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Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets fetch £7m at auction

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Two diamond bracelets that Marie Antoinette sent away in a wooden chest for safekeeping before she was guillotined during the French Revolution, have sold at auction in Geneva for 7.46m Swiss francs (£7.04m). The sum ...

War on the Diamond: the day Major League Baseball turned deadly

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It takes an instant for a baseball to travel from the pitching mound to home plate. In that short span, disaster unfolded during a game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees over a century ago. Aan 16 Augu...

The beautiful game got ugly: why I broke up with Fifa

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It is always tragic when a love turns sour, especially one that has lasted longer than any other adult relationship. Maar in 1993, I lost my heart in an office in Slough. Electronic Arts invited a motley crew from Game...

Asher-Smith delighted with season’s best in Diamond League as Mboma wins

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Dina Asher-Smith was delighted after running a season’s best time at the Brussels Diamond League – but still had no answer to the 18-year-old sensation Christine Mboma, who finished powerfully to claim a stunning 200m...

Woman convicted of £4.2m diamond theft at luxury UK jewellers

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A woman has been found guilty and sentenced to five and a half years in prison for stealing diamonds worth £4.2m, swapping them for pebbles in a plot akin to a Hollywood heist movie. Lulu Lakatos, 60, posed as gem exp...

Stones that sparked ‘diamond’ rush in South Africa are just quartz

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Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low if any value. People from across...

World’s third largest diamond discovered in Botswana

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The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world. The company showed the stone, which was found on 1 Junie, was sh...

Asher-Smith warns Diamond League rivals she is ‘much, much stronger’

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Dina Asher-Smith has warned her rivals that she is stronger than ever as she prepares to face the twin threat of 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and emerging US threat Sha’Carri Richardson in a mouthwateri...

Diamond Hill by Kit Fan review – pre-handover Hong Kong noir

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“It had been two years since I set foot in Hong Kong, and it already looked a different beast,” remarks Buddha, the laconic narrator of Kit Fan’s gripping and highly accomplished debut novel. With its themes of powerl...

Mine that produced Queen’s diamond investigates claims of abuses by guards

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A Tanzanian mine that produced a flawless pink diamond for one of the Queen’s favourite brooches is investigating claims that security personnel have shot and assaulted illegal miners. New allegations come months afte...