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01/17/2019 - 15:19

Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga at Open

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one Novak Djokovic won an emotional 2008 Australian Open final rematch with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one Novak Djokovic won an emotional 2008 Australian Open final rematch with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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01/17/2019 - 15:19

Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga at Open

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one Novak Djokovic won an emotional 2008 Australian Open final rematch with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one Novak Djokovic won an emotional 2008 Australian Open final rematch with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.


01/17/2019 - 14:47

UK PM May seeks Brexit fix in talks with rivals

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday after MPs rejected her EU divorce plan and demanded that she rule out a potentially disastrous "no-deal" exit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday after MPs rejected her EU divorce plan and demanded that she rule out a potentially disastrous "no-deal" exit.


01/17/2019 - 14:16

Vonn begins World Cup win record chase, Shiffrin focus on Super G

Lindsey Vonn begins her final season in Cortina D'Ampezzo on Friday, ready to take in the "beautiful" scene from the top of the Olympia delle Tofane course as she prepares her onslaught on the alpine skiing World Cup win record.

Lindsey Vonn begins her final season in Cortina D'Ampezzo on Friday, ready to take in the "beautiful" scene from the top of the Olympia delle Tofane course as she prepares her onslaught on the alpine skiing World Cup win record.


01/17/2019 - 13:00

Serena in charge as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.


01/17/2019 - 12:25

Siemens, Alstom raise doubts about mega merger

Confidence that the politically sensitive merger of their rail businesses would be waved through by the European Commission was ebbing at both Siemens and Alstom Thursday.

Confidence that the politically sensitive merger of their rail businesses would be waved through by the European Commission was ebbing at both Siemens and Alstom Thursday.

01/17/2019 - 15:23

Spain's tourism growth slows as rivals recover

Spain saw growth in its crux tourism sector slow in 2018 as sun-soaked competitors like Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia recovered, industry lobby group Exceltur said Thursday.

Spain saw growth in its crux tourism sector slow in 2018 as sun-soaked competitors like Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia recovered, industry lobby group Exceltur said Thursday.


01/17/2019 - 13:57

Cyprus smashes tourist arrivals record in 2018

Cyprus welcomed a record 3.93 million tourists last year, smashing the previous record set in 2017 by a whopping 7.8 per cent, official figures showed on Thursday.

Cyprus welcomed a record 3.93 million tourists last year, smashing the previous record set in 2017 by a whopping 7.8 per cent, official figures showed on Thursday.


01/17/2019 - 12:50

Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label: reports

Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world's biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.

Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world's biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.


01/17/2019 - 11:44

One stitch at a time: weaving rehab for Vietnam trafficking victims

Thao Thi Van was just two when her mother disappeared during a trip to the market, likely taken by traffickers preying on women from the Hmong hill tribes of northern Vietnam to sell as brides or into brothels in China.

Thao Thi Van was just two when her mother disappeared during a trip to the market, likely taken by traffickers preying on women from the Hmong hill tribes of northern Vietnam to sell as brides or into brothels in China.


01/17/2019 - 10:52

In gloomy times, rights body sees 'striking' pushback against abuses

A growing pushback against human rights abusers and autocrats has emerged in the last year, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, with resistance coming from a number of new sources.

A growing pushback against human rights abusers and autocrats has emerged in the last year, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, with resistance coming from a number of new sources.


01/17/2019 - 08:23

Banksy in Tokyo? City launches probe

Tokyo is trying to verify if a drawing of a rat holding an umbrella that has been sprayed near a monorail station is the work of the famous and mysterious street artist Banksy.

Tokyo is trying to verify if a drawing of a rat holding an umbrella that has been sprayed near a monorail station is the work of the famous and mysterious street artist Banksy.


01/17/2019 - 04:50

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

"Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.

"Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.


01/17/2019 - 04:06

Lingerie looks for new bottom line after #MeToo

"We haven't yet found a better way of selling knickers than a beautiful bottom," says Sarah Stagliano, one of a new breed of French lingerie designers grappling with how to make exciting underwear in the age of #MeToo.

"We haven't yet found a better way of selling knickers than a beautiful bottom," says Sarah Stagliano, one of a new breed of French lingerie designers grappling with how to make exciting underwear in the age of #MeToo.


01/17/2019 - 03:16

Spoiling suds: Washington brewery sues over shutdown

A Washington brewery worried about the fate of 40 barrels of apricot-infused India pale ale it calls "The Precious One" has sued the Trump administration, saying the government shutdown has prevented it from shipping the seasonal beer.

A Washington brewery worried about the fate of 40 barrels of apricot-infused India pale ale it calls "The Precious One" has sued the Trump administration, saying the government shutdown has prevented it from shipping the seasonal beer.


01/17/2019 - 03:03

Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan's Imran Khan

Shahzad Alam has proposed marriage to several women and been rejected each time for the same reason, he says: their discovery that he is not the Pakistani shoe shop owner they thought he was, but an Afghan refugee.

Shahzad Alam has proposed marriage to several women and been rejected each time for the same reason, he says: their discovery that he is not the Pakistani shoe shop owner they thought he was, but an Afghan refugee.


01/17/2019 - 02:40

Shooting victim who became doctor takes aim at US gun violence

At age 17, Joseph Sakran was shot in the throat after a high school football game -- a life-threatening injury that set him on the path to becoming a doctor.

At age 17, Joseph Sakran was shot in the throat after a high school football game -- a life-threatening injury that set him on the path to becoming a doctor.


01/17/2019 - 01:51

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet: study

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.


01/17/2019 - 00:55

Lentils with a side of rice: the save-the-world diet?

Coming to dining tables everywhere by 2050: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch, a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks, as a treat.

Coming to dining tables everywhere by 2050: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch, a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks, as a treat.


01/16/2019 - 23:24

Louis Vuitton's Abloh makes suit and tie street on Paris catwalk

Having hogged the headlines throughout the last Paris men's fashion week, Louis Vuitton's streetwear supremo Virgil Abloh attempted to repeat the trick Wednesday by giving the suit and tie a millennial makeover.

Having hogged the headlines throughout the last Paris men's fashion week, Louis Vuitton's streetwear supremo Virgil Abloh attempted to repeat the trick Wednesday by giving the suit and tie a millennial makeover.


01/16/2019 - 20:02

60 percent of coffee varieties face 'extinction risk'

Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy, new research warned Wednesday.

Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy, new research warned Wednesday.


01/16/2019 - 19:49

'Three Billboards' campaign targets gay conversion therapy in China

A Chinese artist and a gay policeman have launched an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual "conversion therapy" are being paraded through several major cities.

A Chinese artist and a gay policeman have launched an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual "conversion therapy" are being paraded through several major cities.


01/16/2019 - 18:28

Dozens injured on day one of Indian bull-wrestling festival

Dozens of young men were injured on the first day of a traditional bull-wrestling festival in southern India that has attracted the ire of animal activists, officials said Wednesday.

Dozens of young men were injured on the first day of a traditional bull-wrestling festival in southern India that has attracted the ire of animal activists, officials said Wednesday.


01/16/2019 - 17:39

French minister causes a stir with bold alcohol claim

France's agriculture minister unleashed a torrent of criticism from addiction experts Wednesday after claiming that wine, unlike other forms of alcohol, was rarely the cause of binge drinking.

France's agriculture minister unleashed a torrent of criticism from addiction experts Wednesday after claiming that wine, unlike other forms of alcohol, was rarely the cause of binge drinking.


01/16/2019 - 15:29

India's transgender community takes first Kumbh Mela dip

For decades Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has fought India's conservative laws and beliefs to put her transgender community on a par with the rest of society, and now she has notched up a new milestone.

For decades Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has fought India's conservative laws and beliefs to put her transgender community on a par with the rest of society, and now she has notched up a new milestone.


01/16/2019 - 13:48

Millions take plunge in giant Indian religious festival

More than 20 million Hindu pilgrims ritually bathed in India's holy rivers on the opening day of the Kumbh Mela, a gigantic festival billed as the world's largest human gathering.

More than 20 million Hindu pilgrims ritually bathed in India's holy rivers on the opening day of the Kumbh Mela, a gigantic festival billed as the world's largest human gathering.