Prince Charles warns of extinction threat to islands

Britain's Prince Charles warned Thursday that tiny island nations could be wiped off the map by climate change, at a Commonwealth gathering geared towards finding practical ways to reverse its effects.Charles, the heir to the throne, said the planet wa...

Antarctica is greening due to global warming

Plant life is growing on Antarctica like never before in modern times, fueled by global warming which is melting ice and transforming the landscape from white to green, researchers said Thursday.Scientists studying moss in an area spanning 400 miles (6...

Owens injury could pave way for Hartley’s Lions call

England captain Dylan Hartley moved a step closer to a possible late British and Irish Lions call-up on Thursday after a fitness scare involving Ken Owens.Wales hooker Owens will miss the Scarlets' Celtic League play-off clash against Leinster in Dubli...

Soderberg, Hoey lead in Sicily after flirting with 59

Sebastian Soderberg and Michael Hoey shared the first round lead at the Sicily Open on Thursday after both men flirted with the magical score of 59.In the end, they carded matching 61s to be 10 under par at the Verdura Golf Club on a bright, sunny day ...

Shields conqueror Marshall turns pro

Britain's Savannah Marshall, the only woman to have defeated double Olympic gold medallist Claressa Shields in a major amateur contest, has signed professional terms with US great Floyd Mayweather, it was announced Thursday.Marshall outpointed Shields ...

Colombia government sees peace setback in court ruling

Colombia's government and FARC rebel force warned that a court ruling on their recent peace accord threatens to disrupt efforts to seal an end to a half-century civil war.Upholding a challenge by the political opposition, the Constitutional Court on We...