• BBC News

    First black Miss Universe GB on historic win

    The first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant's 66-year history has called it "a great achievement". Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers has told Newsbeat competing was "the best experience of my life". Miss Universe GB selects Britain's representative for the Miss Universe contest. Dee-Ann will now go on to represent Great Britain in the 67th Miss Universe pageant later this year. "I've come to the realisation that I've not only won the pageant as Dee-Ann, but as a black woman," she says. The 25-year-old from Anguilla, a British overseas territory, says she's received several humbling messages since winning the pageant, including those from mothers on behalf of their daughters.

  • BBC Sport

    World sport: 10 photos we liked this week: 9-15 July

    A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken from around the world this week: See more images from the World Cup, and some of the best news pictures from the week. All photographs are subject to copyright. Where next? Why is there no women's Tour de France? The 84-year-old pole vaulter who has won 750 medals Three presidents & one umbrella - the memorable end to the World Cup

  • CNN

    Why Netanyahu liked what he saw from Trump in Helsinki

    From the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, however, it all looked very different; the summit between the two world leaders was a success. Putin mentioned to journalists at a press conference after their meeting that "Mr. President [Trump] paid special attention to [the security of Israel] during today's negotiations." Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to Israel during Monday's news conference. "They would like to do certain things with respect to Syria, having to do with the safety of Israel," he said. "In that respect, we absolutely would like to work in order to help Israel." Let's compare that commitment to Israel's national interest with Trump's failure to address US interests

  • CNN

    World's best airline for 2018 revealed

    "We're very ecstatic," Yeoh Phee Teik, Singapore's senior vice president of customer experience, told CNN, shortly after senior staff and crew took to the stage at a glitzy ceremony in London on Tuesday. The top prize in what is seen as the aviation industry's equivalent of the Oscars, was one of four awards taken home by Singapore. It also claimed best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat. Qatar, which held the crown in 2015, 2012 and 2011 -- as well as 2017 -- didn't leave empty handed, with the airline's Group CEO Akbar Al Baker taking to the stage to pick up award after award. The Doha-based carrier took home prizes for best business class, best airline in the Middle

  • BBC Sport

    Octopush: Dunstable team explain underwater hockey before World Championships

    BBC Sport visits Dunstable Underwater Hockey Club to find out more about the sport before the World Championships. It is otherwise known as octopush, and four members of the Great Britain squad play in the mixed gender team in Bedfordshire. The World Championships start in Canada on 19 July.

  • CNN

    MTV VMAs backlash: Taylor Swift shut out of major categories

    Some tweeted using the hashtag "VmasAreOverParty." "EXCUSE ME? @vmas Taylor Swift did not just bathe in diamonds, drag other artists, use a plane, rode a motorcycle, bring back her old personalities, serve us amazing choreo, and break the 24 hour Vevo record for you to just snub her like that," one fan tweeted. "She clearly had the video of the year." Hollywood Reporter writer Tiffany Taylor noted that "Look What You Made Me Do" debuted on last year's VMAs. "Really, @MTV? You draw #VMA viewers by premiering it on your show last year and then don't give it the recognition it deserves?" she tweeted. Rapper (and new mom) Cardi B leads the VMAs with 10 nominations, while the Carters, aka Beyoncé

  • Al Jazeera

    Syria: Buses arrive to evacuate two rebel-besieged Shia towns

    Dozens of buses on Wednesday entered two government loyalist towns under siege from rebels in the northwest province of Idlib, as part of a deal to evacuate residents to government-controlled areas, according to state news agency, SANA. Some 6,000 people will leave, emptying out the mostly Shia towns of al-Foua and Kefraya, a commander in the regional alliance that backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters news agency. Oh my hometown," a 42-year-old who wished to remain anonymous told AFP news agency. Rebels from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham - a group formerly linked to al-Qaeda - and Iran-backed forces agreed the deal to evacuate people in return for the release of more than 1,500 civilian and rebels in state prisons, sources said on Tuesday.