Giro champion Nibali struggling with Scarponi loss

Defending Giro d'Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali said he is still coming to terms with the death of former teammate Michele Scarponi as he prepares to launch his bid for a third pink jersey.Scarponi, 37, was killed in a road accident on April 22 during...

Blast traps at least 26 miners in Iran

An explosion at a mine in northern Iran on Wednesday left at least 26 workers trapped in a mile-long tunnel filled with gas that hampered rescue efforts, media reports said.The coal mine in Golestan province collapsed when methane gas exploded undergro...

Gatland upbeat about injured Lions trio

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland gave an optimistic fitness update on injured trio Sam Warburton, Conor Murray and Alun Wyn Jones on Wednesday.The three players were last month named in a 41-man squad for the Lions' tour of New Zealand in J...

AFP photojournalist wins top Arab media prize

A Palestinian photographer with AFP, Jaafar Ashtiyeh, has won the prize for best photograph at an annual Arab journalism awards ceremony held in Dubai.Ashtiyeh won the Arab Journalism Award for his coverage of clashes in the village of Kfar Qaddum on t...

Nations fail to agree on curbing asbestos trade

World nations failed Wednesday to impose tough trade restrictions on white asbestos following opposition from countries including India and Russia, defying activists who demanded action against the toxic product. Representatives from 180 countries are ...

Brathwaite falls as West Indies scrape ahead

West Indies lost two more wickets as they worked themselves into the lead at 112 for three at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday.Trailing on first innings by 81 runs, the home side wi...

JPMorgan set to move hundreds of staff from UK over Brexit

US bank JPMorgan will move hundreds of staff from London to Dublin, Frankfurt and Luxembourg as part of their Brexit plans, the firm's head of investment banking said Wednesday."We are going to use the three banks we already have in Europe as the ancho...

More than 500 sign up to buy legal cannabis in Uruguay

More than 500 people signed up to buy state-vetted cannabis in Uruguay on the first day of registration for the first such scheme in the world, authorities said Wednesday.The state launched the register on Tuesday to log users who will be able to buy 1...

FBI chief ‘nauseous’ at thought he swayed US election

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he felt "nauseous" at the thought he swayed last year's US election by announcing he was reopening a probe into Hillary Clinton's emails just days before the vote.But the FBI chief told a hearing of the Senate Ju...

Court hears Israeli soldier’s manslaughter appeal

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant was back in court on Wednesday, with his lawyers seeking to overturn his manslaughter conviction.The five-member panel of military judges is simultaneously hearing prosecutors' appeal aga...

Facebook adding 3,000 people to screen out violent content

Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to root out violent content as the social media giant faces scrutiny for a series of killings and suicides broadcast on its platform."If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond...

Spate of ATM bombings forces bank to deploy guards

Rabobank in the Netherlands is hiring security personnel to stand guard at its ATMs at night to reduce the number of bombing attacks on cash machines. Read Full Article at RT.com