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Austria’s far-right candidate defeated

VIENNA -- Left-wing Alexander van der Bellen defeated his far-right Freedom Party opponent Norbert Hofer by a margin of just 0.4 percentage points.

After 700,000 postal ballots – about 10% of the available votes – were taken into account. Austrian media reported that Van der Bellen had 50.2% and Hofer 49.8%.


Superbugs will “kill every three seconds”

LONDON -- Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, the hugely influential Review on Antimicrobial Resistance reports.

Jaguar F-Pace expected to be best-seller

LONDON -- Packed with state-of-the-art technology and driving aids, Jaguar’s new F-Pace SUV is expected to become the British brand’s top selling model.


U.S. Navy awaits huge high-tech destroyer

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy is to take ownership of the $4.4-billion USS Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

Shorebirds pay bill for Arctic warming

NEW YORK -- Findings published in Science by an international team of researchers find shrinkage of animal body size of arctic breeding birds is linked to climate change.


Donald Trump’s vision of “America first”

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump has soared on a tidal wave of populism to the GOP nomination, but many of his policies would run into a brick wall in Congress.

London's Big Ben clock tower to fall silent

LONDON -- The famous chimes of London’s Big Ben are to fall silent in 2017 as part of a $42 million project to prevent its mechanism from failing.


Jun 3-26: Copa America celebrates 100 years

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- To mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s oldest international football tournament, Copa America will be played outside of South America for the first time.

May 28: UEFA Champions League final

MILAN -- Real Madrid take on fierce city rivals Atletico Madrid in a repeat of the 2014 final,when Real won a record 10th European Cup trophy.


Jun 10-Jul 10: Security boosted for Euro 2016

PARIS -- France is ramping up security for the tournament, deploying thousands of security officials at matches and “fan zones” across the country.

Aug 5-21: New tests reveal Olympic doping

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A number of events could be missing major contenders, with over 30 athletes facing a ban after new doping tests were carried out on samples from Beijing 2008.


May 22: Djokovic seeks elusive Roland Garros

PARIS -- Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 who already has one Grand Slam and two Masters titles in 2016, has yet to win the only Grand Slam tournament on clay.

May 27-29: F1 Monaco Grand Prix

MONTE CARLO -- Home Grand Prix for many of the drivers on the grid, the narrow road circuit hosts one of the oldest, most prestigious and glamorous races in motor sport.


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