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MIT to investigate research lab’s ties to Epstein as director resigns | Education

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has ordered an independent investigation of the ties between a prestigious research lab and the school and Jeffrey Epstein, the influential financier and convicted sex offender. Joi Ito, the director of the influential MIT Media Lab, submitted his resignation on Saturday,...

Amber Rudd resigns from cabinet and surrenders Conservative whip | Politics

Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip in protest at Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. The Hastings and Rye MP said she was relinquishing the Tory whip after the prime minister sacked 21 rebels this week. The secretary of state for work and pensions posted...

Serena Williams v Bianca Andreescu: US Open women’s final – live! | Sport

3.41pm EDT 15:41 Tale of the tape Here’s a look at how today’s finalists compare. The nearly 19 years between Andreescu and Williams is the largest age difference ever in a women’s grand slam final, eclipsing the previous mark set by 1991 US Open finalists Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles, who...

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch show – live | Television & radio

2.56pm EDT 14:56 And finally, and unfeasibly tall DAVID has been partnered with NADIYA, who has been in this show for a couple of years but I somehow always forget about. Didn’t she dance with Davood a couple of years ago? That would explain why I might not have noticed...

Mugabe’s family clashes with Mnangagwa over plans for state funeral | World news

Officials and family members are arguing over the arrangements for the burial of Robert Mugabe, the former Zimbabwean president who died in Singapore last week aged 95. High-ranking members of the ruling Zanu-PF party are understood to have told Mugabe’s close family that his remains should be interred at...

Tories extend lead over Labour to 10% despite chaotic week | Politics

The Conservatives have extended their lead over Labour as pro-Brexit voters return to the party, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer. Despite a week of political chaos that has seen Boris Johnson purge the party of 21 MPs who oppose his plans, the Tories recorded a...

England v Bulgaria: Euro 2020 qualifier – live! | Football

England: Pickford, Trippier, Keane, Maguire, Rose, Henderson, Rice, Barkley, Sterling, Kane, Rashford. Subs: Heaton, Pope, Gomez, Mount, Wilson, Mings, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chilwell, Maddison, Winks, Sancho, Alexander-Arnold. Bulgaria: Iliev, Strahil Popov, Bodurov, Bozhikov, Nedyalkov, Sarmov, Galin Ivanov, Ivelin Popov, Malinov, Wanderson, Marcelinho. Subs: Slavchev, Pashov, Goranov, Daniel Mladenov, Terziev, Lukov, Kristian Dimitrov, Nikolay...

Iran puts pressure on Europeans to save nuclear deal within 60-day deadline | World news

Iran has announced it has started using more advanced centrifuges that could accelerate the development of an atomic weapon in its latest attempt to pressure European powers to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Iranian nuclear agency spokesman, told a press conference on Saturday the country did...

Manchester City v Manchester United: Women’s Super League opener – live! | Football

9.42am EDT 09:42 More from Neville, who refuses to rule out jumping ship for the vacant USA gig. Asked if England can rest assured he’s going nowhere, he gloriously swerves the question: “I think the challenge for me personally is to win something with England. You go to a World...

Ireland v Wales: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – live! | Sport

Sexton is back to bark at his team, the opposition and the ref alike, and how Ireland have missed him. Also in the line-up is Jean Kleyn, the recently qualified South African born lock whose selection in the 31-man RWC squad ahead of Devin Toner caused quite the...