Unseasonal sun in the UK – in pictures – The Guardian

Britons took advantage of the hottest day of the year so far on Sunday to get out and about to some of the country’s most scenic spots, although the temperatures are expected to fall. Met Office forecaster Emma Boorman said: ‘Temperatures will return to normal for this time of year but because we have been […]

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

Media captionFootage shows the scene following an explosion at a church in Tanta in northern Egypt Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead. The measure allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people’s homes. It needs […]

Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in ‘unprecedented’ bleaching

Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in ‘unprecedented’ bleaching

Image copyright ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Image caption Bleaching occurs when warmer temperatures drive out colour-giving algae Unprecedented coral bleaching in consecutive years has damaged two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, aerial surveys have shown. The bleaching – or loss of algae – affects a 1,500km (932 miles) area of the […]

Kashmir violence: Six killed in clashes during by-election

Kashmir violence: Six killed in clashes during by-election

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The past year has seen a surge in unrest and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir Six people are dead and scores injured after police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Indian-administered Kashmir. Paramilitary forces fired bullets and shotgun pellets as people protesting against Indian rule stormed polling stations near […]

Trump national security adviser KT McFarland ‘to step down’

Trump national security adviser KT McFarland ‘to step down’

Image copyright AFP Image caption KT McFarland previously worked as a government official, and a Fox News analyst President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, KT McFarland, has been asked to step down after just three months, US media say. Ms McFarland, an ex-Fox News analyst, has been offered the role of ambassador to Singapore […]

Chuck Berry: Fans queue to pay their last respects

Chuck Berry: Fans queue to pay their last respects

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ordinary fans as well as the famous paid tribute to Chuck Berry over the weekend Fans in the US state of Missouri have been paying their final respects to the rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry who died last month aged 90. They were allowed to view the performer’s body […]

Sergio Garcia wins Masters play-off

Sergio Garcia wins Masters play-off

Media playback is not supported on this device Garcia wins play-off to take green jacket Spain’s Sergio Garcia ended his long wait for a first major title with a thrilling play-off win over England’s Justin Rose at the Masters. Both players finished on nine under par after 72 holes, setting up a sudden-death play-off on […]

French election: Emmanuel Macron on campaign trail

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is gaining popularity. Mr Macron seems likely to face the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in a second round of voting, and he is seen as a key defender of liberal European values from populist forces on the continent. The BBC’s Damian Grammaticas spoke to him on the campaign […]

Devastating hit at Mississippi State ends spring football game early – CBS sports.com (blog)

How often are players ejected for targeting during a spring game? That’s apparently what happened to Mississippi State defensive back Johnathan Abram, who laid a punishing hit on running back Bennie Braswell during Saturday’s Maroon and White scrimmage. Abram, a junior college transfer, didn’t let up when delivering the hit on his teammate.  Braswell needed […]