Smog engulfs New Delhi as air pollution reaches ‘severe’ levels in Indian capital | World News

Heavy smog engulfs a highway in New Delhi earlier this month

Smog has engulfed New Delhi as air pollution reached “severe” levels in parts of India’s capital city. Concentrations of fine particles in the air were recorded at three times above the acceptable limits as pollution has worsened with the arrival of winter. “As the minimum temperature is dropping, gradual fog occurrence during early morning hours … Read more

World Cup 2022: Scenarios, standings, tiebreakers as Brazil, Portugal qualify for last 16; 27 teams alive

Getty Images We’re reaching the business end of the World Cup group stage as some of the groups only have one match remaining. So far, France, Portugal, and Brazil are the only teams to book their passage to the round of 16 but more will join them on the final matchday of each group. Qatar … Read more

The U.S.-Iran World Cup game puts a spotlight on Iran’s protest movement : NPR

A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protest movement. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption toggle caption Francisco Seco/AP A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa … Read more

China protests paused as police flood streets and temperatures drop below freezing | World News

Chinese security personnel walk past a junction near the site of protest the day before in Beijing

Protests against China’s strict anti-lockdown measures have been paused as police were out in force on Beijing’s streets and temperatures dropped well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing, and other cities where online calls to gather were issued were also reportedly quiet. Rallies against China‘s unusually strict zero-COVID measures spread to several cities over the weekend in … Read more

Qatari and FIFA officials able to drive into World Cup Al Bayt Stadium

How VIPs can get to and from the Al Bayt Stadium outside Doha.

Talk to any fans in Qatar and they’ll tell you that getting into the World Cup stadiums is far from a straightforward experience. All eight stadiums are within 35km of Doha, with four in the Doha city area. The furthest one away is Al Bayt Stadium – where Spain and Germany played in a blockbuster … Read more

World Cup standings, bracket 2022, group tiebreakers: Qualified team rankings, schedule, FIFA World Cup table

The World Cup in Qatar officially kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 20 and it concludes on Saturday, Dec. 10. Click here for the full daily match schedule and make sure to print out your wall chart. For the first time in the history of the event, the games will take place during the winter months, interrupting the … Read more

COVID-19: Australia to withdraw or refund tens of thousands of fines | World News

A man in a mask walks near the Sydney Opera House

Australia’s largest state has said it will withdraw or refund tens of thousands of fines issued during the COVID pandemic after lawyers found some fines were invalid in a test case. Australian states and territories instituted strict restrictions during the pandemic, including limits on travel and movement outside the home. Police in New South Wales, … Read more

South Korea vs. Ghana final score, FIFA World Cup 2022: Mohammed Kudus double fires Black Stars to victory

After an opening round loss against Portugal that felt like a missed opportunity, Ghana were on the hunt for their first win of the World Cup against South Korea. The Black Stars entered matchday two in a must-win scenario as the only team in group H without points. South Korea were eager to pick up … Read more

Portugal vs. Uruguay score: Two Bruno Fernandes goals has Cristiano Ronaldo’s team in World Cup last 16

Portugal are through to the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup while Uruguay appear to be on the brink of elimination thanks to a 2-0 result in favor of the Iberian side over the South Americans on Monday. It was a Bruno Fernandes goal in the second half, originally given to Cristiano Ronaldo, … Read more

Ecuador vs. Senegal live stream: How to watch 2022 World Cup live online, TV channel, prediction, odds

Getty Images Matchday 3 of the Group A kicks off with Ecuador and Senegal facing each other, while Netherlands will play at the same time against 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar. Ecuador just need to avoid defeat to Senegal in order to secure passage to the round of 16. If they can better the Netherlands’ … Read more