EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian security officials say three workers contracted to build a security wall in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish have been shot dead by suspected militants. The officials say a fourth worker was wounded in the attack, which took place Saturday outside their homes. The officials say six militants have been killed in two separate raids by security forces targeting hideouts in northern Sinai. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Egyptian security forces have for years been battling militants, now led by the extremist Islamic State group, in northern Sinai.
October 21, 2018 09:45 UTC
SHANGHAI — Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career title. “I hope I win more,” Kang said. I’ll play better.”Kang becomes the seventh player from the United States to win on the LPGA tour in 2018. Paula Creamer carded three birdies against a pair of bogeys for a 71 to finish in sole possession of 12th place. The tournament is the second of five being played in South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan in the LPGA’s annual Asian swing.
October 21, 2018 08:26 UTC
Meanwhile, three Indian army soldiers and two suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle along the highly militarized line of control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The exchange lasted for several hours, and three militants were killed and two soldiers injured, the military said. As counterinsurgency police and soldiers hastily left the place after the fighting was over, hundreds of civilians converged on the site. Rebels have been fighting Indian control since 1989. Nearly 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.
October 21, 2018 07:25 UTC
JERUSALEM — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. The VIP reception has dismayed Israeli officials and is prompting some to ask if Israel mishandled the case. For Israelis, the Tamimis are a group of provocateurs intent on manipulating the media to hurt the country’s image. Ahed Tamimi later said that she was upset because a cousin had been shot in the face by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops. Weeks after her release from prison, Tamimi began a tour that has taken her to France, Spain, Greece, Tunisia and Jordan.
October 21, 2018 07:09 UTC
SYDNEY, Australia — Utility back Reece Hodge has been ruled out of Australia’s four season-ending rugby tests after breaking his ankle in training. Coach Michael Cheika made the announcement when the Wallabies arrived in Japan on Sunday ahead of next Saturday’s third Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand in Yokohama near Tokyo. The All Blacks have already clinched the series with wins in the first two matches. Hodge, who has played all nine of Australia’s tests in 2018, is expected to be off his feet for at least two months, Cheika said. Hodge’s replacement has not been named for the tour which also includes away tests in November against Wales, Italy and England.
October 21, 2018 07:07 UTC
The graduate transfer got that chance during Saturday’s game against Arizona when starter Dorian Thompson-Robinson was injured during the second quarter. Speight came in and threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Bruins held on for a 31-30 victory. Rodriguez was picked off by UCLA free safety Quentin Lake in the end zone to end the Wildcats’ second drive. Arizona took over on the UCLA 15 after Derek Boles’ sacked Speight and recovered a fumble. FAMILIAR CONNECTIONSpeight’s first touchdown pass, which came late in the second quarter and gave the Bruins a 17-7 lead, had a Michigan connection.
October 21, 2018 06:10 UTC
BEIJING — Two people died and 18 were trapped in a coal mine in eastern China on Sunday after a rock burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel, state broadcaster China Central Television reported. The spontaneous fracturing of rock — a kind of earthquake induced by excavation — took place around 11 p.m. Saturday in Shandong province. More than 300 people were working inside the mine at the time of the rock burst, and most were successfully lifted to safety. The incident “has nothing to do with workers’ operations,” an official with the Shandong Coal Mine Safety Supervision Bureau told The Associated Press by phone. Ventilation has returned to around 200 metres (656 feet) of the damaged tunnel, Xinhua said.
October 21, 2018 05:17 UTC
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October 21, 2018 04:07 UTC
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighbourhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed. MIGRANT CARAVAN: Hondurans on the MX side encouraging those on the bridge to come over. With no movement on the bridge, hundreds more from the migrant caravan are crossing on the water. Sairy Bueso, a 24-year old Honduran mother of two, was another migrant who abandoned the bridge and crossed into Mexico via the river.
October 21, 2018 04:05 UTC
Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. It’s off to Fenway Park for a showdown against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Los Angeles hasn’t won the World Series since 1988. The Dodgers and Red Sox have met once before in the World Series, back in 1916 with Boston beating Brooklyn behind a big game from pitcher Babe Ruth. The Dodgers have talked about having unfinished business after losing Game 7 of the World Series last year to the Houston Astros.
October 21, 2018 03:41 UTC
Twice, the Stamps have had the chance to clinch first place in the CFL’s West Division, and for two games in a row, they’ve fallen short. After falling 29-24 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night, though, Mitchell said clinching first place shouldn’t be the focus. The Stamps clinched first place in the West Division pretty early the last two seasons, and both years they came up empty-handed in the Grey Cup. “I want to win the West with a win (they can also clinch with a Riders loss). Midway through the second quarter, Riders QB Zach Collaros put up a pass towards receiver Patrick Lavoie.
October 21, 2018 03:15 UTC
CALGARY — The Saskatchewan Roughriders recovered their offence in a 29-24 win over the host Calgary Stampeders on Saturday. The Roughriders have one game remaining in the regular season Saturday against the B.C. The Roughriders won the season series against Calgary 2-1 and could conceivably overtake the Stampeders atop the division. “If we were worried about that, we should have took care of that the first part of the season,” Jones said. “If they score right there, I mean, it’s a different football game,” Jones said.
October 21, 2018 02:20 UTC
And maybe this is going to be a pretty good Canadiens team. The aforementioned Kotkaniemi played 15 solid minutes and was plus-1. Pretty good Top 4, eh? Max Domi and Phillip Danault played solid games. Now the critique portion:Karl Alzner played 17 minutes, was minus-1 and – amazingly fora defenceman with decent size — did not record ONE SINGLE HIT!
October 21, 2018 02:15 UTC
CALGARY — The Saskatchewan Roughriders rebounded in robust fashion Saturday, defeating the first-place Calgary Stampeders 29-24 in a CFL West Division tussle. After being blanked 31-0 by the host Winnipeg Blue Bombers one week earlier, Saskatchewan handed Calgary its second consecutive home-field loss. Brett Lauther connected on a 50-yard field goal as the Riders grabbed a 3-0 at 2:31 of the first quarter. It was the fourth field goal of 50 yards or more for Lauther this season. A promising Riders drive stalled deep in Calgary’s end when the Stampeders sacked Collaros on back-to-back plays.
October 21, 2018 01:52 UTC
24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. In 2016, the Wolverines were a debatable spot away from beating Ohio State and playing for a Big Ten championship. Losses again to Michigan State and Ohio State, to South Carolina in a bowl game and an 8-5 finish. The Wolverines had a lot to say after beating Michigan State, Harbaugh included . The Horned Frogs peaked against Ohio State and have been regressing ever since, but still a good step for the Sooners.
October 21, 2018 01:41 UTC