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04/28/2017 - 22:43

Trump rallies NRA 'friends' on eve of 100-day milestone

Ninety-nine days into office President Donald Trump rallied his "friends" from the National Rifle Association on Friday, telling the hugely powerful US gun lobby the "assault" on their right to bear arms is over.

Trump rallies NRA 'friends' on eve of 100-day milestone

Ninety-nine days into office President Donald Trump rallied his "friends" from the National Rifle Association on Friday, telling the hugely powerful US gun lobby the "assault" on their right to bear arms is over.


04/29/2017 - 00:01

North Korea launches failed missile test: Yonhap

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang Saturday, a news agency report said, but it failed seconds after it was launched.

North Korea launches failed missile test: Yonhap

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang Saturday, a news agency report said, but it failed seconds after it was launched.


04/28/2017 - 22:23

Brazilians strike, protest against austerity

Riot police in Brazil tear-gassed demonstrators on Friday during a general strike that shut down transportation, schools and banks across much of the country in protest against economic austerity reforms.

Brazilians strike, protest against austerity

Riot police in Brazil tear-gassed demonstrators on Friday during a general strike that shut down transportation, schools and banks across much of the country in protest against economic austerity reforms.


04/28/2017 - 22:31

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit

Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group.

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit

Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group.


04/28/2017 - 22:34

In new Gorillaz album, dark political vision comes true

Creating the latest album of his virtual band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn had what he considered a dark, sci-fi vision -- Donald Trump as president of the United States. Then it came true.

In new Gorillaz album, dark political vision comes true

Creating the latest album of his virtual band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn had what he considered a dark, sci-fi vision -- Donald Trump as president of the United States. Then it came true.


04/28/2017 - 21:20

US growth hits 3-year low in Trump's first quarter

US growth slid to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter, a disappointing start to Donald Trump's presidency as it reaches the 100 day mark.

US growth hits 3-year low in Trump's first quarter

US growth slid to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter, a disappointing start to Donald Trump's presidency as it reaches the 100 day mark.


04/28/2017 - 18:50

US media group Time Inc. opts to stay independent

US magazine publisher Time Inc. said Friday it plans to remain independent as it shifts to a "multi-platform media marketplace," dismissing speculation of a sale or merger.

US media group Time Inc. opts to stay independent

US magazine publisher Time Inc. said Friday it plans to remain independent as it shifts to a "multi-platform media marketplace," dismissing speculation of a sale or merger.


04/28/2017 - 23:56

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

04/28/2017 - 15:59

Scottish whisky exports boom post-referendum

Scottish whisky exports returned to growth for the first time in five years in 2016 thanks to a weaker pound after Britain voted for Brexit, official figures showed Friday.

Scottish whisky exports boom post-referendum

Scottish whisky exports returned to growth for the first time in five years in 2016 thanks to a weaker pound after Britain voted for Brexit, official figures showed Friday.


04/28/2017 - 21:20

US growth hits 3-year low in Trump's first quarter

US growth slid to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter, a disappointing start to Donald Trump's presidency as it reaches the 100 day mark.

US growth hits 3-year low in Trump's first quarter

US growth slid to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter, a disappointing start to Donald Trump's presidency as it reaches the 100 day mark.


04/28/2017 - 21:29

S&P retains negative outlook rating for UK over Brexit

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Friday retained its AA status with negative outlook for the United Kingdom, citing "significant risk" due to Brexit.

S&P retains negative outlook rating for UK over Brexit

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Friday retained its AA status with negative outlook for the United Kingdom, citing "significant risk" due to Brexit.


04/28/2017 - 18:50

US media group Time Inc. opts to stay independent

US magazine publisher Time Inc. said Friday it plans to remain independent as it shifts to a "multi-platform media marketplace," dismissing speculation of a sale or merger.

US media group Time Inc. opts to stay independent

US magazine publisher Time Inc. said Friday it plans to remain independent as it shifts to a "multi-platform media marketplace," dismissing speculation of a sale or merger.


04/28/2017 - 19:06

Trump moves to lift bans on Arctic drilling

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in "billions of dollars" for America and create jobs.

Trump moves to lift bans on Arctic drilling

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in "billions of dollars" for America and create jobs.


04/28/2017 - 22:23

Brazilians strike, protest against austerity

Riot police in Brazil tear-gassed demonstrators on Friday during a general strike that shut down transportation, schools and banks across much of the country in protest against economic austerity reforms.

Brazilians strike, protest against austerity

Riot police in Brazil tear-gassed demonstrators on Friday during a general strike that shut down transportation, schools and banks across much of the country in protest against economic austerity reforms.


04/28/2017 - 17:35

German airlines to scrap 'two-person' cockpit rule

German airlines will no longer require two people to be in the cockpit at all times, an industry group said Friday, abandoning a rule introduced after a deadly crash in 2015.

German airlines to scrap 'two-person' cockpit rule

German airlines will no longer require two people to be in the cockpit at all times, an industry group said Friday, abandoning a rule introduced after a deadly crash in 2015.


04/28/2017 - 22:08

Paltrow brings 'Goop' to print with Conde Nast

Actress and lifestyle maven Gwyneth Paltrow announced Friday she is launching a print magazine based on her style website Goop with publishing group Conde Nast.

Paltrow brings 'Goop' to print with Conde Nast

Actress and lifestyle maven Gwyneth Paltrow announced Friday she is launching a print magazine based on her style website Goop with publishing group Conde Nast.

04/28/2017 - 20:36

Sponsors shun NBA draft prospect

The father of top NBA Draft prospect Lonzo Ball revealed Friday that sporting goods giants Nike, Under Armour and Adidas have all spurned deals with his son.

Sponsors shun NBA draft prospect

The father of top NBA Draft prospect Lonzo Ball revealed Friday that sporting goods giants Nike, Under Armour and Adidas have all spurned deals with his son.


04/28/2017 - 21:20

Murray, Nadal reach Barcelona semi-finals

Andy Murray gained revenge on Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal cruised into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open on Friday.

Murray, Nadal reach Barcelona semi-finals

Andy Murray gained revenge on Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal cruised into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open on Friday.


04/28/2017 - 23:56

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.


04/28/2017 - 19:29

Dream Team legend Bird steps down as Pacers boss: report

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the 1992 US Olympic "Dream Team" player having spent the past two decades with his home-state club, Yahoo Sports reported Friday.

Dream Team legend Bird steps down as Pacers boss: report

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the 1992 US Olympic "Dream Team" player having spent the past two decades with his home-state club, Yahoo Sports reported Friday.


04/28/2017 - 23:04

US Versus World showdowns highlight Penn Relays

A stellar lineup featuring three champions from last weekend's World Relays and two more Rio Olympic winners will lead the United States against global rivals at Saturday's 123rd Penn Relays.

US Versus World showdowns highlight Penn Relays

A stellar lineup featuring three champions from last weekend's World Relays and two more Rio Olympic winners will lead the United States against global rivals at Saturday's 123rd Penn Relays.


04/28/2017 - 23:10

Sharapova is bookies' French Open favourite

Maria Sharapova was installed as the bookmakers' joint favourite to capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a place in the season's second Grand Slam event.

Sharapova is bookies' French Open favourite

Maria Sharapova was installed as the bookmakers' joint favourite to capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a place in the season's second Grand Slam event.


04/28/2017 - 23:29

Rio Olympic rematches spice Drake Relays

Reigning Olympic champions Omar McLeod, Derek Drouin and Christian Taylor will risk their bragging rights Saturday in "Rio Rematches" to highlight the 108th Drake Relays at Des Moines, Iowa.

Rio Olympic rematches spice Drake Relays

Reigning Olympic champions Omar McLeod, Derek Drouin and Christian Taylor will risk their bragging rights Saturday in "Rio Rematches" to highlight the 108th Drake Relays at Des Moines, Iowa.


04/28/2017 - 20:40

Selby storms back to lead Ding in snooker semis

Reigning champion Mark Selby seized back the initiative in his snooker World Championship semi-final on Friday to lead Chinese superstar Ding Junhui 9-7 in a repeat of last year's final.

Selby storms back to lead Ding in snooker semis

Reigning champion Mark Selby seized back the initiative in his snooker World Championship semi-final on Friday to lead Chinese superstar Ding Junhui 9-7 in a repeat of last year's final.

04/28/2017 - 09:37

There are aliens out there says director Ridley Scott

"Alien" creator Ridley Scott says he's convinced that there are aliens out there -- and one day they could come for us.

There are aliens out there says director Ridley Scott

"Alien" creator Ridley Scott says he's convinced that there are aliens out there -- and one day they could come for us.


04/28/2017 - 09:09

New TV show mocking Trump enters crowded satire market

The explosive dawn of the Donald Trump presidency is energizing comedians and satirists as TV ratings boom, shows proliferate and top talents vie to portray the commander-in-chief as a buffoon.

New TV show mocking Trump enters crowded satire market

The explosive dawn of the Donald Trump presidency is energizing comedians and satirists as TV ratings boom, shows proliferate and top talents vie to portray the commander-in-chief as a buffoon.


04/28/2017 - 05:30

Farm-to-festival: Thai folk music strikes a global chord

Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band's hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly look on from the fringes.

Farm-to-festival: Thai folk music strikes a global chord

Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band's hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly look on from the fringes.


04/28/2017 - 05:16

In Romania, Latin holds out

Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.

In Romania, Latin holds out

Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.


04/28/2017 - 05:35

Rap, a universal language, in service of endangered ones

Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.

Rap, a universal language, in service of endangered ones

Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.


04/28/2017 - 07:37

LA's French film fest debuts stunning Nazi escape tale

Joseph Joffo's childhood came to an end at the age of 10, when his father gave him and his brother 5,000 francs each and instructions to flee Paris and escape the Nazis.

LA's French film fest debuts stunning Nazi escape tale

Joseph Joffo's childhood came to an end at the age of 10, when his father gave him and his brother 5,000 francs each and instructions to flee Paris and escape the Nazis.


04/28/2017 - 13:13

'Hellsinki' paints tribute to rock band Kiss

It's called "Hellsinki" for a reason: Finland's heavy metal fans on Friday placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city to honour hard rock group Kiss.

'Hellsinki' paints tribute to rock band Kiss

It's called "Hellsinki" for a reason: Finland's heavy metal fans on Friday placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city to honour hard rock group Kiss.


04/28/2017 - 22:34

In new Gorillaz album, dark political vision comes true

Creating the latest album of his virtual band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn had what he considered a dark, sci-fi vision -- Donald Trump as president of the United States. Then it came true.

In new Gorillaz album, dark political vision comes true

Creating the latest album of his virtual band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn had what he considered a dark, sci-fi vision -- Donald Trump as president of the United States. Then it came true.

04/28/2017 - 04:07

Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones

International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution.

Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones

International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution.


04/28/2017 - 03:33

Deforestation from a tree's perspective at the TED conference

A pair of filmmakers at the prestigious TED Conference used virtual reality to allow people to experience the ravages of deforestation -- from the perspective of a tree.

Deforestation from a tree's perspective at the TED conference

A pair of filmmakers at the prestigious TED Conference used virtual reality to allow people to experience the ravages of deforestation -- from the perspective of a tree.


04/28/2017 - 14:36

Greenpeace disrupts Credit Suisse meet over pipeline financing

Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank's alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United States.

Greenpeace disrupts Credit Suisse meet over pipeline financing

Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank's alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United States.


04/28/2017 - 03:15

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero 'Iron Man.'

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero 'Iron Man.'


04/28/2017 - 00:47

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection.

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection.


04/27/2017 - 17:17

Primeval forest risks sparking new EU-Poland clash

The EU warned Poland on Thursday it may take legal action to stop logging in a UNESCO World Heritage forest, risking a new clash with Warsaw's right-wing government.

Primeval forest risks sparking new EU-Poland clash

The EU warned Poland on Thursday it may take legal action to stop logging in a UNESCO World Heritage forest, risking a new clash with Warsaw's right-wing government.


04/27/2017 - 17:58

Home-made bricks for a habitat on Mars

Scientists said Thursday that they have manufactured tiny bricks out of artificial Martian soil, anticipating the day when humans may construct colonies on the Red Planet.

Home-made bricks for a habitat on Mars

Scientists said Thursday that they have manufactured tiny bricks out of artificial Martian soil, anticipating the day when humans may construct colonies on the Red Planet.


04/28/2017 - 21:52

SpaceX to launch classified US govt payload Sunday

SpaceX on Sunday is scheduled to make its first military launch, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States.

SpaceX to launch classified US govt payload Sunday

SpaceX on Sunday is scheduled to make its first military launch, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States.

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