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Damascus forces surround Turkish army post: monitor

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Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish military observation post in the northwest on Friday after overrunning …

Macron meets Iran FM to push for G7 detente

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French President Emmanuel Macron was to hold talks Friday with Iran's foreign minister ahead of a G7 meeting where he …

Football team of masseurs casts spotlight on China's blind

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On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, …

Family of detained UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

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The family of a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong have rejected a "made-up" report by Chinese state media that he …

Move over Angelina Jolie, it's 'humanitarian pup'

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With interest in the Rohingya refugees fading two years after fleeing their homeland, the World Food Programme has found …

Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

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Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step …

Putin opponent Navalny freed after 30 days in jail

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after serving 30 days in jail for planning opposition protests, …

Amazon fires: how celebrities are spreading misinformation

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Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon -- from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo …

Skin in the game: Hong Kong protesters get inked

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As a tattooist's black ink fills the petals of Hong Kong's Bauhinia flower on her upper thigh, 'C' says the indelible …

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

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Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on …

Five things to know about Japan-South Korea intel-sharing pact

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South Korea's decision to scrap a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan has far-reaching geopolitical implications …

Chinese students Down Under 'wedged' by politics back home

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Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely …

Family of missing UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

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The family of a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong have rejected a "made-up" report by Chinese state media that he …

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

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Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence …

McGregor sorry for 'unacceptable' pub attack

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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor apologized on Thursday for his attack on an older man in a Dublin bar which was …

Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win

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Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first …

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'

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Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's …

US charges 80 in internet fraud and money laundering scheme

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US authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and …

Ex White House press secretaries announce TV gigs

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Two controversial former White House press secretaries are headed to new television jobs -- with Sarah Sanders becoming …

US sprint star Coleman risks ban over missed drug tests: reports

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United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three …

Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster

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Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against …

WHO urges investment drive as malaria fight stalls

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The global fight against malaria has stalled and requires massive investment as well as political leadership, the UN …

'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk

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Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, …

Macron backs more Brexit talks but insists no concessions

Aug 22 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed holding further talks to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU …

New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation

Aug 22 2019

Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer new clues about its …

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Aug 22 2019

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair …

New images from asteroid probe offer clues on planet formation

Aug 22 2019

Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have offered new clues about …

Damascus to let civilians flee rebel-held Idlib

Aug 22 2019

Damascus said Thursday it is opening a corridor for civilians to leave the opposition-held northwestern region of Idlib, …

US raps China for 'escalation' in South China Sea

Aug 22 2019

The United States on Thursday sharpened its criticism of China's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, …

Macron backs further Brexit talks as Johnson visits

Aug 22 2019

French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major …

Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits

Aug 22 2019

French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out …

Macron, Johnson set for bruising Brexit talks in Paris

Aug 22 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is …

Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

Aug 22 2019

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to …

Second day of Italy crisis talks after PM resigns

Aug 22 2019

Italy's president began a second day of talks Thursday aimed at solving the political crisis shaking the country after …

MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein

Aug 22 2019

The head of a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has said he will quit in protest after the …

Macron expected to rebuff Johnson during Brexit talks in Paris

Aug 22 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is …

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China's social media campaign

Aug 22 2019

More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet of …

US energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax

Aug 22 2019

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry -- who oversees the country's nuclear arsenal -- has fallen for an Instagram hoax.

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Aug 22 2019

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to …

UK's Johnson to hold Brexit talks with Macron after Merkel offers glimmer of hope

Aug 22 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Paris on Thursday, a day after Berlin offered a glimmer of hope that an …

'We won't give an inch': India faces defiance in 'Kashmir's Gaza'

Aug 22 2019

Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call …

Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

Aug 22 2019

US preacher Roxanne Caleb blinked away the tears as she emerged from a pitch-dark dungeon where African slaves were once …

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Aug 22 2019

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic …

Root urges England to take advantage of Smith absence in third Ashes Test

Aug 22 2019

England captain Joe Root wants his side to make the most of Australia star batsman Steve Smith's enforced absence from …

Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo

Aug 22 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him "a better player" and that …

Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI': study

Aug 22 2019

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, …

Greenland row is Trump positioning for Arctic battle: expert

Aug 22 2019

The diplomatic row that has erupted between Washington and Copenhagen over Greenland is just one part of a broader …

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO

Aug 22 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for …

Trump slams Danish PM's 'nasty' rejection of Greenland deal

Aug 21 2019

Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at the Danish prime minister's "nasty" dismissal of his attempts to purchase …

Dwayne Johnson returns to top of Forbes best-paid actor list

Aug 21 2019

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world's highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list …

'I am the Chosen One': Trump defends China trade war

Aug 21 2019

US President Donald Trump proclaimed himself "the Chosen One" Wednesday as he defended his trade war against China, …

During Johnson visit, Merkel voices hope on avoiding Brexit chaos

Aug 21 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday offered a glimmer of hope to visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson …

Fed will remain flexible, rates not on 'preset course': minutes

Aug 21 2019

The US Federal Reserve will remain flexible and interest rates will not be on a "preset course" in the face of …

Italy's president launches talks to solve political crisis

Aug 21 2019

Italy's president concluded a first day of crisis talks on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition government as a …

Court allows Ryanair British pilots to strike

Aug 21 2019

Ryanair's British-based pilots will be allowed to strike as planned this week, the High Court in London ruled on …

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Aug 21 2019

Italy's president began talks with political leaders on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition, as a proposed …

Denmark stunned as Trump scraps visit over Greenland snub

Aug 21 2019

Denmark was left stunned Wednesday by Donald Trump's decision to postpone a state visit after the government told the US …

Italy's kingmaker president holds talks after PM Conte resigns

Aug 21 2019

Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins talks with key political leaders on Wednesday to see if a new coalition can …

Court blocks Ryanair pilots' strike in Ireland

Aug 21 2019

Ireland's High Court on Wednesday blocked a planned strike by Ryanair pilots in the country due this week that had been …

Migrants in limbo again after landing in Italy

Aug 21 2019

Eighty-three migrants who disembarked on Italy's Lampedusa island were again in limbo on Wednesday as a European deal to …

Italy's kingmaker Mattarella holds talks after PM Conte resigns

Aug 21 2019

President Sergio Mattarella begins talks with key political leaders on Wednesday to see if a new coalition can be …

Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Aug 21 2019

An employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing …

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

Aug 21 2019

US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous …

Rescued migrants disembark as Italy justice probes Salvini

Aug 21 2019

Eighty-three migrants rescued while making the dangerous sea crossing from Africa to Europe disembarked early Wednesday …

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Aug 21 2019

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from …

Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks

Aug 21 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European …

Kashmir families demand answers for 'unaccounted for' deaths

Aug 21 2019

Rafiq Shagu's wife died shortly after Friday prayers in India's Muslim-majority Kashmir when tear gas smashed through a …

Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Aug 21 2019

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly …

Spider-Man's Marvel future in peril as Sony deal breaks down

Aug 21 2019

Marvel's superhero films could lose their most famous character after Sony confirmed Tuesday that talks over its deal to …

US ports brace for surge of imports ahead of new tariffs on China

Aug 21 2019

The latest lurches in President Donald Trump's trade war with China set the stage for a potential repeat of late 2018 …

Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

Aug 21 2019

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude".

Israel seeks to beat PTSD with 'ecstasy' therapy

Aug 21 2019

Nachum Pachenick says he lived a nightmare for nearly two decades after being sexually abused and developing …

'A bit of a jolly': how humble Hong Kong Sevens shaped world rugby

Aug 21 2019

As Japan gears up to host Asia's first Rugby World Cup, they might give a nod of thanks in the direction of continental …

'No Time To Die' revealed as title of latest Bond film

Aug 21 2019

The next James Bond film and the last to feature Daniel Craig as 007 will be called "No Time To Die" and released in …

In high-tech Japan, cash is still king

Aug 21 2019

Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly …

Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China

Aug 21 2019

A happy couple exchange a kiss for the camera, the bride in a white off-the-shoulder dress holding a delicate bouquet, …

Australia rule out bouncer battle despite Smith blow

Aug 21 2019

Australia coach Justin Langer has told his side to avoid being drawn into a bouncer battle after Steve Smith was ruled …

Trump scraps Denmark visit over lack of interest in Greenland sale

Aug 21 2019

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he was postponing a planned meeting with Denmark's prime minister because …

Tanak targets German treble as Ogier and Neuville lurk

Aug 21 2019

Ott Tanak seeks a German rally hat trick this weekend as the Toyota driver tries to press home his advantage atop the …

More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report

Aug 21 2019

More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to …

No. 1 seed Paire cruises into Winston-Salem 3rd round

Aug 21 2019

Top-seeded Benoit Paire reached the third round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open Tuesday, beating Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, …

Stadium site contamination new headache for Beckham MLS team - report

Aug 21 2019

David Beckham's Major League Soccer club in Miami may have hit a new stumbling block after an environmental report …

Peso stability a priority says new Argentine finance minister

Aug 21 2019

Argentina's new finance minister made stabilizing the country's battered currency his top priority Tuesday, while still …

Spooked Trump insists US economy not in trouble

Aug 21 2019

President Donald Trump is so convinced that his reelection depends on the economy staying strong that the merest hint of …

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal on child sex abuse charges

Aug 20 2019

Convicted paedophile cardinal George Pell had his appeal against child sex abuse charges rejected by an Australian court …

US Taliban negotiator returning to Doha amid peace deal hopes

Aug 20 2019

The top US negotiator on Afghanistan said Tuesday he was ready to conclude peace talks with the Taliban as he headed …

Italy to allow migrants off rescue ship after standoff

Aug 20 2019

An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship off the island of Lampedusa and to allow …

Trump unsettles G7 with support for Russia return

Aug 20 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave a foretaste of his convention-wrecking diplomacy at next weekend's G7 by calling …

Italy in limbo after PM Conte attacks Salvini and resigns

Aug 20 2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday after lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo …

Glitzy French resort braces for G7 lockdown

Aug 20 2019

Surfers must stay out of the Atlantic waves, tourists will have to keep away from gleaming beaches at the height of the …

Italy PM says to resign as political crisis comes to a head

Aug 20 2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo …

Mexican 'professional protester' has outfit for every cause

Aug 20 2019

Some fashionistas pride themselves on having an outfit for every occasion. Julia Klug, a Mexican activist and veteran …

Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires

Aug 20 2019

A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in …

English town celebrates local hero Ed Sheeran

Aug 20 2019

The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now …

Will Trump take a club to the G7 club again?

Aug 20 2019

Biarritz is known for big Atlantic waves, but the loudest crashing at next weekend's G7 meeting in the French resort …

Italy PM says to resign as crisis comes to a head

Aug 20 2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo …

Italy's political crisis comes to a head as PM tipped to quit

Aug 20 2019

Italy's political crisis was set to come to a head on Tuesday with speculation Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign …

Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban

Aug 20 2019

Huawei on Tuesday dismissed Washington's three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant and …

Russia and China blast US missile test

Aug 20 2019

Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms …

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of HK discord campaign

Aug 20 2019

Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's …

Russia says US missile test 'escalation of military tensions'

Aug 20 2019

Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of ramping up military tensions with a new missile test, weeks after the …

Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues

Aug 20 2019

Andy Murray on Monday fell in the first round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open, where the three-time Grand Slam champion …