PSG v Red Star Belgrade: ‘Match-fixing’ inquiry into 6-1 Champions League win

PSG v Red Star Belgrade: ‘Match-fixing’ inquiry into 6-1 Champions League win

Neymar put PSG 2-0 up before scoring the final goal of the game French authorities are investigating potential match-fixing in Paris St-Germain’s 6-1 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade this month. A Red Star official allegedly placed a bet...
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Patisserie Valerie saved by cash injection

Patisserie Valerie saved by cash injection

Image copyright Getty Images Patisserie Valerie has been saved from collapse after entrepreneur Luke Johnson, who owns 37% of the company, provided £20m in loans to the struggling chain. Mr Johnson agreed to lend £10m for three years to owners...
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Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack

Image copyright AFP / Getty ImagesImage caption A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo Rosário da Costa Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case...
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Africa:Seychelles Top in Africa On Developing Human Capital, New Report Finds

Africa:Seychelles Top in Africa On Developing Human Capital, New Report Finds

Seychelles sits atop the region and the African continent for developing human capital, a new World Bank report found. The 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean ranks 43rd out of 157 countries assessed under The Human Capital Project. Development....
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Africa:Saudi Arabia Drops Francophonie Bid As Uproar Over ‘Missing’ Journalist Grows

Africa:Saudi Arabia Drops Francophonie Bid As Uproar Over ‘Missing’ Journalist Grows

Saudi Arabia has dropped a bid to join the world’s club of French-speaking countries, officials said on Thursday, as the Gulf monarchy faces criticism over the disappearance of a critical Saudi journalist. The International Organisation of the Francophon...
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Uday Kotak-led IL&FS board to meet for second time today; to focus on fund-raising, other issues

Uday Kotak-led IL&FS board to meet for second time today; to focus on fund-raising, other issues

Mumbai: The newly constituted board of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), headed by veteran banker Uday Kotak, will meet for the second time Friday to decide on the further course of action plan for the cash-crunched company, a source.....
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SC issues notice to MP High Court, govt on petition seeking reinstatement of woman judge who accused senior of sexual harassment

SC issues notice to MP High Court, govt on petition seeking reinstatement of woman judge who accused senior of sexual harassment

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the state government based on the petition of a former Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) requesting to be reinstated, reports have said. The woman judge had...
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The Supreme Court and religion in India: A blinkered perspective?

The Supreme Court and religion in India: A blinkered perspective?

Editor’s note: On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notices to the Kerala government and the Devaswom Boards in Kerala on a petition by Subramanian Swamy and TG Mohandas seeking to abolish the boards and end the state’s control over temples....
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MeToo in India: Dharma, YRF, Aamir Khan Productions, Fox Studios insist they comply with Vishakha guidelines

MeToo in India: Dharma, YRF, Aamir Khan Productions, Fox Studios insist they comply with Vishakha guidelines

As #MeToo takes over online conversations in India, cases of misconduct and sexual harassment from the world of showbiz — cinema, TV and stand-up comedy — have proliferated. Stories of harassment and abuse from Indian media too have been reported,...
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South Korea’s Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

South Korea’s Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Image copyright Getty Images South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula. The...
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