Defeating IS is ‘first priority’ in Syria: Tillerson

8 Apr

The top priority for the United States in Syria is to defeat the Islamic State group even before stabilizing the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.Defeating the group and its self-proclaimed caliphate would eliminate not only a threat to t…

Wife snaps unhappy Day back into Masters fray

8 Apr

World number three Jason Day of Australia was so upset after his first two Masters rounds that wife Ellie was ready to slap him to snap him out of it.Day, 29, almost missed the cut with a second round 76 on Friday following his 74 in Thursday’s first r…

Sonny Bill bank logo cover-up puzzles Blues rugby

8 Apr

The return of All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams to the playing field was not without controversy, after he blocked out the logo on his jersey of an Auckland Blues sponsor.Williams, a frequent user of social media, has not commented on his decision to…

France expels Swiss Islamist

8 Apr

France on Saturday expelled controversial Swiss Islamist preacher Hani Ramadan who posed “a serious threat to public order”, the interior ministry said.Ramadan, whose brother is the intellectual Tariq Ramadan and whose grandfather founded Egypt’s radic…

Marquez takes rainy Argentina GP pole as Vinales slips-up

8 Apr

World champion Marc Marquez claimed pole position for the Grand Prix of Argentina on Saturday as the Spaniard dominated in the pouring rain of Termas de Rio Hondo.The Honda pilot edged Karel Abraham of the Czech Republic in a Ducati, who took a shock s…

La Rochelle, Montpellier on track in Top 14, Bayonne derailed

8 Apr

Top 14 leaders La Rochelle edged closer to a semi-final spot but rivals Clermont faced increasing pressure from Montpellier after losing at home to Brive on Saturday.La Rochelle’s 16-5 home win against Bordeaux extended their lead on second-placed Cler…

Over 20 injured as 2 trains collide in Moscow – reports

8 Apr

More than 20 people have reportedly been injured and several hospitalized after a train going from Moscow to Brest collided with an empty commuter train. It happened after a man reportedly crossed the tracks, prompting the use of the emer…

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ISIS executing civilians for trying to flee Mosul – eyewitnesses

8 Apr

Islamic State militants have been killing scores of civilians attempting to flee the war-torn city of Mosul in Iraq, according to eyewitness reports, with as many as 50 people being put to death in the latest mass execution. Read Full Art…

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Dutch protest after attack on gay couple

8 Apr

Hundreds demonstrated in Dutch cities Saturday in a show of support for gay rights after a male couple were attacked last week while walking hand-in-hand, media reported.Some 2,500 people brandishing rainbow flags turned out in the eastern city of Arnh…

A Washington museum puts faces on America’s wars

8 Apr

One of them looks at you directly: frank, clear-eyed and unblinking. Another, his helmet a bit askew, wears a grim, dazed expression.These and other faces of the American wars fought since September 11, 2001 are now on display in a Washington museum, l…

Strike kills 18 civilians in Syria’s Idlib: monitor

8 Apr

An air strike killed 18 civilians including five children in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.The monitoring group updated its earlier death toll of 15 for the strike on Urum al-Jo…

Mako Vunipola injury mars Saracens success

8 Apr

Reigning English Premiership champions Saracens continued their quest for a ‘double Double’ with a 40-19 win over London rivals Harlequins at Wembley on Saturday.But Mako Vunipola gave the British and Irish Lions an injury scare when he limped off earl…

Serbia, France set-up Davis Cup semi-final clash

8 Apr

Serbia and France set up a Davis Cup semi-final showdown Saturday while 32-time winners United States and Italy, who stunned defending champions Argentina in the first round, stayed alive with marathon wins.In Belgrade, Serbia’s Viktor Troicki and Nena…

Sweet success for Stormers over Chiefs

8 Apr

Western Stormers of South Africa put one of their darkest Super Rugby days behind them by beating Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand 34-26 Saturday in a Cape Town thriller.Chiefs humiliated Stormers 60-21 in a quarter-final at Newlands stadium last season a…

Free eBooks to Celebrate Launch of “Insurrection: Tiger Legion”

8 Apr

Contact: Dan Santos dansantosauthor@gmail.com Free eBooks to Celebrate launch of “Insurrection: Tiger Legion.” April 8, 2017 — To celebrate the launch of “Insurrection: Tiger Legion” after a 67 day State Department, CIA and DoD hold, Dan Santos has a…

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Catholic Church in Belgium honors sex abuse victims

8 Apr

The Catholic Church in Belgium on Saturday took part in a day of recognition for victims of sexual abuse by priests, seven years after a paedophile scandal rocked the institution. Church leaders and victims of sex abuse spoke to an audience of around a…

Five people killed as building collapses in Poland

8 Apr

At least five people were killed including two children when an apartment building collapsed in Poland on Saturday, possibly due to a gas explosion, according to officials.Four others were injured and rescued from the rubble in the town of Swiebodzice,…

Italy save match point to stay alive against Belgium

8 Apr

Italy demonstrated the fighting spirit which saw them knock out defending champions Argentina in the first round to stay alive in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Belgium on Saturday with a thrilling doubles win.Andreas Seppi and Simone Bolelli sa…

Venezuelan protesters rally for fourth time in a week

8 Apr

Thousands of Venezuelans rallied Saturday for the fourth time in a week, this time to protest a ruling by the leftist government that bans opposition leader Henrique Capriles from office for 15 years.Capriles narrowly lost the 2013 presidential electio…

Coutinho, Firmino ride to Liverpool’s rescue

8 Apr

Brazil team-mates Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino rose from the bench to score as Liverpool hit back to win 2-1 at Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.Jonathan Walters’s header — his seventh league goal against Liverpool — from Xherdan…

Falcao keeps fortunate Monaco on title track

8 Apr

Radamel Falcao marked his first start in six weeks with the only goal of the game as Monaco cemented their position at the top of Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win at Angers.Falcao’s goal came just after the hour mark and against the run of play, and Monaco were …

One For Arthur adds tartan touch to Grand National race

8 Apr

One For Arthur gave Scotland only their second win in the Grand National on Saturday under a brilliant ride by Derek Fox in the world’s most famous steeplechase.The winner, trained by Lucinda Russell, took it up at the last and came home clear of Cause…

Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

8 Apr

Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City ended a four-match run without a Premier League win by beating Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.Ahmed Elhmohamady’s own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola’s team a lead at the …

Griezmann halts Real Madrid’s title charge

8 Apr

Antoine Griezmann’s classy finish five minutes from time dealt Real Madrid’s La Liga title chances a huge blow as Atletico Madrid rescued a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.Pepe’s towering header early in the second half looked to have Madrid heading …

Leaders seek first major crown in Masters shootout

8 Apr

A tension-packed shootout among 15 golfers bunched within five shots atop the leaderboard began unfolding Saturday as the third round of the Masters opened at Augusta National.Co-leader Sergio Garcia, playing his 72nd consecutive major tournament and 7…

Russia, Iran army chiefs vow to continue Syria fight

8 Apr

The army chiefs of Russia and Iran discussed the US strikes in Syria by phone Saturday, and vowed to continue the fight against “terrorists” and their supporters, Iranian media reported.The two chiefs of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri and Genera…

Sharks edge Jaguares in error-filled clash

8 Apr

Coastal Sharks of South Africa ground out an 18-13 victory over the Jaguares of Argentina Saturday in an error-strewn Super Rugby match. Endless handling errors by both teams and many penalties led to a stop-start match that offered minimum entertainm…

Son turns up heat on Chelsea, subs save Liverpool

8 Apr

South Korean forward Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur overpowered Watford 4-0 on Saturday to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.Dele Alli and Eric Dier were also on target as Spurs closed to within four points of Chelsea, who…

North Korea blasts US strikes on Syria, says justify nukes: state media

8 Apr

North Korea has said the US missile strikes on Syria were an “intolerable act of aggression” that “proves a million times over” that strengthening its nuclear programme was the right choice, state media reported Saturday.The comments were Pyongyang’s f…

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Poulsen’s late strike trims Bayern’s lead

8 Apr

Yussuf Poulsen’s late goal sealed ten-man RB Leipzig’s 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to trim Bayern Munich’s runaway lead to seven points with seven Bundesliga games left.Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday eveni…