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'Halloween Kills' does just that at N.America box office

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It's that time of year: Films about death, dying and carnage topped the North American box office this weekend, led by …

Special delivery as Amazon driver leads Scotland to shock win at T20 World Cup

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Scotland pulled off a shock six-run victory over Bangladesh at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday thanks to a …

As COP looms, Prince William awards debut Earthshot Prize

Oct 18 2021

Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Prince William presented the inaugural Earthshot prizes at a ceremony in London on Sunday, …

Calls in Haiti for release of abducted US missionary group

Oct 18 2021

Civil groups in Haiti called Sunday for the immediate release of American missionaries abducted a day earlier by one of …

Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build 'metaverse'

Oct 18 2021

Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the "metaverse", a virtual …

Who said what in sport this weekend

Oct 18 2021

Who said what in sport this weekend:

Jordan, Saudi investors launch Fly Aqaba

Oct 18 2021

Jordan announced Sunday the signing of an accord to launch an airline financed by investors in the kingdom and Saudi …

UK police probe MP murder as suspect said to be on 'de-radicalisation' scheme

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The family of murdered British MP David Amess said on Sunday they were "completely broken" by his death, but that hatred …

Frustrated and weary over pandemic slog, more US workers are striking

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Exhausted after working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic and resentful that their bosses are not sharing …

Bill Clinton leaves hospital after five nights

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Former US president Bill Clinton, 75, was released from a California hospital Sunday after spending five nights in …

Blood and beatings: 1961 Paris Algerian massacre recalled

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Rabah Sahili had just turned 19 when he arrived in central Paris for a peaceful demonstration by Algerians 60 years ago.

Eyeing Russia, US defense chief heads to Black Sea region

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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin headed to the Black Sea region Sunday aiming to shore up alliances with countries …

Russians return to Earth after filming first movie in space

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A Russian actress and a film director returned to Earth Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station …

UK says will beef up MPs' security after MP killed

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Britain's interior minister on Sunday said MPs' security would be beefed up, after a lawmaker was stabbed to death as he …

New Japan PM sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

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Japan's new prime minister on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine that honours the war …

Fugitive businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro extradited to US

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A fugitive businessman accused of acting as a money launderer for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime was …

'Why can't we study?' - Afghan girls still barred from school

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Afghan teenager Amena saw dozens of classmates killed when her girls' school was targeted by an Islamic State bomb …

Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

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A Russian actress and a film director returned to Earth Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station …

'Unintentional gift': US steps into China's bitcoin breach

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The long sheds at North America's largest bitcoin mine look endless in the Texas sun, packed with the type of machines …

Frustrated and weary over long pandemic hours, more US workers are striking

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Exhausted after working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic and resentful that their bosses are not sharing …

Coal in the stocking: US retailers scramble ahead of festive season

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With the pandemic grimly persisting, American homes could face a meager holiday season, forced to do without some of …

Oman, PNG centre stage as T20 World Cup gets underway

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Oman and Papua New Guinea open the Twenty 20 World Cup on Sunday in the unlikely surroundings of Al Amerat where the …

Russian crew to return to Earth after filming first movie in space

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A Russian actress and director were set to return to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days in the International Space …

British MP's killer was referred to counter-terrorism scheme: reports

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The attacker who fatally stabbed British lawmaker David Amess was referred to an official counter-terrorist scheme for …

Free speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm

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Netflix has been plunged into America's culture wars by a Dave Chappelle comedy special that raises concerns about free …

Surprise finalists Norrie, Basilashvilli set to clash in Indian Wells showdown

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Britain's Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to book a title clash with Nikoloz Basilashvili …

Greta Thunberg says COP26 unlikely to lead to 'big changes'

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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Saturday said upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, billed as humanity's last chance to …

Thousands of pro-military protesters rally in Sudan capital

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Thousands of pro-military protesters rallied in central Khartoum Saturday, vowing not to leave until the government is …

Macron condemns 'inexcusable' Paris massacre of Algerians

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday condemned as "inexcusable" a deadly crackdown by Paris police on a 1961 …

Afghanistan will stick to daring T20 approach, says skipper Nabi

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Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi said his team will shrug off political and travel turmoil to thrive at the T20 World …

Britain's Norrie charges into ATP Indian Wells final

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Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 Saturday at the ATP Indian Wells Masters to book his spot in Sunday's …

US tycoon Durst, sentenced to life in prison, is on ventilator with Covid: lawyer

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US real estate mogul Robert Durst, sentenced to life in prison for killing his best friend, has been placed on a …

Bill Clinton to spend one more night in hospital with non-Covid infection

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Former US President Bill Clinton will spend another night at a hospital in California being treated for an infection, …

Fugitive businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro extradited to US: source

Oct 16 2021

A graft-accused Colombian businessman who is a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was on Saturday …

France pays tribute to teacher beheaded over Mohammed cartoons

Oct 16 2021

France paid tribute to schoolteacher Samuel Paty on Saturday, one year after he was beheaded by an extremist after …

Man Utd lose at Leicester, five-star Liverpool go top

Oct 16 2021

Manchester United succumbed to a first away league defeat for 30 games by losing 4-2 at Leicester as Liverpool stormed …

Security review after British MP stabbed to death in 'terror' attack

Oct 16 2021

The fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident with possible links to Islamist extremism, …

NASA launches Lucy probe to explore Jupiter asteroids

Oct 16 2021

NASA launched a spacecraft called Lucy on a 12-year mission to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids for the first time on …

Nature Strip wins turf's biggest prize, The Everest

Oct 16 2021

Star sprinter Nature Strip, ridden by James McDonald, lived up to his billing as favourite to win the world's richest …

Global law firm stops representing HKU in Tiananmen sculpture row

Oct 16 2021

A top global law firm will no longer represent the University of Hong Kong in seeking the removal of a Tiananmen …

Nature Strip wins turf's biggest price, The Everest

Oct 16 2021

Star sprinter Nature Strip, ridden by James McDonald, lived up to his billing as favourite to win the world's richest …

Lausanne tackles toxic soil after shock discovery

Oct 16 2021

Lausanne, the capital of Olympic sport overlooking Lake Geneva, is reeling after discovering that much of its soil is …

France marks first anniversary since teacher killed over Mohammed cartoon

Oct 16 2021

France will pay tribute to schoolteacher Samuel Paty on Saturday, one year after he was beheaded by an extremist after …

Vibrant Afghan radio reduced to religious relic

Oct 16 2021

Radio station Urooj once teemed with journalists producing news bulletins, but since the Taliban came to town, Ebrahim …

Security under spotlight after British MP stabbed to death

Oct 16 2021

The fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident, police said Saturday, as MPs pressed for …

T20 Cricket World Cup - six to watch

Oct 16 2021

The seventh T20 World Cup gets underway in Oman and the UAE at the weekend with the world's best players queueing up to …

NASA to launch Lucy probe to investigate Jupiter asteroids

Oct 16 2021

NASA was set Saturday to launch a spacecraft called Lucy on a 12-year mission to explore for the first time a group of …

Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission

Oct 16 2021

Three astronauts successfully docked with China's new space station on Saturday on what is set to be Beijing's longest …

New Zealand to cast out its official wizard

Oct 16 2021

New Zealand is losing its official wizard. Nearly 40 years after the city of Christchurch begged their wizard to stay, …

Fatal stabbing of UK MP declared terrorist incident

Oct 16 2021

The fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess was a terrorist incident, police said Saturday, at they investigated the …

PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty

Oct 16 2021

Kylian Mbappe converted a soft late VAR penalty award to give a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Lionel Messi and Neymar …

Golden Globes to go ahead despite TV blackout over diversity row

Oct 16 2021

The Golden Globes will go ahead despite NBC's decision not to broadcast the Hollywood award ceremony over concerns about …

Bitcoin tops $60,000 on US fund approval hopes

Oct 16 2021

Bitcoin breached the $60,000 mark for the first time since April on growing optimism that American regulators will …

Zverev, Tsitsipas sent crashing out of ATP Indian Wells Masters

Oct 16 2021

American Taylor Fritz survived two match points to come from behind and eliminate third seeded Alexander Zverev 4-6, …

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Oct 15 2021

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in the southern …

Bill Clinton to spend another night hospitalized for infection

Oct 15 2021

Former US president Bill Clinton will spend another night in hospital, a spokesman said Friday, as he undergoes …

Conservative UK MP stabbed to death, counter-terror cops probing

Oct 15 2021

British counter-terrorism officers are leading the investigation into the killing on Friday of lawmaker David Amess, …

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

Oct 15 2021

New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half …

US to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers Nov 8

Oct 15 2021

The United States will reopen its land and air borders on November 8 to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against …

Bill Clinton, 75, recovering in hospital after infection

Oct 15 2021

Former US president Bill Clinton was recovering in a California hospital on Friday after several days of treatment …

China rocket blasts off for longest crewed mission to space station

Oct 15 2021

China on Saturday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts to its new space station on what is set to be the …

Biden government to ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban

Oct 15 2021

President Joe Biden's administration on Friday said it would ask the Supreme Court to block a ban on most abortions in …

UK counter-terror cops lead probe into killing of Conservative MP

Oct 15 2021

British counter-terrorism officers are leading the investigation into the killing on Friday of lawmaker David Amess, …

Parkland school shooter to plead guilty to killing 17

Oct 15 2021

The former student accused of the February 14, 2018 shooting rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, will plead guilty …

Mental illness may have triggered Norway bow-and-arrow attack

Oct 15 2021

A bow-and-arrow attack in Norway that left five people dead this week appears to have been motivated by mental illness, …

UK politics in shock as Conservative MP stabbed to death

Oct 15 2021

British lawmaker David Amess was killed on Friday after being stabbed multiple times, according to police, in the second …

Deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Oct 15 2021

Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, witnesses said, …

UK Conservative MP stabbed to death

Oct 15 2021

Conservative British lawmaker David Amess was killed on Friday after being stabbed "multiple times" during an event in …

Mental illness may have triggered Norway attack

Oct 15 2021

A bow-and-arrow attack in Norway that left five people dead this week appears to have been motivated by mental illness, …

Fully vaccinated foreign visitors can enter US from Nov 8: W.House

Oct 15 2021

The United States announced Friday that it will allow entry to foreign travelers who are fully vaccinated against …

Norway attacker held in medical custody amid mental health doubts

Oct 15 2021

A Norway court on Friday ordered the man who confessed to killing five people in a bow-and-arrow attack to be held in …

Deadly blasts hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Oct 15 2021

Blasts tore through a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least 32 …

Adele releases soul-stirring comeback single 'Easy On Me'

Oct 15 2021

British soul diva Adele on Friday released comeback single "Easy On Me", in which she shares with the world details of …

Norway attacker sent to health services amid mental health doubts

Oct 15 2021

The man who killed five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in Norway this week has been handed over to health services, …

Anguish and anger after Taiwan building blaze kills 46

Oct 15 2021

Taiwanese residents voiced anguish and outrage on Friday after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a …

No-nonsense masks, strict bubble: What to expect from China's Winter Olympics

Oct 15 2021

Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, is staging a series of test events -- giving a strong taste of what …

Durian fruit sparks Canberra 'gas leak' emergency

Oct 15 2021

Canberra firefighters rushed to a store in Australia's capital Friday after reports of a gas leak -- only to find the …

Fire, tobacco and spirits: Venezuelans fight Covid with ritual

Oct 15 2021

With a single kick, Victor Medina collapses a burning pyre, then crosses the smouldering embers in his bare feet.

Former US president Bill Clinton in hospital

Oct 15 2021

Former US president Bill Clinton was in hospital with an infection on Thursday, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said.

Sydney to scrap quarantine, readies to welcome overseas visitors

Oct 15 2021

Sydney will scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month, officials said Friday, an abrupt step …

'Art transcends race': Paris Opera Ballet's first Asian etoile ballerina

Oct 15 2021

When Sae Eun Park auditioned for the world's oldest ballet institution, her Paris hotel room was so small she could not …

Bill Clinton in hospital with non-Covid infection

Oct 15 2021

Former president Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with a non-Covid-related infection, a spokesman said Thursday …

Asian deer's comeback marks rare China conservation success

Oct 15 2021

An Asian deer's comeback from the brink of extinction marks a rare success for China's conservation efforts, which have …

Microsoft shuttering LinkedIn in China as rules tighten

Oct 15 2021

Microsoft on Thursday said it will shut down career-oriented social network LinkedIn in China, citing a "challenging …

US port logjam brings early Christmas for importers

Oct 15 2021

Christmas came early -- June, to be precise -- at the port of Los Angeles, as American importers raced to get ahead of a …

Norrie crushes Schwartzman, Dimitrov holds off Hurkacz in Indian Wells

Oct 15 2021

Great Britain's Cameron Norrie used a precise service game to overpower Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 to reach the …

Detention hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow attacker

Oct 15 2021

A judge in Norway will rule in a custody hearing on Friday for the man who confessed to a deadly bow-and-arrow attack …

US grand jury indicts former pilot of Boeing 737 MAX

Oct 15 2021

A US federal grand jury on Thursday charged a former Boeing chief test pilot with misleading aviation regulators during …

Newcastle launch new era as Man Utd grapple with injuries

Oct 15 2021

Struggling Newcastle find themselves in the unusual position of being the Premier League's headline act at the start of …

Australia's Paine 'devastated' by Pucovski concussion ahead of Ashes

Oct 15 2021

Australia Test captain Tim Paine said Friday it was "shattering" to learn that batting prodigy Will Pucovski had …

Deadly clashes rock Lebanon capital after rally against port blast judge

Oct 15 2021

Heavy fighting claimed at least six lives and left dozens wounded in Lebanon's capital Thursday as an escalation of …

US tycoon gets life in prison for killing of his best friend

Oct 15 2021

US real estate scion Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the killing …

Trans Netflix staff plan walkout over Chappelle special

Oct 15 2021

Transgender Netflix employees are planning a walkout to protest a Dave Chappelle comedy special they say is transphobic …

US Navy says sailors who refuse vaccine will be expelled

Oct 15 2021

The US Navy said Thursday that personnel who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be expelled from the force, …

More than 10,000 Deere workers go on strike in US

Oct 15 2021

More than 10,000 workers with Deere & Company launched a strike at 14 facilities across the United States Thursday after …

New cocoa fruit drink to make hot chocolate a has bean

Oct 15 2021

Forget hot chocolate: a cold drink made from parts of the cacao fruit usually thrown away aims to lure health- and …

Sea lion colony in Mexico defies declining numbers

Oct 15 2021

The population of California sea lions is down dramatically due to climate change, but in one natural refuge area off …

Taiwan building inferno kills 46, dozens injured

Oct 14 2021

Taiwan on Friday faced the aftermath of a massive fire that gutted a building in the southern city of Kaohsiung, killing …

Kenyan police arrest husband of slain running star Tirop

Oct 14 2021

Kenyan police on Thursday arrested the husband of record-breaking runner Agnes Tirop, who was stabbed to death in a …

Shredded Banksy canvas sells for record £18.58 million

Oct 14 2021

A partially shredded canvas of one of Banksy's most celebrated works sold at auction in London on Thursday for £18.58 …

Tens of thousands rally in Georgia for jailed ex-leader Saakashvili

Oct 14 2021

Tens of thousands of Georgians flooded onto the streets of the capital Tbilisi Thursday to demand the release of jailed …

Tour de France fan who caused pile-up set to avoid jail

Oct 14 2021

The spectator behind one of the biggest pile-ups in Tour de France history appeared in court Thursday charged with …