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01/22/2018 - 15:39

Sacked Catalan leader vows to lead despite Spain 'threats'

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, after a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.

Sacked Catalan leader vows to lead despite Spain 'threats'

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, after a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.


01/22/2018 - 15:34

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.


01/22/2018 - 15:34

US government workers home without pay as shutdown drags on

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were forced to stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the work week.

US government workers home without pay as shutdown drags on

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were forced to stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the work week.


01/22/2018 - 15:12

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.


01/22/2018 - 15:02

S.Africa's ruling ANC confirms discussing Zuma exit

South Africa's ruling ANC party confirmed Monday that discussions were underway on President Jacob Zuma leaving office, but said no date for his departure had yet been agreed.

S.Africa's ruling ANC confirms discussing Zuma exit

South Africa's ruling ANC party confirmed Monday that discussions were underway on President Jacob Zuma leaving office, but said no date for his departure had yet been agreed.


01/22/2018 - 14:50

Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president, escapes EU warrant

The speaker of the Catalan parliament on Monday proposed the region's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.

Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president, escapes EU warrant

The speaker of the Catalan parliament on Monday proposed the region's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.


01/22/2018 - 14:50

Kam Air left reeling by deadly Kabul hotel attack

Afghanistan's Kam Air has been left reeling after nine personnel including five pilots were killed in the Taliban attack on a Kabul luxury hotel where the airline housed its foreign staff.

Kam Air left reeling by deadly Kabul hotel attack

Afghanistan's Kam Air has been left reeling after nine personnel including five pilots were killed in the Taliban attack on a Kabul luxury hotel where the airline housed its foreign staff.


01/22/2018 - 14:35

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters

Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarter-finals.

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters

Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarter-finals.

01/22/2018 - 14:35

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters

Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarter-finals.

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters

Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarter-finals.


01/22/2018 - 12:36

Russians challenge doping ban at sports court

Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world's top sports court.

Russians challenge doping ban at sports court

Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world's top sports court.


01/22/2018 - 09:01

Berdych dilemma - what to do about Federer

Tomas Berdych will face a familiar tricky problem after powering past Fabio Fognini into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday for a seventh time.

Berdych dilemma - what to do about Federer

Tomas Berdych will face a familiar tricky problem after powering past Fabio Fognini into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday for a seventh time.


01/22/2018 - 08:44

All according to Munro plan as New Zealand sinks Pakistan

Colin Munro ensured New Zealand continued a stellar home summer on Monday when they thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets with 25 balls to spare in the opening Twenty20 match in Wellington.

All according to Munro plan as New Zealand sinks Pakistan

Colin Munro ensured New Zealand continued a stellar home summer on Monday when they thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets with 25 balls to spare in the opening Twenty20 match in Wellington.


01/22/2018 - 07:54

S. Korea's 'Peace Olympics' meet backlash at home

South Korea's efforts to bring the North to its Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month are provoking a backlash among its own people, with accusations that Seoul risks turning the Games into a "Pyongyang Olympics".

S. Korea's 'Peace Olympics' meet backlash at home

South Korea's efforts to bring the North to its Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month are provoking a backlash among its own people, with accusations that Seoul risks turning the Games into a "Pyongyang Olympics".


01/22/2018 - 07:20

Magic stun Celtics, Pacers stop Spurs

The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA's Eastern Conference leaders.

Magic stun Celtics, Pacers stop Spurs

The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA's Eastern Conference leaders.


01/22/2018 - 06:28

Knee surgery delays Pocock's return to Super Rugby

Wallabies star David Pocock's long-awaited return to Australia from a Rugby sabbatical has been pushed back after he went under the knife on Saturday to repair a damaged knee.

Knee surgery delays Pocock's return to Super Rugby

Wallabies star David Pocock's long-awaited return to Australia from a Rugby sabbatical has been pushed back after he went under the knife on Saturday to repair a damaged knee.


01/22/2018 - 04:55

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Defending champion New England booked a third Super Bowl trip in four seasons Sunday, edging Jacksonville 24-20 to reach an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Defending champion New England booked a third Super Bowl trip in four seasons Sunday, edging Jacksonville 24-20 to reach an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

01/22/2018 - 15:00

Armando Iannucci: I'd never target beyond-satire Trump

British satirist Armando Iannucci's return to Sundance comes exactly nine years after his first lacerating big screen political comedy "In the Loop" debuted at the US film festival.

Armando Iannucci: I'd never target beyond-satire Trump

British satirist Armando Iannucci's return to Sundance comes exactly nine years after his first lacerating big screen political comedy "In the Loop" debuted at the US film festival.


01/22/2018 - 14:47

Paris show pays homage to 'eternal style' of late designer Alaia

Two months after legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's sudden death plunged the fashion world into mourning, an exhibition in homage to the "King of Cling" opens Monday in his studios in Paris.

Paris show pays homage to 'eternal style' of late designer Alaia

Two months after legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's sudden death plunged the fashion world into mourning, an exhibition in homage to the "King of Cling" opens Monday in his studios in Paris.


01/22/2018 - 10:50

Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop

Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip hop after a rapper was apparently dropped from a popular singing programme, as reports emerged that the government had soured on the often-provocative genre.

Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop

Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip hop after a rapper was apparently dropped from a popular singing programme, as reports emerged that the government had soured on the often-provocative genre.


01/22/2018 - 10:10

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt Monday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt Monday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.


01/22/2018 - 07:26

'Three billboards' wins big at female friendly SAG awards

Black comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in a ceremony that paid tribute to women in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.

'Three billboards' wins big at female friendly SAG awards

Black comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in a ceremony that paid tribute to women in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.


01/22/2018 - 05:35

American artist Jack Whitten dies aged 78

American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten has died at the age of 78, his gallery announced on Sunday.

American artist Jack Whitten dies aged 78

American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten has died at the age of 78, his gallery announced on Sunday.


01/22/2018 - 04:26

'Scandal,' the show that Twitter built, bows out

ABC's prime-time political soap "Scandal" launched mid-season with little fanfare in the spring of 2012, to tepid reviews and disappointing ratings.

'Scandal,' the show that Twitter built, bows out

ABC's prime-time political soap "Scandal" launched mid-season with little fanfare in the spring of 2012, to tepid reviews and disappointing ratings.


01/22/2018 - 02:14

Uggs, pigs and tartan: the big trends at men's Paris fashion week

Thigh-high Ugg boots, post-Weinstein men paraded as dogs, pigs and dinosaurs and a tartan army of plaids and check -- as Paris men's fashion week ends Sunday, we look back on the big trends and talking points:

Uggs, pigs and tartan: the big trends at men's Paris fashion week

Thigh-high Ugg boots, post-Weinstein men paraded as dogs, pigs and dinosaurs and a tartan army of plaids and check -- as Paris men's fashion week ends Sunday, we look back on the big trends and talking points:

01/22/2018 - 10:52

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.


01/22/2018 - 09:59

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.


01/22/2018 - 09:37

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong's famous skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors.

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Hong Kong's famous skyline was engulfed in smog Monday, with residents urged to stay indoors.


01/22/2018 - 09:05

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution.


01/22/2018 - 06:57

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.


01/22/2018 - 05:58

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.


01/21/2018 - 06:08

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.


01/20/2018 - 10:18

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

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