Former Brazil star Ronaldinho is planning to marry two women at the same time

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is planning to marry two women at the same time, according to reports in his native Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro's daily newspaper O Dia claims Ronaldinho, 38, has organised an August ceremony at which he will celebrate his love for live-in girlfriends Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza.

Bigamy is illegal in Brazil and O Dia reports that the wedding will therefore be unofficial, instead offering Ronaldinho an excuse to hold a party for close relatives at his upmarket Rio condominium.

Ronaldinho shows the love in offering his house to rent for World Cup. Source: Associated Press


Missile that downed flight MH17 came from Russia-based military unit say investigators

An international team of investigators says detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said tonight that the missile was from the Russian military's 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk.

Paulissen was speaking at a presentation of interim results of the long-running investigation into the downing of flight MH17.

The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. 

All 298 passengers and crew were killed.

Russia has always denied involvement in the downing of the jet.

Team of international investigators look through MH17 rubble. Source: Associated Press



Mamma mia! - 100 Neapolitan pizza makers set world record with 7.15 metre fried pizza

One hundred Neapolitan pizza makers made a new world record today for a fried pizza - 7.15 metres long.

The traditional Neapolitan "fried" pizza is a circular closed pizza with cheese and other ingredients inside.

After rolling out the dough, the pizzamakers in Naples put the ingredients inside, closed it back up and dip the filled dough in a long vat of boiling oil.

The effort took hours.

The "pizzaioli" used 83 kilos of flour, 50 kilos of mozzarella cheese, 15 kilos of ricotta cheese, seven kilos of tomato sauce, 15 kilos of small pieces of lard, known as "ciccioli" and some basil leaves and pepper.

In December 2017 the art of the "Pizzaioli" - the Neapolitan pizzamakers - was added to the list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by the UN.