Day: April 21, 2017

Mohammad Abbas had a dream debut as Pakistan reduced the West Indies to 71 for four at lunch on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday.Sharing the new ball with Mohammad Amir after their captain,…

Former Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly will receive an exit payout of as much as $25 million after being ousted over sexual harassment allegations, according to American media reports.Fox did not confirm the sum, equal to about a year’s salary for the populis…

President Donald Trump on Friday hosted a US-Egyptian charity worker in the White House who was freed after nearly three years in detention in Egypt on charges human rights groups denounced as “arbitrary.”A Cairo court acquitted Aya Hijazi last weekend…

A newly-discovered drawing by Renaissance master Michelangelo, found during the restoration of his “Sacrifice of Isaac”, is to go on show in Rome, along with another drawing found by restorers 30 years ago.”The discovery of this drawing is a really lov…

The chief executive of the Rugby Football Union insisted Friday the English game’s governing body remained in favour of plans to reduce the duration of the Six Nations from seven weeks to six despite opposition from leading players.Harlequins prop Joe …

Britain’s Geraint Thomas gave himself and Team Sky a major boost ahead of the Giro d’Italia when he swept to victory at the Tour of the Alps on Friday.Thomas finished the five-stage race with a seven-second lead over France’s Thibaut Pinot of the FDJ t…

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security Council ambassadors to Washington next week.Guterres, who took over from Ban Ki-moon …

The Islamic State group’s rushed claim of responsibility for Thursday’s Paris shooting suggests it wanted to heighten the attack’s impact, but in its haste may have mixed up the attacker’s identity.IS’s initial claims of responsibility are usually rele…

Nearly 47 million French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the country’s presidential election.- Why is it important? -France is the EU’s second-biggest economy and also one of the world’s biggest military and diplomatic powers. Wi…

Saracens chief Mark McCall believes Munster’s Duncan Williams is more than capable of making up for the absence of star scrum-half Conor Murray when the teams meet in a European Champions Cup semi-final in Dublin on Saturday.Murray was missing Friday f…