Canelo Álvarez signs richest contract in sport history, worth $365m

Canelo Álvarez has signed the largest contract in the history of sport, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365m with streaming service DAZN. The move comes after DAZN, which only launched in the US in September, looks to exploit a gap in the market after HBO announced it will end its 45-year history …

Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws

Canada will this week become the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana, but as they negotiate a patchwork of new legislation and inconsistent enforcement, smokers may soon find that their enjoyment of weed is still blunted. New rules governing cannabis use are different in each of the country’s ten provinces and three …

Saudi shares tumble on fallout from journalist's disappearance

Saudi Arabia’s stock market tumbled in early Sunday trade on concerns about relations with the international community following the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a US resident, vanished on 2 October after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Ankara believes that he was murdered inside the …

Matteo Salvini orders removal of refugees from Riace

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has ordered about 200 refugees to be moved out of Riace, a small town in Calabria celebrated around the world as a model of integration. The decision, which follows the house arrest earlier this month of the town’s mayor, Domenico Lucano, effectively shuts down a project that also provided …

Top climate scientist blasts UK's fracking plans as 'aping Trump'

One of the world’s leading climate scientists has launched a scathing attack on the government’s fracking programme, accusing ministers of aping Donald Trump and ignoring scientific evidence. James Hansen, who is known as the father of climate science, warned that future generations would judge the decision to back a UK fracking industry harshly. “So the …

Would you have a Facebook Portal camera in your house? Me neither

Donald Trump has boasted he could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and still wouldn’t lose voters. Facebook, it would seem, is confident it enjoys the same unthinking loyalty. Just days after it announced a major security flaw affecting millions of users, the company launched Portal, a smart screen riddled with tracking technology. …