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Chelsea crush debutants Qarabag on return to Europe

Chelsea crush debutants Qarabag on return to Europe

Chelsea enjoyed a triumphant return to the Champions League after a year out on Tuesday, thumping the competition’s debutants Qarabag 6-0, including a stunning, if miscued, strike from new signing Davide Zappacosta. The Italian was joined on the scoresheet by another new Chelsea arrival Frenchman Tiemoue Bakayoko on a satisfying night for manager Antonio Conte […]

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Spain crush Liechtenstein to close in on World Cup spot

Spain crush Liechtenstein to close in on World Cup spot

Spain hammered Liechtenstein 8-0 as Alvaro Morata and Iago Aspas both struck twice to maintain their country’s lead over Italy at the top of World Cup qualifying Group G on Tuesday. The victory in Vaduz took Spain to 22 points from eight games, three ahead of the Italians who beat Israel 1-0 in Reggio Emilia […]

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8 dead in Senegal football stadium crush

8 dead in Senegal football stadium crush

Dakar – Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters triggering a panicked stampede. Sports minister Matar Ba said a young girl was among the dead, while around 60 injured fans had been taken to health facilities […]

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Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to ‘crush’ militants

Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to ‘crush’ militants

Marawi – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the military to “crush” Islamist militants still occupying parts of a southern city, as photos emerged of bombed buildings and mangled corpses. Duterte described the rampage in Marawi City by the militants, fighting under the Islamic State group flag, as a “rebellion” demanding a forceful response. […]

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At least 38 killed after Haiti bus plows into parade

At least 38 killed after Haiti bus plows into parade

At least 38 people were killed and about a dozen injured in northern Haiti late on Saturday after a bus drove into a parade of pedestrians while fleeing from an accident, civil protection authorities said on Sunday. The bus, which was traveling from Cap Haitien to the capital Port-au-Prince, initially hit two people in a […]

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Bayern run riot again to crush Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate

Bayern run riot again to crush Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate

London – Bayern Munich ran riot with a second successive 5-1 hammering of Arsenal to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 10-2 on aggregate at a stunned Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Trailing 5-1 from the first leg and striving to become the first team in Champions League history to overturn such a deficit, Arsenal led at […]

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Car that crushed actor Yelchin under recall over gear issue

Car that crushed actor Yelchin under recall over gear issue

Washington – The car that rolled into “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin and fatally crushed him Sunday had been under recall for the possibility that it could roll off without warning. Last year the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated hundreds of reports that 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees like Yelchin’s would continue to move […]

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Record crushed, diamond intact: Oppenheimer Blue draws $58M

Record crushed, diamond intact: Oppenheimer Blue draws $58M

The “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond sold Wednesday for more than 56.8 million Swiss francs ($57.6 million) including fees, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction. Capping a lively and even laughter-filled auction at Christie’s, the hammer came down to applause as the 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue […]

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Woman distracted with phone hit, crushed by 2 trucks

Woman distracted with phone hit, crushed by 2 trucks

A young woman was killed while crossing a road in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, China after being hit by two trucks. Video footage of the incident last week shows that the victim had been using her mobile phone as she crossed the busy road. Known only as Ms Mo, she was hit by a lorry outside […]