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Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

India goes to polls in biggest voting day
India hosts its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi.

Bale stunner delivers Cup joy for Madrid

Bale stunner delivers Cup joy for Madrid
Gareth Bale scored a stunning individual goal five minutes from time to win the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid as they overcame Barcelona 2-1 at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.

Madrid beat Barcelona to win Copa del Rey

Madrid beat Barcelona to win Copa del Rey
Real Madrid kept alive their hopes of a treble this season as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday.

Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles

Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles
The humiliation Wednesday of the Ukrainian army in its much-vaunted "anti-terrorist" push into separatist eastern territory makes an embarrassing string of failures even worse.

Man City run aground, Palace rock Everton

Man City run aground, Palace rock Everton
Liverpool's position atop the Premier League table was strengthened on Wednesday when title rivals Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw at home to bottom club Sunderland.

Bayern set up Cup final clash with Dortmund

Bayern set up Cup final clash with Dortmund
Holders Bayern Munich will face Borussia Dortmund in next month's German Cup final after cruising to a 5-1 win over second-division Kaiserslautern in Wednesday's semi-final.

Google takes hit on growth disappointment

Google takes hit on growth disappointment
Google lost some of its luster Wednesday as quarterly results failed to meet lofty Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down sharply.

Google profits grow, but short of expectations

Google profits grow, but short of expectations
Google said Wednesday its first quarter profit rose 32 percent from a year ago to $3.45 billion, in results below most Wall Street expectations.

Google posts $3.45 billion first-quarter profit

Google posts $3.45 billion first-quarter profit
Google said Wednesday its first quarter profit rose 32 percent from a year ago to $3.45 billion, in results below most Wall Street expectations.

Hero's welcome for pro-Russian forces as Ukrainians decamp

Hero's welcome for pro-Russian forces as Ukrainians decamp
It's a welcome more suited for rock stars and matinee idols, not necessarily black-masked soldiers in camouflage here to protect a rebellion.

Bartra fit for Barca, Bale leads Madrid attack

Bartra fit for Barca, Bale leads Madrid attack
Barcelona were handed a late boost ahead of their clash with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final as defender Marc Bartra was declared fit to start.

US economy emerges from winter freeze: Fed's Beige Book

US economy emerges from winter freeze: Fed's Beige Book
The US economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter, with consumer spending picking up broadly, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book survey said Wednesday.

Mini-sub completes first full mission in hunt for Malaysian jet

Mini-sub completes first full mission in hunt for Malaysian jet
A mini-submarine hunting for wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner has completed its first full mission at the third attempt, officials said Thursday, as seabed data it retrieved was being analysed.

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt
Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realisation of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at depths that push deep-sea technology to its limits.

Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence

Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence
Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions.

Tevez denies talk of rift with Messi

Tevez denies talk of rift with Messi
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has denied suggestions that a falling out with Lionel Messi is behind his ongoing absence from the Argentina side, saying that the two players "get on well".

Fed's Yellen: few risks inflation will go much above 2%

Fed's Yellen: few risks inflation will go much above 2%
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that inflation is expected to rise slowly from current low levels but not go much beyond the Fed's two percent target.

Grand Slam winning trio ease into Masters third round

Grand Slam winning trio ease into Masters third round
Grand Slam winning trio Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka all looked in sublime form as they progressed to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with straight set victories on Wednesday.

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe
NATO said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine and take further action if needed.

US, Russia trade accusations ahead of Ukraine talks

US, Russia trade accusations ahead of Ukraine talks
Russia and the US traded barbs Wednesday ahead of high-level talks on the crisis in Ukraine as a military operation ordered by Kiev to oust pro-Moscow separatists in its eastern regions collapsed.

Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks

Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks
An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over the country's eastern regions collapsed in disarray Wednesday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis.

Ukraine army column in east disarms before pro-Russians

Ukraine army column in east disarms before pro-Russians
A column of Ukrainian troops in the restive east on Wednesday began disabling their guns on the demands of a crowd of pro-Russian activists that had surrounded their armoured vehicles, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Jordan destroys 'camouflaged' vehicles crossing from Syria

Jordan destroys 'camouflaged' vehicles crossing from Syria
Jordanian warplanes destroyed "camouflaged" vehicles on Wednesday as they tried to cross into the kingdom from war-ravaged Syria, in the first such strikes since the conflict erupted three years ago.

Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria

Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria
Jordanian air force fighter jets destroyed a number of combat vehicles Wednesday as they tried to enter the kingdom from war-hit Syria by crossing the border, the army said.

Vehicles hit by Jordan air strikes not Syria army's: TV

Vehicles hit by Jordan air strikes not Syria army's: TV
Vehicles hit by Jordanian air strikes on the border on Wednesday did not belong to the Syrian army, Syrian state media said, citing a military source.

Russia risks recession amid crisis after economy shrinks in Q1

Russia risks recession amid crisis after economy shrinks in Q1
Russia's economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the first three months of 2014 from the previous quarter, a minister said on Wednesday, fuelling concerns the Ukraine crisis could tip it into recession.

Russian economy shrinks 0.5% in Q1, minister says amid crisis

Russian economy shrinks 0.5% in Q1, minister says amid crisis
Russia's economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from output in the final quarter of 2013, a minister said on Wednesday highlighting the risk of a recession due to the standoff in Ukraine.

Russian GDP contracts 0.5% in Q1 2014 from Q4 2013

Russian GDP contracts 0.5% in Q1 2014 from Q4 2013
Russia's economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from output in the final quarter of 2013, a minister said on Wednesday in comments highlighting the risk of a recession due to the standoff in Ukraine.

Bitcoin exchange MtGox in administration, bankruptcy eyed

Bitcoin exchange MtGox in administration, bankruptcy eyed
A Japanese court Wednesday placed failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox in administration, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.

Tesco seeks Asia pick-up after fresh profit setback

Tesco seeks Asia pick-up after fresh profit setback
Supermarket giant Tesco announced a second drop in annual profits in a row on Wednesday, leaving Britain's biggest retailer hoping that recent expansion into India and China can offset weakness in Europe.

Tesco profits drop 6%, eyes Asian growth to offset Europe woes

Tesco profits drop 6%, eyes Asian growth to offset Europe woes
Supermarket giant Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, announced a second drop running in underlying annual profits on Wednesday as it hopes that recent expansion into India and China can offset weakness in Europe.

Supermarket Tesco reports profit setback, focuses on Asia

Supermarket Tesco reports profit setback, focuses on Asia
Supermarket giant Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, announced a second drop running in underlying annual profits on Wednesday as it hopes that recent expansion into India and China can offset weakness in Europe.

Tesco announces annual net profit of £974m

Tesco announces annual net profit of £974m
Supermarket group Tesco on Wednesday announced a massive jump in annual net profits, but its underlying performance showed a fall.

Injuries mar Barcelona, Madrid Cup final preparations

Injuries mar Barcelona, Madrid Cup final preparations
Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.

Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize
The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized extended into a second day Thursday, as distraught relatives maintained an agonising vigil on shore.

Six dead, 290 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

Six dead, 290 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking
South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 475 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Four dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

Four dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking
South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Three dead, 292 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

Three dead, 292 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking
South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize
South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find up to 293 people missing from a capsized ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew -- mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Up to 295 still missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

Up to 295 still missing in S. Korea ferry capsize
South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast on Wednesday.

Two dead, scores missing as S. Korea ferry sinks

Two dead, scores missing as S. Korea ferry sinks
South Korea said Wednesday that two people were killed and more than 100 missing after a ferry capsized at sea with 477 people on board -- mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry
Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said.

Man City stay ready to pounce if Liverpool slip up

Man City stay ready to pounce if Liverpool slip up
Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Rivals flex muscles on streets of east Ukraine

Rivals flex muscles on streets of east Ukraine
Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country on Wednesday, a day ahead of high-level international talks on the escalating crisis.

Armoured vehicles with Russian flags appear in east Ukraine

Armoured vehicles with Russian flags appear in east Ukraine
Armoured vehicles bearing Russian flags rolled through a flashpoint town in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the country was on the brink of civil war. 

Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army in

Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army in
Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

China's economy slows sharply in first quarter

China's economy slows sharply in first quarter
China's GDP grew at its weakest pace for 18 months in the March quarter, data showed on Wednesday, testing Beijing's resolve as its campaign to transform the world's number-two economy comes at the cost of a sharp slowdown.

China's economy grows 7.4% in first quarter

China's economy grows 7.4% in first quarter
China's gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first three months of the year, official data showed on Wednesday, increasing the chances Beijing will move to stanch a slowdown in the world's number two economy.

Sydney welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers

Sydney welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers
Britain's Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as they began the Australian leg of a tour Down Under with baby Prince George.

William, Kate and baby George kick off Australian leg of tour

William, Kate and baby George kick off Australian leg of tour
Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.

William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour

William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour
Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.

Royals lap up puppy love as New Zealand tour wraps up

Royals lap up puppy love as New Zealand tour wraps up
Prince William and wife Catherine experienced Wednesday some puppy love from German Shepherds destined to be police dogs before departing New Zealand with baby Prince George for the Australian leg of a three-week tour.

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in the US state of Missouri, the venue said.

Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve

Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve
Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.

Refreshed Giroud can lead Euro bid says Wenger

Refreshed Giroud can lead Euro bid says Wenger
Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud's decisive contribution to Arsenal's vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best in time to fire his side into the Champions League.

One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks

One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks
South Korea's coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast.

S. Korea ferry with 450 passengers sinks

S. Korea ferry with 450 passengers sinks
South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast with around 450 passengers on board -- mostly high school students.

Ferry with 450 passengers sinking off South Korea

Ferry with 450 passengers sinking off South Korea
South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said.

Ferry with 450 passengers sinking off South Korea: Yonhap

Ferry with 450 passengers sinking off South Korea: Yonhap
South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said.

Ferry with 350 passengers sinking off South Korea: Yonhap

Ferry with 350 passengers sinking off South Korea: Yonhap
South Korean coastguard vessels were despatched Wednesday to rescue around 350 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southeastern coast, Yonhap news agency said.

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