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07/17/2018 - 07:14

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.


07/17/2018 - 07:13

EU, Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

The European Union's top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market's biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order.

EU, Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

The European Union's top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market's biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order.


07/17/2018 - 07:12

Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football.

Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football.


07/17/2018 - 07:12

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over an alleged adoption racket.

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over an alleged adoption racket.


07/17/2018 - 07:11

N. Korea's Kim lambasts officials during 'field guidance' visits

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang's desire to focus on economic development.

N. Korea's Kim lambasts officials during 'field guidance' visits

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang's desire to focus on economic development.


07/17/2018 - 06:41

France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.

France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.


07/17/2018 - 05:58

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.


07/17/2018 - 05:58

Chinese 'reeducation camps' in spotlight at Kazakh trial

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan, testing the country's ties with Beijing.

Chinese 'reeducation camps' in spotlight at Kazakh trial

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan, testing the country's ties with Beijing.


07/17/2018 - 04:42

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.


07/17/2018 - 04:34

Tornado Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe

Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington's allies and finding friendship with Russia.

Tornado Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe

Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington's allies and finding friendship with Russia.


07/17/2018 - 04:21

US arrests Russian agent for conspiring to influence US politics

A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby.

US arrests Russian agent for conspiring to influence US politics

A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby.


07/17/2018 - 04:11

Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

US President Donald Trump asserted Monday that Iran was being roiled by nationwide riots since he pulled out of an international nuclear deal and that Washington supports the protesters.

Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

US President Donald Trump asserted Monday that Iran was being roiled by nationwide riots since he pulled out of an international nuclear deal and that Washington supports the protesters.


07/17/2018 - 03:20

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.


07/17/2018 - 03:13

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.


07/17/2018 - 02:19

Putin slams 'ungrounded accusations' after UK poisonings

President Vladimir Putin accused Britain Monday of making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England.

Putin slams 'ungrounded accusations' after UK poisonings

President Vladimir Putin accused Britain Monday of making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England.


07/17/2018 - 02:14

Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops.

Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops.


07/17/2018 - 02:11

Strikes in Europe on Amazon's Prime Day

Workers in Spain, Germany and Poland plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out its major summer sales event called Prime Day.

Strikes in Europe on Amazon's Prime Day

Workers in Spain, Germany and Poland plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out its major summer sales event called Prime Day.


07/17/2018 - 02:10

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of expectations in the recently ended quarter.

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of expectations in the recently ended quarter.


07/17/2018 - 02:10

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.


07/17/2018 - 02:09

Spieth eyes wide Open, seeks to emulate Harrington

Jordan Spieth feels he is back in the groove and capable of becoming the first player since Irishman Padraig Harrington in 2007/08 to win back to back Opens.

Spieth eyes wide Open, seeks to emulate Harrington

Jordan Spieth feels he is back in the groove and capable of becoming the first player since Irishman Padraig Harrington in 2007/08 to win back to back Opens.


07/17/2018 - 01:56

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Ortega resigns

Students marched through Nicaragua's capital Monday, chanting "GET OUT" to demand that President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo resign after a deadly weekend of clashes.

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Ortega resigns

Students marched through Nicaragua's capital Monday, chanting "GET OUT" to demand that President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo resign after a deadly weekend of clashes.


07/16/2018 - 22:03

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.


07/16/2018 - 20:33

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce who were recognized for their ornate work filmed at the Louvre.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce who were recognized for their ornate work filmed at the Louvre.


07/16/2018 - 19:14

Putin leaves World Cup ball in Trump's half

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football.

Putin leaves World Cup ball in Trump's half

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football.


07/16/2018 - 18:28

Putin says idea Russia has compromising material on Trump is 'nonsense'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday scoffed at a suggestion that Moscow had any compromising material on Donald Trump, following talks with the US leader.

Putin says idea Russia has compromising material on Trump is 'nonsense'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday scoffed at a suggestion that Moscow had any compromising material on Donald Trump, following talks with the US leader.


07/16/2018 - 18:17

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", following several hours of talks in Helsinki.

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", following several hours of talks in Helsinki.


07/16/2018 - 17:00

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight.

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight.

07/17/2018 - 07:14

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.


07/17/2018 - 06:29

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women

As a teenager Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labour with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help.

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women

As a teenager Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labour with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help.


07/17/2018 - 06:07

Kyrgyz student's killing fires critics of bride kidnapping

Inside a nomadic yurt pitched next to her family home in northern Kyrgyzstan a young woman's female relatives sob loudly in a traditional ceremony marking 40 days since her death.

Kyrgyz student's killing fires critics of bride kidnapping

Inside a nomadic yurt pitched next to her family home in northern Kyrgyzstan a young woman's female relatives sob loudly in a traditional ceremony marking 40 days since her death.


07/16/2018 - 17:01

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.


07/16/2018 - 14:28

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.


07/16/2018 - 12:35

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not learning in Portuguese, the country's official language.

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not learning in Portuguese, the country's official language.


07/16/2018 - 11:49

Long-absent Syrian expats in emotional visit home from US

Victoria Mubarakah sits in the shade of a grapevine in her ancestral village in Syria, nostalgic and happy after a long trip from her home in the United States.

Long-absent Syrian expats in emotional visit home from US

Victoria Mubarakah sits in the shade of a grapevine in her ancestral village in Syria, nostalgic and happy after a long trip from her home in the United States.


07/16/2018 - 06:35

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's "Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers.

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's "Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers.


07/16/2018 - 05:46

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.


07/16/2018 - 03:19

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

"Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

"Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.


07/15/2018 - 08:20

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/15/2018 - 05:59

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.


07/14/2018 - 22:06

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognised "compulsive sexual behaviour" as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse.

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognised "compulsive sexual behaviour" as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse.


07/14/2018 - 13:46

Gay rights activists parade in Seoul amid noisy protests

Led by a huge rainbow flag, tens of thousands of gay rights supporters paraded through Seoul's city centre Saturday as conservatives protested loudly at what they called "obscenity".

Gay rights activists parade in Seoul amid noisy protests

Led by a huge rainbow flag, tens of thousands of gay rights supporters paraded through Seoul's city centre Saturday as conservatives protested loudly at what they called "obscenity".


07/14/2018 - 12:42

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

At first glance, it may seem like just a black truck filled with bottles of water, but a closer look reveals a darker —- or rather murkier —- side to what's sloshing around inside.

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

At first glance, it may seem like just a black truck filled with bottles of water, but a closer look reveals a darker —- or rather murkier —- side to what's sloshing around inside.


07/14/2018 - 06:49

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.


07/14/2018 - 06:04

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.


07/14/2018 - 03:40

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.


07/14/2018 - 03:35

Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men.

Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men.


07/13/2018 - 21:30

Canadian court rebuffs tobacco firm in major damages suit

US cigarette maker Philip Morris suffered a setback Friday in a long-running suit when Canada's Supreme Court denied it access to personal data on people suffering from tobacco-related diseases.

Canadian court rebuffs tobacco firm in major damages suit

US cigarette maker Philip Morris suffered a setback Friday in a long-running suit when Canada's Supreme Court denied it access to personal data on people suffering from tobacco-related diseases.


07/13/2018 - 18:33

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.


07/13/2018 - 18:16

France moves to cut access to overcrowded Mont Blanc

French authorities said Friday that they would curtail climbers' access to Mont Blanc for at least a week due to severe overcrowding on Europe's highest peak.

France moves to cut access to overcrowded Mont Blanc

French authorities said Friday that they would curtail climbers' access to Mont Blanc for at least a week due to severe overcrowding on Europe's highest peak.


07/13/2018 - 17:15

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.


07/13/2018 - 17:14

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.


07/13/2018 - 12:30

Fake news: the media industry strikes back

The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news.

Fake news: the media industry strikes back

The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news.


07/13/2018 - 06:22

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia's micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch.

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia's micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch.

07/17/2018 - 10:01

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups.

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups.


07/17/2018 - 08:17

Not tall, not fast, but Cahill became a legend anyway

Once dismissed as too small to be a professional, Australia's Tim Cahill, who retired from international football Tuesday, became a giant of the game and his nation's most prolific goalscorer.

Not tall, not fast, but Cahill became a legend anyway

Once dismissed as too small to be a professional, Australia's Tim Cahill, who retired from international football Tuesday, became a giant of the game and his nation's most prolific goalscorer.


07/17/2018 - 07:12

Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football.

Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football.


07/17/2018 - 07:03

Ping-pong diplomacy between the two Koreas

Table tennis players from North and South Korea play together in an international tournament Tuesday in the latest instalment of Korean sporting diplomacy.

Ping-pong diplomacy between the two Koreas

Table tennis players from North and South Korea play together in an international tournament Tuesday in the latest instalment of Korean sporting diplomacy.


07/17/2018 - 06:41

France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.

France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.


07/17/2018 - 02:53

South Korea's Choo makes MLB All-Star debut at age 36

South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo will realize his dream to play among the world's greatest players in Tuesday's 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

South Korea's Choo makes MLB All-Star debut at age 36

South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo will realize his dream to play among the world's greatest players in Tuesday's 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game.


07/17/2018 - 02:10

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.


07/17/2018 - 02:09

Spieth eyes wide Open, seeks to emulate Harrington

Jordan Spieth feels he is back in the groove and capable of becoming the first player since Irishman Padraig Harrington in 2007/08 to win back to back Opens.

Spieth eyes wide Open, seeks to emulate Harrington

Jordan Spieth feels he is back in the groove and capable of becoming the first player since Irishman Padraig Harrington in 2007/08 to win back to back Opens.


07/17/2018 - 01:30

MLB boss: doping nearly dead, US betting tests integrity

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred declared the sport's "steroid era" all-but over Monday but said new US betting laws will provide another challenge for the sport's integrity.

MLB boss: doping nearly dead, US betting tests integrity

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred declared the sport's "steroid era" all-but over Monday but said new US betting laws will provide another challenge for the sport's integrity.


07/17/2018 - 00:13

Boston's Sale gets third MLB All-Star start in a row

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will make a record-tying third consecutive start in Tuesday's 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, facing Washington ace Max Scherzer in his home ballpark.

Boston's Sale gets third MLB All-Star start in a row

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will make a record-tying third consecutive start in Tuesday's 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, facing Washington ace Max Scherzer in his home ballpark.


07/17/2018 - 00:00

Five favoured contenders for The Open

The Open gets underway at Carnoustie golf course on Thursday.

Five favoured contenders for The Open

The Open gets underway at Carnoustie golf course on Thursday.


07/16/2018 - 22:38

USA Diving accused in sexual abuse lawsuit

The governing body of diving in the United States has been accused of ignoring allegations of sexual abuse in a case which echoes the scandal that rocked gymnastics, reports said Monday.

USA Diving accused in sexual abuse lawsuit

The governing body of diving in the United States has been accused of ignoring allegations of sexual abuse in a case which echoes the scandal that rocked gymnastics, reports said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 20:54

'Different' Ronaldo aiming for Champions League success with Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday that he's "different" from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during an official unveiling as a Juventus player in which he said he wanted to help bring Champions League success to his new club.

'Different' Ronaldo aiming for Champions League success with Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday that he's "different" from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during an official unveiling as a Juventus player in which he said he wanted to help bring Champions League success to his new club.


07/16/2018 - 20:33

2021 Rugby League World Cup to be staged solely in England

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup is set to be played solely in England, with 80 percent of games in the 13-a-side code's northern heartlands, organisers said Monday.

2021 Rugby League World Cup to be staged solely in England

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup is set to be played solely in England, with 80 percent of games in the 13-a-side code's northern heartlands, organisers said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 20:18

Maradona arrives in Belarus to take up new job

Hotfoot from creating a stir at the World Cup Diego Maradona arrived in Belarus on Monday to begin the latest chapter in his colourful career.

Maradona arrives in Belarus to take up new job

Hotfoot from creating a stir at the World Cup Diego Maradona arrived in Belarus on Monday to begin the latest chapter in his colourful career.


07/16/2018 - 20:07

Thierry Henry quits TV to focus on coaching

Retired France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a football analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus on a coaching career.

Thierry Henry quits TV to focus on  coaching

Retired France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a football analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus on a coaching career.


07/16/2018 - 19:38

I'm 'not like others' says Ronaldo at Juve unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo said that he's "different" from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during his official unveiling as a Juventus player on Monday.

I'm 'not like others' says Ronaldo at Juve unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo said that he's "different" from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during his official unveiling as a Juventus player on Monday.


07/16/2018 - 19:31

Pakistan's Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said Monday.

Pakistan's Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 19:27

India still working on middle-order ahead of World Cup

India may be one of cricket's top one-day teams, but batting coach Sanjay Bangar has said they have work to do deciding their middle-order for next year's World Cup in England.

India still working on middle-order ahead of World Cup

India may be one of cricket's top one-day teams, but batting coach Sanjay Bangar has said they have work to do deciding their middle-order for next year's World Cup in England.


07/16/2018 - 19:14

Putin leaves World Cup ball in Trump's half

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football.

Putin leaves World Cup ball in Trump's half

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football.


07/16/2018 - 19:14

Sky can 'control race' as Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Former runner-up Romain Bardet has played down his Tour de France hopes ahead of a crucial three-day block of climbing in the French Alps which he says could put Team Sky firmly in command.

Sky can 'control race' as Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Former runner-up Romain Bardet has played down his Tour de France hopes ahead of a crucial three-day block of climbing in the French Alps which he says could put Team Sky firmly in command.


07/16/2018 - 18:24

Sky worried for Froome as notorious Alpe d'Huez looms

Tour de France organisers are preparing for a potential Alpe d'Huez backlash against defending champion Chris Froome as his bid for a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey moves up a notch in the French Alps.

Sky worried for Froome as notorious Alpe d'Huez looms

Tour de France organisers are preparing for a potential Alpe d'Huez backlash against defending champion Chris Froome as his bid for a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey moves up a notch in the French Alps.


07/16/2018 - 18:05

Ronaldo sparks Champions League dreams ahead of Juventus unveiling

Juventus are dreaming of Champions League glory ahead of the official unveiling Monday of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Serie A champions' superstar summer signing from European kings Real Madrid.

Ronaldo sparks Champions League dreams ahead of Juventus unveiling

Juventus are dreaming of Champions League glory ahead of the official unveiling Monday of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Serie A champions' superstar summer signing from European kings Real Madrid.


07/16/2018 - 18:02

Zaman-inspired Pakistan dominate Zimbabwe

An elated Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 117 as Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets on Monday.

Zaman-inspired Pakistan dominate Zimbabwe

An elated Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 117 as Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets on Monday.


07/16/2018 - 17:40

England's Vince and Billings on standby after Roy injury

England opener Jason Roy will have a fitness test before play on Tuesday to see if he can take part in the third and deciding one-day international against India at Headingley.

England's Vince and Billings on standby after Roy injury

England opener Jason Roy will have a fitness test before play on Tuesday to see if he can take part in the third and deciding one-day international against India at Headingley.


07/16/2018 - 17:27

Spieth hopes Open isn't ruined by weather

Jordan Spieth hopes his bid to become the first golfer to retain The Open title in a decade will not be determined by Carnoustie's fickle weather that can crush hopes in a single afternoon.

Spieth hopes Open isn't ruined by weather

Jordan Spieth hopes his bid to become the first golfer to retain The Open title in a decade will not be determined by Carnoustie's fickle weather that can crush hopes in a single afternoon.


07/16/2018 - 17:26

Wiggins fears Froome and Thomas's ambitions could be problem for Sky

Bradley Wiggins has warned Team Sky will have a "real problem" if Geraint Thomas takes the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France ahead of defending champion Chris Froome.

Wiggins fears Froome and Thomas's ambitions could be problem for Sky

Bradley Wiggins has warned Team Sky will have a "real problem" if Geraint Thomas takes the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France ahead of defending champion Chris Froome.

07/17/2018 - 11:17

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot in two separate judgements.

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot in two separate judgements.


07/17/2018 - 08:02

'Grease' at 40: still the one that we want

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over -- but we're all still hopelessly devoted to "Grease."

'Grease' at 40: still the one that we want

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over -- but we're all still hopelessly devoted to "Grease."


07/17/2018 - 07:43

Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement with his former business managers, his representatives said Monday, allowing the Oscar-nominated American actor to avoid a trial over his finances that promised paparazzi fervor.

Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement with his former business managers, his representatives said Monday, allowing the Oscar-nominated American actor to avoid a trial over his finances that promised paparazzi fervor.


07/17/2018 - 05:25

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.


07/16/2018 - 23:16

Weinstein Co. sale finalized, owners Lantern take over

Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment.

Weinstein Co. sale finalized, owners Lantern take over

Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment.


07/16/2018 - 22:12

Paris renames metro stations to honour World Cup stars

Six Paris metro stations were temporarily renamed in honour of France's World Cup winning champions after their 4-2 rollercoaster victory against Croatia.

Paris renames metro stations to honour World Cup stars

Six Paris metro stations were temporarily renamed in honour of France's World Cup winning champions after their 4-2 rollercoaster victory against Croatia.


07/16/2018 - 22:03

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.


07/16/2018 - 20:33

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce who were recognized for their ornate work filmed at the Louvre.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, outpacing Jay-Z and Beyonce who were recognized for their ornate work filmed at the Louvre.


07/16/2018 - 18:58

Former Spanish king's ex-mistress says he laundered money

Spain's former king Juan Carlos is once again in the spotlight after his former mistress claimed he was involved in money laundering, sparking calls for an investigation.

Former Spanish king's ex-mistress says he laundered money

Spain's former king Juan Carlos is once again in the spotlight after his former mistress claimed he was involved in money laundering, sparking calls for an investigation.


07/16/2018 - 16:55

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 07:12

'Who is America?' Cohen splits critics with TV return

"Who is America?" is both the title of Sacha Baron Cohen's first foray into television satire in more than a decade and the existential question on the lips of liberals living through the Trump presidency.

'Who is America?' Cohen splits critics with TV return

"Who is America?" is both the title of Sacha Baron Cohen's first foray into television satire in more than a decade and the existential question on the lips of liberals living through the Trump presidency.


07/16/2018 - 03:22

'Hotel Transylvania' books spot at top of box office

Sony's "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" booked a stay at the top of the North American box office, taking $44.1 million in ticket sales, according to industry estimates Sunday.

'Hotel Transylvania' books spot at top of box office

Sony's "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" booked a stay at the top of the North American box office, taking $44.1 million in ticket sales, according to industry estimates Sunday.


07/15/2018 - 23:41

With dreamy electro pop, Milk and Bone charts own path

With smooth minimalist electro pop and lush vocal harmonies, Milk and Bone has found a growing audience while charting an unusual path for French Canadian artists -- singing entirely in English.

With dreamy electro pop, Milk and Bone charts own path

With smooth minimalist electro pop and lush vocal harmonies, Milk and Bone has found a growing audience while charting an unusual path for French Canadian artists -- singing entirely in English.


07/15/2018 - 08:44

Pacquiao, the Philippines hero still king of the ring at 39

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who won back the welterweight world title in stunning fashion on Sunday, is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing.

Pacquiao, the Philippines hero still king of the ring at 39

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who won back the welterweight world title in stunning fashion on Sunday, is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing.


07/15/2018 - 07:37

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first knockout win since 2009.

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday -- the 39-year-old Filipino icon's first knockout win since 2009.


07/15/2018 - 06:00

South Africa after Mandela -- high hopes dashed?

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth have focused attention on South Africa's progress since the euphoric 1994 elections that marked the end of apartheid.

South Africa after Mandela -- high hopes dashed?

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth have focused attention on South Africa's progress since the euphoric 1994 elections that marked the end of apartheid.


07/15/2018 - 05:59

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.

China's 'Dallas Buyers Club' is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue.


07/14/2018 - 21:48

Keeping father's protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism.

Keeping father's protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism.


07/14/2018 - 11:44

Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101.

Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101.


07/13/2018 - 21:25

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of film over trans casting furor

Scarlett Johansson has quit an upcoming movie role as a transgender criminal following an angry backlash against her casting, she revealed in an interview reported widely in US media on Friday.

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of film over trans casting furor

Scarlett Johansson has quit an upcoming movie role as a transgender criminal following an angry backlash against her casting, she revealed in an interview reported widely in US media on Friday.


07/13/2018 - 20:16

'Three Lions' football song tops UK charts despite England defeat

Britain's best known football song "Three Lions" topped the British pop charts on Friday -- two days after England was knocked out of the World Cup semi-finals by Croatia.

'Three Lions' football song tops UK charts despite England defeat

Britain's best known football song "Three Lions" topped the British pop charts on Friday -- two days after England was knocked out of the World Cup semi-finals by Croatia.


07/13/2018 - 19:33

TV sensation 'Downton Abbey' coming to the big screen

It was the soapy period drama about the upstairs-downstairs lives and loves at an English country estate that enjoyed astonishing success on both sides of the Atlantic -- and now it's back. "Downton Abbey" the movie is in the works.

TV sensation 'Downton Abbey' coming to the big screen

It was the soapy period drama about the upstairs-downstairs lives and loves at an English country estate that enjoyed astonishing success on both sides of the Atlantic -- and now it's back. "Downton Abbey" the movie is in the works.


07/13/2018 - 19:20

Shakira visits her grandmother's village in Lebanon

Colombian pop star Shakira on Friday visited the village in Lebanon where her paternal grandmother was born, an AFP journalist said.

Shakira visits her grandmother's village in Lebanon

Colombian pop star Shakira on Friday visited the village in Lebanon where her paternal grandmother was born, an AFP journalist said.


07/13/2018 - 19:04

Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed US President Donald Trump for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday -- a meeting which many Britons find the toughest part of his already contentious trip to swallow.

Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed US President Donald Trump for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday -- a meeting which many Britons find the toughest part of his already contentious trip to swallow.


07/13/2018 - 18:33

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.

From Austria with love -- new Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last instalment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 metres above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.


07/13/2018 - 17:15

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.


07/13/2018 - 16:43

Love machine on sympathy crutches: Beck embraces inner weirdo

As Beck has solidified his role as one of music's most influential figures, listeners have accepted a bargain -- on record, or live, they never know exactly what they're going to get.

Love machine on sympathy crutches: Beck embraces inner weirdo

As Beck has solidified his role as one of music's most influential figures, listeners have accepted a bargain -- on record, or live, they never know exactly what they're going to get.

07/17/2018 - 08:53

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.

Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters.


07/17/2018 - 05:58

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.


07/16/2018 - 17:02

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought: study

A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 16:55

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 11:21

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.

Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday.


07/16/2018 - 09:38

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.


07/15/2018 - 06:38

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


07/14/2018 - 16:06

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.


07/14/2018 - 06:04

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavour and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs.


07/14/2018 - 03:34

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.


07/13/2018 - 22:25

Big petroleum projects in Argentina face tiny challenge: a lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area.

Big petroleum projects in Argentina face tiny challenge: a lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area.


07/13/2018 - 17:14

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.

Study: like people, mice double down on investments

Economists know that when people invest time or money in something, it's hard for them to pull out -- even when their project is doomed.


07/13/2018 - 16:50

Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.

Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.


07/13/2018 - 16:13

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years.

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years.


07/13/2018 - 07:36

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.


07/13/2018 - 07:31

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.


07/12/2018 - 18:56

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.


07/12/2018 - 18:19

Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.

Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.


07/12/2018 - 18:17

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.


07/12/2018 - 14:59

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.


07/12/2018 - 14:06

Indonesia to take controlling stake in massive gold, copper mine

Indonesia will take a controlling stake in one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines for $3.85 billion, the government said Thursday, as it moves to claw back control of the country's vast natural resources.

Indonesia to take controlling stake in massive gold, copper mine

Indonesia will take a controlling stake in one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines for $3.85 billion, the government said Thursday, as it moves to claw back control of the country's vast natural resources.


07/12/2018 - 13:24

Mice vying for females have 'thicker' penises: study

Male mice develop a thicker penis if they grow up around other males, a study has revealed.

Mice vying for females have 'thicker' penises: study

Male mice develop a thicker penis if they grow up around other males, a study has revealed.


07/12/2018 - 13:09

Nepal's last known dancing bear finds home in Indian sanctuary

Nepal's last known dancing bear has finally found a home in neighbouring India, to the relief of animal activists who feared for his safety after the death of his buddy.

Nepal's last known dancing bear finds home in Indian sanctuary

Nepal's last known dancing bear has finally found a home in neighbouring India, to the relief of animal activists who feared for his safety after the death of his buddy.


07/12/2018 - 00:38

Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights: study

People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday.

Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights: study

People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday.


07/12/2018 - 00:32

Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show

Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh benefit concert to combat climate change on the sideline of talks in San Francisco, organizers said Wednesday.

Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show

Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh benefit concert to combat climate change on the sideline of talks in San Francisco, organizers said Wednesday.


07/11/2018 - 19:08

Stone tools age Asia's first Homo presence

The remains of crudely fashioned stone tools unearthed in China advances the presence of human ancestors in Asia by around 200 millennia to 2.1 million years ago, scientists said Wednesday.

Stone tools age Asia's first Homo presence

The remains of crudely fashioned stone tools unearthed in China advances the presence of human ancestors in Asia by around 200 millennia to 2.1 million years ago, scientists said Wednesday.


07/11/2018 - 13:32

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives.

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives.

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