Prince Harry ‘wanted out’ of Royal Family

Prince Harry ‘wanted out’ of Royal Family

Image copyright Getty Images Prince Harry was once so disillusioned with being part of the Royal Family that he decided he “wanted out”. Having considered giving up his title, he finally decided he should remain and “work out a role for myself”. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the prince – who is fifth in […]

Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa says no Russia player from the 2014 World Cup returned a positive drugs test Fifa says “it is still investigating allegations” that footballers were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia. At least 30 sports, including football, covered up samples involving more than 1,000 athletes between 2011 and 2015, according to the McLaren […]

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Federer won his first Halle Open title in 2003 Roger Federer warmed up for Wimbledon by winning a record ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for a record eighth Wimbledon crown and 19th Grand Slam title, beat Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 in 53 minutes. German […]

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 140

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 140

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 140 people, local officials say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in […]

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cable cars at Gulmarg offer spectacular views of the Himalayas At least seven people have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir when the wire supporting a cable car snapped in the high-altitude tourist resort of Gulmarg, officials say. The cable car was sent crashing to the ground, killing everyone […]

AirAsia X flight lands after ‘shaking like washing machine’

AirAsia X flight lands after ‘shaking like washing machine’

Media captionWatch: Passenger films on board the flight An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back to Australia after an engine problem left it “shaking like a washing machine”. The pilot said the decision to return to Perth 90 minutes after leaving was made because of “technical issues” with the […]

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hoang denies he was trying to overthrow the government A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been deported to France after losing his nationality of birth. Pham Minh Hoang served a jail sentence after being convicted in 2011 over articles that “blackened the image of the country”. Hoang, 62, was arrested in […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Image copyright BBC/Jeff Overs Image caption Labour’s Debbie Abrahams says the benefit cap has huge implications for child poverty Labour would “look to” remove a cap on household benefits but has not yet costed the measure, the shadow work and pensions secretary has told the BBC. Last week a High Court judge said the curb […]

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies

Image caption Gordon Wilson retained an active interest in politics after he left parliament The former leader of the Scottish National Party, Gordon Wilson, has died. He was 79. Mr Wilson led the party from 1979 to 1990. He represented Dundee East in the House of Commons from 1974 to 1987. He died in hospital […]