Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn

Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for a total $ 52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox’s remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company. The deal ends more than half […]

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage

Football legend Gary Lineker has been hit with a fierce backlash after he condemned Israeli soldiers for locking Palestinian children in a cage. It comes amid mass protests against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The British pundit and ex-footballer is locked in a row over the situation in the Middle East, where […]

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Media playback is unsupported on your device Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama, after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. His unexpected victory deals a blow to President Donald Trump, who backed Mr Moore, and narrows the Republican majority in the Senate […]

‘Man flu’ debate rages again, thank to this (male) scientist

‘Man flu’ debate rages again, thank to this (male) scientist

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:30 Men can wheeze a sigh of relief today, after a scientific review claimed that the phenomenon known as ‘man flu’ may well exist. The study argues that men really do have weaker immune response to respiratory viruses. After years of enduring the dual injustices of suffering through a bout […]

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Media playback is unsupported on your device Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital. He is in Brussels for talks – the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years. But the EU’s foreign policy […]

‘Drop the DUP’: Brexit now has own Christmas song

‘Drop the DUP’: Brexit now has own Christmas song

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 18:37 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 19:00 Brexit now has its own Christmas song – a political parody pleading with Theresa May to come to her senses and ‘drop the DUP.’ The music video, full of the best Brexit clips and set to the tune of Jona Lewie’s classic ‘Stop […]

Jerusalem row: Clashes erupt over Trump move

Jerusalem row: Clashes erupt over Trump move

Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump’s contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank and over the Israeli-Gaza border, where one Palestinian was killed. Overall more than 200 were hurt, Palestinian medical sources said. Tensions are high in the wake of Mr Trump’s […]

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