Watford 0-4 Manchester City: Sterling at the double as Foster limits Pep’s men to four

Raheem Sterling and Manchester City found the perfect hangover cure as they shook off their Wembley frustrations to beat Watford 4-0 and equal a Premier League record. A double from Sterling and second-half goals from Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte made it a Vicarage Road rout as City threw darts at Watford's goal, just as … Continue reading Watford 0-4 Manchester City: Sterling at the double as Foster limits Pep’s men to four

Crystal Palace sign teenage defender Ferguson

Teenage right-back Nathan Ferguson has joined Crystal Palace following the expiration of his West Brom deal. Ferguson's contract was up at the Hawthorns at the end of June and he passed up the opportunity to sign an extension with the promotion-chasing Championship side. The 19-year-old, who made 21 appearances for West Brom this season prior … Continue reading Crystal Palace sign teenage defender Ferguson

German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: security source

Baghdad (AFP) A German national was kidnapped late Monday outside her office in central Baghdad, a security source and a friend told AFP. Hella Mewis, a who ran arts programmes at the Iraqi art collective Tarkib, had left her office and was "riding her bicycle when two cars, one of them a white pickup truck … Continue reading German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: security source

Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling ‘achieved’

Addis Ababa (AFP) Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. "It has become evident over the past two weeks in the rainy season that the GERD first year filling is achieved and the … Continue reading Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling ‘achieved’

Syria’s ruling Baath party wins parliamentary polls

Damascus (AFP) Syria's ruling Baath party and its allies have won a majority in parliamentary elections, results announced Tuesday by the electoral commission showed. President Bashar al-Assad's party and allies took 177 seats out of 250 in Sunday's polls, the third such elections since the start of the war nine years ago. A Syrian woman … Continue reading Syria’s ruling Baath party wins parliamentary polls

Kovac’s Monaco arrival highlights ‘ambition’ for club

Monaco (AFP) Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov said on Tuesday appointing former Bayern Munich and Croatia boss Niko Kovac as the Ligue 1 club's coach underlines their ambition. Kovac was sacked by the German side last November after leading them to a domestic double in his first season in charge. Niko Kovac played for Croatia as … Continue reading Kovac’s Monaco arrival highlights ‘ambition’ for club

Marseille sign Argentina’s Balerdi on loan from Dortmund

Grassau (Germany) (AFP) Marseille have signed Argentina defender Leonardo Balerdi from Borussia Dortmund, both clubs announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the clubs said Marseille had signed the 21-year-old on a one-season loan deal with an option to buy. Leonardo Balerdi made his Argentina debut in September 2019 Lars Baron POOL/AFP/File French media report Marseille … Continue reading Marseille sign Argentina’s Balerdi on loan from Dortmund

Marquez MotoGP return date uncertain after arm surgery

Paris (AFP) Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez underwent a successful operation on his arm Tuesday after crashing in the season-opening race in Spain, but his return date is unknown. Honda said Marquez would remain in a Barcelona hospital for up to 48 hours after a titanium plate was inserted into his right arm during … Continue reading Marquez MotoGP return date uncertain after arm surgery

Chinese hackers tried to steal COVID research, hacked hundreds of companies: US

Washington (AFP) Two Chinese nationals have been indicted for seeking to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies in the United States and abroad, the US Justice Department said Tuesday. Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33, also targeted human rights activists in the United States, China and Hong Kong, Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading Chinese hackers tried to steal COVID research, hacked hundreds of companies: US

Daughter of DR Congo hero demands Belgium return father’s ‘relics’

Kinshasa (AFP) The daughter of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba has called on Belgium to return her father's "relics", in an apparent reference to teeth taken from his body after his assassination in 1961. "We, Lumumba's children, call for the just return of the relics of Patrice Emery Lumumba to the land of his ancestors," … Continue reading Daughter of DR Congo hero demands Belgium return father’s ‘relics’

O’Sullivan warns of ‘risk’ of allowing fans at World Snooker Championship

London (AFP) Former world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says allowing fans at the World Snooker Championship is an "unnecessary risk". Snooker's top tournament is one of a number of sporting events chosen to test the safe return of spectators as part of the easing of coronavirus lockdown rules in England. Ronnie O'Sullivan has issued a warning … Continue reading O’Sullivan warns of ‘risk’ of allowing fans at World Snooker Championship

Nobel Prize banquet cancelled over coronavirus: Nobel Foundation

Stockholm (AFP) The Nobel Foundation, which manages the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though the award ceremonies will still be held in "new forms". This is the first time since 1956 that the banquet has been cancelled, according to the foundation. The Nobel award ceremonies will … Continue reading Nobel Prize banquet cancelled over coronavirus: Nobel Foundation