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05/28/2018 - 03:17

Trump sees 'brilliant potential' for N.Korea as summit prep continues

US and North Korean officials met Sunday at a border truce village as preparations resumed for a high-stakes, high-drama summit that President Donald Trump suggests could help the North realize its "brilliant potential.

Trump sees 'brilliant potential' for N.Korea as summit prep continues

US and North Korean officials met Sunday at a border truce village as preparations resumed for a high-stakes, high-drama summit that President Donald Trump suggests could help the North realize its "brilliant potential.


05/28/2018 - 02:46

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.


05/28/2018 - 02:43

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.


05/28/2018 - 02:35

Leftist Petro shakes up Colombia conservatives in poll

Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.

Leftist Petro shakes up Colombia conservatives in poll

Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.


05/28/2018 - 02:03

Aussie Lee celebrates birthday with LPGA victory

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.

Aussie Lee celebrates birthday with LPGA victory

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.


05/28/2018 - 01:59

Spain's Podemos leader wins confidence vote over luxury home

Spain's far-left party Podemos said Sunday its leader has won a confidence vote called after an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.

Spain's Podemos leader wins confidence vote over luxury home

Spain's far-left party Podemos said Sunday its leader has won a confidence vote called after an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.


05/28/2018 - 01:58

Week-long Brazil trucker strike leaves food, fuel scarce

Brazil faced serious supply disruptions on the seventh day of a truckers' strike Sunday, although the government said the country was "on a path to normalization."

Week-long Brazil trucker strike leaves food, fuel scarce

Brazil faced serious supply disruptions on the seventh day of a truckers' strike Sunday, although the government said the country was "on a path to normalization."


05/28/2018 - 01:57

Balotelli has matured, says Italy skipper Bonucci

Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.

Balotelli has matured, says Italy skipper Bonucci

Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.


05/28/2018 - 01:54

Anti-FARC conservative wins as Colombia presidential vote faces runoff

Conservative candidate Ivan Duque took a commanding lead in Colombia's presidential election Sunday, partial results showed, but fell well short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a second-round runoff next month.

Anti-FARC conservative wins as Colombia presidential vote faces runoff

Conservative candidate Ivan Duque took a commanding lead in Colombia's presidential election Sunday, partial results showed, but fell well short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a second-round runoff next month.


05/28/2018 - 01:54

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.


05/28/2018 - 01:54

Carlo Cottarelli, the 'Mr Scissors' technocrat who could become Italy's PM

Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund director, will face an uphill battle should, as expected, he is tasked with forming a technocrat government for Italy in the midst of a deep political crisis and populist rage at the financial "elite".

Carlo Cottarelli, the 'Mr Scissors' technocrat who could become Italy's PM

Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund director, will face an uphill battle should, as expected, he is tasked with forming a technocrat government for Italy in the midst of a deep political crisis and populist rage at the financial "elite".


05/28/2018 - 01:53

Anti-FARC hardliner Duque closes on Colombia presidency

Ivan Duque was on course Sunday to become Colombia's youngest president after winning the first round of an election fought largely over the future of the peace deal with former rebel group FARC.

Anti-FARC hardliner Duque closes on Colombia presidency

Ivan Duque was on course Sunday to become Colombia's youngest president after winning the first round of an election fought largely over the future of the peace deal with former rebel group FARC.


05/28/2018 - 01:52

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday:

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday:


05/27/2018 - 23:32

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Italy could be forced to hold new elections after Giuseppe Conte gave up his bid to form a government following the collapse of talks with the president over including a eurosceptic economy minister in his cabinet.

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Italy could be forced to hold new elections after Giuseppe Conte gave up his bid to form a government following the collapse of talks with the president over including a eurosceptic economy minister in his cabinet.


05/27/2018 - 18:39

Gazans plan to try to breach Israeli sea blockade

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will try to breach Israel's blockade by boat this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and clashes, organisers said Sunday.

Gazans plan to try to breach Israeli sea blockade

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will try to breach Israel's blockade by boat this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and clashes, organisers said Sunday.


05/27/2018 - 16:51

Zidane's place in pantheon of great coaches secure as Real win again

Considered one of the all-time greats as a player, Zinedine Zidane was lauded with similar respect as a manager on Sunday after making more Champions League history with Real Madrid.

Zidane's place in pantheon of great coaches secure as Real win again

Considered one of the all-time greats as a player, Zinedine Zidane was lauded with similar respect as a manager on Sunday after making more Champions League history with Real Madrid.


05/27/2018 - 13:10

Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote

Pressure mounted on Sunday for British-ruled Northern Ireland to liberalise its strict abortion laws after a historic referendum in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland overturned its ban.

Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote

Pressure mounted on Sunday for British-ruled Northern Ireland to liberalise its strict abortion laws after a historic referendum in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland overturned its ban.


05/27/2018 - 11:09

Freed from a Venezuela jail, US couple arrive back home

An American couple who spent nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail received a heroes' welcome at the White House as they returned home Saturday after Caracas freed them in a bid to spur dialogue with Washington.

Freed from a Venezuela jail, US couple arrive back home

An American couple who spent nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail received a heroes' welcome at the White House as they returned home Saturday after Caracas freed them in a bid to spur dialogue with Washington.


05/27/2018 - 10:33

Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25

Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan's party vowed Sunday to oust the country's "corrupt" rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on July 25.

Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25

Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan's party vowed Sunday to oust the country's "corrupt" rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on July 25.


05/27/2018 - 09:48

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style rentals.

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style rentals.


05/27/2018 - 09:17

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to "complete" denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, South Korea's leader said Sunday, as Trump announced that plans for the meeting are moving along "very nicely".

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to "complete" denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, South Korea's leader said Sunday, as Trump announced that plans for the meeting are moving along "very nicely".


05/27/2018 - 06:49

Rainbow flags and high heels: S. Korea holds debut drag parade

South Korea held its first ever drag parade this weekend, a small but significant step for rights activists in a country that remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender and sexuality.

Rainbow flags and high heels: S. Korea holds debut drag parade

South Korea held its first ever drag parade this weekend, a small but significant step for rights activists in a country that remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender and sexuality.


05/27/2018 - 05:57

Morocco boycott revives debate over business, politics links

More than a month after its launch, an unprecedented boycott campaign in Morocco against three well-known brands has revived criticism against links between the country's business and political elite.

Morocco boycott revives debate over business, politics links

More than a month after its launch, an unprecedented boycott campaign in Morocco against three well-known brands has revived criticism against links between the country's business and political elite.


05/27/2018 - 05:09

'Our families would be killed': Rohingya brace for monsoon

Marooned on a dusty slope in the world's largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet.

'Our families would be killed': Rohingya brace for monsoon

Marooned on a dusty slope in the world's largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet.


05/27/2018 - 05:08

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.


05/27/2018 - 03:39

NHL set for fairy-tale final between Knights and Capitals

A first-year Las Vegas expansion team of NHL castoffs meets a long-suffering Washington club with superstar Alex Ovechkin in his first championship series when the Stanley Cup Final begins Monday.

NHL set for fairy-tale final between Knights and Capitals

A first-year Las Vegas expansion team of NHL castoffs meets a long-suffering Washington club with superstar Alex Ovechkin in his first championship series when the Stanley Cup Final begins Monday.


05/27/2018 - 03:38

Starbucks to educate staff against racial bias, set example

Can you teach employees not to be racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will shut stores around the United States on Tuesday to conduct an unprecedented training exercise at its more than 8,000 American outlets.

Starbucks to educate staff against racial bias, set example

Can you teach employees not to be racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will shut stores around the United States on Tuesday to conduct an unprecedented training exercise at its more than 8,000 American outlets.

05/28/2018 - 02:46

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.


05/28/2018 - 02:43

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.


05/28/2018 - 02:03

Aussie Lee celebrates birthday with LPGA victory

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.

Aussie Lee celebrates birthday with LPGA victory

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.


05/28/2018 - 01:57

Balotelli has matured, says Italy skipper Bonucci

Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.

Balotelli has matured, says Italy skipper Bonucci

Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.


05/28/2018 - 01:52

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday:

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday:


05/27/2018 - 23:58

Sarfraz surprised but proud as Pakistan hammer England

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord's.

Sarfraz surprised but proud as Pakistan hammer England

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord's.


05/27/2018 - 23:57

McIlroy believes he can get back into the swing of winning titles

Northern Ireland's quadruple major winner Rory McIlroy failed to hit the right notes in the final round of the PGA Championship until it was too late but he believes he is very close to returning to winning ways.

McIlroy believes he can get back into the swing of winning titles

Northern Ireland's quadruple major winner Rory McIlroy failed to hit the right notes in the final round of the PGA Championship until it was too late but he believes he is very close to returning to winning ways.


05/27/2018 - 23:57

Root adamant of 'way forward' for England after Pakistan thrashing

England captain Joe Root insisted his side could bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan at Headingley next week after a humiliating loss in the series-opener at Lord's.

Root adamant of 'way forward' for England after Pakistan thrashing

England captain Joe Root insisted his side could bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan at Headingley next week after a humiliating loss in the series-opener at Lord's.


05/27/2018 - 23:38

Froome wins Giro d'Italia for Grand Tour treble amid doping probe

Britain's Chris Froome completed a sensational comeback to win the Giro d'Italia on Sunday for a rare Grand Tour treble which could be in danger if he is sanctioned by anti-doping authorities.

Froome wins Giro d'Italia for Grand Tour treble amid doping probe

Britain's Chris Froome completed a sensational comeback to win the Giro d'Italia on Sunday for a rare Grand Tour treble which could be in danger if he is sanctioned by anti-doping authorities.


05/27/2018 - 23:38

Du Toit, Vermeulen may lead South Africa in June Tests

South Africa coach Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus could name two captains Monday for June Tests -- Pieter-Steph du Toit for a one-off game against Wales and Duane Vermeulen for a three-match series with England.

Du Toit, Vermeulen may lead South Africa in June Tests

South Africa coach Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus could name two captains Monday for June Tests -- Pieter-Steph du Toit for a one-off game against Wales and Duane Vermeulen for a three-match series with England.


05/27/2018 - 22:38

Ronaldo grumbling leaves Real unimpressed

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League for a fifth time on Saturday but the striker's petulant posturing over his future has left a sour taste at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo grumbling leaves Real unimpressed

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League for a fifth time on Saturday but the striker's petulant posturing over his future has left a sour taste at Real Madrid.


05/27/2018 - 22:30

Patrick's groundbreaking driving career ends with Indy crash

Danica Patrick's 20-year auto racing career came to an abrupt end Sunday when she crashed out of the 102nd Indianapolis 500.

Patrick's groundbreaking driving career ends with Indy crash

Danica Patrick's 20-year auto racing career came to an abrupt end Sunday when she crashed out of the 102nd Indianapolis 500.


05/27/2018 - 21:47

Real Madrid parade Champions League trophy in front of ecstatic fans

Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid's players as they returned home Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.

Real Madrid parade Champions League trophy in front of ecstatic fans

Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid's players as they returned home Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.


05/27/2018 - 21:08

Beaten champion Ostapenko fumes after 'terrible day at the office'

Jelena Ostapenko was left fuming after a "terrible day at the office" on Sunday, when she became only the second woman in the Open era to see a Roland Garros title defence end in the first round.

Beaten champion Ostapenko fumes after 'terrible day at the office'

Jelena Ostapenko was left fuming after a "terrible day at the office" on Sunday, when she became only the second woman in the Open era to see a Roland Garros title defence end in the first round.


05/27/2018 - 21:02

Neymar 'not yet 100%' but ready to play for Brazil

Neymar acknowledged on Sunday that he was "not yet at 100 percent" after surgery on his fractured right foot, but the Brazil forward said he was ready to play for his country at the World Cup.

Neymar 'not yet 100%' but ready to play for Brazil

Neymar acknowledged on Sunday that he was "not yet at 100 percent" after surgery on his fractured right foot, but the Brazil forward said he was ready to play for his country at the World Cup.


05/27/2018 - 20:30

Five highlights of Froome's 'brutal' Giro d'Italia

Britain's Chris Froome produced a stunning comeback at the end of the third and final week of the Giro d'Italia to seal an improbable victory two days before the race finished in Rome.

Five highlights of Froome's 'brutal' Giro d'Italia

Britain's Chris Froome produced a stunning comeback at the end of the third and final week of the Giro d'Italia to seal an improbable victory two days before the race finished in Rome.


05/27/2018 - 20:29

French Open headlines and sidelines - Day 1

French Open headlines and sidelines on Sunday, the first day of the 2018 tournament:

French Open headlines and sidelines - Day 1

French Open headlines and sidelines on Sunday, the first day of the 2018 tournament:


05/27/2018 - 20:15

Froome wins Giro d'Italia for Grand Tour treble amid doping probe

Britain's Chris Froome completed a sensational comeback to win the Giro d'Italia on Sunday for a rare Grand Tour treble which could be in danger if he is sanctioned by anti-doping authorities.

Froome wins Giro d'Italia for Grand Tour treble amid doping probe

Britain's Chris Froome completed a sensational comeback to win the Giro d'Italia on Sunday for a rare Grand Tour treble which could be in danger if he is sanctioned by anti-doping authorities.


05/27/2018 - 20:03

Defending champion Ostapenko crashes in Roland Garros first round

Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Sunday.

Defending champion Ostapenko crashes in Roland Garros first round

Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Sunday.


05/27/2018 - 19:29

Salah 'confident' for World Cup despite shoulder injury

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is "confident" of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.

Salah 'confident' for World Cup despite shoulder injury

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is "confident" of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.


05/27/2018 - 19:23

Hamilton leads attack on 'boring' Monaco

Lewis Hamilton launched a scathing attack on the processional nature of the Monaco Grand Prix Sunday, describing it as the most boring race of his career.

Hamilton leads attack on 'boring' Monaco

Lewis Hamilton launched a scathing attack on the processional nature of the Monaco Grand Prix Sunday, describing it as the most boring race of his career.


05/27/2018 - 19:04

Root and Bayliss slam 'outrageous' claims of England 'fixing' in India

England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as "outrageous".

Root and Bayliss slam 'outrageous' claims of England 'fixing' in India

England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as "outrageous".


05/27/2018 - 18:57

Pinot suffering from lung infection

French rider Thibaut Pinot has been discharged from hospital but is suffering from a lung inflammation, his Groupama-FDJ team said on Sunday.

Pinot suffering from lung infection

French rider Thibaut Pinot has been discharged from hospital but is suffering from a lung inflammation, his Groupama-FDJ team said on Sunday.


05/27/2018 - 18:55

Red Bull boss praises Ricciardo after engine power loss

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner said Daniel Ricciardo won Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix despite having lost 25 per cent of the power of his car’s Renault engine.

Red Bull boss praises Ricciardo after engine power loss

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner said Daniel Ricciardo won Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix despite having lost 25 per cent of the power of his car’s Renault engine.


05/27/2018 - 18:51

Zverev opens French Open campaign with crushing win

Second seed Alexander Zverev got his French Open title bid off to the perfect start with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Sunday.

Zverev opens French Open campaign with crushing win

Second seed Alexander Zverev got his French Open title bid off to the perfect start with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Sunday.


05/27/2018 - 18:35

Ashton runs riot as Barbarians maul England

England suffered an embarrassing mauling at the hands of the Barbarians as Chris Ashton's three-try haul condemned the hosts to a 63-45 defeat in Sunday's non-cap international.

Ashton runs riot as Barbarians maul England

England suffered an embarrassing mauling at the hands of the Barbarians as Chris Ashton's three-try haul condemned the hosts to a 63-45 defeat in Sunday's non-cap international.


05/27/2018 - 18:24

Meet Radu Albot - the man putting Moldovan tennis on the map

World number 97 Radu Albot says that former Olympic canoeing champion Nicolae Juravschi is the most famous sportsperson in his native Moldova, but he might be on his way to taking over the mantle.

Meet Radu Albot - the man putting Moldovan tennis on the map

World number 97 Radu Albot says that former Olympic canoeing champion Nicolae Juravschi is the most famous sportsperson in his native Moldova, but he might be on his way to taking over the mantle.

05/27/2018 - 21:18

Ex-president George H.W. Bush hospitalized again

A little more than three weeks after he was released from hospital, former US president George H. W. Bush was re-admitted on Sunday with low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said.

Ex-president George H.W. Bush hospitalized again

A little more than three weeks after he was released from hospital, former US president George H. W. Bush was re-admitted on Sunday with low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said.


05/27/2018 - 20:47

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' struggles to take off in opening weekend

"Solo: A Star Wars Story," the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' struggles to take off in opening weekend

"Solo: A Star Wars Story," the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations.


05/27/2018 - 16:37

Ivory Coast fights stigma with beauty pageant for disabled

Cheered on by the audience, a young woman walks onstage in a glittering gown, beaming as she addresses the jury. But this is no ordinary beauty contest -- all 10 contestants are disabled.

Ivory Coast fights stigma with beauty pageant for  disabled

Cheered on by the audience, a young woman walks onstage in a glittering gown, beaming as she addresses the jury. But this is no ordinary beauty contest -- all 10 contestants are disabled.


05/27/2018 - 05:09

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.


05/27/2018 - 05:03

LA's people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercise and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.

LA's people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercise and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.


05/27/2018 - 02:03

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86 years old.

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86 years old.


05/26/2018 - 21:48

'Sesame Street' creators sue over lewd puppet murder mystery

Promotion for a new raunchy puppet crime comedy has the group behind the beloved children's TV series "Sesame Street" in Oscar-the-Grouch mode -- and they're suing on claims the film "tarnishes" the educational show's brand.

'Sesame Street' creators sue over lewd puppet murder mystery

Promotion for a new raunchy puppet crime comedy has the group behind the beloved children's TV series "Sesame Street" in Oscar-the-Grouch mode -- and they're suing on claims the film "tarnishes" the educational show's brand.


05/26/2018 - 10:10

America revisits 'Pizza Bomber' mystery with new Netflix series

As bank heists in America go, this was one of the weirdest: in 2003, a pizza delivery man walks into a bank with a bomb around his neck and a note demanding a quarter of a million dollars.

America revisits 'Pizza Bomber' mystery with new Netflix series

As bank heists in America go, this was one of the weirdest: in 2003, a pizza delivery man walks into a bank with a bomb around his neck and a note demanding a quarter of a million dollars.


05/26/2018 - 03:22

Filmmaker, AIDS orphan Carla Simon on Spain's 'lost generation'

Catalan filmmaker Carla Simon remembers little of the day that, aged six, she joined the ranks of countless orphans left behind by Spain's "lost generation" of AIDS victims.

Filmmaker, AIDS orphan Carla Simon on Spain's 'lost generation'

Catalan filmmaker Carla Simon remembers little of the day that, aged six, she joined the ranks of countless orphans left behind by Spain's "lost generation" of AIDS victims.


05/26/2018 - 02:23

Wealthy celebrities like Weinstein better-armed to face sex charges

In handcuffing powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein Friday, US authorities justice appeared to confirm that no one escapes the long arm of the law in the United States.

Wealthy celebrities like Weinstein better-armed to face sex charges

In handcuffing powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein Friday, US authorities justice appeared to confirm that no one escapes the long arm of the law in the United States.


05/25/2018 - 23:03

Weinstein charged with rape, sex crime in New York

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape and a sex crime in New York on Friday, in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of misconduct.

Weinstein charged with rape, sex crime in New York

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape and a sex crime in New York on Friday, in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of misconduct.


05/25/2018 - 21:35

Weinstein accuser 'elated' over indictment

One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers said Friday she was "elated" at seeing him indicted for rape and sex crime.

Weinstein accuser 'elated' over indictment

One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers said Friday she was "elated" at seeing him indicted for rape and sex crime.


05/25/2018 - 19:17

The Weinstein scandal in five key dates

The scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein erupted on October 5 last year, with the publication in The New York Times of a first series of accusations from women who claimed to have been harassed or assaulted by the movie mogul.

The Weinstein scandal in five key dates

The scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein erupted on October 5 last year, with the publication in The New York Times of a first series of accusations from women who claimed to have been harassed or assaulted by the movie mogul.


05/25/2018 - 18:56

Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

The Nobel Foundation on Friday said this year's literature prize, already postponed until 2019 due to a sexual assault scandal, may be delayed further.

Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

The Nobel Foundation on Friday said this year's literature prize, already postponed until 2019 due to a sexual assault scandal, may be delayed further.


05/25/2018 - 17:47

From Hollywood 'God' to #MeToo pariah: the disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called "God." But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

From Hollywood 'God' to #MeToo pariah: the disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called "God." But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.


05/25/2018 - 15:43

Lesbian film ban 'ridiculous' says Kenya Film Commission

The head of Kenya's film commission has slammed a decision to impose a domestic ban a Kenya-made film about lesbian love that received a standing ovation at this month's Cannes festival.

Lesbian film ban 'ridiculous' says Kenya Film Commission

The head of Kenya's film commission has slammed a decision to impose a domestic ban a Kenya-made film about lesbian love that received a standing ovation at this month's Cannes festival.


05/25/2018 - 13:37

Picasso's ties to the kitchen explored at Barcelona show

A deformed bottle of wine, a colander in the place of a woman's head or a ceramic plate with inlaid fish bones: For the first time, the intimate connection between Pablo Picasso's work and gastronomy is on display in his Barcelona museum.

Picasso's ties to the kitchen explored at Barcelona show

A deformed bottle of wine, a colander in the place of a woman's head or a ceramic plate with inlaid fish bones: For the first time, the intimate connection between Pablo Picasso's work and gastronomy is on display in his Barcelona museum.


05/25/2018 - 12:44

Russian activists implore Macron over hunger-striking Ukraine director

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Russian rights activists who urged him to pressure Vladimir Putin to free a hunger-striking Ukrainian film director, they said on Friday.

Russian activists implore Macron over hunger-striking Ukraine director

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Russian rights activists who urged him to pressure Vladimir Putin to free a hunger-striking Ukrainian film director, they said on Friday.


05/25/2018 - 10:50

Danny Boyle to direct new Bond film out in October 2019

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, with actor Daniel Craig returning for the fifth time as the legendary British spy, the movies' producers announced Friday.

Danny Boyle to direct new Bond film out in October 2019

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, with actor Daniel Craig returning for the fifth time as the legendary British spy, the movies' producers announced Friday.


05/25/2018 - 03:04

Lucasfilm planning 'Star Wars' spin-off on Boba Fett: reports

"Star Wars" fan favorite Boba Fett is to get his own spin-off movie in Lucasfilm's epic space franchise, US entertainment media reported on Thursday.

Lucasfilm planning 'Star Wars' spin-off on Boba Fett: reports

"Star Wars" fan favorite Boba Fett is to get his own spin-off movie in Lucasfilm's epic space franchise, US entertainment media reported on Thursday.


05/25/2018 - 00:24

Models, actresses, employees: the women speaking out against Weinstein

Dozens of actress, models and ex-employees have come out to accuse veteran producer Harvey Weinstein, 66, of harassment, abuse and rape dating as far back as the 1990s.

Models, actresses, employees: the women speaking out against Weinstein

Dozens of actress, models and ex-employees have come out to accuse veteran producer Harvey Weinstein, 66, of harassment, abuse and rape dating as far back as the 1990s.


05/24/2018 - 23:52

Weinstein: from Hollywood 'God' to potential perp walk

For decades he was the Hollywood kingmaker capable of building or breaking careers. Meryl Streep famously called him "God" but now Harvey Weinstein, his name mud and his career over, faces arrest for sexual assault.

Weinstein: from Hollywood 'God' to potential perp walk

For decades he was the Hollywood kingmaker capable of building or breaking careers. Meryl Streep famously called him "God" but now Harvey Weinstein, his name mud and his career over, faces arrest for sexual assault.


05/24/2018 - 22:36

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims

Octogenarian Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday after a report of multiple sexual harassment accusations, making the actor the latest high-profile figure to face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era.

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims

Octogenarian Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday after a report of multiple sexual harassment accusations, making the actor the latest high-profile figure to face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era.


05/24/2018 - 21:57

Weinstein to 'surrender' to NY authorities Friday: US media

Disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women, US media reported.

Weinstein to 'surrender' to NY authorities Friday: US media

Disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women, US media reported.


05/24/2018 - 19:39

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims

Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims

Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.


05/24/2018 - 13:01

Serbian street artists make football the beautiful game

Graffiti or street artists in Belgrade are playing out a football rivalry on the city's walls in a development far from the image of ultranationalism and violent Balkan fans.

Serbian street artists make football the beautiful game

Graffiti or street artists in Belgrade are playing out a football rivalry on the city's walls in a development far from the image of ultranationalism and violent Balkan fans.


05/24/2018 - 04:51

Woody Allen son says father did not molest daughter

Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, released a lengthy personal essay Wednesday, disputing allegations that his father molested his sister and accusing his mother of abuse.

Woody Allen son says father did not molest daughter

Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, released a lengthy personal essay Wednesday, disputing allegations that his father molested his sister and accusing his mother of abuse.

05/27/2018 - 12:28

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

More than two thousand volunteers hit the beach on an outlying island of Hong Kong for a mass rubbish clean up Sunday as environment campaigners warned plastic is killing sea turtles and other wildlife.

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

More than two thousand volunteers hit the beach on an outlying island of Hong Kong for a mass rubbish clean up Sunday as environment campaigners warned plastic is killing sea turtles and other wildlife.


05/27/2018 - 02:03

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86 years old.

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86 years old.


05/26/2018 - 18:18

Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke to astronauts on board the ISS via a live video link from the Kremlin.

Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke to astronauts on board the ISS via a live video link from the Kremlin.


05/26/2018 - 17:19

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas -- the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas -- through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas -- the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas -- through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.


05/26/2018 - 10:18

Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

A four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance Saturday at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors.

Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

A four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance Saturday at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors.


05/26/2018 - 03:55

In an Iraqi village, a little girl hides skin disease from neighbours

Four-year-old Iraqi girl Haura should be enjoying her childhood -- games in the street, tearing in and out of friends' homes and small squabbles over toys.

In an Iraqi village, a little girl hides skin disease from neighbours

Four-year-old Iraqi girl Haura should be enjoying her childhood -- games in the street, tearing in and out of friends' homes and small squabbles over toys.


05/25/2018 - 23:24

One dead as Cyclone Mekunu hits southern Oman

Cyclone Mekunu on Friday lashed southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing at least one person and wounding three a day after wreaking havoc on the Yemeni island of Socotra.

One dead as Cyclone Mekunu hits southern Oman

Cyclone Mekunu on Friday lashed southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing at least one person and wounding three a day after wreaking havoc on the Yemeni island of Socotra.


05/25/2018 - 19:49

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season

Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean on Friday, giving an early kickoff to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of schedule.

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season

Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean on Friday, giving an early kickoff to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of schedule.


05/25/2018 - 18:32

Don't eat bitter pumpkin, study warns after women lose hair

A doctor warned Friday that bitter-tasting pumpkins and squashes can contain potent toxins, after two women were poisoned by their dinners and lost most of their hair.

Don't eat bitter pumpkin, study warns after women lose hair

A doctor warned Friday that bitter-tasting pumpkins and squashes can contain potent toxins, after two women were poisoned by their dinners and lost most of their hair.


05/25/2018 - 17:43

In S.Africa, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

Scientists in South Africa on Friday launched the world's first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining "eyes and ears" to try to unravel the secrets of the universe.

In S.Africa, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

Scientists in South Africa on Friday launched the world's first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining "eyes and ears" to try to unravel the secrets of the universe.


05/25/2018 - 15:41

Less snow leaves weasels exposed to predators: scientists

Fluffy white weasels that once frolicked in snowy fields unnoticed now have a target on their back thanks to global warming, scientists said Thursday.

Less snow leaves weasels exposed to predators: scientists

Fluffy white weasels that once frolicked in snowy fields unnoticed now have a target on their back thanks to global warming, scientists said Thursday.


05/25/2018 - 12:20

In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich

They roam Morocco's southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.

In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich

They roam Morocco's southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.


05/25/2018 - 11:02

Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators.

Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators.


05/25/2018 - 10:28

Indian child dies from mother's 'snake bite' breast milk

An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday.

Indian child dies from mother's 'snake bite' breast milk

An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday.


05/25/2018 - 05:52

Iran's first female manufacturer, a victim of Trump

She fought through a male-dominated world to become perhaps Iran's first female manufacturing boss, and was on the cusp of major success with the help of a European investor.

Iran's first female manufacturer, a victim of Trump

She fought through a male-dominated world to become perhaps Iran's first female manufacturing boss, and was on the cusp of major success with the help of a European investor.


05/25/2018 - 01:41

Arkema's Texas plant unprepared for Harvey floods, inquiry finds

A US oversight agency said Thursday that a flooded Arkema chemical plant in Texas, where organic compounds ignited during last year's Hurricane Harvey, was inadequately prepared for a catastrophic flood.

Arkema's Texas plant unprepared for Harvey floods, inquiry finds

A US oversight agency said Thursday that a flooded Arkema chemical plant in Texas, where organic compounds ignited during last year's Hurricane Harvey, was inadequately prepared for a catastrophic flood.


05/24/2018 - 21:13

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more normal Atlantic season in 2018 with five to nine hurricanes in total.

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more normal Atlantic season in 2018 with five to nine hurricanes in total.


05/24/2018 - 18:03

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more average Atlantic season with five to nine hurricanes in total.

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more average Atlantic season with five to nine hurricanes in total.


05/24/2018 - 17:48

Putin taps firebrand to head embattled space agency

Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed a firebrand nationalist politician, who oversaw Russia's once proud space industry, to manage its space agency in a move analysts said spells more trouble for the embattled sector.

Putin taps firebrand to head embattled space agency

Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed a firebrand nationalist politician, who oversaw Russia's once proud space industry, to manage its space agency in a move analysts said spells more trouble for the embattled sector.


05/24/2018 - 16:57

17 missing as cyclone pummels Yemen's Socotra island

Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes Thursday after a cyclone hit Socotra, with Yemen's government declaring the island a "disaster province".

17 missing as cyclone pummels Yemen's Socotra island

Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes Thursday after a cyclone hit Socotra, with Yemen's government declaring the island a "disaster province".


05/24/2018 - 16:34

Climate change: The families taking the EU to task

Ten families and a group of reindeer-herding youngsters have filed suit against the European Union, seeking stronger measures against the global warming they say is already harming their livelihoods.

Climate change: The families taking the EU to task

Ten families and a group of reindeer-herding youngsters have filed suit against the European Union, seeking stronger measures against the global warming they say is already harming their livelihoods.


05/24/2018 - 16:00

Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change

Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union, seeking to limit global warming's threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday.

Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change

Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union, seeking to limit global warming's threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday.


05/24/2018 - 12:52

Climate victims seek justice, in the courtroom and on the street

People around the world beset by drought, heatwaves, rising seas and storm surges made worse by global warming are calling for "climate justice," and many are pleading their case in court.

Climate victims seek justice, in the courtroom and on the street

People around the world beset by drought, heatwaves, rising seas and storm surges made worse by global warming are calling for "climate justice," and many are pleading their case in court.


05/24/2018 - 11:38

France vows to tackle noxious seaweed 'disaster' in Caribbean

The French government is preparing a plan to deal with a new invasion of stinky seaweed that is covering the beaches of some its islands in the Caribbean, causing health problems for residents and threatening key fishing and tourism industries.

France vows to tackle noxious seaweed 'disaster' in Caribbean

The French government is preparing a plan to deal with a new invasion of stinky seaweed that is covering the beaches of some its islands in the Caribbean, causing health problems for residents and threatening key fishing and tourism industries.


05/23/2018 - 22:42

NASA's new chief changes mind, now believes in climate change

NASA's new administrator, a former lawmaker nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the US space agency, admitted Wednesday he has changed his mind about climate change and now believes that humans are the main driver of greenhouse gas emissions.

NASA's new chief changes mind, now believes in climate change

NASA's new administrator, a former lawmaker nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the US space agency, admitted Wednesday he has changed his mind about climate change and now believes that humans are the main driver of greenhouse gas emissions.


05/23/2018 - 21:09

1.5 C cap on warming could save global economy trillions

Failing to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius or less could cost the world economy tens of trillions of dollars over the next 80 years, researchers warned Wednesday.

1.5 C cap on warming could save global economy trillions

Failing to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius or less could cost the world economy tens of trillions of dollars over the next 80 years, researchers warned Wednesday.


05/23/2018 - 20:50

Thailand stops short of banning hazardous weedkillers

A toxic weedkiller linked to Parkinson's disease and banned in more than 30 countries will not be outlawed in Thailand, after authorities announced Wednesday they would instead restrict its use.

Thailand stops short of banning hazardous weedkillers

A toxic weedkiller linked to Parkinson's disease and banned in more than 30 countries will not be outlawed in Thailand, after authorities announced Wednesday they would instead restrict its use.

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