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Joanna Rowsell in pursuit of gold, Nicol David cruises

Scotland’s Neil Fachie (left) and pilot Craig Maclean Niblett celebrate their gold medal in the men’s 1,000m time. AFP

England’s Joanna Rowsell is on track to add Commonwealth Gold to her world title on Friday after she cruised into the final of the women’s 3000m individual pursuit on the second day of track cycling a

Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot

Neymar

Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologi

Lewis Hamilton tops practice

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the second practice session of the Hungarian GP near Budapest on Friday. 	 — AFP

Lewis Hamilton took the early initiative when he topped the times as Mercedes dominated Friday morning’s opening free practice session for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hashim Amla leads SA fightback

Sri Lankan bowler Suranga Lakmal celebrates the dismissal of South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. AFP

Hashim Amla faced a stern test of character in his first series as captain after South Africa lost three key wickets against a determined Sri Lankan bowling attack in the second Test on Friday.

Over 50 UK priests defrocked since 2001

More than 50 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for sex abuse since 2001, the Church’s child protection watchdog revealed on Thursday.

Smear campaign by US: Russia

Experts dig a hole to exhume four unidentified bodies at a mass grave discovered in the eastern Ukrainian city. AFP

Evidence Russian troops are firing artillery at Ukrainian soldiers, says US

Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea, reunites with Jose Mourinho

Roman Abramovich owned London club has signed star striker Drogba on a one-year contract. Photo: Twitter

Premier League giants Chelsea announced on Friday that their former striker Didier Drogba has returned to the club on a one-year contract.

Post journo among 4 detained in Iran

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.Two of the detainee

Rouhani slams world ‘silence’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends demonstration in Tehran on Friday.	— AFP

Iranians rallied nationwide on Friday in a show of support for Palestinians as arch foe Israel pursued its deadly campaign against the Gaza Strip.

Shifa hospital: A theatre of Gaza tragedies

As Ahmed Bulbul’s body is brought into the emergency room at Gaza’s Shifa hospital, a father standing nearby clamps his hand over his little boy’s eyes.

The Israeli assault on Gaza is horrific in its ferocity and far exceeds the limits of justifiable and even acceptable retribution.

The Supreme Court has once again opened up the interminable debate on euthanasia by asking for opinion from states and Union territories in a Public Interest Litigation pending before it.