Police hunt suspect of Dortmund bus blast

German investigators hunted on Wednesday for possible suspects responsible for three explosions that rocked Dortmund football team's bus, injuring a player.The assault, described by Dortmund city's police chief as a "targeted attack" against the team, ...

New Australia cycling boss pledges ‘compassionate’ approach

Cycling Australia'snew high-performance director Simon Jones has pledged to put riders first rather than obsess about medals as he sets about taking the country to the very top of the sport.The Briton, a veteran of British Cycling and Team Sky -- both ...

UFC return to Asia could spark MMA turf war

The world?s largest mixed martial arts organisation is looking to knuckle its way into Asia amid warnings the move could spark a brawl with regional promotions over a slice of the lucrative market. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which has ma...

Cable car above Rio favela becomes ride to nowhere

A cable car built over one of Rio's most violent favelas as a symbol of hope stands idle today, a ride to nowhere in a city whose recent Olympic glory has never seemed more distant.The ski resort-style, multimillion-dollar gondolas were hailed worldwid...

Dortmund bus blast: what we know

Three explosions hit German football team Dortmund's bus late Tuesday ahead of a Champions League clash and police have found a letter claiming responsibility for the attack.Here is what we know:- Three explosions -At around 7:15 pm (1715 GMT) three ex...

China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt

Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy.The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, accor...

Lions’ tour opener a Gatland family affair

The opening clash of the British and Irish Lions' New Zealand tour will be a family affair for coach Warren Gatland after his son Bryn was named Wednesday to face the tourists.The blockbuster tour kicks off on June 3 in Whangarei with a match against P...

After Bauza, Argentina football team dream of Sampaoli

With a year to go to the 2018 World Cup, Argentina have no room for error, and dream of hiring Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli now they have sacked Edgardo Bauza.Sitting fifth in the South American table -- outside the automatic qualifying spots -- the two...

FBI investigated Trump campaign advisor’s Russia links: report

The FBI investigated Trump campaign advisor Carter Page last year over worries he could have been working for Russia, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.In the first confirmation that the government conducted surveillance on President Donald Trump's ...

Trump spokesman apologizes for ‘insensitive’ Hitler reference

White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for "insensitive" remarks in which he seemed to favorably compare Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar al-Assad in Syria.During a White ...

Posey to disabled list with concussion symptoms

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms on Tuesday, a day after he took a fastball to the helmet while batting.A 94 mph pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker hit Pose...

Better detection may explain higher child cancer numbers: UN

Global childhood cancer rates jumped 13 percent in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday that says the increase may be due in part to improved detection.For children under 15, the incidence rate of ...

Fleetwood Mac members announce new album

Members of blues-rock powerhouse Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday announced a new album that will bring together all of the band's classic lineup -- except Stevie Nicks.Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham said the album would be the first by a duo of him and keyboard...

Brazil’s “Car Wash” scandal: three years of upheaval

The authorization by Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday of probes against nine ministers and dozens of lawmakers marks a new tremor in a corruption scandal shaking Latin America's biggest country.Here are key moments in the unprecedented corruption prob...