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Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

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Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on June …

Huawei founder says US underestimates company

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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei struck a defiant tone Tuesday against American attempts to block his company's global …

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

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Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian …

Three weeks before final, qualifiers begin long road to French Open glory

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Almost three weeks before the world's best fight it out for the French Open titles, hundreds of players, including …

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

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Indonesia's Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed …

Bologna earn 'miracle' Serie A survival in six-goal Lazio thriller

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Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hailed his team for pulling off a "miracle" to secure their top flight survival with a …

Caracas rally marks year since disputed Maduro poll win

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Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallied hundreds of supporters in Caracas Monday to mark the anniversary …

US business debt a 'moderate' economic risk: US Fed's Powell

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The American private sector's mounting debts pose a "moderate" risk to the world's largest economy, Federal Reserve …

Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not …

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president: elections commission

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Indonesia's Joko Widodo has won a second term as president, beating out rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general, by a …

US tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

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The tough sanctions imposed on Huawei by President Donald Trump could deal a blow to the many US firms that make up the …

Court orders life-support to resume for vegetative Frenchman

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A Paris appeals court Monday ordered the resumption of life-support for a longtime vegetative Frenchman from whom …

Ukraine's new president Zelensky calls snap elections

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Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky called snap parliamentary polls in his inaugural speech Monday and said his …

Doctors start halting support for vegetative Frenchman

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Doctors in France on Monday began removing life support for a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for …

Wingmoms: How bonobo mothers help their sons find love

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Anyone who's experienced a mother pushing them to get a move on and produce grandkids might just sympathize with this.

DR Congo PM appointed under 'political agreement' with Kabila

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DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named a government veteran, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, as the next prime …

Scandal dogs populists as EU vote nears

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As up to 400 million Europeans prepare to vote for the EU parliament, the populist challenge to the Brussels consensus …

Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

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At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 19 members of the Islamic State jihadist group …

French prosecutors want ex-athletics boss Diack to stand trial: sources

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French prosecutors have recommended that the former head of athletics' governing body IAAF, Lamine Diack, and his son …

'Now our watch is ended': History-making 'Game of Thrones' wraps

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After eight epic years, 47 Emmys, two dead dragons and lots of sex, "Game of Thrones" has said an emotional goodbye to …

Ukraine's new president Zelensky says ceasefire first priority

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Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday used his inaugural speech to announce his first priority was ending …

EU firms 'caught in crossfire' of US-China trade war

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European firms are "caught in the crossfire" of the US-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in …

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

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US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was …

32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot

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At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group …

US ambassador makes rare visit to Tibet

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The US ambassador to China is making the first trip to Tibet by an American envoy in four years after obtaining rare …

Ukraine inaugurates comedian Zelensky as president

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching …

Modi party confident of new India election victory

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Exit polls from India's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in favour of a new term for Prime Minister …

For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man

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The crowded 2020 presidential race features six women, three African Americans and a dozen youthful contenders. But …

Australia's conservatives secure majority government: ABC

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Australia's ruling conservative coalition is set to secure a governing majority in its shock election victory over the …

Vegetative Frenchman set to lose life support amid final challenge

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Doctors were due from Monday to start switching off the life support of a quadriplegic Frenchman who has been in a …

Modi's party confident after polls predict India election victory

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said Monday that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an …

After crisis, Greek youth divided about EU

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As she ponders her future abroad, Greek university graduate Alexandra is unsure she wants to vote on May 26 for an EU …

Sudan army rulers, protesters plan more talks after no agreement

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Sudan's army rulers and protest leaders said more talks were planned for Monday on finalising the makeup of a new ruling …

Japan's economy shows better-than-expected growth

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Japanese GDP expanded a better-than-expected 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, official data showed Monday, …

Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in Jordan

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For more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, …

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

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A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South …

Nadal can't wait to return to new-look Roland Garros

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Defending French Open champion Rafael Nadal said Sunday he can't wait to hit the clay courts of Roland Garros after …

Koepka avoids collapse to win PGA for fourth major title

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Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to capture his second consecutive PGA Championship on Sunday, …

Trump: if Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran'

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President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks …

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

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Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not …

India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

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Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades, one that will decide whether Hindu nationalist …

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

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Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the …

Ecstatic Australian conservatives bask in election glory

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday basked in the glow of a "miracle" election victory that sparked …

Parents try to remove doctor in French right-to-die case

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The parents of a Frenchman kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade will on Monday try to have the doctor caring …

India's acrimonious election comes to an end

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Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime …

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

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Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss …

Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal first round KO

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Undefeated Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their grudge match Saturday night …

Argentina surprise: Kirchner to seek vice presidency

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With polls giving her strong support ahead of October elections, former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner made the …

Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

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Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, …

Denmark's fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

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Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the …

Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

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The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in …

Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy

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The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that …

Guardiola relentless as Man City's financial muscle pounds rivals

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Pep Guardiola looked on almost embarrassed as Manchester City put Watford to the sword with the biggest winning margin …

War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes

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War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse to give …

Biden offers anti-Trump theme: stop fighting, 'start fixing'

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Democrat Joe Biden made a passionate appeal for national unity Saturday but also took square political aim at Donald …

Consultant poses as journalist in Monsanto trial

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Smiling and affable, the young woman was able to pass herself off as a fellow journalist to reporters including AFP …

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake

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Novak Djokovic said he was relishing locking horns with his "greatest rival" Rafael Nadal as the pair set up the 54th …

Man City treble better than Champions League for Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City's feat of claiming the first ever domestic treble in English football as a bigger …

Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term

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Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his campaign Saturday for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that …

India's epic election ends as Modi meditates

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Voting in India's election, the world's biggest ever, ends on Sunday after an acrimonious and at times violent campaign …

Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be 'imposed'

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The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that "there will be no decision imposed" on the country to …

Biden urges unity, knocks 'divider' Trump at first major rally

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Democrat Joe Biden aimed his frontrunner campaign directly at Donald Trump on Saturday, attacking him as the "divider in …

'Ibiza affair' topples Austrian government, snap election announced

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dramatically pulled the plug on his coalition government and announced fresh …

'Ibiza affair' topples Austrian government, snap polls announced

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dramatically pulled the plug on his coalition government and announced fresh …

Austria scandal overshadows Salvini's European nationalist rally

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Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini on Saturday gathered Europe's disparate nationalists for a unifying rally …

Pope issues new warning against fake news

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Pope Francis on Saturday urged journalists to desist from publishing fake news, saying it could cause harm, and instead …

Austrian far-right leader resigns over 'Ibiza affair'

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Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigned Saturday after …

Conservatives keep power in 'miracle' Australia election victory

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Australia's ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections Saturday, prompting …

Biden to call for unity, knock Trump in 2020 launch

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Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden kicks off his 2020 presidential bid Saturday with a call for fairness and equality in …

Parents appeal to French president in right-to-die case

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The parents of a Frenchman kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade appealed to President Emmanuel Macron Saturday …

Conservatives set to retain power in Australia election surprise

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Australia's ruling conservative coalition appeared to secure a shock election win Saturday, with the party predicted to …

Humiliating exit for Austrian far-right's 'Mr Clean'

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Heinz-Christian Strache, the man who successfully steered Austria's far-right back into government after years in …

Early Australia results make election too close to call

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Early results in Australia's hard-fought election indicated the result was too close to call Saturday, with ruling …

Salvini seeks European nationalist unity at Milan rally

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Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini on Saturday gathers Europe's disparate nationalists for a unifying rally …

Exit polls tip Labor to win Australia election

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Exit polls in Australia's climate-dominated election campaign pointed on Saturday to a win for Labor after six years of …

Victims of Chile Nazi sect says German compensation not enough

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Victims of a Chile-based Nazi pedophile sect said compensation offered by Germany was not enough to make up for decades …

N. Korea demands UN action over ship seizure by 'gangster' US

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North Korea has demanded the United Nations take "urgent measures" to help return a cargo ship taken by the United …

Australians vote in first 'climate election'

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Australians flocked to the polls Saturday capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by …

Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?

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American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be …

As bitcoin gyrates, less euphoria in evidence at blockchain gathering

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The vibe at a gathering this week for blockchain enthusiasts felt decidedly less exuberant than its predecessor a year …

Voting under way in climate-dominated Aussie election

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Australians flocked to the polls Saturday capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by …

Trump lifts steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico

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President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and …

Dutch ballad bookies' favourite for Israel's controversial Eurovision

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Holland, Sweden and Australia are the bookmakers' favourites going into Saturday's Eurovision song contest finals, as …

Djokovic survives scare, Nadal coasts into Rome semi-finals

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World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points against former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro to advance …

Koepka sets 36-hole major record as Tiger misses PGA cut

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka completed the lowest 36-hole showing in major golf history Friday to seize a record …

Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks

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Hundreds of demonstrators worked to clear away bricks and debris Friday, after military rulers demanded that roadblocks …

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

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Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop reportedly suspected of extorting priests and …

Koepka sets 36-hole major record while Tiger misses PGA cut

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka completed the lowest 36-hole showing in major golf history Friday to seize a record …

Djokovic saves two-match points to reach Italian Open semis

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World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Friday with …

Polls open in climate-dominated Aussie election

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Polls opened Saturday in Australia's nail-biter election, a race that may be the first anywhere decided on climate …

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

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President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to …

Aussies head to the polls in climate-dominated election

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An estimated 17 million Australians go to the polls Saturday, capping a close-run election race that may be the first …

'Blame of Thrones': Fans lament rushed final GoT season

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As "Game of Thrones" suits up for one last swordfight a phalanx of enraged viewers large enough to flatten the massed …

Brexit compromise talks collapse after six weeks

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Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa …

Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete actions' to save nuclear deal

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged China and Russia to take "concrete actions" to safeguard …

Grumpy Cat, the face that launched a thousand memes, dead at seven

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She died just as she had lived, in a blizzard of memes, tweets and news reports celebrating her feline frown and …

Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged China and Russia to take "concrete action" to safeguard …

Talks to end Brexit deadlock collapse

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Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa …

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

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Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a …

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

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Norway confirmed Friday it was trying to mediate a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, after opposition leader …

'Deeply saddened' Wallabies star Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

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Wallabies star Israel Folau said he was "deeply saddened" and considering his options Friday after being sacked for …

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

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Devoutly Christian Wallabies star Israel Folau was sacked Friday for homophobic comments in a case that sparked a bitter …