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‘Beauty’ Stays On Top, But Much-Maligned ‘Rangers’ Shows Box-Office…

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" continued its blockbuster ways this weekend, dominating North American movie screens with a three-day take of $88.3 million, according...

Nishikori Advances At Miami Open

Japan's Kei Nishikori came through a tough test against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (5/7) 6-1 at the Miami Open on Sunday, his...

Boko Haram Raids Stoke Fear of Fresh Attacks

Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, in the latest rampage to steal food and medical supplies, as fears grew of more...

Kagame Hails Rwanda-Israel Bond At Washington Forum

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame became the first African leader to address Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum Sunday, hailing the Jewish state as an inspiration for...

Pakistan Put West Indies Into Bat In First T20

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat in the first T20 international of a four-match series...

Kenya Dominate World Cross-Country Champs

Kenya dominated the World Cross-Country Championships on Sunday, Geoffrey Kamworor defending his men's title, Irene Cheptai leading a historic cleansweep in the women's race...

Six Aid Workers Killed In South Sudan Ambush

Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN said Sunday, the latest such attack in the country suffering...

Popular With Trump, Will Jackson Stay On the $20 Bill?

President Donald Trump's enthusiasm for his 19th century predecessor Andrew Jackson is stoking fears he may cancel plans to replace that controversial president on...

Trump Blames Party Hardliners For Health Debacle, As More Battles Loom

Donald Trump on Sunday laid blame squarely at the feet of his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young...

Maldives Exiled Leader Nasheed Vows To Take Parliament

The exiled former leader of the Maldives Sunday announced plans to take control of the national parliament after hammering out a rare unity pact...

Red Tape Delays Ethiopian Migration To Israel

Thousands of Ethiopians with family members in Israel have again had attempts to join them delayed, this time by a paperwork logjam, Israeli officials...

Fighting Puts Syria IS-Held Dam Out of Service

Fighting at a dam held by the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria put it out of service Sunday, risking dangerous rising water...

Iran To Appeal Seizure of 9/11 Compensation Money

Iran's central bank said Sunday it will appeal Luxembourg's decision to freeze $1.6 billion of its assets, which the US is claiming as compensation...

Iraqi Snipers Target Mosul Jihadists Using Human Shields

Iraq has deployed snipers to target jihadists using civilians as human shields in Mosul, as it investigates air strikes that reportedly killed large numbers...

Iran To Sanction 15 US Companies For Israel Ties

Iran will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its "terrorist actions", state news agency IRNA said Sunday. The decision,...

One Killed, 15 Wounded In Ohio Nightclub Shooting

One person was killed and at least 15 others injured early Sunday in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, local media reported. "We...

Rebel Court Sentences Yemen President To Death

A rebel court in Yemen's insurgent-held capital has sentenced President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to death for high treason in absentia, the rebel news agency...

Ricciardo’s Home GP Hopes End In Misery

Daniel Ricciardo's trademark smile vanished as he endured a hellish Australian Grand Prix with a weekend-long spell of wretched luck that left his hopes...

Businesses Cursed By ‘devil’s Waters’ of S. Korea Ferry Sinking

When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now...

Hong Kong’s Divisive New Leader Faces Tough Task

Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam, seen as tough and capable by supporters but hated by the pro-democracy camp, faces a difficult task in...

Hamas Shuts Gaza Crossing, Blames Israel For Assassination

Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday after blaming the Jewish state for the assassination of one of its...

US Air Strike In Afghanistan Killed Senior Qaeda Leader

A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team...

New York Skyscrapers Adapt To Climate Change

With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. But the American Copper Buildings going up...

Vettel Wins Australian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel out-manoeuvred Lewis Hamilton and the world champion Mercedes team with a stunning victory in the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in...

Pentagon Enjoying Greater Leeway Under Trump

The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants -- and not constantly seek White...

Wizards Shine; Clippers, Raptors Clinch Playoff Spots

John Wall tallied 37 points as the Washington Wizards defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115, tightening the race atop the Eastern Conference standings on...

Aussie Quicks Keep India In Check In Fourth Test

India trudged to 64-1 at lunch in the face of some intense bowling by the Australian quicks on the second day of the decisive...

Australia Braces For ‘very Destructive’ Cyclone

Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive...

Uber Grounds Self-Driving Cars After Accident

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the...

NATO Troops Race Winter To Give Afghan Forces A Morale Boost

The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter...

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