MS Dhoni resigns as India one-day captain ahead of England series

MS Dhoni resigns as India one-day captain ahead of England series

MS Dhoni has scored more than 9,000 ODI runs in 283 matches MS Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain ahead of the ODI series against England, which begins on 15 January. The wicketkeeper will, however, remain available for selection for the three-match series and the three subsequent Twenty20 internationals. Dhoni, 35, had been […]

Australia hopeful of restoring military ties with Indonesia

Australia hopeful of restoring military ties with Indonesia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesia’s Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and Australian counterpart Marise Payne meet last year Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne has said she is confident Indonesia will soon restore military ties with her nation. Indonesia suspended all military co-operation on Wednesday, saying “a lot of things needed to be improved”. Australian […]

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s new ambassador to EU

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s new ambassador to EU

Image copyright Foreign Office Image caption Downing Street said Sir Tim would “bring his trademark energy and creativity” to the job Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Moscow, who will now play a key role […]

Migrants should have to learn English, say MPs and peers

Migrants should have to learn English, say MPs and peers

Image copyright Getty Images Migrants should be expected to learn English before coming to the UK, or attend language classes when they arrive, a group of MPs and peers says. The cross-party group said speaking English was “the key to full participation in our society and economy”. They also said ministers should consider letting different […]

Internet safety: Children ‘fending for themselves online’

Internet safety: Children ‘fending for themselves online’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young people are spending more and more time online Youngsters are being left to fend for themselves on the internet against dangers such as bullying and grooming, a report has said. The Children’s Commissioner for England said children did not know how to deal with common problems they found […]

Private university expansion plans a ‘risk too far’

Private university expansion plans a ‘risk too far’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The regulation of the university sector is facing a major overhaul The government’s plans to expand private providers in the UK’s university sector are a “risk too far”, a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute has warned. The cost of student finance for these “alternative providers” quadrupled […]

RHI scandal: Arlene Foster says calls to step down ‘misogynistic’

RHI scandal: Arlene Foster says calls to step down ‘misogynistic’

Image caption First Minister Arlene Foster said she would not step aside because she had done nothing wrong First Minister Arlene Foster has again said she will not stand down over the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme and said calls for her to do so were “misogynistic”. Mrs Foster set up the scheme in […]

Syria conflict: Why British surgeon cannot forget this girl

British surgeon David Nott recently returned from operating on wounded refugees in Syria. There is one patient in particular he cannot get out of his mind – a gravely injured baby girl called Maram. Syria conflict: Why British surgeon cannot forget this girl

Pence: Ending Obamacare is a priority

President Barack Obama has met fellow Democrats in Congress to discuss how to protect the healthcare reforms he instituted, often called Obamacare. Republicans say that repealing the reforms is their “first order of business”. Pence: Ending Obamacare is a priority