Al-Jazeera television journalists Mohamed Fahmy (left) and Baher Mohamed are seen at a court in Cairo after their retrial. Photograph: Shadi Bushra/Reuters Three Al-Jazeera journalists were today sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court for spreading false news and endangering national security, in a case that has triggered an international outcry. The three -- Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed -- were ... Rediff.com, 2 hours ago
Nijel Amos of Botswana (centre, left) wins the Mens 800m ahead of David Rudisha of Kenya (centre, right) during day two of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Saturday. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Botswana’s Nijel Amos laid down a marker ahead of next month’s world championships by winning a highly-anticipated 800 metres showdown with Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. The ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Calleri ‘rabona’ sets up Boca win on Tevez return Boca Juniors' Carlos Tevez, right, embraces teammates. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Striker Jonathan Calleri chipped a brilliant ‘rabona’ as Boca Juniors marked Carlos Tevez’s homecoming with a 2-1 victory over Quilmes at La Bombonera to stay top of the Argentine championship. Calleri, executing the rabona by wrapping his right leg round behind his left to chip over goalkeeper Walter Benitez, scored ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Yuki Bhambri pulled India out of a tough situation, winning the second singles in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against New Zealand in Christchurch on Friday. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Having saved India the blushes on Day 1 by winning the second singles in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, in Christchurch, on Friday, Yuki Bhambri said he could not have played any better against Jose Statham, who he defeated 6-2, 6-1, 6-3. After Somdev Devvarman's stunning five-set ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Spain's Alberto Contador,right, and Italy's Ivan Basso look on prior to the start of stage two of the 2015 Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images One year after crashing out of the race, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador were back in control of the Tour de France, hurting their main rivals in a hectic second stage won by German Andre Greipel on Sunday. Dutch heatwave no sweat for Aussie Rohan Dennis Crosswinds and crashes caused several splits as the peloton made its way through ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘It’s a long time, 22 years, that we haven’t won anything’ Argentina's national soccer team players Lionel Messi, right, Javier Mascherano, left, and Nicolas Otamendi during a training session. Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters The current generation of Argentina players is one of the best ever even though the team have not won a major trophy in 22 years, coach Gerardo Martino said on Friday. Copa America PHOTOS: Peru clinch third place Argentina head in to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Violent clashes broke out between a group of youths and security forces in parts of the city on Saturday, leaving a youth and a policeman injured in stone pelting as separatist groups called a strike in Srinagar condemning the police action on Jamia Masjid on Friday. Heavy police deplyoment as protesters pelt stones during a protest. Photograph: PTI The group fought battles with security forces at Maisuma near Lal Chowk, they said. During the clashes, head constable Bansi Lal of IRP received ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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