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Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Published 14/08/2017

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. [more…]

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Published 14/08/2017

Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills. [more…]

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Published 14/08/2017

Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired. [more…]

Japanese turn out to cheer on Matsuyama at PGA

Japanese turn out to cheer on Matsuyama at PGA

Published 14/08/2017

Hideki Matsuyama was in the thick of the battle for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday but finished three back in his quest to become the first Japanese male to win a golf major. [more…]

McIlroy considering break to heal back muscle

McIlroy considering break to heal back muscle

Published 14/08/2017

Rory McIlroy said he was considering a break from golf to deal with a back muscle injury that left his left arm numb after his final round at the PGA Championship on Sunday. [more…]

Thomas` Quail Hollow win will unlock potential, father says

Thomas` Quail Hollow win will unlock potential, father says

Published 14/08/2017

The father of PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas said his son's triumph on Sunday would be "huge" for him, unlocking the potential of the temperamental and impatient 24 year old. [more…]

Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

Published 13/08/2017

The 57h Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's liveliest traditional music event, has attracted tens of thousands of people crowding the streets and savoring the trumpet beat. [more…]

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Published 13/08/2017

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. [more…]

Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

Published 13/08/2017

Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programs. [more…]

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

Published 13/08/2017

At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat. [more…]