Tag: fight

McGregor monsters Aldo in 13-second UFC title fight

Updated December 13, 2015 17:25:41 Photo: A new champ is crowned … Conor McGregor took just 14 seconds to end Jose Aldo’s reign as featherweight champion. (USA Right now Sports/Reuters: Gary A. Vasquez) Map: United States Conor McGregor has taken just 13 seconds to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title. McGregor landed a…


Brisbane Roar fight back to beat Wellington Phoenix in Cairns

Updated December 12, 2015 19:54:57 Photo: Jamie Maclaren had a host of possibilities just before ultimately scoring the winner for Brisbane. (Getty Photos: Chris Hyde) Map: Cairns 4870 Brisbane has clawed a two-1 win more than Wellington thanks to a late Jamie McLaren aim in hot and humid conditions in the first ever A-League clash…


US to deploy unique force to expand fight against Islamic State

Posted December 02, 2015 05:53:09 The United States says it will deploy a new force of specific operations troops to Iraq that will be capable to conduct raids, free of charge hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out “unilateral operations” in Syria. Key points US defence secretary announces plan to deploy new expeditionary group…


Men should remain in Syria, Iraq to fight Islamic State: Liberal backbencher

Posted December 01, 2015 14:01:31 A former Abbott government frontbencher has criticised male asylum seekers who seek refuge overseas instead of fighting for their homeland. Liberal backbencher Bob Baldwin told Parliament last evening that it was “a bit wealthy” to expect coalition soldiers to fight in nations such as Syria and Iraq when appropriately aged…


World’s biggest polluter wants to lead fight against climate change

Posted November 29, 2015 07:00:37 Photo: Provincial governments in China have issued 155 permits for new coal-fired power plants, despite the country’s efforts to reduce emissions. (ABC: Bill Birtles) Regardless of pumping as a lot carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the subsequent four biggest polluters combined, China will use this week’s UN conference in…


Interstate fire crews to join fight against deadly SA blaze

Updated November 26, 2015 05:44:20 Photo: Flames engulf a residence north of Adelaide during a bushfire emergency on November 25 2015. (ABC News: Tony Hill) Photo: Fire on a house on the way out of Wasleys in South Australia. (ABC News: Angelique Donnellan) Photo: A shed goes up in flames during a bushfire, north of…


UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Image copyright SPL Image caption Malaria is triggered by a parasite spread by mosquitoes The UK government is to generate a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases. The Ross Fund will be run in partnership with US philanthropists, Bill and Melinda Gates. It is named soon after Sir Ronald Ross…