Gaping sinkholes form in quake-hit Croatia

Round holes of all sizes have begun appearing in a central Croatian region after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in December that killed seven people and caused widespread destruction. Scientists have been flocking to Mecencani and other villages in the sparsely inhabited region southwest of the capital Zagreb. “These are so-called dropout …

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Finch fires Australia to T20 decider

Australia have levelled the T20 series with New Zealand, skittling the Black Caps for just 106 in Wellington to set up a do-or-die finale on Sunday. In blustery conditions on Friday night, Aaron Finch smacked 26 off Kyle Jamieson’s final over to power Australia to 6-156 at an empty Sky …

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World ‘no nearer’ to finding COVID source

Despite a high-profile visit to China by a team of international experts in January, the world is no closer to knowing the origins of COVID-19, according to one of the authors of an open letter calling for a new investigation. “At this point we are no further advanced than we …

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Catalans expecting Folau to return

French rugby league club Catalans Dragons have not given up hope of having Israel Folau back in 2021 but insist they will demand compensation if he makes a return to the NRL instead. The 31-year-old dual-code international is still in Australia tending to pressing family matters and, with the new …

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French rugby team faces stricter rules

The French rugby team’s anti-COVID-19 protocol will be strengthened, with players and staff not being allowed to leave their hotel ahead of Six Nations games, federation president Bernard Laporte has announced. France’s game against Scotland last weekend was postponed after 12 French players and five staff members, including coach Fabien …

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Tokyo Games chief vows to win over public

Tokyo Olympics chief Seiko Hashimoto has promised to revive the Japanese people’s passion for the Summer Olympics and “turn their concerns into excitement.” Hashimoto, who took over as president of the Games organising committee two weeks ago, directly addressed low support among the Japanese public for holding the Games during …

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Shares drop ahead of US jobs data release

It has been a frantic day for traders as another push higher in bond-market borrowing costs and the US dollar sank stocks and oil prices jumped, after OPEC and its allies opted against increasing supply for the time being. Nervy European shares started 0.7 per cent lower, Asia had dropped, …

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Goodwin strikes once more, A-L Reds down Jets

A second goal in two games for Adelaide’s favourite returning son Craig Goodwin has handed the Reds a 2-1 win over Newcastle at Coopers Stadium. Back with Adelaide on loan after a stint in Saudi Arabia, Goodwin found the net in his first game, a 3-2 win over Western Sydney …

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