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June 24, 2016 5:02 AM Live: Brexit becomes a reality as Britain votes to leave the EU

Update 6.45pm: Britain has voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown politics and markets into disarray. In a closely-fought contest, the Leave camp passed the winning post of 16,757,766 with eight of the 382 voting areas still to declare, heading for an overall majority of 52% to 48%. Ukip leader Nigel Farage declared 39

June 24, 2016 4:38 AM Nigel Farage says Leave win marks UK 'independence day'

Nigel Farage has claimed victory in the EU referendum for the Leave campaign, saying 23 June would "go down in our history as our independence day". The UKIP leader told supporters at a Brexit party: "Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom." With 335 out of 382 results declared, the BBC has forecast a Leave win. The English 17

June 24, 2016 4:25 AM Brexit is reality, U.K. media says

Pound drops to 31-year low on surprise news The U.K. has voted to leave the European Union, local broadcasters forecast early Friday morning, taking most traders by surprise and sparking mayhem in financial markets. Both ITV and BBC said just before 5 a.m. local time, or midnight Eastern time, that they predict “leave” has won the closely watched Brexit 14

June 24, 2016 3:45 AM The latest EU referendum results

In or out: Final YouGov poll gave Remain a four-point lead, but Leave soon struck back - follow our live updates 5am: Britain has voted for Brexit, and will now have to prepare for life outside the European Union, after an unexpectedly strong vote against membership across the country, and particularly in the Midlands and northern England. "There is no way that the Remain 35

June 24, 2016 1:37 AM UK may have voted Remain but EU is still doomed

LONDON Britain may have voted to remain in the European Union at a membership referendum on Thursday but the bloc is doomed regardless, the head of the anti-EU UK Independence Party said on Thursday. Nigel Farage said he thought Britain had voted to remain in the EU, possibly because of an extension of a deadline for people to register to vote. "The eurosceptic 9

June 23, 2016 4:56 PM Opposition leader says Zambia unlikely to have free elections

LUSAKA Zambia's opposition leader accused the government on Thursday of using repressive laws to restrict his side's campaigns and said the closure of a critical newspaper would prevent free and fair elections in August. Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 in which President Edgar Lungu is expected to face opposition 21

June 23, 2016 2:08 PM Why the queen won't vote on Brexit

Britain votes Thursday on whether to remain a part of the European Union, but as convention dictates, Queen Elizabeth II will not cast a vote. Millions of people will cast their votes Thursday to determine whether Britain remains a part of the European Union, but one high-profile citizen does not have a say in the matter: Queen Elizabeth II. While the queen 17

June 23, 2016 5:10 AM Sluggish Bafana get into gear bagging five goals against Swaziland

WINDHOEK — It might have been assisted by a red card for Swaziland, but once SA clicked into gear, there was no stopping them running their Cosafa Cup semifinal opponents off the field in a 5-1 victory at Sam Nujoma Stadium here. This Bafana Bafana Olympic shadow team make lives difficult for themselves by being painfully slow starters. Again they were woeful 23

June 22, 2016 6:04 AM Meet the women following Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 in France

Northern Ireland have joined England and Wales in the knockout stages of Euro 2016. That means thousands of fans from the home nations will be in France a little bit longer. But a pattern has emerged on Newsbeat's travels across the country covering the tournament. Unsurprisingly, the majority of fans are men. Yes, OK. It's hardly surprising. But the sheer 34

June 21, 2016 11:08 PM The Latest: Northern Ireland through to last 16 of Euro 2016

Northern Ireland will play in the round of 16 at the European Championship. Three hours after its 1-0 loss to Germany finished, Northern Ireland advanced when the final whistle blew on Turkey's 2-0 win over the Czech Republic. Northern Ireland will finish among the four best third-placed teams, who will join the top two teams from each group in the knockout 21