Jon Rahm demolishes Soren Kjeldsen to reach WGC Match Play semi-final

Spain’s illustrious conveyor belt of golf talent means Jon Rahm was always destined to be subject to comparison. Rory McIlroy refuses to panic about Masters after Match Play exit Read moreThe real deal? I’m here to play golf and play day-by-day. As I said many times, I really play to win. “Truly, to play golf the way I did all 27 holes today, it really is amazing.

March 25, 2017 22:18 UTC

Four killed on New South Wales roads as police investigate street racing claim

Police were called to the intersection of Botany Road and Bumborah Point Road, where they found a vehicle had rolled and caught on fire. The incident, which occurred about 10.30pm on Saturday, came hours after two people were killed in separate incidents on New South Wales roads. A man died following a motorcycle crash on the Oxley Highway in northern NSW just hours after a separate incident on the same stretch of highway. Police and emergency services were called to Wee Waa Road, 20km north of Narrabri, about 1.20pm following reports a car had crashed into a tree. A 27-year-old woman died at the scene.

March 25, 2017 21:53 UTC

Cyclone Debbie: evacuations as weather bureau warns of possible category five event

Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to a category two late on Saturday night in the Coral Sea and is moving to the south, south-west. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A satellite image showing the cloud/surface composite over Australia as Queensland prepares for Cyclone Debbie. But they are concerned that, by the time the cyclone hits the coast, it could be a category five. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Jack Deyes helps his family to fill up sandbags in preparation for Cyclone Debbie in Townsville on Sunday. Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to pick up pace on Sunday as it continues to move towards the north Queensland coast, currently heading towards Ayr.

March 25, 2017 21:21 UTC

‘Who knows what we’ll find next?’ Journey to the heart of Mozambique’s hidden forest

Since it was identified on Google Earth in 2005, the forest of Mount Mabu has amazed scientists with its unique wildlife. On this wet March day in Mozambique, Professor Julian Bayliss, naturalist, explorer, fellow of the Royal Geographical and Royal Entomological societies, is heading deep into the green heart of the Mabu forest for the first time. However, no one has ever journeyed into the heart of the forest until now. He grew up in the forest, sheltered from the ravages of war, with dozens of other people in small forest camps. Expedition team member Ana Alecia Lyman is a non-timber forest products specialist based in Mozambique who runs Bio Óleos de Miombo.

March 25, 2017 21:00 UTC

One person remains in custody in wake of Westminster attack

Man, 58, arrested in Birmingham the morning after the attack still held while further enquiries are carried outTwo people arrested in connection with the attack in Westminster have been released and will not face further action, leaving just one of the 11 originally detained by police in the aftermath of the incident in custody. The Metropolitan police said on Saturday that one man, a 58-year-old arrested in Birmingham the morning after the attack, was still being held while further enquiries were being carried out. A 27-year-old man, also arrested in Birmingham, was released from custody with no further action and a 39-year-old woman, who was arrested in east London on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts and later released on police bail, was also released with no further action. Earlier on Saturday, officers released seven people with no further action and a 32-year-old woman who had been arrested in Manchester was placed on police bail pending further enquiries to a date later this month. A 35-year-old man arrested in Manchester, a 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man arrested at the same address in Birmingham, as well as a 26-year-old woman and three men, aged 28, 27 and 26, arrested at separate addresses in Birmingham, were the others released on Saturday.

March 25, 2017 19:41 UTC

European leaders gather to mark 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

“In 1980, a year after the first elections to the European Parliament, in my Gdańsk, the Solidarity movement, Solidarność, was born,” he said. There had been talk of the Polish prime minister, Beata Szydło – whose country bears a grudge against her compatriot, Tusk – causing a stir today. A “Rome declaration” affirming the 27’s allegiance had been reworded to acknowledge the concerns of east European states about a proposed “multi-speed Europe”, in which some states cooperate more intensely than others. The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, appeared to offer a little shrug as he put pen to paper. You have to think counterfactually: what would happen if it was not for the European union?

March 25, 2017 19:00 UTC

'Pizzagate' gunman pleads guilty as conspiracy theorist apologizes over case

According to texts cited by prosecutors, Welch believed he was doing a public service. In his guilty plea, Welch agreed to pay about $5,700 for damage done to the restaurant. “I made comments about Mr Alefantis that in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him,” Jones said. He said that he did not believe Alefantis had any legal claim against InfoWars, which has taken its relevant broadcasts offline. After five years of promoting the falsehood about Obama’s birth certificate, Trump admitted last fall that Obama was American.

March 25, 2017 17:26 UTC

Leicester fightback sinks Northampton in thriller as Mauger goes out on high

Myler’s fourth penalty of the afternoon seven minutes from time put Northampton back in front. Owen Williams, a second-half replacement for the concussed Burns, regained the lead for Leicester four minutes from time with a penalty that punished Luther Burrell’s deliberate knock-on. It was the fourth time in the half that the lead had changed hands and Leicester needed a cushion. After the victory the Leicester captain, Tom Youngs, addressed his players and Mauger. Leicester Veainu; Thompstone, Tait, Mermoz (Roberts 69), Pietersen; Burns (O Williams ht), B Youngs; Genge, T Youngs (capt; McGuigan 59), Cole, Barrow, Kitchener (M Williams 64), Fitzgerald, O’Connor (McCaffrey ht), Hamilton.

March 25, 2017 17:15 UTC

Racing news and tips: Arrogate wins Dubai World Cup in stunning style

Mike Smith’s first thought after the Dubai World Cup here on Saturday was of Zenyatta, the exceptional horse he rode from a long last to first in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Some very good horses have won the Dubai World Cup over the past 21 years, and some very average ones too. The next few seconds removed any lingering doubt that Arrogate is one of the very best dirt runners for many years. Arrogate is owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, whose Frankel retired unbeaten after 14 starts in 2012. Arrogate on brink of all-time greatness if he wins the Dubai World Cup Read more“That was very emotional for me,” Baffert said.

March 25, 2017 17:11 UTC

Iraq suspends Mosul offensive after coalition airstrike atrocity

The west condemned Russia’s bombs, but now coalition attacks on Mosul are killing innocents | Simon Tisdall Read moreBritish planes were among those operating in western Mosul at the time. “We have not seen evidence that we have been responsible for civilian casualties so far. The coalition said in a separate statement it had carried out four airstrikes aimed at “three Isis tactical units”. “We have until recently always credited the coalition for taking care to avoid civilian casualties, compared with the Russians. Nobody came Read moreJournalists were banned from entering west Mosul on Saturday and Iraqi commanders could not be contacted.

March 25, 2017 16:14 UTC

Two teenage boys found dead at Cleveland cliffs

Police launch inquiry after 17-year-olds discovered at Huntcliff in SaltburnTwo teenage boys have been found dead at cliffs in Cleveland. The 17-year-olds were discovered at Huntcliff in Saltburn on Friday evening. Cleveland police said in a statement that inquiries were ongoing to establish what had happened“The families of the boys are being supported by specialist officers and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time,” the statement said. Witnesses were urged to contact DS Paul Hodgson from the major crime team with any information.

March 25, 2017 15:45 UTC

Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at UT Austin report being raped

Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported having been raped, according to a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus on Friday. Among the other findings were 28% of female undergraduates reporting unwanted sexual touching, and that 87% of all incidents occurred off-campus. The Texas survey data works out to about one in seven undergraduate women in Austin. Nationwide, about one in four college women reported unwanted sexual contact in a 2015 survey conducted by the Association of American Universities. The University of Texas was also part of the 2015 national survey that found that 18.5% of female undergraduates on the Austin campus were the victims of sexual assault.

March 25, 2017 14:37 UTC

‘Move fast and break things’: Trump’s Obamacare failure and the backlash ahead

Trump tried to woo them with White House bowling sessions and trips on Air Force One. Bannon and the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, were dispatched to Capitol Hill to try and turn the doubters. Spicer told reporters on Friday that more than 120 members of the House had had a visit, call or meeting at the White House in the past few days. The speaker’s funereal expression as he left the White House spoke volumes. “Move fast and break things” will continue, even it if means breaking his own party.

March 25, 2017 14:08 UTC

Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout

Amateur boxer, 17, died shortly after collapsing in the ring during open show at venue in South Normanton, DerbyshirePolice have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring. Derbyshire police said officers were called to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, at 10.17pm on Friday. Formal identification has yet to take place and a postmortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the cause of death. The centre’s website said an “amateur open boxing show” was being held at the venue from 7-11pm on Friday, organised by the South Normanton School of Boxing. The Board of England Boxing confirmed that a boxer had died after a bout at an event it had sanctioned in Derby.

March 25, 2017 13:37 UTC

Pret climbs down over plan to pay interns with sandwiches

Pret A Manger has dropped plans to pay teenage interns in sandwiches after an outcry over its attempts to attract more British workers after Brexit. The chain wanted to offer a week’s unpaid work experience to hundreds of 16 to 18-year-olds, but has been forced into offering its standard hourly rate after a proposed boycott. One in 50 applicants to the chain are British, Pret says, and managers fear a recruitment crisis if European Union workers stay away from Britain after it leaves the EU. Under the work experience scheme, Pret said participants would shadow staff to “get exposure to aspects of our business, including food production, customer service, social responsibility and financial control”. It was proposed they would receive free food for their efforts.

March 25, 2017 12:00 UTC

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