August 24, 2017



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Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.

Mayweather, McGregor get down to business

A stony-faced Floyd Mayweather issued a warning to Conor McGregor on Wednesday as the two fighters faced off just three days ahead of their money-spinning boxing duel.

S. Africa’s first online rhino horn auction set to open

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

Typhoon leaves 12 dead after lashing Macau, Hong Kong

The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 12 Thursday after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China and battered Hong Kong skyscrapers.

Uber earning engine purrs despite bumpy road

Uber's financial engine appeared to be purring despite its image being dented so badly its chief was pressured to resign.

Civilians in IS-held Raqa under fire ‘from all sides’: Amnesty

Civilians fleeing the battle to oust the Islamic State group from the Syrian city of Raqa face a "deadly labyrinth", coming under fire from all sides, rights group Amnesty warned Thursday.

Neymar, PSG steeled for ‘first big test’

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian superstar Neymar face their "first big test" of the season on Friday at home to Saint-Etienne as both sides hunt a fourth straight win.

Last of the street-fighters, Rooney departs an England great

While Wayne Rooney will never silence the cynics who carp about his lack of silverware in an England shirt, the astonishing array of records set by the striker ensure his place as one of his country's all-time greats.

Liverpool’s Klopp hopes Euro progress yields transfer lift

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp voiced hope that guiding his team back into the Champions League will strengthen his hand in transfer talks over the last week of the trading window.

White House insists all good between Trump, Senate leader

The White House insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump and the US Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell were "united" on their political priorities, after reports of spectacular fallout between the pair.

Wrongly jailed ‘satanic’ daycare couple gets $3.4 mn

A US couple wrongly jailed for 21 years on charges of sexually assaulting children as part of a satanic cult, received $3.4 million Wednesday from the state of Texas, months after prosecutors acknowledged their innocence.

Top Russian director to appear in court on fraud charge

Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was due to appear before a judge Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.

Matt LeBlanc on saying goodbye to… Matt LeBlanc

If ever an actor were made for a part, it's surely former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc, who plays a former "Friends" star called Matt LeBlanc in the inside-Hollywood sitcom "Episodes."

Dutch probe Spanish van found with gas canisters after terror tip

Dutch police are investigating possible terror links after arresting a Spaniard driving a van containing gas canisters close to a rock concert which was abruptly cancelled over fears of an attack.

Rapper defiantly stares at eclipse, cancels shows

For a rapper whose debut single was called "Unorthodox," Joey Bada$$ isn't one to accept conventional wisdom. Defying widespread warnings, he proudly stared at the solar eclipse without protection.

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