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Sanchez helped Chile win the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, earning the Golden Ball – given to the best player – in the latter tournament Alexis Sanchez has joined Chile’s squad for Saturday’s game in Sweden despite asking to be excused from international duty following a “difficult” start to his Manchester United career. The […]

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Nasa’s Curiosity rover, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), is celebrating 2,000 martian days (sols) investigating Gale Crater on the Red Planet. In that time, the robot has made some remarkable observations. Here are just a few of them, chosen by the Curiosity science team. Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Looking back: In the history […]

The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer. The current burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019. The boss of UK supplier De La Rue told the BBC that Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto […]

Image copyright Getty Images Advertisers are telling Facebook that “enough is enough” following a data breach that left millions of users’ information open to exploitation. It has emerged that ISBA, a trade body which represents major UK advertisers, will meet Facebook this week. If it fails to provide assurances about the security of users’ data, […]

Sheffield City Council is carrying out a programme of tree felling as a part of a £2.2bn contract with private firm Amey. The move has prompted an angry response from some parts of the community but others want the work to go ahead. The row has attracted the involvement of high-profile names including musician Jarvis […]

Some victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes have to wait days to be seen by police officers because 999 calls are not getting a prompt response, a report has found. The Inspectorate of Constabulary said a quarter of forces in England and Wales were often “overwhelmed” by demand. The annual review found instances […]

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Sarkozy said there was no “physical evidence” to support the allegations Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says allegations he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are making his life “hell”. “I am accused without any physical evidence,” Mr Sarkozy told magistrates, Le Figaro newspaper reports. He […]

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rebel Wilson celebrates after her court victory last year Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson has accused Australian media firms of “colluding” with a magazine publisher in their bid to contest a record defamation payout. The Australian actress was awarded A$4.5m (£2.7m; $3.6m) last year, after arguing that articles by Bauer Media […]

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