South Sudan president sacks controversial army chief

South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his powerful, hardline army chief Paul Malong on Tuesday, a government spokesman said.General Paul Malong, long regarded as an ethnic nationalist of Kiir's majority Dinka tribe, was replaced by General James Ajon...

US mulling extending carry-on computer ban to Europe

US authorities are considering banning carry-on computers on European flights to the United States, widening the security measure introduced for flights from eight countries in March, an official said Tuesday.The Department of Homeland Security is clos...

FIFA delays decision on Israel West Bank clubs

FIFA said on Tuesday it was "premature" to take any final decision on the controversial issue of Israeli clubs in the West Bank, according to a statement.The communique came after a five-hour long FIFA Council meeting in Bahrain, ahead of the issue bei...

Trump delays decision on Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump delayed a decision to honor or walk away from the Paris climate accord until he returns from Europe late this month, leaving global partners in limbo Tuesday.Divisions within Trump's administration have left in doubt the particip...

Safety concerns for one in three US drugs

Almost one in three newly approved drugs in the United States turns out to have a safety issue after it is allowed on the market, US researchers said Tuesday.While these issues are rarely serious enough to get the drug pulled from the marketplace, rese...

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama ahead of impending release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, said Tuesday she can finally imagine a future for herself, as she prepares to walk free.Manning had served seven years of a 35-year...

FIFA to investigate Pogba’s world-record Man Utd transfer

FIFA are to investigate the world-record transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United, a source at world football's governing body told AFP on Tuesday.

French midfielder Pogba was transferred for more than £89.3 million ($111 million, 105.2 million euros) in August 2016 from Italian club Juventus.

Mexico fireworks warehouse blast kills 14, including 11 children

An explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Mexico killed 14 people, including 11 children, authorities said Tuesday.The blast struck Monday night in a rural area of central Puebla state, Diodoro Carrasco, a senior official in the state government, told r...

Quintana keeps cool as Movistar counter Nibali

Colombian race favourite Nairo Quintana said he remains on schedule for the next climbing stage at the Giro d'Italia after cruising through his first high-altitude test on Mount Etna Tuesday.Quintana, the 2014 Giro champion, saw Italy's defending champ...

FIFA to replace Blatter ethics judge

FIFA bosses on Tuesday recommended replacing the ethics judge who helped bring down Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, sources at football's governing body told AFP.A five-hour long meeting of the all-powerful FIFA Council in Bahrain, chaired by presiden...

Nibali teammate Moreno expelled from Giro d’Italia

Vincenzo Nibali's bid to defend his Giro d'Italia crown was dented Tuesday after Bahrain teammate Javier Moreno was thrown off the race for violent conduct during the fourth stage.Before the second and last climb to Mount Etna in Sicily, television ima...

Canada floods force thousands from their homes

Floods in Canada have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes and into emergency centers, officials said on Tuesday.The Saint Lawrence and other rivers burst their banks from the area around Lake Ontario, in the center, to the ...