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01/19/2018 - 06:59

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.

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01/19/2018 - 06:59

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.


01/19/2018 - 06:49

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.


01/19/2018 - 05:51

Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for N. Korea crisis

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.


01/19/2018 - 05:24

Prime Mum-ister: New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.


01/19/2018 - 02:36

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move.

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move.

01/19/2018 - 07:02

'The Crossing': Migrant crisis with a sci-fi twist

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.


01/19/2018 - 06:15

Don't dream it's over: EU's Brexit message to Britain

A sudden flurry of suggestions by the EU that Brexit could be reversed has sparked questions about the bloc's motives and even accusations of a secret plot to keep Britain in the European Union.

A sudden flurry of suggestions by the EU that Brexit could be reversed has sparked questions about the bloc's motives and even accusations of a secret plot to keep Britain in the European Union.


01/19/2018 - 04:48

'Gutted' Saracens in last chance saloon

Saracens will be relying on their eight-strong England contingent to drag the title-holders out of a European Champions Cup hole at home to Northampton this weekend.

Saracens will be relying on their eight-strong England contingent to drag the title-holders out of a European Champions Cup hole at home to Northampton this weekend.


01/19/2018 - 04:01

'Trainspotting generation': Alarm as Scotland drug deaths spike

Scotland has seen a sharp rise in the number of drug deaths as years of abuse by the so-called "Trainspotting generation" finally take their toll, prompting calls for a rethink on drug policy.

Scotland has seen a sharp rise in the number of drug deaths as years of abuse by the so-called "Trainspotting generation" finally take their toll, prompting calls for a rethink on drug policy.


01/19/2018 - 03:37

Wenger vows to stick with troubled Arsenal

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's turbulent January hasn't affected his desire to remain in charge of the troubled Premier League club beyond this season.

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's turbulent January hasn't affected his desire to remain in charge of the troubled Premier League club beyond this season.

01/19/2018 - 07:39

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.


01/19/2018 - 07:21

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.


01/19/2018 - 07:19

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.


01/19/2018 - 07:08

German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria: monitor

A German rapper turned Islamic State fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said.

A German rapper turned Islamic State fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said.


01/19/2018 - 06:49

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.

A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill.

01/19/2018 - 07:39

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.

Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.


01/19/2018 - 07:19

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.

Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.


01/19/2018 - 07:02

'The Crossing': Migrant crisis with a sci-fi twist

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.

Television images of bodies floating near the shores of small seaside towns have been a familiar but chilling staple of the European migrant crisis in recent years.


01/19/2018 - 04:02

How to take a bullet, by 'Den of Thieves' star 50 Cent

Note to action movie directors: you probably don't need to tell Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- juvenile crack dealer turned multi-millionnaire rapper and movie star -- how to take a bullet.

Note to action movie directors: you probably don't need to tell Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- juvenile crack dealer turned multi-millionnaire rapper and movie star -- how to take a bullet.


01/19/2018 - 04:01

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.

01/19/2018 - 07:40

Cycling: Sagan shows class in fourth stage

World champion Peter Sagan showed his class when he won the fourth stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Friday, taking the overall lead in the process.

World champion Peter Sagan showed his class when he won the fourth stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Friday, taking the overall lead in the process.


01/19/2018 - 07:28

Ski jumpers take to the skies at world champs

Man's desire to fly will touch reality this weekend when the best ski jumpers meet at the world ski flying championships in Germany, with leaps of around 250 metres expected.

Man's desire to fly will touch reality this weekend when the best ski jumpers meet at the world ski flying championships in Germany, with leaps of around 250 metres expected.


01/19/2018 - 07:17

Kitzbuehel highlights danger after fatal Alpine skiing season start

The hosting of Kitzbuehel's famed, white-knuckled downhill on Saturday will be particularly poignant after two deaths this season, but a top official stressed that the high-octane sport will never be without danger and racers must handle their own risk management.

The hosting of Kitzbuehel's famed, white-knuckled downhill on Saturday will be particularly poignant after two deaths this season, but a top official stressed that the high-octane sport will never be without danger and racers must handle their own risk management.


01/19/2018 - 07:11

Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.

Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in an abandoned ski resort, a possible harbinger of the gleaming new facilities' fate.


01/19/2018 - 06:59

Svitolina ends teen dream at Australian Open

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina ended the Australian Open hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk on another searing hot day Friday, as organisers defended the tournament heat policy.