Day: April 12, 2017

A steam train clocked 100 miles (161 kilometres) per hour on Britain’s mainline railway network for the first time in almost 50 years on Wednesday.Tornado, a Peppercorn-class A1 steam locomotive, reached the landmark speed during a test run aimed at pr…

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Philadelphia 76ers guard Gerald Henderson were fined $25,000 each by the NBA on Wednesday following their stormy on-court duel earlier this week.George was hit with a fine after lambasting the officiating in the P…

Russia, Syria’s top military ally, on Wednesday used its veto power for the eighth time at the UN Security Council to block action directed at its ally in Damascus since unrest erupted there in 2011.The draft UN resolution had demanded that the regime …

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk will have the chance to emulate Michael Johnson’s feat of winning the 200 and 400 metres at the same World Championships following changes to the schedule for August’s edition in London.The first day of a two-day meetin…

Greece’s parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine.A broad majority of 187 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament ap…

US President Donald Trump reversed himself Wednesday and said China is not manipulating its currency to gain a trade advantage.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump appeared to lay to rest a simmering issue that threatened to erode relati…

Stuart Broad has accepted the decision of the England and Wales Cricket Board to prevent him playing in Nottinghamshire’s second match of the new season even though he wanted to continue to appear for his county.Fast bowler Broad is a centrally contrac…