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09/16/2019 - 18:29

Weapons used in Saudi attacks 'came from Iran': coalition

The weapons used to strike Saudi oil facilities were Iranian-made, the Riyadh-led coalition said Monday, heightening fears of regional conflict after the US hinted at a military response to the assault.

The weapons used to strike Saudi oil facilities were Iranian-made, the Riyadh-led coalition said Monday, heightening fears of regional conflict after the US hinted at a military response to the assault.

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09/16/2019 - 18:29

Weapons used in Saudi attacks 'came from Iran': coalition

The weapons used to strike Saudi oil facilities were Iranian-made, the Riyadh-led coalition said Monday, heightening fears of regional conflict after the US hinted at a military response to the assault.

The weapons used to strike Saudi oil facilities were Iranian-made, the Riyadh-led coalition said Monday, heightening fears of regional conflict after the US hinted at a military response to the assault.


09/16/2019 - 17:16

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as Johnson dodges reporters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.


09/16/2019 - 16:32

Netanyahu, Gantz spur supporters on eve of tense Israeli polls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.


09/16/2019 - 14:40

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's elections with just over a quarter of votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.

Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's elections with just over a quarter of votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.


09/16/2019 - 13:54

US hints at military response to Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

Oil prices made their biggest jump since the Gulf War on Monday after President Donald Trump warned that the US was "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran.

Oil prices made their biggest jump since the Gulf War on Monday after President Donald Trump warned that the US was "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran.

09/16/2019 - 16:56

French boy, 10, dies 8 years after supermarket burger poisoning

A French boy aged 10, who fell gravely ill in 2011 after consuming a beef burger from supermarket discounter Lidl that was infected with E.coli bacteria, has died of complications stemming from his poisoning, the family's lawyer said.

A French boy aged 10, who fell gravely ill in 2011 after consuming a beef burger from supermarket discounter Lidl that was infected with E.coli bacteria, has died of complications stemming from his poisoning, the family's lawyer said.


09/16/2019 - 14:54

No cheating: Frenchwoman was world's oldest person, researchers say

Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died aged 122 two decades ago, should keep the title of the oldest person on record, researchers said Monday, rejecting claims of fraud.

Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died aged 122 two decades ago, should keep the title of the oldest person on record, researchers said Monday, rejecting claims of fraud.


09/16/2019 - 12:25

Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle opioid crisis cases

Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy in a settlement agreement in a move it hopes will head off further legal proceedings in relation to its role in spreading the opioid crisis in the US, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy in a settlement agreement in a move it hopes will head off further legal proceedings in relation to its role in spreading the opioid crisis in the US, the company said in a statement on Sunday.


09/16/2019 - 10:32

No more for me: S. Korean beer imports from Japan plunge 97%

South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped almost to zero last month in the face of a consumer boycott sparked by a bitter trade and historical dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, data showed Monday.

South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped almost to zero last month in the face of a consumer boycott sparked by a bitter trade and historical dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, data showed Monday.


09/16/2019 - 07:23

War at the dinner table: Hong Kong families divided over protests

For weeks, Jane lied to her mother about joining Hong Kong's protests -- pretending her rucksack was bulging with books, not supplies -- until the ideological rift between them grew so great she had to move out.

For weeks, Jane lied to her mother about joining Hong Kong's protests -- pretending her rucksack was bulging with books, not supplies -- until the ideological rift between them grew so great she had to move out.


09/16/2019 - 06:24

Lilly, Thailand's Greta Thunberg, wages 'war' on plastic

Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every single day.

Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every single day.


09/16/2019 - 05:42

In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles 'pimped out' for hip youth

When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about 1,540 euros, $1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.

When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about 1,540 euros, $1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.


09/16/2019 - 02:51

Dresses flow for Beckham, billow for Goddard: London fashion trends

From Victoria Beckham's flowing dresses to Molly Goddard's airy creations in tulle, London Fashion Week, ending Tuesday has rolled out some standout new silhouettes.

From Victoria Beckham's flowing dresses to Molly Goddard's airy creations in tulle, London Fashion Week, ending Tuesday has rolled out some standout new silhouettes.


09/15/2019 - 14:49

London Fashion Week opens the door -- a little -- to the public

It's one of the most exclusive dates in the fashion calendar, with journalists, stylists and celebrities clamouring to be close enough to the catwalk to see every sequin shimmer.

It's one of the most exclusive dates in the fashion calendar, with journalists, stylists and celebrities clamouring to be close enough to the catwalk to see every sequin shimmer.


09/15/2019 - 11:22

Former Wales captain Thomas explains HIV stance

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has released an emotional video explaining his reason for going public on being HIV positive.

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has released an emotional video explaining his reason for going public on being HIV positive.


09/15/2019 - 05:16

Myths and menstruation: Overcoming Pakistan's period taboo

Bent over her hand-crank sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of many rural areas in the deeply conservative country where periods are still taboo.

Bent over her hand-crank sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of many rural areas in the deeply conservative country where periods are still taboo.


09/15/2019 - 04:56

Generation healthy: alcoholic seltzer craze sweeps US

Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine.

Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine.


09/14/2019 - 20:42

Star chef Colagreco feeds crowds at Lyon Street Food festival

Mauro Colagreco, the multiple award-winning Italian-Argentinian chef, joined 80 of his fellow cooks on Saturday to serve food at the Lyon Street Food Festival in southeast France.

Mauro Colagreco, the multiple award-winning Italian-Argentinian chef, joined 80 of his fellow cooks on Saturday to serve food at the Lyon Street Food Festival in southeast France.


09/14/2019 - 17:03

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home

A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home.

A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home.


09/14/2019 - 05:12

In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients

Every time Catherine Coulibaly's 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she gritted her teeth as she silently counted the financial cost.

Every time Catherine Coulibaly's 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she gritted her teeth as she silently counted the financial cost.


09/14/2019 - 05:11

Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine

Speaking against a backdrop of two soaring, snow-capped volcanoes, Asuncion Diaz explains his fight to save the original poblano chile, one of the most important ingredients in Mexican cuisine, from climate change and other threats.

Speaking against a backdrop of two soaring, snow-capped volcanoes, Asuncion Diaz explains his fight to save the original poblano chile, one of the most important ingredients in Mexican cuisine, from climate change and other threats.


09/14/2019 - 04:49

Sacklers accused of moving fortune to Swiss banks

Investigators have found at least one billion dollars in wire transfers between the wealthy Sackler family, accused of fuelling the United States's opioid crisis, and financial institutions including Swiss bank accounts, officials said Friday.

Investigators have found at least one billion dollars in wire transfers between the wealthy Sackler family, accused of fuelling the United States's opioid crisis, and financial institutions including Swiss bank accounts, officials said Friday.


09/13/2019 - 23:53

US park rangers debunk myth on tossing banana peels, apple cores

Next time you toss a banana peel or apple core on the ground believing you're feeding nature, you may want to think twice.

Next time you toss a banana peel or apple core on the ground believing you're feeding nature, you may want to think twice.


09/13/2019 - 22:28

London Fashion Week opens under Brexit cloud

London Fashion Week got under way on Friday, launching spring/summer 2020 collections under a Brexit cloud and in the face of opposition from environmental activists.

London Fashion Week got under way on Friday, launching spring/summer 2020 collections under a Brexit cloud and in the face of opposition from environmental activists.


09/13/2019 - 16:08

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world's first malaria vaccine

Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world's first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day.

Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world's first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day.