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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Turnpike near Kansas-Oklahoma border reopens

U.S. 05/10/19, 09:53

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):9:50 a.m.A stretch of the Kansas Turnpike has reopened near the Oklahoma border after a flooding creek inundated the roadway.In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 photo, Estral Beach Firefighters Courtney Millar, right, Eric Bruley, and Chase Baldwin pull the Estral Beach ...

Crusaders face Lions in reunion of former finalists

Africa 04/24/19, 20:16

The Christchurch-based Crusaders' rematch Friday with a former Super Rugby finals opponent is likely to emphasize how far ahead of the field they are in this season's title race.The Crusaders will take on the Johannesburg-based Lions, who they met in the 2017 and 2018 finals, winning the first encounter in ...

Lions lock in coach ahead of South African Super Rugby derby

Africa 04/03/19, 19:21

Having secured an important part of their long-term future, the Johannesburg-based Lions can focus on a more immediate challenge when they face the Durban-based Sharks in Super Rugby on Friday.The Lions this week announced they have re-signed head coach Swys de Bruin for the next two seasons.Initially as an assistant ...

Update: Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner air

Europe 03/15/19, 09:30

The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local):8 a.m.In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on climate change and rising air pollution levels that often far exceed World Health Organization limits.Activist Greta Thunberg, foreground, participates in a climate protest, in central Stockholm Sweden, Friday, ...

Super Rugby’s unpredictable opening rounds

Hockey 02/24/19, 19:20

After two rounds the only predictable thing about Super Rugby has been its unpredictability.The defending champion Crusaders along with the Dunedin-based Highlanders and Durban-based Sharks are the only teams to have won both of their first two games.Teams that won handsomely in the first round often lost almost as attractively ...

Sri Lanka 155-3 at tea on day 4, 2nd test vs. New Zealand

Sports 12/28/18, 22:11

New Zealand broke one stubborn partnership only to be presented with another Saturday as Sri Lanka fought hard to save the second cricket test on a hot fourth day. Captain Dinesh Chandimal rallied Sri Lanka's resistance as it faced the prospect of having to bat two full days to draw the ...

New Zealand 461-4 at tea on day 3, 2nd test vs. Sri Lanka

Sports 12/27/18, 22:08

Tom Latham made 176 and Henry Nicholls 100 not out in a 214-run fourth-wicket stand which gave New Zealand a commanding 535-run lead over Sri Lanka at tea Friday on the third day of the second cricket test.Latham was out to the last ball before the break after completing his ...

New Zealand 403-3 at lunch on day 3, 1st test vs. Sri Lanka

Sports 12/16/18, 19:32

New Zealand overcame a setback in the first over of the day to reach 403-3 at lunch Monday on the third day of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka, a first innings lead of 121.Ross Taylor, 50 not out overnight, was brilliantly caught without adding to that total from ...

New Zealand lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruption

Business 10/16/18, 09:31

New Zealand's conservative opposition party was in turmoil Tuesday after one of its own lawmakers accused leader Simon Bridges of corruption for hiding a donation from a wealthy Chinese businessman.Jami-Lee Ross made the allegation and then said he was resigning from Parliament. Ross said he regretted his own complicity in ...

Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

New York 09/24/18, 12:12

Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. General Assembly. Among her appearances: the Today show, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. She also exchanged tweets ...

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