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  • Kidnapped foreign journalists still held in Syria
    Kidnapped foreign journalists still held in Syria 5 hours ago

    Several foreign reporters remain captive in Syria, dubbed by a media watchdog as the most dangerous country for journalists, after four French colleagues were freed Saturday after 10 months in captivity. More »

  • Record Store day celebrates vinyl
    Record Store day celebrates vinyl 5 hours ago

    Performers and music lovers have gathered at hundreds of independent music stores in an annual celebration of vinyl records. More »

  • Liverpool Owner John W Henry Revels in Success
    Liverpool Owner John W Henry Revels in Success 6 hours ago

    Liverpool's American owner John W Henry says Brendan Rodgers' side has exceeded expectations this season by staging a late bid for the Premier League title. Last weekend's 3-2 victory over Manchester City was the Reds' 10th successive league win, giving them a two-point advantage over second-placed Chelsea. Four straight league wins between now and the end of the season would give Liverpool a first league title since 1990 and Henry says the club have surpassed pre-season targets by challenging for the league "We had our sights set on a top-four finish because we're building,"  Henry told BBC Sport. More »

  • I'd have more recognition if I wasn't African, says Toure
    I'd have more recognition if I wasn't African, says Toure 6 hours ago

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, one of six nominees for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year award, says he would have more global recognition if he was not from Africa. The talismanic Ivory Coast international believes he and Africans like compatriot Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) would be more appreciated around the world but for their heritage. City team mate Samir Nasri suggested last month that it would be a different story for Toure if he had been born in Europe or South America. "To be honest proper recognition has only come from the fans. More »

  • ‘Yellow card the catalyst’ for Glasgow win while Ulster injury toll rises a …
    ‘Yellow card the catalyst’ for Glasgow win while Ulster injury toll rises a … 6 hours ago

    The northern province will be nursing six front row injuries during the upcoming bye-week. More »

  • Soccer-I'd have more recognition if I wasn't African, says Toure 7 hours ago

    MANCHESTER, England, April 19 (Reuters) - Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, one of six nominees for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year award, says he would have more global recognition if he was not from Africa. The talismanic Ivory Coast international believes he and Africans like compatriot Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) would be more appreciated around the world but for their heritage. City team mate Samir Nasri suggested last month that it would be a different story for Toure if he had been born in Europe or South America. "To be honest proper recognition has only come from the fans. More »

  • Chelsea v Sunderland, Premier League: Where to Watch Live, Preview and Team …
    Chelsea v Sunderland, Premier League: Where to Watch Live, Preview and Team … 7 hours ago

    For Live Scores and Updates of the game, Follow the Live Blog here. More »

  • Ex- Radio 4's Derek Cooper dies
    Ex- Radio 4's Derek Cooper dies 10 hours ago

    Former BBC Radio 4 presenter Derek Cooper has died at the age of 88, the BBC has confirmed. More »

  • Labour warned on credible policies
    Labour warned on credible policies 11 hours ago

    Labour must demonstrate it has credible policies to rebuild and grow the economy if it is to regain power at the next general election, a former senior policy adviser to the party has warned. More »

  • Sherlock Season 4: 'Filming Plans Scrapped', Reveals Actor Martin F …
    Sherlock Season 4: 'Filming Plans Scrapped', Reveals Actor Martin F … 12 hours ago

    Filming for the fourth season of the popular British show Sherlock has been postponed. Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson in the global hit series, has revealed that plans to start filming soon have been scrapped. "It's very hard to get together," he told Digital Spy. A BBC spokesman recently told Mirror Online that filming depends mainly on cast availability: "Conversations are still ongoing regarding Sherlock's return. More »

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham, Premier League: Where to Watch Live, Preview and …
    Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham, Premier League: Where to Watch Live, Preview and … 12 hours ago

    For Live Scores and Updates of the game, Follow the Live Blog here. More »

  • World, hometown hail 'literary giant' Garcia Marquez
    World, hometown hail 'literary giant' Garcia Marquez 19 hours ago

    World leaders, writers and legions of fans paid tribute to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, while his homeland remembered the literary legend with music, candles and roses. More »

  • Osman's 'accidental' TV career
    Osman's 'accidental' TV career 20 hours ago

    Pointless co-host Richard Osman has admitted he never thought he would end up on TV. More »

  • Shooting death suspects 'dinosaurs'
    Shooting death suspects 'dinosaurs' 22 hours ago

    Dissident republican suspects in the killing of one of their former commanders in Belfast are "dinosaurs trapped in the past", the city's Lord Mayor said. More »

  • 'Moores set for England recall'
    'Moores set for England recall' Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Peter Moores is set to be recalled as England coach five years after being dramatically axed from the job, the BBC and The Times both reported Friday. More »

  • Obama man 'can help Labour win'
    Obama man 'can help Labour win' Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Labour hopes the recruitment of o ne of US President Barack Obama's top strategists will prepare Ed Miliband's party for a "tough" 2015 general election campaign. More »

  • Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City
    Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A major earthquake has shaken Mexico City. The tremor was felt across central and southern Mexico. "There is a crisis of panic," Alicia Dominguez of the civil protection office told the Associated Press. "I started to hear the walls creak and I said, 'Let's go,'" said Rodolfo Duarte, 32, who fled his third-floor apartment. More »

  • Hague warns Moscow on Ukraine deal
    Hague warns Moscow on Ukraine deal Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Russia has an obligation to ensure that pro-Moscow forces comply with the terms of the international deal aimed at calming tensions in Ukraine, William Hague said. More »

  • Farage calls for zero-hours curbs
    Farage calls for zero-hours curbs Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Large firms should sign up to a "tough code of conduct" to prevent them exploiting workers on zero-hours contracts, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. More »

  • Hardy to play Kray twins in film
    Hardy to play Kray twins in film Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Hollywood star Tom Hardy has confirmed he will play both Kray twins in a new film about the East End gangsters. More »

  • Doctor 'vindicated' by tribunal
    Doctor 'vindicated' by tribunal Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute with hospital bosses. More »

  • Downton's Doyle enjoying power trip
    Downton's Doyle enjoying power trip Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Downton Abbey star Kevin Doyle has admitted he is enjoying the power of playing Lieutenant Colonel Roland Brett in new First World War drama The Crimson Field. More »