DRC: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

Ebola is suspected to have caused as many as 33 deaths during the latest outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry said. Thirteen cases of the virus were confirmed across northeastern North Kivu province and neighbouring Ituri province, DRC's health minister said in a statement on Saturday, with…

In the struggle to save the real world, it’s the young people that are...

We tend to be drawn to stories where underdogs become heroes – this is true in the magical world of Tolkien, as it is in the Mortal Engines world of Philip Reeve that Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens recently brought to the big screen.  In the case of the real world, Jackson says the recent…

Barack Obama likely to avoid direct combat with Trump as he dives back...

CLOSE Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, while in South Africa. (July 17) AP President Barack Obama speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington on Dec. 16, 2016. (Photo: AP) WASHINGTON – Barack Obama…

Chelsea 3-1 Bate Borisov

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the first English player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League since Harry Kane for Tottenham in October 2014Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit a brilliant hat-trick as Chelsea coasted to victory in a one-sided Europa League game against Belarusian champions Bate Borisov. The Blues, inspired by their England midfielder, were far too strong…

John Terry retires: Watch defender’s first goal for Chelsea – BBC Sport

Watch John Terry's first Chelsea goal from a 2000 FA Cup tie with Gillingham as the defender announces he has retired from football.

England v India: Sam Curran scores 78 as hosts bowled out for 246

Watch highlights as Sam Curran hits 78 as England are bowled out for 246 on day one of the fourth Test against India at Southampton. MATCH REPORT: England bowled out for 246 despite Curran's 78 WATCH MORE: 'A quality innings' - Curran reaches 50 with huge six WATCH MORE: 'A horrible dismissal' - Jennings 'completely…

Colin O’Brady makes history with solo mission across Antarctica

He calls his journey "The Impossible First."

Iraq’s farmers hit hard by water shortages

Radwaniya, Iraq - The canals branching out of the Tigris river and into the adjoining farmlands are empty and dry. Devoid of water, the rice, wheat and barley fields are left without vegetation. The Tigris today is far shallower than it was a year ago, and for farmers in Iraq, this is a catastrophe. Omar Di'ibil,…

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride Tour of Britain

2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and four-time winner Chris Froome will ride together the in Tour of Britain for the first time since 2009Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at next month's Tour of Britain, it has been confirmed. They will line up on the start…

Cameroon’s Paul Biya easily wins seventh term as president

Cameroon's President Paul Biya, Africa's oldest leader, has easily won a seventh term, according to the Constitutional Council. Biya won 71.3 percent of the October 7 vote, far ahead of opposition candidate Maurice Kamto's 14.2 percent, council president Clement Atangana said, announcing the official results in a state television broadcast. The council, which was appointed by…

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