It was a day that football fans back home had been dreaming of. Wales, in their first World Cup for 64 years; England, getting their campaign under way with genuine hope of finally ending 56 years of hurt. ‘Tickets disappear from phones’ – World Cup latest And both can be satisfied with their opening salvos
At least 162 people have been killed following an earthquake in Indonesia, with the “majority” of them being children, according to West Java’s governor. As of 9pm local time, 326 people had minor or serious injuries, 2,345 houses were heavily damaged and 13,400 were displaced in the 5.6 magnitude quake, governor Ridwan Kamil said. Herman
Twelve years ago, Qatar was awarded the World Cup and scrutiny has barely let up since. But on Sunday evening, after a build-up as strange and muted as anything that’s gone before, the controversy was put to one side as the football finally took centre stage. Outside Al Bayt stadium, designed to resemble a Bedouin
Football fans must keep their shirts on and not be “visibly under the influence of alcohol” at World Cup stadiums in Qatar, organisers have said in a prepared code of conduct for the tournament. Fifa has prepared a “stadium code of conduct” that applies to all 64 matches in the Gulf state. A section advises
Countries have agreed a historic dedicated fund to help vulnerable nations hit by climate disasters, but failed to step up efforts to tackle the damaging emissions that cause them. Many controversial decisions also remain about the hard-won compensation scheme, including who pays in and who is eligible for the cash. But it was seen as
Rishi Sunak has visited Ukraine for the first time since becoming prime minister, meeting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. The two world leaders discussed Ukraine‘s military advances and reconstruction plans, and the British PM pledged a £50m package to bolster Ukrainian air defence. The package comprises 125 anti-aircraft guns and technology to counter Iranian-supplied drones,
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has revealed his daughter to the world for the first time as they inspected an intercontinental ballistic missile ahead of its launch. Mr Kim’s daughter, whose existence had never been publicly confirmed before, was seen holding hands with her father. While state news agency KCNA did not name the
World Cup fans in Qatar will not be allowed to buy alcohol at the tournament’s eight stadiums. The U-turn comes 48 hours before the competition’s opening game between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on Sunday. Qatar had originally ordered Budweiser stands to be less prominent, but now alcohol won’t
At least 21 people have been killed and several others injured following a fire at a residential building in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, officials say. It took firefighters over an hour to control the flames which burst through the top floor of a four-storey residential building in the densely-populated Jabalia refugee camp.
China has said it supports frank exchanges as long as they are held on an equal basis, after its president publicly scolded Justin Trudeau. The two were seen arguing at the G20 summit in Indonesia after President Xi Jinping expressed his ire at Mr Trudeau for allegedly leaking details of a meeting in which the
US President Joe Biden has disputed Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s assertions that a missile that landed in Poland and killed two people was not of Ukrainian origin. Ukraine’s president said on Wednesday he had “no doubt” the missile “was not Ukrainian” and called for his officials to have access to the site of the blast. Ukraine war
The missile blast that killed two people appears to be an “unfortunate accident” and not an “intentional attack”, Poland’s president has said. Andrzej Duda tweeted that officials had “no proof at the moment that it was a missile fired by the Russian side”. He added: “There are many indications that it was an air defence
Joe Biden has cast doubt on the origin of a missile that hit Poland and killed two people late on Tuesday, saying it is “unlikely” to have been fired from Russia. The US president was speaking after a meeting with G7 and NATO leaders to discuss the incident, which hit a grain silo in Przewodow,
Russian missiles have killed two people in NATO member Poland, a senior US intelligence official has told the AP news agency. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called an urgent meeting to discuss national security, a government spokesman said on Twitter. State news agency PAP said the meeting was to be held at 8pm GMT.
Rishi Sunak has said Russia must “get out of Ukraine and end this barbaric war” as he confronted Vladimir Putin’s officials at the G20 summit. The prime minister made the comments in the first session on Tuesday as he criticised the absence of the Russian president at the talks on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to hospital after his arrival in Bali for the G20 summit yesterday, the Indonesian authorities have said. Wayan Koster, the governor of Bali, said he had been taken in for a “check-up” at the Sanglah Hospital in the provincial capital, Denpasar, and was “immediately returned”. Three other Indonesian
The gates swing open, creaking ominously on their hinges. This is the first time Valery has been back to the prison where the Russians took him. As he walks through the gates he points out the cell on the second floor where he was locked up. And when he recounts what happened here it’s clear
At least six people have been killed and 81 injured after an explosion on a busy pedestrian street in central Istanbul, Turkey’s president has said. People ran away following the blast on Istiklal Avenue in the Taksim area, with video posted online showing flames erupting and a loud bang. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the
With the magnitude of the moment still sinking in, a girl in a red coat ignores several cars and runs through traffic to throw her arms around a Ukrainian soldier. It is a scene of celebration that is being repeated across Kherson, now liberated from Russian control. Everyone in a uniform is being given a
Twenty-one people have been killed and six injured after a bus crashed into a canal in northern Egypt. In a statement, the health ministry said the accident happened in Dakahlia province, around 62 miles (100km) northeast of the capital of Cairo. Dr Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, said three children were among the dead. The