Marnus Labuschagne to lead Australia is against New Zealand A in ODIs; Cameron Bancroft has a chance in four-day games

Australia cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat this month as the Australia A side prepare to take on their trans-Tasman rivals from the New Zealand A in an exciting series of matches. The action-packed leg will feature two four-day games and three one-day internationals in Brisbane and Mackay. On Wednesday (August 9), Australia A … Read more

Meta begins process to end news access in Canada

Aug 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it has begun the process to end access to news on Facebook and Instagram for all users in Canada. The decision is a fallout of a legislation passed by Canadian parliament that would force platforms like Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) and Meta to negotiate commercial … Read more

Ukraine war: Battle for Bakhmut ‘stabilising’ – Ukraine commander

By Kathryn Armstrong The battle for Bakhmut, the Ukrainian city which Russia has spent months trying to capture, is “stabilising”, says Ukraine’s commander in chief. Earlier this month, Western officials estimated between 20,000 and 30,000 Russian troops had been killed or injured in Bakhmut since last summer. But despite that, Valerii Zaluzhnyi said Ukrainian troops’ … Read more

U.S. and Canada reach a deal to close a popular but unofficial border crossing

The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal that would give both countries the authority to turn away asylum-seekers at unofficial crossing points on their shared border, President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Starting early Saturday morning, migrants who cross into Canada between official ports of entry will be quickly returned … Read more

‘Oh my daughter’: Volunteer medic, 29, buried in Ukraine

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As the mother’s cries of anguish pierced the cold morning air, mourners who had fought back tears could hold them no longer. “Oh Yana, oh my daughter,” Olena Rikhlitska howled. “My baby, my little one.” Her only child, 29-year-old Yana Rikhlitska, lay in a coffin before her, the younger woman’s blonde … Read more

The war in Ukraine: A year of suffering and economic downturn

One year ago, on 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military invasion of Ukraine from three directions – north, east, and south. Putin claims the goal of the invasion is to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine, prevent Kyiv from joining NATO, and keep the country within Russia’s sphere of influence. Ukraine and … Read more

Ukraine War: News Networks Plan Special Coverage On Anniversary Of Start Of Russia’s Invasion

Broadcast and cable networks are planning specials, a town hall and other coverage Thursday tied to the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Correspondents also will report from sites around the country, with Vladimir Putin’s regime mounting a winter offensive. Here’s a rundown: ABC News: Ian Pannell, who was in Kyiv as the war … Read more