WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
South Africa took the first gold medal on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday when they defeated Northern Ireland 19-10 in the men's lawn bowls triples final. The win made it two golds out of three in the bowls so far for South Africa following success in the women's fours on Sunday with New Zealander Jo Edwards taking the women's singles. India won a seventh gold medal of the games through Jitu Rai in the men's 50m pistol at Carnoustie on Scotland's east coast, while England's Dan Greaves topped the para-sport discus competition at Hampden Park.
A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the island. It was their first series win in Sri Lanka since 1993 when they first toured the country and defeated the hosts 1-0. South Africa had won the opening Test in Galle by 153 runs.