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Djokovic wins Australian Open to equal Nadal's Grand Slam record

Published On: January 29, 2023 06:58 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

MELBOURNE, Jan 29: An emotional Novak Djokovic called it "the biggest victory in my life" after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to win a 10th Australian Open title and equal Rafael Nadal's 22 Grand Slam crowns on Sunday.

40 killed in southwest Pakistan bus crash

Published On: January 29, 2023 02:15 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 29, 2023 (AFP) - At least 40 people died when a bus plunged off a bridge in southwestern Pakistan and burst into flames, a government official said Sunday.

Ukraine interior minister among 16 dead in helicopter crash

Published On: January 18, 2023 04:54 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 18: Ukraine's interior minister was among 16 people, including two children, who were killed when a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten outside the capital Kyiv, officials said Wednesday.

Markets rise after China ends travel quarantine

Published On: December 28, 2022 07:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, Dec 28: European and Asian markets advanced on Tuesday after China said it would end quarantines for overseas arrivals, spurring hopes for the revival of the world's second-largest economy.

'Serpent' serial killer Charles Sobhraj 'feels great' as he gets deported to France

Published On: December 23, 2022 07:56 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, responsible for multiple murders in the 1970s across Asia, told AFP he felt "great" after being released from prison in Nepal where he served almost 20 years.

At least 22 dead in India after drinking toxic alcohol

Published On: December 15, 2022 08:38 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PATNA (INDIA), Dec 15: At least 22 people have died and several others have been hospitalised in India after drinking toxic alcohol, authorities said Thursday.

Best still to come from World Cup favourites after shocks galore

Published On: December 3, 2022 05:38 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Dec 3: The World Cup in Qatar has already delivered plenty of major shocks but as it moves into the knockout phase the top contenders including Brazil and France have plenty to prove.

Brazil without Neymar as Portugal target World Cup last 16

Published On: November 28, 2022 09:28 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Nov 28: Brazil must do without injured star forward Neymar against Switzerland at the World Cup on Monday as Cristiano Ronaldo looks to lead Portugal into the last 16 in Qatar.

Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire, order nationwide attacks

Published On: November 28, 2022 07:28 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ISLAMABAD, Nov 28: Pakistan's Taliban said on Monday they have called off a shaky ceasefire agreed with the government in June and ordered fighters to stage attacks across the country.

Cameroon rally for 3-3 draw with Serbia at World Cup

Published On: November 28, 2022 06:32 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Nov 28: Cameroon fought back from two goals down to earn a 3-3 draw against Serbia at the World Cup on Monday, keeping both teams in contention for a place in the last 16.

Gap-toothed assassin Fuellkrug digs Germany out of World Cup hole

Published On: November 28, 2022 04:47 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AL KHOR, Nov 28: A wildcard selection in Germany's World Cup squad, journeyman striker Niclas Fuellkrug -- nicknamed 'Gap' due to a missing front tooth -- may have plugged coach Hansi Flick's biggest hole in Qatar.

China protests speak to deep political frustrations

Published On: November 28, 2022 04:40 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Nov 28:Protests spreading in China have been catalysed by fury at the government's hardline zero-Covid policies but have also exposed deep-rooted frustration against the country's wider political system.

Political football: war and peace by other means at the World Cup

Published On: November 27, 2022 08:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, Nov 27: As Iran prepares to play diplomatic arch-rivals the United States in the World Cup on Tuesday, AFP looks at how geopolitics have spilled onto the pitch in previous World Cups:

90 years on, Ukrainians see repeat of Russian 'genocide'

Published On: November 27, 2022 08:25 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KYIV, Nov 27: Ninety years ago, millions perished in Ukraine in a manmade famine under Joseph Stalin that many in the country call genocide. For Ganna Pertchuk, the current Russian invasion is a case of history repeating itself.

Costa Rica beat Japan to hand Germany World Cup lifeline

Published On: November 27, 2022 06:59 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Nov 27: Costa Rica stunned Japan 1-0 thanks to a late goal at the World Cup on Sunday to blow Group E wide open and hand a potential lifeline to Germany.

Gutsy Australia squeeze past Tunisia to revive World Cup hopes

Published On: November 26, 2022 07:25 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Nov 26: Australia won a World Cup game for only the third time in their history with a dogged 1-0 victory over Tunisia on Saturday to revive their last-16 hopes.

Argentina look to Messi to salvage World Cup bid

Published On: November 26, 2022 04:15 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Nov 26: Argentina will seek to save their World Cup skins in Qatar on Saturday when Lionel Messi and his teammates face Mexico in a match they cannot afford to lose.

Why was Indonesia's shallow quake so deadly?

Published On: November 22, 2022 08:43 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JAKARTA, Nov 22: A 5.6 magnitude earthquake left more than 260 dead and hundreds injured as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java.

G7 leaders to hold video conference with Zelensky on Sunday

Published On: May 6, 2022 09:09 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BERLIN, May 6: Leaders of the world's top industrialised nations will hold video talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the German government as acting G7 chair said.

European Tour to expand in China as golf boom returns

Published On: May 6, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.