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06/24/2018 - 03:35

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty".

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty".


06/24/2018 - 01:58

Iraq PM and cleric Sadr agree alliance

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new government after May polls.

Iraq PM and cleric Sadr agree alliance

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new government after May polls.


06/24/2018 - 01:57

In Central America, parents deported from US vow to return for children

When Ever Sierra arrived back in his native Honduras, deported after trying to enter the US, his eight-month-old daughter's shoes were hanging from his backpack.

In Central America, parents deported from US vow to return for children

When Ever Sierra arrived back in his native Honduras, deported after trying to enter the US, his eight-month-old daughter's shoes were hanging from his backpack.


06/24/2018 - 01:56

Italian coastguard tells rescue ships to call Libya for help

As Italy's new populist government cracked down on foreign NGO boats operating in the Mediterranean Saturday the Italian coastguard has followed suit telling boats in Libyan waters to "turn to" Libya when in distress.

Italian coastguard tells rescue ships to call Libya for help

As Italy's new populist government cracked down on foreign NGO boats operating in the Mediterranean Saturday the Italian coastguard has followed suit telling boats in Libyan waters to "turn to" Libya when in distress.


06/24/2018 - 01:55

FIFA investigates Swiss players' pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.


06/24/2018 - 01:54

Saudi women driving ban ends

Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

Saudi women driving ban ends

Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.


06/24/2018 - 00:50

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Central American migrants deported from the US without their children spoke of their anguish at seeing their families split under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach Saturday, as protesters kept up the pressure against the "barbaric" policy.

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Central American migrants deported from the US without their children spoke of their anguish at seeing their families split under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach Saturday, as protesters kept up the pressure against the "barbaric" policy.


06/23/2018 - 23:55

Government forces in Managua clashes leave at least five dead

At least five people were killed including a baby Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to reports from young people, the church and humanitarian groups.

Government forces in Managua clashes leave at least five dead

At least five people were killed including a baby Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to reports from young people, the church and humanitarian groups.


06/23/2018 - 23:46

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice-presidents and several party officials.

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice-presidents and several party officials.


06/23/2018 - 22:33

Kroos hits stoppage-time stunner to keep Germany's World Cup alive

Toni Kroos rescued Germany's World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Saturday, curling in a stunning free-kick deep in injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.

Kroos hits stoppage-time stunner to keep Germany's World Cup alive

Toni Kroos rescued Germany's World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Saturday, curling in a stunning free-kick deep in injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.


06/23/2018 - 19:23

Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

French President Emmanuel Macron came out Saturday in support of financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants.

Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

French President Emmanuel Macron came out Saturday in support of financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants.


06/23/2018 - 18:38

Serbia coach calls for referee 'to be tried in the Hague'

Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague, in a reference to the war crimes tribunal for the ex-Yugoslavia.

Serbia coach calls for referee 'to be tried in the Hague'

Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague, in a reference to the war crimes tribunal for the ex-Yugoslavia.


06/23/2018 - 18:06

Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey's most fiercely contested elections in years.

Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey's most fiercely contested elections in years.


06/23/2018 - 17:42

Tens of thousands march in London for second Brexit vote

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in London on Saturday calling for a second vote on Britain's departure from the European Union.

Tens of thousands march in London for second Brexit vote

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in London on Saturday calling for a second vote on Britain's departure from the European Union.


06/23/2018 - 17:27

US agency creates task force to reunify migrant families: report

A US task force has been set up to reunify migrant families broken up at the Mexican border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, a report said.

US agency creates task force to reunify migrant families: report

A US task force has been set up to reunify migrant families broken up at the Mexican border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, a report said.


06/23/2018 - 17:19

Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey's most fiercely contested elections in years.

Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey's most fiercely contested elections in years.


06/23/2018 - 16:40

The Mexicans and their World Cup cardboard cutout friend

Mexican supporter Javier Amador was all set to join his mates on an epic Russian World Cup adventure before crying off at the last minute.

The Mexicans and their World Cup cardboard cutout friend

Mexican supporter Javier Amador was all set to join his mates on an epic Russian World Cup adventure before crying off at the last minute.


06/23/2018 - 16:10

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally, injuries reported

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally Saturday, his spokesman said, adding that he had been taken to safety after the incident.

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally, injuries reported

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally Saturday, his spokesman said, adding that he had been taken to safety after the incident.


06/23/2018 - 15:26

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

One person died and scores of others were hurt after a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital that sent crowds fleeing in panic.

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

One person died and scores of others were hurt after a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital that sent crowds fleeing in panic.


06/23/2018 - 15:23

Russia backs OPEC oil output hike

Russia on Saturday joined partner countries in backing an OPEC-led pledge to boost oil production in response to growing global demand, Angolan Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo said.

Russia backs OPEC oil output hike

Russia on Saturday joined partner countries in backing an OPEC-led pledge to boost oil production in response to growing global demand, Angolan Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo said.


06/23/2018 - 12:14

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in Brazil in 2014 in a crunch match against Sweden on Saturday.

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in Brazil in 2014 in a crunch match against Sweden on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 10:08

Blast at Ethiopian PM's rally sparks panic: AFP

A small blast sparked panic at public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday, an AFP journalist said.

Blast at Ethiopian PM's rally sparks panic: AFP

A small blast sparked panic at public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday, an AFP journalist said.


06/23/2018 - 07:30

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.


06/23/2018 - 05:49

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.

Cracking art: the Vietnam craftsman making World Cup mascots from eggshells

Football scarves, shirts and... eggshell art? World Cup swag has taken a quirky turn in Vietnam where a retired schoolteacher is making mascot memorabilia from hollowed-out eggs, meticulously crafted by hand.


06/23/2018 - 03:52

US Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown: report

The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday.

US Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown: report

The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday.


06/23/2018 - 03:42

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil's lead by belatedly springing into life.

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil's lead by belatedly springing into life.


06/23/2018 - 00:21

Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit

Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake.

Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit

Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake.

06/24/2018 - 03:33

Australian Lee shares lead at LPGA Arkansas Championship

Lee Min-jee and Nasa Hataoka fired identical scores for the second straight day to share the lead at the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday.

Australian Lee shares lead at LPGA Arkansas Championship

Lee Min-jee and Nasa Hataoka fired identical scores for the second straight day to share the lead at the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday.


06/24/2018 - 00:41

Casey's stunning 62 leaves Englishman atop Travelers

Britain's Paul Casey fired an eight-under par 62, matching the lowest round of his career, to seize a four-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.

Casey's stunning 62 leaves Englishman atop Travelers

Britain's Paul Casey fired an eight-under par 62, matching the lowest round of his career, to seize a four-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.


06/24/2018 - 00:16

FIFA investigates Swiss players' pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.

FIFA investigates Swiss players' pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.


06/24/2018 - 00:09

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

Toni Kroos said his last-gasp winner to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden that kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive made amends for his earlier mistake.

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

Toni Kroos said his last-gasp winner to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden that kept the holders' World Cup dreams alive made amends for his earlier mistake.


06/23/2018 - 23:58

Horne brothers score 24 points as Scots trounce Pumas

Brothers George and Peter Horne scored 24 points between them as Scotland trounced Argentina 44-15 Saturday in a one-off Test in Resistencia.

Horne brothers score 24 points as Scots trounce Pumas

Brothers George and Peter Horne scored 24 points between them as Scotland trounced Argentina 44-15 Saturday in a one-off Test in Resistencia.


06/23/2018 - 23:52

Stand-in skipper Lakmal puts Sri Lanka in control in day-night Test

Stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal responded to the challenge of leading a depleted Sri Lankan team with two early wickets as the West Indies were reduced to 46 for four at tea on the opening day of the day-night third and final Test match at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.

Stand-in skipper Lakmal puts Sri Lanka in control in day-night Test

Stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal responded to the challenge of leading a depleted Sri Lankan team with two early wickets as the West Indies were reduced to 46 for four at tea on the opening day of the day-night third and final Test match at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 23:52

FIFA investigates Swiss players' pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.

FIFA investigates Swiss players' pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.


06/23/2018 - 23:44

Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.

Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.


06/23/2018 - 23:40

'It's a special moment' -- Djokovic relief at final return

Novak Djokovic admits his first final in a year will be a "special moment" as the former world number one prepares to face Marin Cilic in the Queen's Club title match.

'It's a special moment' -- Djokovic relief at final return

Novak Djokovic admits his first final in a year will be a "special moment" as the former world number one prepares to face Marin Cilic in the Queen's Club title match.


06/23/2018 - 23:40

Turf Queens and veteran Stoute deliver memorable Royal Ascot

Septuagenarians may have been to the fore at Royal Ascot but essential for the health of the 'Sport of Kings' a new star was also born in Alpha Centauri at the most famous racing carnival in the world.

Turf Queens and veteran Stoute deliver memorable Royal Ascot

Septuagenarians may have been to the fore at Royal Ascot but essential for the health of the 'Sport of Kings' a new star was also born in Alpha Centauri at the most famous racing carnival in the world.


06/23/2018 - 23:09

'Systemic problems' with Korean game must be fixed, warns Tae-yong

South Korea's World Cup hopes are still alive despite defeat to Mexico on Saturday but their coach Shin Tae-yong says there are problems with the country's domestic game that cannot be ignored.

'Systemic problems' with Korean game must be fixed, warns Tae-yong

South Korea's World Cup hopes are still alive despite defeat to Mexico on Saturday but their coach Shin Tae-yong says there are problems with the country's domestic game that cannot be ignored.


06/23/2018 - 22:46

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Germany staved off an early World Cup exit by the finest of margins thanks to Toni Kroos's brilliant stoppage-time goal, but continue to trail an impressive Mexico side in Group F.

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Germany staved off an early World Cup exit by the finest of margins thanks to Toni Kroos's brilliant stoppage-time goal, but continue to trail an impressive Mexico side in Group F.


06/23/2018 - 22:33

Kroos hits stoppage-time stunner to keep Germany's World Cup alive

Toni Kroos rescued Germany's World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Saturday, curling in a stunning free-kick deep in injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.

Kroos hits stoppage-time stunner to keep Germany's World Cup alive

Toni Kroos rescued Germany's World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Saturday, curling in a stunning free-kick deep in injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.


06/23/2018 - 22:24

Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.

Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.


06/23/2018 - 22:16

Boks' Erasmus praises series win, laments last encounter

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus praised his side's Test series performance against England Saturday but said the team were "terrible" in their 25-10 defeat by the tourists in the third encounter.

Boks' Erasmus praises series win, laments last encounter

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus praised his side's Test series performance against England Saturday but said the team were "terrible" in their 25-10 defeat by the tourists in the third encounter.


06/23/2018 - 21:38

Hernandez hits half-century as Mexico battle past South Korea

Mexico placed one foot in the World Cup's last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after goals from Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela clinched a 2-1 victory in Rostov on Saturday.

Hernandez hits half-century as Mexico battle past South Korea

Mexico placed one foot in the World Cup's last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after goals from Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela clinched a 2-1 victory in Rostov on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 21:38

Poland confident ahead of crunch Colombia World Cup match

Poland coach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet in an "intense" clash on Sunday even though influential defender Kamil Glik remains a doubt.

Poland confident ahead of crunch Colombia World Cup match

Poland coach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet in an "intense" clash on Sunday even though influential defender Kamil Glik remains a doubt.


06/23/2018 - 21:30

Windies bat in first day-night Test in Caribbean

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first at the start of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.

Windies bat in first day-night Test in Caribbean

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first at the start of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 21:25

US Open will consider Serena pregnancy in seedings: report

The US Open will start considering pregnancy situations when making seedings so players aren't penalized for starting families, US Tennis Association president Katrina Adams said in a New York Times report Saturday.

US Open will consider Serena pregnancy in seedings: report

The US Open will start considering pregnancy situations when making seedings so players aren't penalized for starting families, US Tennis Association president Katrina Adams said in a New York Times report Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 21:10

Windies bat in first day-night Test in Caribbean

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first at the start of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.

Windies bat in first day-night Test in Caribbean

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first at the start of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 21:05

Serbia coach calls for referee 'to be tried in the Hague'

Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in a war crimes tribunal in the Hague.

Serbia coach calls for referee 'to be tried in the Hague'

Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in a war crimes tribunal in the Hague.


06/23/2018 - 20:24

Russian Olympic star Kovalchuk returns to NHL with Kings

Russian left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, who led his countrymen to Pyeongchang Winter Olympic gold in February, agreed to terms Saturday on a three-year NHL contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Russian Olympic star Kovalchuk returns to NHL with Kings

Russian left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, who led his countrymen to Pyeongchang Winter Olympic gold in February, agreed to terms Saturday on a three-year NHL contract with the Los Angeles Kings.


06/23/2018 - 20:23

From Russia with love... Brief stories from the World Cup

AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup:

From Russia with love... Brief stories from the World Cup

AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup:


06/23/2018 - 20:12

'It's all on again' says Jones after England win

England coach Eddie Jones praised his team's return to form after a 10 - 25 victory Saturday over the Springboks, boasting "it's all on again" as the tourists concluded a Test series defeat.

'It's all on again' says Jones after England win

England coach Eddie Jones praised his team's return to form after a 10 - 25 victory Saturday over the Springboks, boasting "it's all on again" as the tourists concluded a Test series defeat.


06/23/2018 - 19:51

Farrell, May star as England snap losing streak

Brilliant goal-kicking by Owen Farrell and a superbly created Jonny May try gave England a 25-10 dead-rubber Test win over South Africa Saturday that snapped a six-match losing run.

Farrell, May star as England snap losing streak

Brilliant goal-kicking by Owen Farrell and a superbly created Jonny May try gave England a 25-10 dead-rubber Test win over South Africa Saturday that snapped a six-match losing run.


06/23/2018 - 19:34

Charles the eighth: Sauber driver impresses at French GP

Rising star Charles Leclerc added substantially to his fan club on Saturday when he qualified eighth in his Sauber for Sunday's French Grand Prix.

Charles the eighth: Sauber driver impresses at French GP

Rising star Charles Leclerc added substantially to his fan club on Saturday when he qualified eighth in his Sauber for Sunday's French Grand Prix.


06/23/2018 - 19:23

Merchant Navy calms stormy Group One waters for O'Brien

Former Australian star Merchant Navy ensured recordbreaking trainer Aidan O'Brien didn't leave Royal Ascot without a Group One winner, taking the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of the carnival.

Merchant Navy calms stormy Group One waters for O'Brien

Former Australian star Merchant Navy ensured recordbreaking trainer Aidan O'Brien didn't leave Royal Ascot without a Group One winner, taking the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of the carnival.

06/24/2018 - 03:35

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty".

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty".


06/24/2018 - 01:32

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave

A Virginia restaurant was inundated with reviews from both ends of the political spectrum Saturday after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said its owner asked her to leave because of her job.

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave

A Virginia restaurant was inundated with reviews from both ends of the political spectrum Saturday after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said its owner asked her to leave because of her job.


06/23/2018 - 18:20

Sting lashes out at 'coward' leaders over migrants' fate

British singer Sting lashed out against world leaders on Saturday calling them "cowards" for failing to resolve the refugee crisis, praising though the role of Greece.

Sting lashes out at 'coward' leaders over migrants' fate

British singer Sting lashed out against world leaders on Saturday calling them "cowards" for failing to resolve the refugee crisis, praising though the role of Greece.


06/23/2018 - 17:47

France's Le Pen out of hospital for 90th birthday party

France's far-right figurehead Jean-Marie Le Pen has left hospital after 11 days of treatment for a "dangerous pulmonary complication", an aide told AFP on Saturday.

France's Le Pen out of hospital for 90th birthday party

France's far-right figurehead Jean-Marie Le Pen has left hospital after 11 days of treatment for a "dangerous pulmonary complication", an aide told AFP on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 13:51

'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.

'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 10:30

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.


06/23/2018 - 03:34

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff.

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff.


06/23/2018 - 02:15

Judge clears way for trial over Kanye 'exclusive'

A judge cleared the way Friday for Kanye West to face trial for allegedly duping fans into subscribing to the Tidal streaming service to hear the rap superstar's album "The Life of Pablo."

Judge clears way for trial over Kanye 'exclusive'

A judge cleared the way Friday for Kanye West to face trial for allegedly duping fans into subscribing to the Tidal streaming service to hear the rap superstar's album "The Life of Pablo."


06/22/2018 - 21:55

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.


06/22/2018 - 19:17

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".


06/22/2018 - 19:10

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.


06/22/2018 - 18:56

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.


06/22/2018 - 17:04

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.


06/22/2018 - 13:07

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.


06/22/2018 - 11:24

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.


06/22/2018 - 09:23

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.


06/22/2018 - 07:50

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.


06/22/2018 - 05:19

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.


06/22/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".


06/22/2018 - 03:55

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.


06/22/2018 - 03:39

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.


06/22/2018 - 00:27

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 00:16

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"


06/21/2018 - 21:16

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.


06/21/2018 - 20:43

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 20:02

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.


06/21/2018 - 19:40

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.

06/24/2018 - 03:26

Full STEAM ahead for US youngsters learning the art of science

In a room at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, beyond a vast space where paintings and sculptures are displayed, around a dozen students gather at small tables.

Full STEAM ahead for US youngsters learning the art of science

In a room at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, beyond a vast space where paintings and sculptures are displayed, around a dozen students gather at small tables.


06/23/2018 - 22:45

Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil

About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials said Saturday.

Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil

About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials said Saturday.


06/23/2018 - 20:53

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy.

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

The mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy.


06/23/2018 - 05:54

In Togo, hi-tech orthopaedic care goes through crucial test

In a consulting room in Togo's capital, Lome, Geraldo Emmanuel -- handicapped since birth six years ago -- waits patiently on a bed while a digital scan is taken of his right leg.

In Togo, hi-tech orthopaedic care goes through crucial test

In a consulting room in Togo's capital, Lome, Geraldo Emmanuel -- handicapped since birth six years ago -- waits patiently on a bed while a digital scan is taken of his right leg.


06/23/2018 - 04:02

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

The famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language and building a rapport with humans, has died in California, a research center has announced. She was 46.

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

The famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language and building a rapport with humans, has died in California, a research center has announced. She was 46.


06/22/2018 - 18:33

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

In the middle of the night it becomes a form of psychological torture, the insidious "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." of drops falling, one-by-one, into water.

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

In the middle of the night it becomes a form of psychological torture, the insidious "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." of drops falling, one-by-one, into water.


06/22/2018 - 17:29

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

The city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses.

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

The city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses.


06/22/2018 - 12:48

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.


06/22/2018 - 12:15

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.


06/22/2018 - 01:32

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.


06/21/2018 - 22:00

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 21:07

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.


06/21/2018 - 20:44

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.


06/21/2018 - 10:48

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 08:46

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.


06/21/2018 - 05:22

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.


06/20/2018 - 21:47

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.


06/20/2018 - 20:57

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.


06/20/2018 - 19:19

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.


06/20/2018 - 06:11

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.


06/20/2018 - 05:55

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.


06/20/2018 - 00:31

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.


06/19/2018 - 23:14

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.


06/19/2018 - 13:41

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.


06/19/2018 - 12:18

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.


06/19/2018 - 08:24

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

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