Is poker a sport? Well, like many of Great Britain’s medal-winning disciplines at London 2012, it’s done sitting down and there’s a great deal of skill involved, so let’s not quibble. Where it does differ, though, is that you can play it online for big money, which is where a teenaged Brisbane computer whizz named Daniel Tzvetkoff entered the picture.
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Tuesday 08 February 2011
A wealthy lawmaker has fled with his family to the United States – saying he fears assassination – after accusing some of Russia's richest and most influential people of swindling him over a real-estate deal. In his absence, he has been charged with financial crimes.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Raoul Moat told a prison barber, "I'll be back inside by Friday, I've got a few arses to kick", shortly before his murder rampage, a court heard.
Friday 28 January 2011
Around 300 years ago, the bazaars of the Middle East were overflowing with luxury goods. The commercial centres of the region attracted all variety of fortune seekers, speaking numerous languages. There was nothing to indicate that the region would not continue to be economically prosperous. But then the trajectory changed. The Middle East nosedived into a downward spiral of underdevelopment. So what went wrong?
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Russian investigators have dropped charges against a former billionaire mobile phone magnate who has spent the past two years hiding in London.
Saturday 22 January 2011
The man with all the Yorkie bars?
Actually, he's a builder by trade, rather than a trucker.
Monday 29 November 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Halliburton, a major contractor on BP's doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, where a fatal explosion led to the worst-ever offshore oil spill, knew that cement used in the project was unstable but went ahead anyway, a US presidential commission on the disaster has found. The report strengthened BP's case that it shares blame for the Gulf of Mexico disaster with its business partners, and shares in Halliburton fell 16 per cent after the findings.
Sunday 17 October 2010
A man was being questioned by police today on suspicion of murdering a farmer believed to have died in a botched robbery.
Friday 15 October 2010
My grandmother had one and so, possibly did yours. The Roberts transistor radio, with its leather case, was the classic radio of the Sixties. Designed by Leslie Bidmead, who went into a business partnership with Harry Roberts in 1932, the RT1 was, according to company lore, probably based on the shape of Bidmead's handbag.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'