DR Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

  Press Association 2018 Ebola epidemic The Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared on August 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said. …

Rooney misses from the spot as DC United knocked out of play-offs on penalties

  Press Association 2018 Wayne Rooney consoles Luciano Acosta after the game Wayne Rooney’s remarkable debut campaign in MLS came to an abrupt end as the former England captain missed a penalty in a shootout defeat to Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference  semi-finals. DC United had been struggling at the foot of the table …

Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden shine as Manchester City beat Fulham in Carabao Cup

Manchester City’s teenagers shone as they eased into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win over Fulham. All eyes were on 18-year-old Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz, 19, as they were handed rare starts at the Etihad Stadium, and neither disappointed. Diaz’s first senior goals settled the tie and gave a hint …

Cleveland Cavaliers get season off and running at seventh attempt

  Press Association 2018 Cleveland Cavaliers finally won a game The Cleveland Cavaliers finally celebrated their first win since LeBron James’ departure as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 136-114. The Cavaliers, who reached the NBA Finals in each of the past four years during James’ second spell at the franchise, had started the season with …

Murray's mint, says Hughton after Brighton striker sinks teeth into Wolves

Chris Hughton praised the desire of Glenn Murray after he overcame a serious head injury to claim his 100th Brighton goal in the 1-0 win over Wolves. Veteran striker Murray required hospital treatment after being knocked unconscious in last week’s victory at Newcastle. The 35-year-old was determined to return to action at the Amex Stadium …

HMS Queen Elizabeth captain sees 'frightening future' for warfare

Vile methods including genetic and viral warfare, alongside robots killing humans, are potentially the “deeply frightening future” of conflict, a senior Royal Navy officer has said. Captain Jerry Kyd, the commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s biggest and most powerful warship, said that “we are on the cusp of a new revolution in military …