Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village

Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 1:31 am

VIDEO: Cubans trace roots to African village

A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 1:06 am

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:49 am

Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate

A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:47 am

VIDEO: Ukraine to probe Sloviansk attack

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:21 am

Smiling Queen and two takes on skin cancer - papers

Two newspapers' differing analysis on new skin cancer figures, and a new black-and-white birthday portrait of a smiling Queen, feature on Easter Monday's front pages.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 11:59 pm

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 11:50 pm

MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'

A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 11:21 pm

Boston set for emotional Marathon

Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 11:01 pm

S Korea leader condemns ferry crew

South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 10:45 pm

Japan's trade deficit quadruples

Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 10:27 pm

PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 9:46 pm

VIDEO: Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

US former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 9:19 pm

Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 9:16 pm

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 8:46 pm

Bottle kicking 'attracts thousands'

A traditional "bottle kicking" event that involves a "ferocious" rugby scrum is expected to attract thousands to Leicestershire on Easter Monday.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 8:43 pm

Teachers angry at online insults

Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 8:41 pm

Boycott call for early years tests

The NUT conference will hear calls for a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 8:26 pm

In pictures: Childhood vaccination

Why immunisation cards are vital for millions

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:25 pm

Flood defences mended for thousands

Flood defences and other protections are restored for more than 100,000 properties left at risk after this winter's severe weather.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:21 pm

Essays: In Praise of the Midlands

Cotswolds, regional TV, and the Bull Ring - what makes one a Midlander?

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:21 pm

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:03 pm

Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:02 pm

Should the UK have more bank holidays?

Does the UK get enough bank holidays?

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 6:57 pm

Rare airing for Heller's Catch-22 staging

The story of Joseph Heller's 'forgotten' Catch-22 theatre script

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 6:37 pm