Bell, Ballance pile on runs against India in third Test
28 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
Ian Bell ended his century drought in style after Gary Ballance made his Test-best score as England piled on the runs against India in the third Test at Southampton on Monday. Bell made 167 and Ballance 156 before Test debutant Jos Buttler rode his luck to make 85 as England captain Alastair Cook declared on 569 for seven. India then saw struggling opener Shikhar Dhawan caught by Cook at first slip off James Anderson for six.
Matthew, David retain squash titles
28 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
Nick Matthew lead an English sweep in the men's squash at the Commonwealth Games on Monday as Nicol David joined Malaysia's gold medal run by winning the women's event. Matthew became the first squash player to win the men's title in successive Commonwealth Games by beating compatriot James Willstrop 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 at Scotstoun Sports Campus. England won all three medals in the men's singles after Peter Barker beat India's Saurav Ghosal earlier on Monday. David crushed English world champion Laura Massaro 12-10, 11-2, 11-5 in a one-sided women's final which lasted just 44 minutes to retain her title.
New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
28 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
Total sells S.African coal assets to Exxaro for $472mn
28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
French oil giant Total on Monday said it had inked a deal to sell its South African coal assets to mining company Exxaro Resources for $472 million (350 million euros). Exxaro is South Africa's second-largest coal producer, with seven coal mines that produce about 40 million tonnes annually. Last year Total Coal South Africa (TCSA) sold some 4.5 million tonnes of thermal coal, mainly to Asian markets, making it the fifth-largest producer in the country. "This sale is part of the group's 2012-14 asset sale program and is in line with Total's objectives to focus on its core activities," the president of Total's gas and power division, Philippe Sauquet, said in a statement.
Kate, Wills add royal flair to Commonwealth Games
28 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
Obama: World needs 'prosperous and self-reliant Africa'
28 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
US President Barack Obama warned Monday that the future stability of the world depends on African nations achieving prosperity and self-reliance, in an address to youth leaders from the continent. "The security and prosperity and justice that we seek in the world cannot be achieved without a strong and prosperous and self-reliant Africa," he said, kicking off a major African diplomatic push. Next week's meeting will bring around 50 African leaders to Washington -- almost all of them, with the exception of pariah figures like Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir. He announced plans for the major summit in June last year during his first major tour of African countries -- South Africa, Senegal and Tunisia.
Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa
28 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women.
5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
28 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:
Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died
28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
By Tim Cocks LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut down and quarantined on Monday a hospital where a man died of Ebola, the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa's most populous country. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry aged in his 40s, collapsed on arrival at Lagos airport on July 20. The decontamination process in all the affected areas has commenced," Lagos state health commissioner Jide Idris told a news conference. Authorities are monitoring a total of 59 people who were in contact with Sawyer, including airport contacts, the Lagos state health ministry said.
Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious beliefs: US
28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
Conflicts and repression around the world in 2013 triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, a US report said Monday, revealing millions had fled their homes. "In almost every corner of the globe, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs," the United States said in its annual International Religious Freedom Report. The 2013 report, prepared by the State Department, singled out Syria where it warned that after three years of civil war against President Bashar al-Assad "the Christian presence is becoming a shadow of its former self." Amid Egypt's political upheavals as the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in June, and moved against his Muslim Brotherhood, Christian churches, homes and businesses were looted and torched.
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