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Welbeck puts Arsenal in semis

Welbeck puts Arsenal in semis

Danny Welbeck scored the winner on his return to Old Trafford to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Manchester United and book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals. The United academy graduate was deemed surplus to requirements last summer by Louis van Gaal but came back to haunt his former side by netting the [&hellip

Dhawan leads India to victory

Dhawan leads India to victory

​Shikhar Dhawan scored his second hundred of the tournament as India won their fifth straight World Cup game, beating Ireland by eight wickets in Hamilton. Dhawan (100) hit 11 fours and five sixes in a blistering 85-ball knock as he and his opening partner Rohit Sharma (64) notched India’s highest ever opening partnership in a [&hellip

US sends 3,000 troops to Baltics

US sends 3,000 troops to Baltics

The United States has started to deploy 3,000 soldiers for a major military exercise with NATO member Baltic states in northern Europe, according to the US Defense Department. The war games, dubbed Operation Atlantic Resolve, is intended to show Russia’s neighbors Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia the Western alliance will stand by them, the Pentagon said [&hellip

Ivory Coast court sentences Gbagbo to 20 years

Ivory Coast court sentences Gbagbo to 20 years

​A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced the former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years imprisonment. She was found guilty of charges over her role in post-election violence between 2010 and 2011. Gbagbo, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity, was accused of crimes including undermining state [&hellip

Venezuela recalls top envoy from US

Venezuela recalls top envoy from US

Venezuela has recalled its top diplomat in the United States in reaction to US President Barack Obama’s move to impose new sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials. “We call Maximilien Arvelaiz, charge d’affaires in the United States, for immediate consultations,” Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said in a Monday message posted on Twitter. Under Obama’s order, the US [&hellip

10 killed in Argentina copter collision

10 killed in Argentina copter collision

At least ten people, including eight French nationals, have been killed in a helicopter collision in northern Argentina. The incident occurred on Monday when two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show collided in a remote area near Villa Castelli in La Rioja Province, about 1,170 kilometers (730 miles) northwest of the capital [&hellip

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2256 solar years ago, on this day in 241 BC, the Battle of the Aegates Island, off the coast of Sicily was won by the Romans who sank the Carthaginian fleet to bring the First Punic War to its end after 23 years of seesaw fighting, mainly on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and its surrounding [&hellip

Wenger: More than a cup tie

Wenger: More than a cup tie

​Arsene Wenger thinks the result of Arsenal’s FA Cup quarter-final tie at Manchester United on Monday may have a huge psychological bearing for both clubs during the remainder of the season. The Gunners head to Old Trafford to contest the biggest tie of the sixth round, with both sides currently holding a top four position [&hellip

Egyptian teacher beats pupil to death

Egyptian teacher beats pupil to death

A schoolboy has died in Egypt after being severely beaten by his teacher, the country’s Ministry of Education says. The 12-year-old pupil died on Sunday “after being beaten by a teacher” on March 5, the ministry said on Sunday. The ministry said the teacher has been suspended and an “urgent inquiry” was launched into the [&hellip

‘Ex-Shabab leader out of US terror list’

‘Ex-Shabab leader out of US terror list’

The United States has removed a former senior leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group from its terror list, the Somali government says.   “This follows negotiations between the Somali and the US governments to establish clearly and beyond doubt that Zakariya Ismail Hersi has renounced violence, rejected the terror group al-Shabab, and has fully embraced the [&hellip