Monthly Archives: June 2014

Costa Rica

Costa Rica go through on penalties

Costa Rica are into the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history after beating Greece 5-3 in a penalty shootout in Recife. Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s injury-time…

BIS

Central banks urged to hike rates

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned that ultra-low interest rates have lulled governments and markets “into a false sense of security”. The Basel-based organisation¬†– usually dubbed the “central…

Nigeria

Dozens killed in Nigeria attack

Four villages in north-eastern Nigeria have been attacked by suspected Boko Haram militants who targeted at least one church. Some unconfirmed reports say 40 civilians and 6 insurgents were killed…

iraq

Fresh clashes over Tikrit

Iraqi government forces are continuing an offensive to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels. Aircraft have struck at rebel positions and clashes have broken out in various…

netherlands

Netherlands stun Mexico with late winner

Netherlands produced an astonishing late comeback to rescue their World Cup dream and deny Mexico a first quarter-final in 28 years. Substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored the decisive goal from…

india building collapse

16 killed in India building collapse

Two buildings have collapsed in different parts of India, killing a total of at least 11 people and leaving dozens trapped. In the capital Delhi, a four-storey building came down…

iraq

Iraq army claims victory in Tikrit

Iraq’s army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say. State television said the governor’s HQ had been recaptured and 60…

Colombia

Colombia to play Brazil in quarter-finals

James Rodriguez confirmed his status as the World Cup’s newest star with a virtuoso display as Colombia took advantage of Luis Suarez’s absence to beat Uruguay in Rio. As the…

brazil

Brazil edge past Chile in shootout

Brazil secured a dramatic penalty shootout win against Chile to reach the last eight and set up an all-South American quarter-final against Colombia. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar was the hero, making…

Iraq

Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days. “God willing within…