Diego Maradona’s ‘hand of God’ ball will be auctioned
16 October 2022 | 5:25 am
The ball that Diego Maradona used to score his infamous "hand of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup is up for auction in the UK. A former referee will cash in on the game's most notorious officiating error.
9 Mar 2017
Following another hat-trick against Benfica, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he's giving his match-ball to his sons - just like the others he's taken home in his career.
16 Mar 2017
Footballing legend Diego Maradona admits the most beautiful thing he achieved in football was winning the world cup with Argentina.
28 May 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes Alexis Sanchez handballed the ball before putting Arsenal ahead in the FA Cup final.
19 Oct 2017
There is no shortage of metaphors being flung around to describe the complex negotiations that will result in the UK's exit from the European Union.
17 Dec 2017
A 15,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth was auctioned for 548,000 euros ($643,900) on Saturday (December 16) in the French city of Lyon.
26 Jan 2018
Jean Paul Gaultier is paying homage to Pierre Cardin. The star couturier of the 1960s was the inventor of high-concept, theatrical fashion shows and took Gaultier under his wing when he was just 18, nurturing the talent who would come to be known as the "enfant terrible" of fashion.
4 Apr 2018
Australia's players' union calls for reduced bans for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
3 Dec 2018
Part of the staircase connecting the 2nd and 3rd floors of France's skyline landmark has reached three times the predicted price in a Paris auction. Other parts of the massive iron stairs are scattered across the world.
4 Sep 2019
Nissan may have created a dream come true for struggling golfers: a ball that finds its own way into the hole.
3 Nov 2019
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30 Jan 2020
The LVMH-owned brand, which said few weeks that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelo, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendome store in Paris.
27 Nov 2020
What becomes a legend most? Flawed geniuses abound in the annals of history but how many drew the same kind of devotion as Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona? What made the short-in-size but larger-than-life soccer wizard a one-of-a-kind icon? As Argentina and the football-loving world grieve their pibe de oro, we ask about the ups and downs of a star whose career coincided with the rise of cable TV, the consecration of a sport gone global and the rollercoaster fortunes of a South American nation, which often mirrored those of its golden child.
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It is still unclear whether the squad could be set up again under a new mandate. The death of a young woman arrested by the "morality police" for improperly wearing a hijab sparked months of protests in Iran.
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Moldova relies heavily on Russia and Ukraine for energy and has been badly hit by Russia's invasion of its eastern neighbor. In this interview, Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita explains the challenges her country faces.
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We look at shocking video footage of migrants being tasered or beaten by law enforcement in June at Melilla, a Spanish border post with Morocco. An investigation by several European newspaper sheds light on the violence, in which at least 23 asylum seekers were killed.
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At least eight monks including their chief abbots were found positive for methamphetamine during unannounced testing in Phetchabun province on November 28.