Jamal Khashoggi: Trump won’t listen to ‘terrible’ murder recording

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBS US President Donald Trump says he has been briefed on a recording of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder – but will not listen to it himself. “It’s a suffering tape, it’s a…

Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies beat England by four wickets

ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia England: 115-8 (20 overs): Dunkley 35, Shrubsole 29 West Indies: 117-6 (19.3 overs): Dottin 46, Campbelle 45 West Indies won by four wickets Scorecard England will play India in the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals after a narrow defeat in their final Group A game against West Indies. After losing six…

Northern Ireland Open: Judd Trump beats Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in final

Judd Trump’s last ranking event win came in the European Masters in October 2017 Judd Trump secured his first world ranking title for 13 months by beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in the Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast. The players were level at 4-4 after a first session which saw Trump knock in three centuries…

Tommi Mäkinen: The Finnish hero of rallying

He transferred his tractor skills — learned on his father’s farm in Puuppola — to the world of rally, swiftly becoming a force to be reckoned with. His racing career yielded four consecutive world championship titles between 1996 and 1999, and a total of 24 race wins on the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) circuit,…

Inside a 309-sqft smart ‘transformer’ apartment

This article was originally published in March 2016. Like any first-time homeowners, when Andy Knight and Michelle Tennant began looking for a place to settle in Hong Kong, they had a wish-list in mind. Between them, their list of amenities included a home cinema, a gym, a large kitchen, a full-sized bathtub, plenty of storage…

Rent Roccascalegna castle in Italy for $100 and have your dream wedding

(CNN) — Ever dreamed of tying the knot in a fairytale castle in Italy? You can now rent one for just over $100 — and the whole place will be exclusively yours.  Roccascalegna, a medieval hamlet in the central, wild Abruzzo region, is leasing its stunning fortress for weddings, cocktail parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other…

Experimental treatment helps 2 out of 3 peanut allergy sufferers, study finds

“I wanted to sit with my good, good friends, but I couldn’t,” the 10-year-old said. “If you’re a kid and you have a food allergy, it’s harder on you. You’re missing out on a lot of stuff other children can have. I always want to try peanut stuff.” Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered…

Sotheby’s to spotlight female Old Masters in landmark auction

While works of art by Old Masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Titian continue to headline auctions and exhibition around the world, their female counter parts are still largely unknown outside art historical circles. But next year, Sotheby’s will try to raise the profile of a select few — if only within the world…

With Khashoggi story worsening, US may finally have an adult in the room

According to sources cited by CNN and other news organizations, there is sufficient evidence to attribute the orders for the death to bin Salman, also known as MBS. MBS has also variously presided over a disastrous war in Yemen; the blockade of Saudi Arabia’s neighbor, Qatar; the de facto temporary kidnapping of the Lebanese prime…

Russian vets seek to bring the Kremlin’s mercenaries in from the cold

The veterans agreed to submit an appeal to Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor at The Hague-based court, over Russian civilians being used as private military contractors in hotspots around the globe. The conflict zones include Syria, Libya, sub-Saharan Africa and eastern Ukraine. The Russian government officially does not acknowledge using private military contractors to advance foreign-policy,…