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Aya Miama struck Japan's first goal against England from teh penalty spot.
02/07/2015 - football

Japan defeat England to reach women's football World Cup final

Japan advanced to their second consecutive women's football World Cup final on Thursday, following a 2-1 victory over surprise semi-finalists England in Edmonton.
Coach Mark Sampson has guided England to their first semi-final at the Women's World Cup.
28/06/2015 - football

England end Canada's World Cup dream

England advanced to the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time after beating hosts Canada 2-1.
Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
Magnus Carlsen (right) scored a win in the eight round of the Norway Chess tournament on Wednesday
25/06/2015 - Chess

Norway chess tournament goes down to the wire

This year's Norway chess tournament was thrown open following Wednesday’s matches that saw Viswanathan Anand narrow overnight leader Veselin Topalov's lead to just half a point.
Reviving the lost art of classical improvisation
18/06/2015 - World music matters

Reviving the lost art of classical improvisation

US-Japanese classical pianist Alexander Kato-Willis is the only person since Beethoven to give a full recital of improvised music "making up every note on the spot for the sake of the ...
Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style
17/06/2015 - Culture in France

Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style

King Lear wears different robes but is just as blind in Ong Keng Sen's multi-cultural stage play which condenses one of William Shakespeare's most famous,and most internationally appreciated ...
Fabien Degoulet (centre) won the title of the world's best cheesemonger on Sunday in Tours.
08/06/2015 - France

Frenchman crowned as the world's best cheesemonger

Fabien Degoulet won the title at the second edition of the International Best Cheesemonger Competition which was held in the French city of Tours on Sunday.

A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, 2 February 2015.
05/02/2015 - France - Guinea - Japan

Ebola drug trial shows promise

An Ebola drug trial has yielded encouraging results, the French government announced on Thursday after 80 patients in Guinea were reported to be recovering faster than with other treatements.

Comic strip books are enjoying a boom in France
26/01/2015 - France

Tight security at Angoulême international comic and cartoon festival after Charlie terrorism

The annual Angoulême international cartoon and comic strip festival, which opens on Thursday, will be held under tight security this year, in the wake of the terrorist attacks at French ...
Fighting is raging in Syria between the Islamic State jihadist group and its opponents.
29/12/2014 - FRANCE - JAPAN - SYRIA

French-Japanese couple reported missing since leaving for Syria

A French-Japanese couple who planned to visit areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Syria went missing after leaving Tokyo last month, reports and a source said Monday.

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