24 July 2017
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21/04/2017 23:51

Bus crash in South Africa kills 19 children, driver

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At least 19 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, emergency services said, after many were trapped inside the burning vehicle.

21/04/2017 22:50

US indicts Russian suspect in huge botnet takedown

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A Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.

21/04/2017 22:45

Lions scrape win over brave Jaguares

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Golden Lions of South Africa encountered unexpectedly tough resistance from Jaguares of Argentina before scraping a 24-21 Super Rugby win in Johannesburg Friday.

21/04/2017 22:40

Hollywood honors TV slacker turned action hero Chris Pratt

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Action star Chris Pratt swapped his superhero gear for a formal suit Friday as he was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for his contribution to cinema.

21/04/2017 21:25

Pence in Australia to make Trump phone blow-up «ancient history»

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US Vice President Mike Pence will try make a disastrous first telephone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull ancient history when he meets the Australian prime minister on Saturday.

21/04/2017 20:15

«La La Land» dance coach on Gosling's Oscars giggles

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It earned six Oscars on its way to stealing hearts worldwide and grossing $440 million, but «La La Land» is perhaps doomed to be remembered for the prize it didn't win.

21/04/2017 20:10

A decade into Record Store Day, a new world of vinyl

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Ten years ago, most vinyl records sold for a few dollars -- dusty old albums with dog-eared covers that had been thrown out as useless relics of an earlier age

21/04/2017 19:35

Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide

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The gutting of US-funded climate science would cripple research agendas worldwide and hamper the global fight against climate change, say scientists outside the United States, some of whom will take to the streets Saturday to make that point.

21/04/2017 19:21

Israel targets Syria positions after Golan mortar fire

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Israel's army said Friday it had targeted positions inside Syria in retaliation for mortar fire that hit the northern part of the Golan Heights.

21/04/2017 19:20

Barack Obama returns

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Having largely remained silent since Donald Trump succeeded him as US president in January, Barack Obama will make his first public appearance on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

21/04/2017 19:05

Consensus in G20 that protectionism «damaging» for global economy

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The Group of 20 major economies have reached a «broad consensus» that a continued rise in protectionism would be damaging to the global economy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.

21/04/2017 19:00

Wizards Oubre fined $25,000 for kicking ball into crowd

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Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for kicking the ball into the stands.

21/04/2017 16:33

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

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Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

21/04/2017 12:33

Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports

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President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked national security to order a probe into US steel imports -- a move that risks trade blowback from steel-making...

21/04/2017 12:28

New South African alliance calls for Zuma's exit

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South African opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists on Thursday launched a new alliance to try to force President Jacob Zuma to step down.

21/04/2017 12:21

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its «highly destabilizing behavior.»

21/04/2017 12:13

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

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Apple wants to «one day» end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21/04/2017 12:02

Civil war flick set in Trump's US set for Cannes film festival

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A tongue-in-cheek action movie about a Trump-era civil war between redneck Texans and East Coast liberals will feature in the Director's Fortnight sidebar at next month's Cannes film festival, organisers said Thursday.

21/04/2017 06:53

Iraq forces retake more areas in west Mosul

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Iraqi forces retook two more neighbourhoods in west Mosul on Thursday, tightening the noose around jihadists holed up in the Old City, commanders said."The...

21/04/2017 06:52

Key US jobless benefits level hits 17-year low

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New claims for US jobless benefits rose slightly in mid-April but the total number of people seeking unemployment insurance hit a 17-year low, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

21/04/2017 06:48

Tevez defends Disney jaunt that angered fans

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Carlos Tevez, the world's highest-paid footballer, has defended his visit to Disneyland while missing a game for Shanghai Shenhua due to injury, and appeared to scotch rumours of an imminent return to Argentina's Boca Juniors.

21/04/2017 06:42

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to «Asia Olympics»

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Online retail giant Alibaba Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21/04/2017 06:37

Satellite dishes reconnect post-IS Mosul to world

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Satellite dishes have been sprouting on the rooftops of east Mosul since it was retaken from the Islamic State group, who punished anyone caught with a dish with the lash.

21/04/2017 06:23

Next South Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

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When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

21/04/2017 06:08

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

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Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

21/04/2017 06:02

Warriors cut down Blazers, Westbrook runs out of gas

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The Golden State Warriors clamped down on defense as they cruised to a 110-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

21/04/2017 05:55

Tech firms urge court to toss Trump travel ban

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Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft joined a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

21/04/2017 05:52

Serena Williams factbox

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Fact file on 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, who announced on Wednesday she is expecting her first child.

21/04/2017 05:49

Australia toughens up citizenship test

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Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put «Australian values» at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers.

21/04/2017 04:07

Tesla recalling cars to address brake defect

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Tesla is recalling 53,000 cars to address a manufacturing defect that could prevent parking brakes from releasing, the company said Thursday.

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