Middle East

Football: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf football friendlies, renovating its stadiums and outlawing weapons at matches will have persuaded FIFA to lift a ban on home competitive internationals, its sports minister said.

Good night and good morning as Muguruza wins late Dubai duel

Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours to reach the Dubai quarter-finals while second seed Garbine Muguruza had to wait until 2 a.m. to complete her opening victory.

International

Seoul picks up $260-per-meal tab for N. Korea delegates: reports

The South Korean government spent more than $260 per meal per person for the high-level North Korean delegates including leader Kim Jong Un's sister who visited the Winter Olympics, reports said.

Berlusconi, 81, seeks one last win in Italy vote

Despite a fraud conviction and sex scandal, Italy's 81-year-old former leader Silvio Berlusconi has one last political victory in his sights in general elections less than two weeks away.

Business & Tech

The impact of the German court ruling on old diesel cars in cities is expected to be huge

Judges to rule on diesel bans in choking German cities

Judges are to rule Thursday on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy.

Pakistani men assert their right to be groomed as male beauty booms

Nails are buffed, blackheads scrubbed and coffee sipped to the sound of clipping scissors inside the "Men's" salon in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, where a growing number of male patrons are set on revamping their style.

Africa

Lab technician Fadumo Jama Yousuf at the Puntland Forensic Center -- a new weapon against Somalia's rape epidemic

Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

Cobalt prices soar, but Congo's small miners see little of the gain

In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla electric cars, has nearly tripled to $81,500 a tonne in two years.

International

A lawless Mexican region's explosively colorful carnival

As two armored military vehicles patrol the streets of Tlaxcala, workers unload a pick-up truck full of enormous traditional masks for this lawless Mexican region's explosively colorful carnival.

International

Korean «Iron Man» Kim wins historic Olympic skeleton gold

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin made history Friday as he become Asia's first Olympic skeleton champion after completely dominating the daredevil event in Pyeongchang.

International

Dortmund bomb attack «changed my life,» Bartra tells court

Spanish defender Marc Bartra told a German court Monday of his mortal fear when bombs hit the bus of his Borussia Dortmund football team last year in an attack which he said «changed my life».

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

Spanish police expanded a manhunt Saturday for a Moroccan national believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort that killed 14 and wounded around 100.

Business & Tech

P&G profits drop as it fights teen abuse of laundry pods

Procter & Gamble reported lower quarterly earnings Tuesday due in part to costs from US tax reform, and said it was amplifying efforts to counter teen abuse of its Tide detergent

More US business economists see «downside» economic risks

Amid uncertainty over President Donald Trump's growth agenda, US economists increasingly are worried about risks to the economy, though they see little chance of a recession near term, according to a survey released on Monday.

Business & Tech

Trump wins Davos raves for «landmark» tax cut

Instead of a chilly reception from globalisation's defenders, US President Donald Trump may find a warm welcome in the posh ski resort of Davos, from global executives delighted with his controversial tax reform

A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties

Donald Trump said during his election campaign he wanted to improve relations between the US and Vladimir Putin's Russia. But a year on from his inauguration, ties between Washington and Moscow are at Cold War lows

International

Spain on guard 24/7 to stop Puigdemont return: minister

Spain's interior minister said Tuesday that troops were on alert 24/7 to prevent sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont from sneaking home from exile even «in the boot of a car»

Business & Tech

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday

US-China relations

China says US warship «violated» its sovereignty

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had «violated» its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea

China slams US aluminium foil tariff ahead of Trump visit

China has criticised new United States anti-dumping duties on aluminium foil, saying it was "extremely dissatisfied" with the new measures, just days before President Trump visits Beijing.

Africa

Zimbabwe elections in «4 to 5» months: president

Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country's new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe first lady flies home, leaving S. Africa assault case

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model.

Business

China economy rebounds in 2017 with 6.9% growth

China's economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite its battles against a massive debt and polluting factories, official data showed Thursday

China economy rebounds in 2017 with 6.9% growth

China's economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010, official data showed Thursday.

International

May, Macron meet at UK summit as migrant crisis, Brexit loom large

British and French leaders aim to deepen cooperation in tackling terrorism and the migration crisis at a bilteral summit near London Thursday, as Britain tries to strenghten ties before leaving the European Union next year

Anger in UK over reported Brexit divorce bill

Brexiteers and europhiles reacted angrily to reports Wednesday that Britain will pay up to 55 billion euros to leave the European Union, putting pressure on British negotiators ahead of key talks

Business & Tech

Bitcoin bombs, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears

Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of «virtual» coins, slumped Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various jurisdictions to regulate the sector

Global stock markets upbeat after long weekend

European markets rose Tuesday following the long weekend on optimism about the French election, while the Nasdaq edged to a fresh record ahead of Apple earnings.

DIARIO TV

Aquarium of Paris, the wishes of Santa Claus sub

With a white beard of ordinance and red dress has made wishes for happy holidays making the happiness of the children who have immortalized the unusual guest

Fan in delirium in Mexico at the world premiere of «Star Wars VIII»

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Paolo Nespoli and the meteorite spotted by the International Space Station

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The timeless beauty of Claudia Schiffer

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The two Hadid and Kidman, the red carpet of «Glamor Women of the Year»

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Life & Style

Danish actress Alba August (L) and Danish film director Pernille Fischer Christensen pose during the photo call for the film "Becoming Astrid" at in the Berlin film festival

Danish actress Alba August (L) and Danish film director Pernille Fischer Christensen pose during the photo call for the film "Becoming Astrid" at in the Berlin film festival

Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'

A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

Precision cancer therapy works in 3/4 of patients: study

A precision cancer treatment that targets rare genetic mutations that exist in about 5,000 people in the United States instead of the tumor's location in the body has shown success in three-quarters of patients, researchers said Wednesday.

Oprah on presidential bid: «Not for me»

Chat show icon Oprah Winfrey has brushed off speculation she might run for US president in 2020, saying in an interview published Thursday she lacks «the DNA for it»

Sports

Reilly Opelka, currently ranked 228th in the world, competes during a ATP tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, in July 2017

Reilly Opelka, currently ranked 228th in the world, competes during a ATP tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, in July 2017

Wildcard Opelka topples Sock at ATP Delray Beach

Wildcard Reilly Opelka, ranked 228th in the world, stunned top seed and defending champion Jack Sock 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Delray Beach, Florida.

Eubank Jr says super middleweight win vs Groves would silence doubters

Chris Eubank Jr believes victory over George Groves in Saturday's all-British super middleweight world title bout would finally silence the doubters who say he has been living off his famous father's name.

Topless Tongan's secret weapon against freezing cold: coconut oil

The Tongan flag-bearer's secret has been revealed: it was coconut oil that kept him warm when he paraded half-naked at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

SciTech

A view of the renovated garden in Sunder Nursery

A view of the renovated garden in Sunder Nursery

Delhi's 'lost' Mughal garden reopens as public park

A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital.

Palestinians get 3G internet after decade-long row

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank began receiving 3G mobile telecommunications services on Tuesday, after years of wrangling with the Israeli authorities.

Nintendo thinks inside the box with cardboard Switch accessory

Nintendo sparked fierce debate Thursday with a new line of cardboard DIY accessories for its smash-hit Switch console, delighting some fans, but leaving others bemused by the low-tech offering.

Health

"An ability to detect sick people would allow people to avoid being close to sick people, and hence minimise the risk of becoming sick if the person is a carrier of contagious disease," study co-author John Axelsson of Stockholm University

"An ability to detect sick people would allow people to avoid being close to sick people, and hence minimise the risk of becoming sick if the person is a carrier of contagious disease," study co-author John Axelsson of Stockholm University

That's sick! Humans identify infected peers from a photo

Human beings can spot a sick person, on a photo, a mere two hours after he or she was infected by a germ, researchers said Wednesday.

Marriage can make you crazy, but it deters dementia too

Marriage may test one's sanity, but living into old age with a partner also lowers the risk of dementia, researchers said Wednesday.

Australia's «compassionate» Victoria first to legalise euthanasia

An Australian state Wednesday became the first in the country to legalise assisted dying, or euthanasia, with lawmakers voting to allow terminally ill patients the right to request a lethal drug to end their lives.