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Russian and UK defence ministers to meet over Ukraine

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has accepted an invitation to meet British counterpart Ben Wallace over the …

Deadly fighting between IS, Kurdish forces in Syria

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Fighting raged for a third day Saturday between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a …

Coalition denies Yemen prison air strike that killed 70

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The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday denied carrying out an air strike on a prison in Yemen's rebel-held north that aid …

Deadly fighting between IS, Kurd forces in Syria

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Fighting raged for a third day Saturday between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a …

Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into last 16 as Halep fires warning

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World number two and title favourite Daniil Medvedev won over the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as he eased into the …

'Proud' Tongans determined to rebuild battered homeland after eruption

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Tongans said they were determined to rebuild their battered homeland in the wake of last week's devastating eruption and …

Medvedev aims to march on as resurgent Halep sweeps into last 16

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World number two Daniil Medvedev was stepping up his march towards the Australian Open men's title as former finalist …

Air strike on Yemen prison leaves at least 70 dead

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At least 70 people were killed in an air strike on a prison as Yemen's long-running conflict suffered a dramatic …

How vaccine misinformation left children vulnerable to Omicron

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The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children …

US suspends 44 passenger flights to China operated by Chinese carriers

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The United States announced Friday that it was suspending 44 Chinese passenger flights from America to the Asian giant …

US, Russia promise to work to ease Ukraine tensions

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Washington and Moscow's top diplomats on Friday agreed to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine, with the United …

Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to West dies in Vietnam

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Vietnamese monk-turned-peace-activist Thich Nhat Hanh, a hugely influential Buddhist credited with bringing mindfulness …

Unsigned Trump order told Pentagon to seize voting machines: Politico

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A draft executive order written by Donald Trump's White House in the weeks after his defeat in the 2020 election …

US ice dancers deny Japanese 'legend' Takahashi to win Four Continents gold

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US ice dancers Caroline Green and Michael Parsons won gold in the Four Continents Figure Skatings Championships on …

Rare Botticelli under the hammer in New York, one year after record sale price

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A rare Botticelli painting depicting Jesus Christ will go up for auction on January 27 at Sotheby's in New York, a year …

Medvedev on march into Melbourne second week, Halep on comeback trail

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World number two Daniil Medvedev will step up his march towards the Australian Open men's title on Saturday while a …

US army confirms Russian mercenaries in Mali

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The US army has confirmed the presence of Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group in Mali, which the African nation's …

US stocks fall again, sending Nasdaq nearer to dreaded 'bear' market

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Wall Street stocks tumbled again Friday following a plunge in Netflix shares that sent the Nasdaq further into …

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

Jan 21 2022

A Myanmar military tribunal sentenced a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted party to death for terror offences on …

Air strike on Yemen prison leaves more than 200 dead or wounded

Jan 21 2022

More than 200 people were killed or wounded in an air strike on a prison and at least three children died in a separate …

Air strike on Yemen prison leaves more than 100 dead or wounded

Jan 21 2022

More than 100 people were killed or wounded in an air strike on a prison and at least three children died in a separate …

US, Russia promise to work to ease Ukraine tensions in high-stakes talks

Jan 21 2022

Washington and Moscow's top diplomats agreed Friday to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine, with the United …

US, Russia agree to come back 'next week' on Ukraine crisis

Jan 21 2022

Washington and Moscow's top diplomats agreed at high-stakes talks on Friday to keep working to ease tensions over …

Ghana probes massive blast after 13 killed

Jan 21 2022

Ghana's government on Friday said it was investigating a massive blast involving a truck transporting mining explosives …

Many dead or missing as 'horrific' air strike destroys Yemen jail

Jan 21 2022

A "horrific" air strike on a Yemeni prison has left many dead or missing, aid workers said on Friday after a night of …

Howe defends Newcastle's Saudi trip despite 'sportswashing' fears

Jan 21 2022

Eddie Howe confirmed on Friday that Newcastle would travel to Saudi Arabia for a training camp despite a fresh warning …

Anisimova stuns Osaka in third round to set up Barty showdown

Jan 21 2022

Defending champion Naomi Osaka was dumped out of the Australian Open third round on Friday by unseeded American Amanda …

Little hope of breakthrough as US, Russia hold high-stakes Ukraine talks

Jan 21 2022

Washington and Moscow's top diplomats met Friday in Geneva for high-stakes talks on Ukraine, but with little hope of a …

US, Russia hold high-stakes talks on Ukraine war fears

Jan 21 2022

Washington and Moscow's top diplomats met Friday in Geneva in an urgent bid for a solution over Ukraine, with the United …

Dead, wounded in air strike on Yemen prison

Jan 21 2022

An air strike has destroyed a prison in the Huthi rebel stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen, leaving many dead or …

Two-time champion Azarenka on the up, Barty sets sights on Osaka

Jan 21 2022

Victoria Azarenka crushed 15th seed Elina Svitolina in the Australian Open third round Friday as she tries to climb back …

US, Russia hold last-ditch talks on Ukraine war fears

Jan 21 2022

Washington and Moscow's top diplomats meet Friday in Geneva in a last-ditch bid for a solution over Ukraine, with the …

Samsung pulls Singapore drag queen ad after backlash

Jan 21 2022

South Korean tech giant Samsung has pulled an online advert in Singapore that featured a hijab-wearing Muslim woman …

'Immersive' Princess Diana documentary opens Sundance

Jan 21 2022

An "immersive" Princess Diana documentary offering an "origin story" for the British royal family's latest woes was …

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

Jan 21 2022

Hong Kong's government Friday warned local animal lovers not to obstruct its ongoing cull of small animals, a policy …

Abuse, bullying: the dark side of South Korean Olympic skating glory

Jan 21 2022

South Korea's short track speed skaters head to the Beijing Olympics next month hoping to leave behind high-profile …

Crashed World War II aircraft found in India after 77 years

Jan 21 2022

A missing World War II plane has been identified in India's remote Himalayas nearly 80 years after it crashed with no …

West warns Russia against 'any' Ukraine incursion

Jan 21 2022

The United States and its allies have warned Moscow Thursday of grave consequences if "any" of the tens of thousands of …

Dubouloz joins mountain greats with solo climb of Grandes Jorasses

Jan 21 2022

After six days and five nights fighting against the freezing wind, being "glued to the ice", barely sleeping, hardly …

17 killed, 59 injured by explosion in western Ghana

Jan 21 2022

At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck …

'Lewandowski is best Bundesliga striker of modern era' - Klinsmann

Jan 21 2022

Jurgen Klinsmann rates Robert Lewandowski as the best Bundesliga striker of the modern era with the Bayern Munich star …

Fear stalks city in Islamic State's Afghan heartland

Jan 21 2022

The Taliban promised to bring peace, but fear reigns above all in the eastern city of Jalalabad, hit by Islamic State …

Premier League top-four race hots up as Chelsea stumble

Jan 21 2022

Manchester City could move 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday but erstwhile challengers …

In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

Jan 21 2022

A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel.

Biden starts second year with charm offensive -- and bad polls

Jan 21 2022

The White House launched a charm offensive, complete with a Tom Hanks video, to mark Joe Biden's first year as president …

Glimmers of hope, but Doomsday Clock stuck at 100 seconds to midnight

Jan 21 2022

The "Doomsday Clock," representing the judgment of leading science and security experts about perils to human existence, …

Barty, Osaka on collision course as Nadal faces Khachanov

Jan 21 2022

Top seed Ashleigh Barty and defending women's champion Naomi Osaka can set up a mouth-watering last-16 clash as the …

Reigning champions Algeria crash out of Cup of Nations as group stage ends

Jan 21 2022

Reigning champions Algeria were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations after an abject 3-1 defeat against the Ivory …

US charges Belarus officials with air piracy over Ryanair flight diversion

Jan 21 2022

The US Justice department charged four Belarus officials with air piracy Thursday for last year's forced diversion of a …

Quiet car: England to ban loudspeaker 'spam' on trains

Jan 21 2022

UK transport chiefs on Friday said that bothersome on-board train announcements would be cut in a bid to offer more …

Netflix stung by slowing subscriber growth

Jan 21 2022

Netflix on Thursday reported cooling subscriber growth as fierce competition and the pandemic weigh heavy despite hits …

Tearful Adele pulls plug on Las Vegas show

Jan 21 2022

A tearful Adele postponed her Las Vegas residency Thursday, a day before it was due to begin.

IS attacks Syria prison, freeing jihadists: monitor

Jan 20 2022

The Islamic State group attacked a Kurdish-run jail in northeast Syria on Thursday, freeing fellow jihadists, a war …

Probe finds ex-pope Benedict failed to act in German abuse cases

Jan 20 2022

Former pope Benedict XVI knowingly failed to take action to stop four priests accused of child sex abuse in Munich in …

UK PM denies blackmailing Tory rebels

Jan 20 2022

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday dismissed new allegations that his aides had tried to "blackmail" and …

World powers in Berlin insist Iran deal still possible

Jan 20 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and European allies insisted it was still possible to revive the Iran nuclear deal …

Russia announces huge naval drills as tensions with West soar

Jan 20 2022

Russia said Thursday it would hold huge naval drills across four seas, in a new bout of sabre-rattling as tensions with …

Australian Open chief defends 'optional' Covid tests

Jan 20 2022

Australian Open chiefs said Thursday that their Covid measures were working after several players questioned the …

'Remarkable' giant coral reef found off Tahiti

Jan 20 2022

Scientists have discovered a vast reef of "pristine" rose-shaped corals apparently unharmed by climate change in deep …

Russia lashes out at Biden's 'destabilising' Ukraine remarks

Jan 20 2022

Russia on Thursday condemned US President Joe Biden's vow of a "severe" response to any invasion of Ukraine as …

Australian Open under pressure over 'optional' Covid tests

Jan 20 2022

The Australian Open was under growing pressure Thursday to make Covid tests mandatory after leading players questioned …

Women's seeds tumble at Open as Medvedev faces Kyrgios test

Jan 20 2022

Garbine Muguruza was among several seeds to fall on a day of shocks at the Australian Open on Thursday ahead of men's …

India bids farewell to 'supermum' tiger Collarwali

Jan 20 2022

Indian animal lovers are in mourning over the sudden passing of a nationally famous tigress credited with repopulating a …

Stay or go? Dilemma facing last of the Afghan Sikhs

Jan 20 2022

The caretaker of the last Sikh temple in Kabul to regularly host open prayer surveys

First foreign aid flights reach Tonga

Jan 20 2022

The first humanitarian flights arrived in volcano and tsunami-stricken Tonga Thursday, five days after the dual disaster …

South Africa's luxury dog hotels give paws for thought

Jan 20 2022

Three dachshunds lay claim to a big bed, while an agitated mongrel yaps constantly and a miniature schnauzer appears …

Can the US and Russia find a diplomatic 'off-ramp' on Ukraine?

Jan 20 2022

The United States has called for a diplomatic solution with Russia to resolve a crisis over Ukraine, but in public at …

Thailand to restart quarantine-free travel from February 1

Jan 20 2022

Thailand will resume its quarantine-free travel scheme from February 1, officials said Thursday, after the programme was …

Olympics meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says ahead of Beijing

Jan 20 2022

Next month's Beijing Winter Olympics can still be meaningful even with the general public locked out because of …

Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China's Winter Olympics

Jan 20 2022

A growing number of Western nations and cybersecurity groups have issued digital surveillance warnings for next month's …

China cuts lending rates, boosting property firms

Jan 20 2022

China further reduced bank lending costs Thursday in the latest move to boost its stuttering economy, providing some …

First aid flights reach Tonga

Jan 20 2022

The first humanitarian flights arrived in volcano and tsunami-stricken Tonga Thursday, five days after the dual disaster …

Defiant Biden touts first year, vows to reconnect with voters

Jan 20 2022

Joe Biden sought to reset his presidency in a marathon first year press conference Wednesday, vowing to reconnect with …

US Senate sinks Biden push for major voting rights reforms

Jan 20 2022

US senators dealt a death blow Wednesday to President Joe Biden's push to defend voting rights against what Democrats …

Women barred from front seat of trucks in Ugandan city

Jan 20 2022

A traders association in northern Uganda has banned women from riding up front in trucks after deciding that short …

5G launches in US without huge impact on flights

Jan 20 2022

Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon began 5G service in the United States Wednesday without major disruptions to flights …

Unilever won't up £50 bn offer for GSK-Pfizer unit

Jan 20 2022

Consumer goods giant Unilever on Wednesday said it would not increase a £50-billion offer for the consumer healthcare …

Beatles producer signed Fab Four because they were 'good people'

Jan 20 2022

The Beatles producer George Martin signed the legendary rock band in its early days more for its four members' endearing …

World Bank chief contrasts Microsoft deal with poor countries' debt

Jan 20 2022

After Microsoft announced it would spend tens of billions of dollars to buy a video game company, World Bank President …

Egypt make Cup of Nations last 16 as six teams advance

Jan 20 2022

Seven-time champions Egypt clinched a place in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 on Wednesday by defeating neighbours …

Medvedev faces huge test of Open ambition in Kyrgios blockbuster

Jan 20 2022

Title favourite Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios will square off on Thursday in a blockbuster second-round encounter …

Biden warns of 'disaster for Russia' if they invade Ukraine

Jan 20 2022

US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he expects Russia to "move in" on Ukraine but warned that Moscow will pay a …

Biden touts 'enormous progress' in pandemic-blighted first year

Jan 19 2022

A defiant President Joe Biden acknowledged missteps over the still-raging pandemic Wednesday but hailed a year of …

Biden hails 'enormous progress' in first year despite pandemic

Jan 19 2022

A defiant President Joe Biden acknowledged missteps over the still-raging pandemic Wednesday but hailed a year of …

Tonga runway cleared for volcano aid flights

Jan 19 2022

Tonga finished removing a thick coat of volcanic ash from an international runway Wednesday after days of painstaking …

Blinken in Kyiv urges Putin to choose 'peaceful path' on Ukraine

Jan 19 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to choose the "peaceful path" …

Biden press conference marks start of difficult second year

Jan 19 2022

President Joe Biden holds a rare press conference Wednesday to kick off his second year in office, hoping to reset the …

Russian troops leave Kazakhstan amid reported power struggle

Jan 19 2022

Russian soldiers completed their draw down from Kazakhstan, the defence ministry said Wednesday, as the Central Asian …

Belgian court jails trafficker over migrant lorry deaths

Jan 19 2022

A Belgian court sentenced a Vietnamese man to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after convicting him of being the …

Qatar World Cup ticket sales launched at reduced prices

Jan 19 2022

Qatar World Cup ticket sales were launched at reduced prices on Wednesday with residents and migrant workers able to …

Russian troops leave Kazakhstan as state of emergency ends

Jan 19 2022

A Russia-led military contingent completed its withdrawal from Kazakhstan as the country lifted a state of emergency …

Fury over Hong Kong's mass cull of hamsters and small pets

Jan 19 2022

Hong Kong's government faced outrage Wednesday over its decision to cull thousands of small animals after hamsters in a …

Barty, Badosa power through as Nadal eventually quells qualifier

Jan 19 2022

Women's top seed Ashleigh Barty took a step closer to a potential fourth-round showdown with Naomi Osaka with a second …

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France, Germany post record cases

Jan 19 2022

The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, as France, Germany and Brazil …

Blinken in Kyiv to back Ukraine as Putin stares down West

Jan 19 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Kyiv Wednesday for crisis talks with Ukraine's leaders, as diplomatic …

Chinese rights lawyer detained for 'inciting state subversion'

Jan 19 2022

A human rights lawyer has been detained in China on suspicion of "inciting state subversion", according to an official …

Pets, kids and Christmas: how White House has changed under Biden

Jan 19 2022

President Joe Biden transformed the White House in his first year with policies unrecognizable from the Trump era -- at …

AT&T, Verizon agree to delay 5G implementation at some airports

Jan 19 2022

AT&T and Verizon agreed Tuesday to a partial delay in activating their 5G networks following an outcry from US airlines, …

Barty, Badosa power through as Nadal continues bid for 21st Slam

Jan 19 2022

Women's top seed Ashleigh Barty stayed on course for a potential fourth-round showdown with Naomi Osaka with a second …

Tonga races to clear runway for volcano aid flights

Jan 19 2022

Tongans raced Wednesday to clear a thick coat of ash from the main international runway to let in emergency aid, as the …

'Game changer' e-moped batteries spread from Taiwan across Asia

Jan 19 2022

Every day, Aiden Lee joins the hundreds of thousands of people getting around Taipei on two wheels.

Blinken due in Kyiv to back Ukraine as Putin stares down West

Jan 19 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to arrive in Kyiv Wednesday for crisis talks with Ukraine's leaders, …