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December 14, 2018 6:19 AM British students raped at gunpoint on Ghana trip

Authorities in Ghana are investigating the sexual assault of four British girls and their teacher at gunpoint. The Sixth Form students, aged between 16 and 17, were part of an organised trip by a school in southern England. Reports say the four girls and their teacher were attacked on Saturday night at the hostel where they were staying in the Greater 2

December 11, 2018 5:45 PM Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua’s team are ‘begging’ for fight, says WBC champion

Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors. “They’re definitely begging now. His management have been trying to reach out to mine all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s 1

December 4, 2018 6:55 AM Wilder v Fury II: Deontay Wilder ‘can’t wait’ for rematch with Tyson Fury

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he “can’t wait” to face Tyson Fury again, following their controversial draw in Los Angeles on Saturday. Wilder twice knocked down Fury during the fight, but many observers felt the Briton should have won. In a post on Instagram, Wilder claimed he was the “more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective 12

November 22, 2018 7:48 AM Russian military intelligence chief Igor Korobov dies aged 62

The head of Russian military intelligence agency GRU, General Igor Korobov, has died at the age of 62, Russia’s defence ministry says. General Korobov, who took up the post in 2016, is said to have died after “a serious and long illness” on Wednesday. The GRU was this year linked to a nerve agent attack in Britain on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter 20

November 19, 2018 6:58 PM Paul Gascoigne charged with sex assault on Durham train

Football legend Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a train from York to Durham. The former England midfielder was arrested at Durham station on 20 August. British Transport Police said the 51-year-old has now been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching and will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court 19

November 18, 2018 11:01 PM From Marxist to Thatcherite – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

The most reviled / revered British Prime Minister of the past half century has been championed in the pages of the influential London newspaper the Financial Times by none other than Emmerson Mnangagwa. In the face of fierce opposition, Mrs Thatcher forced through sweeping changes which paved the way for strong economic growth. President Mnangagwa obviously 17

October 25, 2018 5:39 PM Sir Philip Green named as man at heart of ‘UK #MeToo scandal’

Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the businessman accused by a newspaper of sexual harassment. Peter Hain, who identified him in the Lords, said it was his duty to name him, given the “serious and repeated” nature of the allegations. On Tuesday, the Telegraph ran an article accusing a leading businessman of racial and sexual 20

October 22, 2018 11:10 AM Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Missing Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resurfaced in Israel more than a year after soldiers stormed his home. “I’m in Israel,” Mr Kanu said on Sunday in a broadcast on his outlawed pirate radio station – Radio Biafra. A video of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (Ipob) leader praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has also been shared online 17

October 17, 2018 9:16 PM David Haye signs deal to promote former heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has partnered with David Haye in a management deal six years after they were involved in a brawl in Munich. The pair drew criticism for a fight at a news conference after Chisora’s 2012 defeat by Vitali Klitschko. But Haye, 38, now believes he can “maximise” the 34-year-old’s potential in a management capacity 19

October 15, 2018 8:13 AM Chisora front-runner for rematch

Promoter Eddie Hearn says Dereck Chisora is “still the front-runner” to face Dillian Whyte in a heavyweight boxing fight on December 22, despite Luis Ortiz putting his name forward. The British rivals are currently in negotiations for a fight and Zimbabwe-born Chisora revealed earlier last week that he is confident a heavyweight rematch can soon be agreed 8