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Manchester City FC: 'Yaya Toure needs to get binned, he moves like he's towing a fridge!'

Yaya Toure was criticised for his performance against Feyenoord Tuesday, November 21, 2017 It was a bad return to Manchester City’s team for Yaya Toure. Toure, the Ivory Coast midfielder, made his first Champions League appearance of the season as a starter against Feyenoord on Tuesday night. But the midfielder, now 34, did not impress. He was an ineffectual presence in the heart of City’s midfield, and his tepid performance was deserving of much criticism. And it was criticism that Toure received, especially from fans of Pep Guardiola’s side on…

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Remember people like my brother, who didn't live to see Australia vote 'yes'

At the conclusion of a war, the victors are generally ecstatic. Winners are grinners and the order of the day is celebration and generally running amok. But in the aftermath of every battle, even on the winning side there’s a group for who the victory is at best bittersweet, and at worst no victory at all. And that’s those whose children, sisters, brothers, cousins and friends have died or were permanently damaged during the conflict. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Swim coach faces court on child sex charges Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:38…

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Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Zimbabwean military’s takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe “seems like a coup”, key regional bloc the African Union says. Its head, Alpha Conde, said the AU demanded an immediate return to constitutional order. The military denies staging a coup, saying that Mr Mugabe is safe and that it was acting against “criminals” surrounding him. Their move follows a power struggle over who might replace Mr Mugabe. His Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was fired last week, making Mr Mugabe’s wife…

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What it's like to be a Weakest Link contestant

The Weakest Link is returning for a one-off special this Friday. The BBC’s Lauren Turner has been to the dress rehearsal to speak to Anne Robinson (and have a go at being a contestant herself). Anne Robinson has a problem with being back on The Weakest Link set. But it’s not that she’s not happy to be hosting a one-off special for Children in Need this Friday – and to be considering returning for a full series next year. “The problem is,” she explains in that no-nonsense, clipped tone. “We’ve…

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Why women don't leave when men like Louis CK commit lewd acts

After years of dodging allegations, the comedian Louis CK has finally been forced to admit that persistent rumours involving him sexually harassing female colleagues are true. An investigation recently published by The New York Times put four women on the record with testimonies of CK either masturbating in front of them, masturbating while in the middle of a professional work phone call or asking to go somewhere private so he could masturbate in front of them. An additional woman told the Times that CK had masturbated in her presence numerous…

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