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Australia offers farmers cheap loans in drought-ravaged areas

Business Nov 7, 2019

Australia offers farmers cheap loans in drought-ravaged areas

Australia will offer farmers hurt by drought up to 1 billion Australian dollars ($690 million) in cheap loans, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as the government seeks to curb rising discontent from rural voters. Farmers across Australia's east coast have been battling drought ...

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

World Nov 7, 2019

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region. South Sudan declared a national emergency last week after ...

Editorials Nov 7, 2019

Defining what constitutes power harassment

The parties involved should think again whether specifying examples that do not constitute acts of harassment will result in narrowly defining power harassment — and whether that will serve the intended purpose of the legislation.

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

Rugby Nov 7, 2019

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one ...

Emperor's Cup race looks wide open at Kyushu Basho

Sumo Nov 7, 2019

Emperor's Cup race looks wide open at Kyushu Basho

by John Gunning

Although he retired a quarter century ago and made just 18 appearances for Nagoya Grampus Eight, Gary Lineker remains one of the names most closely associated with Japanese soccer among foreign fans. The England international's strike rate here was well below a career average that ...

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura scoreless in loss to Pacers

Basketball / NBA Nov 7, 2019

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura scoreless in loss to Pacers

Nate McMillan wanted to see adjustments and quick, and the Indiana Pacers head coach saw what he was looking for in a 121-106 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. "We showed them tape (from Tuesday night's loss) of our shot selection, shooting the floaters, ...

Blues top Oilers for sixth straight win

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 7, 2019

Blues top Oilers for sixth straight win

The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues are rolling again. Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists and St. Louis remained atop the Western Conference standings, beating the second-place Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Jaden Schwartz, Robert Thomas, Tyler ...

Atalanta holds Man City as Walker plays in goal

Soccer Nov 7, 2019

Atalanta holds Man City as Walker plays in goal

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker had to fill in as an emergency goalkeeper to help preserve a 1-1 draw at Atalanta on Wednesday, as the Italian side earned its first point in the Champions League. Walker had to come off the bench and don the ...

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira retires from international rugby

Rugby Nov 7, 2019

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira retires from international rugby

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira says he is retiring from international rugby following last weekend's Rugby World Cup victory. He made the announcement on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Mtawarira leaves as the Springboks' most capped prop with 117 test appearances, and as the Boks' third-most capped player ...

Keisuke Honda joins Dutch club Vitesse

Soccer Nov 7, 2019

Keisuke Honda joins Dutch club Vitesse

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda has joined Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch first division on a contract running until the end of the season, the club said Wednesday. Honda, who parted ways with Australian side Melbourne Victory at the end of last season, had been ...