Soccer-US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

By Simon Evans MOSCOW, June 13 : The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after FIFA’s congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to back the tri-nation joint bid for the tournament and leave Morocco to miss out for the fifth time. The North American bid collected 134 votes to […]

Japan seeks answers in avalanche deaths of 7 students and teacher

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, March 28 :Investigators pored over a Japanese mountain today after a massive avalanche tore through a group of high school students and teachers, killing eight, amid questions about why avalanche warnings were ignored and whether they had proper equipment. The avalanche in central Japan on Monday, which struck along some 50 […]

Helicopter crash piles pressure on Italy avalanche region

By Sasa Kavic and and Roberto Mignucci FARINDOLA, Italy, Jan 24 : A helicopter ambulance crashed in the Italian mountains today killing all six on board, further stretching emergency services workers who found victims but no more survivors after an avalanche buried a nearby hotel. The discovery of the body of a woman in the […]

Four children and woman rescued, two days after Italy avalanche

By Antonio Denti PENNE, Italy, Jan 20 : Four children and a woman were pulled clear today from the wreckage of a mountain hotel in central Italy flattened two days earlier by an avalanche, the national fire service said. A further five people had been located, trapped under tonnes of snow and debris, and rescuers […]

Helicopter search suspended for missing US climbers in Pakistan

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 4 : An aerial search for two American mountaineers missing in Pakistan was suspended today, an official said, after an initial flight showed no sign of the men but indicated an avalanche on the peak they were climbing. The climbers, Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson, were attempting to […]