada's Quebec province, tiny holes punctured in the walls of a warehouse allow fresh air to cool thousands of whirring processors connected by a tangle of wires.

Quebec wary of bitcoin gold rush

At the site of a former cocoa factory in Canada's Quebec province, tiny holes punctured in the walls of a warehouse allow fresh air to cool thousands of whirring processors connected by a tangle of wires.


04/18/2018 - 13:30

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.


04/18/2018 - 13:27

German police smash Thai forced prostitution ring in 'biggest' raids

German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution.

German police smash Thai forced prostitution ring in 'biggest' raids

German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution.


04/18/2018 - 12:56

De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 12:52

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.


04/18/2018 - 12:05

Russia says to probe Facebook after Telegram crackdown

Russia's telecoms watchdog plans to probe Facebook before the end of the year after blocking access in the country to the popular messaging app Telegram, its head said on Wednesday.

Russia says to probe Facebook after Telegram crackdown

Russia's telecoms watchdog plans to probe Facebook before the end of the year after blocking access in the country to the popular messaging app Telegram, its head said on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 11:05

Seoul to seek deal on formally ending war with N. Korea

South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials said Wednesday.

Seoul to seek deal on formally ending war with N. Korea

South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 10:59

China manufacturing firms plunge on foreign ownership plan

Shares in top Chinese manufacturing companies plunged Wednesday after Beijing announced plans to phase out ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms.

China manufacturing firms plunge on foreign ownership plan

Shares in top Chinese manufacturing companies plunged Wednesday after Beijing announced plans to phase out ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms.


04/18/2018 - 10:31

'I can't be illegal!': Windrush Britons haunted by deportation threat

Half a century after emigrating to Britain, Anthony Bryan decided it was time to go abroad. But the decision set off a bureaucratic nightmare that saw him lose his job, detained twice and almost deported to Jamaica.

'I can't be illegal!': Windrush Britons haunted by deportation threat

Half a century after emigrating to Britain, Anthony Bryan decided it was time to go abroad. But the decision set off a bureaucratic nightmare that saw him lose his job, detained twice and almost deported to Jamaica.


04/18/2018 - 09:33

Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran "does not intend any aggression" against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence.

Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran "does not intend any aggression" against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence.


04/18/2018 - 08:08

Korea peace talks on agenda as reports say CIA chief met North's Kim

President Donald Trump gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the Korean War in a series of diplomatic revelations Tuesday, as reports said CIA director Mike Pompeo had met Kim Jong Un on a secret visit to Pyongyang.

Korea peace talks on agenda as reports say CIA chief met North's Kim

President Donald Trump gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the Korean War in a series of diplomatic revelations Tuesday, as reports said CIA director Mike Pompeo had met Kim Jong Un on a secret visit to Pyongyang.


04/18/2018 - 06:02

Kremlin's earnings list gives glimpse of officials' wealth

The Kremlin's annual list of Russian officials' earnings has provided an outline of the richest names in government, even as the true wealth of many big-hitters remains opaque.

Kremlin's earnings list gives glimpse of officials' wealth

The Kremlin's annual list of Russian officials' earnings has provided an outline of the richest names in government, even as the true wealth of many big-hitters remains opaque.


04/18/2018 - 06:00

Kane strikes, but Spurs held by Brighton

Harry Kane stepped up his bid to win the Premier League's golden boot as Tottenham warmed up for the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday.

Kane strikes, but Spurs held by Brighton

Harry Kane stepped up his bid to win the Premier League's golden boot as Tottenham warmed up for the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday.


04/18/2018 - 06:00

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia

An elite global surfing championship in west Australia was cancelled Wednesday after two shark attacks near the event, organisers said.

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia

An elite global surfing championship in west Australia was cancelled Wednesday after two shark attacks near the event, organisers said.


04/18/2018 - 04:19

Germany hits brakes on Macron's European dreams

French President Emmanuel Macron's vision for a stronger European Union may be in tatters as a growing rift emerges with Germany on everything from defence to his plans for deeper eurozone integration.

Germany hits brakes on Macron's European dreams

French President Emmanuel Macron's vision for a stronger European Union may be in tatters as a growing rift emerges with Germany on everything from defence to his plans for deeper eurozone integration.


04/18/2018 - 02:52

Starbucks to shut US stores for 'racial-bias education'

Starbucks will close stores and corporate offices across the United States on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education," the company announced Tuesday, following outrage over the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes.

Starbucks to shut US stores for 'racial-bias education'

Starbucks will close stores and corporate offices across the United States on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education," the company announced Tuesday, following outrage over the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes.


04/18/2018 - 02:28

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92: family

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering widespread tributes for the matriarch of a Republican family that served at the top of American politics.

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92: family

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering widespread tributes for the matriarch of a Republican family that served at the top of American politics.


04/18/2018 - 02:15

Barbara Bush: America's 'First grandmother'

Barbara Bush cast herself as an enthralled spectator of her husband's rise to the presidency, but once in the White House, it was America's "First Grandmother" who stole the public's heart.

Barbara Bush: America's 'First grandmother'

Barbara Bush cast herself as an enthralled spectator of her husband's rise to the presidency, but once in the White House, it was America's "First Grandmother" who stole the public's heart.


04/18/2018 - 01:35

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

International investigators on Tuesday were awaiting the green light from a UN security team to begin work in a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after delays and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

International investigators on Tuesday were awaiting the green light from a UN security team to begin work in a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after delays and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.


04/17/2018 - 22:05

Trump gives 'blessing' to Korea peace treaty talks

US President Donald Trump gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the war on the Korean peninsula Tuesday, setting the stage for a major diplomatic breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits.

Trump gives 'blessing' to Korea peace treaty talks

US President Donald Trump gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the war on the Korean peninsula Tuesday, setting the stage for a major diplomatic breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits.


04/17/2018 - 21:49

Anti-gay laws are 'wrong', British PM tells ex-colonies

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told former colonies anti-gay laws once imposed by her country "were wrong then, and they are wrong now".

Anti-gay laws are 'wrong', British PM tells ex-colonies

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told former colonies anti-gay laws once imposed by her country "were wrong then, and they are wrong now".


04/17/2018 - 20:54

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list.

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list.


04/17/2018 - 19:40

Tens of thousands rally in Armenia as ex-president elected PM

Tens of thousands rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after ex-president Serzh Sarkisian was elected prime minister by the country's parliament despite several days of protests, an AFP journalist reported from the scene.

Tens of thousands rally in Armenia as ex-president elected PM

Tens of thousands rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after ex-president Serzh Sarkisian was elected prime minister by the country's parliament despite several days of protests, an AFP journalist reported from the scene.


04/17/2018 - 19:23

Albania, Macedonia backed for EU membership talks

The EU on Tuesday backed the opening of formal membership talks with Albania and Macedonia as the bloc looks to expand into the Balkans and grow for the first time in years.

Albania, Macedonia backed for EU membership talks

The EU on Tuesday backed the opening of formal membership talks with Albania and Macedonia as the bloc looks to expand into the Balkans and grow for the first time in years.


04/17/2018 - 18:19

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.


04/17/2018 - 17:14

Chelsea's Alonso charged with violent conduct by FA

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident during the Premier League match against relegation-threatened Southampton.

Chelsea's Alonso charged with violent conduct by FA

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident during the Premier League match against relegation-threatened Southampton.


04/17/2018 - 16:34

Model claiming Trump secrets blames US for Thai prosecution

A Belarusian model detained in Thailand changed tack and hurled accusations at the United States on Tuesday, the latest twist in a case that first grabbed headlines after she made cryptic offers to reveal secrets about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

Model claiming Trump secrets blames US for Thai prosecution

A Belarusian model detained in Thailand changed tack and hurled accusations at the United States on Tuesday, the latest twist in a case that first grabbed headlines after she made cryptic offers to reveal secrets about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.


04/17/2018 - 15:05

British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.

British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.


04/17/2018 - 15:03

China to relax foreign ownership limits on cars, other industries

China announced Tuesday a timeline to open up its manufacturing sector including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms -- addressing a contentious issue in its trade dispute with the United States.

China to relax foreign ownership limits on cars, other industries

China announced Tuesday a timeline to open up its manufacturing sector including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms -- addressing a contentious issue in its trade dispute with the United States.


04/17/2018 - 14:08

France says Syria attack evidence 'highly likely' to 'disappear'

The French government said Tuesday that it was "highly likely" evidence would "disappear" from the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria before weapons experts arrive in the area.

France says Syria attack evidence 'highly likely' to 'disappear'

The French government said Tuesday that it was "highly likely" evidence would "disappear" from the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria before weapons experts arrive in the area.


04/17/2018 - 11:07

China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers

China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access for their companies in the world's biggest car market.

China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers

China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access for their companies in the world's biggest car market.


04/17/2018 - 09:43

Japan to trial 'world's first urine test' to spot cancer

A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world's first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease.

Japan to trial 'world's first urine test' to spot cancer

A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world's first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease.


04/17/2018 - 08:17

Folau escapes sanctions for anti-gay post, says he could quit rugby

Rugby Australia said Tuesday it would not sanction Israel Folau for controversial anti-gay comments posted on social media as the Wallabies superstar revealed he was willing to walk away from the sport over his religious beliefs.

Folau escapes sanctions for anti-gay post, says he could quit rugby

Rugby Australia said Tuesday it would not sanction Israel Folau for controversial anti-gay comments posted on social media as the Wallabies superstar revealed he was willing to walk away from the sport over his religious beliefs.


04/17/2018 - 07:24

France's Macron to push EU lawmakers on reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday address the European Parliament for the first time in a bid to shore up support for his ambitious plans for post-Brexit reforms of the EU.

France's Macron to push EU lawmakers on reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday address the European Parliament for the first time in a bid to shore up support for his ambitious plans for post-Brexit reforms of the EU.


04/17/2018 - 07:23

'The man with three faces' has second transplant

Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new soubriquet "the man with three faces".

'The man with three faces' has second transplant

Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new soubriquet "the man with three faces".


04/17/2018 - 07:09

China growth beats forecasts in face of trade row, financial risk

China's economy grew more than expected in the first quarter as it withstood headwinds from Beijing's fight against financial risk and pollution, and trade tensions with the United States.

China growth beats forecasts in face of trade row, financial risk

China's economy grew more than expected in the first quarter as it withstood headwinds from Beijing's fight against financial risk and pollution, and trade tensions with the United States.


04/17/2018 - 07:06

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.


04/17/2018 - 05:43

For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life

Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling night and Kala Pehlwan is ready to fight.

For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life

Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling night and Kala Pehlwan is ready to fight.

04/20/2018 - 13:58

Arsene Wenger to step down - who's saying what

Premier League managers and former players showered praise on Arsene Wenger on Friday after the Frenchman announced he was stepping down from the Arsenal hotseat at the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger to step down - who's saying what

Premier League managers and former players showered praise on Arsene Wenger on Friday after the Frenchman announced he was stepping down from the Arsenal hotseat at the end of the season.


04/20/2018 - 13:41

Dimitrov sees off Goffin to reach Monte Carlo semi-finals

Grigor Dimitrov benefited from a second-set collapse by David Goffin on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals for the first time with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) victory.

Dimitrov sees off Goffin to reach Monte Carlo semi-finals

Grigor Dimitrov benefited from a second-set collapse by David Goffin on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals for the first time with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) victory.


04/20/2018 - 13:39

Football: Ten Arsene Wenger quotes

AFP Sport picks out ten Arsene Wenger quotes after the 68-year-old Frenchman announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge:

Football: Ten Arsene Wenger quotes

AFP Sport picks out ten Arsene Wenger quotes after the 68-year-old Frenchman announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge:


04/20/2018 - 13:29

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title.

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title.


04/20/2018 - 13:24

Lance Armstrong settles case and appears settled and at peace

Ruthless, relentless and manipulative in his days as the godfather of the Tour de France peloton, Lance Armstrong, insisted that he is at peace as he settled a law suit.

Lance Armstrong settles case and  appears settled and at peace

Ruthless, relentless and manipulative in his days as the godfather of the Tour de France peloton, Lance Armstrong, insisted that he is at peace as he settled a law suit.


04/20/2018 - 11:51

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay at end of season

Arsene Wenger will finally bring his 22-year stay as Arsenal manager to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday.

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay at end of season

Arsene Wenger will finally bring his 22-year stay as Arsenal manager to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday.


04/20/2018 - 09:35

Embiid shines in playoff debut, Blazers on the brink

Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut as the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Miami Heat 128-108 to grab a 2-1 lead in their first round playoff series.

Embiid shines in playoff debut, Blazers on the brink

Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut as the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Miami Heat 128-108 to grab a 2-1 lead in their first round playoff series.


04/20/2018 - 08:16

Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.

Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.


04/20/2018 - 08:06

'You make a mistake, you die': Daring but deadly world of freestyle motocross

"It's crazy what we do, there's no limit. If you make a mistake, you can die."

'You make a mistake, you die': Daring but deadly world of freestyle motocross

"It's crazy what we do, there's no limit. If you make a mistake, you can die."


04/20/2018 - 04:59

Shields seeks New Zealand release to play for England

Wellington Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has asked New Zealand Rugby for permission to play for England in South Africa later this year, chief executive Steve Tew said Friday.

Shields seeks New Zealand release to play for England

Wellington Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has asked New Zealand Rugby for permission to play for England in South Africa later this year, chief executive Steve Tew said Friday.


04/20/2018 - 04:49

Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 04:48

No room for error as Barca face Sevilla in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona and Sevilla will know the success of their respective seasons is on the line when they go head to head in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.

No room for error as Barca face Sevilla in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona and Sevilla will know the success of their respective seasons is on the line when they go head to head in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.


04/20/2018 - 02:07

Half a billion pounds: Report reveals record Premier League club profits

English Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits last season, according to a report published Friday by financial consultants Deloitte.

Half a billion pounds: Report reveals record Premier League club profits

English Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits last season, according to a report published Friday by financial consultants Deloitte.


04/19/2018 - 23:51

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.


04/19/2018 - 23:35

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.


04/19/2018 - 23:32

Chelsea keep Champions League hopes alive at Burnley

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended misfiring striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard missing a host of chances in a 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday.

Chelsea keep Champions League hopes alive at Burnley

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended misfiring striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard missing a host of chances in a 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 23:12

Lance Armstrong to pay $5m settlement in US fraud case: lawyer

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle his looming federal fraud case stemming from his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, his lawyers confirmed Thursday.

Lance Armstrong to pay $5m settlement in US fraud case: lawyer

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle his looming federal fraud case stemming from his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, his lawyers confirmed Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 22:58

Besiktas coach wounded by projectile, derby abandoned

Senol Gunes, the coach of Turkish top flight side Besiktas, was hospitalised on Thursday after being hit on the head by a projectile apparently thrown from the crowd in an away game at arch Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce.

Besiktas coach wounded by projectile, derby abandoned

Senol Gunes, the coach of Turkish top flight side Besiktas, was hospitalised on Thursday after being hit on the head by a projectile apparently thrown from the crowd in an away game at arch Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce.


04/19/2018 - 22:01

Amazon seals five-year deal for UK, Irish rights to US Open

The US Open will become the first Grand Slam tournament to be broadcast solely online in the United Kingdom and Ireland after E-commerce giants Amazon signed a five-year deal for rights to the tournament on Thursday.

Amazon seals five-year deal for UK, Irish rights to US Open

The US Open will become the first Grand Slam tournament to be broadcast solely online in the United Kingdom and Ireland after E-commerce giants Amazon signed a five-year deal for rights to the tournament on Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 21:50

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid's fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.


04/19/2018 - 21:39

Soaring temperature sees Cheltenham horse race abandoned

A horse race over jumps at one of England's leading courses was called off on Thursday as large parts of Britain sweltered under unseasonably high temperatures.

Soaring temperature sees Cheltenham horse race abandoned

A horse race over jumps at one of England's leading courses was called off on Thursday as large parts of Britain sweltered under unseasonably high temperatures.


04/19/2018 - 21:24

Marquez eyes sixth win in Austin MotoGP after Rossi scrap

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez insisted Thursday he harbours no ill-feeling towards Valentino Rossi as the pair prepare to do battle once again at this weekend's Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

Marquez eyes sixth win in Austin MotoGP after Rossi scrap

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez insisted Thursday he harbours no ill-feeling towards Valentino Rossi as the pair prepare to do battle once again at this weekend's Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.


04/19/2018 - 19:44

Nadal wins to set up 'difficult' Thiem quarter-final clash in Monaco

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday to set up a "difficult" Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after the Austrian stunned Novak Djokovic.

Nadal wins to set up 'difficult' Thiem quarter-final clash in Monaco

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday to set up a "difficult" Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after the Austrian stunned Novak Djokovic.


04/19/2018 - 19:35

Joshua inspiring Khan ahead of British return

Amir Khan is looking forward to riding the wave of interest in British boxing generated by the likes of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he fights in the UK for the first time in five years.

Joshua inspiring Khan ahead of British return

Amir Khan is looking forward to riding the wave of interest in British boxing generated by the likes of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he fights in the UK for the first time in five years.


04/19/2018 - 19:31

Djokovic confident he can get back to highest level

Novak Djokovic said on Thursday that he believes he will return to the top of world tennis after continuing his injury comeback with a third-round defeat by Dominic Thiem in Monte Carlo.

Djokovic confident he can get back to highest level

Novak Djokovic said on Thursday that he believes he will return to the top of world tennis after continuing his injury comeback with a third-round defeat by Dominic Thiem in Monte Carlo.


04/19/2018 - 18:58

Seahawks, Raiders kick off London NFL series

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders will kick off the NFL's London series games at Tottenham's new stadium on October 14, the league confirmed Thursday.

Seahawks, Raiders kick off London NFL series

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders will kick off the NFL's London series games at Tottenham's new stadium on October 14, the league confirmed Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 18:55

Carrick 'depressed' by playing for England

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed he brought his international career to a premature end because tournament duty with England was making him "depressed."

Carrick 'depressed' by playing for England

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed he brought his international career to a premature end because tournament duty with England was making him "depressed."


04/19/2018 - 18:41

Everton fans' survey a PR disaster, complains Allardyce

Everton manager Sam Allardyce dismissed a survey sent to fans asking to grade his performance out of 10 as a mistake on the part of the club's marketing director, who doesn't "understand" how football works.

Everton fans' survey a PR disaster, complains Allardyce

Everton manager Sam Allardyce dismissed a survey sent to fans asking to grade his performance out of 10 as a mistake on the part of the club's marketing director, who doesn't "understand" how football works.


04/19/2018 - 18:35

Joseph adds to Jones headaches for South Africa tour

Jonathan Joseph will miss England's challenging tour of South Africa, delivering a serious blow to head coach Eddie Jones, his Premiership club Bath announced on Thursday.

Joseph adds to Jones headaches for South Africa tour

Jonathan Joseph will miss England's challenging tour of South Africa, delivering a serious blow to head coach Eddie Jones, his Premiership club Bath announced on Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 18:02

Solo Sanchez break seals Alps win as Pinot holds lead

Luis Leon Sanchez of Astana launched a trademark late break to win stage four of the Tour of the Alps on Thursday as French climber Thibaut Pinot kept the overall lead.

Solo Sanchez break seals Alps win as Pinot holds lead

Luis Leon Sanchez of Astana launched a trademark late break to win stage four of the Tour of the Alps on Thursday as French climber Thibaut Pinot kept the overall lead.


04/19/2018 - 18:01

Nadal sees off Khachanov to reach Monte Carlo last eight

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday to set up a Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem.

Nadal sees off Khachanov to reach Monte Carlo last eight

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday to set up a Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem.


04/19/2018 - 17:06

Guardiola thanks City players and staff for 'amazing' season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed his gratitude to his players and members of the club's staff for winning the Premier League title.

Guardiola thanks City players and staff for 'amazing' season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed his gratitude to his players and members of the club's staff for winning the Premier League title.


04/19/2018 - 16:26

Thiem stuns Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round on Thursday, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael Nadal.

Thiem stuns Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round on Thursday, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael Nadal.


04/19/2018 - 16:17

English cricket plans new 100 balls a side tournament

The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020.

English cricket plans new 100 balls a side tournament

The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020.


04/19/2018 - 16:14

Djokovic stunned by Thiem in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round on Thursday, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic stunned by Thiem in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters by an inspired Dominic Thiem in the third round on Thursday, with the Austrian fifth seed progressing to a possible quarter-final with Rafael Nadal.


04/19/2018 - 16:02

Pochettino says FA Cup win would not change Spurs

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says winning the FA Cup would not change the club even though it would end a decade without a major trophy.

Pochettino says FA Cup win would not change Spurs

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says winning the FA Cup would not change the club even though it would end a decade without a major trophy.


04/19/2018 - 15:16

Conflict looms in South African cricket

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the country's cricketers appeared to be headed for conflict on Thursday, just 11 days before the expiry of a four-year agreement between officials and players.

Conflict looms in South African cricket

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the country's cricketers appeared to be headed for conflict on Thursday, just 11 days before the expiry of a four-year agreement between officials and players.


04/19/2018 - 15:07

Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo injured, Cilic into quarters

Canadian Milos Raonic pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters before his third-round match against Marin Cilic on Thursday with a right knee injury.

Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo injured, Cilic into quarters

Canadian Milos Raonic pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters before his third-round match against Marin Cilic on Thursday with a right knee injury.


04/19/2018 - 14:29

Russia probes new monkey chants ahead of World Cup

Russian football chiefs said on Thursday they will probe apparent monkey chants directed at Cape Verdean midfielder Nuno Rocha during a domestic cup semi-final this week.

Russia probes new monkey chants ahead of World Cup

Russian football chiefs said on Thursday they will probe apparent monkey chants directed at Cape Verdean midfielder Nuno Rocha during a domestic cup semi-final this week.


04/19/2018 - 14:28

No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement.

No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement.


04/19/2018 - 13:20

IOC monitoring Samsung Olympic lobbying claims: Bach

The Olympics ethics watchdog will "monitor" developments after South Korean media said Samsung carried out illicit lobbying for Pyeongchang to be awarded this year's Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday.

IOC monitoring Samsung Olympic lobbying claims: Bach

The Olympics ethics watchdog will "monitor" developments after South Korean media said Samsung carried out illicit lobbying for Pyeongchang to be awarded this year's Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 12:14

Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title, hopes to avoid Serena

Reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki says she believes she can go "all the way" at next month's French Open, but is wary of a possible early clash with the returning Serena Williams.

Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title, hopes to avoid Serena

Reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki says she believes she can go "all the way" at next month's French Open, but is wary of a possible early clash with the returning Serena Williams.


04/19/2018 - 11:21

Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.

Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.


04/19/2018 - 11:11

Wenger confident Wilshere will sign new Arsenal deal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said Thursday he is "confident" midfielder Jack Wilshere will sign a new contract at the Premier League club despite a delay in putting pen to paper.

Wenger confident Wilshere will sign new Arsenal deal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said Thursday he is "confident" midfielder Jack Wilshere will sign a new contract at the Premier League club despite a delay in putting pen to paper.


04/19/2018 - 11:01

Sterling hungry for more after Man City Premier League win

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he is hungry to win the Premier League again, warning the champions against complacency as they chase more glory.

Sterling hungry for more after Man City Premier League win

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he is hungry to win the Premier League again, warning the champions against complacency as they chase more glory.


04/19/2018 - 09:21

New style, new era: Australia captain promises to rebuild trust

Australia Test captain Tim Paine pledged Thursday to embark on a new era of "respectful" cricket and rebuild public trust after the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the sport.

New style, new era: Australia captain promises to rebuild trust

Australia Test captain Tim Paine pledged Thursday to embark on a new era of "respectful" cricket and rebuild public trust after the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the sport.


04/19/2018 - 08:42

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest.


04/19/2018 - 06:55

All Blacks past and present slam Folau anti-gay comments

All Black halfback TJ Perenara has become the highest-profile rugby player to condemn Wallaby Israel Folau's anti-gay comments, with New Zealand legend Michael Jones also saying he disagreed with the Australian player's stance.

All Blacks past and present slam Folau anti-gay comments

All Black halfback TJ Perenara has become the highest-profile rugby player to condemn Wallaby Israel Folau's anti-gay comments, with New Zealand legend Michael Jones also saying he disagreed with the Australian player's stance.


04/19/2018 - 05:33

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe and brought it down hard on the log at his feet.

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe and brought it down hard on the log at his feet.


04/19/2018 - 05:18

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest.


04/19/2018 - 02:27

United give Mourinho selection dilemma ahead of Spurs semi

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.

United give Mourinho selection dilemma ahead of Spurs semi

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.


04/19/2018 - 01:57

Underwhelming Real held to draw at home by Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid may the favourites for the Champions League but a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday will hardly have struck fear into Bayern Munich.

Underwhelming Real held to draw at home by Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid may the favourites for the Champions League but a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday will hardly have struck fear into Bayern Munich.


04/19/2018 - 01:10

Napoli keep Serie A title hopes alive as Juventus held

Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Wednesday as champions Juventus' path to a seventh consecutive Serie A title was stalled 1-1 at Crotone.

Napoli keep Serie A title hopes alive as Juventus held

Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Wednesday as champions Juventus' path to a seventh consecutive Serie A title was stalled 1-1 at Crotone.


04/18/2018 - 23:38

Djokovic needs 10 match points in 'real battle', Nadal's 'positive' start

Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.

Djokovic needs 10 match points in 'real battle', Nadal's 'positive' start

Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.


04/18/2018 - 23:30

Gone in 33 seconds: Frankfurt's Fernandes gets quickfire red card

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Gelson Fernandes was sent off after just 33 seconds of being on the pitch during his side’s German Cup semi-final win over Schalke on Wednesday.

Gone in 33 seconds: Frankfurt's Fernandes gets quickfire red card

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Gelson Fernandes was sent off after just 33 seconds of being on the pitch during his side’s German Cup semi-final win over Schalke on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 23:23

Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot against minnows Les Herbiers

Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday.

Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot against minnows Les Herbiers

Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 23:11

Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.

Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.


04/18/2018 - 22:56

Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.

Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.


04/18/2018 - 22:53

DR Congo football chief provisionally released in embezzlement probe

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association, who also serves on world governing body FIFA, was provisionally released on Wednesday, after being held for 21 hours as part of an embezzlement probe, an investigating magistrate told AFP.

DR Congo football chief provisionally released in embezzlement probe

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association, who also serves on world governing body FIFA, was provisionally released on Wednesday, after being held for 21 hours as part of an embezzlement probe, an investigating magistrate told AFP.


04/18/2018 - 21:59

Four VAR officials, giant screen replays at every World Cup match - FIFA

Four video assistant referees will be present at every game at the World Cup in Russia with replays to be shown on giant screens inside the stadiums, FIFA said on Wednesday.

Four video assistant referees will be present at every game at the World Cup in Russia with replays to be shown on giant screens inside the stadiums, FIFA said on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 21:38

Keitany aiming for Radcliffe world record in London

Kenya's Mary Keitany will look to achieve a "lifetime goal" when she tries to topple Paula Radcliffe as the quickest woman ever to run a marathon with a fourth victory in London on Sunday.

Keitany aiming for Radcliffe world record in London

Kenya's Mary Keitany will look to achieve a "lifetime goal" when she tries to topple Paula Radcliffe as the quickest woman ever to run a marathon with a fourth victory in London on Sunday.


04/18/2018 - 21:13

Dyche challenges Burnley to go beyond seventh heaven

Burnley may be an impressive seventh in the Premier League but manager Sean Dyche wants to see how high his side can climb before the season ends.

Dyche challenges Burnley to go beyond seventh heaven

Burnley may be an impressive seventh in the Premier League but manager Sean Dyche wants to see how high his side can climb before the season ends.


04/18/2018 - 20:33

Ibrahimovic drops World Cup hint

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he hopes to feature at this year's World Cup, teasing fans that he could come out of retirement to play in Russia.

Ibrahimovic drops World Cup hint

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he hopes to feature at this year's World Cup, teasing fans that he could come out of retirement to play in Russia.


04/18/2018 - 19:56

DR Congo football chief held in embezzlement probe

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate said Wednesday.

DR Congo football chief held in embezzlement probe

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 19:55

Serena, Murray on French Open entry list

Former world number one Serena Williams was officially entered on the Roland Garros entry list on Wednesday in what would be her first Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open.

Serena, Murray on French Open entry list

Former world number one Serena Williams was officially entered on the Roland Garros entry list on Wednesday in what would be her first Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open.


04/18/2018 - 19:50

Djokovic saves 10 match points in 'real battle', Nadal's 'positive' start

Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.

Djokovic saves 10 match points in 'real battle', Nadal's 'positive' start

Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.


04/18/2018 - 19:17

I don't see myself missing Grand Slams on purpose, says Nadal

World number one Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that he doesn't see himself following in Roger Federer's footsteps and playing a curtailed schedule in an attempt to lengthen his career.

I don't see myself missing Grand Slams on purpose, says Nadal

World number one Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that he doesn't see himself following in Roger Federer's footsteps and playing a curtailed schedule in an attempt to lengthen his career.


04/18/2018 - 19:15

Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

Mexican middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled.

Mexican middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled.


04/18/2018 - 19:04

Alaphilippe ends one-day classic drought with Fleche win

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe earned the greatest win of his career on Wednesday, but had to be told after the finish line he had finally clinched victory in the Belgian one-day classic Fleche Wallonne.

Alaphilippe ends one-day classic drought with Fleche win

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe earned the greatest win of his career on Wednesday, but had to be told after the finish line he had finally clinched victory in the Belgian one-day classic Fleche Wallonne.


04/18/2018 - 18:44

Djokovic battles past Coric on 10th match point, Nadal into last 16

Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to see off Borna Coric in the Monte Carlo Masters second round on Wednesday, while world number one Rafael Nadal eased past Aljaz Bedene 6-1, 6-3.

Djokovic battles past Coric on 10th match point, Nadal into last 16

Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to see off Borna Coric in the Monte Carlo Masters second round on Wednesday, while world number one Rafael Nadal eased past Aljaz Bedene 6-1, 6-3.


04/18/2018 - 18:30

Atletico must prove to Griezmann he does not need to leave - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits his club must show they can match Antoine Griezmann's ambition if they want to hold onto the striker this summer.

Atletico must prove to Griezmann he does not need to leave - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits his club must show they can match Antoine Griezmann's ambition if they want to hold onto the striker this summer.


04/18/2018 - 17:53

Barton set to return from betting ban as Fleetwood boss

Controversial midfielder Joey Barton will take over as the manager of English third-tier side Fleetwood Town on June 2 when his suspension for breaking Football Association betting rules expires, it was announced Wednesday.

Barton set to return from betting ban as Fleetwood boss

Controversial midfielder Joey Barton will take over as the manager of English third-tier side Fleetwood Town on June 2 when his suspension for breaking Football Association betting rules expires, it was announced Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 17:51

Different world: West African cricket teams start small but aim big

The Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos, Nigeria, is a world away from the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other leading venues in the sport.

Different world: West African cricket teams start small but aim big

The Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos, Nigeria, is a world away from the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other leading venues in the sport.


04/18/2018 - 16:50

Doherty misses out on World Championship spot

Former snooker World Championship winner Ken Doherty missed out on a Crucible return when he lost to Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round on Wednesday.

Doherty misses out on World Championship spot

Former snooker World Championship winner Ken Doherty missed out on a Crucible return when he lost to Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 15:34

Djokovic battles past Coric to reach third round

Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to claim a hard fought straight-sets victory over the dangerous Borna Coric on Wednesday, setting up a Monte Carlo Masters third-round clash with Dominic Thiem.

Djokovic battles past Coric to reach third round

Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to claim a hard fought straight-sets victory over the dangerous Borna Coric on Wednesday, setting up a Monte Carlo Masters third-round clash with Dominic Thiem.


04/18/2018 - 15:02

Chelsea's Conte says Man City could dominate for years

Antonio Conte says Manchester City could dominate English football for years after Pep Guardiola's side dethroned Chelsea as Premier League champions.

Chelsea's Conte says Man City could dominate for years

Antonio Conte says Manchester City could dominate English football for years after Pep Guardiola's side dethroned Chelsea as Premier League champions.


04/18/2018 - 14:16

FIFA plans to revamp Club World Cup, scrap Confederations Cup

FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that would only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday.

FIFA plans to revamp Club World Cup, scrap Confederations Cup

FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that would only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 13:05

If anyone can beat Real, then it's Bayern - Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday's home Champions League semi-final, first leg.

If anyone can beat Real, then it's Bayern - Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday's home Champions League semi-final, first leg.


04/18/2018 - 12:56

De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 12:51

UEFA chief Ceferin says VAR could be used in Champions League by 2019

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said Wednesday that the video assistant referee (VAR) system could be introduced to the Champions League by the 2019-2020 season.

UEFA chief Ceferin says VAR could be used in Champions League by 2019

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said Wednesday that the video assistant referee (VAR) system could be introduced to the Champions League by the 2019-2020 season.


04/18/2018 - 12:42

Matthysse vows fight 'to the death' against Pacquiao

World champion Lucas Matthysse on Wednesday vowed a fight "to the death" in his July title defence against Manny Pacquiao, describing the Philippine boxing legend a diminished star.

Matthysse vows fight 'to the death' against Pacquiao

World champion Lucas Matthysse on Wednesday vowed a fight "to the death" in his July title defence against Manny Pacquiao, describing the Philippine boxing legend a diminished star.


04/18/2018 - 12:38

Cavendish to make racing return in Yorkshire

British rider Mark Cavendish will make his return from injury at next month's Tour de Yorkshire.

Cavendish to make racing return in Yorkshire

British rider Mark Cavendish will make his return from injury at next month's Tour de Yorkshire.


04/18/2018 - 11:08

Pochettino defends team selection as Man Utd cup tie looms

Mauricio Pochettino defended his team selection after Tottenham dropped points against Brighton, denying this weekend's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United influenced his decision.

Pochettino defends team selection as Man Utd cup tie looms

Mauricio Pochettino defended his team selection after Tottenham dropped points against Brighton, denying this weekend's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United influenced his decision.


04/18/2018 - 10:33

South Africa trip just the ticket for Munster ahead of Racing

Munster's bid to reach a first European final in 10 years when they play France's Racing 92 on Sunday has been boosted by a recent South Africa sojourn, said coach Johann van Graan.

South Africa trip just the ticket for Munster ahead of Racing

Munster's bid to reach a first European final in 10 years when they play France's Racing 92 on Sunday has been boosted by a recent South Africa sojourn, said coach Johann van Graan.


04/18/2018 - 08:35

Vegas Knights sweep Kings in Stanley Cup playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 to complete a series sweep and book their place in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday.

Vegas Knights sweep Kings in Stanley Cup playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 to complete a series sweep and book their place in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday.


04/18/2018 - 08:20

Kohli downbeat despite smashing IPL run record

Virat Kohli smashed 92 off 62 balls to become the highest run-scorer in Indian Premier League history but his efforts could not halt Royal Challengers Bangalore's slump in this year's tournament.

Kohli downbeat despite smashing IPL run record

Virat Kohli smashed 92 off 62 balls to become the highest run-scorer in Indian Premier League history but his efforts could not halt Royal Challengers Bangalore's slump in this year's tournament.


04/18/2018 - 06:00

Kane strikes, but Spurs held by Brighton

Harry Kane stepped up his bid to win the Premier League's golden boot as Tottenham warmed up for the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday.

Kane strikes, but Spurs held by Brighton

Harry Kane stepped up his bid to win the Premier League's golden boot as Tottenham warmed up for the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday.


04/18/2018 - 06:00

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia

An elite global surfing championship in west Australia was cancelled Wednesday after two shark attacks near the event, organisers said.

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia

An elite global surfing championship in west Australia was cancelled Wednesday after two shark attacks near the event, organisers said.


04/18/2018 - 05:40

Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas

Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal.

Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas

Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal.


04/18/2018 - 04:19

Chiefs halfback disgusted by Folau anti-gay comments

Waikato Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has condemned Wallabies superstar Israel Folau's anti-gay comments and urged other rugby players to speak out.

Chiefs halfback disgusted by Folau anti-gay comments

Waikato Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has condemned Wallabies superstar Israel Folau's anti-gay comments and urged other rugby players to speak out.


04/17/2018 - 23:23

Bayern rout Leverkusen to cruise into German Cup final

Thomas Mueller shone as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-2 semi-final win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final and keep their treble dreams alive.

Bayern rout Leverkusen to cruise into German Cup final

Thomas Mueller shone as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-2 semi-final win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final and keep their treble dreams alive.


04/17/2018 - 22:42

Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes 'dream' World Cup 

Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won't be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.

Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes 'dream' World Cup 

Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won't be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.


04/17/2018 - 22:12

James wary of Real's Champions League 'chip'

They may sit third in the Spanish league, but when it comes to the Champions League holders Real Madrid simply engage a special 'chip', says James Rodriguez.

James wary of Real's Champions League 'chip'

They may sit third in the Spanish league, but when it comes to the Champions League holders Real Madrid simply engage a special 'chip', says James Rodriguez.


04/17/2018 - 21:27

More fuel, biometric gloves for F1 next season

More fuel and biometric gloves for drivers were two of the changes agreed by Formula One's ruling body the FIA on Tuesday for the 2019 season.

More fuel, biometric gloves for F1 next season

More fuel and biometric gloves for drivers were two of the changes agreed by Formula One's ruling body the FIA on Tuesday for the 2019 season.


04/17/2018 - 20:59

Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, while Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev both came back from a set down to reach round three.

Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, while Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev both came back from a set down to reach round three.


04/17/2018 - 19:39

Everton ask fans to rate Allardyce

Everton have asked fans to grade the performance of under-fire manager Sam Allardyce by giving him a mark out of 10 in a club survey.

Everton ask fans to rate Allardyce

Everton have asked fans to grade the performance of under-fire manager Sam Allardyce by giving him a mark out of 10 in a club survey.


04/17/2018 - 19:15

A jail under IS, Raqa's stadium back to hosting football

He was once held underneath Raqa's stadium, a prisoner in the Islamic State group's Syrian capital. Now Aziz al-Sajer has returned to the pitch -- only this time, with a football.

A jail under IS, Raqa's stadium back to hosting football

He was once held underneath Raqa's stadium, a prisoner in the Islamic State group's Syrian capital. Now Aziz al-Sajer has returned to the pitch -- only this time, with a football.


04/17/2018 - 18:54

England's top six among European powers set for Champions Cup

Champions League semi-finalists Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Roma and Liverpool plus English powers Manchester City and Manchester United will be among the European giants competing in this year's International Champions Cup, it was announced Tuesday.

England's top six among European powers set for Champions Cup

Champions League semi-finalists Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Roma and Liverpool plus English powers Manchester City and Manchester United will be among the European giants competing in this year's International Champions Cup, it was announced Tuesday.


04/17/2018 - 18:38

Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, while Grigor Dimitrov beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three sets.

Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, while Grigor Dimitrov beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three sets.


04/17/2018 - 18:21

Paddy Jackson's Test career over: Ulster rugby chief

Fly-half Paddy Jackson is unlikely to play for Ireland again after he and team-mate Stuart Olding were sacked despite being cleared in a rape trial, the Ulster chief executive said.

Paddy Jackson's Test career over: Ulster rugby chief

Fly-half Paddy Jackson is unlikely to play for Ireland again after he and team-mate Stuart Olding were sacked despite being cleared in a rape trial, the Ulster chief executive said.

04/20/2018 - 12:33

Saudi Arabia set for first public film screening at cinema

Saudi Arabia will host its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, US movie giant AMC said, two days after it unveiled the kingdom's debut theatre in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia set for first public film screening at cinema

Saudi Arabia will host its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, US movie giant AMC said, two days after it unveiled the kingdom's debut theatre in Riyadh.


04/20/2018 - 08:34

#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against leading singer

Pressure mounted Friday against Pakistani singer Ali Zafar after he was hit with a sexual harassment allegation by a leading actress in the first high profile "#metoo" accusation in the staunchly patriarchal country.

#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against leading singer

Pressure mounted Friday against Pakistani singer Ali Zafar after he was hit with a sexual harassment allegation by a leading actress in the first high profile "#metoo" accusation in the staunchly patriarchal country.


04/20/2018 - 08:16

Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.

Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.


04/20/2018 - 06:15

Paramount announces Elton John biopic

Paramount has agreed to fund and distribute "Rocketman," a biopic about British entertainer Elton John, a spokesman for the US studio said on Thursday.

Paramount announces Elton John biopic

Paramount has agreed to fund and distribute "Rocketman," a biopic about British entertainer Elton John, a spokesman for the US studio said on Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 04:26

Reporters defiantly pursue work of murdered Maltese blogger

The investigative work of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been pursued by dozens of colleagues worldwide who this week published a flurry of revelations and delved into the mystery surrounding her murder.

Reporters defiantly pursue work of murdered Maltese blogger

The investigative work of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been pursued by dozens of colleagues worldwide who this week published a flurry of revelations and delved into the mystery surrounding her murder.


04/20/2018 - 03:40

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 02:26

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.


04/20/2018 - 02:10

US jury will likely get Cosby case next week: judge

The US jury tasked with finding Bill Cosby innocent or guilty will likely take the case next week as the evidence-phase of his sexual assault retrial moves quicker than planned, the judge said Thursday.

US jury will likely get Cosby case next week: judge

The US jury tasked with finding Bill Cosby innocent or guilty will likely take the case next week as the evidence-phase of his sexual assault retrial moves quicker than planned, the judge said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 22:53

Back from therapy, Kanye announces two albums

Kanye West, the once-omnipresent rap superstar who vanished a year and a half ago amid a purported mental breakdown, on Thursday re-emerged to announce not one but two albums.

Back from therapy, Kanye announces two albums

Kanye West, the once-omnipresent rap superstar who vanished a year and a half ago amid a purported mental breakdown, on Thursday re-emerged to announce not one but two albums.


04/19/2018 - 21:46

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

Two years after Prince's death, prosecutors said Thursday they would not file any criminal charges as they could not determine how the pop icon obtained the counterfeit painkillers that killed him.

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

Two years after Prince's death, prosecutors said Thursday they would not file any criminal charges as they could not determine how the pop icon obtained the counterfeit painkillers that killed him.


04/19/2018 - 20:56

Bolshoi prima ballerina refused US visa

A prima ballerina at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre has been refused a US visa, Russian agencies said Thursday, weeks after a round of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions led to a reduction in embassy staff numbers.

Bolshoi prima ballerina refused US visa

A prima ballerina at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre has been refused a US visa, Russian agencies said Thursday, weeks after a round of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions led to a reduction in embassy staff numbers.


04/19/2018 - 20:01

Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain's Prince Harry.

Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain's Prince Harry.


04/19/2018 - 19:53

'Civility, grace': What Washington could learn from Barbara Bush

In an era of hyper-partisan feuding and noxious personal attacks, the life and lengthy marriage of former first lady Barbara Bush serve as poignant reminders in power-obsessed Washington that decency and grace can win out.

'Civility, grace': What Washington could learn from Barbara Bush

In an era of hyper-partisan feuding and noxious personal attacks, the life and lengthy marriage of former first lady Barbara Bush serve as poignant reminders in power-obsessed Washington that decency and grace can win out.


04/19/2018 - 18:08

Venice awards Canada's David Cronenberg lifetime Golden Lion

Canadian director David Cronenberg will be honoured by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion prize, the festival board announced Thursday, for his lifetime's work on life, death and sex wrapped up in gory horror and alienation.

Venice awards Canada's David Cronenberg lifetime Golden Lion

Canadian director David Cronenberg will be honoured by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion prize, the festival board announced Thursday, for his lifetime's work on life, death and sex wrapped up in gory horror and alienation.


04/19/2018 - 16:50

ABBA reunites -- with avatars -- for TV tribute

It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerised avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.

ABBA reunites -- with avatars -- for TV tribute

It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerised avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 16:04

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe and brought it down hard on the log at his feet.

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe and brought it down hard on the log at his feet.


04/19/2018 - 15:22

Prince Harry in 10 key dates

With one month to go until Prince Harry's wedding to US actress Meghan Markle, here are 10 key dates in his life so far:

Prince Harry in 10 key dates

With one month to go until Prince Harry's wedding to US actress Meghan Markle, here are 10 key dates in his life so far:


04/19/2018 - 15:21

Intricate etiquette: A guide to the royal wedding

In marrying into one of the world's most exclusive families, former US actress Meghan Markle will soon have to learn rituals handed down through the centuries of the British royal family.

Intricate etiquette: A guide to the royal wedding

In marrying into one of the world's most exclusive families, former US actress Meghan Markle will soon have to learn rituals handed down through the centuries of the British royal family.


04/19/2018 - 15:21

What we know: Britain's royal wedding

While some aspects of Britain's upcoming royal wedding are still under wraps, the palace has divulged a few details ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19.

What we know: Britain's royal wedding

While some aspects of Britain's upcoming royal wedding are still under wraps, the palace has divulged a few details ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19.


04/19/2018 - 14:37

Half-brother accuses 'phoney' Meghan Markle of 'forgetting' family

Meghan Markle's half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting "her roots and her family" and "acting phoney" in a stinging interview with a British newspaper.

Half-brother accuses 'phoney' Meghan Markle of 'forgetting' family

Meghan Markle's half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting "her roots and her family" and "acting phoney" in a stinging interview with a British newspaper.


04/19/2018 - 14:07

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after Hitler comments

The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Danish director Lars von Trier will return to the event this year for the first time since he was expelled in 2011 for saying he "sympathised" with Hitler.

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after Hitler comments

The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Danish director Lars von Trier will return to the event this year for the first time since he was expelled in 2011 for saying he "sympathised" with Hitler.


04/19/2018 - 12:06

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.


04/19/2018 - 10:49

German theatre's swastika stunt cleared as free speech

German prosecutors on Wednesday cleared a performance of a satirical play named after Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" that promises free entry to spectators who wear a swastika.

German theatre's swastika stunt cleared as free speech

German prosecutors on Wednesday cleared a performance of a satirical play named after Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" that promises free entry to spectators who wear a swastika.


04/19/2018 - 10:21

New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.

New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.


04/19/2018 - 07:36

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner "La La Land" and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations.

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner "La La Land" and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations.


04/19/2018 - 06:26

Prince Harry's exes: The ones that got away

Before he fell for American actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Prince Harry, 33, had several other girlfriends.

Prince Harry's exes: The ones that got away

Before he fell for American actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Prince Harry, 33, had several other girlfriends.


04/19/2018 - 06:16

Capturing hearts and TV ratings: Britain's glittering royal weddings

Britain has long entranced the world with its spectacular royal weddings, occasions of glittering pageantry and glamour that feed into a fascination with the monarchy.

Capturing hearts and TV ratings: Britain's glittering royal weddings

Britain has long entranced the world with its spectacular royal weddings, occasions of glittering pageantry and glamour that feed into a fascination with the monarchy.


04/19/2018 - 05:39

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: a tale of love at first sight

It was love at first sight for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who both quickly sensed their brief encounter on a blind date could blossom into something much, much bigger.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: a tale of love at first sight

It was love at first sight for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who both quickly sensed their brief encounter on a blind date could blossom into something much, much bigger.


04/19/2018 - 04:46

Pop star Charlie Puth breathes jazz on new album

Charlie Puth's silky falsetto made him a global star with the pop ballad "See You Again," but his roots, he is quick to point out, are in jazz.

Pop star Charlie Puth breathes jazz on new album

Charlie Puth's silky falsetto made him a global star with the pop ballad "See You Again," but his roots, he is quick to point out, are in jazz.


04/19/2018 - 02:57

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.


04/19/2018 - 02:11

Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.

Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.


04/19/2018 - 00:35

Playboy model free to discuss Trump 'affair'

A media group agreed to release an ex-Playboy model from a deal that stopped her from discussing an alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, both sides confirmed Wednesday.

Playboy model free to discuss Trump 'affair'

A media group agreed to release an ex-Playboy model from a deal that stopped her from discussing an alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, both sides confirmed Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 19:54

Arcades seek to take virtual reality gaming mainstream

Gamers wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek.

Arcades seek to take virtual reality gaming mainstream

Gamers wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek.


04/18/2018 - 17:10

Cuba's Raul Castro, the builder of Fidel's dreams

Raul Castro, who steps down Thursday as Cuba's president, lived most of his life in the shadow of Fidel, his iconic brother. But after taking over in 2006, he steered the island on a path of radical reform as only he could do.

Cuba's Raul Castro, the builder of Fidel's dreams

Raul Castro, who steps down Thursday as Cuba's president, lived most of his life in the shadow of Fidel, his iconic brother. But after taking over in 2006, he steered the island on a path of radical reform as only he could do.


04/18/2018 - 11:52

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival's organisers said Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier.

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival's organisers said Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier.


04/18/2018 - 11:29

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 09:09

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry and majority-female jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry and majority-female jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.


04/17/2018 - 20:54

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list.

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list.


04/17/2018 - 20:10

MTV Video Music Awards return to New York in August

The MTV Video Music Awards, the televised gala known for headline-grabbing performances and celebrity antics, will return to New York on August 20.

MTV Video Music Awards return to New York in August

The MTV Video Music Awards, the televised gala known for headline-grabbing performances and celebrity antics, will return to New York on August 20.


04/17/2018 - 18:44

Film bad boy Gaspar Noe to bring his 'Climax' to Cannes

The latest shocker by cinematic bad boy Gaspar Noe -- whose 3D sex scenes in his last film "Love" saw it banned in Russia -- is set to push the boundaries when it is premiered at the Cannes film festival next month.

Film bad boy Gaspar Noe to bring his 'Climax' to Cannes

The latest shocker by cinematic bad boy Gaspar Noe -- whose 3D sex scenes in his last film "Love" saw it banned in Russia -- is set to push the boundaries when it is premiered at the Cannes film festival next month.


04/17/2018 - 16:03

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.


04/17/2018 - 11:51

Nick Cave, Johnny Depp top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop will be among the headliners at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers announced Tuesday.

Nick Cave, Johnny Depp top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop will be among the headliners at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers announced Tuesday.


04/17/2018 - 10:55

In 'Love, Simon,' Hollywood spotlights struggles of gay teens

Orchid has only told six people that she is a lesbian -- a subject she still struggles to talk about, trembling at the thought of her mother finding out.

In 'Love, Simon,' Hollywood spotlights struggles of gay teens

Orchid has only told six people that she is a lesbian -- a subject she still struggles to talk about, trembling at the thought of her mother finding out.


04/17/2018 - 07:46

South Korean actress once kidnapped by North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of late leader Kim Jong-Il in a Cold War-style intrigue and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family says.

South Korean actress once kidnapped by North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of late leader Kim Jong-Il in a Cold War-style intrigue and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family says.


04/17/2018 - 05:27

'Rampage' takes over box office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry figures showed Monday.

'Rampage' takes over box office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry figures showed Monday.


04/17/2018 - 04:52

South Korean actress once kidnapped to North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un's late father and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family said.

South Korean actress once kidnapped to North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un's late father and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family said.


04/17/2018 - 04:09

Drake, reigning on singles chart, announces album

Hip-hop superstar Drake teased a new album Monday, all but certain to prove a major commercial success as he dethroned himself on top of the singles chart.

Drake, reigning on singles chart, announces album

Hip-hop superstar Drake teased a new album Monday, all but certain to prove a major commercial success as he dethroned himself on top of the singles chart.


04/17/2018 - 02:48

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Eva Longoria, best known for her role in the TV series "Desperate Housewives," got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Monday, in an event hailed by the Latino community.

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Eva Longoria, best known for her role in the TV series "Desperate Housewives," got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Monday, in an event hailed by the Latino community.


04/16/2018 - 23:36

Strong subscriber growth lifts Netflix revenue, profit

Netflix added 7.4 million new subscribers in the past quarter as the global television giant ramped up profits with its strongest-ever revenue growth since launching its streaming service.

Strong subscriber growth lifts Netflix revenue, profit

Netflix added 7.4 million new subscribers in the past quarter as the global television giant ramped up profits with its strongest-ever revenue growth since launching its streaming service.


04/16/2018 - 23:14

In rap milestone, Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music

Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African American experience.

In rap milestone, Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music

Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African American experience.


04/16/2018 - 22:34

New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment.

New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment.


04/16/2018 - 21:47

Sore feet the only worry for pregnant New Zealand PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joked Monday that sore feet and being "a little slow going upstairs" were her only worries as she began a European tour while seven months pregnant.

Sore feet the only worry for pregnant New Zealand PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joked Monday that sore feet and being "a little slow going upstairs" were her only worries as she began a European tour while seven months pregnant.


04/16/2018 - 16:39

Eminem, Cardi B tap star power at Coachella

Eminem and Cardi B may be at different stages of their careers, but the two rappers have one strategy in common -- when playing Coachella, go big.

Eminem, Cardi B tap star power at Coachella

Eminem and Cardi B may be at different stages of their careers, but the two rappers have one strategy in common -- when playing Coachella, go big.


04/16/2018 - 15:48

Arab LGBT activists tell peers they are 'not alone'

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from across the Arab world, including a Lebanese rock star, released a video on Monday to tell their peers they are "not alone".

Arab LGBT activists tell peers they are 'not alone'

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from across the Arab world, including a Lebanese rock star, released a video on Monday to tell their peers they are "not alone".


04/16/2018 - 15:07

Paris Opera dancers complain of bullying and harassment

A survey of ballet dancers at the prestigious Paris Opera has revealed widespread complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, as well as separate management concerns over the leadership of dance director Aurelie Dupont.

Paris Opera dancers complain of bullying and harassment

A survey of ballet dancers at the prestigious Paris Opera has revealed widespread complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, as well as separate management concerns over the leadership of dance director Aurelie Dupont.


04/16/2018 - 12:04

'Miss Sunshine' star Dano to make directorial debut at Cannes

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut, "Wildlife", will open Critics' Week at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Monday.

'Miss Sunshine' star Dano to make directorial debut at Cannes

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut, "Wildlife", will open Critics' Week at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Monday.


04/16/2018 - 10:12

'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," has died, his manager said Sunday. He was 74.

'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," has died, his manager said Sunday. He was 74.


04/16/2018 - 09:49

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, 'in failing health'

Former US first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" after a series of hospitalizations and "has decided not to seek additional medical treatment," her husband's office said in a statement Sunday.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, 'in failing health'

Former US first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" after a series of hospitalizations and "has decided not to seek additional medical treatment," her husband's office said in a statement Sunday.


04/16/2018 - 07:12

Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny's Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child.

Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny's Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child.


04/15/2018 - 21:37

From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

Coachella became one of the world's premier music festivals not only for the A-list performers. The two-weekend party in the California desert has become a major event in its own right for the fashion.

From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

Coachella became one of the world's premier music festivals not only for the A-list performers. The two-weekend party in the California desert has become a major event in its own right for the fashion.


04/15/2018 - 20:02

'Rampage' sneaks past 'Quiet Place' to a box-office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated $34.5 million to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

'Rampage' sneaks past 'Quiet Place' to a box-office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated $34.5 million to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.


04/15/2018 - 16:30

Award-winning Italian filmmaker Vittorio Taviani dies

Italian filmmaker and Cannes Film Festival winner Vittorio Taviani has died aged 88, according to media reports on Sunday citing family sources.

Award-winning Italian filmmaker Vittorio Taviani dies

Italian filmmaker and Cannes Film Festival winner Vittorio Taviani has died aged 88, according to media reports on Sunday citing family sources.


04/15/2018 - 16:25

Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny's Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child.

Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny's Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child.


04/15/2018 - 15:29

Cannes invite shows Iran cinema still alive: Panahi

Iran's banned film director Jafar Panahi responded Sunday to his invitation to the Cannes Film Festival, calling it a sign that Iranian independent cinema is still alive despite "many threats".

Cannes invite shows Iran cinema still alive: Panahi

Iran's banned film director Jafar Panahi responded Sunday to his invitation to the Cannes Film Festival, calling it a sign that Iranian independent cinema is still alive despite "many threats".


04/15/2018 - 08:01

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


04/15/2018 - 02:01

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' director Milos Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, celebrated for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86, his agents told AFP on Saturday.

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' director Milos Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, celebrated for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86, his agents told AFP on Saturday.


04/14/2018 - 16:34

Controversy builds over German rappers accused of anti-Semitism

Outrage has grown in Germany after a rap duo accused of anti-Semitism over lyrics comparing themselves to Auschwitz prisoners was awarded a music prize on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Controversy builds over German rappers accused of anti-Semitism

Outrage has grown in Germany after a rap duo accused of anti-Semitism over lyrics comparing themselves to Auschwitz prisoners was awarded a music prize on Holocaust Remembrance Day.


04/14/2018 - 16:22

Emotional Weeknd, political Jarre light up Coachella

The Weeknd brought a raw emotional intimacy as he headlined the first night of the Coachella festival, where electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre lit up the California desert sky with lasers and calls to safeguard the environment.

Emotional Weeknd, political Jarre light up Coachella

The Weeknd brought a raw emotional intimacy as he headlined the first night of the Coachella festival, where electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre lit up the California desert sky with lasers and calls to safeguard the environment.


04/14/2018 - 13:06

Milos Forman: five key films

Milos Forman's eclectic filmography showcases Oscar-winning classics and an impressive range of interests, from historical figures to controversial themes, and always with a penchant for rebellious characters.

Milos Forman: five key films

Milos Forman's eclectic filmography showcases Oscar-winning classics and an impressive range of interests, from historical figures to controversial themes, and always with a penchant for rebellious characters.


04/14/2018 - 12:03

Milos Forman: key dates

Here are key dates in the life of Czech-born US film director Milos Forman, who died on Friday aged 86.

Milos Forman: key dates

Here are key dates in the life of Czech-born US film director Milos Forman, who died on Friday aged 86.


04/14/2018 - 11:53

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning exiled director

Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" who has died aged 86, became one of Hollywood's few successful foreign-born filmmakers after leaving his native Czechoslovakia in the days before the 1968 Soviet-led invasion.

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning exiled director

Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" who has died aged 86, became one of Hollywood's few successful foreign-born filmmakers after leaving his native Czechoslovakia in the days before the 1968 Soviet-led invasion.


04/14/2018 - 11:40

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' director Milos Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, known for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86, Czech media said on Saturday.

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' director Milos Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, known for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86, Czech media said on Saturday.


04/14/2018 - 04:55

Italian screen siren Claudia Cardinale turns eighty in style

She was the irresistible muse of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini who bewitched audiences across the globe with her sultry gaze: on Sunday, sixties screen siren Claudia Cardinale celebrates her eightieth birthday, on stage and without any nostalgia.

Italian screen siren Claudia Cardinale turns eighty in style

She was the irresistible muse of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini who bewitched audiences across the globe with her sultry gaze: on Sunday, sixties screen siren Claudia Cardinale celebrates her eightieth birthday, on stage and without any nostalgia.


04/14/2018 - 00:12

'I could not fight him off,' accuser tells Cosby retrial

The Canadian massage therapist whom Bill Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted 14 years ago told the disgraced entertainer's American retrial Friday that she "could not fight him off."

'I could not fight him off,' accuser tells Cosby retrial

The Canadian massage therapist whom Bill Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted 14 years ago told the disgraced entertainer's American retrial Friday that she "could not fight him off."


04/13/2018 - 21:22

NY's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

The auction of old, chipped doors from New York's Chelsea Hotel where celebrities including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Madonna once stayed raised more than $400,000, an auction house said Friday.

NY's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

The auction of old, chipped doors from New York's Chelsea Hotel where celebrities including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Madonna once stayed raised more than $400,000, an auction house said Friday.


04/13/2018 - 21:21

Uganda drops charges against presidential protest singer

Uganda on Friday dropped charges against a singer and his producer who had been charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song allegedly suggesting he should retire.

Uganda drops charges against presidential protest singer

Uganda on Friday dropped charges against a singer and his producer who had been charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song allegedly suggesting he should retire.


04/13/2018 - 18:19

Suspect charged in France over Kardashian gunpoint robbery

A French court charged an eleventh suspect Friday over the gunpoint robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris in 2016, a source involved in the investigation told AFP.

Suspect charged in France over Kardashian gunpoint robbery

A French court charged an eleventh suspect Friday over the gunpoint robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris in 2016, a source involved in the investigation told AFP.


04/13/2018 - 17:42

French rocker Hallyday's assets frozen in family row

A court on Friday ordered a freeze on the assets of France's biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday, whose death in December sparked a bitter inheritance feud that has transfixed the country.

French rocker Hallyday's assets frozen in family row

A court on Friday ordered a freeze on the assets of France's biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday, whose death in December sparked a bitter inheritance feud that has transfixed the country.


04/13/2018 - 16:59

Director of fabled Berlin theatre resigns after months of dispute

The former head of London's Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, resigned as artistic director of Berlin's legendary Volksbuehne theatre on Friday, after months of fierce dispute.

Director of fabled Berlin theatre resigns after months of dispute

The former head of London's Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, resigned as artistic director of Berlin's legendary Volksbuehne theatre on Friday, after months of fierce dispute.

04/20/2018 - 11:42

Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation.

Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation.


04/20/2018 - 08:12

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.


04/19/2018 - 23:07

Brazil prosecutor recommends denying Total oil license near Amazon

A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River.

Brazil prosecutor recommends denying Total oil license near Amazon

A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River.


04/19/2018 - 18:27

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a study said Thursday.

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a study said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 16:20

Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary 'surgery'

A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a primitive veterinarian or trainee surgeon, scientists said Thursday.

Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary 'surgery'

A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a primitive veterinarian or trainee surgeon, scientists said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 13:54

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.


04/19/2018 - 12:06

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.


04/19/2018 - 11:21

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.


04/19/2018 - 10:01

Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs

Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.

Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs

Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.


04/19/2018 - 04:08

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.


04/19/2018 - 03:11

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 01:26

California has worst US air pollution: report

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards.

California has worst US air pollution: report

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards.


04/18/2018 - 22:44

Support rises for controversial Canada pipeline

Support in Canada for a pipeline expansion to move oil to the Pacific coast for shipping to new markets overseas is rising, polling showed Wednesday as protests against it followed the prime minister to Britain.

Support rises for controversial Canada pipeline

Support in Canada for a pipeline expansion to move oil to the Pacific coast for shipping to new markets overseas is rising, polling showed Wednesday as protests against it followed the prime minister to Britain.


04/18/2018 - 22:28

SpaceX poised to blast off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

SpaceX was poised Wednesday to try again to blast off NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft after a two-day delay to check out the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems.

SpaceX poised to blast off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

SpaceX was poised Wednesday to try again to blast off NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft after a two-day delay to check out the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems.


04/18/2018 - 22:02

US treaty with Native Americans put to test in Supreme Court salmon case

The US Supreme Court was transported to the American West and another century on Wednesday as it heard a case involving Native Americans and salmon fishing rights.

US treaty with Native Americans put to test in Supreme Court salmon case

The US Supreme Court was transported to the American West and another century on Wednesday as it heard a case involving Native Americans and salmon fishing rights.


04/18/2018 - 19:07

'Life support' for transplant livers better than freezing: study

Keeping transplant livers on "life support" at body temperature preserves them better than the prevailing method of near-freezing, and could reduce the number of donor organs thrown away, a study said Wednesday.

'Life support' for transplant livers better than freezing: study

Keeping transplant livers on "life support" at body temperature preserves them better than the prevailing method of near-freezing, and could reduce the number of donor organs thrown away, a study said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 13:30

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.


04/18/2018 - 12:02

Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: survey

Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said Wednesday.

Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: survey

Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 10:41

China fights big smog with big air purifier

China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.

China fights big smog with big air purifier

China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.


04/17/2018 - 22:26

Nearly extinct Javan green magpies thrive at Prague zoo

Prague zoo said Tuesday that its small flock of critically endangered Javan green magpies was growing, thanks in part to a special new feeding technique using a puppet.

Nearly extinct Javan green magpies thrive at Prague zoo

Prague zoo said Tuesday that its small flock of critically endangered Javan green magpies was growing, thanks in part to a special new feeding technique using a puppet.


04/17/2018 - 20:02

Baboons escape Texas biomedical research facility

Three baboons escaped a Texas biomedical research facility over the weekend, getting a brief taste of freedom from a life as subjects of medical experiments.

Baboons escape Texas biomedical research facility

Three baboons escaped a Texas biomedical research facility over the weekend, getting a brief taste of freedom from a life as subjects of medical experiments.


04/17/2018 - 19:08

Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after two-year pause

Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists.

Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after two-year pause

Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists.


04/17/2018 - 18:32

Greenpeace finds coral reef in Total's Amazon drilling area

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace said Tuesday that a massive coral reef has been found to extend right into where France's oil company Total plans to drill near the mouth of the Amazon.

Greenpeace finds coral reef in Total's Amazon drilling area

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace said Tuesday that a massive coral reef has been found to extend right into where France's oil company Total plans to drill near the mouth of the Amazon.


04/17/2018 - 15:48

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said Monday.

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said Monday.


04/17/2018 - 15:44

Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal

Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine at the heart of a bitter scandal in the Philippines.

Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal

Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine at the heart of a bitter scandal in the Philippines.


04/17/2018 - 12:22

Poland illegally cut down ancient forest, EU court rules

Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting up a fresh clash between Warsaw and Brussels.

Poland illegally cut down ancient forest, EU court rules

Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting up a fresh clash between Warsaw and Brussels.


04/17/2018 - 09:53

Philippines to deploy riot police for Boracay tourist closure

The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday.

Philippines to deploy riot police for Boracay tourist closure

The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday.


04/16/2018 - 23:03

Albania's pelicans return to their lagoon 'kingdom'

With feathers on its head that make it look like it is wearing a wig, it does not go unnoticed -- the Dalmatian pelican is back with a flourish in the Divjaka Lagoon in western Albania.

Albania's pelicans return to their lagoon 'kingdom'

With feathers on its head that make it look like it is wearing a wig, it does not go unnoticed -- the Dalmatian pelican is back with a flourish in the Divjaka Lagoon in western Albania.


04/16/2018 - 22:55

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.


04/16/2018 - 19:52

Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.

Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.


04/16/2018 - 18:57

Watchdog: US environmental agency broke law with soundproof booth

The US Environmental Protection Agency broke the law when it spent thousands of dollars building a soundproof booth for its embattled director who was appointed by President Donald Trump, government investigators said Monday.

Watchdog: US environmental agency broke law with soundproof booth

The US Environmental Protection Agency broke the law when it spent thousands of dollars building a soundproof booth for its embattled director who was appointed by President Donald Trump, government investigators said Monday.


04/16/2018 - 18:01

Decoding of hair colour genes could aid cancer research

Scientists on Monday said they have uncovered more than 100 new genes linked to hair colour, a discovery which could advance knowledge on skin cancer and other diseases.

Decoding of hair colour genes could aid cancer research

Scientists on Monday said they have uncovered more than 100 new genes linked to hair colour, a discovery which could advance knowledge on skin cancer and other diseases.


04/16/2018 - 17:00

Are we alone? NASA's new planet hunter aims to find out

Are we alone? NASA's new planet-hunting mission, poised to launch Monday, aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets.

Are we alone? NASA's new planet hunter aims to find out

Are we alone? NASA's new planet-hunting mission, poised to launch Monday, aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets.


04/16/2018 - 03:14

NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

NASA is poised to launch a $337 million washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind's search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones that might harbor life.

NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

NASA is poised to launch a $337 million washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind's search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones that might harbor life.


04/15/2018 - 05:40

Japan 'rare earth' haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance

The discovery of potentially millions of tons of valuable "rare earth" elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia's number-two economy can reduce its dependence on Chinese supply.

Japan 'rare earth' haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance

The discovery of potentially millions of tons of valuable "rare earth" elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia's number-two economy can reduce its dependence on Chinese supply.


04/14/2018 - 22:50

'Make America Smart Again': hundreds rally for US science

Gesturing towards the White House, home to President Donald Trump who has called himself "a very stable genius," Isaac Newton begged to differ.

'Make America Smart Again': hundreds rally for US science

Gesturing towards the White House, home to President Donald Trump who has called himself "a very stable genius," Isaac Newton begged to differ.


04/13/2018 - 20:05

World shipping industry agrees to halve carbon emissions by 2050

Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.

World shipping industry agrees to halve carbon emissions by 2050

Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.


04/13/2018 - 17:42

Founder of Kenya's iconic 'elephant orphanage' dies aged 83

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her family said Friday.

Founder of Kenya's iconic 'elephant orphanage' dies aged 83

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her family said Friday.

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