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Eurovision switches from all-male to all-female host lineup

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 14:39 Last update: about 10 days ago

The Eurovision Song Contest appears to have heard its critics. After getting some chiding for picking three men to host last year's competition, contest organizers announced Monday that this...

Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 07:55 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with...

China: Body found, tanker still on fire after sea collision

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 07:52 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Rescuers have found a body believed to be of a sailor from the Iranian oil tanker set ablaze after a collision in the East China Sea, China's Ministry of Transportation said Tuesday, as the search...

UN raises probable death toll in migrant boat sinking to 64

Monday, 8 January 2018, 14:35 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

The UN migration agency has raised the probable death toll to 64 in the weekend sinking of a smugglers' rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. The Italian coast guard, hours after the...

Updated: Pope urges effort to rebuild trust in North Korea, Syria

Monday, 8 January 2018, 11:37 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis is urging international efforts to rebuild trust on the Korean peninsula and in Syria, using his annual foreign policy address to press his demand that political leaders put the dignity...

Oprah, 'Three Billboards' triumph at black-draped Globes

Monday, 8 January 2018, 08:15 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era....

Oil tanker burning off China's coast at risk of exploding

Monday, 8 January 2018, 07:59 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

An Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese state media reported Monday as authorities from three...

One dead, one injured in explosion outside Stockholm subway

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 15:17 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Swedish national broadcaster SVT says a man has died after he picked up an unidentified object from the ground near a subway station in Stockholm that detonated in his hand. Swedish police could...

8 migrants dead, 86 rescued from sinking boat off Libya

Saturday, 6 January 2018, 19:30 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

At least eight migrants died and 86 others were rescued Saturday from a smugglers' rubber dinghy after it starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the Italian coast guard said. A search...

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