Day: April 19, 2017

Ukraine biathlete Olga Abramova had her one-year ban for testing positive for meldonium lifted on Wednesday after she was judged to bear “no fault or negligence”, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled.The 28-year-old tested positive for the su…

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close.But not too close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is now…

Egyptian security forces killed a gunman suspected of shooting dead a policeman near St Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.Three other officers were wounded in Tuesday’s attack in South Sinai province …

Chinese investors in Oman on Wednesday laid the first stone of an industrial zone in the sultanate’s southern port town of Duqm under a $10.7-billion (10-billion-euro) development plan.Chinese investors signed a deal last year to finance a series of in…

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said it “was very unfortunate” that his team’s bus was delayed on its way to their Champions League quarter-final second leg tie against Monaco on Wednesday.Just a week after the German team’s bus was attacked by e…

Several Iraqi troops required medical treatment following a chemical weapons attack by the Islamic State group over the weekend, a US official said Wednesday.Saturdays’ attack saw IS launch some sort of low-level chemical agent at the Iraqis in western…

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers said Wednesday.Scientists aboard the globe traveling French schooner, Tara, i…

Choir practice and film nights will form part of the British and Irish Lions preparations for their Test series against the All Blacks as coach Warren Gatland tries to make sure they are comfortable with the culture of New Zealand.Gatland, a New Zealan…