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Trump vows to block any TikTok deal allowing Chinese control

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President Donald Trump on Monday threw into doubt a deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok, …

Trump says will nominate Supreme Court replacement at end of week

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President Donald Trump said Monday he will nominate a replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court …

Partial virus lockdown in Madrid as US deaths near 200,000

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A million people in and around the Spanish capital on Monday were under a new lockdown to contain another coronavirus …

Thai protesters vow to fight after 'people's plaque' removed

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A "People's Plaque" installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was "planted in the hearts of the Thai people", …

Thai protesters vow to keep up fight after 'people's plaque' removed

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A 'People's Plaque' installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was also "planted in the hearts of the Thai …

Hundreds of whales stranded in southern Australia

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At least twenty-five whales have died and scientists are trying to rescue 250 more that are stranded in a remote bay on …

HSBC shares hit 25-year low on report of China 'unreliable list'

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Shares in banking giant HSBC plunged to a 25-year low Monday on fears it could be added to a Chinese list of firms …

Rip-roaring Tour de France a litany of cautionary tales

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Cycling's rescheduled Tour de France made a proud entry into Paris Sunday with its boyish champion Tadej Pogacar the …

Ousted and outspoken: the lady taking on The Lady in Myanmar

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Booted from Aung San Suu Kyi's "chaotic and autocratic" party, one female MP is now taking on Myanmar's national heroine …

Biden calls Trump's US Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

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White House hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two …

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at 'remote' Emmys

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"Watchmen," a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as the stars beamed in live …

Taj Mahal reopens even as India coronavirus cases soar

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India's famed Taj Mahal and some schools reopened on Monday as authorities pressed ahead with kickstarting the nation’s …

Thai protesters plaque removed after calls for royal reform

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A plaque installed on the weekend by activists in Bangkok declaring Thailand "belongs to the people" had been removed …

Judge halts WeChat download ban in US-China tech battle

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A US judge on Sunday blocked the government's ban on WeChat downloads, hours before it was due to take effect in an …

Up to 70 whales stranded in southern Australia

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Around 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday, with marine experts …

Unveiling: Malaysian activist fights for hijab freedom

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Harassed and placed under investigation by religious authorities -- activist Maryam Lee is a highly controversial figure …

Lost at sea: surfboard drifts 8,000 km from Hawaii to Philippines

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When big wave surfer Doug Falter lost his board in a wipeout in Hawaii, his best hope was for a local fisherman to pick …

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at Emmys with stars at home

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"Watchmen," a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as winners beamed in live …

Emmys open with stars at home -- and big wins for 'Schitt's Creek'

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Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys Sunday from an empty Los Angeles theater filled with cardboard cutouts of A-listers, …

Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

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Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo …

'Virtual' Emmys open with cardboard cutouts, remote video calls

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Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys on Sunday from an empty Los Angeles theater filled with cardboard cutouts of the …

Richest 1%'s emissions twice that of poorest 50%: analysis

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The richest one percent of people are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the poorest half of …

Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money: ICIJ

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Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions, …

Top seeds Djokovic, Halep into Italian Open finals

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Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep both advanced to the finals of the Italian Open on Sunday as fans returned to …

Taj Mahal reopens even as India cases soar

Sep 20 2020

The Taj Mahal reopens to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture, even as India looks set to overtake …

Hollywood stars don pajamas for pandemic-era 'virtual' Emmys

Sep 20 2020

TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday's reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees …

DeChambeau wins US Open to capture first major victory

Sep 20 2020

Bryson DeChambeau captured his first major golf title on Sunday, firing a three-under par 67 to win the 120th US Open …

Biden urges halt of Trump's US Supreme Court push

Sep 20 2020

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November's election to tackle a Supreme Court …

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Sep 20 2020

Iran said Sunday its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral …

Tens of thousands defy police crackdown to protest in Belarus

Sep 20 2020

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in the Belarusian capital of Minsk Sunday, defying a heavy security …

US race heats up as Trump seeks quick court replacement

Sep 20 2020

The race for the White House heated up Sunday with both sides galvanized by the battle to nominate a new Supreme Court …

Tens of thousands protest in Belarus capital

Sep 20 2020

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Sunday despite authorities …

Iran says US 'isolated' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Sep 20 2020

Iran said Sunday its arch-foe the United States was "isolated" after a US unilateral declaration that UN sanctions are …

Belarus opposition to march after police crackdown

Sep 20 2020

Belarusian authorities on Sunday brought military trucks and barbed wire into central Minsk ahead of a planned …

US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in force

Sep 20 2020

The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to …

US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in effect

Sep 20 2020

The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to …

Trump says will name woman to succeed Ginsburg in Supreme Court

Sep 20 2020

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would nominate a woman to succeed late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader …

Thai protesters defy monarchy with 'People's Plaque'

Sep 20 2020

Thousands of protesters cheered as activists installed a plaque in Bangkok Sunday declaring that Thailand "belongs to …

From foe to friend: how Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

Sep 20 2020

In the four decades since Iran and Iraq went to war, Tehran has turned enmity into influence, seeing its allies …

Trump touts 'fantastic' TikTok deal with Walmart and Oracle

Sep 20 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved a deal allowing Silicon Valley giant Oracle to become the data …

China's rich seek bodyguards schooled in digital dark arts

Sep 20 2020

At the "Genghis Security Academy", which bills itself as China's only dedicated bodyguard school, students learn that …

Thai protesters install 'People's Plaque', call for royal reform

Sep 20 2020

Thousands of protesters cheered as activists installed a new plaque Sunday declaring that Thailand "belongs to the …

Champagne on ice with Tour de France arriving in Paris

Sep 20 2020

The world's greatest cycling race will culminate in a triumphant procession into Paris on Sunday after a 21-stage jaunt …

Trump's Supreme Court push roils US election

Sep 20 2020

US President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to quickly nominate a successor, likely a woman, to replace late Supreme Court …

'We got this': American left galvanized by death of RBG

Sep 20 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded a warning for American progressives, thousands of whom -- wracked with …

Palantir listing may shine light on secretive Big Data firm

Sep 20 2020

Perhaps the most secretive firm to emerge from Silicon Valley, Palantir Technologies is set for a stock market debut …

Impunity robs Romania trafficking victims of justice

Sep 20 2020

"I want him to pay for everything I've suffered," says a short, frail 24-year-old Romanian who was forced into …

Who will succeed Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court?

Sep 20 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers US President Donald Trump an opportunity to replace the progressive Supreme …

Jailed Iran rights lawyer hospitalised after hunger strike

Sep 20 2020

Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been hospitalised after being "severely weakened" after an …

'I know how to fix it:' Nadal stunned in Rome before French Open title defence

Sep 20 2020

Rafael Nadal warned he knew how to fix his errors before his French Open title defence after crashing in the …

Wolff pounces into US Open lead with DeChambeau on his heels

Sep 19 2020

Matthew Wolff, a 21-year-old American making only his second major start, fired a five-under par 65 to seize a …

Wolff pounces into US Open lead as Oosthuizen charges

Sep 19 2020

Matthew Wolff, a 21-year-old American making only his second major start, fired a five-under par 65 to seize the …

Thai protesters set to defy authorities, rally at Government House

Sep 19 2020

Thai student activists are set to defy authorities and march to the seat of government Sunday morning, after staging the …

Tens of thousands of protesters join Thailand pro-democracy rally

Sep 19 2020

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed close to Thailand's Grand Palace on Saturday, in a huge rally …

China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

Sep 19 2020

China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war …

Navalny posts photo of himself walking, describes recovery

Sep 19 2020

Russia's leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny announced on Saturday he could now walk with a "tremble", and gave …

Thai protesters kick off weekend of rallies

Sep 19 2020

Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Bangkok Saturday as a rally expected to draw tens of thousands of people …

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Sep 19 2020

US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court …

WeChat, TikTok ban is test for open internet, free expression

Sep 19 2020

The US ban on Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok sets up a pivotal legal challenge on digital free expression with …

China launches counter-mechanism to US sanctions list

Sep 19 2020

China said Saturday it had launched a mechanism enabling it to restrict foreign entities, a much-anticipated move seen …

Peru President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote

Sep 19 2020

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday as his opponents failed to win the …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: progressive icon of US Supreme Court, dies at 87

Sep 19 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was small in stature, but her influence was enormous -- both as a champion of women's rights early …

Green grabs share of lead in LPGA Portland defense

Sep 19 2020

Australia's Hannah Green launched her LPGA Portland Classic title defense with a six-under par 66, sharing the …

Cheesesteaks, bugs and obligatory chastity: life on the US campaign trail

Sep 19 2020

Drive-in stump speeches, enforced chastity on a rapper's campaign trail, pesky critters and a Philly cheesesteak on Air …

The art of the non-deal? Scepticism over Trump's Balkan pact

Sep 19 2020

'Truly historic', 'a real breakthrough' and 'very big' -- US President Donald Trump let the superlatives flow when he …

US to ban TikTok downloads, block WeChat use

Sep 19 2020

The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of …

Five things to watch for on Emmys night

Sep 19 2020

Hollywood will honor the best in television at the Emmys on Sunday, but the awards show -- like most things in the …

Peru congress opens Vizcarra impeachment trial

Sep 19 2020

President Martin Vizcarra remained defiant Friday as Peru's Congress began an impeachment debate ahead of a vote that …

Polio vaccine in the crossfire of misinformation

Sep 19 2020

As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of Covid-19, another deadly disease, polio, has …

Google briefly removes India payments app for betting violations ahead of IPL

Sep 19 2020

Google Friday removed one of India's biggest digital payment apps for several hours from its online store for breaching …

US military strengthens deployment in Syria

Sep 19 2020

The US Army announced Friday it was stepping up its military deployment -- both troops and equipment -- in northeastern …

US TikTok users prepare for a possible exit from platform

Sep 19 2020

American TikTok users reacted with a collective shrug Friday to the US move to ban new downloads of the video-sharing …

Maduro has to leave, Pompeo says on South America trip

Sep 19 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used a South American tour Friday to tell Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro he "has …

Trump attacks his FBI chief over Russia assessment

Sep 19 2020

President Donald Trump on Friday attacked his FBI director, Christopher Wray, for highlighting the threat posed by …

Djokovic, Nadal into last eight as Italian Open prepares for fans

Sep 19 2020

World number one Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal welcomed the decision to allow a limited number of …

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87: court

Sep 19 2020

Progressive icon and doyenne of the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at the age of 87 after a battle with …

Reed seizes US Open lead with closing birdie at Winged Foot

Sep 18 2020

Masters winner Patrick Reed closed with a birdie to grab a one-stroke lead over Bryson DeChambeau after Friday's second …

Trump touts swift vaccine as Europe battles virus second wave

Sep 18 2020

US President Donald Trump said Friday he expects enough Covid-19 vaccines "for every American" will be produced by next …

Europe battles to contain virus second wave as global cases top 30 mln

Sep 18 2020

A host of European countries imposed new local restrictions on Friday to reduce spiralling new cases of coronavirus as …

Winged Foot bares fangs as leaders tee off at US Open

Sep 18 2020

Formidable Winged Foot bounced back after surrendering sub-par scores, swatting down contenders Friday as third-ranked …

Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million

Sep 18 2020

Large parts of Europe on Friday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop the coronavirus and Israel enforced a …

Jewish pilgrims quit Ukraine border campout over virus entry ban

Sep 18 2020

More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims who massed for several days along Ukraine's border gave up hope of entering the country …

US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

Sep 18 2020

The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and use of the …

Hasidic Jewish pilgrims leave Ukraine border over virus ban

Sep 18 2020

Hundreds of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims, who had massed along the Belarusian border attempting to enter Ukraine, began …

LSEG in exclusive talks to sell Milan exchange to Euronext

Sep 18 2020

The London Stock Exchange Group said Friday that it has entered "exclusive" talks to sell Milan's Borsa Italiana to …

Complaints overwhelm Japan red-tape hotline hours after launch

Sep 18 2020

Just nine hours after Japan's new minister for administrative reform launched an online system for reporting excessive …

Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US

Sep 18 2020

A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, …

Australian newswire gets government bailout

Sep 18 2020

Australia's struggling national newswire was promised a Aus$5 million (US$3.7 million) government bailout on Friday, …

Trump administration wrote controversial US agency guidelines on testing: report

Sep 18 2020

President Donald Trump's administration posted controversial recommendations on coronavirus testing to the US health …

Anonymous site ramps up 'doxxing' campaign against HK activists

Sep 18 2020

Since her personal phone number was posted online, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Carol Ng has received menacing calls …

As deadline looms, scramble on TikTok deal structure

Sep 18 2020

Amid a looming deadline set by President Donald Trump, negotiators scrambled to find a new ownership structure for the …

US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury

Sep 18 2020

Freshly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open with a sore hamstring on Thursday, in a fresh …

Struggle for Tour de France victory enters end game

Sep 18 2020

With three days of action still to unfold on the world's greatest cycling race ample opportunity remains for the fabled …

Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall

Sep 18 2020

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the …

Access denied: COVID-19 pandemic complicates journalists' work

Sep 18 2020

While institutions, governments, elected officials, companies and sports federations are all having to adapt to new …

The show must go on: virus-era Emmys are virtual -- and live

Sep 18 2020

No red carpet, no star-studded audience and no "Game of Thrones" -- this year's Emmys honoring the best in television …

England hope bubble cricket can be blueprint for world game

Sep 18 2020

England showed the rest of the world that cricket could still be played during the coronavirus pandemic after a …

Biden on Brexit: pro-EU and pro-Irish

Sep 18 2020

Joe Biden, with his defense of the Northern Ireland peace accord, has issued a warning to Britain over Brexit and …

Moderna shares Covid-19 vaccine trial blueprints, Pfizer follows

Sep 18 2020

US biotech firm Moderna, one of nine companies in the late stages of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine, became the …

FBI worried about clashes between violent groups before US vote

Sep 18 2020

The FBI is increasingly worried about possible violent clashes between ideologically-motivated extremist groups before …

Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists

Sep 18 2020

Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a "critical …

Paw-ly in the pandemic: pets can catch virus from owners

Sep 18 2020

Cat and dog owners suffering from Covid-19 can pass their illness onto their feline and canine companions, according to …