News archive from 27 April 2016

Manchester United ready to swap Memphis Depay to seal Sadio Mane transfer

Manchester United ready to swap Memphis Depay to seal Sadio Mane transfer

Manchester United are reportedly ready to swap Memphis Depay for Southampton’s Sadio Mane in the summer transfer window. It’s understood Mane has been a target for the Red Devils since last summer but the 24-year-old remained at St Mary’s for the...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 
Number of civilians killed or injured by explosives rises 50% in five years

Number of civilians killed or injured by explosives rises 50% in five years

More than 33,000 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2015, an increase of more than 50% in five years, according to a wide-ranging survey passed to the Guardian. In the last year alone, the number of civilian deaths caused by such...

 
UK paid £650m in fines for mis​spent EU funding, MPs find

UK paid £650m in fines for mis​spent EU funding, MPs find

The government has incurred at least £650m in penalties over the past decade because of errors in how public bodies have spent EU funds, parliament’s spending watchdog has found. The Treasury is partly to blame for a failure to control the way the EU...

 
Exclusive: Manager reveals why Conor McGregor ducked Frankie Edgar

Exclusive: Manager reveals why Conor McGregor ducked Frankie Edgar

McGregor, 19-3, won the featherweight belt at UFC 194, where he recorded a stunning first-round KO victory over Brazilian wrecking machine Jose Aldo. The Irishman, 27, has yet to defend to his title, much to the annoyance of several top-ranked...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

The 4,000 year old DEMONS of Egypt revealed: Giant birds with feline heads that 'gripped their victims and...

It is, according to Egyptian legend, a fearsome beast with the body of a bird, and the head of a black cat. A new study has shown the terrifying animal is over 4,000 years old - and was what Egyptians thought was a demon. The same symbol has been...

 

Self-driving cars are heading for the UK: Volvo is planning an 'ambitious trial' on Britain's roads early...

Volvo has announced plans to conduct the 'most ambitious' trial of driverless car technology on UK roads. The Swedish manufacturer said it will be the first time members of the British public will be recruited to get behind the wheel of autonomous...

 
Transfer news: Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s huge wage demands, Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann open to move, Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny confirms exit talks

Transfer news: Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s huge wage demands, Chelsea target Antoine...

It’s an action packed transfer round up today, with big potential moves going down at Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. All three clubs will want good summers after suffering in the Premier League this season, but things are never simple, as the...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
Here's what Stiliyan Petrov's son said when he was told his dad wanted to play for Aston Villa again

Here's what Stiliyan Petrov's son said when he was told his dad wanted to play for Aston Villa again

Stiliyan Petrov has revealed his son’s surprise reaction when he explained his dreams of returning to play for Aston Villla. Nine-year-old Kristiyan said to his dad: “Have you seen Villa playing lately, really have you seen it?” after hearing about...

 

British Cycling chief coach Shane Sutton faces bullying probe after allegedly referring to para-cyclists as...

British Cycling has launched an independent review of its performance programmes and is expected to suspend chief coach Shane Sutton following allegations of discriminatory behaviour revealed by Sportsmail. Now, following the weekend claims by sprint...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Newly released bigoted texts from San Francisco police call cases into question

Newly released bigoted texts from San Francisco police call cases into question

Widening a scandal that has marred San Francisco’s reputation as one of America’s most liberal cities, the city’s public defender said Tuesday that a newly released series of text messages exchanged by three police officers in 2014 and 2015 will force...

 
Identity 2016: Why I stopped mispronouncing my Igbo name

Identity 2016: Why I stopped mispronouncing my Igbo name

In Nigeria, the language spoken by one of the largest ethnic groups, the Igbo, is in danger of dying out - which is odd because the population is growing. In the past this didn't worry the BBC's Nkem Ifejika, who is himself Igbo but never learned the...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 
Junior doctors' strike: Hospitals 'hoping patients stay away'

Junior doctors' strike: Hospitals 'hoping patients stay away'

Hospitals are hoping less urgent patients once again stay away as junior doctors in England take part in their second all-out strike later in protest about the imposition of a new contract. Medics will walk out of both emergency and routine care from...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 
Panama Papers gave us a gander at all sorts of investments

Panama Papers gave us a gander at all sorts of investments

The most chat-worthy fact so far in this spasm of tax-return turmoil was Boris Johnson’s fee for his weekly Daily Telegraph column (the one where Boris often does his PG Wodehouse-goes-to-Brussels schtick). It’s £266,667 a year – and Johnson, in...

 
Letter from Africa: Anger, fear and 'Afrophobia' in Zambia

Letter from Africa: Anger, fear and 'Afrophobia' in Zambia

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the implications for Zambia of recent riots. Six bodies of murdered citizens have turned up in the Zambian capital Lusaka in the last month. It was...

BBC, 00:10 in World News
 
Deal agreed: Chelsea seal £28m switch for midfield powerhouse following two-day talks

Deal agreed: Chelsea seal £28m switch for midfield powerhouse following two-day talks

Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of Nainggolan and reckons the midfield powerhouse is tailor-made for the Premier League. The incoming Chelsea boss had made the 27-year-old a prime target as he prepares for his first season at Stamford Bridge. And he...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 


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