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Three, two, one: astronomers predict SpaceX space junk will hit the Moon

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A chunk of a SpaceX rocket that blasted off seven years ago and was abandoned in space after completing its mission will …

Fed signals first US rate hike since pandemic coming in March

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday gave a clear signal the central bank is ready to raise US interest …

US shares reverse course as Fed signals likely March rate hike

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Wall Street stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled an interest rate hike …

Prince Andrew seeking jury trial in sex assault case in New York

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Britain's Prince Andrew is seeking a jury trial to clear his name in the sexual assault civil complaint he is fighting …

US rejects Russia demand on Ukraine but talks see new life

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The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's key demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was …

UN chief calls on Taliban to uphold women's rights

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The Taliban must uphold the fundamental human rights of women and children, the United Nations chief said Wednesday, …

Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

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Stephen Breyer, one of three liberal justices on the US Supreme Court, plans to retire, paving the way for President Joe …

Covid-hit Australian warship delivers disaster aid to Tonga

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A coronavirus-hit Australian warship docked in Tonga on Wednesday, delivering desperately needed aid to the …

US rejects Russia demands on Ukraine but offers 'path' out of crisis

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The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready …

Syria Kurds retake prison, ending six-day IS attack

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Kurdish forces on Wednesday retook full control of a prison in northeast Syria where Islamic State group jihadists had …

US rejects Russian demand that Ukraine stay out of NATO

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The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready …

Liberal US Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire: media

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Stephen Breyer, one of three liberal justices on the US Supreme Court, plans to retire, paving the way for Joe Biden to …

US Coast Guard finds one body in search for dozens after boat capsizes

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US Coast Guard crews searching for 39 people reported missing when a boat capsized off the coast of Florida have found …

Russia, Ukraine hold talks as US warns of invasion

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Top officials from Ukraine and Russia met in Paris on Wednesday for talks to defuse tensions on their border, a meeting …

Russia warns against 'destructive' sanctions on Putin

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Russia hit back Wednesday at US threats of direct sanctions against President Vladimir Putin, saying moves against the …

Medvedev mounts astonishing comeback after Tsitsipas romps into semis

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Men's title favourite Daniil Medvedev fought back from the brink of a shock exit on Wednesday to reach the Australian …

Istanbul's snowed-in airport stirs back to life

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Europe's busiest airport in Istanbul was "gradually" resuming normal operations after a blizzard shut it down for a day, …

Swiatek, Collins beat heat to reach semis, Medvedev needs cool head

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Danielle Collins and Iga Swiatek will meet in the Australian Open semi-finals after vastly contrasting wins in the last …

The exiled sculptor of 'all that is no longer there' in Syria

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A Syrian neighbourhood targeted by regime bombing lies in ruins, with bodies and broken toys poking out of the rubble; …

93 potential graves found at Canada school site

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An Indigenous community in Canada has identified nearly 100 "potential" graves at a residential school site, months …

China restricts activists' social media ahead of Olympics

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Human rights activists and some academics in China have had their WeChat messaging app accounts restricted in recent …

Riyadh and Bangkok restore ties, decades after gem theft

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Saudi Arabia and Thailand have announced the resumption of diplomatic ties, after more than three decades of frozen …

Honduras political crisis deepens ahead of president-elect's swearing-in

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Rival factions of Honduras' newly elected congress held duelling first sessions Tuesday, as a split in president-elect …

Dozens of people missing after boat capsizes off Florida: US Coast Guard

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The US Coast Guard has launched a search for 39 people reported missing when a boat capsized off the coast of Florida in …

Collins beats Cornet to make Australian Open semi-final

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Danielle Collins swept into the last four of the Australian Open Wednesday to match her feat from 2019 and shatter …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal 'conscious' after surgery for bus crash injuries

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Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was "conscious" a day after the Colombian cycling star underwent emergency …

Microsoft sees strong earnings on cloud computing

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Microsoft beat market expectations Tuesday with strong quarterly performance in cloud computing and software, still …

Russia adds Kremlin critic Navalny to 'terrorists' list

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Russia on Tuesday added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a number of his allies to a list of "terrorists and …

African football boss blames closed gate for Cup of Nations tragedy

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African football supremo Patrice Motsepe says an "inexplicable" decision to keep an entry gate closed was responsible …

Roll up: NFT's magical mystery now includes Beatles memorabilia

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Beatles fans won't be able to touch them, but they can soon get their virtual hands on personal memorabilia from John …

Second NY cop dies after gun battle in Harlem

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A New York policeman wounded in an exchange of gunfire last week died Tuesday, raising the toll in the tragedy to two, …

West links Afghan humanitarian aid to human rights

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Western diplomats Tuesday linked humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to an improvement in human rights after meeting a …

IMF urges El Salvador to remove bitcoin as legal tender

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The IMF on Tuesday called on El Salvador to change course and stop using bitcoin as legal tender, citing "large risks" …

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

Jan 25 2022

The United States on Tuesday warned Moscow of damaging sanctions, including measures personally targeting Vladimir …

Burkina junta faces worldwide criticism but wins popular support

Jan 25 2022

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

US ups sanctions pressure on Moscow over Ukraine

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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'

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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'

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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'

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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

Jan 25 2022

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 …