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Streaking McIlroy struggles, Van Pelt grabs lead

Streaking McIlroy struggles, Van Pelt grabs lead
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy's bid to become only the fifth player to win four consecutive PGA events started poorly Thursday at the Barclays while American Bo Van Pelt took the lead.

Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home

Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home
Malaysia will drape itself in black for a national day of mourning Friday as it welcomes home the remains of 20 citizens killed on downed Flight MH17.

Tourism tanks in Crimea under the Russian flag

Tourism tanks in Crimea under the Russian flag
Restaurant owner Galina Anchukova looks out across the seaside promenade in sunny Feodosia, with its straggle of strolling tourists, and sees a wasted financial opportunity.

Griesa refrains from contempt charge against Argentina

Griesa refrains from contempt charge against Argentina
US judge Thomas Griesa on Thursday branded Argentina's move to pay bondholders against his orders "illegal", but he held back from ruling the country in contempt of court.

Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US

Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US
The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional "terrorist group" and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US defense leaders said Thursday.

US: IS must be defeated in Syria as well as Iraq

US: IS must be defeated in Syria as well as Iraq
Jihadist group the Islamic State can be contained and eventually defeated, the top US general said Thursday, but only if it is engaged in Syria and not just in Iraq.

S&P 500 cruises to new record

S&P 500 cruises to new record
The S&P 500 set a new record Thursday as US stocks powered higher, shrugging off geopolitical problems elsewhere and gaining from fresh signs of strength in the US economy.

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin
Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro-Kremlin militants from the war-torn east when they meet next week for the first time in months.

Carlin clinches stunning 800m, treble for 'Iron Lady' Hosszu

Carlin clinches stunning 800m, treble for 'Iron Lady' Hosszu
Jazmin Carlin launched herself into the upper realms of distance swimming with victory in the 800 metres freestyle while "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszu won three medals on a night of quality racing at the European Championships on Thursday.

Spurs come from behind to win in Cyprus, Hull beaten

Spurs come from behind to win in Cyprus, Hull beaten
Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg.

Spurs come from behind to win in Cyprus

Spurs come from behind to win in Cyprus
Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg.

Foley death underlines Western agony of ransom payment

Foley death underlines Western agony of ransom payment
To pay or not to pay? James Foley's beheading underscores the agonising dilemma governments face in hostage situations: paying a ransom that funds kidnappers and encourages more hostage-taking or refusing and risking the US journalist's fate.

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in W.Africa

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in W.Africa
Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

US missionaries beat Ebola as Liberia crisis worsens

US missionaries beat Ebola as Liberia crisis worsens
Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

US warns of long cross-border war against IS

US warns of long cross-border war against IS
The United States admitted Thursday that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.

US strikes Islamic State in Iraq after hostage horror

US strikes Islamic State in Iraq after hostage horror
The United States sought to maintain pressure on jihadist militants in Iraq on Thursday, launching air strikes after the murder of a journalist underlined the international threat posed by the Islamic State.

US aircraft bomb targets in northern Iraq

US aircraft bomb targets in northern Iraq
American warplanes have bombed Islamist militants in northern Iraq near the Mosul dam, the US military's Central Command said on Thursday, in the latest air attack on the extremists.

Bank of America agrees $17 bn deal over dodgy mortgages

Bank of America agrees $17 bn deal over dodgy mortgages
Bank of America agreed Thursday to a record nearly $17 billion deal with US authorities to settle claims it sold risky mortgage securities as safe investments ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Russia targets McDonald's in expanding East-West trade war

Russia targets McDonald's in expanding East-West trade war
Russian authorities launched nationwide inspections of McDonald's restaurants Thursday after shutting three wildly-popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against biting Western sanctions.

Two American Ebola patients leave hospital

Two American Ebola patients leave hospital
Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday.

Two Americans with Ebola recover, leave hospital

Two Americans with Ebola recover, leave hospital
Two American missionaries who fell ill with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia have recovered and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday. 

Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start

Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start
Ukraine said Thursday it had captured two armoured vehicles belonging to the Russian military in the war-torn east as checks began on a disputed aid convoy from Moscow parked up at the border.

Russian aid trucks undergo Ukraine border checks

Russian aid trucks undergo Ukraine border checks
Ukraine said Thursday border guards had begun checking a Russian humanitarian aid convoy at the crossing in eastern Ukraine's restive Lugansk region.

Balotelli set for shock Liverpool switch

Balotelli set for shock Liverpool switch
Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out.

Super Mario 'on brink of shock Liverpool move'

Super Mario 'on brink of shock Liverpool move'
Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool, media in England and Italy reported Thursday, two weeks after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out a bid for the controversial striker.

Eurozone economy still in timid recovery: survey

Eurozone economy still in timid recovery: survey
A timid economic recovery in the eurozone is still holding, a closely-watched survey showed on Thursday, but at a pace that promises only negligible growth for the year.

New delay for launch of Europe navigation satellites

New delay for launch of Europe navigation satellites
Bad weather delayed the liftoff Thursday of a rocket with two new satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, launch firm Arianespace said as it announced 12 orbiters will join the constellation from next year.

Cardiff hand Mackay conduct file to FA

Cardiff hand Mackay conduct file to FA
Malky Mackay appeared to be out of the running to take over at Crystal Palace Thursday after a file reportedly alleging he had sent racist, sexist and homophobic text messages was passed to the Football Association by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan. 

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates vows reset after big loss

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates vows reset after big loss
Global drinks giant Treasury Wine Estates on Thursday reported a net loss of Aus$100.9 million (US$93.3 million) during a year in which the firm replaced its chief executive and became a takeover target.

Shakira hit song 'Loca' a copy: judge

Shakira hit song 'Loca' a copy: judge
Colombian pop star Shakira's 2010 hit song "Loca" is an illegal copy of a tune written by a Dominican musician in 1998, a US judge said Wednesday in a copyright trial.

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza
Israeli warplanes assassinated three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief. 

Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza
Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief. 

Israeli strikes kill 15 on day 45 of Gaza war

Israeli strikes kill 15 on day 45 of Gaza war
Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among at least 15 Palestinians killed in Gaza Thursday as Israel stepped up air strikes on day 45 of the bloody conflict.

Germany's Infineon to buy International Rectifier for $3 bn

Germany's Infineon to buy International Rectifier for $3 bn
German semi-conductor giant Infineon has said it will acquire its US rival International Rectifier for $3.0 billion (2.3 billion euro). 

Infineon to acquire International Rectifier for $3 bln

Infineon to acquire International Rectifier for $3 bln
German semi-conductors giant Infineon said late Wednesday it will acquire its US rival International Rectifier for $3.0 billion (2.3 billion euro). 

Parents of US journalist Foley praise their 'fearless' son

Parents of US journalist Foley praise their 'fearless' son
Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his parents praising their "fearless" son.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide
Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Rescuers comb through aftermath of Japan landslide

Rescuers comb through aftermath of Japan landslide
About 3,000 rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Ledecky just misses record at Pan Pac Swimming Championships

Ledecky just misses record at Pan Pac Swimming Championships
American super teen Katie Ledecky came close to breaking yet another world record on her way to a majestic freestyle double on the opening night of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Thursday.

Franklin battles back injury at Pan Pac Swimming Championships

Franklin battles back injury at Pan Pac Swimming Championships
American Olympic star Missy Franklin reached one final but missed another as she battled a back injury in the opening heats at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Thursday.

Thai army chief named prime minister

Thai army chief named prime minister
Thailand's coup leader was elected prime minister Thursday by the kingdom's junta-appointed legislature without a single opposing vote, raising fears of a new era of "strongman" leadership.

China manufacturing growth eases in August: HSBC

China manufacturing growth eases in August: HSBC
China's manufacturing growth slowed in August, indicating a recovery in the world's second-largest economy has yet to fully take hold, HSBC said Thursday.

China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing

China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing
Five members of a fringe religious group in China went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her. 

Isner and Querrey advance at Winston-Salem tennis

Isner and Querrey advance at Winston-Salem tennis
Two-time champion John Isner made it safely into the quarter-finals of the ATP hardcourt tournament at Winston-Salem, where compatriot Sam Querrey toppled second-seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

Van Garderen strikes for lead in Pro Challenge cycle race

Van Garderen strikes for lead in Pro Challenge cycle race
Tejay Van Garderen attacked in the final kilometer of the Monarch Mountain summit finish to seize the third stage and overall lead at the USA Pro Challenge cycle race.

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