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05/24/2017 - 11:28

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.


05/24/2017 - 08:46

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues.

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues.


05/24/2017 - 01:54

Britain raises terror threat level after concert carnage

Britain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites on Wednesday, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.

Britain raises terror threat level after concert carnage

Britain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites on Wednesday, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.


05/24/2017 - 12:41

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.


05/24/2017 - 13:06

Manchester terror attack: The victims

At least 22 people died in Monday night's bombing attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl and several parents who had come to pick up their children.

Manchester terror attack: The victims

At least 22 people died in Monday night's bombing attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl and several parents who had come to pick up their children.


05/24/2017 - 12:17

Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalised in Syria.

Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalised in Syria.


05/24/2017 - 12:30

All smiles as Pope asks Trump to work for peace

Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency for peace as two leaders who have sparred repeatedly through the media finally met in a Vatican encounter that ended in broad smiles, for the cameras at least.

All smiles as Pope asks Trump to work for peace

Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency for peace as two leaders who have sparred repeatedly through the media finally met in a Vatican encounter that ended in broad smiles, for the cameras at least.


05/24/2017 - 07:55

Brazil graft scandal puts ambitious economy reforms at risk

Economic austerity reforms meant to put Brazil's recession-damaged economy back on the rails are in danger now that President Michel Temer is on the verge of being ousted in a corruption scandal, analysts say.

Brazil graft scandal puts ambitious economy reforms at risk

Economic austerity reforms meant to put Brazil's recession-damaged economy back on the rails are in danger now that President Michel Temer is on the verge of being ousted in a corruption scandal, analysts say.

05/24/2017 - 10:35

Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears

Moody's on Wednesday slashed China's credit rating for the first time in almost three decades citing concerns about the country's rising debt and slowing growth, but Beijing rejected the downgrade as "inappropriate".

Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears

Moody's on Wednesday slashed China's credit rating for the first time in almost three decades citing concerns about the country's rising debt and slowing growth, but Beijing rejected the downgrade as "inappropriate".


05/24/2017 - 07:55

Brazil graft scandal puts ambitious economy reforms at risk

Economic austerity reforms meant to put Brazil's recession-damaged economy back on the rails are in danger now that President Michel Temer is on the verge of being ousted in a corruption scandal, analysts say.

Brazil graft scandal puts ambitious economy reforms at risk

Economic austerity reforms meant to put Brazil's recession-damaged economy back on the rails are in danger now that President Michel Temer is on the verge of being ousted in a corruption scandal, analysts say.


05/24/2017 - 13:00

European stocks wobble before Fed minutes

European equities turned mixed Wednesday, despite broad gains across most of Asia, as dealers waited on minutes from Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.

European stocks wobble before Fed minutes

European equities turned mixed Wednesday, despite broad gains across most of Asia, as dealers waited on minutes from Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.


05/24/2017 - 05:19

Gambia tackles sleazy image to diversify tourism

For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex.

Gambia tackles sleazy image to diversify tourism

For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex.


05/24/2017 - 03:45

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'

Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'

Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.


05/24/2017 - 11:28

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.


05/24/2017 - 08:07

German consumer confidence up for second month

German consumers remain in an upbeat mood for a second month in a row, dismissing risks on the horizon in view of a humming economy, said a closely-watched survey on Wednesday.

German consumer confidence up for second month

German consumers remain in an upbeat mood for a second month in a row, dismissing risks on the horizon in view of a humming economy, said a closely-watched survey on Wednesday.


05/24/2017 - 12:47

ECB sees clouds over eurozone's financial stability

The European Central Bank said Wednesday that stress in the eurozone financial system had remained low over the past six months, but it warned of "significant" risks to that stability.

ECB sees clouds over eurozone's financial stability

The European Central Bank said Wednesday that stress in the eurozone financial system had remained low over the past six months, but it warned of "significant" risks to that stability.

05/24/2017 - 06:35

Australian cricketers move to take back image rights

Australian cricketers on Wednesday unveiled plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country's cricket board.

Australian cricketers move to take back image rights

Australian cricketers on Wednesday unveiled plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country's cricket board.


05/24/2017 - 06:46

Senators force decider as Penguins downed in NHL playoffs

The Ottawa Senators came from behind to force a decider in their Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Senators force decider as Penguins downed in NHL playoffs

The Ottawa Senators came from behind to force a decider in their Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.


05/24/2017 - 08:14

New Zealander 'Mad Era' Erakovic tunes up for French Open

Top-ranked New Zealand player Marina Erakovic has added another string to her racquet, revealing Wednesday she is tuning up for the French Open with the release of her first album.

New Zealander 'Mad Era' Erakovic tunes up for French Open

Top-ranked New Zealand player Marina Erakovic has added another string to her racquet, revealing Wednesday she is tuning up for the French Open with the release of her first album.


05/24/2017 - 13:06

FA Cup final is about Arsenal not me, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists that Saturday's FA Cup final is about much more than him and his future, and revolves instead around Arsenal's drive to beat Premier League champions Chelsea and end a troubled season on a high note.

FA Cup final is about Arsenal not me, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists that Saturday's FA Cup final is about much more than him and his future, and revolves instead around Arsenal's drive to beat Premier League champions Chelsea and end a troubled season on a high note.


05/24/2017 - 12:40

United icon Cantona to Manchester: 'I suffer with you'

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona issued an emotional video tribute to the 22 people killed in Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city he called home for five years.

United icon Cantona to Manchester: 'I suffer with you'

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona issued an emotional video tribute to the 22 people killed in Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city he called home for five years.


05/24/2017 - 06:18

Grief-torn Man Utd summon nerve for final test

Manchester United will attempt to put aside their grief on Wednesday in a Europa League final against Ajax scarred by the deadly terror attack in their home city.

Grief-torn Man Utd summon nerve for final test

Manchester United will attempt to put aside their grief on Wednesday in a Europa League final against Ajax scarred by the deadly terror attack in their home city.


05/24/2017 - 06:19

Wallaby Mumm to retire at end of rugby season

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs forward Dean Mumm on Wednesday announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the 2017 season.

Wallaby Mumm to retire at end of rugby season

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs forward Dean Mumm on Wednesday announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the 2017 season.


05/24/2017 - 07:06

Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals.

Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals.

05/24/2017 - 06:50

Cricket great Tendulkar's life brought to silver screen

A hotly anticipated film about the life of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hits cinemas this week but the batting great says he might find watching it an unsettling experience.

Cricket great Tendulkar's life brought to silver screen

A hotly anticipated film about the life of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hits cinemas this week but the batting great says he might find watching it an unsettling experience.


05/24/2017 - 08:09

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.


05/24/2017 - 09:33

Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 in the works

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed Wednesday he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year.

Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 in the works

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed Wednesday he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year.


05/23/2017 - 22:30

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for his charity work.

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for his charity work.


05/24/2017 - 12:58

Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents.

Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents.


05/24/2017 - 05:11

Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents.

Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents.


05/24/2017 - 12:57

Gitai film warns of Israel's 'suicide' at Cannes

A new documentary warns of Israel's slow "suicide" if it pushes ahead and annexes large swathes of the West Bank.

Gitai film warns of Israel's 'suicide' at Cannes

A new documentary warns of Israel's slow "suicide" if it pushes ahead and annexes large swathes of the West Bank.


05/24/2017 - 00:02

NY's Broadway grosses record $1.45bn ticket sales

New York's famed Broadway grossed its highest seasonal earnings on record, yielding $1.45 billion for the 2016-17 season with its second-best attendance on record, a trade association announced Tuesday.

NY's Broadway grosses record $1.45bn ticket sales

New York's famed Broadway grossed its highest seasonal earnings on record, yielding $1.45 billion for the 2016-17 season with its second-best attendance on record, a trade association announced Tuesday.

05/24/2017 - 10:42

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Rescuers found the bodies of four climbers on Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the season's death toll to 10 as experts warn cut-price mountaineering outfits are putting clients at risk.

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Rescuers found the bodies of four climbers on Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the season's death toll to 10 as experts warn cut-price mountaineering outfits are putting clients at risk.


05/24/2017 - 11:28

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.


05/24/2017 - 01:17

Weaponized penis drives sexual 'arms race' (in beetles)

Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex.

Weaponized penis drives sexual 'arms race' (in beetles)

Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex.


05/23/2017 - 23:44

Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

The White House delivered to Congress Tuesday a proposed 2018 budget that would deeply cut programs for the poor and rural America, as well as diplomacy and foreign aid, while boosting defense and border security.

Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

The White House delivered to Congress Tuesday a proposed 2018 budget that would deeply cut programs for the poor and rural America, as well as diplomacy and foreign aid, while boosting defense and border security.


05/23/2017 - 21:34

'Victory' for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box

Two US astronauts successfully completed Tuesday what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station.

'Victory' for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box

Two US astronauts successfully completed Tuesday what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station.


05/23/2017 - 23:09

US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

US environmental regulators on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of installing devices on its trucks that hid harmful emissions during testing.

US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

US environmental regulators on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of installing devices on its trucks that hid harmful emissions during testing.


05/23/2017 - 14:11

Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to work to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see whether US President Donald Trump will endorse the Paris agreement.

Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to work to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see whether US President Donald Trump will endorse the Paris agreement.


05/23/2017 - 10:42

King Tut's bed, chariot to be moved to new Cairo museum

The chariot of king Tutankhamun will roll through the Egyptian capital's streets on Tuesday, only on the back of a truck as curators transport it to its new home near the Giza Pyramids.

King Tut's bed, chariot to be moved to new Cairo museum

The chariot of king Tutankhamun will roll through the Egyptian capital's streets on Tuesday, only on the back of a truck as curators transport it to its new home near the Giza Pyramids.

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