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05/28/2018 - 02:46

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.

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05/28/2018 - 02:46

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.


05/28/2018 - 02:43

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.


05/28/2018 - 02:35

Leftist Petro shakes up Colombia conservatives in poll

Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.

Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.


05/28/2018 - 02:03

Aussie Lee celebrates birthday with LPGA victory

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.


05/28/2018 - 01:59

Spain's Podemos leader wins confidence vote over luxury home

Spain's far-left party Podemos said Sunday its leader has won a confidence vote called after an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.

Spain's far-left party Podemos said Sunday its leader has won a confidence vote called after an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.

05/28/2018 - 02:43

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.


05/27/2018 - 16:51

Zidane's place in pantheon of great coaches secure as Real win again

Considered one of the all-time greats as a player, Zinedine Zidane was lauded with similar respect as a manager on Sunday after making more Champions League history with Real Madrid.

Considered one of the all-time greats as a player, Zinedine Zidane was lauded with similar respect as a manager on Sunday after making more Champions League history with Real Madrid.


05/27/2018 - 16:36

Hope for Salah as angry Egyptians snap at 'Ramos the Dog'

Egyptians held their breath Sunday amid fears star striker Mohamed Salah could miss the World Cup after suffering an injury when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final.

Egyptians held their breath Sunday amid fears star striker Mohamed Salah could miss the World Cup after suffering an injury when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final.


05/27/2018 - 16:20

Root and Bayliss slam 'outrageous' claims of England 'fixing' in India

England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as "outrageous".

England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as "outrageous".


05/27/2018 - 14:46

Pakistan thrash England to win first Test

Pakistan completed a convincing nine-wicket victory over England to win the first Test at Lord's with more than a day to spare on Sunday.

Pakistan completed a convincing nine-wicket victory over England to win the first Test at Lord's with more than a day to spare on Sunday.

05/28/2018 - 02:35

Leftist Petro shakes up Colombia conservatives in poll

Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.

Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.


05/28/2018 - 01:59

Spain's Podemos leader wins confidence vote over luxury home

Spain's far-left party Podemos said Sunday its leader has won a confidence vote called after an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.

Spain's far-left party Podemos said Sunday its leader has won a confidence vote called after an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.


05/28/2018 - 01:54

Anti-FARC conservative wins as Colombia presidential vote faces runoff

Conservative candidate Ivan Duque took a commanding lead in Colombia's presidential election Sunday, partial results showed, but fell well short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a second-round runoff next month.

Conservative candidate Ivan Duque took a commanding lead in Colombia's presidential election Sunday, partial results showed, but fell well short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a second-round runoff next month.


05/28/2018 - 01:54

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.


05/28/2018 - 01:54

Carlo Cottarelli, the 'Mr Scissors' technocrat who could become Italy's PM

Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund director, will face an uphill battle should, as expected, he is tasked with forming a technocrat government for Italy in the midst of a deep political crisis and populist rage at the financial "elite".

Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund director, will face an uphill battle should, as expected, he is tasked with forming a technocrat government for Italy in the midst of a deep political crisis and populist rage at the financial "elite".

05/27/2018 - 21:18

Ex-president George H.W. Bush hospitalized again

A little more than three weeks after he was released from hospital, former US president George H. W. Bush was re-admitted on Sunday with low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said.

A little more than three weeks after he was released from hospital, former US president George H. W. Bush was re-admitted on Sunday with low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said.


05/27/2018 - 20:47

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' struggles to take off in opening weekend

"Solo: A Star Wars Story," the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story," the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations.


05/27/2018 - 16:37

Ivory Coast fights stigma with beauty pageant for disabled

Cheered on by the audience, a young woman walks onstage in a glittering gown, beaming as she addresses the jury. But this is no ordinary beauty contest -- all 10 contestants are disabled.

Cheered on by the audience, a young woman walks onstage in a glittering gown, beaming as she addresses the jury. But this is no ordinary beauty contest -- all 10 contestants are disabled.


05/27/2018 - 05:09

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.


05/27/2018 - 05:03

LA's people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercise and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.

Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercise and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.

05/28/2018 - 02:46

Aussie Power captures long-coveted Indy 500 win

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.

Will Power became the first Australian to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, taking the chequered flag in America's fabled race on his 11th attempt.


05/28/2018 - 02:43

Global racing could be in for Tote-mic change, says Frost

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.

The financial health of international racing could be set for a revolution if ambitious plans by the consortium that has bought 25% of The Tote come to fruition, its head Alex Frost told AFP.


05/28/2018 - 02:03

Aussie Lee celebrates birthday with LPGA victory

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.

Australia's Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday with a victory in the LPGA's Volvik Championship in Michigan, a birdie at the final hole lifting her to a one-shot win over Kim In-kyung.


05/28/2018 - 01:57

Balotelli has matured, says Italy skipper Bonucci

Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.

Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci said Sunday be believes that Mario Balotelli has matured as the Nice striker prepares to make his first appearance for the Azzurri in four years.


05/28/2018 - 01:52

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday:

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday: