Prank-hit Dickie Bird statue raised

A statue of former Test cricket umpire Dickie Bird is raised up to stop people hanging rude items on its outstretched finger.

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Tranmere’s Thompson contracts cancer

Tranmere midfielder Joe Thompson is diagnosed with nodular sclerosing, a form of Hodgkin’s disease, and will begin chemotherapy.

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Patent wars: Rockstar sues Google

The mobile phone patent war intensifies as the Rockstar Consortium, which includes Microsoft and Apple, sues Google, Samsung and others over alleged patent infringements.

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A crash course in F1 fitness

Christina MacFarlane joins Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean to learn how to strengthen the specific muscles used in F1.

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Japan yakuza and banks: Mobster connections?

As Japanese authorities widen their investigation into ties between financial institutions and organized crime, an investigative reporter says the current allegations have left with a sense of “déjà vu.”

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Gibraltar armed stand-off concern

The UK is to protest to the Spanish government “at the highest level” after an armed naval stand-off in Gibraltarian territorial waters.

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10 scariest places in Asia

Gallery and Q&A with Robert Joe, host of National Geographic’s “I Wouldn’t Go In There,” introduces Asia’s scariest spots.

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Barclays suspends currency traders

UK bank Barclays has suspended several traders as part of an investigation into suggestions that foreign exchange markets could have been rigged, the BBC learns.

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Six coal miners shot dead in Balochistan

QUETTA: Six coal miners were shot dead while another was injured in Mach area of Kachi district – about 90 kilometers off Quetta – on Friday. According to a Levies official, a group of armed men opened fire at a vehicle carrying coalminers, killing two people on the spot. “The victims belonged to Hazara community and were Shia Muslims. It could ...

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Coulson told editor: ‘Do his phone’

Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson told a journalist investigating a story on television celebrity Calum Best to “do his phone”, the Old Bailey hears.

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