17 August 2017
Updated 09:00

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the White House during a vigil in response to the death of a counter-protestor in the August 12 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

White extremists are having doors to the internet slammed on efforts to promote violent and bigoted agendas.

Films like "Wayne's World" (1992), "Sliding Doors" (1998) and "28 Days Later" (2002) have toyed with the idea of multiple endings but none has allowed the viewer to shape the narrative in real time

Films like "Wayne's World" (1992), "Sliding Doors" (1998) and "28 Days Later" (2002) have toyed with the idea of multiple endings but none has allowed the viewer to shape the narrative in real time

TV's next big experiment: 'choose your own adventure'

It's an all-too-familiar frustration for film fans -- wanting to yell at the character who picks up the wrong suitcase, forgets the torch batteries or assumes wrongly the killer is dead.

All Blacks aim for post-Lions rebound against Wallabies

The New Zealand All Blacks have been reviewing what went wrong in their unexpected series draw with the British and Irish Lions at home last month

The All Blacks will be out to reassert their dominance as the wounded Wallabies look to the return of Kurtley Beale to trigger an upset in Saturday's Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.

Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (red shirt) participates in a congress of the Unified Workers Central (CUT) in Rio in August 2017

Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (red shirt) participates in a congress of the Unified Workers Central (CUT) in Rio in August 2017

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison.

Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

Believed by some to have healing powers, the prickly pear cactus is also used in blood pressure medications, anti-hair loss shampoos, skin creams and diet juices

The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag.

A cyclist passes a display featuring images of missile launches and military exercises on a street in Pyongyang

A cyclist passes a display featuring images of missile launches and military exercises on a street in Pyongyang

S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

SEA Games: Philippine 'Mighty Ducks' skate for gold and history

Members of the Philippines men's ice hockey team, dubbed the "Mighty Ducks", prepare their gear prior to a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila

A shopping mall in tropical Manila closes for the night but a once ragtag team of skaters is hitting the rink aiming to make history in the Southeast Asian Games.

New York stocks rose despite developments in Washington, with the Dow rising above 22,000 even as Trump disbanded a pair of business advisory boards after several chief executives resigned over his response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesv

New York stocks rose despite developments in Washington, with the Dow rising above 22,000 even as Trump disbanded a pair of business advisory boards after several chief executives resigned over his response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesv

Asia fails to build on Wall Street lead as dollar languishes

The dollar slumped Thursday in the wake of dovish Federal Reserve minutes highlighting concern over inflation and crumbling corporate support for US President Donald Trump.

Lee, Jackson, Davis: icons of the Confederacy

Pro-Confederate flag demonstrators held a protest outside the South Carolina state house in July to protest the removal of the flag from the grounds

A campaign is gathering momentum in the United States to remove monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy.

Islamist leader Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi has been jailed for nine years

Islamist leader Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi has been jailed for nine years

War court poised for historic ruling on Timbuktu jihadist rampage

War crimes judges are poised to make legal history on Thursday with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.

Civilians brave dangers to wait out IS exit from Syria's Raqa

Members of the Abu Ghanem family sit inside a home where they are taking shelter in Raqa's western al-Sabahiya district, much of which has been destroyed by fighting

The fight to oust the Islamic State jihadist group from its Syrian stronghold Raqa has displaced thousands of civilians, but some have decided to stay on the frontlines despite the dangers.

Known as much as a wild party island as a place of tranquility with coves of turquoise blue water, Ibiza's popularity has increased with tourists but often to the detriment of local communities

Known as much as a wild party island as a place of tranquility with coves of turquoise blue water, Ibiza's popularity has increased with tourists but often to the detriment of local communities

Packed with tourists, Ibiza struggles to house locals

Gabriel Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain's Ibiza where rental prices have shot up as mass tourism takes its toll on locals.

Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective

Thiaw works with graduate students from Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University on dives to try to find the sunken slave ships

Staring out to sea on a flawlessly sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks once packed with slaves that now lie somewhere beneath Senegal's Atlantic waves.

An estimated 2.5 billion people tuned in to watch Diana's televised funeral at Westminister Abbey

An estimated 2.5 billion people tuned in to watch Diana's televised funeral at Westminister Abbey

Diana's death: Week of grief shakes the monarchy

Twenty years ago on August 31, 1997, Britain's Princess Diana died in a high-speed car crash in Paris.

Camilla: Diana's 'Rottweiler' who won grudging acceptance

Camilla wore a brooch in the shape of a bee -- the symbol of Manchester -- when she visited the city after it was hit by a terror attack in May

The anniversary of Princess Diana's death once again turns the spotlight on Prince Charles' current wife Camilla Parker Bowles, whom the princess famously referred to as the third person in her marriage.

People have continued to pay tribute to Diana on every anniversary of her death in 1997

People have continued to pay tribute to Diana on every anniversary of her death in 1997

'Frozen in time': Diana's tragic fairytale

From her engagement to Prince Charles as a shy teenager to her roles as doting mother, humanitarian and global celebrity, Diana's turbulent life still captivates people around the world.

Fed up with mass tourism, Europe's hotspots take away the welcome mat

Fabio Salgado and his girlfriend Ana Gago live in Lisbon's Alfama district -- an old neighborhood which is being hollowed out by the soaring cost of accommodation. More and more apartments are rented out as short-term stays to tourists

"Never again a summer like this": Exasperated with the hordes of visitors they blame for making their city unliveable, Barcelona residents have risen in protest.

DIARIO TV

Bono at Eliseo received from Macron

Bono, leader of the U2 and co-founder of the ONG «One», arrives at the Eliseo for an interview with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Irish rock band will perform on 25 and 26 July at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

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Life & Style

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

Sports

Chelsea have signed Spain forward Alvaro Morata

Chelsea have signed Spain forward Alvaro Morata

Top 10 Premier League transfers 2017-18

Ahead of Arsenal's home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

Van Niekerk coasts in 400m, Frenchman Bosse's world 800m

South African star Wayde van Niekerk is halfway to his target of the 400 metres and 200m world double after easing to victory in the former on Tuesday in London.

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

SciTech

Pilot Somasekhara Pemmireddy (L) and passenger Adam Nicholas park the plane after a flight over the capital in a Cessna 172 plane, at the London North Weald airfield on August 1

Pilot Somasekhara Pemmireddy (L) and passenger Adam Nicholas park the plane after a flight over the capital in a Cessna 172 plane, at the London North Weald airfield on August 1

French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft.

Could Apple's next big thing be a car?

The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company's plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along.

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

Health

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

It's early morning, just after breakfast, and six-year-old Cayley is wide awake, eagerly anticipating her daily dose of cannabis.

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.