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01/24/2018 - 09:50

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

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01/24/2018 - 09:50

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.


01/24/2018 - 09:31

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.

Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.


01/24/2018 - 09:28

'Daesh landlord' in the dock in first Paris attacks trial

The first trial stemming from the November 2015 Paris terror attacks opens Wednesday when Jawad Bendaoud appears in court, charged with harbouring two of the jihadists in the aftermath of the carnage.

The first trial stemming from the November 2015 Paris terror attacks opens Wednesday when Jawad Bendaoud appears in court, charged with harbouring two of the jihadists in the aftermath of the carnage.


01/24/2018 - 08:50

Turnbull hails revived TPP, critics question value for Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday hailed the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a boon for jobs, but critics questioned how much Australia would really gain from a deal that excludes the US.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday hailed the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a boon for jobs, but critics questioned how much Australia would really gain from a deal that excludes the US.


01/24/2018 - 08:13

Former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.

01/24/2018 - 04:20

Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.


01/24/2018 - 03:27

Rodgers - Celtic need more quality 

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to add more quality to his side after they had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to add more quality to his side after they had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday.


01/24/2018 - 00:16

New England women's coach Neville in 'sexist' tweet row

No sooner had Phil Neville been appointed the new head coach of the England women's team on Tuesday than he found himself facing flak for "sexist" Tweets.

No sooner had Phil Neville been appointed the new head coach of the England women's team on Tuesday than he found himself facing flak for "sexist" Tweets.


01/23/2018 - 23:30

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football.

Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football.


01/23/2018 - 23:15

Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

01/24/2018 - 09:53

EU envoy urges China to release Swedish book publisher

The European Union's ambassador to China urged Beijing on Wednesday immediately to release a book publisher after the Swedish citizen was snatched for a second time, while accompanied by Swedish diplomats.

The European Union's ambassador to China urged Beijing on Wednesday immediately to release a book publisher after the Swedish citizen was snatched for a second time, while accompanied by Swedish diplomats.


01/24/2018 - 09:50

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.


01/24/2018 - 09:35

Ethiopia's leading opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fails

Ethiopia's government needs to hold negotiations with the country's most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison.

Ethiopia's government needs to hold negotiations with the country's most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison.


01/24/2018 - 09:31

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.

Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.


01/24/2018 - 09:31

Police video of Chinese lawyer's arrest raises questions

Chinese authorities appear to be mounting a smear campaign against a detained human rights lawyer by releasing a seemingly edited police video which shows him resisting arrest and then swinging at an officer, campaigners say.

Chinese authorities appear to be mounting a smear campaign against a detained human rights lawyer by releasing a seemingly edited police video which shows him resisting arrest and then swinging at an officer, campaigners say.

01/24/2018 - 09:20

US clown resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

A man who played a well known circus clown in America has acknowledged he pressured a teenage girl acrobat into posing for pornographic pictures and has resigned, the New York Times reported.

A man who played a well known circus clown in America has acknowledged he pressured a teenage girl acrobat into posing for pornographic pictures and has resigned, the New York Times reported.


01/24/2018 - 01:40

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/24/2018 - 00:42

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.


01/24/2018 - 00:39

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.


01/24/2018 - 00:25

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

01/24/2018 - 09:59

Figure skating: Rapturous welcome for N.Korea pair in Taiwan

North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd who threw them toys and flowers at the Four Continents championships in Taipei Wednesday, ahead of their much anticipated Olympic bid.

North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd who threw them toys and flowers at the Four Continents championships in Taipei Wednesday, ahead of their much anticipated Olympic bid.


01/24/2018 - 08:28

Sandgren lashes 'dehumanising' media after wiping tweets

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren lashed out the "dehumanising" media Wednesday after wiping his Twitter account following a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren lashed out the "dehumanising" media Wednesday after wiping his Twitter account following a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.


01/24/2018 - 08:13

Former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faced a sentence of life in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse after a week of gut-wrenching victim impact statements from dozens of girls and women he treated.


01/24/2018 - 08:01

Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were in dominant moods Wednesday to race into an Australian Open semi-final showdown, as the dream Grand Slam run of giantkiller Chung Hyeon continued.

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were in dominant moods Wednesday to race into an Australian Open semi-final showdown, as the dream Grand Slam run of giantkiller Chung Hyeon continued.


01/24/2018 - 06:05

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made NBA history on Tuesday, hitting the final shot of the first quarter to become the youngest player ever to reach the 30,000 career points milestone.

LeBron James made NBA history on Tuesday, hitting the final shot of the first quarter to become the youngest player ever to reach the 30,000 career points milestone.