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26/04/2017 03:01

Bitter rift rocks AOC as Coates fights for job

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Powerful Australian Olympic Committee head John Coates is facing a bitter campaign to oust him after 27 years, with his media chief stepping down Wednesday amid bullying claims rocking the organisation.

26/04/2017 02:01

US misunderstands NAFTA, North American business body says

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The US government doesn't have a clear idea of what NAFTA covers, a business body representing several big North American multinationals said on Tuesday after Washington picked a trade fight with Canada.

26/04/2017 01:31

Baby whales «whisper» to mothers to avoid predators

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Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists reported Wednesday, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique.

26/04/2017 01:31

US judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

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A US judge on Tuesday blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that could deny billions of dollars to so-called sanctuary cities as punishment for harboring illegal immigrants.

25/04/2017 23:21

US missile defence equipment reaches South Korea site

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US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea, amid heightened tensions over the North's...

25/04/2017 23:01

1,000 shot in Chicago so far this year

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Chicago hit a grim milestone Tuesday, with more than a thousand people shot in the Midwestern US city since the beginning of the year.

25/04/2017 21:51

Trump says Assad's future «not a deal breaker» on Syria: Russia's UN envoy

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US President Donald Trump told UN Security Council ambassadors that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was «not a deal breaker» in negotiations on ending the war, Russia's envoy said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 21:31

Trump, Australia's Turnbull to bury the hatchet in New York meeting

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Donald Trump will meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York next week, rebooting a relationship that got off to a rocky start shortly after the US president's inauguration.

25/04/2017 21:31

NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

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An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.

25/04/2017 20:56

Disney sets summer 2019 release for «Star Wars IX»

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Disney announced Tuesday it had set the date of May 24, 2019 for Colin Trevorrow's «Star Wars: Episode IX» and is delaying the next "Indiana Jones" a full year.

25/04/2017 20:46

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

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Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.

25/04/2017 20:31

Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

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Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out «fake news» and offensive content.

25/04/2017 20:31

Uber sets «flying car» launch for 2020

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Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020.

25/04/2017 20:16

UN says corruption in Afghanistan a challenge despite progress

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Corruption remains a serious obstacle to peace in Afghanistan, the UN said in its first report on the issue released Tuesday, in which it welcomed the government's efforts but said implementation is still a challenge.

25/04/2017 19:21

Dragged United passenger «aggressive», officers say

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Newly released reports from security officers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport paint an unflattering picture of the man dragged from a United...

25/04/2017 19:21

NFL star Peterson set for Saints switch

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Former Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson could launch the next phase of his NFL career against his old team after signing for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 19:01

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance

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Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul Tuesday, closing in on the Old City where jihadists executed civilians in a desperate bid to prevent an exodus and hold on to their stronghold.

25/04/2017 19:01

Investors keep Wells Fargo board at contentious meeting

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The entire Wells Fargo board of directors was reelected Tuesday after a bruising, rowdy annual meeting where shareholders castigated the bank's leadership over a fake accounts scandal that severely damaged the company's image.

25/04/2017 18:36

Shah the star as Pakistan rout West Indies

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Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead the second innings rout of the West Indies as Pakistan achieved a comfortable seven-wicket victory just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 18:31

US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity

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The US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects like sovereign states that cannot be sued in American courts.

25/04/2017 18:26

Paul McCartney plans new tour leg across US

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Paul McCartney on Tuesday announced a new leg of concerts across the United States, showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares to turn 75 in June.

25/04/2017 18:11

US charges four in NY police gun license bribery case

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Three former New York police officers and a lawyer were arrested and charged Tuesday in a bribery case that allegedly plied police for years with exotic holidays, prostitutes and thousands of dollars in exchange for issuing gun licenses.

25/04/2017 18:01

Dale Earnhardt Jr to retire at end of NASCAR season

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US motorsport legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Tuesday he will retire from racing at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season.

25/04/2017 18:01

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments: lawmakers

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Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn never reported receiving payments from Russian entities on his top-level security clearance form, a senior US lawmaker said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 17:56

Golf rule change to use of video evidence after Lexi fiasco

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Golf's governing bodies on Tuesday announced sweeping rule changes to the use of video evidence in the wake of the furore that erupted after Lexi Thompson was deprived of an almost-certain victory at the ANA Inspiration earlier this month.

25/04/2017 17:41

Toll now 144 in Taliban attack on Afghan base

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The death toll from last week's Taliban attack on an Afghan military base stands at 144, a senior US defense official told AFP on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 17:36

IS «executes» at least 15 civilians in Mosul

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Jihadist militants from the Islamic State group posing as liberating security forces killed at least 15 civilians who welcomed them in central Mosul, officials said on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 17:01

Trump picks trade fight with Canada

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Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa on Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being «very rough» on America and threatened to retaliate against restrictions on US dairy products.

25/04/2017 16:51

Shutdown threat ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

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Donald Trump and US lawmakers inched closer to a deal on Tuesday avoiding a government shutdown, as the president, eager to showcase a win marking his first 100 days, retreated from a demand to fund a border wall.

25/04/2017 16:51

Free rides offered by Alphabet's Waymo autonomous cars

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Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo is offering free rides to residents in Arizona as part of its testing of autonomous vehicles.

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