VIDEO: Beard: What happened to passion?

The interventions of Sir John Major and Russell Brand were analysed by Professor Mary Beard, who asked what has happened to ideology and passion in today’s politics.

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Perez shocked by McLaren departure

Sergio Perez says McLaren’s decision to drop him for next season comes as a shock, having felt certain he would stay.

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Brazil’s former president exhumed

Full funerary state honors were bestowed upon former Brazilian President Joao Goulart for the first time Thursday, nearly 37 years after his death.

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Tremors felt in parts of Balochistan

QUETTA: Earthquake tremors were felt in Sibi, Mach, Quetta and nearby areas on Friday, Express News reported. The tremors caused fear and disorder, with people running out of their homes and into the streets.

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Kenyans chase and catch cheetahs

Four villagers in north-eastern Kenya chase down and capture alive two cheetahs which were killing their goats.

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Go-ahead for £4bn oil investment

A £4bn investment in a major oil field off Shetland, which could support up to 20,000 jobs, is given the go-ahead.

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Typhoon toll up as aid trickles in

The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan now stands at 3,621, Philippine officials say, as aid begins to reach survivors in areas cut off by the storm.

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Somalia cyclone kills at least 115 people

Somalia appealed for international help after a cyclone hit the northern region this week, killing at least 115 people, and sweeping livestock and homes into the ocean.

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Christian minorities ‘under threat’

Christianity is facing extinction in some parts of the world due to growing persecution, British minister Baroness Warsi warns.

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No laughing matter, Steyn tells Hafeez

DUBAI: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn admitted he regretted laughing after getting Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez out for nought in his team’s nine-wicket win. “I don’t know what I did. It was a bit silly,” said Steyn on Thursday after he had helped restrict Pakistan to 98-9 in 20 overs. “I think I have got him out a couple ...

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