Daily Archives: January 15, 2022

Before the second tsunami, a terrifying volcano eruption was heard across Tonga, and Australian beaches were evacuated. After a massive undersea volcanic eruption, a second tsunami hit the Pacific island of Tonga, flooding homes and triggering warnings as far away as Australia, Japan, and the United States. When the second tsunami struck the nation of 105,000 people this weekend, a family captured the moment water rushed in from the sea, flooding homes as they finished church choir practice. After a series of massive booms were heard across several Pacific islands, the tsunami forced people to seek higher ground. Tsunami warnings…

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Having his security detail removed came as a “shock”, the Duke of Sussex told Oprah in the bombshell interview about his departure from royal life alongside his wife.Harry told the US television host he “never thought” he would have his security detail removed upon deciding to step back from royal duties, and had “pushed back” at the time.During the sit-down interview, broadcast in March last year, the Duchess of Sussex said she had written to her husband’s family urging them not to “pull his security”.Harry said: “I was born into this position. I inherited the risk. So that was a…

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YAOUNDE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Ghana forward Benjamin Tetteh has been handed a three-match ban for punching a Gabon opponent in a post-match fracas after a testy 1-1 draw at the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Friday.Tetteh knocked down Aaron Boupendza of Gabon as players and officials traded blows after the game in an unsavoury fracas.He was red-carded when the referee was informed of the incident by VAR but refused to come out of the changing rooms to bw shown the card after the Group C clash in Yaounde.The Confederation of African Football on Saturday handed the 24-year-old, who…

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Vivian Gray scored 23 points, Bryn Gerlich added a career-high 16 and Texas Tech raced to a 64-45 win over No. 25 Kansas State on Saturday.Gerlich and Gray combined for 17 points in the first quarter – Gerlich hit three 3-pointers – and the Red Raiders opened a 23-7 lead. TCU was 10 of 19, the Wildcats just 3 of 13.Trailing 40-22 at halftime, K-State managed to close the gap to 53-43 after three quarters but then went ice cold, making just 1 of 17 shots, ending the game on an 0 for 12 drought over…

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The No 10 “partygate scandal” has worsened the public’s mental health, Sir Keir Stamer said as he laid out plans to reform the NHS under a Labour government.The Labour leader, in a speech at the Fabian Society conference in London, said young people had been particularly hard hit with mental health struggles during the coronavirus pandemic.As part of his vision for the NHS, he pledged a Labour administration would install a mental health care facility for young people in every community and provide specialist support in schools.Taking questions about the policy after his speech, Sir Keir said the revelations about…

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Novak Djokovic’s hopes of defending his Australian Open title are in severe doubt after he was detained again in Melbourne on Saturday, just two days before the start of the Grand Slam.It came after Australian authorities ripped up his visa for a second time and declared the unvaccinated world number one a threat to the public because of his views about being jabbed.A federal court hearing is scheduled for Sunday as the Serbian fights against deportation.AFP Sport looks at where it leaves the Australian Open:- Is Djokovic still in the draw? -The 34-year-old is chasing a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam,…

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MOSCOW (AP) – Russia´s defense ministry says the troops that were deployed to Kazakhstan as violent demonstrations shook the country have returned home.The troops were part of a force sent as peacekeepers by the Collective Treaty Security Organization, a Russia-led alliance of six former Soviet states. The CSTO approved the force of more than 2,000 on Jan. 5 at the request of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.The demonstrations started on Jan. 2 to protest a sharp rise in fuel prices. They quickly spread nationwide and descended into violence within several days. Protesters stormed government buildings and set them ablaze, and dozens…

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Jan 15 (Reuters) – England’s batting once again crumbled in the face of Australian pace bowling on Saturday and the tourists limped to tea on 124 for six on the second day of the day-night fifth Ashes test, still 179 runs in arrears.Debutant wicketkeeper Sam Billings, unbeaten on 19, and Chris Woakes, who had been dropped twice in his five not out, will resume under the lights for the final session at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval.The tourists dismissed Australia for 303 in the opening session but were quickly on the back foot when they came out to bat with Rory Burns…

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not write off their rare goalless performance as he believes it will provide valuable help in preparing for the visit of Brentford.The 0-0 draw with 10-man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg was the first time since April the Reds had not scored in a home match and only the second occasion this season they had drawn a blank.A first-half sending-off meant the visitors retreated into a back five, and while Klopp’s side failed to break that down, the manager feels it may have given the Reds an insight into what to expect…

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Brentford boss Thomas Frank has backed Ivan Toney to give Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk another good battle on Sunday.The Bees forward produced a superb display in the last meeting between the clubs in September, grabbing an assist and generally being a constant thorn in the Reds defence’s side with his aerial presence.While Toney largely got the better of Van Dijk in the 3-3 draw, the Dutch centre-back did produce a game-saving tackle late on to deny the former Peterborough striker a potential winning goal.Ahead of Sunday’s trip to Anfield, Frank said with a smile: “Virgil is a decent defender so it…

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