Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has questioned
whether the club should pay a world-record fee for Juventus
midfielder Paul Pogba, saying the 23-year-old is not in the
same bracket as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen set his sights on capturing a
record third successive Rugby World Cup title after
announcing today he has extended his contract with the side
through the 2019 tournament in Japan.
Firefighters struggled on Sunday to contain a fast-spreading
wildfire that has killed at least one person, destroyed 18
homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the
drought-stricken canyons north of Los Angeles, officials
A 21-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested after killing
a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth
violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days,
though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism.
France's interior minister has rejected an assertion by a
senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change
a report into policing on the night of the Bastille Day
attack that claimed 84 lives.
The International Olympic Committee has rejected clarion
calls for Russia to be banned from the Rio Olympics over the
nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by
ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left
to the international sports federations.