Indian Wells: Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki handed wildcards | Tennis News

Grand Slam champions Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki have been awarded wildcards to play in the Indian Wells tournament next month, live on Sky Sports.  Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, has not played since suffering an early exit from last year’s US Open after a humbling defeat by qualifier Greet Minnen in the first … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan and His Wife Handed 14-Year Prison Sentence for Corruption

ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife were sentenced on Wednesday to 14 years in prison for corruption, his lawyer and prison officials said, a day after another special court convicted Khan of leaking state secrets and gave him a 10-year prison sentence. The latest conviction and sentencing were Khan’s third … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Handed 10-Year Prison Sentence for Revealing State Secrets

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of his party deputies to 10 years in prison each, after finding them guilty of revealing official secrets. The verdict drew swift criticism from Khan’s followers. It was also another blow to Khan, a former cricket star turned Islamist politician … Read more

The Worst Times Starfleet Got Its Ass Handed to It

Screenshot: Paramount Another rare entry on this list that is not from either the Dominion or Klingon Wars is still perhaps the most famous battle in Star Trek history: Starfleet’s engagement with Borg forces in the Wolf system, just eight light years from Earth. Compared to other conflicts mentioned here the numbers involved are much … Read more

Nicaragua says it released Bishop Rolando Álvarez, 18 priests from jail, handed them over to Vatican

MEXICO CITY — The Nicaraguan government said Sunday it released Bishop Rolando Álvarez and 18 clergy members from jail and handed them over to Vatican authorities. They had been jailed more than a year ago, in most cases, as part of a crackdown on the opposition and church by President Daniel Ortega, who accused them … Read more

A Qatari court reduces death sentence handed to 8 retired Indian navy officers charged with spying

NEW DELHI — Qatar’s Court of Appeal reduced Thursday the death sentence handed in October to eight retired Indian navy officers on spy charges, the Indian foreign ministry said. Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said in a statement the detailed verdict has not been received yet. “We are in close touch with the legal team as … Read more

Romanian guru suspected of running international sex sect handed preliminary charges with 14 others

PARIS — A 71-year-old Romanian yoga guru and 14 others were handed preliminary charges by a Paris magistrate on a raft of counts linked to an international ring that for years allegedly subjected followers seeking enlightenment to sexual exploitation. The Paris prosecutor’s office said that six of the 15 people interrogated were ordered held on … Read more

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Hukum and Westover handed tricky Arc draws; favourite Ace Impact in stall eight | Racing News

Hukum will have to overcome an unfavourable draw in stall 14 if he is to triumph in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp. The Owen Burrows-trained six-year-old won the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot when last seen in July, having beaten Derby hero Desert Crown in the Brigadier … Read more