The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist gunmen. In a special joint session of the House and the Senate, legislators overwhelmingly backed Duterte's bid toRead More »
British Cycling hopes it has made sure of securing at least £40 million ($52 million, 45 million euros) from national funding agency UK Sport after voting in reforms at an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday. Had it not accepted proposals to implement UK sports minister Tracey Crouch's call
Swimming's world governing body FINA voted Saturday in Budapest to rename synchronised swimming as "artistic" in an effort to boost the sport's popularity. "The reality is we are living in a sports business environment and we should find the best way to promote our sport,"
Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low", according to the agriculture ministry. "At 37.6 million hectolitres (993.3 million gallons) the 2017 harvest is set to come in 17
Kenyan police on Saturday arrested a lawmaker already accused of inciting violence after he urged people to take land away from white farmers, senior officers said. Opposition deputy Mathew Lempurkel was in custody, an officer at the Naromoru station in central Kenya, told AFP by phone. "He is
Having fled her native Afghanistan with her family as a child, Nadia Nadim has found a new home in Denmark, whose shirt she is wearing at the women's Euro tournament in the Netherlands. The 29-year-old striker with the Portland Thorns in the US National Women's Soccer League left her home with
Chris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in Saturday's 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took the stage victory. Rigoberto Uran moved into second overall at 54 seconds, set to be the tightest winning margin of Froome's four Tour successes
The son of Brazilian football legend Pele will return to prison after his appeal against a 13-year sentence for laundering drug-trafficking money was rejected, local authorities said on Saturday. Edson "Edinho" Cholbi do Nascimento, 46, turned himself into a police station in Sao Paulo on
President Donald Trump on Saturday presided over the commissioning of the US Navy's newest next-generation aircraft carrier -- a trip that offered a brief escape from the swirling political drama in Washington. Trump appeared to revel in the pomp and pageantry of the ceremony aboard the ship at
Syria's army announced Saturday a halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on how a safe zone will function for the besieged opposition enclave. With many of its towns and villages ravaged by bombardments in the six-year conflict, Eastern Ghouta near
Branden Grace made history on Saturday when he became the first man to shoot a round of 62 in a major in the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale, but he admitted he had been unaware of the landmark. There had been 31 rounds of 63 in the previous 441 major championships, with 10 coming
The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International on Saturday denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as "an absolute shame on humanity". The conflict in Yemen has escalated dramatically since March 2015, when Saudi-led forces launched
A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 preseason victory over Leicester City in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday. With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined
England captain Heather Knight hopes her side will have saved their best for last when they face India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. Tournament hosts England suffered a surprise 35-run defeat by India in their very first pool match of this year's World Cup.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according ...
"I condemn Israel's insistence on its position despite all warnings... and the excessive use of force by Israeli forces against our brothers gathered for Friday prayers," he said in a statement. Erdogan said that he was speaking in his capacity as the current chairman of the summit of
Li Zheng and Wang Han held off Britain's Grace Reid and Tom Daley to earn China's eighth diving gold of the world aquatic championships in Saturday's 3m synchro springboard final. China's Li, who turned 17 in May, and Wang took gold with 323.70 points after a battle with the British
Turkish police have over the last week detained at least 15 people for wearing a T-shirt with a slogan the authorities argue is a veiled message backing the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup. Police across the country have been detaining people wearing T-shirts with the word "Hero
Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead raised fears on Saturday of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Friday's violence -- a stabbing attack that killed three Israelis and clashes which left three
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from neighbours on border security amid tension over Europe's migrant crisis. "We shall not accept lessons and still less threats such as those we have heard from our neighbours
A House committee has unveiled a disputed plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for ...
The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried on Saturday near their native village. The funeral was held in the church where the couple had attended mass on the August 15 feast day before setting out on their trek
Nigeria's military on Friday blamed an unexpected gathering of homeless people for a botched air strike that killed 112 at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict. Air force jets hit the camp in Rann, northeast Nigeria, on January 17 as aid workers distributed food to internally displaced
Medecins Sans Frontiers in Afghanistan on Saturday reopened a small medical clinic in northern Kunduz province where nearly two years ago a US airstrike destroyed their hospital, killing over 40. The new facility, which has one doctor and five nurses, will only provide outpatient treatment of minor
Qatar's BeIN sports network was broadcasting again Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, according to subscribers to its channels which have been blocked since the start of a Gulf crisis. "We are again receiving the network of BeIN sports channels, distributed by Du," one of two telecommunications
Organisers expect around a quarter of a million visitors to flock the city of Mozart's birth to take in performances from classical music luminaries such as Simon Rattle, John Eliot Gardiner and Mariss Jansons. High points will include a modern retelling of Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito