O’Neill bemoans penalty call after World Cup heartbreak

12 Nov

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill bemoaned the controversial first-leg penalty that saw his side’s World Cup dream end with a 1-0 aggregate defeat by Switzerland in their play-off on Sunday.Ricardo Rodriguez’s spot-kick in Belfast on Thursday pr…

Steelers, Vikings march on

12 Nov

Chris Boswell drilled a last second field goal to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a fourth straight victory on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings held off the Washington Redskins to maintain their winning streak.Boswell’s 33-yard effort gave Pittsburgh a com…

Deadly quake hits Iran & Iraq

12 Nov

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured in Iran and Iraq, according to early estimates by local officials, after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Uber clears the way for SoftBank investment: report

12 Nov

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and an influential investor in the ride-sharing company have resolved a feud that will clear the path for Japan’s SoftBank to acquire a stake in the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.The Japanese group, found…

Croatia qualify for World Cup with Greece draw

12 Nov

Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate.Zlatko Dalic’s men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only on…

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

12 Nov

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina.”Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. W…

Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead

12 Nov

A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region on Sunday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said.The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 temblor was centred 30 kilometres (19 miles) southwest…

Trump to meet Philippines’ controversial Duterte

12 Nov

Donald Trump sits down Monday with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who boasts about personally killing people and is waging a drug war that rights groups say involves mass murder.The US president is in Manila with leaders of 18 other nations for …

Fresh Romanian protests against judicial reforms

12 Nov

Thousands of Romanians demonstrated for a second straight Sunday against proposed judicial reforms which they say will weaken an anti-corruption drive.Around one thousand people rallied in the capital Bucharest where they also slammed the “incoherence”…

Three US strikes in Somalia kill ‘several’ militants

12 Nov

US forces have carried out three strikes in the past two days in Somalia against both the Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab group and Islamic State group jihadists, killing several, the military announced Sunday.The first operation, launched Saturday at 1330…