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Senegal blocks aid flight, puts travel curbs

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal said on Friday it had blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola, potentially hampering

No reduction in Luis Suarez ban

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Luis Suarez on Thursday failed to win a reprieve from his four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, but got a green light to resume training.

Lagos registers 10 Ebola cases

Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola, up from seven at the last count, and two patients have died, including the Liberian who brought the virus in, the health minister sa

Basketball turban ban likely to go

Trying to douse the hurt sentiments of Sikh and Muslim players, the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is ready to review its rule which prevents cagers from wearing headgear for religious rea

Strong possibility of war crimes in Gaza: UN

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The UN's top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a “miniscule” number while Syria’s neighbours have reached “saturation point”, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said.

Schumacher documents stolen

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Documents relating to Michael Schumacher have been stolen, the Formula One star’s management said on Monday, with the thieves claiming them to be medical records about his coma from a devastating ski

Michael Schumacher's medical records stolen, offered for sale; probe underway

Stolen medical reports of Michael Schumacher have been offered for sale for several days. Photo: AFP/ File

Medical records purported to be those of Michael Schumacher have been offered for sale and officials are investigating the theft, his agent said, one week after the seven-times Formula One champion ca

UN body: India in dereliction of duty over rapes

A rape occurs every 22 minutes in India: Government figures

In a first, divers jump off Matterhorn

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Two Swiss extreme sports fans have made the first ever wingsuit jump from the summit of the Matterhorn, they said on Wednesday.“It’s the most marvellous jump that we’ll make in our lives.

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.

As the old saying goes, “Can you say ‘boo’ to a goose?” Well, in India, we don’t waste our precious time booing geese. We reserve our boos for chief ministers. Each time the Prime Minister steps out to attend important functions in states that are still hanging on to their own non-BJP leaders (with time bombs ticking away), the crowds make sure nobody but Narendra Modi is heard.