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Colombia plane crash kills seven

At least seven people were killed and another three injured when a small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia on Sunday, a firefighter said. “Nine people were on board the plane. Seven died, while two are seriously injured,” Juan Carlos Ganan, the commander of firefighters in the area, told AFP. The third person injured was a […]

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Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dead at 75: police

Ric Ocasek, frontman and lead singer of New Wave innovators The Cars, was found dead on Sunday, US police said. The New York Police Department said in a statement that they had received a call at approximately 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) “for an unconscious male at East 19th Street. He was pronounced dead at the […]

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General Motors auto workers call strike in US

The United Auto Workers union called a nationwide strike against General Motors Sunday, with some 46,000 members set to walk off the job beginning at midnight amid an impasse in contract talks. The decision, which the Wall Street Journal described as the first major stoppage at GM in more than a decade, came a day […]

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Djokovic in Brisbane, Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday’s draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event. The championship, which will take place from January 3-12 in the lead-up to the year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open […]

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US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown

Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on Sunday. “I am truly blessed,” the beaming 19-year-old told hundreds gathered to celebrate her achievement. “I did not get here overnight. There has been a lot of […]