Yahoo News Now Special Report
Yahoo News Now Special Report
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he called riots, the wave of protests sparked by the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in September.The protests that began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iran's morality police on September 16 have turned into one of the boldest challenges to the clerical leadership since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Just as he stopped Tunisia, humble Harry Souttar is halting any praise of his individual heroics for the Socceroos.Souttar's masterly defensive efforts against the Tunisians were key to Australia's breakthrough 1-0 win at the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday.
Mitch Duke reckons it's the best moment in his life.The often scorned striker has ended Australia's dozen years of World Cup misery with the match-winning goal in a 1-0 triumph over Tunisia.
Robert Lewandowski finally scored his first World Cup goal as Poland brought Saudi Arabia back down to earth with a with a 2-0 Group C victory that rejuvenated their campaign.Lewandowski, who missed a penalty in Poland's opening draw with Mexico and was visibly emotional after finding the net on Saturday, pounced on a mistake in the 82nd minute to double Poland's lead after Piotr Zielinski had given them a first-half lead.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China's rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support.The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councillors are ostensibly about domestic issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and crime, and those elected will not have a direct say on China policy.
ELECTION DAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGNWHERE THEY WENT* Daniel Andrews - Glen Huntly (in the electorate of Caulfield, held by Liberal on a 0.5 per cent margin in 2018)* Matthew Guy - Templestowe (in the electorate of Bulleen, held by Liberal on a 5.
The Tasmania JackJumpers have continued their recent dominance over Melbourne United by completing a stunning fourth-quarter comeback to record a spirited 94-90 victory.Both sides entered Saturday night's clash at John Cain Arena desperate for a win having lost three of their past four games, but the home side needed to turn the tables on Tasmania after losing five of their last six meetings against the NBL newcomers.
Liberal Party soul-searching has begun in the wake of the Victorian election after a string of losses sparked immediate questions over its lack of traction at the state and federal level.Federal Liberal leader Peter Dutton did not play an active part in the state election campaign and did not appear alongside his Victorian counterpart Matthew Guy in the lead-up to the poll.
SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA'S WORLD CUP GAME AGAINST TUNISIA* Result: Australia 1 Tunisia 0* Key moment: Mitch Duke's glorious goal for the Socceroos was one to treasure. He ignited the counter-attack with a brilliant flick in midfield, and then charged into the area to meet Craig Goodwin's deflected cross with a perfect glancing header into the corner.
The Greens look set to win two inner-city seats in the Victorian capital, stealing Northcote and Richmond off Labor, to increase their numbers in the lower house.Leader Samantha Ratnam declared Saturday's results as the beginning of the end of the two party system in Victoria.
The Victorian Nationals will regain two heartland seats from independents as two teal candidates look set to pick up seats.In inner-Melbourne, teal independent Melissa Lowe is on track to take Hawthorn off Labor and fend off a return of former senior Liberal John Pesutto.
A landslide engulfed buildings during heavy rain on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia on Saturday, and there was confusion among government ministers over the death toll.Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi said that no deaths had been confirmed.
The Kookaburras have edged a nine-goal thriller against India to win their first match since claiming gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.Two goals in the last three minutes from forward Blake Govers clinched the 5-4 win for Australia in Adelaide, against the same rivals they defeated 7-0 to take the title in Birmingham.
Coach Graham Arnold has told his triumphant Socceroos not to celebrate - but he wants the rest of Australia to go nuts.Arnold expects plenty of hangovers in Australia after a moment of Mitch Duke magic delivered a 1-0 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup.
Russia is likely removing nuclear warheads from ageing nuclear cruise missiles and firing unarmed munitions at Ukraine, Britain's military intelligence says.The defence ministry said open-source imagery showed wreckage of an air-launched cruise missile fired at Ukraine that seem to have been designed in the 1980s as a nuclear delivery system, adding that ballast was probably being substituted for the warheads.
He is the Chinese wildcard who will play alongside Brisbane hero Cameron Smith for a shot at the Australian PGA Championship crown.Liu carded a one-under 70 on Saturday, hitting the flag on the par-three 11th hole to be narrowly denied a new BMW for a hole-in-one.
Brisbane Roar star winger Shea Connors was replaced at the end of a 1-all draw with Canberra United with heat exhaustion in an A-League Women clash played in oppressive conditions.The temperature recorded on the pitch at Brisbane's Perry Park was 35 degrees with players taking a break every 15 minutes.
West Indian Deandra Dottin starred with bat and ball to propel the Adelaide Strikers to their first WBBL title and a 10-run win over the Sydney Sixers in the final at North Sydney Oval.Dottin (52 not out off 37 balls) finished the innings with a flourish as Adelaide made 5-147, a score which looked a little below par.
Prized Sydney FC recruit Madison Haley has kickstarted the reigning premiers' season with a goal on her A-League Women debut to set up a 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory at Cromer Park.The Sky Blues controlled much of the grand final rematch but it took the intervention of their American signing to break the deadlock with a composed finish on Saturday.
The Brisbane Lions feel uncomfortable heading into the AFLW grand final as favourites after always perceiving the competition viewing them as underdogs.The Lions will host Melbourne in Sunday's decider at the new Michael Voss Oval with more than 7000 spectators expected to turn out in sweltering conditions tipped to rise above 30C.