News archive from 25 December 2016

Myanmar's lost royals

Myanmar's lost royals

More than a century after Burma's king was banished, his descendants are stepping into the spotlight again - and raising the question whether his remains should be taken from their resting place in a foreign country and reburied at home, says Alex...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 
Top 10 transfers of 2016: The biggest deals of the year and how each star has rated

Top 10 transfers of 2016: The biggest deals of the year and how each star has rated

1) Paul Pogba - £89m (Juventus to Manchester United) 7/10 Where to start? Manchester United shelled out an astonishing £89million to break the world transfer record and sign Paul Pogba in August. There was even talk United paid £23m to his agent Mino...

 
Even with Donald Trump, LA must win Olympics 2024 bid for the good of disability sport

Even with Donald Trump, LA must win Olympics 2024 bid for the good of disability sport

The IOC is said to have reacted badly to Trump’s surprise victory, with concerns over his immigration policy a major factor. The LA bid team insist they will push on with their efforts to bring the Olympics back to the USA for the first time since...

 
2016 SPORT QUIZ: Test your Premier League, Euros, Olympics and general knowledge

2016 SPORT QUIZ: Test your Premier League, Euros, Olympics and general knowledge

Think you know your gold medal winners from your top goalscorers? Can you remember Test scores and manager sackings? Well it's time to put yourself to the test. There are four rounds of 10 questions. The answers are available here. Go! Premier League...

 
Alastair Cook must resign as England captain but here’s why Joe Root should NOT take over

Alastair Cook must resign as England captain but here’s why Joe Root should NOT take over

If Alastair Cook steps down as England captain, Joe Root would benefit greatly from remembering Duncan Fletcher’s eerie warning to Andrew Strauss in 2006: “One day, you’ll thank me for not making you captain.” Michael Vaughan’s knee had ruled him out...

 
UFC 207 predictions: Amanda Nunes v Ronda Rousey, Dominick Cruz v Cody Garbrandt and more

UFC 207 predictions: Amanda Nunes v Ronda Rousey, Dominick Cruz v Cody Garbrandt and more

Amanda Nunes v Ronda Rousey (UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship) Since Ronda Rousey was beaten by Holly Holm in November 2015, her title has changed hands twice, with Miesha Tate beating Holm at UFC 19 before Nunes choked out Tate at UFC 200. Her...

 
Lewis Hamilton should be begging this F1 driver to join him at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton should be begging this F1 driver to join him at Mercedes

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to the title by just five points and promptly left the sport to spend more time with his family. And while Hamilton endured a tumultuous rivalry with Rosberg at Mercedes, the German’s departure at the top will have...

 
Boxing in 2017: Five MASSIVE fights that could define the year including Anthony Joshua

Boxing in 2017: Five MASSIVE fights that could define the year including Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua should have fought the Ukrainian on December 10 in Manchester but Klitschko had to pull out with an injury. But all that means is that the heavyweight clash will instead form part of a stellar 12 months of boxing in Britain. James...

 
The best royal dramas: Why are we so obsessed with the British monarchy?

The best royal dramas: Why are we so obsessed with the British monarchy?

Perhaps it's the uncertain times we live in or a sense of nostalgia, but us Brits can't get enough of the royal family whether it's the Tudors or the Windsors. The Monarchy provides a constant source of fascination and inspiration to writers and...

 
Christmas Stocking Fillers: Football League stars who could make Premier League transfer

Christmas Stocking Fillers: Football League stars who could make Premier League transfer

Scott Hogan - Brentford Scott Hogan has had a stunning start to the season with Brentford and has scored 13 league goals already this season. The 24-year-old has previously had problems with injuries and missed a large chunk of the 2014/15 campaign....

 

Quiz of the year (part four)

It’s been an eventful year in the world of news, politics and showbiz to say the least. How much attention have you paid to what’s been hitting the headlines? Try out our quiz of the year and test your news knowledge. Scroll down for links to other...

 

Russia: Fall and rise in 25 years

In August 1991, I arrived in Moscow to teach English at the Machine Tool Construction Institute. Printed on my visa were the words "For entry into the USSR". Less than four months later, the USSR ceased to exist. The collapse of the Soviet...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 

Cancer survivors happy to get after-care from non-specialists, study finds

Cancer survivors may be happy to receive after-care from medical professionals who are not cancer specialists provided they receive follow-up care for longer and get some additional services, a new study has found. Researchers said that as more people...

 

Teen driver taunted police as high speed chase was filmed on phone

A teenager taunted police officers during a dangerous high speed chase which was filmed on a mobile phone by one of his passengers, a court heard. Brandon Marshall, 19, rammed police cars during the lengthy pursuit through built up residential areas...

 

Quiz of the year (part one)

It’s been an eventful year in the world of news, politics and showbiz to say the least. How much attention have you paid to what’s been hitting the headlines? Try out our quiz of the year and test your news knowledge. Scroll down for links to other...

 


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