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Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' swings to $35 million debut, 'Mortal Engines' sputters
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the new box office king, collecting a solid $35.4 million during its first three days of release.
Thousands march in Brussels against U.N. migration pact
Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium's government last week.
Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote
Britain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes.
North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk
North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
Cricket: Run-machine Kohli lets bat do the talking after sublime ton
Virat Kohli has proved time and again he can be pretty vocal but on Sunday the India captain let his bat do the talking with a sublime century on day three of the second test against Australia.
Cricket: Bruised Australia build vital lead in Perth
Australia battled through an onslaught from India's fiery fast bowlers on the third day of the second test, building an ominous 175-run lead with six wickets in hand on a menacing Perth Stadium pitch that is expected to deteriorate further.
Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka PM as crisis nears end
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's prime minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks after being ousted by President Maithripala Sirisena under controversial circumstances.
Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday.
Guatemalan girl's dad: she was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border
A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they arrived and had received adequate food and water on their journey, relatives said on Saturday through representatives in Texas.
Insight - Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge
In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.
French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.
Eleven die, more than 90 fall sick after eating temple food in Karnataka
Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalised after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in Karnataka, police said on Saturday, calling it a suspected case of mass food poisoning.
Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa resigns amid government shutdown fears
Sri Lanka's embattled Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country's president political space to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal - sources
T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners' offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their $26 billion merger deal, sources said, underscoring the lengths to which Washington has gone to shut out the Chinese company.
Maldives police freeze bank accounts of ex-president Yameen as part of probe
Police in the Maldives said they have frozen the bank accounts of former president Abdulla Yameen as they investigate allegations by state bodies that he conducted "illicit" deals, some involving Chinese infrastructure projects, whilst leader.
Seven dead as police fire on Kashmir protesters
Seven civilians died and dozens were injured when Indian security forces opened fire at people protesting the killing of three militants in a gun battle in restive Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Court clears way for reopening Vedanta copper smelter, Tamil Nadu government to appeal
An environment court set aside on Saturday the Tamil Nadu state government's order to close Vedanta's copper smelter plant permanently, taking the company closer to reopening its facility in southern India.
Cricket: Australia confident despite India's ominous Kohli
Australia remain confident of grabbing a valuable first-innings lead over India in the second test despite being stonewalled by visiting captain Virat Kohli on a grassy Perth Stadium wicket that failed to match the hype on day two.
Cricket: Kohli leads India's fightback in Perth
Captain Virat Kohli determinedly led India's fightback on an engrossing day two on Saturday, blunting Australia's bowling attack to leave the second test hanging in the balance.