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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 could happen in China or Australia but will take place this year

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 could happen in China or Australia but will take place this year

Sports
The Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy fight could take place in China or Australia but will still happen in 2020. Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum revealed on talkSPORT’s Fight Night that options are being explored to hold it in a different location. Getty Images - Getty Tyson Fury outclassed Deontay Wilder on a memorable night in Las Vegas in February It was expected to be held in Las Vegas in July but the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to that. Arum said: “We are looking elsewhere, at places where they’ve had very little coronavirus. Where it is not considered to be a problem. “We are exploring the possible of Macaw, China and also in a big venue in Australia, which seems to have the coronavirus under control. AFP or licensors
Australia pushes for independent virus probe as tensions climb with China

Australia pushes for independent virus probe as tensions climb with China

World
April 29 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison endorsed an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus on Wednesday as tensions between the island nation and China continue to climb. During a press briefing in Canberra, Morrison told reporters that Australia is going to continue pushing for an independent review of the virus' origins and of China's early handling of the outbreak despite mounting criticism from the Asian nation. "This is a virus that has taken more than 200,000 lives across the world. It has shut down the global economy. The implications and impacts of this are extraordinary," Morrison said. "Now, it would seem entirely reasonable and sensible that the world would want to have an independent assessment of how this all occurred, so we can lear...
Women’s T20 World Cup final: Australia beat India at MCG

Women’s T20 World Cup final: Australia beat India at MCG

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women's T20 World Cup final, Melbourne Cricket GroundAustralia 184-5 (20 overs): Mooney 78*, Healy 75, Sharma 2-38India 99 all out (19.1 overs): Sharma 33, Schutt 4-18, Jonassen 3-20Australia won by 85 runs ScorecardAustralia demolished India by 85 runs to win their fifth Women's T20 World Cup title in front of a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.It was a near-perfect evening for the hosts, who posted 184-4 after a brutal 75 from Alyssa Healy and opener Beth Mooney's unbeaten 78.An overawed India slid to 18-3, with teenage star Shafali Ver...
Climate change boosted Australia bushfire risk by at least 30%

Climate change boosted Australia bushfire risk by at least 30%

Science
Scientists have published the first assessment quantifying the role of climate change in the recent Australian bushfires.Global warming boosted the risk of the hot, dry weather that's likely to cause bushfires by at least 30%, they say.But the study suggests the figure is likely to be much greater.It says that if global temperatures rise by 2C, as seems likely, such conditions would occur at least four times more often.The analysis has been carried out by the World Weather Attribution consortium. A visual guide to Australia's bushfire crisis Climate change: Where we are in seven charts Co-author Geert Jan van Oldenborgh of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute in De Bilt, The Netherlands, told the BBC even the study's ve...
U.S. approves deal to sell LRASMs to Australia for up to $990M

U.S. approves deal to sell LRASMs to Australia for up to $990M

Business
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The State Department has approved a possible sale of up to 200 AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles and related equipment to the Australian government for an estimated cost of $ 990 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to the DSCA, Australia's request also included support and test equipment, technical publications and documentation, personnel training, training equipment, technical assistance from the U.S. government and contractor representatives -- and engineering and logistics support. "This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States. Australia is one of our most important allies in the Western Pacific," said DSCA's announcement of the sale approval. "The strategic location ...