‘Truly astonishing final’

Barry Cowan insists Roger Federer has “that inner belief that all great champions have” after the great Swiss fought back in the deciding set to see off his great rival Rafael Nadal and claim an historic fifth Australian Open title.

Military helicopters crash in eastern Congo, four crew missing

KINSHASA Two military helicopters crashed in a strife-torn part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with at least four crew members on board, authorities said on Monday. Government spokesman Lambert Mende told Reuters it was not clear what brought down the helicopters on Friday in North Kivu province near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda.

UK activists detained for disarming Saudi-bound warplanes to prevent ‘war crimes’ in Yemen

The two men detained on Sunday had somehow gained entry into the BAE Systems site in Warton, where the planes were reportedly awaiting departure. The men – Reverend Dan Woodhouse, a Methodist minister in Leeds, and Sam Walton, a Quaker – say their actions were intended to “save lives,” in a statement on Facebook.

Netherlands claim Russia’s MH17 radar data ‘can’t be deciphered’

“Further information is needed to properly understand the meaning of the radar images,” a spokesman for the Dutch prosecutor’s office said in Amsterdam on Saturday, as cited by Der Standard. The spokesman claimed the format in which the data was presented by the Russian side in October has failed to meet international standards.

Trump, South Korea’s Hwang agree to strengthen defenses against North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defense capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders.