World New Zealand crush Australia for record 18th straight win 2016-10-22T08:49:43.000000Z Auckland (AFP) - New Zealand beat Australia 37-10 on Saturday to win their 18th consecutive Test, breaking a 47-year-old record for top-tier nations in rugby union. Thais sing special royal anthem version to honor late king 2016-10-22T08:49:08.000000Z BANGKOK (AP) — A massive crowd has gathered in central Bangkok to sing a special version of Thailand's royal anthem in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died this month. NZ beats Australia 37-10 for record 18th straight test win 2016-10-22T08:45:43.000000Z AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand overwhelmed Australia 37-10 Saturday in the third Bledisloe Cup rugby test to post a world record 18th-straight test win. Wounded await evacuation on day three of Aleppo truce 2016-10-22T08:45:16.000000Z Hundreds of wounded civilians were stranded in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo Saturday after the UN said security concerns had prevented evacuation convoys even as Russia extended a ceasefire into a third day. An AFP photographer in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood at one of the crossings over t... Kerber set to end 2016 on a high 2016-10-22T08:38:04.000000Z Newly-crowned world number one Angelique Kerber has rediscovered her form and is poised to end the year on a high at the $7 million WTA Finals in Singapore. The German started 2016 by lifting the Australian Open trophy, her first major title, but said she initially struggled with her new level of su... Libya naval forces deny charges of attack on migrant boat 2016-10-22T08:33:34.000000Z By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan naval forces denied charges from a rescue organization that one of their crew had attacked a migrant boat packed with around 150 people, causing some to fall into the sea and at least four to drown, a spokesman said. The Germany-based humanitarian group Se... U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad to assess Mosul offensive 2016-10-22T08:23:25.000000Z U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Saturday to get an assessment of the U.S.-backed Iraqi campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State. The offensive that started on Monday to capture Mosul is expected to become the biggest battle fought in Iraq since the ... Iraq storms main Christian town near Mosul as Carter arrives in Baghdad 2016-10-22T08:23:25.000000Z By Thaier al-Sudani and Phil Stewart QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army on Saturday stormed a Christian town that had been under control of Islamic State since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq. The advance... The Latest: Iraqi army says town near Mosul taken from IS 2016-10-22T08:19:43.000000Z KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local): Urawa beats Niigata 2-1 to maintain lead in J-League 2016-10-22T08:14:35.000000Z TOKYO (AP) — Shinzo Koroki scored both goals on Saturday as Urawa Reds beat Albirex Niigata 2-1 to maintain its lead in the J-League.