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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.
A radiated tortoise
18/08/2015 - FRANCE - MADAGASCAR - Laos

France repatriates 150 smuggled rare tortoises to Madagascar

Some 150 rare tortoises are to be returned to Madagascar by French customs, who seized thm in December while they were being smuggled to Laos.
The Airbus A320neo at the Le Bourget airshow this year
17/08/2015 - FRANCE - INDia

India's IndiGo places record order for Airbus A320neo

Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has placed a record 24-billion-euro order for European planemaker Airbus's A320neo passenger jet.
Michael Cheika's Australia are the first side other than New Zealand to win the Rugby Championship.
08/08/2015 - rugby

Australia beat New Zealand to win Rugby Championship

Australia claimed the local bragging rights on Saturday following their win over New Zealand.
The families of Chinese passengers on flight MH370 gathered outside the offices of the Malaysia Airlines on Thursday, 6 August, after learning that aircraft debris was confirmed to come from the missing plane.
06/08/2015 - France - Malaysia

More debris said to be found as families express 'serious doubts' that wreckage is from MH370

Aircraft seat cushions, window panes and other debris have been found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, Malaysia’s transport minister said Thursday, after the Malaysian prime minister ...
Debris suspected to come from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight was discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, 29 July 2015
05/08/2015 - France - Malaysia

Investigators begin to inspect plane wreckage for clues to MH370 mystery

Australia on Wednesday said there could be confirmation this week that the washed-up plane part being examined in Toulouse has come from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

People walk on the beach where a large piece of plane debris was found on Wednesday in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 1, 2015.
02/08/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

Reunion islanders hunt for MH370 clues shows no link

A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane.

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01/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: The basics

A crucial international event is due to take place at the end of the year in Paris.
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