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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. UN chief Ban Ki-moon...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:47
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. UN chief Ban Ki-moon...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:47
The United States has authorized the release of a $450 million installment in Iranian assets that were frozen as punishment for Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the State Department said Thursday....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:06
Gulf foreign ministers agreed a deal Thursday to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and other members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council over the Muslim Brotherhood. At an...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:06
US stocks Thursday finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher as investors digested a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:06
German league table after Thursday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 30 25 3 2 82 20 78 Dortmund 30 19 4 7 67 32 61...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
Colombia's Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87, the Colombian president said. "One thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
President Barack Obama said a deal Thursday to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine was a "glimmer of hope" but cautioned he could not be sure if Russia would live up to it. Obama, in a careful response...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
President Barack Obama said a deal Thursday to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine was a "glimmer of hope" but cautioned he could not be sure if Russia would live up to it. Obama, in a careful response...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
Brazilian star Neymar could miss the rest of the club season after being ruled out for four weeks with an injured left foot, dealing Barcelona a worrying blow to their La Liga hopes. The club...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
US college freshman stars Jabari Parker and James Young said Thursday they will skip their final three seasons of collegiate play and declared themselves eligible for June's NBA Draft. Parker, a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
Atletico Madrid can take another step towards their first league title in 18 years when they host Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday. Los Rojiblancos need to win just four of their five...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
US President Barack Obama said Thursday he could not be sure if a surprise deal on Ukraine reached by Russia, Kiev and the West would work, signalling possible new sanctions against Moscow if it...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ordered the US government to turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
Colombia's Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87, Mexican and Colombian media reported. Garcia Marquez, the author of "One Hundred Years of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:05
Brazil will spend 24.1 billion reais ($10.8 billion) on infrastructure projects for the 2016 Rio Olympics in an effort to ensure South America's first Games are delivered on time, organizers have...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems after Algerians voted Thursday in an election that saw 70 people wounded in...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Gulf foreign ministers on Thursday agreed on a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and other members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, a statement said. At an...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
A massive blaze in the historic Chilean port of Valparaiso that killed 15 people was contained Thursday but workers need several more days to completely extinguish it. The national forestry agency...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the coastal...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Emotions boiled over Thursday in the frantic search for almost 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing from a capsized South Korean ferry, with angry parents confronting President Park Geun-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Spanish league table ahead of the weekend matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Atletico Madrid 33 26 4 3 72 22 82 Real Madrid 33 25 4 4 94 32 79...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Hundreds of Eurostar commuters had their Easter travel plans disrupted on Thursday as a technical fault inside the tunnel held trains up for five hours and forced the cancellation of later services....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:04
Colombia's Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87, the Colombian president said. "One hundred years of solitude and sadness for the death of the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. Known...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
German league result on Thursday: Eintracht Frankfurt 2 (Lanig 13, Meier 68) Hanover 3 (Andreasen 2, Stindl 20, Ya Konan 29) Saturday Borussia Dortmund v Mainz 05, Werder Bremen v Hoffenheim, SC...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
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Rio Tinto workers in Namibia who mined uranium to supply the British and American militaries in the 1970s are suffering from cancer and other illnesses, a study has found. A joint study by charity...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
Oil prices finished in mixed fashion Thursday ahead of the long Easter weekend as Russia and the West sought to defuse the escalating Ukraine crisis. The main US contract, West Texas Intermediate (...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
Canada on Thursday called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
Canada on Thursday called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:03
Former All Blacks full-back Bruce Reihana announced his retirement on Thursday after the 38-year-old revealed that his contract with French side Bordeaux Begles was not being renewed. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
Morocco's King Mohamed VI made a rare visit Thursday to the Western Sahara, ahead of a UN Security Council vote on the disputed territory, an AFP correspondent said. The UN Security Council is due to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
The United Nations expressed "regret" over Burundi's decision Thursday to throw a senior UN official out of the country following a damning report alleging guns were being distributed ahead of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
Toymaker Mattel has a problem: Barbie's performance has not been very pretty of late. Sales of the iconic blond dolls tumbled 14 percent in the first quarter, the second straight quarter to see a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
The young Iranian man who escaped a hangman's noose with just seconds to spare when his victim's mother intervened was the beneficiary of a high-profile campaign to save his life. In a case that has...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
Pamphlets ordering Jews in east Ukraine's main city to register sparked a fierce storm of indignation on Thursday, with strident condemnation from Western officials and dire fears of a Nazi-style...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal Thursday to try to ease the Ukrainian crisis, in a glimmer of hope for the former Soviet republic that risks splitting in two. The agreement laid...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:47
The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:46
The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:46
Mozambican rebel group Renamo said Thursday it had reached an understanding with the government to integrate its fighters into the national army and police under the supervision of international...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:35
Mozambican rebel group Renamo said Thursday it had reached an understanding with the government to integrate its fighters into the national army and police under the supervision of international...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:35
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 - 15:35
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 - 15:35
Canada on Thursday expressed concern about the Muslim Brotherhood, the target of a relentless crackdown by Egypt's military-installed authorities since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
Canada on Thursday expressed concern about the Muslim Brotherhood, the target of a relentless crackdown by Egypt's military-installed authorities since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
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 more than 100 children...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
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 more than 100 children...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
Turkey's parliament approved a controversial law on Thursday expanding the powers of the national spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information as the government fights back...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
Turkey's parliament approved a controversial law on Thursday expanding the powers of the national spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information as the government fights back...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
A lawyer for "X-Men" director Bryan Singer dismissed as defamatory Thursday claims that the filmmaker sexually assaulted a former child model and aspiring teenage actor. The alleged victim, Michael...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
A lawyer for "X-Men" director Bryan Singer dismissed as defamatory Thursday claims that the filmmaker sexually assaulted a former child model and aspiring teenage actor. The alleged victim, Michael...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:34
Brazil has the best footballers but a championship confronting violence, racism and money problems. The country that will host the World Cup finals from June 12 has a chaotic football industry. It...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:33
Brazil has the best footballers but a championship confronting violence, racism and money problems. The country that will host the World Cup finals from June 12 has a chaotic football industry. It...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:33
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits he must keep his anger under control if he is to end his international exile. Stokes has had more than a month already to regret the flash of temper that saw him...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:33
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits he must keep his anger under control if he is to end his international exile. Stokes has had more than a month already to regret the flash of temper that saw him...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:33
Next year's Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 -- back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:33
Next year's Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 -- back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:33
The West is "not giving up' on Crimea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday after talks with his Russian, Ukrainian and EU counterparts. "We are not giving up but we did not come (to Geneva...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:50
Nearly 50 people were killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said at...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:50
Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a controversial law expanding the powers of the spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information as the government fights back against a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:49
Regulators Thursday charged a former BP employee who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading after he sold $1 million worth of BP stock days after the disaster. Keith Seilhan,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:49
To US government prosecutors, British hate preacher Abu Hamza was a global exporter of terrorism. To his defense lawyers, the armless radical is guilty only of harboring unsavoury opinions. A...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:49
A new work by British street artist Banksy will go on public display in his home city after a row over ownership of the painting, which features two lovers embracing as they gaze at their mobile...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:48
Police on Thursday completed an unprecedented collection of DNA samples from hundreds of male students and staff at a French school where a girl was raped last year. The one student who had refused...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:48
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met Thursday with US envoy Martin Indyk to try to find a way to extend faltering peace talks, with one Palestinian source calling the discussion "difficult". The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:48
FIFA on Thursday announced that its secretary general Jerome Valcke will return to Brazil next week to visit World Cup host cities Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza from Tuesday to Thursday....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:48
Salsa music legend Jose "Cheo" Feliciano, 78, was killed Thursday in a traffic accident in his native Puerto Rico, police there said. The singer, who inspired a love of the up-tempo dance music in...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:55
Chile striker Junior Fernandes will miss the World Cup after breaking his leg in a Croatian league match, his club Dinamo Zagreb said Thursday. The 25-year old Fernandes suffered the injury following...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:55
Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:55
Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, jumped more than 25 percent in initial trade Thursday, after a disappointing initial public offering on the US Nasdaq exchange. The offering on...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Europe's medicine watchdog urged doctors Thursday to be vigilant in administering the cancer drug Herceptin, vials of which had been stolen in Italy and tampered with before being sold back into the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Croatia extradited a former Yugoslav spy chief to Germany on Thursday to face charges for the 1983 murder of a dissident on German soil. Zdravko Mustac, accompanied by German police, left the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Emotions boiled over Thursday in the frantic search for almost 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing from a capsized South Korean ferry, with angry parents confronting President Park Geun-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
Ford Motor launched its luxury Lincoln car brand in China on Thursday, just days ahead of Beijing's auto show in the world's largest car market. Ford, the second-largest US automaker, said the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:54
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 - 13:54
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