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Modric shines again but team mates must do more

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 5:40pm
Croatia progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a second successive penalty shootout on Saturday but their inability to put away another unimpressive team over 90 minutes and extra time is a major worry for the Balkan side.

Hosts Russia disappointed but exit World Cup stage with pride

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 5:31pm
Russia's unexpected World Cup run ended on penalties after a thrilling quarter-final against Croatia on Saturday, and the hosts left the stage having earned the admiration of fans both home and abroad for their indomitable spirit.

Croatia's Modric chasing World Cup dream after shootout win

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 5:17pm
Croatia captain Luka Modric put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a penalty shootout victory over hosts Russia, but he has no interest in personal awards as they chase their World Cup dream in a semi-final against England.

Croatia ends Russia's World Cup dream on penalties

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 4:14pm
Croatia ended Russia's unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday.

Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 3:21pm
Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and triple-digit temperatures destroyed 20 homes and other structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

North Korea slams 'gangster-like' U.S. demands after satisfied Pompeo leaves

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 2:59pm
North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making "gangster-like" demands in talks over its nuclear program, contradicting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hours after he left saying the old enemies had made progress on key issues.

Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 2:11pm
Hundreds of protesters calling for an end to gun violence in Chicago partially shut down a major freeway in the city on Saturday, restricting traffic as they demanded lawmakers and members of the community do more to stop the bloodshed.

U.S. service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:26pm
One U.S. service member was killed and two others wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said on Saturday.

U.S. service member killed, two others wounded in Afghanistan 'insider' attack

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:25pm
One U.S. service member was killed, and two others wounded during an apparent "insider attack" in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a statement by the NATO Resolute Support mission.

Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of U.S. sanctions

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:48pm
One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures.

Al Shabaab fighters attack Somalia police HQ after twin bombings

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:43am
At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia's al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building.

Rains hit Thai cave where rescuers face 'war with water and time'

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:26am
A heavy rainshower hit northern Thailand late on Saturday, worsening conditions at the cave where rescuers were waging a "war with water and time" to save 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach, with a rescue possible within days.

Mammoth medical operation awaits trapped Thai cave boys

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:04am
Thirteen fully staffed medical teams stand ready round the clock outside a cave in Thailand -- each with its own helicopter and ambulance -- one for each of 12 boys and their coach trapped inside as a daring rescue gathers pace.

At least 49 killed, 48 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:22am
Forty nine people have been killed and 48 are unaccounted for in western and central Japan as torrential rain pounds the area, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes.

North Korea says resolve for denuclearisation may falter after talks with U.S.: KCNA

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:20am
North Korea said on Saturday its "firm, steadfast" resolve to give up its nuclear programs may falter after the United States demanded unilateral denuclearisation during two days of talks in Pyongyang, state media said.

Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper Mideast peace

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:15am
Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.

California wildfire spreads quickly; thousands evacuated

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 4:24am
A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong wind and high temperatures tore through homes north of Los Angeles late on Friday, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate.

Iranian oil minister calls Trump's order to OPEC insulting

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 4:22am
Iran's oil minister on Saturday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of insulting OPEC by ordering it to increase production and reduce prices, adding Iranian oil production and exports had not changed as a result of U.S. pressure.

Thai cave rescuers at 'war with water and time' to free trapped boys

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 3:59am
A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave is at "war with water and time", its leader said on Saturday, but was eyeing its best chance yet to free the group before expected heavy rains.

Thai boys ask for not too much homework in first letters from flooded cave

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 3:59am
A soccer team of 12 Thai schoolboys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave for the past fortnight established contact with their parents for the first time through heartfelt letters as rescuers strove on Saturday to find a way to save them.