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Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, jumped more than 10 percent in initial trade Thursday after an undersubscribed initial public offering. Ten minutes into trade the shares topped $19,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Tunisia faces a growing jihadist threat in the mountainous region near the border with Algeria where several soldiers have been killed battling militant Islamists, the defence ministry said on...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said Thursday, a measure Russia called "disgusting". "In line with an...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Ukraine has accepted the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction to probe crimes committed bThe fore and during the fall of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, the Hague-based ICC said on Thursday. "...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion, a judicial source...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
Two former directors of the collapsed Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty Thursday of providing illegal loans to support the bank's share price, after an 11-week trial. Patrick Whelan, 52, and William...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks mainly targeting security personnel killed 21 people nationwide,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin fielded four hours of questions on Thursday in a marathon phone-in session, leaving the door open for Russian military intervention in Ukraine. Here are the main...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow did not want to send troops into Ukraine after reaching an agreement with Kiev, US and EU on de-escalating tensions in the former Soviet...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
Roma have seen their appeal to overturn a three-match ban inflicted on striker Mattia Destro turned down after the Italian federation upheld the punishment for catching an opponent in the face with...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
Europe's main stock markets closed higher on Thursday ahead of the Easter weekend, shaking off early losses as investors kept a wary eye on diplomatic talks over the Ukraine crisis. London's FTSE...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:53
Social games pioneer Zynga on Thursday released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players. The San Francisco-based game...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday announced a deal had been reached with Ukraine, the United States and the European Union to "de-escalate" dangerously high tensions in the former...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
Commodity markets diverged this week as dealers took their leads from the unrest in Ukraine and data out of China and the United States, the world's two largest economies. Many markets were shutting...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
Troops patrolled Salvador de Bahia on Thursday after a wave of looting and murder erupted amid a police strike in this Brazilian city that will host World Cup games. At least 19 people were murdered...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped Thursday in Tripoli in unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan's ambassador. A Tunisian source...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock. The AC-300 charger, manufactured by a third-party...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday notices were sent to Jews in a Ukrainian city asking them to identify themselves as Jews, a move he condemned as "grotesque". "In the year 2014,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
Italy's former premier and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he was happy to do his community service in a centre for disabled and elderly people and would do his best to be helpful...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:52
Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people including a Libyan Muslim during an Easter ritual in Rome on Thursday imitating Jesus Christ's humility. The 77-year-old bent down...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:51
Thousands of Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza rallied Thursday in solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:51
England coach Roy Hodgson admitted Thursday that he fears the damage Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo could cause when the countries clash at the World Cup. "The player I fear the most? We respect...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:51
Italy on Thursday asked the European Union to push back a deadline for cutting its public deficit to 2016, days after France reportedly tried and failed to get another extension. Finance Minister...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:51
Gunmen stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, wounding dozens of civilians from a rival tribe in an "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off, the UN said. The top UN aid official...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:51
Faced with a pro-Russian uprising in the east, economic collapse and the demands of the protest movement that bought them to power, Ukraine's beleaguered leaders are struggling to stay afloat. Prior...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:50
Three men were remanded in custody by a British court Thursday in connection with a hammer attack at a London hotel on three wealthy tourists from the United Arab Emirates. The attack happened in the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:50
Canada is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe as part of NATO's response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday. Russian President...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:50
Britain's Laura Robson on Thursday revealed she will miss Wimbledon and the French Open after opting to have surgery on her troublesome wrist injury. Robson has been plagued by the left wrist problem...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:50
US President Barack Obama on Thursday offered "deepest sympathies" to the families of the victims of a ferry sinking in South Korea, from which nearly 300 people, mostly children, are missing. "The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:50
Champions Celtic dominated the shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland Premiership player of the year award when the nominations were announced on Thursday. Three Celtic...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:49
The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said. The outbreak is the first to be recorded...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly-veiled threat that coincided with crunch Geneva talks striving to de-escalate the crisis. Kiev also...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:49
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia Thursday that if there was no progress in de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine, there would be more sanctions imposed on Moscow. "If we don't see...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:49
Rafael Nadal racked up his 300th career claycourt win to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday where he was joined by longtime rivals Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
The favourite in Guinea-Bissau's presidential election run-off said on Thursday he wants to pursue "ongoing dialogue" with the all-powerful army as the west African nation seeks to recover from a two...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, began trading sharply higher Thursday after an undersubscribed initial public offering. Minutes into trade the shares were over $18, compared with the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
Turkish parliament on Thursday approved a controversial law expanding the power of Turkey's national intelligence services amid a widespread corruption scandal hitting the government of Prime...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
Britain's only Green Party lawmaker vowed to pursue her fight against fracking after being cleared Tuesday of two offences at a protest against the fossil fuel extraction technique. Caroline Lucas...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for 115 children still held...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:47
Anti-gay activists in Ethiopia said Thursday they have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in the capital after apparently failing to win support from the government and the powerful Orthodox...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Emotions boiled over Thursday in the frantic search for 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing from a capsized South Korean ferry, with angry parents confronting President Park Geun-Hye as...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Foreign fighters in Syria are looking to Western-based spiritual authorities acting as "cheerleaders" on social media, a British-based research body said Wednesday. A study of the social media...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Top seed Dominika Cibulkova stormed past Hsieh Su-Wei on Thursday at the BMW Malaysian Open for her WTA-leading 22nd match win of the year, passing Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska. Cibulkova, who is...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
The European Parliament called on Thursday for the EU to reinforce sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and be prepared to target economic interests. In a non-binding resolution, MEPs said the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
One of the world's largest yellow diamonds will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, with the Sotheby's auction house hoping to rake in up to $25 million for the gem. The Graff Vivid Yellow, the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Modern sharks are not "living fossil" replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly over millions of years to develop their hallmark design, a consensus-busting study said...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said Thursday in a warning to passengers. "In line with an official order...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
World number one Rafael Nadal finished with an ace on match point to seal his 300th career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. He was joined in...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair Thursday as Algerians voted in an election he is widely expected to win despite chronic health problems. In...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Bangladesh's war crime tribunal launched a contempt case Thursday against a Dhaka-based British journalist for allegedly criticising the court in his writings and questioning the death toll from the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:33
Russian President Vladimir Putin exuded self-confidence as he fielded four hours of questions in his traditional phone-in marathon, keeping open Russia's diplomatic and military options on the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Results on the fifth day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 3rd rd Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-0, 6-1 Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Tommy Robredo (...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Movies by David Cronenberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are among the films selected to compete for the top Palme d'Or prize at next month's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Greek Cypriots have been authorised to hold a Good Friday mass at a church in the Turkish-held town of Famagusta on divided Cyprus for the first time in decades. Famagusta mayor-in-exile Alexis...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) said Thursday it was detaining 10 "Russian spies" arrested over the past six weeks on suspected missions to stir up unrest in the separatist eastern region of the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
The White House Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production in the United States, particularly by encouraging the installation of solar panels in public spaces...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
US breakfast cereals giant Post Holdings will buy Michael Foods, which specializes in egg and dairy products, for $2.45 billion, the companies said Thursday. Post Holdings, which has been on a buying...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
World Cup briefs on Thursday: Brazuca ball means goals - Colombia keeper Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina says he believes the Brazuca ball to be used at the World Cup gives the advantage to strikers...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Portugal on Thursday said it plans to make its first pre-announced government bond auction since April 2011, ahead of exiting its bailout programme next month. The national debt management agency...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Dozens of civilians and two UN peacekeepers were wounded in South Sudan Thursday when gunmen stormed a UN peacekeeping base in a "deadly and unprovoked" attack to slaughter civilians sheltered inside...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Several people were wounded in a gun battle in South Sudan Thursday after fighters tried to storm a UN peacekeeping base with terrified civilians sheltered inside, the UN said. The top UN aid...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
The extra copy of Chromosome 21 that causes Down's syndrome throws a spanner into the workings of all the other chromosomes as well, said a study published Wednesday that surprised its authors....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Europe's main stock markets closed higher on Thursday ahead of the Easter weekend, shaking off early losses as investors kept a wary eye on diplomatic talks over the Ukraine crisis. London's FTSE...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
Ford celebrated the 50th birthday of its beloved Mustang by displaying a new model of the convertible on top of the Empire State Building in New York on Wednesday. The Triple Yellow 2015 Mustang was...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:32
South Africa signed an anti-poaching agreement on Thursday with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia. Mozambique is a prime source of illegal hunters hired...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country, a day after the social networking site ruled out any such move. In a statement following several days...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Wipro, one of India's biggest outsourcing exporters by sales, reported Thursday quarterly net profit jumped 41 percent as clients increased spending on the back of a pick-up in the global economy....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Scientists said Wednesday they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt. The find opens up...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Results on the fifth day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 3rd rd Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Pablo Carreno (ESP) 6-0, 6-1 Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
The International Criminal Court on Thursday summoned several reluctant witnesses in the trial of Kenya's Vice President William Ruto, the first time it has tried to force witnesses to testify. "...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Crunch talks aimed at defusing the crisis between Russia and Ukraine looked set Thursday to yield a joint statement, a key benchmark of success, diplomats said. As day-long negotiations between the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Crunch talks aimed at defusing the crisis between Russia and Ukraine looked set Thursday to yield a joint statement, a key benchmark of success, diplomats said. As day-long negotiations between the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday joined a phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin, quizzing him over the extent of Moscow's surveillance activities. Putin, a former...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday joined a phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin, quizzing him over the extent of Moscow's surveillance activities. Putin, a former...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:31
A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital in still unknown circumstances, a security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan's ambassador. A Tunisian...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:36
Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16-60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said Thursday in a warning to passengers. "In line with an official order...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:36
Catering giant Sodexo, providing canteen services from government departments to oil rigs, reported a 17.8-percent jump in first-half profits on Thursday, helped by cost-cutting and strong emerging...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:35
US stocks fell modestly on opening Thursday as poor earnings from Google and IBM set the tone despite solid quarterly reports from Goldman Sachs, General Electric and other firms. The weak sentiment...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:35
Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters staged a rally in the the eastern city of Mariupol on Thursday after Ukrainian soldiers killed three people during a raid on their barracks. The three assailants...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:36
Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters staged a rally in the the eastern city of Mariupol on Thursday after Ukrainian soldiers killed three people during a raid on their barracks. The three assailants...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:36
The head of one of China's major state-owned firms is being investigated by the country's anti-graft authority, the body said Thursday, following allegations of graft made by a domestic journalist....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:06
Britain's Food Standards Agency ordered a new wave of tests Thursday after research found nearly a third of lamb takeaways and curries contained other, cheaper meats. The FSA found that 43 out of 145...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:06
Several people were wounded in South Sudan Thursday after gunmen attacked civilians sheltering inside a UN peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the UN said. The top UN aid official in...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:06
South Africa coach Gordon Igesund was cleared Thursday of allegations by officials that he incited players to demand higher bonuses before a tournament last January. National football association...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:05
Lee Westwood fired eight birdies to surge to the first-round lead of the Malaysian Open on Thursday with a seven-under par 65, staying sharp after a solid performance at last week's Masters. Big-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:05
Canadians paid 1.5 percent more for goods and services in March than a year earlier, with energy prices leading the increase, the government statistical agency announced Thursday. The inflation...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:05
Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:05
Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:05
In a village scarred by one of the bloodiest massacres of Algeria's civil war in the 1990s, residents turned out for Thursday's presidential election to vote for "peace, that's all". The military-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:06
World championship leader Nico Rosberg said that his Mercedes team would sit down on Thursday night and clear the air between him and Lewis Hamilton after their battle in Bahrain. Hamilton held off...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:06
A new report by the UN's nuclear watchdog has found that Iran is complying with the terms of a November interim deal calling for a partial nuclear freeze, diplomats said Thursday. The diplomats, who...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:06
The Cannes film festival on Thursday unveiled the line-up of movies that will go head to head in the race for the Palme d'Or at the French Riviera festival on May 14-25. Here are the 18 films chosen...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
A US Navy submersible will be taken past its recommended depth limit in hopes of locating missing flight MH370, Australian authorities said Thursday, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott set a one-week...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
The Cannes film festival on Thursday unveiled the line-up of films in its "Un Certain Regard" competition for up-and-coming talent, ahead of the French Riviera festival next month. Here are the 19...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times. Putin's answer? It's too cold. During Putin'...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
A leading Malaysian politician who gained fame defending opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trials was killed in a road accident on Thursday, police said. Karpal Singh, 73,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
Spain on Thursday hailed Gareth Bale's wonder goal that downed arch rivals Barcelona to win the Copa del Rey final. Spanish newspapers paid homage to Bale's strength and power while the Welsh winger...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
A British animal rights activist was jailed for six years on Thursday for her part in a Europe-wide campaign of intimidation targeting a leading animal testing company. Debbie Vincent, a 52-year-old...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05
Under pressure from anti-trust authorities, Nespresso France has agreed to a series of measures designed to make it easier for rival companies to produce coffee capsules which can be used in its...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:05