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01/17/2018 - 20:23

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.


01/17/2018 - 19:21

MPs set to approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs were set Wednesday to the give the green light to a key Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, although the legislation still faces a battle in the upper chamber.

MPs set to approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs were set Wednesday to the give the green light to a key Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, although the legislation still faces a battle in the upper chamber.


01/17/2018 - 19:14

EU accuses Russia of 'orchestrated' disinformation campaign

The European Union on Wednesday accused Russia of pumping out thousands of pieces of disinformation in an "orchestrated strategy" aimed at destabilising the bloc.

EU accuses Russia of 'orchestrated' disinformation campaign

The European Union on Wednesday accused Russia of pumping out thousands of pieces of disinformation in an "orchestrated strategy" aimed at destabilising the bloc.


01/17/2018 - 18:54

Republican senator slams Trump for Stalin-like attacks on media

A maverick senator from Donald Trump's own Republican party launched a stinging attack on the president on Wednesday, accusing him of employing Stalinist language to "slur" and undermine the free press.

Republican senator slams Trump for Stalin-like attacks on media

A maverick senator from Donald Trump's own Republican party launched a stinging attack on the president on Wednesday, accusing him of employing Stalinist language to "slur" and undermine the free press.


01/17/2018 - 17:50

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team at the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team at the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.


01/17/2018 - 17:26

Republican senator slams Trump for Stalin-like attacks on media

A maverick senator from Donald Trump's own Republican party launched a stinging attack on the president on Wednesday, accusing him of employing Stalinist language to attack and undermine the free press.

Republican senator slams Trump for Stalin-like attacks on media

A maverick senator from Donald Trump's own Republican party launched a stinging attack on the president on Wednesday, accusing him of employing Stalinist language to attack and undermine the free press.


01/17/2018 - 17:16

Bastareaud out of France 6 Nations squad after homophobia ban

Mathieu Bastareaud was first included and then hours later dropped from France coach Jacques Brunel's Six Nations squad announced on Wednesday after he was banned over a homophobic slur.

Bastareaud out of France 6 Nations squad after homophobia ban

Mathieu Bastareaud was first included and then hours later dropped from France coach Jacques Brunel's Six Nations squad announced on Wednesday after he was banned over a homophobic slur.


01/17/2018 - 16:49

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.

01/17/2018 - 20:23

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.


01/17/2018 - 20:18

Flair and parties, the exuberant world of Ronaldinho

The man who once lobbed England's David Seaman from 40 yards, Ronaldinho has officially hung up his boots following a career of backheels, nutmegs, no-look passes, and Parisian party nights.

Flair and parties, the exuberant world of Ronaldinho

The man who once lobbed England's David Seaman from 40 yards, Ronaldinho has officially hung up his boots following a career of backheels, nutmegs, no-look passes, and Parisian party nights.


01/17/2018 - 19:55

Figure skating king Fernandez looking good for six-peat

Spanish veteran Javier Fernandez put one hand on a sixth successive European men's figure skating title with a near-flawless short programme in Moscow on Wednesday.

Figure skating king Fernandez looking good for six-peat

Spanish veteran Javier Fernandez put one hand on a sixth successive European men's figure skating title with a near-flawless short programme in Moscow on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 19:38

Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday.

Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 19:17

Larmour named in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Jordan Larmour has been handed a first Ireland call-up after the Leinster full-back was named on Wednesday in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad.

Larmour named in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Jordan Larmour has been handed a first Ireland call-up after the Leinster full-back was named on Wednesday in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad.


01/17/2018 - 19:05

Russian athletes quit race en masse 'ahead of doping inspection'

Russia's athletics federation said Wednesday it was looking into the sudden withdrawal of dozens of athletes from a race, as a report said the mystery was explained by an unexpected visit from doping inspectors.

Russian athletes quit race en masse 'ahead of doping inspection'

Russia's athletics federation said Wednesday it was looking into the sudden withdrawal of dozens of athletes from a race, as a report said the mystery was explained by an unexpected visit from doping inspectors.


01/17/2018 - 18:47

Banned Haskell to miss England's Six Nations openers

England flanker James Haskell will miss the first two matches of the champions' Six Nations title defence after being banned for a dangerous tackle while playing for Wasps in a European club match against Harlequins.

Banned Haskell to miss England's Six Nations openers

England flanker James Haskell will miss the first two matches of the champions' Six Nations title defence after being banned for a dangerous tackle while playing for Wasps in a European club match against Harlequins.


01/17/2018 - 18:24

Vermeulen to leave Toulon, Kaino expected

South Africa No.8 Duane Vermeulen will leave Toulon at the end of the season, club president Mourad Boudjellal said on Wednesday, with New Zealand's Jerome Kaino a rumoured replacement.

Vermeulen to leave Toulon, Kaino expected

South Africa No.8 Duane Vermeulen will leave Toulon at the end of the season, club president Mourad Boudjellal said on Wednesday, with New Zealand's Jerome Kaino a rumoured replacement.

01/17/2018 - 18:46

Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter says telling 'truth'

Woody Allen was thrust to the fore Wednesday of the sexual harassment watershed sweeping the United States when his daughter revived child molestation allegations against the famed director, asking the world to finally believe her.

Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter says telling 'truth'

Woody Allen was thrust to the fore Wednesday of the sexual harassment watershed sweeping the United States when his daughter revived child molestation allegations against the famed director, asking the world to finally believe her.


01/17/2018 - 18:23

"What's that shot?" ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm.

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm.


01/17/2018 - 11:17

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 07:32

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".


01/17/2018 - 06:24

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.


01/17/2018 - 05:18

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.


01/17/2018 - 00:16

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.


01/16/2018 - 19:34

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.

01/17/2018 - 17:00

Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.


01/17/2018 - 16:50

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 16:27

Japan forecasting breakthrough could improve weather warnings

A new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.

Japan forecasting breakthrough could improve weather warnings

A new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.


01/17/2018 - 16:06

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.


01/17/2018 - 15:02

China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said Wednesday, but gave no new details about the environmental impact of the disaster.

China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said Wednesday, but gave no new details about the environmental impact of the disaster.


01/17/2018 - 13:56

Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

A giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country, zoo officials said Wednesday.

Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

A giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country, zoo officials said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 13:06

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.


01/17/2018 - 12:28

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in Indonesia

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday.

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in Indonesia

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday.

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