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December 11, 2017 2:02 PM UCL draw: Chelsea face Barcelona, Real Madrid to play PSG

Chelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus. Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland’s Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal’s Porto. A record five English teams progressed from the group stage this season 19

December 9, 2017 9:18 AM Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people were killed, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four. Israeli-Palestinian tensions have risen since President 25

December 2, 2017 2:46 PM Hazard scores twice as Chelsea beat Newcastle

Eden Hazard scored twice in a brilliant display as Chelsea beat Newcastle to draw level on points with second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League. On his return to the starting XI, Hazard fired the Blues level with an angled strike after Dwight Gayle’s poked effort had given the Magpies a surprise lead. Striker Alvaro Morata made it 2-1 to the hosts 13

November 28, 2017 7:51 AM Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve 23

November 17, 2017 5:53 PM Ibrahimovic, Pogba in Man Utd squad against Newcastle

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Striker Ibrahimovic, 36, is yet to play this season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April. Midfielder Pogba, 24, has not played since injuring a hamstring against Basel in September 33

November 16, 2017 12:17 PM Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing on the second floor, New York police said. US media report he was playing a “trust game” with a friend before he fell. Mr Simpson 35

November 5, 2017 6:46 PM Chelsea a point behind Man Utd as Morata heads in winner

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since September as Chelsea deservedly beat Manchester United to move a point behind the Red Devils in the Premier League. Morata powerfully headed in his eighth goal for the club 10 minutes after the break as the Blues recorded a third consecutive league win. David de Gea kept out further efforts from Morata and Eden Hazard 44

November 4, 2017 6:18 PM Premier League round-up: Wins for Burnley, Bournemouth and Brighton

Burnley are only outside of the Premier League top four on goal difference after they beat Southampton, while Swansea dropped into the relegation zone. Sam Vokes’ 81st-minute strike gave Burnley a 1-0 win at St Mary’s Stadium and put them on level points with fourth-placed Chelsea, who host Manchester United on Sunday. Swansea’s 1-0 defeat by Brighton 39

November 4, 2017 9:03 AM Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger 37

November 2, 2017 7:31 AM Manchester United player Marouane Fellaini's reported 'visit' to Istanbul explained

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract at Man Utd next summer and has been linked with a move to Galatasaray or Besiktas. For a while, Manchester United supporters fretted that Marouane Fellaini had become the latest footballer to succumb to the social media craze of 'come to Besiktas'. Fortunately, that picture of 'him' in Istanbul was not of Fellaini 12