Manchester United news and transfers: Christian Benteke linked with summer switch to Old Trafford

Manchester United news and transfers: Christian Benteke linked with summer switch to Old Trafford

PLUS: James Wilson could be set for a loan move with another Premier League team registering interest, while a rumoured right-back target has his price set
Mediterranean migrants: 'Major' rescue operation as boat capsizes near Lampedusa

Mediterranean migrants: 'Major' rescue operation as boat capsizes near Lampedusa

A "major" rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized, the Maltese Navy has told the BBC.
No need for military presence of Iran in Yemen – IRGC

No need for military presence of Iran in Yemen – IRGC

Lieutenant Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami says there is no need for military presence of Iran in Yemen.
Casualties reported in clashes in Yemen's Hudaydah

Casualties reported in clashes in Yemen's Hudaydah

Clashes erupted early Sunday between Shiite Houthi militants and unidentified militants in the western Yemeni province of Al-Hudaydah, leaving unspecific number of people dead or injured, a security source said, Anadolu Agency reported.
Migrant boat sinks off southwestern Turkey

Migrant boat sinks off southwestern Turkey

At least three people, including a 3-year-old child, were rescued when a boat allegedly carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey's southwestern Mugla province early Sunday, Turkish officials have said.
Iran's defense minister to visit Baku

Iran's defense minister to visit Baku

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan will pay an official visit to Baku, Azerbaijan on April 20.
Turkmenistan promotes European gas vector

Turkmenistan promotes European gas vector

While expecting for the resources of the Caspian region, especially Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, the EU has been actively promoting the Southern Gas Corridor project. A project for the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline construction can be a part of it.
Up to 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya

Up to 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, 120 miles south of the southern Italian island
VIDEO: Migrant tells of journey to Sicily

VIDEO: Migrant tells of journey to Sicily

Some of the many migrants who are arriving in Italy, having survived the risky journey from Africa and the Middle East, tell their stories.
Rare bug found in species challenge

Rare bug found in species challenge

An extremely rare insect is found during a challenge to identify 1,000 organisms at a park in Nottinghamshire.
Gerry's last love letter to Derry

Gerry's last love letter to Derry

A film written and narrated by late BBC Radio Ulster broadcaster Gerry Anderson is to be screened at the Belfast Film Festival.
Western Morning News published How hunt for new cop could bring tourism boom to Isles of Scilly

Western Morning News published How hunt for new cop could bring tourism boom to Isles of Scilly

The Westcountry's island outpost could cop a lucrative tourism boost, after the hunt for a new police officer went global. A job advert for the position on the Isles of Scilly went viral after it was posted on the official police Facebook page, attracting applications from around the world and thous
WMNdellis published REVIEW: Luke Friend, The Barrel House, Totnes.

WMNdellis published REVIEW: Luke Friend, The Barrel House, Totnes.

In 2013 singer Luke Friend excelled on the TV singing contest The X Factor finishing in third place. From that show, many acts are never heard from again, but Luke has taken his time and talent to make sure he succeeds in the pop world. The young star returned home to play his first headline solo
New music for Patagonia anniversary

New music for Patagonia anniversary

Former Royal harpist Catrin Finch to perform at Llangollen Eisteddfod, which will celebrate 150th anniversary of Patagonia colony.
Pollwatch: Still awaiting take-off

Pollwatch: Still awaiting take-off

Another week, and still no breakthrough in the 2015 general election campaign, writes the BBC's David Cowling.
VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Australian outback

VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Australian outback

Prince Harry trains in bush survival and plays wheelchair AFL as part of his time with the Australian Army.
Afghan president starts Iran visit

Afghan president starts Iran visit

Afghanistan's president arrived in Tehran Sunday on his first trip to Iran since taking office, with security questions likely to dominate talks after the Is...
'Democracy violates the rights of Allah': Inside the mind of terror accused Sevdet Besim revealed in...

'Democracy violates the rights of Allah': Inside the mind of terror accused Sevdet Besim revealed in...

The Instagram page of Sevdet Besim (pictured) features posts with anti-Western sentiments and Islamic State propaganda. The Melbourne teen was arrested over an alleged terror plot on Saturday.
Boat Carrying 700 Migrants Capsizes Off Libya

Boat Carrying 700 Migrants Capsizes Off Libya

A major rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya.
Robbie and Claudine Keane to meet Barack Obama at opening ceremony of summer's Special Olympics

Robbie and Claudine Keane to meet Barack Obama at opening ceremony of summer's Special Olympics

LA Galaxy star Robbie, 34, and Claudine were asked by the Irish team management to take part and they jumped at the chance
Man United back on Ilkay Gundogan trail after Klopp quits Dortmund: Transfer news and gossip from Su...

Man United back on Ilkay Gundogan trail after Klopp quits Dortmund: Transfer news and gossip from Su...

PLUS: In-demand Burnley striker Danny Ings says he will only join Manchester United or Liverpool if he has guarantees he will be in the first team
Sunday's gossip column

Sunday's gossip column

Raheem Sterling could buy out Liverpool deal, Man Utd target Christian Benteke, Toure's agent criticises Man City, plus more.
Barnes and Conlan clinch Rio places

Barnes and Conlan clinch Rio places

Belfast's Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan qualify for next year's Olympics by winning in the World Series of Boxing.
'Major' emergency as boat capsizes

'Major' emergency as boat capsizes

A major rescue operation is under way after migrant boat capsizes off the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Maltese navy tells the BBC.
Driver dies after being trapped in car

Driver dies after being trapped in car

A MAN has died after being trapped in a crashed car for an unknown period. A passing motorist found the crash scene but the injured driver later died.

Australian PM Abbott guzzles beer

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer in seven seconds amid raucous cheers from onlookers.

Sam Armytage, 37, says she wouldn't bring up a child single-handedly adding: 'I don't need a baby to...

Sunrise host Samantha Armytage is holding out to meet someone but says she would never have a child without a partner adding 'that not my path'.

Son of well-known nightclub owner who boasted about taking a girls virginity after raping her in an ...

Luke Lazarus, a 23-year-old former private school boy, is appealing his three-year conviction for raping an 18-year-old virgin in an alley outside his father's nightclub in Sydney in May 2013.

April 19: Plastic bags, police protests and Hillary Clinton

Brooklyn: The push in New York City to get rid of plastic bags by charging a fee is great for taxpayers and the environment.

Oklahoma City bombing pain still intense for victims' kin

Peggy Broxterman remembers everything about the day Timothy McVeigh was executed for orchestrating the Oklahoma City blast 20 years ago that killed her son and 167 others.

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.The video, reportedly recorded on Saturday night, showed the leader knocking b

Sea search for missing kayaker

A search is under way after a male kayaker went missing in the Solent off the Hampshire coast, the coastguard says.

Fight Night New Jersey: Post-fight Press Conference Highlights

Hear from UFC president Dana White, Luke Rockhold, Jacare Souza, Beneil Dariush, Paige VanZant, and Max Holloway in these Fight Night New Jersey post fight press conference highlights.

Ringo Starr Green Day rock their way into Hall of Fame

Green Day was inducted along with Ringo Starr the Beatles drummer going in as a solo artist undergroundicon Lou Reed Joan Jett and The Blackhearts soul singersongwriter Bill Withers guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The 5 Royales

Coachella 2015: Festivalgoers pursue #Stylechella with foil tattoos and more

INDIO >> As festivalgoers dance under the desert sun during the last weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, it's easy to see that this year's festival trend is all about foil tattoos -- for both men and women.From tribal to floral patterns, the temporary tattoos became the accessory

Ringo's starr turn at hall of fame

Ringo Starr had a little help from his friends as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Beatles drummer was recognised at a ceremony in th...

Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain: state media

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said on Sunday, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hik...

Dean McDermott's Gummy Bear Salad fails the kid test

Some kitchen ideas are so ridiculous they just might work. And then there's Dean McDermott's Gummy Bear Salad recipe, which does not.

'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000

A dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" has fetched $137,000 at an auction.

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

ROME >> Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.As the pope made his appeal, flanked by

Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife.St. Louis County Police said in a news release that a woman reported Friday night that her 23-year-old son, Thaddeus McCarroll, had locked her out of he

Evacuations ordered as fire crews battle Prado Dam blaze

A vegetation fire in the Prado Dam area quickly grew to 175 acres with 0% containment, fire officials said late Saturday, and evacuations were ordered as 200 homes reportedly were threatened.Located on the border of Chino Hills and Corona, officials dubbed the blaze the Highway Fire because it was b

Timothy McVeigh viewed Oklahoma City bombing as failure, docs show

An archive of documents donated by the defense attorney of convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh reveals he considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his defense team should receive

Alonso relief at McLaren progress

Fernando Alonso admits his progressing beyond first qualifying in Bahrain was "important" for McLaren.

Usher, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige headline Earth Day rally

A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday at the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.

Green Day plows into Rock Hall along with Jett, Ringo, Reed

Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and other music legends were welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night, an evening made special with two of the Beatles set to come together and play.

Lady Gaga and Driver Get Ticket From Cop Outside L.A. Restaurant (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga got ticketed in Los Angeles on Friday. Well, actually, it was her driver who was given a ticket by an officer with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, apparently for lingering too long in the drop-off area in front of the restaurant Pump, where Gaga was mobbed by fans as she left dinner

Pakistani PM condemns deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Baku-APA. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday strongly condemned the bomb blasts in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city which killed and injured dozens of people, APA reports quoting Press TV.

Jeremy Clarkson's cancer scare ahead of dismissal

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he "probably" had cancer two days before the incident which led to his dismissal.

Throat cancer could soon be detected on your breath

Thanks to new technology being developed by Swiss scientists and already tested on patients, blowing into a portable apparatus equipped with sensors will allow for the detection of certain cancers of the head and neck, such as throat and mouth. Scientists from the École polytechnique fédérale de

Police: 2 teens held in Australia terror plot

Police conducted raids at five locations in southeast Melbourne to thwart an alleged terror attack. Seven Network has the story.

Microsoft Updates Bing Image Search for Android and iOS

Microsoft recently updated its Bing mobile homepage on both Android and iOS platforms. Next in line is the image search experience on these operating systems, which should provide a faster and easier way to search for images on iPhone and Android. The most important improvements included in t

Relief after syria arrest man freed

The family of a man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after he apparently attempted to travel to Syria have spoken of their relief after he was releas...

Manchester City are not big enough for Raheem Sterling, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has written off Manchester City's chances of signing Raheem Sterling by declaring the Anfield club are bigger than their Etihad rivals.