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Major quake kills more than 100 across Turkey, Syria

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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 100 people, levelling buildings while many …

US looks for Chinese balloon debris

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US navy personnel worked to recover on Sunday the debris of a suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down after it floated …

Rushdie releases new novel, six months after knife attack

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Six months after being stabbed, British author Salman Rushdie on Tuesday publishes his new novel "Victory City", an …

Major quake kills dozens across Turkey, Syria

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A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing dozens, levelling buildings while people …

Beyonce breaks record for lifetime Grammy wins

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Pop queen Beyonce on Sunday reigned supreme at the Grammys, breaking the all-time record for wins with her 32nd prize …

Beyonce breaks Grammy record for most wins ever

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Beyonce on Sunday broke the record for the most Grammy wins of any artist, scoring her 32nd prize ever and fourth of the …

US lawmakers clash over Biden's handling of Chinese balloon

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Republicans savaged Joe Biden on Sunday over his handling of a suspected Chinese spy balloon, while Democrats defended …

UN peacekeeper killed in attack on helicopter in DR Congo

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A United Nations peacekeeper from South Africa was killed and another wounded in an attack on their helicopter in …

Hong Kong's largest national security trial opens

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Hong Kong's largest national security trial opened Monday with dozens of pro-democracy figures accused of trying to …

Chileans who survived deadly forest fire fear flames will return

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Maria Ines Hernandez described forest fires ravaging central Chile with the death so far of 24 people as hell on earth.

Captain Tsubasa creator targets real-life football glory

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Japanese cartoon hero Captain Tsubasa inspired Lionel Messi and countless other football stars worldwide. Now its …

Beyonce poised to break record for most Grammys by an artist

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Pop superstar Beyonce on Sunday tied the record for winning the most Grammys ever, taking three prizes so far on music's …

Iraqis protest after father kills YouTuber daughter

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Iraqi activists protested Sunday to demand a law against domestic violence, days after a YouTuber was strangled by her …

Croatia into Davis Cup Finals as South Korea, Finland celebrate

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Two-time champions Croatia reached the Davis Cup Finals on Sunday where they were joined by unheralded South Korea and …

Mali junta expels UN mission's human rights chief: govt

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Mali's ruling junta said Sunday that it was expelling the head of the human rights division of MINUSMA, the United …

Kane becomes Spurs' record scorer as Man City suffer title blow

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Harry Kane said becoming Tottenham's all-time record scorer was a "magical moment" as his 267th goal for the club sealed …

Ukraine to replace defence minister after corruption scandals

Feb 05 2023

Ukraine's defence minister Oleksiy Reznikov will be replaced by the chief of the military intelligence ahead of an …

Hong Kong's largest national security trial to begin with 47 in dock

Feb 05 2023

The trial of 47 of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy figures begins Monday, in the largest prosecution under a …

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies

Feb 05 2023

Pakistan's exiled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who became a key US ally during the "war on terror", died in a …

Pope urges end to ethnic hatred in historic South Sudan visit

Feb 05 2023

Pope Francis flew home Sunday with the leaders of the Anglican and Scottish churches after a joint trip to …

Beyonce, Adele duel for top honors at Grammys

Feb 05 2023

As music's elite gather in Los Angeles for the Grammy awards on Sunday, one question is playing on loop: Will Beyonce …

Ecuador votes on extradition amid crime boom

Feb 05 2023

Ecuadorans voted in a referendum Sunday that will decide whether or not to allow extradition of citizens linked to …

Fierce battles rage in Bakhmut as Ukraine calls for planes

Feb 05 2023

Heavy fighting was underway Sunday in the northern parts of the frontline hotspot Bakhmut, while Ukraine's defence …

Eight dead in weekend avalanches in Austria

Feb 05 2023

Austrian police said Sunday that five people had been killed in avalanches in the west of the country, after three …

Fierce battles in Bakhmut as Russian missiles hit Kharkiv

Feb 05 2023

Heavy fighting was underway Sunday in the northern parts of the frontline hotspot Bakhmut, while Russian missile strikes …

Macron gives ground to allies in unpopular pension reform bid

Feb 05 2023

President Emmanuel Macron's government on Sunday offered a concession on contested French pension reforms, seeking to …

Pope urges end to ethnic hatred at open-air mass in South Sudan

Feb 05 2023

Pope Francis appealed Sunday to the people of South Sudan to lay down their "weapons of hatred" at an open-air mass on …

Ukraine says latest Russian assault on Bakhmut beaten back

Feb 05 2023

Ukraine fought off a fresh Russian assault on the embattled eastern city of Bakhmut, its leaders said Saturday, as it …

Endangered monarch butterflies face perilous storm

Feb 05 2023

As devastating storms pounded California, nature lovers feared for endangered monarch butterflies that winter there as …

US shoots down Chinese spy balloon over 'unacceptable' violation

Feb 04 2023

A US fighter jet on Saturday shot down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina, the Pentagon said, over …

Chinese spy balloon shut down over 'unacceptable' violation: Pentagon

Feb 04 2023

A US fighter jet on Saturday shot down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina, the Pentagon said, over …

Arctic blast breaks US wind-chill record

Feb 04 2023

An Arctic blast that brought "frostquakes" to parts of the United States saw the country record its lowest ever …

Thousands rally for fifth week against Israeli govt reform plan

Feb 04 2023

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in central Tel Aviv Saturday for the fifth consecutive week against controversial …

East African leaders urge 'immediate ceasefire' in east DR Congo

Feb 04 2023

East African leaders called Saturday for an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, at an …

Arsenal title bid rocked by Everton, dismal Liverpool crash again

Feb 04 2023

Mikel Arteta urged Arsenal to dig deep after a shock 1-0 defeat at Everton dented the Premier League leaders' title bid, …

Pope meets victims of war on South Sudan peace pilgrimage

Feb 04 2023

Pope Francis on Saturday urged South Sudan's leaders to restore "dignity" to the millions of their countrymen affected …

East African leaders hold summit on DR Congo unrest

Feb 04 2023

East African leaders issued a fresh call Saturday for armed groups in eastern DR Congo to lay down their arms and …

Western allies pledge precision rockets, missile systems to Kyiv

Feb 04 2023

Western allies pledged precision rockets and missile systems to Ukraine on Friday, after President Volodymyr Zelensky …

US says second Chinese 'spy balloon' over Latin America

Feb 04 2023

A Chinese spy balloon has been spotted over Latin America, the Pentagon said Friday, a day after a similar craft was …

Chinese spy balloon 'transits' Latin America after first craft flies over US

Feb 04 2023

A Chinese spy balloon has been spotted over Latin America, the Pentagon said Friday, a day after a similar craft was …

A balloon clouds US view on Xi's China

Feb 04 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had planned a rare visit to Beijing to manage tensions but also to answer a …

Musk found not liable in Tesla tweet trial

Feb 04 2023

Jurors on Friday cleared Elon Musk of liability for investors' losses in a fraud trial over his 2018 tweets falsely …

Blinken scraps rare China trip over alleged spy balloon

Feb 03 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday scrapped a rare Beijing trip aimed at easing escalating tensions between …

Ethiopia PM holds first post-peace deal meeting with Tigray leaders

Feb 03 2023

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday held his first face-to-face meeting with Tigrayan leaders since a peace …

Blinken scraps rare Beijing trip over alleged China spy balloon

Feb 03 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday scrapped a rare Beijing trip aimed at easing escalating tensions between …

Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal

Feb 03 2023

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday held his first face-to-face meeting with Tigrayan leaders since a peace …

Ukraine to fight in Bakhmut 'as long as we can,' Zelensky wins EU praise

Feb 03 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday his forces would hold out as long as possible in war-battered …

Cash and fuel crisis cranks up Nigeria election tensions

Feb 03 2023

With just three weeks to go before Nigeria's presidential election, major cash and fuel shortages are stirring up public …

Pope urges S. Sudan leaders to make 'new start' for peace

Feb 03 2023

Pope Francis on Friday urged the leaders of South Sudan to make "a new start" for peace, warning that history would …

India's Adani denies rise due to Modi as shares fall again

Feb 03 2023

Beleaguered Indian tycoon Gautam Adani denied Friday that his rise to become Asia's richest man -- a title he has lost …

Bird flu detected in mammals but risk to humans low: experts

Feb 03 2023

Experts have warned that the recent detection of bird flu in mammals including foxes, otters, minks, seals and even …

China 'regrets' US air intrusion as Blinken visit in balance

Feb 03 2023

China voiced regret Friday for an "unintentional" breach of US airspace by what it said was a civilian airship -- but …

Estonia hints at Olympic boycott if Russians allowed

Feb 03 2023

Estonia's premier on Friday suggested her country might boycott the 2024 Olympics in Paris if Russian and Belarusian …

UK man pleads guilty in foiled 2021 crossbow attack on queen

Feb 03 2023

A Briton on Friday became the first person in decades to plead guilty to treason, after admitting trying to harm Queen …

Paco Rabanne: from fashion spaceman to fragrance king

Feb 03 2023

Nicknamed "Wacko Paco" in the 1960s for his often unwearable designs, Spain's Paco Rabanne became best-known in later …

Notre-Dame to regain spire this year and reopen end-2024

Feb 03 2023

Notre-Dame Cathedral's spire will be back in place by the end of the year, but a full reopening following the …

Pope Francis takes peace mission to S.Sudan after DR Congo

Feb 03 2023

Pope Francis arrived on a three-day visit to South Sudan on Friday to promote peace and reconciliation in the world's …

EU pledges support for Ukraine ahead of Kyiv summit

Feb 03 2023

The EU on Friday pledged to support Ukraine "every step of the way" in its quest for bloc membership as top officials …

Pentagon says tracking Chinese spy balloon over US

Feb 03 2023

The Pentagon said Thursday it was tracking a Chinese spy balloon flying high over the United States, just days ahead of …

Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon over US

Feb 03 2023

The Pentagon said Thursday it was tracking a Chinese spy balloon flying high over the United States, just days ahead of …

India's Adani denies rise due to Modi as shares slump again

Feb 03 2023

Beleaguered Indian tycoon Gautam Adani denied Friday that his rise to become Asia's richest man -- a title he has lost …

Sushi conveyor belt pranks spark outrage in Japan

Feb 03 2023

A handful of unhygienic pranks at sushi conveyor belt restaurants in Japan have sparked stock slumps, venue overhauls …

Tennis star Kyrgios admits assaulting girlfriend, avoids conviction

Feb 03 2023

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Friday pleaded guilty to assaulting a former girlfriend, but avoided a conviction …

The two-century-old mystery of Waterloo's skeletal remains

Feb 03 2023

More than 200 years after Napoleon met defeat at Waterloo, the bones of soldiers killed on that famous battlefield …

Ukraine urges EU accession talks this year ahead of key summit

Feb 03 2023

Ukraine will host a key summit with the European Union on Friday, with President Volodymyr Zelensky saying he wants to …

Mbappe injury hits PSG at crunch time in season

Feb 03 2023

An injury to a key player is once again threatening to derail a Champions League campaign for Paris Saint-Germain with …

Pope Francis takes Africa peace mission to S.Sudan after DR Congo

Feb 03 2023

Pope Francis is due to wind up his trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and arrive in South Sudan on Friday on a …

Google, Apple disappoint as tech earnings hit by gloom

Feb 03 2023

Google and Apple on Thursday reported downbeat results for the last quarter of 2022 as Amazon beat expectations, but …

Moving the goalposts: NFL scare reveals conspiracist playbook

Feb 03 2023

Conspiracy theorists who blamed NFL player Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on Covid-19 vaccines have doubled down on their …

Fernandez set for Chelsea debut, Arsenal renew Premier League title charge

Feb 03 2023

The clock is ticking for Chelsea manager Graham Potter to turn unprecedented spending into results, starting against …

The year of Beyonce? Music's elite head to the Grammys

Feb 03 2023

The brightest stars in pop music will vie for the industry's top awards at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday, with a …

Everton fans fear bleak future as Premier League status hangs by a thread

Feb 03 2023

Mired in the Premier League relegation zone and at war with the club's board, Everton fans fear a 69-year stay in …

Rarely seen Klimt painting returns to Austria after 60 years

Feb 03 2023

A major work from the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt has returned to Vienna where it will be shown in its homeland for …

France arrests suspected Italian mafia killer after 16 years on run: Interpol

Feb 03 2023

A convicted Italian killer, believed to belong to one of the country's most powerful mafia organisations, was arrested …

Poland expects 40 nations to oppose Russian athletes at Olympics

Feb 03 2023

Polish Sports Minister Kamil Bortniczuk on Thursday said he expected several dozen nations to come out against the …

Marmot death overshadows Canada Groundhog Day

Feb 03 2023

A Canadian woodchuck cast a different type of shadow over "Groundhog Day" Thursday -- just hours before he was due to …

After Netanyahu talks, Macron warns of Iran nuclear 'consequences'

Feb 03 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced on Thursday the "headlong rush" of Iran's nuclear programme after talks with …

Putin warns West over arms deliveries to Ukraine

Feb 02 2023

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed a decisive response to any country threatening Russia and lashed out against …

Netanyahu in Paris to press Macron on Iran

Feb 02 2023

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking a stronger European stance against Iran's nuclear programme as he …

Colombian judge uses ChatGPT in ruling

Feb 02 2023

A judge in Colombia caused a stir by announcing he had used the AI chatbot ChatGPT in preparing a ruling in a children's …

Putin draws parallels between WWII and Ukraine conflict

Feb 02 2023

President Vladimir Putin leveraged a World War II commemoration on Thursday to whip up support for his army's …

JD Beck and DOMi, the supersonic jazz duo headed to the Grammys

Feb 02 2023

With their musical dexterity and supersonic sound, JD Beck and DOMi have attracted major attention from artists ranging …

Pope urges Congolese youth to build better future

Feb 02 2023

Pope Francis on Thursday urged tens of thousands of young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo to work towards a …

New Czech leader urges 'no limits' on aid to Ukraine

Feb 02 2023

Czech president-elect Petr Pavel, a former NATO general, said Thursday there should be "no limits" on military aid to …

ECB hikes rates again, vows more in March

Feb 02 2023

The European Central Bank raised interest rates again Thursday and signalled it would "stay the course" with an …

Record Shell profit on soaring energy prices sparks outrage

Feb 02 2023

British energy giant Shell on Thursday unveiled record annual net profit of $42.3 billion thanks to surging oil and gas …

Zelensky warns of Russia 'revenge' as EU chief visits

Feb 02 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday warned that Russia was building up its troops to take "revenge" on …

ECB hikes rates again, says to 'stay course'

Feb 02 2023

The European Central Bank raised interest rates again Thursday and signalled it would "stay the course" in its monetary …

EU parliament lifts immunity of two MEPs in graft probe

Feb 02 2023

The European Parliament on Thursday lifted the immunity of two lawmakers targeted in a Belgian probe into suspected …

Russia evokes WWII to blast EU ahead of summit in Kyiv

Feb 02 2023

Russia accused the West of wanting to inflict a lasting defeat against Moscow and lashed out against EU chief Ursula von …

India's Adani empire loses more than $100 bn after fraud claims

Feb 02 2023

The crisis around Indian tycoon Gautam Adani deepened Thursday with the total loss of value to his indebted empire …

Shell logs record 2022 profit on soaring energy prices

Feb 02 2023

Shell's net profit surged to a record $42.3 billion last year, the British energy giant said Thursday, as Russia's …

Philippines expands US access to military bases

Feb 02 2023

The United States and the Philippines announced a deal Thursday to give US troops access to another four bases in the …

Australia to remove British monarch from banknotes

Feb 02 2023

Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II's image on its $5 …

Russia strikes Ukraine residential building, Kyiv warns of fresh offensive

Feb 02 2023

Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of an apartment building in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after a Russian …

Hosts want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup

Feb 02 2023

Co-hosts New Zealand and Australia said Thursday they "urgently" want answers from FIFA over reports Saudi Arabia's …

Late Australian cardinal's funeral sparks Sydney protests

Feb 02 2023

Protesters confronted mourners with chants of "shame" outside the funeral of controversial top Vatican cardinal George …

India's Adani shares plunge again after stock sale cancelled

Feb 02 2023

Under-fire Indian tycoon Gautam Adani insisted Thursday that the fundamentals of his conglomerate were "strong" even as …

Russians mark Stalingrad anniversary in shadow of Ukraine conflict

Feb 02 2023

President Vladimir Putin is set to preside Thursday over commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Soviet …

Peru Congress again rejects snap poll despite protests

Feb 02 2023

Peru's congress on Wednesday voted down another bid to advance elections from April 2024 to this year, a move sought by …

Philippines to expand US access to military bases: official

Feb 02 2023

The United States and the Philippines are expected to announce a deal Thursday that will give US troops access to …

Seeing is believing? Global scramble to tackle deepfakes

Feb 02 2023

Chatbots spouting falsehoods, face-swapping apps crafting porn videos and cloned voices defrauding companies of millions …