Prince Charles embraces Italy quake survivors

Britain's Prince Charles hugged tearful survivors in the quake-hit Italian town of Amatrice on Sunday after seeing the "terrifying devastation" inflicted by last year's deadly disaster.The Prince of Wales walked alone in silent contemplation through pa...

Federer downs Nadal to win Miami Open

Roger Federer defeated old rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets here Sunday to win the Miami Open title.Former world number one Federer overwhelmed Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in just under two hours to claim an impressive win.

Knicks star Rose out for rest of NBA season after knee injury

New York Knicks star Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fresh knee injury, the NBA team confirmed Sunday.The Knicks said on Twitter that a scan of Rose's left knee had revealed a "torn meniscus that will require an art...

Solidarity march for threatened Soros university

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Budapest on Sunday in support of a university founded by Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros that says Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government wants to push it out of Hungary.The US-registered Central European...

Gomez hits rapid treble for Wolfsburg in six-goal thriller

Mario Gomez netted a hat-trick inside seven minutes as Wolfsburg fought back from two goals down to take the lead before Bayer Leverkusen salvaged a point in Sunday's 3-3 draw.Germany striker Gomez has now scored six goals in his last four games in the...

‘Baby’ beats ‘Beauty’ in box-office battle

"The Boss Baby," Fox's animated yarn about babies and pets vying over which is cuter, edged out blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" to take the lead in its opening weekend on North American screens, according to an industry estimate."Baby" earned a cool...

Ken Burns tackles Vietnam War in ‘visceral’ 18-hour TV history

Legendary US documentary maker Ken Burns's new 18-hour television history of the Vietnam war is a "visceral" experience which will make viewers feel like they had lived through it, his co-director said Sunday.His longtime creative partner Lynn Novick s...

Oxford see off Cambridge to regain Boat Race crown

Oxford won the men's Boat Race for the fourth time in five years as they defeated Cambridge to regain the title on London's River Thames on Sunday.Having lost last year, Oxford were determined to reestablish their recent dominance in the 163rd edition ...

Banned drug found in Jamaican sprinters’ 2008 samples: report

Small amounts of the banned substance clenbuterol have been retroactively found in the samples of Jamaican sprinters at the 2008 Olympic Games, according to a report on Sunday.German broadcaster ARD claims the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lear...

Respite for Wenger as Arsenal hold Manchester City

Arsenal earned beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger a measure of respite by twice hitting back to hold Manchester City to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Pep Guardiola twice saw his City side go ahead, through Leroy Sane and then Sergio Aguer...

Pope Francis calls for peace in DR Congo

Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region. "News continues to arrive of bloody clashes in Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- fighting which drags i...

Antonio Banderas says no more cigarettes after heart attack

Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has quit smoking since suffering a heart attack in January and will work at a slower pace from now on."If there is something good that came from all of this, it is that I suddenly stopped smoking, without need...

Doha meeting pledges more than $260 mln in Syrian aid

More than $260 million has been pledged in humanitarian aid for Syria following a meeting in Doha on Sunday involving the UN and 25 non-governmental organisations from across the region.Qatari state media said the total number of pledges stood at $262 ...