Federer beats Wawrinka for fifth Indian Wells title

Roger Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday to win his fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title.Federer, who won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, broke three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka in...

George W. Bush portrait collection tops bestseller lists

A book collection of paintings of military veterans by former US President George W. Bush has raced to the top of US bestseller lists.Subtitled "A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors," the volume features 66 portraits of wounded or traum...

‘Sesame Street’ to tackle autism with new muppet

"Sesame Street" has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago. Now it's taking on a new challenge: autism.The groundbreaking public television children's program...

World Bank announces $57 bln in financing for Africa

The World Bank on Sunday announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years.Of that total, $45 billion will come from the International Development Association, the World Bank fund that provides grants and intere...

Leishman holds off McIlroy to win Bay Hill title

Australia's Marc Leishman sank a 51-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole Sunday and held off a charging Rory McIlroy and two others to capture the Arnold Palmer Invitational.One-putting the last four holes at Bay Hill, the 33-year-old Aussie surged late to...

Abe, Merkel call for open markets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade Sunday, as the United States pushes towards greater protectionism."We want free and open markets," Merkel said in a speech in Hanover, a ...

Saudi-led coalition calls for UN to supervise Yemen port

The Arab coalition battling rebels in Yemen called Sunday for Hodeida port to be placed under UN supervision, after dozens of Somali refugees were killed on a boat offshore."We are also aware of allegations that the attack was carried out by a helicopt...

Saric soars as Sixers rally to dump Celtics

Croatian forward Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:41 to play Sunday, sparking the Philadelphia 76ers over visiting Boston 105-99.Covington, who finished with 16 points, and Saric combined for nine point...

Vesnina beats Kuznetsova to win Indian Wells WTA title

Elena Vesnina defeated fellow Rusian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6/8), 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA title.Playing in her first final at the elite Premier Mandatory level, world number 15 Vesnina battled through a tense three hours to sub...

Saudi Aramco resumes Egypt oil deliveries: ministry

Egypt has received its first two oil shipments from Saudi giant Aramco after deliveries were suspended for several months over political differences, an oil ministry spokesman said on Sunday."On Friday and Saturday, we received the first two deliveries...

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coastguard

Around 3,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Sunday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the Italian coastguard told AFP."After some calm days, migrants are arriving in large numbers, taking advantage of a window of favou...

In creating rock, Chuck Berry faced daunting racial barrier

With "Johnny B. Goode," a 1958 song that so defined rock 'n' roll that the US space program chose it to introduce the music to potential extraterrestrials, Chuck Berry created a now classic character -- the scrappy guitarist who triumphs through pure s...