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Curfews and mask ban considered as Hong Kong protests escalate

Asia Pacific Oct 3, 2019

Curfews and mask ban considered as Hong Kong protests escalate

Hong Kong police groups are urging the city to impose curfews and invoke other powers under a controversial colonial-era emergency law as Chief Executive Carrie Lam struggles to control escalating unrest. Associations representing front-line officers and inspectors called on the government to take dramatic steps ...

America's impeachment trap

Commentary / World Oct 3, 2019

America's impeachment trap

by Eric Posner

The Democrats are replaying the Republicans' 1998 proceedings against Bill Clinton, a futile exercise that damaged Republicans, enhanced Clinton's power and caused institutional damage as well.

Japanese soprano singer Shinobu Sato dies at 61

Entertainment News Oct 3, 2019

Japanese soprano singer Shinobu Sato dies at 61

Shinobu Sato, a Japanese soprano singer known for her performances in European and American opera houses, has died, her office said Thursday. She was 61. She died on Sunday and a funeral attended by immediate family members and close relatives was held, according to the ...

Ireland shakes off loss to Japan with victory over Russia

Rugby Oct 3, 2019

Ireland shakes off loss to Japan with victory over Russia

Ireland rebounded from its jolting loss to Japan by defeating winless Russia 35-0 in a humdrum Rugby World Cup match on Thursday. The Irish made 11 changes for the pool match five days after the Japan result, and still looked well oiled in going 14-0 ...

Fiji bounces back with rout of Georgia

Rugby Oct 3, 2019

Fiji bounces back with rout of Georgia

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Flying Fijians are back. Semi Radradra scored two tries and Levani Botia made five conversions, leading previously winless Fiji to a 45-10 rout of Georgia on Thursday in the World Cup Pool D action. Fiji, which earned four points for a win and a bonus ...

Andy Murray expresses disappointment over crowds at China Open

Tennis Oct 3, 2019

Andy Murray expresses disappointment over crowds at China Open

Andy Murray expressed disappointment about the crowds at the China Open, where some of the best players in the world have competed in front of swathes of empty seats. Poor attendances at sporting events have been in the headlines because of the sparse turn-out at ...

England ready for Argentina clash

Rugby Oct 3, 2019

England ready for Argentina clash

by Andrew McKirdy

England head coach Eddie Jones on Thursday paid tribute to Japan's "outstanding" Rugby World Cup win over Ireland, before turning his attention back to his team's crunch match against Argentina this weekend. Former Japan head coach Jones led the Brave Blossoms to a famous 34-32 ...

Liverpool, Barca rally to avoid upset defeats

Soccer Oct 3, 2019

Liverpool, Barca rally to avoid upset defeats

With Liverpool throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield and Barcelona trailing at Nou Camp, two of the favorites for the Champions League title were in a spot of bother in their iconic stadiums on Wednesday night. Then their biggest stars came through. Mohamed Salah latched ...

Diaz slugs two homers as Rays power past A's

Baseball / MLB Oct 3, 2019

Diaz slugs two homers as Rays power past A's

When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running. Out for two months, no matter. Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a playoff matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton ...