Wayne Rooney: Samples will be stored for years.

World Cup players face stringent doping test

Footballers Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Gary Cahill will be among the world’s first elite athletes to undergo new doping test regimes that scientists hope will cut out the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.


Mother charged with killing three children

A mother has been charged with murdering three of her children.


Halve meat consumption to ‘slash nitrogen pollution’

Halving the amount of meat and dairy eaten in Europe could slash nitrogen pollution from agriculture, improve health and boost food exports, a study has suggested.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel halts peace talks after Palestinian unity deal

Israel has broken off Middle East peace talks and brought the US-brokered process to the brink of collapse.

Bernie Ecclestone: Claims he was blackmailed.

Ecclestone rejects bribery claims as trial begins

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport.

The location of the Marshall Islands (circled in red) in the north Pacific

Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear states over disarmament failure

The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law.


QUIRKY WORLD ... Nissan ready to clean up with self-wash cars

SWITZERLAND: Relief for those reluctant to clean their cars could soon be on the way.

Dan Rothman, Hannah Reid and Dominic 'Dot' Major of London Grammar at the nominations announcement for this years Ivor Novello awards. Picture: PA

Songwriters battle it out for prestigious Ivor Novello

John Newman is in the running for a prestigious songwriting award for his debut single ‘Love Me Again’. This story is enriched with multi-media content