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US box office scores record summer

This year’s summer box office in the US saw a 10.2% increase in revenue from last year, with takings hitting a record .7bn (£3bn).

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Worries over contaminated water

Radioactive levels near Fukushima’s water storage tank are 18 times worse than thought. CNN’s Paula Hancocks reports.

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VIDEO: Stage set for X Factor musical

From heartbreak and failure to ecstasy and superstardom, there is rarely a dull moment on the X-Factor. And now the hit TV show is being transformed into a West End musical.

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Gove: Syria vote defeat ‘got to me’

Education Secretary Michael Gove admits he got “emotional” with Labour MPs in the aftermath of last week’s defeat for the government on military action in Syria.

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Olympics: Istanbul clings to bid hopes as blows rain down

ISTANBUL: Along the picturesque Bosphorus Straits dividing Europe and Asia, Istanbul is undergoing a transformation which should fill Turkey with confidence in its bid to become the first Muslim country to stage the Olympics in 2020. Overlooking the waterway, mechanical diggers are tearing down Besiktas’ Inonu Stadium to make way for a state-of-the-art facility earmarked to stage rugby in 2020, and ...

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Japan to freeze ground around Fukushima reactors

Japan announces it will make a multi-million dollar attempt to freeze the ground to prevent toxic water from leaking out of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Diana Nyad: ‘Never, ever give up!’

After more than 100 miles and 53 hours in the ocean, an exhausted Diana Nyad, 64, emerges with a message. It was her fifth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.

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