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Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

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Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday to locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in …

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

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Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong Sunday against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge …

Israel PM's wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

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An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for …

Damaged tanker arrives at UAE anchorage amid increased regional tensions

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A damaged Japanese tanker arrived Sunday at a UAE anchorage site after it was rocked by explosions in Gulf waters as …

Huge Hong Kong rally kicks off as public anger boils

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Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong on Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented …

It's Toyota v Toyota as dawn breaks in Le Mans

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The pole-sitting Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez led the Le Mans 24 Hour Race early Sunday …

Hong Kong braces for huge rally as public anger boils

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Large crowds were beginning to gather in Hong Kong ahead of another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethed following …

Leaderless and livid: The youngsters on Hong Kong front lines

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Young Hong Kongers who marshalled the fight against a police force that was armed with tear gas and rubber bullets have …

Woodland hangs on for one-shot lead over Rose going into US Open 4th rd

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Gary Woodland delivered a gritty back nine display Saturday, coming up with key par saves in a two-under 69 to stay one …

More than a game: World Cup set for India-Pakistan blockbuster

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The eyes of more than a billion television viewers around the globe will turn to Manchester when arch-rivals India and …

Saudi crown prince warns against 'exploiting' Khashoggi murder

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against "exploiting" the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for …

Times' Russia report is 'virtual treason,' Trump says

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US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US …

American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows

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President Donald Trump likes to take credit for the US economy, with historic low unemployment and few signs of rising …

Trump's first term: hits and misses

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"Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true?

Salesman Trump pitches for a second term

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled …

Woodland maintains two-shot lead over Rose as Koepka closes in

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Gary Woodland maintained a two-stroke lead over Justin Rose midway through the third round of the US Open Saturday at …

Ramos marries TV personality in Galactico wedding 'like no other'

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Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, married Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio in Seville on Saturday in a 'Galactico' …

Netherlands and Canada cement second-round places, USA poised to join them

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The Netherlands and Canada ensured they would finish in the top two in Group E of the women's World Cup with victories …

Toyota v Toyota as Le Mans heads into night

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The pole-sitting Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez led the Le Mans 24 Hour Race into the early …

Woodland maintains two-shot lead through nine holes in US Open 2nd rd

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Gary Woodland maintained a two-shot lead over Justin Rose through nine holes of the US Open third round Saturday at …

Gulf powers urge action to secure energy supplies as tankers port-bound

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday called for decisive action to protect energy supplies amid a tense US-Iran standoff …

Tourist drowns in Lake Geneva during storm: police

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A woman has drowned in Lake Geneva when her sightseeing boat sank as a violent storm battered parts of Switzerland on …

Saudi crown prince lashes out at arch-rival Iran over tanker attacks

Jun 15 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping …

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks

Jun 15 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused rival Iran of attacks on two oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping …

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Jun 15 2019

Hong Kong braces for another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between …

Paris's Notre-Dame holds first mass since devastating blaze

Jun 15 2019

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris hosted its first mass on Saturday exactly two months after a devastating blaze, with …

Italy's 'genius' film director Franco Zeffirelli dies

Jun 15 2019

The world of cinema was in mourning Saturday after Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli, feted for his lavish …

Hong Kong leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Jun 15 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday suspended a hugely divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China, in a …

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies aged 96: media

Jun 15 2019

Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli died Saturday at the age of 96 at his home in Rome, local media …

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civillians: monitor

Jun 15 2019

At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that …

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

Jun 15 2019

A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port Saturday, its …

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces: monitor

Jun 15 2019

At least 35 combatants including 26 pro-regime forces were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at …

Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill after huge protests

Jun 15 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday suspended a hugely divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China in a …

High points of Hong Kong's huge protests

Jun 15 2019

The embattled Hong Kong government was forced to drop plans for a bill to allow extraditions to mainland China, a …

Hong Kong govt suspends divisive extradition bill

Jun 15 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be …

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Jun 15 2019

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many …

US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionize

Jun 15 2019

The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly …

Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Jun 15 2019

Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked …

Gathering clouds cast shadow over Paris Air Show

Jun 15 2019

Slumping orders, production bottlenecks, regulatory pressures and the prospect of fewer flyers: Aviation executives have …

China's largest ever Picasso exhibition opens

Jun 15 2019

The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens on Saturday, featuring more than 100 works -- many of them from …

Woodland fires 65 to top star-studded US Open leaderboard

Jun 15 2019

Gary Woodland drained a 50-foot birdie put at his final hole on Friday to cap a six-under par 65 and take a two-stroke …

Paris's Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire

Jun 15 2019

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass on Saturday, exactly two months after the devastating blaze …

Womankind's giant leap: who will be the first female moonwalker?

Jun 15 2019

Who will take the giant leap for womankind?

Woodland grabs lead late in 2nd round at Pebble Beach

Jun 15 2019

Gary Woodland seized the US Open lead at eight-under par with three holes to play on Friday, back-to-back birdies …

Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration

Jun 15 2019

Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied …

Rose leads US Open by two midway through 2nd round

Jun 15 2019

Justin Rose was in the "perfect spot" Friday after a one-under par 70 gave him a two-shot lead in the second round of …

Art expert stakes reputation on 'lost' $170 million Caravaggio

Jun 15 2019

Art expert Eric Turquin is not only convinced that a canvas found in the attic of an old house in southwest France is a …

Taylor ends drought to send England through alongside Italy

Jun 15 2019

Jodie Taylor broke a 14-month goal drought to shoot England past Argentina and into the last 16 of the women's World Cup …

Vekic wins on two surfaces at rain-plagued Wimbledon warm-up

Jun 15 2019

Second seed Donna Vekic reached the semi-finals of the rain-plagued Nottingham WTA event on Friday after playing her …

EU seals deal to end US beef row

Jun 15 2019

The EU has sealed a deal to end a long-running row with Washington over US beef imports, a statement said on Friday, …

Oil rises again on tension fueled by tanker blasts

Jun 15 2019

Oil prices rose again Friday in reaction to geopolitical tension, building on the previous day's surge sparked by blasts …

China, Russia reject calls for freeze on UN pullout from Sudan

Jun 15 2019

China and Russia on Friday rejected calls from European and African countries to freeze the planned shutdown of a …

Trump blames Iran in tanker blasts, says sea lane not at risk

Jun 14 2019

US President Donald Trump declared Friday that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman had Iran …

Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

Jun 14 2019

Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans …

Livestock rustlers face jail time as New Zealand tightens laws

Jun 14 2019

When livestock rustlers came for sheepbreeder Daniel Wheeler's prize ewes in the dead of night, they didn't take the …

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

Jun 14 2019

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his …

Trump pins tanker attacks on Iran, dismisses shipping lane threat

Jun 14 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down in accusing Iran of executing explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of …

A sea of purple: Swiss women rise up for equal pay

Jun 14 2019

Purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of …

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over extradition plan

Jun 14 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions …

Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

Jun 14 2019

Iran dismissed as "baseless" on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf …

Swiss women rise up for equal pay

Jun 14 2019

Statues draped in purple in Neuchatel, blocked traffic in Lausanne and a massive clenched fist feminist symbol projected …

South Korean court tells cheating husband he must stay married

Jun 14 2019

A cheating husband cannot divorce his wife despite having a years-long affair, a South Korean court ruled Friday, …

Raptors dethrone Warriors to capture first NBA crown

Jun 14 2019

An upstart Toronto Raptors squad dethroned defending champions Golden State on Thursday, defeating the Warriors 114-110 …

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader from her own allies

Jun 14 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions …

Japan #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced

Jun 14 2019

A Japanese firm has shelved an advertising campaign intended to promote gender equity at home after its #beWHITE hashtag …

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Jun 14 2019

The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an …

Hong Kongers alarmed by Google translation gaffe

Jun 14 2019

Hong Kong social media lit up on Friday when protesters noticed Google's translation software was briefly churning out a …

Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

Jun 14 2019

Iran dismissed as "baseless" Friday US accusations that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the …

Brazil Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia

Jun 14 2019

Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to criminalize homophobia, an important step for sexual minorities in one of the …

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

Jun 14 2019

"Classic chemotherapywas awful... but with this treatment, I feel hope," says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is …

'I'm no hero' says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

Jun 14 2019

In the acclaimed US mini-series "Chernobyl", Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even …

Brazil police question Neymar over alleged rape

Jun 14 2019

Brazilian police questioned Neymar for five hours on Thursday over allegations he raped a woman he met through social …

To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown

Jun 14 2019

The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before …

First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence

Jun 14 2019

A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face …

We do not choose our sexuality, Owens tells Folau

Jun 14 2019

Rugby star Israel Folau and others who post "opinions of hate" aimed at homosexuals should understand that people cannot …

Tensions surge as US accuses Iran of attacking tankers

Jun 14 2019

The United States accused Iran of carrying out attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, …

'Hundreds' of elephants being poached each year in Botswana: report

Jun 14 2019

A leading conservation group has warned of surging elephant poaching in parts of Botswana and estimated nearly 400 were …

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr charged over groping claim

Jun 14 2019

Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr with forcible touching on Thursday after he was …

Greenwald defiant after 'grotesque' threats over Brazil's Car Wash leaks

Jun 14 2019

US journalist Glenn Greenwald said Thursday he has received "grotesque" threats also targeting his husband and children …

Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool

Jun 14 2019

Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network -- …

Matildas stun Brazil at World Cup as China send Germany and hosts through

Jun 14 2019

A Monica own-goal completed a remarkable turnaround by Australia at the women's World Cup on Thursday, as the Matildas …

Christchurch mosque attack defendant pleads not guilty

Jun 13 2019

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks pleaded not guilty to multiple …

Trump announces exit of 'warrior' spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

Jun 13 2019

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the surprise departure of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, after a combative …

Turkey says ceasefire not yet secured in Syria's Idlib

Jun 13 2019

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday said a ceasefire had not been fully secured in Syria's …

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Jun 13 2019

Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality after a family contaminated with the virus crossed from …

Iran 'responsible' for Gulf of Oman attacks: Pompeo

Jun 13 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, and …

Tankers ablaze in suspected attacks near Gulf oil chokepoint

Jun 13 2019

Suspected attacks left two tankers ablaze in the waters of the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, sparking fears of a broader …

Suicide bomber kills 11 in eastern Afghanistan

Jun 13 2019

A suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint Thursday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least 11 …

Trump faces storm after says OK to use foreign intel on opponents

Jun 13 2019

Donald Trump on Thursday reignited the political storm that has threatened to engulf his presidency by insisting he has …

Key dates in race to become next British PM and beyond

Jun 13 2019

Seven candidates for the leadership of Britain's governing Conservative Party made it through Thursday's first round of …

Oil prices surge after suspected attacks on tankers

Jun 13 2019

World oil prices surged Thursday on reports that two tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman, worsening frayed …

Brexit figurehead Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM

Jun 13 2019

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson came top by a landslide in a first-round vote on Thursday for a leader to replace …

Oil prices surge on reported tanker attacks

Jun 13 2019

World oil prices surged Thursday on reports that two tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman, worsening frayed …

Brexit hardliner Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM

Jun 13 2019

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson topped the ballot by a landslide Thursday in a first-round vote for a leader to replace …

Froome's surgery successful, back racing in six months: surgeon

Jun 13 2019

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has undergone a successful four-hour operation following a devastating …

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

Jun 13 2019

Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime …

Two tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks

Jun 13 2019

Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the waters of the Gulf of Oman Thursday, sending world oil prices …

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rally after violent clashes

Jun 13 2019

Hong Kong protest leaders announced plans for another mass rally on Sunday, escalating their campaign against a China …

Froome has surgery, in intensive care after high-speed crash

Jun 13 2019

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has undergone surgery and was in intensive care Thursday a day after …

Telegram traces cyber-attack during HK protests to China

Jun 13 2019

Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that originated from China, the company's CEO said …

Two oil tankers evacuated after reported attack in Gulf of Oman

Jun 13 2019

The crews of two oil tankers were evacuated off the coast of Iran on Thursday after they were reportedly attacked and …

NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Jun 13 2019

NASA has renamed the street outside its Washington headquarters to honor three black female mathematicians whose …