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Jeremy Corbyn to raise China's human rights record at state banquet

Labour leader likely to discuss country’s curbs on personal freedom and media censorship at Buckingham Palace event next week<p>Jeremy Corbyn will attempt to challenge the Chinese on their human rights record when he attends a state banquet to be held by the Queen for the country’s president, Xi …

Human Rights

South Africa's Minister of Sport issues warning to rugby team

Fikile Mbalula: "What I saw was not the Springboks I know."<p>Japan’s victory over South Africa on the weekend was arguably the greatest upset in the history of rugby. The Springboks have it all to do if they’re to bounce back against Samoa on Saturday and Fikile Mbalula, South Africa's Minister of …

South Africa

Andy Murray beaten in straight sets by teenager Borna Coric in Dubai

• British No1 loses 6-1, 6-3 to Croatian in quarter-final • Murray beaten in one hour and 19 minutes • Nadal defeats Argüello to make Argentina Open quarter-finals<p>An out-of-sorts Andy Murray lost in straight sets to the Croatian teenager Borna Coric and crashed out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis …

Tennis

Google may carve up its struggling social network Google+

Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, suggested to the publication that Google+ could be broken up into different components. Here's what he said to Forbes:<p>I think increasingly you'll see us focus on communications, photos and the Google+ Stream as three …

Android News

Dunkin’ Donuts swaps Liverpool crest’s Hillsborough flame with milkshakes

• Doughnuts and a coffee replace Shankly gates • ‘America runs on Dunkin’ replaces club legend • Liverpool gobble up Dunkin’ Donuts deal<p>Dunkin’ Donuts, one of Liverpool’s official sponsors, has apologised after upsetting fans by tweeting an altered version of the club’s crest that replaced the …

Soccer

UK man behind Isis beheadings named as Mohammed Emwazi

Emwazi, a 26-year-old west Londoner and university graduate, was given the moniker ‘Jihadi John’ by a group of his hostages<p>A British man has been identified as the knife-wielding militant who appears in Islamic State videos claiming responsibility for the beheadings of US, British and other …

Terrorism

Possible Hack Of Sony, Microsoft Game Console Sites

If you can't get your new Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox online today, you can blame the Lizard Squad – or (indirectly) North Korea. Or maybe neither.<p>The Lizard Squad purports to be a group of hackers now claiming responsibility for a denial of service attack on the two game consoles' online …

Here's The Biggest Mystery In Tech As We Head Into 2015

There's always going to be other mysteries and surprises, but for the most part, we have a sense of how things are going to work out for the other companies.<p>Google will do Google-y things.<br>• Facebook will keep cranking.<br>• Twitter will fight to get new users.<br>• Amazon will keep losing money.<br>• Microsoft will …

Apple Watch

Google's Nest Close To Partnering With World's Largest Home Security Company ADT

Google's Nest may be partnering with the world’s largest home security firm, ADT, in a move that could signal the company’s interest in ramping up its presence in home security services, according to a conversation Forbes had with ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney.<p>The two companies are working to connect …

How Hotels Are Using Big Data To Help Guests Feel At Home

When most people think about the holiday shopping season, data and analytics are probably not the first things that come to mind. Images of long lines at the mall, holiday packages piling up at your doorstep and memories of quality time with family and friends are more likely. With so many people …

Kim Dotcom Tried And Failed To Stop The Attacks On The PlayStation Network And Xbox Live

Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live service have been down for over a day. A hacker group called "Lizard Squad" has claimed responsibility for the attack. Lizard Squad is supposedly flooding Sony and Microsoft's servers with bogus traffic in what's called a distributed …

Kim Dotcom

Adam Lallana believes Liverpool have found system to turn things around

• Brendan Rodgers’ search for solution has impressed Lallana • Lallana: ‘I was trying too hard when I first arrived at Liverpool’ • Martin Skrtel claims Liverpool have turned the corner<p>There are times when game plans, philosophies and long-term aspirations take a back seat and, as Adam Lallana puts …

10 Unforgettable Sports Moments From 2014

Featuring a Winter Olympics <i>and</i> a World Cup, 2014 was bound to be an epic sports year.<p>But it's exceeded all expectations already. No one could have …

Transfer rumours: Liverpool face competition from Arsenal in bid to sign James Milner on free transfer

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for clubs in the Premier League and Europe in 2014, as Rodgers and Wenger go head to head for England midfielder in the summer<p><b>• Rumour of the day:</b> Liverpool face competition from Arsenal in their bid to sign <b>James Milner</b> on a free transfer in the summer. …

Maryum Ali remembers training with her father, Muhammad Ali

The daughter of Muhammad Ali recalls the moment she knew her father was more than a boxer<p>I was three and my twin sisters, Jamillah and Rasheda, were one when we went to <b>Switzerland</b>. My dad was training to fight the German boxer Jürgen Blin in <b>Zurich</b> on December 26. This picture was taken a few days …

Boxing
Soccer

Tiger Woods targets return to form in 2015

Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The Tiger will be back on the prowl in 2015 -- and that's according to the man himself.<p>Tiger Woods says it is an "incredible relief" to be over his injury problems and is now concentrating on adding to his 14 major titles next year.<p>Woods, …

Drunk parents 'bombarding private school heads with ranting emails'

A study by Attain magazine finds that a minority of parents are making life tough in schools by firing off emails when the "glass of wine threshold" has been passed at night<p>Pushy parents are bombarding private schools with aggressive late-night “rants” focusing on mundane problems after having too …

Photos: Christmas in an Ebola ward

Bong County, LIBERIA—It was Christmas Eve in Bong, and as the hot, red sun dipped behind our blue-tarped Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), staff began suiting up in protective gear. But these suits weren’t the classic yellow or white that we’ve grown so accustomed to. One had been painted red, and two, …

Christmas Eve

Hungarian killer driver wins right to stay in Britain

Immigration judges throw out Home Office case against man who killed father at the wheel<p>A Hungarian man whose dangerous driving killed a British father has been allowed to remain in Britain thanks to European Union rules.<p>The man, who was jailed for four and a half years for the crime in 2011, had …

Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) — A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die — a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's strict ban on abortion in an age of medical innovation.<p>The three-judge …

Bourbon baby: new dad Jack Daniels names son Jim Beam

Parents’ wedding officiant was named Johnny Walker; if couple has a daughter, she’ll be called Sherry<p>A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon.<p>Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their …

Archbishop of Canterbury has pneumonia, Lambeth Palace confirms

Lambeth Palace has said that Justin Welby is suffering from pneumonia, not simply a 'severe cold' as it had earlier stated - but is 'not at death's door'<p>The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has been confined to bed by a bout of pneumonia, it has been revealed, allaying fears that he had …

Hinduism

Weather warnings as Boxing day 'bomb' set to bring snow

The Met Office upgrades its weather warning to amber, the second highest, as large swathes of Britain is expects to see snow<p>A large swathe of central Britain has been warned to be ready for snow as a cold snap brings freezing temperatures in the lead-up to the New Year.<p>The Met office has upgraded …