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Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, 30 August, 2015.
31/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

World championships an opportunity to notice new beacons

The Beijing event was a chance for China to open itself, and brought focus to the debate on ethics in sport.

Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills of Jamaica win the women's 4x400 metres relay.
31/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Waving flags, choir songs, rain and British humour in Beijing

Five things we loved from day nine.

Kenya's Asbel Kiprop.
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Kenya tops medals table at last on final day of Athletics World Championships

The final day of competition at the 2015 Athletics World Championships culminated with another US victory in the men’s 4x400 metres relay, a packed stadium willing home high jumper Zhang Guowei ...
Ashton Eaton next to the result board after winning the men's decathlon and breaking the world record during the 15th IAAF Championships
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Record-breaker Eaton, the world’s best athletics all-rounder

Ashton Eaton underlined his supremacy as the planet’s best all-round athlete by setting a world record on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest stadium and retaining his decathlon title.
Britain's Mo Farah finishes ahead of Kenya's Caleb Ndiku in the 10,000 mètres.
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Farah makes running history under pressure from Kenya’s Ndiku

“Digging in” and “hanging” were the expressions Mo Farah used to describe the final 800 metres of his 5,000 metres race on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest stadium.
Ashton Eaton crosses the finish line in the 1500 metres decathlon at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Testosterone and theatrics on day eight of the 2015 World Athletics Championships

Ashton Eaton is decathlon top dog, drums beat for Mo Farah, the men’s relay gets gladiatorial on day eight of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

(L to R) Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell of Jamaica pose for selfies after winning gold at the men's 4 x 100 metres relay final
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Jamaica wins relays, world record beaten by Eaton, Farah keeps a title at the Beijing IAAF championships

There was more glory for Usain Bolt with his 11th world championship gold but luck was on the Jamaican team’s side in the relay.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands after winning the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Willpower makes Schippers third-fastest woman of all time

She narrowly lost to a Jamaican in the 100 metres final on Monday and she edged past another on Friday night to claim the 200 metres crown.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (R) crosses the finish line first to win the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Flexibility, determination, perseverance at the Athletics World Championships … but Oh, those hurtful hurdles!

Schippers shows the virtues of flexibility, Merritt battles a kidney disorder, Kiprop praises perseverance, Eaton leads the decatheletes and Shubenkov takes the pain on the hurdles on day seven of ...
Usain Bolt after winning the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Beijing blesses Bolt again with 10th world championship gold

It’s his baby, the one he loves dearly. So it’s fitting then that the cherished 200 metres brought him a train of honours.
Usain Bolt with Anaso Jobodwana before the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Interview: Athletics World Championships

South Africa's Jobodwana joins world sprint elite and aims to stay there

South African runner Anaso Jobodwana is aiming high after winning third place in the 200 metres, he said after the race.
Usain Bolt crosses the 200 metres finish line ahead of Justin Gatlin on Thursday
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Bolt the record-breaker triumphs again on day six of the World Athletics Championships

Bolt breaks records and a cameraman breaks his lap of honour, the runners are overflowing with brotherly love and Jobodwana says he’s proved his consistency on day six of the Beijing World ...
South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk (à droite) beats the US's LaShawn Merritt.
27/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Niekerk hospitalised, drugs busts and Kenyan triumphs on day five of World Athletics Championships

Van Niekerk is rushed to hospital, Zakari and Manunga are busted, Yego and Jepkemoi keep Kenya winning and Bolt and Gatlin should watch out for Hughes and on day five of the Beijing World Athletics ...
Mark Karpèles, former head of Tokyo-based MtGox, is being held and questioned by Japanese authorities
21/08/2015 - Japan - France

French head of failed Bitcoin exchange faces theft charges in Japan

The French former head of major Bitcoin exchange MtGox faces fresh criminal charges in Tokyo over allegations he stole money from clients before the exchange collapsed last year.

Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (3rd R) arrives at a polling station during the general election in Medamulana August 17, 2015.
18/08/2015 - Sri Lanka

Rajapakse fails to reverse Sri Lanka's January ‘revolution’ in parliamentary poll

Final results in Sri Lanka’s elections show Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) more than doubling its seats.
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