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Everyone welcome? Gay football fans prepare for Qatar

AFP - 16m ago

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has given the clearest indication yet that LGBT fans will be welcome, engaging with gay …

France extradites 'butcher' of Argentine dictatorship

AFP - 29m ago

An Argentine ex-police officer linked to the murder of hundreds of people during the country's "dirty war" was on a …

US intel agencies distrust unpredictable president

Dec 16 2019

Donald Trump's relations with his own intelligence services have never been so fraught: the US president doesn't listen …

Taylor Swift to headline UK's Glastonbury Festival

Dec 16 2019

Pop superstar Taylor Swift will headline at Britain's famous Glastonbury Festival for the first time next year, …

Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world: report

Dec 16 2019

Low- and middle-income countries risk seeing their development progress slashed by the double-edged sword of obesity and …

Anxious coaches settle down for Champions League draw

Dec 16 2019

As the coaches of the 16 qualifiers for the Champions League last 16 prepare to watch Monday's draw, they might ask: …

Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a 'public health emergency'

Dec 16 2019

Australia's biggest city is facing a "public health emergency" over the bushfire smoke that has choked Sydney for weeks, …

Assam's 'sons of the soil' cherish new protest symbol

Dec 16 2019

At the epicentre of deadly protests in Assam, a red and white cloth has come to symbolise the struggle of the Indian …

Juventus back joint top in Serie A as Inter held in Fiorentina

Dec 16 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus beat Udinese 3-1 to join Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table on …

Lebanese protesters clash with police for a second night

Dec 16 2019

Lebanese protesters clashed with police Sunday for the second consecutive night near parliament on the eve of …

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal match after Ozil's Uighur comments

Dec 16 2019

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV pulled a game between Arsenal and Manchester City from its programme after the Gunners …

US expelled two Chinese diplomats on spying claims: report

Dec 16 2019

The United States quietly expelled two Chinese embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military …

US trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

Dec 16 2019

The US-China trade deal is "remarkable" in scope but it won't solve all the problems between the world's two biggest …

Felix Rohatyn, financial force and former US envoy, dies at 91

Dec 16 2019

Felix Rohatyn, a towering figure on Wall Street credited with saving New York from insolvency and who later served as US …

'Freedom march' marks 30 years since Romania's revolution

Dec 16 2019

Romania kicked off a series of commemorations to mark 30 years since the overthrow of the tyrannical regime of Nicolae …

UN chief calls climate summit a 'lost opportunity'

AFP - 7h ago

A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN …

Tensions mount over French transport strike

AFP - 6h ago

Tensions between the French government and unions opposed to pension reforms mounted on the 11th day of a crippling …

Decades on, Soviet bombs still killing people in Afghanistan

AFP - 5h ago

Gholam Mahaiuddin sighs softly as he thinks of his 14-year-old son, who was killed in the spring by a bomb dropped last …

UK opposition chief Corbyn 'sorry' for election wipeout

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Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised Sunday for waging a disastrous campaign that handed Prime …

UN climate talks a 'lost opportunity', says Guterres

AFP - 4h ago

A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN …

Anger, relief but no joy as UN climate talks limp to an end

AFP - 1h ago

A marathon UN summit wrapped up Sunday with little to show, squeezing hard-earned compromises from countries over a …

Anger, relief but no joy as UN talks limp to an end

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A marathon UN summit wrapped up Sunday with little to show, squeezing hard-earned compromises from countries over a …

Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines

AFP - 12h ago

A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and …

Strong quake hits southern Philippines, damage reported

AFP - 1h ago

A strong earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, causing damage and …

New Zealand eruption death toll rises to 18

AFP - 16h ago

The death toll from New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption rose to 18 Sunday, including two people whose bodies …

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area …

Woods leads US Presidents Cup fightback to crush Els dream

AFP - 17h ago

Tiger Woods' United States produced a stunning turnaround to deny the Internationals a first Presidents Cup in 21 years …

50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

AFP - 17h ago

The bodies of at least 50 people have been unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico's western city of …

New Zealand eruption death toll rises to 18 as body search continues

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The death toll from New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption rose to 18 Sunday, including two people whose bodies …

Woods-led US crush Els dream to win Presidents Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Tiger Woods' United States produced a stunning turnaround to deny the Internationals a first Presidents Cup in 21 years …

Crawford crushes Kavaliauskas in ninth round to retain WBO title

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Terence Crawford survived some early jitters to retain his WBO welterweight title on Saturday with a ninth round …

UN climate talks stagger towards 'mediocre' outcome

AFP - 6h ago

A UN climate summit in Madrid stumbled towards the finish line Sunday after marathon talks between countries exposed …

Chinese borrowers drown in online lending's 'bottomless pit'

AFP - 19h ago

Telecoms engineer Peng Jiezhao's taste for new smartphones and expensive sneakers seemed like a harmless, if expensive, …

Cuba-US relations backslide five years after landmark thaw

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Five years ago this week, Washington and Havana surprised the world when they agreed to reopen diplomatic ties severed …

Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled

AFP - 19h ago

The first driverless cars were supposed to be deployed on the roads of American cities in 2019, but just a few days …

No luck in search for remaining bodies on New Zealand volcano

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Search teams returned to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still …

Seven-try Leinster into Champions Cup quarter-finals in record time

AFP - 5h ago

Four-time winners Leinster produced a stunning seven-try, 50-21 victory against Northampton in Dublin on Saturday to …

Guardiola claims Man City a victim of their own success

AFP - 5h ago

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are paying the price for having raised the bar in how many points it takes to win …

Mexico rejects bid in US Congress to impose trade-pact inspectors

AFP - 4h ago

Mexico rejected on Saturday an attempt in the US Congress that would send American inspectors into Mexican factories to …

Protests rage as US, UK warn on travel to northeast India

Dec 14 2019

Protests against a divisive new citizenship law raged Saturday as Washington and London issued travel warnings for …

North Korea conducts 'crucial test' at Sohae launch site: KCNA

Dec 14 2019

North Korea has conducted another "crucial test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported, as nuclear …

Facing climate emergency, UN summit staggers on

Dec 14 2019

A UN climate summit in Madrid was on life support Saturday after marathon negotiations between countries left them more …

Sudan's Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

Dec 14 2019

Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years' detention in a correctional centre for …

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

Dec 14 2019

France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap …

Italy's 'Sardines' pack Rome for anti far-right rally

Dec 14 2019

Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement on Saturday rallied in Rome, as part of their …

UN deadlocked, detached from climate emergency

Dec 14 2019

A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday after marathon negotiations between countries left them more …

UN climate talks unravelling, face failure

Dec 14 2019

A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more …

UN climate talks unraveling, face failure

Dec 14 2019

A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more …

Divers search for remaining bodies from NZ volcanic eruption

Dec 14 2019

Divers searched seas around New Zealand's volatile White Island Saturday for two people still missing five days after …

US-China trade deal gets tepid reception

Dec 14 2019

US officials announced a truce in the trade war with China with much fanfare, but economists and trade experts call it …

Thomas, Fowler throw away five hole lead at Presidents Cup

Dec 14 2019

Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler threw away a five hole lead to squander the chance for Tiger Woods' US team to narrow …

North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at Sohae launch site : KCNA

Dec 14 2019

North Korea has conducted another "crucial test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as …

Fourth day's play called off in historic Pakistan Test

Dec 14 2019

Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar Pakistan's first home Test in a decade on Saturday, with officials …

US, UK warn on travel to NE India after clashes

Dec 14 2019

Washington and London issued travel warnings for northeast India as opponents of a new citizenship law geared up for …

Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Dec 14 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country's EU membership behind …

Arsenal's Ozil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs

Dec 14 2019

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, on Friday expressed support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and …

Washington pulled apart by partisan divide over 'facts'

Dec 14 2019

In Washington these days, there are facts, alternative facts and disputed facts.

Superman's cape and Bilbo's pipe up for grabs in Hollywood auction

Dec 14 2019

Superman's very first cape and Bilbo Baggins' pipe are each forecast to raise $100,000-$200,000 at a blockbuster auction …

UN talks deadlocked, detached from climate emergency

Dec 14 2019

United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime and through the night, with even the best-case …

Record buy Sanches keeps Lille on Champions League course

Dec 14 2019

Renato Sanches scored a spectacular late winner to give Lille a 2-1 victory over Montpellier on Friday as a fourth …

Classy Cooney puts Ulster in sight of European Cup quarter-finals

Dec 14 2019

Ireland's John Cooney scored 19 points in another impressive display as Ulster moved six points clear at the top of Pool …

European stocks surge on Johnson election triumph, US trade deal

Dec 14 2019

London stocks and the British pound jumped Friday after an election triumph for Conservative Prime Minister Boris …

Ukraine sees 'fair' US support on first visit

Dec 14 2019

Ukraine's deputy prime minister voiced confidence Friday that the United States would be "fair" and maintain support, as …

France braces for holiday misery as pension strike persists

Dec 14 2019

French commuters endured a ninth day of public transport strikes Friday, with little relief expected in coming days as …

Trump to face impeachment vote after House panel approves charges

Dec 13 2019

US President Donald Trump stood on the verge of impeachment Friday after a House panel approved charges he abused his …

US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war thaw

Dec 13 2019

The United States and China announced a major thaw in their trade war Friday, including immediate cuts to punishing …

Regime stalwart elected Algeria president, angering protesters

Dec 13 2019

A former ally of Algeria's deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country in a …

Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit splits

Dec 13 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons on Friday to put years of bitter divisions over the country's EU …

AI puts final notes on Beethoven's Tenth Symphony

Dec 13 2019

A few notes scribbled in his notebook are all that German composer Ludwig van Beethoven left of his Tenth Symphony …

House panel approves Trump charges, sets up impeachment vote

Dec 13 2019

US lawmakers took the grave step Friday of approving two charges against Donald Trump, setting up a full House of …

EU warns of post-Brexit rival Britain after Johnson win

Dec 13 2019

European leaders warned Friday that Britain could become a formidable rival, just hours after a big victory by Prime …

Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

Dec 13 2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Friday to "get Brexit done" after his thumping election victory cleared the way …

India protests spread over 'anti-Muslim' law

Dec 13 2019

Protests in India against a new citizenship law that opponents say is anti-Muslim spread to other regions on Friday, a …

US, China close to trade war deal

Dec 13 2019

The United States and China appeared close Friday to a "phase one" deal to de-escalate a trade war that has caused …

Bouteflika-era PM elected president of protest-hit Algeria

Dec 13 2019

A former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the …

Deadly India protests force postponement of Japan summit

Dec 13 2019

India and Japan's leaders cancelled Friday a planned summit due to deadly protests in the northeast triggered by anger …

China coy on 'BIG' trade deal announced by Trump

Dec 13 2019

US President Donald Trump has declared that a deal to de-escalate the trade war with China was imminent but Beijing …

Johnson vows to get Brexit done after sweeping election win

Dec 13 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political "earthquake" in Britain after a thumping election victory …

World's biggest cricket stadium takes shape in India

Dec 13 2019

The world's biggest cricket stadium, with space for 110,000 spectators, is taking shape in India and is likely to host …

India shuts down internet in hotspot after deadly protests

Dec 13 2019

Internet access was cut in India's northeastern city of Guwahati on Friday as thousands gathered for fresh protests …

Late fightback keeps Tiger Woods' US in hunt at Presidents Cup

Dec 13 2019

The US team staged a stirring late comeback to stay in the hunt at the Presidents Cup on Friday after the tournament …

Traditional Thai massage get UNESCO heritage status

Dec 13 2019

At Bangkok's Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill -- the …

UK's Johnson wins historic victory in Brexit election

Dec 13 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political "earthquake" after securing a sweeping election win, which …

NZ troops complete daring volcano mission to retrieve bodies

Dec 13 2019

Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on Friday, winning praise for a …

UK's Johnson heads for big win in 'Brexit election'

Dec 13 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that voters had given his government a "powerful new mandate" to take Britain …

China ramps up campaign to redefine 'human rights'

Dec 13 2019

China is ramping up a global campaign to promote its own vision of human rights, inviting the likes of North Korea and …

Star Wars fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens

Dec 13 2019

Obsessed Star Wars fans with sleeping bags and a portable movie projector have started camping outside Hollywood's …

Volcano disaster puts spotlight on NZ adventure tourism

Dec 13 2019

Adventure tourism is a key part of New Zealand's international appeal but the White Island volcano eruption is a tragic …

US on verge of landmark China trade deal: Trump

Dec 13 2019

The United States was poised Thursday to announce a historic trade deal with China, days before new tariffs are due to …

Drop that donut! Mexico pays portly cops to slim down

Dec 13 2019

It's a sunny morning in Mexico City, and police officers drip with sweat as they do push-ups and squats, part of a …

UK's Johnson looks set for big win in 'Brexit election'

Dec 13 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday's snap election, an …

Springboks skipper Kolisi wants to avoid pitfalls of fame, offer inspiration

Dec 13 2019

For Siya Kolisi, who led South Africa to World Cup victory, the praise and prizes keep pouring down, but in Monaco on …

Saudi Arabia to stage first women's pro golf event

Dec 13 2019

Saudi Arabia will host its first professional women's golf tournament in 2020 with a prize fund of $1 million, the …

Chile says no hope of survivors from missing plane

Dec 13 2019

Chile confirmed Thursday that a military plane with 38 people aboard crashed in the sea, with no hope of finding …

US lawmakers clash over impeachment charges against Trump

Dec 12 2019

A deep partisan rift was on full display Thursday as US lawmakers slogged towards a fateful vote to advance the …

NZ troops retrieve six bodies in daring volcano mission

Dec 12 2019

A team of elite New Zealand soldiers airlifted six bodies from the volatile White Island volcano Friday, police said, in …

UK's Johnson looks set for decisive election win, clearing path to Brexit

Dec 12 2019

Britain's ruling Conservative Party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday's snap election, an exit poll …

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Dec 12 2019

The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

NZ troops land on volcano in daring body retrieval mission

Dec 12 2019

A team of elite New Zealand soldiers landed on the volatile White Island volcano Friday, on a perilous mission to …

Chile confirms finding human remains, debris, from missing plane

Dec 12 2019

Chile confirmed Thursday that human remains and debris found by search ships are from a military plane reported missing …

Snarky Trump tells Greta Thunberg to 'chill' and see movies

Dec 12 2019

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg gave back as good as she got Thursday after President Donald Trump dismissed her …

Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism, officals say

Dec 12 2019

A shooting at a kosher deli in a New York suburb was fueled by "anti-Semitism" and a hatred of police, authorities said …