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02/22/2018 - 18:30

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400.

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400.


02/22/2018 - 18:19

Anger in NE Nigeria over Boko Haram 'abduction' response

Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on Thursday after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists -- a disappearance reviving traumatic memories of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

Anger in NE Nigeria over Boko Haram 'abduction' response

Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on Thursday after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists -- a disappearance reviving traumatic memories of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.


02/22/2018 - 18:16

Trump doubles down on call to arm school teachers

President Donald Trump declared "gun free" schools a "magnet" for mass shooters Thursday, as he doubled down on a deeply controversial proposal to arm teachers in US schools.

Trump doubles down on call to arm school teachers

President Donald Trump declared "gun free" schools a "magnet" for mass shooters Thursday, as he doubled down on a deeply controversial proposal to arm teachers in US schools.


02/22/2018 - 16:49

Suicide bomber throws grenade into US embassy compound in Montenegro

A Serbian-born suicide bomber blew himself up after throwing a grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, causing no injuries, the Montenegrin government said Thursday.

Suicide bomber throws grenade into US embassy compound in Montenegro

A Serbian-born suicide bomber blew himself up after throwing a grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, causing no injuries, the Montenegrin government said Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 15:00

Court fines Moscow cinema that showed 'Death of Stalin'

A Russian court on Thursday slapped a $1,700 fine on a Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban, prompting a police raid.

Court fines Moscow cinema that showed 'Death of Stalin'

A Russian court on Thursday slapped a $1,700 fine on a Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban, prompting a police raid.


02/22/2018 - 14:12

Saudi Arabia to spend billions on Western-style entertainment

Saudi Arabia announced plans Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

Saudi Arabia to spend billions on Western-style entertainment

Saudi Arabia announced plans Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago.


02/22/2018 - 13:34

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced Thursday.

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 11:27

Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

Nigeria's Boko Haram, suspected of another mass kidnapping of school girls, started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an IS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

Nigeria's Boko Haram, suspected of another mass kidnapping of school girls, started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an IS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

02/22/2018 - 18:47

Wang makes solid start as he defends Qatar title

Defending champion Jeunghun Wang finished just three shots off the lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Thursday, shooting a four-under-par 68.

Wang makes solid start as he defends Qatar title

Defending champion Jeunghun Wang finished just three shots off the lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Thursday, shooting a four-under-par 68.


02/22/2018 - 18:44

Cummins, Hazlewood in tour opening pace blitz

Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets on the first day of a three-day match against South Africa A at Willowmoore Park on Thursday.

Cummins, Hazlewood in tour opening pace blitz

Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets on the first day of a three-day match against South Africa A at Willowmoore Park on Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 18:31

Muntari signs on for Deportivo rescue mission

Veteran Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was Thursday handed the chance to ride to the rescue of relegation-haunted Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna when he penned a deal until the end of the season.

Muntari signs on for Deportivo rescue mission

Veteran Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was Thursday handed the chance to ride to the rescue of relegation-haunted Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna when he penned a deal until the end of the season.


02/22/2018 - 18:30

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms.

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms.


02/22/2018 - 18:11

Drivers at ease with their halos as Ferrari unveil sleek new model

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen insisted the new halo on Ferrari's 2018 car would not hinder performance as the Italian stable chases a first Formula One title in a decade.

Drivers at ease with their halos as Ferrari unveil sleek new model

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen insisted the new halo on Ferrari's 2018 car would not hinder performance as the Italian stable chases a first Formula One title in a decade.


02/22/2018 - 18:10

Italy's Parisse aiming to avoid French stress

Sergio Parisse said Italy must keep things tight in the first part of their Six Nations clash with France on Friday or the "stress" will get to them.

Italy's Parisse aiming to avoid French stress

Sergio Parisse said Italy must keep things tight in the first part of their Six Nations clash with France on Friday or the "stress" will get to them.


02/22/2018 - 17:19

Captain Guirado vows to drag France out of the mire

France captain Guilhem Guirado admitted on Thursday that France have got themselves in a Six Nations fix, but said they would emerge from their current slump.

Captain Guirado vows to drag France out of the mire

France captain Guilhem Guirado admitted on Thursday that France have got themselves in a Six Nations fix, but said they would emerge from their current slump.


02/22/2018 - 16:55

'Experts' to the fore as Ronaldo, Messi again rule in Europe

As the stakes mounted in the Champions League, the usual suspects once more rose to the occasion with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski starring in the last 16, first legs.

'Experts' to the fore as Ronaldo, Messi again rule in Europe

As the stakes mounted in the Champions League, the usual suspects once more rose to the occasion with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski starring in the last 16, first legs.

02/22/2018 - 17:48

Dell CEO buyer of record $100mn NY home: report

Texas-born billionaire Michael Dell has been revealed as the buyer of a $100 million Manhattan penthouse that holds the record for most expensive home purchased in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Dell CEO buyer of record $100mn NY home: report

Texas-born billionaire Michael Dell has been revealed as the buyer of a $100 million Manhattan penthouse that holds the record for most expensive home purchased in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 17:28

Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film

French acting legend Gerard Depardieu has teamed up again with director Bertrand Blier, the veteran provocateur behind some of his greatest hits, his producers said Thursday.

Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film

French acting legend Gerard Depardieu has teamed up again with director Bertrand Blier, the veteran provocateur behind some of his greatest hits, his producers said Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 15:00

Court fines Moscow cinema that showed 'Death of Stalin'

A Russian court on Thursday slapped a $1,700 fine on a Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban, prompting a police raid.

Court fines Moscow cinema that showed 'Death of Stalin'

A Russian court on Thursday slapped a $1,700 fine on a Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban, prompting a police raid.


02/22/2018 - 14:46

'Racist' white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle: report

A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message.

'Racist' white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle: report

A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message.


02/22/2018 - 14:27

Hong Kong harbour gets star attraction with sculpture park

Hong Kong's harbourfront is known for glistening skyscrapers and the sight of containerships navigating busy shipping lanes -- but a new art project has added a giant pumpkin, a map of the stars and a pair of disembodied legs to the famous skyline.

Hong Kong harbour gets star attraction with sculpture park

Hong Kong's harbourfront is known for glistening skyscrapers and the sight of containerships navigating busy shipping lanes -- but a new art project has added a giant pumpkin, a map of the stars and a pair of disembodied legs to the famous skyline.


02/22/2018 - 14:12

Saudi Arabia to spend billions on Western-style entertainment

Saudi Arabia announced plans Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

Saudi Arabia to spend billions on Western-style entertainment

Saudi Arabia announced plans Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago.


02/22/2018 - 13:56

UK selling Scotland to Trump... in new London musical

Donald Trump's long-awaited visit to London is happening in theatrical form in a musical whose irreverent plot involves a plan by post-Brexit Britain to sell Scotland to the US president.

UK selling Scotland to Trump... in new London musical

Donald Trump's long-awaited visit to London is happening in theatrical form in a musical whose irreverent plot involves a plan by post-Brexit Britain to sell Scotland to the US president.


02/22/2018 - 10:21

Billy Graham: the pastor who went in to the North

The staunchly anti-communist Billy Graham had a record of engaging with Communist leaders in Asia as he pursued his global evangelistic mission -- most notably North Korea's Kim Il Sung.

Billy Graham: the pastor who went in to the North

The staunchly anti-communist Billy Graham had a record of engaging with Communist leaders in Asia as he pursued his global evangelistic mission -- most notably North Korea's Kim Il Sung.

02/22/2018 - 15:47

Austria sues over EU approval of Hungary nuclear plant

Staunchly anti-nuclear Austria lodged a legal complaint with the European Court of Justice on Thursday against the EU's approval of the expansion of a nuclear plant in neighbouring Hungary.

Austria sues over EU approval of Hungary nuclear plant

Staunchly anti-nuclear Austria lodged a legal complaint with the European Court of Justice on Thursday against the EU's approval of the expansion of a nuclear plant in neighbouring Hungary.


02/22/2018 - 15:39

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy.

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy.


02/22/2018 - 15:07

EU court says Poland broke air quality laws

The EU's top court on Thursday found Poland guilty of violating air quality laws, in the latest clash between the bloc's authorities and the rightwing government in Warsaw.

EU court says Poland broke air quality laws

The EU's top court on Thursday found Poland guilty of violating air quality laws, in the latest clash between the bloc's authorities and the rightwing government in Warsaw.


02/22/2018 - 13:34

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced Thursday.

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced Thursday.


02/22/2018 - 12:41

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year.

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year.


02/22/2018 - 10:40

Thai junta under pressure to tackle pollution 'crisis'

Environmental activists presented the Thai junta with an hourglass filled with dust on Thursday as part of a plea to tackle the hazardous levels of air pollution that have hung over the capital in recent weeks.

Thai junta under pressure to tackle pollution 'crisis'

Environmental activists presented the Thai junta with an hourglass filled with dust on Thursday as part of a plea to tackle the hazardous levels of air pollution that have hung over the capital in recent weeks.


02/22/2018 - 09:23

Scientists recreate virtual copy of Mexican underwater cave

Scientists from all over the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast underwater cave off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago.

Scientists recreate virtual copy of Mexican underwater cave

Scientists from all over the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast underwater cave off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago.


02/22/2018 - 04:14

Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

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