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2019 News

'The Arab Spring did not die': A second wave of Mideast protests

Beirut - The Arab Spring uprisings are nearly a decade old and moribund but protests in four new countries last year revealed that the spirit of the revolts that lit up 2011 is still alive.

Measles tops the list - Five notable disease outbreaks of 2019

Some diseases have been around since antiquity, while others are relatively new. But this year, the germs roared back with a vengeance. Here's a look at the most notable disease outbreaks of 2019.

Op-Ed: Adam Lambert and Queen put on the best rock concert of 2019

With 2019 nearing to an end, it is evident that Adam Lambert and the classic rock group Queen put on the best live rock concerts of 2019, as part of the "Rhapsody" Tour.

Op-Ed: Rita Wilson releases the most powerful song and video of 2019

Singer-songwriter and actress Rita Wilson has released the most powerful song and music video for "2019" — "Throw Me a Party."

Energy efficiency had an amazing impact in 2019

Energy efficiency is the quickest way to cut energy waste in our homes, workplaces, and vehicles. It spans so many facets of daily life that it's easy to take it for granted. However, energy efficiency's impact in 2019 in the U.S. was truly amazing.

2010s hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again

Madrid - This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change is outpacing humanity's ability to adapt to it.

Evacuations in Philippines as typhoon threatens SEA Games

Clark - The Philippines has begun evacuating thousands of people, local officials said Sunday, as a powerful typhoon rumbled in off the Pacific, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and threatening SEA Games venues.

Luis Lacalle Pou, Uruguay's new president

Montevideo - Uruguay's young president-elect Luis Lacalle Pou has a remarkable political pedigree, being the son of a former president and a senator.

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Cape Town - South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison.

Soweto's rugby women look to Springboks for inspiration

Soweto - Khanyisile Makumbana knew she couldn't miss the Springboks' victorious parade through Soweto after their Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan.

Leftist icon Mujica set for ministerial return in Uruguay

Montevideo - Ex-Uruguay president Jose Mujica is on the brink of a sensational return to the political spotlight, after the 84-year-old former guerrilla leader said Thursday he had agreed to be a minister in a Broad Front government.

South Africans hope Rugby World Cup win will unite the nation

Johanesburg - South Africans white and black celebrated wildly on Saturday and expressed hopes that the Springboks' Rugby World Cup win, inspired by black captain Siya Kolisi, would bring the nation together.

England, South Africa clash in Rugby World Cup final for the ages

Kitakata - England and South Africa will collide in a Rugby World Cup final between the two most powerful teams around on Saturday as they bid to become the first side to lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Asia.

Left ahead but set for Uruguay presidential run-off with center-right

Montevideo - The leftist ruling coalition's presidential candidate Daniel Martinez was ahead in Uruguay's general election on Sunday, according to early results, but faces a tough challenge to beat the center-right in a run-off next month.

Uruguayans vote on security reform in general election

Montevideo - Polls opened in Uruguay Sunday with voters electing a successor to leftist President Tabare Vazquez and deciding on constitutional reforms including the establishment of a military police force.

Uruguayans to vote on security reform during general election

Montevideo - Uruguayans will pick a successor to leftist President Tabare Vazquez on Sunday as well as voting on crime-busting constitutional reform to establish a military police force and create full life terms for the most serious offenses.

River Plate reach Copa Libertadores final despite Boca loss

Buenos Aires - Defending champions River Plate booked a place in the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday despite losing a tense semi-final to rivals Boca Juniors at a packed Bombonera in Buenos Aires.

Air New Zealand offers 'safety tips' to Irish rugby fans

Wellington - Air New Zealand has offered Irish rugby fans some tongue-in-cheek "safety tips" before the countries face off in the quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup in Japan on Saturday.

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Apo - Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Apo - Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts.

Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan

Apo - Japan's military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across the country, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than a dozen missing.

One dead as Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan

Apo - Powerful Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as potentially record-breaking rains and high winds sparked evacuation orders for more than 1.6 million people.

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Hagibis

Apo - Japan braced on Friday for a powerful typhoon barrelling towards Tokyo that has already forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, disrupted the Suzuka Grand Prix and grounded flights.

England-France, New Zealand-Italy axed as typhoon threatens World Cup

Apo - Rugby World Cup organisers took the unprecedented step of cancelling games -- England v France, and New Zealand v Italy -- on Thursday as Super Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Japan.

Japan super typhoon at weekend could hit Rugby World Cup, Grand Prix

Apo - A super typhoon among the most powerful in decades was set to hit Japan this holiday weekend, weather officials warned Wednesday, and could severely disrupt both the Rugby World Cup and Formula One Grand Prix.

All Blacks, Springboks clash in Rugby World Cup blockbuster

Apo - Two-time defending champions New Zealand face the toughest of starts to their Rugby World Cup campaign when they play South Africa on a heavyweight day two at the tournament on Saturday.

'Chance of a lifetime': fans cheer Japan rugby win

Apo - Rugby fans from long-time supporters to newly minted enthusiasts crammed into bars and viewing zones in Tokyo on Friday to cheer as Japan kicked off the World Cup with a win in the opener against Russia."I have been so looking forward to the World Cup....

Adam Lambert and Queen to perform at 2019 Global Citizen Festival

New York - On September 28, international pop star Adam Lambert and rock group Queen will be performing at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

The Marshall Tucker Band kicks off second leg of 2019 tour

The Marshall Tucker Band announced the second leg of their critically-acclaimed "Through Hell & High Water... and Back" Tour.

The Clairvoyants open up about 2019 Christmas tour and fans Special

Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass of Austrian mentalist duo The Clairvoyants chatted with Digital Journal about their 2019 Christmas tour.
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Martina McBride  Dolly Parton  Carrie Underwood  Reba McEntire and other women performing as part of...
Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and other women performing as part of 'Women of Country' tribute at 2019 CMA Awards
ABC, Image Group LA
Kate Linder and Friends Toronto Tea 2019
Kate Linder and Friends Toronto Tea 2019
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger STX FX4 SuperCab.
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger STX FX4 SuperCab.
Ford Motors
Sea surface temperature anomaly maps show temperatures above normal in orange and red.
Sea surface temperature anomaly maps show temperatures above normal in orange and red.
This map depicts the locations where there is a greater than 50-percent chance of major  moderate or...
This map depicts the locations where there is a greater than 50-percent chance of major, moderate or minor flooding during March through May, 2019.
Tiffany releases  I Think We re Alone Now  (2019)
Tiffany releases 'I Think We're Alone Now' (2019)
official Tiffany cover art, Go On Then Records
Swiss long jumper Céline Schwarzentruber competing in the women s long jump at the 2019 European Ga...
Swiss long jumper Céline Schwarzentruber competing in the women's long jump at the 2019 European Games
Daniel Mitchell
Flood waters cover several areas of northeast Oklahoma  May 22  2019. Several days of severe weather...
Flood waters cover several areas of northeast Oklahoma, May 22, 2019. Several days of severe weather brought dangerous flood levels to the Tulsa area, requiring entire towns to evacuate their homes.
Flood List / U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle

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