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'A new era': NASA strikes asteroid in key test of planetary defense

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Bullseye: A NASA spaceship on Monday struck an asteroid seven million miles away in order to deflect its orbit, …

Cuba votes to legalize same-sex marriage, surrogacy

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Cubans voted to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption as well as surrogate pregnancies in a referendum over the …

EIIR to CIIIR: royals reveal Charles's new cypher

Sep 27 2022

Buckingham Palace on Monday revealed King Charles III's new royal cypher -- the monogram of his initials that will …

Referee Raynal takes '100% responsibility' for Australia-New Zealand decision

Sep 27 2022

Referee Mathieu Raynal said on Monday he took "100% responsibility" for the disputed decision at the end of this month's …

England rally in six-goal Germany thriller to ease pressure on Southgate

Sep 27 2022

Gareth Southgate hopes England will feel the benefit of being put under intense pressure in recent days at the World Cup …

NASA readies to deflect asteroid in key test of planetary defense

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A small point of light that starts to fill out the screen, revealing a never-before-seen asteroid, before the images …

Stocks volatile, pound hits record low

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Wall Street stocks fell again Monday as recession fears brought volatility to financial markets, pushing the pound to an …

Putin grants Edward Snowden Russian citizenship

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President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who exposed massive …

Cuba, Florida brace for Hurricane Ian

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Cuba on Monday declared an emergency alert in its six most western provinces as fast-approaching Hurricane Ian …

Rights group says Iran protest death toll tops 75 as crackdown intensifies

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More than 75 people have been killed in the Iranian authorities' crackdown against unrest sparked by the death of …

Italy takes step into unknown with far-right win

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Italy took a sharp turn to the right Monday after Giorgia Meloni's Eurosceptic populist party swept to victory in …

Cuba issues cyclone alert as Hurricane Ian nears

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Cuba on Monday declared a cyclone alert in its six most western provinces as fast-approaching Hurricane Ian strengthened …

UK's new PM under fire as pound sinks and BoE sounds alarm

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The government of new British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday came under pressure after the pound hit a record low …

Iran arrests more than 1,200 as protest crackdown stokes tensions with West

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Iran has arrested more than 1,200 protesters, officials said Monday, in its lethal crackdown on 10 nights of unrest …

Iran protests flare for 10th night as tensions grow with West

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Iran has arrested more than 1,200 protesters, officials said Monday, in its lethal crackdown on 10 nights of unrest …

NASA to deflect asteroid in key test of planetary defense

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NASA will on Monday attempt a feat humanity has never before accomplished: deliberately smacking a spacecraft into an …

Ukraine probes suspected mass burial on Russia border

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Ukraine's latest suspected mass burial site is in a shell-damaged and abandoned industrial chicken farm, on a hill near …

Russia school shooting kills 15, including children

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The death toll has risen to 15 people, including 11 children, after a man opened fire Monday at his former school in …

USA set basketball World Cup record as quarter-finals take shape

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A rampant United States set a new all-time women's basketball World Cup scoring record Monday with a 145-69 demolition …

Pound hits record low versus dollar, Italy stocks up after vote

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The pound hit a record low against the dollar Monday on surging fears about the ailing UK economy.

Russia school shooting leaves 13 dead, including children

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The death toll has risen to 13 people, including seven children, after a man opened fire Monday at his former school in …

Pound hits record low versus dollar, markets hit by recession fears

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The pound hit a record low against the dollar Monday on surging fears about the UK economy after the government unveiled …

USA set basketball World Cup record with 145-69 thumping of South Korea

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A rampant United States set a new all-time women's basketball World Cup scoring record Monday with a 145-69 demolition …

Deeply divisive Monroe biopic 'Blonde' hits Netflix

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Destined to be one of the most divisive films of the year, Marilyn Monroe biopic "Blonde" finally lands on Netflix on …

Petrol stations: running out of road?

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A vintage pump in the Vietnamese hills; a Madrid petrol station topped with a giant sombrero; a multi-coloured …

Pound hits record low versus dollar, markets drop on recession fears

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The pound hit a record low against the dollar Monday on surging fears about the UK economy after the government unveiled …

Iranians protest for 10th night, defying judiciary warning

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Iranians defied a warning from the judiciary and took to the streets for a 10th consecutive night Sunday to protest the …

Giorgia Meloni's far-right triumphs in Italy vote

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Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni said Monday she was ready to govern for "all Italians" after her eurosceptic populists …

Hong Kong cardinal among activists on trial over protest fund

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A 90-year-old Hong Kong cardinal will go on trial alongside four fellow democracy supporters on Monday over their role …

Canada counts damage after Fiona; Cuba and Florida brace for storm Ian

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Parts of eastern Canada suffered "immense" devastation, officials said Sunday after powerful storm Fiona swept houses …

UAE agrees to supply Germany with gas, diesel as Scholz tours Gulf

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The United Arab Emirates agreed Sunday to supply natural gas and diesel to Germany as part of an "energy security" deal …

Why are climate activists calling for reparations?

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Pakistan's catastrophic floods have led to renewed calls for rich polluting nations, which grew their economies through …

Croatia, Netherlands into Nations League semi-finals as France survive relegation

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Croatia and the Netherlands booked their places in the last four of the Nations League as holders France needed a favour …

Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine despite war

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Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman for their annual pilgrimage, officials said …

Netflix and Disney poised to shake up TV ad world

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With the launch of cheaper, ad-supported subscriptions, Netflix and Disney+ are expected to bite into the revenue of …

United States captures ninth consecutive Presidents Cup

Sep 25 2022

The United States won the Presidents Cup for a ninth consecutive time on Sunday with Tokyo Olympic champion Xander …

Far-right heading for power after Italy vote: exit polls

Sep 25 2022

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni came top in Italian elections on Sunday, the first exit polls suggested, putting her …

Iranians protest for tenth night, defying judiciary warning

Sep 25 2022

Iranians took to the streets for a tenth consecutive night Sunday, defying a warning from the judiciary, to protest the …

Turnout down as far-right eyes historic Italy victory

Sep 25 2022

Voter turnout was down in Italian general elections on Sunday forecast to put a far-right party at the helm of the …

Far-right eyes historic victory as Italy votes

Sep 25 2022

Italians voted Sunday on whether to usher in the country's first government led by the far-right since World War II, …

Iran vows 'no leniency' against wave of women-led protests

Sep 25 2022

Iran's judiciary chief vowed no leniency Sunday against the wave of unrest that has rocked the country since the death …

Russia vows to fix mistakes after old, sick people mobilised

Sep 25 2022

Russian authorities on Sunday promised to fix the mistakes in their troop call-up for Ukraine, after some public outrage …

Iran vows 'decisive action' on wave of women-led protests

Sep 25 2022

Iran's ultra-conservative President Ebrahim Raisi has vowed "decisive action" against the wave of unrest that has rocked …

Eastern Canada looks to clean up as storm Fiona calms

Sep 25 2022

Parts of eastern Canada were waking up to damage from powerful storm Fiona on Sunday, as meteorologists said the worst …

Storm Fiona slams eastern Canada, knocking out power and ripping off roofs

Sep 25 2022

Powerful storm Fiona lashed into eastern Canada on Saturday, cutting power to thousands and washing houses into the sea …

China, India call for negotiated way out of Ukraine war

Sep 24 2022

China and India on Saturday called at the United Nations for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war, stopping short of …

Russia stiffens penalty for surrender, replaces top general

Sep 24 2022

Russia on Saturday toughened penalties for soldiers voluntarily surrendering or refusing to fight, with up to 10 years …

Iran protesters return to streets, defying deadly crackdown

Sep 24 2022

Protests flared again in Iran Saturday over the death of a woman in morality police custody, despite a crackdown by …

Storm Fiona slams into east Canada, leaving 'total devastation'

Sep 24 2022

Powerful storm Fiona lashed into eastern Canada on Saturday, cutting power to thousands and washing houses into the sea …

Death toll of Lebanon migrant ship tragedy rises to 90

Sep 24 2022

Thirteen more bodies were recovered Saturday after a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank off the Syrian coast, …

China FM calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war 'spill over'

Sep 24 2022

China on Saturday at the United Nations urged Russia and Ukraine not to let effects of their war "spill over" and called …

Ukraine push slowed by rain, river and Russian holdouts

Sep 24 2022

What had been a lightning push by Ukraine to drive Moscow's forces from the eastern Kharkiv region slowed to a brutal …

Death toll of Lebanon migrant ship tragedy rises to 89

Sep 24 2022

Twelve more bodies were recovered Saturday after a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sunk off Syria's coast, raising …

Death toll doubles, hundreds arrested in 'harrowing' Iran protest crackdown

Sep 24 2022

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran's security forces on more than a week of …

Storm Fiona slams into east Canada, major power outages

Sep 24 2022

Powerful storm Fiona knocked out electricity to more than 500,000 homes Saturday as it lashed east Canada with strong …

Russia replaces top general, pursues breakaway Ukraine polls

Sep 24 2022

Moscow replaced its top logistics general on Saturday after a series of setbacks as Kremlin-held regions of eastern and …

Hurricane Fiona hits Canada after brushing Bermuda

Sep 24 2022

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in eastern Canada's Nova Scotia on Saturday, the US National Hurricane Center said, with …

Death toll doubles in 'harrowing' Iran protest crackdown

Sep 24 2022

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran's security forces on more than a week of …

Blinken urges calm on Taiwan in talks with China

Sep 24 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Friday for calm over Taiwan as he met his Chinese counterpart, as soaring …

Russia proxies hold breakaway polls in Ukraine

Sep 24 2022

Kremlin-held regions of eastern and southern Ukraine entered the second day of voting to become part of Russia on …

Federer relishes 'different' future after final bow alongside Nadal

Sep 24 2022

Roger Federer promised his fans they had not seen the last of him after bringing the curtain down on his glittering …

Hurricane Fiona bears down on Canada after brushing Bermuda

Sep 24 2022

Hurricane Fiona barreled towards Canada on Friday with Nova Scotia province on high alert after the storm swept past …

Tearful Federer bows out of tennis with Laver Cup defeat

Sep 23 2022

Roger Federer ended his remarkable career with an agonising doubles defeat alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the …

Iran protests flare anew hours after pro-government rallies

Sep 23 2022

Protests flared in Iran for an eighth straight night Friday over the death of a young woman arrested by morality police, …

Europe faces dilemma on Russians fleeing Putin's draft

Sep 23 2022

The European Union is facing a tough balancing act over how to deal with Russians fleeing military mobilisation, as some …

Strong winds hit Bermuda as Hurricane Fiona heads for Canada

Sep 23 2022

Bermuda assessed damage Friday after Hurricane Fiona brushed past the island overnight, causing flooding and leaving …

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

Sep 23 2022

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a …

Ukraine war saps Russian sway over Caucasus, Central Asia

Sep 23 2022

As the invasion of Ukraine drains Russia's forces, Moscow's grip on its former Soviet backyard in the Caucasus and …

Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel dies aged 70: publisher

Sep 23 2022

Hilary Mantel, the first British novelist to win the Booker Prize twice and who sold millions of books around the world, …

Hong Kong scrapping quarantine for international arrivals

Sep 23 2022

Hong Kong announced Friday it will end mandatory hotel quarantine, scrapping some of the world's toughest travel …

Hilary Mantel: bringing ghosts to life

Sep 23 2022

Hilary Mantel, whose death was announced on Friday, communed with ghosts throughout her life: the ghosts from history …

Russia holds breakaway polls in Ukraine

Sep 23 2022

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine were voting Friday on whether to become part of Russia, in referendums that Kyiv and its …

Strong winds, heavy rains hit Bermuda as Hurricane Fiona skirts by

Sep 23 2022

Gusts of 100 miles an hour and driving rain buffeted Bermuda early Friday, leaving thousands without power and fearing …

Japan to lift Covid restrictions on foreign tourists from October

Sep 23 2022

Japan announced Thursday that it will lift tough Covid restrictions on foreign tourists, reopening the borders after two …

Australian rescuers race to save stranded pilot whales

Sep 23 2022

Australian rescuers battled Friday to refloat the last surviving pilot whales from a mass stranding that killed nearly …

After asteroid collision, Europe's Hera will probe 'crime scene'

Sep 23 2022

After NASA deliberately smashes a car-sized spacecraft into an asteroid next week, it will be up to the European Space …

Conflict tourism: Kashmir hottest new destination for Indians

Sep 23 2022

Standing on a fortified Kashmir street, an Indian tourist poses triumphantly for her husband's camera, clutching the …

US charges Boeing with misleading investors on 737 MAX safety, fined $200 mn

Sep 23 2022

US securities officials fined Boeing $200 million over the aviation giant's misleading assurances about the safety of …

Federer bids emotional farewell to tennis at Laver Cup

Sep 23 2022

Roger Federer will bring the curtain down on his spectacular career in a "super special" match alongside long-time rival …

NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense

Sep 23 2022

Bet the dinosaurs wish they'd thought of this.

'Safari for sound': New York Philharmonic fine-tunes new home

Sep 23 2022

The New York Philharmonic is tuning up to open their brand-new performance space next month -- and it's not only the …

Fortified Bermuda braces for powerful Hurricane Fiona

Sep 23 2022

The beach chairs and umbrellas were put away, storefronts were covered and a lighthouse illuminated racing clouds …

NFTs and burning paintings at new Damien Hirst show

Sep 23 2022

The latest show by Damien Hirst displays thousands of the provocative British artist's colourful spot paintings... many …

Limit to how players can protest in Qatar, say England's Kane and Southgate

Sep 23 2022

England manager Gareth Southgate and captain Harry Kane believe there is a limit to how much players can protest human …

France back on track as Netherlands close on Nations League finals

Sep 23 2022

Kylian Mbappe starred as world champions France shrugged off injuries and off-field problems to beat Austria on …

Americans grab 4-1 lead on Internationals at Presidents Cup

Sep 23 2022

Justin Thomas and Cameron Young sank clutch putts and the United States blunted a back-nine fightback to lead the …

Facebook whistleblower launches nonprofit to take on big tech

Sep 23 2022

Whistleblower Frances Haugen -- a former Facebook engineer who leaked documents suggesting the firm put profits before …

Death toll mounts in Iran protests as online services cut

Sep 22 2022

At least 17 people have been killed as popular unrest flared Thursday across Iran over the death in custody of Kurdish …

Russia begins troop mobilisation for Ukraine fight

Sep 22 2022

Moscow began its mandatory troop call-up Thursday to try to bolster a stumbling war effort in Ukraine, with authorities …

Meloni fires up supporters as Italy's right eyes historic win

Sep 22 2022

Giorgia Meloni led her right-wing allies in staging a joint rally Thursday ahead of their expected victory in weekend …

Iran protests pose new test for clerical leadership

Sep 22 2022

Women setting their headscarves ablaze and chanting anti-regime slogans. Pictures of the leadership defaced and burned. …

Iran demonstrations hit home for diaspora women

Sep 22 2022

As Iranian women bare their heads and burn Islamic veils in demonstrations that have met nationwide repression, hopes …

Cambodia Khmer Rouge court upholds conviction in final ruling

Sep 22 2022

Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge war crimes court gave its final verdict Thursday, upholding the genocide conviction and …

Kremlin proxies in Ukraine double down ahead of annexation votes

Sep 22 2022

Kremlin-installed officials in Ukrainian regions controlled by Moscow's forces vowed on Thursday to press ahead with …

Eyeing victory, Italian right rallies ahead of vote

Sep 22 2022

Italy's right-wing parties will stage a joint rally Thursday in a final push ahead of elections forecast to install a …

Death toll from Iran unrest climbs to 17 as internet restricted

Sep 22 2022

The official death toll from Iran's wave of popular unrest shot up Thursday to at least 17 as popular anger has flared …

USA make ominous start to women's World Cup as France ruin Jackson's comeback

Sep 22 2022

Breanna Stewart drilled 22 points as the United States launched their bid Thursday for a fourth straight women's …

Iran curbs internet access as protests claim 11 lives

Sep 22 2022

Iran restricted internet access Thursday after days of protests and unrest that have claimed at least 11 lives, …

Catholic plurality fuels unification pressure in N.Ireland

Sep 22 2022

Northern Ireland now has a Catholic plurality for the first time since the UK-run province was carved out as a …

'We keep running': Ukrainian rail unbowed in face of war

Sep 22 2022

Ukrainian resilience in the face of the Russian onslaught also extends to its railways, proudly declares the head of the …

Strong quake shakes Mexico, leaving two dead

Sep 22 2022

A strong earthquake jolted Mexico on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead as residents rushed into the streets of …

Almost 200 pilot whales perish on Australian beach

Sep 22 2022

Almost 200 whales have perished at an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, where Australian …