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Salvini's League loses bid to topple Italy govt in regional vote

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Italy's populist leader Matteo Salvini failed to win a key regional election and topple the country's fragile coalition …

Oil and equities sink over fears of economic impact of deadly virus

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Fears over the global economic impact of a deadly new SARS-like virus sent oil prices plunging more than two percent on …

Vintage Wawrinka upsets Medvedev to make Open quarters 

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Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka turned back the clock in a vintage performance to stun world number four …

Billie Eilish dominates the Grammys as music world mourns Kobe

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Pop iconoclast Billie Eilish cleaned up at the Grammys on Sunday, winning five awards, as the music world mourned the …

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, …

China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading

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China on Monday extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic, as the death …

France Michelin Guide overshadowed by shock downgrade 

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It is the annual event that has accomplished chefs quaking in their toques: Monday's 2020 edition of the Michelin …

Billie Eilish sweeps top Grammy awards

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Goth-inspired pop innovator Billie Eilish cleaned up at Sunday's Grammys, winning all four major awards including the …

Halep shrugs off 'stress' to race into Australian Open quarter-finals

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Simona Halep admitted that she launched her Australian Open title bid "stressed" and tired but warned she is now in full …

How the world discovered the Nazi death camps

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Images of what the Allies found when they liberated the first Nazi death camps towards the end of World War II brought …

Bolton says Trump wanted to tie Ukraine aid to probe: report

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Former national security advisor John Bolton alleges in a book draft that President Donald Trump wanted to freeze …

China virus toll spikes despite massive lockdown

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The toll from China's viral epidemic spiked on Monday to 80 dead with hundreds of new infections despite unprecedented …

Oil, equities hit by fears over economic impact of deadly virus

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Fears over the global economic impact of the deadly China virus sent oil prices plunging more than two percent on Monday …

Saudi fans navigate Gulf rift to keep sport on screens

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Diehard Barcelona fan Abdulrahman had to find a creative way to keep watching football matches -- paying his …

Grammys gala begins with love letter to late NBA star Kobe Bryant

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The 2020 Grammys kicked off Sunday with an emotional tribute to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, whose sudden death in a …

Ruthless Halep races into Australian Open quarter-finals

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep surged into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a …

Salvini's League fails to topple Italy govt in regional vote: exit polls

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Italy's populist leader Matteo Salvini appeared to have failed in his bid to win a key regional election and topple the …

White-hot looks, strapless gowns and crazy nails at the Grammys

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Twenty years ago, Jennifer Lopez shut down the Grammys red carpet with her now legendary barely-there Versace green …

'That's my guy': fans pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant

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Hundreds of fans gathered Sunday outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to pay tribute to NBA superstar Kobe …

'Tonight is for Kobe': Lizzo dedicates Grammys to late NBA legend

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Top nominee Lizzo kicked off the 2020 Grammys on Sunday with a tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, before …

Kobe's relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

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Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy …

Three rockets hit US embassy in protest-hit Iraqi capital

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Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq's capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of …

Nine people dead in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: official

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Nine people were killed in the helicopter crash which claimed the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Los …

China death toll spikes to 80, over 2,700 cases confirmed

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China said on Monday that the death toll from a deadly viral outbreak spiked to 80 as the hard-hit epicentre province of …

Liverpool held at Shrewsbury as Man Utd, Man City cruise in FA Cup

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Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip as League One Shrewsbury earned a FA Cup fourth round replay at Anfield thanks to a 2-2 …

Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

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Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real …

US feds, states could join forces on Google probes: report

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The US Justice Department and state attorneys general are meeting this week for talks on their concurrent investigations …

How Twitter reacted to Kobe Bryant's death

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How people on Twitter and Instagram reacted to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Sunday:

Grammys kick off as Kobe death stuns Los Angeles

Jan 26 2020

The Grammy awards got underway Sunday with superstars Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X primed for glory -- as grief …

China stiffens defences against epidemic as death toll hits 56

Jan 26 2020

China expanded drastic travel restrictions Monday and prolonged a public holiday to contain an epidemic that has killed …

China orders public holiday extended to curb epidemic

Jan 26 2020

Chinese authorities have ordered the extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain an epidemic that has killed …

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash: reports

Jan 26 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, US media reports said, in an accident …

Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo Accords over Trump peace plan

Jan 26 2020

Palestinian leaders threatened Sunday to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords, which define arrangements …

Toko Ekambi scores on Lyon debut as clubs remember Sala

Jan 26 2020

Karl Toko Ekambi scored on his Lyon debut Sunday in a 3-0 victory over bottom club Toulouse while Nantes and Bordeaux …

Hopes fade for missing as Turkey quake toll rises

Jan 26 2020

Rescuers desperately attempted Sunday to find survivors in eastern Turkey in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a …

Grammy hopefuls set for glitzy gala as storm brews backstage

Jan 26 2020

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are ready to make a splash at Sunday's star-studded Grammy awards, where pop's new …

China stiffens its defences against epidemic as death toll hits 56

Jan 26 2020

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected …

Hopes fade for those trapped as Turkey quake toll rises

Jan 26 2020

Hopes faded Sunday of finding more survivors from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey as more bodies were pulled …

Bittersweet Coco as Djokovic picks up steam at Australian Open

Jan 26 2020

Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open quarter-finals but 15-year-old Coco Gauff exited in …

'1917' scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

Jan 26 2020

Hollywood's directors handed World War I thriller "1917" their top annual prize Saturday, one of the final major award …

Residents fear aftershocks more than cold after Turkey quake

Jan 26 2020

A dozen people bundled up in colourful blankets crouched around a makeshift fire in eastern Turkey. It is an icy night …

China's animal trade to spawn more viral outbreaks: experts

Jan 26 2020

The animal-borne SARS virus 17 years ago was supposed to be a wake-up call about consuming wildlife as food, but …

China hardens virus defences as death toll hits 56

Jan 26 2020

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that has killed 56 people and infected …

Britain's years-long battle over Brexit

Jan 26 2020

The curtain comes down on Britain's membership of the European Union on January 31 after more than three and a half …

Key vote in Italy as Salvini seeks to topple government

Jan 26 2020

Italians vote Sunday in a key regional election which the far-right hopes will shake the country's fragile coalition …

UAE tech ambitions tarnished by internet restrictions

Jan 26 2020

With its ultra-modern infrastructure and hyper-connected services, the United Arab Emirates is an emerging technology …

China's animal trade to bring more viral outbreaks: experts

Jan 26 2020

The animal-borne SARS virus 17 years ago was supposed to be a wake-up call about consuming wildlife as food, but …

China fortifies virus defences as deaths hit 56

Jan 26 2020

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that President Xi Jinping said posed a …

China fortifies virus defences as death hits 56

Jan 26 2020

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that President Xi Jinping said posed a …

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Jan 26 2020

His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry …

Trump immigration clampdown may threaten Americans' jobs, wages, economists say

Jan 26 2020

The 20-year-old San Diego bakery Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe went out of business this month after an audit by US …

China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000

Jan 26 2020

The death toll from a virus in China has risen to 56 and the number of people infected across the country is nearing …

Rahm grabs lead with Rory close as Tiger leaps into PGA hunt

Jan 26 2020

Third-ranked Jon Rahm seized the lead of the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday while Rory McIlroy chased the world …

White House lawyers say voters should decide Trump's fate

Jan 26 2020

White House lawyers began their defense of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, saying the …

Five things to watch for at the Grammys

Jan 26 2020

Music's glitterati will sparkle on the red carpet at this Sunday's Grammy awards, which honors the top hits and artists …

Sweden's Sagstrom stretches LPGA lead to two strokes

Jan 26 2020

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom fired a bogey-free five-under par 67 on Saturday, stretching her lead to two strokes after …

West Ham suffer FA Cup misery, Spurs held at Southampton

Jan 26 2020

West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup as their former manager Slaven Bilic led West Brom to a surprise 1-0 win, while …

French carmaker to evacuate expats from virus-hit Chinese city

Jan 26 2020

French carmaker PSA on Saturday said it would repatriate expat staff from Wuhan as fears grew that more cases of …

Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of 'perpetuating' Nazi laws: reports

Jan 26 2020

A member of the Rothschild family is suing the city of Vienna, accusing it of "perpetuating" Nazi laws by plundering the …

One year on, Brazil town remembers 270 killed in dam breach

Jan 26 2020

Residents of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil paid homage on Saturday to the 270 people killed one year ago when a …

Death toll in Peru tanker explosion rises to 14: ministry

Jan 26 2020

The death toll in the explosion of a gas tanker in Lima rose to 14 following the death of a woman hospitalized with …

China virus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases: govt

Jan 25 2020

The number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in hard-hit Hubei …

China says virus situation 'grave' as Lunar New Year curtailed

Jan 25 2020

President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a "grave situation" as authorities raced to contain a virus that …

White House say voters should decide if Trump remains in office

Jan 25 2020

White House lawyers began their defense of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, saying the …

Rescuers scramble to find survivors after Turkey quake kills 29

Jan 25 2020

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey rose to 29 as rescue workers raced against time Saturday to …

Saying Trump did 'nothing wrong,' White House opens Senate defense

Jan 25 2020

White House lawyers began presenting their defense of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, …

Xi warns of 'grave' situation as China rushes to build virus hospitals

Jan 25 2020

President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China was facing a "grave" situation as authorities took more drastic steps to …

Rescuers scramble to find survivors after Turkey quake kills 22

Jan 25 2020

Rescue workers raced against time Saturday to find survivors under the rubble after a powerful earthquake claimed 22 …

Kyrgios into Nadal grudge match as shocks rattle Australian Open

Jan 25 2020

Home favourite Nick Kyrgios went five sets to ensure an Australian Open showdown with Rafael Nadal on Saturday as a …

China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicentre

Jan 25 2020

The central Chinese city at the epicentre of a SARS-like virus outbreak is building a second new hospital within weeks …

Nadal, Halep roll on as shocks rattle Australian Open

Jan 25 2020

World number one Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep dodged an exodus of seeded players as the shocks kept …

New Zealand, Fiji, England command sevens attention

Jan 25 2020

New Zealand, Fiji and England emerged as the unbeaten sides in the new cut-throat version of the World Rugby Sevens …

Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs

Jan 25 2020

With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to …

Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

Jan 25 2020

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 21 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams …

Democrats wrap up case against 'imminent threat' Trump, his team up next

Jan 25 2020

Donald Trump's lawyers prepared to deliver his first full-throated defense Saturday in the Senate's historic impeachment …

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

Jan 25 2020

A SARS-like virus that has claimed 41 lives since emerging in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan has spread around …

Serena Williams not going quietly as Coco makes case as heir

Jan 25 2020

Serena Williams suffered her earliest exit from the Australian Open since 2006 but the 23-time Grand Slam champion is …

Powerful quake kills 20 people in eastern Turkey

Jan 25 2020

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams …

Wind forces Boeing to again delay first flight of 777X

Jan 25 2020

High wind forced Boeing to again delay the inaugural flight of its long-haul 777X aircraft on Friday.

Isabel dos Santos' graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Jan 25 2020

Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor's daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao …

Survivors, dignitaries to mark Auschwitz liberation 75 years on

Jan 25 2020

Elderly Holocaust survivors will gather in Auschwitz on Monday, some for the last time, to mark 75 years since Soviet …

Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

Jan 25 2020

Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as …

The last survivors: growing old with memories of Auschwitz

Jan 25 2020

As he looks at pictures of his parents and sisters who perished in Auschwitz, Szmul Icek begins to tremble, tears …

Gloomy holiday for hunkered-down China as virus toll jumps

Jan 25 2020

China marked its most important holiday under a cloud of fear and gloom Saturday as the toll from a deadly respiratory …

Powerful quake kills 18 people in eastern Turkey

Jan 25 2020

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched …

Tiger, Rory struggle as Palmer grabs Torrey Pines lead

Jan 25 2020

Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, chasing a record 83rd US PGA title, and Rory McIlroy, trying to become world …

US Space Force logo draws comparisons to 'Star Trek'

Jan 25 2020

US President Donald Trump unveiled the logo of Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said America's newest …

Giannis-led Bucks beat Hornets in historic Paris NBA game

Jan 25 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo delighted a sold-out Paris crowd with 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over …

Powerful quake kills 14 people in eastern Turkey

Jan 24 2020

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 14 people, causing …

Weinstein drew up 'red flag list' of women, rape trial told

Jan 24 2020

Harvey Weinstein told a private investigator to approach women he suspected were detailing sexual misconduct allegations …

Vast virus quarantine in China as cases emerge in Europe, S. Asia

Jan 24 2020

A massive quarantine effort covering 13 cities was in effect in China on Saturday aimed at containing a deadly virus, as …

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, six dead

Jan 24 2020

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least six people, causing …

Trump attends anti-abortion rally as Democrats wrap impeachment case

Jan 24 2020

US President Donald Trump, seeking to shore up evangelical support ahead of the November election, addressed the …

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, four dead

Jan 24 2020

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least four people, causing …

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, rival rallies turn deadly

Jan 24 2020

Two anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in the Iraqi capital on Friday, hours after …

Weinstein rape trial told of sexual assault 'myths'

Jan 24 2020

A forensic psychiatrist told Harvey Weinstein's rape trial Friday that victims of sexual assault commonly remain in …

Trump at anti-abortion rally as Democrats wrap impeachment case

Jan 24 2020

US President Donald Trump addressed the country's biggest annual anti-abortion rally on Friday as members of the Senate …

China imposes massive virus quarantine as US finds second case

Jan 24 2020

Chinese authorities expanded a massive quarantine effort covering 13 cities on Friday to contain a deadly virus as …

Year of Rat hails easy ride for Trump but bumps for Harry and Meghan

Jan 24 2020

As the world prepares to welcome the Year of the Rat, feng shui masters predict a lucky year for Donald Trump, but warn …

Gunman kills parents and four others in Germany

Jan 24 2020

A 26-year-old man is believed to have shot dead his mother and father and four other people in a town in southwest …

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Jan 24 2020

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic …

Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

Jan 24 2020

Democratic prosecutors were expected to wrap up their case against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial …