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Last-gasp Zaccagni saves Italy and pushes Croatia towards Euros exit as Spain top group

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Mattia Zaccagni kept Italy's European Championship title defence alive with an incredible late equaliser in the holder's …

France, Jordan urge Israel to lift Gaza aid restrictions

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French President Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah II of Jordan Monday called on Israel to lift all land-based …

Israel PM says 'intense' phase of Gaza war winding down

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Israel's military bombed targets in Gaza on Monday and Hamas again demanded a permanent end to fighting, a day after …

Dagestan attack toll hits 20 as Russia launches terror probe

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The Kremlin on Monday dismissed fears Russia's historically restive North Caucasus region is facing a wave of violence …

Kremlin warns US after Ukrainian strike on Crimea

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The Kremlin on Monday warned the United States of "consequences" and summoned its ambassador after Moscow said a …

Seine suspense as Paris counts down to Olympics

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The river Seine is set to be a star feature of the Paris Olympics, but heavy rain, pollution and security fears mean …

EU accuses Apple of breaking bloc's digital rules

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Apple risks billions of euros in fines after the European Union on Monday accused the iPhone maker of violating the …

18 Chinese among 22 dead in South Korea battery plant fire

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Twenty-two people were killed in a massive fire at a South Korean lithium battery plant on Monday, most of them Chinese …

Gunmen kill 19 in Russia's Dagestan region

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Attacks on churches and synagogues in Russia's Dagestan region killed 15 police officers and four civilians, officials …

Paris's Moulin Rouge gets new sails in time for Olympics

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Paris's Moulin Rouge cabaret club, whose landmark windmill sails fell down in April, received new blades on Monday just …

EU says Apple's App Store breaches bloc's digital rules

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Apple risks billions of euros in fines after the European Union on Monday found the iPhone maker's App Store to be …

Firefighters find '20 bodies' at S Korea battery fire site: Yonhap

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Around 20 bodies have been found at a South Korean lithium battery factory after a massive blaze on Monday, the Yonhap …

Australian Rules cleared of anti-doping breaches

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An inquiry Monday cleared Australian Rules players and support staff of feigning injuries to cover up illicit drug use, …

Will Hungary hijack the EU during its presidency?

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Hungary takes over the European Union's six-month rotating presidency on July 1, in the face of fears perennial spoiler …

Dutch eyeing top spot in Euro 2024 group ahead of France

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The Netherlands are hoping to pinch top spot in Group D at Euro 2024 ahead of France but on Tuesday face a confident …

Five issues England must resolve to deliver on expectation at Euro 2024

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Booed by their own fans and heavily criticised by the media back home, England's Euro 2024 campaign is off to a …

Gunmen in Russia's Dagestan kill police and priest in 'terror' attack

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Gunmen attacked churches and synagogues in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, killing at least eight …

France wait for Mbappe to return and the goals to flow at Euro 2024

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France appear almost certain to reach the last 16 at Euro 2024 but they are hoping to have Kylian Mbappe back, and …

Olympic legends: from Spyridon Louis to Betty Robinson - Part 1

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The Paris Olympics will be the 33rd summer edition since the first modern Games in Athens in 1896.

'We are not trash': Horrors suffered by Canada's Indigenous women

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A mountain of windswept garbage. Beneath it, bodies. For years, the remains discarded by a serial killer have languished …

Jordan, Buttler star as England thrash USA to reach T20 World Cup semi-finals

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Chris Jordan took four wickets in five balls, including the third hat-trick of the T20 World Cup, as defending champions …

French feminists march against far right with days before vote

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Thousands of people turned out in France on Sunday for feminist demonstrations against the far right, which is expected …

Germany survive Euro 2024 scare as Hungary victory marred by injury drama

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Germany survived a scare to finish top of Group A at Euro 2024 as Niclas Fuellkrug's stoppage-time goal rescued a 1-1 …

Saudi says 1,301 deaths during hajj, mostly unregistered pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia said Sunday that more than 1,300 faithful died during the hajj pilgrimage which took place during intense …

Power cut causes flight chaos at UK's Manchester airport

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Manchester Airport, the third-busiest in Britain, cancelled over 100 flights affecting thousands of passengers Sunday …

Dalai Lama arrives in US for knee treatment

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Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived Sunday in New York to undergo knee treatment, drawing a warm and festive …

Vogue World brings together fashion and sport in Paris

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Paris played host Sunday to an ultra-glitzy collision between fashion and sport as Vogue put on its latest branding …

Germany survive Euro 2024 scare as Hungary star suffers horror injury

Jun 23 2024

Germany survived a scare to finish top of Group A at Euro 2024 as Niclas Fuellkrug's stoppage-time goal rescued a 1-1 …

Russia blames US for deadly missile attack on Crimea

Jun 23 2024

Russia on Sunday said the United States had responsibility for a Ukrainian missile attack on Russian-annexed Crimea, …

Germany survive Euro 2024 scare as Hungarian star suffers horror injury

Jun 23 2024

Germany survived a scare to finish top of Group A at Euro 2024 as Niclas Fuellkrug's stoppage-time goal rescued a 1-1 …

Israel PM says 'intense' phase of Gaza war nearing end

Jun 23 2024

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that "intense" fighting against Hamas militants in the southern …

France can be 'proud' of divisive Olympics founder: IOC chief

Jun 23 2024

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urged France on Sunday to be "proud" of the Paris-born aristocrat …

Israeli defence minister heads to US for 'critical' talks on Gaza war

Jun 23 2024

Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant headed to Washington on Sunday for talks on the Gaza war raging since October 7 …

Verstappen the Spanish master as Hamilton makes podium return

Jun 23 2024

Three-time world champion Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday after a decisive early move and an …

Kenya's Ruto ready for 'conversation' with protesters

Jun 23 2024

Kenya's President William Ruto said Sunday that he was ready for "a conversation" with thousands of "peaceful" young …

Flights cancelled at UK's Manchester airport after power cut

Jun 23 2024

Flights at the UK's third-busiest airport were being delayed or cancelled Sunday after a major power cut, the airport …

Deaths from Indian toxic alcohol rise to more than 50

Jun 23 2024

The death toll from a batch of toxic illegal alcohol in India has risen to 53, media reported Sunday, as more victims in …

Locals protest against Turkish island's 'monstrobuses'

Jun 23 2024

Ibrahim Aycan has been waging all-out war against the electric minibuses newly introduced on the car-free island of …

Could be wurst: Vienna sausage stands push for UN recognition

Jun 23 2024

From top bankers and politicians to students and factory workers, Vienna's popular sausage stands heaving with bratwurst …

Thousands march in London to call for 'urgent' climate action

Jun 22 2024

Thousands of protestors from across the UK marched through central London on Saturday to call for "urgent political …

Portugal cruise into Euro 2024 knockout stages, Belgium bounce back

Jun 22 2024

Portugal outclassed Turkey to secure their place in the last 16 of Euro 2024 with a 3-0 win in Dortmund on Saturday, …

Gaza health officials say 24 killed in Israeli strikes

Jun 22 2024

Health officials in Gaza said Israeli air strikes on Saturday killed at least 24 people in the territory's north, a day …

Three killed, dozens hurt as Russia hits war-torn Ukraine city

Jun 22 2024

Russia bombed a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday, killing three people and wounding …

Three killed as Russia strikes apartment building in war-torn Kharkiv

Jun 22 2024

Russia bombed a residential building in Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv on Saturday, killing three people and …

Two dead in Kenya youth protests

Jun 22 2024

A 21-year-old man has died after being hit by a tear gas canister during protests in Kenya this week, a human rights …

New Caledonia independence activist to be held in France

Jun 22 2024

A pro-independence leader in the French Pacific territory New Caledonia will be held in France after being charged …

Mauritanian president calls on West African states to ally against jihadism

Jun 22 2024

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani called on West African countries to come together to confront …

China, France launch satellite to better understand the universe

Jun 22 2024

A French-Chinese satellite blasted off Saturday on a hunt for the mightiest explosions in the universe, in a notable …

Gaza fighting rages as Red Cross reports 22 killed near its office

Jun 22 2024

Israel's military pounded Gaza on Saturday, a day after the International Committee of the Red Cross said 22 people were …

Russia launches new 'massive' attack on Ukraine power network

Jun 22 2024

Ukraine on Saturday said Russia had launched a "massive" overnight attack on energy infrastructure in the west and …

Russia launches 'massive' attack on Ukraine power grid

Jun 22 2024

Ukraine on Saturday said Russia had launched a "massive" overnight attack on energy infrastructure in the west and …

Fighting rages in Gaza as Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near office

Jun 22 2024

The Israeli army on Saturday continued to pound Gaza, after the International Committee of the Red Cross said 22 people …

Dries Van Noten bids farewell to florals and the fashion world

Jun 22 2024

Fashion great Dries Van Noten will be presenting his very last show in Paris on Saturday to end a glittering 40-year …

Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near Gaza office

Jun 22 2024

The International Committee of the Red Cross said 22 people were killed in shelling that damaged its Gaza office Friday, …

Masked Mbappe on French bench as Ukraine claim first Euro 2024 win

Jun 21 2024

France named Kylian Mbappe on the substitutes' bench for their Euro 2024 game against the Netherlands on Friday after …

Israel bombs Gaza as fears grow of wider war

Jun 21 2024

Israel bombed the Gaza Strip where one hospital reported at least 30 dead Friday and as exchanges of fire and threats …

US Supreme Court upholds ban on domestic abusers owning guns

Jun 21 2024

The US Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal law prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing a firearm, the latest …

Yaremchuk the hero as Ukraine come back to beat Slovakia at Euro 2024

Jun 21 2024

Roman Yaremchuk scored the winning goal as Ukraine beat Slovakia 2-1 at Euro 2024 on Friday, sparking tears from their …

'Bodies on the ground': Pilgrims recount hajj heat horrors

Jun 21 2024

After years of failing to secure a hajj visa, Yasser finally concluded he had no choice but to perform the holy …

Namibian court strikes down law criminalising same-sex relationships

Jun 21 2024

A top Namibian court on Friday struck down colonial-era laws criminalising same-sex relationships in a "historic" …

Iranians split on presidential vote as hardships mount

Jun 21 2024

With just a week remaining before a presidential election, Iranians are divided over whether voting will address …

India's Modi leads yoga day celebration in Muslim-majority Kashmir

Jun 21 2024

Stretching, arching his back and kneeling on a mat, India's Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi led hundreds …

South Korea fires warning shots after new border incursion

Jun 21 2024

Seoul's military said Friday it had fired warning shots after North Korean soldiers briefly crossed the heavily …

Belgium in danger of Euro flop as vital Romania clash looms

Jun 21 2024

Belgium are in danger of an embarrassing early exit from Euro 2024 as the serial underachievers face a crunch clash with …

One year after Wagner uprising, Putin more powerful than ever

Jun 21 2024

When Russian paramilitary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin sent his Wagner mercenaries charging towards Moscow last year in a …

Israel-Hezbollah hostilities fan fears of widening Gaza war

Jun 21 2024

Israel and Hezbollah traded fresh cross-border fire, as fears of a regional conflict grew after Israel revealed it had …

Messi becomes most capped player in Copa America history

Jun 21 2024

Argentina star Lionel Messi became the most-capped player in Copa America history on Thursday as he reached 35 …

US's Gaza aid pier effort hit by repeated setbacks

Jun 21 2024

The controversial US effort to boost Gaza aid deliveries by building a temporary pier has faced repeated problems, with …

Actor Donald Sutherland dead at age 88

Jun 21 2024

Donald Sutherland, the enigmatic actor whose lengthy career encompassed films including "The Dirty Dozen" and "The …

Colombia sex tourism boom lures foreigners seeking underage girls

Jun 21 2024

At night, sex workers take up their positions in the Colombian city of Medellin, where a tourism boom has led to a rise …

US bans Russia's Kaspersky antivirus software

Jun 21 2024

The United States on Thursday banned Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky from providing its popular antivirus …

French rally against far-right ends in clashes

Jun 20 2024

Riot police clashed with demonstrators in the French city of Rennes on Thursday in the latest rally against the rise of …

Spain beat Italy to reach Euro 2024 knockouts, England thwarted by Denmark

Jun 20 2024

Spain secured a spot in the knockout stages of Euro 2024 with a 1-0 victory over Italy in their heavyweight clash on …

Biden and Trump suit up for first televised clash of 2024

Jun 20 2024

Marathon rehearsals, informal consultations, campaign rallies: Joe Biden and Donald Trump are each preparing in their …

Rutte seals NATO top job after lone rival drops out

Jun 20 2024

Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday clinched the race to become the next head of NATO at a pivotal time …

Putin does not rule out sending arms to N.Korea, US 'incredibly' concerned

Jun 20 2024

Vladimir Putin said Thursday he does not rule out Russia sending arms to isolated North Korea in what Washington called …

US expedites air defence to Ukraine as Russia pounds power plants

Jun 20 2024

Washington promised Thursday to prioritise shipments of air-defence missiles to Ukraine after Russian bombardments …

Hundreds in Paris protest 'anti-Semitic' gang rape

Jun 20 2024

Several hundred people protested against anti-Semitism and "rape culture" in Paris on Thursday after the gang rape of a …

Israel-Hezbollah tensions drive fears of widening Gaza war

Jun 20 2024

Fears of a regional war rose Thursday after Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement said none of Israel would be spared in …

Meloni, Macron camps tussle over EU parliament ranking

Jun 20 2024

A far-right camp led by Italian premier Giorgia Meloni's party and a centrist rival linked to France's Emmanuel Macron …

England disappoint against Denmark, Spain set to battle Italy for last 16 place

Jun 20 2024

England struggled to show their credentials to win Euro 2024 in a 1-1 draw with Denmark that left them with work to do …

Hajj death toll tops 1,000 after extreme heat: AFP tally

Jun 20 2024

The death toll from this year's hajj has exceeded 1,000, an AFP tally said Thursday, more than half unregistered …

Thousands of young Kenyans protest tax hikes

Jun 20 2024

Armed with smartphones and whistles, thousands of young Kenyans took to the streets across the country on Thursday to …

New $1.2 bn plan to boost African vaccine production launched

Jun 20 2024

A new $1.2 billion programme to massively boost vaccine production in Africa was launched on Thursday, aiming to give …

Activists file torture complaint against Iranian held in France

Jun 20 2024

Activists said Thursday they were filing a torture complaint against an Iranian citizen held in France who was …

Death toll tops 1,000 after hajj marked by extreme heat: AFP tally

Jun 20 2024

The death toll from this year's hajj has exceeded 1,000, an AFP tally said on Thursday, more than half of them …

Russia pounds Ukraine energy sites in latest 'mass' attack

Jun 20 2024

Russian attacks overnight damaged a Ukrainian power plant and several energy facilities, Kyiv said Thursday, the latest …

Sudan one of world's 'worst crises' in decades: medical charity

Jun 20 2024

The ongoing civil war in Sudan has provoked one of the world's worst humanitarian crises in decades, the international …

Nobel committee condemns jail term for Iranian laureate Mohammadi

Jun 20 2024

The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Thursday criticised an Iranian court's decision to slap an additional one-year jail …

Rutte: Cycling 'Trump whisperer' set to steer NATO in wobbly times

Jun 20 2024

Best-known for riding his bike to work, often crunching an apple, Dutchman Mark Rutte will need all his sense of balance …

Swedish court acquits former Syrian general of war crimes charges

Jun 20 2024

A Stockholm court on Thursday acquitted a Syrian former general of war crimes charges, saying prosecutors had not proved …

Russia and Vietnam vow to strengthen ties as Putin visits

Jun 20 2024

Russia and Vietnam pledged Thursday to deepen ties as President Vladimir Putin made a state visit aimed at bolstering …

Chinese sailors wield knives, axe in disputed sea clash with Philippines

Jun 20 2024

Chinese coast guard sailors brandished knives, an axe and other weapons in a clash with Philippine naval vessels near a …

Climate change made deadly heat 35x more likely in US, Mexico, C. America

Jun 20 2024

Deadly heat that blanketed the United States, Mexico and Central America recently was made 35 times more likely due to …

Raped by Russian soldiers, Ukraine women speak out to erase stigma

Jun 20 2024

When invading Russian troops advanced towards Kyiv and the first explosions rang out in the suburbs, Daria Zymenko took …

Rebel Spanish nuns declare schism with Vatican over property deal

Jun 20 2024

A community of nuns in a 15th century convent in northern Spain has split with the Roman Catholic Church because of a …

Putin in Hanoi after inking N. Korea defence pact

Jun 20 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Vietnamese counterpart Thursday as he began a state visit to Hanoi, a day after …

Chinese sailors wield sticks, axe in disputed sea clash with Philippines

Jun 20 2024

Chinese coast guard sailors brandishing weapons including sticks, knives and an axe clashed with Philippine naval …

Four in five people want more climate action: UN survey

Jun 20 2024

Four in every five people want their country to strengthen its commitments to addressing climate change, according to a …

From fighting boys to Saudi Olympic history for female taekwondo star

Jun 20 2024

Saudi taekwondo standout Donia Abu Taleb had an unusual introduction to the sport: for years she trained at a boys' club …

Mbappe injury leaves France to prepare Plan B at Euro 2024

Jun 20 2024

France boast fearsome strength in depth but remain hugely reliant on Kylian Mbappe for inspiration and are now facing …

Ecuador experiences hours-long nationwide power outage

Jun 20 2024

Ecuador suffered a nationwide blackout for several hours Wednesday as the electrical grid failed, with metro services, …