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05/20/2018 - 15:32

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria's capital

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus on Sunday, a monitor said, bringing Syria's government closer than ever to flushing out the last threat to the capital.

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria's capital

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus on Sunday, a monitor said, bringing Syria's government closer than ever to flushing out the last threat to the capital.


05/20/2018 - 14:38

Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.


05/20/2018 - 12:37

Spain's Podemos head calls leadership vote over luxury home

The head of Spain's far-left party Podemos has put his leadership to a grassroots vote following an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.

Spain's Podemos head calls leadership vote over luxury home

The head of Spain's far-left party Podemos has put his leadership to a grassroots vote following an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.


05/20/2018 - 12:16

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 12:16

France warns Italy against breaking EU commitments

The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday.

France warns Italy against breaking EU commitments

The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 12:12

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 09:29

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.


05/20/2018 - 09:16

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

To fast or not to fast? For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police.

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

To fast or not to fast? For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police.


05/20/2018 - 09:15

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.


05/20/2018 - 08:32

African nations vow to recover stolen assets

Former British prime minister David Cameron two years ago was caught talking about an anti-corruption summit and calling Nigeria "fantastically corrupt".

African nations vow to recover stolen assets

Former British prime minister David Cameron two years ago was caught talking about an anti-corruption summit and calling Nigeria "fantastically corrupt".


05/20/2018 - 07:14

Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, vote Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, vote Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.


05/20/2018 - 06:39

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 05:52

Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia.

Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia.


05/20/2018 - 05:52

N. Korea demands Seoul return waitress 'defectors'

North Korea has demanded Seoul repatriate a dozen waitresses who fled to the South two years ago, just days after abruptly calling off a planned inter-Korean meeting following weeks of tentative rapprochement.

N. Korea demands Seoul return waitress 'defectors'

North Korea has demanded Seoul repatriate a dozen waitresses who fled to the South two years ago, just days after abruptly calling off a planned inter-Korean meeting following weeks of tentative rapprochement.


05/20/2018 - 05:41

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.


05/20/2018 - 04:52

Justify wins Preakness, sets stage for Triple Crown bid

Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of a 13th Triple Crown winner alive.

Justify wins Preakness, sets stage for Triple Crown bid

Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of a 13th Triple Crown winner alive.


05/20/2018 - 04:02

EU and Greece reach agreement on latest bailout review

Greece's creditors have agreed a programme of reforms as the country's third and final bailout comes to an end, the European Commission said Saturday.

EU and Greece reach agreement on latest bailout review

Greece's creditors have agreed a programme of reforms as the country's third and final bailout comes to an end, the European Commission said Saturday.


05/20/2018 - 03:49

Ledecky cruises to 800m free victory in Indianapolis

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky capped her first meet as a professional with a dominant victory in the 800m freestyle at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.

Ledecky cruises to 800m free victory in Indianapolis

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky capped her first meet as a professional with a dominant victory in the 800m freestyle at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.


05/20/2018 - 03:25

Officers 'did what they could' in Texas killings: chief

Two officers "did what they could" when a teenager opened fire and killed 10 inside a Texas school, their chief said Saturday, tight-lipped about a probe into the latest US mass shooting.

Officers 'did what they could' in Texas killings: chief

Two officers "did what they could" when a teenager opened fire and killed 10 inside a Texas school, their chief said Saturday, tight-lipped about a probe into the latest US mass shooting.


05/20/2018 - 02:12

Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.

Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.


05/20/2018 - 01:31

Cuba plane crash: What we know

This is what we know about the Boeing passenger plane crash that happened in Cuba on Friday, as the aircraft was taking off from Havana to a city on the east of the island nation:

Cuba plane crash: What we know

This is what we know about the Boeing passenger plane crash that happened in Cuba on Friday, as the aircraft was taking off from Havana to a city on the east of the island nation:


05/19/2018 - 23:31

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.


05/19/2018 - 23:29

French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.


05/19/2018 - 22:55

US, China reach trade 'consensus' but offer few details: statement

The United States and China said Saturday they had reached consensus on measures to "substantially" reduce the US trade deficit with Beijing by "significantly" increasing its purchases of US goods, but offered few details.

US, China reach trade 'consensus' but offer few details: statement

The United States and China said Saturday they had reached consensus on measures to "substantially" reduce the US trade deficit with Beijing by "significantly" increasing its purchases of US goods, but offered few details.


05/19/2018 - 22:40

Cuba in mourning after deadliest air crash in nearly 30 years

Cuba observed a weekend of national mourning for victims of its worst crash in nearly three decades that killed 110 passengers and crew.

Cuba in mourning after deadliest air crash in nearly 30 years

Cuba observed a weekend of national mourning for victims of its worst crash in nearly three decades that killed 110 passengers and crew.


05/19/2018 - 21:10

French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.

French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.


05/19/2018 - 20:59

US, China reach trade 'consensus' but offer few details: statement

The United States and China said Saturday they had reached consensus on measures to "substantially" reduce the US trade deficit with Beijing by "significantly" increasing its purchases of US goods, but offered few details.

US, China reach trade 'consensus' but offer few details: statement

The United States and China said Saturday they had reached consensus on measures to "substantially" reduce the US trade deficit with Beijing by "significantly" increasing its purchases of US goods, but offered few details.


05/19/2018 - 19:47

Few calls for reform after shooting in gun-loving Texas

February's school massacre in Parkland, Florida inspired students to launch a spirited gun control movement. Similar calls for reform are unlikely to resonate following a deadly shooting in Texas, where support for gun rights is paramount.

Few calls for reform after shooting in gun-loving Texas

February's school massacre in Parkland, Florida inspired students to launch a spirited gun control movement. Similar calls for reform are unlikely to resonate following a deadly shooting in Texas, where support for gun rights is paramount.

05/20/2018 - 15:52

Marquez cruises at Le Mans as Zarco crashes out

Marc Marquez reeled off his third win on the bounce in the French MotoGP on Sunday as home favourite and pole sitter Johann Zarco crashed out.

Marquez cruises at Le Mans as Zarco crashes out

Marc Marquez reeled off his third win on the bounce in the French MotoGP on Sunday as home favourite and pole sitter Johann Zarco crashed out.


05/20/2018 - 15:47

England to prep players for eventual racism in Russia

England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, according to manager Gareth Southgate.

England to prep players for eventual racism in Russia

England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, according to manager Gareth Southgate.


05/20/2018 - 15:19

Sanchez has to 'improve' insists United great Scholes

Manchester United great Paul Scholes has warned Alexis Sanchez he must improve following his lacklustre display in Saturday's FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea, saying his performances "can't get any worse".

Sanchez has to 'improve' insists United great Scholes

Manchester United great Paul Scholes has warned Alexis Sanchez he must improve following his lacklustre display in Saturday's FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea, saying his performances "can't get any worse".


05/20/2018 - 15:11

Neuville top of the rally world after Portugal win

Belgium's Thierry Neuville clinched his second victory of the season Sunday winning the 'dirt road' Rally of Portugal in his Honda after seeing a number of top rivals blunder.

Neuville top of the rally world after Portugal win

Belgium's Thierry Neuville clinched his second victory of the season Sunday winning the 'dirt road' Rally of Portugal in his Honda after seeing a number of top rivals blunder.


05/20/2018 - 15:03

Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday.

Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 14:44

Payet's World Cup snub on TV irks player's mother

France coach Didier Deschamps has faced criticism for not personally informing Marseille forward Dimitri Payet he would not be going to the World Cup -- from the player's mother.

Payet's World Cup snub on TV irks player's mother

France coach Didier Deschamps has faced criticism for not personally informing Marseille forward Dimitri Payet he would not be going to the World Cup -- from the player's mother.


05/20/2018 - 12:14

Two-week ban for Franks leaves All Black free to play France

All Blacks prop Owen Franks received a two-week ban Sunday for striking an opponent, leaving him free to play against France next month, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming.

Two-week ban for Franks leaves All Black free to play France

All Blacks prop Owen Franks received a two-week ban Sunday for striking an opponent, leaving him free to play against France next month, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming.


05/20/2018 - 12:01

Yankees' Hicks hits second inside-the-park homer of season

Aaron Hicks became the first New York Yankees player with multiple inside-the-park home runs in a single season since Mickey Mantle in 1958 in an 8-3 victory over the Royals in Kansas City on Saturday.

Yankees' Hicks hits second inside-the-park homer of season

Aaron Hicks became the first New York Yankees player with multiple inside-the-park home runs in a single season since Mickey Mantle in 1958 in an 8-3 victory over the Royals in Kansas City on Saturday.


05/20/2018 - 09:13

Japan women start strongly in badminton's Thomas and Uber Cup

Japan's women dominated Australia 5-0 to get the nation's quest for a Thomas and Uber Cup badminton double off to a flying start in Bangkok on Sunday.

Japan women start strongly in badminton's  Thomas and Uber Cup

Japan's women dominated Australia 5-0 to get the nation's quest for a Thomas and Uber Cup badminton double off to a flying start in Bangkok on Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 07:00

Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden's Badou Jack to a majority draw in which no judge scored him a winner.

Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden's Badou Jack to a majority draw in which no judge scored him a winner.


05/20/2018 - 06:46

Cavs school Celtics, trim deficit in Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday, powering their way back into the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Cavs school Celtics, trim deficit in Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday, powering their way back into the NBA Eastern Conference finals.


05/20/2018 - 04:52

Justify wins Preakness, sets stage for Triple Crown bid

Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of a 13th Triple Crown winner alive.

Justify wins Preakness, sets stage for Triple Crown bid

Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of a 13th Triple Crown winner alive.


05/20/2018 - 04:52

Lightning edge Capitals 3-2, move one win from NHL Final

Ryan Callahan and Cedric Paquette scored goals in the opening seconds of the first two periods Saturday and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Washington 3-2, moving within one victory of the NHL Final.

Lightning edge Capitals 3-2, move one win from NHL Final

Ryan Callahan and Cedric Paquette scored goals in the opening seconds of the first two periods Saturday and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Washington 3-2, moving within one victory of the NHL Final.


05/20/2018 - 03:51

Wilson, Kenyans take distance titles at Boston meet

Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Games athletics meet.

Wilson, Kenyans take distance titles at Boston meet

Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Games athletics meet.


05/20/2018 - 03:49

Ledecky cruises to 800m free victory in Indianapolis

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky capped her first meet as a professional with a dominant victory in the 800m freestyle at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.

Ledecky cruises to 800m free victory in Indianapolis

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky capped her first meet as a professional with a dominant victory in the 800m freestyle at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.


05/20/2018 - 02:41

Waratahs end 40-game trans-Tasman horror run

The New South Wales Waratahs ended Australia's 40-match losing streak against New Zealand rivals by thrashing Otago Highlanders 41-12 Saturday, while Richie Mo'unga booted Canterbury Crusaders back to the top of Super Rugby with a 32-24 victory over Auckland Blues.

Waratahs end 40-game trans-Tasman horror run

The New South Wales Waratahs ended Australia's 40-match losing streak against New Zealand rivals by thrashing Otago Highlanders 41-12 Saturday, while Richie Mo'unga booted Canterbury Crusaders back to the top of Super Rugby with a 32-24 victory over Auckland Blues.


05/20/2018 - 02:12

Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.

Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.


05/20/2018 - 02:08

Rising son: Luca Zidane makes debut for father Zinedine's Real

Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid coach Zinedine, made his debut on Saturday in goal for the Spanish giants but admitted it was "a bitter-sweet experience".

Rising son: Luca Zidane makes debut for father Zinedine's Real

Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid coach Zinedine, made his debut on Saturday in goal for the Spanish giants but admitted it was "a bitter-sweet experience".


05/20/2018 - 01:34

Three new faces in All Blacks squad to face France

Three new players were named Sunday in the New Zealand squad to face France in a three-Test series next month as the All Blacks continue to build towards defending their crown at next year's World Cup.

Three new faces in All Blacks squad to face France

Three new players were named Sunday in the New Zealand squad to face France in a three-Test series next month as the All Blacks continue to build towards defending their crown at next year's World Cup.


05/20/2018 - 01:19

Six injured, two seriously, in Juventus title parade

Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city's tramway, according the media reports.

Six injured, two seriously, in Juventus title parade

Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city's tramway, according the media reports.


05/20/2018 - 00:22

Aussie Leishman, US rookie Wise share PGA Byron Nelson lead

Australian Marc Leishman grinded through and clung to a share of the lead with US rookie Aaron Wise after Saturday's windy third round of the US PGA Byron Nelson tournament.

Aussie Leishman, US rookie Wise share PGA Byron Nelson lead

Australian Marc Leishman grinded through and clung to a share of the lead with US rookie Aaron Wise after Saturday's windy third round of the US PGA Byron Nelson tournament.


05/20/2018 - 00:21

Rising son: Luca Zidane makes bow for Zinedine's Real

Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid coach Zinedine, made his debut on Saturday in goal for the Spanish giants but admitted it was "a bitter-sweet experience".

Rising son: Luca Zidane makes bow for Zinedine's Real

Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid coach Zinedine, made his debut on Saturday in goal for the Spanish giants but admitted it was "a bitter-sweet experience".


05/20/2018 - 00:01

'I'll never change' -- FA Cup winner Conte warns Chelsea

Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea he will never change his demanding ways as the FA Cup winning boss waits to discover if he will be sacked.

'I'll never change' -- FA Cup winner Conte warns Chelsea

Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea he will never change his demanding ways as the FA Cup winning boss waits to discover if he will be sacked.


05/20/2018 - 00:01

Mourinho bemoans losing at his own game to Chelsea's Conte

Manchester United Jose Mourinho bemoaned old foe Antonio Conte's tactics as his side failed to breakdown Chelsea's defensive wall in losing the FA Cup final 1-0 on Saturday.

Mourinho bemoans losing at his own game to Chelsea's Conte

Manchester United Jose Mourinho bemoaned old foe Antonio Conte's tactics as his side failed to breakdown Chelsea's defensive wall in losing the FA Cup final 1-0 on Saturday.


05/19/2018 - 23:45

Coach Favre to quit Nice amid Dortmund rumours

French coach Lucien Favre said he is leaving Ligue 1 club Nice after his side lost their final match of the season at Lyon on Saturday, amid speculation of a move to Borussia Dortmund.

Coach Favre to quit Nice amid Dortmund rumours

French coach Lucien Favre said he is leaving Ligue 1 club Nice after his side lost their final match of the season at Lyon on Saturday, amid speculation of a move to Borussia Dortmund.


05/19/2018 - 23:35

Depay treble sees Lyon beat Nice and pip Marseille to Champions League spot

Memphis Depay struck a wonderful hat-trick as Lyon fought back to beat Nice 3-2 at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday to qualify for the Champions League from Ligue 1 at the expense of Marseille.

Depay treble sees Lyon beat Nice and pip Marseille to Champions League spot

Memphis Depay struck a wonderful hat-trick as Lyon fought back to beat Nice 3-2 at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday to qualify for the Champions League from Ligue 1 at the expense of Marseille.


05/19/2018 - 23:25

Rebic ruins Heynckes farewell as Frankurt shock Bayern in cup final

Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes' farewell as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday with the Croatia striker scoring twice as Eintracht Frankfurt claimed an upset 3-1 win in the German Cup final.

Rebic ruins Heynckes farewell as Frankurt shock Bayern in cup final

Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes' farewell as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday with the Croatia striker scoring twice as Eintracht Frankfurt claimed an upset 3-1 win in the German Cup final.

05/20/2018 - 12:16

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 12:12

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 11:35

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 09:41

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 09:29

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.


05/20/2018 - 05:41

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.


05/20/2018 - 03:28

Childish Gambino: America's new favorite Donald?

Hollywood's latest sensation Donald Glover, eyebrow arched with the detached insouciance of a rockstar but the poise of a chess grandmaster, is trying to guess which surname Google auto-suggests when his first name is typed.

Childish Gambino: America's new favorite Donald?

Hollywood's latest sensation Donald Glover, eyebrow arched with the detached insouciance of a rockstar but the poise of a chess grandmaster, is trying to guess which surname Google auto-suggests when his first name is typed.


05/20/2018 - 00:44

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival -- which ends Sunday -- was about much more than fashion statements.

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival -- which ends Sunday -- was about much more than fashion statements.


05/19/2018 - 23:57

NY's Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.

NY's Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.


05/19/2018 - 23:31

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.


05/19/2018 - 23:29

French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.


05/19/2018 - 23:18

Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart

Hirokazu Kore-eda -- who won the top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday -- is Japan's answer to Ken Loach, a director whose stories about struggling ordinary people never fail to touch.

Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart

Hirokazu Kore-eda -- who won the top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday -- is Japan's answer to Ken Loach, a director whose stories about struggling ordinary people never fail to touch.


05/19/2018 - 22:39

Spike Lee: channelling America's black rage

Spike Lee, whose new movie "BlacKkKlansman" was the runner-up at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has captivated audiences for more than 30 years with his depictions of black America fired with his mix of entertainment, activism and rage.

Spike Lee: channelling America's black rage

Spike Lee, whose new movie "BlacKkKlansman" was the runner-up at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has captivated audiences for more than 30 years with his depictions of black America fired with his mix of entertainment, activism and rage.


05/19/2018 - 22:05

NBA legend, civil rights activist Russell out of hospital after health scare

NBA legend Bill Russell, the former Boston Celtics center who won a record 11 league titles, said Saturday he is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration.

NBA legend, civil rights activist Russell out of hospital after health scare

NBA legend Bill Russell, the former Boston Celtics center who won a record 11 league titles, said Saturday he is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration.


05/19/2018 - 21:49

Poland's Oscar-winner Pawlikowski triumphs again

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski, who won best director at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has touched on some of Poland's most sensitive taboos without trying to make political films.

Poland's Oscar-winner Pawlikowski triumphs again

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski, who won best director at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has touched on some of Poland's most sensitive taboos without trying to make political films.


05/19/2018 - 21:16

US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a procedure for a kidney condition and is "doing really well," President Donald Trump said.

US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a procedure for a kidney condition and is "doing really well," President Donald Trump said.


05/19/2018 - 21:10

French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.

French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.


05/19/2018 - 20:42

Italy's new 'Buster Keaton' wins best actor at Cannes

A little-known Italian actor -- who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered -- won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western.

Italy's new 'Buster Keaton' wins best actor at Cannes

A little-known Italian actor -- who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered -- won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western.


05/19/2018 - 18:59

Windsor cheers, waves flags for 'dream' royal wedding

There was silence in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows -- then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared husband and wife.

Windsor cheers, waves flags for 'dream' royal wedding

There was silence in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows -- then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared husband and wife.


05/19/2018 - 18:36

From East End to Markle village, divided Brits unite for wedding revelry

At street parties and pubs around the kingdom, Britons celebrated Saturday's royal wedding with bunting, booze and bonhomie in a welcome respite from the divisions and uncertainties of Brexit.

From East End to Markle village, divided Brits unite for wedding revelry

At street parties and pubs around the kingdom, Britons celebrated Saturday's royal wedding with bunting, booze and bonhomie in a welcome respite from the divisions and uncertainties of Brexit.


05/19/2018 - 17:21

Pastor Curry spices up royal wedding with power of love

US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain's royal wedding on Saturday with some dramatic oratory about the power of love that bemused the royal family but made him a social media hit.

Pastor Curry spices up royal wedding with power of love

US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain's royal wedding on Saturday with some dramatic oratory about the power of love that bemused the royal family but made him a social media hit.


05/19/2018 - 17:18

Pajamas and cheers: Meghan's school joins royal wedding festivities

When Meghan Markle kissed Prince Harry on the steps of St. George's Chapel in London, loud applause and delighted shouts echoed through a gymnasium in far-away Los Angeles, where the brand-new duchess once studied.

Pajamas and cheers: Meghan's school joins royal wedding festivities

When Meghan Markle kissed Prince Harry on the steps of St. George's Chapel in London, loud applause and delighted shouts echoed through a gymnasium in far-away Los Angeles, where the brand-new duchess once studied.


05/19/2018 - 16:28

Never lie to children, says Japanese animation master

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like "The Boy and the Beast" and "The Girl who Leapt Through Time" are seen as modern classics.

Never lie to children, says Japanese animation master

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like "The Boy and the Beast" and "The Girl who Leapt Through Time" are seen as modern classics.


05/19/2018 - 15:31

Meghan Markle's father: wedding was 'emotional and joyful'

Meghan Markle's father, who followed his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry on TV from California, described it as "emotional and joyful," and voiced regret he was unable to attend, TMZ reported Saturday.

Meghan Markle's father: wedding was 'emotional and joyful'

Meghan Markle's father, who followed his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry on TV from California, described it as "emotional and joyful," and voiced regret he was unable to attend, TMZ reported Saturday.


05/19/2018 - 14:26

Sculpted simplicity: Givenchy designs Markle's wedding dress

Meghan Markle wore a boat-necked, sculpted white dress for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, designed by Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Givenchy.

Sculpted simplicity: Givenchy designs Markle's wedding dress

Meghan Markle wore a boat-necked, sculpted white dress for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, designed by Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Givenchy.


05/19/2018 - 12:27

Winfrey, Clooney lead star guests at Britain's royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George's Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

Winfrey, Clooney lead star guests at Britain's royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George's Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.


05/19/2018 - 12:05

Lebanese director tipped for Cannes glory rejects 'woman quota' win

The Lebanese director tipped to become only the second woman ever to win the top prize at the Cannes film festival will be very annoyed if her accolade is billed as the feminist choice of a #MeToo jury.

Lebanese director tipped for Cannes glory rejects 'woman quota' win

The Lebanese director tipped to become only the second woman ever to win the top prize at the Cannes film festival will be very annoyed if her accolade is billed as the feminist choice of a #MeToo jury.

05/20/2018 - 07:33

Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park

Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.

Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park

Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.


05/19/2018 - 17:49

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.


05/19/2018 - 13:54

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".


05/19/2018 - 11:35

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.


05/19/2018 - 05:56

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.


05/19/2018 - 05:46

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.


05/18/2018 - 23:05

Whale lovers find paradise at Boston Harbor

Take a boat out to sea an hour from Boston and whale lovers are in for a treat.

Whale lovers find paradise at Boston Harbor

Take a boat out to sea an hour from Boston and whale lovers are in for a treat.


05/18/2018 - 16:39

French farmers furious over plans to release bears

A furious debate is disturbing the peace in the French mountains: do plans to release two bears into the countryside represent a victory for biodiversity, or an intolerable threat to farmers?

French farmers furious over plans to release bears

A furious debate is disturbing the peace in the French mountains: do plans to release two bears into the countryside represent a victory for biodiversity, or an intolerable threat to farmers?


05/18/2018 - 14:44

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified across Europe.

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified across Europe.


05/18/2018 - 12:12

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

The Everest industry is suffering from a dangerous shortage of its most important resource: experienced Sherpa guides.

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

The Everest industry is suffering from a dangerous shortage of its most important resource: experienced Sherpa guides.


05/18/2018 - 09:10

Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.

Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.


05/18/2018 - 08:37

Solo Russian climber dies on 4th highest mountain

A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday.

Solo Russian climber dies on 4th highest mountain

A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday.


05/18/2018 - 06:08

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.


05/18/2018 - 04:08

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.


05/18/2018 - 02:32

Dogs born in summer prone to heart disease: study

Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Dogs born in summer prone to heart disease: study

Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.


05/17/2018 - 21:26

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.


05/17/2018 - 20:12

People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world's nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.

People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world's nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.


05/17/2018 - 19:07

EU chokes on own air quality standards

In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.

EU chokes on own air quality standards

In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.


05/17/2018 - 15:29

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what experts warn is an increasing problem for the revered animals.

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what experts warn is an increasing problem for the revered animals.


05/17/2018 - 15:29

EU takes UK, Germany, four others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, Britain, France and three other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.

EU takes UK, Germany, four others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, Britain, France and three other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.


05/17/2018 - 14:47

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to set up a scientific committee to study a dam Ethiopia is building on a tributary of the Nile, an Ethiopian minister said Thursday.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to set up a scientific committee to study a dam Ethiopia is building on a tributary of the Nile, an Ethiopian minister said Thursday.


05/17/2018 - 14:26

EU takes Germany, five others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, and four other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.

EU takes Germany, five others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, and four other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.


05/17/2018 - 13:48

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals.

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals.


05/17/2018 - 12:12

Germany returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Germany has restituted nine artefacts belonging to indigenous people in Alaska after determining they were plundered from graves.

Germany returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Germany has restituted nine artefacts belonging to indigenous people in Alaska after determining they were plundered from graves.


05/17/2018 - 11:26

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals.

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals.


05/17/2018 - 10:42

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide

A top European Union court on Thursday upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta.

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide

A top European Union court on Thursday upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta.


05/17/2018 - 10:23

Sherpa guide missing on Everest, presumed dead

A sherpa guide who went missing four days ago on Everest is presumed dead, Nepali officials said Thursday, the first feared fatality of the climbing season on the world's highest mountain.

Sherpa guide missing on Everest, presumed dead

A sherpa guide who went missing four days ago on Everest is presumed dead, Nepali officials said Thursday, the first feared fatality of the climbing season on the world's highest mountain.

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