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Trump wanted ally to lead probe targeting him: report

New York - US President Donald Trump denied a report Tuesday that said he had sought to install an ally to oversee an investigation into payoffs to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump wanted ally to lead probe targeting him: report

New York - US President Donald Trump denied a report Tuesday that said he had sought to install an ally to oversee an investigation into payoffs to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Franco great-grandson leads fight over Spanish dictator's remains

Madrid - The great-grandson of Francisco Franco is leading opposition to Spain's bid to remove the dictator's remains from an opulent mausoleum where they have lain for more than four decades, calling it an attack on over half the country.

Harrison Ford attacks leaders who deny climate change

Dubai - Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked US President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were "on the wrong side of history".

Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

New York - A lawyer denied Sunday allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a "reliable" source.

Sex, plots and blackmail: the toxic politics behind Bezos claims

New York - The stunning extortion claims made by Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos against the Trump-friendly National Enquirer tabloid have spotlighted a fierce behind-the-scenes media feud, taking place in an ever more toxic US political climate.

Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data shows

Paris - Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released Thursday that highlighted profound differences in the number of men and women taking their own lives.

Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

Manila - The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced.

Model Bar Refaeli suspected of tax evasion in Israel

Jerusalem - Israel's most famous model Bar Refaeli is suspected of tax evasion and will be called into a hearing ahead of her possible indictment, authorities said Thursday.

Thai cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin on UK honours list

London - A team of British divers who helped save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded in Britain's traditional New Year Honours alongside former supermodel Twiggy and Monty Python's Michael Palin.

Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

New Delhi - A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday.

Oprah honours Mandela ahead of global charity concert

Soweto - US television celebrity Oprah Winfrey on Thursday paid emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela as she prepared to host a star-studded concert in Johannesburg to cap celebrations marking 100 years since his birth.

Prince Charles urges The Gambia to work with UK to promote democracy

Banjul - The Prince of Wales on Thursday called on The Gambia to work with Britain to promote democracy nearly two years after the small West African nation emerged from decades of authoritarian rule.

Meghan takes spotlight amid royal fever in Fiji

Suva - British royal Meghan Markle sent adoring crowds into a frenzy in Fiji on Wednesday when she took centre stage from husband Prince Harry to passionately promote women's rights.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: family

San Francisco - Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

New York - Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

Washington - US regulators said Wednesday they are considering an immediate ban on flavored e-cigarettes, as the Food and Drug Administration chief warned of an "epidemic" of vaping among youths.

'Major transformation' ahead for Earth's ecosystems: study

Tampa - The Earth's forests, deserts, landscapes and vital ecosystems risk a "major transformation" in the next century due to climate change, international scientists warned on Thursday.

French star Depardieu faces probe over alleged sex assaults, denies all

Paris - France's biggest international star Gerard Depardieu on Thursday issued a strong denial after it emerged he faces an inquiry into allegations by a young actress of rape and sexual assault.

Gerard Depardieu faces probe over alleged rapes, sex assaults: judicial source

Paris - French star Gerard Depardieu "absolutely denies any attack, any rape", his lawyer said on Thursday after a judicial source told AFP he was facing a probe over alleged "rapes and sexual assaults".

Paris, Tokyo, New York and others pledge to slash waste

New York - By slashing food waste and improving waste management and recycling, 23 global cities and regions representing 150 million people pledged Tuesday to significantly cut the pollution-causing garbage they generate by 2030.

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

Geneva - As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Washington - Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to fin...

Niki Lauda in 'very satisfying' state after operation

Vienna - Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in a "very satisfying" state four days after undergoing an emergency lung transplant following an infection, Vienna's general hospital said on Monday.

Formula One legend Niki Lauda undergoes successful lung transplant — hospital

Vienna - Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant following an infection picked up on vacation, Vienna's general hospital announced Thursday.

'Heaven-guided' underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

Sarukhan - When Tosya Gharibyan asked her husband to dig a basement under their house to store potatoes, she had little idea the underground labyrinth he would eventually produce would prove to be one of Armenia's major tourist draws.

At 60, NASA shoots for revival of moon glory days

Tampa - Sixty years ago, spurred by competition with the Soviet Union, the United States created NASA, launching a journey that would take Americans to the moon within a decade.

Elton John and Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma

Amsterdam - Elton John joined forces with Britain's Prince Harry to launch a $1.2 billion initiative on Tuesday to "break the cycle" of HIV transmission by targeting young men, among whom infections are on the rise.

100 years since his birth, S.Africa pays tribute to Mandela

Johanesburg - South Africa on Wednesday marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project as Archbishop Desmond Tutu led emotional tributes to the late anti-apartheid icon.
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