There has been no shortage of praise for Maurizio Sarri since he left Empoli three summers ago to take over the club he first fell in love with as a boy. But one glowing reference stands out more than most. In...
The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to Islam under the threat of death from Turkish-backed forces which captured the Kurdish enclave of Afrin on 18 March. Islamist...
Raheem Sterling believes his improvement at Manchester City this season is down to Pep Guardiola’s focus on “the basics”. Sterling earned the first Premier League title winners’ medal of his career this week to cap off an excellent individual season, his best to...
Scientists in Sweden have discovered a moss that purifies water contaminated with poisonous arsenic so successfully that it becomes safe to drink. Researchers at Stockholm University say the aquatic moss, warnstofia fluitans, which flourishes in northern Sweden, can rapidly absorb arsenic, removing...
American households toss out 150,000 tons of food each day — roughly a pound of food per person per day. The waste was recently uncovered in a new report compiled by the US Department of Agriculture that noted most tossed food tended...
A once-trusted nanny who butchered two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn’t believe her claims she was too insane at the time of the crime to be held responsible. Jurors...
England would have to double the number of disadvantaged pupils achieving top GCSE grades in maths to match some of the best countries in the world, a new report has found.  The country is in the bottom half of developed nations for the attainment...
Thousands of south Pacific islanders are to be permanently resettled after an active volcano began spewing torrents of ash and gas from its crater. The government of Vanuatu is to evacuate all 13,000 people from Ambae after declaring a state of emergency this week. It...
A British man is suing American magician David Copperfield claiming he was badly injured while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. Gavin Cox, who was at the performance for his birthday, was selected to take part in an illusion that appears to...
Health systems around the world must fundamentally restructure or collapse under the “tidal wave” of demand from people living with multiple serious health conditions, experts have warned. In the NHS alone as many as 20 million people are living with two or...