Ed Sheeran, Drake and Justin Bieber: What were they doing 10 years ago?

Image copyright Getty Images After spending 79 weeks at number 1, it’s no wonder Ed Sheeran’s been named the UK’s artist of the decade.He’s spent more time at the top of the album and singles charts than anyone else in the last 10 years, according to The Official Charts Company.But it’s fair to say life’s […]

Harvey Weinstein 'reaches tentative $25m deal with accusers'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWeinstein attended a court hearing on Wednesday using a walking frame Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $25m (£19m) settlement with dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, lawyers have said.Some 30 actresses and ex-employees would share the payout in the deal.However, […]

Presidents Cup: Internationals take 4-1 lead over Tiger Woods' United States

US captain Woods says his side will “regroup” and be “ready to go” on day twoThe International team took a 4-1 lead over the United States after the opening-day fourballs in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in Australia.US playing captain Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas secured their side’s only point as they beat Marc […]

General election 2019: Voters head to polls across the UK

Image copyright Reuters The UK is going to the polls for the country’s third general election in less than five years. The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and 2017. Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07:00 […]

The papers: Bellamy tributes and Myanmar 'genocide denial'

Political coverage and commentary takes up most of the front pages. The BBC, along with other broadcasters, is not allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open.Away from the election, The Times considers what it calls the extraordinary transition of the Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, following […]

White Island volcano: NZ police plan to recover bodies on Friday

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The volcano erupted on Monday when dozens of tourists were on the island New Zealand police have said they plan to recover the bodies left on White Island after a volcanic eruption on Friday morning .This is despite the continued risk of another eruption which has been in place […]

Devon couple's 48-year-old boiler finally packs up

Image copyright Rob Braddick Image caption Graham Braddick joked he was upset because he thought his boiler came with a 50-year guarantee An elderly couple are getting rid of the boiler they have had for almost 50 years after it finally stopped working.Graham Braddick and his wife Dorothy – both 87 – bought the boiler […]

Anger as protesters barred from UN climate talks

Image copyright Simon Chambers Image caption Protestors were forced outside by UN security staff Environmentalists and observers have been barred from UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference. Around 200 climate campaigners were ejected after staging a sit in, preventing access to one of the negotiating halls. Protesters said they were […]

White Island volcano: Death toll rises to eight, police say

Image copyright EPA Image caption The White Island volcano, also known as Whakaari, erupted on Monday Two people who were being treated in hospital after the eruption of New Zealand’s White Island volcano have died, bringing the official number of victims to eight, police say.Nine people are still officially missing, presumed dead, and efforts to […]

What are beauty pageants really like for black women?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zozibini Tunzi won Miss Universe on Sunday, becoming the first to do so with short natural hair When Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday, it marked the first time black women have simultaneously held the top titles of four major beauty pageants.Media outlets jumped […]