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EU and India relaunch trade quest at Covid-hit summit

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The EU and India are expected to further bolster warming ties Saturday by relaunching long-stalled trade talks and …

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

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More than 160 people were wounded after Israeli riot police clashed with Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa …

Perseverance rover captures sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars

May 08 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover has for the first time captured the low-pitched whirring of the Ingenuity helicopter's blades …

EU leaders pledge Brussels' role in fight against poverty

May 08 2021

EU leaders stressed on Friday the importance of fighting poverty and inequality as the continent emerges from the …

Newcastle dent Leicester's Champions League bid with shock win

May 08 2021

Newcastle United derailed Leicester City's bid to qualify for next season's Champions League with a 4-2 win on Friday …

Ibuprofen does not worsen Covid symptoms: study

May 08 2021

Taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen does not increase the risk of developing a severe form of Covid-19 or of …

Three share Quail Hollow lead with McIlroy, Mickelson in pursuit

May 08 2021

Former US Open champion Gary Woodland headlined a leading trio at Quail Hollow on Friday, where two-time winner Rory …

Rio police face fury, calls for probe after bloody raid

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Police in Brazil faced outraged protests and a UN call for an investigation Friday after a raid on a Rio de Janeiro …

Disappointing April jobs data pose new challenge for Biden agenda

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The United States added just 266,000 jobs in April -- a quarter of the number expected -- in a surprise setback for …

China's rocket out of control but risk of damage low, say experts

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China's rogue rocket is in an uncontrolled free-fall towards Earth and no one knows where or exactly when it will burn …

Johnson hails Conservatives' crushing win in UK Labour stronghold

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday welcomed early election results in Britain's first major vote since Brexit and …

WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine as India logs new virus record

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The World Health Organization on Friday approved the first Covid-19 vaccine from China in a bid to boost global …

Japan extends virus emergency as India posts record infections

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A coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan was extended on Friday, less than three months before …

Maldives ex-president 'critical' after assassination attempt

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Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was in a "critical" condition on Friday following an assassination attempt, …

Johnson hails party's crushing win in UK opposition stronghold

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday welcomed early election results in Britain's first major vote since Brexit and …

Former Maldives president wounded in assassination attempt

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Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed underwent more surgery Friday following an …

Former Maldives president wounded in assassination attment

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Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed underwent more surgery Friday following an …

UK ruling party scores crushing win in opposition stronghold

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives scored a stunning election victory in an opposition Labour stronghold …

Mosques full despite Pakistan's Covid third wave

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Schools and restaurants have closed, shops pull down their shutters early every evening, and the military has been …

After shift on vaccine patents, US backs freer flow of components

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The new US position in support of lifting patents on Covid-19 vaccines has taken attention away from an equally …

Border divides, and unites, Swedish twins separated by Covid

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They haven't been allowed to have each other over to their homes for a year now because of Covid. So come rain or shine, …

UK ruling party scores shock win in opposition stronghold

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives scored an upset victory in an opposition stronghold Friday, after Britain …

Former Maldives president wounded in assassination bid

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Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed underwent more surgery Friday following an …

Mayweather looking to entertain - for 'crazy' payday

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Floyd Mayweather has untold riches, private jets, yachts and mansions yet the desire to entertain remains.

Japan to extend virus emergency as India posts record infections

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Japan was set to extend a virus state of emergency on Friday, just months ahead of the Olympics because of growing …

China's exports top forecasts, imports growth best in 10 years

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Chinese exports grew at a forecast-busting rate last month, data showed Friday, while imports surged at their strongest …

UK ruling party set for shock win in opposition stronghold

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives looked set for an upset victory in a northern opposition stronghold Friday, …

La Liga fever pitch, Bayern on brink and French derby - what to watch in Europe

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Barcelona host Atletico Madrid while Real Madrid face Sevilla as La Liga's title race enters the final straight, Bayern …

Aussie basketball star threatens Olympic boycott over 'whitewashed' photo shoots

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Australian basketball star Liz Cambage Friday hit out at what she claimed was a lack of racial diversity in Australian …

Covid threatens Everest climbing comeback plans

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More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest, raising fears that coronavirus may …

Man City eye Premier League title in Champions League final curtain raiser

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Manchester City and Chelsea will play off for the biggest prize in European club football later this month, but there is …

US braces for billions of cicadas to emerge after 17 years underground

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Some are waiting for their arrival with trepidation, others are curious what they might taste like: Americans are …

Rental cars becoming scarce and expensive for US travelers

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Talk about sticker shock: The $600 price tag for Joe Pohlen to rent a car for two days was twice as expensive as his …

Big Pharma says vaccine patent waiver sets dangerous precedent

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Waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines is fiercely opposed by Big Pharma because they say it would set a …

Nature's GPS: Sharks read magnetic fields for directions

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Forget Google Maps -- sharks can read the Earth's magnetic field like a GPS navigator to find their way, a study in …

25 killed in police raid on Rio slum

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A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela Thursday left 25 people dead, turning the …

Girl shoots three at US school: police

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A girl opened fire at a school in the northwestern US state of Idaho on Thursday, injuring three people before being …

Nadal reaches Madrid last eight as rivals falter, Barty in final

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Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while …

Golden Globes voters approve sweeping reforms after racism row

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The scandal-hit organization behind film and television's Golden Globe Awards on Thursday voted for sweeping reforms …

Brawl as Mayweather faces off with Youtube star Paul

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Floyd Mayweather was involved in a chaotic brawl on Thursday during the build-up to next month's fight with Internet …

US-Germany rift could scupper vaccine patent waiver

May 06 2021

A bold US bid to waive patents on much-needed coronavirus vaccines was strongly opposed by Germany on Thursday, …

Relatives of Mexico metro crash victims demand justice

May 06 2021

Demands for justice mounted Thursday as relatives buried the victims of Mexico City's metro disaster, accusing the …

Cuba's Chevy doctor keeping classic cars on the road

May 06 2021

In Cuba, where American cars older than the average inhabitant are a common sight on city streets, Pablo Manso makes his …

Biden says US must invest because China 'eating our lunch'

May 06 2021

President Joe Biden warned Thursday that Congress needs to adopt his multi-trillion dollar spending plans to renew the …

Support grows for vaccine patent waiver as India deaths hit new record

May 06 2021

International support grew Thursday for a US proposal to waive patents on much-needed coronavirus vaccines, a move …

UK recalls navy vessels as Jersey standoff with France eases

May 06 2021

A tense post-Brexit standoff between France and Britain eased Thursday, as London recalled two navy vessels sent to …

British-French Jersey standoff eases as trawlers withdraw

May 06 2021

French trawlers withdrew from waters around Jersey on Thursday after a protest over post-Brexit fishing rights that led …

ICC hands Ugandan LRA commander 'White Ant' 25-year jail term

May 06 2021

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in …

Support grows for vaccine patent waiver as India sees record Covid deaths

May 06 2021

International support grew Thursday for a US proposal to waive patents on much-needed coronavirus vaccines, as India …

Blinken presses Russia to pull troops on solidarity trip to Ukraine

May 06 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday demanded that Russia end its "aggressive" actions towards Ukraine, …

Britain, France send ships to Jersey as fishing spat deepens

May 06 2021

Britain and France sent navy and coastal patrol ships to waters near the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday as …

US backs vaccine patent waiver as India sees record Covid deaths

May 06 2021

The United States threw its weight behind a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as India Thursday posted …

Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army, past and present

May 06 2021

One of Africa's longest-surviving rebel groups, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has terrorised parts of central Africa …

ICC hands Lord's Resistance Army commander 25-year jail term

May 06 2021

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of …

Blinken in Ukraine reaffirms US commitment to Kiev against Russia

May 06 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken kicked off his visit to Ukraine on Thursday by reaffirming Washington's commitment …

Japan town builds giant squid statue with Covid grant

May 06 2021

A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that …

China suspends dialogue agreement with Australia

May 06 2021

China on Thursday cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia in a largely symbolic act of fury, …

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender Olympian

May 06 2021

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic …

Abducted Nigerian college students freed

May 06 2021

Nearly 30 abducted Nigerian college students have been freed, government officials said on Wednesday, two months after …

Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists India cricket chief

May 06 2021

India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country's …

Squids in: Japan town builds giant statue with Covid grant

May 06 2021

A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that …

Inside the cut-throat battle to build K-pop's next superstars

May 06 2021

Thirty teenagers, thousands of hours of training, dozens of shattered dreams: it all comes to a head next week when the …

China suspends economic accord with Australia

May 06 2021

China on Thursday suspended an economic agreement with Australia, worsening an already-troubled relationship fractured …

Blinken in Ukraine in show of support against Russia

May 06 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Ukraine's leadership Thursday in a visible show of support following a …

Pressure mounts on Colombia as protests begin second week

May 06 2021

Thousands of demonstrators poured onto Colombia's streets Wednesday, the eighth straight day of protests despite clashes …

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong handed extra jail time for Tiananmen vigil

May 06 2021

Jailed Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was handed an additional 10-month sentence on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to …

US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents

May 06 2021

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for …

Mexico president hits back at critics over metro crash

May 06 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday rejected any link between his austerity drive and a metro …

Nets Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews

May 06 2021

The National Basketball Association slapped Kyrie Irving with a $35,000 fine on Wednesday, because the Brooklyn Nets …

Pandemic, war, climate change fuel food fears

May 06 2021

The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in …

Malian woman who gave birth to 9 babies 'doing well'

May 06 2021

A Malian woman who gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco is "doing well" and her nine babies are being treated in …

Nadal cruises into Madrid last 16, Barty faces surprising Badosa in semis

May 06 2021

Rafael Nadal began his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title in simple fashion on Wednesday, easing past youngster Carlos …

UK sends Navy ships to Jersey as French fishing row escalates

May 06 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday sent two Navy patrol vessels to Jersey over concerns that French …

Liechtenstein prince accused of killing Romania's 'largest' bear

May 06 2021

Romania said Wednesday it is investigating the killing of a large brown bear that activists allege was illegally shot by …

Trump moves to assert party control despite Facebook ban

May 06 2021

Social media has been his weapon of choice for battling Republican dissidents, but Donald Trump is seeking to tighten …

Pfizer/BioNTech jab confirmed to protect 95% in largest study yet

May 06 2021

The largest real-world study yet of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 …

Touchdown! SpaceX successfully lands Starship rocket

May 05 2021

SpaceX managed to land its prototype Starship rocket at its Texas base without blowing it up on Wednesday, the first …

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

May 05 2021

Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount …

G7 ends talks with criticism of China, Russia, Iran

May 05 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Wednesday wrapped up their first in-person meeting in more than two years, …

Facebook oversight board affirms Trump ban -- for now

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering …

France marks bicentenary of Napoleon's death amid debate over legacy

May 05 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte 200 years after his death on Wednesday on an …

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering …

1.5C warming cap could 'halve' sea level rise from melting ice

May 05 2021

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could halve how much sea levels rise due to melting ice sheets this …

G7 works on vaccine plan after pleas to help poor

May 05 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Wednesday worked on plans to scale up global Covid-19 vaccinations, as calls …

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban, calls for more review

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld the platform's ban on former US president Donald Trump but …

India G7 delegation in Covid scare as crisis deepens back home

May 05 2021

India's foreign minister was forced to abandon face-to-face G7 meetings on the pandemic in London on Wednesday because …

India to pump billions into virus fight as Biden sets vaccine target

May 05 2021

India on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars to boost its flagging vaccine programme, as President Joe Biden said 70 …

Calm urged after deadly Colombia protest clampdown

May 05 2021

The international community has condemned security forces' violent repression of protests in Colombia after numerous …

India announces $6.7 billion to help vaccine, health firms boost pandemic battle

May 05 2021

India released $6.7 billion in cheap financing for vaccine makers, hospitals and other health firms on Wednesday, to …

Mexico president vows full probe after 25 die in metro accident

May 05 2021

Mexico's president on Tuesday promised an in-depth investigation to find those responsible for the deaths of at least 25 …

Nissan to sell entire Daimler stake for $1.4 billion

May 05 2021

Nissan on Wednesday announced the sale of its entire 1.54 percent stake in German auto giant Daimler for around 1.15 …

Mexico president vows full probe after 24 die in metro accident

May 05 2021

Mexico's president on Tuesday promised an in-depth investigation to find those responsible for the deaths of at least 24 …

Macron negotiates politically charged Napoleon commemoration

May 05 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron is to lay a wreath at the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte to mark the 200th anniversary of …

Indigenous tribes hope Taiwan court will protect hunting traditions

May 05 2021

Before heading into Taiwan's mountains with his homemade rifle, Indigenous hunter Tama Talum often chants prayers and …

G7 talks vaccines after pleas to help poor

May 05 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies will discuss coronavirus vaccines Wednesday as they face growing pressure to …

Ruling on Trump ban marks defining moment for Facebook panel

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board rules Wednesday on the platform's ban of former US president Donald Trump in a …

Villarreal stand in way of Arsenal v Man Utd Europa League showdown

May 05 2021

Arsenal's season appeared to be ending with a whimper when they were reduced to 10 men after falling 2-0 behind against …

Pfizer sees Covid-19 as 'durable' revenue stream as profits rise

May 05 2021

Pfizer sharply increased its 2021 profit projections on Tuesday, citing much higher Covid-19 vaccine sales which are on …

Halep knocked out of Madrid Open, Thiem cruises through

May 05 2021

World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the last 16 to …

Global calls for calm as Colombia deploys 'excessive force'

May 04 2021

The international community on Tuesday decried what the UN described as an "excessive use of force" by security officers …

Mahrez double takes Man City into first Champions League final

May 04 2021

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's first ever Champions League final had been five years in the making after Riyad …

Netanyahu loses mandate to form Israel govt, opening door for rivals

May 04 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mandate to form a government following an inconclusive election expired on …