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01/16/2018 - 12:19

Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.

Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.


01/16/2018 - 12:06

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid: UN

More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its fourth year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid: UN

More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its fourth year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 11:59

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician assassinated

Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region.

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician assassinated

Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region.


01/16/2018 - 11:34

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep.

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep.


01/16/2018 - 10:28

Macron set to pressure Britain over Calais migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to pressure Britain to contribute more to dealing with migrants trying to cross the Channel from Calais on Tuesday as he visits the northern port which has long been a magnet for asylum seekers.

Macron set to pressure Britain over Calais migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to pressure Britain to contribute more to dealing with migrants trying to cross the Channel from Calais on Tuesday as he visits the northern port which has long been a magnet for asylum seekers.


01/16/2018 - 09:30

China economy beat expectations in 2017: AFP survey

China's economy exceeded Beijing's annual growth target in 2017, analysts said in an AFP survey, overcoming the government's battles against massive debt and pollution-spewing factories.

China economy beat expectations in 2017: AFP survey

China's economy exceeded Beijing's annual growth target in 2017, analysts said in an AFP survey, overcoming the government's battles against massive debt and pollution-spewing factories.


01/16/2018 - 08:26

Djokovic and Sharapova back in business at Melbourne

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka sailed through injury tests at the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully getting back to business after her drug ban.

Djokovic and Sharapova back in business at Melbourne

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka sailed through injury tests at the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully getting back to business after her drug ban.


01/16/2018 - 08:00

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot

Several people including two police officers were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday.

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot

Several people including two police officers were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday.

01/16/2018 - 12:34

Shoe-Bahn: Berliners queue for sneaker-train tickets

Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures to camp out overnight in Berlin, in hopes of buying on Tuesday a pair of Adidas sneakers that also offers free subway travel.

Shoe-Bahn: Berliners queue for sneaker-train tickets

Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures to camp out overnight in Berlin, in hopes of buying on Tuesday a pair of Adidas sneakers that also offers free subway travel.


01/16/2018 - 12:19

Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.

Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.


01/16/2018 - 11:12

Shami takes three wickets as India fight back

Mohammed Shami took three wickets in four overs as India fought back on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Tuesday.

Shami takes three wickets as India fight back

Mohammed Shami took three wickets in four overs as India fought back on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 10:41

De Grandhomme seals Black Caps win over Pakistan

Big-hitting Colin de Grandhomme blasted New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Tuesday.

De Grandhomme seals Black Caps win over Pakistan

Big-hitting Colin de Grandhomme blasted New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 10:36

Injury-hit figure skating champ Hanyu resumes training

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has resumed training on ice two months after damaging his ankle ligaments, officials said Tuesday, as he battles for fitness just 24 days before the games begin in South Korea.

Injury-hit figure skating champ Hanyu resumes training

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has resumed training on ice two months after damaging his ankle ligaments, officials said Tuesday, as he battles for fitness just 24 days before the games begin in South Korea.


01/16/2018 - 09:32

Djokovic leads push for new union in pay fight: reports

Novak Djokovic hosed down suggestions Tuesday he is pushing to create an independent players union to fight for even more prize money, and denied reports it could lead to tournament boycotts.

Djokovic leads push for new union in pay fight: reports

Novak Djokovic hosed down suggestions Tuesday he is pushing to create an independent players union to fight for even more prize money, and denied reports it could lead to tournament boycotts.


01/16/2018 - 09:31

'Stressed' Halep survives dramatic Open date with Destanee

World number one Simona Halep had to come from 5-2 and a set point down against Australian teenager Destanee Aiava to win a dramatic first-round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

'Stressed' Halep survives dramatic Open date with Destanee

World number one Simona Halep had to come from 5-2 and a set point down against Australian teenager Destanee Aiava to win a dramatic first-round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 08:47

Greipel opens 2018 in style at Tour Down Under

Germany's Andre Greipel opened his 2018 season in style when he claimed the first stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Lyndoch on Tuesday.

Greipel opens 2018 in style at Tour Down Under

Germany's Andre Greipel opened his 2018 season in style when he claimed the first stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Lyndoch on Tuesday.

01/16/2018 - 11:49

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died in London on Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died in London on Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.


01/15/2018 - 23:18

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.


01/15/2018 - 21:40

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.


01/15/2018 - 18:40

Actor Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."

Actor Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."


01/15/2018 - 16:55

Lebanon bans Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller "The Post", and Australian drama "Jungle" to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday.

Lebanon bans Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller "The Post", and Australian drama "Jungle" to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday.


01/15/2018 - 10:37

'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

French film star Catherine Deneuve, who set off a worldwide feminist backlash for bashing the #MeToo movement, has apologised to victims of sexual assault, saying there was "nothing good" about harassment.

'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

French film star Catherine Deneuve, who set off a worldwide feminist backlash for bashing the #MeToo movement, has apologised to victims of sexual assault, saying there was "nothing good" about harassment.


01/15/2018 - 09:01

Controversial Indian film gets release date

A Bollywood epic about a legendary Hindu queen will finally be released next week despite months of violent protests, Indian filmmakers have confirmed.

Controversial Indian film gets release date

A Bollywood epic about a legendary Hindu queen will finally be released next week despite months of violent protests, Indian filmmakers have confirmed.


01/15/2018 - 00:43

Hall of Famer Rodman arrested for alleged drunk driving

Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion and sometime buddy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was released from jail on Sunday after being detained overnight on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

Hall of Famer Rodman arrested for alleged drunk driving

Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion and sometime buddy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was released from jail on Sunday after being detained overnight on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

01/16/2018 - 11:34

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep.

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep.


01/16/2018 - 11:03

BP hit by new $1.7bn Gulf oil spill charge

British energy giant BP said Tuesday it will take an additional charge of $1.7 billion (1.4 billion euros) in the fourth quarter of 2017 linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010.

BP hit by new $1.7bn Gulf oil spill charge

British energy giant BP said Tuesday it will take an additional charge of $1.7 billion (1.4 billion euros) in the fourth quarter of 2017 linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010.


01/16/2018 - 07:56

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.


01/16/2018 - 04:56

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.


01/16/2018 - 04:11

'Beasts of war': Afghanistan's buzkashi horses prepare for battle

The rugged men of northern Afghanistan raise their buzkashi horses to be warrior princes, ready for the savagery of polo with a headless carcass.

'Beasts of war': Afghanistan's buzkashi horses prepare for battle

The rugged men of northern Afghanistan raise their buzkashi horses to be warrior princes, ready for the savagery of polo with a headless carcass.


01/16/2018 - 00:55

Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned Tuesday.

Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned Tuesday.


01/15/2018 - 18:34

China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks

Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.

China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks

Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.


01/15/2018 - 09:06

Dutch millers get fresh wind in their sails

An icy wind blows the windmill's soaring sails, turning them quickly and cranking the large stone wheels inside in a time-honoured method of grinding grain.

Dutch millers get fresh wind in their sails

An icy wind blows the windmill's soaring sails, turning them quickly and cranking the large stone wheels inside in a time-honoured method of grinding grain.

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