Ferry sinks in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, 44 confirmed dead

At least 44 people drowned when a ferry sank in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria on Thursday, and government officials fear the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said. Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the disaster had been halted until dawn […]

4 killed, including female shooter, at Maryland industrial park

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse in northeastern Maryland opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before fatally shooting herself in the head, authorities said.  The suspect has been identified as Snochia Moseley, 26, of Baltimore County — a temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution centre in Aberdeen, Md. — according to police.   It […]

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: A French court says far-right leader Marine Le Pen must undergo a psychiatric assessment. The National’s At Issue panel tonight will […]

Leaving Venezuela: How Colombia is shouldering a migration crisis

Venezuela is in an economic free fall. It may have one of the world’s largest oil reserves, but that doesn’t mean it can feed or care for its own people. The mass migration from Venezuela — due to corruption, hyperinflation and economic mismanagement — is currently one of the biggest movements of people on the planet. President Nicolas Maduro has denied the scale […]

World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia’s scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports’ most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as “treachery” by the lawyer for the man who exposed the corruption. On a 9-2 vote, the […]

Ousmane Dembélé Isn’t Perfect For Barcelona, But He Is What They Need

Photo: Alex Caparros (Getty) It still isn’t entirely clear if Ousmane Dembélé truly fits in at Barcelona. He doesn’t seem to have level of technical mastery and precision required to thrive in Barcelona’s traditional playing style, and it’s yet to be determined whether it would be wise or even possible for him or Barça alter […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Off In Tears After Softest Red Card Ever

In his first Champions League match with Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the 29th minute for what looked like patting (maybe forcefully patting?) Valencia defender Jeison Murillo on the head, after Murillo went down in the box. I’m no Ronaldo super fan, but that has to be the most ridiculous red card I’ve ever […]

Michael Bradley Might As Well Retire After Zlatan Ibrahimović Ethered Him

Photo: Eduardo Verdugo (Getty) Zlatan Ibrahimović scored what might have been the greatest goal of his life last Saturday in the L.A. Galaxy’s game against Toronto FC. Somehow, that goal—the 500th of his career—might not have been the most ruthless thing he did that day. If you haven’t seen Zlatan’s mind-blowing goal, remedy that now: […]

Liverpool Righteously Owned PSG In A Champions League Classic

Photo: Julian Finney (Getty) The first classic match of the new Champions League season came on the first day of the competition. Liverpool-PSG had everything: superstar forwards on both sides of the ball, anarchic attacks flying up and down the pitch, several goals, a wounded dick, and, maybe most importantly, a heart-stopping climax that handed […]