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  • Sri Lanka fights to 309-5, England still eyes series win 29 May 2016 | 1:44 pm

    Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews hits a six during day three of the Second Test Match at the Emirates Riverside, in Chester-Le-Street, England, Sunday May 29, 2016. (Owen Humphreys / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESCHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) — Facing another defeat inside three days, Sri Lanka held England at bay — for now — as captain Angelo Mathews' 80 helped it to 309-5 in its second innings in the second test on Sunday.


  • England's Wood edges to PGA Championship title 29 May 2016 | 12:57 pm

    England's Chris Wood shot a final round 69 at the European PGA Championship to give him a 72-hole total of 279 and a one-shot win over Sweden's Rikard KarlbergEngland's Chris Wood revealed a text message from his former coach helped him to glory in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 28-year-old shot a final round 69 to give him a nine-under-par total of 279 and a one-shot win over Sweden's Rikard Karlberg, who stormed through the pack with a 65. Masters champion Danny Willett was third after a 71 and two Frenchmen, Julien Quesne and Romain Wattel, joined South Africa's Thomas Aiken in a tie for fourth.


  • Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements 29 May 2016 | 12:51 pm

    South Korea's president Park Geun-hye, left, and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, right, stand for the national anthems at State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Uganda and South Korea have signed cooperation agreements that officials hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda and South Korea signed cooperation agreements Sunday that officials here hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program.


  • Captain Wanyama salvages draw for Kenya 29 May 2016 | 12:14 pm

    Kenya earn a 1-1 home draw with Tanzania in a warm-up match ahead of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiersSouthampton midfielder Victor Wanyama converted a penalty to earn Kenya a 1-1 home draw with Tanzania on Sunday in a warm-up match ahead of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Captain Wanyama equalised close to half-time and six minutes after Elias Maguli had put the visitors head at Moi International Sports Centre stadium in Nairobi. Recently appointed Kenya coach Stanley Okumbi gets another chance on Tuesday to record his first win when the Harambee Stars host Sudan in another warm-up.


  • Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator 29 May 2016 | 10:56 am

    FILE-In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 file photo, Souleymane Guengueng, a former Chad prisoner and victim, arrives at court as a witness to testify during the trail of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre in Dakar, Senegal. Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. On Monday, May 30, 2016, he is certain that justice will be delivered. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn,File)DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. When Guengueng, an accountant accused of working with the opposition, was released in 1990 he collected more than 800 accounts of fellow prisoners and vowed to seek justice for their torture and suffering.


  • Dozens of children drown as shipwrecks claim 700 lives, survivors say 29 May 2016 | 10:15 am

    An Italian Navy ship arrives with more than 600 migrants on May 29, 2016 in southern Italy after a week of shipwrecks and death in the MediterraneanA week of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with 700 migrants feared dead and survivors giving harrowing testimony of dozens of small children drowned. Survivors brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo told the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the Children how their boat sank on Thursday morning after a high-seas drama which saw one woman decapitated. "We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identities," said the UNHCR's spokeswoman Carlotta Sami.


  • Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say 29 May 2016 | 10:13 am

    The Italian Navy warship "Vega" arrives with more than 600 migrants and refugees at Reggio Calabria, on May 29, 2016A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700. Brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo, survivors told the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the Children how their boat sank on Thursday morning after a high-seas drama which saw one woman decapitated. "We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identity, but survivors tell that over 500 human beings died," Carlotta Sami, UNHRC spokeswoman, said on Twitter.


  • South Africa police deny Gordhan inquiry moved to new unit 29 May 2016 | 7:30 am

    South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers his 2016 budget address to the parliament in Cape TownSouth Africa's elite Hawks police unit denied on Sunday a report that an investigation involving Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, which has helped to weaken the rand, has been transferred to another part of the force. Citing an unnamed source, the City Press newspaper said the police crime intelligence unit had taken over the inquiry into a surveillance body formed at the national tax agency SARS when it was run by Gordhan between 1999 and 2009. The Hawks, which are responsible for tackling organized and commercial crime plus serious corruption, have previously said they were running the inquiry but that Gordhan was not being personally targeted.


  • Forces backed by Libya's unity government seek to encircle Islamic State-held Sirte 29 May 2016 | 5:26 am

    Libyan military vehicles are pictured at a checkpoint in Wadi Bey, west of the Islamic State-held city of SirteBy Aidan Lewis MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed unity government say they aim to encircle Sirte, Islamic State's stronghold in Libya, having moved to within 15 km (10 miles) of the city center. The forces, composed of fighters mostly from the western city of Misrata, are now closer to Sirte than they have been for nearly a year. Last summer Misrata brigades withdrew from Sirte and Islamic State took full control there.


  • Party Around the World: Great sports, great spots to party 29 May 2016 | 4:23 am

    From the breathtaking view at a ski station in the French Alps to a horse race that "stops the nation" Down Under to the wackiest golf hole in the Arizona desert — make that the entire planet — sports fans will find the party.

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