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06/27/2017 - 10:17

Mongolia's losing presidential candidate demands recount

Mongolia's third-place finisher in the presidential vote demanded a recount on Tuesday, claiming fraud after election officials declared he had narrowly lost a spot in a runoff poll next month.

Mongolia's losing presidential candidate demands recount

Mongolia's third-place finisher in the presidential vote demanded a recount on Tuesday, claiming fraud after election officials declared he had narrowly lost a spot in a runoff poll next month.


06/27/2017 - 11:11

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went ahead with such an assault.

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went ahead with such an assault.


06/27/2017 - 10:25

China rejects US criticism over Nobel laureate's treatment

China on Tuesday rejected criticism over its treatment of cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo after the United States urged Beijing to give the paroled activist freedom to move and choose his own doctors.

China rejects US criticism over Nobel laureate's treatment

China on Tuesday rejected criticism over its treatment of cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo after the United States urged Beijing to give the paroled activist freedom to move and choose his own doctors.


06/27/2017 - 06:22

Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim a victory for national security.

Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim a victory for national security.


06/27/2017 - 05:56

Colombia FARC rebels celebrate historic disarmament

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force celebrates its disarmament on Tuesday after half a century of war against the state, ending Latin America's oldest civil conflict.

Colombia FARC rebels celebrate historic disarmament

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force celebrates its disarmament on Tuesday after half a century of war against the state, ending Latin America's oldest civil conflict.


06/27/2017 - 06:31

Mongolia to hold first presidential runoff on July 9

Mongolia will hold its first ever presidential runoff vote on July 9 after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority in an election marred by a "sabotage" attempt, electoral authorities said Tuesday.

Mongolia to hold first presidential runoff on July 9

Mongolia will hold its first ever presidential runoff vote on July 9 after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority in an election marred by a "sabotage" attempt, electoral authorities said Tuesday.


06/27/2017 - 10:55

Google faces record EU fine on Tuesday: sources

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator is set to slap Google with a record fine on Tuesday in yet another salvo against a US tech giant, sources said.

Google faces record EU fine on Tuesday: sources

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator is set to slap Google with a record fine on Tuesday in yet another salvo against a US tech giant, sources said.


06/27/2017 - 09:45

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the centre of the world's biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it was being bought by a US company.

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the centre of the world's biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it was being bought by a US company.

06/27/2017 - 11:12

China to meet growth targets, says Li

China can meet its economic growth targets this year, Premier Li Keqiang told an international gathering Tuesday, batting away concerns about risks in the country's financial sector.

China to meet growth targets, says Li

China can meet its economic growth targets this year, Premier Li Keqiang told an international gathering Tuesday, batting away concerns about risks in the country's financial sector.


06/27/2017 - 08:19

Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s: reports

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said Tuesday.

Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s: reports

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said Tuesday.


06/27/2017 - 09:45

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the centre of the world's biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it was being bought by a US company.

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the centre of the world's biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it was being bought by a US company.


06/27/2017 - 10:26

Dollar gives up gains as eyes turn to Fed's Yellen

The dollar swung in Asian trade on Tuesday after a top Federal Reserve official indicated it would raise interest rates further this year, while traders await a speech from Fed boss Janet Yellen.

Dollar gives up gains as eyes turn to Fed's Yellen

The dollar swung in Asian trade on Tuesday after a top Federal Reserve official indicated it would raise interest rates further this year, while traders await a speech from Fed boss Janet Yellen.


06/27/2017 - 03:43

Bromance as Trump and Modi hail friendship at first talks

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, pledging their quest for economic growth would strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world's two largest democracies.

Bromance as Trump and Modi hail friendship at first talks

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, pledging their quest for economic growth would strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world's two largest democracies.


06/27/2017 - 05:32

Sprint exploring Charter-Comcast collaboration: report

US telecommunications firm Sprint is exploring a possible alliance with cable companies Comcast and Charter Communications that could boost their wireless plans, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Sprint exploring Charter-Comcast collaboration: report

US telecommunications firm Sprint is exploring a possible alliance with cable companies Comcast and Charter Communications that could boost their wireless plans, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.


06/27/2017 - 03:55

'Transformers 5' tops box office, opens at franchise low

"Transformers: The Last Knight" smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, data showed Monday, but it was comfortably the weakest opening the franchise has seen.

'Transformers 5' tops box office, opens at franchise low

"Transformers: The Last Knight" smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, data showed Monday, but it was comfortably the weakest opening the franchise has seen.


06/27/2017 - 02:13

China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada

China has pledged not to carry out state-sponsored cyberattacks against the intellectual property of Canadian firms, the two sides said Monday.

China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada

China has pledged not to carry out state-sponsored cyberattacks against the intellectual property of Canadian firms, the two sides said Monday.

06/27/2017 - 06:50

New Zealand humble USA to win 35th America's Cup

New Zealand won the America's Cup on Monday, laying to rest the ghost of a stunning 2013 collapse with a crushing victory over Oracle Team USA.

New Zealand humble USA to win 35th America's Cup

New Zealand won the America's Cup on Monday, laying to rest the ghost of a stunning 2013 collapse with a crushing victory over Oracle Team USA.


06/27/2017 - 08:57

Super-agent Mendes in court over Falcao 'tax evasion'

Football super-agent Jorge Mendes is due to be questioned by a Spanish judge for the first time Tuesday as part of a probe into striker Radamel Falcao's alleged tax evasion, just one of his clients to fall foul of the country's judiciary.

Super-agent Mendes in court over Falcao 'tax evasion'

Football super-agent Jorge Mendes is due to be questioned by a Spanish judge for the first time Tuesday as part of a probe into striker Radamel Falcao's alleged tax evasion, just one of his clients to fall foul of the country's judiciary.


06/27/2017 - 04:39

Bloodied at Chinese fight club for $75

Every Friday night, fighters trade blows in a ring in the dimly lit Monster Club in southwest China, competing for a $75 payday as a crowd cheer them on.

Bloodied at Chinese fight club for $75

Every Friday night, fighters trade blows in a ring in the dimly lit Monster Club in southwest China, competing for a $75 payday as a crowd cheer them on.


06/27/2017 - 05:01

Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup in Perth

Swiss great Roger Federer will use the Hopman Cup in Perth as preparation for the defence of his Australian Open title in 2018, mirroring his successful early season build-up this year.

Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup in Perth

Swiss great Roger Federer will use the Hopman Cup in Perth as preparation for the defence of his Australian Open title in 2018, mirroring his successful early season build-up this year.


06/27/2017 - 05:25

'All-powerful' African football club hit by DR Congo political feud

The training pitches and classrooms are fit for one of Africa’s most illustrious football clubs, but the political battles rife in Democratic Republic of Congo have stopped Tout Puissant Mazembe from using their new academy.

'All-powerful' African football club hit by DR Congo political feud

The training pitches and classrooms are fit for one of Africa’s most illustrious football clubs, but the political battles rife in Democratic Republic of Congo have stopped Tout Puissant Mazembe from using their new academy.


06/27/2017 - 09:54

Pacquiao eyeing Mayweather rematch, says trainer

A rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be on the cards if the legendary Filipino boxer wins his bout against Australian challenger Jeff Horn this weekend, his trainer said Tuesday.

Pacquiao eyeing Mayweather rematch, says trainer

A rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be on the cards if the legendary Filipino boxer wins his bout against Australian challenger Jeff Horn this weekend, his trainer said Tuesday.


06/27/2017 - 11:07

China swim star Ning Zetao fails to qualify for world title defence

Chinese swim star Ning Zetao will not defend his 100m freestyle world title next month after failing to qualify for the Budapest showpiece, state media said on Tuesday.

China swim star Ning Zetao fails to qualify for world title defence

Chinese swim star Ning Zetao will not defend his 100m freestyle world title next month after failing to qualify for the Budapest showpiece, state media said on Tuesday.


06/27/2017 - 09:36

Dalton says America's Cup won with damaged boat

Kiwis on Tuesday greeted Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory with jubilation and a huge sigh of relief as it was revealed the triumph was secured with a damaged boat that could have failed at any time.

Dalton says America's Cup won with damaged boat

Kiwis on Tuesday greeted Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory with jubilation and a huge sigh of relief as it was revealed the triumph was secured with a damaged boat that could have failed at any time.

06/26/2017 - 08:06

Epic struggle of film about Cairo on eve of revolution

Everyone thought Tamer El Said had gone mad in the decade it took him to make his film "In the Last Days of the City".

Epic struggle of film about Cairo on eve of revolution

Everyone thought Tamer El Said had gone mad in the decade it took him to make his film "In the Last Days of the City".


06/26/2017 - 05:11

Erdogan's Istanbul opera house plan sparks excitement, controversy

On the buzzing Taksim Square of Istanbul, the focal point of the modern city, a giant disused building looms over visitors, its glass windows broken and a few tattered advertising banners flapping disconsolately in the breeze.

Erdogan's Istanbul opera house plan sparks excitement, controversy

On the buzzing Taksim Square of Istanbul, the focal point of the modern city, a giant disused building looms over visitors, its glass windows broken and a few tattered advertising banners flapping disconsolately in the breeze.


06/26/2017 - 05:09

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.


06/26/2017 - 23:01

Political thriller by French PM to be made into film

A scathing political thriller co-written by France's new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is to be made into a film, his publisher said Monday.

Political thriller by French PM to be made into film

A scathing political thriller co-written by France's new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is to be made into a film, his publisher said Monday.


06/26/2017 - 02:30

'Transformers 5' dominates box office but opens at franchise-low

"Transformers: The Last Knight" smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday, sending last week's hit "Cars 3" to second place.

'Transformers 5' dominates box office but opens at franchise-low

"Transformers: The Last Knight" smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday, sending last week's hit "Cars 3" to second place.


06/25/2017 - 13:32

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997.

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997.


06/26/2017 - 15:50

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation.

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation.


06/26/2017 - 18:24

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation.

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation.

06/27/2017 - 10:47

Hong Kong shark art protests at fin trade

A towering shark fin sculpture is the latest addition to Hong Kong's harbourfront as part of an artistic push against the infamous trade.

Hong Kong shark art protests at fin trade

A towering shark fin sculpture is the latest addition to Hong Kong's harbourfront as part of an artistic push against the infamous trade.


06/26/2017 - 19:37

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study

Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday.

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study

Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday.


06/26/2017 - 05:48

China's hydropower frenzy drowns sacred mountains

Towering walls of concrete entomb lush forests on mountainsides in southwest China as workers toil on the dry riverbed below to build the country's latest mega-dam.

China's hydropower frenzy drowns sacred mountains

Towering walls of concrete entomb lush forests on mountainsides in southwest China as workers toil on the dry riverbed below to build the country's latest mega-dam.


06/26/2017 - 05:09

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.


06/26/2017 - 18:01

Spain firefighters gain upper hand over blaze near nature reserve

Spanish firefighters on Monday beat back a wildfire which threatens a renowned national park that is home to endangered species and has forced the evacuation of over 2,000 people from homes, campsites and hotels.

Spain firefighters gain upper hand over blaze near nature reserve

Spanish firefighters on Monday beat back a wildfire which threatens a renowned national park that is home to endangered species and has forced the evacuation of over 2,000 people from homes, campsites and hotels.


06/26/2017 - 08:09

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday.

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday.


06/26/2017 - 04:22

World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.

World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.


06/26/2017 - 20:29

French PM says ban on 'bee-killer' pesticide will go ahead

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighed in on a row between his environment and agriculture ministers on Monday to rule that a pesticide found harmful to bees would be banned in 2018 as scheduled.

French PM says ban on 'bee-killer' pesticide will go ahead

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighed in on a row between his environment and agriculture ministers on Monday to rule that a pesticide found harmful to bees would be banned in 2018 as scheduled.

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