Mourners jam funeral of Paraguay opposition activist

Demonstrators massed at a funeral for an opposition political activist killed by Paraguayan police after an anti-government break-in at Congress.Rodrigo Quintana, 25, leader of the Liberal Party's youth branch, has become the unwitting symbol of deep f...

Socialist Moreno leads Ecuador vote: partial count

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno had a slim lead Sunday in Ecuador's presidential runoff, setting up a tense wait for the final count in a race that could change the political map of Latin America.Moreno, the designated heir to a decade of President Ra...

Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner on visit to Iraq

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and top aide to President Donald Trump, is in Iraq on an official visit, a senior administration official said on Sunday.Kushner was traveling with General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who had invite...

Ryu wins LPGA ANA Inspiration as controversy engulfs Thompson

South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon won the ANA Inspiration with a birdie at the first playoff hole on Sunday, beating Lexi Thompson after the American was left in tears by a rules fiasco that cost her four strokes.Thompson was in the lead when she learned after...

James hits 40-point triple-double as Cavs win Pacers thriller

LeBron James scored a 40-point triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed on the heels of Eastern Conference leaders Boston with a 135-130 double overtime win over the Indiana Pacers.James finished with 41 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists for hi...

French Guiana rejects France’s $1 bn aid offer

Labour leaders behind massive strikes in French Guiana have rejected a billion dollar aid package offered by the French government, demanding instead $2.5 billion right away.The South American territory, which is administered as a region of France, has...

Jason Day practices at Masters with mother ‘in good hands’

Australia's Jason Day completed a long weekend of practice at Augusta National on Sunday, hopeful his mother's condition in her cancer fight will allow him to play in the Masters.The world number three toured the famed layout for the third consecutive ...

Tesla tops quarterly sales forecast

Tesla sold more than 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, a record that beat analysts' forecasts, the electric carmaker said on Sunday.The Palo Alto, California-based carmaker saw deliveries bounce back by 69 percent compared to a rough first quarter ...

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

A massive clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia devastated by a cyclone, with residents and business owners returning to thick mud, piles of debris and ruined property.At least two people were killed and thr...

Bumgarner homers twice but Giants lose on MLB opening day

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner clubbed two home runs but it was not enough to stop the Arizona Diamondbacks snatching a 6-5 win in a thrilling season-opening duel.Bumgarner became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to hi...

Chiefs’ Faauli gets month ban for high tackle

Waikato Chiefs centre Jonathan Faauli was suspended for four weeks Monday over a high tackle during his team's win over the Northern Bulls on the weekend, governing body SANZAAR said.Faauli was cited for a dangerous tackle on Jan Serfontein in the 27th...

Saracens skipper Barritt excited by Dublin date with Munster

Saracens captain Brad Barritt insisted his title-holders would be undaunted by the prospect of a European Champions Cup semi-final away to Irish province Munster.The London club, who are also the reigning English champions, booked their place in the la...

Ruling party has big lead in Armenia vote: partial count

Armenia's ruling party led Monday in a partial count of the vote in the first parliamentary elections held since the adoption of constitutional reforms transforming the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic.With votes tallied from 13.8 percen...