Former British Open sensation leads in Rabat

Ireland's Paul Dunne, who famously led the British Open heading into the final round in 2015 before his challenge unravelled, carved out a two-shot advantage at the Trophee Hassan II on Saturday.The 24-year-old was still an amateur when he stormed to a...

Turkey heads to polls in knife-edge referendum

Turkey goes to the polls Sunday in a controversial constitutional referendum, which if passed, would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping executive powers by replacing the parliamentary system with a presidential one.

Russia arrests two suspected ‘terrorist’ recruiters

Two suspected recruiters of "terrorists" from Central Asia were arrested in Saint Petersburg, justice authorities said on Saturday, in connection with a deadly bomb attack on the Russian city's metro.One suspect, aged 32, is accused of recruiting for t...

Bodyguard of El Chapo’s sons killed after jailbreak

The head bodyguard of the sons of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been killed by soldiers while on the run following a jail break last month, officials said Saturday.Francisco Javier Zazueta Rosales died in a gunfight with Mexi...

Kompany leads by example for ruthless City

Vincent Kompany marked his return to the Manchester City line-up with a rare goal as his side climbed to third in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday.Pep Guardiola's team were in control for long periods at St Mary's, but it wa...

Cockerill’s Toulon eye play-offs, Clermont close to semis

Richard Cockerill continued his perfect start as Toulon head coach as the three-time European champions boosted their French Top 14 play-off hopes with a 23-14 win over Castres on Saturday.Meanwhile, second-placed Clermont ran in nine tries in a crushi...

Iran elections: top candidates

Registration to run in Iran's election on May 19 closed on Saturday, with more than 1,600 hopefuls throwing their hats in the ring.The conservative-controlled Guardian Council will whittle that number down over the next fortnight -- normally to around ...

Yemen fight for Red Sea base leaves 25 dead

At least 25 soldiers and rebels have died in clashes around a key military base near Yemen's west coast, military and medical sources said Saturday. Loyalist forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition launched an assault to seize the Khaled Ibn Al-Walid ba...

Cyprus leader says peace talks at ‘critical’ moment

Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained."We find ourselves before critica...

Delight as Leipzig Champions League dream comes true

Germany striker Timo Werner said RB Leipzig's dreams had come true as their 4-0 rout of Freiburg on Saturday guaranteed them a crack at the Champions League next season.With five games left, Leipzig are guaranteed to finish their first Bundesliga seaso...

Seri scores twice as Nice secure Champions League place

Pocket-sized midfielder Jean Michael Seri netted twice in the second half as Nice came from behind to beat Nancy 3-1 on Saturday and secure a crack at next season's Champions League.Junior Dale gave struggling Nancy the lead at the Allianz Riviera but ...

Higuain brace puts Scudetto in sight for Juve

Gonzalo Higuain's brace sent Juventus eight points clear in Serie A with a 2-0 win at struggling Pescara on Saturday, and relaunched his bid for another top scorer's award.Argentina striker Higuain, who hit a new league record of 36 goals for Napoli la...