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Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has savaged plans to hand his current role as FIFA vice-president to Asia's football boss in a row which threatens to plunge regional soccer into a fresh round of infighting...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:52
Europe's main stock markets fell slightly on Thursday following the previous day's strong gains, with investors taking profits before earnings updates from US heavyweights. London's FTSE 100 dipped 0...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:52
Daniel Ricciardo said Thursday he hadn't been counting on having his second place in the Australian Grand Prix reinstated on appeal and insisted he had "moved on" from the failed bid. The Red Bull...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:52
Oil prices diverged slightly on Thursday as dealers weighed lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis with a weaker-than-expected US stockpiles report, analysts said. New York's main contract, West...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave Ukraine a one-month deadline to settle its debt for gas imports from Russia, warning that after this period Moscow would demand pre-payment from Kiev...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:52
An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:51
The Philippines on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department immediately. The move was a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:51
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth term as president, cast his ballot from a wheelchair as Algerians voted in polls Thursday that he is widely expected to win despite chronic health problems. In...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:51
French acting legend Catherine Deneuve has hit out at fellow actress Sophie Marceau after she accused President Francois Hollande of being a cad. Marceau, 47, took the swipe at Hollande in the May...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:51
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as a positive report on the US economy and the Federal Reserve chief's pledge to keep interest rates at record lows were offset by profit-taking after the previous...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:51
Two journalists, including an Australian editor, were ordered Thursday to stand trial in Thailand on defamation charges linked to a Pulitzer Prize-winning article alleging Thai military involvement...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
A clampdown in China on extravagant entertaining in a drive against corruption is cutting deeply into sales of brandy, French drinks group Remy Cointreau reported on Thursday, warning of a profit...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
General Electric Thursday reported lower earnings but higher industrial profits, thanks to gains in its two largest industrial segments. GE's net income dipped 15 percent from the year-ago level to $...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
Rape victims in Germany are finding it increasingly difficult to see their assailants convicted, a national study released Thursday showed. Twenty years ago, the percentage of reported sexual...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
Results on the fifth day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 3rd rd Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x11) 6-4, 6-3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x9) bt Fabio Fognini...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
A teenager in China's Xinjiang has died after speeding past police checkpoints and clashing with officers, state media said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive far-western region....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
Anxious Nigerian parents demanded answers on Thursday about the fate of their daughters after the military claimed that 121 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists were now free....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:50
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 - 08:49
Japan's foreign minister has postponed a visit to Russia due to "scheduling issues", the ministry said Thursday, as Tokyo finds itself in a delicate position over the crisis in Ukraine. The ministry...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:49
Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil could make his return from a hamstring injury at Hull City this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Thursday. "I think (Kieran) Gibbs will be out for the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:49
Cardiff City have demanded the Premier League annul a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace over allegations of cheating, the BBC said Thursday. Cardiff's lawyers allege in a five-page letter that Palace's...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:49
Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka earned a free trip into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when Spain's Nicolas Almagro retired before their third-round match with a foot injury....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly-veiled threat that coincided with the opening of crunch Geneva talks on the escalating crisis....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
The European Union said it had agreed Thursday to hold talks with Russia on its gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine, warning Moscow its reliability as an energy source was at stake. The EU "agrees...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
The European Union said it had agreed Thursday to hold talks with Russia on its gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine, warning Moscow its reliability as an energy source was at stake. The EU "agrees...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
Militants armed with automatic weapons attacked a military position in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, and a senior police officer was shot dead in a separate attack. The attack in...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
It took the best part of eight months and 84 minutes, but on Wednesday night Gareth Bale began to repay the reported world record fee Real Madrid paid to bring him from Tottenham Hotspur last...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
Results from the fourth day of the WTA Malaysian Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 2nd round Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 6-1, 6-3 Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) bt Tadeja Majeric (...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin a question on the extent of Moscow's surveillance activities during a phone-in session. Snowden, who...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
New Zealand fly-half Stephen Brett will join second division leaders Lyon on a two year deal from Bayonne next season. The 28-year-old, who has been capped by the All Blacks at under-21 level, signed...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:48
French energy giant Total on Thursday announced it had discovered oil in deep waters off the coast of Ivory Coast, constituting a "very promising result" after the first such find. "The exploratory...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:47
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At least 14 people were wounded in South Sudan Thursday after gunfire broke out during an angry demonstration outside a UN peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the mayor said. "Local...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:46
Rescuers worked frantically Thursday to find 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing after a South Korean ferry capsized, with prospects of pulling survivors from the submerged vessel dimming...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13
Ukraine on Thursday disbanded an army unit that lost six armoured vehicles to pro-Russian militants, as Kiev's military reeled from a disastrous attempt to oust separatists in its eastern regions. "...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 21 percent year-on-year, boosted by stronger than expected demand for chips used in smartphones and tablets....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13
Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday denied reports that F1 drivers were threatening to go on strike over unpaid salaries, but he called for quick action to resolve the problem. Hulkenberg said it was "not...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13
Rebels in South Sudan battled government forces Thursday in a renewed offensive targeting the young nation's key oil fields, the army said, amid famine warnings by the United Nations. Fighters loyal...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13
Hong Kong shares closed 0.28 percent higher on Thursday following a third straight rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index ended up 64.23 points at 22,760.24 on turnover of HK$42.80...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13
Japanese commercial music juggernaut AKB48 has added a 37-year-old mother of two to the wildly popular all-girl group as it looks to broaden the appeal of its teen-dominated line-up. The collective,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he very much hopes that he will not have to use his "right" to send Russian military forces into Ukraine amid the intensifying crisis. "I very much...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was the last to arrive at a Geneva hotel Thursday where he is due to hold high-stake talks on the Ukraine crisis with counterparts from Kiev, Washington and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
The world's top paint maker AkzoNobel on Thursday said net profits leaped by almost half for the first quarter of 2014, backed mainly by lower financing costs for debt repayments. The Dutch-Swedish...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Algerians were voting in presidential elections on Thursday, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term despite chronic health problems, fraud warnings and calls for a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Japan's top steelmaker said Thursday it has built a system to make and ship the longest pieces of railway track in the world, extending to 150 metres (492 feet). Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
India hosted its biggest day of voting Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:12
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as a positive report on the US economy and the Federal Reserve chief's pledge to keep interest rates at record lows were offset by profit-taking after the previous...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
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 - 07:11
North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon's advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
Russia and Ukraine sat down Thursday for Western-backed talks on the escalating crisis in the former Soviet republic as Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the authorities in Kiev of dragging...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday for rallies of solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon's advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
China will appeal a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that its export restrictions on rare earths and other resources broke international rules, the commerce ministry said on Thursday. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
German software giant SAP said Thursday it is sticking to its full-year forecasts for 2014 after profits rose slightly in the first quarter. SAP said that net profit rose by 3.0 percent to 534...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
The founder of Russia's biggest social network VKontakte (VK) said Russia's security services demanded to know the identities of people running group pages of Ukrainian pro-EU protest last year. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:11
Thousands of Jews prayed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday, after a series of clashes at the adjacent flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Ahead of the ceremony, Israeli police...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Ukrainian troops killed three pro-Russian militants in the country's tense southeast early Thursday, just hours ahead of key talks in Geneva seeking to ease the escalating crisis in the former Soviet...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
IT billionaire turned political hopeful Nandan Nilekani said Thursday the "idea of India" was at stake as millions of voters headed to the ballot box in the latest phase of the mammoth elections....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Tour of Spain champion Chris Horner left hospital in jubilant mood on Wednesday following a training crash with a car last week. The American Lampre rider was taken to hospital last Friday after...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country towards the abyss but said that dialogue was the only way out of the intensifying crisis. "Only...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call. Unlike "E.T...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Ukrainian troops repelled an overnight attack on their base in the southeast city of Mariupol, killing three of the assailants and wounding 13, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday. Around...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Japan has delayed the start of its next "research" whaling mission by a few days, an official said Thursday, amid media speculation the postponement was to avoid a clash with a visit by US President...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
Hall-of-Famer Pak Se-Ri and fellow South Koreans Ryu So-Yeon and Kim Hyo-Joo shared the lead on Wednesday after a windy first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. The Korean trio all carded four-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
The boss of Turkish football giant Fenerbahce faced a jail term over match-fixing on Thursday after a top court rejected his appeal, local media reported. Aziz Yildirim, 61, was first sentenced to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:10
The hunt by a mini-submarine for a Malaysian airliner in the uncharted depths of the Indian Ocean -- the latest phase in a huge international search -- will end in about a week, Australia says. If...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to hold a meeting Thursday with US envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend their faltering peace talks. The meeting had been put off by a day,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
An Australian naval captain has been relieved of his command after his vessel was involved in an incursion into Indonesian waters while on border protection duty, the defence ministry said Thursday....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
The polls opened in Algeria's presidential election on Thursday with the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fourth term despite his chronic health problems. More than 260,000 police have been...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
Fernando Alonso paid tribute Thursday to former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali, who sensationally quit this week, and admitted that he had not even spoken to the new man at the helm. Domenicali...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
Ukraine has launched an investigation into a Russian state bank, Sberbank, for funding pro-Moscow separatists, the chief prosecutor said. "We have started an investigation into Sherbank" on suspicion...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
Police in Brazil have named 46 people, including an ex-executive at oil giant Petrobras, as suspects in an alleged $4.5 billion money laundering and drug operation, officials said Wednesday....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:09
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 - 07:09
India hosted its biggest day of voting on Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Japan's prime minister offered "heartfelt sympathy" on Thursday to those hit by South Korea's ferry disaster and his government offered help with the search, a rare moment of detente between the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
The pin-drop silence as the student's name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold harbourside gymnasium. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
High-stake talks bringing together Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union kicked off in Geneva Thursday in a bid to ease the worsening crisis in the former Soviet republic. Russian...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Disgruntled residents in a small South African town booed President Jacob Zuma Wednesday during an election campaign of the ruling ANC three weeks ahead of general polls, according to a report. Rally...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Europe's main stock markets were steady at the open on Thursday following the previous day's strong gains. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.06 percent to stand at 6,580.54 points compared...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Sina Weibo sold fewer shares than expected in its US IPO which was priced below expectations ahead of a Thursday listing that takes place after tech selloffs on Wall Street. The firm, often described...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Two of Amazon's key sites in Germany were the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Thursday in an long-running wage dispute. The services sector union Verdi has called for full-day stoppages at...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Police across Europe are trying to track down a 15-year-old French girl who disappeared a week ago with her guitar teacher, a much older family friend thought to be in a suicidal state. Laureelen...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, adding that the decision on which port will be used will be taken in May...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Malaysia warned Thursday that the cost of the search for flight MH370's wreckage in the vast depths of the Indian Ocean will be "huge", the latest sobering assessment by authorities involved in the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Malaysia warned Thursday that the cost of the search for flight MH370's wreckage in the vast depths of the Indian Ocean will be "huge", the latest sobering assessment by authorities involved in the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, running for re-election on Thursday, cast his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers. A smiling Bouteflika, who is widely expected...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:08
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as a positive report on the US economy and the Federal Reserve chief's pledge to keep interest rates at record lows were offset by profit-taking after the previous...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret. Of about 6.3...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
Tokyo stocks closed flat Thursday, a day after the Nikkei 225 index posted its sharpest rise in two months, while analysts said there were lingering concerns about the impact of this month's sales...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, adding that the decision on which port will be used will be taken in May...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
Results and standings on Wednesday in the NBA: Denver 112, Golden State 116 Boston 102, Washington 118 Cleveland 114, Brooklyn Nets 85 Miami 87, Philadelphia 100 New York Knicks 95, Toronto 92...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is to go public in the United States Thursday at a price below expectations after a recent sell-off in technology stocks. The microblogging...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
Demand for cars in Europe moved up another gear in March and struggling French group Peugeot Citroen did well, trade data showed on Thursday, but the market is still suffering badly from a recent...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:07
Hong Kong shares closed 0.28 percent higher on Thursday following a third straight rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index ended up 64.23 points at 22,760.24 on turnover of HK$42.80...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:06
Militants armed with automatic weapons attacked a military position in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, police and a morgue employee said. The attack in the Mahallabiyah area west of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:06
Algerians were voting in presidential elections on Thursday, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term despite chronic health problems, fraud warnings and opposition...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:06
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country towards the abyss, saying he hoped he would not have to use his "right" to send Russian troops...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:06
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports said Thursday, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:06