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Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

By Ahmed Aboulenein | MOSUL, Iraq, Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul’s Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has said some people at the heart of the Conservative government “don’t believe in free markets”. Iain Conn, Centrica’s chief executive, was defending the energy industry after the Tories indicated they planned to … Continue reading

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Anthony Joshua surprises former coach with a car

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua surprises his former coach, Sean Murphy, with a car to say thank you for introducing him to boxing. Watch more in Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko on BBC One, the BBC Sport website & … Continue reading

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East Coast refiners eye Texas oil as North Dakota alternative

By Catherine Ngai and Jarrett Renshaw | NEW YORK U.S. East Coast refiners are looking to buy increasing volumes of domestic crude oil from the Gulf Coast, two sources said, the latest twist in a trade flow upheaval in the … Continue reading

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Senate gives limited resources to Russia election-meddling probe

FILE PHOTO — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), accompanied by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), vice chairman of the committee, speaks at a news conference to discuss their probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election on Capitol … Continue reading

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US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is … Continue reading

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Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Brazilian police near the border with Paraguay have exchanged gunfire with members of a gang who carried out what Paraguayan officials are calling the robbery of the century. Three gang members were killed and two injured in the clash, police … Continue reading

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Two-tier system hampers refugees in UK – MPs and peers

Thousands of refugees face homelessness and destitution because of a “two-tier” UK system, MPs and peers have warned. The all-party parliamentary group on refugees says people brought in through resettlement schemes receive more support than those given refugee status after … Continue reading

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'I would be dead without football'

On James Casling’s 15th birthday, his father killed himself. James tried to take his own life on multiple occasions in the following years. It was only after playing football with Queens Park Rangers’s mental health team that he wanted to … Continue reading

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The boxer who refuses to cash in on beating a champion

Mihai Nistor was the last – and only – fighter to knock out world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. But while Joshua now earns millions, Nistor survives in his Bucharest apartment, still an amateur on a modest income. Why has he … Continue reading

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