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08/23/2017 - 11:55

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mounted an aggressive defense of his response to a deadly far-right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn "dishonest" media coverage of his widely criticized remarks.

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mounted an aggressive defense of his response to a deadly far-right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn "dishonest" media coverage of his widely criticized remarks.


08/23/2017 - 13:09

Four dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

Four dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.


08/23/2017 - 10:42

N.Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US': Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is "starting to respect" the United States, President Donald Trump declared, even as Pyongyang revealed plans for its missile development Wednesday and Kim ordered a production boost.

N.Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US': Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is "starting to respect" the United States, President Donald Trump declared, even as Pyongyang revealed plans for its missile development Wednesday and Kim ordered a production boost.


08/23/2017 - 11:18

US Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

The US Navy confirmed Wednesday it had sacked the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters.

US Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

The US Navy confirmed Wednesday it had sacked the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters.


08/23/2017 - 10:49

Headless torso found in Danish waters is missing journalist Kim Wall

The headless torso of a woman found floating at sea is that of a Swedish journalist who authorities believe died aboard a Danish inventor's homemade submarine, police said Wednesday.

Headless torso found in Danish waters is missing journalist Kim Wall

The headless torso of a woman found floating at sea is that of a Swedish journalist who authorities believe died aboard a Danish inventor's homemade submarine, police said Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 12:29

Spain probe widens as suspect admits big attack planned

Police on Wednesday widened their probe into a terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week, after a suspect admitted the jihadists were targeting monuments in Barcelona in an even bigger attack.

Spain probe widens as suspect admits big attack planned

Police on Wednesday widened their probe into a terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week, after a suspect admitted the jihadists were targeting monuments in Barcelona in an even bigger attack.


08/23/2017 - 07:07

Iraqi forces retake three districts of IS bastion

Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State group the first three districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar as the Pentagon chief visited Baghdad in a show of support.

Iraqi forces retake three districts of IS bastion

Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State group the first three districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar as the Pentagon chief visited Baghdad in a show of support.


08/23/2017 - 08:38

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.

08/23/2017 - 11:45

Singapore firm inks deal to run Cambodia's first oil field

Cambodia on Wednesday signed a deal with a Singaporean energy company to develop its first-ever oilfield, the latest move in the impoverished country's much-delayed plan to become an oil-producing nation.

Singapore firm inks deal to run Cambodia's first oil field

Cambodia on Wednesday signed a deal with a Singaporean energy company to develop its first-ever oilfield, the latest move in the impoverished country's much-delayed plan to become an oil-producing nation.


08/23/2017 - 12:42

Stocks steady with markets hopeful on US tax plan

European and Asian stock markets steadied Wednesday after a global equities rally driven by optimism over a US tax reform plan, but President Donald Trump's comments about terminating a key trade agreement capped gains.

Stocks steady with markets hopeful on US tax plan

European and Asian stock markets steadied Wednesday after a global equities rally driven by optimism over a US tax reform plan, but President Donald Trump's comments about terminating a key trade agreement capped gains.


08/23/2017 - 11:17

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping.

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping.


08/23/2017 - 08:35

China Unicom in fresh $11 bn share sale plan

The Hong Kong-listed arm of China's second-largest telecoms carrier Unicom plans to raise up to $11.3 billion by selling shares to its parent firm, the company has announced.

China Unicom in fresh $11 bn share sale plan

The Hong Kong-listed arm of China's second-largest telecoms carrier Unicom plans to raise up to $11.3 billion by selling shares to its parent firm, the company has announced.


08/23/2017 - 07:20

ExxonMobil 'double speak' on climate laid bare: study

ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study, released on Wednesday, of research and statements by the US oil giant.

ExxonMobil 'double speak' on climate laid bare: study

ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study, released on Wednesday, of research and statements by the US oil giant.


08/23/2017 - 12:10

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.


08/23/2017 - 06:35

Verdict for Samsung heir weighs on telecom giant

The heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.

Verdict for Samsung heir weighs on telecom giant

The heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.


08/23/2017 - 12:04

Wild times as Madagascar rides vanilla price bubble

Hit by rampant speculation and a collapse in production following cyclone Enawo, the price of vanilla -- Madagascar's largest export -- has surged in recent months.

Wild times as Madagascar rides vanilla price bubble

Hit by rampant speculation and a collapse in production following cyclone Enawo, the price of vanilla -- Madagascar's largest export -- has surged in recent months.

08/23/2017 - 09:27

SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede

A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight.

SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede

A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight.


08/23/2017 - 03:37

Boston Celtics sign Irving from Cavaliers: team

The Boston Celtics signed Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in a blockbuster trade that saw Isaiah Thomas head in the opposition direction, the Celtics confirmed.

Boston Celtics sign Irving from Cavaliers: team

The Boston Celtics signed Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in a blockbuster trade that saw Isaiah Thomas head in the opposition direction, the Celtics confirmed.


08/23/2017 - 03:44

Mayweather, McGregor trade verbal jabs as countdown begins

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor traded verbal jabs on Tuesday as the circus-like countdown to their money-spinning superfight cranked into overdrive on the Las Vegas Strip.

Mayweather, McGregor trade verbal jabs as countdown begins

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor traded verbal jabs on Tuesday as the circus-like countdown to their money-spinning superfight cranked into overdrive on the Las Vegas Strip.


08/23/2017 - 05:26

Reborn Nadal and Federer eye US Open swansong

Their rivalry has stretched 13 years and 37 matches but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have never met at the US Open, a staggering anomaly which seems certain to be corrected at 2017's concluding Grand Slam.

Reborn Nadal and Federer eye US Open swansong

Their rivalry has stretched 13 years and 37 matches but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have never met at the US Open, a staggering anomaly which seems certain to be corrected at 2017's concluding Grand Slam.


08/23/2017 - 04:16

Pretenders line up in US Open power struggle

Serena Williams is about to have a baby, Victoria Azarenka will stay home with her baby and the US Open women's field is pregnant with suspense over who might win.

Pretenders line up in US Open power struggle

Serena Williams is about to have a baby, Victoria Azarenka will stay home with her baby and the US Open women's field is pregnant with suspense over who might win.


08/23/2017 - 00:05

Napoli, Sevilla, Celtic into Champions League group stage

A Jose Callejon goal helped Napoli ease into the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while Sevilla also went through and Celtic suffered a scare in Kazakhstan before winning their play-off tie.

Napoli, Sevilla, Celtic into Champions League group stage

A Jose Callejon goal helped Napoli ease into the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while Sevilla also went through and Celtic suffered a scare in Kazakhstan before winning their play-off tie.


08/22/2017 - 23:32

Barcelona seeking 8.5m euros from Neymar over contract breach

Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) in compensation from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday as the bitter fallout rumbles on from his world record 222 million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona seeking 8.5m euros from Neymar over contract breach

Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) in compensation from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday as the bitter fallout rumbles on from his world record 222 million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.


08/23/2017 - 11:35

Rooney quality under-valued, says Lineker

Wayne Rooney's true worth as a player has not been properly appreciated, according to England football great Gary Lineker.

Rooney quality under-valued, says Lineker

Wayne Rooney's true worth as a player has not been properly appreciated, according to England football great Gary Lineker.

08/23/2017 - 12:10

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.


08/23/2017 - 04:06

Linkin Park plans public memorial for late singer

Rockers Linkin Park said Tuesday that they were planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington, a month after he committed suicide.

Linkin Park plans public memorial for late singer

Rockers Linkin Park said Tuesday that they were planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington, a month after he committed suicide.


08/22/2017 - 18:38

Mark Wahlberg named world's top paid actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world's highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months.

Mark Wahlberg named world's top paid actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world's highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months.


08/22/2017 - 20:40

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.


08/22/2017 - 19:59

Morrissey returns with new album, more politics

Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.

Morrissey returns with new album, more politics

Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.


08/22/2017 - 22:16

Billy Joel dons Star of David in silent protest

Pop great Billy Joel donned a yellow Star of David at a concert in New York in a powerful but silent statement against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville.

Billy Joel dons Star of David in silent protest

Pop great Billy Joel donned a yellow Star of David at a concert in New York in a powerful but silent statement against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville.


08/22/2017 - 18:17

Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018

The retrial of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges on Tuesday was pushed back to next year, to give his new lawyers time to prepare their defense.

Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018

The retrial of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges on Tuesday was pushed back to next year, to give his new lawyers time to prepare their defense.


08/22/2017 - 09:56

Spice and all things rice: Lagos pays homage to jollof

In Nigeria, jollof rice isn't just a tasty West African dish -- it's a national obsession.

Spice and all things rice: Lagos pays homage to jollof

In Nigeria, jollof rice isn't just a tasty West African dish -- it's a national obsession.

08/23/2017 - 13:09

Four dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

Four dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.


08/23/2017 - 07:20

ExxonMobil 'double speak' on climate laid bare: study

ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study, released on Wednesday, of research and statements by the US oil giant.

ExxonMobil 'double speak' on climate laid bare: study

ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the company's long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study, released on Wednesday, of research and statements by the US oil giant.


08/23/2017 - 12:10

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

American children's television network Nickelodeon said Wednesday it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.


08/23/2017 - 06:12

S. Africa's first online rhino horn auction set to open

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

S. Africa's first online rhino horn auction set to open

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.


08/23/2017 - 12:12

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

As Hong Kong battens down for Typhoon Hato, weather-obsessed residents are glued to updates from the historic observatory which has the power to shut down the city with a signal.

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

As Hong Kong battens down for Typhoon Hato, weather-obsessed residents are glued to updates from the historic observatory which has the power to shut down the city with a signal.


08/23/2017 - 04:45

Pacific climate campaigner de Brum dead at 72

Pacific climate change campaigner Tony de Brum, who was instrumental in forging the 2015 Paris accord on global warming, has died aged 72, the Marshall Islands government said Wednesday.

Pacific climate campaigner de Brum dead at 72

Pacific climate change campaigner Tony de Brum, who was instrumental in forging the 2015 Paris accord on global warming, has died aged 72, the Marshall Islands government said Wednesday.


08/23/2017 - 01:09

Toothless, dwarf dolphin, a case study in evolution

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth's oceans some 30 million years ago.

Toothless, dwarf dolphin, a case study in evolution

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth's oceans some 30 million years ago.


08/23/2017 - 00:36

Dakota pipeline company sues environmental groups

The operator of a controversial US oil pipeline, which was the focus of months of protests by Native American tribes, on Tuesday sued several environmental groups, claiming they spread false information and incite violence.

Dakota pipeline company sues environmental groups

The operator of a controversial US oil pipeline, which was the focus of months of protests by Native American tribes, on Tuesday sued several environmental groups, claiming they spread false information and incite violence.

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