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Beach SOS leads to rescue of sailors stranded on Pacific isle

Beach SOS leads to rescue of sailors stranded on Pacific isle

Three Micronesian sailors stranded on a tiny island in the remote Western Pacific were rescued after Australian and US warplanes spotted a giant "SOS" they had scrawled on the beach, officials said.The Australian Defence Force said it found the men Sunday on

Bernal 'so happy' to be back ahead of Tour defence

Bernal 'so happy' to be back ahead of Tour defence

Egan Bernal was all smiles Saturday before he embarked on the Route d'Occitanie stage race as he prepares to defend his Tour de France title in three weeks' time.The 23-year-old Ineos rider was wearing the number one jersey ahead of his four-time Tour de Fra

Ivory Coast names new prime minister after successor's death

Ivory Coast names new prime minister after successor's death

Ivory Coast's defence minister, Hamed Bakayoko, was named prime minister on Thursday after acting as interim premier in the three weeks since the sudden death of his predecessor, the presidency announced.Considered a close associate of President Alassane Ouat

China conducts military drills in South China Sea

China conducts military drills in South China Sea

Beijing recently conducted "high-intensity" naval exercises in the South China Sea, China's defence ministry said Thursday, as tensions grow over the Asian power's manoeuvres in the contested waters.China's expanding military presence in the region has wo

India uses arrival of new fighter jets to warn China

India uses arrival of new fighter jets to warn China

The first five Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a multi-billion-dollar deal landed in India on Wednesday, and the defence minister used their arrival to launch a veiled warning to neighbouring China over territorial tensions.A water-cannon guard of ho

Rossi double helps LAFC get revenge on MLS champions Seattle

Rossi double helps LAFC get revenge on MLS champions Seattle

Diego Rossi scored twice in a 4-1 rout of champions Seattle Sounders as Los Angeles FC secured a quarter-final place in the MLS is Back Tournament on Monday.Rossi scored an early penalty and then snaked through the defence for a second eight minutes from time