Championship: West Brom pip Brentford to promotion, Wigan relegated on dramatic final day

West Brom clinched the second automatic promotion place in the Championship on a dramatic final day of the season as Wigan Athletic's spirited survival bid failed. After both West Brom and Brentford were beaten at the weekend, the Baggies only needed to match the third-placed side's result to seal a return to the Premier League … Continue reading Championship: West Brom pip Brentford to promotion, Wigan relegated on dramatic final day

Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Premier League champions win Anfield thriller

Liverpool held off a Christian Pulisic-inspired comeback as the runaway Premier League champions overcame Chelsea 5-3 ahead of the trophy presentation at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's title winners got into the party spirit as they were involved in an eight-goal thriller on Merseyside in their final home game of an unforgettable season, though there was little … Continue reading Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Premier League champions win Anfield thriller

UK says there is no evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit vote

LONDON (REUTERS) - There is no evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 Brexit referendum and Britain's spies did not take their eyes off the ball on Russia, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Wednesday (July 22). The British parliament's intelligence and security committee said in a report published on Tuesday that Russia had … Continue reading UK says there is no evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit vote

Trump says pandemic to ‘get worse’, Australia sees record infections

Washington (AFP) The coronavirus death toll in the United States has spiked again with Donald Trump conceding the pandemic crisis will get worse, as record infections in Australia underscored second-wave dilemmas globally. Nearly 15 million cases have been confirmed and 615,000 lives lost since the virus was first detected in China late last year. Australia … Continue reading Trump says pandemic to ‘get worse’, Australia sees record infections

Almost a quarter of Delhi has had coronavirus: study

New Delhi (AFP) Almost a quarter of people in New Delhi have had the coronavirus, according to a study that cast serious doubt on the official numbers both in the megacity and across India. India last week became the third country after the United States and Brazil to hit one million cases but many experts … Continue reading Almost a quarter of Delhi has had coronavirus: study

South African anti-apartheid icon Andrew Mlangeni dies

Johannesburg (AFP) South African anti-apartheid figure Andrew Mlangeni, who stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1963-64 Rivonia Trial, has died at the age of 95, the presidency announced on Wednesday. Mlangeni, 95, was the last surviving Rivonia trialist, spending more than quarter of a century imprisoned on Cape Town's notorious Robben island before his … Continue reading South African anti-apartheid icon Andrew Mlangeni dies

China says US ordered closure of Houston consulate

Beijing (AFP) The United States has ordered China to close its Houston consulate, Beijing said Wednesday, marking a dramatic escalation in diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers. The move comes as the world's two biggest economies have crossed swords on a growing number of fronts, from trade to Beijing's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and … Continue reading China says US ordered closure of Houston consulate

Aussie student in landmark climate change lawsuit against government

Sydney (AFP) An Australian student is suing the government for failing to disclose climate change risks to investors in sovereign bonds, in what lawyers believe is the first case of its kind. The lawsuit filed in the Federal Court on Wednesday alleges Australia's economy and reputation will be significantly impacted by the government's response to … Continue reading Aussie student in landmark climate change lawsuit against government

Renewables now EU’s biggest source of electricity: study

Paris (AFP) Renewable energy sources such as the wind and the sun overtook fossil fuels as the European Union's main generators of electricity in the first half of this year, according to a new report published on Wednesday. "In the first half of 2020, renewables –- wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy -- generated 40 percent … Continue reading Renewables now EU’s biggest source of electricity: study

Tsunami warning as 7.8 quake hits off Alaska: USGS

Washington (AFP) A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning for areas within 200 miles (300 kilometers) of the epicenter. The shallow quake hit at 0612 GMT Wednesday about 500 miles southwest of Anchorage, and around 60 miles south-southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, the US Geological Survey said. Alaska … Continue reading Tsunami warning as 7.8 quake hits off Alaska: USGS

Ex-Espanyol coach Machin makes Chinese Super League move

Shanghai (AFP) Former Sevilla and Espanyol boss Pablo Machin was named head coach of Qingdao Huanghai on Wednesday, just three days before the Chinese Super League (CSL) kicks off. The 45-year-old replaces fellow Spaniard Juanma Lillo, who left newly promoted Qingdao last month to become Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City. Former Sevilla and Espanyol … Continue reading Ex-Espanyol coach Machin makes Chinese Super League move

Bogota mayor extends virus lockdown after govt refuses

Bogota (AFP) The mayor of Bogota said she would expand a coronavirus lockdown from Thursday to cover five million residents of the Colombian capital after the government refused to authorize a total shutdown. Since July 13, with the health crisis worsening, the city of eight million has been under a series of rotating lockdowns by … Continue reading Bogota mayor extends virus lockdown after govt refuses