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Ghana denies oil link to dead whales

Ghana dismisses accusations that oil operations could have caused the death of several whales washed up on beaches over the past week.

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Alonso dismisses Red Bull ‘rumours’

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso pledges to see out his career at Ferrari and dismisses claims he tried to move to Red Bull.

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The great homework debate

Ask parents how they feel about homework, and the responses are immediate and intense. Parents from all over the country say we expect too much, too little or the wrong things from young students.

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Santiago’s red light jugglers

Every few minutes, some of Santiago’s busiest road junctions become improvised stages as jugglers perform for their temporary audience of drivers waiting at the traffic lights.

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Melinda Gates, a female force

Melinda Gates discusses her philanthropy while reflecting on balancing her relationship at work before she wed Bill Gates, then CEO of Microsoft.

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Loud explosion heard near religious building in Karachi

KARACHI: A loud explosion was heard near a religious building in the thickly populated area of Rizvia, Nazimabad in Karachi, reported Express News. The cause, nature and exact location of the explosion have yet to be ascertained, though it is reported that the noise reverberated across a large area. The police have refused to make any official statement about the incident, and ...

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First Test: Younis, Misbah help Pakistan to post 90-run lead

HARARE: Having failed in their attempts to restrict Zimbabwe from posting a lead, a tenacious Younis Khan steadied Pakistan to see out the third day of the first test with a 90-run lead and six wickets in hand. At stumps on Thursday, Khan, 76, and Asad Shafiq, 15, gave Pakistan some hope of posting a good total for Zimbabwe to chase. ...

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Duncan Smith hits back over welfare

Iain Duncan Smith dismisses a highly critical report on his overhaul of the welfare system, insisting it will come in “on time and in budget”.

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Red carpet: Best of black and white

Everybody knows you can’t go wrong with black or white. Here’s a roundup of our favourite celebrities looking elegant as ever at the Met Gala. Emmy Rossum The actor wows in this shimmery Donna Karan Atelier gown. With the intricate beading all over the front, along with her catty eye make-up and edgy hair, Rossum looks divine. While her previous ...

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Scottish F1 star’s Ferrari ‘dream’

Monza may be a long way from his birthplace in West Lothian, Scotland but Italy is unquestionably a home from home for Paul di Resta.

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