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UN fails to find consensus after Russia, China veto on Syrian aid

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The UN Security Council failed to find a consensus on prolonging cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria on Friday after …

In India-China crisis, an India-US bonanza in view

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A border clash has plunged ties between India and China to their lowest point in decades. But one beneficiary looks …

Trump commutes prison sentence of ally Roger Stone: W. House

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President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his longtime ally Roger Stone, shielding the veteran …

Wimbledon cancellation gives food for thought

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Strawberries and cream are just as much part of the Wimbledon experience as tennis in pristine whites on the lush green …

US unveils tariffs on France over tech tax but delays collection

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The United States on Friday unveiled heavy import duties on France in retaliation for the country's tax on American tech …

Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves

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Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance …

Facebook bans content promoting 'conversion therapy'

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Facebook on Friday said it is banning content that promotes "conversion therapy," which is based on the unfounded notion …

Depp says wife-beating claim made him 'Quasimodo'

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Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Friday accused British tabloid newspaper The Sun of turning him from "Cinderella to …

Sports Illustrated uses transgender model in swimsuit issue for first time

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Sports Illustrated is featuring a transgender model for the first time ever in its swimsuit issue this year, the US …

EU chief proposes five billion euro Brexit emergency fund

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EU Council president Charles Michel on Friday proposed setting up a five billion euro reserve fund for any unforeseen …

EU 'strongly opposes' resumption of US federal executions

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The European Union "strongly opposes" the US decision to resume federal executions after 17 years, an EU spokesman said …

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to take TikTok app off phones

Jul 10 2020

Amazon on Friday said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their …

Singapore ruling party's support slips in pandemic poll

Jul 10 2020

Singapore's long-ruling party retained power Saturday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made gains, in …

Singapore ruling party retains power but support slips in pandemic poll

Jul 10 2020

Singapore's long-ruling party retained power Saturday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made historic …

Turkey turns Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

Jul 10 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the …

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks release on $5 mn bail

Jul 10 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers asked a New York court Friday to release her on bail of $5 million, insisting she will stay …

Singapore ruling party heads for poll win, opposition gains: early counts

Jul 10 2020

Singapore's long-ruling party is on course to retain power convincingly, but the opposition has made gains in an …

Without IMF bailout, is Lebanon heading for 'hell'?

Jul 10 2020

Talks between crisis-hit Lebanon and the International Monetary Fund are deadlocked, and leaders reluctant to enact …

Amazon deforestation increases 25 percent in Brazil

Jul 10 2020

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020, official …

Erdogan says Hagia Sophia to be reopened for Muslim worship

Jul 10 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the …

Singapore counts votes in pandemic poll

Jul 10 2020

Singaporean officials began counting ballots Friday after a general election held under the shadow of a coronavirus …

Champions League draw offers possibility Barcelona-Bayern clash in Lisbon

Jul 10 2020

Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in a blockbuster Champions League quarter-final should both sides make it through, …

The gloves come on: virus-hit Singapore votes

Jul 10 2020

Wearing masks and gloves and being careful to observe social distancing, Singaporeans voted in a general election Friday …

A trio of Mars missions in the starting blocks

Jul 10 2020

"We have lift-off, we have lift-off!"

Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

Jul 10 2020

An Indonesian politician is under fire for ordering female civil servants to wear face veils once a week in what he …

Australia cuts citizen returns as virus surge worsens

Jul 10 2020

Australia will slash the number of returning citizens allowed into the country by half as it struggles to contain a …

Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

Jul 10 2020

In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma …

Fair and unlovely: India confronts dark-skin bias

Jul 10 2020

When Chandana Hiran was a child, strangers would urge her to lighten her skin. Today the Indian student is leading a …

Kim's sister says 'no need' for another US-N. Korea summit

Jul 10 2020

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday there was "no need" for another summit with the …

No regrets: wounded Hong Kong police vow to keep enforcing law

Jul 10 2020

Nine months ago he was burned by corrosive liquid hurled during anti-government protests, but Hong Kong police officer …

Seoul mayor takes own life after sexual harassment allegations

Jul 10 2020

The mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korea's next president and a former human rights lawyer, took his own life a …

Premier League's Golden Boot race hots up

Jul 10 2020

While the Premier League title has already been won by Liverpool in record time, the battle to finish as the …

Bolivia leader catches virus as US cases soar higher

Jul 10 2020

Bolivia's interim president became the latest world leader to test positive for the coronavirus Thursday, as the United …

Seoul mayor in apparent suicide after #MeToo allegations

Jul 10 2020

The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent …

California to sue over Trump order revoking foreign student visas

Jul 10 2020

California is suing US President Donald Trump's administration over its policy threatening the visas of foreign students …

Bahrain eyes golden racing future in wake of 'Royal' winner

Jul 10 2020

English racegoers have become used to the silks of Dubai's Godolphin, Qatar Racing and Saudi Arabia's Prince Khalid …

VAR in the dock as Man Utd down Villa, Spurs frustrated

Jul 10 2020

Manchester United were given a controversial helping hand by VAR in their 3-0 win at Aston Villa, while Tottenham …

Colombia lost forest area the size of Sao Paulo in 2019: report

Jul 10 2020

Colombia lost 159,000 hectares of forest -- an area the size of Brazilian megacity Sao Paulo -- to deforestation in …

A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

Jul 10 2020

A well-known "rule of paw" holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years …

Top US general eyes taking Confederate names off US bases

Jul 09 2020

America's top general called Thursday for a review of military bases still named for Civil War Confederate leaders, an …

'Glee' star Rivera believed dead as US lake search finds no trace

Jul 09 2020

"Glee" star Naya Rivera is believed to have accidentally drowned in a California lake, authorities said Thursday, after …

Australia locks down second city as global cases top 12 million

Jul 09 2020

Millions of people in Australia's second-biggest city went into lockdown on Thursday to battle another coronavirus …

In first, US punishes senior Chinese officials over Uighur rights

Jul 09 2020

The United States on Thursday took its first major action to stop "horrific" abuses against China's Uighurs and other …

Top US court rejects Trump immunity claim, orders records handed over

Jul 09 2020

The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Donald Trump on Thursday, rejecting his claim of immunity from …

WHO launches global pandemic response probe

Jul 09 2020

The World Health Organization, which has faced criticism over its early handling of the coronavirus crisis, on Thursday …

'Glee' star Naya Rivera feared drowned as search resumes at US lake

Jul 09 2020

"Glee" star Naya Rivera is missing and feared drowned at a California lake, where divers, patrol boats and helicopters …

US punishes senior Chinese officials over Uighur rights

Jul 09 2020

The United States on Thursday took its first major action to stop "horrific" abuses against China's Uighurs and other …

US Supreme Court orders release of Trump records but they may stay hidden for now

Jul 09 2020

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump must hand over his tax returns to New York …

Nearly all Madagascar's lemur species 'face extinction'

Jul 09 2020

Almost all species of lemur, the small saucer-eyed primates native to Madagascar, face extinction, an international …

Supreme Court orders Trump financial records released to NY prosecutors

Jul 09 2020

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump must hand over his tax returns to prosecutors in New …

WHO launches pandemic response probe

Jul 09 2020

The World Health Organization, which faced fierce US criticism over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, launched an …

Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers, sparking China fury

Jul 09 2020

Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to …

Millions under Australia lockdown as global cases hit 12 million

Jul 09 2020

Millions of people in Australia's second-biggest city went into lockdown on Thursday to battle another coronavirus …

Chris Froome to leave Team Ineos at end of season

Jul 09 2020

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will leave Team Ineos at the end of the season, the cycling outfit …

Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

Jul 09 2020

Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled Thursday to reach people cut off by catastrophic flooding and …

Millions under new Australia lockdown as global virus cases soar

Jul 09 2020

Millions in Australia's second-biggest city went into lockdown Thursday to battle another coronavirus outbreak, as …

'Glee' star Naya Rivera missing, feared drowned

Jul 09 2020

"Glee" star Naya Rivera is missing and feared drowned at a California lake, local officials said, with rescuers to …

Five million begin lockdown in Australian city

Jul 09 2020

Five million people in Australia's second-biggest city began a new lockdown Thursday, returning to tough restrictions …

Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers

Jul 09 2020

Australia on Thursday offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong, in a risky …

Gardener uses Colombia lockdown to save botanical paradise

Jul 09 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic swept through Colombia in March, forcing a national lockdown, Alberto Gomez decided he …

Meet Buckwheat, the donkey you can hire to crash Zoom meetings

Jul 09 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to embrace meetings via Zoom, but admittedly, those can be as …

Can Trump keep his finances secret? US Supreme Court to rule on cases

Jul 09 2020

Can Donald Trump refuse to hand over his financial records to Congress and New York prosecutors simply because he is …

George Floyd said officers would 'kill' him in new recording transcript

Jul 09 2020

George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, called out for his children and late mother and said officers …

Royal rivalry in Italian Riviera 'micronation'

Jul 09 2020

The princess showed off her tiny realm, sitting peaceful and picturesque, high above the Italian Riviera.

Fighting coronavirus, dreaming of Olympics: meet Japan's boxing nurse

Jul 09 2020

Olympic boxing hopeful Arisa Tsubata is used to taking blows in the ring but it is during her work as a nurse that she …

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

Jul 09 2020

The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for …

Champions League draw comes with UEFA hoping virus doesn't ruin plans for Lisbon finale

Jul 09 2020

Four months on from the last match in this season's Champions League, the draw for the final eight will be held on …

Spread through a market, coronavirus overwhelms Venezuelan oil hub

Jul 09 2020

The pain of breathing made butcher Elkin cry. He caught the coronavirus in a street market where he works in Maracaibo, …

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Jul 09 2020

Pakistani student Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now …

'Gloves are off' as Mercedes and Red Bull duel for supremacy

Jul 09 2020

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff may have seen his world champion team claim victory in the season-opening Austrian Grand …

Yellowstone grizzly bear hunting ban upheld in US

Jul 09 2020

A ban on hunting grizzly bears for sport in the Yellowstone region of the northwestern United States was upheld …

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Roger Stone, Brazil president

Jul 09 2020

Facebook said Wednesday it took down accounts of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of US president Donald Trump, after an …

US judge dismisses GM suit against FCA

Jul 09 2020

A US federal judge on Wednesday dismissed General Motors' lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, citing "holes" in GM's claim …

US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions

Jul 09 2020

A huge sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder sold at auction in Paris on Wednesday for over 4.9 million euros, …

Ivy League colleges halt sport over virus concern

Jul 09 2020

The Ivy League group of elite US universities on Wednesday halted all sports until 2021 because of the coronavirus …

Liverpool boost record bid, Man City crush Newcastle

Jul 08 2020

Mohamed Salah kept Liverpool on track to set a new Premier League points record as the champions won 3-1 at Brighton, …

Ivory Coast PM and presidential candidate Coulibaly dies aged 61

Jul 08 2020

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died Wednesday after attending a cabinet meeting, just three months …

Rat pack: rodents feel peer-pressure to be helpful, says study

Jul 08 2020

Rats are less likely to assist a fellow rodent in need if other members of their group are being unhelpful, according to …

Man City hit Newcastle for five, Wolves beaten by Sheffield Utd

Jul 08 2020

Manchester City moved to the brink of sealing their place in the Premier League top four by bouncing back to form to …

US infections top three million as Trump begins WHO pullout

Jul 08 2020

Coronavirus infections in the United States topped the three million mark Wednesday, as President Donald Trump began …

'Red hat off': White House hopeful Kanye West breaks with Trump

Jul 08 2020

Kanye West believes God told him to run for president, the rapper reveals in an interview published Wednesday in which …

US tops three million COVID-19 cases as Trump pushes schools to reopen

Jul 08 2020

The United States on Wednesday passed another grim coronavirus milestone with three million confirmed cases, as …

England, West Indies take a knee as international cricket resumes

Jul 08 2020

International cricket resumed after a four-month coronavirus shutdown on Wednesday as England and West Indies players …

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife

Jul 08 2020

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday denied claims that he slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he faced a second day …

Rain pounds central Japan as 61 feared dead in south

Jul 08 2020

Torrential rain pounded central Japan Wednesday as authorities said 61 people were feared dead in days of heavy …

Alonso returns to his Renault 'family' for 2021 FI season

Jul 08 2020

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will return to Formula One with Renault for the 2021 season, the team announced …

Brazil's president contracts virus as US starts WHO withdrawal

Jul 08 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus after months of downplaying the dangers of …

Rain pounds central Japan as 58 feared dead in south

Jul 08 2020

Torrential rain pounded central Japan Wednesday as authorities said 58 people were feared dead in days of heavy …

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges: UN

Jul 08 2020

Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers …

Facebook ad boycott organizers say no progress on hate speech

Jul 08 2020

Organizers of a Facebook ad boycott vowed to press on with their campaign, saying the social network's top executives …

Cambodia's tourist hotspot bans dog meat trade

Jul 08 2020

The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap has banned the dog meat trade, a victory for animal rights campaigners who …

Six candidates battle it out for WTO leadership

Jul 08 2020

Six candidates are vying to become the next head of the World Trade Organization -- an institution which faced mammoth …

Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

Jul 08 2020

Shoppers in Australia's second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for …

With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone

Jul 08 2020

As the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that …

China opens Hong Kong headquarters for its secret police

Jul 08 2020

China opened a new office on Wednesday for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time …

Rain pounds central Japan, 55 feared dead in south

Jul 08 2020

Torrential rain pounded the centre of Japan on Wednesday as authorities said 55 people were feared dead in days of heavy …

Golf's Ryder Cup to be postponed: report

Jul 08 2020

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Tuesday, saying an …

'Freakish' Greenwood is Man Utd's new baby-faced assassin

Jul 08 2020

Manchester United have spent more than £1 billion ($1.2 billion) on new players over the past nine years but the Red …

Virus crisis threatens to set back oil platform decommissioning

Jul 08 2020

Oil companies are being forced to cut spending due to a fall in global oil prices, threatening funds earmarked to …

With social media in tumult, startup Parler draws conservatives

Jul 08 2020

Amid rising turmoil in social media, recently formed social network Parler is gaining with prominent political …

Ringo marks 80th at online gig with Beatles hits, celebrity tributes

Jul 08 2020

Ringo Starr held an online 80th birthday bash Tuesday with a little help from his celebrity friends -- and a number of …

China opens new Hong Kong security agency headquarters

Jul 08 2020

China on Wednesday opened a new office for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time …