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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 ...
New Orleans series part 3/5
26/08/2015 - International report

New Orleans series part 3/5

New Orleans voodoo is not unlike the city's signature dish - a gumbo - a syncretism of African religious tradition and Catholicism from the region's French, Spanish and Creole populations.
New Orleans series part 2/5
25/08/2015 - International report

New Orleans series part 2/5

In the city known as the birthplace of jazz, musical traditions run deep, and in New Orleans, the musicians are absolutely central to its cultural identity.
New Orleans series part 1/5
24/08/2015 - International report

New Orleans series part 1/5

Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still rebuilding. Progress has certainly been made - many residents agree that the city has been rebuilt “better”.
Pro-Tobruk forces have waged a losing battle against the Islamic State armed group
17/08/2015 - Libya

Tobruk-based Libya government calls for airstrikes on IS-held city

The internationally recognised government of Libya is calling on Arab countries to bomb positions held by the Islamic State (IS) armed group on its soil.

French weekly magazines review 16 August 2015

This week’s Marianne profiles cronies of the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi who the journal believes have many revelations to make about France.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
14/08/2015 - Nigeria

US exporting arms to Nigeria despite 'ban'

Despite a much touted “ban” allegedly preventing the United States from exporting arms to the Nigerian forces, Pentagon records show the US Army is sending military equipment, including ...
Picasso's cubist "La Coiffeuse", worth about $15 million, was stolen in 2001

Lost Picasso returned to France 17 years after it was stolen

The painting “La Coiffeuse” (The Hairdresser), worth around 13.5 million euros, has turned up in Newark, in the United States, wrapped in a parcel.
Serena Williams dropped the first set against Flavia Pennetta in the second round match at the WTA event in Toronto.
12/08/2015 - tennis

Djokovic and Williams get into North American groove

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both played their first competitive matches following their titles at Wimbledon last month.
Burundi police patrol the streets of Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
12/08/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: Dialogue must resume immediately to prevent ‘systematic violence’, says US envoy

Burundi needs to restart inclusive political dialogue immediately to bring an end to the violence, according to Thomas Perriello, the US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes.