One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

After a chance discovery, the grandson of a Jewish art dealer learned that a valuable painting he believed the Nazis had looted from his grandfather m(...)

President of AS Monaco Dmitri Rybolovlev and his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovlev. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Christopher Williams had been waiting 90 minutes inside the office of a helicopter tour company on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, keeping a careful ey(...)

Maria Sharapova: Admitted failing a drugs test. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

In August 2007 the world’s then number four tennis player, Russian Nikolay Davydenko, faced the journeyman Argentinian Martin Arguello (then ranked 87(...)

Pepper humanoids from Japan’s Softbank: robots are likely to aid rather than replace healthcare professionals. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty

Green-eyed, diminutive and chatty, Pepper takes a break from his tireless singing and dancing: “You guys seem to be foreigners – where are you from?” (...)

Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee in a file photograph from 2007. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Paul Daniels was a performer with a magic touch who entertained TV audiences for decades. The Paul Daniels Magic Show regularly attracted 15 million (...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

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Mini Convertible: its roof can be raised or lowered in a claimed 18 seconds

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Adam Byrne scores Leinster’s fourth try in the province’s victory against Zebre earlier this month in the RDS. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Adam Byrne chuckles when asked whether he spent time at Manchester United soccer club. It’s not the first time that he’s heard the reference. He gent(...)

Hot air ballooning in the Alps
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  • February 20, 2016, 04:00

For a week in mid-winter every year, a small, cuckoo-clock Swiss village is invaded by a multicoloured airborne flotilla, and after sunset its bars a(...)

Bora Argon 18 rider Sam Bennett finished fourth on stage four of Tour  of Qatar. Photograph: Getty Images.

Sam Bennett continued to show strong early-season form on Thursday, finishing fourth on stage four of the Tour of Qatar and moving up the general cla(...)