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04/24/2017 - 05:04

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential run-off, results showed Monday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country's youngest leader in its history.

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential run-off, results showed Monday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country's youngest leader in its history.


04/24/2017 - 04:43

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday.

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday.


04/24/2017 - 03:54

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office.

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office.


04/24/2017 - 00:09

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.


04/23/2017 - 23:09

Macron: The maverick vowing to 'turn page' in French history

Emmanuel Macron is a centrist pro-European whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise France have made him a favourite for the presidency.

Macron: The maverick vowing to 'turn page' in French history

Emmanuel Macron is a centrist pro-European whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise France have made him a favourite for the presidency.


04/24/2017 - 04:51

Giant smoke bombs interrupt PSV v Ajax

Thick black fumes from smoke bombs engulfed stands at PSV Eindhoven's crunch home game against Ajax, interrupting the match and leaving several fans with breathing and eye problems.

Giant smoke bombs interrupt PSV v Ajax

Thick black fumes from smoke bombs engulfed stands at PSV Eindhoven's crunch home game against Ajax, interrupting the match and leaving several fans with breathing and eye problems.


04/23/2017 - 14:34

Germany's unruly anti-immigration AfD pick election duo

Germany's anti-immigration AfD wrapped up a fractious party congress Sunday by choosing a new team to lead it into a September general election, after dramatically sidelining its most prominent personality.

Germany's unruly anti-immigration AfD pick election duo

Germany's anti-immigration AfD wrapped up a fractious party congress Sunday by choosing a new team to lead it into a September general election, after dramatically sidelining its most prominent personality.


04/24/2017 - 04:57

Cavaliers sweep Pacers, Rockets put Thunder on NBA playoff brink

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series.

Cavaliers sweep Pacers, Rockets put Thunder on NBA playoff brink

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series.

04/23/2017 - 06:10

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalization of its plant there.

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalization of its plant there.


04/23/2017 - 06:09

Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries

Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -— the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery.

Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries

Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -— the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery.


04/23/2017 - 06:11

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines

Less than two weeks after United Airlines prompted a public relations crisis for dragging a passenger from his seat on an overbooked flight, rival American Airlines is being buffeted by its own controversy.

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines

Less than two weeks after United Airlines prompted a public relations crisis for dragging a passenger from his seat on an overbooked flight, rival American Airlines is being buffeted by its own controversy.


04/23/2017 - 06:28

S.Africa winemakers on quest for quality and prestige

Looking out at his 50-hectare (124-acre) estate in a valley nestled below the Helderberg mountains, winemaker Ken Forrester beams with pride in his achievements over 20 years in the business.

S.Africa winemakers on quest for quality and prestige

Looking out at his 50-hectare (124-acre) estate in a valley nestled below the Helderberg mountains, winemaker Ken Forrester beams with pride in his achievements over 20 years in the business.


04/23/2017 - 20:12

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

"The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

"The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.


04/23/2017 - 05:23

China's quota threat charges up electric car market

China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up.

China's quota threat charges up electric car market

China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up.


04/23/2017 - 03:24

Investors push for more info on lobbying at US companies

Dozens of major US companies are facing shareholder votes this spring that seek to require more disclosure about political lobbying, as activists demand greater corporate transparency.

Investors push for more info on lobbying at US companies

Dozens of major US companies are facing shareholder votes this spring that seek to require more disclosure about political lobbying, as activists demand greater corporate transparency.


04/23/2017 - 00:34

Trump believes in 'reciprocal' free trade: Treasury chief

The United States, which is considering new protectionist policies, believes in "free and fair" trade, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday.

Trump believes in 'reciprocal' free trade: Treasury chief

The United States, which is considering new protectionist policies, believes in "free and fair" trade, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday.

04/24/2017 - 04:57

Cavaliers sweep Pacers, Rockets put Thunder on NBA playoff brink

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series.

Cavaliers sweep Pacers, Rockets put Thunder on NBA playoff brink

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series.


04/24/2017 - 03:15

Sharapova back in business, like it or not

Maria Sharapova returns after a 15-month doping ban Wednesday, desperate to rediscover the glory which brought her five Grand Slams, the world's top ranking and a spectacular multi-million dollar lifestyle.

Sharapova back in business, like it or not

Maria Sharapova returns after a 15-month doping ban Wednesday, desperate to rediscover the glory which brought her five Grand Slams, the world's top ranking and a spectacular multi-million dollar lifestyle.


04/24/2017 - 02:51

Chelsea face Saints challenge as Spurs eye Palace date

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes to win the Premier League title his side need to win five of their remaining six games beginning with Southampton on Tuesday.

Chelsea face Saints challenge as Spurs eye Palace date

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes to win the Premier League title his side need to win five of their remaining six games beginning with Southampton on Tuesday.


04/24/2017 - 06:14

Merritt heads US athletics dominance, De Grasse stars

American veteran Lashawn Merritt showed all his experience to bag a third successive 4x400m gold at the IAAF World Relays, as Canadian Andre de Grasse underlined his credentials as Usain Bolt's most likely successor.

Merritt heads US athletics dominance, De Grasse stars

American veteran Lashawn Merritt showed all his experience to bag a third successive 4x400m gold at the IAAF World Relays, as Canadian Andre de Grasse underlined his credentials as Usain Bolt's most likely successor.


04/24/2017 - 05:02

Pacquiao declares 'I'm not done yet'

Veteran Filipino Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to show he is "not done yet" when he defends his world title against Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July.

Pacquiao declares 'I'm not done yet'

Veteran Filipino Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to show he is "not done yet" when he defends his world title against Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July.


04/24/2017 - 05:29

Senators oust Bruins, Capitals topple Leafs in NHL playoffs

Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game at 6:31 of overtime as the Washington Capitals defeated Toronto 2-1 Sunday to win their first round playoff series four games to two.

Senators oust Bruins, Capitals topple Leafs in NHL playoffs

Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game at 6:31 of overtime as the Washington Capitals defeated Toronto 2-1 Sunday to win their first round playoff series four games to two.


04/24/2017 - 03:36

Sharapova's return divides rivals

Maria Sharapova returns to tennis this week following her 15-month ban having tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Sharapova's return divides rivals

Maria Sharapova returns to tennis this week following her 15-month ban having tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.


04/24/2017 - 00:46

Snooker champion Selby edges towards Worlds last eight

Defending champion Mark Selby looks comfortably placed to reach the quarter-finals of this year's World Championships needing just three frames on Monday to see off Chinese opponent Xiao Guodong.

Snooker champion Selby edges towards Worlds last eight

Defending champion Mark Selby looks comfortably placed to reach the quarter-finals of this year's World Championships needing just three frames on Monday to see off Chinese opponent Xiao Guodong.

04/24/2017 - 05:08

For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys

Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met.

For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys

Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met.


04/24/2017 - 05:07

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world.

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world.


04/24/2017 - 05:06

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.


04/23/2017 - 19:53

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in 'Henrietta Lacks'

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in 'Henrietta Lacks'

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.


04/23/2017 - 18:05

Guinea city turns page on Ebola as World Book Capital

Piles of rubbish and broken-down cars are being removed from the rundown streets of Conakry, and disgruntled hawkers on the main avenues have been told to close their stalls and move on.

Guinea city turns page on Ebola as World Book Capital

Piles of rubbish and broken-down cars are being removed from the rundown streets of Conakry, and disgruntled hawkers on the main avenues have been told to close their stalls and move on.


04/23/2017 - 08:44

Kendrick Lamar scores biggest US album release of year

Kendrick Lamar has pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with "DAMN.," an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2.

Kendrick Lamar scores biggest US album release of year

Kendrick Lamar has pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with "DAMN.," an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2.


04/23/2017 - 14:24

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.


04/23/2017 - 20:12

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

"The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

"The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.

04/23/2017 - 12:58

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.


04/22/2017 - 22:05

In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism

The Trump administration's climate skepticism and its possible withdrawal from the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015 drew a cloud over this week's grand economic conclave in Washington.

In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism

The Trump administration's climate skepticism and its possible withdrawal from the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015 drew a cloud over this week's grand economic conclave in Washington.


04/23/2017 - 01:49

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.


04/22/2017 - 09:25

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.


04/22/2017 - 08:26

Australia, New Zealand kick off global science rallies

Thousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand Saturday in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of "alternative facts".

Australia, New Zealand kick off global science rallies

Thousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand Saturday in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of "alternative facts".

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