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US ups sanctions pressure on Moscow over Ukraine

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The United States on Tuesday warned Moscow of damaging sanctions, including high-tech export curbs, as Russian combat …

US ratchets up sanctions pressure against Moscow

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The United States on Tuesday warned Moscow of damaging sanctions, including high-tech export curbs, as Russian combat …

UK's Johnson promises cooperation with police probing 'partygate'

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The threat to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's position deepened on Tuesday, as police said they were …

Pro-junta rally in Burkina as UN, neighbours condemn coup

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Supporters of Burkina Faso's new junta rallied on Tuesday as the UN, France and the country's neighbours condemned its …

Game's up: Egyptian arrested for taking footballer's place at exam

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A young Egyptian man scored an own goal by pretending to take a university exam for professional footballer Mostafa …

Nadal battles stomach pain to reach semis, no stopping Barty

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Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st …

Pro-junta supporters rally in Burkina as UN condemns coup

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Supporters of Burkina Faso's new ruling junta rallied on Tuesday as France and the UN condemned the West African …

UK PM promises cooperation with police 'partygate' probe

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday vowed to cooperate with police in any formal probe into coronavirus …

Russia launches new military drills as tensions rise over Ukraine

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Russia on Tuesday launched new military exercises near Ukraine and in annexed Crimea as it accused the United States of …

At least 19 dead after clash, fire at club in Indonesia's West Papua

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At least 19 people have been killed in a clash at a nightclub in Indonesia's West Papua province, police said Tuesday, …

UK PM's woes deepen with police probe into 'partygate'

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The threat to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's position deepened on Tuesday, as police said they were …

Pro-junta rally planned in Burkina as UN condemns coup

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Supporters of Burkina Faso's new ruling junta were set to rally on Tuesday as France and the UN condemned the West …

Russia says US troop alert 'escalating tensions'

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Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of ratcheting up tensions over Ukraine after Washington put several thousand …

Nadal battles stomach pain to reach semis, Keys ousts Krejcikova

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Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st …

North Korea fires two suspected cruise missiles, Seoul says

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North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles Tuesday, Seoul said, its fifth weapons test this year as Pyongyang …

VW and Bosch join forces to rev up automated driving

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Car giant Volkswagen and parts supplier Bosch have embarked on an "extensive partnership" to bring automated driving to …

Eight dead in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

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Eight people were killed and dozens others injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium ahead of an Africa …

At least 18 dead after clash, fire at club in Indonesia's West Papua

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At least 18 people were killed during clashes between two groups at a night club in the town of Sorong in Indonesia's …

Covid outbreak on ship threatens Tonga aid efforts

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A Covid-19 outbreak on an Australian warship threatened to disrupt Tonga eruption aid efforts Tuesday, as survivors of …

'Nightmare': Workers, students decry Japan virus entry ban

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Yanita Antoko has been waiting for over a year in Indonesia to join her husband in Japan. She has her papers and has …

Australian Open to allow 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash

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Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig …

China gives 'Fight Club' new ending where authorities win

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The first rule of Fight Club in China? Don't mention the original ending. The second rule of Fight Club in China? Change …

At least 18 dead after clash, fire at club in Indonesia's West Papua: police

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At least 18 people were killed during clashes between two groups at a club in the town of Sorong in Indonesia's West …

Keys unlocks Krejcikova as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

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Madison Keys continued her impeccable start to the 2022 season with a straight-sets destruction of fourth seed Barbora …

Eight dead, 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

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Eight people were killed and about 50 injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium Monday ahead of an …

US, Europe declare 'unity' against Russia over Ukraine

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President Joe Biden declared "total" unity among Western powers Monday after crisis talks with European leaders on …

No white smoke in first round of Italy's presidential vote

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Italy's parliament failed to make headway Monday in the first round of voting for a new president, a normally low-stakes …

Webb telescope reaches final destination, a million miles from Earth

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The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its cosmic parking spot a million miles away, bringing it a step closer to …

Barty, Krejcikova target semi showdown as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

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Ashleigh Barty and Barbora Krejcikova can stay on course for a high-class semi-final collision, while Rafael Nadal looks …

Pandemic causing 'nearly insurmountable' education losses globally: UNICEF

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School closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic have caused "nearly insurmountable" losses in education among children …

US and Iran ready for direct nuclear talks

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Iran for the first time Monday said it was open to direct nuclear negotiations with the United States, which declared …

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine, Biden calls allies

Jan 24 2022

The United States put 8,500 troops on alert Monday over the growing tension in Ukraine and President Joe Biden called …

Jihadist fighters holed up with minors in Syria prison

Jan 24 2022

Kurdish forces geared up Monday for an assault on a prison in northeast Syria that Islamic State group fighters stormed …

Paris Fashion Week opens in mourning for Mugler

Jan 24 2022

The haute couture week in Paris opened under a new cloud of mourning on Monday following the death of French designer …

Yemen rebels fire missiles at UAE, Saudi Arabia as tensions soar

Jan 24 2022

Yemeni rebels fired missiles at the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia Monday, with the US mobilising to help …

Soldiers seize power in Burkina Faso

Jan 24 2022

Soldiers in Burkina Faso on Monday announced on state television that they have seized power in the West African country …

Three killed as Sudanese demand justice for post-coup crackdown victims

Jan 24 2022

Sudanese gathered to demand justice Monday for the scores killed in a months-long crackdown since a military coup -- …

Bob Dylan sold entire recording catalog to Sony

Jan 24 2022

Bob Dylan sold his entire back catalog of recorded music along with "the rights to multiple future new releases" to Sony …

Taliban hail Oslo meet as success 'in itself'

Jan 24 2022

On their first visit to Europe since returning to power, the Taliban held landmark talks with Western diplomats in Oslo …

Biden to talk to European leaders over Ukraine crisis

Jan 24 2022

US President Joe Biden was set to hold talks on Monday with European leaders over the Ukraine crisis, as the EU urged …

Burkina president 'survives assassination attempt'

Jan 24 2022

Burkina Faso's president has survived an assassination attempt, his party said Monday, with his whereabouts unclear …

One killed, three wounded in German campus shooting

Jan 24 2022

A gunman stormed a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday, killing a young woman and …

NATO bolsters eastern flank as fears mount over Ukraine crisis

Jan 24 2022

NATO said Monday it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern European flank, as the US and EU looked to …

Four wounded in German lecture hall shooting, gunman dead

Jan 24 2022

A gunman injured four people in a shooting inside a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on …

Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Sabalenka crashes out

Jan 24 2022

Tetchy title favourite Daniil Medvedev was pushed to the limit before reaching the last eight of the Australian Open on …

Taliban hold landmark talks with West on food crisis

Jan 24 2022

On their first visit to Europe since returning to power, the Taliban held landmark talks with Western diplomats in Oslo …

Several wounded in German lecture hall shooting, gunman dead

Jan 24 2022

A gunman injured several people in a shooting inside a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on …

Mutinous soldiers detain Burkina Faso president

Jan 24 2022

The president of Burkina Faso was arrested on Monday and detained by soldiers along with members of his cabinet, …

NATO bolsters defences as fears mount over Ukraine crisis

Jan 24 2022

NATO said Monday it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern European defences, as the US and EU looked to …

Taliban, Western officials hold landmark talks on food crisis

Jan 24 2022

In their first visit to Europe since returning to power, the Taliban held landmark talks with Western diplomats in Oslo …

China lifts Xi'an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up

Jan 24 2022

One of China's longest coronavirus lockdowns ended Monday with authorities announcing the lifting of most restrictions …

Paris Fashion Week returns to yet more mourning

Jan 24 2022

The haute couture week in Paris opened under another cloud of mourning on Monday following the death of designer Thierry …

Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Cornet ends Slam hoodoo

Jan 24 2022

Title favourite Daniil Medvedev was pushed to the limit by Maxime Cressy before reaching the last eight of the …

Taliban, Western officials meet for talks in Oslo

Jan 24 2022

In their first visit to Europe since returning to power, the Taliban began landmark talks with Western diplomats in Oslo …

Mexican journalist murdered in Tijuana, second in less than a week

Jan 24 2022

A journalist was killed in Tijuana Sunday, the local prosecutor said, the second media worker murdered in less than a …

US, EU coordinate Russia response as Ukraine tensions rise

Jan 24 2022

Top US diplomat Antony Blinken and European ministers were preparing Monday what they vowed would be a tough response to …

Yemen rebels fire missiles at UAE and Saudi Arabia as tensions soar

Jan 24 2022

Yemen rebels fired missiles at the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with coalition forces hitting back by blowing …

Soldiers seen outside Burkina Faso state TV after mutinies

Jan 24 2022

Hooded soldiers took up positions outside Burkina Faso's state TV in the capital Ouagadougou on Monday, an AFP …

WeChat denies Australia PM's account was hacked

Jan 24 2022

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's WeChat account has disappeared, prompting accusations of Chinese …

Cornet upsets Halep in brutal heat to make Slam quarter on 63rd attempt

Jan 24 2022

Unseeded French veteran Alize Cornet upset Simona Halep at the Australian Open in brutal heat Monday to make her first …

Yemen missiles downed over UAE capital as tensions soar

Jan 24 2022

Two ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni rebels were intercepted and destroyed over the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday, …

China accused of interference as Australia PM's WeChat account vanishes

Jan 24 2022

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's WeChat account has disappeared, prompting accusations of Chinese …

Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

Jan 24 2022

French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s and died on Sunday, was as famous for his …

Candid Kanye film premieres at Sundance amid editing row

Jan 24 2022

A new Kanye West documentary featuring candid moments from his early life premiered at the Sundance film festival …

UK court to rule on Assange extradition case

Jan 24 2022

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn Monday whether he can appeal to Britain's Supreme Court against a High Court …

China sends second-largest incursion of jets into Taiwan defence zone

Jan 24 2022

China sent 39 warplanes -- mostly fighter jets -- into Taiwan's air defence zone on Sunday, the island's government …

China sends largest incursion of jets into Taiwan defence zone in months

Jan 24 2022

China sent 39 warplanes -- mostly fighter jets -- into Taiwan's air defence zone on Sunday, the island's government …

EU, US seek coordinated response to Russia over Ukraine crisis

Jan 24 2022

The United States has ordered the families of its diplomats to leave Ukraine, as rising fears of a Russian invasion …

Medvedev loving it as Melbourne quarter-final beckons

Jan 24 2022

Title favourite Daniil Medvedev gets the chance to deepen his new-found love affair with the Australian Open crowd on …

Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

Jan 24 2022

Lionel Messi returned, another marquee signing Sergio Ramos scored as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 4-0 victory over …

Beaten Brady 'day-by-day' over future amid retirement rumours

Jan 24 2022

Tom Brady was non-committal about his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL playoffs on …

US orders departure of its diplomats' families from Kyiv

Jan 24 2022

The United States has ordered the families of its diplomats in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to leave the country "due to …

Shots near Burkina president's home as soldiers mutiny over anti-jihadist strategy

Jan 24 2022

Shots were heard late Sunday near the home of Burkina Faso's president after soldiers staged mutinies at several …

Burkina soldiers mutiny over anti-jihadist strategy

Jan 23 2022

Soldiers in Burkina Faso staged mutinies at several barracks to demand the sacking of the country's military top brass …

Syria battle between IS, Kurdish forces kills over 135: monitor

Jan 23 2022

The death toll from fighting between US-backed Kurdish forces and Islamic State group jihadists who attacked a prison in …

Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame': WHO

Jan 23 2022

The Omicron variant has moved the Covid-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO …

Taliban, Afghan civil society 'break the ice' in Oslo

Jan 23 2022

Talks in Oslo Sunday between the Taliban and Afghan civil society members served as an "icebreaker", on the eve of their …

Ukraine to target Russian influence after UK warns of plot

Jan 23 2022

Ukraine vowed to counter destabilising Russian influence over the country's political and economic spheres Sunday after …

Blinken says has 'no doubts' Germany is resolute on Ukraine

Jan 23 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday he has "no doubts" Germany is maintaining a united front with NATO on …

Yemen rescuers comb rubble as coalition slammed over prison attack

Jan 23 2022

Yemeni rescue workers searched through rubble for survivors Sunday, two days after an attack on a prison killed at least …

Cameroon govt says 16 killed in nightclub fire

Jan 23 2022

Cameroon's government said Sunday that 16 people were killed in a fire caused by fireworks in a nightclub in the capital …

Pumped-up Nadal, home hero Barty march into Melbourne quarters

Jan 23 2022

Rafael Nadal survived an epic 28-minute tiebreak to seal his spot in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and top …

Burkina Faso denies coup amid barracks revolt

Jan 23 2022

Gunfire broke out at several army barracks in Burkina Faso on Sunday and internet connections were disrupted, prompting …

Gunfire at barracks in Burkina Faso, govt denies army takeover

Jan 23 2022

Gunfire broke out at several army barracks in Burkina Faso on Sunday, prompting the government to deny that the military …

Syria battle between IS, Kurdish forces kills over 120: monitor

Jan 23 2022

A fierce battle raged in Syria for a fourth day Sunday between US-backed Kurdish forces and Islamic State group fighters …

Portugal begins early voting in snap general election

Jan 23 2022

Early voting began in Portugal on Sunday for a snap general election, with polls showing the incumbent Socialists still …

Pumped-up Nadal into Melbourne quarters but Zverev sent packing

Jan 23 2022

Rafael Nadal survived a marathon first-set tiebreak to seal his spot in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on …

Nadal survives epic tiebreak to power into quarters

Jan 23 2022

Rafael Nadal came out on top of an epic 28-minute opening-set tiebreak in sapping heat to power past Adrian Mannarino …

Thousands mourn Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to the West

Jan 23 2022

Thousands of mourners packed a pagoda in Vietnam's Buddhist heartland on Sunday to pay tribute to the late Vietnamese …

Olympic 'curse' strikes again as Beijing costs mount

Jan 23 2022

The "curse" of Olympic overspending looks set to strike again at the Beijing Games, with stringent Covid measures and …

'Heating or eating': Britons struggle with rising costs

Jan 23 2022

Nestled amid superstores at a retail park, the Colchester Foodbank in eastern England last year gave out a total of 165 …

Peru declares environmental emergency on coastal area hit by oil spill

Jan 23 2022

Peru declared an environmental emergency Saturday to battle an oil spill caused by freak waves from a volcanic eruption …

Djokovic plans 2023 Australian Open return: tournament chief

Jan 23 2022

Novak Djokovic intends to play the Australian Open in 2023, tournament chief Craig Tiley said Sunday while blaming …

Forget working from home -- why not live in an old office?

Jan 23 2022

Blocks from the White House, an unassuming edifice in downtown Washington that once held offices used by the US …

Can Anisimova be Barty-pooper? Nadal eyes Zverev quarter-final

Jan 23 2022

Giant-killer Amanda Anisimova, fresh from knocking out defending champion Naomi Osaka, will have world number one …

Atletico Madrid fight back to stun Valencia, Sevilla held by Celta

Jan 23 2022

Atletico Madrid pulled off an enthralling comeback on Saturday by scoring in the 91st and 93rd minutes to claim a 3-2 …

New Zealand outbreak forces PM Ardern to scrap wedding plans

Jan 23 2022

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was Sunday forced to call off her own wedding as she tightened Covid-19 …

UK accuses Moscow of trying to install pro-Russia leader in Ukraine

Jan 23 2022

Britain on Saturday alleged that it had information that Moscow was "looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv" as …

Russian, UK defence ministers to meet over Ukraine

Jan 22 2022

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has accepted an invitation to meet British counterpart Ben Wallace over the …

Deadly fighting between IS, Kurdish forces in Syria

Jan 22 2022

Fighting raged for a third day Saturday between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a …

Man City held by Southampton, Rashford lifts Man Utd into fourth

Jan 22 2022

Aymeric Laporte spared Manchester City's blushes as the Premier League leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, …

French adventurer, 75, dies during solo Atlantic row

Jan 22 2022

A 75-year-old Frenchman attempting to row across the Atlantic "to laugh at old age" was found dead in his cabin at sea …