Stories By 'Agence France-Presse'
The death toll in a raging California wildfire has reached 29, matching the deadliest in the state’s history as firefighters battling blazes at both ends of the state on Monday braced for strong winds.
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The World Health Organization warned on Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections.
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China appeared to backtrack on a controversial decision to lift a ban on trading tiger bones and rhinoceros horns, saying it has been postponed, state media reported on Monday.
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Supporters of Sri Lanka’s fired prime minister and a top election official on Monday challenged in court the president’s sacking of parliament, upping the ante in a political crisis that has sparked international alarm.
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Police investigating a major Australian strawberry needle contamination scare that sparked nationwide panic on Monday identified a former farm supervisor as their main suspect.
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Marie Antoinette’s dazzling diamonds and pearls, unseen in public for two centuries, will go on sale in Geneva on Wednesday in what is being billed as one of the most important royal jewellery auctions in history.
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Manchester United can forget trying to challenge Manchester City until it can even compete for a place in the Premier League top four, Jose Mourinho confessed as his side was outclassed in a 3-1 derby defeat by the English champion on Sunday.
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On-loan AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain apologised for his meltdown in the 2-0 defeat to his parent club Juventus on Sunday which saw him sent off for screaming at the referee after earlier missing a penalty.
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Barcelona lost at home in La Liga for the first time in more than two years as Real Betis pulled off a stunning 4-3 victory on Sunday, despite Lionel Messi scoring twice on his return from injury.
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Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka on Monday.
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Roger Federer suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals on Sunday, severely denting his bid for the 100th title of his illustrious career.
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Former world No 1 Lee Westwood snatched his first European Tour title in over four years by overhauling Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen with a superb final-round 64 to win a third Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City on Sunday.
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Vietnam on Monday became the seventh country to ratify a sprawling Pacific tradepact set to come into effect later this year, despite US President’s pullout from a deal he decried as a “job killer”.
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country—Southeast Asia’s “final frontier”—but warned its resources are not open for exploitation at the cost of its people.
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