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Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and int

Intense fighting in Syria's Idlib kills 39: monitor

Intense fighting in Syria's Idlib kills 39: monitor

Intense fighting between pro-government forces and jihadist-led fighters in Syria's Idlib province killed at least 39 fighters overnight, a war monitor said Thursday.The violence, which saw air strikes, shelling and ground combat, further buried a ceasefire a

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and i

Rashford injury overshadows Man Utd win over Wolves

Rashford injury overshadows Man Utd win over Wolves

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his decision to risk Marcus Rashford as a second half substitute "backfired" despite seeing his side progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Wednesday.Rashford lasted le

Federer, Nadal lead stars swinging racquets for bushfire relief

Federer, Nadal lead stars swinging racquets for bushfire relief

Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal jointly donated Aus$250,000 (US$172,000) for Australian bushfire relief at a charity fundraiser in smoggy Melbourne on Wednesday.The two tennis legends, with 39 Grand Slam singles titles between them, were at th

Venezuela opposition says govt. loyalists fired at them

Venezuela opposition says govt. loyalists fired at them

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers had to abandon plans to hold a session at the legislature on Wednesday after claiming to have been shot at by armed groups loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.Groups of armed civilians known as "colectivos" have an infamous repu