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Rains 'breaking the back' of Australia bushfire crisis

Rains 'breaking the back' of Australia bushfire crisis

Heavy rain was raising hopes Friday for an end to Australia's unprecedented bushfire crisis, as downpours douse blazes that have burned out of control for months. The devastating fires, fuelled by prolonged drought and record-high temperatures, have raged si

Ex-US Olympic doctor blames firing on abuse concerns: reports

Ex-US Olympic doctor blames firing on abuse concerns: reports

A former US Olympic and Paralympic Committee sports medicine executive says in a whistleblower lawsuit that he was fired by the USOPC after questioning how top executives handled sex abuse and mental health issues, according to multiple reports Thursday.The De

Three dead, scores hurt, in Turkey plane accident

Three dead, scores hurt, in Turkey plane accident

Three people have died and 179 were injured when a plane skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather.Live images broadcast on Turkish television showed several people climbing through a large c

Half a million displaced as Syria regime pushes Idlib offensive

Half a million displaced as Syria regime pushes Idlib offensive

A regime offensive in Syria's last rebel enclave has caused one of the biggest waves of displacement in the nine-year war, with tensions spiking between Ankara and Damascus following a deadly exchange of fire.Weeks of intensive aerial bombardment and a bruisi

Messi demands Abidal name names after dressing room criticism

Messi demands Abidal name names after dressing room criticism

Lionel Messi has hit back at Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal after the Frenchman blamed slackness in the dressing room for the departure of recently-fired coach Ernesto Valverde.In an interview with Spanish daily Sport Abidal said that under Valverde,