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03/24/2017 - 11:54

Ousted Egypt president Hosni Mubarak freed from detention

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of the last six years in detention, his lawyer said.

Ousted Egypt president Hosni Mubarak freed from detention

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of the last six years in detention, his lawyer said.


03/24/2017 - 11:28

British police make new 'significant' arrests over London attack

British police said Friday they had made two further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer who left four people dead.

British police make new 'significant' arrests over London attack

British police said Friday they had made two further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer who left four people dead.


03/24/2017 - 06:35

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote Friday on dismantling Obamacare, setting up a high-stakes showdown with members of the president's own party over his embattled health care plan.

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote Friday on dismantling Obamacare, setting up a high-stakes showdown with members of the president's own party over his embattled health care plan.


03/24/2017 - 07:41

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan's constitutional court heard a landmark case Friday that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan's constitutional court heard a landmark case Friday that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.


03/24/2017 - 06:29

Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab

A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.

Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab

A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.


03/24/2017 - 06:48

Pope Francis to offer birthday counsel to troubled EU

European Union leaders will receive guidance from Pope Francis Friday, on the eve of the troubled bloc's 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome.

Pope Francis to offer birthday counsel to troubled EU

European Union leaders will receive guidance from Pope Francis Friday, on the eve of the troubled bloc's 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome.


03/24/2017 - 11:02

Eurozone growth 'surges' to six-year high: survey

The eurozone economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in March, as all signs pointed to a recovery "surging higher" led by France and Germany, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

Eurozone growth 'surges' to six-year high: survey

The eurozone economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in March, as all signs pointed to a recovery "surging higher" led by France and Germany, a closely watched survey showed Friday.


03/24/2017 - 12:15

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days: France

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days: France

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

03/24/2017 - 11:02

Eurozone growth 'surges' to six-year high: survey

The eurozone economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in March, as all signs pointed to a recovery "surging higher" led by France and Germany, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

Eurozone growth 'surges' to six-year high: survey

The eurozone economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in March, as all signs pointed to a recovery "surging higher" led by France and Germany, a closely watched survey showed Friday.


03/24/2017 - 09:47

Smartphone maker Samsung backs away from planned split

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung, assailed by a shambolic recall and embroiled in South Korea's wide-ranging corruption scandal, on Friday backed away from a planned corporate restructuring.

Smartphone maker Samsung backs away from planned split

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung, assailed by a shambolic recall and embroiled in South Korea's wide-ranging corruption scandal, on Friday backed away from a planned corporate restructuring.


03/24/2017 - 07:39

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

Google's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

Google's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.


03/24/2017 - 10:10

Asian traders on edge ahead of key US healthcare vote

Asian markets tentatively rose Friday as they look to a delayed vote on US healthcare reform whose passage is seen as crucial to the future of Donald Trump's growth-drive agenda.

Asian traders on edge ahead of key US healthcare vote

Asian markets tentatively rose Friday as they look to a delayed vote on US healthcare reform whose passage is seen as crucial to the future of Donald Trump's growth-drive agenda.


03/24/2017 - 10:40

Gummy bear maker to open first US factory

German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.

Gummy bear maker to open first US factory

German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.


03/24/2017 - 10:18

French private sector growth hits 6-year high: survey

France's private sector growth accelerated in March to reach its highest level in nearly six years, a key survey showed Friday.

French private sector growth hits 6-year high: survey

France's private sector growth accelerated in March to reach its highest level in nearly six years, a key survey showed Friday.


03/24/2017 - 08:27

Chinese dairy stocks crash 90% in Hong Kong

Shares in a Hong Kong-listed Chinese dairy crashed more than 90 percent on Friday, in one of the city's biggest sell-offs that wiped billions from its market capitalisation.

Chinese dairy stocks crash 90% in Hong Kong

Shares in a Hong Kong-listed Chinese dairy crashed more than 90 percent on Friday, in one of the city's biggest sell-offs that wiped billions from its market capitalisation.


03/24/2017 - 07:49

China inks $4.6 billion deal for Australia mine project

A state-owned Chinese construction giant Friday sealed a deal to build a Aus$6 billion (US$4.6 billion) mining infrastructure project to tap into resource-rich northwestern Australia.

China inks $4.6 billion deal for Australia mine project

A state-owned Chinese construction giant Friday sealed a deal to build a Aus$6 billion (US$4.6 billion) mining infrastructure project to tap into resource-rich northwestern Australia.

03/24/2017 - 01:59

McIlroy eliminated by Kjeldsen at WGC Match Play

Second-ranked Rory McIlroy was eliminated from title contention on Thursday at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play after group rival Gary Woodland withdrew and Soren Kjeldsen won his second consecutive match.

McIlroy eliminated by Kjeldsen at WGC Match Play

Second-ranked Rory McIlroy was eliminated from title contention on Thursday at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play after group rival Gary Woodland withdrew and Soren Kjeldsen won his second consecutive match.


03/24/2017 - 06:50

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina in World Cup qualifiers

Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina's faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina in World Cup qualifiers

Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina's faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.


03/24/2017 - 12:12

Spurs' Dele Alli hit with three match UEFA ban for horror tackle

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was banned for three European club matches by UEFA on Friday for his sending off against Gent last month.

Spurs' Dele Alli hit with three match UEFA ban for horror tackle

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was banned for three European club matches by UEFA on Friday for his sending off against Gent last month.


03/24/2017 - 03:24

Tomic pulls out at ATP Miami with back injury

Bernard Tomic's woes continued Thursday as he pulled out of the Miami Open due to a back injury, the latest setback in a disappointing year for the Australian.

Tomic pulls out at ATP Miami with back injury

Bernard Tomic's woes continued Thursday as he pulled out of the Miami Open due to a back injury, the latest setback in a disappointing year for the Australian.


03/24/2017 - 09:15

Lewis Hamilton 'in league of his own' after F1 practice blitz

Lewis Hamilton was hailed as being "in a league of his own" on Friday as he burned off his rivals in the year's opening practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton 'in league of his own' after F1 practice blitz

Lewis Hamilton was hailed as being "in a league of his own" on Friday as he burned off his rivals in the year's opening practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix.


03/24/2017 - 03:44

Top 14 aims to put sparkle back into French club rugby

A botched Parisian club merger, a strike, rape allegations against three Grenoble players and the federation at apparent war with Top 14 officials.

Top 14 aims to put sparkle back into French club rugby

A botched Parisian club merger, a strike, rape allegations against three Grenoble players and the federation at apparent war with Top 14 officials.


03/24/2017 - 09:04

China hails coach Lippi after upset win in World Cup qualifier

Chinese fans and state-run media heaped praise on coach Marcello Lippi on Friday after a stunning win over South Korea kept their World Cup qualifying campaign alive.

China hails coach Lippi after upset win in World Cup qualifier

Chinese fans and state-run media heaped praise on coach Marcello Lippi on Friday after a stunning win over South Korea kept their World Cup qualifying campaign alive.


03/24/2017 - 11:09

Irish hope united approach sparks 2023 World Cup success: rugby CEO

The support of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) for Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will resonate strongly round the world, Philip Browne chief executive of the IRFU told AFP in an interview.

Irish hope united approach sparks 2023 World Cup success: rugby CEO

The support of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) for Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will resonate strongly round the world, Philip Browne chief executive of the IRFU told AFP in an interview.

03/24/2017 - 07:02

For Tiesto, connecting to audience is like 'having sex'

From his early raves to massive club shows, Tiesto has spent the past 20 years guiding the ebbs and flows of each audience. He finds the connection so intimate he has a ready comparison.

For Tiesto, connecting to audience is like 'having sex'

From his early raves to massive club shows, Tiesto has spent the past 20 years guiding the ebbs and flows of each audience. He finds the connection so intimate he has a ready comparison.


03/24/2017 - 04:05

James Corden and the hit show that nearly never was

In two years, James Corden's "The Late Late Show" has become an Emmy Award-winning benchmark for innovative late-night TV, spawning viral videos watched by hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

James Corden and the hit show that nearly never was

In two years, James Corden's "The Late Late Show" has become an Emmy Award-winning benchmark for innovative late-night TV, spawning viral videos watched by hundreds of millions of fans around the world.


03/24/2017 - 03:23

As US takes aim at immigration, musicians feel the pinch

Before he staged a professional comeback last week, the rapper Kayem had disappeared from public life for two years.

As US takes aim at immigration, musicians feel the pinch

Before he staged a professional comeback last week, the rapper Kayem had disappeared from public life for two years.


03/24/2017 - 06:07

Dead dictators draw Hong Kong art crowds

A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week -- one of the world's centres of capitalism -- as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel.

Dead dictators draw Hong Kong art crowds

A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week -- one of the world's centres of capitalism -- as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel.


03/24/2017 - 03:02

Jay Z to make feature film and documentary about Trayvon Martin

The rap mogul Jay Z is partnering with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about the killing of Trayvon Martin, the teen whose death in 2012 set off nationwide protests.

Jay Z to make feature film and documentary about Trayvon Martin

The rap mogul Jay Z is partnering with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about the killing of Trayvon Martin, the teen whose death in 2012 set off nationwide protests.


03/23/2017 - 21:46

Russia spurns Eurovision offer of remote participation for its singer

Russia's state-run broadcaster on Thursday quickly spurned Eurovision's offer for its contestant to participate in this year's song contest via satellite after Ukraine barred the singer from entering the country.

Russia spurns Eurovision offer of remote participation for its singer

Russia's state-run broadcaster on Thursday quickly spurned Eurovision's offer for its contestant to participate in this year's song contest via satellite after Ukraine barred the singer from entering the country.


03/23/2017 - 20:30

Dylan says Amy Winehouse was last 'individualist'

Bob Dylan has hailed Amy Winehouse as the last great artist with an individual style as the rock legend shared his views on music in a rare interview.

Dylan says Amy Winehouse was last 'individualist'

Bob Dylan has hailed Amy Winehouse as the last great artist with an individual style as the rock legend shared his views on music in a rare interview.


03/24/2017 - 04:45

Hollywood war film shows Warsaw zoo couple who hid Jews

The director of Warsaw zoo and his wife always carried cyanide during World War II. Danger was ever-present but they were ready to take their secret to the grave.

Hollywood war film shows Warsaw zoo couple who hid Jews

The director of Warsaw zoo and his wife always carried cyanide during World War II. Danger was ever-present but they were ready to take their secret to the grave.

03/24/2017 - 06:29

Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab

A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.

Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab

A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.


03/24/2017 - 04:25

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.


03/23/2017 - 23:30

Coral reefs in hot water: study

A spike in water temperature lasting only days bleached all the coral in a South China Sea atoll, and killed 40 percent of the tiny organisms within weeks, researchers reported Thursday.

Coral reefs in hot water: study

A spike in water temperature lasting only days bleached all the coral in a South China Sea atoll, and killed 40 percent of the tiny organisms within weeks, researchers reported Thursday.


03/23/2017 - 08:12

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry: the facts

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives in one of the country's worst maritime disasters.

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry: the facts

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives in one of the country's worst maritime disasters.


03/23/2017 - 17:22

Satellite launch shelved over strikes

After three days of delays caused by worker strikes in French Guiana, rocket firm Arianespace opted Thursday to postpone indefinitely the launch of satellites for South Korean and Brazilian clients.

Satellite launch shelved over strikes

After three days of delays caused by worker strikes in French Guiana, rocket firm Arianespace opted Thursday to postpone indefinitely the launch of satellites for South Korean and Brazilian clients.


03/22/2017 - 21:56

Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

The sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, US government scientists said Wednesday.

Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

The sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, US government scientists said Wednesday.


03/22/2017 - 19:53

Scientists uproot dinosaur family tree

For 130 years, dinosaurs have been classified as either bird- or reptile-hipped -- the first and all-important split in the trunk of an intricate family tree.

Scientists uproot dinosaur family tree

For 130 years, dinosaurs have been classified as either bird- or reptile-hipped -- the first and all-important split in the trunk of an intricate family tree.


03/22/2017 - 14:17

One in four children will live with water shortages by 2040: UNICEF

Approximately one in four children worldwide will live in regions with extremely scarce water resources by 2040, UNICEF said in a report Wednesday.

One in four children will live with water shortages by 2040: UNICEF

Approximately one in four children worldwide will live in regions with extremely scarce water resources by 2040, UNICEF said in a report Wednesday.

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