New Zealand v England: Hosts reach T20 tri-series final despite defeat

New Zealand v England: Hosts reach T20 tri-series final despite defeat

Opener Colin Munro helped New Zealand qualify with a blistering 18-ball fifty England beat New Zealand by two runs but failed to reach the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia. Captain Eoin Morgan hit 80 not out to help England post 194-7, ensuring they needed to restrict New Zealand to less than 175 to go through […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent […]

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word “murderer” were also discovered. Polish […]

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. Turkey regards the Kurdish […]

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review More “variety” is needed in the price of university education, the secretary of state said ahead of a government review of the system. Damian Hinds also suggested tuition fees should reflect each […]

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Image copyright Getty Images A Labour frontbencher says she does not recognise allegations of “control freakery” over an internal party vote. A row broke out at the National Policy Forum gathering in Leeds after the election for a new chair was cancelled. There were claims allies of Jeremy Corbyn stopped the vote as part of […]

‘Everything depends on the UK red lines’

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving good-quality mobile connectivity across the […]

Davidson defends UK government foreign aid commitment

Davidson defends UK government foreign aid commitment

Image copyright Halo Trust/ PA Defending the UK’s foreign aid budget has been made harder by the Oxfam scandal, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said. In an interview on Peston on Sunday, she condemned charity workers who exploited the vulnerable people they were supposed to be helping. And she criticised the “arrogant” response of […]

Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Media captionOn Saturday student Emma Gonzalez, an organiser of the march, told lawmakers: “Shame on you!” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday’s shooting a turning point in […]