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Protests as medieval artworks are removed from Catalan museum

Madrid orders treasures to return to Aragon.Hundreds of demonstrators stood at the doors of a museum in Catalonia in a bid to prevent the transfer of medieval artworks to outside the region.The 44 art…

Serena hints at return, says 'be excited'

American Serena Williams dropped a large hint that she could soon be back on court competing when she posted an Instagram photo of a pair of dazzling gold and white tennis shoes. Williams, who won her…

NYC blast suspect identified as Brooklyn man

The suspect in a terror-related attack in New York City has been identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant who lives in Brooklyn.The suspect — who had the device affixed to…

Madagascar's oil potential

Convinced of its oil potential, Madagascar wants to draw foreign investors to the island. Oil exploration in Madagascar dates back to the start of the 20th century after geologists discovered heavy oi…

Maduro bans opposition from 2018 election

Venezuela's president says opposition boycott of mayoral elections disqualifies them from next year's presidential voteVenezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has banned the country's mai…

Erdogan calls Israel 'terrorist

The Israeli prime minister says he won't take lectures from a Turkish president "who jails journalists... and helps terrorists". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out agains…

Dover-bound ferry runs aground in Calais due to bad weather

Dover-bound ferry ran aground in Calais on Sunday but no injuries were reported, said a P&0 spokesmanA ferry with more than 200 passengers on board has run aground due to high winds in Calais Fran…

Moeen urges England players to improve off-field behaviour

England’s cricketers must take responsibility for their actions and improve their off-field behaviour or risk turning a younger generation of players away from the game, all-rounder Moeen Ali said on…

Clashes near U.S. embassy in Beirut

U.S. and Israeli flags have been burnt outside the American embassy in Beirut, with police firing tear gas and water canons at protestersNear the US embassy in Beirut, security forces have fired tear…

Iraq announces victory over ISIL

The Iraqi government announces that its war against ISIL is over, three years after a third of its territory was overrun by the militant groupIraq has declared victory over ISIL militants.Three years…

Borussia Dortmund sack Bosz, name Stoeger as replacement

Borussia Dortmund sacked coach Peter Bosz on Sunday and immediately replaced him with Peter Stoeger, who himself was fired by Cologne one week earlier after failing to win a league match this season.D…

Young and Delph unlikely key men for Manchester derby

MANCHESTER, England MANCHESTER, England – Fabian Delph and Ashley Young are not two names that, at the start of this season, would have been high on many lists of key players for the Manchester derby…

Jerusalem: UN members condemn Trump move, US defends decision

While tensions remain high in the Middle East, heated words were exchanged at the UN security council, following Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.The international commun…

Pilatus jet development far exceeded planned costs - NZZ interview

Swiss plane maker Pilatus’s development costs of “well over 500 million Swiss francs” (376.50 million pounds) far exceeded the original budget for the company’s first business jet, Chairman Oscar Schw…