Murdoch asks to merge Times titles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch bought the Times titles in 1981 Rupert Murdoch newspapers the Times and the Sunday Times are asking the government for permission to share resources, including journalists, between the two titles. The application to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is necessary as legal undertakings […]

Boxer Tom Bell dies in Doncaster pub shooting

Image copyright Doncaster Plant Works ABC Image caption Tom Bell was described as an “outstanding boxer” by a local coach A 21-year-old boxer has been killed in a shooting at a pub. Tom Bell was shot at the Maple Tree in Woodfield Way, Doncaster, on Thursday evening and died after being taken to hospital. Boxing […]

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Australians have flocked to beaches and watering holes to cool off Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions. Australia’s Bureau of […]

Nissan says Ghosn received ‘$9m in improper payments’

Image copyright Getty Images Nissan and Mitsubishi said Carlos Ghosn received “improper payments” totalling 7.8m euros ($8.9m) from a joint venture between the carmakers. The claim follows a joint investigation by the companies into misconduct carried out by Mr Ghosn. Mr Ghosn, former chairman of both firms, has been detained since November on charges involving […]