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09/20/2018 - 11:12

EU tells Facebook 'patience at limit' on consumer rules

The EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring "misleading" consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or risk financial penalties.

EU tells Facebook 'patience at limit' on consumer rules

The EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring "misleading" consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or risk financial penalties.


09/20/2018 - 10:58

Malaysia ex-PM hit with new charges over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of corruption and money laundering linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.

Malaysia ex-PM hit with new charges over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of corruption and money laundering linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.


09/20/2018 - 09:26

Six killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Six people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.

Six killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Six people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.


09/20/2018 - 08:33

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 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 forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.


09/20/2018 - 07:53

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.


09/20/2018 - 07:05

$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday.

$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 06:00

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 05:41

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 05:17

'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand WADA Russia rethink

High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands on Wednesday for WADA to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia, claiming the anti-doping body "owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport".

'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand WADA Russia rethink

High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands on Wednesday for WADA to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia, claiming the anti-doping body "owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport".


09/20/2018 - 05:11

Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday.

Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 04:45

Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

Israel's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes.

Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

Israel's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes.


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 - 03:26

Mavs' owner Cuban to donate $10m after harassment at franchise revealed

Mark Cuban will pay $10 million to organizations supporting women's causes after the NBA said he did not pay enough attention to the toxic workplace culture for women in the Dallas Mavericks' organization.

Mavs' owner Cuban to donate $10m after harassment at franchise revealed

Mark Cuban will pay $10 million to organizations supporting women's causes after the NBA said he did not pay enough attention to the toxic workplace culture for women in the Dallas Mavericks' organization.


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.


09/20/2018 - 02:55

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike.

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike.


09/20/2018 - 01:48

Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday.

Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 00:46

Trump pushes Supreme Court pick's sex accuser to testify

President Donald Trump piled pressure Wednesday on the woman accusing his Supreme Court pick of sexual assault by insisting that she testify next week if she wants to be heard.

Trump pushes Supreme Court pick's sex accuser to testify

President Donald Trump piled pressure Wednesday on the woman accusing his Supreme Court pick of sexual assault by insisting that she testify next week if she wants to be heard.


09/20/2018 - 00:03

Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 23:36

Britain, EU clash over who should give ground on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May clashed with EU leaders on Wednesday over who should make the next move to break the Brexit logjam, as time runs out to get a deal.

Britain, EU clash over who should give ground on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May clashed with EU leaders on Wednesday over who should make the next move to break the Brexit logjam, as time runs out to get a deal.


09/19/2018 - 23:06

Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly quakes

Mexico held memorials and protests Wednesday in memory of the two earthquakes that devastated the country on September 19 -- one that killed 369 people last year, and another in 1985 that killed more than 10,000.

Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly quakes

Mexico held memorials and protests Wednesday in memory of the two earthquakes that devastated the country on September 19 -- one that killed 369 people last year, and another in 1985 that killed more than 10,000.


09/19/2018 - 22:19

N. Korea's Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

North Korea's Kim Jong Un agreed Wednesday to shutter a missile-testing site and visit Seoul, a historic move the US welcomed by saying it was ready for immediate talks aimed at denuclearising North Korea by January 2021.

N. Korea's Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

North Korea's Kim Jong Un agreed Wednesday to shutter a missile-testing site and visit Seoul, a historic move the US welcomed by saying it was ready for immediate talks aimed at denuclearising North Korea by January 2021.


09/19/2018 - 22:08

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 21:43

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.


09/19/2018 - 20:12

Former PM Nawaz released from prison following court orders

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was released from prison late Wednesday to be met by jubilant supporters after a court suspended his prison sentence for corruption pending an appeal hearing.

Former PM Nawaz released from prison following court orders

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was released from prison late Wednesday to be met by jubilant supporters after a court suspended his prison sentence for corruption pending an appeal hearing.


09/19/2018 - 17:59

Five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen

More than five million children are threatened by famine in war-torn Yemen as prices soar, a charity said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale".

Five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen

More than five million children are threatened by famine in war-torn Yemen as prices soar, a charity said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale".


09/19/2018 - 17:58

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in New York next week, the French presidency said Wednesday.

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in New York next week, the French presidency said Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 17:36

Iraq court condemns to death 'deputy of IS leader'

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey.

Iraq court condemns to death 'deputy of IS leader'

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey.

09/20/2018 - 08:33

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 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 forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.


09/20/2018 - 07:18

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

The mother was admitted at 9.30am, 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 9.30am, 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 - 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 - 06:00

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 05:22

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 - 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.


09/19/2018 - 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.


09/19/2018 - 21:01

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Potential Colombian cocaine production jumps 31 percent

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reached record levels last year following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to around 423,000 acres (171,000 hectares), the United Nations said on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 13:47

Back to the future: Sony to release 'classic' PlayStation

Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation pre-loaded with 20 vintage games as it joins the retro gaming craze just in time for Christmas.

Back to the future: Sony to release 'classic' PlayStation

Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation pre-loaded with 20 vintage games as it joins the retro gaming craze just in time for Christmas.


09/19/2018 - 08:52

Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism': Australia PM

The piercing of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles is comparable to terrorism, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday, as he demanded sentences of up to 15 years in response to a nationwide scare.

Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism': Australia PM

The piercing of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles is comparable to terrorism, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday, as he demanded sentences of up to 15 years in response to a nationwide scare.


09/19/2018 - 06:30

China's 'Maradona': the 'Soccer Nut' still going strong at 63

Friends call him "Maradona" and Chinese media have dubbed him "Soccer Nut" -- Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots.

China's 'Maradona': the 'Soccer Nut' still going strong at 63

Friends call him "Maradona" and Chinese media have dubbed him "Soccer Nut" -- Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots.


09/19/2018 - 05:54

Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

On a Saturday morning in September in the Normandy countryside a group of men and women gather for an ancient French initiation ceremony.

Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

On a Saturday morning in September in the Normandy countryside a group of men and women gather for an ancient French initiation ceremony.


09/19/2018 - 05:27

Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.

Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.


09/19/2018 - 04:00

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer museum.

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer museum.


09/19/2018 - 03:44

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.


09/19/2018 - 03:20

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.


09/19/2018 - 02:44

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 02:08

Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.

Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.


09/19/2018 - 01:34

Whistleblower warns WADA of 'catastrophe' if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.

Whistleblower warns WADA of 'catastrophe' if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.


09/18/2018 - 22:03

Irish president signs historic abortion ban repeal

Ireland's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment repealing strict abortion laws in the staunchly Catholic country.

Irish president signs historic abortion ban repeal

Ireland's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment repealing strict abortion laws in the staunchly Catholic country.


09/18/2018 - 21:28

Canada opioid deaths hits 8,000

More than 1,000 Canadians died of an apparent opioid overdose in the first three months of this year, bringing the toll since the public health crisis erupted in 2016 to 8,000, the public health agency said Tuesday.

Canada opioid deaths hits 8,000

More than 1,000 Canadians died of an apparent opioid overdose in the first three months of this year, bringing the toll since the public health crisis erupted in 2016 to 8,000, the public health agency said Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 20:21

Victoria Beckham and sushi hats: London Fashion Week wraps up

Long-awaited debuts, sushi-themed hats and mums as models were the standout themes of London Fashion Week, which ended on Tuesday.

Victoria Beckham and sushi hats: London Fashion Week wraps up

Long-awaited debuts, sushi-themed hats and mums as models were the standout themes of London Fashion Week, which ended on Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 19:07

Chinese actress has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

A Chinese film star got her hands dirty Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.

Chinese actress has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

A Chinese film star got her hands dirty Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.


09/18/2018 - 18:08

S.Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

South Africa's top court ruled Tuesday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that pit law enforcement agencies against marijuana advocates and the judiciary.

S.Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

South Africa's top court ruled Tuesday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that pit law enforcement agencies against marijuana advocates and the judiciary.


09/18/2018 - 17:24

Legalised pot spots: a rarity around the world

A ruling by South Africa's top court Tuesday legalising the personal use of cannabis puts the nation on course to become one of only a few to legalise cannabis for recreational purposes.

Legalised pot spots: a rarity around the world

A ruling by South Africa's top court Tuesday legalising the personal use of cannabis puts the nation on course to become one of only a few to legalise cannabis for recreational purposes.


09/18/2018 - 16:47

Cyprus toasts harvest of the 'wine of gods'

In one of Europe's oldest wine-making regions, the fields are blushed with deep red, purple and gold as the harvest of the "wine of gods" gets underway in Cyprus.

Cyprus toasts harvest of the 'wine of gods'

In one of Europe's oldest wine-making regions, the fields are blushed with deep red, purple and gold as the harvest of the "wine of gods" gets underway in Cyprus.

09/20/2018 - 11:05

Cipriani axed from England training squad

Danny Cipriani was Thursday axed from Eddie Jones' England training squad after his conviction for common assault and resisting arrest on a pre-season tour with Premiership club Gloucester.

Cipriani axed from England training squad

Danny Cipriani was Thursday axed from Eddie Jones' England training squad after his conviction for common assault and resisting arrest on a pre-season tour with Premiership club Gloucester.


09/20/2018 - 10:41

Rugby pondering 'emerging' nations for World Cup, says Beaumont

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont signalled that more "emerging" rugby nations could be set to host the World Cup as the one-year countdown began Thursday to the 2019 edition in Japan, the first outside the sport's strongholds.

Rugby pondering 'emerging' nations for World Cup, says Beaumont

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont signalled that more "emerging" rugby nations could be set to host the World Cup as the one-year countdown began Thursday to the 2019 edition in Japan, the first outside the sport's strongholds.


09/20/2018 - 09:09

Scandal-hit Australia vow 'hard but fair' series against Pakistan

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England's Moeen Ali.

Scandal-hit Australia vow 'hard but fair' series against Pakistan

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England's Moeen Ali.


09/20/2018 - 05:17

'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand WADA Russia rethink

High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands on Wednesday for WADA to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia, claiming the anti-doping body "owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport".

'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand WADA Russia rethink

High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands on Wednesday for WADA to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia, claiming the anti-doping body "owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport".


09/20/2018 - 03:26

Mavs' owner Cuban to donate $10m after harassment at franchise revealed

Mark Cuban will pay $10 million to organizations supporting women's causes after the NBA said he did not pay enough attention to the toxic workplace culture for women in the Dallas Mavericks' organization.

Mavs' owner Cuban to donate $10m after harassment at franchise revealed

Mark Cuban will pay $10 million to organizations supporting women's causes after the NBA said he did not pay enough attention to the toxic workplace culture for women in the Dallas Mavericks' organization.


09/20/2018 - 01:48

Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday.

Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 00:21

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday.

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 00:12

Pogba propels Man United to victory against Young Boys

Paul Pogba's brilliant opening goal was the catalyst as Manchester United overcame a difficult start to beat Young Boys 3-0 in Bern in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday.

Pogba propels Man United to victory against Young Boys

Paul Pogba's brilliant opening goal was the catalyst as Manchester United overcame a difficult start to beat Young Boys 3-0 in Bern in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 00:03

Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.


09/20/2018 - 00:00

Ronaldo controversially sent off, Lyon stun Man City

Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, while tournament favourites Manchester City were stunned at home by Lyon on Wednesday.

Ronaldo controversially sent off, Lyon stun Man City

Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, while tournament favourites Manchester City were stunned at home by Lyon on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 23:43

Leno to make Arsenal debut in Europa League opener

Bernd Leno has been challenged to make the Arsenal goalkeeper's jersey his own after Unai Emery confirmed the German will make his debut against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday.

Leno to make Arsenal debut in Europa League opener

Bernd Leno has been challenged to make the Arsenal goalkeeper's jersey his own after Unai Emery confirmed the German will make his debut against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday.


09/19/2018 - 23:43

Bale on target as holders Real Madrid down Roma

Gareth Bale scored as Real Madrid moved on from the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with a 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday to confidently launch their pursuit of a fourth successive Champions League title.

Bale on target as holders Real Madrid down Roma

Gareth Bale scored as Real Madrid moved on from the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with a 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday to confidently launch their pursuit of a fourth successive Champions League title.


09/19/2018 - 23:38

Arteta rues sloppy City's 'cheap' defeat against Lyon

Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta admitted his side had only themselves to blame for their shock 2-1 defeat against Lyon on Wednesday.

Arteta rues sloppy City's 'cheap' defeat against Lyon

Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta admitted his side had only themselves to blame for their shock 2-1 defeat against Lyon on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 23:21

Middlesbrough keep pressure on Leeds in promotion race

Middlesbrough stepped up their impressive bid to win promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Bolton on Wednesday.

Middlesbrough keep pressure on Leeds in promotion race

Middlesbrough stepped up their impressive bid to win promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Bolton on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 23:19

Benfica old boy Sanches stars in Bayern win

Renato Sanches received a standing ovation from Benfica fans after he scored against his old club to inspire Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win in their opening Champions League fixture on Wednesday.

Benfica old boy Sanches stars in Bayern win

Renato Sanches received a standing ovation from Benfica fans after he scored against his old club to inspire Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win in their opening Champions League fixture on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 23:07

Benfica old boy Sanches stars in Bayern win

Renato Sanches received a standing ovation from Benfica fans after he scored against his old club to inspire Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win in their opening Champions League fixture on Wednesday.

Benfica old boy Sanches stars in Bayern win

Renato Sanches received a standing ovation from Benfica fans after he scored against his old club to inspire Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win in their opening Champions League fixture on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 22:59

Three things we learned from Man City v Lyon

Lyon stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 win in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the Etihad Stadium clash:

Three things we learned from Man City v Lyon

Lyon stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 win in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the Etihad Stadium clash:


09/19/2018 - 22:42

Joshua plots to subdue dangerous Povetkin

Anthony Joshua admits he will have to subdue the power of Alexander Povetkin as the world heavyweight champion prepares for a tough test against the Russian this weekend.

Joshua plots to subdue dangerous Povetkin

Anthony Joshua admits he will have to subdue the power of Alexander Povetkin as the world heavyweight champion prepares for a tough test against the Russian this weekend.


09/19/2018 - 22:28

India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday.

India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 22:02

Eleven and hell: Cristiano Ronaldo's 11 red cards

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the 11th time on Wednesday on his Champions League debut with Juventus at Valencia.

Eleven and hell: Cristiano Ronaldo's 11 red cards

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the 11th time on Wednesday on his Champions League debut with Juventus at Valencia.


09/19/2018 - 21:56

Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his Champions League debut for Juventus in tears after being sent off against Valencia on Wednesday.

Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his Champions League debut for Juventus in tears after being sent off against Valencia on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 21:37

Wawrinka on song in Saint Petersburg

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open on Wednesday with a win over Russian fourth seed Karen Khachanov in two tie-break sets.

Wawrinka on song in Saint Petersburg

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open on Wednesday with a win over Russian fourth seed Karen Khachanov in two tie-break sets.


09/19/2018 - 21:29

Neymar backs former Brazil forward Romario for Rio governor

Brazil's football star Neymar is getting involved in politics and has given his backing to former fellow international forward Romario in the upcoming gubernatorial elections next month.

Neymar backs former Brazil forward Romario for Rio governor

Brazil's football star Neymar is getting involved in politics and has given his backing to former fellow international forward Romario in the upcoming gubernatorial elections next month.


09/19/2018 - 21:12

Sampdoria and Fiorentina miss chance to go second with draw

Sampdoria and Fiorentina both missed out on taking second in the Serie A table, as Gianluca Caprari secured a 1-1 draw for the hosts on Wednesday in a game delayed due to the Genoa bridge disaster.

Sampdoria and Fiorentina miss chance to go second with draw

Sampdoria and Fiorentina both missed out on taking second in the Serie A table, as Gianluca Caprari secured a 1-1 draw for the hosts on Wednesday in a game delayed due to the Genoa bridge disaster.


09/19/2018 - 20:56

Substitute Maycon grabs Shakhtar draw with Hoffenheim

Brazilian youngster Maycon came off the bench to rescue Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-2 draw in their Champions League opener against group-stage debutants Hoffenheim in Kharkiv on Wednesday.

Substitute Maycon grabs Shakhtar draw with Hoffenheim

Brazilian youngster Maycon came off the bench to rescue Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-2 draw in their Champions League opener against group-stage debutants Hoffenheim in Kharkiv on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 20:55

Toulon problems pile up as Bastareaud gets five-week ban

Toulon captain and French international battering-ram Mathieu Bastareaud was banned for five weeks on Wednesday for throwing a punch at an opponent in a Top 14 game.

Toulon problems pile up as Bastareaud gets five-week ban

Toulon captain and French international battering-ram Mathieu Bastareaud was banned for five weeks on Wednesday for throwing a punch at an opponent in a Top 14 game.


09/19/2018 - 20:37

Garcia looks for lift-off at Ryder Cup tune-up in Portugal

Sergio Garcia will hope to use this week's Portugal Masters as the springboard for a successful Ryder Cup after a difficult season that has seen the Spaniard record just one top-10 finish since April.

Garcia looks for lift-off at Ryder Cup tune-up in Portugal

Sergio Garcia will hope to use this week's Portugal Masters as the springboard for a successful Ryder Cup after a difficult season that has seen the Spaniard record just one top-10 finish since April.

09/20/2018 - 06:00

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 01:12

LeBron teams with 'Black Panther' director for 'Space Jam 2'

Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he's taking on Hollywood in a big way.

LeBron teams with 'Black Panther' director for 'Space Jam 2'

Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he's taking on Hollywood in a big way.


09/19/2018 - 23:24

Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Spain

Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.

Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Spain

Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.


09/19/2018 - 22:53

New York Review of Books editor departs after outrage over #MeToo essay

Ian Buruma, the editor of the prestigious New York Review of Books, has left his position after being roundly criticized for publishing an essay condemned as insulting toward the #MeToo movement and victims of sexual abuse.

New York Review of Books editor departs after outrage over #MeToo essay

Ian Buruma, the editor of the prestigious New York Review of Books, has left his position after being roundly criticized for publishing an essay condemned as insulting toward the #MeToo movement and victims of sexual abuse.


09/19/2018 - 20:31

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis's face on Wednesday when he told him "it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims".

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis's face on Wednesday when he told him "it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims".


09/19/2018 - 17:22

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 16:36

Morocco radio ban urged for singer accused of rape

A social media campaign has been launched to ban the songs of Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred on the country's radio stations after he was charged in France in a third case involving rape charges.

Morocco radio ban urged for singer accused of rape

A social media campaign has been launched to ban the songs of Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred on the country's radio stations after he was charged in France in a third case involving rape charges.


09/19/2018 - 16:35

French court upholds magazine fines over topless Kate photos

A French court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the editors of gossip magazine Closer, who were fined 45,000 euros ($53,000) for publishing pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless in 2012.

French court upholds magazine fines over topless Kate photos

A French court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the editors of gossip magazine Closer, who were fined 45,000 euros ($53,000) for publishing pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless in 2012.


09/19/2018 - 16:33

Depth of French police collaboration with Nazis revealed

A new book and documentary have revealed the lengths to which the French wartime Vichy regime went to please the Nazis.

Depth of French police collaboration with Nazis revealed

A new book and documentary have revealed the lengths to which the French wartime Vichy regime went to please the Nazis.


09/19/2018 - 16:14

Canada minister wears 'Keep calm and negotiate NAFTA' to Washington talks

Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, showing off her waggish side, wore a t-shirt with the words "Keep calm and negotiate NAFTA" on it to Washington for high level continental trade talks Wednesday.

Canada minister wears 'Keep calm and negotiate NAFTA' to Washington talks

Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, showing off her waggish side, wore a t-shirt with the words "Keep calm and negotiate NAFTA" on it to Washington for high level continental trade talks Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 15:15

Thai fans nabbed for sneaking into airport to see South Korean star

Two Thai fans were charged with trespassing Wednesday after sneaking into Bangkok's main airport by impersonating customs officials to meet South Korean movie star Lee Jong-Suk, police said.

Thai fans nabbed for sneaking into airport to see South Korean star

Two Thai fans were charged with trespassing Wednesday after sneaking into Bangkok's main airport by impersonating customs officials to meet South Korean movie star Lee Jong-Suk, police said.


09/19/2018 - 12:53

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.


09/19/2018 - 06:51

Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple' says 'Sesame Street' writer, before backtracking

Bert and Ernie of "Sesame Street" may only be puppets, but that hasn't stopped audiences from speculating over the years that the two roommates might be more than just best friends.

Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple' says 'Sesame Street' writer, before backtracking

Bert and Ernie of "Sesame Street" may only be puppets, but that hasn't stopped audiences from speculating over the years that the two roommates might be more than just best friends.


09/19/2018 - 06:32

Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system.

Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system.


09/19/2018 - 06:12

Belgian builds musical bridge across the Bosphorus

Belgian musician Tristan Driessens found his inspiration and his calling east of the Bosphorus, becoming one of the West's few masters of the oud and of Ottoman classical music.

Belgian builds musical bridge across the Bosphorus

Belgian musician Tristan Driessens found his inspiration and his calling east of the Bosphorus, becoming one of the West's few masters of the oud and of Ottoman classical music.


09/19/2018 - 05:32

Fluid flamboyance: French star Christine and the Queens becomes Chris

Heloise Letissier, the million-selling French pop singer who became a global star as Christine and the Queens, cannot stop shape-shifting.

Fluid flamboyance: French star Christine and the Queens becomes Chris

Heloise Letissier, the million-selling French pop singer who became a global star as Christine and the Queens, cannot stop shape-shifting.


09/19/2018 - 05:27

Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.

Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment.


09/19/2018 - 04:29

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

The Iranian film for next year's Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties.

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

The Iranian film for next year's Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties.


09/19/2018 - 04:00

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer museum.

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer museum.


09/19/2018 - 03:44

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.


09/19/2018 - 03:20

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.


09/19/2018 - 01:58

US Senate votes to ensure royalties for older songs

The US Senate voted Tuesday to guarantee royalties for digital broadcast of songs from before 1972, in a rare bipartisan effort seen as one of the biggest shakeups ever of how musicians are compensated.

US Senate votes to ensure royalties for older songs

The US Senate voted Tuesday to guarantee royalties for digital broadcast of songs from before 1972, in a rare bipartisan effort seen as one of the biggest shakeups ever of how musicians are compensated.


09/19/2018 - 00:13

Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies

French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a lifelong friend of Simone Veil after the pair met in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, died Tuesday aged 90, the late French minister's son Jean Veil told AFP.

Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies

French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a lifelong friend of Simone Veil after the pair met in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, died Tuesday aged 90, the late French minister's son Jean Veil told AFP.


09/19/2018 - 00:01

Sex with Trump 'least impressive' she's ever had: Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have slept with Donald Trump over a decade ago, says in her upcoming tell-all book that it may have been the "least impressive sex" she'd ever had, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

Sex with Trump 'least impressive' she's ever had: Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have slept with Donald Trump over a decade ago, says in her upcoming tell-all book that it may have been the "least impressive sex" she'd ever had, The Guardian reported Tuesday.


09/18/2018 - 21:34

All-time low ratings for Emmys

The Emmy Awards, television's biggest night, provided plenty of surprises -- from an onstage marriage proposal to trophies for several fan favorites -- but viewers simply did not tune in, with the three-hour show plummeting to all-time low ratings.

All-time low ratings for Emmys

The Emmy Awards, television's biggest night, provided plenty of surprises -- from an onstage marriage proposal to trophies for several fan favorites -- but viewers simply did not tune in, with the three-hour show plummeting to all-time low ratings.


09/18/2018 - 21:08

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".


09/18/2018 - 20:21

Victoria Beckham and sushi hats: London Fashion Week wraps up

Long-awaited debuts, sushi-themed hats and mums as models were the standout themes of London Fashion Week, which ended on Tuesday.

Victoria Beckham and sushi hats: London Fashion Week wraps up

Long-awaited debuts, sushi-themed hats and mums as models were the standout themes of London Fashion Week, which ended on Tuesday.

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.


09/19/2018 - 22:17

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.


09/19/2018 - 21:43

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.

Puerto Ricans turn to life-saving self-help in Maria's aftermath

Desperate and alone -- and with the US government nowhere to be seen -- many Puerto Ricans turned to each other for salvation as they faced the furies of Hurricane Maria one year ago.


09/19/2018 - 21:18

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 20:16

Mexico ranch helps American bison make a comeback

Hundreds of years ago, the American bison roamed freely across the widest natural range of any herbivore on the continent -- a vast habitat extending from northern Mexico across the United States to Alaska, and Canada.

Mexico ranch helps American bison make a comeback

Hundreds of years ago, the American bison roamed freely across the widest natural range of any herbivore on the continent -- a vast habitat extending from northern Mexico across the United States to Alaska, and Canada.


09/19/2018 - 19:01

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet: study

Moderate global temperature rises of just two degrees Celsius could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warned on Wednesday.

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet: study

Moderate global temperature rises of just two degrees Celsius could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warned on Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 03:57

After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland

They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000.

After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland

They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000.


09/19/2018 - 02:44

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.


09/19/2018 - 02:08

Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.

Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.


09/18/2018 - 20:08

Trump unveils revised US biodefense strategy

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy Tuesday aimed at reducing the risks of man-made and naturally occurring biological threats.

Trump unveils revised US biodefense strategy

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy Tuesday aimed at reducing the risks of man-made and naturally occurring biological threats.


09/18/2018 - 16:04

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year.


09/18/2018 - 15:47

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm Tuesday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.

Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm Tuesday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into profit.


09/18/2018 - 14:27

German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers.

German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers.


09/18/2018 - 12:41

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."


09/18/2018 - 12:09

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV.


09/18/2018 - 10:42

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."


09/18/2018 - 09:50

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.


09/18/2018 - 09:20

Sri Lanka train kills mother elephant, two calves

A train transporting oil in eastern Sri Lanka hit and killed two baby elephants and their pregnant mother on Tuesday, police said, the second jumbo tragedy in a month.

Sri Lanka train kills mother elephant, two calves

A train transporting oil in eastern Sri Lanka hit and killed two baby elephants and their pregnant mother on Tuesday, police said, the second jumbo tragedy in a month.


09/18/2018 - 08:58

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along.


09/18/2018 - 04:04

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31.

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31.


09/17/2018 - 23:55

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.


09/17/2018 - 23:01

Bedraggled, displaced Americans long to return home after hurricane

In a makeshift shelter on the campus of North Carolina State University, hundreds of people who fled Hurricane Florence dream of going home, but have little idea about when that will happen, or if their homes survived the deluge.

Bedraggled, displaced Americans long to return home after hurricane

In a makeshift shelter on the campus of North Carolina State University, hundreds of people who fled Hurricane Florence dream of going home, but have little idea about when that will happen, or if their homes survived the deluge.

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