August 14, 2019

New Zealand bat in Galle after winning toss

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the opening test against hosts Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.
August 14, 2019

Police help ‘straggler’ trying to walk 65 miles home after a festival

'Straggler' picked up by police after they found him walking along the A34
August 14, 2019

First female match commissioners named for Asian qualifiers

South Korea's Kim Se-in will become the first female match commissioner to take charge of an Asian World Cup men's qualification second round tie when Guam play Maldives next month, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Wednesday.
August 14, 2019

Exasperated commuters could ‘refuse to pay’ if rail fares are hiked again

Campaign group warns 'passengers cannot be expected to take the hit'
August 14, 2019

New 16-17 Saver rail card offers 50 per cent discount on fares for teens

Young people could make average savings of £186 a year, according to government
August 14, 2019

Djokovic shakes off rust, Federer rolls in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic survived a nervous start to see off Sam Querrey 7-5 6-1 at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday as the world number one returned to competition for the first time since beating Roger Federer in last month's epic Wimbledon final.
August 14, 2019

Britain seeks to assuage India over Commonwealth shooting row

The British government is seeking to reach a compromise with India over the South Asian country's threat to boycott the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 over the exclusion of shooting from the programme.
August 14, 2019

Rugby – Japan hopeful Mafi to face assault trial after World Cup

Japan international Amanaki Mafi will stand trial in a New Zealand court next year for an assault charge, allowing him to play at the Rugby World Cup.
August 14, 2019

Family and identity at the heart of Emu Runner

Serious-faced Gem (Rhae-Kye Waites) starts wagging school to commune with a female emu living in the bush near her family home.
August 14, 2019

Acclaimed Indigenous actor, 52, dies in Scotland

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contains an image and the name of a deceased person.
August 14, 2019

A heavyweight talent trades blows with his demons

Poet, rapper and novelist Omar Musa uses the death of Muhammad Ali, a childhood hero, to explore a dark night of the soul.
August 14, 2019

Simply the best: Jonas Kaufmann stuns in Andrea Chenier

Sometimes a person comes along with a talent so rare, so undeniable, they can unite the public and critics alike across the globe.