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Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder

AFP - 1h ago

The man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie at a literary event pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges Saturday, …

Rushdie suspected attacker charged with attempted murder

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The man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie at a literary event pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges Saturday, …

Ukraine, Russia accuse each other of nuclear plant strikes

AFP - 5h ago

Kyiv and Moscow have exchanged blame for fresh shelling around Europe's largest nuclear facility, which is in Russia's …

Rushdie in hospital as outrage grows over stabbing

Aug 13 2022

Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after being stabbed at a literary event in New York …

Man Utd battered by Brentford as Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect start

Aug 13 2022

Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by Brentford to sink to the bottom of the Premier League on …

Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect Premier League start

Aug 13 2022

Manchester City stormed ominously to the top of the Premier League by cruising to a 4-0 win over Bournemouth, while …

Rushdie in serious condition after stabbing

Aug 13 2022

Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after being stabbed at a literary event in New York …

Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing

Aug 13 2022

Salman Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after an Iranian fatwa ordered his killing, was on a ventilator and could lose …

Taiwan's frontline islanders unfazed by beat of China war drum

Aug 13 2022

Not far from the rusted-out tanks and anti-landing spikes that litter the beaches of the Taiwanese island where he …

Inside Afghanistan's secret schools, where girls defy the Taliban

Aug 13 2022

Nafeesa has discovered a great place to hide her schoolbooks from the prying eyes of her disapproving Taliban brother -- …

US lawmakers pass landmark climate, health plan in big win for Biden

Aug 12 2022

US lawmakers on Friday adopted President Joe Biden's sprawling climate, tax and health care plan -- a major win for the …

Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed onstage

Aug 12 2022

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings have made him the target of Iranian death threats, remained in emergency …

'Top secret' documents seized in raid on Trump home

Aug 12 2022

FBI agents seized records marked "top secret" during their search of former president Donald Trump's Florida estate, …

Surprise date-change overshadows World Cup 100-day countdown

Aug 12 2022

FIFA and Qatar organisers on Friday counted the cost of bringing forward the start of the World Cup by a day as they …

Seven-time winner Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination

Aug 12 2022

Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi paid a high price for an underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain …

'Top secret' documents recovered in raid on Trump home: media

Aug 12 2022

FBI agents recovered documents marked "top secret" during the search of Donald Trump's Florida estate, US media reported …

Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage, rushed to hospital

Aug 12 2022

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings have made him the target of Iranian death threats, was attacked and …

US lawmakers set to pass major climate, health bill in big win for Biden

Aug 12 2022

US lawmakers on Friday were expected to adopt President Joe Biden's sprawling climate, tax and health care plan -- a …

Search warrant from Trump raid poised for release

Aug 12 2022

US justice officials were poised on Friday to make public the warrant authorizing the extraordinary raid on Donald …

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York state

Aug 12 2022

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats that forced him into hiding, …

Drought declared in several parts of England

Aug 12 2022

The UK government on Friday officially declared a drought across swathes of England, following months of record low …

Sealed search warrant from Trump raid poised for release

Aug 12 2022

US justice officials were poised Friday to make public a sealed warrant explaining the unprecedented raid on Donald …

Qatar's ground control on alert for World Cup disasters

Aug 12 2022

Facing a bank of screens that look like NASA mission command, technicians counting down to the World Cup in Qatar …

Poaching of 'status symbol' date mussels threatens Italy's coasts

Aug 12 2022

Off the rocky coast of southeastern Italy, two scuba divers from the financial crimes police bob in and out of the blue …

Actor Anne Heche 'not expected to survive' after crash: US media

Aug 12 2022

US actor Anne Heche is "not expected to survive" after suffering a serious brain injury in a car crash in Los Angeles …

South Korea pardons Samsung boss 'to help the economy'

Aug 12 2022

The heir and de facto leader of the Samsung group received a presidential pardon Friday, continuing South Korea's long …

UN watchdog warns of 'grave' crisis amid violence near Ukraine nuclear plant

Aug 12 2022

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog warned an emergency Security Council meeting on Thursday of the "grave" crisis …

US attorney general says 'personally approved' Trump home search

Aug 12 2022

US Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he had "personally approved" the dramatic raid on Donald Trump's …

'War minus shooting': partition created fierce cricket rivalry

Aug 12 2022

When India and Pakistan were forged out of violent partition 75 years ago, the split also created one of sport's …

Indian, Pakistani siblings reunite 75 years after Partition

Aug 12 2022

Tears of joy rolled down his wizened cheeks when Indian Sika Khan met his Pakistani brother for the first time since …

Removing 'camouflage,' Brazil football referee comes out

Aug 12 2022

Growing up, he never liked football, but Igor Benevenuto played it anyway to avoid being teased with homophobic jokes -- …

'Hopeless': Chinese homebuyers run out of patience with developers

Aug 12 2022

Newly married and with his first child on the way, auto worker Wang wanted to move into the apartment he bought in Wuhan …

Brazilians march in 'defense of democracy'

Aug 12 2022

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of several cities Thursday in "defense of democracy" in the face of …

Swiatek ambushed by Brazil's Haddad Maia in Toronto

Aug 12 2022

Brazilian outsider Beatriz Haddad Maia toppled world number one Iga Swiatek 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the …

France's 'Little Nicolas' illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempe dies aged 89

Aug 12 2022

Jean-Jacques Sempe, who illustrated the beloved "Little Nicolas" series of French children's books, has died aged 89, …

FIFA officially advances World Cup by a day for Qatar

Aug 11 2022

FIFA on Thursday officially brought forward the opening match of this year's World Cup by one day to November 20 in a …

Ice Age footprints shed light on North America's early humans

Aug 11 2022

Footprints laid down by Ice Age hunter-gatherers and recently discovered in a US desert are shedding new light on North …

Attorney general says 'personally approved' Trump home search

Aug 11 2022

US Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he had "personally approved" the dramatic raid on Donald Trump's …

Iran brands US claim of assassination plot 'fiction'

Aug 11 2022

Iran dismissed as "fiction" Thursday US allegations it had plotted to kill former White House national security adviser …

France gets help from EU neighbours as wildfires rage

Aug 11 2022

Firefighting teams and equipment from six EU nations started to arrive in France on Thursday to help battle a spate of …

Shelling at Ukraine nuclear plant as UN issues warning

Aug 11 2022

Russia and Ukraine accused each other of new shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Thursday ahead of a …

'Hero' Lebanon hostage-taker turns self in after bank drama

Aug 11 2022

Bystanders hailed as a hero an armed customer who held bank staff hostage for hours Thursday in Lebanon because he …

Tens of thousands trek rugged trail to glimpse Iceland volcano

Aug 11 2022

Tens of thousands of people have braved a steep, rugged trail in Iceland to catch a rare glimpse of an active volcano …

Alleged British IS 'Beatle' held in jail after UK court appearance

Aug 11 2022

A British man accused of being part of an Islamic State (IS) kidnap-and-murder cell known as the "Beatles" was remanded …

New wildfire outbreaks feared as blazes rage in France

Aug 11 2022

Officials warned Thursday that flare-ups could cause a massive wildfire to further spread in France's parched southwest, …

Alleged British IS 'Beatle' appears in court after arrest in UK

Aug 11 2022

A British man accused of being part of an Islamic State (IS) kidnap-and-murder cell known as the "Beatles" appeared in …

Living underground on the spearhead of Russia's offensive

Aug 11 2022

Svitlana Klymenko is restless with rage but has nowhere to go.

North Korea declares 'victory' over Covid, says Kim had fever

Aug 11 2022

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared a "shining victory" over Covid-19 as his sister revealed he had fallen ill …

Soldier makes brief descent into Mexico mine where workers trapped

Aug 11 2022

A soldier made a brief incursion on Wednesday into the flooded coal mine in northern Mexico where 10 workers have been …

Chinese medical portal censored after doubting herbal 'Covid remedy'

Aug 11 2022

A popular Chinese medical information site has been censored by authorities for "violation of relevant laws and …

Olivia Newton-John to get state memorial in Australia

Aug 11 2022

Screen legend Olivia Newton-John will be honoured with a state memorial service in her adoptive homeland Australia, …

N Korea declares 'victory' over Covid, says Kim had fever

Aug 11 2022

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declared a "shining victory" over Covid-19 as his sister revealed he had fallen ill during the …

Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

Aug 11 2022

Gul Agha Jalali used to spend his nights planting bombs -- hoping to target an Afghan government soldier or, better …

Cheaper, changing and crucial: the rise of solar power

Aug 11 2022

Generating power from sunlight bouncing off the ground, working at night, even helping to grow strawberries: solar panel …

Barcelona sell off assets to make signings in attempt to restore glory days

Aug 11 2022

Barcelona's attempts to establish themselves once again as a force in La Liga and the Champions League this season have …

Serena says goodbye to Canada after defeat by Bencic

Aug 11 2022

Serena Williams, who said this week she will soon call time on her storied tennis career, departed the WTA Toronto …

China's ex-Covid patients live under 'dark shadow' of stigma

Aug 11 2022

When Zuo tested positive for Covid-19 while working as a cleaner in one of Shanghai's largest quarantine centres, she …

Fresh fears after Facebook's role in US abortion case

Aug 11 2022

Facebook sparked outrage by complying with US police probing an abortion case, boosting simmering fears the platform …

Serena Williams beaten by Bencic at WTA Toronto Masters

Aug 11 2022

Serena Williams, who indicated this week she is in the home stretch of her storied tennis career, fell 6-2, 6-4 to …

World's biggest ice sheet could cause massive sea rise without action: study

Aug 11 2022

The world's biggest ice sheet could cause "several metres" of sea-level rise over centuries if the global temperature …

Swiatek sails through as Gauff survives

Aug 11 2022

Coco Gauff overcame 13 double-faults on Wednesday as she battled past Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and into the …

Alleged British IS 'Beatle' arrested on return to UK: media

Aug 11 2022

A British man accused of being part of an Islamic State (IS) kidnap-and-murder cell known as the "Beatles" was arrested …

Brazilian woman arrested for stealing mother's artwork

Aug 11 2022

Brazilian authorities arrested a late art collector's daughter Wednesday for allegedly orchestrating a scam in which a …

Disney+ subscribers surge as Netflix stumbles

Aug 11 2022

The Disney+ streaming service saw its number of paying subscribers leap beyond expectations in the last quarter, as …

Real Madrid defeat Eintracht Frankfurt to win fifth UEFA Super Cup

Aug 11 2022

Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt and a fifth UEFA Super …

Russian strikes near Ukraine nuclear plant kill 14

Aug 10 2022

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of carrying out rocket strikes that killed 14 civilians in areas near a nuclear …

Trump declines to answer questions in New York civil probe

Aug 10 2022

Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to answer questions under oath about alleged fraud at his family business, as legal …

42 Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attacks

Aug 10 2022

Forty-two Malian soldiers died in a sophisticatedweekend attack by suspected jihadists using drones artillery, …

Arson suspected as huge French wildfire reignites

Aug 10 2022

A wildfire that officials thought was under control in southwest France has reignited amid a record drought and extreme …

Kenya waits impatiently for results of close-fought vote

Aug 10 2022

Kenyans on Wednesday were waiting for the results of the country's presidential election after a largely peaceful poll, …

China warns it will not tolerate Taiwan 'separatists'

Aug 10 2022

China on Wednesday vowed zero tolerance for "separatist activities" in Taiwan and reaffirmed that it would take the …

Death toll from attack on Mali soldiers rises to 42: army

Aug 10 2022

Forty-two Malian soldiers died in an attack at the weekend by suspected jihadists, the army said Wednesday in a document …

13 killed in Russian strikes near nuclear plant

Aug 10 2022

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of carrying out rocket strikes that killed 13 civilians in areas near a nuclear …

Ailing beluga put down as last-ditch French rescue bid fails

Aug 10 2022

An ailing beluga whale that strayed into France's Seine river was put down by vets Wednesday after a last-ditch rescue …

US inflation eases in July amid falling oil prices

Aug 10 2022

US inflation eased slightly in July, according to official data Wednesday, potentially taking pressure off the Federal …

Trump questioned in New York civil probe

Aug 10 2022

Donald Trump arrived for questioning under oath Wednesday in the New York state attorney general's civil probe into …

Ailing beluga put down in last-ditch French rescue bid

Aug 10 2022

An ailing beluga whale that strayed into France's Seine river was put down by vets Wednesday during a last-ditch rescue …

Heat, drought rekindle huge wildfire in southwest France

Aug 10 2022

A fire that destroyed thousands of hectares of tinder-dry forest in southwest France has flared again amid a fierce …

Ailing Beluga whale dies in French rescue bid

Aug 10 2022

An ailing Beluga whale that strayed into France's River Seine has died during a last-ditch rescue attempt, experts …

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares

Aug 10 2022

Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to legal filings, amid a high-stakes legal battle …

Raymond Briggs, author of UK Christmas classic 'The Snowman', dies aged 88

Aug 10 2022

British cartoonist and illustrator Raymond Briggs, whose creation "The Snowman" became a Christmas staple for …

Tense Kenya awaits results of close-fought vote

Aug 10 2022

Kenyans waited anxiously on Wednesday for the results of the country's presidential election after a largely peaceful …

Pakistan zoo cancels lion auction, plans expansion instead

Aug 10 2022

A Pakistan zoo has called off plans to auction 12 lions from its ever-growing pride to private buyers, saying it would …

Stranded beluga whale removed from France's Seine river

Aug 10 2022

A beluga whale stranded in the Seine river in northern France for more than a week was removed from the water early …

Billboards get Poles talking low birth rate

Aug 10 2022

The billboards are hard to miss: large and plastered all over Poland, they show two blonde girls in immaculate white …

Stranded beluga whale rescued from France's Seine river

Aug 10 2022

A beluga whale stranded in the river Seine in northern France for more than a week was removed from the water early …

Bollywood seeks boost with 'Forrest Gump' remake

Aug 10 2022

One of India's biggest stars is banking on a remake of Hollywood feelgood hit "Forrest Gump" to revive the fortunes of …

Space invaders: How video gamers are resisting a crypto onslaught

Aug 10 2022

When video game designer Mark Venturelli was asked to speak at Brazil's biggest gaming festival, he submitted a …

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares: document

Aug 10 2022

Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to legal filings published Tuesday, amid a …

Stranded beluga whale removed from France's Seine river: AFP

Aug 10 2022

The beluga whale stranded in the river Seine in northern France was removed from the water early Wednesday in the first …

A tense Kenya awaits results of high-stakes vote

Aug 10 2022

Kenyans waited anxiously on Wednesday for the results of the country's presidential election after a largely peaceful …

Misery and disease conquer Afghanistan a year into Taliban rule

Aug 10 2022

The heaving wards of a ramshackle clinic in southern Afghanistan are just one sign of the catastrophic humanitarian …

Man City's Mendy goes on trial for rape and sexual assault

Aug 10 2022

Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy stands trial Wednesday for the alleged rape and assault of seven …

Endangered sharks, rays caught in protected Med areas: study

Aug 10 2022

Endangered sharks, rays and skates in the Mediterranean are more frequently caught in protected than in unprotected …

Biden signs major semiconductors investment bill to compete against China

Aug 10 2022

President Joe Biden signed into law Tuesday a multibillion dollar bill boosting domestic semiconductor and other …

Full steam ahead: Swiss mark 175 years since first rail service

Aug 10 2022

Switzerland -- famous for its punctual railways -- celebrated the 175th anniversary of passenger train services in the …

Serena Williams says 'countdown' to retirement has started

Aug 10 2022

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion and iconic tennis superstar for a generation, said Tuesday that "the …

Jury finds ex-Twitter worker spied for Saudi royals

Aug 10 2022

A former Twitter worker was found guilty on Tuesday of spying for Saudi officials keen to unmask critics on the …

LIV Golf trio denied chance to play in PGA playoffs

Aug 10 2022

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by three LIV Golf Series players for a temporary restraining order allowing …

FBI raid on Trump's home ignites political firestorm

Aug 09 2022

Top Republican leaders flung their support behind former US president Donald Trump on Tuesday after an extraordinary FBI …

Russia says Crimea airbase blast was ammo detonation, not attack

Aug 09 2022

Moscow insisted Tuesday that major blasts at a key military airbase on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula were caused …

France launches rescue op for beluga astray in Seine

Aug 09 2022

French marine experts launched an ambitious operation Tuesday to rescue an ailing beluga whale that swam up the Seine …