Irving heading to Celtics, Cavaliers to get Thomas: reports

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving will join the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster deal that will see Isaiah Thomas head in the opposite direction, US media reported on Tuesday.Irving has been the subject of contract speculation since it emerged earli...

Toothless, dwarf dolphin, a case study in evolution

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth's oceans some 30 million years ago.With only a fossilised cranium -- found in a river near Charleston, South Carolina -- to w...

2 suspects in Spain’s terrorist attacks sent to jail, 1 released

A High Court judge in Spain has announced a ruling on the four surviving suspects in last week's terrorist attacks in which 15 people were killed and over 100 injured. Two of the men suspected of involvement in the terrorist plot have bee...

US to tax Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel imports

The United States on Tuesday announced new import duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, which officials said received improper government subsidies.The action was spurred by complaints from a coalition of US producers who said the i...

Dakota pipeline company sues environmental groups

The operator of a controversial US oil pipeline, which was the focus of months of protests by Native American tribes, on Tuesday sued several environmental groups, claiming they spread false information and incite violence.Energy Transfer Partners laun...

Competition headwinds hit Air New Zealand profit

Air New Zealand posted a 17.5 percent fall in annual net profit Wednesday as increased competition hit the carrier's bottom line.The airline said net profit for the 12 months to June 30 was NZ$382 million ($278 million), down from a record NZ$463 milli...

Britain hints at EU court ties even after Brexit

The European Court of Justice should not have "direct jurisdiction" in Britain after Brexit, the government said Tuesday, in what opponents labelled a "climbdown" from calls to sever ties completely.The European Union has insisted that the bloc's top c...

Venezuela asks pope help, vaunts Russia ties versus US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Tuesday for Pope Francis's support against a "military threat" from the United States, as international pressure mounts over the deadly political crisis Caracas is facing."May the pope help us prevent Trump fr...

Some 30,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Tal Afar: UN

Some 30,000 civilians are trapped by fighting in Tal Afar, according to the United Nations, a city Iraqi forces are working to take back from the Islamic State group."Humanitarian assistance is being provided at assembly points to the south and east of...

US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups.One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Tali...

Watford shocked in League Cup second round

Watford suffered an embarrassing League Cup exit as Championship side Bristol City beat the Premier League club 3-2 in the second round on Tuesday.Marco Silva's side were the only top-flight outfit to perish on a night when clubs showed their disdain f...

Billy Joel dons Star of David in silent protest

Pop great Billy Joel donned a yellow Star of David at a concert in New York in a powerful but silent statement against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville.The Piano Man, who is rarely overtly political, returned Monday night to pl...

Venezuela seeks cross-border arrest of ex-prosecutor

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would seek international cooperation to arrest a fired chief prosecutor who fled the country after defying him amid a deadly political crisis."Venezuela is going to ask Interpol to issue a red notice...