Day: January 12, 2020

Malta gets new PM after reporter murder outcry

Outsider Robert Abela is set to become Malta’s new premier on Sunday after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s downfall over the murder of an investigative journalist. Abela, who is seen as representing continuity, was elected leader of the Labour Party, meaning he automatically takes the role of prime minister. […]

Dakar Rally in mourning as Portuguese rider Goncalves dies in crash

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash in the Dakar Rally on Sunday, the 40-year-old becoming the gruelling motorsport marathon’s 25th fatality. Goncalves suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the seventh stage from Riyadh to Wadi ad-Dawasir. “The organisers received an alert at […]

Are child crusaders, heroes fair game for adult critics?

NEW YORK — The point where childhood ends and adulthood begins isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Add the limelight and things can get complicated for young people who either voluntarily or through circumstances live very public lives. Those public lives often come with heaping helpings of adult-size […]

Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

BODALLA, Australia — Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather.Full Coverage: Wildfires Dale McLean, who is helping manage the response to a fire near the town […]

Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — A small volcano south of the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airport. The Philippine Institute […]

Thousands join anti-CAA protest in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 12: Thousands of citizens on Sunday congregated in Mumbai’s suburban Jogeshwari to oppose the new citizenship law, the proposed NRC and NPR. They also condemned last Sunday’s violence on the JNU campus in Delhi, where masked men ran riot and attacked students. Leftist organisations had claimed RSS-affiliated […]

Warne, Ponting to play Twenty20 bushfire match, Serena donates winnings

MELBOURNE – Former Australian cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will temporarily come out of retirement to play in a charity Twenty20 match next month as sports organisations and athletes seek ways to raise funds for bushfire relief. Since October, thousands of Australians have faced repeat evacuations […]

Exclusive: Indian government to seek RBI dividend boost as revenue drops

NEW DELHI – India’s government plans to push the central bank for a fiscal lifeline in the form of another interim dividend, as it struggles to meet its expenditure commitments amid a steep revenue shortfall, three sources directly aware of the matter said. The fresh call comes just […]

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage

TOKYO – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of a new documentary programme, in the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur. 44-year-old Maezawa, who sold his online fashion retailer Zozo Inc to SoftBank […]

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