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 2018-01-23 03:15 

AFP

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal...

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151...

 2018-01-23 02:36 

The Strait Times

South Korea court jails ex-culture minister over artist blacklist...

SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday (Jan 23) jailed former culture minister Cho Yoon Sun for two years for her role in drawing up a blacklist of 10,000 artists seen as critical of ousted president Park Geun Hye's government.. Read mo...

 2018-01-23 02:28 

AFP

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government...

President Donald Trump claimed victory Monday after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a q...

 2018-01-23 02:18 

The Strait Times

Bill Cosby returns to the stage in front of small, appreciative crowd...

PHILADELPHIA (AFP) - Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby returned to the stage Monday for the first time in nearly three years, telling jokes just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 01:52 

AFP

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal...

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you hav...

 2018-01-23 01:23 

The Strait Times

Transformers leads Razzie pack for Hollywood's worst in 2017...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Transformers: The Last Knight led the pack with nine nominations Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood's anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 01:16 

AFP

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal...

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151...

 2018-01-23 00:55 

AFP

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government...

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or ...

 2018-01-23 00:47 

AFP

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria...

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.The global network o...

 2018-01-23 00:33 

The Strait Times

Bill Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:30 

The Daily Star

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Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests...

Sudan Monday freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests....

 2018-01-23 00:21 

AFP

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN...

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to shar...

 2018-01-23 00:17 

The Strait Times

Netflix gained 24 million new subscribers in 2017...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.. Read more at str...

 2018-01-23 00:14 

AFP

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN...

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to shar...

 2018-01-23 00:03 

The Strait Times

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife: Study...

PARIS (AFP) - Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published on Monday (Jan 22) warns.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2018-01-22 23:54 

AFP

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal...

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151...

 2018-01-22 23:34 

AFP

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria...

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.The global network o...

 2018-01-22 23:25 

The Strait Times

USA Gymnastics' top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal...

CHICAGO (AFP) - The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced on Monday (Jan 22).. Read more at straitstim...

 2018-01-22 23:25 

AFP

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest...

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel's parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest.The global network of Agence France...

 2018-01-22 23:20 

AFP

Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United...

Alexis Sanchez said he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal on Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a qu...

 2018-01-22 23:07 

AFP

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president...

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders in three...

 2018-01-22 23:06 

AFP

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal...

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151...

 2018-01-22 22:30 

AFP

Sanchez signs for Manchester United...

Manchester United on Monday confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or ...

 2018-01-22 22:29 

AFP

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown...

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay.The global ne...

 2018-01-22 22:01 

AFP

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown...

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay.The global ne...

 2018-01-22 21:43 

AFP

Democrats to vote to reopen US government...

US Democrats agreed Monday to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to ...

 2018-01-22 21:34 

AFP

Pope offers apologies for comments on accused bishop...

Pope Francis on Monday apologised to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or ...

 2018-01-22 21:30 

The Strait Times

Former KPMG executives charged in accounting oversight scam...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US authorities on Monday (Jan 22) charged six accountants, including former partners from...

 2018-01-22 21:27 

AFP

Puigdemont vows to form new Catalan government, escapes EU warrant...

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.The global network of Agence France ...

 2018-01-22 21:05 

AFP

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria...

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.The global network o...

 2018-01-22 20:59 

The Strait Times

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan urges Davos set to fight sexism...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday (Jan 22) urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 20:59 

AFP

Puigdemont vows to form new Catalan government, escapes EU warrant...

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.The global network of Agence France ...

 2018-01-22 20:57 

AFP

Vietnam oil exec 'kidnapped' from Germany jailed for life...

A Vietnamese former state oil executive who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life on Monday for embezzlement, in the highest-profile corruption trial to target the communist country's business and political elite.The global network ...

 2018-01-22 20:53 

AFP

US government workers home without pay as shutdown drags on...

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were forced to stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the work week.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 ...

 2018-01-22 20:37 

AFP

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president...

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders in three...

 2018-01-22 20:36 

VOA

Sudanese Authorities Release Reuters, AFP Journalists...

Sudanese authorities on Monday released a Reuters journalist and an Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter who were detained while covering protests in Khartoum on Wednesday last week.Reuters regained contact with its Sudanese reporter, Khalid Abdelaziz, on ...

 2018-01-22 20:34 

AFP

Taliban militants 'searched for foreigners' in Kabul hotel attack...

Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, survivors and a security source said Monday as more details of the victims emerged. The global network of Agence France Presse covers ...

 2018-01-22 20:21 

The Strait Times

Facebook acknowledges social media's risks to democracy...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Facebook acknowledged Monday (Jan 22) that widespread use of social media can be harmful to democracy, while pledging to work to minimise these risks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 20:18 

AFP

IMF raises global growth forecasts, US tax cuts provide boost...

Global economies are recovering simultaneously and at a stronger pace, and will get at least a short-term boost from the US tax cuts, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ne...

 2018-01-22 20:01 

The Strait Times

Tillerson defends strained 'special relationship' on Britain visit...

LONDON (AFP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the...

 2018-01-22 19:49 

The Strait Times

Football: Sanchez signs for Manchester United...

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United on Monday (Jan 22) confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 19:33 

AFP

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria...

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.The global network o...

 2018-01-22 19:24 

AFP

IMF raises global growth forecasts, US tax cuts provide boost...

Global economies are recovering simultaneously and at a stronger pace, and will get at least a short-term boost from the US tax cuts, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ne...

 2018-01-22 19:00 

AFP

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest...

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel's parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest.The global network of Agence France...

 2018-01-22 18:48 

AFP

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters...

Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarter-finals.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countr...

 2018-01-22 18:39 

AFP

Sacked Catalan leader vows to lead despite Spain 'threats'...

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, after a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.The global network of Agence Fran...

 2018-01-22 18:38 

The Daily Mail

Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering......

Sudan on Monday freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while......

 2018-01-22 18:34 

AFP

US government workers home without pay as shutdown drags on...

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were forced to stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the work week.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 ...

 2018-01-22 18:34 

AFP

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president...

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 19...

 2018-01-22 18:30 

News24

Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests...

Sudan has freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests....

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