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11/17/2018 - 20:21

Woman's death casts shadow over France's 'yellow vest' protests

A protester was accidently killed on Saturday as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" movement against high fuel prices, which has channelled widespread anger over stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.

A protester was accidently killed on Saturday as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" movement against high fuel prices, which has channelled widespread anger over stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.

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11/17/2018 - 20:21

Woman's death casts shadow over France's 'yellow vest' protests

A protester was accidently killed on Saturday as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" movement against high fuel prices, which has channelled widespread anger over stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.

A protester was accidently killed on Saturday as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" movement against high fuel prices, which has channelled widespread anger over stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.


11/17/2018 - 19:56

IS loses holdout in south Syria, faces deadly air raids in east

Syrian regime forces retook control of the last southern holdout of the Islamic State group Saturday, as a monitor said air strikes killed dozens in a remaining jihadist pocket in the country's east.

Syrian regime forces retook control of the last southern holdout of the Islamic State group Saturday, as a monitor said air strikes killed dozens in a remaining jihadist pocket in the country's east.


11/17/2018 - 19:47

Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after disappearance

The crushed wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country's worst naval disaster in decades.

The crushed wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country's worst naval disaster in decades.


11/17/2018 - 19:25

Trump visits fire-wracked California as more than 1,000 missing

President Donald Trump arrived in California Saturday to meet with officials, victims and the "unbelievably brave" firefighters there, as more than 1,000 people are listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the US state.

President Donald Trump arrived in California Saturday to meet with officials, victims and the "unbelievably brave" firefighters there, as more than 1,000 people are listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the US state.


11/17/2018 - 19:17

England survive Japan scare at Twickenham

England came from behind to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham on Saturday as they avoided a shock defeat by the 2019 World Cup hosts.

England came from behind to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham on Saturday as they avoided a shock defeat by the 2019 World Cup hosts.

11/17/2018 - 18:06

Zhang Yimou's film 'Shadow' shines at Chinese 'Oscars'

Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou's martial arts epic "Shadow" took the most gongs at Taiwan's Golden Horse film awards on Saturday, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars".

Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou's martial arts epic "Shadow" took the most gongs at Taiwan's Golden Horse film awards on Saturday, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars".


11/17/2018 - 04:39

Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe

Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors' strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine.

Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors' strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine.


11/17/2018 - 04:25

Accra waterfront development leaves artists fearful

Yussif Ayibesa stands in front of the ramshackle Centre for National Culture that backs on to the seafront in Ghana's capital, Accra, trying to encourage visitors to come in.

Yussif Ayibesa stands in front of the ramshackle Centre for National Culture that backs on to the seafront in Ghana's capital, Accra, trying to encourage visitors to come in.


11/17/2018 - 04:10

Cultural renaissance sweeps Latvia for centenary

With homegrown books and films topping sales in Latvia after decades of foreign cultural domination, the small Baltic state is in the throes of a cultural renaissance as it marks 100 years of independence.

With homegrown books and films topping sales in Latvia after decades of foreign cultural domination, the small Baltic state is in the throes of a cultural renaissance as it marks 100 years of independence.


11/17/2018 - 03:39

US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells -- paving the way to get so-called "lab meat" on American plates.

US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells -- paving the way to get so-called "lab meat" on American plates.


11/17/2018 - 02:15

Saudi women mount 'inside-out' abaya protest

Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.

Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.


11/17/2018 - 01:10

Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana

Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due to open next Tuesday.

Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due to open next Tuesday.


11/17/2018 - 01:04

Chess stars neck and neck at mid-point of world championship

Three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen was neck and neck with American Fabiano Caruana after eking out a draw in their sixth world championship game on Friday.

Three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen was neck and neck with American Fabiano Caruana after eking out a draw in their sixth world championship game on Friday.


11/16/2018 - 19:16

Bum shuffles as ex-conjoined twins try out independence

It took six hours for doctors to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa last week, but nurses said Thursday the recovering girls are still not ready to go their own ways.

It took six hours for doctors to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa last week, but nurses said Thursday the recovering girls are still not ready to go their own ways.


11/16/2018 - 16:27

Papua New Guinea: Glimmers of change in land that #MeToo forgot

Ask people in Papua New Guinea about #MeToo and you are likely to get blank stares, but in a country with a reputation as the worst place in the world for women to live, attitudes to domestic and sexual violence are slowly changing.

Ask people in Papua New Guinea about #MeToo and you are likely to get blank stares, but in a country with a reputation as the worst place in the world for women to live, attitudes to domestic and sexual violence are slowly changing.


11/16/2018 - 15:59

'Angel', 80, drives to aid of poor St Petersburg pensioners

Long retired from her job as a Saint Petersburg trolley driver, 80-year-old Galina Yakovleva still spends her days behind the wheel, but now in a mini-van distributing food to needy pensioners.

Long retired from her job as a Saint Petersburg trolley driver, 80-year-old Galina Yakovleva still spends her days behind the wheel, but now in a mini-van distributing food to needy pensioners.


11/16/2018 - 15:54

Hockney sells for $90mn, sets living artist record

An iconic swimming pool picture painted by British legend David Hockney sold for $90.3 million in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for a living artist, Christie's said.

An iconic swimming pool picture painted by British legend David Hockney sold for $90.3 million in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for a living artist, Christie's said.


11/16/2018 - 14:18

Top hotel chains in China apologise after dirty cleaning expose

The Ritz-Cartlon and other five-star hotels in China apologised after a video exposing unhygienic cleaning practises went viral online this week in the latest health and safety scandal to rock the country.

The Ritz-Cartlon and other five-star hotels in China apologised after a video exposing unhygienic cleaning practises went viral online this week in the latest health and safety scandal to rock the country.


11/16/2018 - 14:09

Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic

In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea.

In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea.


11/16/2018 - 11:44

Meditation helps conflict veterans with PTSD: study

Transcendental meditation -- the practice of effortless thinking -- may be as effective at treating PTSD in conflict veterans as traditional therapy, US researchers said Friday, in findings that could help tens of thousands deal with their trauma.

Transcendental meditation -- the practice of effortless thinking -- may be as effective at treating PTSD in conflict veterans as traditional therapy, US researchers said Friday, in findings that could help tens of thousands deal with their trauma.


11/16/2018 - 11:30

Fashion legend Kenzo lifts veil on colourful legacy

Kenzo Takada, the Japanese designer who retired at the height of his colourful career nearly 20 years ago, wants to show the world how he came up with the pathbreaking designs that helped catapult a wave of Japanese creators onto the Paris stage.

Kenzo Takada, the Japanese designer who retired at the height of his colourful career nearly 20 years ago, wants to show the world how he came up with the pathbreaking designs that helped catapult a wave of Japanese creators onto the Paris stage.


11/16/2018 - 11:30

Ethiopians last in line for toilets, report says

Ethiopians are less likely than anyone else on Earth to have access to a decent toilet, a new study said Friday.

Ethiopians are less likely than anyone else on Earth to have access to a decent toilet, a new study said Friday.


11/16/2018 - 10:33

Home DNA tests doom anonymity for sperm, egg donors

All Ryan Kramer had to do was to swab his cheek and embark on nine days of genealogical research to identify his biological father, a man who thought he would remain anonymous when he donated his sperm and never took a DNA test himself.

All Ryan Kramer had to do was to swab his cheek and embark on nine days of genealogical research to identify his biological father, a man who thought he would remain anonymous when he donated his sperm and never took a DNA test himself.


11/15/2018 - 20:24

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 percent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavored products.

US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 percent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavored products.


11/15/2018 - 17:08

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 percent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavored products.

US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 percent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavored products.