30 May 2017
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08/05/2017 23:54

Pandora explores sale after securing $150 million

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Pandora, which dominates internet radio but has seen its model eclipsed by music streaming companies such as Spotify, said Monday it was open to buyers after securing a fresh $150 million.

08/05/2017 23:51

Simeone rabble-rouses beaten down Atletico Madrid to believe

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For all coach Diego Simeone has changed at Atletico Madrid, one thing remains the same -- an inferiority complex when faced with their richer, more successful cross-city rivals Real Madrid.

08/05/2017 22:20

France's Macron seen as UN ally

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday quickly reached out to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to schedule an early meeting and get to work on addressing climate change and a range of international issues.

08/05/2017 22:14

Canada, Russia on track at ice hockey worlds

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Favourites Canada and Russia kept their unbeaten record at the world ice hockey championships on Monday with wins over Belarus and Germany respectively.

08/05/2017 22:09

Trump to hold crunch meeting on Paris climate deal

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Donald Trump will huddle with top climate and economic advisors Tuesday to discuss US participation in a global climate accord agreed at Paris, as the new president flirts with withdrawing.

08/05/2017 22:08

Polls open in South Korea's presidential election

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South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president, after Park Geun-Hye was ousted, detained and indicted for corruption, and against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

08/05/2017 21:49

US regulator website hacked after TV host comments

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The US agency regulating internet policy said Monday its website was attacked after a TV host urged viewers to pressure officials over plans to roll back "net neutrality" rules.

08/05/2017 21:32

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

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The International Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor said Monday.

08/05/2017 21:26

Bouchard beats fallen idol Sharapova in Madrid

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Eugenie Bouchard matched her fighting talk with some thrilling tennis to shock Maria Sharapova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.

08/05/2017 21:04

'Guardians' goes galactic with $147 million domestic debut

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Comedy space romp "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" had a massive opening weekend, grossing $146.5 million in the United States and Canada to follow last week's equally impressive foreign debut.

08/05/2017 21:01

Warner showcases stunning trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049'

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Warner Bros. released the official full-length trailer for long-anticipated sci-fi sequel "Blade Runner 2049" on Monday at an event in Los Angeles with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

08/05/2017 20:56

Fabregas condemns Middlesbrough as Chelsea close on Premier League title

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Cesc Fabregas sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a breezy 3-0 home win on Monday.

08/05/2017 20:40

Qatar's Al Rayyan crash out after Doha thriller

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Qatar's Al Rayyan crashed out of the Asian Champions League after being handed a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat by Saudi giants Al Hilal on Monday.

08/05/2017 20:33

Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm

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Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea.

08/05/2017 20:13

In US, left and right go along with Macron's win

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The US political establishment gave a broad welcome Monday to France's election of Emmanuel Macron, taking a cue from President Donald Trump who had kept his distance from Marine Le Pen despite his supporters' enthusiasm for her.

08/05/2017 20:02

Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

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Uncertainty over America's future in the climate-rescue Paris Agreement loomed large over UN talks in Bonn Monday to work out the nuts and bolts of implementing the hard-fought international deal.

08/05/2017 19:58

Pressure on Shekau, Buhari's health led to Chibok girls' release

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Military pressure, in-fighting within Boko Haram and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's health combined to secure the release of 82 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, sources said Monday.

08/05/2017 19:57

Shabaab car bomb attack kills six in Mogadishu

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At least six people were killed and about 10 injured Monday in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by militant Islamist group Shabaab, police told AFP.

08/05/2017 19:46

Toronto Raptors star Lowry to opt for NBA free agency

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Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry said Monday he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract in order to pursue his goal of winning an NBA Finals championship.

08/05/2017 19:40

Bill Clinton co-writes White House thriller

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Bill Clinton might have hoped to spend this year back in the White House as America's "first gentleman," should his wife Hillary have won the 2016 election.

08/05/2017 19:38

Hollande makes emotional final foreign stop in Berlin

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Outgoing French President Francois Hollande made an emotional final foreign trip on Monday to Berlin, ahead of the transfer of power to his successor Emmanuel Macron next week.

08/05/2017 19:31

Ditch the Stradivarius? New violins sound better: study

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Despite the lofty reputation of old violins by Italian masters such as Antonio Stradivari, blindfolded listeners in concert halls in New York and Paris say they preferred the sound of newer instruments.

08/05/2017 19:15

Germany grants asylum to Turkish military personnel: reports

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Germany has granted political asylum to numerous Turkish military personnel and their families holding diplomatic passports, German media reported Monday, amid strained relations between the two NATO allies.

08/05/2017 19:11

Clermont's Parra, Lamerat fit for European Cup final

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Scrumhalf Morgan Parra and centre Remi Lamerat were declared fit by head coach Franck Azema on Monday for Clermont's European Cup final this weekend.

08/05/2017 18:49

Nene out of Rockets' NBA playoff push

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Houston Rockets forward Nene has been ruled out of the remainder of the season after suffering a torn thigh muscle, the team confirmed on Monday.

08/05/2017 18:48

Bumble Bee to plead guilty in tuna price fixing case

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Iconic American tuna brand Bumble Bee Foods agreed to plead guilty and pay a $25 million fine for conspiring to fix prices of canned seafood, the Justice Department of announced Monday.

08/05/2017 18:31

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

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Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

08/05/2017 18:14

UN urges Nigerians not to shun Chibok girls

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The United Nations on Monday welcomed the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls after years of Boko Haram captivity and appealed to their families and communities not to ostracize them.

08/05/2017 17:41

Ex-Stade Francais players to present buyout bid

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A group of former Stade Français players will present their bid to buy out the struggling Top 14 side this midweek, retired winger Christophe Dominici said on Monday.

08/05/2017 17:27

Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through Twitter

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Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has promised to pay university tuition for dozens of fans after a promotional contest metamorphosed over Twitter.

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