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New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

New Jersey man, 25, wins $ 8m at poker World Series 23 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters A 25-year-old from New Jersey has won $ 8.1m (£6.2m) and become the world poker champion at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Scott...
World leaders bid farewell to Helmut Kohl

World leaders bid farewell to Helmut Kohl

Past and present world leaders have bid farewell to Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor who helped unite Europe. Mr Kohl, who died aged 87 on 16 June, was remembered as both a German and European patriot, who deserved “a place of honour in the European...
26 Heartbreaking Pictures Of Refugees Around The World

26 Heartbreaking Pictures Of Refugees Around The World

A girl wears thanakha powder on her face in a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu, Myanmar, on May 17, 2017. Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued from a small wooden boat on May 18, 2017, off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. Chris Mcgrath /...
China imposes 100% tax in bid for World Cup

China imposes 100% tax in bid for World Cup

China has imposed a new “100% tax” on transfer fees for foreign footballers – signalling a possible end to big money signings. Under the new rules, loss-making clubs will have to pay the same amount again into a domestic development fund, effectively...
Hawaiian Hokule'a canoe makes it round the world

Hawaiian Hokule'a canoe makes it round the world

Hawaiian Hokule’a canoe makes it round the world 18 June 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kiaha Image caption The Hokule’a was built in the 1970s A traditional Polynesian canoe has returned to Honolulu in Hawaii,...
South Korea pitches joint World Cup with North

South Korea pitches joint World Cup with North

South Korea is hoping to ease regional tensions with a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with North Korea, China and Japan. The South and North remain locked in a decades long conflict, Japan has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, while China is...
World will be watching as Comey faces Senate

World will be watching as Comey faces Senate

James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee later will be among the most dramatic congressional testimonies in America’s history. Mr Comey, who was fired as FBI director last month, could cause real problems for President Trump. For a...
World leaders condemn Trump's climate u-turn

World leaders condemn Trump's climate u-turn

I was in the vast Paris convention centre late on that December night back in 2015 when the climate change accord was agreed. The jubilation among the delegates was palpable. Politicians, scientists, activists were all ecstatic. They were surprised too. After the...
Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title 22 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption It is Sweden’s 10th world title Sweden has won the ice hockey world championship, beating favourites Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout....
Diamond earrings sell for world record $57.4m

Diamond earrings sell for world record $57.4m

Diamond earrings sell for world record $ 57.4m 16 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Sotheby’s Image caption The earrings were the stars of Sotheby’s spring jewellery auction in Geneva A pair of diamond earrings have been sold at auction in...
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