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Papalii gets NRL ban on top of Kangaroos demotion
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  • 2017-05-01 05:52:13Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Josh Papalii has been banned for one National Rugby League match by his Canberra club on top of being dropped from Australia's squad for this week's test against New Zealand after pleading guilty to a drink-driving charge.

Top Asian News 5:49 a.m. GMT
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  • 2017-05-01 05:49:03Z

FUSSA, Japan (AP) - Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. "It's impossible

Sri Lanka navy seizes boat with 30 from Myanmar, 2 Indians
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  • 2017-05-01 05:48:34Z

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's navy has arrested 32 people suspected to be Rohingya refugees and their Indian traffickers off the country's northern coast.

Cuba faces last May Day parade under Castro
Cuba faces last May Day parade under Castro
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  • 2017-05-01 05:37:27Z

The Cuban government's traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel. Raul Castro has been cautiously opening up Cuba's state-run economy and strengthening its foreign relations

Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort US warships
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  • 2017-05-01 05:34:04Z

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's navy has dispatched its largest destroyer reportedly tasked with escorting U.S. military ships off the Japanese coast amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Sunwolves
Sunwolves' winger Taulagi banned for five weeks
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  • 2017-05-01 05:28:49Z

Wellington (AFP) - Sunwolves winger Jamie-Jerry Taulagi was banned for five weeks Monday after pleading guilty to a dangerous tackle during the weekend's tense Super Rugby loss to the Waikato Chiefs.

S. Korea media warn of
S. Korea media warn of 'Trump risk' to alliance
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  • 2017-05-01 05:26:50Z

The remarks stunned Seoul, with South Korean politicians immediately rejecting his push for payment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery. Tensions are high over the North's nuclear and missile programmes -- it has ambitions to develop a rocket that can deliver a warhead to

Opera troupe tours rural China defending a dying art
Opera troupe tours rural China defending a dying art
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  • 2017-05-01 05:24:46Z

For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly-lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed. The elaborate costumes carelessly thrown aside, the young troupe members playing with their smartphones, the half-eaten noodles abandoned in the corner -- all were tokens

Venezuela marks one month of deadly violence
Venezuela marks one month of deadly violence
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  • 2017-05-01 05:22:53Z

May Day protests risk being rough in Venezuela on Monday as it marks one month since deadly clashes erupted in a political crisis with no end in sight. Protesters took to the streets from April 1 to demand elections after the courts tried to strengthen President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.

Brexit puts tiny German village at centre of Euroverse
Brexit puts tiny German village at centre of Euroverse
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  • 2017-05-01 05:02:56Z

A European Union flag snapping in the wind in the tiny German village of Gadheim is the only hint at why the world's media are beating a path to this out-of-the-way spot. When Britain's two-year negotiations on leaving the EU end in 2019, Gadheim's 89 inhabitants will find themselves at

Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed
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  • 2017-05-01 04:59:27Z

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - The first female judge to head Nepal's Supreme Court was suspended after Parliament members filed an impeachment motion accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers.

Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand political party begins
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  • 2017-05-01 04:24:59Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday.

Soldiers kill seven suspected gang members in northern Mexico gunfight
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  • 2017-05-01 03:07:53Z

Mexican soldiers killed seven suspected gang members in a weekend gun battle in the north of the country, the Chihuahua state attorney general's office said on Sunday. According to a statement on the attorney general's website, a convoy of 15 soldiers was passing near the town of La Grulla in

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit
Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit
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  • 2017-05-01 02:43:51Z

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit. Blair, who led the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, will not be standing in the June 8 general election.

Tornado spotted in East Texas, where storms are blamed for deaths of at least 4 people
Tornado spotted in East Texas, where storms are blamed for deaths of at least 4 people

A tornado was spotted near Canton, Texas, east of Dallas, on Saturday, April 29.

Tottenham
Tottenham's Pochettino eager to tighten screw on Chelsea
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  • 2017-04-30 23:58:22Z

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the opportunity to load more pressure upon Premier League leaders Chelsea following his side's superb derby win over Arsenal. Chelsea took a step closer to the title by winning at Everton on Sunday, but Spurs are still snapping at their

Italy
Italy's Renzi regains party leadership with big primary win
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  • 2017-04-30 21:46:22Z

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, staging a political comeback less than five months after resigning as Italy's prime minister, easily regained the leadership of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday with an overwhelming victory in a primary election among party supporters. According

After the Fyre Festival disaster, maybe don't trust models like Bella Hadid when they sell you things
After the Fyre Festival disaster, maybe don't trust models like Bella Hadid when they sell you things

Now that the complete disaster that was Fyre Festival is over, it's time for the very attractive people who promoted the event to apologize.  On Saturday, model Bella Hadid let her fans know she was sorry about what went down.  SEE ALSO: Here's the official postmortem statement from Fyre Festival organizers ❤️... pic.twitter.com/5XqHXBGIn9 - Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) April 29, 2017 That's an apology, sort of. I mean, maybe don't promote some totally random thing that you've never experienced or barely know about next time. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it Hadid was one of the models-along with Elsa Hosk, Emily...

Texas officials discuss recovery efforts after tornadoes hit
Texas officials discuss recovery efforts after tornadoes hit

Canton Mayor Lou Ann Gullett Everett said search and rescue efforts were underway.

French voters sceptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on key issues
French voters sceptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on key issues
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  • 2017-04-30 21:04:29Z

By Matthias Blamont PARIS (Reuters) - A week before the decisive second round in France's presidential election, many voters are sceptical that either of the two candidates can solve chronic unemployment or tackle security concerns, a poll published on Sunday found. The Ifop survey for the Journal

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach
Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.

Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro sees local elections later in 2017
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  • 2017-04-30 20:02:54Z

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he expected delayed state polls to be held this year, although opponents have demanded a broader general election to replace him in protests that have sparked 29 deaths. The postponed vote for governors of Venezuela

Iran
Iran's leader rebuffs Rouhani's detente policy ahead of vote
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  • 2017-04-30 19:59:01Z

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - Iranians should not thank Hassan Rouhani's policy of detente with the West for any reduction in the threat of war, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, stepping up his criticisms of the president as elections approach. In comments that

New spy shots of Tesla
New spy shots of Tesla's upcoming Model 3 surface online

After years of anticipation, and if all goes according to plan, Tesla in just a few short months will follow through on a promise Elon Musk laid out more than 10 years ago. Back in August of 2006, Musk published the first iteration of Tesla's "secret" master plan and articulated that the company would use the profits from what would eventually be called the Model S to fund the development and manufacturing of what would ultimately be known as the Model 3. As it stands today, Tesla will begin mass production on the Model 3 in July, with deliveries slated to arrive to early reservation holders before the end of 2018. And while skeptics will point out that Tesla has a knack for...

France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border
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  • 2017-04-30 19:24:51Z

France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement. The operation followed the death of a French soldier nearby earlier this month. It did not identify the militant

Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails
Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. In an interview transcript published on Sunday, Trump gave no evidence backing his allegation, first made on the eve of the Nov. 8 presidential election, that China could have hacked the emails of his rivals. "If you don't catch a hacker, okay, in the act, it's very hard to say who did the hacking," the president said in an interview with CBS "Face the Nation." "(It) could have been China, could have been a lot of different groups." The hackers roiled the...

Trump's promise for healthcare act contradicts Republicans' proposal
Trump's promise for healthcare act contradicts Republicans' proposal

Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Saturday. In a wide-ranging interview that aired as he passed his 100th day in office, Donald Trump blamed a wide array of domestic setbacks on Democratic obstruction and the media but promised to pursue policies that would make the US "a very wealthy country again". Among such policies, he said, would be a popular replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would "guarantee" insurance coverage for those with preexisting medical conditions - a promise seemingly at odds with his party's current proposal.

Deportivo still not safe after drawing with Osasuna
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  • 2017-04-30 18:00:25Z

MADRID (AP) - Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Juanfran scored a late own-goal in a 2-2 draw Sunday at last-placed Osasuna to keep his team from securing a spot in the top tier of the Spanish league - for now.

U.S.-led fight on ISIS have killed 352 civilians: Pentagon
U.S.-led fight on ISIS have killed 352 civilians: Pentagon
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  • 2017-04-30 17:32:19Z

At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday. The Combined Joint Task Force, in its monthly assessment of civilian casualties from the U.S. coalition'

Trump vows to win
Trump vows to win 'battles' ahead, at home and abroad

After what he called a "very productive" first 100 days, President Donald Trump is vowing to roll out a new health plan and to completely renegotiate the NAFTA continental trade pact. Trump insisted, even after two failed efforts to see an Obamacare repeal vote through Congress, that Americans will get a health-care package that preserves key protections, like coverage of pre-existing medical conditions.

6-Year-Old Boy Receives Outstanding Citizen's Award After Returning $2,000 He Found
6-Year-Old Boy Receives Outstanding Citizen's Award After Returning $2,000 He Found

Jasper Dopman was honored by his local police department.

Mom Thanks Woman For Calming Down 4-Month-Old Baby Girl During Flight
Mom Thanks Woman For Calming Down 4-Month-Old Baby Girl During Flight

The mom said she was surprised anyone would offer.

Blue Sadie headphones review: premium audio at a premium price
Blue Sadie headphones review: premium audio at a premium price

Blue, a company known for their microphones and recording equipment, has rolled out a new line of premium headphones. The prices go from $250 to $700, but the sweetest spot for most people would probably be the $400 Sadie over-ear headphones. For the price, you get an integrated amplifier that's supposed to give you high-quality, distortion-free audio like you'd get from a fancy headphone pre-amp, but in a setup that you can take with you. The fit is probably the best part of these headphones: a pair of articulating arms adjust to fit your ears perfectly, and memory foam pads mean you can wear them for a long time without it being uncomfortable. The company claims that the design was...

China-built amphibious aircraft takes maiden flight: Xinhua
China-built amphibious aircraft takes maiden flight: Xinhua

China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, took its maiden flight ahead of schedule on Saturday from the southern city of Zhuhai, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The AG600 was designed to extinguish forest fires and carry out rescue missions at sea, Xinhua said on Saturday, adding that it could also "be used to monitor and protect the ocean." The seaplane's maiden flight comes amid China's increasing assertiveness to its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea where it is building airfields and deploying military equipment, rattling nerves in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States.

Karl: If Trump has learned how hard his job is, that may be 100-day
Karl: If Trump has learned how hard his job is, that may be 100-day 'accomplishment worth celebrating'

ABC News' Jonathan Karl shares some closing thoughts about Trump's statement this week that he "thought it would be easier" being president.

New Hamas chief to be announced soon: officials
New Hamas chief to be announced soon: officials

The new leadership of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas will be announced in the coming days, officials said Sunday, while it also prepared to unveil a new version of its charter. Ismail Haniya, until recently head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, said the results of internal elections will be announced "in the coming days". The official said Haniya is likely to be named the new head of the movement, replacing Khaled Meshaal who lives in Doha in exile and has completed the maximum two terms in office.

Elon Musk teases future plans at TED talk
Elon Musk teases future plans at TED talk

Elon Musk paused while chatting about his series of potentially world-changing endeavors to say he isn't in it to provide salvation. It was during a talk on Friday at a prestigious TED Conference in Vancouver, where the tech entrepreneur was discussing his ventures building electric cars and trucks, rockets, a newly launched tunnel-boring company and even dabbling with super-fast mass transit. "I'm not trying to be anyone's savior," Musk said while discussing colonizing Mars and other dreams.

AP PHOTOS: Slave quarters rebuilt at Madison
AP PHOTOS: Slave quarters rebuilt at Madison's Montpelier

MONTPELIER STATION, Va. (AP) - The homes of slaves who toiled on President James Madison's estate in Virginia are being rebuilt for the first time.

Lost kitten finally found hanging out in tissue box
Lost kitten finally found hanging out in tissue box

Kittens are ideal pets for anyone who loves the intense dread of having misplaced a beloved helpless animal. Small, quiet, and obsessed with tight, dark spaces - kittens are the car keys of the animal kingdom. They were built to be lost. SEE ALSO: Here are some good cats and dogs who are working their summer haircuts Twitter user @Britneydortiz can attest to that, after losing her rescue kitten Chanel. After an hour of frantic searching throughout the house, Chanel was discovered hanging out in a full tissue box. We just spent a hour looking for her. pic.twitter.com/x00nQNP4nS - Britney Diane (@Britneydortiz) April 29, 2017 Sure, Twitter is a website filled with lies and it's...

Iran satellite TV head shot dead in Istanbul: Dogan news
Iran satellite TV head shot dead in Istanbul: Dogan news

The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighborhood after 8 p.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said. Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, Dogan said.

Le Pen visits French factory, Macron wins ally before runoff
Le Pen visits French factory, Macron wins ally before runoff
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  • 2017-04-30 14:59:12Z

PARIS (AP) - France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival views of Europe, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the shared euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Holocaust memorial and calls for unity.

Germany
Germany's Merkel to press Saudi Arabia on refugees, rights
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  • 2017-04-30 14:57:50Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, where she is expected to press royals on a number of sensitive issues, including taking in refugees, while also boosting important business ties in her first visit to the country in seven years.

Qatar upholds rare death sentence in UK teacher
Qatar upholds rare death sentence in UK teacher's murder
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  • 2017-04-30 14:52:17Z

A Doha court on Sunday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher. Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al-Jabr was found guilty of stabbing Lauren Patterson and then burning her body in the Qatari desert in October 2013. "The defendant

Trump to talk with Singapore, Thailand leaders on North Korea
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  • 2017-04-30 14:42:04Z

President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said. "We need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make

The Latest: Trump: We can
The Latest: Trump: We can't let NKorea build better missiles
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  • 2017-04-30 14:40:27Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local):

United goes club-record 25 games unbeaten but draw is costly
United goes club-record 25 games unbeaten but draw is costly
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  • 2017-04-30 14:32:43Z

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Gylfi Sigurdsson's free kick dented Manchester United's Champions League hopes as Swansea drew 1-1 Sunday at Old Trafford to enhance its Premier League survival bid.

German chancellor in Saudi for G20, cooperation talks
German chancellor in Saudi for G20, cooperation talks
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  • 2017-04-30 14:32:05Z

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Saudi King Salman on Sunday, state media said, as she began a visit focused on bilateral relations and preparations for the next G20 meeting. King Salman received Merkel in his palace in the western city of Jeddah, SPA state news agency said, adding that the two presided

You can actually get a 4K TV for half the price of an iPhone
You can actually get a 4K TV for half the price of an iPhone

Ready for a serious dose of reality? Flagship smartphones have gotten so expensive that a brand new 43-inch TV featuring cutting-edge 4K resolution costs about half as much as an entry-level iPhone 7 Plus. It seems crazy, but it's true. 4K TVs are still new enough that most people don't have them, and yet you can get a well-rated and well-reviewed Ultra HD TV with a built-in Roku experience a display that measures 43 inches diagonally for under $400 on Amazon... and that includes shipping! Here's what you need to know: Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective) Backlight: LED (Full Array) Smart Functionality: Yes - Roku TV Streaming Platform with built-in dual band...

Florida resident stranded in Haiti in immigration quagmire
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  • 2017-04-30 14:29:49Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 24-year-old native of Haiti - who has lived in the U.S. since he was a baby - says he is in immigration limbo after returning to the island.

China deports US woman convicted of
China deports US woman convicted of 'spying'

An American woman held for more than two years by China has been deported to the United States after being convicted of espionage, the US State Department confirmed on Sunday. Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in March 2015 at the Macau border after visiting mainland China with a trade delegation from the Texas oil capital Houston. "We are aware that Chinese authorities deported Ms. Phan-Gillis back to the United States," a State Department official said.

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