With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct
In experiments with the species Anopheles gambiae, scientists at Imperial College London tweaked a gene known as double-sex so that more females in each generation could no longer bite or reproduce.
Ian Poulter proud to serve as Ryder Cup ‘target’ for US
Poulter returns for his sixth Ryder Cup appearance after serving as a vice-captain for the 2016 defeat at Hazeltine following his plunge down the world rankings.
Cricket chiefs vigilant over Twenty20 corruption risks
Most cricket leagues, including the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super league and Bangladesh League, have reportedly had problems with match-fixing scandals.
Does the UN's Syria peace process still have a purpose?
There is no doubt that the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has persevered through extraordinary challenges during four-and-half years in the role.
Singapore diplomat urges repeal of 'antiquated' gay sex law
Sex between men remains illegal in Singapore under Section 377A of the penal code, inherited from the British colonial era, although it is rarely enforced.
Argentina’s Pumas, another animal under Ledesma’s leadership
Argentina had been little short of awful since the last World Cup, where they reached the semifinals for the second time.
South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize
Evan Atar Adaha's Maban hospital in the South Sudanese town of Bunj serves more than 144,000 refugees from Blue Nile state in neighbouring Sudan, UNHCR said.
World’s best golfers arrive in France for Ryder Cup showdown
For the first time, the world’s top 10 players will all compete in the biennial showdown when the rivals tee off Friday at Le Golf National.
China says can’t hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'
Vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said China is open to negotiations but that the two sides must treat each other ‘equally and with respect’.
Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world’s best
Luka Modric’s success means Cristiano Ronaldo remains tied with Lionel Messi having won Fifa’s award in different guises five times each.
Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash
On the opening day of the General Assembly debate, Trump and Rouhani are to take their turn at the podium four months after the US president ditched the Iran nuclear deal.
German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse
It will release the latest in a series of reports on sexual crimes and cover-ups spanning decades that has shaken the largest Christian Church, from Europe to the United States, South America and Australia.
Paul Pogba takes aim at Mourinho’s negative tactics
The 25-year-old French World Cup-winning midfielder’s criticism comes shortly after it appeared that he and manager Jose Mourinho were mending their rift.
Google looking to future after 20 years of search
The company was set to mark its 20th anniversary with an event in San Francisco devoted to the future of online search, promising a few surprise announcements.
Trump’s Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim
Senate Democrats are now investigating a bombshell claim by Deborah Ramirez who says Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a 1980s college party.
SA man among three kidnapped in Burkina Faso
It is not the first time that foreign workers have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso.
Nigerian governorship vote ends in a stalement - official
A runoff between Oyetola and Adeleke is expected to be held on 27 September.
Brotherhood chief, 65 others get life for Egypt attack
Death sentences were meted out to 183 people over the deadly attack on a police station in Minya in August 2013.