October 17, 2018

Forget the damsels in distress, meet TV’s tough women

After decades of being quiet characters in need of rescue, TV’s leading ladies are moving into centre stage. Meet the women showing girls how to take the lead.
October 17, 2018

Iranian Film Festival: Bahman Farmanara laments lack of rising talent

Despite obstacles in his country, Iranian director Bahman Farmanara's Tale of the Sea reached cinemas.
October 17, 2018

Thousands of third-world workers are trying to keep the internet clean

Like so many dirty jobs throughout history, there's a human story about who cleans up the internet.
October 17, 2018

‘It’s very sad’: Ariana Grande finally addresses Pete Davidson breakup

The popstar also announced she was stepping away from social media entirely.
October 17, 2018

Original Big Bird puppeteer leaves Sesame Street after nearly 50 years

Lifelong puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement after 49 years in the role.
October 17, 2018

New Look fashions retreat from Chinese market

The fashion chain New Look is to call time on its international presence by abandoning its entire Chinese operation as it tries to improve the fortunes of its domestic business.
October 17, 2018

Fed keeps rate path despite emerging market ‘stress’

The US Federal Reserve has signalled there will be another rise in interest rates this year, despite opposition from the White House and growing concerns about the impact on emerging market economies.
October 17, 2018

Revamped Davis Cup about teams, not individuals – Pique

The focus of the new-look Davis Cup should be about teams and not individuals, Gerard Pique said on Wednesday, brushing aside concerns that top names such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will not want to participate in next year's competition.
October 17, 2018

Liverpool’s Mane undergoes hand surgery

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has undergone surgery for a hand injury sustained on international duty with Senegal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
October 17, 2018

Flamengo’s Lucas Paqueta to join AC Milan

Flamengo's highly-rated midfielder Lucas Paqueta will join AC Milan at the end of the year, the Brazilian club said on Wednesday.
October 17, 2018

Pliskova seals WTA finals spot despite defeat in Moscow

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova was stunned 6-1 6-2 by qualifier Vera Zvonareva in the Kremlin Cup second round on Wednesday, but defeat came with a silver lining for the Czech who secured qualification for the WTA Finals.
October 17, 2018

Texas offers Hamilton his first shot at fifth title

It will be high fives for Lewis Hamilton in Austin on Sunday if a fifth win in a row brings the Briton a fifth Formula One world title.