Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked ‘terrorism’ list

Saudi Arabia and allies, which have cut ties with Doha, on Friday issued a list of individuals and entities they say are linked to Qatar over “terrorism”.It is the first joint statement issued by the four since Monday, when they severed ties with the g…

June 8, 2017

North Korea says missile launch a new type of ‘cruise rocket’

North Korea’s latest missile launch was a successful test of a new type of “ground-to-sea cruise rocket”, Pyongyang’s state media said Friday.The official KCNA news agency said the rocket was a “powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group…

June 8, 2017

Erdogan ratifies Turkish troop deployment to Qatar

Preview President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has ratified legislation, which were fast-tracked by its parliament, to deploy Turkish troops to Qatar. The training and assistance mission will boost the “security of the entire region,” the Qatari foreign minister said amid a diplomatic rift with its Gulf neighbors.
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June 8, 2017

LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter

One loss from his fifth defeat in eight NBA Finals appearances, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is matter-of-fact about his legacy, living in the moment and having nothing left to prove.But when it comes to comparisons to retired Chicago Bul…

June 8, 2017

Health care under attack in Syria civil war: study

Health care workers, clinics and hospitals were attacked more than 400 times last year in Syria’s civil war, according to data gathered with the mobile phone application WhatsApp, a medical journal reported Friday.A total of 402 such attacks — many of…

June 8, 2017

Finals coaches ponder Warriors’ spot among their epic teams

Tyronn Lue and Steve Kerr, rival coaches in the NBA Finals, struggled Thursday to fit the Golden State Warriors among the league’s greatest clubs, some of which they played upon.Kerr’s Warriors own a 3-0 lead over Lue’s defending champion Cleveland Cav…

June 8, 2017

US arrivals plunge from 6 countries hit by Trump travel ban

Arrivals in the United States from the six mostly Muslim countries in President Donald Trump’s travel ban have plunged despite a legal freeze on the ban’s implementation.Government data received Thursday showed that arrivals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, …

June 8, 2017

What we learned from Comey’s testimony

Former FBI director James Comey rocked Washington Thursday in testimony before Congress on alleged efforts by President Donald Trump to influence the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. The key issue before the Senate Intelligenc…

June 8, 2017

Venezuela prosecutor challenges crisis reform plan

Venezuela’s attorney general on Thursday mounted a fresh legal challenge against President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to rewrite the constitution in a deadly political crisis.”This appeal that I am attempting is to defend popular sovereignty, the constit…

June 8, 2017

Bolt plans big bash for his Jamaican swan-song

Usain Bolt says he is looking forward to having a party as he launches his final season Saturday with what will be his last race on Jamaican soil.The world’s fastest man is headlining an international track and field meet put on in his honour by runnin…

June 8, 2017

De Grasse wants a piece of Bolt’s pie

Canadian sprint sensation Andre De Grasse will continue to look up to Usain Bolt, but, respectfully, can’t wait for the Jamaican legend to retire from athletics.While eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt makes his season debut at the Czech Golden Spi…

June 8, 2017

Raikkonen speaks out to defend Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday stuck with Ferrari’s position and denied widespread claims that his world championship leading team-mate Sebastian Vettel had official number one status.Eleven days after his gloomy silences in answer to questions that follow…

June 8, 2017

RugbyU: Argentina give first cap to winger Boffelli

Winger Emiliano Boffelli will win his maiden cap for Argentina Saturday in the first Test against England in western city San Juan.

Boffelli has been a regular choice for Buenos Aires-based Super Rugby outfit Jaguares, which is the sole source of players for national coach Daniel Hourcade.

Jaguares have been struggling in Super Rugby, losing six of the last seven matches, including three at home.

The Jaguares-only policy means the Pumas cannot call up Europe-based stars like winger Juan Imhoff and loose forwards Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Facundo Isa.

Lock Tomas Lavanini returns to the team as the second-row partner for Matias Alemanno after missing a tour of Japan and Britain last November due to injury.

Another injury-enforced absentee from the tour, prop Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, was named among the replacements.

An ageing Argentine rugby icon, centre/fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez, will also start on the bench for the first of two Tests with Santa Fe hosting the second on June 17.

The Pumas have lost the last six Tests against the Red Roses — the most recent a 27-14 defeat in London last November.

Team (15-1)

Joaquin Tuculet; Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Javier Ortega Desio, Pablo Matera; Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno; Enrique Pieretto, Agustín Creevy (capt), Lucas Noguera Paz

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Santiago García Botta, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Guido Petti, Leonardo Senatore, Gonzalo Bertranou, Juan Martin Hernandez, Ramiro Moyano

Coach: Daniel Hourcade

June 8, 2017

Babies drawn to face-like shapes while still in womb – study

Fetuses are attracted to face-like images before they have encountered any real-life face, according to a groundbreaking study. The research found that they turn their heads towards such images more than other shapes while still in the wo…

June 8, 2017

In spotlight, a steely Comey unloads on Trump

James Comey may stand at the center of a political maelstrom, but the ousted FBI chief turned nemesis of the president did not flinch as he laid down devastating accusations against Donald Trump.With the eyes of the world upon him, the former top inves…

June 8, 2017