Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara critically injured in crash

More Sports Feb 12, 2020

Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara critically injured in crash

Australian Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara is in a medically-induced coma in Canberra Hospital after sustaining serious head injuries in a weekend racing accident. The 23-year-old rider underwent surgery on Sunday morning to relieve pressure on his brain following the Saturday crash. Described as ...

Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief

Asia Pacific Feb 9, 2020

Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief

A wildfire that burned out an area eight times the size of Manhattan has been put out as torrential downpours across Australia's east coast brought relief to firefighters who have been battling blazes for several months. The number of fires still burning across New South ...

Australian Prime Minister Morrison reshuffles Cabinet

Asia Pacific / Politics Feb 6, 2020

Australian Prime Minister Morrison reshuffles Cabinet

Australia's prime minister on Thursday announced changes to his Cabinet after two ministers resigned this week following political turmoil. The new lineup of ministers was agreed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, leader of the minor coalition party, the Nationals. ...

U.K. and EU clash over trade with 11 months to make a deal

Business Feb 4, 2020

U.K. and EU clash over trade with 11 months to make a deal

Britain and the European Union set out clashing opening gambits Monday on striking a trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without an agreement rather than compromise on key issues. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a bravado-filled salvo ...

Soccer Feb 2, 2020

Virus restrictions hit Asian Champions League fixtures in Australia

The Asian Champions League was thrown into further chaos Sunday with Australia announcing that fixtures due to be held in Perth and Sydney can no longer take place due to travel restrictions related to the deadly coronavirus. The news follows a Saturday announcement by Australia's ...

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 ...

Emergency declared for bush fire-threatened Canberra

Asia Pacific Jan 31, 2020

Emergency declared for bush fire-threatened Canberra

Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bush fire bore down on the Australian capital. The chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, said the measure was "effective now and will be in ...