Typhoon Nock-Ten kills four in the Philippines

Media captionThe storm is carrying winds of up to 120km/h (74mph) Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten has killed at least four people after making its way through the Philippines, officials say. Despite initial fears, the heavily-populated capital, Manila, was spared by the storm, which had winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph). Nock-Ten brought down trees […]

Floods close Uluru reserve

Floods close Uluru reserve

Image copyright Parks Australia Image caption The heavy rain meant waterfalls coming off the rock and flooding roads below A record amount of rainfall has led to the closure of Australia’s famous national park at Uluru. Waterfalls appeared all over the landmark, also known as Ayers Rock, at the heart of the park in central […]

Taiwan ‘Nazi rally’ school principal resigns

Taiwan ‘Nazi rally’ school principal resigns

Image copyright EPA Image caption The school will now hold a series of educational programmes The principal of a Taiwanese school whose students held a mock Nazi rally for a Christmas parade has resigned. Cheng Hsiao-ming, head of the Kuang Fu High School in Hsinchu, said he took “full responsibility” and apologised. Friday’s “rally” featured […]

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal restricts hosts with four wickets

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal restricts hosts with four wickets

Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal has never taken a five-wicket haul in Test cricket Sri Lanka pace bowler Suranga Lakmal took four wickets to restrict South Africa to 267-6 on the first day in Port Elizabeth. Lakmal dismissed openers Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar in quick succession after their 104-run partnership gave the hosts a […]

Mohammed Shami, India cricketer, defends wife against Twitter trolls

Mohammed Shami, India cricketer, defends wife against Twitter trolls

Image copyright Mohammed Shami Image caption Mohammed Shami has played 22 Tests for India Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has criticised social media users who have been trolling his wife because of her choice of clothes. The pacer posted a picture of his wife on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, with the words “beautiful moments”. But […]

Christian leaders urge calm and faith in time of ‘fear’

Media captionJustin Welby said the world was less predictable and more uncertain than it was at the start of 2016 God can chase away “the fear of terror” and “the economies of injustice”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said in his Christmas sermon. The Most Reverend Justin Welby spoke about finding God in a world […]

Carrie Fisher ‘stable’ after cardiac arrest

Carrie Fisher ‘stable’ after cardiac arrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fisher, seen here in 2015, had been on tour promoting her latest book The Princess Diarist Actress Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday, her mother says. Fisher, 60, who played Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, is in the intensive care unit of […]

In music: George Michael

Singer George Michael has died at his home at the age of 53. He sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades. Here’s a look back at some of his most famous tracks. In music: George Michael

Ohio State could pass Alabama as college football’s No. 1 program: Doug Lesmerises – cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Name the best program in college football. Alabama, right? Won four of the last seven national championships. Leads the nation with 39 NFL draft picks in the last five years. Claims the highest-ranked recruiting classes over the last five years.  Second-best … wait, second-best? Yes, second-best overall record the last five years. […]

UK shoppers head out in their millions to brave Boxing Day sales – The Guardian

While many people were still sleeping off the extra calories – and alcohol – consumed on Christmas Day, millions of the nation’s hardcore shoppers had set their alarms, ready to be up and out to bag the biggest bargains on Boxing Day. Jace Tyrrell, chief executive of the New West End Company representing stores on […]