Kids, guns and the American way
2014-07-25 20:42:21 UTC
In February, a nine-year-old Arkansas boy called Hank asked his uncle if he could head off on his own from their remote camp to hunt a rabbit with his .22 calibre rifle. “I said all right,” recalled his uncle Brent later. “It wasn’t a concern. Som...
Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali
2014-07-25 21:58:21 UTC
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near M...
US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv
2014-07-24 07:17:03 UTC
The US aviation regulator has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
But it has warned that the situation with the conflict in Gaza remains "very fluid".
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first impo...
MH17: Netherlands holds solemn ceremony for victims
2014-07-23 17:32:24 UTC
The Netherlands has received the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
Forty hearses left for the town of Hilversum where the formal identification process will begin.
UN warns of Israel's military actions in Gaza 'war crimes'
2014-07-23 17:00:11 UTC
The UN's top human rights official has condemned Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed.
Navi Pillay told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Israel's military o...
MH17: Putin 'created conditions' | Separatists 'shot down'
2014-07-23 07:22:20 UTC
US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
But in a partia...
George Clooney Says He’s “Marrying Up” With Fiancée Amal Alamuddin
2014-07-22 06:19:40 UTC
Sorry ladies, but George Clooney is gushing over his fiancée yet again.
In a new interview with Variety, the actor drops a huge compliment when briefly discussing his engagement to Amal Alamuddin.
"I'm marrying up," he proclaims with regard to h...
JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in h...
James Garner dies aged 86
2014-07-20 21:18:03 UTC
The actor James Garner has died at the age of 86, Los Angeles police have confirmed.
Garner was best known for his primetime television roles as a wisecracking frontier gambler on Maverick and as an ex-con turned private eye on The Rockford Fil...
MH17 Crash: Pro-Russian Separatists Destroying Evidence
2014-07-19 15:33:31 UTC
Ukraine has accused pro-Russian militiamen at the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash of trying to destroy evidence of an "international crime".
For a second day, OSCE monitors at the scene have had their movements restricted by militiamen.
OSCE: Ukraine rebels 'limit investigation'
2014-07-19 08:15:56 UTC
A team of international observers say pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines plane.
An OSCE spokesman said access to the site had been controlled by armed men, with one firing shots into t...
Israel begins ground offensive in Gaza
2014-07-17 20:17:27 UTC
JERUSALEM — Israel began a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip Thursday night, saying it would target tunnels that can infiltrate its territory after cease-fire talks failed to de-escalate the air war that has raged for 10 days.
The military re...
German goalkeeper clatters into Gonzalo Higuain
2014-07-15 07:56:32 UTC
There were echoes of Harald Schumacher's infamous pole-axing of Patrick Battiston as Manuel Neuer clattered in to Gonzalo Higuain in Sunday night's World Cup final.
There were similarly farcical scenes at the Maracana as referee Nicola Rizzoli ...
GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP 2014
2014-07-13 21:50:03 UTC
A goal worthy of winning a World Cup final! The sort of thing, in fact, folk were expecting from Lionel Messi. But it was not to be for Argentina. Sabella looks crushed, the poor man. Mascherano is in tears, as is Aguero. Messi runs his fingers th...
Brazil 0 Holland 3 - Play-off for third place - live!
2014-07-12 22:02:59 UTC
Deserved bronze medals for the Dutch, undefeated in seven games. As with half-time, the final whistle is accompanied by boooooooooos and disappointment. This was supposed to be their tournament but the country will remember it for all the wrong re...
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties | Full Time 0-0
2014-07-11 06:51:46 UTC
It will be fascinating to see what Alejandro Sabella does with his starting XI on Sunday. It will be interesting to see if Lionel Messi can wake up and match Javier Mascherano's application. Cillessen probably should have kept that Maxi penalty ou...
Brazil 1 Germany 7: World Cup 2014 semi-final - as it happened
2014-07-09 18:03:04 UTC
After the biggest humiliation in the history of Brazilian football, it's difficult to know how many of those players will be able to bounce back from what happened tonight. The crowd boos and barracks them, while their shell-shocked players are co...
Holland v Costa Rica: Quarter-final - as it happened
2014-07-07 03:09:51 UTC
FULL TIME: Holland 0-0 Costa Rica (Holland win 4-3 on penalties)
Shame, shame, shame. What a shame for the brave and occasionally brilliant Costa Ricans. In the end, after all their goalkeeper Keylor Navas's heroics, it was Tim Krul who ended up ...
Argentina into semi-finals at expense of Belgium
2014-07-05 18:25:26 UTC
Argentina have burst through the psychological barrier flung down too often in the last eight of this tournament’s recent history. Where they had stumbled at this stage in recent World Cups, deflated and defeated just as they had dared to believe ...
Brazil 2 Colombia 1: World Cup 2014 quarter-final
2014-07-05 01:01:21 UTC
Where to start? It was another epic thriller and the thought does occur that Brazil are in danger of wearing us all out if they continue scraping at everyone’s nerves this way. It is both enthralling and exhausting and now they must clear their he...
France 0 Germany 1: World Cup 2014 quarter-final – live!
2014-07-04 17:57:10 UTC
After the big billing, it was as drab match but Germany won't mind about that as they trundle through to the semi-final. France never mustered enough to truly threaten. Low's changes were vindicated, faith in France was not.
USA 1 Belgium 2: World Cup 2014's round of 16 - live!
2014-07-01 23:08:58 UTC
Hats off to Belgium, who ensure that for the first time in World Cup history (since the introduction of eight groups, at least), all eight table-toppers go through to the quarter-finals.
If you get the opportunity to see highlights of this enco...
Argentina 1 Switzerland 0: World Cup 2014 - live!
2014-07-01 18:45:51 UTC
<h3>ARGENTINA GO THROUGH!</h3>
<strong>FULL TIME: Argentina 1 Switzerland 0</strong>
Nope. His free kick blooters into the wall, and Argentina are through! Well, well, well, what an appalling game that was for 117 minutes. And then in the fi...
Germany 2 Algeria 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-30 22:41:59 UTC
Germany have set up a quarter-final against France at the Maracana in Rio on Friday night. That should be a belter. Tonight's game was excellent and Algeria deserve every credit for pushing Germany to the limit. Germany go through, but not before ...
France 2 Nigeria 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-30 23:03:00 UTC
France vs Germany in Rio on Friday. Nigeria were probably the better team until the hour mark, but the introduction of Antoine Griezmann changed the game. France pushed and pushed, and eventually Nigeria buckled.
<h3>FULL TIME: France 2...