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Billionaire David Rockefeller dies

Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, dies, a family spokesman says. He was 101.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Obama decries anti-Muslim rhetoric on first mosque visit

On his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president seven years ago, President Barack Obama offers an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric...

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015

Bolt aiming to crack 19 seconds in 200 meters

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has already started his preparations for next year's Rio Games and wants to break 19 seconds in the 200 meters.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Santana, Pitbull in pro-immigrant song

Latin music stars including Carlos Santana and Pitbull on Monday launched a music video in celebration of immigrants.

September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015

Trial begins in rape case against Indian director

A court on Wednesday began trial in a rape case against Mahmood Farooqui, the director of "Peepli Live".

September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015

Serena beats sister Venus at US Open

Serena Williams defeats her sister Venus at the US Open to move within two victories of her first calendar Grand Slam.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Everest epic gets Venice film fest off on a high note

"Everest", an account of a 1996 disaster on the world's most famous mountain, got the 72nd Venice film under way on a high note.

August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015

Mo Farah wins historic gold

Farah makes it three successive world 5,000m titles and has now won golds in both track distance events at the Olympics and two World Championships.

August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015

Belgian WWII nurse who helped save many US troops dies

A Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II has died.

August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015

Bolt seeking fourth consecutive 200m title

Usain Bolt’s focus turns immediately to the 200m, in which he will be seeking a fourth consecutive title after having previously triumphed in Berlin, Daegu and Moscow.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce narrowly beats Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to retain her 100m world title in Beijing.