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Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:33pm - Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

Barty stunned by Kuznetsova in Cincinnati semi-finals - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:29pm - Ash Barty stunningly lost her chance to regain the number one world ranking when the Australian was beaten in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday.

EU's Juncker cuts holiday short for urgent surgery: statement - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:11pm - The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press team said in a statement on Saturday.

Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppl... - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:54am - The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:54am - The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar.

MLB roundup: Yaz belts three homers in Giants' 11-inning win - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:52am - Mike Yastrzemski hit three home runs, including a solo shot on the first pitch of the 11th inning, as the San Francisco Giants outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-9 Friday night in Phoenix in a wild game that featured 12 homers.

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:47am - A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:31am - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to lend up to $20 billion to its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, to buy stakes in its second Vision Fund, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/307Ljih on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Hong Kongers rally against government under stormy skies - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:28am - Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.

Official autopsy concludes Epstein's death was suicide by hanging - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:15am - New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected - 17 Aug 2019 at 10:46am - A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said.

"May God ruin Trump", Tlaib's grandmother says - 17 Aug 2019 at 10:29am - Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants - 17 Aug 2019 at 10:19am - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

Suspect in New York City subway scare apprehended by police - 17 Aug 2019 at 10:10am - A man blamed by New York City police for leaving two kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers in a subway station, causing chaos for commuters during Friday morning's rush hour, has been apprehended, authorities said on Saturday.

Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants - 17 Aug 2019 at 9:56am - A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed.

Yemen's separatists quit some Aden posts as Houthis strike Saudi oil facility - 17 Aug 2019 at 9:39am - Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government.

'Nobody is not afraid': Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago - 17 Aug 2019 at 9:27am - More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life.

Houthi attack on Saudi oil field aims to disrupt global oil supply: Saudi min... - 17 Aug 2019 at 9:20am - A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections - 17 Aug 2019 at 9:03am - Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:55am - Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

Eight die in fire at hotel in Ukraine - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:44am - Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine's emergencies service said.

Saudi oil operations unaffected by Houthi drone attack, Saudi Aramco says - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:40am - A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said in a statement.

Standard Chartered faces fine for sanctions breaches: Sky News - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:19am - Banking group Standard Chartered is facing a fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, Sky News reported on Saturday.

Standard Chartered faces fine for sanctions breaches - Sky News - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:18am - Banking group Standard Chartered is facing a fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, Sky News reported on Saturday.

Refinitiv data shows detained Grace 1 still at anchor - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:16am - Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday.

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:08am - One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday.

Houthi drone attack causes "minor" gas fire, oil production unaffected: Saudi... - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:07am - A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia caused a "minor" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, a Saudi industry source said.

India eases some curbs in Kashmir, including fixed line phone use - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:02am - Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region's special status on Aug. 5.

Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens - 17 Aug 2019 at 7:41am - Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.

North Korea's Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again: KCNA - 17 Aug 2019 at 7:26am - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

North Korea's Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again - KCNA - 17 Aug 2019 at 7:08am - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

'You can still sense the love': Baby boomers revel at Woodstock 50 years on - 17 Aug 2019 at 6:13am - Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture.

UK finance minister awards 600 million pounds to housing fund - 17 Aug 2019 at 6:07am - British finance minister Sajid Javid said he would make 600 million pounds available to support the building of 50,000 new homes by investing in necessary infrastructure, the latest spending pledge by the new government.

Senior UK Conservative lawmaker says he could not back Corbyn-led government - 17 Aug 2019 at 5:29am - A Conservative lawmaker at the centre of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker government led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Heat on agenda again at newly-built Tokyo 2020 hockey venue - 17 Aug 2019 at 5:10am - After a week of Tokyo 2020 test events dominated by talks of sweltering heat and stifling humidity, it was hockey?s turn to experience it at the newly-built Oi Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

E.coli in water forces Tokyo to cancel swimming at Paratriathlon World Cup - 17 Aug 2019 at 4:58am - High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday's Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year's Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions - 17 Aug 2019 at 4:55am - Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar - 17 Aug 2019 at 4:50am - An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday, but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail soon.

China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV - 17 Aug 2019 at 4:05am - A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.

Knee injury puts Osaka's U.S. Open title defense in doubt - 17 Aug 2019 at 3:29am - World number one Naomi Osaka will "probably" defend her U.S. Open title, even if it means defying her doctor's orders, she said after retiring from the Cincinnati Masters with a knee injury on Friday.

Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government - 17 Aug 2019 at 3:22am - The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any formal peace talks.

Australian police tell Chinese to keep peace after scuffles at rally over Hon... - 17 Aug 2019 at 3:16am - Police in Melbourne issued a warning on Saturday after small scuffles erupted between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protest movement during a rally attended by several hundred people from the city's Chinese community on Friday evening.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Lower rates could boost housing stocks, but risks remain - 17 Aug 2019 at 2:36am - Lower U.S. interest rates could help support outperforming U.S. homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of industry data and Federal Reserve speakers next week are likely to help shape the outlook.

Alibaba and the $15 billion question: Amid Hong Kong's protests, when to list? - 17 Aug 2019 at 2:07am - Hong Kong's political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China's biggest e-commerce company is now considering several timetables.

Doping: Seven more Russian weightlifters banned - 17 Aug 2019 at 2:02am - Another seven Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for doping violations, joining five compatriots already banned from the sport earlier this week.

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress - 17 Aug 2019 at 1:46am - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency.

Special Report: Rudderless rebellion: Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarch... - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:48am - By James Pomfret, Greg Torode, Clare Jim and Anne Marie Roantree

Special Report: Rudderless rebellion - Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarc... - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:47am - By James Pomfret, Greg Torode, Clare Jim and Anne Marie Roantree

Two-times welterweight world champion Napoles dead at 79 - 16 Aug 2019 at 11:54pm - Two-times welterweight world champion Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles died on Friday in Mexico City aged 79, the World Boxing Council announced on its website.

Relentless Djokovic beats Pouille to reach semi-finals - 16 Aug 2019 at 11:31pm - Novak Djokovic wore down Lucas Pouille after an even first set, dispatching the Frenchman 7-6(2) 6-1 in a Cincinnati Masters quarter-final in Ohio on Friday.