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Canberra breaks heat record amid wildfire threat

Asia Pacific Feb 2, 2020

Canberra breaks heat record amid wildfire threat

Temperatures in the Australian capital, Canberra, have set a new monthly record amid an advancing wildfire that has prompted a state of emergency declaration, weather service Meteo France said Sunday. The city declared its first state of emergency in nearly two decades last week in ...

Palestinians announce cutting of all ties with Israel and U.S.

World Feb 2, 2020

Palestinians announce cutting of all ties with Israel and U.S.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East plan seen as favoring Israel. Abbas has made similar declarations before and it was not immediately clear what ...

Five-try Taumua Naeata powers Steelers in rout of Red Hurricanes

Rugby Feb 2, 2020

Five-try Taumua Naeata powers Steelers in rout of Red Hurricanes

Tongan No. 8 Taumua Naeata scored five tries as Top League champions Kobe Kobelco Steelers remained unbeaten after four rounds with a 97-0 win over NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes on Sunday. A week after the Steelers were denied a bonus-point win in their bruising encounter ...

Liverpool moves 22 points clear

Soccer Feb 2, 2020

Liverpool moves 22 points clear

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool beat Southampton 4-0 to move 22 points clear at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool stayed unbeaten after 25 games as it marches toward a first championship title in 30 years. With its nearest rival Manchester ...

Emotional Lakers cruise past Kings

Basketball / NBA Feb 2, 2020

Emotional Lakers cruise past Kings

The Lakers say they are fully prepared for the steady stream of tributes for Kobe Bryant that they will surely see the rest of the season. LeBron James welcomes it, calling it a therapeutic and needed part of the Lakers' healing process. James had another triple-double ...

Japanese stars sweep men's and women's wheelchair crowns

Tennis Feb 2, 2020

Japanese stars sweep men's and women's wheelchair crowns

Japanese wheelchair tennis players swept the men's and women's singles titles at the Australian Open on Sunday. Shingo Kunieda earned his 10th singles title in Melbourne after brushing off Britain's Gordon Reid 6-4, 6-4 in the men's final, while Yui Kamiji claimed her second Australian ...

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wins NFL MVP award

More Sports / Football Feb 2, 2020

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wins NFL MVP award

Lamar Jackson's stunning season not only earned him The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award, but he won it unanimously. That's right: The second-year quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens joins Tom Brady as the only players to receive every vote for MVP. Jackson drew all ...

Wales routs Italy to begin Six Nations title defense

Rugby Feb 2, 2020

Wales routs Italy to begin Six Nations title defense

The post-Warren Gatland era got into full swing for Wales with a 42-0 win over Italy that started its Six Nations title defense in impressive fashion and featured one shining example of the attacking play desired by new coach Wayne Pivac. There was a look ...