England to face Croatia in World Cup semi-finals

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 16:59
England's opponents in Wednesday's semi-final have been confirmed after Croatia beat Russia in a penalty shootout.

England into semi-finals after beating Sweden 2-0

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 16:59
England are through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after beating Sweden 2-0 in a dramatic encounter at the Samara Arena.

Pompeo shrugs off N Korea 'gangster' comments

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 14:42
Mike Pompeo has shrugged off North Korea's assessment of the latest denuclearisation talks as being "gangster-like".

North Korea: Talks with Pompeo 'regrettable'

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 14:42
North Korea has said talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are "regrettable".

Dozens dead in Japan after rain triggers landslides

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:52
Dozens of people have died as torrential rain and widespread flooding continues to cause chaos in Japan, according to reports.

Poisonous books found in university library

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:58
Three rare books dating from the 16th and 17th centuries have been found by scientists to be covered in a deadly poison.

Elon Musk ramps up efforts to help boys trapped in cave

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:28
Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk has said there has been "some good feedback" from experts helping to rescue the football team trapped in a Thai cave.

'Take me for grilled pork': Notes written by boys trapped in cave in full

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 09:35
The Thai children and their coach have written letters to their families after being trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave.

Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko dies aged 90

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 05:33
Steve Ditko, who co-created the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange characters for Marvel Comics, has died at his home in New York aged 90.

Beckham and Ibrahimovic enter bizarre World Cup bet

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 22:46
David Beckham has entered into a bizarre bet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of England's World Cup quarter final clash with Sweden.

Belgium dump favourites Brazil out of World Cup

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 21:29
Belgium survived a late scare to dump World Cup favourites Brazil out of the tournament and set up a semi-final clash with France.

Trapped Thai cave boys write touching notes to parents

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:50
The football coach trapped in a Thai cave with 12 boys has apologised to their parents as the youngsters sent out heartfelt notes describing their plight.

Escape by diving 'not suitable' yet for boys in Thai cave

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:50
The Thai official leading the rescue attempt for 12 boys trapped inside a flooded cave says they are not ready to dive out yet.

No nerve agents detected after deadly Syria strikes

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:18
Weapons inspectors have found no evidence that nerve agents were used in the deadly bombardment of a Syrian rebel holdout that prompted retaliatory airstrikes from Britain, France and the US.

Revealed: Trump to avoid protests during UK visit

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:01
Donald Trump will be kept out of the firing line of protesters during his highly-anticipated trip to the UK next week.

This is your song: Trump 'sends Rocket Man' to Kim

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 15:23
Donald Trump has sent secretary of state Mike Pompeo to North Korea with two gifts for Kim Jong Un - including an Elton John CD featuring the song Rocket Man, according to South Korean media.

Three adventurer YouTubers die in waterfall plunge

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 15:08
Three young travel vloggers - who posted videos of their adventures around the world - have died after falling over a waterfall in Canada.

Sombre mood after diver dies on cave rescue mission

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:37
The death of a Thai navy seal diver has changed the atmosphere here.

Elon Musk sends engineers to help cave rescue

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:28
Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk is sending engineers to Thailand to help rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave.

Al Shabaab terror group bans plastic bags

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:21
Terrorist group al Shabaab has banned single-use plastic bags.

Elvis Costello cancels tour after cancer operation

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:09
Elvis Costello has cancelled remaining dates on his European tour after undergoing surgery for cancer.

Thai cave rescue could happen 'today or tomorrow'

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:16
A diver who has volunteered to help get 12 boys and their football coach out of a cave complex in Thailand has said the rescue could happen "today or tomorrow".

Thailand boat accident: Death toll climbs to 27

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:15
The death toll has climbed to 27 after a tourist boat capsized off the popular Thai island resort of Phuket, authorities say.

Brown arrested moments after finishing a concert

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 09:56
Chris Brown has been arrested moments after stepping off stage in Florida.

Boys get 'twice as much' pocket money as girls

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:41
Parents are giving their sons twice as much pocket money as their daughters, a study suggests.

Beijing gears up for long, bitter trade war with US

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:10
If you're Chinese, it's obvious: US tariffs are "typical trade bullying", according to the Ministry of Commerce here in Beijing.

US tariffs on Chinese goods take effect

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:52
US tariffs on billions of dollars-worth of Chinese imports have come into effect.

Navy diver dies in Thai boys cave rescue

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:39
A Navy Seal diver working to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave in Thailand has died from a lack of oxygen.

Tokyo underground sarin attack leader executed

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:05
The Japanese doomsday cult leader who carried out a deadly nerve agent attack on Tokyo's underground in 1995 has been executed.

Trump's scandal-hit environment chief resigns

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 21:59
US President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of his scandal-hit environment chief Scott Pruitt.

Web giants (and memes) saved from copyright law

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 17:54
Web giants are breathing a sigh of relief following a vote against overhauling the EU's copyright law by MEPs.

Rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 17:07
At least three suspected poachers have been mauled to death and eaten by lions after breaking into a wildlife reserve in South Africa.

Historical heat records broken across globe

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:42
From the Middle East to Russia, and Ireland to the US, temperature records the world over have been toppled during a week of unprecedented heatwaves that some will take as evidence of global warming.

'Dozens' missing after tourist boats capsize

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 15:21
Dozens of people are missing after two tourist boats capsized in the popular resort of Phuket in Thailand, police have said.

The 60-million-year war between moths and bats

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 15:19
For 60 million years, bats and moths have been at war, competing against one another in nocturnal duels.

'Bleeding' vegan burger 'could destroy beef industry'

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:18
A vegan burger that "bleeds" has been labelled an "existential threat" to New Zealand's beef industry by politicians.

Slavery musical with largely white cast cancelled

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:37
A musical about slavery featuring a largely white cast has been pulled from a festival after accusations of cultural appropriation.

Skeleton shows pre-human toddlers hid in trees

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:46
For the first time, scientists have figured out how the toddlers of humanity's earliest ancestors walked and climbed trees to escape from predators.

Thai cave rescue: British diver honoured for finding boys

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:20
A British cave diver who helped find a missing football coach and 12 boys has been honoured by Thai authorities.

Water pumped out of Thai cave in bid to rescue boys

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 09:49
Water is being pumped out of a flooded cave in Thailand in a bid to extract 12 boys and their football coach trapped inside.

Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 09:21
Facebook's internal tools for flagging abusive content have mistaken the US Declaration of Independence for hate speech, according to reports.

Hope for almost-extinct northern white rhino

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 03:15
There are only two northern white rhinos in the world but scientists say they could be closer than ever to preventing their extinction.

Operation to divert water from Thai footballers' cave

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:33
A major operation is under way to reduce the flow of water into the cave where 12 Thai footballers are trapped with their coach.

Hosepipe ban for Ireland as heatwave simmers on

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:24
A nationwide hosepipe ban will be imposed across Ireland from Friday as the country basks in a continuing heatwave.

'Monumental robbery': Maradona rants after England game

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 17:04
Argentina's Diego Maradona has launched a scathing attack on the England football team, accusing the Three Lions of "monumental robbery" during Tuesday night's win over Colombia.

British same-sex couple win landmark Hong Kong ruling

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 13:12
A British woman has won the right to work and live in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark LGBT ruling from the territory's top court.

Mysterious man pays parking ticket 44 years late

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:02
A man named Dave has paid a parking ticket in Pennsylvania - 44 years after he got it.

Mob lynchings: India asks WhatsApp to curb fake news

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:23
India's government has asked WhatsApp to take urgent steps to prevent the spread of rumours following a series of deadly mob attacks.

300,000 flee Syria amid renewed regime offensive

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:18
Jordan and Israel have been urged to open their borders after a renewed offensive forced some 300,000 Syrians to flee their homes.

Kevin Spacey faces new sexual assault allegations

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:05
Kevin Spacey is under investigation for two new sexual assault claims.

Boys trapped in cave set to be rescued in stages

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 09:53
The 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded Thailand cave are set to be rescued in stages.

At least 31 dead in Indonesia ferry tragedy

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 08:19
At least 130 passengers have been rescued from a sinking ferry off an Indonesian island, but 31 people were killed when the vessel went down in rough seas.

IS leader's son killed in Syria fighting

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 00:12
The son of Islamic State's leader has been killed in fighting, according to the terror group.

'Plot to attack anti-Iran summit' foiled

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 22:10
An explosive device smuggled into an anti-Iran conference attended by Donald Trump's lawyer was hidden in a make-up bag, police in Belgium have confirmed.

Firms in joint bid to build HS2 trains in UK

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 21:14
Train building rivals Bombardier and Hitachi will join forces to bid for a £2.75bn contract to build high-speed trains in the UK.

Brit soldier dies in Estonia from non-battle injury

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 20:29
A British soldier has died from a "non-battle injury" in Estonia, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Bavarian fear on the border few migrants are crossing

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:53
The city of Deggendorf nestles in the Bavarian hills, its skyline marked by magnificent baroque spires.

England could face Sweden in World Cup quarters

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:38
England will take on Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals if they beat Colombia in Moscow tonight.

Ex-Malaysia PM held amid '$4.5bn' corruption scandal

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:40
The former prime minister of Malaysia has been arrested amid an investigation into allegations of massive corruption.

Federer ditches Nike for '$300m deal' with Uniqlo

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:58
Tennis legend Roger Federer has severed ties with Nike for a Japanese sports brand in a 10-year deal thought to be worth $300m (£227m).

Guy Pearce: Kevin Spacey is a 'handsy guy'

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:24
Australian actor Guy Pearce has opened up about his experience of working with Kevin Spacey, describing him as "a handsy guy".

Boys in cave 'must' be rescued before waters rise

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:50
The evacuation of the trapped boys in a Thailand cave "must speed up", the country's interior minister has warned.

Uranus was tilted by a 'cataclysmic' collision

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:08
The planet Uranus was given its tilt after being hit in a "cataclysmic collision" by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth, new research has suggested.

Samsungs are randomly sending photos to contacts

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:05
Samsung phones are sending photos to their owner's contacts without their permission, according to reports.

Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to data

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:38
Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, and delivery firm UPS special access to its users' data, it has emerged.

Birthday party stabbing: Man in court after girl, 3, dies

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:16
A man has been charged with murder after a three-year-old girl died following a multiple stabbing attack at her birthday party.

Thai boys 'trapped for months' until they learn to dive

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 03:33
Twelve boys and their football coach may be trapped in a Thai cave for months while they learn to dive.

Boys lost in Thai cave to be taught how to dive

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 03:33
Twelve boys and their football coach who are trapped in a Thai cave will be given four months of food and taught how to dive.

Are Chernobyl wolves spreading mutant genes?

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:49
Wolves from the Chernobyl site have been roaming freely beyond the nuclear disaster zone's border, increasing fears that they will spread mutant genes.

Woman pronounced dead wakes up in morgue

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 23:05
A South African woman has been discovered alive in a morgue shortly after being declared dead in a car crash.

Thai boys saved as 'families were giving up hope'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 23:04
A British rescue diver has reached the 12 boys who have been trapped in a network of Thai caves for 10 days, with work set to begin on bringing them home.

Heartbreak for Japan as Belgium seal stunning comeback

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:03
Belgium have avoided another World Cup shock after coming from behind to beat Japan 3-2 in a thrilling last-16 clash.

Moment British diver reaches boys lost in Thai cave

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 20:31
The moment a British rescuer reached the 12 boys who were trapped in a Thai cave for 10 days has been captured on video.

Boys found alive after 10 days trapped in cave

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:41
Twelve boys and their football coach have all been found alive after being trapped in a cave in Thailand for 10 days, officials have said

Weinstein could face life in prison after new charge

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:20
Harvey Weinstein could face life in prison after being charged with sexually assaulting a third woman.

Trump's lawyer: May 'wants a nuclear Iran'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:41
Donald Trump's lawyer has accused Theresa May and other European leaders of wanting Iran to have nuclear weapons.

Cruise ship worker rescued after 22 hours in sea

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:28
A cruise ship crew member who fell overboard has been found alive in the water 22 hours later by another ocean liner.

Donald Trump mocked over FART Act

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:31
Donald Trump has been ridiculed over the naming of a leaked draft bill outlining how the US would abandon key World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

Uganda imposes social media tax to curb 'gossip'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:54
The Ugandan government has introduced a tax on people using social media, angering citizens who think it is an attack on free speech.

Scientists capture first image of newborn planet

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:30
Astronomers have captured the first confirmed image of a newborn planet, forming around a young dwarf star 370 light years away.

LeBron James to join Los Angeles Lakers in $154m deal

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:14
LeBron James is to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year deal worth $154m (£116m), his camp has announced.

Rapper Smoke Dawg shot dead in Toronto

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:43
Rapper Smoke Dawg, who once collaborated with Drake, has been killed in a shooting in downtown Toronto.

Rapper Smoke Dawg shot dead in Toronto

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:43
Rapper Smoke Dawg, who once collaborated with Drake, has been killed in a shooting in downtown Toronto.

Tesco plans tie-up with Carrefour to cut prices

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:31
Tesco is aiming to tie-up a "strategic alliance" with Carrefour in France in a move aimed at cutting costs which can then be passed on to customers.

AMLO: Man of the people who vows to fight corruption

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 07:23
In the end it wasn't even close.

Mexico exit poll: Leftist Obrador has edge

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:14
Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks set to win Mexico's election, according to an exit poll.

German interior minister quits over migration conflict

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 22:57
Germany's interior minister has offered his resignation after a conflict with Angela Merkel over migration policy.

Russia could 'drown' in its own plastic waste

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:52
Environmental campaigners in Russia are hoping that the World Cup will inspire the country to start recycling more of its waste.

Trump raises tensions with claim EU 'as bad as China'

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 18:03
Donald Trump has continued his assault on the EU over trade by claiming the bloc is "possibly as bad as China".

Russia stun Spain on penalties to make last eight

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:42
Russia are in to the last eight of their own World Cup after a shock win over Spain on penalties.

Killer uses helicopter to escape French jail

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 16:15
A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder used a helicopter to escape from a prison near Paris.

Thailand cave rescue: 'I won't stop waiting for my son'

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:12
Rescue divers think they may be getting close to 12 boys and their football coach who went missing in a cave in northern Thailand more than a week ago.

British climbers saved after deadly avalanche hits tent

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:47
Two British mountaineers have been rescued from a remote peak in Pakistan after they were hit by an avalanche at 19,000ft.

Shark pulls woman into crocodile-infested waters

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:40
A woman was pulled into crocodile-infested waters in northwest Australia by a shark which bit her finger as she tried to feed it.

Blindfolded and bound bodies found hanging

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:26
Eleven family members have been found dead at their home in New Delhi - 10 of them hanging from the ceiling, blindfolded, with their hands bound behind their backs.