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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...
Climber, 85, dies on Everest world record quest

Climber, 85, dies on Everest world record quest

An 85-year-old man has died in an attempt to regain his title as the world’s oldest person to scale Mount Everest. Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherchan died at base camp from a suspected heart attack on Saturday evening. He is the second climber to die in a...

Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids

Blatter was banned over ethics breaches as his 17 years as Fifa president ended in a corruption scandal French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. France’s...

Video referees to be used at Russia World Cup

Video referees will be used at next year’s World Cup in Russia for the first time, the head of FIFA, Gianni Infantino has said. Speaking in Chile, he said they were being introduced “because we’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far”....
Janet Jackson introduces baby boy to world

Janet Jackson introduces baby boy to world

Baby Eissa appears to be enjoying a nice big yawn, while his famous mum looks rested and happy in a picture introducing him to the world. Janet Jackson, who gave birth to her baby boy in January, has posted the photo on Twitter with the words: “My baby and me...
China tops world execution list as US falls

China tops world execution list as US falls

China executed more people than all other nations put together last year, according to Amnesty International. The charity says in its annual report on the death penalty that while it is known that China puts large numbers of people to death, the exact number is not...
US, Mexico and Canada bid for 2026 World Cup

US, Mexico and Canada bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have launched a joint bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup. The bid was announced at the top of the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan by the heads of the three countries’ football federations. They are seeking to host the first...
Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong

Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong

Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong 4 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The Pink Star has attracted higher bids in the past – but now holds the world record A rare diamond known as the Pink Star has been sold in...
London attack: World leaders show solidarity

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

London attack: World leaders show solidarity 22 March 2017 From the section UK Image copyright EPA Image caption Emergency response workers continued to work at the scene into the evening Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity...
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