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Iran admits 'unintentionally' shooting down Ukrainian airliner

World Jan 11, 2020

Iran admits 'unintentionally' shooting down Ukrainian airliner

Iran announced Saturday that its military "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed early Wednesday, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. The plane was shot down hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack ...

Australian fires merge into giant inferno in Snowy Mountains

Asia Pacific Jan 11, 2020

Australian fires merge into giant inferno in Snowy Mountains

Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeast Australia on Saturday, near where a man suffered serious burns protecting a home during a night of treacherous conditions during the nation's unprecedented fire crisis. Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters battled flames fanned ...

Oman Sultan Qaboos, Arab world's longest-reigning leader, dies at 79

World Jan 11, 2020

Oman Sultan Qaboos, Arab world's longest-reigning leader, dies at 79

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. The state-run Oman News Agency ...

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

World / Politics Jan 11, 2020

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third ...

Voices | OVERHEARD Jan 11, 2020

New year medley

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Corinne Suter claims maiden win on World Cup circuit

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 11, 2020

Corinne Suter claims maiden win on World Cup circuit

Switzerland's Corinne Suter won the women's fog-hit downhill on Saturday, her maiden victory on the World Cup circuit. The 25-year-old reigning world downhill silver medalist, clocked 1 minute, 18.79 seconds, coming in 0.29 seconds ahead of Italy's Nicol Delago. Olympic combined champion Michelle Gisin rounded ...

Novak Djokovic puts Serbia into ATP Cup final

Tennis Jan 11, 2020

Novak Djokovic puts Serbia into ATP Cup final

It took some on-the-spot shot-making genius to get captains and players from both teams applauding, and to separate Novak Djokovic from Daniil Medvedev in the deciding third set of a victory that earned Serbia a spot in the ATP Cup final. Second-ranked Djokovic dominated the ...

Kento Momota advances to Malaysia Masters semis

More Sports Jan 11, 2020

Kento Momota advances to Malaysia Masters semis

Kento Momota lost the second game on Friday but recovered to beat China's Huang Yu Xiang 21-13, 19-21, 21-9 to book a semifinals berth at the Malaysia Masters. The world No. 1 is set for a last four showdown against Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia, who ...

Grizzlies prevail against Spurs for fourth straight win

Basketball / NBA Jan 11, 2020

Grizzlies prevail against Spurs for fourth straight win

The Memphis Grizzlies are on their longest winning streak of the season, defeating teams above them in the standings and relying on youthful excitement in their drive for a spot in the postseason. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 24 points, Ja Morant added 22 points and ...

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Olympics Jan 11, 2020

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly on Friday. Yamashita, a 62-year-old former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, was voted in at the IOC Session. He becomes the second ...