‘No chance’ for trapped Iran miners

Iranian officials said Friday there was "no chance" of saving nine coal miners trapped for the past two days after a tunnel collapse that has already claimed at least 26 lives.Toxic gases have filled much of the two-kilometre (mile) Zemestan Yort mine ...

Young man dies in Venezuela unrest, toll hits 36

A young man died Friday after being injured in unrest in Venezuela, an official said, bringing the toll from more than a month of violence to at least 36.Hecder Lugo Perez, 22, died after being hit in the head by a projectile in the northwestern city o...

Russia says has already stopped bombing proposed Syria safe zones

Russia on Friday said it had already stopped bombing in areas of Syria set to be designated safe zones under an agreement it inked with Iran and Turkey. The three key powerbrokers signed off on a Russian plan Thursday to establish four "de-escalation z...

Changing face of migrant crisis in Mediterranean

From waves of dinghies setting off from Libya to the appearance of privately-funded rescue ships, the face of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean has changed greatly over the past few years.- Overcrowding dinghies - Up until 2014, people traffick...

England’s Rashid strikes as Ireland collapse in 1st ODI

Adil Rashid returned the second-best figures by an England spinner in a one-day international as the hosts eased to a seven-wicket win in their series opener against Ireland at Bristol on Friday.Victory saw England go 1-0 up in the two-match contest ah...

Costa should ignore China talk, says Chelsea boss Conte

Antonio Conte has warned Diego Costa to ignore speculation about a potential move to the lucrative Chinese Super League and focus on firing Chelsea to the Premier League title.Reports this week claimed Tianjin Quanjian had agreed a deal with the Premie...

Apple jumps to lead wearable computing with smartwatch

Apple has leapt to the lead in wearable computing on strong sales of it smartwatch, a market survey shows.The survey released Thursday by Strategy Analytics showed Apple grabbed a 15.9 percent share of the wearables market in the first quarter.While Ap...

EU’s Barnier blames Britain for Brexit expat uncertainty

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Friday that Britain was to blame for the uncertainty facing millions of expatriates in the run-up to the country's departure from the bloc.And he warned that Brussels would demand "iron-clad," life-long...

Kylian Mbappe ‘exceptional’, says Real Madrid boss Zidane

Zinedine Zidane hailed Kylian Mbappe's "exceptional" breakout season on Friday as speculation mounted that the Monaco starlet has set his heart on a move to Real Madrid.Friday's edition of the Madrid sports daily Marca said that the 18-year-old Mbappe ...

Manchester City keeper Bravo out for rest of season

Pep Guardiola has revealed Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will miss the rest of the season with a calf injury.Bravo, who has endured an inconsistent season since arriving from Barcelona last August, was taken off on a stretcher after sustaini...