Gdansk Arena ready and waiting

Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland officially opened the PGE Arena in Gdansk on Saturday easing some fears that the country won’t be ready in time for next

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Refugee camp in Kenya

Many Somalis, starving and searching for safety, are risking their lives, crossing into Kenya and taking up residence in Dadaab, the world’s largest


Typhoon Muifa to hit China

Coastal areas in Eastern China are on red alert, bracing themselves for the arrival of Typhoon Muifa. The notification means that the authorities


Tennis: San Diego Open latest

Andrea Petkovic secured a 6-2, 6-1 win over American Sloane Stephens on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA San Diego Open. The 23-year-old


Chinese anger over US debt

China has expressed strong concern at the downgrading of America’s triple A credit rating by Standard and Poor. Statements were issued through the


Islamic militants withdraw

There are reports that Islamic militants fighting to oust Somalia’s Western-backed government are abandoning their bases in the capital Mogadishu


Juno sets off for Jupiter

A robotic probe named June has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a five-year mission to Jupiter. NASA hopes it will be able to learn more


Japan remembers Hiroshima

The Japanese Prime Minister used the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to challenge what he called the “myth of safety” of nuclear


US stripped of AAA status

The United States has lost its top-notch AAA credit rating for the first time ever. Standard & Poors has downgraded the US to AA+ in a dramatic