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Meet Lev Leviev, the billionaire who lost his sparkle in Cannes

The Carlton Intercontinental hotel on the exclusive Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes was the setting for an extraordinarily brazen diamond heist at the weekend, in which a lone gunman strolled into a jewellery exhibition taking place at the hotel and stuffed a suitcase with millions of pounds worth of Leviev diamonds before walking out. The owner of Leviev diamonds, Lev Leviev, is yet to comment on the theft. Apart from being a billionaire with an amazingly alliterative name,  just who is this wronged bling merchant?

Kevin Pietersen texts surprised South Africans

A member of the South Africa squad that toured England this summer has denied that his team-mates deliberately provoked Kevin Pietersen into sending them text messages during the Test series – and added that they were actually surprised at how much information the England batsman was sending them.

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