23 April 2017
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18/04/2017 15:59 Video

Ukraine, the new lives of bears saved by the circus

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New life in Jytomyr, northwest of Ukraine, for some brown bears, saved by several circuses, restaurants and private farms where they were abused and malnourished. In some cases, even, they were used as prey to train hunting dogs.

18/04/2017 06:31

Irving shines as Cavaliers take grip on Pacers

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Kyrie Irving scored 37 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a fierce late fightback from the Indiana Pacers to hold on for a 117-111 victory and take a 2-0 series lead in their Eastern Conference playoff duel on Monday.

18/04/2017 06:29

Orbital to launch cargo to space station Tuesday

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A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad.

18/04/2017 06:24

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

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Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned Tuesday.

18/04/2017 06:22

Analysts try to identify North Korean failed missile type

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The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday.

18/04/2017 06:21

United reports solid profits, vows better customer treatment

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United Continental reported sharply lower first-quarter earnings Monday but they still bested analyst expectations, and the airline vowed to remake its customer service after its rough treatment of a passenger stoked global outrage.

18/04/2017 06:18

Hollywood honors actor and veteran activist Gary Sinise

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Oscar-nominated actor and longtime armed forces champion Gary Sinise was honored on Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a markedly military ceremony.

18/04/2017 06:16

Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings

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Netflix subscriber growth missed its mark in the first quarter of this year, but the on-demand television star expects to hit the 100-million milestone this weekend.

18/04/2017 06:13

Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as North Korea tensions rise

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US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Tokyo on Tuesday bringing a renewed commitment to Japan's security amid a growing threat from a nuclear armed North Korea.

18/04/2017 06:11

LeBron pays tribute to grieving Thomas

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LeBron James paid tribute to Isaiah Thomas on Monday, offering his condolences to the grieving Boston Celtics star following the death of his sister in a car crash at the weekend.

18/04/2017 06:09

New York sinks millions into new ferry service

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New York is launching a new ferry service on May 1, offering a quicker and cheaper commute into Manhattan for hundreds of thousands of people traveling from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

18/04/2017 06:06

With Georgia race, litmus test looms for Trump

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A 30-year-old Democrat hopes to capitalize Tuesday on Donald Trump's lackluster popularity by seizing a Georgia congressional seat held by Republicans for decades, in an election seen as a litmus test of the president's first 100 days.

18/04/2017 06:04

Prince's doc prescribed meds under friend's name: warrants

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Several bottles of opioid painkillers -- some of them prescribed to one of Prince's friends -- were found at the singer's Paisley Park complex shortly after the music icon's death by accidental overdose, court documents unsealed Monday show.

18/04/2017 05:59

Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon

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Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event.

18/04/2017 05:57

Trump family kicks off Easter egg roll

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US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and their 11-year-old son Barron kicked off the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

18/04/2017 05:55

Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

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Google on Monday agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement reached after two years.

18/04/2017 05:52

Trump to North Korean leader: «Got to behave»

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US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll Monday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: «Got to behave»

18/04/2017 05:50

Delta to pay up to $10,000 to bumped customers

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Delta Air Lines has increased the maximum possible payout to passengers to nearly $10,000 if they voluntarily give up a seat on an overbooked flight, the company told AFP Monday.

18/04/2017 05:46

Kendrick Lamar, Lorde show new sides at Coachella

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Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival.

18/04/2017 05:44

Mosul operation has displaced nearly half a million: UN

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The six-month-old operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group has forced around half a million people to flee their homes, the United Nations said Monday.

18/04/2017 05:41

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

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Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of «strategic patience» with Pyongyang was over.

18/04/2017 05:39

Saudi seeks 10% renewable energy in six years: minister

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Saudi Arabia wants 10 percent of its electricity to come from renewable sources within several years as part of a transformation in its power sector, the energy minister said Monday.

18/04/2017 05:38

Top US official McMaster in Pakistan after hints at tougher stance

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US National Security Advisor Lieutenant-General H.R. McMaster arrived in Pakistan on Monday on an unannounced visit, a day after he hinted that Washington could take a tougher stance with Islamabad.

18/04/2017 05:34

Japan bank on Hagino, Ikee for world swimming charge

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Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino and schoolgirl sensation Rikako Ikee will head Japan's charge at this summer's world swimming championships when both are likely to face very different types of pressure.

18/04/2017 05:33

Nepal convicts soldiers of killing girl during civil war

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Three former Nepalese soldiers have each been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in jail for killing a teenage girl, only the second conviction for crimes committed during a decade-long civil war which ended in 2006.

18/04/2017 05:30

Students clash with police in Indian Kashmir protests

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Hundreds of students clashed with government forces in Indian Kashmir during protests Monday against a police raid on a college, as tensions ran high in the restive region.

18/04/2017 05:29

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

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Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

18/04/2017 05:26

Stolen croc found in suburban Sydney returned to zoo

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A young freshwater crocodile found sunbathing on a riverbank in suburban Sydney by a family on their Sunday stroll has been returned to the zoo from where it was stolen.

18/04/2017 05:22

Harden powers Rockets past Westbrook's Thunder in NBA playoffs

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James Harden scored 37 points as the Houston Rockets routed Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-87 in the opening game of their NBA playoff series on Sunday.

18/04/2017 05:18

Pyongyang should not «test Trump's resolve»: VP Pence

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US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea Monday not to test Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that «all options are on the table» in curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

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