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Gyan steers Ghana into Cup of Nations quarterfinals

PORT-GENTIL, Gabon: Ghana secured their place in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan’s goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday. On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew’s cross in the 21st minute to score his …

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Extradited Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrives in US

New York: Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face charges on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Guzman heads the Sinaloa cartel, which is accused of generating much of the deadly violence in …

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Scotland will vote for independence in two years-Salmond

LONDON: Scotland will vote to become independent within two years due to the hard-line position being taken by British Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit, former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Friday. Scotland rejected independence in 2014 by 55 to 45 percent, but current Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon …

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4 dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers

MELBOURNE: A car plowed into pedestrians on a popular shopping strip in the heart of Australia’s second-largest city on Friday, killing four people including a young child and injuring dozens more. Police said they were not considering the incident an act of terrorism. “This individual is not related to any …

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Researchers: Trump win alters conversation on gun violence

BOSTON: Public health researchers and gun safety advocates are conceding Republican Donald Trump’s election as president has changed the national conversation on firearms. They’re urging gun owners and manufacturers to be included in the effort to reduce deaths and injuries from firearms. Researchers from dozens of universities scheduled a conference …

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Women protest rally set in US capital on Trump’s 2nd day

WASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the United States are expected to pack into downtown Washington on Saturday for a women’s march in opposition to the agenda and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. The Women’s March on Washington, featuring speakers, celebrity appearances and a protest walk along …

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Danes can also fight militants with Iraqi troops

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Denmark has extended the mandate of an undisclosed number of special Danish troops training Iraqi troops fighting Daesh group, to also fight militants. Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said Friday’s decision to allow troops fight “in the Iraqi-Syrian border area” was taken in response to request by the …

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