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Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

The human cranium thins out as you get older and fighters are more susceptible to brain damage.

French doctor charged with killing nine patients in resuscitation scam

Dr. Frederic Pechier is suspected to have intentionally trigger heart failures in his patients only to 'heroically' revive them in a scam operation.

American big-shots bruised but victorious at World Relays

American joy at finishing top of the medals table with five golds will be tempered by the disappointment of losing their proud unbeaten record in the 4x400m.

Imam who urged Czech Muslims to take up arms is fired

The Ukrainian-born lawyer as saying he made the appeal owing to "Islamophobic sentiments" in the Czech Republic.

Goldman: Global economy has bottomed out

The case for a pickup from the current pace is strongest in the US as the drag from a tightening of financial conditions eases.

Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks

Neither side has stated how long they expect the meetings to last or the details of what will be discussed.

China aims to ‘optimise’ spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

The Confucius Institutes have drawn criticism for being little more than a propaganda arm of the ruling Communist Party.

Thousands march as France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests rumble on

Demonstrations have generally gotten smaller since a peak in December when the French capital saw some of the worst rioting, vandalism and looting in decades.

North Korean leader rides train on way to Vietnam

The train's crossing into China follows days of speculation over Kim's secretive travel plans to Hanoi.

Saudi Arabia names first woman envoy to Washington at critical time

The reshuffle comes as Saudi Arabia seeks to quell an international outcry over Khashoggi's murder last October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

US, China sprint to seal deal ahead of Trump’s deadline

This is the fourth round of negotiations since Washington and Beijing agreed to a ceasefire in their trade war.

Three ministers throw weight behind Brexit delay to stop no-deal

Business minister Greg Clark, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd, and justice minister David Gauke signalled that they will side with rebels and opposition parties if necessary.

Atlas Air cargo plane crashes near Houston with three aboard

The plane was nearing a line of thunderstorms in an area of turbulence when it went down.

Two killed as Venezuela aid showdown turns violent

Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in clashes with security forces on the Brazil-Venezuela border amid efforts to bring in aid there.

Trump calls India-Pakistan standoff ‘very dangerous’

Tensions have soared between the nuclear-armed rivals since a suicide attack last week killed 41 soldiers on the Indian side of divided Kashmir.

US threatens new sanctions on Venezuela if aid convoys blocked

Despite shortages of food and medicine, Maduro has denied there is a crisis in the country.

UN demands immediate pullback of forces from Yemen ports

Under the agreement, fighters would redeploy outside the ports and away from areas that are key to the humanitarian relief effort in Yemen.

US ‘House of Horrors’ couple pleads guilty to torturing kids

David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 50, each pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts.

Trump, Kim impersonators held for questioning by Hanoi police

About 10 police officers showed up at a local TV station where they were giving an interview, and told them to stop making media appearances or risk being deported.

Colombia demolishes former Escobar fortress in Medellin

In its place will be erected a memorial to the victims of Escobar's reign of terror that ended when he was killed by police in 1993.

Apps send intimate user data to Facebook

Information collected by apps included personal details regarding body weight, pregnancy status, ovulation, and home shopping.

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

Sexual assault has become a tinderbox social issue in India.

Vietnam readying for Kim train arrival next week

The leaders are slated to meet in Hanoi on February 27-28 to follow up on their first meeting last June in Singapore.

Trump picks Canada envoy Kelly Craft as UN ambassador

If confirmed by the US Senate, she would fill the post that has been vacant since Nikki Haley.