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08/20/2017 - 08:45

Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston

Thousands of anti-racism demonstrators flooded the streets of Boston Saturday, dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city and triggering scuffles with police but avoiding the serious violence that marred a similar event a week earlier in Virginia.

Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston

Thousands of anti-racism demonstrators flooded the streets of Boston Saturday, dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city and triggering scuffles with police but avoiding the serious violence that marred a similar event a week earlier in Virginia.


08/20/2017 - 11:20

Spain mourns attack victims as probe zeroes in on imam

Grief-stricken Barcelona paid homage Sunday to victims of two terror assaults at a mass in the city's Sagrada Familia church, as investigators turned their focus to a missing Moroccan imam believed to have radicalised the young attackers.

Spain mourns attack victims as probe zeroes in on imam

Grief-stricken Barcelona paid homage Sunday to victims of two terror assaults at a mass in the city's Sagrada Familia church, as investigators turned their focus to a missing Moroccan imam believed to have radicalised the young attackers.


08/20/2017 - 08:47

Wreckage of lost ship USS Indianapolis found after seven decades

Researchers announced Saturday they discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.

Wreckage of lost ship USS Indianapolis found after seven decades

Researchers announced Saturday they discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.


08/20/2017 - 08:48

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

Emergency crews searched mangled carriages Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

Emergency crews searched mangled carriages Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.


08/20/2017 - 11:27

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, after ousting the jihadists from Mosul last month.

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, after ousting the jihadists from Mosul last month.


08/20/2017 - 08:49

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.


08/20/2017 - 08:49

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.


08/20/2017 - 03:20

Stenson seizes one-shot lead at PGA Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson, who is looking for his first win since capturing the British Open last year, fired his second straight 66 to seize a one-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship.

Stenson seizes one-shot lead at PGA Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson, who is looking for his first win since capturing the British Open last year, fired his second straight 66 to seize a one-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship.

08/20/2017 - 08:49

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.


08/20/2017 - 04:55

Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics

Taiwan has long seen its international allies switching allegiance to an ascendant Beijing, but now there are also fears of a brain drain of the island's youth as they pursue careers in rival China.

Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics

Taiwan has long seen its international allies switching allegiance to an ascendant Beijing, but now there are also fears of a brain drain of the island's youth as they pursue careers in rival China.


08/20/2017 - 08:49

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.


08/19/2017 - 12:04

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.


08/18/2017 - 23:38

Global stocks stumble on Spain attacks, White House turmoil

Global stock markets sank Friday as traders sought haven investments such as gold following a terror attack in Barcelona that sent airline share prices down.

Global stocks stumble on Spain attacks, White House turmoil

Global stock markets sank Friday as traders sought haven investments such as gold following a terror attack in Barcelona that sent airline share prices down.


08/19/2017 - 07:42

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.


08/19/2017 - 00:14

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

Credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Greece's debt by a notch, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country's debt sustainability will steadily improve.

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

Credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Greece's debt by a notch, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country's debt sustainability will steadily improve.


08/19/2017 - 14:59

China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and "unauthorised" military technology.

China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and "unauthorised" military technology.

08/20/2017 - 03:20

Stenson seizes one-shot lead at PGA Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson, who is looking for his first win since capturing the British Open last year, fired his second straight 66 to seize a one-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship.

Stenson seizes one-shot lead at PGA Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson, who is looking for his first win since capturing the British Open last year, fired his second straight 66 to seize a one-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship.


08/20/2017 - 04:42

Halep seeks No. 1 in Cincinnati, Kyrgios into final

Simona Halep has her third chance of the season to claim the world number one ranking after beating Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 Saturday to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters finals.

Halep seeks No. 1 in Cincinnati, Kyrgios into final

Simona Halep has her third chance of the season to claim the world number one ranking after beating Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 Saturday to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters finals.


08/20/2017 - 07:10

Security ramped up for Barcelona's emotive La Liga opener

A huge security presence on Sunday will oversee Barcelona's first match since two terror attacks in Catalonia killed 14 people and left 120 more injured.

Security ramped up for Barcelona's emotive La Liga opener

A huge security presence on Sunday will oversee Barcelona's first match since two terror attacks in Catalonia killed 14 people and left 120 more injured.


08/20/2017 - 05:29

In-form Chen, Marin target badminton worlds gold in Glasgow

Chin's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marin are gunning for their fourth majors titles in a row at the world badminton championships starting Monday in Glasgow.

In-form Chen, Marin target badminton worlds gold in Glasgow

Chin's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marin are gunning for their fourth majors titles in a row at the world badminton championships starting Monday in Glasgow.


08/20/2017 - 09:45

SEA Games: Oops! Malaysia upsets Indonesia with flag blunder

Indonesia's president expressed concern on Sunday after Malaysia's Southeast Asian Games organisers mistakenly published the Indonesian flag upside-down in a commemorative magazine, prompting anger amongst fans.

SEA Games: Oops! Malaysia upsets Indonesia with flag blunder

Indonesia's president expressed concern on Sunday after Malaysia's Southeast Asian Games organisers mistakenly published the Indonesian flag upside-down in a commemorative magazine, prompting anger amongst fans.


08/20/2017 - 09:54

Norris revives faltering golf career with Fiji Int'l win

Australian journeyman Jason Norris revived his flagging career Sunday when he won the Fiji International by four strokes.

Norris revives faltering golf career with Fiji Int'l win

Australian journeyman Jason Norris revived his flagging career Sunday when he won the Fiji International by four strokes.


08/20/2017 - 08:15

Coach Cheika backs Wallabies plans after landslide loss to All Blacks

Under-fire head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to back his team's defensive structures after the Wallabies' ignominious 54-34 defeat to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Coach Cheika backs Wallabies plans after landslide loss to All Blacks

Under-fire head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to back his team's defensive structures after the Wallabies' ignominious 54-34 defeat to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.


08/20/2017 - 08:01

Coach Hansen frustrated at 'seduced' All Blacks

Coach Steve Hansen has vowed to tighten the noose around the Wallabies for this week's potentially deciding Bledisloe Cup Test after venting his frustration over the All Blacks' "ugly" finish to their Sydney romp.

Coach Hansen frustrated at 'seduced' All Blacks

Coach Steve Hansen has vowed to tighten the noose around the Wallabies for this week's potentially deciding Bledisloe Cup Test after venting his frustration over the All Blacks' "ugly" finish to their Sydney romp.

08/18/2017 - 17:53

Brad Pitt must pay 568,000 euros to French chateau decorator

A French appeal court has ordered US stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to pay 568,000 euros ($667,000) to a lighting designer they employed for their chateau in southern France, judicial sources said Friday.

Brad Pitt must pay 568,000 euros to French chateau decorator

A French appeal court has ordered US stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to pay 568,000 euros ($667,000) to a lighting designer they employed for their chateau in southern France, judicial sources said Friday.


08/18/2017 - 09:58

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".


08/18/2017 - 08:49

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.


08/18/2017 - 00:47

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin moving back to Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin moving back to Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.


08/20/2017 - 09:21

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84.

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84.


08/18/2017 - 19:38

British TV star Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

Bruce Forsyth, the British television presenter who was the face of primetime family game shows for decades, died on Friday at the age of 89, his manager announced.

British TV star Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

Bruce Forsyth, the British television presenter who was the face of primetime family game shows for decades, died on Friday at the age of 89, his manager announced.


08/18/2017 - 02:00

'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday.

'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday.


08/19/2017 - 22:33

Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards

Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America's top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president's growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration.

Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards

Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America's top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president's growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration.

08/20/2017 - 08:49

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash.


08/19/2017 - 13:52

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.


08/19/2017 - 10:18

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.


08/19/2017 - 04:00

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.


08/18/2017 - 15:52

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.


08/18/2017 - 05:03

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.


08/19/2017 - 22:30

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.


08/18/2017 - 17:43

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.

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