Philippine Volcano Simmers, Officials Brace for Long Crisis
Philippine officials said Saturday they’re bracing for a long crisis whether the Taal volcano erupts more disastrously or simmers precariously for weeks or months, as massive numbers of displaced villagers languish in emergency shelters.
Australia Firefighters Save World’s Only Rare Dinosaur Trees
Specialist firefighters have saved the world?s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.
UK Plans Brexit Celebrations but Warns Businesses May Suffer
The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country’s treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result.
Sri Lanka Lifts Ban on Drones Imposed After Easter Attacks
Sri Lankan authorities have lifted a ban on drones that was imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks that left 263 people dead in the Indian Ocean island nation.
Top-Ranked Barty Wins 1st Title at Home Ahead of Aussie Open
Top-ranked Ash Barty has fine-tuned for the first tennis major of the season by winning her first title on home soil with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 24-ranked Dayana Yastremska in Saturday’s Adelaide International final.
Friday Sports in Brief
Canadian Network Kicks Off 6 NHL Broadcasts in Plains Cree
Clarence Iron believes he is on a divine mission to revitalize the Plains Cree language through hockey.
Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:
Federer, Nadal Seem Sure All Will Be OK at Australian Open
As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to 'be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality' Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year’s first Grand Slam tournament despite recent days of smoke arriving from wildfires burning 100 or so miles away.
Putin’s Moves Leave Russian Opposition With Few Options
Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time.