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England v South Africa: Ben Stokes' side must stick with Bazball despite defeat

England did not lose the first Test against South Africa because of their 'Bazball' approach - but how they respond to will be fascinating, says chief cricket writer Stephan Shemilt. READ MORE

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2: Pundits and pros make predictions for heavyweight world title fight

Can Anthony Joshua gain revenge over Oleksandr Usyk? Is the Ukrainian simply too good to beat? We have some predictions from the boxing world. READ MORE

Jihadists launch deadly hotel assault

At least 10 people killed in an ongoing raid on a hotel in Somalia An attack on a popular hotel in the Somali capital has left several people dead, according to police and witnesses, with a rebel militia group detonating explosives outside before gunmen stormed the building. A gun battle with security forces is ongoing… READ MORE

Musk seeks more brain chip tech – media

The billionaire Neuralink executive is reportedly mulling an investment into a rival brain chip firm Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is considering an investment into Synchron, a brain chip developer which competes with his own similar company, Neuralink, according to Reuters. Musk has reached out to Synchron’s founder and CEO Thomas Oxley in recent weeks to… READ MORE

Mexico missing students: Former top official arrested over probe

The former attorney general led a controversial inquiry into the disappearance of the 43 students. READ MORE

Americans increasingly see FBI as ‘Biden’s Gestapo’ – poll

New survey suggests declining public opinion of the bureau following a raid on ex-President Donald Trump A majority of respondents in a new survey have said they view the FBI as President Joe Biden‘s “personal Gestapo,” reflecting increasingly polarized views about the federal policing agency amid an investigation into the former commander in chief.  A… READ MORE

Ukraine calls Germany ‘addict’ then offers hit

As Kiev slams German calls for Nord Stream 2, Ukraine’s gas operator makes a bid to Berlin Even as Kiev’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba condemned the German “addiction” to Russian gas on Friday, the Ukrainian transit operator said it was willing to carry all the Russian energy Berlin might need, for a fee. The conflicting… READ MORE

German official suggests shower hack

Green state leader calls washcloth a “useful invention” When threatened by an energy crunch, people can save a lot by using a washcloth instead of taking showers “all the time,” the head of the German state of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann said in an interview on Friday.   Kretschmann, a Green, runs the southwestern German state bordering… READ MORE

Robot boat maps Pacific underwater volcano

Uncrewed surface vessel Maxlimer surveys the underwater Hunga-Tonga seamount that erupted in January. READ MORE

Zulu King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini to be crowned in South Africa

Misuzulu ka Zwelithini is set to take the throne months after royals launched a legal challenge. READ MORE

Afghanistan: Peace at a price in the Taliban’s heartlands

In the Taliban strongholds of southern Afghanistan, there's peace but not without problems. READ MORE

Chandrashekhar Harbola: They waited 38 years for him - then his body came from Siachen

Indian soldier Chandrashekhar Harbola went missing in 1984 during an operation in the Siachen glacier. READ MORE