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02/18/2018 - 13:36

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose around our neck".

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose around our neck".


02/18/2018 - 13:31

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.


02/18/2018 - 13:19

Emma Watson gives £1 mn to UK women's justice fund ahead of Baftas

Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday's Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars.

Emma Watson gives £1 mn to UK women's justice fund ahead of Baftas

Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday's Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars.


02/18/2018 - 12:56

Fire-hit Jokhang temple streets reopen after blaze at Tibet holy site

Streets around Lhasa's fire-hit Jokhang temple, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, were reopened to pilgrims Sunday after a blaze broke out the night before, Chinese state media said, but the extent of damage remained unclear.

Fire-hit Jokhang temple streets reopen after blaze at Tibet holy site

Streets around Lhasa's fire-hit Jokhang temple, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, were reopened to pilgrims Sunday after a blaze broke out the night before, Chinese state media said, but the extent of damage remained unclear.


02/18/2018 - 12:43

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.


02/18/2018 - 09:38

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear.

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear.


02/18/2018 - 09:37

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.


02/18/2018 - 09:37

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault.

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault.

02/18/2018 - 15:30

Injury-depleted Juventus continue Turin derby domination

Alex Sandro put Juventus top of Serie A with a 1-0 derby win at Torino but rivals Napoli could reclaim the summit when they play SPAL later on Sunday.

Injury-depleted Juventus continue Turin derby domination

Alex Sandro put Juventus top of Serie A with a 1-0 derby win at Torino but rivals Napoli could reclaim the summit when they play SPAL later on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 15:30

Dhawan leads aggressive Indian batting performance

Shikhar Dhawan led an aggressive Indian batting performance in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

Dhawan leads aggressive Indian batting performance

Shikhar Dhawan led an aggressive Indian batting performance in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 14:53

Unlikely France favourite Sissoko pleads World Cup case

A regular for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham this season, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is however fighting for a place in Didier Deschamps France plans for the World Cup in Russia.

Unlikely France favourite Sissoko pleads World Cup case

A regular for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham this season, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is however fighting for a place in Didier Deschamps France plans for the World Cup in Russia.


02/18/2018 - 14:47

Castres edge Bordeaux to keep in play-off contention

Castres kept in the play-off picture with a bruising 7-6 victory over Bordeaux-Begles in the French Top 14 on Sunday.

Castres edge Bordeaux to keep in play-off contention

Castres kept in the play-off picture with a bruising 7-6 victory over Bordeaux-Begles in the French Top 14 on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 14:23

Snow king Neuville wins Rally of Sweden

Belgian Thierry Neuville of Hyundai showed relentless focus to win the atypical "ice and snow" Rally of Sweden on Sunday having led the field since Friday.

Snow king Neuville wins Rally of Sweden

Belgian Thierry Neuville of Hyundai showed relentless focus to win the atypical "ice and snow" Rally of Sweden on Sunday having led the field since Friday.


02/18/2018 - 13:06

Olympic star Ledecka emerges from shadow of rock star dad

Snowboarder Ester Ledecka turned the world of alpine skiing on its head by winning Olympic gold in the super-G -- and yet the Czech is not even the most famous member of her family.

Olympic star Ledecka emerges from shadow of rock star dad

Snowboarder Ester Ledecka turned the world of alpine skiing on its head by winning Olympic gold in the super-G -- and yet the Czech is not even the most famous member of her family.


02/18/2018 - 11:26

England win battle, but Munro ensures New Zealand win the war

An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton on Sunday.

England win battle, but Munro ensures New Zealand win the war

An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton on Sunday.


02/18/2018 - 10:28

Cricket: Smith looks forward to pace challenge

A refreshed Australia captain Steve Smith is looking forward to the challenge of taking on South Africa's fast bowlers in a four-Test series starting in Durban on March 1.

Cricket: Smith looks forward to pace challenge

A refreshed Australia captain Steve Smith is looking forward to the challenge of taking on South Africa's fast bowlers in a four-Test series starting in Durban on March 1.

02/18/2018 - 14:45

Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, a towering figure in African cinema, died Sunday at the age of 64, the national film makers guild announced in a statement.

Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, a towering figure in African cinema, died Sunday at the age of 64, the national film makers guild announced in a statement.


02/18/2018 - 13:37

UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 female entertainment stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards.

UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 female entertainment stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards.


02/18/2018 - 13:31

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.


02/18/2018 - 13:19

Emma Watson gives £1 mn to UK women's justice fund ahead of Baftas

Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday's Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars.

Emma Watson gives £1 mn to UK women's justice fund ahead of Baftas

Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday's Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars.


02/18/2018 - 04:26

A movie a day for 60 years: cinema sustains a Berlin love

It's a love that was born in a cinema in 1950s Cold War Berlin and that has been nourished for over six decades by taking in at least a movie a day together.

A movie a day for 60 years: cinema sustains a Berlin love

It's a love that was born in a cinema in 1950s Cold War Berlin and that has been nourished for over six decades by taking in at least a movie a day together.


02/18/2018 - 03:54

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

Baftas brace for 'blackout' as 'The Shape of Water' dominates

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film "The Shape of Water" leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.


02/18/2018 - 03:24

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

It's another viral dancing sensation. And once again, it's from Daddy Yankee.

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

It's another viral dancing sensation. And once again, it's from Daddy Yankee.


02/17/2018 - 19:01

S.Korean director rejects #MeToo charges at Berlin fest

A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies.

S.Korean director rejects #MeToo charges at Berlin fest

A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies.

02/18/2018 - 08:53

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.


02/18/2018 - 04:23

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.


02/18/2018 - 03:19

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.


02/17/2018 - 23:38

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.


02/17/2018 - 02:37

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution -- not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution -- not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.


02/16/2018 - 19:17

Japanese, US astronauts end spacewalk to fix robotic arm

A Japanese and an American astronaut floated for hours outside the International Space Station Friday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and move some equipment into storage.

Japanese, US astronauts end spacewalk to fix robotic arm

A Japanese and an American astronaut floated for hours outside the International Space Station Friday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and move some equipment into storage.


02/16/2018 - 15:22

Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating: report

German transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.

Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating: report

German transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.


02/16/2018 - 13:34

Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

China and the Philippines are discussing joint mineral exploration in the South China Sea despite an ongoing territorial conflict over the strategic waterway, Manila's foreign secretary said Friday.

Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

China and the Philippines are discussing joint mineral exploration in the South China Sea despite an ongoing territorial conflict over the strategic waterway, Manila's foreign secretary said Friday.

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