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Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

Oct. 04, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Delays in unlocking the gates at an Indonesian soccer stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died, the national soccer association said Tuesday. The Football Association of Indonesia...

American man missing after falling from raft in Bali river

Oct. 04, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities suspended their search Tuesday evening for an American man who fell into a fast-flowing river while whitewater rafting on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali. The search was halted as darkness fell and will be resumed Wednesday morning,...

PGA Tour to Las Vegas, LIV Golf heads overseas to Bangkok

Oct. 04, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

PGA TOUR SHRINERS CHILDREN'S OPEN Site: Las Vegas Course: TPC Summerlin. Yardage: 7,255. Par: 71. Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1,440,000 Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). ...

Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill Philippine radio commentator

Oct. 04, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a longtime radio commentator in metropolitan Manila in the latest attack on a member of the media in the Philippines, considered one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. Police said Percival Mabasa, 63,...

Marcos trip to watch Singapore F1 races sparks criticism

Oct. 03, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A trip by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Singapore over the weekend to watch Formula One races has come under attack from critics who described it as “utterly callous” while thousands of Filipinos remain displaced due to a recent typhoon. ...

Indonesian soccer fan recalls sting of tear gas before crush

Oct. 03, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Dicky Kurniawan felt the sharp sting in his eyes as Indonesian police fired tear gas into the football stadium. From his seat near an exit, he said he watched the melee unfold Saturday night as angry fans poured into the field to demand answers after host...

Indonesia police chief, others removed over soccer disaster

Oct. 03, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian police chief and nine elite officers were removed from their posts Monday and 18 others were being investigated for responsibility in the firing of tear gas inside a soccer stadium that set off a stampede, killing at least 125 people, officials said. ...

US, Philippine forces hold combat drills to brace for crisis

Oct. 03, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are the...

Heavy rain swells rivers, causing floods in much of Thailand

Oct. 03, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand worsened severe flooding in many parts of the country on Monday, as authorities ordered the release of water into already overflowing rivers from dams that were filled to capacity. Many areas were already...

Portugal abuse cases mount amid questions over Nobel bishop

Oct. 03, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Clergy sexual abuse cases are casting a pall over the Catholic Church in Portugal, ensnaring senior officials even as authorities scramble to explain why shelter was given to a Nobel Peace Prize-winning bishop at the center of sexual misconduct allegations. ...