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04/26/2018 - 07:40

'Eradicate the tumours': Chinese civilians drive Xinjiang crackdown

The civilian group descended on the village under government instructions to "win the people's hearts", but it also had a darker mission: identifying and punishing threats to the Chinese state.

'Eradicate the tumours': Chinese civilians drive Xinjiang crackdown

The civilian group descended on the village under government instructions to "win the people's hearts", but it also had a darker mission: identifying and punishing threats to the Chinese state.


04/26/2018 - 07:34

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure

Sixty-five years after the Korean War's guns fell silent, Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua still shudders in the dark of night when a plane rumbles overhead, triggering traumatic memories of death-dealing US bombers.

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure

Sixty-five years after the Korean War's guns fell silent, Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua still shudders in the dark of night when a plane rumbles overhead, triggering traumatic memories of death-dealing US bombers.


04/26/2018 - 07:01

Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first 'Elderly Games'

Aged 98 Sawang Janpram cruised to victory in the 100-metre sprint, came first in the discus and set a record in the javelin -- the undisputed star of Thailand's first national Elderly Games held this week.

Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first 'Elderly Games'

Aged 98 Sawang Janpram cruised to victory in the 100-metre sprint, came first in the discus and set a record in the javelin -- the undisputed star of Thailand's first national Elderly Games held this week.


04/26/2018 - 06:24

French tycoon charged in Africa corruption probe

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged Wednesday as part of a probe into allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, after two days of questioning by police.

French tycoon charged in Africa corruption probe

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged Wednesday as part of a probe into allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, after two days of questioning by police.


04/26/2018 - 06:23

Pakistan's qawwali music fights to be heard after singer's death

Nearly two years after Pakistan's foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam's Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains.

Pakistan's qawwali music fights to be heard after singer's death

Nearly two years after Pakistan's foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam's Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains.


04/26/2018 - 06:20

Women listed as inventors in third of global patent filings: UN

The UN on Thursday hailed a significant increase in women listed as inventors in global patent filings over the past decade, but warned a pronounced gender gap remained.

Women listed as inventors in third of global patent filings: UN

The UN on Thursday hailed a significant increase in women listed as inventors in global patent filings over the past decade, but warned a pronounced gender gap remained.


04/26/2018 - 06:04

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula before their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula before their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.


04/26/2018 - 05:04

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.


04/26/2018 - 04:24

Moon and Kim to meet at military demarcation line Friday: Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

Moon and Kim to meet at military demarcation line Friday: Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.


04/26/2018 - 04:09

Deadly Nicaragua protests subside as talks mooted

A week of deadly anti-government protests in Nicaragua appeared to be subsiding on Wednesday after concessions by President Daniel Ortega set the scene for talks with powerful business leaders.

Deadly Nicaragua protests subside as talks mooted

A week of deadly anti-government protests in Nicaragua appeared to be subsiding on Wednesday after concessions by President Daniel Ortega set the scene for talks with powerful business leaders.


04/26/2018 - 04:02

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 03:37

Samsung Electronics Q1 net profits up by more than half

South Korean telecoms giant Samsung Electronics saw net profits leap by more than half in the first quarter, it said Thursday, thanks to strong demand for memory chips and its latest high-end smartphone.

Samsung Electronics Q1 net profits up by more than half

South Korean telecoms giant Samsung Electronics saw net profits leap by more than half in the first quarter, it said Thursday, thanks to strong demand for memory chips and its latest high-end smartphone.


04/26/2018 - 03:24

France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.


04/26/2018 - 03:10

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.


04/26/2018 - 03:10

China's Huawei under US probe for Iran sanctions violations: report

The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into suspected violations of Iran sanctions by China's Huawei Technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

China's Huawei under US probe for Iran sanctions violations: report

The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into suspected violations of Iran sanctions by China's Huawei Technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.


04/26/2018 - 00:50

Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia: study

Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause.

Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia: study

Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause.


04/25/2018 - 23:16

Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 22:56

Turkey hands jail sentences to journalists

A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations but editors remained defiant vowing their "honourable" journalism would not stop.

Turkey hands jail sentences to journalists

A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations but editors remained defiant vowing their "honourable" journalism would not stop.


04/25/2018 - 22:30

German music award scrapped as national anti-Semitism row rages

Organisers of a major German music prize scrapped their main award Wednesday due to an anti-Semitism row as thousands of Germans rallied in solidarity with Jews after a spate of shocking hate crimes.

German music award scrapped as national anti-Semitism row rages

Organisers of a major German music prize scrapped their main award Wednesday due to an anti-Semitism row as thousands of Germans rallied in solidarity with Jews after a spate of shocking hate crimes.


04/25/2018 - 22:16

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study

Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans.

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study

Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans.


04/25/2018 - 21:13

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.


04/25/2018 - 20:35

Cheap, portable test can identify risk of measles

A cheap, portable device can warn of a person's vulnerability to infectious diseases like measles, which kills tens of thousands of people each year, mainly in developing countries, researchers said Wednesday.

Cheap, portable test can identify risk of measles

A cheap, portable device can warn of a person's vulnerability to infectious diseases like measles, which kills tens of thousands of people each year, mainly in developing countries, researchers said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 20:12

W.Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

W.Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 19:47

Nicaragua protest death toll jumps to 34: rights group

A week of brutally repressed anti-government protests in Nicaragua has killed at least 34 people, a leading rights group in the country said Wednesday.

Nicaragua protest death toll jumps to 34: rights group

A week of brutally repressed anti-government protests in Nicaragua has killed at least 34 people, a leading rights group in the country said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 19:36

Iran rejects new deal as France vows it will never get atomic weapons

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani rejected any hopes of rewriting a nuclear deal with world powers Wednesday, while his French counterpart vowed to US lawmakers that everything would be done to stop Iran ever acquiring atomic weapons.

Iran rejects new deal as France vows it will never get atomic weapons

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani rejected any hopes of rewriting a nuclear deal with world powers Wednesday, while his French counterpart vowed to US lawmakers that everything would be done to stop Iran ever acquiring atomic weapons.


04/25/2018 - 19:16

Canada van massacre suspect: what is an 'incel'?

The Canadian man accused of killing 10 people when he drove a rental van onto a busy Toronto street praised an "Incel Rebellion" in his apparent final social media post just prior to the massacre. So what does incel mean?

Canada van massacre suspect: what is an 'incel'?

The Canadian man accused of killing 10 people when he drove a rental van onto a busy Toronto street praised an "Incel Rebellion" in his apparent final social media post just prior to the massacre. So what does incel mean?


04/25/2018 - 18:25

Trump, Macron 'bromance' draws late night laughs in US

Firm handshakes, warm embraces, kisses, even a bit of grooming: the "bromance" between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron has provided plenty of material for America's late night TV comedians.

Trump, Macron 'bromance' draws late night laughs in US

Firm handshakes, warm embraces, kisses, even a bit of grooming: the "bromance" between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron has provided plenty of material for America's late night TV comedians.


04/25/2018 - 18:16

US jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial

A Pennsylvania jury began deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

US jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial

A Pennsylvania jury began deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/25/2018 - 17:43

Syria regime retakes new region outside capital

Syria's regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a new region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern districts to oust jihadists.

Syria regime retakes new region outside capital

Syria's regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a new region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern districts to oust jihadists.


04/25/2018 - 17:35

Cybercrime website behind 4 million attacks taken down

A British and Dutch-led operation on Wednesday brought down a website linked to more than four million cyberattacks around the world, with banking giants among the victims, European law enforcement agencies said.

Cybercrime website behind 4 million attacks taken down

A British and Dutch-led operation on Wednesday brought down a website linked to more than four million cyberattacks around the world, with banking giants among the victims, European law enforcement agencies said.


04/25/2018 - 17:25

France's Macron urges US to help 'reinvent multilateralism'

French President Emmanuel Macron received a warm, three-minute standing ovation from US lawmakers Wednesday before delivering -- in English -- a rare address to Congress, urging America to help "reinvent multilateralism."

France's Macron urges US to help 'reinvent multilateralism'

French President Emmanuel Macron received a warm, three-minute standing ovation from US lawmakers Wednesday before delivering -- in English -- a rare address to Congress, urging America to help "reinvent multilateralism."


04/25/2018 - 17:16

Danish inventor handed life term for journalist submarine murder

A Copenhagen court on Wednesday found Danish inventor Peter Madsen guilty of the premeditated murder and sexual assault of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine last year, handing him a life sentence.

Danish inventor handed life term for journalist submarine murder

A Copenhagen court on Wednesday found Danish inventor Peter Madsen guilty of the premeditated murder and sexual assault of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine last year, handing him a life sentence.


04/25/2018 - 15:26

Indian court jails popular guru for life over teen rape

An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer said.

Indian court jails popular guru for life over teen rape

An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer said.


04/25/2018 - 14:18

Tens of thousands protest as Armenia crisis deepens

Armenia's crisis deepened Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets after the opposition accused the government of refusing to negotiate a transfer of power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.

Tens of thousands protest as Armenia crisis deepens

Armenia's crisis deepened Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets after the opposition accused the government of refusing to negotiate a transfer of power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.


04/25/2018 - 13:54

Salah threatens Messi, Ronaldo Ballon d'Or stranglehold

Mohamed Salah could be the man to finally break the Ronaldo-Messi duopoly at the top of world football after the Liverpool forward burnished his soaring reputation with a mesmerising Champions League performance against Roma.

Salah threatens Messi, Ronaldo Ballon d'Or stranglehold

Mohamed Salah could be the man to finally break the Ronaldo-Messi duopoly at the top of world football after the Liverpool forward burnished his soaring reputation with a mesmerising Champions League performance against Roma.


04/25/2018 - 13:45

Comcast formally takes on Murdoch with £22bn Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast formalised Wednesday its £22 billion takeover bid for pan-European satellite TV group Sky, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, whose lower offer has hit UK antitrust hurdles.

Comcast formally takes on Murdoch with £22bn Sky bid

US cable giant Comcast formalised Wednesday its £22 billion takeover bid for pan-European satellite TV group Sky, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, whose lower offer has hit UK antitrust hurdles.


04/25/2018 - 13:05

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans were to appeal Wednesday a decision preventing them from going to Rome for treatment following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans were to appeal Wednesday a decision preventing them from going to Rome for treatment following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.


04/25/2018 - 09:31

Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran

The EU on Wednesday urged Russia and Iran to pressure Damascus to engage in talks to end Syria's bloody civil war, as international donors pledged billions of dollars to help civilians caught up in the conflict.

Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran

The EU on Wednesday urged Russia and Iran to pressure Damascus to engage in talks to end Syria's bloody civil war, as international donors pledged billions of dollars to help civilians caught up in the conflict.


04/25/2018 - 09:15

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.


04/25/2018 - 08:38

Trump, Russia and China media attacks 'threaten democracy'

Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday.

Trump, Russia and China media attacks 
'threaten democracy'

Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 08:29

Privacy fears weigh on Facebook with earnings ahead

Facebook reports quarterly results Wednesday as it grapples with a data privacy scandal that strikes at how the huge social network makes money from what it knows about people.

Privacy fears weigh on Facebook with earnings ahead

Facebook reports quarterly results Wednesday as it grapples with a data privacy scandal that strikes at how the huge social network makes money from what it knows about people.


04/25/2018 - 08:04

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs, Sixers advance

Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semi-finals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs, Sixers advance

Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semi-finals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.


04/25/2018 - 07:59

US high court reviews Trump's power to block Muslim immigrants

President Donald Trump's effort to ban immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries heads to the Supreme Court Wednesday, which will decide if his argument asserting national security interests was tainted by religious bias.

US high court reviews Trump's power to block Muslim immigrants

President Donald Trump's effort to ban immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries heads to the Supreme Court Wednesday, which will decide if his argument asserting national security interests was tainted by religious bias.


04/25/2018 - 07:58

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.


04/25/2018 - 07:25

Meghan Markle ties the knot -- but not with Prince Harry

A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.

Meghan Markle ties the knot -- but not with Prince Harry

A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.


04/25/2018 - 06:58

Bale with work to do against Bayern to repair relationship with Zidane

Gareth Bale's future will come under fresh scrutiny when Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.

Bale with work to do against Bayern to repair relationship with Zidane

Gareth Bale's future will come under fresh scrutiny when Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 06:39

Global carmakers show off SUVs, electrics as China promises reforms

Global carmakers touted their latest electric and SUV models in Beijing on Wednesday, as China promises a more level playing field in the world's largest auto market where domestic vehicles are making major inroads.

Global carmakers show off SUVs, electrics as China promises reforms

Global carmakers touted their latest electric and SUV models in Beijing on Wednesday, as China promises a more level playing field in the world's largest auto market where domestic vehicles are making major inroads.


04/25/2018 - 05:20

N. Korea slams US censure on human rights

North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as "ridiculous", days before leader Kim Jong Un's summit with the South and ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

N. Korea slams US censure on human rights

North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as "ridiculous", days before leader Kim Jong Un's summit with the South and ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump.


04/25/2018 - 05:15

Donors set to stump up billions for Syria

International donors are expected Wednesday to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.

Donors set to stump up billions for Syria

International donors are expected Wednesday to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.


04/25/2018 - 05:09

Sandinista bastion calls for Nicaragua leader to end repression

Leon, a northern city that is a bastion of support for Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party, wants President Daniel Ortega to put an end to repression and authoritarianism.

Sandinista bastion calls for Nicaragua leader to end repression

Leon, a northern city that is a bastion of support for Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party, wants President Daniel Ortega to put an end to repression and authoritarianism.


04/25/2018 - 04:41

Canada van massacre driver charged with murder, most victims women

A Canadian man who apparently had a grudge against women was charged with murder Tuesday after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people -- an incident that shocked the nation.

Canada van massacre driver charged with murder, most victims women

A Canadian man who apparently had a grudge against women was charged with murder Tuesday after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people -- an incident that shocked the nation.


04/25/2018 - 04:26

Holidaymakers, invaders, diplomats: the Kims in S. Korea

When Kim Jong Un steps over the Military Demarcation Line to attend a summit on Friday he will be the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the Korean War.

Holidaymakers, invaders, diplomats: the Kims in S. Korea

When Kim Jong Un steps over the Military Demarcation Line to attend a summit on Friday he will be the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the Korean War.


04/25/2018 - 03:51

US lashes out at 'repugnant' regime violence in Nicaragua

The United States on Tuesday accused Nicaragua's government of "repugnant" violence and repression against protesters demanding the ouster of President Daniel Ortega.

US lashes out at 'repugnant' regime violence in Nicaragua

The United States on Tuesday accused Nicaragua's government of "repugnant" violence and repression against protesters demanding the ouster of President Daniel Ortega.


04/25/2018 - 03:47

Marvel heroes together en masse for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

More than two dozen superheroes. One big baddie. Let the mega-battle begin -- and watch the box office receipts pile up.

Marvel heroes together en masse for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

More than two dozen superheroes. One big baddie. Let the mega-battle begin -- and watch the box office receipts pile up.


04/25/2018 - 03:46

Trump hints veterans affairs nominee could withdraw under pressure

Donald Trump opened the door Tuesday for his embattled nominee for veterans affairs to step aside, saying that while Ronny Jackson is "a wonderful man," the US president himself would not abide such congressional scrutiny.

Trump hints veterans affairs nominee could withdraw under pressure

Donald Trump opened the door Tuesday for his embattled nominee for veterans affairs to step aside, saying that while Ronny Jackson is "a wonderful man," the US president himself would not abide such congressional scrutiny.


04/25/2018 - 02:32

US trade officials to visit China soon, Trump says

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that top US trade officials would soon travel to China as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled markets and left exporters on edge.

US trade officials to visit China soon, Trump says

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that top US trade officials would soon travel to China as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled markets and left exporters on edge.


04/25/2018 - 02:31

Beijing auto show opens in world's largest market

Global carmakers will take the stage in Beijing on Wednesday with new car models to woo the world's largest auto market as China promises to liberalise the industry.

Beijing auto show opens in world's largest market

Global carmakers will take the stage in Beijing on Wednesday with new car models to woo the world's largest auto market as China promises to liberalise the industry.


04/25/2018 - 01:14

In New Guinea, human thigh bone daggers were hot property: study

New Guinea warriors harvested thigh bones from their dead fathers to fashion into ornamental but deadly daggers used to kill and maim enemies, sometimes to eat them.

In New Guinea, human thigh bone daggers were hot property: study

New Guinea warriors harvested thigh bones from their dead fathers to fashion into ornamental but deadly daggers used to kill and maim enemies, sometimes to eat them.


04/25/2018 - 00:39

Con man versus pathological liar? Closings at Cosby trial

A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar?

Con man versus pathological liar? Closings at Cosby trial

A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar?


04/24/2018 - 22:53

Salah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline

Mohamed Salah came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists as Liverpool stormed towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg win at Anfield on Tuesday.

Salah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline

Mohamed Salah came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists as Liverpool stormed towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg win at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 22:05

UN says Nicaragua protest killings may be 'unlawful'

The United Nations said Tuesday that many deaths in nearly a week of anti-government protests violently repressed by police in Nicaragua may have been "unlawful" and called for an investigation.

UN says Nicaragua protest killings may be 'unlawful'

The United Nations said Tuesday that many deaths in nearly a week of anti-government protests violently repressed by police in Nicaragua may have been "unlawful" and called for an investigation.


04/24/2018 - 22:02

Armenian opposition leader says 'ready to lead' country

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday said he was ready to lead the country after the shock resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian following eleven days of protests against his rule.

Armenian opposition leader says 'ready to lead' country

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday said he was ready to lead the country after the shock resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian following eleven days of protests against his rule.


04/24/2018 - 19:40

Trump, Macron call for new nuclear deal with Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron and his American counterpart Donald Trump called jointly Tuesday for a new nuclear deal with Iran, after the US leader denounced the three-year-old accord as "insane."

Trump, Macron call for new nuclear deal with Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron and his American counterpart Donald Trump called jointly Tuesday for a new nuclear deal with Iran, after the US leader denounced the three-year-old accord as "insane."


04/24/2018 - 18:54

Defense urges US jury to acquit Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's lawyers Tuesday urged a US jury to acquit the disgraced star of alleged sexual assault and save him from "ruin," savaging the case against him in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Defense urges US jury to acquit Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's lawyers Tuesday urged a US jury to acquit the disgraced star of alleged sexual assault and save him from "ruin," savaging the case against him in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.


04/24/2018 - 18:25

Music business grows at record pace as digital dominates

The global music industry soared a record 8.1 percent last year as digital sales for the first time made up the majority of revenue thanks to the streaming boom, the industry said Tuesday.

Music business grows at record pace as digital dominates

The global music industry soared a record 8.1 percent last year as digital sales for the first time made up the majority of revenue thanks to the streaming boom, the industry said Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 18:23

Women's vote campaigner statue unveiled in London

The first statue of a woman in London's Parliament Square was unveiled on Tuesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Britain.

Women's vote campaigner statue unveiled in London

The first statue of a woman in London's Parliament Square was unveiled on Tuesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Britain.


04/24/2018 - 18:23

US court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation.

US court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation.


04/24/2018 - 18:07

Apple, Ireland strike deal on 13-billion-euro tax payment

Ireland's government on Tuesday said it was signing a deal with Apple for the US tech giant to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes as ordered by the European Commission.

Apple, Ireland strike deal on 13-billion-euro tax payment

Ireland's government on Tuesday said it was signing a deal with Apple for the US tech giant to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes as ordered by the European Commission.


04/24/2018 - 17:40

Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Convicted criminal Radovan Karadzic on Tuesday accused Bosnian Muslims of "declaring war" on Serbs, insisting at his appeal before a UN tribunal that he had worked for peace in the Balkans.

Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Convicted criminal Radovan Karadzic on Tuesday accused Bosnian Muslims of "declaring war" on Serbs, insisting at his appeal before a UN tribunal that he had worked for peace in the Balkans.


04/24/2018 - 17:40

Hosting Macron, Trump rips into 'disaster' Iran deal

US President Donald Trump pilloried the Iran nuclear deal as "insane" Tuesday and threatened "problems" if Tehran restarts controversial programs, exposing a deep rift with European allies.

Hosting Macron, Trump rips into 'disaster' Iran deal

US President Donald Trump pilloried the Iran nuclear deal as "insane" Tuesday and threatened "problems" if Tehran restarts controversial programs, exposing a deep rift with European allies.


04/24/2018 - 17:16

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world's worst industrial disasters, when the Rana Plaza textile factory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people.

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world's worst industrial disasters, when the Rana Plaza textile factory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people.


04/24/2018 - 15:46

Libya's women footballers struggle on and off pitch

Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports in public at all.

Libya's women footballers struggle on and off pitch

Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports in public at all.


04/24/2018 - 14:50

Leeds United to tour crisis-hit Myanmar

Leeds United will play two friendlies in Myanmar next month as the Championship side looks to build a fanbase in the troubled Southeast Asian country.

Leeds United to tour crisis-hit Myanmar

Leeds United will play two friendlies in Myanmar next month as the Championship side looks to build a fanbase in the troubled Southeast Asian country.


04/24/2018 - 11:42

Canadian police seek motive in van attack that killed 10

Canadian police sought a motive Tuesday for a van attack on a bustling downtown Toronto street that left at least 10 pedestrians dead.

Canadian police seek motive in van attack that killed 10

Canadian police sought a motive Tuesday for a van attack on a bustling downtown Toronto street that left at least 10 pedestrians dead.


04/24/2018 - 11:28

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.


04/24/2018 - 09:59

Dinner over, Trump and France's Macron get down to business

After a friendly dinner at a US landmark, US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were to get down to business Tuesday on divisive issues like the Iran nuclear accord and international trade.

Dinner over, Trump and France's Macron get down to business

After a friendly dinner at a US landmark, US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were to get down to business Tuesday on divisive issues like the Iran nuclear accord and international trade.


04/24/2018 - 08:50

SK Hynix posts big jump in Q1 net profit

South Korea's SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, on Tuesday announced a big jump in first-quarter net profit thanks to strong global demand.

SK Hynix posts big jump in Q1 net profit

South Korea's SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, on Tuesday announced a big jump in first-quarter net profit thanks to strong global demand.


04/24/2018 - 08:49

Kim and Moon: the heir born to rule and the escapee's son

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in have followed paths to power as radically different as their two countries, but they will come together at a summit in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.

Kim and Moon: the heir born to rule and the escapee's son

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in have followed paths to power as radically different as their two countries, but they will come together at a summit in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.


04/24/2018 - 08:34

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Australian police were Tuesday investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents' credit card.

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Australian police were Tuesday investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents' credit card.


04/24/2018 - 08:03

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities arrested an arson suspect who had reportedly blocked the entrance with a motorcycle.

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities arrested an arson suspect who had reportedly blocked the entrance with a motorcycle.


04/24/2018 - 06:43

China's 'makers' battle mistrust in hi-tech community

Engineers, computer programmers and children tinker with self-made radio-controlled toy cars and robotic arms in China's southern city of Shenzhen, home to "makers" who belie the country's reputation as a hub for technology copycats.

China's 'makers' battle mistrust in hi-tech community

Engineers, computer programmers and children tinker with self-made radio-controlled toy cars and robotic arms in China's southern city of Shenzhen, home to "makers" who belie the country's reputation as a hub for technology copycats.


04/24/2018 - 05:39

Kim's 'bitter sorrow' as N. Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.

Kim's 'bitter sorrow' as N. Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.


04/24/2018 - 05:02

US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Tennessee police captured Monday the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital.

US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Tennessee police captured Monday the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital.


04/24/2018 - 04:52

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

Google parent Alphabet reported a surge in quarterly profits Monday, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment it dominates along with Facebook.

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

Google parent Alphabet reported a surge in quarterly profits Monday, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment it dominates along with Facebook.


04/24/2018 - 04:52

Dollar strengthens with bond yields, boosts Japanese exporters

The dollar extended gains against its main peers and most other currencies Tuesday as rising US bond yields fan speculation of a sharp rise in interest rates, while most of Asia's major markets edged up after recent losses.

Dollar strengthens with bond yields, boosts Japanese exporters

The dollar extended gains against its main peers and most other currencies Tuesday as rising US bond yields fan speculation of a sharp rise in interest rates, while most of Asia's major markets edged up after recent losses.


04/24/2018 - 04:51

Unstoppable Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real's 'BBC'

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid's feted "BBC" can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Unstoppable Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real's 'BBC'

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid's feted "BBC" can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/24/2018 - 04:47

EU, UN seeks aid boost for Syria at major conference

The EU and UN on Tuesday begin a two-day conference to drum up fresh aid pledges for wartorn Syria and reinvigorate the faltering Geneva peace process as the conflict enters its eighth year.

EU, UN seeks aid boost for Syria at major conference

The EU and UN on Tuesday begin a two-day conference to drum up fresh aid pledges for wartorn Syria and reinvigorate the faltering Geneva peace process as the conflict enters its eighth year.


04/24/2018 - 04:42

Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

Pakistan's powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge -- a charismatic young Pashtun man who won't keep quiet.

Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

Pakistan's powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge -- a charismatic young Pashtun man who won't keep quiet.


04/24/2018 - 04:31

Software better at tackling IS propaganda, Facebook says

Facebook on Monday said new detection tools wielded by its counterterrorism team are quickly detecting and removing extremist propaganda for the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

Software better at tackling IS propaganda, Facebook says

Facebook on Monday said new detection tools wielded by its counterterrorism team are quickly detecting and removing extremist propaganda for the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.


04/24/2018 - 04:18

Three missing film students confirmed dead in Mexico

Three Mexican film students who went missing five weeks ago were kidnapped, tortured, killed and likely dissolved in acid, investigators said Monday, a gruesome end to a case that triggered vehement protests.

Three missing film students confirmed dead in Mexico

Three Mexican film students who went missing five weeks ago were kidnapped, tortured, killed and likely dissolved in acid, investigators said Monday, a gruesome end to a case that triggered vehement protests.


04/24/2018 - 02:44

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/24/2018 - 02:40

Record-breaking Heynckes chasing another treble

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.

Record-breaking Heynckes chasing another treble

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.


04/24/2018 - 00:37

Does alcohol cause PMS?

Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round.

Does alcohol cause PMS?

Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round.


04/23/2018 - 23:06

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.


04/23/2018 - 22:32

Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hit out at plans by the main opposition party to bolster Turkey's newest party and enable it to take part in snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June.

Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hit out at plans by the main opposition party to bolster Turkey's newest party and enable it to take part in snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June.


04/23/2018 - 22:17

Over a year into presidency, Trump hosts first state dinner

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hold their first state dinner on Tuesday, hosting the leader of America's oldest ally for a glittering event at the White House.

Over a year into presidency, Trump hosts first state dinner

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hold their first state dinner on Tuesday, hosting the leader of America's oldest ally for a glittering event at the White House.


04/23/2018 - 22:11

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.


04/23/2018 - 21:48

UK Govt to offer Windrush generation free citizenship

The UK government said Monday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis.

UK Govt to offer Windrush generation free citizenship

The UK government said Monday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis.


04/23/2018 - 21:43

Van runs over Toronto pedestrians, up to 10 hurt: police

A man drove a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in the center of Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, injuring as many as 10 people, police said.

Van runs over Toronto pedestrians, up to 10 hurt: police

A man drove a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in the center of Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, injuring as many as 10 people, police said.


04/23/2018 - 19:45

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi-led coalition of killing political head

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Monday accused the Saudi-led coalition of killing their political leader, Saleh al-Sammad, in an air strike last week.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi-led coalition of killing political head

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Monday accused the Saudi-led coalition of killing their political leader, Saleh al-Sammad, in an air strike last week.

04/26/2018 - 06:08

Arthur eager for Pakistan to resume full home cricket schedule

Nine years on from the armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says he hopes "we're really close" to the world's leading teams touring there again.

Arthur eager for Pakistan to resume full home cricket schedule

Nine years on from the armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says he hopes "we're really close" to the world's leading teams touring there again.


04/26/2018 - 05:08

Wilder offers Joshua $50 million for heavyweight mega-fight

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua "the money's in the bag" as prospects rose Wednesday of a blockbuster world title unification bout between the unbeaten heavyweights.

Wilder offers Joshua $50 million for heavyweight mega-fight

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua "the money's in the bag" as prospects rose Wednesday of a blockbuster world title unification bout between the unbeaten heavyweights.


04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 00:12

Real must heed Juventus lesson to beat Bayern - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, return leg.

Real must heed Juventus lesson to beat Bayern - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, return leg.


04/25/2018 - 23:33

Quick revenge sweet for Kerber as Halep survives scare

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to survive.

Quick revenge sweet for Kerber as Halep survives scare

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to survive.


04/25/2018 - 23:25

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.


04/25/2018 - 23:16

Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 22:50

Five things we learned from Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Marco Asensio came off the bench to score the winner as Real Madrid claimed a 2-1 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

Five things we learned from Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Marco Asensio came off the bench to score the winner as Real Madrid claimed a 2-1 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 22:28

Tokyo 2020: Boxing's under-fire rulers lodge crucial report with IOC

Boxing's underfire rulers on Wednesday handed over a crucial report on internal reforms to the International Olympic Committee which is threatening to axe the sport from the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Tokyo 2020: Boxing's under-fire rulers lodge crucial report with IOC

Boxing's underfire rulers on Wednesday handed over a crucial report on internal reforms to the International Olympic Committee which is threatening to axe the sport from the 2020 Tokyo Games.


04/25/2018 - 22:27

Djokovic suffers surprise Barcelona defeat, Nadal cruises

Novak Djokovic admitted he is suffering from a lack of match-practice after slipping to a surprise defeat in his latest comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.

Djokovic suffers surprise Barcelona defeat, Nadal cruises

Novak Djokovic admitted he is suffering from a lack of match-practice after slipping to a surprise defeat in his latest comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 21:46

Quick revenge sweet for Kerber over Kvitova

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix first round on Wednesday.

Quick revenge sweet for Kerber over Kvitova

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix first round on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 21:11

Never say never: Hewitt out of retirement (again) with Estoril wild card

Former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title winner Lleyton Hewitt will come out of retirement again to play doubles at the Estoril clay-court tournament, organisers said Wednesday.

Never say never: Hewitt out of retirement (again) with Estoril wild card

Former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title winner Lleyton Hewitt will come out of retirement again to play doubles at the Estoril clay-court tournament, organisers said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 21:06

'Devastated' Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss World Cup with knee injury

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said on Wednesday he was "devastated" to be ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury, but that it "pales in comparison" to the attack on a Liverpool fan before Tuesday's Champions League clash with Roma.

'Devastated' Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss World Cup with knee injury

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said on Wednesday he was "devastated" to be ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury, but that it "pales in comparison" to the attack on a Liverpool fan before Tuesday's Champions League clash with Roma.


04/25/2018 - 21:01

Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.

Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.


04/25/2018 - 20:00

'Tsunami' of match-fixing in non-elite tennis: review panel

A "tsunami" of match-fixing is plaguing non-elite tennis, according to a report released Wednesday by a review panel set up to look into allegations of corruption in the sport.

'Tsunami' of match-fixing in non-elite tennis: review panel

A "tsunami" of match-fixing is plaguing non-elite tennis, according to a report released Wednesday by a review panel set up to look into allegations of corruption in the sport.


04/25/2018 - 19:52

Recording of NFL owners-players meeting reveals Trump criticism

NFL team owners were sharply critical of US President Donald Trump during a private meeting with players at the height of last season's protest controversy, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Recording of NFL owners-players meeting reveals Trump criticism

NFL team owners were sharply critical of US President Donald Trump during a private meeting with players at the height of last season's protest controversy, the New York Times reported on Thursday.


04/25/2018 - 19:42

Pettersen announces pregnancy, pulls out of GolfSixes

Two-time major champion Suzann Pettersen confirmed on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child and has pulled out of next week's GolfSixes event in St Albans.

Pettersen announces pregnancy, pulls out of GolfSixes

Two-time major champion Suzann Pettersen confirmed on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child and has pulled out of next week's GolfSixes event in St Albans.


04/25/2018 - 18:40

Astana's Fraile sprints to victory on Tour de Romandie

Astana rider Omar Fraile won the first stage of the Tour de Romandie on Wednesday as Slovenian Primoz Roglic claimed the overall lead.

Astana's Fraile sprints to victory on Tour de Romandie

Astana rider Omar Fraile won the first stage of the Tour de Romandie on Wednesday as Slovenian Primoz Roglic claimed the overall lead.


04/25/2018 - 18:28

Marseille host Salzburg eyeing return to European glory days

A quarter of a century on from giving French football its crowning moment in Europe, Marseille are dreaming of continental glory once again.

Marseille host Salzburg eyeing return to European glory days

A quarter of a century on from giving French football its crowning moment in Europe, Marseille are dreaming of continental glory once again.


04/25/2018 - 18:09

Football league satisfied over Mendes role at Wolves

The English Football League said Wednesday it was satisfied that Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers' relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes has not breached regulations regarding intermediaries.

Football league satisfied over Mendes role at Wolves

The English Football League said Wednesday it was satisfied that Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers' relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes has not breached regulations regarding intermediaries.


04/25/2018 - 18:06

Spartak get stadium ban for racism, Zenit fined $1,600

Russia's defending champions Spartak Moscow received a partial stadium ban Wednesday for monkey chants directed at Cape Verdean midfielder Nuno Rocha but a top official said the World Cup hosts are being unfairly singled out.

Spartak get stadium ban for racism, Zenit fined $1,600

Russia's defending champions Spartak Moscow received a partial stadium ban Wednesday for monkey chants directed at Cape Verdean midfielder Nuno Rocha but a top official said the World Cup hosts are being unfairly singled out.


04/25/2018 - 17:55

'Not here to lose': Vandeweghe routs Stephens in Stuttgart

CoCo Vandeweghe put aside her career-long dislike of clay to crush US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-0 with a 56-minute rout in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday.

'Not here to lose': Vandeweghe routs Stephens in Stuttgart

CoCo Vandeweghe put aside her career-long dislike of clay to crush US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-0 with a 56-minute rout in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 16:34

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a "vile" assault by Roma fans before the club's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a "vile" assault by Roma fans before the club's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.


04/25/2018 - 15:45

George North to join Ospreys: Welsh Rugby Union

Wales wing George North will play for the Ospreys next season, the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed on Wednesday.

George North to join Ospreys: Welsh Rugby Union

Wales wing George North will play for the Ospreys next season, the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 15:44

Wenger admits timing of Arsenal exit was out of his hands

Arsene Wenger admitted Wednesday that the timing of his departure from Arsenal after more than two decades as manager was not his call.

Wenger admits timing of Arsenal exit was out of his hands

Arsene Wenger admitted Wednesday that the timing of his departure from Arsenal after more than two decades as manager was not his call.


04/25/2018 - 15:41

India's Gambhir quits as Delhi skipper in IPL

Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils after they lost five of their first six matches in this year's Twenty20 tournament.

India's Gambhir quits as Delhi skipper in IPL

Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils after they lost five of their first six matches in this year's Twenty20 tournament.


04/25/2018 - 15:12

Roma dare to hope another comeback is possible

After Roma scored two late goals in the 5-2 defeat against a Mohamed Salah-inspired Liverpool on Tuesday, the Italian club's sporting director, Monchi, took a deep breath and summed up the hope they had given his side.

Roma dare to hope another comeback is possible

After Roma scored two late goals in the 5-2 defeat against a Mohamed Salah-inspired Liverpool on Tuesday, the Italian club's sporting director, Monchi, took a deep breath and summed up the hope they had given his side.


04/25/2018 - 15:09

'Tsunami' of match-fixing in lower-level tennis: review panel

Lower-level tennis has a "tsunami"-like problem with match-fixing, according to a review panel set up to look into allegations of corruption in the sport which published its findings on Wednesday.

'Tsunami' of match-fixing in lower-level tennis: review panel

Lower-level tennis has a "tsunami"-like problem with match-fixing, according to a review panel set up to look into allegations of corruption in the sport which published its findings on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 14:53

'Tsunami' of match-fixing in lower-level tennis: review panel

Lower-level tennis has a "tsunami"-like problem with match-fixing, according to a review panel set up to look into allegations of corruption in the sport which published its findings on Wednesday.

'Tsunami' of match-fixing in lower-level tennis: review panel

Lower-level tennis has a "tsunami"-like problem with match-fixing, according to a review panel set up to look into allegations of corruption in the sport which published its findings on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 14:33

Aussie O'Connor admits injecting painkillers, needs surgery

Sale Sharks' former Australian golden boy James O'Connor has disclosed that he injected painkillers into an injured ankle for two seasons and now needs surgery to fix the problem.

Aussie O'Connor admits injecting painkillers, needs surgery

Sale Sharks' former Australian golden boy James O'Connor has disclosed that he injected painkillers into an injured ankle for two seasons and now needs surgery to fix the problem.


04/25/2018 - 13:54

Salah threatens Messi, Ronaldo Ballon d'Or stranglehold

Mohamed Salah could be the man to finally break the Ronaldo-Messi duopoly at the top of world football after the Liverpool forward burnished his soaring reputation with a mesmerising Champions League performance against Roma.

Salah threatens Messi, Ronaldo Ballon d'Or stranglehold

Mohamed Salah could be the man to finally break the Ronaldo-Messi duopoly at the top of world football after the Liverpool forward burnished his soaring reputation with a mesmerising Champions League performance against Roma.


04/25/2018 - 11:42

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a "vile" assault by Roma fans before the club's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a "vile" assault by Roma fans before the club's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.


04/25/2018 - 10:16

Former world champion Bingham out, Robertson struggles

Stuart Bingham became the third former or current world snooker champion to go out in the first round of this year's championships as he was beaten 10 frames to seven by qualifier Jack Lisowski.

Former world champion Bingham out, Robertson struggles

Stuart Bingham became the third former or current world snooker champion to go out in the first round of this year's championships as he was beaten 10 frames to seven by qualifier Jack Lisowski.


04/25/2018 - 09:46

MMA star 'Cowboy' Cerrone eyes record in Singapore

US mixed martial arts star Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vowed Wednesday to make short shrift of his British opponent in June, saying he is excited at the prospect of notching up the most wins in UFC history.

MMA star 'Cowboy' Cerrone eyes record in Singapore

US mixed martial arts star Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vowed Wednesday to make short shrift of his British opponent in June, saying he is excited at the prospect of notching up the most wins in UFC history.


04/25/2018 - 08:04

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs, Sixers advance

Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semi-finals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

Durant steers Warriors past Spurs, Sixers advance

Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semi-finals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.


04/25/2018 - 06:58

Bale with work to do against Bayern to repair relationship with Zidane

Gareth Bale's future will come under fresh scrutiny when Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.

Bale with work to do against Bayern to repair relationship with Zidane

Gareth Bale's future will come under fresh scrutiny when Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 06:29

Heat put on ice as 76ers advance

The Philadelphia 76ers advanced to the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on Tuesday, defeating the Miami Heat 104-91 to seal a 4-1 series victory.

Heat put on ice as 76ers advance

The Philadelphia 76ers advanced to the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on Tuesday, defeating the Miami Heat 104-91 to seal a 4-1 series victory.


04/25/2018 - 04:18

Celtics hold off Bucks to take series lead

Al Horford scored 22 points as the Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.

Celtics hold off Bucks to take series lead

Al Horford scored 22 points as the Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.


04/25/2018 - 00:09

Salah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp labelled talisman Mohamed Salah a "genius" as the Egyptian came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists in a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg demolition of the Italians at Anfield.

Salah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp labelled talisman Mohamed Salah a "genius" as the Egyptian came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists in a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg demolition of the Italians at Anfield.


04/24/2018 - 23:31

'Fantastic' Liverpool surpass Klopp's expectations

Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool's "fantastic" 5-2 demolition of Roma on Tuesday as the Reds manager soaked up a Champions League semi-final first leg goal spree that was beyond his expectations.

'Fantastic' Liverpool surpass Klopp's expectations

Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool's "fantastic" 5-2 demolition of Roma on Tuesday as the Reds manager soaked up a Champions League semi-final first leg goal spree that was beyond his expectations.


04/24/2018 - 22:56

Three things we learned from Liverpool v Roma

Liverpool beat Roma 5-2 in a dramatic Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday to take a big step towards the final in Kiev, despite conceding two late away goals.

Three things we learned from Liverpool v Roma

Liverpool beat Roma 5-2 in a dramatic Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday to take a big step towards the final in Kiev, despite conceding two late away goals.


04/24/2018 - 22:16

Sharapova stunned by Garcia in Stuttgart first round

Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Tuesday as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.

Sharapova stunned by Garcia in Stuttgart first round

Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Tuesday as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.


04/24/2018 - 21:28

Harrington keen to captain Europe at 2020 Ryder Cup

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has declared his interest in captaining Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Harrington keen to captain Europe at 2020 Ryder Cup

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has declared his interest in captaining Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup.


04/24/2018 - 20:21

Bayern's James has nothing to prove to Real Madrid - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane insists James Rodriguez has nothing to prove to him when the Colombian faces Real Madrid with Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final, first leg, on Wednesday.

Bayern's James has nothing to prove to Real Madrid - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane insists James Rodriguez has nothing to prove to him when the Colombian faces Real Madrid with Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final, first leg, on Wednesday.


04/24/2018 - 20:01

'Gronkowski' out of Kentucky Derby

New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski's race horse has been withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby after developing a fever, the three-year-old's owners said Tuesday.

'Gronkowski' out of Kentucky Derby

New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski's race horse has been withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby after developing a fever, the three-year-old's owners said Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 19:55

Liverpool's Salah takes aim at old club Roma in Champions League semi

Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a repeat of the 1984 European Cup final.

Liverpool's Salah takes aim at old club Roma in Champions League semi

Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a repeat of the 1984 European Cup final.


04/24/2018 - 19:12

Australia's Matthews wins Tour de Romandie prologue

Australia's Michael Matthews won the opening prologue of the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland on Tuesday in Fribourg.

Australia's Matthews wins Tour de Romandie prologue

Australia's Michael Matthews won the opening prologue of the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland on Tuesday in Fribourg.


04/24/2018 - 18:32

Leinster duo Nacewa and Strauss to hang up boots

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss pivotal members of the Irish province's European Cup success are to retire at the end of the season, head coach Leo Cullen announced on Tuesday.

Leinster duo Nacewa and Strauss to hang up boots

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss pivotal members of the Irish province's European Cup success are to retire at the end of the season, head coach Leo Cullen announced on Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 18:21

Angry Buffon blasts talk of Benatia rift

Gianluigi Buffon on Tuesday blasted talk of a row with Juventus teammate Medhi Benatia as "invented gossip" to try and unnerve the champions in the title race.

Angry Buffon blasts talk of Benatia rift

Gianluigi Buffon on Tuesday blasted talk of a row with Juventus teammate Medhi Benatia as "invented gossip" to try and unnerve the champions in the title race.


04/24/2018 - 17:46

Sharapova dumped out by Garcia in Stuttgart first round

France's Caroline Garcia stunned Maria Sharapova 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 on Tuesday to knock the five-time Grand Slam winner out in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

Sharapova dumped out by Garcia in Stuttgart first round

France's Caroline Garcia stunned Maria Sharapova 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 on Tuesday to knock the five-time Grand Slam winner out in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.


04/24/2018 - 17:16

'One of the greatest' - Springbok legend Habana retires

South Africa's record try-scorer Bryan Habana announced Tuesday he was hanging up his boots after a glittering career at the end of his French Top 14 club Toulon's season.

'One of the greatest' - Springbok legend Habana retires

South Africa's record try-scorer Bryan Habana announced Tuesday he was hanging up his boots after a glittering career at the end of his French Top 14 club Toulon's season.


04/24/2018 - 16:57

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be chic to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from amateur players of the famed Gallic game.

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be chic to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from amateur players of the famed Gallic game.


04/24/2018 - 16:06

Bayern wait on Alaba for Real semi-final

Jupp Heynckes says Bayern Munich are waiting on the fitness of left-back David Alaba for Wednesday's crunch Champions League semi-final, first-leg, at home to Real Madrid.

Bayern wait on Alaba for Real semi-final

Jupp Heynckes says Bayern Munich are waiting on the fitness of left-back David Alaba for Wednesday's crunch Champions League semi-final, first-leg, at home to Real Madrid.


04/24/2018 - 15:44

World Cup hosts Russia defend anti-racism chief in theft probe

Russian football bosses are rallying behind World Cup anti-racism inspector Alexei Smertin in an embezzlement probe unfolding less than two months before kickoff.

World Cup hosts Russia defend anti-racism chief in theft probe

Russian football bosses are rallying behind World Cup anti-racism inspector Alexei Smertin in an embezzlement probe unfolding less than two months before kickoff.


04/24/2018 - 15:37

French football 'colossus' Henri Michel dies

Former France football coach Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 70, the French players' union announced on Tuesday.

French football 'colossus' Henri Michel dies

Former France football coach Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 70, the French players' union announced on Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 15:22

Liverpool's Salah aims to shoot down Roma in Champions League semi

Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a mouthwatering repeat of the 1984 title decider.

Liverpool's Salah aims to shoot down Roma in Champions League semi

Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a mouthwatering repeat of the 1984 title decider.


04/24/2018 - 14:50

Leeds United to tour crisis-hit Myanmar

Leeds United will play two friendlies in Myanmar next month as the Championship side looks to build a fanbase in the troubled Southeast Asian country.

Leeds United to tour crisis-hit Myanmar

Leeds United will play two friendlies in Myanmar next month as the Championship side looks to build a fanbase in the troubled Southeast Asian country.


04/24/2018 - 14:24

Italy bosses confirm Ancelotti talks, insist no front-runner

Italian football federation (FIGC) chiefs on Tuesday confirmed talks had taken place with Carlo Ancelotti concerning the vacant Italy coaching job but insisted there was no front-runner yet.

Italy bosses confirm Ancelotti talks, insist no front-runner

Italian football federation (FIGC) chiefs on Tuesday confirmed talks had taken place with Carlo Ancelotti concerning the vacant Italy coaching job but insisted there was no front-runner yet.


04/24/2018 - 13:53

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be nattily dressed to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from fans of the famed Gallic game.

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be nattily dressed to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from fans of the famed Gallic game.


04/24/2018 - 13:16

England's Root backs plans for 100-ball format

England captain Joe Root says controversial plans for a domestic 100-ball competition could attract a new audience to Test cricket.

England's Root backs plans for 100-ball format

England captain Joe Root says controversial plans for a domestic 100-ball competition could attract a new audience to Test cricket.


04/24/2018 - 12:11

Salah to hang around to make history at Liverpool - Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year.

Salah to hang around to make history at Liverpool - Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year.


04/24/2018 - 12:05

'Answer questions!' Tokyo 2020 warned by Olympic bosses

Tokyo Olympic organisers were given a sharp reminder Tuesday to raise their game after complaints from several international sports federations about preparations for the 2020 Summer Games.

'Answer questions!' Tokyo 2020 warned by Olympic bosses

Tokyo Olympic organisers were given a sharp reminder Tuesday to raise their game after complaints from several international sports federations about preparations for the 2020 Summer Games.


04/24/2018 - 09:45

Libya's women footballers struggle on and off pitch

Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports in public at all.

Libya's women footballers struggle on and off pitch

Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports in public at all.


04/24/2018 - 09:13

All Blacks champion diversity as Folau anti-gay row rumbles

New Zealand Rugby have released an anti-discrimination video celebrating diversity as the fallout from Wallabies star Israel Folau's anti-gay comments continues.

All Blacks champion diversity as Folau anti-gay row rumbles

New Zealand Rugby have released an anti-discrimination video celebrating diversity as the fallout from Wallabies star Israel Folau's anti-gay comments continues.


04/24/2018 - 08:16

Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets moved to the brink of a Western Conference first round playoff series victory with a 119-100 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets moved to the brink of a Western Conference first round playoff series victory with a 119-100 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.


04/24/2018 - 06:58

In Iraq, ex-sports stars seek to shake up politics

In the sweltering heat of Mexico '86, Ahmed Radhi and Basil Gorgis pulled on the same jerseys to represent Iraq's football team in its sole World Cup Finals.

In Iraq, ex-sports stars seek to shake up politics

In the sweltering heat of Mexico '86, Ahmed Radhi and Basil Gorgis pulled on the same jerseys to represent Iraq's football team in its sole World Cup Finals.


04/24/2018 - 05:07

Emotional Leafs level series against Bruins after van attack

Frederik Andersen made 32 saves as the Maple Leafs battled to a series-levelling 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on a night of raw emotion following the deadly van attack in Toronto.

Emotional Leafs level series against Bruins after van attack

Frederik Andersen made 32 saves as the Maple Leafs battled to a series-levelling 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on a night of raw emotion following the deadly van attack in Toronto.


04/24/2018 - 05:04

Bogut says goodbye to NBA, vows to win in Australia

Championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut on Tuesday vowed to win games and draw crowds after signing a two-year contract with Australia's Sydney Kings -- a move he said would "retire me from the NBA".

Bogut says goodbye to NBA, vows to win in Australia

Championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut on Tuesday vowed to win games and draw crowds after signing a two-year contract with Australia's Sydney Kings -- a move he said would "retire me from the NBA".


04/24/2018 - 04:51

Unstoppable Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real's 'BBC'

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid's feted "BBC" can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Unstoppable Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real's 'BBC'

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid's feted "BBC" can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/24/2018 - 02:44

Blues chief offers support for under-fire Umaga

Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman expressed support for embattled coach Tana Umaga Tuesday, saying he wanted the All Black legend to stay with the struggling club.

Blues chief offers support for under-fire Umaga

Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman expressed support for embattled coach Tana Umaga Tuesday, saying he wanted the All Black legend to stay with the struggling club.


04/24/2018 - 02:40

Record-breaking Heynckes chasing another treble

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.

Record-breaking Heynckes chasing another treble

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.


04/24/2018 - 01:19

French Barbarians to play Crusaders, Highlanders

The French Barbarians will play the Canterbury Crusaders and Otago Highlanders in New Zealand in June at the same time as the touring French national team face the All Blacks, New Zealand Rugby said Tuesday.

French Barbarians to play Crusaders, Highlanders

The French Barbarians will play the Canterbury Crusaders and Otago Highlanders in New Zealand in June at the same time as the touring French national team face the All Blacks, New Zealand Rugby said Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 00:30

Argentine Biglia's World Cup in doubt after back injury

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia could miss the World Cup this summer with Argentina after suffering a severe back injury during the Italian club's defeat to Benevento at the weekend.

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia could miss the World Cup this summer with Argentina after suffering a severe back injury during the Italian club's defeat to Benevento at the weekend.


04/23/2018 - 23:57

AC Milan shareholders to meet on May 2 to discuss loan

Chinese-owned AC Milan's shareholders have been called to a meeting on May 2 to discuss modifying the terms of one of two bonds signed by the financially unstable Italian club with US investment firm Elliott.

AC Milan shareholders to meet on May 2 to discuss loan

Chinese-owned AC Milan's shareholders have been called to a meeting on May 2 to discuss modifying the terms of one of two bonds signed by the financially unstable Italian club with US investment firm Elliott.


04/23/2018 - 23:27

Holder Siegemund aims to be slow and steady in Stuttgart

After winning the Stuttgart Grand Prix title a year ago, and reaching the final in 2016, Germany's Laura Siegemund is vowing to take it slowly as she returns following a knee ligament injury.

Holder Siegemund aims to be slow and steady in Stuttgart

After winning the Stuttgart Grand Prix title a year ago, and reaching the final in 2016, Germany's Laura Siegemund is vowing to take it slowly as she returns following a knee ligament injury.


04/23/2018 - 23:26

Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce

Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.

Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce

Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 21:19

Ding erases slow start at World Championship

Ding Junhui recovered from a slow start to seize control of his snooker World Championship first-round clash against fellow Chinese star Xiao Guodong on Monday.

Ding erases slow start at World Championship

Ding Junhui recovered from a slow start to seize control of his snooker World Championship first-round clash against fellow Chinese star Xiao Guodong on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 21:01

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/23/2018 - 20:05

Ederson urges City to finish with record-breaking flourish

Ederson has urged Manchester City to cap their title triumph by shattering a host of Premier League records.

Ederson urges City to finish with record-breaking flourish

Ederson has urged Manchester City to cap their title triumph by shattering a host of Premier League records.


04/23/2018 - 18:22

Africa football boss wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid

The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco's drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future European bid.

Africa football boss wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid

The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco's drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future European bid.


04/23/2018 - 17:44

Vote again on Brexit, Liverpool manager urges

Britain should vote again on whether or not to leave the European Union Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp told The Guardian on Monday.

Vote again on Brexit, Liverpool manager urges

Britain should vote again on whether or not to leave the European Union Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp told The Guardian on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 17:40

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.


04/23/2018 - 17:36

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/23/2018 - 17:06

Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.


04/23/2018 - 17:05

Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out

When Saleh Fawaz decided to organise his first boxing match in Lagos, he didn't expect more than 500 spectators. In the end, over 800 tickets were sold and he had to turn away dozens of fans at the door.

Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out

When Saleh Fawaz decided to organise his first boxing match in Lagos, he didn't expect more than 500 spectators. In the end, over 800 tickets were sold and he had to turn away dozens of fans at the door.


04/23/2018 - 16:46

Hartley ruled out of South Africa tour with concussion

England captain Dylan Hartley became the latest player to be ruled out of June's daunting tour of South Africa his Premiership club Northampton Saints announced on Monday.

Hartley ruled out of South Africa tour with concussion

England captain Dylan Hartley became the latest player to be ruled out of June's daunting tour of South Africa his Premiership club Northampton Saints announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 16:34

Germany defender Hector set to go down with Cologne

Germany left-back Jonas Hector has signed a contract extension with Cologne even though the club is likely to play in the German second division vext season, it was announced on Monday.

Germany defender Hector set to go down with Cologne

Germany left-back Jonas Hector has signed a contract extension with Cologne even though the club is likely to play in the German second division vext season, it was announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 15:32

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.


04/23/2018 - 14:46

Pau lose Steffon Armitage for at least six months

English back-row forward Steffon Armitage ruptured an Achilles tendon as his team Pau lost at Cardiff and will be out for six to nine months, his club said on Monday

Pau lose Steffon Armitage for at least six months

English back-row forward Steffon Armitage ruptured an Achilles tendon as his team Pau lost at Cardiff and will be out for six to nine months, his club said on Monday


04/23/2018 - 14:09

Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match

Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match

Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.


04/23/2018 - 13:58

Napoli's Reina set to face old Liverpool team-mates

Liverpool's former goalkeeper Pepe Reina will face several of his old team-mates in a pre-season friendly with his present side Serie A title contenders Napoli in Dublin on August 4.

Napoli's Reina set to face old Liverpool team-mates

Liverpool's former goalkeeper Pepe Reina will face several of his old team-mates in a pre-season friendly with his present side Serie A title contenders Napoli in Dublin on August 4.


04/23/2018 - 13:53

Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo - Boateng

Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo - Boateng

Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/23/2018 - 13:35

Amazing Salah steals show again with goal and award

Mohamed Salah continued to steal the limelight among Africans in Europe at the weekend, scoring a record-equalling goal and being voted Players' Player of the Year.

Amazing Salah steals show again with goal and award

Mohamed Salah continued to steal the limelight among Africans in Europe at the weekend, scoring a record-equalling goal and being voted Players' Player of the Year.


04/23/2018 - 13:23

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".


04/23/2018 - 12:57

Young guns have fired up Leinster, says Sexton

A key factor in Leinster and Ireland's success this season has been the contributions of young stars such as lock James Ryan and back row forward Dan Leavy says their iconic fly-half Johnny Sexton.

Young guns have fired up Leinster, says Sexton

A key factor in Leinster and Ireland's success this season has been the contributions of young stars such as lock James Ryan and back row forward Dan Leavy says their iconic fly-half Johnny Sexton.


04/23/2018 - 12:27

Robin Hood, Rocky Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool

A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and Rocky Balboa, Jurgen Klopp is probably uncomfortable with Liverpool's status as strong favourites in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma.

Robin Hood, Rocky Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool

A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and Rocky Balboa, Jurgen Klopp is probably uncomfortable with Liverpool's status as strong favourites in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma.


04/23/2018 - 12:24

Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League's Players' Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne.

Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League's Players' Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne.


04/23/2018 - 07:43

Japan's iron ladies show struggling male footballers the way

As Japan's women return home with the Asian Cup and bold plans for world domination, their crisis-hit male counterparts have serious work to do to avoid an early World Cup exit.

Japan's iron ladies show struggling male footballers the way

As Japan's women return home with the Asian Cup and bold plans for world domination, their crisis-hit male counterparts have serious work to do to avoid an early World Cup exit.


04/23/2018 - 06:57

White Sox pitcher Farquhar fights for life after brain hemorrhage

Major League Baseball pitcher Danny Farquhar was fighting for his life on Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery the day before to reduce swelling from a brain hemorrhage.

White Sox pitcher Farquhar fights for life after brain hemorrhage

Major League Baseball pitcher Danny Farquhar was fighting for his life on Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery the day before to reduce swelling from a brain hemorrhage.


04/23/2018 - 06:22

Angels experiment with Ohtani as cleanup hitter

Shohei Ohtani batted one-for-four with a single in his first game as a cleanup hitter as the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-2 to the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium on Sunday.

Angels experiment with Ohtani as cleanup hitter

Shohei Ohtani batted one-for-four with a single in his first game as a cleanup hitter as the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-2 to the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium on Sunday.

04/26/2018 - 07:04

Cruise control: 'MI6' star shows off stunt skills

Tom Cruise regaled CinemaCon Wednesday with a demonstration of his renowned stuntman skills, as Paramount Pictures led the showcase of its upcoming movies with a preview of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout."

Cruise control: 'MI6' star shows off stunt skills

Tom Cruise regaled CinemaCon Wednesday with a demonstration of his renowned stuntman skills, as Paramount Pictures led the showcase of its upcoming movies with a preview of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout."


04/26/2018 - 06:44

'Game of Thrones' author announces new book

American author George R.R. Martin Wednesday announced a new book to be released in November -- but fans may be disappointed to learn it's not the highly-anticipated sixth installment of the hit "Game of Thrones" saga.

'Game of Thrones' author announces new book

American author George R.R. Martin Wednesday announced a new book to be released in November -- but fans may be disappointed to learn it's not the highly-anticipated sixth installment of the hit "Game of Thrones" saga.


04/26/2018 - 06:40

'A Quiet Place,' 'Star Trek' sequels announced

Paramount Pictures said Wednesday hit horror movie "A Quiet Place" was getting a sequel and ended mounting speculation over its lucrative "Star Trek" franchise by confirming two new movies.

'A Quiet Place,' 'Star Trek' sequels announced

Paramount Pictures said Wednesday hit horror movie "A Quiet Place" was getting a sequel and ended mounting speculation over its lucrative "Star Trek" franchise by confirming two new movies.


04/26/2018 - 06:24

Brazil's Anitta: careful strategy behind singer's rags-to-riches tale

First, Anitta conquered Brazil. Now, the singer best known abroad for her smoldering, booty-shaking video "Vai Malandra," has her eyes set on the rest of the world.

Brazil's Anitta: careful strategy behind singer's rags-to-riches tale

First, Anitta conquered Brazil. Now, the singer best known abroad for her smoldering, booty-shaking video "Vai Malandra," has her eyes set on the rest of the world.


04/26/2018 - 06:23

Pakistan's qawwali music fights to be heard after singer's death

Nearly two years after Pakistan's foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam's Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains.

Pakistan's qawwali music fights to be heard after singer's death

Nearly two years after Pakistan's foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam's Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains.


04/26/2018 - 06:13

Mexican rapper confesses to dissolving film students' bodies in acid

A Mexican rapper and YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers confessed to dissolving the bodies of three missing film students in acid, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Mexican rapper confesses to dissolving film students' bodies in acid

A Mexican rapper and YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers confessed to dissolving the bodies of three missing film students in acid, authorities confirmed Wednesday.


04/26/2018 - 04:02

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/26/2018 - 00:17

US House passes overhaul of US music laws

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to overhaul how musicians are compensated for the playing of songs, agreeing to revamp antiquated regulations as streaming shakes up the industry.

US House passes overhaul of US music laws

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to overhaul how musicians are compensated for the playing of songs, agreeing to revamp antiquated regulations as streaming shakes up the industry.


04/26/2018 - 00:03

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.


04/25/2018 - 23:33

George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital: office

Former US President George H.W. Bush, admitted to the hospital shortly after the funeral of his beloved wife, has been moved out of intensive care, his office said on Wednesday.

George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital: office

Former US President George H.W. Bush, admitted to the hospital shortly after the funeral of his beloved wife, has been moved out of intensive care, his office said on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 23:26

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.


04/25/2018 - 22:23

Universal blasts off at CinemaCon with moon landing movie

Universal opened day three of CinemaCon Wednesday with a stunning first look at lunar landing drama "First Man," some superheroes that wouldn't get anywhere near a Marvel set and a whole lot of irritable dinosaurs.

Universal blasts off at CinemaCon with moon landing movie

Universal opened day three of CinemaCon Wednesday with a stunning first look at lunar landing drama "First Man," some superheroes that wouldn't get anywhere near a Marvel set and a whole lot of irritable dinosaurs.


04/25/2018 - 22:22

Kanye West, doubling down, voices 'love' of Trump

Rap superstar Kanye West doubled down Wednesday on his support for Donald Trump, tweeting his "love" for the president and flirting with his own political ambitions after his newfound conservatism raised eyebrows.

Kanye West, doubling down, voices 'love' of Trump

Rap superstar Kanye West doubled down Wednesday on his support for Donald Trump, tweeting his "love" for the president and flirting with his own political ambitions after his newfound conservatism raised eyebrows.


04/25/2018 - 21:48

Ex White House spokesman unveils Melania Trump waxwork

Melania Trump took Washington by storm with her bold fashion choices this week -- now, the model-turned-first lady is a permanent fixture for tourists in New York, complete with her signature pose, lips pursed and eyes slightly squinting.

Ex White House spokesman unveils Melania Trump waxwork

Melania Trump took Washington by storm with her bold fashion choices this week -- now, the model-turned-first lady is a permanent fixture for tourists in New York, complete with her signature pose, lips pursed and eyes slightly squinting.


04/25/2018 - 18:16

US jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial

A Pennsylvania jury began deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

US jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial

A Pennsylvania jury began deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/25/2018 - 17:26

Fleetwood Mac says scheduling behind Buckingham dismissal

Fleetwood Mac has opened up on its dismissal of Lindsay Buckingham, saying its longtime guitarist did not agree on the dates of an extensive tour the band announced Wednesday.

Fleetwood Mac says scheduling behind Buckingham dismissal

Fleetwood Mac has opened up on its dismissal of Lindsay Buckingham, saying its longtime guitarist did not agree on the dates of an extensive tour the band announced Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 17:14

Madrid leader steps down over alleged cosmetics theft

Already weakened by accusations she obtained her masters degree fraudulently, Madrid's conservative leader Cristina Cifuentes resigned Wednesday after revelations she allegedly shoplifted 40 euros worth of cosmetics in 2011.

Madrid leader steps down over alleged cosmetics theft

Already weakened by accusations she obtained her masters degree fraudulently, Madrid's conservative leader Cristina Cifuentes resigned Wednesday after revelations she allegedly shoplifted 40 euros worth of cosmetics in 2011.


04/25/2018 - 16:57

Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese on Wednesday won Spain's top arts prize, the Princess of Asturias award, for a long and varied career that makes him "an indisputable figure in contemporary filmmaking".

Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese on Wednesday won Spain's top arts prize, the Princess of Asturias award, for a long and varied career that makes him "an indisputable figure in contemporary filmmaking".


04/25/2018 - 14:37

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

Thieves have stolen half a dozen of the gilded leaves that make up the famous "golden cabbage" dome on the iconic Secession building in Vienna, police said Wednesday.

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

Thieves have stolen half a dozen of the gilded leaves that make up the famous "golden cabbage" dome on the iconic Secession building in Vienna, police said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 14:14

Japan pop star accused of forcibly kissing teen: reports

A member of popular Japanese boy band Tokio has been accused of forcibly kissing a high school girl at his apartment, local media said Wednesday.

Japan pop star accused of forcibly kissing teen: reports

A member of popular Japanese boy band Tokio has been accused of forcibly kissing a high school girl at his apartment, local media said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 12:29

French tycoon held for second day in Africa corruption probe

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was held for a second day of questioning by anti-corruption police on Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts.

French tycoon held for second day in Africa corruption probe

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was held for a second day of questioning by anti-corruption police on Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts.


04/25/2018 - 11:36

Oliver Stone says Macron's Trump visit 'very depressing'

Filmmaker Oliver Stone, attending a film festival in Iran on Wednesday, said French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to Washington had been "very depressing" and marked a return to the "imperialism of old France".

Oliver Stone says Macron's Trump visit 'very depressing'

Filmmaker Oliver Stone, attending a film festival in Iran on Wednesday, said French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to Washington had been "very depressing" and marked a return to the "imperialism of old France".


04/25/2018 - 09:38

Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins top Arab prize

Palestinian author Ibrahim Nasrallah has landed the Arab world's top fiction prize for his novel "The Second War of the Dog", a dystopian tale of inhumanity.

Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins top Arab prize

Palestinian author Ibrahim Nasrallah has landed the Arab world's top fiction prize for his novel "The Second War of the Dog", a dystopian tale of inhumanity.


04/25/2018 - 09:20

Indian court convicts popular guru of raping teenager: lawyer

An Indian guru with millions of followers was found guilty Wednesday of raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, a lawyer for the victim said.

Indian court convicts popular guru of raping teenager: lawyer

An Indian guru with millions of followers was found guilty Wednesday of raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, a lawyer for the victim said.


04/25/2018 - 08:08

Disney and Warner Bros. go head to head at CinemaCon

Hollywood rolled out the big guns at the CinemaCon convention on Tuesday as Disney and Warner Bros. locked horns with rival presentations of their upcoming movies.

Disney and Warner Bros. go head to head at CinemaCon

Hollywood rolled out the big guns at the CinemaCon convention on Tuesday as Disney and Warner Bros. locked horns with rival presentations of their upcoming movies.


04/25/2018 - 07:25

Meghan Markle ties the knot -- but not with Prince Harry

A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.

Meghan Markle ties the knot -- but not with Prince Harry

A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.


04/25/2018 - 06:47

Japan plans Studio Ghibli theme park

The fantasy world of Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki will come to life as a theme park set to open in central Japan in 2022, the regional government said Wednesday.

Japan plans Studio Ghibli theme park

The fantasy world of Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki will come to life as a theme park set to open in central Japan in 2022, the regional government said Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 05:21

Disney and Warner Bros. go head to head at CinemaCon

Hollywood rolled out the big guns at the CinemaCon convention on Tuesday as Disney and Warner Bros. locked horns with rival presentations of their upcoming movies.

Disney and Warner Bros. go head to head at CinemaCon

Hollywood rolled out the big guns at the CinemaCon convention on Tuesday as Disney and Warner Bros. locked horns with rival presentations of their upcoming movies.


04/25/2018 - 04:26

Holidaymakers, invaders, diplomats: the Kims in S. Korea

When Kim Jong Un steps over the Military Demarcation Line to attend a summit on Friday he will be the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the Korean War.

Holidaymakers, invaders, diplomats: the Kims in S. Korea

When Kim Jong Un steps over the Military Demarcation Line to attend a summit on Friday he will be the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the Korean War.


04/25/2018 - 04:09

'Father of disco' Moroder still behind the decks aged 78

Pioneering Italian composer Giorgio Moroder, famed for the Oscar-winning soundtracks to Flashdance, Top Gun and Midnight Express, and for his collaboration with music royalty like Donna Summer and Daft Punk, is showing no sign of slowing down as he turns 78.

'Father of disco' Moroder still behind the decks aged 78

Pioneering Italian composer Giorgio Moroder, famed for the Oscar-winning soundtracks to Flashdance, Top Gun and Midnight Express, and for his collaboration with music royalty like Donna Summer and Daft Punk, is showing no sign of slowing down as he turns 78.


04/25/2018 - 03:47

Marvel heroes together en masse for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

More than two dozen superheroes. One big baddie. Let the mega-battle begin -- and watch the box office receipts pile up.

Marvel heroes together en masse for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

More than two dozen superheroes. One big baddie. Let the mega-battle begin -- and watch the box office receipts pile up.


04/25/2018 - 00:39

Con man versus pathological liar? Closings at Cosby trial

A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar?

Con man versus pathological liar? Closings at Cosby trial

A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar?


04/24/2018 - 23:48

French, American first ladies take in Cezanne on museum outing

Elegantly matched in white outfits, Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron split off from their husbands on Tuesday to visit a Paul Cezanne exhibit at Washington's National Gallery of Art.

French, American first ladies take in Cezanne on museum outing

Elegantly matched in white outfits, Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron split off from their husbands on Tuesday to visit a Paul Cezanne exhibit at Washington's National Gallery of Art.


04/24/2018 - 23:38

Prince family files suit after charges decision

On the heels of prosecutors' decision not to file charges over Prince's death, the pop icon's family has filed its own lawsuit against a hospital that treated him.

Prince family files suit after charges decision

On the heels of prosecutors' decision not to file charges over Prince's death, the pop icon's family has filed its own lawsuit against a hospital that treated him.


04/24/2018 - 22:57

Rapper Meek Mill freed after uproar over harsh term

Rapper Meek Mill won freedom from prison Tuesday after an unusually harsh sentence triggered protests that pointed to racial biases in US probation laws.

Rapper Meek Mill freed after uproar over harsh term

Rapper Meek Mill won freedom from prison Tuesday after an unusually harsh sentence triggered protests that pointed to racial biases in US probation laws.


04/24/2018 - 21:59

Ex-FBI chief Comey's book sells 600,000 in first week: publisher

Former FBI chief James Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty," which details his soured relationship with US President Donald Trump, sold 600,000 copies in its first week, publisher Flatiron Books told AFP on Tuesday.

Ex-FBI chief Comey's book sells 600,000 in first week: publisher

Former FBI chief James Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty," which details his soured relationship with US President Donald Trump, sold 600,000 copies in its first week, publisher Flatiron Books told AFP on Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 19:23

Spotify ramps up free service in bid for expansion

Spotify on Tuesday announced a major expansion of its free service, hoping that a more option-rich platform will boost its ambitions to make music streaming even bigger worldwide.

Spotify ramps up free service in bid for expansion

Spotify on Tuesday announced a major expansion of its free service, hoping that a more option-rich platform will boost its ambitions to make music streaming even bigger worldwide.


04/24/2018 - 18:54

Defense urges US jury to acquit Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's lawyers Tuesday urged a US jury to acquit the disgraced star of alleged sexual assault and save him from "ruin," savaging the case against him in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Defense urges US jury to acquit Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's lawyers Tuesday urged a US jury to acquit the disgraced star of alleged sexual assault and save him from "ruin," savaging the case against him in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.


04/24/2018 - 18:25

Music business grows at record pace as digital dominates

The global music industry soared a record 8.1 percent last year as digital sales for the first time made up the majority of revenue thanks to the streaming boom, the industry said Tuesday.

Music business grows at record pace as digital dominates

The global music industry soared a record 8.1 percent last year as digital sales for the first time made up the majority of revenue thanks to the streaming boom, the industry said Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 18:13

Comic book icon Stan Lee sued for sexual assault

A massage therapist is suing Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame for sexual assault and battery, accusing him of inappropriate touching and misconduct during two sessions last year in Chicago.

Comic book icon Stan Lee sued for sexual assault

A massage therapist is suing Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame for sexual assault and battery, accusing him of inappropriate touching and misconduct during two sessions last year in Chicago.


04/24/2018 - 16:57

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be chic to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from amateur players of the famed Gallic game.

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be chic to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from amateur players of the famed Gallic game.


04/24/2018 - 15:58

Sony wows CinemaCon with glitzy opening show

Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino vowed Monday that his leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would make as iconic a silver screen duo as Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Sony wows CinemaCon with glitzy opening show

Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino vowed Monday that his leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would make as iconic a silver screen duo as Paul Newman and Robert Redford.


04/24/2018 - 15:09

Britain's Charles voices 'great joy' at new royal baby

Prince Charles voiced his joy Tuesday at the arrival of his third grandchild, as Britain waited to discover what Prince William and his wife Kate will call their new baby son.

Britain's Charles voices 'great joy' at new royal baby

Prince Charles voiced his joy Tuesday at the arrival of his third grandchild, as Britain waited to discover what Prince William and his wife Kate will call their new baby son.


04/24/2018 - 13:53

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be nattily dressed to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from fans of the famed Gallic game.

'No jeans' rule causes boules blues in France

Must one be nattily dressed to play boules? Rules outlawing the wearing of jeans during the national championship in France have provoked an outcry from fans of the famed Gallic game.


04/24/2018 - 05:54

The UK dance company putting a new spin on the art

Whether in a wheelchair, on crutches or without any disability at all, performers from the Candoco company are giving London audiences a fresh twist on contemporary dance.

The UK dance company putting a new spin on the art

Whether in a wheelchair, on crutches or without any disability at all, performers from the Candoco company are giving London audiences a fresh twist on contemporary dance.


04/24/2018 - 02:44

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/23/2018 - 22:24

Zuma sweetheart steps down from S.Africa charity

The woman named by South African media as the future wife of ex-president Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her position at a women's rights charity, the group said Monday.

Zuma sweetheart steps down from S.Africa charity

The woman named by South African media as the future wife of ex-president Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her position at a women's rights charity, the group said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 22:00

Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur.

Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur.


04/23/2018 - 19:16

At Coachella, duo makes Puerto Rican music 'slightly weirder'

The Puerto Rican husband-and-wife duo of Buscabulla is taking the music of the Caribbean to audiences far beyond. But that's where parallels to the mega-hit "Despacito" end.

At Coachella, duo makes Puerto Rican music 'slightly weirder'

The Puerto Rican husband-and-wife duo of Buscabulla is taking the music of the Caribbean to audiences far beyond. But that's where parallels to the mega-hit "Despacito" end.


04/23/2018 - 18:08

Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of black teen

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of black teen

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.


04/23/2018 - 18:04

Stone stacking contest brings gravity-defying sculptures to Scottish beach

Sculpture artists gathered in Scotland on Sunday to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.

Stone stacking contest brings gravity-defying sculptures to Scottish beach

Sculpture artists gathered in Scotland on Sunday to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.


04/23/2018 - 15:32

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.


04/23/2018 - 15:12

History of third-born in Britain's royal family

Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby boy is the third child of a man one day destined to be king.

History of third-born in Britain's royal family

Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby boy is the third child of a man one day destined to be king.


04/23/2018 - 14:43

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 12:35

Rome's poor treated to gelato as pope marks name day

Pope Francis marked his name day Monday by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome's poorest, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable.

Rome's poor treated to gelato as pope marks name day

Pope Francis marked his name day Monday by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome's poorest, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable.


04/23/2018 - 12:20

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 11:49

Police probe Korean Air chairman's wife over abuse

Seoul police on Monday launched a probe into whether the wife of Korean Air's chairman illegally abused employees -- the latest accusation against a powerful, wealthy family with members known for their tantrums.

Police probe Korean Air chairman's wife over abuse

Seoul police on Monday launched a probe into whether the wife of Korean Air's chairman illegally abused employees -- the latest accusation against a powerful, wealthy family with members known for their tantrums.


04/23/2018 - 09:45

Philip Glass oratorio casts spotlight on Indian guru

Philip Glass, often considered the foremost living US composer, has credited India with helping form his musical vision.

Philip Glass oratorio casts spotlight on Indian guru

Philip Glass, often considered the foremost living US composer, has credited India with helping form his musical vision.


04/22/2018 - 23:29

Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.

Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.


04/22/2018 - 21:12

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

Rock 'n' roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii.

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

Rock 'n' roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii.


04/22/2018 - 20:13

'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place" snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick "Rampage," industry estimates showed Sunday.

'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place" snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick "Rampage," industry estimates showed Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 16:58

A Syrian dancer's journey from hell to the Paris stage

Yara al-Hasbani was putting the finishing touches to her make-up for a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Damascus when she found out her father had been tortured to death.

A Syrian dancer's journey from hell to the Paris stage

Yara al-Hasbani was putting the finishing touches to her make-up for a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Damascus when she found out her father had been tortured to death.


04/22/2018 - 13:06

Anti-Semitic Wagner letter up for sale in Jerusalem

A letter penned by Richard Wagner warning of Jewish influence in culture will be auctioned next week in Israel, where public performances of German anti-Semitic composer's works are effectively banned.

Anti-Semitic Wagner letter up for sale in Jerusalem

A letter penned by Richard Wagner warning of Jewish influence in culture will be auctioned next week in Israel, where public performances of German anti-Semitic composer's works are effectively banned.


04/22/2018 - 10:42

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 05:34

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.


04/22/2018 - 04:07

The white-haired Hollywood lawyer, Cosby's last hope

Tom Mesereau is a Hollywood lawyer to the stars who got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molesting. The question is, can he do the same for Bill Cosby at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era?

The white-haired Hollywood lawyer, Cosby's last hope

Tom Mesereau is a Hollywood lawyer to the stars who got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molesting. The question is, can he do the same for Bill Cosby at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era?


04/21/2018 - 22:44

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.


04/21/2018 - 22:37

France's Ritz hotel smashes record with furniture sell-off

Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for 7.3 million euros ($9 million), a world record in the industry, auction house Artcurial said Saturday.

France's Ritz hotel smashes record with furniture sell-off

Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for 7.3 million euros ($9 million), a world record in the industry, auction house Artcurial said Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 17:28

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.


04/21/2018 - 17:00

Petit Biscuit finds voice, and crowds, in electronica

He took up the cello at age five and then taught himself piano and guitar. But the DJ who calls himself Petit Biscuit found his voice when he discovered mixing software.

Petit Biscuit finds voice, and crowds, in electronica

He took up the cello at age five and then taught himself piano and guitar. But the DJ who calls himself Petit Biscuit found his voice when he discovered mixing software.


04/21/2018 - 15:34

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.


04/21/2018 - 07:59

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.


04/21/2018 - 03:34

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

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

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

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


04/21/2018 - 03:02

Daniel Craig's Aston Martin fetches $468,500 in New York

James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday for $468,500.

Daniel Craig's Aston Martin fetches $468,500 in New York

James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday for $468,500.


04/20/2018 - 21:56

Music world shocked by Avicii's death

The death Friday of 28-year-old Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs, stunned his fans and the music world.

Music world shocked by Avicii's death

The death Friday of 28-year-old Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs, stunned his fans and the music world.


04/20/2018 - 20:10

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.


04/20/2018 - 19:06

Armenia protests: the PM and his opposition nemesis

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Armenia over the last week to protest what they say is a power-grab by the ex-president after he moved to become prime minister.

Armenia protests: the PM and his opposition nemesis

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Armenia over the last week to protest what they say is a power-grab by the ex-president after he moved to become prime minister.


04/20/2018 - 16:06

Conservative Saudi Arabia loosens up

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative countries, is taking major steps to open up, allowing women more freedoms and boosting entertainment options for its mostly young population.

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative countries, is taking major steps to open up, allowing women more freedoms and boosting entertainment options for its mostly young population.


04/20/2018 - 15:55

Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album

The singer Janelle Monae on Friday announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was initially being produced by Prince.

Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album

The singer Janelle Monae on Friday announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was initially being produced by Prince.


04/20/2018 - 14:24

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.


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.

04/26/2018 - 06:12

After Cape Town, Ivory Coast city feels the thirst

Earlier this year, Cape Town grabbed the world's headlines as it careened towards a water armageddon.

After Cape Town, Ivory Coast city feels the thirst

Earlier this year, Cape Town grabbed the world's headlines as it careened towards a water armageddon.


04/26/2018 - 06:01

More than skin deep: brotherly bond saved French burn victim

"Life". For Franck Dufourmantelle the word tattooed on his charred arm in English was like "a nod from destiny".

More than skin deep: brotherly bond saved French burn victim

"Life". For Franck Dufourmantelle the word tattooed on his charred arm in English was like "a nod from destiny".


04/26/2018 - 05:04

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.


04/26/2018 - 04:42

Philippine 'castle boys' in shifting sands of Boracay closure

Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement.

Philippine 'castle boys' in shifting sands of Boracay closure

Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement.


04/25/2018 - 22:16

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study

Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans.

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study

Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans.


04/25/2018 - 20:17

Ethics debate overdue in human brain research: experts

What if human brain tissue implanted into a pig transferred some of the donor's self-awareness and memories?

Ethics debate overdue in human brain research: experts

What if human brain tissue implanted into a pig transferred some of the donor's self-awareness and memories?


04/25/2018 - 20:12

W.Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

W.Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 19:04

Something fishy: Mexico nabs traveler with endangered totoaba

Mexican authorities arrested a Chinese airline passenger after a strong smell emanating from his suitcases led to the discovery that he was transporting body parts from hundreds of endangered totoaba fish.

Something fishy: Mexico nabs traveler with endangered totoaba

Mexican authorities arrested a Chinese airline passenger after a strong smell emanating from his suitcases led to the discovery that he was transporting body parts from hundreds of endangered totoaba fish.


04/25/2018 - 16:33

Chernobyl disaster zone lures tourists as visitor numbers boom

Camera? Check. Sunglasses? Check. And a Geiger counter? Check. For a growing number of thrill-seekers visiting Chernobyl's radiation-contaminated lands the device is used to help navigate the site of what remains the world's worst nuclear accident.

Chernobyl disaster zone lures tourists as visitor numbers boom

Camera? Check. Sunglasses? Check. And a Geiger counter? Check. For a growing number of thrill-seekers visiting Chernobyl's radiation-contaminated lands the device is used to help navigate the site of what remains the world's worst nuclear accident.


04/25/2018 - 15:49

New 3-D map of Milky Way will 'revolutionise astronomy'

Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a 3-D map, hailed as revolutionary, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy -- complete with their distance from Earth, colour, and motion through space.

New 3-D map of Milky Way will 'revolutionise astronomy'

Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a 3-D map, hailed as revolutionary, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy -- complete with their distance from Earth, colour, and motion through space.


04/25/2018 - 15:48

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch legal effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch legal effort to halt the six-month closure.


04/25/2018 - 15:46

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.


04/25/2018 - 15:45

In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip

Abu Ali carefully crank-starts a generator to pump water from a well out into his parched field in southern Iraq.

In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip

Abu Ali carefully crank-starts a generator to pump water from a well out into his parched field in southern Iraq.


04/25/2018 - 09:15

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.


04/25/2018 - 06:02

Mediterranean fears bitter future for citrus crops

Could we soon be forced to do without a glass of orange juice or a slice of grapefruit at breakfast? The answer is unfortunately yes.

Mediterranean fears bitter future for citrus crops

Could we soon be forced to do without a glass of orange juice or a slice of grapefruit at breakfast? The answer is unfortunately yes.


04/25/2018 - 01:14

In New Guinea, human thigh bone daggers were hot property: study

New Guinea warriors harvested thigh bones from their dead fathers to fashion into ornamental but deadly daggers used to kill and maim enemies, sometimes to eat them.

In New Guinea, human thigh bone daggers were hot property: study

New Guinea warriors harvested thigh bones from their dead fathers to fashion into ornamental but deadly daggers used to kill and maim enemies, sometimes to eat them.


04/24/2018 - 18:23

US court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation.

US court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation.


04/24/2018 - 18:11

Blind elephants used by tourists at popular Indian fort: PETA

Dozens of elephants used for tourist rides at one of India's most recognised forts are blind or suffering other ailments, a report said Tuesday, calling for the practice to end.

Blind elephants used by tourists at popular Indian fort: PETA

Dozens of elephants used for tourist rides at one of India's most recognised forts are blind or suffering other ailments, a report said Tuesday, calling for the practice to end.


04/24/2018 - 17:27

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice - 'nowhere is immune'

Researchers warned Tuesday of a "troubling" accumulation of microplastics in sea ice floating in the Arctic ocean, a major potential source of water pollution as global warming melts the sheets of frozen water.

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice - 'nowhere is immune'

Researchers warned Tuesday of a "troubling" accumulation of microplastics in sea ice floating in the Arctic ocean, a major potential source of water pollution as global warming melts the sheets of frozen water.


04/24/2018 - 15:45

Deaf 'bird whisperer' forms rare bond with feathered friends

Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the "bird whisperer".

Deaf 'bird whisperer' forms rare bond with feathered friends

Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the "bird whisperer".


04/24/2018 - 11:12

Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: conservation group

An emerging online market for elephant skin in China is threatening the survival of the creatures in neighbouring Myanmar as poaching intensifies to meet demand, conservationists warned Tuesday.

Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: conservation group

An emerging online market for elephant skin in China is threatening the survival of the creatures in neighbouring Myanmar as poaching intensifies to meet demand, conservationists warned Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 10:53

'Maximum' security as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions.

'Maximum' security as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions.


04/24/2018 - 10:09

Australia's mammal extinction rate could worsen: scientists

Australia's extinction rate for mammals, already the highest in the world, could worsen unless efforts are made to protect the most endangered species over the next two decades, scientists said Tuesday.

Australia's mammal extinction rate could worsen: scientists

Australia's extinction rate for mammals, already the highest in the world, could worsen unless efforts are made to protect the most endangered species over the next two decades, scientists said Tuesday.


04/24/2018 - 06:43

China's 'makers' battle mistrust in hi-tech community

Engineers, computer programmers and children tinker with self-made radio-controlled toy cars and robotic arms in China's southern city of Shenzhen, home to "makers" who belie the country's reputation as a hub for technology copycats.

China's 'makers' battle mistrust in hi-tech community

Engineers, computer programmers and children tinker with self-made radio-controlled toy cars and robotic arms in China's southern city of Shenzhen, home to "makers" who belie the country's reputation as a hub for technology copycats.


04/24/2018 - 01:01

Does alcohol cause PMS?

Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round.

Does alcohol cause PMS?

Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round.


04/23/2018 - 23:05

Where's mum? Three bear cubs rescued in Bulgaria

Three bear cubs have been rescued in Bulgaria after villagers found them roaming alone on a road in the country's southern Rhodope mountains, the Four Paws animal charity said Monday.

Where's mum? Three bear cubs rescued in Bulgaria

Three bear cubs have been rescued in Bulgaria after villagers found them roaming alone on a road in the country's southern Rhodope mountains, the Four Paws animal charity said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 19:51

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 17:51

Europe poised to launch ocean-monitoring satellite

Europe is set to launch a satellite on Wednesday to keep a close eye on Earth's oceans, under siege from pollution and damage caused by humans.

Europe poised to launch ocean-monitoring satellite

Europe is set to launch a satellite on Wednesday to keep a close eye on Earth's oceans, under siege from pollution and damage caused by humans.


04/23/2018 - 17:01

China may avoid 94,000 deaths with climate policies: study

China could avoid nearly 94,000 premature deaths and save a whopping $339 billion in health costs over the next 12 years by honouring its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord, a study showed Monday.

China may avoid 94,000 deaths with climate policies: study

China could avoid nearly 94,000 premature deaths and save a whopping $339 billion in health costs over the next 12 years by honouring its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord, a study showed Monday.


04/23/2018 - 14:07

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church.

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church.


04/23/2018 - 08:38

Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species.

Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species.


04/23/2018 - 04:56

BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim

Mining giant BHP said Monday it had been granted more time by a Brazilian court to negotiate with authorities on settling a large claim over the Samarco mine collapse that left 19 people dead.

BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim

Mining giant BHP said Monday it had been granted more time by a Brazilian court to negotiate with authorities on settling a large claim over the Samarco mine collapse that left 19 people dead.


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.

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