For the love of the game
26 September 2020 | 5:10 pm
14 Aug 2021
Lionel Messi joins his Paris Saint-Germain teammates for training for the second time ahead of the side's Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg.
16 Oct 2021
In a charm offensive to strengthen support for its plant near Berlin, Tesla has staged a county fair for locals. The huge plant has yet to receive a final permit from authorities on the ground, Hardy Graupner reports.
17 Oct 2021
Simple, sweet, and fictionally fatal: the stallholder who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in the global cultural phenomenon "Squid Game" -- a snack once associated with post-war poverty -- has hit a real-life jackpot.
13 Oct 2021
Netflix is set to edit its new original series, Squid Games after a South Korean woman complained of getting phone calls and texts from fans of the show. Some of them believe it was intentionally included in the Netflix series. However, producers have made it extremely clear that's not what happened.
22 Oct 2021
The South Korean drama 'Squid Game' is the most successful original Netflix series to date, and has helped boost the streaming giant's subscriber numbers. The company added 4.4 million paying customers between July and September, according to its latest financial results. The platform is also expecting a further influx of viewers as it releases new episodes and films later this year. Meanwhile, we see another boost to the price of Bitcoin from the launch of a Wall Street fund.
11 Nov 2021
Golf is a club-and-ball game in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course. The sport dates as far back as the 15th century and it is one of the most popular outdoor games around the world. Even though the game is not really popular in mainstream Nigeria, it has often been regarded as a male and elite sport, but this set of women are changing the narrative, to them, golf is more than just a game. Some female golfers took out time to share their experiences playing a sport that is mostly dominated by men.
20 Nov 2021
"Spiritual opium" is how the Chinese brand video games. After a tightening of the noose around the industry and rules at the start of the school year that limit screen time for teens to three hours a week, Fortnite has announced that it is folding. Three years on and one billion dollars spent, the popular survival game never got regulatory approval, despite the financial backing of Chinese tech giant Tencent. So what is the matter with Fortnite?
4 Dec 2021
The response to the tragic drownings on the English Channel has spiraled into a political spat between France and the UK, delaying proactive solutions to prevent future tragedies.
26 Nov 2021
With the Taliban now in power for more than 100 days, women and girls in Afghanistan are still waiting to hear officially if they can return to work and school. Also, how do we flip the script when it comes to gender violence and teach men and boys to act appropriately? Annette Young talks to Michael Conroy, the founder of Men at Work, an UK organisation which offers training programs to foster violence-free relationships for men and boys.
15 Dec 2021
Archery is becoming one of the interesting, competitive games and recreational activities in the country. Introduced officially in Nigeria in 1997 after the Nigerian Archery Federation was founded, it got affiliated to the World Archery in the same year. Since then, professional archers and team coaches in Nigeria have been training new archers in order to get the country represented at international championships. Currently, the organisation has its eye set on the 2024 Olympics game in Paris.
26 Dec 2021
Antiviral drugs like Paxlovid could slash hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus. Treatment would bring us a step closer to the end of the pandemic.
Six French police officers are set for a disciplinary hearing over a failure to prevent a horrific femicide last year. Meanwhile, The Times of India calls to "punish hatemongers" after the appearance of an app targeting Muslim women. The UK's Prince Andrew tries to avoid trial for sex trafficking thanks to a deal his accuser signed with Jeffrey Epstein. And a hockey fan alerts a team staff member to a cancerous mole – saving his life and earning a scholarship.
18 mins ago
Massive US subsidies for American companies have sparked concerns in Europe, as the EU views them as anti-competitive. While their talks reached no breakthrough, the two sides said they would intensify discussions.
18 mins ago
Sudan's military generals and civilian pro-democracy factions have reached an intial agreement to resume civilian transition following a military takeover last year.
18 mins ago
During massive zero-Covid protests that took place in China recently, Chinese state TV found witty ways to cut away from maskless football supporters in World Cup broadcasts. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
19 mins ago
Climate change is having an immense impact on African countries and people need more information and awareness. That's the view of a leading climate activist from Kenya, who has her own climate podcast and spoke recently at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Abigael Kima has seen the effects of climate change on her home community in the west of Kenya and has now turned her attention to trying to change attitudes.
2 hours ago
Suicide, the act of taking one's own life, is becoming a global phenomenon in all regions of the world. Every year, people take their own lives or attempt to commit suicide, which usually leaves long-lasting effects on families and friends left behind. According to the World Health Organisation, about 700,000 suicides occur across the globe every year, and for every completed suicide, there are at least 20 unsuccessful attempts.
2 hours ago
The head of the world health body said an estimated 90% of people had some resistance to COVID-19 but infections are up, and he warned of new variants. News China may loosen COVID-19 measures was welcomed by the WHO.