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10/24/2017 - 00:29

UN to vote on extending Syria gas attacks probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria -- a measure that could be vetoed by Russia.

UN to vote on extending Syria gas attacks probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria -- a measure that could be vetoed by Russia.


10/23/2017 - 22:38

N.Korea an 'unprecedented threat' says Mattis and Pacific allies

North Korea's weapons programmes pose "an unprecedented and grave threat" to the United States, South Korea and Japan, defence ministers from the three countries warned Tuesday.

N.Korea an 'unprecedented threat' says Mattis and Pacific allies

North Korea's weapons programmes pose "an unprecedented and grave threat" to the United States, South Korea and Japan, defence ministers from the three countries warned Tuesday.


10/23/2017 - 18:26

EU targets German carmakers in new antitrust raids

A series of raids by EU antitrust regulators against German carmakers struck a new blow Monday to one of the most important sectors of the economy which has already been hit by a string of other scandals.

EU targets German carmakers in new antitrust raids

A series of raids by EU antitrust regulators against German carmakers struck a new blow Monday to one of the most important sectors of the economy which has already been hit by a string of other scandals.


10/23/2017 - 17:17

Koeman comes unstuck at Everton

Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton.

Koeman comes unstuck at Everton

Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton.


10/23/2017 - 09:07

Five-month battle with IS ends in Philippine city: defence chiefs

A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,100 lives has ended following a final battle inside a mosque, defence chiefs said on Monday.

Five-month battle with IS ends in Philippine city: defence chiefs

A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,100 lives has ended following a final battle inside a mosque, defence chiefs said on Monday.


10/23/2017 - 03:28

Oui oui: France's presidential pooch leaves palace puddle

President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo has been filmed casually peeing on an ornate fireplace at the Elysee Palace as the French leader met with members of his government.

Oui oui: France's presidential pooch leaves palace puddle

President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo has been filmed casually peeing on an ornate fireplace at the Elysee Palace as the French leader met with members of his government.


10/22/2017 - 02:07

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.


10/21/2017 - 02:51

Three arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police said Friday.

Three arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police said Friday.

10/23/2017 - 19:08

Hasbro sales outlook dented by Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

Shares of Hasbro tumbled Monday after the toymaker projected lower sales growth than expected in the crucial holiday shopping quarter due to the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy.

Hasbro sales outlook dented by Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

Shares of Hasbro tumbled Monday after the toymaker projected lower sales growth than expected in the crucial holiday shopping quarter due to the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy.


10/23/2017 - 18:26

EU targets German carmakers in new antitrust raids

A series of raids by EU antitrust regulators against German carmakers struck a new blow Monday to one of the most important sectors of the economy which has already been hit by a string of other scandals.

EU targets German carmakers in new antitrust raids

A series of raids by EU antitrust regulators against German carmakers struck a new blow Monday to one of the most important sectors of the economy which has already been hit by a string of other scandals.


10/23/2017 - 17:00

Cyberfirm Kaspersky seeks to win back trust over Russia spy claims

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday it will allow third parties to analyse its antivirus software in an attempt to rule out accusations of spying for the Kremlin.

Cyberfirm Kaspersky seeks to win back trust over Russia spy claims

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday it will allow third parties to analyse its antivirus software in an attempt to rule out accusations of spying for the Kremlin.


10/23/2017 - 14:10

Aramco chief confirms IPO as doubts linger

As questions swirl around the viability of Saudi Aramco's initial public offering, the oil giant's CEO has stepped in to confirm the IPO is on track for the second half of 2018.

Aramco chief confirms IPO as doubts linger

As questions swirl around the viability of Saudi Aramco's initial public offering, the oil giant's CEO has stepped in to confirm the IPO is on track for the second half of 2018.


10/23/2017 - 12:41

Aramco IPO on track for second half of 2018: CEO

Saudi Aramco's initial public offering will take place in the second half of 2018, CEO Amin Nasser said Monday, dismissing reports that the oil giant's plans could be shelved.

Aramco IPO on track for second half of 2018: CEO

Saudi Aramco's initial public offering will take place in the second half of 2018, CEO Amin Nasser said Monday, dismissing reports that the oil giant's plans could be shelved.


10/23/2017 - 10:48

Beijing garment industry resists Congress lockdown

As China's Communist Party congress got under way, nervous garment factory owners were on high alert, running lookouts to evade inspectors as they continued to produce coats, jackets and button-down shirts in defiance of official orders to close.

Beijing garment industry resists Congress lockdown

As China's Communist Party congress got under way, nervous garment factory owners were on high alert, running lookouts to evade inspectors as they continued to produce coats, jackets and button-down shirts in defiance of official orders to close.


10/23/2017 - 09:15

Tokyo's Nikkei index posts longest-ever winning streak

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index on Monday posted the longest winning streak in its nearly 70-year history as markets cheered the weekend election victory of Japan's pro-business prime minister.

Tokyo's Nikkei index posts longest-ever winning streak

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index on Monday posted the longest winning streak in its nearly 70-year history as markets cheered the weekend election victory of Japan's pro-business prime minister.


10/21/2017 - 16:45

Iraq hikes southern oil output to make up for Kirkuk losses

Iraq said it hiked southern oil production by 200,000 barrels per day on Saturday to compensate for a halt in pumping in Kirkuk province because of its conflict with the Kurds.

Iraq hikes southern oil output to make up for Kirkuk losses

Iraq said it hiked southern oil production by 200,000 barrels per day on Saturday to compensate for a halt in pumping in Kirkuk province because of its conflict with the Kurds.

10/23/2017 - 23:59

Curry fined $50,000 for hurling mouthguard at NBA official

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 but has escaped a suspension for hurling his mouthguard at a game official, the NBA said on Monday.

Curry fined $50,000 for hurling mouthguard at NBA official

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 but has escaped a suspension for hurling his mouthguard at a game official, the NBA said on Monday.


10/23/2017 - 18:53

Hamilton cool ahead of Mexico F1 title party date

Lewis Hamilton may have partied in Texas with his Mercedes team after his United States Grand Prix triumph but he has no intention of relaxing as he targets the title in Mexico next weekend.

Hamilton cool ahead of Mexico F1 title party date

Lewis Hamilton may have partied in Texas with his Mercedes team after his United States Grand Prix triumph but he has no intention of relaxing as he targets the title in Mexico next weekend.


10/23/2017 - 18:03

Tottenham's Kane in awe of Maradona

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane says he would love to learn some tricks from Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

Tottenham's Kane in awe of Maradona

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane says he would love to learn some tricks from Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.


10/23/2017 - 17:17

Koeman comes unstuck at Everton

Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton.

Koeman comes unstuck at Everton

Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton.


10/22/2017 - 17:09

Boxing: Japan's Murata stops N'Dam to win world title

Japan's Ryota Murata beat champion Hassan N'Dam by technical knockout Sunday to capture the World Boxing Association middleweight title.

Boxing: Japan's Murata stops N'Dam to win world title

Japan's Ryota Murata beat champion Hassan N'Dam by technical knockout Sunday to capture the World Boxing Association middleweight title.


10/22/2017 - 02:07

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.


10/21/2017 - 19:21

Guardiola keen to celebrate Aguero milestone

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola invited Sergio Aguero to take the squad out for dinner after the Argentinian striker equalled the club's all-time scoring record.

Guardiola keen to celebrate Aguero milestone

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola invited Sergio Aguero to take the squad out for dinner after the Argentinian striker equalled the club's all-time scoring record.


10/21/2017 - 13:13

Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay's two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury.

Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay's two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury.

10/23/2017 - 23:51

'Boo 2!' wakes up box office on flat weekend

It was a dismal weekend for North American cinemas -- but Lionsgate's "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" managed to scare some life back into the box office, bagging the top spot, according to industry data released on Monday.

'Boo 2!' wakes up box office on flat weekend

It was a dismal weekend for North American cinemas -- but Lionsgate's "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" managed to scare some life back into the box office, bagging the top spot, according to industry data released on Monday.


10/23/2017 - 20:23

Fox protected Bill O'Reilly from harassment claims: Megyn Kelly

One of America's top TV personalities Monday accused Fox News of protecting disgraced former presenter Bill O'Reilly in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

Fox protected Bill O'Reilly from harassment claims: Megyn Kelly

One of America's top TV personalities Monday accused Fox News of protecting disgraced former presenter Bill O'Reilly in the face of sexual harassment allegations.


10/23/2017 - 17:38

38 women accuse US director James Toback of sexual harassment

The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal widened Monday after 38 women were reported to have accused US film director James Toback of unwanted sexual encounters over a period of decades.

38 women accuse US director James Toback of sexual harassment

The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal widened Monday after 38 women were reported to have accused US film director James Toback of unwanted sexual encounters over a period of decades.


10/23/2017 - 03:22

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 52 in February, the 10-time Grammy winner and the NFL announced on Sunday.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 52 in February, the 10-time Grammy winner and the NFL announced on Sunday.


10/22/2017 - 19:16

'Boo 2!' wakes up box office on flat weekend

It was a dismal weekend for North American cinemas -- but Liongates' "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" managed to scare some life back into the box office, bagging the top spot, according to industry estimates Sunday.

'Boo 2!' wakes up box office on flat weekend

It was a dismal weekend for North American cinemas -- but Liongates' "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" managed to scare some life back into the box office, bagging the top spot, according to industry estimates Sunday.


10/22/2017 - 07:42

Saudis crave revival of night out at the movies

The lights go out, the projector whirls and entertainment-starved Saudis sink into plush seats to soak up an experience they have been denied for decades —- a trip to the cinema.

Saudis crave revival of night out at the movies

The lights go out, the projector whirls and entertainment-starved Saudis sink into plush seats to soak up an experience they have been denied for decades —- a trip to the cinema.


10/21/2017 - 11:28

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein of exposing his genitals and forcing himself on her as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations against the movie mogul who reportedly plans to stay in rehab for another month.

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein of exposing his genitals and forcing himself on her as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations against the movie mogul who reportedly plans to stay in rehab for another month.


10/21/2017 - 09:57

K-Pop star apologises over dog bite death

Choi Siwon, a member of popular K-pop boy band Super Junior, on Saturday apologised over the death of a renowned restaurateur who died after being attacked by his family's pet dog.

K-Pop star apologises over dog bite death

Choi Siwon, a member of popular K-pop boy band Super Junior, on Saturday apologised over the death of a renowned restaurateur who died after being attacked by his family's pet dog.

10/24/2017 - 00:09

Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena".

Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena".


10/23/2017 - 22:02

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement: official

Nicaragua signed the Paris climate agreement Monday, leaving the United States and Syria as the only two holdouts on the global climate pact.

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement: official

Nicaragua signed the Paris climate agreement Monday, leaving the United States and Syria as the only two holdouts on the global climate pact.


10/23/2017 - 16:27

New London pollution tax comes into force

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced Monday that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe's most polluted cities.

New London pollution tax comes into force

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced Monday that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe's most polluted cities.


10/23/2017 - 15:58

More than 1.3 million demand EU weedkiller ban

Activists on Monday handed the EU a petition signed by more than 1.3 million people calling for a European ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, produced by chemicals giant Monsanto and others, over fears it causes cancer.

More than 1.3 million demand EU weedkiller ban

Activists on Monday handed the EU a petition signed by more than 1.3 million people calling for a European ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, produced by chemicals giant Monsanto and others, over fears it causes cancer.


10/23/2017 - 13:50

Scientists find blood molecule that attracts wolves, repels humans

The faintest whiff of a molecule from mammal blood known as E2D sends some animals into a predatory frenzy but frightens others -- including people -- into retreat, scientists have discovered.

Scientists find blood molecule that attracts wolves, repels humans

The faintest whiff of a molecule from mammal blood known as E2D sends some animals into a predatory frenzy but frightens others -- including people -- into retreat, scientists have discovered.


10/23/2017 - 07:55

Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar

Tourists on a crowded, sun-drenched beach in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa tossed drinks cans into recycling bins as a record-breaking holiday season drew to a close.

Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar

Tourists on a crowded, sun-drenched beach in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa tossed drinks cans into recycling bins as a record-breaking holiday season drew to a close.


10/23/2017 - 02:59

'It was going to eat her' - Aussie teen survives shark scare

An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her".

'It was going to eat her' - Aussie teen survives shark scare

An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her".


10/22/2017 - 09:33

Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark

A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore -- shadowed by a large tiger shark.

Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by shark

A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore -- shadowed by a large tiger shark.

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