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Performers celebrate the award to Beijing of the 2022 Winter Olympics in front of the Bird's Nest Stadium which will stage the opening ceremony.
31/07/2015 - Athletics

Beijing nails top spot to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Six cities started in the race to host the 2022 Winter Olympic games. But when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made its decision on Friday in Kuala Lumpur, only two were left.
Details are seen for a liquid soap container label, marked Jakarta - Indonesia, that was part of newly-discovered debris washed onto the beach at Saint-Andre on the French island of Reunion, July 31, 2015
31/07/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

New clues, New hope of unlocking mystery of ill-fated MH370

New debris washed ashore on the island of Reunion have revived hopes of unlocking one of aviation's biggest mysteries.

Chung Mong-Joon wants to guide world football's governing body Fifa with a global vision
30/07/2015 - Football

Chung Mong-joon joins race to lead Fifa, as tussle with Platini begins

A day after the former French skipper Michel Platini said he wanted to become president of the world game's governing body, former Fifa vice-president Chung Mong-joon declared his interest in heading ...
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addressing a conference earlier this month
28/07/2015 - MALAYSIA

Malaysian cabinet reshuffle fails to shake corruption allegations

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has replaced his deputy premier and sacked his attorney general in a controversial cabinet reshuffle amid a growing scandal.

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw is trying to lead the All Blacks to their fourth consecutive Rugby Championship title.
26/07/2015 - rugby

Australia set up Rugby Championship showdown with New Zealand

This year's most prestigious prize in rugby is the William Webb Ellis Cup. It is presented to the team that wins the World Cup. That's for later in the autumn.
Total headquarters in La Défense, Paris
23/07/2015 - France - CHINa - US - UK - Germany

France outstrips Britain, Germany in Fortune 500 big companies list

France outstripped both Germany and the UK in the annual Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies this year. Top of the list was the US but China is catching up fast.

Nigel Richards, New-Zealander is the new Francophone scrabble champion.
22/07/2015 - France

Francophone Scrabble world in shock after victory by New Zealander who does not speak French

The French Scrabble world is reeling after 47-year old New Zealander Nigel Richards' victory in the Francophone Scrabble title in Belgium but he is not a French speaker.
Brigitte Bardot
22/07/2015 - France - Australia

Brigitte Bardot slams Australia's two million cat cull

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

Cigarettes on sale
20/07/2015 - FRANCE - Australia

France hosts 10-country anti-tobacco conference amid plain package debate

Representatives of 10 countries met in Paris on Monday to support the use of plain cigarette packets as an effort to fight smoking among young people.
Dan Carter (left) and  skipper Richie McCaw celebrate after New Zealand's win over Argentina
17/07/2015 - Rugby

New Zealand crush Argentina in Rugby Championship

New Zealand have won the Rugby Championship four years on trot. On Friday they started their quest for a fifth consecutive title in front of their adoring fans.
Laurent Bourgnon celebrates his victory in the Atlantic solo race Route du Rhum in 1998
13/07/2015 - French Polynesia

French Polynesia pays tribute to Franco-Swiss yachtsman Bourgnon

Residents of French Polynesia paid tribute to Franco-Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon, who disappeared at sea last month, in a homage ceremony in Tahiti on Sunday.
Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014.
09/07/2015 - Turkey

Uighur deportation sparks anger in Turkey

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.
The 2015 BRICS summit is being held in Ufa, Russia.
08/07/2015 - BRICS

New Development Bank launched as leaders meet for BRICS summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting world leaders today including China's Xi Jingping and India's Narendra Modi ahead of the start of a summit of emerging economies.

Activists protested in Kabul on March 24 demanding justice for Farkhunda.
02/07/2015 - Afghanistan

Afghan woman killers' death sentences overturned

Human rights activists have expressed shock, disappointment and outrage over the appeal court’s decision in Afghanistan which on Wednesday overturned the death sentences of four men involved ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

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