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End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:55:15 GMT

Russia's Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the IOC says.

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:26:50 GMT

She was one of the few Indian actresses to see huge box office success without a male hero's support.

Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:10:52 GMT

US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.

Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:59:58 GMT

Some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce.

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:12:35 GMT

Billionaire Warren Buffett says his conglomerate has been "delivered" billions by the US tax cuts.

Washington Prado Álava: Colombia extradites top drug suspect to US

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:17:24 GMT

He is accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade.

Italy election: Rival protests spark tensions ahead of vote

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:29:56 GMT

Scuffles break out as far-right and anti-fascist groups stage rallies a week before Italy's election.

Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:09:05 GMT

The school shooting in Florida has led to fresh calls for tougher gun controls in the US.

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:07:45 GMT

The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.

Joanna Demafelis: Employers of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:43:45 GMT

The husband and wife employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer are arrested in Syria.

Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:56:30 GMT

The film legend urges Johnny Hallyday's widow to give some of his money to his older children.

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:12:20 GMT

A Republican report identified bias in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

India groom killed in Odisha after wedding gift explodes

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:47:28 GMT

A man and his grandmother were killed when a parcel bomb disguised as a wedding gift exploded.

South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:20:59 GMT

Seven people accused of killing South African police are killed in a shoot-out at a church.

'If You Were Me' TV stars reunited after 48 years

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:01:40 GMT

The early 1970s BBC television programme "If You Were Me" took children on cultural exchanges around the world.

Barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes…’

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:24:33 GMT

How China’s Barefoot Doctors revolutionised rural healthcare.

Turkish paper gives voice to disabled

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:02:07 GMT

Turkish newspaper gives voice and employment to people who have disabilities.

Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest corner

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:01:57 GMT

Meet people in the most remote part of Afghanistan, and find out why they are smiling.

Your pictures: Underground

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:13:52 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "underground".

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:17:36 GMT

An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.

ICYMI: Caves, cake and a giant clock

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:05:14 GMT

A few of the stories you may have missed this week.

Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:40:34 GMT

Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.

'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:01:49 GMT

More than 300 people from Kosovo joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq - but not all of them are stereotypical jihadis.

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:43:58 GMT

Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next?

A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:57:16 GMT

Aynalem and Genet married each other during one of the bloodiest times in the country's history.

Populism and division: Latin America at the ballot box

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:03:35 GMT

With two-thirds of Latin Americans due to vote in presidential elections this year change is afoot.

Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:20:37 GMT

Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.

How the Nile could see a 'water war'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:38:16 GMT

A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

The news that made us smile this week

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:51:04 GMT

This week, we had the K-pop Norwegians. And the world's greatest commute. And much more.

Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:14:08 GMT

Russian Wagner group fighters have died in Syria - others have fought in Ukraine.

Winter Olympics: Sweden outclass South Korea to win gold in women's curling

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:42:54 GMT

Sweden outclass hosts South Korea to regain the women's curling Winter Olympic title in Pyeongchang.

Liverpool 4-1 West Ham United

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:10:56 GMT

Mohamed Salah scores for the sixth straight game as Liverpool climb into second place in the Premier League with an entertaining win over West Ham.

Winter Olympics: Sweden's best shots of a golden display in women's curling final

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:31:40 GMT

Watch Sweden's best shots of the women's curling final as they prove too strong for hosts South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Six Nations: Scotland have chance of title after England win - Finn Russell

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:21:26 GMT

Scotland can challenge for the Six Nations title if they maintain the standard they showed against England, believes Finn Russell.

West Brom: Alan Pardew hopes for a chance to 'find a way to win'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:39:05 GMT

West Brom manager Alan Pardew says any decision over his future is not in his hands following another defeat for the Premier League's bottom club.

Six Nations: Stockdale plays down superb start for Ireland

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:43:12 GMT

Jacob Stockdale refuses to get carried away as two tries in Ireland's 37-27 win over Wales continues a superb start to his international career.

Winter Olympics: Lee Seung-hoon wins gold in mass start in Pyeongchang

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:21:30 GMT

South Korea's Lee Seung-hoon wins gold for the home nation in the first men's speed skating mass start event at the Winter Olympics.

Japan beat GB to curling bronze

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:20:26 GMT

Great Britain's women curlers lose 5-3 to Japan in the bronze-medal match at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Czech Ledecka wins historic second gold

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:02:06 GMT

Ester Ledecka becomes the fifth athlete to claim gold in two sports at a Winter Games with a win in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men's curling gold

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:42:08 GMT

USA win gold in the men's curling after beating Sweden, while Canada miss out on a Winter Olympic medal in the event for the first time.

Winter Olympics: Norway win record 38th medal as Switzerland take team alpine skiing gold

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:41:02 GMT

Norway secure a record 38th medal at a Winter Olympics with bronze in the alpine skiing team event as Switzerland take gold.

'I took my wife's name - and then the hassle began'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:51:14 GMT

Two men describe the difficulties they experienced when they took their wife's last name.

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:35:32 GMT

In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.

The Afro-Colombian village which celebrates Christmas in February

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:10:06 GMT

The tradition dates back to the days of slavery and has been preserved in an Afro-Colombian village.

Alcohol and dementia: What's the truth?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:25:58 GMT

What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?

Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:20:53 GMT

A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.