24 July 2017
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10/05/2017 23:07

Mexico village farewells dead from fireworks blast

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Screams and tears burst forth in this Mexican village on Wednesday when small white coffins arrived for the bodies of nearly a dozen children killed in an accidental fireworks warehouse explosion two days before.

10/05/2017 23:07

10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study

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The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday.

10/05/2017 23:05

Top-ranked Johnson confident as Players test looms

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World number one Dustin Johnson, whose late run last week came up just short of a fourth consecutive PGA victory, is confident as The Players Championship opens Thursday.

10/05/2017 23:00

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

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Britain's opposition Labour party will not walk away from Brexit talks without a deal if it wins next month's election, according to a leaked draft manifesto published by several newspapers.

10/05/2017 22:27

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt

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Alexis Sanchez scored his 20th goal of the Premier League campaign as Arsenal won 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive.

10/05/2017 21:50

Murdoch's Fox confident on Sky takeover

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Rupert Murdoch's media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox reported Wednesday a dip in profits in the past quarter while expressing confidence on winning approval for its takeover of pay-TV giant Sky.

10/05/2017 21:25

Ozzy to 'bark at moon' during solar eclipse

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With North America readying for a major solar eclipse, Ozzy Osbourne will celebrate the exact moment by singing "Bark at the Moon" as the sun disappears.

10/05/2017 21:13

Boston's Thomas fined for cursing at heckler

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,000 (23,000 euros) by the NBA on Wednesday for making a profane remark at a heckler during a playoff game at Washington.

10/05/2017 20:52

Real Madrid through to Champions League final

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Real Madrid secured their place in the Champions League final on Wednesday despite losing 2-1 away to Atletico Madrid in their semi-final second leg.

10/05/2017 20:47

London police charge three women with terrorism

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London police on Wednesday charged three women, including a mother and daughter, with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder after a raid during which one of them was shot.

10/05/2017 20:40

Betting odds of Trump impeachment jump after Comey firing

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President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday has seen the betting odds of a Trump impeachment skyrocket, bookmaking sites told AFP on Wednesday.

10/05/2017 20:37

Snap posts $2.2 bn loss in first results

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Snapchat parent Snap Inc. saw its shares slide Wednesday after posting a loss of $2.2 billion in its first quarterly results since its share offering earlier this year.

10/05/2017 20:35

French celebrity philosopher gets pie in face in Belgrade

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A Serbian activist on Wednesday threw a pie in the face of French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy at a showing of his film "Peshmerga" in Belgrade.

10/05/2017 20:12

Rainbow postal stamp honors same-sex marriage in Canada

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Canada Post unveiled a rainbow-colored stamp Wednesday to celebrate the nation's recognition of same-sex marriage more than a decade ago, as part of the country's 150th anniversary celebrations.

10/05/2017 20:12

Stade lose Du Plessis appeal, miss Top 14 play-offs

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Stade Francais were denied a Top 14 play-offs reprieve on Wednesday as French rugby bosses rejected their appeal against Montpellier for fielding an ineligible player.

10/05/2017 20:03

Garcia revels in Masters aftermath, Classico cheers

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Sergio Garcia, who returns to competition this week after winning the Masters, said Wednesday he has been most gratified by cheers from his peers and a "Classico" football appearance.

10/05/2017 19:58

Twenty-five hurt in scuffles before Madrid derby

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A total of 20 supporters and five police officers suffered minor injuries in scuffles outside the Vicente Calderon stadium prior to Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

10/05/2017 19:38

Celta inspired by Bielsa in bid to topple Man Utd

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Celta Vigo will draw inspiration from Athletic Bilbao's 2012 victory over Manchester United when they face Jose Mourinho's side in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, says coach Eduardo Berizzo.

10/05/2017 19:28

Bahamas votes for prime minister amid corruption allegations

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Voters in the Bahamas are going to the polls Wednesday in closely-contested general elections amid double-digit unemployment and with the incumbent prime minister dogged by scandals.

10/05/2017 19:27

Argentina shoots down early release of dictatorship-era criminals

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Argentina's Congress on Wednesday passed a law preventing the early release of inmates convicted of human rights crimes committed during their country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

10/05/2017 19:13

Libya intercepts 350 migrants after duel at sea

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Libya's coastguard on Wednesday intercepted a wooden boat packed with more than 350 migrants after duelling with a German rescue ship and coming under fire from traffickers, the navy said.

10/05/2017 19:05

Kylie Jenner suffers altitude sickness on Peru trip

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Kylie Jenner, the fashion model and younger half-sister of Kim Kardashian, was forced to use an oxygen mask after suffering difficulty breathing during a trip to the Peruvian city of Cusco, high in the Andes.

10/05/2017 18:57

Golf: Adidas sells TaylorMade equipment to US fund

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German sports giant Adidas said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its golfing brands TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Ashworth to US fund KPS Capital Partners for $425 million (390 million euros).

10/05/2017 18:48

FXX announces 'Deadpool' animated TV series

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Cable station FXX announced on Wednesday it had ordered an animated series starring hit Marvel anti-hero Deadpool, with Golden Globe-winning actor Donald Glover leading the creative team.

10/05/2017 18:45

Sore shoulder sidelines Seattle's Iwakuma

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, joining three other sidelined starters for the American League club.

10/05/2017 18:33

UN aviation agency seeks public input on drone tracking

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Wednesday asked the public for feedback on a proposal to track drones in real-time around the world to avoid collisions with jetliners.

10/05/2017 18:21

Venezuela prosecutors oppose military trial for unrest

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Venezuelan prosecutors Wednesday challenged plans to try suspects in military courts for unrest which saw a statue of late president Hugo Chavez destroyed in protest at the government.

10/05/2017 18:04

I've not gambled on Europa League - Mourinho

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has not gambled with the club's season by prioritising Europa League success over a top-four finish in the Premier League, he said on Wednesday.

10/05/2017 17:54

Workers plug hole in collapsed tunnel at US nuclear site

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Workers on Wednesday began to plug a hole inside a collapsed tunnel at a nuclear site in the western US state of Washington where an emergency was declared and thousands of workers placed on lockdown.

10/05/2017 17:54

Venezuela protesters bring 'poo bombs' to hurl at cops

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Venezuelan protesters hit the streets on Wednesday armed with "Poopootov cocktails," jars filled with excrement which they vowed to hurl at police as a wave of anti-government demonstrations turned dirty.

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