Anderson feels top tennis 10 return is no tall order

Kevin Anderson feels on track to regain his top 10 status as the giant South African looks to join the wave of 30-somethings ruling the roost in tennis.Anderson matched his Wimbledon best by reaching the last 16 as he rebuilds his career following a sp…

July 10, 2017

Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

Hundreds of Haiti’s factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the government.The workers, paid 300 gourdes (4.75 dollars) a day, are demanding 800 gourdes (12.75 dollars) for an eight-hour…

July 10, 2017

Pogba behind record Manchester United deal: Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku revealed that his record move to Manchester United was inspired by Paul Pogba’s arrival at Old Trafford as he began training with the Premier League giants in Los Angeles on Monday.A relaxed-looking Lukaku signed autographs for fans and p…

July 10, 2017

14 injured in Moscow shopping centre blaze

A huge fire broke out at a Moscow shopping centre Monday, injuring 14 people, and involving more than 200 firefighters and 60 trucks to put out.Several thousand people had to be evacuated from the Rio shopping mall in the northeast of the Russian capit…

July 10, 2017

Nadal stunned by Muller in Wimbledon epic

Rafael Nadal suffered fresh Wimbledon misery on Monday as the two-time champion crashed to a stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller.Just weeks after winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal was condem…

July 10, 2017

Trump congratulates Iraqi PM on Mosul ‘victory’

President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the “victory” of Iraqi forces over the Islamic State group in the northern city of Mosul.The retaking of the devastated city after nearly nine months of fighting signals the jihadist group’s “days in Iraq and Syr…

July 10, 2017

Avi Gabbay elected head of Israel’s Labour

Israel’s main opposition Labour party voted in former businessman Avi Gabbay as its new leader Monday, said the party as it seeks to regain waning influence and win back supporters.Gabbay, who only joined the party in December, took 52 percent of the v…

July 10, 2017

The perfect crime foiled by… a mosquito

The murderer absconds with a smirk, knowing he has covered his tracks like a pro — no witnesses, no finger- or foot-prints, no stray hairs to betray his identity. But if a mosquito bit our cocky assassin at the crime scene, it could one day lead to a …

July 10, 2017

Macron, LA mayor court IOC ahead key vote

Political heavyweights from Paris and Los Angeles courted the International Olympic Committee on Monday ahead of a key vote likely to determine the hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Games.French President Emmanuel Macron and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti we…

July 10, 2017

Gabbay: political newcomer heads Israel’s Labour party

Avi Gabbay, who won Monday’s runoff election to head Israel’s opposition Labour, is a political newcomer with a business background who supporters hope will galvanise his beleaguered party.Gabbay beat longtime politician and former party leader Amir Pe…

July 10, 2017

Wild boar blocks plane on Czech runway

A wild boar wandered onto a runway at Prague’s airport Monday and refused to budge, preventing a Russian passenger jet from taking off.The boar turned up around 1 am local time (2300 GMT Sunday) in the restricted area of the airport, according to Marik…

July 10, 2017

Let them be equal, but not too equal: study

Human beings display a genuine aversion to income inequality, but this compassion is eclipsed by a competing desire not to upend the social pecking order, researchers said Monday.This may explain why social imbalances persists despite humanity’s best i…

July 10, 2017

Ryanair abandons plan to start flights to Ukraine

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said Monday that it was dropping plans to start flights to Ukraine, claiming that Kiev’s airport had not fulfilled pledges made as part of an unspecified “growth agreement”.”Regrettably, Kiev airport has instead chosen to…

July 10, 2017

Indian man pleads guilty to financing Qaeda imam Awlaki

One of four men arrested for sending thousands of dollars to the late Al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki pleaded guilty Monday to supporting terrorists and plotting to kill the US judge in the case.Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 39, is one of two India-born…

July 10, 2017

Germany’s Schaeuble urges fresh bank rules after Italy crisis

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Monday warned that eurozone banking rules required reform, amid criticism that recent rescues of Italian banks failed to heed the lessons of the financial crisis.European regulators have come under fire for…

July 10, 2017