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Golf: Ryder Cup begins with all eyes on Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods teed off in an electric atmosphere at his first Ryder Cup since 2012 on Friday as defending champions United States launched their quest for a first win on European soil in 25 years.
ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 08- Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot during a practice round prior to the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 8, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. Sam Greenwood-Getty Images-AFP

Tiger still excites rivals as 100th PGA showdown looms

Ten years after his last major victory and five years since his last triumph, Tiger Woods is back on the prowl and a new generation of rivals couldn't be more thrilled.
AKRON, OH - AUGUST 02: Tiger Woods reacts after making birdie on the 18th green during World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 2, 2018 in Akron, Ohio. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods feeling ready to win again as PGA Championship looms

Tiger Woods says he has improved enough after spinal fusion surgery to snap a five-year win drought just ahead of the season's final major tournament, the 100th PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods has sights on ninth title at ‘special’ Firestone

Tiger Woods returns to the scene of his most recent victory when he tackles the WGC Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio, just making the elite field a testament to the superstar's resilience.
Francesco Molinari

Francesco Molinari wins British Open after holding off Tiger Woods, others

Francesco Molinari has become the first Italian to win a major, holding off a pack of star names to claim The British Open Championship at Carnoustie.

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South Africa seizes Air Tanzania’s Airbus

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Air Tanzania, the national flag carrier.
Police and demonstrators clash in Hong Kong, Aug. 24, 2019. The city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of smart lampposts that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

China frees consulate staff, protesters target ‘smart lampposts’

Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city’s pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of “smart lampposts” that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, Akie, arrive at the airport in Biarritz. Peter de Jong-AP

Protests to greet G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving stock markets and their own stark divisions giving little grounds for optimism.

NAF special forces destroy Boko Haram base, kill scores in Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says that its fighter jets have destroyed more Boko Haram terrorist strongholds and killed scores of their fighters at Bula Korege on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met, behind closed doors, with the Northern Traditional rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari explains why he created police affairs ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met, behind closed doors, with the Northern Traditional rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.