16 August 2017
Updated 20:30

Matthew replaces Pettersen on Europe Solheim Cup golf team

Norway's Suzann Pettersen, pictured in July 2017, has decided to withdraw from the European Solheim Cup team due to pain from a slipped disc rendering her unfit to compete

Norway's Suzann Pettersen withdrew from the European Solheim Cup team Wednesday with a disc injury, pushing British alternate Catriona Matthew into the line-up for the matches against the Americans that begin Friday.

Laura Davies of England hits her first shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort on July 12, 2017 in French Lick, Indiana

Laura Davies of England hits her first shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort on July 12, 2017 in French Lick, Indiana

Women's major winner Davies to make history on men's Senior tour

Laura Davies is set to make history as the first woman to play on the European Senior Tour in next year's Shipco Masters in Denmark.

Death of baby dolphin triggers outrage in Spain

The baby dolphin died after being manhandled by bathers, the Equinac conservation group said

Spanish animal lovers reacted with fury on Wednesday after a baby dolphin approached a holiday beach, where it died as bathers played with it and took pictures.

West Indies captain Jason Holder is backing his pacemen to make an impact against England in the first Test at Edgbaston

West Indies captain Jason Holder is backing his pacemen to make an impact against England in the first Test at Edgbaston

West Indies captain backs pacemen to shine against England

West Indies captain Jason Holder believes his pacemen can help the "huge underdogs" make life uncomfortable for England during their upcoming Test series.

Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border after 27 years

The Saudi-Iraqi border has been shut to all travellers except Iraqi Muslim pilgrims heading to and from Mecca since Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait

Iraqi and Saudi officials on Wednesday inspected a border crossing between their countries to examine how to reopen the frontier, closed for the past 27 years, officials said Wednesday.

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is a target for Chelsea and Liverpool

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is a target for Chelsea and Liverpool

Dutch defender Van Dijk not for sale, say Southampton

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk won't be allowed to leave St Mary's in the current transfer window, the Premier League club's chairman Ralph Krueger said on Wednesday.

Manchester attack 'hero' in court for 'theft from victims'

Manchester Arena producers plan to re-open on September 9 for the first time since the terror attack, with a concert that will include Noel Gallagher from the Manchester band Oasis

A homeless man hailed as a hero for coming to the aid of victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack in May appeared in court on Wednesday charged with stealing from two of them.

Japan's Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon in July 2017

Japan's Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon in July 2017

Kei Nishikori to miss rest of tennis season with wrist injury

World number nine Kei Nishikori of Japan will miss the remainder of the 2017 ATP season after suffering a torn tendon in his right wrist, his management team announced Wednesday.

Israel moves to revoke Jazeera journalist's credentials

Palestinian journalists protest in Gaza City on August 8, 2017 against Israel's plans to close the Al-Jazeera news network

Israeli authorities said Wednesday they were moving to revoke the press credentials of a journalist for Al-Jazeera, after having announced plans to close the news network's offices in the country.

Major businesses signed an open letter warning that the transgender 'bathroom bill' would cost Texas $5.6 billion in lost tourism and investment

Major businesses signed an open letter warning that the transgender 'bathroom bill' would cost Texas $5.6 billion in lost tourism and investment

Transgender 'bathroom bill' collapses in Texas

A bill to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in Texas has collapsed after a grand coalition of rights activists and big business united against the controversial legislation.

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

Germans are in a scramble over the number of tainted eggs in their country

A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.

British actor Daniel Craig, shown here in Mexico City in 2015 at a release event for his last James Bond movie 'Spectre,' has confirmed he will play the super spy a fifth and final time

British actor Daniel Craig, shown here in Mexico City in 2015 at a release event for his last James Bond movie 'Spectre,' has confirmed he will play the super spy a fifth and final time

Craig confirms he's back as 007... one last time

Daniel Craig, the British actor who famously complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, has finally confirmed he's returning as 007 after all... one last time.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home in 2013

Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Ten-year-old Afghan art prodigy Farhad Noory staged his first exhibition in Belgrade last week, hoping to raise money for a Serbian child undergoing cancer therapy. He lives in a migrant camp with his parents and two younger brothers

Ten-year-old Afghan art prodigy Farhad Noory staged his first exhibition in Belgrade last week, hoping to raise money for a Serbian child undergoing cancer therapy. He lives in a migrant camp with his parents and two younger brothers

Serbia offers citizenship to Afghan 'Little Picasso'

Serbia on Wednesday offered citizenship to the family of a young Afghan refugee who has become known as "Little Picasso" for his artistic talent, the president's office said.

Iran supreme leader mocks US over Charlottesville

A handout picture from February 7, 2017 shows Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on stage during a meeting with air force commanders

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei joined the international criticism of race-related violence in the United States on Wednesday with a mocking tweet.

Cuban President Raul Castro (right) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pay their respects at the tomb of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba on August 15, 2017

Cuban President Raul Castro (right) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pay their respects at the tomb of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba on August 15, 2017

Venezuela's Maduro makes surprise visit to Cuba

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid tribute to the late leftist icon Fidel Castro during a surprise visit to Cuba, state media reported Wednesday.

US blacklists Kashmir 'terror' group

The US designation comes on the week that both India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence from the British Empire -- and the start of a bitter rivalry and decades of conflict over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir

The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organizations on Wednesday, amid renewed protests against Indian rule in the region.

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Bono at Eliseo received from Macron

Bono, leader of the U2 and co-founder of the ONG «One», arrives at the Eliseo for an interview with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Irish rock band will perform on 25 and 26 July at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

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Paris Fashion Week: The sophisticated casual man according to Hermes

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Loew celebrates 100th victory

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The Magic of the «Scarlett Vele», a dream night in St. Petersburg

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Life & Style

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

Sports

Chelsea have signed Spain forward Alvaro Morata

Chelsea have signed Spain forward Alvaro Morata

Top 10 Premier League transfers 2017-18

Ahead of Arsenal's home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

Van Niekerk coasts in 400m, Frenchman Bosse's world 800m

South African star Wayde van Niekerk is halfway to his target of the 400 metres and 200m world double after easing to victory in the former on Tuesday in London.

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

SciTech

Pilot Somasekhara Pemmireddy (L) and passenger Adam Nicholas park the plane after a flight over the capital in a Cessna 172 plane, at the London North Weald airfield on August 1

Pilot Somasekhara Pemmireddy (L) and passenger Adam Nicholas park the plane after a flight over the capital in a Cessna 172 plane, at the London North Weald airfield on August 1

French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft.

Could Apple's next big thing be a car?

The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company's plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along.

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

Health

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

It's early morning, just after breakfast, and six-year-old Cayley is wide awake, eagerly anticipating her daily dose of cannabis.

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.