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Cuba's Chevy doctor keeping classic cars on the road

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In Cuba, where American cars older than the average inhabitant are a common sight on city streets, Pablo Manso makes his …

Biden says US must invest because China 'eating our lunch'

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President Joe Biden warned Thursday that Congress needs to adopt his multi-trillion dollar spending plans to renew the …

Support grows for vaccine patent waiver as India deaths hit new record

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International support grew Thursday for a US proposal to waive patents on much-needed coronavirus vaccines, a move …

UK recalls navy vessels as Jersey standoff with France eases

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A tense post-Brexit standoff between France and Britain eased Thursday, as London recalled two navy vessels sent to …

British-French Jersey standoff eases as trawlers withdraw

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French trawlers withdrew from waters around Jersey on Thursday after a protest over post-Brexit fishing rights that led …

ICC hands Ugandan LRA commander 'White Ant' 25-year jail term

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The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in …

Support grows for vaccine patent waiver as India sees record Covid deaths

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International support grew Thursday for a US proposal to waive patents on much-needed coronavirus vaccines, as India …

Blinken presses Russia to pull troops on solidarity trip to Ukraine

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday demanded that Russia end its "aggressive" actions towards Ukraine, …

Britain, France send ships to Jersey as fishing spat deepens

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Britain and France sent navy and coastal patrol ships to waters near the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday as …

US backs vaccine patent waiver as India sees record Covid deaths

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The United States threw its weight behind a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as India Thursday posted …

Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army, past and present

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One of Africa's longest-surviving rebel groups, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has terrorised parts of central Africa …

ICC hands Lord's Resistance Army commander 25-year jail term

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The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of …

Blinken in Ukraine reaffirms US commitment to Kiev against Russia

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken kicked off his visit to Ukraine on Thursday by reaffirming Washington's commitment …

Japan town builds giant squid statue with Covid grant

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A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that …

China suspends dialogue agreement with Australia

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China on Thursday cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia in a largely symbolic act of fury, …

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender Olympian

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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic …

Abducted Nigerian college students freed

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Nearly 30 abducted Nigerian college students have been freed, government officials said on Wednesday, two months after …

Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists India cricket chief

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India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country's …

Squids in: Japan town builds giant statue with Covid grant

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A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that …

Inside the cut-throat battle to build K-pop's next superstars

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Thirty teenagers, thousands of hours of training, dozens of shattered dreams: it all comes to a head next week when the …

China suspends economic accord with Australia

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China on Thursday suspended an economic agreement with Australia, worsening an already-troubled relationship fractured …

Blinken in Ukraine in show of support against Russia

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Ukraine's leadership Thursday in a visible show of support following a …

Pressure mounts on Colombia as protests begin second week

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Thousands of demonstrators poured onto Colombia's streets Wednesday, the eighth straight day of protests despite clashes …

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong handed extra jail time for Tiananmen vigil

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Jailed Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was handed an additional 10-month sentence on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to …

US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents

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US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for …

Mexico president hits back at critics over metro crash

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday rejected any link between his austerity drive and a metro …

Nets Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews

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The National Basketball Association slapped Kyrie Irving with a $35,000 fine on Wednesday, because the Brooklyn Nets …

Pandemic, war, climate change fuel food fears

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The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in …

Malian woman who gave birth to 9 babies 'doing well'

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A Malian woman who gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco is "doing well" and her nine babies are being treated in …

Nadal cruises into Madrid last 16, Barty faces surprising Badosa in semis

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Rafael Nadal began his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title in simple fashion on Wednesday, easing past youngster Carlos …

UK sends Navy ships to Jersey as French fishing row escalates

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday sent two Navy patrol vessels to Jersey over concerns that French …

Liechtenstein prince accused of killing Romania's 'largest' bear

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Romania said Wednesday it is investigating the killing of a large brown bear that activists allege was illegally shot by …

Trump moves to assert party control despite Facebook ban

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Social media has been his weapon of choice for battling Republican dissidents, but Donald Trump is seeking to tighten …

Pfizer/BioNTech jab confirmed to protect 95% in largest study yet

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The largest real-world study yet of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 …

Touchdown! SpaceX successfully lands Starship rocket

May 05 2021

SpaceX managed to land its prototype Starship rocket at its Texas base without blowing it up on Wednesday, the first …

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

May 05 2021

Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount …

G7 ends talks with criticism of China, Russia, Iran

May 05 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Wednesday wrapped up their first in-person meeting in more than two years, …

Facebook oversight board affirms Trump ban -- for now

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering …

France marks bicentenary of Napoleon's death amid debate over legacy

May 05 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte 200 years after his death on Wednesday on an …

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering …

1.5C warming cap could 'halve' sea level rise from melting ice

May 05 2021

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could halve how much sea levels rise due to melting ice sheets this …

G7 works on vaccine plan after pleas to help poor

May 05 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Wednesday worked on plans to scale up global Covid-19 vaccinations, as calls …

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban, calls for more review

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld the platform's ban on former US president Donald Trump but …

India G7 delegation in Covid scare as crisis deepens back home

May 05 2021

India's foreign minister was forced to abandon face-to-face G7 meetings on the pandemic in London on Wednesday because …

India to pump billions into virus fight as Biden sets vaccine target

May 05 2021

India on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars to boost its flagging vaccine programme, as President Joe Biden said 70 …

Calm urged after deadly Colombia protest clampdown

May 05 2021

The international community has condemned security forces' violent repression of protests in Colombia after numerous …

India announces $6.7 billion to help vaccine, health firms boost pandemic battle

May 05 2021

India released $6.7 billion in cheap financing for vaccine makers, hospitals and other health firms on Wednesday, to …

Mexico president vows full probe after 25 die in metro accident

May 05 2021

Mexico's president on Tuesday promised an in-depth investigation to find those responsible for the deaths of at least 25 …

Nissan to sell entire Daimler stake for $1.4 billion

May 05 2021

Nissan on Wednesday announced the sale of its entire 1.54 percent stake in German auto giant Daimler for around 1.15 …

Mexico president vows full probe after 24 die in metro accident

May 05 2021

Mexico's president on Tuesday promised an in-depth investigation to find those responsible for the deaths of at least 24 …

Macron negotiates politically charged Napoleon commemoration

May 05 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron is to lay a wreath at the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte to mark the 200th anniversary of …

Indigenous tribes hope Taiwan court will protect hunting traditions

May 05 2021

Before heading into Taiwan's mountains with his homemade rifle, Indigenous hunter Tama Talum often chants prayers and …

G7 talks vaccines after pleas to help poor

May 05 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies will discuss coronavirus vaccines Wednesday as they face growing pressure to …

Ruling on Trump ban marks defining moment for Facebook panel

May 05 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board rules Wednesday on the platform's ban of former US president Donald Trump in a …

Villarreal stand in way of Arsenal v Man Utd Europa League showdown

May 05 2021

Arsenal's season appeared to be ending with a whimper when they were reduced to 10 men after falling 2-0 behind against …

Pfizer sees Covid-19 as 'durable' revenue stream as profits rise

May 05 2021

Pfizer sharply increased its 2021 profit projections on Tuesday, citing much higher Covid-19 vaccine sales which are on …

Halep knocked out of Madrid Open, Thiem cruises through

May 05 2021

World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the last 16 to …

Global calls for calm as Colombia deploys 'excessive force'

May 04 2021

The international community on Tuesday decried what the UN described as an "excessive use of force" by security officers …

Mahrez double takes Man City into first Champions League final

May 04 2021

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's first ever Champions League final had been five years in the making after Riyad …

Netanyahu loses mandate to form Israel govt, opening door for rivals

May 04 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mandate to form a government following an inconclusive election expired on …

G7 seeks common front on China in first talks since pandemic

May 04 2021

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Tuesday discussed how to form a common front towards an increasingly assertive …

Trump ban ruling marks defining moment for Facebook panel

May 04 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board was gearing up Tuesday for a momentous decision on the platform's ban of former …

India infections top 20 million, top cricket league suspended

May 04 2021

India's coronavirus caseload topped 20 million on Tuesday as the crisis finally forced the suspension of the nation's …

Fear pervades Mexico City metro after deadly crash

May 04 2021

Commuters riding Mexico City's metro just a day after one of its worst ever accidents said they worried for their safety …

India's IPL cricket suspended over coronavirus

May 04 2021

The Indian Premier League, the world's richest Twenty20 cricket tournament, was suspended on Tuesday and its players …

How will Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce impact their charity?

May 04 2021

The shock announcement that billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are to divorce after 27 years of marriage …

Mexico president vows full probe after 23 die in metro accident

May 04 2021

Mexico's president on Tuesday promised an in-depth investigation to find those responsible for the deaths of at least 23 …

Defining moment for Facebook oversight panel with Trump ban ruling

May 04 2021

Facebook's independent oversight board was set for a momentous decision on the platform's ban of former US president …

Meghan writes children's book inspired by Prince Harry

May 04 2021

Meghan Markle is to release a children's book titled "The Bench" inspired by her husband Prince Harry's bond with their …

Mourinho looks for redemption at Roma after Tottenham failure

May 04 2021

Jose Mourinho took just two weeks to bounce back after his sacking from Tottenham Hotspur with a surprise appointment on …

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over 'fake news'

May 04 2021

The Myanmar junta has charged a Japanese journalist under a "fake news" law, a report said Tuesday, in the latest blow …

23 dead, dozens hurt as elevated metro collapses in Mexico

May 04 2021

Emergency services on Tuesday worked to retrieve the bodies of victims from the wreckage of an elevated metro line that …

Mexican president vows full investigation into deadly metro crash

May 04 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday promised a full investigation involving international experts …

India infections top 20 million but numbers offer slight hope

May 04 2021

India's coronavirus caseload topped 20 million on Tuesday but a drop in the daily infection count offered a slight hope …

20 dead, dozens hurt as elevated metro collapses in Mexico

May 04 2021

An elevated metro line collapsed in the Mexican capital on Monday, leaving at least 20 people dead and dozens injured as …

15 dead, dozens hurt as elevated metro collapses in Mexico

May 04 2021

An elevated metro line collapsed in the Mexican capital on Monday, leaving at least 15 people dead and dozens injured as …

India coronavirus cases top 20 million as US, Europe ease curbs

May 04 2021

India's coronavirus caseload topped 20 million on Tuesday as it struggled to contain a huge outbreak, in stark contrast …

India Covid cases soar past 20 million: official data

May 04 2021

India's total Covid caseload soared past 20 million on Tuesday, official data showed, as the pandemic continued to wreak …

Napoleon: Military genius or sexist, slaving autocrat?

May 04 2021

The jury is still out on Napoleon Bonaparte. He modernised France and won some of the most famous battles in history, …

Hard but sweet-smelling slog in Morocco's Valley of the Roses

May 04 2021

To earn a dollar, rose picker Izza in Morocco's Atlas Mountains wakes up at dawn to collect three kilos of flowers -- …

G7 pushes solidarity to tackle global threats

May 04 2021

G7 foreign ministers meet in London for their first face-to-face talks in more than two years on Tuesday, with calls for …

India's young fight the pandemic with apps and oxygen

May 04 2021

Her exam revision done, schoolgirl Swadha Prasad gets on with her real work: finding life-saving oxygen, drugs and …

Mindblowing: advances in brain tech spur push for 'neuro-rights'

May 04 2021

As sci-fi thriller "Inception" topped box offices across the world, audiences were delighted and appalled by its …

Europe's clubs caught between a financial pit and hallowed grounds

May 04 2021

As European football clubs struggle to make up for revenue lost in the pandemic, one untapped source of revenue is …

'Woke' CIA recruitment video infuriates US conservatives

May 04 2021

A 36-year-old CIA employee also wants you to know how else she sees herself -- that she is proudly a "woman of color," …

US appeals court hears arguments on transgender sports ban

May 04 2021

A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday over a law banning transgender athletes from competing in girls' and …

India nears 20 mn Covid cases as Europe eyes reopening

May 04 2021

India's total coronavirus caseload neared 20 million Monday, in stark contrast to gradual reopenings in Europe and other …

Premier League reveals plan to avoid Super League repeat as police probe United protest

May 04 2021

England's Premier League said it was drawing up a new owners' charter designed to avoid future attempts to join a …

Antonio boosts West Ham's Champions League challenge, West Brom headed for relegation

May 04 2021

West Ham maintained their surprise challenge for a place in next season's Champions League as Michail Antonio scored …

US to see growth boom, but Fed's Williams says inflation not a worry

May 04 2021

The US economy is likely to see its fastest growth in nearly four decades this year, but the short-term inflation spike …

Selby holds off Murphy to claim fourth world snooker title

May 04 2021

Mark Selby won a fourth world snooker title as he held off a stirring fightback from Shaun Murphy to win 18-15 in front …

Pentagon downplays newest Afghanistan clashes

May 04 2021

The Pentagon downplayed Monday the impact of attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan over the weekend as US and …

'30 dead' in attack in eastern Burkina Faso

May 04 2021

Suspected jihadists killed around 30 people in an attack Monday in eastern Burkina Faso, local and security sources …

Apple, Epic in heated US court clash over app market

May 03 2021

Fortnite maker Epic Games and Apple clashed in court Monday at the opening of a blockbuster trial on the iPhone maker's …

Fresh protests called after deadly Colombia tax reform clashes

May 03 2021

Protesters in Colombia on Monday called for a new mass rally after 19 people died and more than 800 were wounded in …

Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

May 03 2021

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after …

Blinken urges North Korea to embrace diplomacy after consulting allies

May 03 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday asked North Korea to embrace diplomacy as he briefed allies on a new US …

Apple, Epic clash in US court over app market

May 03 2021

Fortnite maker Epic Games and Apple clashed in court Monday at the opening of a blockbuster trial on the iPhone maker's …

Epic opens assault in court clash with Apple over app market

May 03 2021

Fortnite maker Epic Games accused Apple of turning its online marketplace into a monopoly "walled garden" that lures in …

Germany's Oktoberfest cancelled again over Covid

May 03 2021

Germany is cancelling its iconic Oktoberfest beer festival for the second year running due to the coronavirus pandemic, …

EU eyes letting fully vaccinated tourists into bloc

May 03 2021

Europe is looking at easing travel restrictions on foreign tourists as early as next month, if they are fully vaccinated …

Blinken presents new N.Korea approach as G7 meets in person

May 03 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday opened the Group of Seven's first in-person talks in two years by …