Bowie scorches 100m, Walsh masters shot

6 Aug

American Tori Bowie upset Jamaican favourite Elaine Thompson to win world 100m on Sunday, as New Zealander Tomas Walsh dominated the shot put with a stunning series of throws.Before another packed-out session at the London Stadium, Greek pole vaulter E…

Men in army uniforms attack Venezuela military base

6 Aug

Further unrest in Venezuela after an attempted uprising against President Nicolas Maduro at a military base in Valencia.Men in army fatigues had circulated a video on social media, claiming that they were soldiers and declaring a rebellion.

Bowie wins women’s 100m world title, Thompson flops

6 Aug

American Tori Bowie won the women’s 100 metres world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year’s Olympics while Rio gold medallist Elaine Thompson struggled home in fifth place.The 26-year-old made up metres on long time leader Marie-Josee …

New Zealand’s Walsh takes shot put gold

6 Aug

Tomas Walsh of New Zealand won the men’s shot put world title on Sunday with a stunning series of throws climaxing with a best of 22.03 metres.The 25-year-old — a former builder which he credits for his body strength — edged out America’s defending c…

Zverev defeats Anderson for fourth title of year

6 Aug

World number eight Alexander Zverev of Germany captured his fourth title of the year Sunday, defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 in the ATP and WTA Citi Open men’s final.The 20-year-old from Hamburg dropped only nine points on his serve an…

Venezuela’s military: Key things to know

6 Aug

The powerful military in riot-torn Venezuela has sworn “unconditional loyalty” to the leftist government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. It is a key player in the ongoing political crisis.Maduro in turn has granted it vast powers, not just in mi…

Attack on UN office in Colombia injures police officer

6 Aug

A police officer was injured Sunday in an attack on a UN mission monitoring the disarming of rebels in Colombia as part of its peace deal, authorities said. Assailants attacked the location where the FARC rebel group had a weapons stash in the southwes…