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08/19/2017 - 06:17

Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

Suspects in Spain's twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the horror.

Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

Suspects in Spain's twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the horror.


08/19/2017 - 05:39

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku.

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku.


08/19/2017 - 09:30

High security as Afghanistan marks independence day

Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, marked its independence day with muted celebrations.

High security as Afghanistan marks independence day

Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, marked its independence day with muted celebrations.


08/19/2017 - 09:09

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities.

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities.


08/19/2017 - 05:02

Grace Mugabe due at S. Africa summit after assault claim

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders' summit in Pretoria on Saturday.

Grace Mugabe due at S. Africa summit after assault claim

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders' summit in Pretoria on Saturday.


08/19/2017 - 04:06

Steve Bannon, Trump's 'Great Manipulator'

When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he -- the White House's 'great manipulator' -- was back on top.

Steve Bannon, Trump's 'Great Manipulator'

When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he -- the White House's 'great manipulator' -- was back on top.


08/19/2017 - 03:47

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority declared Friday it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro's grip on the country in defiance of international outrage.

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority declared Friday it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro's grip on the country in defiance of international outrage.


08/19/2017 - 07:09

Kyrgios rips Nadal to reach ATP/WTA Cincinnati semis, Pliskova takes two

Australia's Nick Kyrgios blasted new world number one Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 on Friday, winning twice in one day to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.

Kyrgios rips Nadal to reach ATP/WTA Cincinnati semis, Pliskova takes two

Australia's Nick Kyrgios blasted new world number one Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 on Friday, winning twice in one day to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.

08/19/2017 - 06:31

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.


08/18/2017 - 23:38

Global stocks stumble on Spain attacks, White House turmoil

Global stock markets sank Friday as traders sought haven investments such as gold following a terror attack in Barcelona that sent airline share prices down.

Global stocks stumble on Spain attacks, White House turmoil

Global stock markets sank Friday as traders sought haven investments such as gold following a terror attack in Barcelona that sent airline share prices down.


08/19/2017 - 07:42

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.


08/19/2017 - 00:19

Fourth person charged in probe of Fiat Chrysler, union

A former United Auto Workers senior official on Friday became the fourth person charged in a US probe of an alleged scheme to raid funds meant for training auto workers.

Fourth person charged in probe of Fiat Chrysler, union

A former United Auto Workers senior official on Friday became the fourth person charged in a US probe of an alleged scheme to raid funds meant for training auto workers.


08/19/2017 - 00:14

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

Credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Greece's debt by a notch, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country's debt sustainability will steadily improve.

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

Credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Greece's debt by a notch, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country's debt sustainability will steadily improve.


08/19/2017 - 07:43

Bank boycott snuffs Uruguay's legal marijuana sales

Uruguay's unique new marijuana industry has run into a hurdle as international anti-money laundering rules are forcing banks to close the accounts of pharmacies legally selling the drug.

Bank boycott snuffs Uruguay's legal marijuana sales

Uruguay's unique new marijuana industry has run into a hurdle as international anti-money laundering rules are forcing banks to close the accounts of pharmacies legally selling the drug.


08/18/2017 - 21:20

Brief tourism impact from Spain attacks: experts

The attacks in Catalonia may hit tourist numbers, but the recent experience of other European countries hit by jihadist violence suggests it will likely be brief, industry experts said.

Brief tourism impact from Spain attacks: experts

The attacks in Catalonia may hit tourist numbers, but the recent experience of other European countries hit by jihadist violence suggests it will likely be brief, industry experts said.


08/18/2017 - 18:49

Firms flock to Syria fair with eye on reconstruction

Lured by potentially enormous contracts for reconstruction work in war-torn Syria, international companies have laid out their wares at the Damascus International Fair for the first time in six years.

Firms flock to Syria fair with eye on reconstruction

Lured by potentially enormous contracts for reconstruction work in war-torn Syria, international companies have laid out their wares at the Damascus International Fair for the first time in six years.

08/19/2017 - 07:09

Kyrgios rips Nadal to reach ATP/WTA Cincinnati semis, Pliskova takes two

Australia's Nick Kyrgios blasted new world number one Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 on Friday, winning twice in one day to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.

Kyrgios rips Nadal to reach ATP/WTA Cincinnati semis, Pliskova takes two

Australia's Nick Kyrgios blasted new world number one Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 on Friday, winning twice in one day to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.


08/19/2017 - 07:55

Simpson, Armour tied for PGA Wyndham lead

Former US Open winner Webb Simpson fired a six-under 64 on Friday to grab a share of the lead with fellow American Ryan Armour at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship.

Simpson, Armour tied for PGA Wyndham lead

Former US Open winner Webb Simpson fired a six-under 64 on Friday to grab a share of the lead with fellow American Ryan Armour at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship.


08/19/2017 - 07:53

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains "destroyed" by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains "destroyed" by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.


08/18/2017 - 23:06

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.


08/19/2017 - 02:39

Mo Farah bids to give British fans memorable farewell

British athletics great Mo Farah will hope his final track race on home turf on Sunday will have a happier ending than last Saturday's world 5,000 metres final.

Mo Farah bids to give British fans memorable farewell

British athletics great Mo Farah will hope his final track race on home turf on Sunday will have a happier ending than last Saturday's world 5,000 metres final.


08/19/2017 - 05:38

US lead Europe 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 in Solheim Cup

The United States swept all four fourball matches to surge to a three-point lead over Europe on Friday, the first day of the Solheim Cup women's golf matches.

US lead Europe 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 in Solheim Cup

The United States swept all four fourball matches to surge to a three-point lead over Europe on Friday, the first day of the Solheim Cup women's golf matches.


08/19/2017 - 04:57

Security in spotlight in Spain as football, cycling events take place

While Spain mourns following the terror attacks in Catalonia, security will be in the spotlight as two global sporting events get under way this weekend in La Liga and the Vuelta cycling race.

Security in spotlight in Spain as football, cycling events take place

While Spain mourns following the terror attacks in Catalonia, security will be in the spotlight as two global sporting events get under way this weekend in La Liga and the Vuelta cycling race.


08/19/2017 - 05:30

Swim star Schooling 'really sorry' for Malaysia jibe

Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysians after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them a thing or two" at the Southeast Asian Games.

Swim star Schooling 'really sorry' for Malaysia jibe

Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysians after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them a thing or two" at the Southeast Asian Games.

08/18/2017 - 17:53

Brad Pitt must pay 568,000 euros to French chateau decorator

A French appeal court has ordered US stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to pay 568,000 euros ($667,000) to a lighting designer they employed for their chateau in southern France, judicial sources said Friday.

Brad Pitt must pay 568,000 euros to French chateau decorator

A French appeal court has ordered US stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to pay 568,000 euros ($667,000) to a lighting designer they employed for their chateau in southern France, judicial sources said Friday.


08/18/2017 - 09:58

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".


08/18/2017 - 08:49

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.


08/18/2017 - 00:47

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin moving back to Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin moving back to Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.


08/17/2017 - 21:15

Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has made a "generous" donation to a US charity that supports victims of sexual assault after winning a groping lawsuit against a former radio DJ, the organization confirmed Thursday.

Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has made a "generous" donation to a US charity that supports victims of sexual assault after winning a groping lawsuit against a former radio DJ, the organization confirmed Thursday.


08/18/2017 - 19:38

British TV star Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

Bruce Forsyth, the British television presenter who was the face of primetime family game shows for decades, died on Friday at the age of 89, his manager announced.

British TV star Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

Bruce Forsyth, the British television presenter who was the face of primetime family game shows for decades, died on Friday at the age of 89, his manager announced.


08/18/2017 - 02:00

'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday.

'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday.


08/17/2017 - 14:26

Venice to honour British director Frears

Stephen Frears, the British director of "The Queen", "Philomena" and a string of other award-winning films, is to be honoured with a special prize at this year's Venice film festival.

Venice to honour British director Frears

Stephen Frears, the British director of "The Queen", "Philomena" and a string of other award-winning films, is to be honoured with a special prize at this year's Venice film festival.

08/19/2017 - 10:18

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.


08/19/2017 - 04:00

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.


08/18/2017 - 15:52

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.


08/18/2017 - 05:03

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.


08/18/2017 - 04:10

Of demons and dragons - the history of solar eclipses

A dragon eating the Sun. Make that a giant toad. A demon. No, a vampire!

Of demons and dragons - the history of solar eclipses

A dragon eating the Sun. Make that a giant toad. A demon. No, a vampire!


08/18/2017 - 17:43

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.


08/19/2017 - 04:12

How to safely watch an eclipse

Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn.

How to safely watch an eclipse

Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn.


08/17/2017 - 09:04

Australian researchers in peanut allergy breakthrough

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible.

Australian researchers in peanut allergy breakthrough

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible.

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