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02/22/2019 - 17:53

Syria force evacuates women, children from IS holdout

US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group's dying "caliphate" in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists.

US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group's dying "caliphate" in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists.

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02/22/2019 - 17:53

Syria force evacuates women, children from IS holdout

US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group's dying "caliphate" in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists.

US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group's dying "caliphate" in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists.


02/22/2019 - 17:20

Trump to greet China's trade negotiator as deadline presses

President Donald Trump is due to meet Friday afternoon with China's top trade negotiator, as talks continue to try to defuse the escalation of the tariff war between the world's economic superpowers.

President Donald Trump is due to meet Friday afternoon with China's top trade negotiator, as talks continue to try to defuse the escalation of the tariff war between the world's economic superpowers.


02/22/2019 - 16:58

Thousands flock to Venezuela aid concert on barricaded border

Thousands of people, many waving Venezuelan flags, streamed into a concert site on the Venezuela-Colombia border Friday for an international charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries in defiance of a blockade by the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Thousands of people, many waving Venezuelan flags, streamed into a concert site on the Venezuela-Colombia border Friday for an international charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries in defiance of a blockade by the government of President Nicolas Maduro.


02/22/2019 - 16:25

Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid

A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said.

A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said.


02/22/2019 - 13:31

Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China's President Xi Jinping on Friday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following a global outcry over the Khashoggi killing.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China's President Xi Jinping on Friday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following a global outcry over the Khashoggi killing.

02/22/2019 - 17:50

In Milan, Daniel Lee unveils debut for Bottega Veneta

British designer Daniel Lee unveiled his highly-anticipated debut collection for Bottega Veneta on Friday on the third day of Milan fashion week in his first outing as the Italian luxury label's creative director.

British designer Daniel Lee unveiled his highly-anticipated debut collection for Bottega Veneta on Friday on the third day of Milan fashion week in his first outing as the Italian luxury label's creative director.


02/22/2019 - 16:15

Woman dies after eating at Michelin-star restaurant in Spain

A woman who died after eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain may have suffered food poisoning, a local court said on Friday.

A woman who died after eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain may have suffered food poisoning, a local court said on Friday.


02/22/2019 - 15:28

Chilling out: Russian surfers catch icy waves

The temperature is below zero, the wind is howling and the beach is covered with snow -- perfect conditions for Russian surfing fanatics to wax their boards, don wetsuits and catch waves.

The temperature is below zero, the wind is howling and the beach is covered with snow -- perfect conditions for Russian surfing fanatics to wax their boards, don wetsuits and catch waves.


02/22/2019 - 11:58

France sees no health reason for Nutella output stop

French authorities said Friday that there appeared to be no health risks behind the decision to halt production of Nutella at a plant in Normandy, the world's largest factory making the prized chocolate-and-hazelnut spread.

French authorities said Friday that there appeared to be no health risks behind the decision to halt production of Nutella at a plant in Normandy, the world's largest factory making the prized chocolate-and-hazelnut spread.


02/22/2019 - 06:33

The Taliban have not changed, warn Afghans living under their rule

Ali Ahmad Alizai has no choice but to obey when the Taliban come knocking on his door demanding food, shelter or a slice of his hard-earned harvest to fund their insurgency.

Ali Ahmad Alizai has no choice but to obey when the Taliban come knocking on his door demanding food, shelter or a slice of his hard-earned harvest to fund their insurgency.


02/22/2019 - 06:09

US firm to stop selling China equipment for minority DNA database

US biotechnology manufacturer Thermo Fisher on Thursday announced it would stop selling to China equipment used to create a DNA database of the country's Uighur minority.

US biotechnology manufacturer Thermo Fisher on Thursday announced it would stop selling to China equipment used to create a DNA database of the country's Uighur minority.


02/22/2019 - 04:01

Raging bull: smashing away anger at Indonesia's 'Temper Clinic'

Armed with crowbars and wearing protective gear, three women assembled at a Jakarta stress clinic survey the cluster of bottles they're about to smash to pieces.

Armed with crowbars and wearing protective gear, three women assembled at a Jakarta stress clinic survey the cluster of bottles they're about to smash to pieces.


02/22/2019 - 03:49

Son of dusty I. Coast town is King of Kong

"Kong. Visit the mosque," suggests a battered road sign outside a dusty little town in northern Ivory Coast which is getting a makeover thanks to its best-known son.

"Kong. Visit the mosque," suggests a battered road sign outside a dusty little town in northern Ivory Coast which is getting a makeover thanks to its best-known son.


02/22/2019 - 03:46

Going greener: Finland's new gas-fuelled icebreaker

The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship boasts cleaner fuel.

The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship boasts cleaner fuel.


02/22/2019 - 03:27

World benefit concerts for crisis

Richard Branson's planned Venezuela Aid Live is modelled on other international concerts through history that raised money and awareness for world causes, the first major one nearly 50 years ago.

Richard Branson's planned Venezuela Aid Live is modelled on other international concerts through history that raised money and awareness for world causes, the first major one nearly 50 years ago.


02/22/2019 - 02:55

Kenya court to rule on decriminalising homosexuality

Kenya's High Court will decide Friday whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, in a ruling that could reverberate around Africa.

Kenya's High Court will decide Friday whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, in a ruling that could reverberate around Africa.


02/22/2019 - 02:51

Security worries cloud celebrated African film festival

Africa's biggest film festival marks its 50th anniversary on Saturday, buoyed by its contributions to the continent's cinema industry but overshadowed by security problems in host country Burkina Faso.

Africa's biggest film festival marks its 50th anniversary on Saturday, buoyed by its contributions to the continent's cinema industry but overshadowed by security problems in host country Burkina Faso.


02/22/2019 - 01:13

FAO warns food supply threatened by declining biodiversity

The UN food agency on Friday warned about the threat to the future of the world's food production from a lack of biodiversity in the environment.

The UN food agency on Friday warned about the threat to the future of the world's food production from a lack of biodiversity in the environment.


02/21/2019 - 23:06

Fendi's fashion farewell to Lagerfeld

Italian fashion house Fendi said farewell Thursday to designer Karl Lagerfeld, presenting his last collection for them in Milan two days after his death.

Italian fashion house Fendi said farewell Thursday to designer Karl Lagerfeld, presenting his last collection for them in Milan two days after his death.


02/21/2019 - 19:06

Ryanair, Wizzair fined in Italy over cabin bag policy

Italy's antitrust authority on Thursday slapped fines on low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair over their cabin baggage policy.

Italy's antitrust authority on Thursday slapped fines on low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair over their cabin baggage policy.


02/21/2019 - 18:28

Sharks reel in fans in Eastern Mediterranean winter waters

The wind was blowing, clouds blocked the sun and the sea was choppy and cold, but Hagai Mayer and his two friends didn't care. They wanted to see the sharks.

The wind was blowing, clouds blocked the sun and the sea was choppy and cold, but Hagai Mayer and his two friends didn't care. They wanted to see the sharks.


02/21/2019 - 18:18

Indonesians clean up the beach one sandal at a time

Hundreds of people sifted through a vast wasteland of rubbish strewn across a beach in Indonesia on Thursday, underscoring the Southeast Asian archipelago's mammoth marine waste problem

Hundreds of people sifted through a vast wasteland of rubbish strewn across a beach in Indonesia on Thursday, underscoring the Southeast Asian archipelago's mammoth marine waste problem


02/21/2019 - 08:27

'Paradise on Earth': Ghost of N.Korea propaganda still haunts

Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 from Japan's Niigata port.

Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 from Japan's Niigata port.


02/21/2019 - 08:11

Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

Taiwan's ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia's first gay marriage law on Thursday, a bill offering same-sex couples "permanent unions" as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives.

Taiwan's ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia's first gay marriage law on Thursday, a bill offering same-sex couples "permanent unions" as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives.


02/21/2019 - 07:51

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.