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12/07/2019 - 02:26

White House rejects participation in 'baseless' impeachment probe

The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as "completely baseless" Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges against him.

The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as "completely baseless" Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges against him.

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12/07/2019 - 02:26

White House rejects participation in 'baseless' impeachment probe

The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as "completely baseless" Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges against him.

The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as "completely baseless" Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges against him.


12/07/2019 - 02:25

Ledecka swoops for Lake Louise downhill win

Olympic snowboard and ski champion Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stormed to a maiden World Cup downhill victory on Friday with a surprise win at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.

Olympic snowboard and ski champion Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stormed to a maiden World Cup downhill victory on Friday with a surprise win at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.


12/07/2019 - 01:48

Nobel winner Handke dodges questions on Balkan wars

Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke is days away from receiving his award, but the controversial author known for his pro-Serb stance in the wars in former Yugoslavia said Friday he preferred literature to opinions.

Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke is days away from receiving his award, but the controversial author known for his pro-Serb stance in the wars in former Yugoslavia said Friday he preferred literature to opinions.


12/07/2019 - 01:47

Inter held by Roma after racism storm, leaving Juve to eye top spot

Inter Milan were held to a goalless draw by Roma at the San Siro on Friday, leaving the way open for Italian champions Juventus to reclaim top spot in Serie A this weekend.

Inter Milan were held to a goalless draw by Roma at the San Siro on Friday, leaving the way open for Italian champions Juventus to reclaim top spot in Serie A this weekend.


12/07/2019 - 01:46

China's Sui and Han win ISU Grand Prix Final pairs gold, Kihira crashes

Two-time world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong led a Chinese 1-2 to claim their first pairs gold in the ISU Grand Prix figure skating final in Turin on Friday.

Two-time world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong led a Chinese 1-2 to claim their first pairs gold in the ISU Grand Prix figure skating final in Turin on Friday.

12/06/2019 - 22:47

Cuban economy hit as tide turns against doctors program

Luisa Garcia received a hero's welcome when she arrived back in Havana last month, one of hundreds of Cuban health workers sent home by the Communist-run island's erstwhile allies.

Luisa Garcia received a hero's welcome when she arrived back in Havana last month, one of hundreds of Cuban health workers sent home by the Communist-run island's erstwhile allies.


12/06/2019 - 18:35

France's pension reform: What would change?

French labour unions have vowed a wave of strikes against a pension overhaul promised by President Emmanuel Macron, a centrepiece of his drive to reform vast swathes of the economy.

French labour unions have vowed a wave of strikes against a pension overhaul promised by President Emmanuel Macron, a centrepiece of his drive to reform vast swathes of the economy.


12/06/2019 - 18:21

'Parasite singles': why young Japanese aren't getting married

A sharply dressed crowd of Japanese singletons shuffle awkwardly around conference-room tables, exchanging small-talk and CVs in an attempt to find a marriage partner -- all of them accompanied by their parents.

A sharply dressed crowd of Japanese singletons shuffle awkwardly around conference-room tables, exchanging small-talk and CVs in an attempt to find a marriage partner -- all of them accompanied by their parents.


12/06/2019 - 15:23

AI judges and verdicts via chat app: the brave new world of China's digital courts

Artificial-intelligence judges, cyber-courts, and verdicts delivered on chat apps -- welcome to China's brave new world of justice spotlighted by authorities this week.

Artificial-intelligence judges, cyber-courts, and verdicts delivered on chat apps -- welcome to China's brave new world of justice spotlighted by authorities this week.


12/06/2019 - 12:18

China's single women seek sperm donors overseas

Looking at page after page of childhood photos, Xiaogunzhu was drawn to an image of a French-Irish boy with smiling dark blue eyes.

Looking at page after page of childhood photos, Xiaogunzhu was drawn to an image of a French-Irish boy with smiling dark blue eyes.


12/06/2019 - 10:37

Nepal makes first arrest over 'menstruation huts' after woman dies

Nepali police have detained the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a 'menstruation hut' in what is believed to be the first arrest over the outlawed tradition, officials said Friday.

Nepali police have detained the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a 'menstruation hut' in what is believed to be the first arrest over the outlawed tradition, officials said Friday.


12/06/2019 - 09:54

Healthcare battles Brexit as top UK election issue

Britain's snap election next week was called to resolve the impasse over Brexit but much of the campaign has instead been dominated by explosive rows over healthcare.

Britain's snap election next week was called to resolve the impasse over Brexit but much of the campaign has instead been dominated by explosive rows over healthcare.


12/06/2019 - 08:54

eSports debut in SEA Games, but Olympics remain distant

eSports edged further into the mainstream sports world with this week's debut at the Southeast Asian Games, but the holy grail -- Olympic recognition -- remains stubbornly out of reach.

eSports edged further into the mainstream sports world with this week's debut at the Southeast Asian Games, but the holy grail -- Olympic recognition -- remains stubbornly out of reach.


12/06/2019 - 06:42

Till death do I stay single: South Korea's #NoMarriage women

"I'm a straight woman who is no longer interested in having relationships with men."

"I'm a straight woman who is no longer interested in having relationships with men."


12/06/2019 - 05:32

Anti-vaxxer arrested as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Samoan authorities warned Friday that anti-vaccine propaganda would not be tolerated, after a social media campaigner was arrested for opposing a mass immunisation drive aimed at containing the Pacific nation's deadly measles epidemic.

Samoan authorities warned Friday that anti-vaccine propaganda would not be tolerated, after a social media campaigner was arrested for opposing a mass immunisation drive aimed at containing the Pacific nation's deadly measles epidemic.


12/06/2019 - 05:14

Fashionable feathers: Italian designer's life in plumes

Feathers have adorned the most glamorous of fashionistas throughout history, from Marie Antoinette to Lady Gaga, and one Italian octogenarian continues to fuel the fantasy.

Feathers have adorned the most glamorous of fashionistas throughout history, from Marie Antoinette to Lady Gaga, and one Italian octogenarian continues to fuel the fantasy.


12/06/2019 - 04:40

Virtual boyfriends a match for China's single women

Chinese teen Robin spends hours online chatting to her man, who always has a sympathetic ear for her problems -- as long as she's willing to pay him.

Chinese teen Robin spends hours online chatting to her man, who always has a sympathetic ear for her problems -- as long as she's willing to pay him.


12/06/2019 - 03:03

Paris ballet's foreign legion reaches for the stars

Watching YouTube as a child in Australia, the idea of one day joining the ranks of the hallowed Paris Opera Ballet seemed nothing short of an impossible dream.

Watching YouTube as a child in Australia, the idea of one day joining the ranks of the hallowed Paris Opera Ballet seemed nothing short of an impossible dream.


12/06/2019 - 03:02

Antarctica tourism: the quest for Earth's vulnerable extremes

The swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.

The swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.


12/06/2019 - 03:00

Babies born on floor as Zimbabwe's health system totters

The floor is dusty, the walls filthy and the furniture decrepit, but for two weeks last month a tiny flat in a Harare township was transformed into a maternity clinic where scores of babies were born.

The floor is dusty, the walls filthy and the furniture decrepit, but for two weeks last month a tiny flat in a Harare township was transformed into a maternity clinic where scores of babies were born.


12/06/2019 - 02:59

New York's 'island of the dead' to welcome more of the living

A once off-limits, eroding island in New York where more than a million people are buried in unmarked mass graves dug by prisoners is about to become more accessible.

A once off-limits, eroding island in New York where more than a million people are buried in unmarked mass graves dug by prisoners is about to become more accessible.


12/06/2019 - 02:57

24 hours in the shadow of Mexico's violence

As Mexico struggles to stop the bloodshed unleashed by its "drug wars," the violence casts a long shadow over ordinary life for many Mexicans.

As Mexico struggles to stop the bloodshed unleashed by its "drug wars," the violence casts a long shadow over ordinary life for many Mexicans.


12/06/2019 - 02:50

UAE mines history to assert legitimacy in major documentary

The United Arab Emirates is renowned for skyscrapers and mega-projects, but as the emerging regional power seeks to build legitimacy, it is campaigning to glorify its past as well.

The United Arab Emirates is renowned for skyscrapers and mega-projects, but as the emerging regional power seeks to build legitimacy, it is campaigning to glorify its past as well.


12/05/2019 - 19:35

Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade.

More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade.


12/05/2019 - 18:58

Artists cash in on China's online sticker craze

When "Silly Piggy" appeared in China's popular WeChat social media app, the sticker became an instant hit, with people sending it more than 30 million times in its first month to express their feelings in text messages.

When "Silly Piggy" appeared in China's popular WeChat social media app, the sticker became an instant hit, with people sending it more than 30 million times in its first month to express their feelings in text messages.