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August 17, 2017 2:42 AM Marco Asensio continues to announce arrival in dominant Real showing

Real Madrid racked up a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate scoreline in the Spanish Super Cup with a 2-0 victory in the Bernabeu on Wednesday to lift a second title in 2017-18, as Zinedine Zidane's side attempt to pull off an unprecedented single-season sextuple. Marco Asensio added another belter to his opening-leg strike, and Karim Benzema scored a pure striker's 1

August 17, 2017 1:02 AM Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

CANBERRA, Australia — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency

August 16, 2017 11:15 PM Ineffective Luis Suarez emblematic of Barcelona's early struggles

Barcelona surrendered their two-year hold on the Spanish Super Cup after being outclassed by Real Madrid, the 2-0 defeat giving Zinedine Zidane's all-conquering side a resounding 5-1 aggregate win Wednesday. Marco Asensio scored his second rocket against Barcelona in three days to open the scoring early on while Karim Benzema gave Madrid a deserved second 1

August 16, 2017 3:05 PM Floods kill more than 300, fears rise for 600 missing

More than 300 killed and at least 600 people remain missing in the west African nation as calls for aid grow. Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears that the death toll could rise as 600 remain missing. AFP news agency reported on Wednesday that among the dead were at least 2

August 16, 2017 2:54 PM Duterte celebrates killing of 32 alleged criminals in Philippine province

'Let's kill another 32 every day,' Duterte says of operations in Bulacan province Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital of Manila in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs. About 109 petty criminals, including street-level drug peddlers, were arrested 1

August 16, 2017 6:03 AM Falling tree kills 13 at Portuguese festival

LISBON – A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. The tree fell while a large crowd was gathered near the island’s capital of Funchal as part of the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival. It’s Madeira’s biggest annual festivity and was being 3

August 16, 2017 5:27 AM Five years on: Marikana residents still live in dire conditions

Marikana - Men dressed in white overalls with green and yellow stripes, wearing black safety boots, and carrying their "skafting" (lunch-box) walk the dusty roads of Marikana in the North West. They return home from the Rowlands mineshaft, where most of them are employed. It is a few kilometres away from the koppie where many mine workers lost their 3

August 16, 2017 3:16 AM Marikana massacre to be commemorated at hillside where massacre occurred

Johannesburg – The deaths of 34 miners during the Marikana massacre in 2012 will be commemorated by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Wednesday at the hillside where the massacre occurred. Police shot and killed the miners on August 16, 2012, in an apparent attempt to disperse striking Lonmin miners. Miners demanded that their 3

August 16, 2017 1:07 AM More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. She was one of the survivors, those who managed to escape the surging mudslides and floodwaters in and around Sierra Leone's capital that killed more than 300 people 2

August 15, 2017 11:00 PM Failings of leaky Liverpool defence remain despite win in Hoffenheim

Liverpool appear to have one foot in the Champions League group stages after a 2-1 win in Hoffenheim on Tuesday night. Yet despite a fine first leg result in Germany there is clearly plenty for Jurgen Klopp to sort out defensively. The Merseysiders played some good football and at times tore through a team that hadn't lost at home for 16 months, but they once again 1