Roger Federer wins 20th grand slam title with Australian Open victory over Cilic

• Federer beat Cilic 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
• Swiss in angry exchange with official after close line call

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Kyle Edmund to face Cilic in Australian Open semis after Nadal retires

  • Briton beats third seed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Melbourne Park
  • Rafael Nadal forced to retire in fifth set against Marin Cilic
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Trump a child, moron, says Wolff author of Fire and Fury

Michael Wolff, the author of a bombshell book about Donald Trump’s White House Friday defended his scathing portrayal of the US president and said “one hundred percent” of those around him questioned his fitness for office. Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” said he spent three hours with Trump during the presidential campaign and…

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India to jail muslims divorcing wives with ‘triple talaq’

The Indian government on Thursday introduced a bill in parliament aimed at prosecuting and jailing Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq”, or instant divorce. Indian muslim women have  complained that ‘triple talaq’ violates their right to equality. In August, the Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional , the religious practice which allows Muslim men to divorce their…

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The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review

As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in Colombia

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How I became Christian again: my long journey to find faith again

After experiencing the horrors of war, Bryan Mealer lost his faith. Morning runs with a priest – and a visit to a more welcoming church – helped restore it

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Peru’s jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori pardoned, sparking protests

Christmas Eve pardon enrages critics, who say president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has ‘bartered his political survival for the dictator’s freedom’

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Several people injured as car driven into crowd in Melbourne

A car ploughed into a crowd in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday in what police said was a “deliberate act” that left more than a dozen people injured, some of them seriously. Witnesses said people were thrown through the air after being hit by the vehicle, which did not appear to be trying to stop as it “mowed everybody down”….

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Jerusalem recognition:Nigerian stabs two Dutch journalists

A Nigerian man stabbed two Danish journalists in Gabon, allegedly saying it was a revenge attack against the United States for recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The assailant wounded the reporters for the National Geographic channel at a market popular with tourists in Libreville, the capital of the central African country, according to the Gabon defence minister, Etienne Kabinda Makaga….

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Turkey pushes for Palestinian full occupation of East Jerusalem

(Reuters/Alpha News) Turkey appealed on Wednesday to world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital. “Firstly the Palestinian state must be recognised by all other countries. We must all strive together for this,” Turkish Foreign Minister…

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