Celebrating their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday officially opened the border where a bloody war and ensuing tensions had divided them for decades, with emotional residents embracing after years of separation. Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's new reformist prime minister, and Isaias Afwerki, the longtime president of Eritrea, visited the...
One hundred years ago this week, Parliament granted the right to vote to (some) women, enfranchising homeowners over age 30. Marches, bombings and hunger strikes all played a role in the decades-long campaign for the vote -- but one of the subtler and most effective tactics in the fight...
Gareth Southgate’s newfound reputation as a style icon has been one of the unlikeliest developments of an unpredictable World Cup and now fans are preparing to pay him the ultimate fashion compliment by honouring him on ‘Waistcoat Wednesday’. The England manager, regarded as one on the most stylish managers at...
With Gareth Bale expected to be on the bench for Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich, coach Zinedine Zidane dropped a clear hint that other big-name players in his stellar squad might follow the path of James Rodriguez and leave this summer. Inevitably Zidane was quizzed on how...
What is it? Another mouthwatering installment in this 2018 World Cup as Brazil take on Mexico in the last 16 for a place in the quarter-finals. When is it? Monday July 2 - ie today. What time is kick-off? 3pm BST. What TV channel is it on? The match will be live on ITV, and you can...
Armed robbers broke into the family home of a Bitcoin trader and forced him to transfer his cryptocurrency to them in what is believed to be the first attack of its kind in the UK. Four robbers in balaclavas forced entry into the house, before tying up the man's wife...
The death of Aretha Franklin on Thursday has naturally led to an influx of tributes from acts across the music world. They, like millions of her fans, were touched by the magic of Franklin's powerful voice.  Pop star Ariana Grande paid respect to the iconic soul singer with her own rendition of Natural Woman, while appearing on The Tonight Show...
Lionel Messi was forced off midway through the first half in Barcelona's 4-2 victory over Sevilla at the Nou Camp and will miss next weekend's El Clasico. Barcelona ended a run of four domestic games without a win as Philippe Coutinho, Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic found the net,...
Meghan Markle’s father may walk her down the aisle after all, saying he hopes to defy doctors to make it to his daughter’s big day after she reassured him of her support. Thomas Markle, who claims to be in hospital with chest pains after being exposed for colluding with...
Eight women and children from a migrant "caravan" have entered the US from Mexico after a two-day stand off with border officials.  Around 150 other members of the convoy are still camped on the border hoping to make their case for entry.  The so-called "caravan" of migrants set off a month...