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Spain, UK recognize Venezuela's Juan Guaido as acting president

Pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to call early elections is increasing. Spain became the first EU country to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president; others swiftl...

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Emiliano Sala's 'body could be found among plane wreckage'

Premier League footballer and pilot may be among debris on sea bed, shipwreck expert says

Dozens of Haitian migrants killed in shipwreck off Bahamas

At least 28 Haitians have drowned off the coast of Abaco in the Bahamas, officials said Sunday, the latest tragedy at sea for migrants seeking to leave the Caribbean's poorest economy.

Macron ‘mulls referendum’ to quell French Yellow Vest crisis

President Emmanuel Macron, whose popularity plummeted to an all-time low after a proposed fuel tax rise sparked the nationwide Yellow Vest movement, is considering a strategy coup in the form of a ref...

El Salvador elections: Nayib Bukele takes strong lead

San Salvador, El Salvador- Nayib Bukele has declared victory in El Salvador's presidential elections after preliminary results showed him defeating the candidates of the two traditional parties that h...

Saudi Arabia holding women in 'torture' conditions, say UK MPs

Panel found detainees faced sleep-deprivation, assault and solitary confinement

Q&A: US envoy's road to Afghan peace littered with obstacles

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is in a hurry to find a peace deal for Afghanistan that would allow America to bring home its troops after 17 years of war, but the road ahead is littered ...

Ketamine use by young on rise, official figures for England reveal

Guardian analysis of data show police seizures of the drug increased by 30% last year

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.


Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

Portuguese shopkeepers using ceramic frogs to 'scare away' Roma

Al Jazeera reveals racist practice that plays on superstition among elderly Roma who consider frogs symbol of bad luck.

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Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Microsoft preparing to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is finally planning to open up Xbox Live to all game developers. The push will allow games to use Xbox Live across PC, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. It’s a big part of Microsoft’s...

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WhatsApp can now be locked using Face ID or Touch ID

Access to WhatsApp’s iOS app can now be protected using your phone’s biometric security. Depending on your iPhone model, you’ll get the option of using either Face ID or Touch ID to restrict access to...

‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ campaign hits the Super Bowl

YouTube creator MrBeast and his friends showed their support for PewDiePie’s battle against T-Series by wearing “Subscribe to PewDiePie” shirts at the Super Bowl.

New Avengers: Endgame teaser debuts at Super Bowl 2019

Avengers: Endgame is Disney’s biggest upcoming movie, and a teaser for the film premiered during the Super Bowl. It doesn’t answer too many questions, but Tony Stark is still lost in space.

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New trailer for Avengers: End Game: The lights are on, but who’s home?

"Some people move on. But not us."

Can sport heal divisions in the Middle East?

After Qatar's first major football title win, will the blockade by four regional rivals be eased or tightened? At the outset of the AFC Asian Cup, Qatar's football team was ranked 93rd in the world. B...

How could Brexit affect paediatric care in the UK?

From importing essential technology to accessing EU funds for research, the medical community relies heavily on Europe.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Man City cut Liverpool's lead and Man Utd go 10 unbeaten - Premier League reaction

Man City cut the gap to Liverpool in title race, Man Utd go 10 unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plus all the latest gossip

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Rams RB Gurley 'felt good,' shrugs off low usage

Two weeks after Todd Gurley, the highest-paid running back in NFL history, was limited to five touches and 13 total yards in the NFC title game, Gurley had 11 touches for 34 total yards in the Super B...

Report: Raiders in talks to play '19 season in S.F.

The Oakland Raiders are in talks with the Giants about playing their home games next season at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Goff reacts to SB defeat: 'It kills. It's terrible.'

After his Rams failed to score a touchdown in Super Bowl LIII, quarterback Jared Goff called the 13-3 defeat to the Patriots "the toughest loss I ever had."

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.


EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter After Comments About 21 Savage Spark Backlash

Demi Lovato's Twitter has gone dark. The "Confident" singer sparked some ire on Sunday night during the 2019 Super Bowl when she made a comment about the rapper 21 Savage. 21...

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Saddle up for new Toy Story 4 footage in Super Bowl spot

A few teases here and there have made way for a new sneak peek during the big game.

True Detective recap: Wayne and Roland reunite to work the case, again

We're now into the second half of True Detective's eight-episode third season, and while "If You Have Ghosts" provided more…

NCIS ad during Super Bowl suggests Ziva's story isn't over yet

A Super Bowl promo for NCIS promised a big episode involving one of its most beloved — albeit long gone — characters.

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.


BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Bystanders of Sears' downfall will get their day in court Monday

Unsecured creditors are objecting to Lampert's $5.2 billion deal to buy Sears out of bankruptcy, the only deal that would stave off liquidation.

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Start-ups are selling kits for men to freeze sperm without leaving their home or seeing a doctor

Some start-ups are selling sperm freezing kits directly to consumers online, possibly creating a new market for sperm banking. Doctors warn consumers that freezing their sperm isn't necessarily a...

Everything you need to know about WeChat — China's billion-user messaging app

Tencent-owned WeChat is the world's third largest messaging app behind Facebook's WhatsApp and Messenger, but it can do much more than just sending messages.

European markets edge lower amid earnings; Wirecard shares jump 15%

European stocks were slightly lower on Monday morning, as market participants monitored another flurry of corporate earnings results.