BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a decree increasing fines for swearing and drinking in public.
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MIAMI—Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a “mockery” after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot.
Players had a say in deciding starters for next month's game in New Orleans, with their selections accounting for 25 percent of someone's total score in the balloting.
The candy-coloured love letter to musicals “La La Land" today landed a record-tying 14 nominations to the Academy Awards, which fielded a notably more diverse list of nominees following two-straight years of "OscarsSoWhite” backlash.
MELBOURNE, Australia—Not every tennis player quotes from Goethe on Twitter, keeps a journal, and visits art exhibitions during tournaments.
Milos Raonic, though, has taken a slightly different path in life.
He grew up playing tennis in snowy Canada, not sunny Florida. And his parents—immigrants from Montenegro—knew nothing about tennis.
A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.
CHICAGO—Jonathan Toews' offensive numbers have been subpar this season, but the Chicago Blackhawks' captain came through with a huge performance last night.
He scored the tie-breaking goal with 1:18 to go as Chicago beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 for its third-straight victory.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect’s head are reminiscent of Trump’s blond hairdo.
LONDON — Britain’s Royal Navy has removed a suspected World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central London.
The Metropolitan Police force says that officers were called Thursday afternoon “to reports of suspected World War II ordnance in the river” near the Houses of Parliament.
PARIS — UNESCO says about a third of the ancient city of Aleppo has been destroyed during the war in Syria.
The United Nations cultural organization conducted an emergency mission in Aleppo from between Monday and Thursday this week to assess damage at the World Heritage Site and reported “extensive damage” at the Great Umayyad Mosque, the Citadel and other historic buildings.
LONDON — Bridge players who want the card game recognized as a sport have lost their latest legal bid in Britain.
The Court of Appeal in London on Thursday upheld an October 2015 ruling backing Sport England’s refusal to put bridge in the same category as badminton, billiards and ballroom dancing.