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Op-Ed: Knockout win by Pacquiao over Bradley could lead to more fights

Despite Manny Pacquiao's loss to Floyd Mayweather last May, the Filipino boxing superstar remains popular and still command a guaranteed $20 million purse from his promoter Bob Arum.

Ready to return? Boko Haram displaced reluctant to go home

Maiduguri - Bitrus Yakubu has an uplifting story about how he was reunited with his pregnant wife weeks after they were separated fleeing from Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. His wife, Maryam, then gave birth to twins Grace and Sidi seven months ago.

Op-Ed: MLB Free agent profile: SS Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond entered the offseason as the top free agent shortstop on the market. To the surprise of many, he still remains unsigned despite so many teams that finished the season with a need for the position.

Swaziland plans to relocate 18 elephants to American zoos

Swaziland is planning to transfer 18 wild elephants in a Boeing 747 plane to United States in order to relocate them to three American zoos. In exchange, the zoos will be contributing $450,000 to a wildlife conservation trust in Swaziland for rhinos.

Nine dead in IS car bomb at Damascus police club: monitor

Birut - A suicide car bombing killed nine people Tuesday at a police officer's club in the Syrian capital, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Tamil Nadu meteorite death could be first in 200 years

Tamil Nadu scientists are now investigating the death of a man in Vellore, declared to have been killed by a falling meteorite.

Camps full as tens of thousands flee regime in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Camps for the displaced along Syria's border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province.

Moscow slams UN chief for Syria comments

Moscow - The Russian foreign ministry on Monday criticised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over his claim that Russian air strikes in Syria had undermined last week's peace talks to end the country's five-year war.

EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP.

'At least eight dead, 100 injured in German train crash

Bad Aibling - Two commuter trains collided head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring around 100, in one of the country's deadliest rail accidents in years.

U.K. makes a range of psychoactive substances illegal

London - The British parliament has passed a new psychoactive substances bill which renders dozens of drugs and chemicals illegal.

Review: Adele impersonator Lisa Martin back with When We Were Young video Special

Adele impersonator Lisa Martin, best known from the "Adele at the BBC" special, is back with her newest cover for "When We Were Young."

Taiwan developer quizzed over quake collapse as 100 still buried

Tainan - The developer of a 16-storey Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a quake was taken in for questioning on Tuesday as rescuers deployed heavy machinery to find 100 people still feared trapped in the rubble.

Large national variations in breastfeeding rates

London - New figures, published by the medical journal The Lancet, show considerable variation between countries in terms of breastfeeding. The U.K. comes out very low.

Fear of Zika virus could keep U.S. athletes away from Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has told sports bodies that athletes with health concerns should consider staying away from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

David Bowie's wife of 24 years breaks month-long silence

Iman, Somali supermodel and David Bowie's wife of 24 years, broke her almost month-long silence on February 8, to thank fans for their support after Bowie's death. "Love & gratitude,” she posted on Instagram.

Donald Trump says he would torture much worse than waterboarding

Manchester - Republican presidential hopefuls attempted to one-up each other on war and torture during Saturday night's New Hampshire debate, with frontrunner Donald Trump promising to "bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."

Affordable Care Act forcing Americans to skip healthcare

Washington - Five years after the Obama administration signed its highly partisan and controversial Affordable Care Act into law, experts say it isn't affordable for the average working American.

Leopard injures five at Indian school

Bangalore - A male leopard which strayed into a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore injured five people during an hours-long attempt to catch the beast, a wildlife official said.

Review: We can’t get enough 'Jason Bourne' — Trailer

Known for his nice guy good looks and emotionally driven dramatic projects, Matt Damon is back in the role that made him an action bad boy. Let’s go one more round with ‘Jason Bourne.’
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