WORLD

WWE Extreme Rules 2017 results as five men fought to face Brock Lesnar

Samoa Joe submitted Finn Balor at Extreme Rules to set up a dream match with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. The aptly named Samoan Submission Machine triumphed in an exhilarating Fatal-5 Way contest with his deadly Coquina Clutch. The win means the veteran will now face the Beast Incarnate for the first time at Raw’s next pay-per-view, Great Balls of ...

Read More »

Manchester United transfer news and rumours: Red Devils 'prepared to pay more than £100m for Gareth Bale'

Manchester United are prepared to break the world transfer record for a second year running in their pursuit of Gareth Bale, report the Sun. Bale has played a bit part in the second half of Real Madrid’s season and United have been led to believe he could consider an exit. The Sun say that Old Trafford chiefs would be prepared ...

Read More »

Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Roma owner responds to Mohamed Salah reports

Roma’s owner has opened up about Liverpool’s £35million move for Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah. “For now there is nothing. They continue to make offers for many of our players,” James Pallotta is told Italian media. “If this is the case, three or four of our best players could leave. “We will see, but to improve we need four or five ...

Read More »

Australian man's remains found 10 years after disappearance

Human remains found in dense Australian bush belong to a man who went missing nearly 10 years ago, police have said. Matthew Leveson, 20, was last seen leaving a Sydney nightclub in 2007 with his then boyfriend, Michael Atkins. Mr Atkins was acquitted of Mr Leveson’s murder in 2009. He later made a deal giving him immunity from perjury if ...

Read More »

Colombia peace deal: Rebels threaten demobilisation delay

Colombia’s Farc rebels have threatened to delay their demobilisation, saying the government has repeatedly broken the terms of last year’s peace deal. Farc leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, made the warning after the arrest of a rebel – a move that went against the terms of the deal. President Juan Manuel Santos said there had been “confusion” over the ...

Read More »

China hits back at Taiwan leader's offer of help on democracy

BEIJING China hit back at Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s offer to help China transition to democracy on Monday, saying the “values and ideas” pushed forward by her party had caused chaos on the self-ruled island. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said only mainland Chinese had the right to speak on mainland affairs, while suggesting Tsai could better spend her time reflecting ...

Read More »

China says Iran membership of Shanghai security bloc to be discussed at summit

BEIJING China supports Iran’s membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) security bloc, jointly led by China and Russia, and the subject will be discussed at the group’s summit this week, a senior diplomat said on Monday. The SCO refused to initiate Iran’s accession last year despite a request from Russia which backs Tehran’s bid, indicating possible divisions between Beijing ...

Read More »

South Korea will return four North Koreans 'if they want to go back'

By Yuna Park | SEOUL SEOUL South Korea is questioning four North Koreans rescued from waters off the east coast and will return them to the North if they want to go back, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Monday. Koreans from the reclusive and impoverished North have occasionally defected to the rich, democratic South by fishing boat, crossing the ...

Read More »

China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining

BEIJING Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country’s copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese diplomat said as he lodged a complaint. Lin Songtian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s director-general for African affairs, told a Zambian diplomat in Beijing that China understands and supports actions to crack ...

Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE sever ties to Qatar over 'terrorism'

DUBAI Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the wealthy Gulf Arab state of supporting terrorism. The coordinated move dramatically escalates a simmering dispute over Qatar’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran. The ...

Read More »