Defeating IS is ‘first priority’ in Syria: Tillerson

The top priority for the United States in Syria is to defeat the Islamic State group even before stabilizing the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.Defeating the group and its self-proclaimed caliphate would eliminate not only a threat to t...

Wife snaps unhappy Day back into Masters fray

World number three Jason Day of Australia was so upset after his first two Masters rounds that wife Ellie was ready to slap him to snap him out of it.Day, 29, almost missed the cut with a second round 76 on Friday following his 74 in Thursday's first r...

Sonny Bill bank logo cover-up puzzles Blues rugby

The return of All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams to the playing field was not without controversy, after he blocked out the logo on his jersey of an Auckland Blues sponsor.Williams, a frequent user of social media, has not commented on his decision to...

France expels Swiss Islamist

France on Saturday expelled controversial Swiss Islamist preacher Hani Ramadan who posed "a serious threat to public order", the interior ministry said.Ramadan, whose brother is the intellectual Tariq Ramadan and whose grandfather founded Egypt's radic...

Marquez takes rainy Argentina GP pole as Vinales slips-up

World champion Marc Marquez claimed pole position for the Grand Prix of Argentina on Saturday as the Spaniard dominated in the pouring rain of Termas de Rio Hondo.The Honda pilot edged Karel Abraham of the Czech Republic in a Ducati, who took a shock s...

La Rochelle, Montpellier on track in Top 14, Bayonne derailed

Top 14 leaders La Rochelle edged closer to a semi-final spot but rivals Clermont faced increasing pressure from Montpellier after losing at home to Brive on Saturday.La Rochelle's 16-5 home win against Bordeaux extended their lead on second-placed Cler...

Over 20 injured as 2 trains collide in Moscow – reports

More than 20 people have reportedly been injured and several hospitalized after a train going from Moscow to Brest collided with an empty commuter train. It happened after a man reportedly crossed the tracks, prompting the use of the emer...

ISIS executing civilians for trying to flee Mosul – eyewitnesses

Islamic State militants have been killing scores of civilians attempting to flee the war-torn city of Mosul in Iraq, according to eyewitness reports, with as many as 50 people being put to death in the latest mass execution. Read Full Art...

Dutch protest after attack on gay couple

Hundreds demonstrated in Dutch cities Saturday in a show of support for gay rights after a male couple were attacked last week while walking hand-in-hand, media reported.Some 2,500 people brandishing rainbow flags turned out in the eastern city of Arnh...

A Washington museum puts faces on America’s wars

One of them looks at you directly: frank, clear-eyed and unblinking. Another, his helmet a bit askew, wears a grim, dazed expression.These and other faces of the American wars fought since September 11, 2001 are now on display in a Washington museum, l...

Strike kills 18 civilians in Syria’s Idlib: monitor

An air strike killed 18 civilians including five children in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.The monitoring group updated its earlier death toll of 15 for the strike on Urum al-Jo...