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05/23/2018 - 12:20

MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

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05/23/2018 - 12:20

MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.


05/23/2018 - 11:42

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday.

Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday.


05/23/2018 - 11:28

N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

Invited foreign journalists began a long journey up North Korea's east coast Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen.

Invited foreign journalists began a long journey up North Korea's east coast Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen.


05/23/2018 - 11:28

Morocco's women surfers ride out waves and harassment

Moroccan women surfers have become a common sight as they skim the waves off the coast of the capital, Rabat, but they still can face prejudice and harassment back on land.

Moroccan women surfers have become a common sight as they skim the waves off the coast of the capital, Rabat, but they still can face prejudice and harassment back on land.


05/23/2018 - 10:39

Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year's turmoil: Amnesty

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year's uprising in Myanmar's Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year's uprising in Myanmar's Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

05/23/2018 - 11:47

Arsenal name Unai Emery as new boss

Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals.

Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals.


05/23/2018 - 11:45

As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain's decision to quit the European Union, official data showed Wednesday.

The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain's decision to quit the European Union, official data showed Wednesday.


05/23/2018 - 11:31

From ships to satellites: Scotland aims for the sky

A shipbuilding hub since the days of the British empire, the Scottish city of Glasgow is now reaching for the stars with a growing space satellite industry.

A shipbuilding hub since the days of the British empire, the Scottish city of Glasgow is now reaching for the stars with a growing space satellite industry.


05/23/2018 - 10:48

Unai Emery succeeds Wenger as Arsenal manager: club

Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager of Arsenal, the club announced on Wednesday.

Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager of Arsenal, the club announced on Wednesday.


05/23/2018 - 10:09

M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring

British clothing-to-food retailer Marks & Spencer reported a collapse in annual net profits on Wednesday, hit by a costly restructuring.

British clothing-to-food retailer Marks & Spencer reported a collapse in annual net profits on Wednesday, hit by a costly restructuring.

05/23/2018 - 12:43

EU hands France's Macron deficit victory

The EU officially recommended that France be removed from Brussels' public spending penalty box after more than a decade, handing a win to French President Emmanuel Macron in his push to gain the trust of austerity-pushing Germany.

The EU officially recommended that France be removed from Brussels' public spending penalty box after more than a decade, handing a win to French President Emmanuel Macron in his push to gain the trust of austerity-pushing Germany.


05/23/2018 - 12:37

IMF urges Saudi to contain spending as deficit widens

The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession.

The International Monetary Fund has called on Saudi Arabia to keep public spending under control, even as a partial recovery of oil prices helps the economy emerge from recession.


05/23/2018 - 12:36

New Lebanon parliament re-elects Hezbollah ally Berri as speaker

Lebanon's new parliament on Wednesday elected veteran speaker Nabih Berri to a sixth consecutive term, making him one of the longest-serving parliamentary heads in the world.

Lebanon's new parliament on Wednesday elected veteran speaker Nabih Berri to a sixth consecutive term, making him one of the longest-serving parliamentary heads in the world.


05/23/2018 - 12:20

MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.


05/23/2018 - 12:14

Are cracks emerging in the Russia-Iran alliance in Syria?

Russia's recent call for foreign forces to leave Syria was seen as a possible turning-point in its tricky alliance with Iran, though analysts say their partnership still has a long way to run.

Russia's recent call for foreign forces to leave Syria was seen as a possible turning-point in its tricky alliance with Iran, though analysts say their partnership still has a long way to run.

05/23/2018 - 11:32

China box office tops N. American market in first quarter

China surpassed North America to become the world's largest movie market during the first quarter of 2018, fuelled in part by big-grossing domestic films, according to US and Chinese box-office figures.

China surpassed North America to become the world's largest movie market during the first quarter of 2018, fuelled in part by big-grossing domestic films, according to US and Chinese box-office figures.


05/23/2018 - 09:44

American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.

Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.


05/23/2018 - 07:01

Seminal American novelist Philip Roth dead at 85

Grand man of American letters Philip Roth, a fierce and prolific talent who achieved fame with the sexually explicit "Portnoy's Complaint" in 1969, has died at 85.

Grand man of American letters Philip Roth, a fierce and prolific talent who achieved fame with the sexually explicit "Portnoy's Complaint" in 1969, has died at 85.


05/23/2018 - 03:20

Making waves: Aussie surf film 'Breath' and 'toxic femininity'

"Point Break" has its surfers robbing banks when they aren't on the water, while in "Blue Crush" they clean hotel rooms. In "Breath," they swim in the choppier waters of erotic asphyxiation.

"Point Break" has its surfers robbing banks when they aren't on the water, while in "Blue Crush" they clean hotel rooms. In "Breath," they swim in the choppier waters of erotic asphyxiation.


05/22/2018 - 22:28

DJ Avicii's funeral to be 'private': family

Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, who died last month aged 28, is to be buried "privately" with only his closest relatives and friends present, his family said on Tuesday.

Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, who died last month aged 28, is to be buried "privately" with only his closest relatives and friends present, his family said on Tuesday.

05/23/2018 - 12:39

Arsenal appoint 'progressive' Emery as Wenger successor

Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals.

Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals.


05/23/2018 - 11:53

Japan swimmer Koga axed after failed drugs test

Former swimming world champion Junya Koga has been kicked out of the Japan squad for this summer's Asian Games after failing a drug test, officials said Wednesday.

Former swimming world champion Junya Koga has been kicked out of the Japan squad for this summer's Asian Games after failing a drug test, officials said Wednesday.


05/23/2018 - 11:41

'Obsessive' Emery ready for Arsenal challenge

Fuelled by video nasties and sleepless nights, Unai Emery is ready for the challenge of succeeding Arsene Wenger after being appointed as Arsenal's first new boss for 22 years.

Fuelled by video nasties and sleepless nights, Unai Emery is ready for the challenge of succeeding Arsene Wenger after being appointed as Arsenal's first new boss for 22 years.


05/23/2018 - 11:28

Rabiot emails Deschamps rejecting World Cup standby spot

Midfielder Adrien Rabiot has written to France manager Didier Deschamps saying he is not prepared to be a World Cup standby player.

Midfielder Adrien Rabiot has written to France manager Didier Deschamps saying he is not prepared to be a World Cup standby player.


05/23/2018 - 11:17

Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage ahead of World Cup

French midfielder Paul Pogba has posted a video of himself at the holiest site of Islam in Saudi Arabia, as he prepares to join his French squad for the World Cup next month.

French midfielder Paul Pogba has posted a video of himself at the holiest site of Islam in Saudi Arabia, as he prepares to join his French squad for the World Cup next month.