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03/23/2019 - 01:13

Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity.

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity.

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03/23/2019 - 01:13

Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity.

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity.


03/23/2019 - 01:12

Southgate lauds England hat-trick hero Sterling's coming of age

England manager Gareth Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling's coming of age on the international stage after hitting his first hat-trick for the Three Lions in a 5-0 demolition of the Czech Republic on Friday.

England manager Gareth Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling's coming of age on the international stage after hitting his first hat-trick for the Three Lions in a 5-0 demolition of the Czech Republic on Friday.


03/23/2019 - 01:11

Finch's century helps fire Australia to eight-wicket win over Pakistan

Aaron Finch's fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first one-day international on Friday.

Aaron Finch's fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first one-day international on Friday.


03/23/2019 - 01:10

Economic gloom hits world stock markets

Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets on Friday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of the Atlantic.

Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets on Friday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of the Atlantic.


03/23/2019 - 01:03

Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's 2016 election -- a probe the president denounces as a "witch hunt" and opponents say could fuel impeachment.

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's 2016 election -- a probe the president denounces as a "witch hunt" and opponents say could fuel impeachment.

03/22/2019 - 18:24

Macron accuses EU summit of falling short on climate goals

European Union leaders failed to do enough Friday to pursue a pledge to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

European Union leaders failed to do enough Friday to pursue a pledge to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said.


03/22/2019 - 18:12

French Vichy leader Petain may have had Alzheimer's disease: study

France's collaborationist wartime leader Marshal Philippe Petain -- who history has condemned for betraying his country to the Nazis -- may have had Alzheimer's disease, a new study has shown.

France's collaborationist wartime leader Marshal Philippe Petain -- who history has condemned for betraying his country to the Nazis -- may have had Alzheimer's disease, a new study has shown.


03/22/2019 - 17:53

Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures.

Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures.


03/22/2019 - 17:49

Giant floating mouse-like sculpture arrives in Hong Kong harbour

A massive inflatable floating sculpture reminiscent of Mickey Mouse was towed into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Friday, as a crowd of curious locals looked on.

A massive inflatable floating sculpture reminiscent of Mickey Mouse was towed into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Friday, as a crowd of curious locals looked on.


03/22/2019 - 17:47

Malala urges G20 to boost funds for girls' schooling

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai Friday urged Japan and its fellow Group of 20 nations to pledge new funding for educating girls at June's G20 summit, hosted by the Japanese.

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai Friday urged Japan and its fellow Group of 20 nations to pledge new funding for educating girls at June's G20 summit, hosted by the Japanese.


03/22/2019 - 11:07

Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

Since he was a child, Alexei Usikov liked to make things.

Since he was a child, Alexei Usikov liked to make things.


03/22/2019 - 04:21

The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signalling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered northern city.

After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signalling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered northern city.


03/22/2019 - 04:06

Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

Jakarta commuter Irnawati can spend up to four hours daily in her car, but now she and millions of others may get some relief as the traffic-clogged Southeast Asian city opens its first mass rapid-transit system.

Jakarta commuter Irnawati can spend up to four hours daily in her car, but now she and millions of others may get some relief as the traffic-clogged Southeast Asian city opens its first mass rapid-transit system.


03/22/2019 - 01:37

Remote Cape with 'world's cleanest air' offers smog respite

As much of Asia wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of Australia is serving as the global standard for clean air.

As much of Asia wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of Australia is serving as the global standard for clean air.


03/22/2019 - 01:29

Four in 10 Britons worried, angry about Brexit: survey

Around four in 10 British adults have been left feeling powerless, angry or worried by Brexit in the past year, according to a poll out Friday.

Around four in 10 British adults have been left feeling powerless, angry or worried by Brexit in the past year, according to a poll out Friday.


03/21/2019 - 23:00

Residents told to 'shelter in place' after Texas plant fire

Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned to "shelter in place" for much of Thursday morning after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire.

Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned to "shelter in place" for much of Thursday morning after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire.


03/21/2019 - 22:21

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile.

Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile.


03/21/2019 - 22:17

'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday.

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 22:12

Levi's surges in Wall Street return

Iconic jeans company Levi's made a hot return to Wall Street on Thursday as it eyes international growth and more direct sales to consumers in the fast-changing retail environment.

Iconic jeans company Levi's made a hot return to Wall Street on Thursday as it eyes international growth and more direct sales to consumers in the fast-changing retail environment.


03/21/2019 - 19:38

20 years on, Serbian victims of NATO bombings feel forgotten

On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.

On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.


03/21/2019 - 18:21

One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this weekend.

At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this weekend.


03/21/2019 - 17:19

Ebola death confirmed in eastern DR Congo provincial capital

A six-month-old baby in the eastern DR Congo city of Bunia has died of Ebola, becoming the first fatality of the disease in a provincial capital, the heath ministry said Thursday.

A six-month-old baby in the eastern DR Congo city of Bunia has died of Ebola, becoming the first fatality of the disease in a provincial capital, the heath ministry said Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 17:15

ToniBler and Klinton: Gratitude for West lives on in Kosovar names

Streets lined with US flags, murals thanking NATO, and boys named ToniBler and Klinton: Kosovars have no shortage of ways to thank Western powers for intervening 20 years ago to end the war with Serbia.

Streets lined with US flags, murals thanking NATO, and boys named ToniBler and Klinton: Kosovars have no shortage of ways to thank Western powers for intervening 20 years ago to end the war with Serbia.


03/21/2019 - 16:18

New York philanthropist is accused of sexual harassment

A New York billionaire and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, has been accused of sexual harassment by a series of women working for organizations that depended on his generosity, The New York Times and ProPublica reported on Thursday.

A New York billionaire and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, has been accused of sexual harassment by a series of women working for organizations that depended on his generosity, The New York Times and ProPublica reported on Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 07:03

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.