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This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, top. Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis had winds gusting up to 270 kilometers per hour (168 mph) Thursday morning. It is expected to weaken over cooler waters as it nears Japan’s main island.(NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 11:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Rugby World Cup organizers have had to cancel two games scheduled for Saturday because of concerns over the anticipated impact of Typhoon Hagibis. Japan's weather agency is warning the powerful typhoon may bring torrential rain to central parts of the country between Saturday and...
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French Republican guards carry the flag-draped coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac during a military funeral honors ceremony at the Invalides monument during a national day of mourning in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.( Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 1:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — France bid a final adieu to Jacques Chirac on Monday as the former French president received military honors on a national day of mourning that culminated with a memorial service attended by dozens of past and current world leaders. Cutting a solemn figure, French President Emmanuel...
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French Republican guards carry the flag-draped coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac during a military funeral honors ceremony at the Invalides monument during a national day of mourning in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.( Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 11:56 am
PARIS (AP) — France bid a final adieu to Jacques Chirac on Monday as the former French president received military honors on a national day of mourning that culminated with a memorial service attended by dozens of past and current world leaders. Cutting a solemn figure, French President Emmanuel...
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French Republican guards carry the flag-draped coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac during a military funeral honors ceremony at the Invalides monument during a national day of mourning in Paris, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.( Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 9:32 am
PARIS (AP) — France bid a final adieu to Jacques Chirac on Monday as the former French president received military honors on a national day of mourning that culminated with a memorial service attended by dozens of past and current world leaders. Cutting a solemn figure, French President Emmanuel...
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Matias Osadczuk of Argentina, center, is tackled by Rhodri Adamson of Jamaica, left, during rugby seven match at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, Friday, July 26, 2019. Argentina won the match 52-0. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
July 26, 2019 - 11:34 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story. Jamaica's rugby sevens team is a fan favorite at the Pan American Games in Lima, where it has drawn comparisons to "Cool Runnings" — the 1993 film based on the true story of Jamaica's first...
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In this June 25, 2016, photo Australian rugby union player Israel Folau points to the sky after scoring a try against England during their rugby union test match in Sydney. Folau, one of the sport's top players, published a message on his Instagram account that said "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators. Hell awaits you." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 11, 2019 - 5:09 am
Israel Folau and his anti-gay sentiments appear to have gone too far this time. Rugby Australia said Thursday it plans to terminate the fullback's contract with the national team after he made anti-gay comments on social media for the second year in a row. When Folau made similar remarks on April 5...
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A message card is placed at a collection of flowers left at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Saturday, in a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain as a 28-year-old white supremacist stood silently before a judge, accused in mass shootings at two mosques that left dozens of people dead. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 16, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say a 50th victim of the mosque attacks in Christchurch has died. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news...
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Demonstrators protest against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 16, 2019 - 11:25 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 4:20 a.m. Sunday A Jordanian man says his 4-year-old niece is fighting for her life after being wounded in the New Zealand mosque shootings. Sabri Daraghmeh said by phone from Jordan...
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Demonstrators protest against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 16, 2019 - 10:42 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 3:40 a.m. Sunday A few hundred demonstrators have protested the New Zealand mosque shootings outside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque...
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Mourners paying their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of the two mass shootings occurred. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 16, 2019 - 9:32 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Sunday Pakistan's foreign minister says at least six Pakistanis were killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings. Shah Mahmood Qureshi says authorities in Christchurch, where...
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