England fans have received a warm welcome after arriving in Russia ahead of the Three Lions' first World Cup game against Tunisia on Monday.Supporters descended on Volgograd and were greeted by enthusiastic locals, with some even wearing England or Premier League football shirts themselves.In the city, more than 500 miles from Moscow, fans enjoyed themselves at a bar as they watched Argentina play Iceland on a large screen set up in the city.One of the supporters, Chris Clarke, 48, from Staffordshire, said he was "a bit worried" about going to Russia but soon realised it was an "amazing place"."It's so clean, so friendly and everyone is really polite," he said. "Everyone's coming up to me asking me where I'm from. I've seen about 10 England fans, there's more Russians in England shirts. Advertisement "Yesterday I wasn't wearing my England shirt and no one came to me - today everyone is coming to me and welcoming me to Russia."The football fan, who was in Marseille during at … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia for first game
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Two people died as millions took to the streets to celebrate France's World Cup win over Croatia on Sunday.In the southeast city of Annecy, a 50-year-old man died after breaking his neck when he jumped into a shallow canal just when the final whistle blew on the 4-2 victory.Elsewhere, a man in his thirties died after crashing his car into a tree in the northern town of Saint-Felix while celebrating the team's triumph.And while millions of people in France were overjoyed at the win there were some ugly scenes involving groups of fans who clashed with police.Thousands gathered along the Champs Elysees in the French capital Paris as the victory played out in Moscow. Advertisement Many were draped in red, white and blue and letting off flares, others sang the Marseillaise, and car honking rang out as people danced and shouted in the streets.:: France win World Cup with 4-2 victory against Croatia More from France Girl, 15, dies after bridge collapses into river in France … [Read more...] about Two die celebrating France’s World Cup 2018 win over Croatia
Crowds of French fans have gathered in the streets of Paris and other cities to celebrate their team's World Cup triumph. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets, including the Champs-Elysees in the capital, after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.In a tweet, President Emmanuel Macron said simply: "Merci".It is the second World Cup trophy for France since the tournament was held in the nation back in 1998.Play was briefly held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half. Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for the incident. Advertisement With an average age of 26, France had the second youngest team in the tournament, and their golden generation featuring Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe are set to return home as heroes.Croatia exceeded their best ever finish in the tournament. More from World Cup 2018 Italy gives France red card over Mona Lisa stunt France fans pack Champs Elysees in Paris to get glimpse … [Read more...] about France win World Cup with 4-2 victory against Croatia
TODAY'S Google Doodle celebrates 80 years since Chiune Sugihara began issuing transit visas to thousands of Jewish refugees. But who is the Japanese diplomat and what does his doodle show? Here's what you need to know. Who is Chiune Sugihara? Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese government official who served as vice consul for the Japanese Empire in Kaunas, Lithuania. During the Second World War, Sugihara helped some 6,000 Jews flee Europe by issuing transit visas to them so that they could travel through Japanese territory, risking his job and the lives of his family. The fleeing Jews were refugees from German-occupied Western Poland and Soviet-occupied Eastern Poland, as well as residents of Lithuania. A few decades after the war, in 1985, the State of Israel honoured Sugihara as one of the Righteous Among the Nations for his actions.He is the only Japanese national to have been so honoured. What does his Google Doodle show? On this day in 1939, Sugihara began issuing transit visas to … [Read more...] about Chiune Sugihara: Google honours Japanese diplomat who saved Jews in WWII
GOOGLE Doodle marks what would have been Junko Tabei's 80th birthday today. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1975 - here's everything you need to know about the Japanese mountaineer. Who was Junko Tabei? Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer. Born Ishibashi Junko in Fukushima, she came from a large family of seven siblings and began climbing mountains at the tender age of ten - despite her family's concerns that she was a "frail" child. Throughout her time at university she experienced sexism as she pursued her climbing career, she says male mountaineers refused to climb with her and accused her of only being interested in climbing to "find a husband". After graduating, Tabei formed the Ladies Climbing Club (LCC) - the first of its kind in Japan.The slogan was: "Let's go on an overseas expedition by ourselves." She spent the next ten years conquering Mount Fuji and the Matterhorn, her incredible feats earned her recognition in her native Japan. Why is … [Read more...] about Who was Junko Tabei and why is Google Doodle celebrating her 80th birthday?