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Liverpool agree £75m Suarez sale

Liverpool have agreed to sell striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona for a fee thought to be about £75m. The Uruguayan, 27, who is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini du...

Posted on Friday 11th July 2014

Netherlands 0 - 0 Argentina

ARGENTINA INTO WORLD CUP FINAL Netherlands 2-4 Argentina (Penalties) SCORES! Netherlands 2-4 Argentina - Dirk Kuyt   SCORES! Netherlands 1-3 Argentina - Serg...

Posted on Wednesday 9th July 2014

Brazil 1-7 Germany

FULL-TIME Brazil 1-7 Germany (Seven) Posted at22:48 It's all over! Germany are into the final, Brazil are humiliated. An extraordinary scoreline. Former England defender Danny Mills

Posted on Tuesday 8th July 2014

Argentina 1 - Belgium 0

Argentina reached their first World Cup semi-final since finishing as runners-up in 1990 with victory over Belgium in Brasilia. Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal at Estadio Nacional, a thunderous early volley that ended his run of six international games without ...

Posted on Saturday 5th July 2014

Netherlands 4-3 Costa Rica - Dirk Kuyt

"Van Gaal will take all the plaudits, and the Netherlands probably deserved it. But Costa Rica, their endeavour, absolutely wonderful." Netherlands into semi-finals Posted at23:48 Tim Krul shares a warm embrace f...

Posted on Saturday 5th July 2014

France 0-1 Germany

"France fell short. They looked entertaining in the group stage but have beaten today by a better team, with more experience at this level, who knew how to see out the game. "Germany dominated the midfield and dictated the pace of the game, while France were well off their own...

Posted on Friday 4th July 2014

Brazil 2-1 Colombia

FULL-TIME Brazil 2-1 Colombia Posted at22:55 Brazil have done it! They are into the semi-finals! Brazil 2-1 Colombia Posted at90 mins Free-kick - the keeper's up! But Adrian Ramos heads up and ov...

Posted on Friday 4th July 2014

Luis Suarez: Barcelona to open talks over Liverpool striker

Barcelona will begin negotiations with Liverpool on Wednesday over a deal for Reds striker Luis Suarez. Officials from both clubs will meet in London to discuss a deal for the 27-year-old Uruguay international. Suarez, who has 

Posted on Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Argentina 1-0 Switzerland

Argentina 1-0 Switzerland Posted at "That was that one big chance you always expect to come in extra time. Angel Di Maria has been the best player on the pitch, but Lionel Messi, he is the man Argentina look to and he came up with it. "Fabian Shar dived in ...

Posted on Tuesday 1st July 2014

France 2-0 Nigeria

France 2-0 Nigeria Posted at "Do France deserve a 2-0 win? Probably not. But Nigeria didn't take their chances and lacked conviction." Kevin Kilbane Former Republic of Ireland midfielder on MOTD Fran...

Posted on Monday 30th June 2014

Germany 2-1 Algeria

  GOAL Germany 2-1 Algeria - Abdelmoumene Djabou Posted at120 mins Hang on! Hang on a minute! Algeria score from nowhere, Abdelmoumene Djabou arriving on a great cross to bury at the back post. ...

Posted on Monday 30th June 2014

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

Netherlands produced an astonishing late comeback to rescue their World Cup dream and deny Mexico a first quarter-final in 28 years. Substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot in injury time after Arjen Robben was fouled by Mexico ...

Posted on Sunday 29th June 2014

COSTA RICA WILL PLAY NETHERLANDS

Costa Rica into the quarter finals Posted at23:56 Tears from the Greeks, tears from the Costa Ricans. What a shootout, the quality of spot-kicks was right up there. Costa Rica into the quarter finals Posted at23:55 Incredible! Costa...

Posted on Sunday 29th June 2014

BRAZIL INTO QUARTER-FINAL

BRAZIL INTO QUARTER-FINALS Posted at Joy unconfined in Belo Horizonte - the hosts are through to the quarter-finals, where they will meet either Colombia or Uruguay. HITS THE POST Brazil 3-2 Chile - Gonzalo...

Posted on Saturday 28th June 2014

Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

INJURY TIME Colombia 2-0 Uruguay Posted at90 mins Into three minutes of added time. Colombia will really test Brazil on Friday... BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty At the Maracana

Posted on Saturday 28th June 2014

Luis Suarez bite: Uruguay striker banned for four months

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. Fifa's independent disciplinary committee imposed the ban after finding the 27-year-old guilty of misconduct. Suare...

Posted on Thursday 26th June 2014

World Cup 2014: Boateng and Muntari expelled by Ghana

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana's World Cup squad for alleged indiscipline. A statement on the Ghana Football Association website  said both players had "been suspended indefi...

Posted on Thursday 26th June 2014

Italy 0-1 Uruguay - Suarez appears to bite Chiellini

Italy 0-1 Uruguay Posted at   Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez plays down the Luis Suarez incident and gets angry with the media when pressed on the issue. "I'd like to see the images first before making any comment," he says. "If it happened, the...

Posted on Tuesday 24th June 2014

Fernando: Manchester City sign FC Porto midfielder

Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fernando from FC Porto. The Portuguese club announced the deal on the Lisbon Stock Exchange on Wednesday after agreeing a fee with City in the region of £12m. City confirmed the deal on...

Posted on Tuesday 24th June 2014

Germany 2-2 Ghana

Germany 2-2 Ghana Posted at22:07 Ghana goalscorer Asamoah Gyan on BBC One: "It was a great game and I would like to congratulate the team - we believed in ourselves against tough side. We had to respect Germany but we were close. "We s...

Posted on Saturday 21st June 2014

Spain 0-2 Chile

90 mins Chile showboating now, Alexis Sanchez twisting away from a man and playing it all the way back to the goalkeeper. Hang on - SIX MINUTES added on?   Text us on 81111 Posted at To...

Posted on Wednesday 18th June 2014

Spain 1-5 Netherlands - Arjen Robben

Spain 1-5 Netherlands Posted at "What a pass that was from Wesley Sniejder. Arjen Robben just went straight past Sergio Ramos, who has had a torrid time of it. Superb composure and the finish is sublime, absolutely first class. It's disappointing for Spain, they ha...

Posted on Friday 13th June 2014

F1 legend Michael Schumacher out of coma

F1 champion Michael Schumacher has left hospital in Grenoble and is no longer in a coma, his family says. The 45-year-old German will continue his rehabilitation at an undisclosed location, they said in a statement. Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering...

Posted on Friday 6th June 2014

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth". It is an object with a hard surface like our own world but much, much bigger. The necessity for the new designation follows the discovery of a planet which has a mass som...

Posted on Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Belgium 2-1 USA

Belgium 2-1 USA Posted at23:33 Marc Wilmots and Jurgen Klinsmann share an embrace in the centre, both coaches knowing that their teams gave their all. Quality entertainment. Belgium 2-1 USA Posted at23:32 A brilliant, brilli...

Posted on Sunday 1st June 2014

South Africas Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense ...

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2013

Ghana 1 - 2 Egypt

Ghana qualify to the world cup in Brazel next year by loosing to Egypt by News @jobserveafrica...

Posted on Tuesday 19th November 2013

Ghana beaten 2 - 1 in Cairo

Ghana have made it to their third World Cup finals in a row. They have been beaten 2-1 tonight in Cairo, but have gone through 7-3 on aggregate. News by jobserveafrica...

Posted on Tuesday 19th November 2013

Ghana Supreme Court upholds John Mahama's win

Ghana's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the opposition to annul President John Mahama's narrow victory in last year's disputed election. The NPP had alleged that Mr Mahama won the election fraudulently, a charge his NDC party denied. However, the co...

Posted on Thursday 29th August 2013

Mario Gotze Germany 1-0 Argentina

GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP Posted at23:03 The German squad gather in a huddle at the front of the stage as Philipp Lahm waits to receive the famous trophy. Like Lothar Matthaus, Franz Beckenbauer and Fritz Walter before him, Lahm lifts the World Cup trophy for G...

Posted on Saturday 13th July 2013

Brazil 3 - 1 Croatia

Neymar stole the show as Brazil came from behind to open the World Cup with a victory over Croatia in Sao Paulo, but the match turned on a controversial penalty. The striker responded to the responsibility of being his country's poster boy by finding the net either side of half-time after...

Posted on Thursday 13th June 2013

McLaren suffering without Lewis Hamilton, says John Watson

McLaren are struggling this season because they failed to adequately replace Lewis Hamilton, according to the team's former driver John Watson. Hamilton quit McLaren for Mercedes, with Sergio Perez, who ha...

Posted on Friday 5th April 2013

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho wary despite first-leg win

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho remained cautious despite his team's 3-0 win over Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain

Posted on Thursday 4th April 2013

Didier Drogba says Chelsea still a lure for Jose Mourinho

Didier Drogba says Jose Mourinho could return to Chelsea because he has "unfinished business" with the Blues. The striker was a key member of the Portuguese manager's squad during his three years at Stamford Bridge. Drogba lines up for

Posted on Wednesday 3rd April 2013

World number two Andy Murray determined to improve on clay

Britain's Andy Murray says there is plenty of room for improvement as he heads into the clay-court season ranked number two in the world. The Scot beat David Ferrer to win in Miami on Sunday, taking him past Roger Fe...

Posted on Monday 1st April 2013

Houston Open: DA Points edges Henrik Stenson & Billy Horschel

American DA Points held his nerve on the 18th hole to win the Houston Open by a single stroke. Following a rain-affected final day, Points made par on the final hole to finish on 16 under and hold off Henrik Stenson and Billy Horschel. England's Lee Westwood...

Posted on Monday 1st April 2013

Chelsea knock Man Utd out of FA Cup

Demba Ba's winner ended Manchester United's quest for the domestic Double and secured holders Chelsea an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley. Ba's athletic finish early in the second half leaves United concentrating on winning the Premier League tit...

Posted on Monday 1st April 2013

Lionel Messi scores in record 19th consecutive Barcelona game

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi became the first player in Spanish football history to score against every other team in La Liga consecutively. The four-time world p...

Posted on Saturday 30th March 2013

Houston Open: Rory McIlroy falters as DA Points uses mother's putter

Rory McIlroy's bid to reclaim the world number one ranking from Tiger Woods got off to a faltering start as he shot a one-over par 73 at the Houston Open. Northern Irishman McIlroy, who was surpassed by Woods...

Posted on Friday 29th March 2013

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands

GOAL Brazil 0-3 Netherlands - Georginio Wijnaldum Posted at90+1 mins Game, set and match. Brazil's misery is complete as Georginio Wijnaldumspanks in a half volley at the near post for the Dutch third. Superb energ...

Posted on Thursday 12th July 2012

Chelsea bid for teenage Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea have put in a bid for Anderlecht's 18-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, BBC Sport understands. The Belgian club said they were in talks with the Blues over his possible sale l...

Posted on Thursday 21st July 2011

Corinthians call off Carlos Tevezs move from Man City

Carlos Tevez's move from Manchester City to Corinthians has fallen through because the Brazilian club pulled out. City thought a £40m deal had been agreed for the Argentine striker after he told the Premier League outfit he wanted to return to South America. But Corinthians ...

Posted on Wednesday 20th July 2011

Barcelona say they will fight to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says the club will "fight to the end" to sign Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The European champions had a bid of about £27m rejected by the Gunners in June this year. "Barcelona have made an offer, Arsenal another and we have until 31 August ...

Posted on Wednesday 20th July 2011

Ghana Kotoko seal Sunderland partnership agreement

Sunderland have signed a partnership agreement with Ghanaian side Kotoko as they seek to promote the club in Africa. The Black Cats will offer practical support and advice in youth coaching and player development to Kotoko. They will also help the Kumasi-based club in fitness and ...

Posted on Wednesday 20th July 2011

Jeremy Hunt seeking new advice for BSkyB takeover

The culture secretary is seeking fresh advice from regulators on News Corp's takeover bid for BSkyB, amid the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Jeremy Hunt has written to media regulator Ofcom after the 168-year-old paper was shut down. Mr Hunt said i...

Posted on Monday 11th July 2011

Tottenham broke agreement, claims Luka Modric

Tottenham will stand firm on their refusal to sell Luka Modric - even after his claim that chairman Daniel Levy reneged on an agreement by rejecting a £22m bid from Chelsea. BBC Sport understands Spurs will insist there was no agreement made between Modric and Levy. Modric s...

Posted on Monday 11th July 2011

Nestle to buy stake in Chinese sweets maker

Food giant Nestle has taken a big step towards expanding its operations in China, one of the world's biggest consumer markets. It has agreed to buy a 60% stake in the Chinese sweets and snack maker, Hsu Fu Chi International, for $1.7bn (£1bn). The deal...

Posted on Monday 11th July 2011

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in trade talks at No 10

David Cameron is holding talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Downing Street focused on boosting trade links. British firms hope to sign deals worth more than £1bn during Premier Wen's three day UK visit and get more access for exports across China.

Posted on Monday 27th June 2011

ICC issues arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The court had accused him of crimes against humanity and of ordering attacks on civilians after an uprising against him began in mid-February. The Hague-base...

Posted on Monday 27th June 2011

Banks must ring fence retail operations says Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne is backing proposals to force banks to ring-fence retail from investment banking. In a speech on Wednesday he will say banks must be set up so that their High Street branches and savings and loans would not be damaged if their trading arms ...

Posted on Wednesday 15th June 2011

Liverpool and Sunderland agree Jordan Henderson deal

Liverpool and Sunderland have agreed a deal thought to be worth about £20m for midfielder Jordan Henderson. The 20-year-old England international will travel to Liverpool for a medical and to discuss personal terms. "A fee has been agreed with Liverpool for Jordan Henderson ...

Posted on Wednesday 8th June 2011

Olympic torch design glows gold for London 2012

The London 2012 Olympic torch will be a three-sided golden cone with the flame burning through its perforated shell. The prototype, created by east London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, is being unveiled at St Pancras station. Made from an aluminiu...

Posted on Wednesday 8th June 2011

UK and France seek UN action over Syrias crackdown

Britain and France are stepping up pressure for a UN Security Council vote condemning the Syrian government's suppression of months of unrest. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said it was "inconceivable that the UN remains silent" in the face of worsening violenc...

Posted on Wednesday 8th June 2011

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply predicts report

Areas where food supplies could be worst hit by climate change have been identified in a report. Some areas in the tropics face famine because of failing food production, an international research group says. The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security...

Posted on Friday 3rd June 2011

Sony network attacked again hackers claim

A hacker group has claimed it has attacked the Sony network and stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information. Lulz Security said it had broken into servers that run SonyPictures.com. The Japanese electronics giant said it was...

Posted on Friday 3rd June 2011

Prosecutors ask Goldman Sachs to explain behaviour

New York prosecutors have asked Goldman Sachs to explain its behaviour in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to several news agencies. They quote sources saying that the investment bank received a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney. Gol...

Posted on Friday 3rd June 2011

Sepp Blatter on verge of Fifa presidential re-election

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is on the brink of a fourth term in office after attempts to delay the organisation's election failed. The English and Scottish Football Associations wanted the election postponed amid allegations of corruption within Fifa. English FA chairman David Ber...

Posted on Wednesday 1st June 2011

President Obama to get royal welcome on UK state visit

The US-UK partnership is "an essential relationship for us and for the world", the countries' leaders have said ahead of the US president's visit to Britain. Barack Obama is to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace later at the start of his packed, three-day state vis...

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2011

UK public borrowing higher than expected in April

The UK saw its worst April public sector net borrowing on record last month as tax receipts fell, the Office for National Statistics said. Public borrowing, excluding financial interventions such as bank bail-outs, hit £10bn, compared with £7.3bn the pre...

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2011

Dominique Strauss Kahn DNA linked to maid

DNA found on the clothes of a New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her matches that of the former IMF chief, US media reports say. The unconfirmed reports cited sources close to the investigation. More tests from the ...

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2011

Barcelona Mascherano wary of Man Utd

Javier Mascherano says there is nothing to choose between Barcelona and Manchester United ahead of Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley. "In a final, there are no favourites," the Barcelona midfielder told Football Focus. "It is one game so it depends how the teams are on the day....

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2011

David Beckham hails Man Utd title winning team

David Beckham says Manchester United's Premier League-winning side of 2011 is one of the club's best of all time. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson could clinch his third domestic and European Cup double when United play Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday. Ex-United midfi...

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2011

Iceland volcanic ash cloud set to reach UK

An ash cloud from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland is expected to reach the UK by the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Met Office has said. It does not necessarily mean there will be airspace closures but makes flight disruption more likely, it said. The ...

Posted on Monday 23rd May 2011

Obama due in Ireland at start of European tour

US President Barack Obama is on his way to the Republic of Ireland at the start of a week-long tour of Europe. The president will also visit the UK, France and Poland. In France he will attend a meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) major world powers. The BBC'...

Posted on Monday 23rd May 2011

Missouri tornado Joplin storm kills dozens

At least 89 people have been killed after a tornado tore through the city of Joplin in the US state of Missouri, officials have said. The tornado cut a path nearly six miles (10km) long through the city centre, destroying businesses and homes. Missouri Gover...

Posted on Monday 23rd May 2011

Believers perplexed after prediction Rapture fails

Followers of an evangelical broadcaster who declared that Saturday would be Judgement Day are trying to make sense of the failed prediction. Some believers expressed bewilderment or said it was a test from God of their faith, after the day passed without event. ...

Posted on Monday 23rd May 2011

Barack Obama Irish Heritage

US President Barack Obama has landed in the Republic of Ireland at the start of a week-long tour of Europe. The president will also visit the UK, France and Poland. In France, he will attend a meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) major world powers. The BBC's ...

Posted on Monday 23rd May 2011

Tata Steel to cut 1500 UK jobs

Tata Steel is set to cut 1,500 jobs at a number of sites in the North of England, the BBC has learned. It is understood the Indian steel giant will cut 1,200 jobs in Scunthorpe and 300 in Teesside from its Long Products division. But the firm says it is investing £400m in th...

Posted on Friday 20th May 2011

Israeli PM Netanyahu rejects Obama 1967 borders view

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected comments from US President Obama that a future Palestinian state must be based on the 1967 borders. In a major speech to the state department, Mr Obama said "mutually agreed swaps" would help create "a viable Palestine, and...

Posted on Friday 20th May 2011

Red Bull duo Webber and Vettel sets Spain practice pace

Red Bull threw down the gauntlet to their rivals by setting a formidable pace in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel filled the top two places, with Webber a second quicker than his team-mate. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was third fastest, ...

Posted on Friday 20th May 2011

Man Utd will field a strong team against Blackpool

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he will field a strong team against relegation-threatened Blackpool on Sunday. Blackpool have the hardest task of the five relegation candidates, with a trip to the Premier League champions. Ferguson has one eye on next week's C...

Posted on Friday 20th May 2011

Germany backs a European for IMF

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will back a European candidate to head the International Monetary Fund. Her comments follow the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is in US detention on charges of sexual assault. Ms Merkel did not name a pref...

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2011

Learning work ethic in Ghana

Each year British children born to Ghanaian parents are sent to school in their country of origin. BBC News visited expat pupils in Accra to find out how they fit in and why they were sent. "Going to school in Ghana is like being in prison," says 19-year-old Samu...

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2011

FA opts to abstain from Fifa presidency vote

The Football Association's board has decided to abstain in the vote for the presidency of Fifa. Sepp Blatter, the current head of football's world governing body, is being challenged by Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, the president of the Asian Football Confederation. ...

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2011

Fernando Alonso signs new Ferrari contract

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso has signed a new deal with Ferrari that will keep him with the Italian team until the end of the 2016 season. The announcement comes just over a year into the three-year deal Alonso...

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2011

Barack Obama speech to set out new Middle East vision

US President Barack Obama is to deliver a major speech setting out his vision of a new Middle East, after months of pro-democracy unrest in the region. He is expected to announce aid packages to Egypt and Tunisia - countries that are embracing democratic reforms.

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2011

Brazil Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests. Satellite images show deforestation increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011, Brazil's space research ins...

Posted on Thursday 19th May 2011

Queen begins first state visit to Republic of Ireland

The Queen has been welcomed on her first visit to the Republic of Ireland by President Mary McAleese. After flying into Baldonnel military airbase, outside Dublin, for the four-day visit, the Queen emerged wearing a symbolic green coat and hat. One of the Re...

Posted on Tuesday 17th May 2011

UK inflation rate rises to 4.5% in April

The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation rose to 4.5% in April, up from 4% in March. The rise was due to a jump in transport costs, particularly Easter rises in air and sea fares, and alcohol and tobacco. However, the Retail Prices Index (...

Posted on Tuesday 17th May 2011

Kenya Olympic marathon star Sammy Wanjiru dies in fall

The Kenyan Olympic marathon champion, Samuel "Sammy" Wanjiru, has died after falling from a balcony at his home in the Rift Valley town of Nyahururu. National police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said it appeared he had killed himself. The 24-year-old won in Beijing in 2008 in an Olympi...

Posted on Monday 16th May 2011

ICC prosecutor seeks warrant for Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor is seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and two others for crimes against humanity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Col Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi bore the g...

Posted on Monday 16th May 2011

IMF head Strauss Kahn charged over New York sex crime

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been charged by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid. Mr Strauss-Kahn, 62, was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport just minutes before it left for Paris. ...

Posted on Sunday 15th May 2011

Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian protesters

Israeli forces have fired on groups of protesters at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon. Reports say that at least eight people have died and dozens more have been injured. In one incident, thousands of Palestinian supporters from Sy...

Posted on Sunday 15th May 2011

Libya Fox supports call for intensified campaign

The Defence Secretary Liam Fox says he agrees with the head of the Armed Forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.

Posted on Sunday 15th May 2011

Sony PlayStation relaunch begins

Sony has announced that it will begin restoring its online PlayStation video game network on Sunday. The phased restoration of services will begin in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. The move comes more than three weeks after Sony ...

Posted on Sunday 15th May 2011

Roberto Mancini wary of Stoke FA Cup final threat

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes Stoke pose a tougher test in the FA Cup final than that offered by semi-final opponents Manchester United. Mancini's men are favourites for Saturday's encounter at Wembley, despite having won only one of their last six matches with Stoke. ...

Posted on Friday 13th May 2011

FA charges Ferguson over referee Howard Webb comments

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for comments about referee Howard Webb. The comments in question were made in the build-up to

Posted on Friday 13th May 2011

Pakistan bombings and Taliban admits Shabqadar attacks

Twin bomb attacks on a paramilitary force academy in north-west Pakistan have killed 80 people, police say. At least 120 people were wounded in the blasts at the training centre for the Frontier Constabulary in Shabqadar, Charsadda district. After early susp...

Posted on Friday 13th May 2011

Eurozone economic growth accelerates

The economy of the 17 countries that use the euro grew by 0.8% in the first three months of 2011, up from 0.3% in the previous quarter. Germany was largely responsible for the better-than-expected figure, reporting growth of 1.5% in the period. There was a s...

Posted on Friday 13th May 2011

Emmanuel Adebayor sets record straight about Man City

When Manchester City take on Stoke in the FA Cup final on Saturday, Emmanuel Adebayor - on loan at Real Madrid from Eastlands - will be watching from a hotel room in the Spanish city of Villarreal. It is a pretty bleak image. He looked into getting tickets for the game so he could cheer h...

Posted on Thursday 12th May 2011

Job Serve Africa partners with HOPEHIV

  Job Serve Africa is pleased to announce that it is partnering with HOPEHIV, a charity that works with children and young people in Sub-Saharan Africa who have been orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS. Job Serve Africa is s...

Posted on Friday 18th March 2011

Job Serve Africa partners with HOPEHIV

  Job Serve Africa is pleased to announce that it is partnering with HOPEHIV, a charity that works with children and young people in Sub-Saharan Africa who have been orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS. Job Serve Africa is s...

Posted on Friday 18th March 2011

Gaddafi troops take rebel oil town Libya

Rebels forces opposed to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi have been forced out of the northern oil town of Ras Lanuf, reports say. Rebel leaders told reporters that their fighters had been driven 20km (12 miles) from the outskirts of Ras Lanuf. Government force...

Posted on Saturday 12th March 2011

South Africa Toxic water threatens Johannesburg

Rapidly rising acidic water in the abandoned gold mines under Johannesburg in South Africa could leak out early next year, the water ministry warns. Its report recommends building pumps and monitoring stations immediately. The toxic liquid has been building ...

Posted on Saturday 26th February 2011

Libya protests Gaddafi battles to control west

Libyan ruler Col Muammar Gaddafi is battling to retain control of Tripoli and areas in western Libya as protesters consolidated gains in the east and foreigners continued to flee. Much of the capital is deserted as pro-Gaddafi gunmen roam the streets, with reports o...

Posted on Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Egypt unrest and anti-Mubarak protesters seek new resolve

Protesters on Cairo's central Tahrir Square have called for a new push to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, two weeks into their campaign. Thousands of people still occupy the square but their lines have been gradually pushed back by the army, keen to get traff...

Posted on Tuesday 8th February 2011

Charles Taylor lawyer storms out of war crimes trial

A lawyer for Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor has walked out of court during the closing stages of the former leader's war crimes trial in The Hague. Courtenay Griffiths had tried to submit his final written brief to the court 20 days after the deadline. He was ...

Posted on Tuesday 8th February 2011

African viewpoint Blood and borders

In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, Nigerian Sola Odunfa thinks it is high time African leaders redraw the continent's borders. "Start Quote The poor and helpless are always the victims when their rulers belch" End Quote

Posted on Tuesday 8th February 2011

Egypt protesters unmoved by talks

Talks between the Egyptian government and opposition groups on tackling the country's political crisis have failed to end protests in central Cairo. Crowds of protesters, who have occupied the city's Tahrir Square for two weeks, say they will only leave when Preside...

Posted on Monday 7th February 2011

Cuts destroying big society concept, says CSV head

The government's spending cuts are "destroying" volunteering and undermining its "big society" vision, the head of a leading charity has said. Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, who is retiring from the Community Service Volunteers (CSV) after 36 years, said there was no "str...

Posted on Monday 7th February 2011

Mubarak moves to restart economy

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has held talks with ministers to try to revive an economy hit by a wave of anti-government protests. Banks will reopen on Sunday. Finance Minister Samir Radwan says the economic situation is "very serious". Analysts say the u...

Posted on Saturday 5th February 2011

State multiculturalism has failed says David Cameron

David Cameron has criticised "state multiculturalism" in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism. At a security conference in Germany,

Posted on Saturday 5th February 2011

Google accuses Bing of copying its search results

Google has accused Microsoft of cheating, following an investigation known as the 'Bing Sting'. Google engineers created 100 nonsensical queries such as "hiybbprqag" and inserted a fake result for each. Within weeks, the same results began to appear on its r...

Posted on Saturday 5th February 2011

USA unemployment down in January

US unemployment fell in January to 9% from 9.4% a month earlier, the Department of Labor said. It is the second such monthly fall, after unemployment fell from a rate of 9.8% in November. But despite this, the number of jobs created, at 36,000, was far below...

Posted on Saturday 5th February 2011

EDL and UAF hold demonstrations in Luton

Demonstrations by the English Defence League (EDL) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) groups have begun in the centre of Luton. More than 1,000 police officers from 14 forces are on the streets in an operation costing more than £800,000. At 1300 GMT, EDL ...

Posted on Saturday 5th February 2011

Day of departure rally in Egypt Africa

Thousands of Egyptians are gathering again in Cairo to stage a "day of departure" for President Hosni Mubarak. There is an increased army presence in Tahrir Square, after days of unrest that has led to hundreds of casualties. The defence minister joined the ...

Posted on Friday 4th February 2011

Niger election Issoufou to face Oumarou in run off

Veteran opposition leader Mahamadou Issoufou is to face ex-Prime Minister Seini Oumarou in a run-off in Niger's first election since last year's coup, officials say. Full results from January's first round are to be released shortly. But election commission ...

Posted on Friday 4th February 2011

McLaren unveil new MP4 26 car ahead of 2011 F1 season

McLaren have unveiled the new car that Englishmen Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button both hope will make them world champions for the second time. McLaren decided not to have the car ready for the first test this week to spend more time designing it. Button said: "T...

Posted on Friday 4th February 2011

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button thrilled by new McLaren

McLaren have unveiled the new car that Englishmen Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button both hope will make them world champions for the second time. McLaren decided not to have the car ready for the first test this week to spend more time designing it. Button said: "T...

Posted on Friday 4th February 2011

Egypt PM apologises for violence

Egypt's prime minister has apologised for the fighting between pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which killed five people and wounded several hundred. Ahmed Shafiq pledged to investigate the violence, calling it a "fatal error".

Posted on Thursday 3rd February 2011

Kenny Dalglish excited by new Reds striker Luis Suarez

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish revealed new striker Luis Suarez had not even trained with his team-mates before scoring in the 2-0 win over Stoke. "He had not even had the opportunity to train with us because of administrative stuff which had to be sorted out," said Dalgli...

Posted on Thursday 3rd February 2011

Protesters reject Mubarak speech

Protesters have rejected a speech by President Hosni Mubarak in which he said he would not stand for re-election in September, demanding that he step down immediately. Mr Mubarak has promised to leave at the next polls, and pledged constitutional reform. Hun...

Posted on Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Malawi Bank account deadline to tackle ghost workers

The deadline has passed for Malawi's civil servants to open a bank account or risk not being paid. The government wants to pay its employees through banks to eradicate "ghost workers" - who draw salaries but never report for work. Some trades unions have sai...

Posted on Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Egypt braces for massive protest in africa

A massive demonstration is due to be held in Cairo as protesters step up their efforts to force President Hosni Mubarak from power. Organisers say they hope one million will come onto the streets in what is expected to be the biggest show yet. A rally is also planne...

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

Torres makes record move from Liverpool to Chelsea

Chelsea have broken the British transfer record by paying a reported £50m to seal the capture of striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool. The 26-year-old Spain international signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Blues. "This is the target for every ...

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

Chelsea sign David Luiz from Benfica

Chelsea have signed Brazil defender David Luiz from Benfica in a five-and-a-half-year deal worth about £21.3m. The package also sees midfielder Nemanja Matic, currently on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, move from the Blues to Benfica in the summer. Luiz, 23, arrive...

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

Liverpool sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle

Liverpool have signed striker Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a club record fee of about £35m. "Andy Carroll has completed his move from Newcastle to Liverpool and has signed a five-and-a-half-year-deal," read a Liverpool statement. The 22-year-old will wear...

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

Somali police battle troops leaving 16 dead in africa

At least 16 people have been killed and 56 injured in the Somali capital Mogadishu, during a shoot-out between troops and police. The BBC's Mwalimu Mohamed in Mogadishu said the incident was sparked when a soldier shot dead a policeman near Benadir hospital.

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

Ghanas Prince Tagoe moves to Partizan Belgrade

Ghana star Prince Tagoe has joined Serbian champions Patrizan Belgrade on loan until the end of the season. The striker has moved from Hoffenheim in Germany after playing only 12 games for the Bundesliga side since he signed for them in 2009. Partizan have an opti...

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

Humans left Africa much earlier

Modern humans may have emerged from Africa up to 50,000 years earlier than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers have uncovered stone tools in the Arabian peninsula that they say were made by modern humans about 125,000 years ago. The tools were ...

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011

SAP Participates in New Project to Drive Extractive Industries Transparency in Ghana

SAP, GTZ and Government Working Together to Help Ensure Fair Rewards from Oil and Mineral Wealth WALLDORF, Germany and ACCRA, Ghana - June 10, 2010 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusamme...

Posted on Monday 25th October 2010

Persol Introduces SAP Business Objects

software products and Information Technology (IT) solutions, has introduced SAP BusinessObjects, a business intelligence tool onto the Ghanaian market for bankers, miners and executives in the manufacturing. In collaboration with SAP AFRICA, an international IT company, Persol engaged the...

Posted on Monday 25th October 2010

Roy Hodgson leaves Fulham to become Liverpool manager

Roy Hodgson has been named Liverpool's new manager after signing a three-year contract with the Anfield club. Hodgson will oversee the club's first day of pre-season training on Thursday before being unveiled to the media. "This is the biggest job in club football...

Posted on Saturday 31st July 2010

Obama warns G20 leaders on budget cuts

Barack Obama has warned against cutting national debts too quickly as it would put economic recovery at risk. In a letter to G20 leaders, the US president said that while it was important to put in place "credible plans" to cut deficits, withdrawing economic stimulus early was dangerous.

Posted on Friday 18th June 2010

Data shows US economic growth continuing

Data released on Thursday has shown that the US economy is continuing to grow, with both factory output and the services sector still expanding. US factory orders increased 1.2% in April, said the Commerce Department, led by a big rise in orders for commercial aircraft. The Instit...

Posted on Thursday 17th June 2010

Defender Fabio Aurelio to leave Liverpool next week

Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio is to leave the club next week after failing to agree a new contract. The 30-year-old became the first Brazilian to sign for the Merseyside outfit when he joined in July 2006 on a free transfer from Valencia. But his Anfield career...

Posted on Tuesday 25th May 2010

Obama Administration, Congress and Africa celebrate 10-years of AGOA

Ten years after the enactment of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a group of its original architects and supporters from the US government and Congress, the private sector, as well as members of the African diplomatic corps, met on Capitol Hill to celebrate its success in spurring e...

Posted on Friday 21st May 2010

What makes Mourinho tick

Jose Mourinho, aiming to complete a treble triumph with Inter Milan this weekend, puts his achievements down to his work ethic, his leadership skills and his faith in God. The Inter coach, with the Serie A title and Coppa Italia already in the bag, faces Bayern Munich in ...

Posted on Thursday 20th May 2010

Patel Sees 300,000 Green Energy Jobs in S. Africa

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- South African investment in "green energy" such as hydropower, solar energy and biofuels may create 300,000 jobs in 10 years, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said. The government's Industrial Development Corp., which will spearhead the development of a gr...

Posted on Wednesday 19th May 2010

Redknapp is a golden oldie

Harry Redknapp struck the latest blow for English management's older generation by completing the transformation of Tottenham Hotspur from fallen giant flirting with relegation to Champions League qualifiers. Fulham's 62-year-old Roy Hodgson had already demonstrated there...

Posted on Thursday 6th May 2010

China economic growth points to possible rise in yuan

China's economy grew at an annual rate of 11.9% in the first quarter of the year, which experts say could lead to a revaluation of the yuan. The growth figure was slightly higher than expected, while consumer price inflation was surprisingly low at 2.2%. "We have ...

Posted on Thursday 15th April 2010

Gas safety worries over old certificates

A third of tenants are renting properties that have out-of-date gas safety certificates, a poll suggests. In a survey of just over 1,000 UK tenants, 36% said that the legal time limit had elapsed and 26% said they had never been given a safety certificate. Landlor...

Posted on Thursday 15th April 2010

Late payments hurting small and medium-sized firms

More small and medium-sized businesses are suffering as their customers make late payments, research suggests. A study by RBS and Natwest found that 71% of firms had suffered from late payments in the past 12 months. Meanwhile the latest data from payment group BA...

Posted on Thursday 15th April 2010

LVMH luxury sales soar as consumer spending returns

LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods firm, has said it believes consumers are back in the spending habit. The group reported a forecast-beating 13% rise in like-for-like sales in the three months to 31 March, helped by strong growth in the US and Europe. The Par...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

Retail sales enjoy Easter boost

UK retail sales enjoyed a strong rise last month, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), with the figures boosted by Easter shopping. The total value of sales jumped 6.6% in March from a year ago, while like-for-like sales were up 4.4%. However, the BRC...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

Pension schemes in surplus for first time since 2008

The UK's private sector final-salary pension schemes have collectively moved back into surplus for the first time since June 2008. The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) said the 7,400 pension schemes had a total surplus last month of £0.3bn, compared with a deficit in F...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

Greece bond issue clears test of investors' confidence

Greece has raised 1.56bn euros ($2bn; £1.3bn) in an over-subscribed bond issue that was a key test of investor confidence in the debt-laden country. The issue is Greece's first debt sale since Sunday's agreement by eurozone countries to provide Athens with a financi...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

Twitter unveils advertising plans

Twitter has said it will allow advertising on its site for the first time. The social networking site said advertisers would be able to buy "Promoted Tweets" that will appear on Twitter's search results pages. It has been reluctant to allow advertising in the past...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

Northern Rock former directors fined and banned by FSA

Two former Northern Rock directors have been fined by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and banned from working for a regulated financial firm again. The City regulator fined former deputy chief executive David Baker £504,000 for misreporting mortgage arrears d...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

US trade deficit widens as imports outpace exports

The US trade deficit widened to $39.7bn (£20.8bn) in February, as import growth continued to outpace exports. The overall trade deficit increased by $2.7bn from January, the Commerce Department said. At $182.9bn, imports were up 20.5% on the same month a yea...

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2010

Virgin Atlantic is pleased to announce its new route to Accra, Ghana

Virgin Atlantic is pleased to announce its new route to Accra, Ghana. Fly Economy or treat yourself in Premium Economy with the amazing fares below.All fares displayed are: Based on round trip adult fares and include all taxes, fees and surcharges. Additional credi...

Posted on Monday 12th April 2010

Could terrorists get hold of a nuclear bomb?

World leaders are heading for Washington to discuss what Barack Obama has described as "the most immediate and extreme threat to global security" - the risk that terrorists could acquire a nuclear bomb. But how likely is this scenario? A former investigator with the CIA a...

Posted on Monday 12th April 2010

Is it time to defend our rights?

We must not let corporations stamp out creativity on the net Copyright is not the only thing that matters online, says Bill ThompsonJohn Young is a brave and tenacious man, an architect based in New York whose website, cryptome.org, has been a safe online...

Posted on Sunday 21st March 2010

Spammers survive botnet shutdowns

Spam levels have not been dented by a series of strikes against controllers of networks of hijacked computers. Early 2010 has seen four such networks, or botnets, tackled via arrests, net access cutoffs and by infiltrating command systems. The successes have not i...

Posted on Sunday 21st March 2010

Movie industry debates DVD releases

A hot topic in Hollywood right now is how long cinema audiences should wait until they can watch a movie on DVD. The subject has been high on the agenda at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas this week as the industry grapples with the impact of home cinema systems and ch...

Posted on Sunday 21st March 2010

How to Deal With a Negative Coworker: Negativity Matters

Some people exude negativity. They don't like their jobs or they don't like their company. Their bosses are always jerks and they are always treated unfairly. The company is always going down the tube and customers are worthless. You know these negative Neds and Nellies - every organization has s...

Posted on Thursday 18th March 2010

Are You the Victim of a Bad Boss?

How many times have you witnessed someone working in a supervisory position without the necessary supervisory skills? How many times have you questioned why some leaders get the roles that they do? Probably, often. It should come as no surprise to you, then, that at least once in your working lif...

Posted on Tuesday 16th March 2010

Cover Letter Template

The following cover letter template lists the information you need to include in the cover letter you submit with your resume. Use the cover letter template as a guideline to create customized cover letters to send to employers. Then review

Posted on Monday 15th March 2010

Latvian 'Robin Hood' hacker leaks bank details to TV

An alleged hacker has been hailed as a latter-day Robin Hood for leaking data about the finances of banks and state-owned firms to Latvian TV. Using the alias "Neo" - a reference to The Matrix films - the hacker claims he wants to expose those cashing in on the recession ...

Posted on Thursday 25th February 2010

British Library warns UK's web heritage 'could be lost'

The UK's online heritage could be lost forever if the government does not grant a "right to archive", a group of leading libraries has said. The British Library, along with other institutions, has been archiving UK websites since 2004 but has only been able to cover 6,000...

Posted on Thursday 25th February 2010

The 27th African Cup of Nations 2010

Group A Algeria Angola Malawi Mali   Group B   Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Ghana Togo Group C  Benin Egypt Mozambique Nigeria   Group D  Cameroon Gabon Tunisia Zambia...

Posted on Tuesday 5th January 2010

Arsenal 3 - 0 Tottenham

Arsenal emphatically swept aside claims from Tottenham that they were ready to challenge the supremacy of their north London rivals with a convincing victory at the Emirates. The game turned inside 11 seconds shortly before the interval as the Gunners struck twice to set ...

Posted on Saturday 31st October 2009

Superb Hamilton storms to pole

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pole position after dominating qualifying at the final race of the season. Hamilton, who has appeared throughout the weekend to have an edge over his closest rivals, headed the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel a...

Posted on Saturday 31st October 2009

Eto'o seeks payout from Barcelona

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o is demanding almost £2.75m from Spanish club Barcelona after his transfer to Italian side Inter Milan. The amount represents 15% of the US$29 million (£17.7m) fee which the Inter paid Barcelona in July. His demand is based...

Posted on Tuesday 22nd September 2009

'Open internet' rules criticised

Mobile providers have said that US proposals to ensure all traffic on the internet is treated equally should not be applied to wireless traffic. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants rules to prevent providers blocking or slowing down bandwidth-heavy usage suc...

Posted on Tuesday 22nd September 2009

Ghana marks leader's centenary

Ghana is marking 100 years since the birth of Kwame Nkrumah, the country's first president and a founding father of Africa's independence movement. The governing National Democratic Congress designated the day a national holiday and organised celebrations. Hundred...

Posted on Monday 21st September 2009

Bold Rwanda takes broadband leap

Landlocked Rwanda is weeks away from completing a link to a new fibre-optic network promising high-speed internet for East Africa, officials say. Engineers expect the capital, Kigali, to be connected to newly-arrived undersea cables in Kenya by November. A nationa...

Posted on Monday 21st September 2009

SA wants athletics chief 'fired'

South Africa's government has demanded that athletics chief Leonard Chuene be sacked after he admitted lying about runner Caster Semenya's gender tests. Chuene had previously denied knowing that tests were carried out on the runner in South Africa before her 800m world ti...

Posted on Sunday 20th September 2009

Classy Mayweather pummels Marquez

Floyd Mayweather Jr returned to the ring for the first time in 21 months with a unanimous points victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. Mayweather, who announced his retirement after beating Ricky Hatton in 2007, dominated his five-time, three-weight world champio...

Posted on Sunday 20th September 2009

SA chief issues Semenya apology

Athletics South Africa's president Leonard Chuene has apologised for denying knowledge of gender tests conducted on runner Caster Semenya. The tests were carried out in South Africa in Augus...

Posted on Saturday 19th September 2009

Arsenal 4 - 0 Wigan

Arsenal produced an incisive, attacking display to cruise to an impressive victory against a lacklustre Wigan. Thomas Vermaelen rose to head the Gunners into the lead from a corner before curling in his, and the Gunners second from the edge of the box. Arsenal's t...

Posted on Saturday 19th September 2009

Man Utd have got weaker - Hughes

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes believes derby rivals United have a weaker squad than last season. In an on-going spat between the bosses ahead of Sunday's clash, Sir Alex Ferguson said City's banned Emmanuel Adebayor was their "best player". Hughes has hit ba...

Posted on Friday 18th September 2009

Poorer countries 'need bailout help too'

Some of the people worst affected by the current economic crisis are those living in the developing world, the World Bank's managing director has said. Developing world economies have been hit hard by the collapse of export markets, falling remittances and a widespread la...

Posted on Friday 18th September 2009

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