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03/25/2017 - 07:29

New blow for Trump as Obamacare repeal bid collapses

President Donald Trump faced the biggest blow yet to his young presidency as his bid to repeal Obamacare went down in flames at the hands of rebel Republican lawmakers.

New blow for Trump as Obamacare repeal bid collapses

President Donald Trump faced the biggest blow yet to his young presidency as his bid to repeal Obamacare went down in flames at the hands of rebel Republican lawmakers.


03/25/2017 - 07:12

EU takes road to Rome for 60th anniversary

European Union leaders will renew their vows on the 60th anniversary of the troubled bloc's founding treaties Saturday at a special summit in Rome designed to show unity despite Britain's looming divorce.

EU takes road to Rome for 60th anniversary

European Union leaders will renew their vows on the 60th anniversary of the troubled bloc's founding treaties Saturday at a special summit in Rome designed to show unity despite Britain's looming divorce.


03/25/2017 - 04:16

South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching port

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port.

South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching port

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port.


03/25/2017 - 08:46

Air strike on prison in Syria's Idlib kills 16: monitor

At least 16 people were killed overnight in air strikes on a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Saturday.

Air strike on prison in Syria's Idlib kills 16: monitor

At least 16 people were killed overnight in air strikes on a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Saturday.


03/25/2017 - 04:58

Gender-bending fashion on Tokyo runway bang on trend

If gender bending fashion is suddenly all the rage in the West, think Pharrell Williams promoting Chanel's new unisex handbag, then nowhere has the look excelled more than in Tokyo.

Gender-bending fashion on Tokyo runway bang on trend

If gender bending fashion is suddenly all the rage in the West, think Pharrell Williams promoting Chanel's new unisex handbag, then nowhere has the look excelled more than in Tokyo.


03/25/2017 - 07:19

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade

For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade

For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.


03/25/2017 - 08:33

SeaWorld to expand in China after investment deal

A Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.

SeaWorld to expand in China after investment deal

A Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.


03/25/2017 - 08:56

Hamilton on pole for Australian GP with record lap

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton will start off the pole in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after winning qualifying on Saturday.

Hamilton on pole for Australian GP with record lap

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton will start off the pole in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after winning qualifying on Saturday.

03/25/2017 - 08:33

SeaWorld to expand in China after investment deal

A Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.

SeaWorld to expand in China after investment deal

A Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.


03/24/2017 - 17:13

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.


03/24/2017 - 12:30

Hong Kong recalls suspect Brazilian meat

Hong Kong said Friday it will recall Brazilian meat from 21 processing plants under investigation over a rotten meat scandal.

Hong Kong recalls suspect Brazilian meat

Hong Kong said Friday it will recall Brazilian meat from 21 processing plants under investigation over a rotten meat scandal.


03/24/2017 - 12:52

Germany calls for EU help in steel showdown with US

Germany on Friday called on the European Commission to back its steelmakers by insisting on global trade rules in a dispute with US competitors.

Germany calls for EU help in steel showdown with US

Germany on Friday called on the European Commission to back its steelmakers by insisting on global trade rules in a dispute with US competitors.


03/24/2017 - 22:24

World equities wobble as Trump health bill vote canceled

World equity markets wobbled Friday, with US stocks finishing mostly lower, as investors monitored a swirl of negotiations surrounding President Donald Trump's health care replacement bill, before the surprise decision to cancel the vote in Congress.

World equities wobble as Trump health bill vote canceled

World equity markets wobbled Friday, with US stocks finishing mostly lower, as investors monitored a swirl of negotiations surrounding President Donald Trump's health care replacement bill, before the surprise decision to cancel the vote in Congress.


03/24/2017 - 15:56

Aircraft sales again lift US durable goods in February

Orders for manufactured big-ticket products continued to rise in February, boosted by strong civilian aircraft sales, the US Commerce Department reported Friday.

Aircraft sales again lift US durable goods in February

Orders for manufactured big-ticket products continued to rise in February, boosted by strong civilian aircraft sales, the US Commerce Department reported Friday.


03/24/2017 - 13:42

Russia cuts key rate in boost to struggling economy

Russia's central bank cut its key rate Friday for the first time in six months and said more cuts were coming, offering a welcome boost to the country's struggling economy.

Russia cuts key rate in boost to struggling economy

Russia's central bank cut its key rate Friday for the first time in six months and said more cuts were coming, offering a welcome boost to the country's struggling economy.


03/24/2017 - 13:15

Chinese dairy stocks crash 90% in Hong Kong

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

03/25/2017 - 08:56

Hamilton on pole for Australian GP with record lap

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton will start off the pole in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after winning qualifying on Saturday.

Hamilton on pole for Australian GP with record lap

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton will start off the pole in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after winning qualifying on Saturday.


03/25/2017 - 02:27

Coleman broken leg horror mars Ireland-Wales World Cup qualifying draw

Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland on Friday in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a sickening injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.

Coleman broken leg horror mars Ireland-Wales World Cup qualifying draw

Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland on Friday in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a sickening injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.


03/25/2017 - 09:37

Ricciardo pays for costly crash in Australian GP qualifying

Home hero Daniel Ricciardo was crestfallen after a costly error led to a crash in the final frenetic stages of qualifying Saturday to push him down the grid for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Ricciardo pays for costly crash in Australian GP qualifying

Home hero Daniel Ricciardo was crestfallen after a costly error led to a crash in the final frenetic stages of qualifying Saturday to push him down the grid for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.


03/25/2017 - 05:14

Nadal sweeps past Sela in Miami, Dimitrov toppled

Rafael Nadal cruised past Israeli Dudi Sela in the second round of the Miami Open while Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic also enjoyed comfortable victories as the top seeds got underway.

Nadal sweeps past Sela in Miami, Dimitrov toppled

Rafael Nadal cruised past Israeli Dudi Sela in the second round of the Miami Open while Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic also enjoyed comfortable victories as the top seeds got underway.


03/25/2017 - 05:02

Sauber replace Wehrlein with Giovinazzi for F1 opener

Pascal Wehrlein withdrew Saturday from the Sauber team for this weekend's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne citing a back problem.

Sauber replace Wehrlein with Giovinazzi for F1 opener

Pascal Wehrlein withdrew Saturday from the Sauber team for this weekend's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne citing a back problem.


03/25/2017 - 08:19

Smith, Warner dominate India in fourth Test

Australian skipper Steve Smith hit an unbeaten half-century, keeping up his purple patch with the bat in the series-deciding fourth and final Test against India on Saturday.

Smith, Warner dominate India in fourth Test

Australian skipper Steve Smith hit an unbeaten half-century, keeping up his purple patch with the bat in the series-deciding fourth and final Test against India on Saturday.


03/25/2017 - 02:45

Shaq soars again at Staples as statue unveiled

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal was feted by an array of Los Angeles Lakers greats as a massive statue of him delivering a thundering dunk was unveiled at Staples Center.

Shaq soars again at Staples as statue unveiled

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal was feted by an array of Los Angeles Lakers greats as a massive statue of him delivering a thundering dunk was unveiled at Staples Center.


03/25/2017 - 06:53

New Zealand DRS bungle aids Proteas in the rain

New Zealand's muddled use of the review system allowed Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla to lead a South African recovery on a rain-hit day one of the third Test in Hamilton on Saturday.

New Zealand DRS bungle aids Proteas in the rain

New Zealand's muddled use of the review system allowed Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla to lead a South African recovery on a rain-hit day one of the third Test in Hamilton on Saturday.

03/25/2017 - 00:18

Shia LaBeouf anti-Trump art project shut down after threats

An anti-Trump art project by actor Shia LaBeouf was shut down for a fourth time on Friday a day after it opened in its latest location, the British city of Liverpool.

Shia LaBeouf anti-Trump art project shut down after threats

An anti-Trump art project by actor Shia LaBeouf was shut down for a fourth time on Friday a day after it opened in its latest location, the British city of Liverpool.


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 - 13:28

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.

03/25/2017 - 08:33

SeaWorld to expand in China after investment deal

A Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.

SeaWorld to expand in China after investment deal

A Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.


03/25/2017 - 07:19

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade

For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade

For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.


03/25/2017 - 04:37

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.


03/24/2017 - 18:28

Crop-destroying armyworm caterpillars spread to Uganda

A plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to East Africa where officials confirmed their presence for the first time in Uganda on Friday.

Crop-destroying armyworm caterpillars spread to Uganda

A plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to East Africa where officials confirmed their presence for the first time in Uganda on Friday.


03/24/2017 - 22:31

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline, hails 'great day' for jobs

True to his pledge, President Donald Trump gave final approval on Friday for TransCanada to build the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, overriding environmental concerns in favor of boosting jobs and energy supply.

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline, hails 'great day' for jobs

True to his pledge, President Donald Trump gave final approval on Friday for TransCanada to build the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, overriding environmental concerns in favor of boosting jobs and energy supply.


03/24/2017 - 20:19

Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts

A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.

Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts

A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade 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.

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