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'New deal' hopes for Africa as Paris summit tackles finance gap

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Hopes of a financial lifeline for Covid-battered Africa ran high at a summit hosted by President Emmanuel Macron on …

No new fossil fuel projects for net-zero: IEA

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All future fossil fuel projects must be scrapped if the world is to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to stand …

Death toll climbs in Israel-Gaza conflict amid frantic diplomacy

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Heavy air strikes and rocket fire in the Israel-Gaza conflict claimed more lives on both sides Tuesday as tensions …

Spain vows to 'restore order' in Ceuta after record migrant influx

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Spain's prime minister vowed to "restore order" in the North African enclave of Ceuta on Tuesday after a record 6,000 …

Macron hosts summit on post-Covid Africa finance

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French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday hosted African leaders and global financial institutions for a summit seeking …

27 dead, dozens missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India

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At least 27 people were dead and almost 100 missing on Tuesday after a monster cyclone slammed India, compounding the …

No respite from Israel-Gaza fighting as diplomatic efforts intensify

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The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday amid a diplomatic push to end the devastating conflict …

24 dead, dozens missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India

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At least 24 people were dead and almost 100 missing on Tuesday after a monster cyclone slammed India, compounding the …

Morocco intervenes after record migrant influx to Spanish enclaves

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Moroccan security forces intervened Tuesday after a record 6,000 migrants crossed largely unimpeded into a Spanish North …

Vatican's new Hong Kong bishop says religious freedom must stay

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Hong Kong's newly appointed Catholic bishop on Tuesday said he would need to tread carefully with Beijing as it cracks …

No respite from Israel strikes, as diplomatic efforts intensify

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The UN Security Council was due to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday amid a flurry of urgent diplomacy aimed at stemming …

21 dead, 96 missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India

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At least 21 people were dead and 96 were missing on Tuesday after a monster cyclone slammed into western India, …

Migrants flock into Spanish Africa enclave in record numbers

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A stream of migrants crossed the border from Morocco to Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta unimpeded early Tuesday, …

Major stars and world's sexiest player: golf talking points

AFP - 9h ago

The second men's major of the year, at Kiawah Island, and some first-time winners on the US PGA and European tours …

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as diplomatic efforts intensify

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The UN Security Council was due to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday amid a flurry of urgent diplomacy aimed at stemming …

Japan Q1 GDP shrinks 1.3%, hit by virus restrictions

AFP - 11h ago

Japan's economy contracted 1.3 percent in the three months to March after the government reimposed coronavirus …

Monster cyclone batters Covid-stricken India's west coast

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A monster cyclone was lashing India Tuesday, with powerful winds and driving rain leaving at least 20 people dead, and …

Pop star Ariana Grande gets married

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American pop star Ariana Grande married her luxury real estate agent fiance Dalton Gomez at her home in Los Angeles on …

Gaza reels under Israeli strikes as violence enters second week

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Israeli jets kept up a barrage of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave of Gaza Monday evening, as a week of …

Kyrgyz lawmakers back seizure of Canadian-run gold mine

AFP - 3h ago

Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted Monday in favour of a plan to seize the country's largest gold mine after the Canada-based …

Chelsea eye Leicester revenge with Champions League riches at stake

AFP - 5h ago

Leicester have little time to bask in the glory of winning the FA Cup for the first time as they face Chelsea again on …

Record 5,000 migrants reach Spain's Ceuta enclave in one day

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At least 5,000 migrants, about a thousand of them minors, reached Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta on Monday from …

Fury-Joshua in jeopardy over Wilder rematch order: reports

AFP - 14h ago

Tyson Fury's heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua could be put on hold after an independent arbitrator …

Changing snowfall making Greenland darker and warmer: study

AFP - 2h ago

Greenland is becoming darker and warmer due to a weather pattern that is pushing fresh snowfall away from its ice sheet, …

Brazil deforestation 94% illegal: report

May 17 2021

The vast majority of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is illegal, and President Jair Bolsonaro's promise to …

Scrutiny increases of Gates after Microsoft affair surfaces

May 17 2021

Bill Gates's tenure at Microsoft has come under fresh scrutiny amid revelations that the tech giant probed the …

Britain eases lockdown as Asia outbreaks fuel concern

May 17 2021

Britons hugged their loved ones and streamed into pubs, gyms and other indoor venues on Monday as the country eased …

Monster cyclone makes landfall in Covid-stricken India

May 17 2021

A deadly cyclone blasted ashore in western India late Monday with fierce winds and drenching rains that turned streets …

Russian court postpones Navalny extremism hearing

May 17 2021

A Russian court Monday postponed the beginning of an "extremism" hearing against the political network of jailed Kremlin …

Over 80 percent in Japan oppose Olympics this year: poll

May 17 2021

More than 80 percent of Japanese polled oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year, a new survey showed on …

Monster cyclone heads for Covid-stricken India

May 17 2021

A major cyclone packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm surge bore down on India on Monday, …

Working 55-hour week increases risk of death: UN

May 17 2021

Working more than 55 hours a week increases the risk of death from heart disease and strokes, according to a United …

Gaza reels after Israeli strikes, as deadly violence enters second week

May 17 2021

Gaza residents cowered indoors Monday after Israeli jets pounded the enclave, as violence that has killed more than 200 …

Britain eases virus lockdown but Asia outbreaks fuel concern

May 17 2021

Britons streamed into pubs, museums and other indoor venues on Monday as the country eased pandemic restrictions, but …

Russian court postpones start of Navalny extremism case

May 17 2021

A Russian court on Monday postponed the first hearing in the "extremism" case against the political network of jailed …

Gaza pummelled by fresh Israeli strikes, more than 200 dead in a week

May 17 2021

Israeli air strikes hammered the Gaza Strip Monday after a week of violence that has killed more than 200 people, the …

UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

May 17 2021

Most of the UK took a major step towards normality on Monday as coronavirus restrictions were eased, despite concerns …

Deadly cyclone bears down on Covid-stricken India

May 17 2021

A major cyclone packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm surge bore down on India on Monday, …

Virus sends Ryanair into 1.0 bn-euro annual loss

May 17 2021

Ryanair posted Monday an annual net loss of 1.0 billion euros as the coronavirus pandemic grounded the global aviation …

Chinese table tennis world champion left out of Olympics singles

May 17 2021

Table tennis world champion Liu Shiwen has been controversially left out of China's women's singles line-up for the …

Marvel superhero series 'WandaVision' casts spell on MTV awards

May 17 2021

Marvel superhero series "WandaVision" was the big winner at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, as Sacha Baron Cohen …

Chileans opt for 'outsiders' to draft post-Pinochet constitution

May 17 2021

Chileans voted at the weekend for people not aligned to political parties to form the bulk of a 155-member body that …

Over 80 percent of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer: poll

May 17 2021

More than 80 percent of Japanese oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year, a new poll published Monday …

Conspiracy epidemic, born in US, spreads in Europe

May 17 2021

"It's not a virus, it's a tool to use power," says Monique Lustig in the Netherlands, while in Germany, Hellmuth Mendel …

Gaza pummelled by fresh Israeli air strikes, nearly 200 dead in a week

May 17 2021

Israeli air strikes hammered the Gaza Strip pre-dawn Monday, after a week of violence between the Jewish state and …

Gates left Microsoft board amid probe into relationship: report

May 17 2021

Bill Gates left the Microsoft board in 2020 as the board pursued an investigation into the billionaire's romantic …

Crown Resorts rejects Blackstone takeover bid

May 17 2021

Troubled Australian casino operator Crown Resorts rejected a takeover bid from US private equity giant Blackstone on …

Russia seeks to outlaw Navalny movement

May 17 2021

A Russian court is set to hear an "extremism" case against the political network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny …

Chileans choose body to rewrite dictatorship-era constitution

May 17 2021

Independent candidates and leftist parties in Chile were in the lead Sunday, with just over half of ballots counted …

Iraqis find escape, success on a virtual battleground

May 17 2021

Bashar Abo Khalil's PUBG character dashes around a wall in a pink dress and samurai helmet, thwacking an enemy with a …

French hope bad weather won't rain off virus reopening

May 17 2021

With coronavirus vaccinations accelerating and infections down, the French are looking forward to the loosening of many …

Djokovic admits 'long shot' to beat Nadal at Roland Garros

May 17 2021

Novak Djokovic admitted Sunday that he's "a long shot" to win Roland Garros where he would likely have to dethrone rival …

Keep it real: Six goalkeepers, six dramatic goals

May 17 2021

After Alisson Becker headed in a 94th minute winner for Liverpool against West Brom on Sunday his manager Jurgen Klopp …

Media caught in crossfire of Israel-Hamas escalation

May 17 2021

Media offices reduced to rubble, alleged "manipulation" of the press to trick the enemy: Many are concerned truth could …

Six dead as powerful cyclone heads for India

May 17 2021

At least six people have died in torrential rain and winds as virus-hit India braces for a powerful cyclone, officials …

Goalkeeper to goalscorer as Alisson rescues Liverpool, Tottenham up to sixth

May 17 2021

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker's dramatic 95th-minute goal gave Liverpool a 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to …

Who said what in sport this weekend

May 17 2021

Who said what in sport this weekend:

Bengal tiger found unharmed after week missing in Texas

May 17 2021

A Bengal tiger last seen a week ago roaming the lawns of suburban Houston and terrifying locals has been found unharmed …

Israel strikes kill 42 in Gaza as UN head urges halt to conflict

May 16 2021

Israeli strikes killed 42 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the worst daily toll in almost a week of deadly …

Israel strikes kill 42 in Gaza as UN Security Council meets

May 16 2021

Israeli strikes killed 42 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the worst daily toll yet in almost a week of deadly …

The Arctic: A test of US-Russian ties ahead of possible summit

May 16 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken left Sunday for a trip focused on the future of the Arctic, a source of growing …

Eurovision makes Covid-lite return in the Netherlands

May 16 2021

The kitschy glamour of Eurovision is back, with the Dutch hosting a scaled-down, coronavirus-safe version this week …

Anti-coup rebels say six dead in Myanmar clashes

May 16 2021

Six opposition rebels have been killed after days of clashes in Myanmar, an anti-junta defence force made up of …

Fighting resumes in southern Afghanistan as ceasefire ends

May 16 2021

Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces resumed Sunday in the restive southern province of Helmand, …

Israel strikes kill 40 in Gaza as UN Security Council meets

May 16 2021

Israeli strikes killed 42 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Sunday, the worst daily death toll yet in the almost week-long …

Israel strikes kill 40 in Gaza as UN Security Council to meet

May 16 2021

Israeli strikes killed 40 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Sunday, the worst reported daily death toll yet in the almost …

Israel strikes kill 33 in Gaza as UN Security Council to meet

May 16 2021

Israeli strikes killed 33 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Sunday, the worst reported daily death toll yet in the almost …

Israel bombs key Hamas targets as UN Security Council to meet

May 16 2021

Israeli strikes destroyed the home of Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and killed 26 Palestinians Sunday, as the UN …

Israel strikes key Hamas targets as UN Security Council to meet

May 16 2021

Israel's army said Sunday it had bombed the home of the political leader of Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as …

Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

May 16 2021

At least five opposition rebels have been killed after days of clashes in Myanmar, an anti-junta militia said Sunday, as …

British chef Clare Smyth reopens doors after third Michelin star

May 16 2021

During lockdown, British chef Clare Smyth won the ultimate accolade of three Michelin stars for her London restaurant …

Flared natural gas latest prize in bitcoin miners' energy quest

May 16 2021

As the value of bitcoin soars and concerns rise about the energy-intensive process needed to obtain it, cryptocurrency …

UK health service under pressure despite pandemic promises

May 16 2021

In April last year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the doctors and nurses who saved his life after he …

UN Security Council to meet after Gaza destruction, rocket fire into Israel

May 16 2021

The UN Security Council was due to meet Sunday after Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed eight children and …

Chileans vote for body to rewrite dictatorship-era constitution

May 16 2021

Chileans head to the polls Sunday in a second day of voting to elect 155 people who will rewrite the country's …

Kobe Bryant inducted posthumously into Basketball Hall of Fame

May 16 2021

Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant was inducted posthumously into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on …

Rising crime takes center stage in New York mayoral race

May 16 2021

New York, which has long prided itself on being one of the world's safest cities, is experiencing a surge in crime, with …

Double-time Swiatek to face former champion Pliskova in Rome final

May 16 2021

French Open champion Iga Swiatek warned she was "ready for anyone" as she takes on former winner Karolina Pliskova in …

Former Italy PM Berlusconi released from Milan hospital

May 16 2021

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was released from hospital Saturday after being admitted earlier in the week …

'Yamas!' Greek islanders drink to a better tourism season

May 16 2021

“Yamas! Cheers to a good season,” says Nikiforos Karifilakis as he pours shots of 'tsikoudia', the strong traditional …

30 sentenced to death over anti-police clashes in DR Congo

May 16 2021

Thirty people were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday for their role in anti-police …

Spotify boss says bid for Arsenal rejected, remains 'interested'

May 16 2021

Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek said Saturday a formal offer to buy Arsenal had been rejected by the Premier League club's …

Thousands rally across Europe to back Palestinians

May 16 2021

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in support of Palestinians on Saturday in major European cities including …

Rombauer roars to upset win in 146th Preakness Stakes

May 16 2021

Rombauer charged late to win the 146th Preakness Stakes on Saturday as Medina Spirit, whose Kentucky Derby victory was …

On horseback and in helicopter, Bolsonaro rallies base

May 16 2021

Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rallied his base Saturday, appearing on horseback and even in a helicopter …

Israel pounds Gaza, flattens building housing AP and Al Jazeera

May 15 2021

World leaders expressed grave concern Sunday after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed eight children and …

Leicester beat Chelsea to claim first FA Cup

May 15 2021

Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in the club's 137-year history on Saturday as Youri Tielemans's sensational …

Israel pounds Gaza, hits media building housing AP and Jazeera

May 15 2021

Israeli air strikes pounded the Gaza Strip Saturday, killing 10 members of an extended family and demolishing a building …

Israel pounds Gaza as US envoy arrives for talks

May 15 2021

Israel pounded the Gaza Strip overnight killing 10 members of an extended family while rockets smashed into Israel …

Two tornadoes strike China, killing at least 12

May 15 2021

Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 12 people and injured more than 400, authorities …

Moderate conservative Larijani bids for Iran presidential race

May 15 2021

Iran's former parliament speaker Ali Larijani, a moderate conservative and a supporter of Tehran's nuclear deal with …

India's interfaith volunteers help farewell Covid victims

May 15 2021

Suneet Sharma has calmly staged dozens of funerals each day of India's resurgent coronavirus crisis -- but he was …

Venezuela paper seized in defamation case filed by top leader

May 15 2021

Venezuelan authorities on Friday seized the headquarters of a newspaper critical of President Nicolas Maduro's …

'Nihao Mars': China's Zhurong rover touches down on Red Planet

May 15 2021

China's probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet early Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, state media reported, a …

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

May 15 2021

China's Zhurong rover touched down on Mars early Saturday, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's increasingly …

Perseverance, Hope and a fire god: a history of Mars rovers

May 15 2021

China's probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, during a busy time for …

West Bank violence, Gaza air strikes as Palestinian toll mounts

May 15 2021

Israeli fighter jets hit targets in central Gaza overnight, the army said Saturday, after a day of deadly violence …

Chelsea and Barcelona clash as new era dawns in women's Champions League

May 15 2021

The Women's Champions League officially moves into a new era next season with the overdue introduction of a group stage, …

'On this train until Wimbledon,' says Federer as Swiss legend returns

May 15 2021

Roger Federer resumes his injury comeback on Swiss home soil in Geneva next week with the 39-year-old legend insisting: …

Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns

May 15 2021

The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more …

US retail sales flat, inflation fears on the rise

May 15 2021

The US economic recovery showed signs of hitting some turbulence as shoppers curbed their spending last month and …

Armenia asks Putin for military support after Azerbaijan 'infiltration'

May 15 2021

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Friday he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for military support after …