Floyd Mayweather’s camp aren’t paying too much attention to ‘leaked’ sparring footage that shows Conor McGregor struggling in the ring with mid-tier boxer Chris van Heerden, claiming that the footage could be part of an elaborate ploy. Less than 24 hours after the Mayweather vs McGregor boxing match was confirmed, Van Heerden leaked footage of him sparring with McGregor in 2016. The video quickly went viral and shows Van Heerden – a former IBO welterweight champion with a professional record of 25-2-1 – comfortably getting the better of McGregor.
Boris Becker has slammed claims that he and his wife Lily have split up after eight years together. The retired German tennis champ, 49, who has six Grand Slam titles to his name, took to social media to decry The Sun's report that Lily – with whom he shares seven-year-old son Amadeus – wanted out of their marriage. Last week saw Becker declared bankrupt over a £3.34million debt, plus, a costly divorce from his first wife, Barbara Feltus.
If there's anything that the ginger-haired British royal wishes to be, it is "something other than Prince Harry". Opening up about his intentions, the Prince revealed that he had once considered abandoning his royal role to live the life of a commoner. "There was a time I felt I wanted out," the 32-year-old Prince said.
Two children are in intensive care after a car hit pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle. Six people, including three children, have been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. A 42-year-old woman has been arrested following the incident outside the Westgate Sports Centre at about 9.14am.
Way back in the mists of time when “Red Ed” Miliband proposed a tax on homes worth more than £2m, Michael Caine considered the idea terribly unfair. Sir Michael spoke for Middle England. The link between the price of one’s house and one’s personal effort in the eyes of most homeowners is as strong as tungsten.
By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) - Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime. Duterte took power on June 30 last year, vowing to halt the drug abuse and lawlessness he saw as "symptoms of virulent social disease." Thanks to his campaign, government officials say, crime has dropped, thousands of drug dealers are behind bars, a million users have registered for treatment, and future generations of Filipinos are being protected from the scourge of drugs. "There are thousands of people who are being killed, yes," said Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila's police chief told Reuters.
Teenagers lined up with "Jezza" written on their faces in red lipstick, and flags saying "We heart Corbyn" flew above the crowd of thousands who gathered rhythmically chanting "Oh Jeremy Corbyn". The Labour leader gave a stirring and impassioned speech on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, preaching to his core fan base, the youth. The crowds lapped it up as Mr Corbyn quoted his favourite poet Shelley, shouting: "Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number.
London's Premier League clubs are beginning to snap into action in the summer transfer window as the 2017-18 season approaches. Arsenal retain an interest in Kylian Mbappe, but Arsene Wenger has stepped up his chase for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette - though there is, predictably, a sticking point between their £44million valuation and Lyon's £57m asking price. Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, while Antonio Conte is also expected to add Everton forward Romelu Lukaku to his front line in the near future.
Britain will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from dozens of developing countries. Forty-eight developing countries - including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Haiti and Ethiopia - will continue to benefit from the arrangements on all goods bought by the UK, excluding weapons. Some £20bn a year of goods are shipped to the UK from these countries, accounting for around half of UK clothing, and a quarter of UK coffee.
By Mehmet Caliskan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf state's sovereignty. In his strongest statement of support for Qatar in the nearly three-week-old crisis centred on the Gulf state, Erdogan said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful and that Doha - which described the demands as unreasonable - was taking the right approach.
Dominic Cummings, the man who masterminded Vote Leave's winning strategy, has described the MPs he worked with as "particularly unbalanced". Mr Cummings also claims that most MPs are "egomaniacs" and "dreadful characters". Some of the MPs he describes as "completely deranged" and suggests that certain long-standing eurosceptics thought Boris Johnson shouldn't be encouraged to join the campaign.
An overturned oil tanker has burst into flames in Pakistan, killing at least 153 people who had rushed to the scene - many to collect leaking fuel, an official said. Crowds had flocked to the highway accident with jerry cans, buckets and other containers to get fuel from the tanker after it crashed - but it exploded about 10 minutes later, police said. Residents of a nearby village had been told about the leaking fuel over a loudspeaker at a local mosque, senior local government official Rana Mohammad Saleem Afzal told state television.
Talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on a deal to prop up Britain's minority government in parliament are "progressing in the right way", the international development secretary, Priti Patel, said on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives hope to secure DUP support to pass legislation after losing their parliamentary majority in a June 8 election, and with pivotal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union getting under way.
Debbie Abrahams told the BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show a Labour government would explore options to scrap rules that limit the amount households can receive in benefits to £20,000 a year, or £23,000 in Greater London. Four lone parent families had brought a judicial review claiming the cap would have a severe and disproportionate impact on them. The Department of Work and Pensions said it was “disappointed” with the ruling and intended to appeal it.
Residents refusing to leave four tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns in Camden could face legal action if they stay put, the council’s leader has said. Camden Council’s leader Georgia Gould said her staff would continue to knock on residents’ doors and issue more letters to those who remain, telling them they “must leave” on Sunday morning. The ongoing effort to clear the estate comes after the Government revealed all of the 34 high-rises that have so far submitted cladding samples have failed combustibility tests.
Recently, International Organization for Migration (IOM) was working in Lebanon with a group of Syrian refugees who were to be resettled in the UK. While the parents attended a pre-departure orientation session, we asked the Syrian children to draw what they expect for their future in the UK. Today marks the end of Refugee Week, which is about celebrating the aspirations and hopes of refugees like Ryiad.
Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The Syrian shells hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no injuries, and in retaliation the Israeli military said it "targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions truck belonging to the Syrian regime". Syria's military later said in a statement that Israel had attacked one of its military posts in support of terrorist groups, as it describes the jihadist rebels it is fighting in that area.
Cordons have been lifted after the London Eye and Waterloo Pier were evacuated following the reported discovery of a World War-era bomb. People on the London Eye were told to evacuate immediately. One Twitter user posted that she had been asked to disembark the London Eye ten minutes after the discovery was found.
Philippine and Vietnamese navies have been playing soccer, volleyball and tug-of-war games together on a South China Sea island, the latest get-together by two countries concerned by Chinese assertiveness in the disputed waters. The two sides played in mixed teams on Thursday on Southwest Cay in the Spratly archipelago, the Philippine navy said, the third event of its kind since 2014 on an island held four decades ago by the Philippines, but now under Vietnamese control. Ariesh Climacosa of the Philippine Naval Forces West said the games showed how the two sides could get along and would trust and understand each other better.
A picture of Sikhs handing out nutritional liquids to Muslims fasting during Ramadan has gained attention on social media. The picture shows members of the Sikh community pouring the substance, believed to be a non-alcoholic squash called Rooh Afza, from a bucket into bags and handing them to Muslim neighbours in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The Rooh Afza milk, which typically contains herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers and roots, was handed out during the holy month of Ramadan.
Six people have been injured in Newcastle after a car collided with people gathered for Eid prayers in an incident police believe is not “terror related”.