Serena Williams’ parting shot at Margaret Court, nod to Ash Barty

Serena Williams sounded just the tiniest little bit salty as she reflected on likely finishing her tennis career with one less grand slam title than Australian legend Margaret Court. Williams’ crusade to win an elusive 24th major title and draw level with Court has been a five-year saga that looks almost certain to end fruitlessly … Read more

Jittery Kenya votes in close-fought election race

Kenyans lined up before dawn to vote in a high-stakes election Tuesday, with the East African powerhouse on edge as two political heavyweights battle it out in a fiercely contested race for the presidency. Kenyans are praying for a peaceful transition of power after almost a decade under President Uhuru Kenyatta, but concerns about vote-rigging … Read more

Anger and anxiety stalk EU’s monkeypox vaccine lottery

Press play to listen to this article Europe has a case of collective public health amnesia. The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed vaccine nationalism, contradictory official guidance and marginalized groups forced to advocate for themselves; while the early days of the HIV crisis were marred by virulent homophobia, stigmatization, and unequal access to treatments.  Now, with 16,500 … Read more

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs goes on trial for assault

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has gone on trial on charges of attacking and coercively controlling his ex-girlfriend, in a case that has upended his managerial career. The 48-year-old, who until recently served as coach of the Wales national team, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum jail term of … Read more

Britons’ lives in Portugal ‘paralysed’ by post-Brexit ID cards failure

Britons living in Portugal are complaining of being deprived of access to basic rights such as healthcare, employment and social security because they have not been issued with post-Brexit residency cards. Some have been blocked at airports as they attempt to travel to other EU countries, being told at the border that their documents are … Read more

Brutal end for Michelle Jenneke in 100m hurdles final at Commonwealth Games

Michelle Jenneke has missed out on a bronze medal by just 0.09 seconds as she finished fifth in the final of the 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games. The 29-year-old was just 0.02 seconds off her personal best with a negative wind blowing in her face and it still wasn’t enough for a medal as … Read more

Liverpool stumble, Spurs shine on Premier League’s opening weekend

Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge got off to a sluggish start as the Reds were held 2-2 at newly-promoted Fulham, while Tottenham delivered on their pre-season hype by thrashing Southampton 4-1 on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp admitted the best part of Liverpool’s day was the result as the Champions League finalists twice had to come from … Read more

Boy at heart of UK court battle dies after life support ends

LONDON — A 12-year-old boy who had been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended the life-sustaining treatment his family had fought to continue. Archie Battersbee’s mother, Hollie Dance, said her son died at 12:15 p.m., about two hours after the hospital began withdrawing treatment. British courts … Read more

Never seen that: Freak accident halts Diamonds clash

Incredible scenes at the netball semi-final where the match was halted while a new goal post was brought on court after a freak accident involving an England defender. Layla Guscoth found herself straddling the post like a koala as she fought for the intercept just four minutes into the clash with Australia, resulting in the … Read more

‘Thank you’: Simpson’s message to Aussie Comm Games fans

Popstar turned Commonwealth Games medallist Cody Simpson says he has been overwhelmed by support since returning to social media. Posting on Instagram for the first time since the games started, Simpson said to his 4.6 million followers: “I had remained off social media for the duration of the Commonwealth Games and a few days thereafter, … Read more