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09/22/2019 - 23:55

Final Emmys beckon for TV stars of 'Thrones' and 'Veep'

TV stars from Westeros to the White House hit the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday as "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" get set to take their final tilts at Emmys glory.

TV stars from Westeros to the White House hit the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday as "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" get set to take their final tilts at Emmys glory.

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09/22/2019 - 23:55

Final Emmys beckon for TV stars of 'Thrones' and 'Veep'

TV stars from Westeros to the White House hit the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday as "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" get set to take their final tilts at Emmys glory.

TV stars from Westeros to the White House hit the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday as "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" get set to take their final tilts at Emmys glory.


09/22/2019 - 23:22

As feud heats up, Trump says Biden was subject of Ukraine call

US President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he discussed former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader, adding to calls by Trump's opponents for his impeachment.

US President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he discussed former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader, adding to calls by Trump's opponents for his impeachment.


09/22/2019 - 22:13

Trump, Modi vow relentless fight on extremists in mass rally

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans.

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans.


09/22/2019 - 20:53

Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf 'insecurity'

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region.

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region.


09/22/2019 - 20:48

Liverpool restore five-point lead at Chelsea, Man Utd beaten by West Ham

Liverpool moved back five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Chelsea on another miserable day for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men lost to West Ham on Sunday.

Liverpool moved back five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Chelsea on another miserable day for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men lost to West Ham on Sunday.

09/22/2019 - 17:53

UK travel giant Thomas Cook faces collapse

Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout.

Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout.


09/22/2019 - 13:48

What awaits tourists hit by Thomas Cook crisis?

The possible bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook, which was fighting for survival on Sunday, would be a bombshell for European holidaymakers and trigger a mammoth repatriation operation.

The possible bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook, which was fighting for survival on Sunday, would be a bombshell for European holidaymakers and trigger a mammoth repatriation operation.


09/22/2019 - 12:17

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola: WHO

The World Health Organization has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The World Health Organization has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus.


09/22/2019 - 05:03

Poetry in motion: Social media revives ancient art

Eighteen-year-old Londoner Danique Bailey is one of a new generation of poets using social media to revive the art.

Eighteen-year-old Londoner Danique Bailey is one of a new generation of poets using social media to revive the art.


09/21/2019 - 11:31

French drugmaker, watchdog on trial for diabetes pill deaths

France's medicines watchdog will join a pharma firm in the dock from Monday on fraud and negligence charges linked to the deaths of multiple people prescribed a diabetes pill for weight loss despite safety concerns.

France's medicines watchdog will join a pharma firm in the dock from Monday on fraud and negligence charges linked to the deaths of multiple people prescribed a diabetes pill for weight loss despite safety concerns.


09/20/2019 - 22:56

Jennifer Lopez is Versace guest star in Milan

Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez on Friday made a surprise catwalk appearance at the Versace fashion show in Milan, sporting a near identical dress to the green jungle print robe she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000.

Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez on Friday made a surprise catwalk appearance at the Versace fashion show in Milan, sporting a near identical dress to the green jungle print robe she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000.


09/20/2019 - 22:30

Walmart ending sales of e-cigarettes

Retail giant Walmart said Friday it would stop selling e-cigarettes in its US stores amid a growing crackdown on flavored vaping products to deter an ever growing number of young users.

Retail giant Walmart said Friday it would stop selling e-cigarettes in its US stores amid a growing crackdown on flavored vaping products to deter an ever growing number of young users.


09/20/2019 - 21:32

Tinder users get 'apocalyptic' reality show on date experience

If dating were not scary enough already, users of the Tinder app will now be able to simulate the experience with an interactive reality show where they choose partners for a character just before the end of the world.

If dating were not scary enough already, users of the Tinder app will now be able to simulate the experience with an interactive reality show where they choose partners for a character just before the end of the world.


09/20/2019 - 15:25

Philippines launches vaccine campaign as 2nd polio case emerges

The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades.

The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades.


09/20/2019 - 13:32

Disabled Poles take their struggles to the stage

A troupe of actors with Down Syndrome in Poland is taking the fight for disabled rights to the stage in a new play that lashes out at politicians, accusing them of neglecting the welfare of citizens with disabilities.

A troupe of actors with Down Syndrome in Poland is taking the fight for disabled rights to the stage in a new play that lashes out at politicians, accusing them of neglecting the welfare of citizens with disabilities.


09/20/2019 - 06:30

Director's cut: the Afghan woman making waves at all-male film board

In the dilapidated offices of Afghanistan's state-run film board, where old movie reels are stacked in rusting canisters, Sahraa Karimi heads the all-male team she hopes will help drag the nation's cinema from the lingering shadow of Taliban rule.

In the dilapidated offices of Afghanistan's state-run film board, where old movie reels are stacked in rusting canisters, Sahraa Karimi heads the all-male team she hopes will help drag the nation's cinema from the lingering shadow of Taliban rule.


09/20/2019 - 06:18

Giant construction project takes shape in remote North Korea

Like a scene from an epic film, thousands of workers swarm over the building sites of Samjiyon, a monumental construction project in the far reaches of North Korea ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.

Like a scene from an epic film, thousands of workers swarm over the building sites of Samjiyon, a monumental construction project in the far reaches of North Korea ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.


09/20/2019 - 05:31

Paris showgirls ride out feminist wave with fitness tips

How can Paris cabarets, with their near-identical lines of statuesque, scantily-clad showgirls and cancan dancers, adapt in the age of #MeToo?

How can Paris cabarets, with their near-identical lines of statuesque, scantily-clad showgirls and cancan dancers, adapt in the age of #MeToo?


09/20/2019 - 05:22

'Mudlarks' unearth the past on London's riverbanks

Treading her way along the muddy banks of the River Thames, Lara Maiklem spots a 16th-century clothespin which she wipes and adds to a row of others puncturing her coat pocket.

Treading her way along the muddy banks of the River Thames, Lara Maiklem spots a 16th-century clothespin which she wipes and adds to a row of others puncturing her coat pocket.


09/20/2019 - 03:44

Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative

We know what Neanderthals looked like. Now, thanks to ancient DNA, Israeli scientists have unveiled the appearance of another of our ancient relatives.

We know what Neanderthals looked like. Now, thanks to ancient DNA, Israeli scientists have unveiled the appearance of another of our ancient relatives.


09/20/2019 - 01:34

'Abducted' Zimbabwean doctors' union activist found alive: HRW

A Zimbabwean doctors' union leader whose suspected kidnapping sparked protests by medics in the capital Harare has been found alive, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

A Zimbabwean doctors' union leader whose suspected kidnapping sparked protests by medics in the capital Harare has been found alive, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.


09/20/2019 - 00:15

Cuba pesticides may have caused Canada diplomats' injuries: study

Neurotoxins in pesticides used to fumigate against mosquitoes may be behind mysterious health complaints of Canadian diplomats in Cuba that had been blamed on suspected sonic attacks, according to a new study Thursday.

Neurotoxins in pesticides used to fumigate against mosquitoes may be behind mysterious health complaints of Canadian diplomats in Cuba that had been blamed on suspected sonic attacks, according to a new study Thursday.


09/20/2019 - 00:13

Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in US

More than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States, health authorities said Thursday, as Los Angeles became the latest city to take steps to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

More than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States, health authorities said Thursday, as Los Angeles became the latest city to take steps to ban flavored e-cigarettes.


09/19/2019 - 22:10

Violence hinders DR Congo Ebola response amid hike in cases: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo had halted efforts to rein in Ebola in one area, even as the spread of the deadly virus intensified.

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo had halted efforts to rein in Ebola in one area, even as the spread of the deadly virus intensified.


09/19/2019 - 19:37

Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world's highest capital

Water resources are running dry in the world's highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement.

Water resources are running dry in the world's highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement.