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04/24/2018 - 00:24

France's Macron at White House, Mount Vernon as state visit begins

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday kicked off a pomp-filled three-day state visit to the US at the White House -- a test of whether his studied bonhomie with President Donald Trump can save the Iran nuclear deal and avoid a trans-Atlantic trade war.

France's Macron at White House, Mount Vernon as state visit begins

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday kicked off a pomp-filled three-day state visit to the US at the White House -- a test of whether his studied bonhomie with President Donald Trump can save the Iran nuclear deal and avoid a trans-Atlantic trade war.


04/23/2018 - 23:58

Van plows into Toronto crowd, killing nine

A man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 16, police said.

Van plows into Toronto crowd, killing nine

A man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 16, police said.


04/23/2018 - 23:44

Pressure grows on Nicaragua's Ortega as protest toll hits 27

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest on Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed.

Pressure grows on Nicaragua's Ortega as protest toll hits 27

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest on Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed.


04/23/2018 - 23:07

US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Tennessee police captured Monday the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital.

US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Tennessee police captured Monday the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital.


04/23/2018 - 23:06

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.


04/23/2018 - 22:32

Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hit out at plans by the main opposition party to bolster Turkey's newest party and enable it to take part in snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June.

Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hit out at plans by the main opposition party to bolster Turkey's newest party and enable it to take part in snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June.


04/23/2018 - 22:17

Over a year into presidency, Trump hosts first state dinner

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hold their first state dinner on Tuesday, hosting the leader of America's oldest ally for a glittering event at the White House.

Over a year into presidency, Trump hosts first state dinner

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hold their first state dinner on Tuesday, hosting the leader of America's oldest ally for a glittering event at the White House.


04/23/2018 - 22:11

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.


04/23/2018 - 21:48

UK Govt to offer Windrush generation free citizenship

The UK government said Monday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis.

UK Govt to offer Windrush generation free citizenship

The UK government said Monday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis.


04/23/2018 - 21:43

Van runs over Toronto pedestrians, up to 10 hurt: police

A man drove a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in the center of Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, injuring as many as 10 people, police said.

Van runs over Toronto pedestrians, up to 10 hurt: police

A man drove a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in the center of Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, injuring as many as 10 people, police said.


04/23/2018 - 19:57

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/23/2018 - 19:45

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi-led coalition of killing political head

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Monday accused the Saudi-led coalition of killing their political leader, Saleh al-Sammad, in an air strike last week.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi-led coalition of killing political head

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Monday accused the Saudi-led coalition of killing their political leader, Saleh al-Sammad, in an air strike last week.


04/23/2018 - 19:32

Iran, trade to dominate Macron's US visit

French President Emmanuel Macron began a pomp-filled three-day state visit to Washington on Monday, a test of whether his studied bonhomie with President Donald Trump can save the Iran nuclear deal and avoid a trans-Atlantic trade war.

Iran, trade to dominate Macron's US visit

French President Emmanuel Macron began a pomp-filled three-day state visit to Washington on Monday, a test of whether his studied bonhomie with President Donald Trump can save the Iran nuclear deal and avoid a trans-Atlantic trade war.


04/23/2018 - 18:53

Yemen Huthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels

The political leader of Yemen's Huthi rebels, Saleh al-Sammad, was killed last week in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition, the Iran-allied rebels said on Monday.

Yemen Huthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels

The political leader of Yemen's Huthi rebels, Saleh al-Sammad, was killed last week in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition, the Iran-allied rebels said on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 18:10

Finally home, Bundesbank's gold goes on show

All that glitters is definitely gold in a new exhibition at Germany's central bank that lifts the veil on the nation's massive reserves of the precious metal, partly to reassure sceptics that the prized ingots are really there.

Finally home, Bundesbank's gold goes on show

All that glitters is definitely gold in a new exhibition at Germany's central bank that lifts the veil on the nation's massive reserves of the precious metal, partly to reassure sceptics that the prized ingots are really there.


04/23/2018 - 18:04

Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years in Belgium

A Belgian court on Monday said the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, remained "dangerous" as it sentenced him to 20 years in prison over a gunbattle with police in Brussels that led to his capture.

Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years in Belgium

A Belgian court on Monday said the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, remained "dangerous" as it sentenced him to 20 years in prison over a gunbattle with police in Brussels that led to his capture.


04/23/2018 - 17:44

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/23/2018 - 17:40

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.


04/23/2018 - 17:36

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/23/2018 - 17:27

On appeal, Karadzic slams 'myths' about Bosnian war

Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Monday urged UN judges to throw out his war crimes convictions, angrily denying he was behind a campaign of ethnic cleansing and murders in the Balkans conflict two decades ago.

On appeal, Karadzic slams 'myths' about Bosnian war

Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Monday urged UN judges to throw out his war crimes convictions, angrily denying he was behind a campaign of ethnic cleansing and murders in the Balkans conflict two decades ago.


04/23/2018 - 15:02

Bus plunge in North Korea kills 32 Chinese tourists

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea, Chinese officials and state media said Monday.

Bus plunge in North Korea kills 32 Chinese tourists

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea, Chinese officials and state media said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 12:53

S. Korea halts border broadcasts ahead of Kim summit

South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North's border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday's historic inter-Korean summit.

S. Korea halts border broadcasts ahead of Kim summit

South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North's border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday's historic inter-Korean summit.


04/23/2018 - 12:35

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100.

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100.


04/23/2018 - 09:20

Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from up to 87 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media giant.

Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from up to 87 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media giant.


04/23/2018 - 08:42

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies

Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology.

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies

Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology.


04/23/2018 - 08:42

Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to Paris climate deal

Former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg on Sunday promised $4.5 million to fulfill the United States's commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to Paris climate deal

Former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg on Sunday promised $4.5 million to fulfill the United States's commitment to the Paris climate agreement.


04/23/2018 - 08:18

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was deteriorating.

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was deteriorating.


04/23/2018 - 06:42

Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "son" they never had.

Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "son" they never had.


04/23/2018 - 06:17

Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank

Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the costs of transferring funds also increased, the World Bank said Monday.

Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank

Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the costs of transferring funds also increased, the World Bank said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 06:13

Record US wage gains gnawing at corporate profits: survey

Record increases in wages and materials costs are eating into corporate profits despite robust sales, according to a survey of business economists released Monday.

Record US wage gains gnawing at corporate profits: survey

Record increases in wages and materials costs are eating into corporate profits despite robust sales, according to a survey of business economists released Monday.


04/23/2018 - 05:46

US hunts semi-nude gunman disarmed by 'hero' after 4 killed

US police hunted a semi-nude gunman who shot four people dead at a waffle restaurant Sunday after he fled from a "hero" who disarmed him.

US hunts semi-nude gunman disarmed by 'hero' after 4 killed

US police hunted a semi-nude gunman who shot four people dead at a waffle restaurant Sunday after he fled from a "hero" who disarmed him.


04/23/2018 - 05:16

Most Asia markets fall, with tech firms hit again

Asian markets mostly fell Monday with technology firms extending last week's sharp losses, following another plunge in Apple as investors fret over the once-lucrative smartphone sector.

Most Asia markets fall, with tech firms hit again

Asian markets mostly fell Monday with technology firms extending last week's sharp losses, following another plunge in Apple as investors fret over the once-lucrative smartphone sector.


04/23/2018 - 05:15

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America's poorest countries.

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America's poorest countries.


04/23/2018 - 05:03

Axes, sunglasses and now a summit at Korea's DMZ

In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, the two sides come face to face -- along with the contradictory narratives that will underlie a summit at the site this week.

Axes, sunglasses and now a summit at Korea's DMZ

In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, the two sides come face to face -- along with the contradictory narratives that will underlie a summit at the site this week.


04/23/2018 - 04:56

BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim

Mining giant BHP said Monday it had been granted more time by a Brazilian court to negotiate with authorities on settling a large claim over the Samarco mine collapse that left 19 people dead.

BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim

Mining giant BHP said Monday it had been granted more time by a Brazilian court to negotiate with authorities on settling a large claim over the Samarco mine collapse that left 19 people dead.


04/23/2018 - 04:56

Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing "her last song" lit up phones across the country.

Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing "her last song" lit up phones across the country.


04/23/2018 - 04:54

Verdict for Paris suspect Abdeslam in Belgian trial

A Belgian court will give its verdict Monday on Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris Islamist attacks, over a bloody 2016 shootout with police in Brussels that led to his capture.

Verdict for Paris suspect Abdeslam in Belgian trial

A Belgian court will give its verdict Monday on Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris Islamist attacks, over a bloody 2016 shootout with police in Brussels that led to his capture.


04/23/2018 - 04:54

Britain's Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

Prince Harry will attend a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

Britain's Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

Prince Harry will attend a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.


04/23/2018 - 04:51

The 1990s Balkans wars in key dates

From the death of Tito in 1980 to the independence of Kosovo in 2008, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts which tore the former Yugoslavia apart.

The 1990s Balkans wars in key dates

From the death of Tito in 1980 to the independence of Kosovo in 2008, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts which tore the former Yugoslavia apart.


04/23/2018 - 04:45

Karadzic: Bosnia's 'evil' genocide mastermind

To his supporters a hero who stood up for his people, Radovan Karadzic is to others a monster who brought the horror of genocide back to Europe half a century after the defeat of the Nazis.

Karadzic: Bosnia's 'evil' genocide mastermind

To his supporters a hero who stood up for his people, Radovan Karadzic is to others a monster who brought the horror of genocide back to Europe half a century after the defeat of the Nazis.


04/23/2018 - 04:44

US gymnast says spoke of Nassar abuse 5 years before his arrest

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney revealed sexual abuse by Larry Nassar five years before his arrest but nobody listened, she told NBC News' "Dateline" in an interview aired on Sunday.

US gymnast says spoke of Nassar abuse 5 years before his arrest

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney revealed sexual abuse by Larry Nassar five years before his arrest but nobody listened, she told NBC News' "Dateline" in an interview aired on Sunday.


04/23/2018 - 04:18

Pyeongchang 'raised the bar' for Tokyo 2020: IOC

A successful Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has "raised the bar" for Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee said Monday, warning organisers to brace for difficult questions and criticism as the Games approach.

Pyeongchang 'raised the bar' for Tokyo 2020: IOC

A successful Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has "raised the bar" for Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee said Monday, warning organisers to brace for difficult questions and criticism as the Games approach.


04/23/2018 - 03:45

Nicaragua scraps pension reform in bid to end deadly protests

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega scrapped Sunday a contentious pension reform that triggered four days of violence in which two dozen people were killed, but rioting students vowed to keep up street protests until he is ousted.

Nicaragua scraps pension reform in bid to end deadly protests

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega scrapped Sunday a contentious pension reform that triggered four days of violence in which two dozen people were killed, but rioting students vowed to keep up street protests until he is ousted.


04/23/2018 - 03:28

G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal

The Group of Seven industrialized nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in Toronto.

G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal

The Group of Seven industrialized nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in Toronto.


04/23/2018 - 02:21

10,000 march in Chile against Pinochet-era pensions

Some 10,000 people marched through the Chilean capital Sunday demanding an end to the privatized pension system created under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, demanding improved conditions.

10,000 march in Chile against Pinochet-era pensions

Some 10,000 people marched through the Chilean capital Sunday demanding an end to the privatized pension system created under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, demanding improved conditions.


04/23/2018 - 00:28

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations.

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations.


04/22/2018 - 23:29

Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.

Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.


04/22/2018 - 22:38

Marc Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP of the Americas

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday despite being dropped from pole position to fourth on the starting grid by a qualifying penalty.

Marc Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP of the Americas

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday despite being dropped from pole position to fourth on the starting grid by a qualifying penalty.


04/22/2018 - 21:36

German Social Democrats elect Andrea Nahles as first female leader

Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first woman leader of the 155-year-old party, albeit with a lacklustre vote result.

German Social Democrats elect Andrea Nahles as first female leader

Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first woman leader of the 155-year-old party, albeit with a lacklustre vote result.


04/22/2018 - 20:12

'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place" snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick "Rampage," industry estimates showed Sunday.

'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place" snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick "Rampage," industry estimates showed Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 19:12

Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints

Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday's 2-0 win at Wembley.

Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints

Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday's 2-0 win at Wembley.


04/22/2018 - 19:01

US police hunt seminude suspect as Waffle House shooting kills four

Police were hunting Sunday for a seminude gunman on the run after a pre-dawn shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, in the southern US state of Tennessee left four people dead.

US police hunt seminude suspect as Waffle House shooting kills four

Police were hunting Sunday for a seminude gunman on the run after a pre-dawn shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, in the southern US state of Tennessee left four people dead.


04/22/2018 - 18:55

Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

Armenia's political turmoil deepened on Sunday with the detention of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule.

Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

Armenia's political turmoil deepened on Sunday with the detention of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule.


04/22/2018 - 17:06

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests: rights group

More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights body said Sunday.

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests: rights group

More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights body said Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 16:02

Nude gunman kills three at Tennessee restaurant: police

A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said.

Nude gunman kills three at Tennessee restaurant: police

A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said.


04/22/2018 - 15:04

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women's race in warm conditions.

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women's race in warm conditions.


04/22/2018 - 13:19

Israel dismisses claims Mossad behind Malaysia assassination

Israel's defence minister on Sunday dismissed claims the country's spy agency was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia, suggesting instead that his killing was a "settling of accounts".

Israel dismisses claims Mossad behind Malaysia assassination

Israel's defence minister on Sunday dismissed claims the country's spy agency was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia, suggesting instead that his killing was a "settling of accounts".


04/22/2018 - 10:42

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 09:33

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills four

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15.

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills four

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15.


04/22/2018 - 09:25

Armenian PM walks out of talks with protest leader

Armenia's prime minister and ex-president Serzh Sarkisian walked out of a televised meeting Sunday with anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan shortly after it began, denouncing the opposition's "blackmail".

Armenian PM walks out of talks with protest leader

Armenia's prime minister and ex-president Serzh Sarkisian walked out of a televised meeting Sunday with anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan shortly after it began, denouncing the opposition's "blackmail".


04/22/2018 - 09:19

Kim heralds more N. Korea economic reforms: analysts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to build "socialist economic construction" in his nuclear-armed but impoverished and isolated country could herald more Chinese-style economic reforms, according to analysts -- but he will never explicitly say so.

Kim heralds more N. Korea economic reforms: analysts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to build "socialist economic construction" in his nuclear-armed but impoverished and isolated country could herald more Chinese-style economic reforms, according to analysts -- but he will never explicitly say so.


04/22/2018 - 08:32

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

It has been jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation.

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

It has been jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation.


04/22/2018 - 07:36

Can Macron's White House visit save the Iran deal?

French President Emmanuel Macron seems, as much as any world leader, to have developed some kind of rapport with his American counterpart Donald Trump.

Can Macron's White House visit save the Iran deal?

French President Emmanuel Macron seems, as much as any world leader, to have developed some kind of rapport with his American counterpart Donald Trump.


04/22/2018 - 07:32

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 07:32

Boult's jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the "greatest ever" during an Indian Premier League match.

Boult's jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the "greatest ever" during an Indian Premier League match.


04/22/2018 - 07:31

G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off

The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations were gathered in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as provocation from Vladimir Putin's Russia.

G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off

The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations were gathered in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as provocation from Vladimir Putin's Russia.


04/22/2018 - 07:31

Taxi drivers, Uber square up on Istanbul's roads

Istanbul's bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.

Taxi drivers, Uber square up on Istanbul's roads

Istanbul's bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.


04/22/2018 - 05:34

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.


04/22/2018 - 05:24

Iran threatens to 'vigorously' resume enrichment if US quits nuclear deal

Iran is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Saturday.

Iran threatens to 'vigorously' resume enrichment if US quits nuclear deal

Iran is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 03:06

Sexton eyes European club triumph after Grand Slam glory

Johnny Sexton was all smiles as he refused to say which side he'd prefer to face in next month's Champions Cup final after helping Leinster book their place in the Bilbao showdown with a thumping defeat of Scarlets at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Sexton eyes European club triumph after Grand Slam glory

Johnny Sexton was all smiles as he refused to say which side he'd prefer to face in next month's Champions Cup final after helping Leinster book their place in the Bilbao showdown with a thumping defeat of Scarlets at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 02:05

Johnson birdies 18 to grab share of PGA Texas Open lead

Zach Johnson, seeking his first victory since the 2015 British Open, closed with a six-foot birdie putt to seize a share of the lead Saturday at the PGA Texas Open.

Johnson birdies 18 to grab share of PGA Texas Open lead

Zach Johnson, seeking his first victory since the 2015 British Open, closed with a six-foot birdie putt to seize a share of the lead Saturday at the PGA Texas Open.


04/22/2018 - 02:03

Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Amir Khan's first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada's Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday.

Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Amir Khan's first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada's Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 02:02

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock 'embarrassed' AC Milan

Roma warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan's European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock 'embarrassed' AC Milan

Roma warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan's European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.


04/22/2018 - 02:02

EU, Mexico reach 'agreement in principle' on free-trade deal

The EU and Mexico said Saturday they had reached an "agreement in principle" to modernise a free-trade deal sealed in 2000 between Brussels and the Latin American country.

EU, Mexico reach 'agreement in principle' on free-trade deal

The EU and Mexico said Saturday they had reached an "agreement in principle" to modernise a free-trade deal sealed in 2000 between Brussels and the Latin American country.


04/22/2018 - 00:50

World Bank shareholders approve $13 bln capital increase

World Bank shareholders approved a "historic" increase in the bank's lending capacity Saturday after the United States backed a reform package that curbs loans and charges more for higher income countries like China.

World Bank shareholders approve $13 bln capital increase

World Bank shareholders approved a "historic" increase in the bank's lending capacity Saturday after the United States backed a reform package that curbs loans and charges more for higher income countries like China.


04/21/2018 - 21:31

Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meeting

The gathering of world finance ministers began with heightened anxiety about the potential damage a US-China trade war could do to the economic recovery but ended Saturday with a door open to negotiations.

Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meeting

The gathering of world finance ministers began with heightened anxiety about the potential damage a US-China trade war could do to the economic recovery but ended Saturday with a door open to negotiations.


04/21/2018 - 21:16

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Past presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid a tearful farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America's most prominent political dynasties, at a funeral service in Texas.

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Past presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid a tearful farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America's most prominent political dynasties, at a funeral service in Texas.


04/21/2018 - 20:14

Musicians and fans pay tribute to DJ Avicii

Thousands of fans gathered in Stockholm Saturday to remember Swedish star Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who has died aged 28.

Musicians and fans pay tribute to DJ Avicii

Thousands of fans gathered in Stockholm Saturday to remember Swedish star Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who has died aged 28.


04/21/2018 - 20:05

Clashes at Madagascar opposition protest leave one dead, 17 wounded

One person died and 17 others were injured Saturday in clashes between Madagascar's security forces and thousands of opposition activists protesting against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year in the restive island nation.

Clashes at Madagascar opposition protest leave one dead, 17 wounded

One person died and 17 others were injured Saturday in clashes between Madagascar's security forces and thousands of opposition activists protesting against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year in the restive island nation.


04/21/2018 - 19:52

US Treasury's Mnuchin considering trip to China for trade talks

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday he was considering a trip to Beijing to hold talks on the trade dispute that is seen as a threat to the global economy.

US Treasury's Mnuchin considering trip to China for trade talks

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday he was considering a trip to Beijing to hold talks on the trade dispute that is seen as a threat to the global economy.


04/21/2018 - 18:46

N. Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.

N. Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.


04/21/2018 - 18:11

Experts take samples from site of alleged Syria gas attack

Investigators from the global chemical arms watchdog collected samples Saturday from the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria two weeks ago, after security concerns delayed their probe.

Experts take samples from site of alleged Syria gas attack

Investigators from the global chemical arms watchdog collected samples Saturday from the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria two weeks ago, after security concerns delayed their probe.


04/21/2018 - 17:27

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.


04/21/2018 - 16:56

Inspectors arrive at suspected Syrian chemical attack sites in Douma: Russia

Inspectors from the world's chemical arms watchdog arrived Saturday in the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place earlier this month, the Russian foreign ministry said.

Inspectors arrive at suspected Syrian chemical attack sites in Douma: Russia

Inspectors from the world's chemical arms watchdog arrived Saturday in the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place earlier this month, the Russian foreign ministry said.


04/21/2018 - 16:28

UN Security Council meets over Syria in remote Swedish farmhouse

The UN Security Council met in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria.

UN Security Council meets over Syria in remote Swedish farmhouse

The UN Security Council met in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria.


04/21/2018 - 15:34

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.


04/21/2018 - 15:06

Wenger 'was sacked' insists Arsenal great Wright

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post.

Wenger 'was sacked' insists Arsenal great Wright

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post.


04/21/2018 - 12:39

Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child.

Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child.


04/21/2018 - 11:33

Europa League trophy stolen -- and recovered -- in Mexico

The Europa League trophy was stolen after being displayed at a publicity event in Mexico, only to be recovered a few hours later, authorities in the state of Guanajuato said on Saturday.

Europa League trophy stolen -- and recovered -- in Mexico

The Europa League trophy was stolen after being displayed at a publicity event in Mexico, only to be recovered a few hours later, authorities in the state of Guanajuato said on Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 09:08

N. Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.

N. Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.


04/21/2018 - 07:59

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.


04/21/2018 - 07:24

Key steps in North Korea's weapons development

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.

Key steps in North Korea's weapons development

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.


04/21/2018 - 07:23

NY's Met museum recreates a vivid taste of Versailles

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York seeks to recreate some of the grandeur of the Versailles royal palace in France.

NY's Met museum recreates a vivid taste of Versailles

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York seeks to recreate some of the grandeur of the Versailles royal palace in France.


04/21/2018 - 06:13

'Treasured sword': What Kim said about N. Korea's nukes

Kim Jong Un has halted North Korea's nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, as diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula gather pace.

'Treasured sword': What Kim said about N. Korea's nukes

Kim Jong Un has halted North Korea's nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, as diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula gather pace.


04/21/2018 - 06:02

Trump to honour Macron, his unlikely French friend

They talk regularly, have shared memorable handshakes and supposedly have an "unbreakable" friendship. When US President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron meet next week, there will be more back-slapping -- but also major differences.

Trump to honour Macron, his unlikely French friend

They talk regularly, have shared memorable handshakes and supposedly have an "unbreakable" friendship. When US President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron meet next week, there will be more back-slapping -- but also major differences.


04/21/2018 - 05:47

Zach Johnson surges into tie for lead at Texas Open

Former British Open champ Zach Johnson played his way into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Texas Open, reeling off four straight birdies en route to a seven-under 65.

Zach Johnson surges into tie for lead at Texas Open

Former British Open champ Zach Johnson played his way into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Texas Open, reeling off four straight birdies en route to a seven-under 65.


04/21/2018 - 04:20

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

Arsene Wenger's decision to step down as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge marks the end of an era, but also a huge opportunity for the Gunners to reestablish themselves among the elite of English and European football.

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

Arsene Wenger's decision to step down as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge marks the end of an era, but also a huge opportunity for the Gunners to reestablish themselves among the elite of English and European football.


04/21/2018 - 02:31

Carter on Racing bench as Munster's Earls makes rapid return

Dan Carter will start on the bench when Racing 92 take on Munster on Sunday for a place in the Champions Cup final, but the All Blacks superstar will be waiting for a chance help his team towards a first European title.

Carter on Racing bench as Munster's Earls makes rapid return

Dan Carter will start on the bench when Racing 92 take on Munster on Sunday for a place in the Champions Cup final, but the All Blacks superstar will be waiting for a chance help his team towards a first European title.


04/21/2018 - 02:27

US fines Wells Fargo $1 bn for mortgage, auto loan violations

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $1 billion in fines over US allegations of bank misconduct that damaged consumers -- the largest such penalty so far under the administration of President Donald Trump, who has lambasted the scandal-hit bank.

US fines Wells Fargo $1 bn for mortgage, auto loan violations

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $1 billion in fines over US allegations of bank misconduct that damaged consumers -- the largest such penalty so far under the administration of President Donald Trump, who has lambasted the scandal-hit bank.


04/21/2018 - 02:26

US-China trade tension dominates IMF gathering

Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world finance officials even as the Group of 20 avoided the topic on Friday.

US-China trade tension dominates IMF gathering

Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world finance officials even as the Group of 20 avoided the topic on Friday.

04/24/2018 - 00:30

Argentine Biglia's World Cup in doubt after back injury

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia could miss the World Cup this summer with Argentina after suffering a severe back injury during the Italian club's defeat to Benevento at the weekend.

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia could miss the World Cup this summer with Argentina after suffering a severe back injury during the Italian club's defeat to Benevento at the weekend.


04/23/2018 - 23:57

AC Milan shareholders to meet on May 2 to discuss loan

Chinese-owned AC Milan's shareholders have been called to a meeting on May 2 to discuss modifying the terms of one of two bonds signed by the financially unstable Italian club with US investment firm Elliott.

AC Milan shareholders to meet on May 2 to discuss loan

Chinese-owned AC Milan's shareholders have been called to a meeting on May 2 to discuss modifying the terms of one of two bonds signed by the financially unstable Italian club with US investment firm Elliott.


04/23/2018 - 23:27

Holder Siegemund aims to be slow and steady in Stuttgart

After winning the Stuttgart Grand Prix title a year ago, and reaching the final in 2016, Germany's Laura Siegemund is vowing to take it slowly as she returns following a knee ligament injury.

Holder Siegemund aims to be slow and steady in Stuttgart

After winning the Stuttgart Grand Prix title a year ago, and reaching the final in 2016, Germany's Laura Siegemund is vowing to take it slowly as she returns following a knee ligament injury.


04/23/2018 - 23:26

Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce

Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.

Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce

Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 21:19

Ding erases slow start at World Championship

Ding Junhui recovered from a slow start to seize control of his snooker World Championship first-round clash against fellow Chinese star Xiao Guodong on Monday.

Ding erases slow start at World Championship

Ding Junhui recovered from a slow start to seize control of his snooker World Championship first-round clash against fellow Chinese star Xiao Guodong on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 21:01

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/23/2018 - 20:05

Ederson urges City to finish with record-breaking flourish

Ederson has urged Manchester City to cap their title triumph by shattering a host of Premier League records.

Ederson urges City to finish with record-breaking flourish

Ederson has urged Manchester City to cap their title triumph by shattering a host of Premier League records.


04/23/2018 - 18:22

Africa football boss wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid

The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco's drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future European bid.

Africa football boss wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid

The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco's drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future European bid.


04/23/2018 - 17:44

Vote again on Brexit, Liverpool manager urges

Britain should vote again on whether or not to leave the European Union Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp told The Guardian on Monday.

Vote again on Brexit, Liverpool manager urges

Britain should vote again on whether or not to leave the European Union Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp told The Guardian on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 17:40

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.

Chiellini injury a blow to Juventus title quest

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has suffered a torn hamstring muscle, the champions confirmed on Monday, and will be miss this weekend's clash against Inter Milan and possibly the rest of the season.


04/23/2018 - 17:36

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.


04/23/2018 - 17:06

Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.


04/23/2018 - 17:05

Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out

When Saleh Fawaz decided to organise his first boxing match in Lagos, he didn't expect more than 500 spectators. In the end, over 800 tickets were sold and he had to turn away dozens of fans at the door.

Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out

When Saleh Fawaz decided to organise his first boxing match in Lagos, he didn't expect more than 500 spectators. In the end, over 800 tickets were sold and he had to turn away dozens of fans at the door.


04/23/2018 - 16:46

Hartley ruled out of South Africa tour with concussion

England captain Dylan Hartley became the latest player to be ruled out of June's daunting tour of South Africa his Premiership club Northampton Saints announced on Monday.

Hartley ruled out of South Africa tour with concussion

England captain Dylan Hartley became the latest player to be ruled out of June's daunting tour of South Africa his Premiership club Northampton Saints announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 16:34

Germany defender Hector set to go down with Cologne

Germany left-back Jonas Hector has signed a contract extension with Cologne even though the club is likely to play in the German second division vext season, it was announced on Monday.

Germany defender Hector set to go down with Cologne

Germany left-back Jonas Hector has signed a contract extension with Cologne even though the club is likely to play in the German second division vext season, it was announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 15:32

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.


04/23/2018 - 14:46

Pau lose Steffon Armitage for at least six months

English back-row forward Steffon Armitage ruptured an Achilles tendon as his team Pau lost at Cardiff and will be out for six to nine months, his club said on Monday

Pau lose Steffon Armitage for at least six months

English back-row forward Steffon Armitage ruptured an Achilles tendon as his team Pau lost at Cardiff and will be out for six to nine months, his club said on Monday


04/23/2018 - 14:09

Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match

Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match

Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.


04/23/2018 - 13:58

Napoli's Reina set to face old Liverpool team-mates

Liverpool's former goalkeeper Pepe Reina will face several of his old team-mates in a pre-season friendly with his present side Serie A title contenders Napoli in Dublin on August 4.

Napoli's Reina set to face old Liverpool team-mates

Liverpool's former goalkeeper Pepe Reina will face several of his old team-mates in a pre-season friendly with his present side Serie A title contenders Napoli in Dublin on August 4.


04/23/2018 - 13:53

Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo - Boateng

Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo - Boateng

Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/23/2018 - 13:35

Amazing Salah steals show again with goal and award

Mohamed Salah continued to steal the limelight among Africans in Europe at the weekend, scoring a record-equalling goal and being voted Players' Player of the Year.

Amazing Salah steals show again with goal and award

Mohamed Salah continued to steal the limelight among Africans in Europe at the weekend, scoring a record-equalling goal and being voted Players' Player of the Year.


04/23/2018 - 13:23

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".


04/23/2018 - 12:57

Young guns have fired up Leinster, says Sexton

A key factor in Leinster and Ireland's success this season has been the contributions of young stars such as lock James Ryan and back row forward Dan Leavy says their iconic fly-half Johnny Sexton.

Young guns have fired up Leinster, says Sexton

A key factor in Leinster and Ireland's success this season has been the contributions of young stars such as lock James Ryan and back row forward Dan Leavy says their iconic fly-half Johnny Sexton.


04/23/2018 - 12:27

Robin Hood, Rocky Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool

A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and Rocky Balboa, Jurgen Klopp is probably uncomfortable with Liverpool's status as strong favourites in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma.

Robin Hood, Rocky Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool

A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and Rocky Balboa, Jurgen Klopp is probably uncomfortable with Liverpool's status as strong favourites in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma.


04/23/2018 - 12:24

Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League's Players' Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne.

Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League's Players' Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne.


04/23/2018 - 07:43

Japan's iron ladies show struggling male footballers the way

As Japan's women return home with the Asian Cup and bold plans for world domination, their crisis-hit male counterparts have serious work to do to avoid an early World Cup exit.

Japan's iron ladies show struggling male footballers the way

As Japan's women return home with the Asian Cup and bold plans for world domination, their crisis-hit male counterparts have serious work to do to avoid an early World Cup exit.


04/23/2018 - 06:57

White Sox pitcher Farquhar fights for life after brain hemorrhage

Major League Baseball pitcher Danny Farquhar was fighting for his life on Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery the day before to reduce swelling from a brain hemorrhage.

White Sox pitcher Farquhar fights for life after brain hemorrhage

Major League Baseball pitcher Danny Farquhar was fighting for his life on Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery the day before to reduce swelling from a brain hemorrhage.


04/23/2018 - 06:22

Angels experiment with Ohtani as cleanup hitter

Shohei Ohtani batted one-for-four with a single in his first game as a cleanup hitter as the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-2 to the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium on Sunday.

Angels experiment with Ohtani as cleanup hitter

Shohei Ohtani batted one-for-four with a single in his first game as a cleanup hitter as the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-2 to the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium on Sunday.


04/23/2018 - 06:02

Guentzel scored four goals as Penguins eliminate Flyers

Jake Guentzel scored four goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 8-5 to reach the second round of the NHL playoffs.

Guentzel scored four goals as Penguins eliminate Flyers

Jake Guentzel scored four goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 8-5 to reach the second round of the NHL playoffs.


04/23/2018 - 05:57

Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA series, Spurs down Warriors

Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory Sunday over Boston.

Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA series, Spurs down Warriors

Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory Sunday over Boston.


04/23/2018 - 05:26

Hail, thunder and a war of words: Five Super Rugby talking points

A ferocious storm caused problems on and off the field in Christchurch while Australian sides suffered a blowout this weekend.

Hail, thunder and a war of words: Five Super Rugby talking points

A ferocious storm caused problems on and off the field in Christchurch while Australian sides suffered a blowout this weekend.


04/23/2018 - 05:15

Family affair as Thai sisters celebrate Moriya's maiden win

Thai golfer Moriya Jutanugarn finally joined her sister Ariya in the winner's circle, closing with a three-under 68 on Sunday to capture the LA Open.

Family affair as Thai sisters celebrate Moriya's maiden win

Thai golfer Moriya Jutanugarn finally joined her sister Ariya in the winner's circle, closing with a three-under 68 on Sunday to capture the LA Open.


04/23/2018 - 04:44

US gymnast says spoke of Nassar abuse 5 years before his arrest

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney revealed sexual abuse by Larry Nassar five years before his arrest but nobody listened, she told NBC News' "Dateline" in an interview aired on Sunday.

US gymnast says spoke of Nassar abuse 5 years before his arrest

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney revealed sexual abuse by Larry Nassar five years before his arrest but nobody listened, she told NBC News' "Dateline" in an interview aired on Sunday.


04/23/2018 - 04:18

Pyeongchang 'raised the bar' for Tokyo 2020: IOC

A successful Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has "raised the bar" for Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee said Monday, warning organisers to brace for difficult questions and criticism as the Games approach.

Pyeongchang 'raised the bar' for Tokyo 2020: IOC

A successful Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has "raised the bar" for Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee said Monday, warning organisers to brace for difficult questions and criticism as the Games approach.


04/23/2018 - 03:59

NBA's Bogut to return to play in Australia

NBA championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut has confirmed he will return to Australia to play for the Sydney Kings, who said Monday they are submitting "appropriate paperwork" to the NBL head office.

NBA's Bogut to return to play in Australia

NBA championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut has confirmed he will return to Australia to play for the Sydney Kings, who said Monday they are submitting "appropriate paperwork" to the NBL head office.


04/23/2018 - 01:09

Brazilian women claim seventh Copa, qualify for World Cup and Olympics

Brazil won the women's Copa America title for the seventh time in eight editions on Sunday, allowing them to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in France as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Brazilian women claim seventh Copa, qualify for World Cup and Olympics

Brazil won the women's Copa America title for the seventh time in eight editions on Sunday, allowing them to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in France as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


04/23/2018 - 00:07

Last-gasp Koulibaly gives Napoli victory as Juve lead cut to one point

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly's stunning last-gasp goal kept Napoli's title hopes alive with a 1-0 win at Juventus on Sunday closing the gap to just one point on the Serie A champions.

Last-gasp Koulibaly gives Napoli victory as Juve lead cut to one point

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly's stunning last-gasp goal kept Napoli's title hopes alive with a 1-0 win at Juventus on Sunday closing the gap to just one point on the Serie A champions.


04/22/2018 - 23:53

Improved Man City difficult to catch, admits Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City next season unless the standards set by Pep Guardiola's side slip.

Improved Man City difficult to catch, admits Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City next season unless the standards set by Pep Guardiola's side slip.


04/22/2018 - 23:14

Pogba insists: 'I have no problem with Mourinho'

Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several occasions.

Pogba insists: 'I have no problem with Mourinho'

Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several occasions.


04/22/2018 - 23:13

Lo Celso hits late winner for champions PSG

Giovani Lo Celso's late goal gave champions Paris Saint-Germain a hard-earned 1-0 win at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday as they stayed on course to finish their season with a clutch of records.

Lo Celso hits late winner for champions PSG

Giovani Lo Celso's late goal gave champions Paris Saint-Germain a hard-earned 1-0 win at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday as they stayed on course to finish their season with a clutch of records.


04/22/2018 - 23:06

Volvo Ocean race leaves Brazil for Newport

Seven Volvo Ocean Race yachts left Brazil on Sunday for Newport in the United States on the 8th leg of the tough round-the-world contest, marred last month by a sailor's death.

Volvo Ocean race leaves Brazil for Newport

Seven Volvo Ocean Race yachts left Brazil on Sunday for Newport in the United States on the 8th leg of the tough round-the-world contest, marred last month by a sailor's death.


04/22/2018 - 23:00

Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title

Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona closer still to the Spanish title.

Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title

Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona closer still to the Spanish title.


04/22/2018 - 22:38

Marc Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP of the Americas

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday despite being dropped from pole position to fourth on the starting grid by a qualifying penalty.

Marc Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP of the Americas

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday despite being dropped from pole position to fourth on the starting grid by a qualifying penalty.


04/22/2018 - 21:45

Thomas gives up hat-trick chance to teammate as Racing reach Euro final

French winger Teddy Thomas scored two tries as Racing 92 defeated Munster 27-22 to reach the European Champions Cup final Sunday and was then hailed for his sportsmanship after giving up a hat-trick chance so that a teammate could get on the scoresheet.

Thomas gives up hat-trick chance to teammate as Racing reach Euro final

French winger Teddy Thomas scored two tries as Racing 92 defeated Munster 27-22 to reach the European Champions Cup final Sunday and was then hailed for his sportsmanship after giving up a hat-trick chance so that a teammate could get on the scoresheet.


04/22/2018 - 21:24

Guardiola unconcerned by celebratory Man City pitch invasion

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola played down a post-match pitch invasion that will be viewed dimly by the FA after his team celebrated their Premier League title with an emphatic 5-0 victory over struggling Swansea.

Guardiola unconcerned by celebratory Man City pitch invasion

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola played down a post-match pitch invasion that will be viewed dimly by the FA after his team celebrated their Premier League title with an emphatic 5-0 victory over struggling Swansea.


04/22/2018 - 21:21

Mendy makes Man City return to boost World Cup hopes

Benjamin Mendy made a winning return to first-team football -- and shared the experience with hundreds of Manchester City fans as he celebrated following his team's 5-0 victory over Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Mendy makes Man City return to boost World Cup hopes

Benjamin Mendy made a winning return to first-team football -- and shared the experience with hundreds of Manchester City fans as he celebrated following his team's 5-0 victory over Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 20:51

Risse scores 'saddest' goal as Cologne face drop

Marcel Risse gave bottom-side Cologne faint hope of avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga with the "saddest" equaliser of his career in Sunday's 2-2 draw at home to Schalke.

Risse scores 'saddest' goal as Cologne face drop

Marcel Risse gave bottom-side Cologne faint hope of avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga with the "saddest" equaliser of his career in Sunday's 2-2 draw at home to Schalke.


04/22/2018 - 20:30

Inspired Thomas leads Racing into European Champions Cup final

Flying French winger Teddy Thomas scored two tries in a virtuoso first-half performance as Racing 92 defeated Munster 27-22 to reach the European Champions Cup final on Sunday.

Inspired Thomas leads Racing into European Champions Cup final

Flying French winger Teddy Thomas scored two tries in a virtuoso first-half performance as Racing 92 defeated Munster 27-22 to reach the European Champions Cup final on Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 20:29

Tale of the unexpected as Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Luxembourg's Bob Jungels produced yet another surprise victory from distance in cycling's Spring Classics, winning the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday after a solo breakaway from 20km out.

Tale of the unexpected as Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Luxembourg's Bob Jungels produced yet another surprise victory from distance in cycling's Spring Classics, winning the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday after a solo breakaway from 20km out.


04/22/2018 - 19:48

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.


04/22/2018 - 19:42

No boycott fear, say organisers of 'Giro' in Israel

Organisers of an initial Israeli phase of the next Giro d'Italia cycling contest said on Sunday that they do not fear the event will be boycotted.

No boycott fear, say organisers of 'Giro' in Israel

Organisers of an initial Israeli phase of the next Giro d'Italia cycling contest said on Sunday that they do not fear the event will be boycotted.


04/22/2018 - 19:41

Levy boosts Ryder Cup hopes with Morocco triumph

France's Alexander Levy claimed his fifth European Tour title with a nerveless one-shot victory in the Trophee Hassan II on Sunday and boosted his outside hopes of making the Ryder Cup team in the process.

Levy boosts Ryder Cup hopes with Morocco triumph

France's Alexander Levy claimed his fifth European Tour title with a nerveless one-shot victory in the Trophee Hassan II on Sunday and boosted his outside hopes of making the Ryder Cup team in the process.


04/22/2018 - 19:27

United will be Cup final favourites, says Conte

Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final.

United will be Cup final favourites, says Conte

Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final.


04/22/2018 - 19:25

Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world's top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday.

Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world's top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 19:24

Irrepressible Nadal looking to build on 11th Monte Carlo triumph

Rafael Nadal said he's looking to carry the momentum from his 11th Monte Carlo Masters title into the rest of the clay-court season after beating Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final.

Irrepressible Nadal looking to build on 11th Monte Carlo triumph

Rafael Nadal said he's looking to carry the momentum from his 11th Monte Carlo Masters title into the rest of the clay-court season after beating Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final.


04/22/2018 - 19:12

Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints

Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday's 2-0 win at Wembley.

Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints

Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday's 2-0 win at Wembley.


04/22/2018 - 18:46

Arsenal defy subdued Wenger send off to hammer West Ham

Arsene Wenger decided to bring his 22-year reign as manager to a close to unite the club's frustrated fanbase, the Frenchman revealed after a 4-1 victory over West Ham was played out in a surprisingly subdued atmosphere at the Emirates on Sunday.

Arsenal defy subdued Wenger send off to hammer West Ham

Arsene Wenger decided to bring his 22-year reign as manager to a close to unite the club's frustrated fanbase, the Frenchman revealed after a 4-1 victory over West Ham was played out in a surprisingly subdued atmosphere at the Emirates on Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 18:44

Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.

Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.


04/22/2018 - 18:25

Bayern must be fearless against Real: Robben

Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-straight Champions League exit against the Spaniards.

Bayern must be fearless against Real: Robben

Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-straight Champions League exit against the Spaniards.


04/22/2018 - 18:22

Tale of the unexpected as Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Luxembourg's Bob Jungels produced yet another surprise victory from distance in cycling's Spring Classics, winning the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday after a solo breakaway from 20km out.

Tale of the unexpected as Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Luxembourg's Bob Jungels produced yet another surprise victory from distance in cycling's Spring Classics, winning the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday after a solo breakaway from 20km out.


04/22/2018 - 17:56

Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.

Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.


04/22/2018 - 17:48

'I'm going to live to 200', says celery fan O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan believes he could live to the age of 200 but apologised on Sunday to Crucible fans for the "embarrassing" start to his latest world title bid.

'I'm going to live to 200', says celery fan O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan believes he could live to the age of 200 but apologised on Sunday to Crucible fans for the "embarrassing" start to his latest world title bid.


04/22/2018 - 17:48

Keys sets up 'crazy' Fed Cup final for US with Czech Republic

Madison Keys predicted "a crazy" Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic after seeing off Pauline Parmentier to fire the United States past France in Sunday's semi-final.

Keys sets up 'crazy' Fed Cup final for US with Czech Republic

Madison Keys predicted "a crazy" Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic after seeing off Pauline Parmentier to fire the United States past France in Sunday's semi-final.


04/22/2018 - 17:02

Keys sets up US Fed Cup final with Czech Republic

Madison Keys saw off France's Pauline Parmentier to fire the United States into the Fed Cup final where the Czech Republic lie in wait for the defending champions.

Keys sets up US Fed Cup final with Czech Republic

Madison Keys saw off France's Pauline Parmentier to fire the United States into the Fed Cup final where the Czech Republic lie in wait for the defending champions.


04/22/2018 - 16:40

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot beat the heat to win the women's race.

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot beat the heat to win the women's race.


04/22/2018 - 16:29

Nadal beats Nishikori to win 11th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal romped to a record 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.

Nadal beats Nishikori to win 11th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal romped to a record 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.


04/22/2018 - 16:25

US down France, face Czech Republic in Fed Cup final

Madison Keys saw off Pauline Parmentier in two sets to fire the United States into the Fed Cup final with a 3-1 semi-final win over France on Sunday.

US down France, face Czech Republic in Fed Cup final

Madison Keys saw off Pauline Parmentier in two sets to fire the United States into the Fed Cup final with a 3-1 semi-final win over France on Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 16:11

Kvitova win puts Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova put the Czech Republic into a sixth Fed Cup final in eight years following her win against Angelique Kerber on Sunday which eventually led to a 4-1 semi-final victory over Germany.

Kvitova win puts Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova put the Czech Republic into a sixth Fed Cup final in eight years following her win against Angelique Kerber on Sunday which eventually led to a 4-1 semi-final victory over Germany.


04/22/2018 - 15:56

Neymar expected back in Paris in mid-May at latest

Brazilian superstar Neymar is expected back in Paris a month before the World Cup begins in Russia, French media reported on Sunday.

Neymar expected back in Paris in mid-May at latest

Brazilian superstar Neymar is expected back in Paris a month before the World Cup begins in Russia, French media reported on Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 15:24

Lukaku says Man Utd can win Premier League next year

Romelu Lukaku believes the current Manchester United squad can win next season's Premier League, blaming a lack of consistency rather than quality for their inability to challenge Manchester City this season.

Lukaku says Man Utd can win Premier League next year

Romelu Lukaku believes the current Manchester United squad can win next season's Premier League, blaming a lack of consistency rather than quality for their inability to challenge Manchester City this season.


04/22/2018 - 15:04

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women's race in warm conditions.

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women's race in warm conditions.


04/22/2018 - 14:21

Kvitova win puts Czech Republic in Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova put the Czech Republic into a sixth Fed Cup final in eight years as her win against Angelique Kerber on Sunday sealed a 3-1 semi-final victory over Germany.

Petra Kvitova put the Czech Republic into a sixth Fed Cup final in eight years as her win against Angelique Kerber on Sunday sealed a 3-1 semi-final victory over Germany.


04/22/2018 - 14:09

Spanish authorities under fire over Cup final yellow ban

Spanish authorities are facing a backlash after Barcelona supporters were forced to ditch yellow T-shirts ahead of the club's Spanish Cup final victory over Sevilla.

Spanish authorities under fire over Cup final yellow ban

Spanish authorities are facing a backlash after Barcelona supporters were forced to ditch yellow T-shirts ahead of the club's Spanish Cup final victory over Sevilla.


04/22/2018 - 14:08

Arsenal great Wilson tips Wenger for France job

Arsenal great Bob Wilson believes Arsene Wenger is destined to manage France one day as his reign at the Emirates draws to a close.

Arsenal great Wilson tips Wenger for France job

Arsenal great Bob Wilson believes Arsene Wenger is destined to manage France one day as his reign at the Emirates draws to a close.


04/22/2018 - 11:18

Pochettino raises questions over future after Spurs FA Cup defeat

Mauricio Pochettino sparked speculation over his future at Tottenham after Manchester United extended the London club's FA Cup semi-final pain at Wembley.

Pochettino raises questions over future after Spurs FA Cup defeat

Mauricio Pochettino sparked speculation over his future at Tottenham after Manchester United extended the London club's FA Cup semi-final pain at Wembley.


04/22/2018 - 10:53

Fast-lane Sharapova gears up for Stuttgart return

Maria Sharapova spent time prior to the start of the Stuttgart Grand Prix flinging a factory-fresh 700-horsepower Porsche 911 RT2 RS around a test track in Germany's automobile capital.

Fast-lane Sharapova gears up for Stuttgart return

Maria Sharapova spent time prior to the start of the Stuttgart Grand Prix flinging a factory-fresh 700-horsepower Porsche 911 RT2 RS around a test track in Germany's automobile capital.


04/22/2018 - 10:39

RugbyU: Jaguares revel in Australia with win over Brumbies

Argentina's Jaguares won back-to-back for the second time in Australia with a spirited 25-20 Super Rugby victory over the ACT Brumbies on Sunday.

RugbyU: Jaguares revel in Australia with win over Brumbies

Argentina's Jaguares won back-to-back for the second time in Australia with a spirited 25-20 Super Rugby victory over the ACT Brumbies on Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 08:35

A's Manaea no-hits Red Sox to end their 25-year streak

Oakland ace Sean Manaea tossed the first no-hitter of the 2018 season, getting some help from an overturned call in the A's 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

A's Manaea no-hits Red Sox to end their 25-year streak

Oakland ace Sean Manaea tossed the first no-hitter of the 2018 season, getting some help from an overturned call in the A's 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.


04/22/2018 - 08:07

Dynamic duo dominates as Pelicans sweep Trail Blazers

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday combined to post one of the greatest duo performances in NBA history as the New Orleans Pelicans beat Portland 131-123 to sweep the Trail Blazers from the playoffs.

Dynamic duo dominates as Pelicans sweep Trail Blazers

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday combined to post one of the greatest duo performances in NBA history as the New Orleans Pelicans beat Portland 131-123 to sweep the Trail Blazers from the playoffs.


04/22/2018 - 07:32

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 07:32

Boult's jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the "greatest ever" during an Indian Premier League match.

Boult's jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the "greatest ever" during an Indian Premier League match.


04/22/2018 - 05:48

Kucherov provides firepower as Lightning oust Devils

Nikita Kucherov scored his fifth goal of the playoffs and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 to close out their opening round playoff series on Saturday.

Kucherov provides firepower as Lightning oust Devils

Nikita Kucherov scored his fifth goal of the playoffs and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 to close out their opening round playoff series on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 04:16

Thailand's Moriya, South Korea's Ko share LPGA LA Open lead

Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn birdied the 18th hole Saturday to match South Korea's Ko Jin Young for a share of the lead after the third round of the LPGA's LA Open.

Thailand's Moriya, South Korea's Ko share LPGA LA Open lead

Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn birdied the 18th hole Saturday to match South Korea's Ko Jin Young for a share of the lead after the third round of the LPGA's LA Open.


04/22/2018 - 03:06

Sexton eyes European club triumph after Grand Slam glory

Johnny Sexton was all smiles as he refused to say which side he'd prefer to face in next month's Champions Cup final after helping Leinster book their place in the Bilbao showdown with a thumping defeat of Scarlets at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Sexton eyes European club triumph after Grand Slam glory

Johnny Sexton was all smiles as he refused to say which side he'd prefer to face in next month's Champions Cup final after helping Leinster book their place in the Bilbao showdown with a thumping defeat of Scarlets at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 02:36

Nishikori believes 'there's a way' to deny Nadal in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori believes he can find a way to beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Monte Carlo Masters final, but admits that the 10-time champion looks in ominous form.

Nishikori believes 'there's a way' to deny Nadal in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori believes he can find a way to beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Monte Carlo Masters final, but admits that the 10-time champion looks in ominous form.


04/22/2018 - 02:35

Marquez denied sixth MotoGP Americas pole by penalty

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez is about to find out if he can win the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas from something other than the pole position.

Marquez denied sixth MotoGP Americas pole by penalty

Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez is about to find out if he can win the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas from something other than the pole position.


04/22/2018 - 02:05

Johnson birdies 18 to grab share of PGA Texas Open lead

Zach Johnson, seeking his first victory since the 2015 British Open, closed with a six-foot birdie putt to seize a share of the lead Saturday at the PGA Texas Open.

Johnson birdies 18 to grab share of PGA Texas Open lead

Zach Johnson, seeking his first victory since the 2015 British Open, closed with a six-foot birdie putt to seize a share of the lead Saturday at the PGA Texas Open.


04/22/2018 - 02:03

Barca hammer Sevilla to win 30th Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to what will surely be the first part of a domestic double this season as they thrashed Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.

Barca hammer Sevilla to win 30th Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to what will surely be the first part of a domestic double this season as they thrashed Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.


04/22/2018 - 02:03

Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Amir Khan's first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada's Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday.

Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Amir Khan's first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada's Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday.


04/22/2018 - 02:02

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock 'embarrassed' AC Milan

Roma warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan's European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock 'embarrassed' AC Milan

Roma warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan's European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.


04/22/2018 - 00:47

Title-holder Selby knocked out in first round of snooker World Championship

Defending champion Mark Selby suffered a shock first-round defeat in snooker's World Championship on Saturday as fellow cuemaster Ronnie O'Sullivan was made to struggle.

Title-holder Selby knocked out in first round of snooker World Championship

Defending champion Mark Selby suffered a shock first-round defeat in snooker's World Championship on Saturday as fellow cuemaster Ronnie O'Sullivan was made to struggle.


04/21/2018 - 23:34

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock AC Milan

Roma warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan's European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock AC Milan

Roma warmed up for next week's Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan's European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.


04/21/2018 - 23:19

Barcelona rout Sevilla 5-0 for 30th Copa del Rey triumph

Barcelona trounced Sevilla 5-0 to win a fourth successive Copa del Rey with skipper Andres Iniesta marking his last Spanish final with one of the goals.

Barcelona rout Sevilla 5-0 for 30th Copa del Rey triumph

Barcelona trounced Sevilla 5-0 to win a fourth successive Copa del Rey with skipper Andres Iniesta marking his last Spanish final with one of the goals.


04/21/2018 - 22:30

Marsh follows Renshaw's lead with county hundred

Shaun Marsh followed Australia team-mate Matt Renshaw in making an early-season century in England's County Championship as he marked his Glamorgan debut with an innings of 111 at Gloucestershire on Saturday.

Marsh follows Renshaw's lead with county hundred

Shaun Marsh followed Australia team-mate Matt Renshaw in making an early-season century in England's County Championship as he marked his Glamorgan debut with an innings of 111 at Gloucestershire on Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 22:15

Marseille route Lille, Monaco toppled by Guingamp

Florian Thauvin and Kostas Mitroglou scored two apiece to propel Champions League hopefuls Marseille to a 5-1 thrashing of relegation-threatened Lille as 10-man Monaco came badly unstuck 3-1 at Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Marseille route Lille, Monaco toppled by Guingamp

Florian Thauvin and Kostas Mitroglou scored two apiece to propel Champions League hopefuls Marseille to a 5-1 thrashing of relegation-threatened Lille as 10-man Monaco came badly unstuck 3-1 at Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 21:53

Serial finalists Man Utd deserve more credit - Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes criticism of his side this season has been unjustified after they came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Serial finalists Man Utd deserve more credit - Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes criticism of his side this season has been unjustified after they came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 21:12

Coutinho starts for Barca in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde plumped for Philippe Coutinho in his starting line-up for Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Sevilla.

Coutinho starts for Barca in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde plumped for Philippe Coutinho in his starting line-up for Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Sevilla.


04/21/2018 - 21:02

Salah strike can't take edge off Klopp's Baggies pain

Jurgen Klopp saw Mohamed Salah set yet another Liverpool goalscoring record in his extraordinary season but the painful loss of two points in a 2-2 draw away to West Bromwich Albion left the manager less than enthusiastic about his afternoon at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Salah strike can't take edge off Klopp's Baggies pain

Jurgen Klopp saw Mohamed Salah set yet another Liverpool goalscoring record in his extraordinary season but the painful loss of two points in a 2-2 draw away to West Bromwich Albion left the manager less than enthusiastic about his afternoon at The Hawthorns on Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 19:51

Fardy stars as five-try Leinster steamroller Scarlets in Euro semi-final

Australia's Scott Fardy was at the heart of a dominant Leinster display as the three-times champions stormed into the European Cup final with a 38-16 victory over the Scarlets at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Fardy stars as five-try Leinster steamroller Scarlets in Euro semi-final

Australia's Scott Fardy was at the heart of a dominant Leinster display as the three-times champions stormed into the European Cup final with a 38-16 victory over the Scarlets at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 19:40

Bayern tune up for Real with victory at Hanover

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich warmed up for Real Madrid with a 3-0 win at Hanover 96 on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scored after coming off the bench.

Bayern tune up for Real with victory at Hanover

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich warmed up for Real Madrid with a 3-0 win at Hanover 96 on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scored after coming off the bench.

04/23/2018 - 22:24

Zuma sweetheart steps down from S.Africa charity

The woman named by South African media as the future wife of ex-president Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her position at a women's rights charity, the group said Monday.

Zuma sweetheart steps down from S.Africa charity

The woman named by South African media as the future wife of ex-president Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her position at a women's rights charity, the group said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 22:00

Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur.

Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur.


04/23/2018 - 19:57

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/23/2018 - 19:16

At Coachella, duo makes Puerto Rican music 'slightly weirder'

The Puerto Rican husband-and-wife duo of Buscabulla is taking the music of the Caribbean to audiences far beyond. But that's where parallels to the mega-hit "Despacito" end.

At Coachella, duo makes Puerto Rican music 'slightly weirder'

The Puerto Rican husband-and-wife duo of Buscabulla is taking the music of the Caribbean to audiences far beyond. But that's where parallels to the mega-hit "Despacito" end.


04/23/2018 - 18:08

Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of black teen

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of black teen

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.


04/23/2018 - 18:04

Stone stacking contest brings gravity-defying sculptures to Scottish beach

Sculpture artists gathered in Scotland on Sunday to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.

Stone stacking contest brings gravity-defying sculptures to Scottish beach

Sculpture artists gathered in Scotland on Sunday to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.


04/23/2018 - 15:32

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as "ecstatic" but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.


04/23/2018 - 15:12

History of third-born in Britain's royal family

Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby boy is the third child of a man one day destined to be king.

History of third-born in Britain's royal family

Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby boy is the third child of a man one day destined to be king.


04/23/2018 - 14:43

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 12:35

Rome's poor treated to gelato as pope marks name day

Pope Francis marked his name day Monday by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome's poorest, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable.

Rome's poor treated to gelato as pope marks name day

Pope Francis marked his name day Monday by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome's poorest, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable.


04/23/2018 - 12:20

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 11:49

Police probe Korean Air chairman's wife over abuse

Seoul police on Monday launched a probe into whether the wife of Korean Air's chairman illegally abused employees -- the latest accusation against a powerful, wealthy family with members known for their tantrums.

Police probe Korean Air chairman's wife over abuse

Seoul police on Monday launched a probe into whether the wife of Korean Air's chairman illegally abused employees -- the latest accusation against a powerful, wealthy family with members known for their tantrums.


04/23/2018 - 09:45

Philip Glass oratorio casts spotlight on Indian guru

Philip Glass, often considered the foremost living US composer, has credited India with helping form his musical vision.

Philip Glass oratorio casts spotlight on Indian guru

Philip Glass, often considered the foremost living US composer, has credited India with helping form his musical vision.


04/22/2018 - 23:29

Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.

Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.


04/22/2018 - 21:12

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

Rock 'n' roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii.

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

Rock 'n' roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii.


04/22/2018 - 20:13

'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place" snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick "Rampage," industry estimates showed Sunday.

'A Quiet Place' sneaks back to top of the box office

Sci-fi horror film "A Quiet Place" snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick "Rampage," industry estimates showed Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 16:58

A Syrian dancer's journey from hell to the Paris stage

Yara al-Hasbani was putting the finishing touches to her make-up for a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Damascus when she found out her father had been tortured to death.

A Syrian dancer's journey from hell to the Paris stage

Yara al-Hasbani was putting the finishing touches to her make-up for a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Damascus when she found out her father had been tortured to death.


04/22/2018 - 13:06

Anti-Semitic Wagner letter up for sale in Jerusalem

A letter penned by Richard Wagner warning of Jewish influence in culture will be auctioned next week in Israel, where public performances of German anti-Semitic composer's works are effectively banned.

Anti-Semitic Wagner letter up for sale in Jerusalem

A letter penned by Richard Wagner warning of Jewish influence in culture will be auctioned next week in Israel, where public performances of German anti-Semitic composer's works are effectively banned.


04/22/2018 - 10:42

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.


04/22/2018 - 05:34

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.


04/22/2018 - 04:07

The white-haired Hollywood lawyer, Cosby's last hope

Tom Mesereau is a Hollywood lawyer to the stars who got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molesting. The question is, can he do the same for Bill Cosby at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era?

The white-haired Hollywood lawyer, Cosby's last hope

Tom Mesereau is a Hollywood lawyer to the stars who got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molesting. The question is, can he do the same for Bill Cosby at the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era?


04/21/2018 - 22:44

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.


04/21/2018 - 22:37

France's Ritz hotel smashes record with furniture sell-off

Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for 7.3 million euros ($9 million), a world record in the industry, auction house Artcurial said Saturday.

France's Ritz hotel smashes record with furniture sell-off

Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for 7.3 million euros ($9 million), a world record in the industry, auction house Artcurial said Saturday.


04/21/2018 - 17:28

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.


04/21/2018 - 17:00

Petit Biscuit finds voice, and crowds, in electronica

He took up the cello at age five and then taught himself piano and guitar. But the DJ who calls himself Petit Biscuit found his voice when he discovered mixing software.

Petit Biscuit finds voice, and crowds, in electronica

He took up the cello at age five and then taught himself piano and guitar. But the DJ who calls himself Petit Biscuit found his voice when he discovered mixing software.


04/21/2018 - 15:34

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.


04/21/2018 - 07:59

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.


04/21/2018 - 03:34

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom's debut theatre in Riyadh.

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom's debut theatre in Riyadh.


04/21/2018 - 03:02

Daniel Craig's Aston Martin fetches $468,500 in New York

James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday for $468,500.

Daniel Craig's Aston Martin fetches $468,500 in New York

James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday for $468,500.


04/20/2018 - 21:56

Music world shocked by Avicii's death

The death Friday of 28-year-old Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs, stunned his fans and the music world.

Music world shocked by Avicii's death

The death Friday of 28-year-old Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs, stunned his fans and the music world.


04/20/2018 - 20:10

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.


04/20/2018 - 19:06

Armenia protests: the PM and his opposition nemesis

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Armenia over the last week to protest what they say is a power-grab by the ex-president after he moved to become prime minister.

Armenia protests: the PM and his opposition nemesis

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Armenia over the last week to protest what they say is a power-grab by the ex-president after he moved to become prime minister.


04/20/2018 - 16:06

Conservative Saudi Arabia loosens up

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative countries, is taking major steps to open up, allowing women more freedoms and boosting entertainment options for its mostly young population.

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative countries, is taking major steps to open up, allowing women more freedoms and boosting entertainment options for its mostly young population.


04/20/2018 - 15:55

Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album

The singer Janelle Monae on Friday announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was initially being produced by Prince.

Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album

The singer Janelle Monae on Friday announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was initially being produced by Prince.


04/20/2018 - 14:24

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.


04/20/2018 - 08:34

#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against leading singer

Pressure mounted Friday against Pakistani singer Ali Zafar after he was hit with a sexual harassment allegation by a leading actress in the first high profile "#metoo" accusation in the staunchly patriarchal country.

#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against leading singer

Pressure mounted Friday against Pakistani singer Ali Zafar after he was hit with a sexual harassment allegation by a leading actress in the first high profile "#metoo" accusation in the staunchly patriarchal country.


04/20/2018 - 08:16

Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.

Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.


04/20/2018 - 06:15

Paramount announces Elton John biopic

Paramount has agreed to fund and distribute "Rocketman," a biopic about British entertainer Elton John, a spokesman for the US studio said on Thursday.

Paramount announces Elton John biopic

Paramount has agreed to fund and distribute "Rocketman," a biopic about British entertainer Elton John, a spokesman for the US studio said on Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 04:26

Reporters defiantly pursue work of murdered Maltese blogger

The investigative work of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been pursued by dozens of colleagues worldwide who this week published a flurry of revelations and delved into the mystery surrounding her murder.

Reporters defiantly pursue work of murdered Maltese blogger

The investigative work of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been pursued by dozens of colleagues worldwide who this week published a flurry of revelations and delved into the mystery surrounding her murder.


04/20/2018 - 03:40

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.


04/20/2018 - 02:26

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.


04/20/2018 - 02:10

US jury will likely get Cosby case next week: judge

The US jury tasked with finding Bill Cosby innocent or guilty will likely take the case next week as the evidence-phase of his sexual assault retrial moves quicker than planned, the judge said Thursday.

US jury will likely get Cosby case next week: judge

The US jury tasked with finding Bill Cosby innocent or guilty will likely take the case next week as the evidence-phase of his sexual assault retrial moves quicker than planned, the judge said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 22:53

Back from therapy, Kanye announces two albums

Kanye West, the once-omnipresent rap superstar who vanished a year and a half ago amid a purported mental breakdown, on Thursday re-emerged to announce not one but two albums.

Back from therapy, Kanye announces two albums

Kanye West, the once-omnipresent rap superstar who vanished a year and a half ago amid a purported mental breakdown, on Thursday re-emerged to announce not one but two albums.


04/19/2018 - 21:46

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

Two years after Prince's death, prosecutors said Thursday they would not file any criminal charges as they could not determine how the pop icon obtained the counterfeit painkillers that killed him.

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

Two years after Prince's death, prosecutors said Thursday they would not file any criminal charges as they could not determine how the pop icon obtained the counterfeit painkillers that killed him.


04/19/2018 - 20:56

Bolshoi prima ballerina refused US visa

A prima ballerina at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre has been refused a US visa, Russian agencies said Thursday, weeks after a round of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions led to a reduction in embassy staff numbers.

Bolshoi prima ballerina refused US visa

A prima ballerina at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre has been refused a US visa, Russian agencies said Thursday, weeks after a round of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions led to a reduction in embassy staff numbers.


04/19/2018 - 20:01

Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain's Prince Harry.

Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain's Prince Harry.


04/19/2018 - 19:53

'Civility, grace': What Washington could learn from Barbara Bush

In an era of hyper-partisan feuding and noxious personal attacks, the life and lengthy marriage of former first lady Barbara Bush serve as poignant reminders in power-obsessed Washington that decency and grace can win out.

'Civility, grace': What Washington could learn from Barbara Bush

In an era of hyper-partisan feuding and noxious personal attacks, the life and lengthy marriage of former first lady Barbara Bush serve as poignant reminders in power-obsessed Washington that decency and grace can win out.


04/19/2018 - 18:08

Venice awards Canada's David Cronenberg lifetime Golden Lion

Canadian director David Cronenberg will be honoured by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion prize, the festival board announced Thursday, for his lifetime's work on life, death and sex wrapped up in gory horror and alienation.

Venice awards Canada's David Cronenberg lifetime Golden Lion

Canadian director David Cronenberg will be honoured by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion prize, the festival board announced Thursday, for his lifetime's work on life, death and sex wrapped up in gory horror and alienation.


04/19/2018 - 16:50

ABBA reunites -- with avatars -- for TV tribute

It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerised avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.

ABBA reunites -- with avatars -- for TV tribute

It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerised avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 16:04

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe and brought it down hard on the log at his feet.

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe and brought it down hard on the log at his feet.


04/19/2018 - 15:22

Prince Harry in 10 key dates

With one month to go until Prince Harry's wedding to US actress Meghan Markle, here are 10 key dates in his life so far:

Prince Harry in 10 key dates

With one month to go until Prince Harry's wedding to US actress Meghan Markle, here are 10 key dates in his life so far:


04/19/2018 - 15:21

Intricate etiquette: A guide to the royal wedding

In marrying into one of the world's most exclusive families, former US actress Meghan Markle will soon have to learn rituals handed down through the centuries of the British royal family.

Intricate etiquette: A guide to the royal wedding

In marrying into one of the world's most exclusive families, former US actress Meghan Markle will soon have to learn rituals handed down through the centuries of the British royal family.


04/19/2018 - 15:21

What we know: Britain's royal wedding

While some aspects of Britain's upcoming royal wedding are still under wraps, the palace has divulged a few details ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19.

What we know: Britain's royal wedding

While some aspects of Britain's upcoming royal wedding are still under wraps, the palace has divulged a few details ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19.


04/19/2018 - 14:37

Half-brother accuses 'phoney' Meghan Markle of 'forgetting' family

Meghan Markle's half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting "her roots and her family" and "acting phoney" in a stinging interview with a British newspaper.

Half-brother accuses 'phoney' Meghan Markle of 'forgetting' family

Meghan Markle's half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting "her roots and her family" and "acting phoney" in a stinging interview with a British newspaper.


04/19/2018 - 14:07

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after Hitler comments

The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Danish director Lars von Trier will return to the event this year for the first time since he was expelled in 2011 for saying he "sympathised" with Hitler.

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after Hitler comments

The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Danish director Lars von Trier will return to the event this year for the first time since he was expelled in 2011 for saying he "sympathised" with Hitler.


04/19/2018 - 12:06

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.


04/19/2018 - 10:49

German theatre's swastika stunt cleared as free speech

German prosecutors on Wednesday cleared a performance of a satirical play named after Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" that promises free entry to spectators who wear a swastika.

German theatre's swastika stunt cleared as free speech

German prosecutors on Wednesday cleared a performance of a satirical play named after Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" that promises free entry to spectators who wear a swastika.


04/19/2018 - 10:21

New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.

New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.


04/19/2018 - 07:36

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner "La La Land" and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations.

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner "La La Land" and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations.


04/19/2018 - 06:26

Prince Harry's exes: The ones that got away

Before he fell for American actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Prince Harry, 33, had several other girlfriends.

Prince Harry's exes: The ones that got away

Before he fell for American actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Prince Harry, 33, had several other girlfriends.


04/19/2018 - 06:16

Capturing hearts and TV ratings: Britain's glittering royal weddings

Britain has long entranced the world with its spectacular royal weddings, occasions of glittering pageantry and glamour that feed into a fascination with the monarchy.

Capturing hearts and TV ratings: Britain's glittering royal weddings

Britain has long entranced the world with its spectacular royal weddings, occasions of glittering pageantry and glamour that feed into a fascination with the monarchy.


04/19/2018 - 05:39

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: a tale of love at first sight

It was love at first sight for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who both quickly sensed their brief encounter on a blind date could blossom into something much, much bigger.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: a tale of love at first sight

It was love at first sight for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who both quickly sensed their brief encounter on a blind date could blossom into something much, much bigger.


04/19/2018 - 04:46

Pop star Charlie Puth breathes jazz on new album

Charlie Puth's silky falsetto made him a global star with the pop ballad "See You Again," but his roots, he is quick to point out, are in jazz.

Pop star Charlie Puth breathes jazz on new album

Charlie Puth's silky falsetto made him a global star with the pop ballad "See You Again," but his roots, he is quick to point out, are in jazz.


04/19/2018 - 02:57

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.


04/19/2018 - 02:11

Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.

Prince's glittering outfits, guitars go on sale

Outfits and instruments by late pop icon Prince, who was known for his distinct and unique style, will go under the hammer in New York next month.


04/19/2018 - 00:35

Playboy model free to discuss Trump 'affair'

A media group agreed to release an ex-Playboy model from a deal that stopped her from discussing an alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, both sides confirmed Wednesday.

Playboy model free to discuss Trump 'affair'

A media group agreed to release an ex-Playboy model from a deal that stopped her from discussing an alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, both sides confirmed Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 19:54

Arcades seek to take virtual reality gaming mainstream

Gamers wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek.

Arcades seek to take virtual reality gaming mainstream

Gamers wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek.


04/18/2018 - 17:10

Cuba's Raul Castro, the builder of Fidel's dreams

Raul Castro, who steps down Thursday as Cuba's president, lived most of his life in the shadow of Fidel, his iconic brother. But after taking over in 2006, he steered the island on a path of radical reform as only he could do.

Cuba's Raul Castro, the builder of Fidel's dreams

Raul Castro, who steps down Thursday as Cuba's president, lived most of his life in the shadow of Fidel, his iconic brother. But after taking over in 2006, he steered the island on a path of radical reform as only he could do.


04/18/2018 - 11:52

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival's organisers said Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier.

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival's organisers said Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier.


04/18/2018 - 11:29

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 09:09

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry and majority-female jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry and majority-female jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said Wednesday.


04/17/2018 - 20:54

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list.

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list.


04/17/2018 - 20:10

MTV Video Music Awards return to New York in August

The MTV Video Music Awards, the televised gala known for headline-grabbing performances and celebrity antics, will return to New York on August 20.

MTV Video Music Awards return to New York in August

The MTV Video Music Awards, the televised gala known for headline-grabbing performances and celebrity antics, will return to New York on August 20.


04/17/2018 - 18:44

Film bad boy Gaspar Noe to bring his 'Climax' to Cannes

The latest shocker by cinematic bad boy Gaspar Noe -- whose 3D sex scenes in his last film "Love" saw it banned in Russia -- is set to push the boundaries when it is premiered at the Cannes film festival next month.

Film bad boy Gaspar Noe to bring his 'Climax' to Cannes

The latest shocker by cinematic bad boy Gaspar Noe -- whose 3D sex scenes in his last film "Love" saw it banned in Russia -- is set to push the boundaries when it is premiered at the Cannes film festival next month.


04/17/2018 - 16:03

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.


04/17/2018 - 11:51

Nick Cave, Johnny Depp top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop will be among the headliners at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers announced Tuesday.

Nick Cave, Johnny Depp top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop will be among the headliners at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, organisers announced Tuesday.


04/17/2018 - 10:55

In 'Love, Simon,' Hollywood spotlights struggles of gay teens

Orchid has only told six people that she is a lesbian -- a subject she still struggles to talk about, trembling at the thought of her mother finding out.

In 'Love, Simon,' Hollywood spotlights struggles of gay teens

Orchid has only told six people that she is a lesbian -- a subject she still struggles to talk about, trembling at the thought of her mother finding out.


04/17/2018 - 07:46

South Korean actress once kidnapped by North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of late leader Kim Jong-Il in a Cold War-style intrigue and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family says.

South Korean actress once kidnapped by North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of late leader Kim Jong-Il in a Cold War-style intrigue and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family says.


04/17/2018 - 05:27

'Rampage' takes over box office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry figures showed Monday.

'Rampage' takes over box office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry figures showed Monday.


04/17/2018 - 04:52

South Korean actress once kidnapped to North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un's late father and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family said.

South Korean actress once kidnapped to North dies at 91

A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un's late father and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family said.


04/17/2018 - 04:09

Drake, reigning on singles chart, announces album

Hip-hop superstar Drake teased a new album Monday, all but certain to prove a major commercial success as he dethroned himself on top of the singles chart.

Drake, reigning on singles chart, announces album

Hip-hop superstar Drake teased a new album Monday, all but certain to prove a major commercial success as he dethroned himself on top of the singles chart.


04/17/2018 - 02:48

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Eva Longoria, best known for her role in the TV series "Desperate Housewives," got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Monday, in an event hailed by the Latino community.

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Eva Longoria, best known for her role in the TV series "Desperate Housewives," got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Monday, in an event hailed by the Latino community.

04/23/2018 - 23:05

Where's mum? Three bear cubs rescued in Bulgaria

Three bear cubs have been rescued in Bulgaria after villagers found them roaming alone on a road in the country's southern Rhodope mountains, the Four Paws animal charity said Monday.

Where's mum? Three bear cubs rescued in Bulgaria

Three bear cubs have been rescued in Bulgaria after villagers found them roaming alone on a road in the country's southern Rhodope mountains, the Four Paws animal charity said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 19:51

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 17:51

Europe poised to launch ocean-monitoring satellite

Europe is set to launch a satellite on Wednesday to keep a close eye on Earth's oceans, under siege from pollution and damage caused by humans.

Europe poised to launch ocean-monitoring satellite

Europe is set to launch a satellite on Wednesday to keep a close eye on Earth's oceans, under siege from pollution and damage caused by humans.


04/23/2018 - 17:01

China may avoid 94,000 deaths with climate policies: study

China could avoid nearly 94,000 premature deaths and save a whopping $339 billion in health costs over the next 12 years by honouring its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord, a study showed Monday.

China may avoid 94,000 deaths with climate policies: study

China could avoid nearly 94,000 premature deaths and save a whopping $339 billion in health costs over the next 12 years by honouring its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord, a study showed Monday.


04/23/2018 - 14:07

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church.

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church.


04/23/2018 - 08:38

Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species.

Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species.


04/23/2018 - 04:56

BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim

Mining giant BHP said Monday it had been granted more time by a Brazilian court to negotiate with authorities on settling a large claim over the Samarco mine collapse that left 19 people dead.

BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim

Mining giant BHP said Monday it had been granted more time by a Brazilian court to negotiate with authorities on settling a large claim over the Samarco mine collapse that left 19 people dead.


04/20/2018 - 11:42

Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation.

Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation.


04/20/2018 - 08:12

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.

Brick-throwing China zoo-goers kill kangaroo, injure another

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported.


04/19/2018 - 23:07

Brazil prosecutor recommends denying Total oil license near Amazon

A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River.

Brazil prosecutor recommends denying Total oil license near Amazon

A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River.


04/19/2018 - 18:27

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a study said Thursday.

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a study said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 16:20

Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary 'surgery'

A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a primitive veterinarian or trainee surgeon, scientists said Thursday.

Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary 'surgery'

A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a primitive veterinarian or trainee surgeon, scientists said Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 13:54

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.


04/19/2018 - 12:06

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.

Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.


04/19/2018 - 11:21

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.


04/19/2018 - 10:01

Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs

Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.

Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs

Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.


04/19/2018 - 04:08

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.


04/19/2018 - 03:11

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.


04/19/2018 - 01:26

California has worst US air pollution: report

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards.

California has worst US air pollution: report

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards.


04/18/2018 - 22:44

Support rises for controversial Canada pipeline

Support in Canada for a pipeline expansion to move oil to the Pacific coast for shipping to new markets overseas is rising, polling showed Wednesday as protests against it followed the prime minister to Britain.

Support rises for controversial Canada pipeline

Support in Canada for a pipeline expansion to move oil to the Pacific coast for shipping to new markets overseas is rising, polling showed Wednesday as protests against it followed the prime minister to Britain.


04/18/2018 - 22:28

SpaceX poised to blast off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

SpaceX was poised Wednesday to try again to blast off NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft after a two-day delay to check out the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems.

SpaceX poised to blast off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

SpaceX was poised Wednesday to try again to blast off NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft after a two-day delay to check out the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems.


04/18/2018 - 22:02

US treaty with Native Americans put to test in Supreme Court salmon case

The US Supreme Court was transported to the American West and another century on Wednesday as it heard a case involving Native Americans and salmon fishing rights.

US treaty with Native Americans put to test in Supreme Court salmon case

The US Supreme Court was transported to the American West and another century on Wednesday as it heard a case involving Native Americans and salmon fishing rights.


04/18/2018 - 19:07

'Life support' for transplant livers better than freezing: study

Keeping transplant livers on "life support" at body temperature preserves them better than the prevailing method of near-freezing, and could reduce the number of donor organs thrown away, a study said Wednesday.

'Life support' for transplant livers better than freezing: study

Keeping transplant livers on "life support" at body temperature preserves them better than the prevailing method of near-freezing, and could reduce the number of donor organs thrown away, a study said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 13:30

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.


04/18/2018 - 12:02

Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: survey

Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said Wednesday.

Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: survey

Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said Wednesday.


04/18/2018 - 10:41

China fights big smog with big air purifier

China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.

China fights big smog with big air purifier

China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.


04/17/2018 - 22:26

Nearly extinct Javan green magpies thrive at Prague zoo

Prague zoo said Tuesday that its small flock of critically endangered Javan green magpies was growing, thanks in part to a special new feeding technique using a puppet.

Nearly extinct Javan green magpies thrive at Prague zoo

Prague zoo said Tuesday that its small flock of critically endangered Javan green magpies was growing, thanks in part to a special new feeding technique using a puppet.


04/17/2018 - 20:02

Baboons escape Texas biomedical research facility

Three baboons escaped a Texas biomedical research facility over the weekend, getting a brief taste of freedom from a life as subjects of medical experiments.

Baboons escape Texas biomedical research facility

Three baboons escaped a Texas biomedical research facility over the weekend, getting a brief taste of freedom from a life as subjects of medical experiments.


04/17/2018 - 19:08

Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after two-year pause

Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists.

Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after two-year pause

Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists.


04/17/2018 - 18:32

Greenpeace finds coral reef in Total's Amazon drilling area

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace said Tuesday that a massive coral reef has been found to extend right into where France's oil company Total plans to drill near the mouth of the Amazon.

Greenpeace finds coral reef in Total's Amazon drilling area

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace said Tuesday that a massive coral reef has been found to extend right into where France's oil company Total plans to drill near the mouth of the Amazon.


04/17/2018 - 15:48

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said Monday.

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said Monday.


04/17/2018 - 15:44

Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal

Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine at the heart of a bitter scandal in the Philippines.

Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal

Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine at the heart of a bitter scandal in the Philippines.


04/17/2018 - 12:22

Poland illegally cut down ancient forest, EU court rules

Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting up a fresh clash between Warsaw and Brussels.

Poland illegally cut down ancient forest, EU court rules

Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting up a fresh clash between Warsaw and Brussels.


04/17/2018 - 09:53

Philippines to deploy riot police for Boracay tourist closure

The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday.

Philippines to deploy riot police for Boracay tourist closure

The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday.

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