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‘Drunk’ and angry wasps menacing the UK

A perfect storm of climatic conditions, genetic quirks and the wasps' life cycle have resulted in increased numbers of wasps becoming 'intoxicated' and making a nuisance of themselves with heightened numbers of stinging attacks.

World Cup 2018: the moments that mattered

France are World Cup champions for 2018, defeating a gallant Croatian side 4-2 in a gripping final. Here, we look back on the goals, upsets, protests and stars that defined the tournament.

Brexit Secretary David Davis quits as consensus frays

Davis quit after deciding he could not abide by the most recent Brexit framework May's government agreed to on 6 July. His resignation will force a government reshuffle and is a serious blow to pro-Brexit factions.

Pat Cash previews the French Open

With his larrikin persona and classically beautiful serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of Australia’s favourite sportsmen.

Russia vetoes US resolution at UN Security Council

The West is ready to take military action against Syria if it is confirmed government forces were behind a toxic gas attack in Douma, but Russia has blocked an independent investigation proposed by the US.

Former captains aren’t buying three-man brain trust

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland says the investigation has cleared everyone but Smith, Warner and Bancroft of any involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, but a host of big-name former stars have rejected the outcome.

Daughter of Russian spy confirmed as second victim

Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for life after an apparent assassination attempt, which has invited comparisons to the FSB murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a London hotel in 2006.