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05/24/2018 - 09:11

Two dead, 20 injured after train smashes into truck in Italy

Two people were killed and 20 others injured after a train crashed into a rig truck near the northern Italian city of Turin and derailed, Italian media said Thursday.

Two people were killed and 20 others injured after a train crashed into a rig truck near the northern Italian city of Turin and derailed, Italian media said Thursday.

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05/24/2018 - 09:11

Two dead, 20 injured after train smashes into truck in Italy

Two people were killed and 20 others injured after a train crashed into a rig truck near the northern Italian city of Turin and derailed, Italian media said Thursday.

Two people were killed and 20 others injured after a train crashed into a rig truck near the northern Italian city of Turin and derailed, Italian media said Thursday.


05/24/2018 - 08:25

Westpac involved in 'unconscionable conduct' over rates: court

Australian banking giant Westpac engaged in "unconscionable conduct" in trying to rig benchmark interest rates four times, but was cleared of market manipulation, a court ruled Thursday.

Australian banking giant Westpac engaged in "unconscionable conduct" in trying to rig benchmark interest rates four times, but was cleared of market manipulation, a court ruled Thursday.


05/24/2018 - 07:57

Close quarters: Vietnam's downtown dwellers cling to tiny plots

Pham Quoc Cong walks two kilometres to use the bathroom because his 2.2 meters-squared house isn't big enough to have one.

Pham Quoc Cong walks two kilometres to use the bathroom because his 2.2 meters-squared house isn't big enough to have one.


05/24/2018 - 07:48

Warner wife miscarried after ball-tampering scandal

The wife of disgraced cricketer David Warner revealed Thursday she suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of her husband's part in a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game.

The wife of disgraced cricketer David Warner revealed Thursday she suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of her husband's part in a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game.


05/24/2018 - 07:39

New Italian PM nominee begins work on forming cabinet

A little-known lawyer charged with forming Italy's next Italian government -- after over two months of political uncertainty -- will on Thursday begin work on his cabinet.

A little-known lawyer charged with forming Italy's next Italian government -- after over two months of political uncertainty -- will on Thursday begin work on his cabinet.

05/24/2018 - 02:16

Poisoned ex-spy's daughter says wants to return to Russia 'in future'

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better.

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better.


05/24/2018 - 01:04

Comcast challenges Disney for control of 21st Century Fox assets

A full-fledged bidding war for key assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox erupted Wednesday as media and cable giant Comcast announced it plans an all-cash bid that would top an existing offer from Walt Disney Co.

A full-fledged bidding war for key assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox erupted Wednesday as media and cable giant Comcast announced it plans an all-cash bid that would top an existing offer from Walt Disney Co.


05/23/2018 - 23:53

Liverpool can exploit Ronaldo's weaknesses -- Alexander-Arnold

At just 19 years of age, Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a daunting task of stopping five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev.

At just 19 years of age, Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a daunting task of stopping five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev.


05/23/2018 - 21:06

Paddy Power Betfair rolls the dice with FanDuel merger

Dublin-based gambling firm Paddy Power Betfair, seeking to cash in on the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports betting, said Wednesday it was merging its US operation Betfair US with fantasy sports company FanDuel.

Dublin-based gambling firm Paddy Power Betfair, seeking to cash in on the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports betting, said Wednesday it was merging its US operation Betfair US with fantasy sports company FanDuel.


05/23/2018 - 20:07

Poisoned ex-spy's daughter says wants to return to Russia 'in future'

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better.

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better.

05/24/2018 - 09:11

Two dead, 20 injured after train smashes into truck in Italy

Two people were killed and 20 others injured after a train crashed into a rig truck near the northern Italian city of Turin and derailed, Italian media said Thursday.

Two people were killed and 20 others injured after a train crashed into a rig truck near the northern Italian city of Turin and derailed, Italian media said Thursday.


05/24/2018 - 08:55

Cyclone Mekunu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing

Seven people were missing and hundreds others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said.

Seven people were missing and hundreds others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said.


05/24/2018 - 08:45

Deutsche Bank to slash over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up

Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will cut over 7,000 jobs and dramatically scale back its investment banking activities as it tries to turn the corner on years of losses.

Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will cut over 7,000 jobs and dramatically scale back its investment banking activities as it tries to turn the corner on years of losses.


05/24/2018 - 07:57

Close quarters: Vietnam's downtown dwellers cling to tiny plots

Pham Quoc Cong walks two kilometres to use the bathroom because his 2.2 meters-squared house isn't big enough to have one.

Pham Quoc Cong walks two kilometres to use the bathroom because his 2.2 meters-squared house isn't big enough to have one.


05/24/2018 - 07:39

New Italian PM nominee begins work on forming cabinet

A little-known lawyer charged with forming Italy's next Italian government -- after over two months of political uncertainty -- will on Thursday begin work on his cabinet.

A little-known lawyer charged with forming Italy's next Italian government -- after over two months of political uncertainty -- will on Thursday begin work on his cabinet.

05/24/2018 - 04:51

Woody Allen son says father did not molest daughter

Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, released a lengthy personal essay Wednesday, disputing allegations that his father molested his sister and accusing his mother of abuse.

Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, released a lengthy personal essay Wednesday, disputing allegations that his father molested his sister and accusing his mother of abuse.


05/24/2018 - 02:52

West Hollywood grants Stormy Daniels keys to the city

Stormy Daniels was granted the keys to the Californian city of West Hollywood on Wednesday to celebrate her court battle with President Donald Trump over a sexual encounter she claims they had more than a decade ago.

Stormy Daniels was granted the keys to the Californian city of West Hollywood on Wednesday to celebrate her court battle with President Donald Trump over a sexual encounter she claims they had more than a decade ago.


05/24/2018 - 01:55

Book by 'Game of Thrones' author to be animated film

Warner Bros is set to produce an animated film based on an early book by the author of the "Game of Thrones" saga, a source familiar with the matter told AFP Wednesday.

Warner Bros is set to produce an animated film based on an early book by the author of the "Game of Thrones" saga, a source familiar with the matter told AFP Wednesday.


05/24/2018 - 01:15

Was Philip Roth misogynist? His death reopens debate

The death of Philip Roth has reopened a decades-old debate about the extent to which the American literary master was a misogynist and whether his work should be re-examined in the #MeToo era.

The death of Philip Roth has reopened a decades-old debate about the extent to which the American literary master was a misogynist and whether his work should be re-examined in the #MeToo era.


05/24/2018 - 01:04

Comcast challenges Disney for control of 21st Century Fox assets

A full-fledged bidding war for key assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox erupted Wednesday as media and cable giant Comcast announced it plans an all-cash bid that would top an existing offer from Walt Disney Co.

A full-fledged bidding war for key assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox erupted Wednesday as media and cable giant Comcast announced it plans an all-cash bid that would top an existing offer from Walt Disney Co.

05/24/2018 - 09:29

South Korea's Hyeon Chung out of French Open

South Korea's Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung has pulled out of the French Open citing a long-standing ankle injury.

South Korea's Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung has pulled out of the French Open citing a long-standing ankle injury.


05/24/2018 - 09:18

Ailing Kohli to cut short English county stint: official

India captain Virat Kohli will cut short his stint with English county Surrey from next month because of exhaustion, an Indian cricket board official told AFP on Thursday.

India captain Virat Kohli will cut short his stint with English county Surrey from next month because of exhaustion, an Indian cricket board official told AFP on Thursday.


05/24/2018 - 09:02

Lee injury adds to South Korea World Cup woes

Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho was Thursday ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament, the latest in a string of injuries to plague the Asian team ahead of Russia.

Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho was Thursday ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament, the latest in a string of injuries to plague the Asian team ahead of Russia.


05/24/2018 - 08:09

Fired Japan boss Halilhodzic sues JFA -- for one yen

Lawyers for sacked Japan football coach Vahid Halilhodzic filed a legal claim against his former employers on Thursday claiming "damage to reputation and honour" and seeking compensation -- of one yen.

Lawyers for sacked Japan football coach Vahid Halilhodzic filed a legal claim against his former employers on Thursday claiming "damage to reputation and honour" and seeking compensation -- of one yen.


05/24/2018 - 07:48

Warner wife miscarried after ball-tampering scandal

The wife of disgraced cricketer David Warner revealed Thursday she suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of her husband's part in a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game.

The wife of disgraced cricketer David Warner revealed Thursday she suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of her husband's part in a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game.