Mothers in Argentina march to remember, four decades on

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo marked four decades Sunday of marching for accountability in the abductions of their kin by Argentina's last dictatorship."Stay alert, Stay alert; they're alive ... the ideals of the abducted" and presumed dead, thousan...

Matteo Renzi, a reformer ready to seize a second chance

Matteo Renzi, the former Italian premier who regained control of his centre-left ruling party on Sunday, appears ready to live up to his reputation as an ambitious leader trying to revamp Italy's gridlocked political system.Nicknamed "Il Rottamatore" (...

Refugees-turned-language teachers learn new life

When Hadi Bakkour fled Syria's civil war, he lost almost everything except one precious gift that gave him new life on the other side of the world: his language.Bakkour, 22, escaped Aleppo in 2014 for fear he'd be forced to serve in President Bashar al...

Balotelli strikes to give Monaco big helping hand

Mario Balotelli hit his 14th league goal of the season and Ricardo Pereira scored a cracker as Nice blew a big hole in Paris Saint Germain's title defence with a 3-1 win on Sunday.PSG are chasing a third consecutive sweep of domestic honours but finish...

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

US President Donald Trump meets Mahmud Abbas Wednesday for their first face-to-face talks, with the Palestinian leader hoping the billionaire businessman's unpredictable approach can inject life into long-stalled peace efforts.Abbas makes the trip to W...

Metallica replaces cover band’s stolen gear

A Metallica cover band distraught after its equipment was stolen has been able to return to stage after a gift from surprise benefactors -- the metal legends themselves.Blistered Earth, a four-piece band from Spokane, Washington that covers Metallica c...

Maduro welcomes papal interest in Venezuela mediation

President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday welcomed an offer by Pope Francis for Vatican mediation in crisis-torn Venezuela but opposition leaders rebuffed the overture.The pope's call for a "negotiated solution" came in response to waves of protests by Venezu...

Thomas ignores heartache, lost tooth to lead Boston Celtics win

Isaiah Thomas shook off having a tooth knocked out and the heartache of his sister's funeral to score 33 points Sunday, powering the Boston Celtics over Washington 123-111 in an NBA playoff game.Thomas went 11-of-23 from the floor, 6-of-7 from the free...

Millions see Pauwels wins Tour of Yorkshire

Serge Pauwels won the Tour of Yorkshire after hanging on to win Sunday's final stage for the first title success of his career with police estimating a million fans turned up to watch.Pauwels, riding for Team Dimension Data, attacked on the second of f...

Stade Francais win battle of Paris to keep play-off hopes alive

Stade Francais defeated Paris rivals Racing 92 by 27-23 on Sunday to keep their Top 14 play-off hopes alive in a bruising match which saw both sides have a man sent off in the first half.In the first clash between the sides since a controversial merger...

Nationals likely lose outfielder Eaton for season

Washington Nationals centerfielder Adam Eaton has suffered a torn left knee ligament and will likely miss the remainder of the Major League Baseball season, general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday.Eaton, obtained for three young pitchers in a December t...

Higgins shocks Selby with early lead in snooker world final

John Higgins upset the form book by surging into a four-frame lead against title-holder Mark Selby in the World Championship final on Sunday.Selby, bidding to win his third world title, found himself 6-2 down against four-time champion Higgins come the...

‘Furious 8’ charges ahead to outpace 3 new releases

Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" continued to dominate the North American box office over the weekend, easily fending off three newcomers at home while also passing the $1 billion mark worldwide, industry data showed Sunday.The eighth installment ...