Tropical Storm Lidia heads for Mexican resort

31 Aug

Tropical Storm Lidia bore down on the plush Mexican resort area of Los Cabos Thursday, dumping torrential rains on a wide swath of the country and prompting officials to evacuate residents.Lidia formed Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean and was already wre…

France thrash Holland 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

31 Aug

Thomas Lemar got his first two goals for France while Kylian Mbappé also scored in a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that left the Dutch with a huge task to reach the 2018 finals in Russia.

After Harvey, misery piles on for Texas plant evacuees

31 Aug

First their neighborhood was deluged by Harvey’s torrential rains. Then, officers turned up at the door with more bad news: there is a risk of a chemical blast at a nearby plant and it’s time to evacuate.Two days on, some among the area’s poorer reside…

Japanese teen Osaka fights off nerves for US Open win

31 Aug

Using fist pumps and screams to focus her wandering thoughts and shake off stress, Japanese teen Naomi Osaka powered into the US Open third round on Thursday, matching her best Grand Slam showing.The 19-year-old Asian star, who ousted defending champio…

Irma now a category three hurricane in Atlantic: US

31 Aug

Irma has intensified into a Category 3 hurricane in the eastern Atlantic, just days after Harvey, the first major storm of the season, unleashed massive rain and floods on Texas and Louisiana, US meteorologists said Thursday.Irma churned in open waters…

US to extradite ex-Panama president accused of graft

31 Aug

A US judge agreed Thursday to extradite former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to face corruption and other charges in his country.US District Court Judge Edwin Torres said Panama had demonstrated probable cause against Martinelli, who ruled fr…

Mbappe wraps up big France win as Ronaldo bags hat-trick

31 Aug

Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win over 10-man Netherlands in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick propelled Portugal to victory elsewhere.Antoine Griezmann put the home side ah…

US, Canada aim for NAFTA deal by year’s end: W.House

31 Aug

US President Donald Trump and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau hope to reach a deal to revamp NAFTA by year’s end, the White House said Thursday.After a phone call between the two leaders that discussed the tripartite agreement between Canada, t…