11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

Asia & Pacific 12/09/19, 23:37

Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Three Australians were suspected to be among the initial five confirmed dead, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney. “I fear there is worse news to come over ...

5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

Asia & Pacific 12/08/19, 23:26

A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing. Police said the site was still too dangerous hours later for rescuers to search for the missing. Police Deputy Commissioner ...

Search warrant cites synagogue shooter’s hatred of Judaism

U.S. 06/17/19, 11:45

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant.John T. Earnest, 19, also told a San Diego Sheriff's detective that that he was ...

New Zealand’s 1st ‘well-being budget’ targets mental health

Business 05/29/19, 22:45

New Zealand's government announced Thursday it will spend billions of dollars more on mental health services and combatting child poverty as part of a new approach to its finances.The liberal-led government unveiled the country's first so-called well-being budget. It aims to measure social outcomes like health and the environment alongside ...

Fates in the balance as Super Rugby heads toward playoffs

Africa 05/29/19, 20:42

The fate of several teams vying for places in the Super Rugby playoffs is likely to be sealed in this weekend's 16th round.If the Chiefs can't beat the Crusaders in Fiji, if the Waratahs can't beat the Rebels in Australia, and if the Stormers can't beat the Lions in South ...

India thrash Bangladesh, Windies outhit NZ in last warmups

Sports 05/28/19, 16:58

India thrashed Bangladesh by 95 runs and the West Indies outgunned New Zealand by 91 runs in the last Cricket World Cup warmups on Tuesday.The tournament starts on Thursday, when England and South Africa meet at the Oval.India put up 359-7 and bowled out Bangladesh for 264 in Cardiff.India's MS ...

South African conference teams taking command in Super Rugby

Africa 05/26/19, 21:45

Teams from the South African conference teams have taken command in the late race for playoffs positions in Super Rugby, exposing the limitations of their Australian and New Zealand opponents.Meanwhile, Argentina's conference-leading Jaguares are being criticized from fielding what is in effect the national team.With three rounds remaining in the ...

Crusaders, Jaguares, Brumbies lead Super Rugby conferences

Sports 05/25/19, 13:37

Defending champions the Crusaders likely sealed first place in the New Zealand conference, the Jaguares took a surprise lead in the South African conference, and ACT Brumbies are top in Australia on Saturday with just three rounds of Super Rugby's regular season remaining.The Christchurch-based Crusaders, the two-time defending champions, cemented ...

CWC Warmups: Australia beats England, NZ crushes India

Sports 05/25/19, 13:03

A century by Steve Smith led Australia to a 12-run win over England, and New Zealand made short work of India at the Oval in Cricket World Cup warmup matches on Saturday.New Zealand won by six wickets a game of only 78 overs.With Australia made to bat first in Southampton, ...

A capsule look at the 11 previous Cricket World Cups

Sports 05/23/19, 21:28

A look at the previous 11 editions of the Cricket World Cup:2015 Australia and New ZealandFinal: Australia def. New Zealand by 7 wicketsFILE - In this Sunday, June 20, 1999 file photo, Australia's Shane Warne celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Ijaz Ahmed during the final of the Cricket ...

Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

World 05/21/19, 01:38

New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings.The new charge comes with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment upon conviction ...

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 23:26

Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges.Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton was killed in the explosion, ...

Attacker Tyler Boyd switches to US from New Zealand

Soccer 05/18/19, 12:12

New Zealand-born forward and winger Tyler Boyd has been approved by FIFA to switch affiliation to the United States.The 24-year-old Boyd has five goals and four assists in 13 games during the second half of this season for Ankaragucu in Turkey's top division. He was on loan from Portugal's Vitoria ...

Carli Lloyd helps US to 5-0 win over New Zealand

Sports 05/16/19, 23:28

Carli Lloyd left no doubt.She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team."If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset."United States' Ali Krieger, left, and New Zealand's Paige Stachell chase the ball during the second ...

Pressure increases as playoffs get closer in Super Rugby

Africa 05/15/19, 22:04

Still a month out from the playoffs, Super Rugby will begin to take on knockout significance for some teams from this weekend's 14th round.With four or five matches remaining, depending on byes, some teams perched on the edge of the playoffs race must win or risk tumbling out of contention ...

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