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 2016-05-29 09:27 

AFP

World's longest rail tunnel sees light at end of decades' wait... +

When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century.The global network of Agence France Pre...

 2016-05-29 09:24 

Reuters

[ World ]

Ronaldo booed as Real Madrid returns with trophy... +

The Real Madrid team returns to the Spanish city with the Champions League trophy to cheers from fans, and some boos for Cristiano Ronaldo. Rough cut (no reporter narration)....

 2016-05-29 09:12 

Reuters

[ World ]

Chinese children's perilous journey to school... +

Children in a remote part of China climb a perilous cliff to get to and from school. Rough cut - subtitled (no reporter narration)....

 2016-05-29 09:07 

UPI

Denny Hamlin uses fresh tires to win Xfinity race at Charlotte... +

The Sports Xchange In an event that bore notable similarities to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Denny Hamlin won Saturday's Hisense 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race....

 2016-05-29 09:02 

Reuters

[ World ]

Iran assembly head wins initial re-election vote -state media... +

Moderate conservative Ali Larijani was re-elected on Sunday as the temporary speaker of Iran's new parliament which is dominated by first-term deputies....

 2016-05-29 09:02 

AFP

Conservative Ali Larijani reelected as Iran parliament speaker... +

Moderate conservative Ali Larijani Sunday easily won reelection as speaker of the Iranian parliament with 173 votes against 103 for his reformist opponent Mohammad Reza Aref, in a vote broadcast live on state radio.The global network of Agence France Pres...

 2016-05-29 09:00 

Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwaiti Kharafi-linked stocks slip on Americana sale collapse... +

Shares in Kuwaiti companies linkedwith the al-Kharafi family tumbled on Sunday after themultibillion-dollar sale of another Kharafi-controlled businesswas scrapped....

 2016-05-29 09:00 

UPI

Los Angeles Dodgers, Chase Utley slam New York Mets... +

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened his press conference Saturday night with six words New York Mets fans would find infuriating....

 2016-05-29 08:56 

AP

[ Big Story ]

Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela... +

BERLIN (AP) German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela. Lufthansa spokesman Andreas Bartels said Sunday that the company is suspending its three weekly Frankfurt-Caracas fli...

 2016-05-29 08:53 

UPI

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors shock Oklahoma City Thunder... +

By Michael Kinney, The Sports Xchange OKLAHOMA CITY -- Steph Curry is the reigning two-time MVP and often described as a transformative player who has changed the way basketball is played....

 2016-05-29 08:52 

AP

[ Big Story ]

UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks... +

POZZALLO, Italy (AP) The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone...

 2016-05-29 08:49 

UPI

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley unsure about return from IR... +

The Sports Xchange Outfielder Michael Brantley said Saturday that there is no timetable for his return from a right shoulder injury....

 2016-05-29 08:42 

UPI

Kansas Ciry Royals' Salvador Perez suffers leg injury... +

The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An injury to All-Star catcher Salvador Perez put a damper on the Kansas City Royals' 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday....

 2016-05-29 08:42 

UPI

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez suffers leg injury... +

The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An injury to All-Star catcher Salvador Perez put a damper on the Kansas City Royals' 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday....

 2016-05-29 08:41 

Reuters Canada

Iran assembly head wins initial re-election vote -state media... +

DUBAI (Reuters) - Moderate conservative Ali Larijani was re-elected on Sunday as the temporary speaker of Iran's new parliament which is dominated by first-term deputies.Larijani, who had cooperated closely...

 2016-05-29 08:41 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-French PM says he will not bow to labour reform protestors... +
 2016-05-29 08:41 

UPI

New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard ejected for throwing behind Chase Utley... +

The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard was ejected from Saturday night's game in the third inning for throwing a pitch behind the back of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley....

 2016-05-29 08:39 

Reuters Africa

Iran assembly head wins initial re-election vote - state media... +

DUBAI (Reuters) - Moderate conservative Ali Larijani was re-elected on Sunday as the temporary speaker of Iran's new parliament which is dominated by first-term deputies.Larijani, who had cooperated closely...

 2016-05-29 08:38 

UPI

Buster Posey homers twice, drives in six in San Francisco Giants' win... +

By Jack Etkin, The Sports Xchange DENVER -- Hitting with runners in scoring position had been a problem this season for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey....

 2016-05-29 08:35 

UPI

Jordan Spieth shoots 65, leads by 1 in Texas... +

By Steve Habel, The Sports Xchange On a day when even his trusty 3-wood deserted him repeatedly off the tee, world No. 2 player Jordan Spieth leaned heavily on keen wedge play....

 2016-05-29 08:34 

UPI

Chicago Cubs' Kyle Hendricks handcuffs Philadelphia Phillies... +

By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks' objective was to keep things simple on Saturday....

 2016-05-29 08:31 

Reuters

Most economists say Brexit will harm economy: poll... +

Nine out of 10 of Britain's top economists working in London's City financial district, small business and academia believe the economy will be harmed if Britain leaves the European Union, a poll said on Sunday....

 2016-05-29 08:18 

Reuters

[ World ]

Sixteen killed in house fire in village near Kiev... +

Sixteen people have been killed and one is missing after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine's state emergency service said in a statement on Sunday....

 2016-05-29 08:11 

Reuters Canada

Sixteen killed in house fire in village near Kiev... +

KIEV (Reuters) - Sixteen people have been killed and one is missing after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine's state emergency service said...

 2016-05-29 08:03 

Reuters

Red Bull, Toro Rosso to use Renault engines in 2017-18... +

Red Bull completed their reconciliation with Renault on Sunday by announcing that they and sister team Toro Rosso will use Formula One engines provided by the French manufacturer in 2017 and 2018....

 2016-05-29 08:00 

Reuters

Motor racing-Red Bull, Toro Rosso to use Renault engines in 2017-18... +
 2016-05-29 07:59 

AFP

In high-rise Hong Kong, fine wines lurk in British war bunker... +

In high-rise, high-priced Hong Kong, even millionaires don't always have room to store their fine wine collection at home, but a converted British war bunker offers space-crunched oenophiles the perfect solution. The global network of Agence France Pr...

 2016-05-29 07:56 

Reuters Africa

Just in time, Djokovic races into French Open fourth round... +

PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic won his race against the clock, performing in a night show as he beat Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the French Open last 16 on Saturday.After rain cut two-and-a-half...

 2016-05-29 07:54 

Reuters Africa

Doping-Russia says eight athletes positive in London 2012 re-tests... +

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday eight of its athletes from three different sports had tested positive for banned substances in a re-examination of samples taken during...

 2016-05-29 07:51 

Reuters Africa

Diame fires Hull straight back to the Premier League... +

LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City's Mohamed Diame struck an unstoppable long-range shot to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday and secure a money-spinning return...

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