Mike Ashley is taking over as chief executive of Sports Direct following the resignation of his closest aide, Dave Forsey, as the retailer battles an image crisis. The company - under fire from unions, investors and politicians over working practices and the way it has been run - said on Friday that Mr Ashley was to assume control of the business with immediate effect. The company said on Friday that Mr Forsey, who had been with Sports Direct for 32 years, had resigned the previous day.
The pair announced their intention to separate on Twitter.
The Brangelexit story shows no sign of slowing down – with news emerging this morning that Angelina Jolie has now QUIT a major Hollywood production in order to avoid working with Brad Pitt, who was due to star in the film. Now, according to sources close to the film’s production team, Angelina has now stepped down from directing duties whilst Brad remains loyal to the movie and has decided to stay on. Work was due to begin next year, but the breakdown of her marriage – combined with creative differences between Angelina and Skydance Productions, who are producing the movie – seems to have slowed the project down irrevocably.
Full-time: Manchester United 4-1 Leicester CityJose Mourinho avoids suffering three successive league defeats for only the second time in his career with an emphatic victory over the defending champions at Old TraffordStand-in captain Chris Smalling gave United an early lead by powering Daley Blind's corner past Ron-Robert Zieler Leicester collapsed from there, defending dreadfully from set-pieces and conceding three goals in just five minutes towards the end of the first half Juan Mata finished off a fantastic team move before Marcus Rashford fired in from close range and Paul Pogba headed ...
Joshua Harding launched the vicious attack in a Michigan courtroom, appearing to miss the man's head by inches, after being found guilty on 2 August. The object, police say was a piece of metal, appeared to be concealed up Harding's left sleeve before the shocking assault.
The comedian has made an unusual donation.
Police have launched a manhunt for a serial sex attacker, who struck four times in two days. The assaults happened in the Harehills and Burmantofts areas of Leeds on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 September.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought their children, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 1, on the week-long trip. It was the first time the couple have brought their children on an official visit to Canada.
January 9 is the date when Bosnian Serbs declared independence from Bosnia in 1992, precipitating the country's devastating war marked by mass killings and persecution of Bosniaks and Croats in the territory they earmarked to become exclusively Serb. The region's government has said it would comply with the court's ruling on the "Statehood Day" and make changes to its law on holidays to ensure it was not discriminating against other peoples - but only after the vote. Many believe that by defying the court ruling, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodok is aiming to highlight the weakness of post-war Bosnia's central authorities in Sarajevo and set the stage for a vote on secession. Western diplomats warn that the referendum violates the 1995 Dayton peace accords that ended the Bosnian war. Some Bosniak politicians said it would weaken Bosnia's delicate federal structure, created to hold the country together in the aftermath of the devastating war.
Washington state officials released photos on Saturday, September 24, of the suspect in a fatal shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. The suspect, officials say, shot and killed five people Friday night at the Macy’s in the mall, four women and one man, according to reports. The names of the victims have not been released. Police did not have a name for the suspect nor did they know his whereabouts. A motive for the shooting was unknown. This video shows the press conference on Saturday morning about the shooting. Credit: Periscope/Skagit Department of Emergency Management
The ex Spice Girl has been mentioned as a possible new star of the show.
By Matt Mills McKnight BURLINGTON, Wash. (Reuters) - A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a Washington state mall, killing five people, was captured on Saturday, one day after the attack, authorities said. Washington State Patrol spokesman Keith Leary said in a phone interview that the suspect was taken into custody but declined to immediately release more details. Seattle television station KOMO reported on Twitter that the suspect had been captured in Oak Harbor, a community about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Burlington where the mall shooting occurred on Friday.
The two have been friends for more than 50 years.
By Ana P. Santos COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in a red-and-black lumberjack shirt, jeans and sneakers, she looked more like 16 than her actual age of 19. The petite au pair wrung her hands as the policeman took her statement. The young Nepalese woman had come to Denmark to live with a host family as an au pair through a scheme billed as a cultural exchange programme.
Labour has been urged to unite under Jeremy Corbyn after the bruising leadership election that saw him returned as party leader with an increased mandate. Delivering his victory speech, Mr Corbyn called on the party to "wipe the slate clean" and said both he and his challenger Owen Smith were part of the "same Labour family". Mr Smith congratulated the Labour leader on his "clear win", but said the result showed the party "remains divided".
Don’t drink and type, kids.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua's camp have reached out to Wladimir Klitschko and would accept a world heavyweight title bout. The Ukrainian was due to meet Tyson Fury on 29 October in a rematch for all but one of the belts he lost in Dusseldorf last year, but that fight has now been called off for a second time after the current champion was officially declared "medically unfit to fight". "The whole thing is a complete mess," Hearn told Sky Sports.
In Paris, where it is notoriously difficult to find a flat, many rooms that once served as domestic helpers' sleeping quarters have been turned into apartments for rent
Yahoo is being sued over a cyberattack which resulted in data being stolen from 500 million users. Ronald Schwartz, from New York, has accused Yahoo of gross negligence and filed a lawsuit on behalf of all users in the US whose personal information was compromised. Mr Schwartz's lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims that Yahoo demonstrated "reckless disregard for the security of its users' personal information that it promised to protect".
A group opposed to Britain's exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. The British government's position is that it has no legal obligation to consult parliament on invoking Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty which will give Britain a two-year period to work out the terms of its departure. The People's Challenge, which is financed by a crowdfunding campaign, said it had planned to make public the government's written legal defence of its position on triggering Article 50 alongside its own lawyers' submissions to court so that the country could see and engage with the competing arguments.
An apparent US drone strike has killed five suspected Al-Qaeda members in Yemen in the third such attack this week, a security official said on Saturday.
Lionesses in the Okavango Delta of Botswana have grown manes and are roaring, and showing other male-like behaviours. One of the lionesses has begun mounting females as well as scent-marking more frequently and even killing cubs, which are all behaviours observed much more frequently in males. Geoffrey D Gilfillan, of the University of Sussex, first reported five lionesses with manes at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana in March 2014.
Plenty of people were so impressed with Danny they struggled to tell who was the professional dancer.
The Voice coach Adam Levine recently welcomed his baby with supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo and the proud father seemed to be on cloud nine as he shared the first photo of his little bundle of joy. Levine took to Instagram to share the adorable picture of his baby girl, Dusty Rose, with his fans and followers on social media. "Words can't describe Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16," the former Victoria's Secret Angel wrote along with the sweet image of the father and daughter.
The company has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works.
The next round of the contest kicked off in dramatic fashion.