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Curfew call in Indian capital after 20 die in sectarian clashes

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Riot police patrolled the streets of India's capital on Wednesday and the city's leader called for a curfew following …

Trial opens for US students over Italy police death

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Two US students are expected to appear in an Italian court on Wednesday on the first day of their trial over the fatal …

Virus hits more countries as health official warns world 'not ready'

AFP - 52m ago

The new coronavirus epidemic swelled on Wednesday with cases in South Korea surging past 1,000 after deaths soared in …

Sanders roughed up, hits back at Democratic presidential debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls rounded on leftist frontrunner Bernie Sanders at a feisty debate Tuesday, attacking him …

Five ties to watch in the Europa League

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Three English clubs and both Celtic and Rangers are hoping to secure places in the last 16 of the Europa League this …

New Disney chief Chapek at home in the Magic Kingdom

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The newly anointed chief of Walt Disney Company has spent decades in the Magic Kingdom overseeing its theme parks, …

Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

AFP - 1h ago

The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at …

Asian markets take another hit as virus quickly spreads

AFP - 3h ago

A sea of red washed across Asian markets on Wednesday, with the coronavirus spreading rapidly around the world and …

Saudi Arabia to host world's richest horse race

AFP - 4h ago

Saudi Arabia this week hosts the world's richest horse race, with $20 million in cash prizes on offer in the latest …

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths

AFP - 5h ago

As the new coronavirus spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up.

Sanders roughed up early at Democratic presidential debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls rounded on leftist frontrunner Bernie Sanders at a feisty debate on Tuesday, attacking …

Rampant Bayern gave Chelsea a 'reality check' says Lampard

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Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea were given a "reality check" by Bayern Munich as the Germans pushed his team to the brink …

Bob Iger steps aside as Disney CEO, hands off to company insider

AFP - 5h ago

Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday chief Bob Iger was handing off the top executive post after building the …

Sanders the target at Democratic presidential debate

Feb 25 2020

Frontrunner Bernie Sanders will be in the firing line as the other Democratic White House candidates seek to derail his …

Griezmann rescues Barcelona first-leg draw at Napoli

Feb 25 2020

Antoine Griezmann rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona at Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on …

US, European stocks extend losses on virus pandemic scare

Feb 25 2020

US and European stocks suffered another rout Tuesday as the coronavirus continued to spread and public health officials …

Virus spreads to new countries as top official warns world 'not ready'

Feb 25 2020

New coronavirus cases surged outside of China on Tuesday, leaving an Iranian deputy minister among the stricken and …

Gnabry stars as Bayern rock Chelsea

Feb 25 2020

Serge Gnabry fired Bayern Munich to the brink of the Champions League quarter-finals as the German's double inspired a …

US upbeat on Taliban peace, warns Afghan leaders

Feb 25 2020

The United States voiced optimism Tuesday about reaching an accord to end the war in Afghanistan as a partial truce held …

Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on 60,000 more food seeds

Feb 25 2020

A "doomsday vault" nestled deep in the Arctic received 60,000 new seed samples on Tuesday, including Prince Charles' …

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Feb 25 2020

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests …

Nice memories but no trade deal for Trump in India

Feb 25 2020

US President Donald Trump failed Tuesday to strike a trade deal with India at the end of a visit big on photo …

German police seek motive in car ramming that injured 60

Feb 25 2020

German authorities scrambled Tuesday to determine the motives of a man who ploughed his car into a carnival procession, …

European stocks extend losses on virus pandemic scare

Feb 25 2020

European stock markets fell further Tuesday, although steeper declines in late trading did not match a major sell-off …

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jail

Feb 25 2020

China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing …

Coronavirus generates rash of swindlers in Italy

Feb 25 2020

From jacking-up the prices of disinfectant gel to scammers posing as Red Cross volunteers, Italy's battle to contain its …

Assange lawyer accuses US of peddling lies as Wikileaks founder

Feb 25 2020

A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of "boldly and blatantly" misstating facts about the …

Trump, accused of sexual misconduct himself, hails Weinstein verdict

Feb 25 2020

Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes conviction was a "great victory" for women, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday -- …

More virus deaths outside China raise pandemic fears

Feb 25 2020

Fresh deaths and a surge in new coronavirus cases in Iran, Japan and South Korea on Tuesday fuelled fears of a pandemic …

Tear gas on Greek islands in face-off over migrant camps

Feb 25 2020

Greek riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas to disperse angry locals on the islands of Lesbos and Chios protesting …

Assange lawyer accuses US of peddling lies

Feb 25 2020

A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of "boldly and blatantly" misstating facts about the …

German police seek motive in car ramming

Feb 25 2020

German authorities scrambled Tuesday to determine the motives of a man who ploughed his car into a carnival procession, …

Opera star Domingo 'truly sorry' over sexual harassment

Feb 25 2020

Opera star Placido Domingo, facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, apologised for "the hurt" caused to his …

Egypt's toppled 'Pharaoh' Hosni Mubarak defiant to the end

Feb 25 2020

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak ruled with an iron fist for 30 years before being deposed amid street protests, …

Trump says Weinstein conviction 'sends very strong message'

Feb 25 2020

Harvey Weinstein's conviction for rape and sexual assault was a "great victory" for women and sends a "very strong …

Last Soviet marshal and 1991 coup plotter Yazov dies

Feb 25 2020

The last marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov, who was a key player in the political turmoil that precipitated the …

European stocks extend losses on fear of virus pandemic

Feb 25 2020

European stock markets fell further on Tuesday but declines in midday trading were far less than during a major sell-off …

Assange stripped naked and handcuffed, lawyer tells court

Feb 25 2020

Julian Assange was stripped naked twice and handcuffed 11 times coming and going from court, the WikiLeaks founder's …

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years

Feb 25 2020

China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing …

Asian markets mixed after virus-fuelled global bloodbath

Feb 25 2020

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as bargain-buying after the previous day's bloodbath tempered fears that the new …

World's oldest man dies in Japan at 112

Feb 25 2020

A Japanese man recently named the world's oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday.

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Feb 25 2020

Riot police were dispatched to the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Tuesday as the government ploughed ahead with …

Last marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov dies

Feb 25 2020

The last marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov, who participated in a coup against then USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev …

Deadly riots as Trump talks trade, choppers in India

Feb 25 2020

India rolled out the red carpet on Tuesday for US President Donald Trump on the second day of a visit high on …

WHO warns of pandemic risk after virus peaks in China

Feb 25 2020

The new coronavirus has peaked in China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization warned, as …

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

Feb 25 2020

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a …

Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on more food seeds

Feb 25 2020

An Arctic "doomsday vault" is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global …

Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study

Feb 25 2020

Nearly 90 percent of the 200 cities beset by the world's highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and …

Man City take fight to UEFA on and off the field

Feb 25 2020

Manchester City may be set to go to war with UEFA, but time is of the essence for the English champions to satisfy their …

Katherine Johnson, black NASA mathematician, dies at 101

Feb 25 2020

Katherine Johnson, a ground-breaking black NASA mathematician whose life was portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures," …

Klopp salutes 'special' Liverpool after record-equalling 18th successive win

Feb 25 2020

Jurgen Klopp admitted he never expected Liverpool to make such a "special" charge towards the Premier League title after …

Global stocks tumble as gold soars on virus pandemic fears

Feb 24 2020

Global stocks were hammered Monday and gold prices soared on safe-haven buying as fears mounted that the new coronavirus …

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Feb 24 2020

A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday remembered his "little brother" Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles …

Down to business for Trump in India

Feb 24 2020

US President Donald Trump moves from sightseeing and speech-making to tough trade talks in India on Tuesday, as First …

Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO

Feb 24 2020

The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge …

Trump hails 'exceptional' Modi at huge India rally

Feb 24 2020

US President Donald Trump got a rapturous and romantic welcome to India on Monday, addressing a huge rally and holding …

Around 30 hurt as car rams Germany carnival procession

Feb 24 2020

Some 30 people including children were injured Monday when a car ploughed into a carnival procession in the small German …

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Feb 24 2020

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his …

Harvey Weinstein convicted of sexual assault and rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

Feb 24 2020

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of sexual assault and rape but cleared of the most serious predatory sexual …

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi asks France for asylum

Feb 24 2020

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after a 2010 conviction of blasphemy, said Monday …

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Feb 24 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a shock move as his alliance that came to power less than …

Trump's 'war on journalists' behind Assange extradition bid: lawyer

Feb 24 2020

A lawyer for Julian Assange on Monday claimed the United States' bid to extradite him is part of President Donald …

Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape

Feb 24 2020

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of sexual assault and rape but cleared of the most serious predatory sexual …

EU envoys agree mandate for UK negotiations

Feb 24 2020

EU envoys on Monday finalised a mandate for chief negotiator Michel Barnier to lead what promise to be stormy talks with …

Stocks, oil prices tumble as gold soars on virus pandemic fears

Feb 24 2020

World stock markets and oil prices were hammered Monday by fears of a coronavirus pandemic, while gold hit a seven-year …

Several dozen hurt as car rams Germany carnival procession

Feb 24 2020

Several dozen people, including children were injured Monday when a car drove into a carnival procession in central …

EU envoys meet to seal Brexit talks red lines

Feb 24 2020

EU envoys met Monday to try to finalise a mandate for chief negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of what promises to be …

WHO tells world to brace for 'potential pandemic' as virus spreads

Feb 24 2020

The World Health Organization warned countries on Monday to be ready for a "potential pandemic" as new deaths and …

Praise, cheering crowds for Trump in India love fest

Feb 24 2020

Emerging in a stadium to the appropriate strains of the Village People's "Macho Man" as 100,000 people cheered on, US …

Stocks, oil prices tumble as gold soars on pandemic fears

Feb 24 2020

World stock markets and oil prices tumbled Monday on growing fears of a coronavirus pandemic, with Milan and Seoul off …

New global coronavirus infections spark more travel bans

Feb 24 2020

Fears of a global coronavirus pandemic deepened on Monday as new deaths and infections in Europe, the Middle East and …

In extradition bid, US accuses Assange of endangering sources

Feb 24 2020

A lawyer for the United States on Monday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of risking the lives of intelligence …

Coronavirus hits Italian sport hard

Feb 24 2020

Sport in Italy is being heavily disrupted by a surge in the number of new coronavirus cases but Napoli's Champions …

Italy's coronavirus 'red zone' gets used to life under quarantine

Feb 24 2020

At the edge of the northern Italian town of Casalpusterlungo, residents are slowly getting used to the isolation …

Fifth coronavirus death in Italy as infections mount

Feb 24 2020

Italy reported Monday its fifth death from the new coronavirus, as the number of people contracting the disease …

Stocks, oil prices tumble on pandemic fears, as gold soars

Feb 24 2020

World stock markets and oil prices tumbled Monday, with Milan and Seoul falling hardest on growing fears of a …

Deadly coronavirus spreads around globe

Feb 24 2020

Fears of a global coronavirus pandemic deepened on Monday with a growing number of deaths in Iran and the worsening of …

Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing Assange

Feb 24 2020

Britain on Monday began hearing Washington's extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in a test case of …

Italy reports fourth coronavirus death as infections mount

Feb 24 2020

Italy reported Monday its fourth death from the new coronavirus, an 84-year old man in the northern Lombardy region, as …

Seoul bears brunt as Asia, European markets dive on pandemic fear

Feb 24 2020

Seoul led a sharp drop across Asian and European equity markets Monday as South Korea announced a surge in COVID-19 …

'No one cares': Locked-in Wuhan residents adapt to find food

Feb 24 2020

The lockdown of Guo Jing's neighbourhood in Wuhan –- the city at the heart of China's new coronavirus epidemic –- came …

South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads

Feb 24 2020

The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday with a surge of infections in South Korea making …

Mega rally as Trump begins first official India visit

Feb 24 2020

US President Donald Trump arrived in India on Monday for a lightning visit featuring a huge rally at the world's biggest …

Canada's Teck withdraws controversial oil sands project

Feb 24 2020

Canada's Teck Resources said Sunday it had withdrawn its application to develop a giant oil sands mine in western …

The US and India: areas of agreement and discord

Feb 24 2020

Ever since Bill Clinton visited 20 years ago, India-US relations have warmed politically, economically and …

US students accused of Italy cop murder brace for trial

Feb 24 2020

Two US students go on trial in Italy on Wednesday over the fatal stabbing last year of a policeman in Rome during a …

French fraud trial opens for ex-premier Fillon

Feb 24 2020

Former prime minister Francois Fillon goes on trial in Paris on Monday over claims he embezzled more than a million …

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Feb 24 2020

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as …

Six Nations round 3 - what we learned

Feb 24 2020

France outplayed Wales in a thriller to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive, while England beat Ireland after a dominant …

Three decisions for Lampard as Chelsea face Bayern clash

Feb 24 2020

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces some big decisions ahead of Bayern Munich's visit to Stamford Bridge in the …

Armani holds closed-door runway show as virus cases spike in Italy

Feb 24 2020

Giorgio Armani held its Milan Fashion Week show behind closed doors Sunday after Italy announced a spike in coronavirus …

Reed comes through for WGC Mexico Championship win

Feb 24 2020

Patrick Reed came through in the clutch, firing three late birdies in a four-under par 67 for a one-shot victory over …

Upbeat Trump leaves for 'biggest event' ever in India

Feb 24 2020

President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday, buoyed by disarray among his Democratic opponents and predicting that …

Sanders wins big in Nevada but some Democrats worry

Feb 24 2020

Bernie Sanders' landslide victory in Nevada's Democratic nominating contest has scattered his moderate challengers and …

Jones declares England will improve against Wales after downing Ireland

Feb 24 2020

England coach Eddie Jones forecast his side would be "10 percent better" against Wales after ending Ireland's bid for a …

Canada warns indigenous rail blockades could cripple economy

Feb 24 2020

The Canadian government warned Sunday that indigenous protests that have blocked rail lines for more than two weeks …

Hamburg voters punish Merkel party

Feb 24 2020

Voters in German city-state Hamburg punished Chancellor Angela Merkel's crisis-racked conservatives in a regional …

Coronavirus puts 'fragile' global recovery at risk: IMF to G20

Feb 24 2020

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as …

Xi says China facing 'big test' with virus, global impact spreads

Feb 23 2020

China's leader said Sunday the new coronavirus epidemic is the communist country's largest-ever public health emergency, …

Italian sport in quarantine over coronavirus outbreak

Feb 23 2020

The surge in the number of new coronavirus cases in Italy hit sporting events on Sunday, notably top flight football …

Italy announces three deaths linked to coronavirus

Feb 23 2020

An elderly cancer patient became the third person known to be infected with the coronavirus to die in Italy, health …

Mega rally to kick off Trump's first official visit to India

Feb 23 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to welcome his US counterpart Donald Trump to India with a massive rally on Monday, …