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Ko comeback, Cinks in synch, world traveller: golf talking points

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Familiar names returning to the top of leaderboards, and a travelling American winning a return ticket home dominate AFP …

Backlash in Australia's Byron Bay over Netflix reality show

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Surfers in the coastal Australian town of Byron Bay staged a "paddle out" protest Tuesday as locals rally against a …

China tech stampede into electric cars sparks auto sector buzz

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Thought your smartphone was taking over your life? Your car may be next as Chinese firms lead a Big Tech stampede into …

CO2 emissions set to surge, IEA warns

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Climate-changing CO2 emissions are set to surge by the second-biggest amount in history this year as the global economy …

EU to rule on J&J shot safety as raging virus wave grips India

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Europe's drug regulator was expected to rule Tuesday on the safety of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after fears …

J&J Covid vaccine manufacturing halted at plant that ruined doses

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The US Food and Drug Administration requested that production of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine be halted at …

The climate pledges of the world's top emitters

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Under the Paris Agreement on climate, nearly every country will have to drastically reduce their carbon emissions, and …

'Raw' personal loss inspired Vinterberg's Oscar-nominated dark booze comedy

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"Another Round," a film about a pact by four world-weary Danish schoolteachers to spend every day drunk for a loosely …

In Texas, a rancher swaps his oil pumps for wind turbines

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Cattle rancher Bobby Helmers cranes to listen as the blades of his six giant wind turbines slice through the air in the …

Former US Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93

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Former US Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win …

Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital under Western pressure

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Ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a prison hospital as the EU warned it would hold Moscow …

Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

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Jurors on Monday began mulling the fate of the white ex-Minneapolis policeman accused of killing African-American man …

Pakistan PM Khan battles fallout in France blasphemy row

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had hoped a fight over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed would result in an easy win …

Russia block of Black Sea would be 'escalation': Washington

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The US State Department on Monday branded as an "unprovoked escalation" reported Russian plans to block parts of the …

Swiss blow up huge snowman in mountains for first time

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A giant snowman brandishing a pitchfork exploded in a blaze of fireworks atop a pyre on a snowy mountain pass named …

Xbox cloud game world extends to Apple gadgets

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Microsoft on Monday began a trial run of letting people play Xbox cloud games using Apple mobile devices as well as …

Huawei exec seeks months-long delay in US case

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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on Monday requested a four-month delay in her extradition case in Canada, citing newly …

'Self-serving' Super League opens unprecedented conflict in European football

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Plans for a Super League announced by 12 of European football's most powerful clubs plunged the game into an …

Georgia ruling party, opposition sign EU-led pact to end crisis

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Georgia's ruling party and the opposition on Monday signed an EU-mediated agreement to end a months-long political …

'Madrid will not be kicked out of Champions League': ESL chief Perez

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday that no club will be thrown out of the Champions League for …

Venezuelan newspaper boss decries $13 mn damages ruling

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The president of a Venezuelan newspaper hit with a $13 million damages judgment, on Monday accused the state of …

US regulators probe potentially driverless Tesla crash

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Two US transportation regulators said Monday they will investigate a fatal car crash involving a Tesla that apparently …

NASA's Mars helicopter succeeds in historic first flight

Apr 19 2021

NASA successfully flew its mini helicopter Ingenuity on Mars early Monday, the first powered flight on another planet …

Cuba gets new leader as last Castro officially retires

Apr 19 2021

Cuba marked the end of an era Monday with the official transfer of power from the Castro clan, in charge for six …

India locks capital to battle Covid as all US adults eligible for vaccine

Apr 19 2021

India locked down its capital New Delhi for a week beginning Monday night seeking to control a raging coronavirus …

Minnesota prosecutor says Floyd death was murder, not policing

Apr 19 2021

A prosecutor urged jurors on Monday to convict the white former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George …

Cuba gets new leader as last Castro retires

Apr 19 2021

Cuba marked the end of an era Monday with the transfer of power from the Castro clan, in charge for six decades, to the …

World running out of time to tackle climate crisis: UN

Apr 19 2021

2021 must be the year of action for protecting people against the "disastrous" effects of climate change, the United …

Rwanda report says France 'bears significant responsibility' over genocide

Apr 19 2021

France "bears significant responsibility" for enabling the genocide in Rwanda and still refuses to acknowledge its true …

Super League 'spit in the face' opens unprecedented conflict in European football

Apr 19 2021

Plans for a breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs plunged European …

Mourinho sacked by Tottenham after 17 months in charge

Apr 19 2021

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday just six days before they play Manchester City in the League Cup final …

George Floyd sought help with his 'very last breath': prosecutor

Apr 19 2021

George Floyd pleaded for help with his "very last breath" but was not shown any compassion by Derek Chauvin, prosecutor …

Pakistan PM pleads with radicals to stop violent anti-France campaign

Apr 19 2021

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday pleaded with a radical Islamist group to end its violent campaign to oust …

India locks down capital to battle virus as US hits vaccine milestone

Apr 19 2021

India will lock down its capital New Delhi for a week from Monday night to try and control a raging coronavirus …

Rwandan report says France 'bears significant responsibility' over genocide

Apr 19 2021

France "bears significant responsibility" for enabling the genocide in Rwanda and still refuses to acknowledge its true …

Pakistan radicals release 11 police hostages after anti-France protests

Apr 19 2021

Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical Islamist group campaigning to get the French …

Cape Town fire guts library, moves closer to city

Apr 19 2021

A fire in Cape Town has ravaged part of a university library housing a unique collection of African archives, its …

Super League announcement opens unprecedented conflict in European football

Apr 19 2021

A planned breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs and backed by US …

'Dulux dog' breed faces extinction in Britain

Apr 19 2021

The Old English Sheepdog, one of Britain's most recognisable dog breeds, has been listed for the first time as …

NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars

Apr 19 2021

NASA is hoping to make history early Monday when the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts the first powered, controlled …

EU warns Russia 'responsible' for Navalny's health

Apr 19 2021

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Monday the bloc holds Russia "responsible" for the health of Kremlin critic …

European heavyweights face criticism over 'cynical' Super League

Apr 19 2021

Twelve of football's most powerful clubs faced accusations of greed and cynicism on Monday as they announced a breakaway …

Rangers battle human encroachment in Sudan's biggest park

Apr 19 2021

Tucked away by the Ethiopian border, Sudan's Dinder National Park boasts the country's most diverse wildlife, but …

Champions' demise haunts diminished Chinese Super League

Apr 19 2021

China will attempt to move on from the collapse of champions Jiangsu FC when the new Super League season kicks off with …

Macron urges law change after Jewish woman's killer avoids trial

Apr 19 2021

President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial …

Hugs, tears as Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens

Apr 19 2021

Families reunited in emotional scenes Monday as Australia and New Zealand launched a quarantine-free travel bubble that …

Canada to roll out big spending in pandemic recovery budget

Apr 19 2021

Canada is expected to channel funds into childcare, wage subsidies and other pandemic recovery measures as the …

Radical Pakistan party releases 11 police hostages after anti-France protests

Apr 19 2021

Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical Islamist group as part of their campaign to get the …

US hits vaccine milestone as NZealand, Australia open travel bubble

Apr 19 2021

The hard-hit United States has passed a hopeful milestone as half its adults have had at least one Covid vaccine dose …

EU foreign ministers to meet on Navalny health as tensions with Russia soar

Apr 19 2021

EU foreign ministers are set to meet virtually Monday for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United …

Do we need masks outdoors? Experts weigh in

Apr 19 2021

It's a familiar sight in some US cities like Washington, New York and San Francisco: people walking on the street, …

Cape Verde leader declares victory after vote dominated by pandemic

Apr 19 2021

Cape Verde's prime minister declared victory Sunday after results showed his party on course to win legislative …

Twelve European clubs announce launch of disputed Super League

Apr 19 2021

Twelve of Europe's most powerful clubs announced the launch of a breakaway European Super League on Monday in a …

'Tipping point': Oscars filmmakers hail disability progress

Apr 19 2021

This year, the Oscars will feature a best picture contender about a drummer with hearing loss, a nominated documentary …

Jury in George Floyd murder trial to hear closing arguments

Apr 19 2021

A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering …

Hugs, tears as New Zealand-Australia travel bubble opens

Apr 19 2021

Emotions ran high Monday as excited passengers set off on the first flights to take advantage of a quarantine-free …

European Super League: Who's saying what

Apr 19 2021

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, …

Aussie Sharma topples Jabeur for first WTA title

Apr 19 2021

Australian Astra Sharma, ranked 165th in the world, rallied to beat 27th-ranked Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday to …

Twelve major European clubs launch plans for Super League

Apr 18 2021

Twelve of Europe's biggest clubs on Monday said they planned to launch a breakaway Super League, despite the threat of …

Twelve European clubs condemned for threatening 'greedy, cynical' breakaway Super League

Apr 18 2021

Twelve of Europe's most powerful clubs were accused of greed and cynicism and threatened with international exile on …

US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies as Russia protests called

Apr 18 2021

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in …

Moscow lashes out after Prague accuses Skripal suspects over deadly blast

Apr 18 2021

Tensions between Moscow and Prague spiralled Sunday with Russia ordering out 20 diplomats, a day after the Czech …

Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

Apr 18 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday defended the US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, saying the terror …

Cape Verde, bastion of African democracy, elects parliament

Apr 18 2021

Cape Verde, a bastion of African democracy, held parliamentary polls Sunday with no clear winner in sight after a …

Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

Apr 18 2021

Eight Pakistan police officers and special rangers were being held hostage Sunday by supporters of a radical Islamist …

UEFA says will ban clubs who take part in a European Super League

Apr 18 2021

UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a …

Germany calls for unity as it mourns Covid dead

Apr 18 2021

Germany held a national memorial service on Sunday for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic, with the …

Voters go to the polls in Cape Verde, Africa's model of democracy

Apr 18 2021

Cape Verde, a bastion of democracy in Africa, held parliamentary polls Sunday with no clear winner in sight after a …

US warns of 'consequences' if Putin critic Navalny dies

Apr 18 2021

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan warned Sunday that Russia will face "consequences" if hunger-striking Kremlin …

Mass protests called across Russia to 'save Navalny's life'

Apr 18 2021

The team of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Sunday called for massive protests across Russia next week to help …

Germany mourns its 80,000 Covid dead at memorial

Apr 18 2021

Germany held a national memorial service on Sunday for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic, putting …

Paradise found: 'Hades' maker takes on gaming goliaths

Apr 18 2021

No work email after 5:00 pm on Fridays, mandatory vacations: the outfit behind role-playing video game sensation "Hades" …

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

Apr 18 2021

The United States and China are "committed to cooperating" on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said …

Queen Elizabeth II lays to rest her 'strength and stay' Prince Philip

Apr 18 2021

Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday bade farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, at a royal funeral like no other, …

From lizards to water, eco-bumps snag Tesla Berlin plant

Apr 18 2021

In the green forest outside Berlin, a David and Goliath-style battle is playing out between electric carmaker Tesla and …

NASA's Mars copter flight could happen as soon as Monday

Apr 18 2021

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could make its first flight over the Red Planet as soon as Monday, the US space agency …

Biden seeks to turbo-charge climate fight, but can US lead?

Apr 18 2021

President Joe Biden hopes to give a shot of adrenaline to the planet's sluggish fight against climate change with an …

From Moscow to New York, fast delivery takes off amid pandemic

Apr 18 2021

Like millions of people around the world, Yuri Nekrasov stopped going to the grocery store every day last year when …

Djokovic to host Serbia tournament a year after Covid fiasco

Apr 18 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic will relaunch the Serbia Open tournament in Belgrade on Monday, less than a year after a …

UEFA set to announce Champions League reforms and decide on Euro 2020 hosts

Apr 18 2021

UEFA is expected to formalise radical reforms to the format of the Champions League at a key meeting of its executive …

Cuban economy, internet on party agenda ahead of Castro exit

Apr 18 2021

A dire economic crisis and the "subversive" nature of the internet were on the agenda Saturday and Sunday as a historic …

Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

Apr 18 2021

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest at "any minute" as his health has rapidly deteriorated, …

Jabeur books WTA Charleston title clash with Sharma

Apr 18 2021

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur pummelled Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to book a title showdown in the WTA 250 tournament in …

Froome ready to move up a gear in Tour of the Alps

Apr 18 2021

Multiple Tour de France winner Chris Froome warns he is ready to move up a gear after a slow start at his new Israel …

Czech govt expels 18 Russian diplomats over 2014 blast

Apr 17 2021

The Czech government said Saturday it would expel 18 Russian diplomats identified by local intelligence as secret agents …

Covid death toll passes three million as India cases surge

Apr 17 2021

The global Covid-19 death toll passed three million on Saturday as the pandemic speeds up despite vaccination campaigns, …

Russia, Ukraine expel diplomats as tensions soar

Apr 17 2021

Russia on Saturday said it would expel a Ukrainian diplomat, prompting an immediate pledge of retaliation from Kiev, …

Britain falls silent in tribute to Prince Philip

Apr 17 2021

Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led Britain in a one-minute's silence in memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, as …

Queen Elizabeth II to bury her 'strength and stay' Prince Philip

Apr 17 2021

Queen Elizabeth II bids a final farewell to her late husband Prince Philip on Saturday, at a funeral restricted by …

US, Japan show united front on China in Biden's first summit

Apr 17 2021

The United States and Japan vowed Friday to stand firm together against an assertive China and to step up cooperation on …

Myanmar's junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year's amnesty

Apr 17 2021

The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military …

Covid death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge

Apr 17 2021

The global coronavirus death toll was expected to reach three million on Saturday, as the race for immunisation …

'Narcocat' intercepted with drug delivery for Panama prison

Apr 17 2021

Authorities in Panama on Friday intercepted an unlikely smuggler, a fluffy white cat, bearing an assortment of drugs in …

Ex-employee kills eight in rampage at US FedEx facility

Apr 17 2021

A former FedEx employee fatally shot eight people and wounded several others at the delivery company's facility in the …

Biden backs Japan PM on holding 'safe and secure' Olympic Games

Apr 17 2021

US President Joe Biden on Friday gave his backing to Japan's efforts to hold a "safe and secure" Olympic Games this year …

Prince Philip: the strength behind the crown

Apr 17 2021

Prince Philip often grabbed headlines for his outspoken remarks but was portrayed by royalists as the silent stalwart, …

NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon

Apr 17 2021

NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the agency said Friday, in …

'Disaster' as Nadal's bid for 12th Monte Carlo title ended by Rublev

Apr 17 2021

Rafael Nadal's bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia's Andrey Rublev, who swept to a 6-2, …

Potential Boeing 737 MAX issue affects more of plane: report

Apr 17 2021

The potential electrical problem that prompted airlines to remove some 737 MAX planes from service has been found in …

Japan PM determined to hold 'safe and secure' Olympic Games

Apr 17 2021

Japan's prime minister told US President Joe Biden Friday that the Asian nation would do everything in its power to …

Veteran Cink seizes five-shot lead at RBC Heritage

Apr 17 2021

Veteran Stewart Cink kept the accelerator down at the RBC Heritage on Friday, firing a second straight 63 to take a …

Oscar-nominated songs to be performed from LA museum roof -- and Iceland

Apr 17 2021

The five songs nominated at this year's Oscars will be performed from the top of the Academy's gleaming new film museum …