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Rybakina, Zhang advance to Hobart International final

Jan. 17, 2020 5:54 AM EST

HOBART, Australia (AP) — Elena Rybakina twice received on-court treatment late in the third set Friday and still beat British qualifier Heather Watson 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Hobart International. The 20-year-old Rybakina said she pulled a muscle. "It happened to me for the first time and I...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace, amid escalated tensions over the United States’ assassination of a prominent Iranian commander in Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

Jan. 8, 2020 11:15 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could affect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30 to 90 minutes, and...

Garbine Muguruza advances to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

Jan. 8, 2020 4:06 AM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza had a 6-1, 7-6 (2) win over American Shelby Rogers to advance to the quarterfinals of Shenzhen Open on Wednesday. Muguruza will play Zarina Diyas in the quarterfinals after the Kazakhstan player defeated Anna...

FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to mark his 20th year in power, as the longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. (AP Photo/Sputnik, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service, File)

Putin weighs future options as he marks 20 years in power

Dec. 30, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions. Putin points to the revival of Russia's global clout, industrial modernization,...

USA players celebrate their first goal during the 2020 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Group B match between USA and Russia in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Petr Sznapka/CTK via AP)

Kaliyev scores 2 as US beats Russia 3-1 at junior worlds

Dec. 29, 2019 4:40 PM EST

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Arthur Kaliyev scored twice to lift the United States to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Russia at the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. Kaliyev struck first with 3:19 left in the middle period with a one-timed shot from the right circle on a power play in the Group B...

Police guard as rescuers work on the side of a plane crashed near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Kazakhstan plane with 98 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)

Kazakh officials investigating causes of deadly plane crash

Dec. 28, 2019 6:49 AM EST

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Technical failure, pilot error and weather conditions are being considered as possible causes of the plane crash in which 12 people were killed and more than 50 injured, officials in Kazakhstan said Saturday. A Bek Air jet, identified as a 23-year-old Fokker 100, crashed Friday...

In this photo provided by the Emergency Situations Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, police and rescuers work on the side of a plane crashed near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Almaty International Airport said a Bek Air plane crashed Friday in Kazakhstan shortly after takeoff causing numerous deaths. (Emergency Situations Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan via AP)

12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan

Dec. 27, 2019 4:44 PM EST

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said. The Bek Air jet, identified as a 23-year-old Fokker 100, hit a concrete wall and a two-story building soon after...

ITAR-TASS says Kazakhstan's aviation authority reports at least 7 killed in Bek Air plane crash outside Almaty airport

Dec. 26, 2019 10:42 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — ITAR-TASS says Kazakhstan's aviation authority reports at least 7 killed in Bek Air plane crash outside Almaty airport.
Canada's Dylan Cozens, centre, and teammate Alexis Lafreniere (11) react after the third goal on the United States goaltender Spencer Knight as teammates Spencer Stastney(7) and K'Andre Miller(19) look on during second period at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada beats US 6-4 in world junior hockey opener

Dec. 26, 2019 9:49 PM EST

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Arizona Coyotes forward Barrett Hayton scored twice to help Canada beat the United States 6-4 on Thursday night in their Group B opener at the world junior hockey championship. Alexis Lafreniere gave Canada a 5-4 lead with 3:11 left, just 7 seconds after Shane Pinto tied it...

Students of military schools rest after dancing during an annual ball in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. More than 1,000 students from military schools travelled from all over Russia to Moscow to take part in the ball (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

AP Photos: Cadet ball revives imperial Russia's splendor

Dec. 17, 2019 4:09 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Military school students from across Russia lined up to dance Tuesday at an annual cadet ball in Moscow that blends patriotism with imperial-style grandeur. The organizers said that the fourth International Kremlin Cadet Ball also drew students from Belarus, Kazakhstan, and two regions of...