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09/22/2018 - 02:06

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club.

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club.


09/22/2018 - 02:06

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.


09/22/2018 - 02:04

Trump attacks Kavanaugh sex accuser's credibility

Donald Trump ditched his earlier restraint Friday in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee, declaring that the woman who accuses the would-be justice of sexual assault when they were teens should not be believed.

Trump attacks Kavanaugh sex accuser's credibility

Donald Trump ditched his earlier restraint Friday in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee, declaring that the woman who accuses the would-be justice of sexual assault when they were teens should not be believed.


09/22/2018 - 02:04

US denounces 'awful abuses' of Muslim Uighurs detained in China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced "awful abuses" of Muslim Uighurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps.

US denounces 'awful abuses' of Muslim Uighurs detained in China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced "awful abuses" of Muslim Uighurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps.


09/22/2018 - 02:03

Mexico's 'AMLO' wants two-way deal with Canada if NAFTA fails

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his country will seek a bilateral trade deal with Canada if negotiations fall through for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mexico's 'AMLO' wants two-way deal with Canada if NAFTA fails

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his country will seek a bilateral trade deal with Canada if negotiations fall through for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


09/22/2018 - 02:03

Chile rules out negotiating over Bolivian maritime passage claims

Chile will not negotiate with Bolivia over the latter's territorial claims to land lost in a 19th century war between the two countries, foreign affairs minister Roberto Ampuero said on Friday.

Chile rules out negotiating over Bolivian maritime passage claims

Chile will not negotiate with Bolivia over the latter's territorial claims to land lost in a 19th century war between the two countries, foreign affairs minister Roberto Ampuero said on Friday.


09/22/2018 - 02:03

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships.

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships.


09/22/2018 - 02:02

British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and warning she was still prepared to walk away from the talks.

British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and warning she was still prepared to walk away from the talks.


09/22/2018 - 01:52

Tanzania president orders arrests over ferry disaster

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

Tanzania president orders arrests over ferry disaster

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.


09/22/2018 - 01:09

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency.

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency.


09/21/2018 - 21:27

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.


09/21/2018 - 18:01

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.


09/21/2018 - 17:41

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

Israel's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday.

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

Israel's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 15:35

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.


09/21/2018 - 14:54

Three babies slashed at 'illegal' New York childcare center

Three babies and two adults were slashed during an early-morning assault at a suspected illegal childcare center in New York City on Friday, police said.

Three babies slashed at 'illegal' New York childcare center

Three babies and two adults were slashed during an early-morning assault at a suspected illegal childcare center in New York City on Friday, police said.


09/21/2018 - 14:51

China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.

China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.


09/21/2018 - 14:26

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

An Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia received a royal pardon and was released Friday, less than a month after he was sentenced to six years in prison in a case observers slammed as a farce.

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

An Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia received a royal pardon and was released Friday, less than a month after he was sentenced to six years in prison in a case observers slammed as a farce.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.


09/21/2018 - 10:46

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.


09/21/2018 - 09:20

Burgess, Rabbitohs players cleared in lewd video scandal

England star Sam Burgess was cleared of any wrongdoing Friday after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with a probe by his club South Sydney Rabbitohs deciding no player had broken any rules.

Burgess, Rabbitohs players cleared in lewd video scandal

England star Sam Burgess was cleared of any wrongdoing Friday after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with a probe by his club South Sydney Rabbitohs deciding no player had broken any rules.


09/21/2018 - 09:20

Australia blasts WADA for failing athletes in Russia decision

Australia blasted the decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency Friday, saying it could damage athletes' confidence in the fight against drugs.

Australia blasts WADA for failing athletes in Russia decision

Australia blasted the decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency Friday, saying it could damage athletes' confidence in the fight against drugs.


09/21/2018 - 08:59

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars after Friday's trading session.

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars after Friday's trading session.


09/21/2018 - 06:54

China anti-graft agency probes head of energy administration

The head of China's energy administration has been placed under investigation by the country's anti-corruption watchdog, the latest top official ensnared in the Communist Party's campaign against graft.

China anti-graft agency probes head of energy administration

The head of China's energy administration has been placed under investigation by the country's anti-corruption watchdog, the latest top official ensnared in the Communist Party's campaign against graft.


09/21/2018 - 05:55

Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose accusation of sexual assault 36 years ago threatens to derail President Donald Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee, is now willing to testify in a showdown at the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose accusation of sexual assault 36 years ago threatens to derail President Donald Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee, is now willing to testify in a showdown at the Senate Judiciary Committee.


09/21/2018 - 05:13

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.


09/21/2018 - 04:57

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday.

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday.

09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 22:18

Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks hashtag trend

President Donald Trump's outburst demanding to know why a university academic accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s failed to come forward sooner, saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet Friday.

Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks hashtag trend

President Donald Trump's outburst demanding to know why a university academic accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s failed to come forward sooner, saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet Friday.


09/21/2018 - 20:17

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 17:31

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 12:53

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.


09/21/2018 - 12:06

Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.

Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.


09/21/2018 - 04:40

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 03:21

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.


09/21/2018 - 02:03

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.


09/20/2018 - 19:14

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

A local canoeing association filed a lawsuit on Thursday to ensure access to a section of the Potomac River that abuts a Trump golf course where the president plays frequently.

Peeved paddlers sue for access to river by Trump golf club

A local canoeing association filed a lawsuit on Thursday to ensure access to a section of the Potomac River that abuts a Trump golf course where the president plays frequently.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.


09/20/2018 - 17:44

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.


09/20/2018 - 17:41

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.


09/20/2018 - 16:18

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics.

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics.


09/20/2018 - 15:26

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.


09/20/2018 - 13:24

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.


09/20/2018 - 12:24

Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF's 'baby factory'

The mother was admitted at 9:30 am, the birth recorded at 9:35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily.

Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF's 'baby factory'

The mother was admitted at 9:30 am, the birth recorded at 9:35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily.


09/20/2018 - 11:56

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.


09/20/2018 - 06:59

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.


09/20/2018 - 03:34

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.


09/20/2018 - 01:20

Arthur Mitchell, trail-blazing black American ballet dancer, dead at 84

Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering black American ballet dancer, died Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.

Arthur Mitchell, trail-blazing black American ballet dancer, dead at 84

Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering black American ballet dancer, died Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.

09/22/2018 - 02:06

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club.

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club.


09/22/2018 - 02:06

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.


09/22/2018 - 00:07

Europe races to 2-0 early lead in Laver Cup

Grigor Dimitrov and Kyle Edmund won their opening matches Friday to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead over Team World going into the night session on day one of the Laver Cup.

Europe races to 2-0 early lead in Laver Cup

Grigor Dimitrov and Kyle Edmund won their opening matches Friday to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead over Team World going into the night session on day one of the Laver Cup.


09/22/2018 - 00:02

Tiger excited for Ryder Cup return, 'fun work' in France

Tiger Woods hasn't competed in France since 1994 as a teen amateur, but the 14-time major champion is excited to tee off next week in Paris at the 42nd Ryder Cup.

Tiger excited for Ryder Cup return, 'fun work' in France

Tiger Woods hasn't competed in France since 1994 as a teen amateur, but the 14-time major champion is excited to tee off next week in Paris at the 42nd Ryder Cup.


09/21/2018 - 23:57

Tighten up, Emery warns leaky Arsenal

Unai Emery has warned his Arsenal stars to fix their leaky defence in time for Sunday's Premier League clash against Everton.

Tighten up, Emery warns leaky Arsenal

Unai Emery has warned his Arsenal stars to fix their leaky defence in time for Sunday's Premier League clash against Everton.


09/21/2018 - 23:56

Yates flies flag for Britain at cycling world championships

Rising star Simon Yates, fresh from his victory in the Tour of Spain, will carry the baton for Britain at the cycling world championships at Innsbruck this week on an Alpine course that suits him better than Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas.

Yates flies flag for Britain at cycling world championships

Rising star Simon Yates, fresh from his victory in the Tour of Spain, will carry the baton for Britain at the cycling world championships at Innsbruck this week on an Alpine course that suits him better than Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas.


09/21/2018 - 23:55

'Rocket' Ronnie fears for future of snooker

Ronnie O'Sullivan fears for the future of snooker but is not yet ready to call time on his rivalry with fellow old-timers John Higgins and Mark Williams.

'Rocket' Ronnie fears for future of snooker

Ronnie O'Sullivan fears for the future of snooker but is not yet ready to call time on his rivalry with fellow old-timers John Higgins and Mark Williams.


09/21/2018 - 23:54

Giroud and Morata battle for Chelsea starting spot

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has a tough decision to make over whether to pick Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud for a testing encounter with West Ham on Sunday.

Giroud and Morata battle for Chelsea starting spot

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has a tough decision to make over whether to pick Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud for a testing encounter with West Ham on Sunday.


09/21/2018 - 23:41

Jesus is not struggling, says Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims he is happy with the form of young striker Gabriel Jesus even though the Brazilian appears to be suffering a hangover from his country's disappointing World Cup campaign.

Jesus is not struggling, says Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims he is happy with the form of young striker Gabriel Jesus even though the Brazilian appears to be suffering a hangover from his country's disappointing World Cup campaign.


09/21/2018 - 23:35

World Cup success has given Pogba a boost, says Mourinho

Paul Pogba's fine form for Manchester United this season is evidence that post-World Cup hangovers are as much mental as physical, according to the club's manager Jose Mourinho.

World Cup success has given Pogba a boost, says Mourinho

Paul Pogba's fine form for Manchester United this season is evidence that post-World Cup hangovers are as much mental as physical, according to the club's manager Jose Mourinho.


09/21/2018 - 23:33

Fear of losing drives Joshua to remain world's 'best heavyweight'

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua may have proclaimed himself "the best in the division" ahead of putting his titles on the line against Russia's Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium but he also stressed a defeat would not signal the end of his career.

Fear of losing drives Joshua to remain world's 'best heavyweight'

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua may have proclaimed himself "the best in the division" ahead of putting his titles on the line against Russia's Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium but he also stressed a defeat would not signal the end of his career.


09/21/2018 - 23:18

Jets warn Crowell over 'toilet paper' celebration

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has reprimanded running back Isaiah Crowell over his controversial "toilet paper" touchdown celebration against Cleveland, vowing the "inexcusable" end zone routine will never be seen again.

Jets warn Crowell over 'toilet paper' celebration

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has reprimanded running back Isaiah Crowell over his controversial "toilet paper" touchdown celebration against Cleveland, vowing the "inexcusable" end zone routine will never be seen again.


09/21/2018 - 22:36

Malik thwarts giantkillers Afghanistan in last over finish

Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last over three wicket win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Malik thwarts giantkillers Afghanistan in last over finish

Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last over three wicket win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 22:08

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday.

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday.


09/21/2018 - 21:48

Lyon appeal after UEFA upholds Champions League stadium ban

Lyon reacted to a UEFA ruling on Friday that they must play their next Champions League match behind closed doors by saying they would appeal again, this time to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Lyon appeal after UEFA upholds Champions League stadium ban

Lyon reacted to a UEFA ruling on Friday that they must play their next Champions League match behind closed doors by saying they would appeal again, this time to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


09/21/2018 - 21:26

England's Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history

Unheralded Englishman Oliver Fisher fired the first round of 59 in the European Tour's 46-year history on a remarkable second day of the Portugal Masters on Friday.

England's Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history

Unheralded Englishman Oliver Fisher fired the first round of 59 in the European Tour's 46-year history on a remarkable second day of the Portugal Masters on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 21:17

Jadeja, Rohit lead India's rout of Bangladesh

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets and skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a successive half century to help India rout Bangladesh by seven wickets in Asia Cup match in Dubai on Friday.

Jadeja, Rohit lead India's rout of Bangladesh

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets and skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a successive half century to help India rout Bangladesh by seven wickets in Asia Cup match in Dubai on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 20:59

Cubs ace Russell on leave after domestic violence allegation

Chicago Cubs star Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday after the re-emergence of domestic violence allegations by his ex-wife in a blog posting.

Cubs ace Russell on leave after domestic violence allegation

Chicago Cubs star Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday after the re-emergence of domestic violence allegations by his ex-wife in a blog posting.


09/21/2018 - 20:58

Wawrinka dethrones Dzumhur to reach St Petersburg semis

Stan Wawrinka beat last year's St Petersburg champion Damir Dzumhur in straight sets to reach the semi-finals on Friday.

Wawrinka dethrones Dzumhur to reach St Petersburg semis

Stan Wawrinka beat last year's St Petersburg champion Damir Dzumhur in straight sets to reach the semi-finals on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 20:29

Federer mulling clay court return in 2019

World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence.

Federer mulling clay court return in 2019

World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence.


09/21/2018 - 20:23

Cricket: India v Bangladesh Asia Cup scoreboard

Scoreboard of the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh played at Dubai Stadium on Friday:

Scoreboard of the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh played at Dubai Stadium on Friday:


09/21/2018 - 18:39

Gabriel Jesus back but Brazil's Tite drops Thiago Silva

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus was back in coach Tite's Brazil squad announced on Friday but Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Thiago Silva was left out.

Gabriel Jesus back but Brazil's Tite drops Thiago Silva

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus was back in coach Tite's Brazil squad announced on Friday but Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Thiago Silva was left out.


09/21/2018 - 18:01

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.


09/21/2018 - 17:55

Runaway MotoGP leader Marquez looking hot on home corner

Honda's Marc Marquez zoomed to the fastest lap in practice for the Aragon Grand Prix on Friday as the Spaniard seeks a fourth top-level victory on the track.

Runaway MotoGP leader Marquez looking hot on home corner

Honda's Marc Marquez zoomed to the fastest lap in practice for the Aragon Grand Prix on Friday as the Spaniard seeks a fourth top-level victory on the track.


09/21/2018 - 17:18

France to host third Davis Cup final in Lille

Reigning Davis Cup champions France will return to Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy for the final clash against Croatia in November, the French tennis federation (FFT) announced on Friday.

France to host third Davis Cup final in Lille

Reigning Davis Cup champions France will return to Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy for the final clash against Croatia in November, the French tennis federation (FFT) announced on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 17:09

Former Australian Open junior champ found guilty of match-fixing

Former Australian Open junior champion Oliver Anderson was convicted of match-fixing on Friday after admitting deliberately losing a set during an ATP tournament in 2016.

Former Australian Open junior champ found guilty of match-fixing

Former Australian Open junior champion Oliver Anderson was convicted of match-fixing on Friday after admitting deliberately losing a set during an ATP tournament in 2016.


09/21/2018 - 16:33

Joshua heavier than Povetkin at title weigh-in

Britain's world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than his veteran Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin when he defends his title at Wembley on Saturday.

Joshua heavier than Povetkin at title weigh-in

Britain's world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than his veteran Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin when he defends his title at Wembley on Saturday.

09/22/2018 - 01:26

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.

NY's Met to sublease modern art annex in surprise move

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made a surprise announcement Friday it would reboot stalled renovations of its modern and contemporary wing, and temporarily turn over the building housing the works to the nearby Frick Collection.


09/21/2018 - 23:43

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.


09/21/2018 - 23:05

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".

Marras, Etro and Versace take women on a sensual adventure in Milan

Italian designer Antonio Marras unleashed a procession of fauvist travellers on the catwalk Friday in a collection dedicated to "those who have still not left and those who are forced to leave".


09/21/2018 - 21:42

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.

Bianca Jagger, a onetime Sandinista supporter, wants Ortega to go

Bianca Jagger once defended the Sandinista revolution of Daniel Ortega. But today, the Nicaraguan rights campaigner wants to see the controversial leader leave office in her homeland.


09/21/2018 - 21:37

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.


09/21/2018 - 21:27

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.


09/21/2018 - 20:02

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with.


09/21/2018 - 19:17

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.

In striking debut, New York Philharmonic maestro embraces new

Opening his era in charge of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden could not have been clearer that he welcomes fresh ideas.


09/21/2018 - 15:32

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.


09/21/2018 - 13:31

Legend Phelps slams WADA for lifting Russia doping ban

Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.

Legend Phelps slams WADA for lifting Russia doping ban

Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.


09/21/2018 - 11:20

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.


09/21/2018 - 03:23

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/21/2018 - 01:36

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol."

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol."


09/21/2018 - 00:54

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

"Serial," the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions.

Hit US podcast 'Serial' back for season three

"Serial," the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions.


09/21/2018 - 00:46

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

More than 150 works by American artist Alexander Calder, including his famous mobiles, will go on display starting Friday at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's first retrospective dedicated to the influential sculptor.

Montreal to host Canada's first retrospective of artist Calder

More than 150 works by American artist Alexander Calder, including his famous mobiles, will go on display starting Friday at Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's first retrospective dedicated to the influential sculptor.


09/21/2018 - 00:42

In Milan, Fendi and Prada dress strong women, Armani invades airport

Fendi presented a jungle-themed collection aimed at the inner Lara Croft, Prada shone with its own impression of strong women and Emporio Armani invaded an airport on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.

In Milan, Fendi and Prada dress strong women, Armani invades airport

Fendi presented a jungle-themed collection aimed at the inner Lara Croft, Prada shone with its own impression of strong women and Emporio Armani invaded an airport on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.


09/21/2018 - 00:42

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in murder plea deal

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago.

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in murder plea deal

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago.


09/21/2018 - 00:41

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher.

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher.


09/20/2018 - 23:32

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented.


09/20/2018 - 18:58

Mexican president-elect stuck three hours on grounded plane

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a stickler for austerity who has vowed to fly only commercial, spent three hours stuck on a grounded plane because of bad weather, Mexican media reported Thursday.

Mexican president-elect stuck three hours on grounded plane

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a stickler for austerity who has vowed to fly only commercial, spent three hours stuck on a grounded plane because of bad weather, Mexican media reported Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 18:51

In Milan, strident Amazonians showcase Fendi, Max Mara

Fendi and Max Mara presented jungle-themed collections aimed at the inner Lara Croft on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with Emporio Armani and Prada to come.

In Milan, strident Amazonians showcase Fendi, Max Mara

Fendi and Max Mara presented jungle-themed collections aimed at the inner Lara Croft on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with Emporio Armani and Prada to come.


09/20/2018 - 17:47

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 17:33

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify said Thursday that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify said Thursday that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.


09/20/2018 - 17:11

Dylan to release lost recordings from classic album

Bob Dylan will release for the first time the studio outtakes from his classic 1974 album "Blood on the Tracks," which have long been coveted by collectors.

Dylan to release lost recordings from classic album

Bob Dylan will release for the first time the studio outtakes from his classic 1974 album "Blood on the Tracks," which have long been coveted by collectors.


09/20/2018 - 16:58

Uganda's pop star MP returns home

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi returned from medical treatment abroad on Thursday to be met by police who forcibly escorted him to his home in the capital Kampala.

Uganda's pop star MP returns home

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi returned from medical treatment abroad on Thursday to be met by police who forcibly escorted him to his home in the capital Kampala.

09/21/2018 - 23:33

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday.


09/21/2018 - 23:00

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.

Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.


09/21/2018 - 19:03

Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real?

Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real?


09/21/2018 - 18:19

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.


09/21/2018 - 15:35

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.


09/21/2018 - 12:39

India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.

India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.


09/21/2018 - 12:14

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system.

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system.


09/21/2018 - 12:05

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.


09/21/2018 - 11:54

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Thursday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Thursday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.


09/21/2018 - 11:24

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.


09/21/2018 - 10:46

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition.


09/21/2018 - 02:52

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.


09/21/2018 - 02:27

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.


09/20/2018 - 22:18

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 21:58

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.


09/20/2018 - 19:57

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.


09/20/2018 - 15:56

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.


09/20/2018 - 15:15

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.


09/20/2018 - 15:04

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.


09/20/2018 - 14:19

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

It's a devastating disease driving a dementia epidemic ruining tens of millions of lives, but with no new medical treatment since the turn of the century the fight against Alzheimer's is foundering.


09/20/2018 - 13:24

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice: study

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.


09/20/2018 - 06:59

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.

China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.


09/20/2018 - 03:34

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.

US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.


09/20/2018 - 03:17

Self-flying glider 'learns' to soar like a bird

Scientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate.

Self-flying glider 'learns' to soar like a bird

Scientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate.


09/19/2018 - 23:45

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.


09/19/2018 - 23:02

Canada crews battle firenado in tug-o-war for hose

Firefighters trying to put out a record number of wildfires in westernmost Canada recently found themselves in an unexpected tug-o-war with a fire devil for control of their hose.

Canada crews battle firenado in tug-o-war for hose

Firefighters trying to put out a record number of wildfires in westernmost Canada recently found themselves in an unexpected tug-o-war with a fire devil for control of their hose.


09/19/2018 - 22:45

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

Removing 'zombie' cells deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead-but-toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice designed to mimic Alzheimer's slowed neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against dementia.

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