Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

New York (AFP) - Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was jailed for life Wednesday -- the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century. Guzman,…

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraq

Arbil: At least one gunman killed three people including the Turkish vice-consul to Iraq´s autonomous Kurdish region in an attack Wednesday in the regional capital of Arbil, a police source told AFP.

Djokovic downs Federer to win Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer’s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament. Despite being…

Russia launches space telescoperus

Moscow - Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January. Video posted on the website of…

New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

Christchurch - Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The first of…

Federer cruises into Wimbledon final, defeats Nadal

Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal, 11 years after the Spaniard triumphed in their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever…