March 21, 2019

Top Russian ice hockey team wiped out in air crash

A chartered jet carrying Russia's major league ice hockey team Lokomotiv has crashed on take-off near the central city of Yaroslavl, killing 43 people. The team was heading to Belarus for the first match of the new season. Two people have survived the crash but with serious injuries. Russian … [Read more...]

Injury forces Kim Clijsters out of Wimbledon

Belguim tennis star Kim Clijsters has been forced to pull out of Wimbledon today following a recurrence of an ankle injury. The 28-year-old Belgian, who is the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion, has never even reached the final of the grass-court event and has missed out on her chance … [Read more...]

Minsk metro blast kills 11 – hundreds injured

A blast in the metro system in the Belarus capital, Minsk has killed 11 people and injured hundreds of others. Witnesses said there was a flash and a bang as passengers got off a train which had just pulled into the Oktyabrskaya metro station in the city centre. Part of the stations roof is … [Read more...]

Protesters storm Belarus government HQ

Thousands of protesters have tried to storm the government headquaters building in the Belarus capital Minsk. Angry at the likely result of the country's presidential election, protesters smashed windows and the doors of the building before being pushed back by riot police. The object of … [Read more...]