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Sepp Blatter’s desperate final stand

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Sepp Blatter will mount his final challenge against his six-year Fifa ban on Thursday, following more than a year of scandal that saw him thrown out of football in disgrace.

Russia loses ban appeal for Rio Paralympics

Russian competitors remained banned from the Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal on Tuesday against a suspension issued over evidence of state-run doping.

Cult spoof at top lab being probed

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice, a spokeswoman said Wednes

60 per cent of Maldives’ coral reefs bleached

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Coral reefs in the Maldives are under severe stress after suffering mass bleaching this year as sea temperatures soared, a top conservationist body warned on Monday.

‘Microbots’ to help doctors during surgery

Scientists have designed soft, remote-controlled microrobots that could be used to deliver drugs at specific locations or perform precise operations like clearing clogged-up arteries.

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Borschberg dares the impossible

The 63-year-old smashed the previous record for the longest non-stop solo flight of 76 hours and 45 minutes

The two pilots alternated at the controls of the single-seat plane, with Borschberg in the cockpit for the longest leg of the journey.

UN: Over 36,000 displaced in South Sudan

Fragile truce in capital

UN asks Sri Lanka to rein in Army

Sri Lanka must rein in its military forces, prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels and win the confidence of the Tamil minority, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

‘Refugees facing walls of xenophobia’

Shipwreck of an overcrowded boat of migrants is seen off the Libyan coast. (Photo: AFP)

A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide in 2015, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders, the United Nations refugee agency said on

Like countless Indians, I have begun living in perpetual fear of being declared anti-national.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech referred to Pakistani atrocities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan.