Solidarity on show as Monaco fans adopt Dortmund’s black and yellow

After Borussia Dortmund's fans opened their doors to Monaco rivals stranded by a bomb attack that postponed their match, the visitors returned the solidarity gesture Wednesday decked out in the German squad's black and yellow.All day Monaco fans piled ...

Clipper fatality report wants more support for race skippers

Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Race have been urged to give captains of competing yachts more support by a report commissioned after two sailors died during the event.Andrew Ashman, 49, from Kent, southeast England, suffered a fatal neck inj...

Aviation poised for ‘third revolution’: Airbus boss

The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future."I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakt...

Steam train hits 100mph in UK in 50-year first

A steam train clocked 100 miles (161 kilometres) per hour on Britain's mainline railway network for the first time in almost 50 years on Wednesday.Tornado, a Peppercorn-class A1 steam locomotive, reached the landmark speed during a test run aimed at pr...

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria gas attack probe

Russia on Wednesday vetoed a UN resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack, blocking Security Council action against its ally for an eighth time.Britain, France and the United States had pu...

George, Henderson fined over clash by the NBA

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Philadelphia 76ers guard Gerald Henderson were fined $25,000 each by the NBA on Wednesday following their stormy on-court duel earlier this week.George was hit with a fine after lambasting the officiating in the P...

Brazil’s central bank cuts key rate to 11.25 percent

Brazil's Central Bank cut the key interest rate by one percentage point on Wednesday in an accelerating strategy of trying to inject life into the floundering economy.This was the fifth straight cut, taking the key Selic rate to 11.25 percent."The evid...

Boy among four killed in Venezuela riots: officials

A teenage boy was shot dead in renewed protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, one of four people killed in a week of unrest, officials said Wednesday.State prosecutors said a 13-year-old boy was one of two new victims in recent clashes....

Russia’s vetoes of UN resolutions on Syria

Russia, Syria's top military ally, on Wednesday used its veto power for the eighth time at the UN Security Council to block action directed at its ally in Damascus since unrest erupted there in 2011.The draft UN resolution had demanded that the regime ...

Van Niekerk to have shot at 200/400 world double

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk will have the chance to emulate Michael Johnson's feat of winning the 200 and 400 metres at the same World Championships following changes to the schedule for August's edition in London.The first day of a two-day meetin...

Greece to probe suspected health scandals

Greece's parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine.A broad majority of 187 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament ap...

Brazil’s mega corruption scandal: what we know

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered corruption probes against around 100 politicians, including at least eight government ministers and a third of the Senate.Here's what we know so far:- What are they accused of? -The probes expand an existing investiga...

Trump says China is not manipulating currency

US President Donald Trump reversed himself Wednesday and said China is not manipulating its currency to gain a trade advantage.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump appeared to lay to rest a simmering issue that threatened to erode relati...

Broad accepts need to play waiting game

Stuart Broad has accepted the decision of the England and Wales Cricket Board to prevent him playing in Nottinghamshire's second match of the new season even though he wanted to continue to appear for his county.Fast bowler Broad is a centrally contrac...