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Five things to watch for at the Grammys

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Music's glitterati will sparkle on the red carpet at this Sunday's Grammy awards, which honors the top hits and artists …

Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as …

The last survivors: growing old with memories of Auschwitz

Jan 25 2020

As he looks at pictures of his parents and sisters who perished in Auschwitz, Szmul Icek begins to tremble, tears …

Gloomy holiday for hunkered-down China as virus toll jumps

Jan 25 2020

China marked its most important holiday under a cloud of fear and gloom Saturday as the toll from a deadly respiratory …

Powerful quake kills 18 people in eastern Turkey

Jan 25 2020

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched …

Tiger, Rory struggle as Palmer grabs Torrey Pines lead

Jan 25 2020

Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, chasing a record 83rd US PGA title, and Rory McIlroy, trying to become world …

US Space Force logo draws comparisons to 'Star Trek'

Jan 25 2020

US President Donald Trump unveiled the logo of Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said America's newest …

Giannis-led Bucks beat Hornets in historic Paris NBA game

Jan 25 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo delighted a sold-out Paris crowd with 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over …

Powerful quake kills 14 people in eastern Turkey

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A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 14 people, causing …

Weinstein drew up 'red flag list' of women, rape trial told

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Harvey Weinstein told a private investigator to approach women he suspected were detailing sexual misconduct allegations …

Vast virus quarantine in China as cases emerge in Europe, S. Asia

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A massive quarantine effort covering 13 cities was in effect in China on Saturday aimed at containing a deadly virus, as …

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, six dead

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A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least six people, causing …

Trump attends anti-abortion rally as Democrats wrap impeachment case

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US President Donald Trump, seeking to shore up evangelical support ahead of the November election, addressed the …

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, four dead

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A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least four people, causing …

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, rival rallies turn deadly

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Two anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in the Iraqi capital on Friday, hours after …

Weinstein rape trial told of sexual assault 'myths'

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A forensic psychiatrist told Harvey Weinstein's rape trial Friday that victims of sexual assault commonly remain in …

Trump at anti-abortion rally as Democrats wrap impeachment case

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US President Donald Trump addressed the country's biggest annual anti-abortion rally on Friday as members of the Senate …

China imposes massive virus quarantine as US finds second case

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Chinese authorities expanded a massive quarantine effort covering 13 cities on Friday to contain a deadly virus as …

Year of Rat hails easy ride for Trump but bumps for Harry and Meghan

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As the world prepares to welcome the Year of the Rat, feng shui masters predict a lucky year for Donald Trump, but warn …

Gunman kills parents and four others in Germany

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A 26-year-old man is believed to have shot dead his mother and father and four other people in a town in southwest …

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

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Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic …

Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors were expected to wrap up their case against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial …

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, youth rallies vie for spotlight

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Thousands of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr amassed in Baghdad on Friday demanding the ouster of US troops, …

Gunman kills six in Germany attack

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A gunman killed six people and seriously wounded two others in southwestern Germany on Friday, police said, with local …

China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs

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Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday as …

Williams, Osaka out, Federer survives as surprises rock Australian Open

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Serena Williams crashed out, 15-year-old Coco Gauff stunned Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer survived a five-set thriller …

Thousands protest in Iraq to demand ouster of US troops

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Thousands of supporters of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gathered in Baghdad on Friday for a rally to demand the …

Serena out, Coco in as tennis sees past, future at Australian Open

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American veteran Serena Williams sensationally crashed out but 15-year-old Coco Gauff went through as tennis got a …

NFL player Brown surrenders himself to Florida police

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NFL player Antonio Brown turned himself into a Florida police station on Thursday night in response to an incident …

Failure to deliver: Japan mailman hoarded post for years

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A former Japanese postman faces possible charges after police discovered he stockpiled a mountain of mail at his home, …

China seals off more cities as virus toll climbs

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China expanded an unprecedented quarantine effort against a contagious virus on Friday to corral more than 30 million …

Williams heartbreak as China's Wang shatters Grand Slam record bid

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America's Serena Williams suffered a stunning third-round defeat to China's Wang Qiang at the Australian Open on Friday, …

Shanghai Disneyland closes over China virus concerns

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Shanghai Disneyland will close until further notice this weekend due to a deadly virus outbreak that has infected …

Probe begins into deadly crash of firefighting tanker in Australia

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Investigators Friday began searching the wreckage of a large tanker aircraft which crashed while battling devastating …

Trump to fire up base with anti-abortion rally speech

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With his eyes firmly on the November election, Donald Trump will Friday become the first US president to address in …

Trump 'should be removed': impeachment trial

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Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff called dramatically for the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from …

Ladakh's nomads and the future of pashmina wool

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For centuries the Changpa have tended the shaggy goats that provide silky-soft, super-expensive pashmina wool. But now …

Australia to probe crash that killed three US firefighters

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Police investigators will join a probe into the crash of a firefighting plane that killed three American crew helping to …

Kitzbuehel downhill's giddying start to a white circus

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The giddying view from the start hut says it all about the fabled men's downhill at Kitzbuehel, widely regarded as the …

Soros pledges $1bn to battle 'would-be and actual dictators'

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US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network …

'Sopranos' actress Sciorra tells Weinstein trial: 'He raped me'

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"The Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra fought back tears as she told a court Thursday that being raped by Harvey …

Extensive review of 'under pressure' rugby in New Zealand

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Rugby in New Zealand is to undergo an extensive review, with the sport's bosses admitting Friday the game was "under …

China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases: govt

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The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the …

Tinder unveils 'panic button' for emergency response

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Tinder announced Thursday that US users would soon have a "panic button" to alert authorities to potentially dangerous …

US pharma boss gets 5 years jail time for fueling opioid crisis

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John Kapoor, the founder of US drug maker Insys, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Thursday for …

US tells Thunberg to 'study economics' in Davos climate spat

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The United States' financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil …

'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight than ever

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The Doomsday Clock on Thursday ticked down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to …

China locks down cities to curb virus, but WHO says no global emergency

Jan 23 2020

China locked down some 20 million people at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, but the World Health …

Israel, US condemn Iran at Holocaust memorial event

Jan 23 2020

Israel and the United States on Thursday called for action against Iran, comparing it to the threat once posed by Nazi …

Trump 'flagrantly' abused power: impeachment trial

Jan 23 2020

Democrats told President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Thursday that he openly and dangerously abused his powers to …

Cloud cooking land: Indian housewives become gig economy chefs

Jan 23 2020

Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India's gig economy -- now she is part …

Three American crew killed as firefighting plane crashes in Australia

Jan 23 2020

Three American crew helping to battle Australia's devastating bushfires were killed Thursday when their water-bombing …

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

Jan 23 2020

The UN's highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the genocide of Rohingya …

China virus: What we know about the fatalities

Jan 23 2020

The first fatality of China's new virus would come to represent a common set of traits for those who died to the …

China locks down cities to curb virus outbreak

Jan 23 2020

China locked down some 20 million people at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and …

Black 'rock' from AD 79 Italy eruption is part of exploded brain

Jan 23 2020

It looks like a piece of rock - black, shiny and unexceptional.

Trump, back from Davos, denounces Senate impeachment trial

Jan 23 2020

US President Donald Trump fulminated against his impeachment trial on Thursday as Democrats prepared to resume making …

Top UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

Jan 23 2020

The UN's highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the alleged genocide of …

China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak

Jan 23 2020

China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes …

World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz

Jan 23 2020

World leaders and Holocaust survivors were Thursday set to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World …

Top UN court rules on Myanmar genocide case

Jan 23 2020

The UN's top court will announce Thursday whether it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya …

Mud stops play as Australian Open faces new challenge

Jan 23 2020

An Australian Open hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, as overnight downpours left …

Three US firefighters killed in Australia water bomber crash

Jan 23 2020

A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on …

Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release: media

Jan 23 2020

Protestors outside a Canadian courtroom pressing for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive …

China locks down city at centre of virus outbreak

Jan 23 2020

China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on Thursday, seeking to seal …

Democrats urge Republican 'courage' at Trump impeachment trial

Jan 23 2020

Democrats on Wednesday accused Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to cheat to ensure …

In Albania, a film follows communism's star-crossed lovers

Jan 23 2020

Inside the stone walls of a 13th-century fortress, Albanian and Russian actors are striving to re-enact a little-known …

Seven dead in Spain as winter storms lash coast

Jan 23 2020

The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow has risen to seven, while four people …

Waterbombing plane missing as Australia bushfires flare

Jan 23 2020

A water-bombing plane was missing and feared to have crashed in Australia's southeast on Thursday, as firefighters …

Mud stops play: after smog, wind, rain, new challenge for Aussie Open

Jan 23 2020

An Australian Open that has been hit by weather extremes faced a new challenge on Thursday: dirty rain, after overnight …

New CEO stands by 737 MAX, eyeing reset at troubled Boeing

Jan 23 2020

Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun sought to pivot from a bruising period of crisis and scandal on Wednesday, pledging …

CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court

Jan 23 2020

A psychologist who helped design the CIA's "war on terror" torture program after the September 11, 2001 attacks defended …

Trump sought to cheat to win re-election, Democrats charge at trial

Jan 23 2020

Democrats Wednesday accused President Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to "cheat" to …

'Shut up' - Yastremska coach hits back in Wozniacki feud

Jan 23 2020

Dayana Yastremska's coach Sascha Bajin blasted her critics Thursday, saying he wanted to "shut some people up" after …

'Embarrassing' Man Utd suffer fresh woe, Spurs boost top four bid

Jan 23 2020

Manchester United were labelled an "embarrassment" as pressure mounted on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Burnley's shock …

Macron loses cool with Israeli security in 'Chirac moment'

Jan 23 2020

When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Jerusalem's Old City Wednesday, he also walked in the footsteps of one of …

China quarantines city at centre of virus outbreak

Jan 23 2020

China placed the city at the centre of a virus outbreak under effective quarantine on Thursday, suspending outward …

High alert for new Australia bushfires as heat and winds pick up

Jan 23 2020

Australian firefighters are on high alert for the possibility that scorching temperatures and strong winds could whip up …

Fashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out in style

Jan 23 2020

Jean-Paul Gaultier has bowed out of fashion with all the cheek and showmanship with which he has lit it up over the last …

For Pennsylvania workers, a changing economy and politics

Jan 22 2020

White plumes of smoke billow into the frigid air above the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, as scorching ovens …

Rape trial told Weinstein a 'seasoned' predator

Jan 22 2020

Harvey Weinstein was a "seasoned" sexual predator and rapist who abused his power as a movie-producing titan to prey on …

China virus city in transport shutdown as WHO delays decision

Jan 22 2020

China said it was halting flights and trains from Thursday out of Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the centre of …

Style legend Jean-Paul Gaultier takes his last bow

Jan 22 2020

Legendary French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier on Wednesday plugged recycling clothes as he kicked off a spectacular show …

China virus city in transport shutdown as WHO extends talks

Jan 22 2020

China said it was halting flights and trains from Thursday out of Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the centre of …

Harry, Meghan, their new neighbors and the paparazzi

Jan 22 2020

In explaining his decision to give up his work as a senior member of Britain's royal family, Prince Harry laid part of …

Prosecutors say Weinstein a 'seasoned' predator in opening arguments

Jan 22 2020

Harvey Weinstein is a "seasoned" sexual predator and rapist who abused his power as a movie-producing titan to prey on …

Democrats make case against Trump at historic impeachment trial

Jan 22 2020

In a somber and hushed Senate chamber, Democrats began presenting their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of …

Trump revives trade battle with Europe with threat to cars

Jan 22 2020

US President Donald Trump, fresh from calling a trade truce with China, threatened on Wednesday to impose crippling …

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

Jan 22 2020

Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after a long battle with a rare form of dementia, sparking an …

Democrats to make case against Trump at impeachment trial

Jan 22 2020

Democrats were to present opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on Wednesday after a day of …

Payout for Musk as Tesla value tops $100 bn

Jan 22 2020

Tesla's market value hit $100 billion for the first time Wednesday, triggering a payout plan that could be worth …

Weinstein rape trial begins in earnest, 2 years after #MeToo wave

Jan 22 2020

Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial began in earnest in New York on Wednesday, with the defense expected to …

China virus death toll jumps to 17, officials say avoid epicentre city

Jan 22 2020

The death toll from a new SARS-like virus that has infected hundreds in China rose to 17 on Wednesday, as authorities …

Tesla value hits $100 bn, triggering payout plan for Musk

Jan 22 2020

Tesla's market value hit $100 billion for the first time Wednesday, triggering a payout plan that could be worth …

China warns virus could mutate and spread, steps up precautions

Jan 22 2020

A new virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and reached the United States could mutate and spread, China …

UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hacking of Bezos phone

Jan 22 2020

Independent UN rights experts said Wednesday they had received information that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos's phone was …

Trump relaunches trade battle with Europe

Jan 22 2020

US President Donald Trump relaunched a major trade offensive against Europe on Wednesday, threatening to hit the EU with …

Serena, Federer into third round as Osaka sets up Coco crunch

Jan 22 2020

Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on …

China warns virus could mutate and spread as death toll rises

Jan 22 2020

A new virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and reached the United States could mutate and spread, China …

Screaming Serena into third round as Osaka sets up Coco crunch

Jan 22 2020

Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on …

Greece elects first woman president

Jan 22 2020

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an …

South Korean transgender soldier pleads to stay in army

Jan 22 2020

A transgender South Korean soldier who enlisted as a man and underwent a sex change last year pleaded tearfully to be …