General

MH370 search: Malaysia urges caution on Reunion debris find

Malaysia has said that it would be “premature” to speculate on whether debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion comes from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. A two-metre long piece of wreckage was found on Wednesday. Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, said it was “almost certain” that the wreckage… Continue reading MH370 search: Malaysia urges caution on Reunion debris find

Technology

New Horizons: Spacecraft survives Pluto encounter

A signal received from the New Horizons spacecraft shows that it survived its historic encounter with Pluto. Data in its first call home since Tuesday’s flyby suggest the spacecraft experienced no upsets as it hurtled past the icy world at 14km/s (31,000mph). The signal came through a giant dish in Madrid, Spain – part of… Continue reading New Horizons: Spacecraft survives Pluto encounter

Tennis

Wimbledon 2015: Williams crushes Sharapova

One of the most enticing rivalries in all of tennis continues to be one of the most lopsided. Together, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have earned more than $100 million in prize money, with the glamorous duo boosting that lofty total through endorsements — especially the latter, who is habitually named the world’s richest female… Continue reading Wimbledon 2015: Williams crushes Sharapova

Technology

Thousands flock to ‘sin free Facebook’

A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content in any form is completely banned. The creators of Facegloria claim the site has attracted 100,000 members since its launch last month. There are 600 words which are forbidden on the site and an “Amen” button for expressing… Continue reading Thousands flock to ‘sin free Facebook’

Athletics

Powell wins in Paris with his fastest 100 in four years

Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 meters in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds on Saturday. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut matched Francis Obikwelu’s 2004 European record by finishing second in 9.86 with American Mike Rodgers third in 9.99. Jamaican Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce… Continue reading Powell wins in Paris with his fastest 100 in four years

Football

NFF fires Keshi, Amodu takes over

The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated the appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles. A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday said this decision was made, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, as well as… Continue reading NFF fires Keshi, Amodu takes over

Football

Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America

Chile secured the first major trophy in their history on home soil courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Argentina in the Copa America final. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez slotted in the winning spot-kick after Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain fired over and Ever Banega was denied by Claudio Bravo. Higuain had earlier missed from close range after… Continue reading Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America