Messi punishes Man City

Messi punishes Man City

Messi has scored more Champions League goals against English clubs than against sides from any other country Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club. City were competitive in the first half, but made far too many errors against a […]

Duterte in China: Philippine president holds talks with Xi

Duterte in China: Philippine president holds talks with Xi

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Duterte has brought a large trade entourage with him to China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing as they look to boost trade and build closer ties. Mr Duterte arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for a four-day visit. China and the Philippines […]

Gable Tostee not guilty in Australia ‘Tinder death’

Gable Tostee not guilty in Australia ‘Tinder death’

Image copyright Queensland Supreme Court Image caption The court saw photographs they had taken together An Australian man has been acquitted of the murder of a New Zealand woman during their first Tinder date. Gable Tostee, 30, was charged after Warriena Wright, 26, fell from his balcony in Queensland’s Gold Coast in August 2014. Prosecutors […]

Super Typhoon Haima batters Philippines

Super Typhoon Haima batters Philippines

Image copyright EPA Image caption Over 10 million people were in the path of the storm At least four people have been killed in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haima hit the country. The storm, which brought sustained winds of up to 225km/h (140mph), made landfall over Cagayan in the north on Wednesday. Nearly 100,000 […]

North Korea carries out second failed missile launch – South

North Korea carries out second failed missile launch – South

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea regularly conducts missile tests, but they are rarely successful North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate-range missile, according to the South Korean military. This is the second failed test in less than a week after the North’s recent launch of a Musudan missile, which […]

India principal suspended after students assault Dalit pupil

India principal suspended after students assault Dalit pupil

Image copyright AFP Image caption The video comes after Dalit protests erupted in July after four Dalit men were publicly flogged in Gujarat Authorities in India have suspended the principal of a school where a student was allegedly assaulted by his classmates because he scored well in school and came from the Dalit community. Fourteen […]

Theresa May to urge ‘smooth Brexit’ at EU summit

Theresa May to urge ‘smooth Brexit’ at EU summit

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is heading to Brussels for her first EU summit as UK prime minister as debate continues over the government’s Brexit strategy. The PM, who will trigger Brexit talks by the end of March, is expected to tell counterparts she wants a “smooth, constructive, orderly” process. But she faces more calls […]

Gay men convicted of now-abolished sex offences to be pardoned

Gay men convicted of now-abolished sex offences to be pardoned

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing was given a posthumous pardon in 2013 Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences are to receive posthumous pardons, the government has announced. It will mean formal pardons for those convicted over consensual same-sex relationships before homosexuality was decriminalised […]

Boundary changes: Political map of Scotland to be redrawn

Boundary changes: Political map of Scotland to be redrawn

Image copyright Alexandru Vlad Image caption Only three of the Scotland’s 59 existing constituencies will be unchanged by the proposals The political map of Scotland is to be almost completely redrawn under plans to cut the number of Scottish seats at Westminster from 59 to 53. The proposals would see changes to the boundaries of […]

Voters go to polls in by-elections in Witney and Batley and Spen

Voters go to polls in by-elections in Witney and Batley and Spen

Image copyright Getty Images Voters are going to the polls in two Westminster by-elections. New MPs for Witney, in Oxfordshire, and Batley and Spen, in West Yorkshire, will be chosen on Thursday. Former Prime Minister David Cameron, who stood down as an MP after quitting Downing Street, is being replaced in Witney. The by-election in […]