Mike Corder

Mike Corder

Mike Corder

 

Frenchman shatters world swimming record

Mike Corder

Three days, three records. Alain Bernard set a world record in the 50m freestyle on Sunday after twice lowering the 100m freestyle mark in the previous two days at the European swimming championships. The muscular Frenchman swam 21,5 seconds to beat the time of 21,56 set last month by Eamon Sullivan of Australia.

Trouble brewing over anti-Qur'an film

Mike Corder

A Dutch conservative lawmaker said on Wednesday he is making a film to highlight what he describes as "fascist" passages in the Qur'an, his latest high profile criticism of Islam. Wilders plans to depict parts of the Qur'an he says are used as inspiration "by bad people to do bad things".

World Cup underdogs lose matches, win support

Mike Corder

If outspoken former Wallaby winger David Campese had his way, the likes of Georgia, Namibia and Portugal wouldn't be at the Rugby World Cup. Yet the underdogs have shamed their critics by scaring some of the fancied teams and proving they do deserve places at the game's biggest event.