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05/26/2018 - 05:28

Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.

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05/26/2018 - 05:28

Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.


05/26/2018 - 04:29

Ireland tipped to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Counting begins on Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on abortion as exit polls showed an overwhelming vote in favour of liberalising some of the strictest laws in Europe.

Counting begins on Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on abortion as exit polls showed an overwhelming vote in favour of liberalising some of the strictest laws in Europe.


05/26/2018 - 04:27

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own.

Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own.


05/26/2018 - 04:11

Trump says North Korea summit could still happen

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12.

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12.


05/26/2018 - 03:55

In an Iraqi village, a little girl hides skin disease from neighbours

Four-year-old Iraqi girl Haura should be enjoying her childhood -- games in the street, tearing in and out of friends' homes and small squabbles over toys.

Four-year-old Iraqi girl Haura should be enjoying her childhood -- games in the street, tearing in and out of friends' homes and small squabbles over toys.

05/26/2018 - 03:31

Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything.

Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything.


05/26/2018 - 02:39

Three key Champions League final duels

The two highest scoring sides in this season's Champions League face off for the title when defending champions Real Madrid and Liverpool go head-to-head in Kiev on Saturday (1845GMT).

The two highest scoring sides in this season's Champions League face off for the title when defending champions Real Madrid and Liverpool go head-to-head in Kiev on Saturday (1845GMT).


05/25/2018 - 19:07

McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction

Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy played such a sublime second round of golf at the PGA Championship on Friday he had defending champion Alex Noren quipping he thought about quitting.

Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy played such a sublime second round of golf at the PGA Championship on Friday he had defending champion Alex Noren quipping he thought about quitting.


05/25/2018 - 18:57

'Fighter' Zidane as good a coach as he was a player - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp is in no doubt that Zinedine Zidane has shown himself to be as good a coach as he was during a wonderful playing career, as the two men prepare to lead their Liverpool and Real Madrid sides into Saturday's Champions League final.

Jurgen Klopp is in no doubt that Zinedine Zidane has shown himself to be as good a coach as he was during a wonderful playing career, as the two men prepare to lead their Liverpool and Real Madrid sides into Saturday's Champions League final.


05/25/2018 - 18:33

Liverpool bid to get stranded fans to Kiev 'not looking good'

Liverpool's mayor says his bid to get stranded football fans to Kiev for the Champions League final against Real Madrid is "really not looking good" after he was unable to find a crew for a back-up plane.

Liverpool's mayor says his bid to get stranded football fans to Kiev for the Champions League final against Real Madrid is "really not looking good" after he was unable to find a crew for a back-up plane.

05/26/2018 - 04:55

Colombia to become first Latin American NATO 'global partner'

Colombia will next week formally become NATO's first Latin American "global partner," President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday.

Colombia will next week formally become NATO's first Latin American "global partner," President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday.


05/26/2018 - 04:29

Ireland tipped to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Counting begins on Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on abortion as exit polls showed an overwhelming vote in favour of liberalising some of the strictest laws in Europe.

Counting begins on Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on abortion as exit polls showed an overwhelming vote in favour of liberalising some of the strictest laws in Europe.


05/26/2018 - 04:27

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own.

Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own.


05/26/2018 - 04:12

Trump says North Korea summit could still happen

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12.

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12.


05/26/2018 - 04:09

Political crisis deepens in Comoros over controversial president

The Comoros islands boasts dramatic volcanic landscapes, ylang-ylang essential oils and picture-perfect beaches, but beneath this idyllic image, a complex political crisis is worsening.

The Comoros islands boasts dramatic volcanic landscapes, ylang-ylang essential oils and picture-perfect beaches, but beneath this idyllic image, a complex political crisis is worsening.

05/26/2018 - 03:22

Filmmaker, AIDS orphan Carla Simon on Spain's 'lost generation'

Catalan filmmaker Carla Simon remembers little of the day that, aged six, she joined the ranks of countless orphans left behind by Spain's "lost generation" of AIDS victims.

Catalan filmmaker Carla Simon remembers little of the day that, aged six, she joined the ranks of countless orphans left behind by Spain's "lost generation" of AIDS victims.


05/26/2018 - 02:23

Wealthy celebrities like Weinstein better-armed to face sex charges

In handcuffing powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein Friday, US authorities justice appeared to confirm that no one escapes the long arm of the law in the United States.

In handcuffing powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein Friday, US authorities justice appeared to confirm that no one escapes the long arm of the law in the United States.


05/25/2018 - 23:03

Weinstein charged with rape, sex crime in New York

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape and a sex crime in New York on Friday, in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of misconduct.

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape and a sex crime in New York on Friday, in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of misconduct.


05/25/2018 - 21:35

Weinstein accuser 'elated' over indictment

One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers said Friday she was "elated" at seeing him indicted for rape and sex crime.

One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers said Friday she was "elated" at seeing him indicted for rape and sex crime.


05/25/2018 - 19:17

The Weinstein scandal in five key dates

The scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein erupted on October 5 last year, with the publication in The New York Times of a first series of accusations from women who claimed to have been harassed or assaulted by the movie mogul.

The scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein erupted on October 5 last year, with the publication in The New York Times of a first series of accusations from women who claimed to have been harassed or assaulted by the movie mogul.

05/26/2018 - 05:28

Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia.


05/26/2018 - 04:00

T20 needs eight runs for a big hit, says cricket legend Jones

Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.

Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.


05/26/2018 - 03:31

Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything.

Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything.


05/26/2018 - 02:44

Rose confident for US Open after strong start at PGA Colonial

Britain's Justin Rose fired a six-under par 64 Friday to grab the second-round lead at the US PGA Fort Worth Invitational, boosting his confidence for next month's US Open.

Britain's Justin Rose fired a six-under par 64 Friday to grab the second-round lead at the US PGA Fort Worth Invitational, boosting his confidence for next month's US Open.


05/26/2018 - 02:41

Baseball win-leading Red Sox dump Ramirez as Pedroia returns

Major League Baseball's winningest team, the Boston Red Sox, shockingly dropped three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez on Friday as they welcomed back second baseman Dustin Pedroia following left knee surgery.

Major League Baseball's winningest team, the Boston Red Sox, shockingly dropped three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez on Friday as they welcomed back second baseman Dustin Pedroia following left knee surgery.