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No fairytale finish for New Zealand at Cricket World Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand whetted the appetite of the world for an underdog victory at the Cricket World Cup yet couldn't conjure the last & longed-for victory, losing…

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Australia beats NZ to win its 5th Cricket World Cup title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, & nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia's run to a fifth World…

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Fiji reclaim Hong Kong 7s title beating NZ 33-19 in final

HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji reclaimed the Hong Kong Sevens title when it routed defending champion New Zealand 33-19 in the final on Sunday. Fiji blasted to a 21-0 lead…

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UN chief says Nigeria vote largely peaceful

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday congratulated Nigerians for holding "largely peaceful & orderly" elections despite Boko Haram attacks & urged them to…

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UN Ebola head warns against complacency as fight enters last lap

Conakry (AFP) – The head of the UN's Ebola fighting force on Sunday warned against complacency as the battle against the disease entered its final lap while moreover hailing Guinea…

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Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria & a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started…

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Equatoguinean party-poopers hold Ivory Coast

Johannesburg (AFP) – Equatorial Guinea became party-poopers on Sunday at the ongoing celebrations of new African football champions Ivory Coast by forcing a 1-1 international friendly draw in Abidjan. Spain-born…

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Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing…

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Starc truth a lesson for future one-dayers

Sydney (AFP) – Amidst all the blazing hitting witnessed at the 2015 World Cup, the value of one of cricket's enduring constants was proved again — nothing slows a run-rate…

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Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

Freetown (AFP) – Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a…

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