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01/21/2018 - 05:33

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: Afghan spy agency

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as the eleven hours-long siege continued.

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as the eleven hours-long siege continued.

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01/21/2018 - 05:33

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: Afghan spy agency

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as the eleven hours-long siege continued.

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as the eleven hours-long siege continued.


01/21/2018 - 04:56

N. Korea delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years.

North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years.


01/21/2018 - 04:42

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 04:22

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.


01/21/2018 - 03:56

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.

01/21/2018 - 03:37

Johnson says UK should welcome Trump

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest.


01/20/2018 - 21:58

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 19:37

McDonald, the new face of Ireland's Sinn Fein

Mary Lou McDonald, the incoming president of Ireland's Sinn Fein, represents a new era without the baggage of the party's past as the political voice of the IRA.

Mary Lou McDonald, the incoming president of Ireland's Sinn Fein, represents a new era without the baggage of the party's past as the political voice of the IRA.


01/20/2018 - 16:59

Hazard stars as Chelsea return to winning ways

A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea's recent scoring problems in their first victory this year conjuring two goals in a 4-0 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea's recent scoring problems in their first victory this year conjuring two goals in a 4-0 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 16:56

Arsenal offer 50m euros for Aubameyang - report

Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday.

Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday.

01/21/2018 - 05:33

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: Afghan spy agency

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as the eleven hours-long siege continued.

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as the eleven hours-long siege continued.


01/21/2018 - 04:56

N. Korea delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years.

North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years.


01/21/2018 - 04:22

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration.


01/21/2018 - 03:56

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.


01/21/2018 - 03:27

Trump inauguration anniversary marred by shutdown, protests

Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as lawmakers traded bitter recriminations over a government shutdown while mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country.

Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as lawmakers traded bitter recriminations over a government shutdown while mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country.

01/21/2018 - 03:57

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?


01/20/2018 - 20:51

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


01/20/2018 - 20:14

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/20/2018 - 15:49

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.

Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 08:51

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.

01/21/2018 - 04:42

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.


01/21/2018 - 03:57

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?

They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a country where cuddly icons promote everything from regional tourism to local prisons?


01/21/2018 - 03:38

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.


01/21/2018 - 03:05

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times

Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian skaters provided some welcome rays of sunshine at this week's European Championships.

Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian skaters provided some welcome rays of sunshine at this week's European Championships.


01/21/2018 - 02:47

Thunder rout Cavs, James still seven points shy of milestone

Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a lopsided 148-124 win Saturday.

Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a lopsided 148-124 win Saturday.