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09/16/2019 - 06:02

Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US

The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.

The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.

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09/16/2019 - 06:02

Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US

The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.

The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.


09/16/2019 - 04:51

100 days in: How Hong Kongers sustain protests with creativity

With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away from the barricades.

With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away from the barricades.


09/16/2019 - 04:21

Oil prices soar more than 10% after Saudi plant attacks

Oil prices surged more than 10 percent Monday after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world's top producer by half, with Donald Trump blaming Iran and raising the possibility of a military strike on the country.

Oil prices surged more than 10 percent Monday after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world's top producer by half, with Donald Trump blaming Iran and raising the possibility of a military strike on the country.


09/16/2019 - 04:15

Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for Syria summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts on Monday for their latest summit on Syria, with attention focused on Damascus's push on the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts on Monday for their latest summit on Syria, with attention focused on Damascus's push on the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib.


09/16/2019 - 04:15

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland: Ward

Joe Schmidt's dream of bowing out as Ireland coach after guiding them to their first Rugby World Cup semi-final is set to be dashed, Irish rugby great Tony Ward predicts.

Joe Schmidt's dream of bowing out as Ireland coach after guiding them to their first Rugby World Cup semi-final is set to be dashed, Irish rugby great Tony Ward predicts.

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.


09/13/2019 - 12:30

Transgender choir sings for acceptance in China

In an old theatre between soaring tower blocks in China's southwestern city of Chengdu, a choir of transgender singers are on stage belting out the empowering lyrics of Jolin Tsai's anthem "Me".

In an old theatre between soaring tower blocks in China's southwestern city of Chengdu, a choir of transgender singers are on stage belting out the empowering lyrics of Jolin Tsai's anthem "Me".


09/13/2019 - 11:41

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.


09/13/2019 - 10:40

Top doctor sounds alarm over heatstroke at Tokyo 2020

One of Japan's top doctors has slammed the decision to hold the Olympics at the height of Tokyo's baking summer, warning that heatstroke will be the "biggest risk" during the Games.

One of Japan's top doctors has slammed the decision to hold the Olympics at the height of Tokyo's baking summer, warning that heatstroke will be the "biggest risk" during the Games.


09/13/2019 - 09:48

Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover

At the back of her tiny shop, Hong Kong baker Naomi Suen pulls out a fresh tray of mooncakes -- each one sporting popular slogans from recent pro-democracy protests.

At the back of her tiny shop, Hong Kong baker Naomi Suen pulls out a fresh tray of mooncakes -- each one sporting popular slogans from recent pro-democracy protests.


09/13/2019 - 08:52

'I cannot stay silent': Turkish rappers get political

A 15-minute rap song has taken Turkey by storm, touching a nerve in the polarised society at a time when artists are finding a voice after years of stifled dissent.

A 15-minute rap song has taken Turkey by storm, touching a nerve in the polarised society at a time when artists are finding a voice after years of stifled dissent.