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Turkey detains pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul

National Jan 2, 2020

Turkey detains pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul

Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots, on Thursday in an investigation into how ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn transited through Istanbul en route to Lebanon after fleeing Japan, said a police spokeswoman. She said the other detainees were two airport ground workers and ...

Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

Business / Tech Jan 2, 2020

Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

A Google artificial intelligence system has proved as good as expert radiologists at predicting which women would develop breast cancer based on screening mammograms and also showed promise at reducing errors, researchers in the United States and Britain reported. The study, which was published in ...

U.K.'s Lloyds Banking Group reports disruption to online services

Business Jan 2, 2020

U.K.'s Lloyds Banking Group reports disruption to online services

Britain's Lloyds Banking Group suffered an outage on Wednesday that left customers of its Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland operations unable to access their accounts online. Disruption to online services is a periodic problem for Britain's banks, and last month regulators told lenders that ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

Business Jan 2, 2020

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw baskets, and toted others foods in conical rolls of paper, "ayate" mesh or net bags, or even string bundles. People in Mexico's massive capital city may have to return to ...

Strawberry desserts bursting with flair

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jan 2, 2020

Strawberry desserts bursting with flair

Japan's love affair with strawberries remains unabated at ANA InterContinental Tokyo, with the Strawberry Sensation 2020 extravaganza, using approximately 7,000 kilograms of strawberries, scheduled to run from Jan. 15 until May 31. The Champagne Bar, where an Austrian-inspired strawberry sweets buffet sees at least 25 ...

Redskins appoint Ron Rivera as coach

More Sports / Football Jan 2, 2020

Redskins appoint Ron Rivera as coach

The Washington Redskins hired Ron Rivera as their coach on Wednesday in owner Dan Snyder's latest step to try to turn around the wayward franchise. Washington announced the move two days after Snyder fired president Bruce Allen following a decade of futility. The former Carolina ...

Manchester United's Paul Pogba set for ankle surgery

Soccer Jan 2, 2020

Manchester United's Paul Pogba set for ankle surgery

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to undergo ankle surgery that could keep him out for a month. Pogba has been seeking external medical advice and operation was likely to be needed to resolve the right ankle injury, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær said. Pogba ...

Bucks hold off short-handed Timberwolves

Basketball / NBA Jan 2, 2020

Bucks hold off short-handed Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks were happy to get another win though they know they didn't play up to their standards. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bucks held off a strong challenge from short-handed Minnesota in a 106-104 victory over the Timberwolves ...

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern passes away at 77

Basketball / NBA Jan 2, 2020

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern passes away at 77

David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn't work out. He never did. Instead he went to Europe, Asia and plenty of other places around the world, bringing ...