Crispin Dye: New person of interest identified in AC/DC manager death

New forensic evidence has identified a person of interest in the 1993 death of Australian rock band AC/DC’s former manager, Crispin Dye. The 41-year-old died on Christmas Day, two days after he was found with severe head injuries in an inner city Sydney suburb. New testing found DNA on Mr Dye’s jeans matched DNA from … Read more

Brics summit: How China’s and Russia’s clout is growing in Africa

The wealthiest square mile in Africa is hosting a big international summit this week with a mixture of pride, relief, and a hint of unease. Sandton – a glitzy banking district on the outskirts of South Africa’s increasingly dilapidated city of Johannesburg – is the venue for the latest meeting of the Brics group, an … Read more

Owen Farrell red card: England captain to miss first two World Cup pool games as ban reinstated

Owen Farrell will miss England’s first two World Cup pool games after World Rugby successfully appealed against the decision to overturn his red card. The England captain’s four-game ban means he will miss the group matches against Argentina and Japan, with two warm-up fixtures also included. Farrell’s red card had been overturned by an independent … Read more

R Praggnanandhaa: India chess prodigy takes on Magnus Carlsen in World Cup final

Indian chess fans are delighted as the country’s R Praggnanandhaa is set to take on No. 1 ranked Magnus Carlsen in the World Cup final. Praggnanandhaa, 18, had defeated World No. 3 Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker on Monday to advance to the finals. Carlsen had reached the final over the weekend after defeating Nijat Abasov. This … Read more

Rugby World Cup 2023: Match schedule, how to watch, latest news and odds

World Rugby intend to press ahead with plans to use the television match official ‘bunker’ technology at the World Cup next month despite fears it has been undermined by the controversy caused by Owen Farrell’s red card against Wales. Farrell’s red for his dangerous tackle to the head of Wales back row forward Taine Basham … Read more

Putin tells African nations Russia can take Ukraine’s place as supplier of grain – as it happened

Summary It is now approaching 9pm in Kyiv. Here is a summary of today’s main events: A group of Ukrainian “saboteurs” have tried to breach Russia’s border in the Bryansk region, the regional governor, Alexander Bogomaz, said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The attempt was thwarted by Russia’s defence ministry, security services and police, Bogomaz said in a … Read more

Women’s World Cup: Spain’s Olga Carmona learns of father’s death after game

The Spanish star who scored the winning goal against England in Sunday’s World Cup final has offered a tribute to her father who she found out had died after the game. Olga Carmona’s 29th-minute strike was all that separated the sides in Sydney, securing a 1-0 win. Carmona, 23, posted her tribute on X (formerly Twitter), writing: … Read more