Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast. An explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City has killed at least 29 people, officials say. Dozens of other people were injured as the blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market, about 20 miles (32km) outside the city. Video from the scene showed a large number of fireworks rocketing into the air as they caught fire. Dozens of paramedics and police attended the scene. The cause of the explosions is not yet known. Locals have been told to avoid the area and keep roads clear. Officials said a number of children were among those who were badly burned, on up to 90% of their bodies. Fireworks continued to explode after the initial blast, as smoke billowed from the area in thick black clouds. Photos from police and medical personnel at the scene showed several injured people among the destroyed market stalls, with brick buildings scorched by the heat. Image copyright Mexican Red Cross / Twitter However, she said it soon became clear the entire market was at risk.
Wimbledon was the most attended UK sport event in 2016. Image copyright Getty Images The Wimbledon tennis championships was again the best-attended sporting event in the UK in 2016. Thanks to a Middle Sunday being played this year as a result of poor weather, the tennis championship's attendance of 494,000 was up on the previous year. Overall, total gates at professional sports events in the UK were 69.8 million, down 1% on 2015, according to Deloitte's sports business group.
Meanwhile, football matches made up two thirds of the total attendance figures. 'Successful year' This year's total is slightly less than last year's 70.5 million, but in 2015 the Rugby World Cup was hosted in the UK. "Attendances of almost 70 million means 2016 has been another hugely successful year for sport in the UK," said Deloitte's Dan Jones. The top 10 attended showpiece events were all multi-day affairs, such as Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix. 'Enduring appetite' Top Ten Attended UK Sports Events 2016 Source: Event organisers, Deloitte analysis.
'One billion' affected by Yahoo hack. Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September, when Yahoo revealed 500 million accounts had been accessed. Yahoo said names, phone numbers, passwords and email addresses were stolen, but not bank and payment data. The company, which is being taken over by Verizon, said it was working closely with the police and authorities.
Yahoo said it "believes an unauthorised third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts". The breach "is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016". However, the three-year-old hack was uncovered as part of continuing investigations by authorities and security experts into the 2014 breach, Yahoo said.
Account users were urged to change their passwords and security questions. Vulnerability. US election 2016: Russia's weird victory celebrations. Chapecoense plane crash: Team's home town gathers for memorial service. Image copyright AP The bodies of 71 people killed in a plane crash in Colombia that devastated a Brazilian football team are being returned home, as the team's home town prepares for a memorial service.
More than 100,000 people are expected to turn out for a ceremony at the team's stadium in Chapeco later. Just six people survived Monday's crash outside Medellin, where Chapecoense were due to play a regional final. Brazilian President Michel Temer is due to greet the planes at the airport. But he is not expected to go to the ceremony at the stadium, reportedly amid concerns about protests taking place. As the bodies were taken to the airport in Medellin on Friday, hundreds of people lined the road to pay their final respects. The remains of the Paraguayan crew member Gustavo Encina were handed over to his family in Paraguay. Image copyright Reuters The other victims, 64 Brazilians, five Bolivians and a Venezuelan, were flown home in a series of flights.
Image copyright EPA. Live cricket on the BBC: Test Match Special, online video and local radio - BBC Sport. Phillip Hughes' death: Have attitudes to the bouncer changed? - BBC Sport. South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign' Image copyright EPA South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down. Ms Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation into whether she allowed a long-time friend to influence political decisions for personal gain.
She said she would "leave to parliament everything about my future including shortening of my term", but did not want to leave a power vacuum. Parliament is due to discuss on Friday whether she should face impeachment. Some in the ruling party had said the president should stand down "honourably" before it reached that point. Ms Park has apologised twice before, and has said she is "heartbroken" by the political crisis around her, but has refused to stand down. In Tuesday's televised address, her third since reports of the scandal began, Ms Park said she would step down "once lawmakers come up with measures to transfer power in a way that minimises any power vacuum and chaos in governance". What did Ms Park do?