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Unbeaten Bolt wins triple-triple, bringing his stunning Olympic career to an end
Unbeaten Bolt wins triple-triple, bringing his stunning Olympic career to an end
Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica...
#LochteGate: Teammate says Ryan Lochte played key role in Rio incident
#LochteGate: Teammate says Ryan Lochte played key role in Rio incident
A U.S. Olympic swimmer has accused his teammate, Ryan Lochte, of playing a key role in...
​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored
​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored
Nine months pregnant and desperate to cross from Italy into Switzerland after fleeing Ethiopia, a young woman and her husband are among hundreds...
Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
A Corsican seaside resort has become the third French town to ban full-body swimsuits worn by some Muslim women after scuffles on the beach.
US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources
US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources
Brazil TV aired a video on Thursday that showed four United States Olympic swimmers did not tell the whole truth when they said they were...
The US election: What’s at stake for Africa’s quest to deepen democracy?
The US election: What’s at stake for Africa’s quest to deepen democracy?
When my students ask about the implications for Africa under the direction of Donald J Trump or Hillary Rodham Clinton, I have two reactions....
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Ester Silva curses the Olympic Games as another bus rumbles over a new elevated highway that passes by her slum in Rio de Janeiro, sending a tremor...
Peeved Turkey takes issue with the West’s lukewarm reaction to the coup attempt
Peeved Turkey takes issue with the West’s lukewarm reaction to the coup attempt
The European Union is making serious mistakes in its response to Turkey’s failed coup and is losing support for EU membership from Turks as a...
Polls reveal that American voters are decidedly unhappy with Donald Trump
Polls reveal that American voters are decidedly unhappy with Donald Trump
Nearly one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has...
Afghans flee fighting as Taliban marches on Helmand province, US steps up airstrikes
Afghans flee fighting as Taliban marches on Helmand province, US steps up airstrikes
Thousands of civilians in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province have fled their homes in the past weeks as fierce fighting raged between Afghan forces...
Panama Papers show how a prominent Nigerian oil mogul was brought down
Panama Papers show how a prominent Nigerian oil mogul was brought down
In September last year, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, paid a reported $900 000 to sail the Mediterranean Sea on the Galactica Star, a...
Donald Trump's campaign denies advocating Hillary Clinton's assassination
Donald Trump's campaign denies advocating Hillary Clinton's assassination
Donald Trump's campaign spokesman has denied allegations that the Republican presidential nominee had advocated the assassination of his Democratic...
​The Olympic Games and the battle to be allowed to voice protest in Brazil
​The Olympic Games and the battle to be allowed to voice protest in Brazil
Initially, some tourists, spectators and even the athletes themselves had Zika anxiety. But politics has come into the Rio Olympic Games, with...
Choosing a man's life in patriarchal Albania: the freedom of the sworn virgins
Choosing a man's life in patriarchal Albania: the freedom of the sworn virgins
At the age of 16, living in a remote village in northern Albania, Shkurta Hasanpapaj faced being forced into marriage.
Israel approves the jailing of suspected 'terrorists' from the age of 12
Israel approves the jailing of suspected 'terrorists' from the age of 12
Israeli lawmakers have approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of “terrorist offences” following repeated attacks by young...

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