Syrian army recaptures Palmyra from IS, in ‘full control’

Syrian government soldiers gather outside a damaged palace, in Palmyra, central Syria. (Photo: AP)
Beirut: Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group said, inflicting a significant defeat on the Islamic State group which had controlled the historic…


World Twenty20 2016: England hold on to reach semi-finals

England held on to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a 10-run win over Sri Lanka in Delhi.
Sri Lanka looked beaten after they were reduced to 15-4 in reply to England’s 171-4, in which Jos Buttler plundered 66 not out from 37 balls.
But captain Angelo Mathews hit five sixes…