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

World 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

World 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 ...

UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

Science 05/15/19, 03:10

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand.Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island communities to bolster resilience. He said the Pacific needs stronger ...

World leaders, tech bosses work on stemming online violence

World 05/15/19, 02:48

Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online.They're working all day Wednesday on the "Christchurch Appeal," named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were killed in a March attack on mosques. The attacker ...

Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake

World 05/14/19, 20:57

Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening.The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was offshore about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Kokopo, which has about 26,000 ...

UN leader visits New Zealand mosques where 51 were killed

World 05/13/19, 21:05

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited the two New Zealand mosques where 51 worshippers were killed by a gunman in March.Guterres spent about 30 minutes inside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch talking to Muslim leaders and survivors of the attacks.Outside the mosque, he told reporters that like many ...

France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

Tech 05/13/19, 13:13

The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being shown online, in a meeting with tech leaders in Paris on Wednesday.French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will launch the "Christchurch call" —named after the ...

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip

World 05/12/19, 05:28

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the political will to fight climate change seems to be fading at the same time as things are getting worse for those feeling the effects. Guterres made the comments after arriving in New Zealand, where he spoke to media alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ...

Smith returns with big runs in Australia’s World Cup warmups

Sports 05/10/19, 04:01

Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 91 and hung around after the Cricket World Cup warmup series against New Zealand to sign autographs for supporters, including a kid holding a banner that proclaimed he was the ex-Australia captain's No. 1 fan .Australia won the unofficial practice series 2-1, clinching the third ...

Gunman told 911 ‘I just shot up a synagogue’ after attack

California 05/10/19, 00:22

As the 19-year-old college student sped away in his 2012 Honda Civic, he dialed 911 and said: "I just shot up a synagogue."He told the dispatcher that he thought he had killed some people and that he did it "because Jewish people are destroying the white race."The chilling account in ...

New Zealand introduces climate bill to become carbon neutral

World 05/07/19, 20:25

New Zealand's government on Wednesday introduced an ambitious climate change bill that aims to make the nation mostly carbon neutral by 2050 while giving some leeway to farmers.However, some farming industry groups say the measures remain too onerous and threaten the future of regional communities, while some environmentalists say the ...

Update: New Zealand leader congratulates royals on baby

Entertainment 05/06/19, 19:38

The Latest on the newest royal baby in Britain (all times local):1:20 a.m.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Prince Harry and Meghan on having their baby son, saying a birth is an "incredibly exciting time."The BT Tower displays a message in celebration of the birth of Prince Harry, ...

Turkish man dies, upping toll from Christchurch attack to 51

World 05/02/19, 17:37

The death toll from the Christchurch mosque attacks has risen to 51 after a Turkish man who had been hospitalized since a gunman opened fire on worshippers seven weeks ago died overnight, authorities in New Zealand and Turkey confirmed.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday the sad news would ...

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