Russian doping: Fifa questioned over 2018 World Cup after McLaren report

Russian doping: Fifa questioned over 2018 World Cup after McLaren report

Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup six years ago Russia’s right to host the 2018 World Cup amid revelations about a state-sponsored doping programme has been questioned by MP Damian Collins. A World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report detailed an “institutional conspiracy” involving more than 1,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Football was […]

Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kurdish and Sunni Arab fighters launched an operation to seize Raqqa from IS last month The US is sending 200 more military personnel to help fight the Islamic State group in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US defence secretary says. Speaking at talks on Middle East security, Ash Carter […]

Dylann Roof trial: ‘I did it,’ church gunman says

Media captionUS church gunman: ‘I did it’ The South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year admitted the massacre, in a video shown to the jury. In a videotaped FBI confession aired at the death penalty trial, Dylann Roof laughed several times and made sweeping gun motions as he described the […]

Donald Trump denies he will work on The Apprentice while president

Donald Trump denies he will work on The Apprentice while president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump, pictured in 2006, has stepped down as host of The Apprentice Donald Trump has denied that he will work on the new series of reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice after becoming US president. It had been reported that he would continue to be an executive producer of […]

Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders’ conviction explained

Dutch anti-Islam political leader Geert Wilders has been convicted of insulting a group and inciting discrimination. The BBC’s Anna Holligan reports on why there was no punishment and what this means for Dutch politics. Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders’ conviction explained

Wives of detained Chinese rights lawyers demand answers

A year after China rounded up dozens of human rights lawyers and their assistants, some families have received almost no news at all about their loved ones in detention. The BBC’s John Sudworth speaks to three women looking for answers about the cases against their husbands. Wives of detained Chinese rights lawyers demand answers

The Nobel Peace Prize winners honoured after conflict deals

As Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos receives the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, here is a look at other, sometimes controversial, winners who were honoured after being involved in conflict negotiations. The Nobel Peace Prize winners honoured after conflict deals

How ‘Flipper’ is helping teach dolphin rescue in Oman

Monthly workshops teaching people how to save stranded dolphins are being run by the government in Oman. The workshops use real-life scenarios and an inflatable replica called Flipper. The government has also outlawed the use of certain types of fishing nets to protect dolphins and whales from getting tangled up in them. A total ban […]

Brussels unveils €321m ‘Space Egg’ HQ

From January 2017, the Europa building becomes home to the European Council. The building project began in 2004 and is the newest addition to Brussels’ European quarter. It cost more than €321m to build and has been nicknamed the ‘Space Egg’. Brussels unveils €321m ‘Space Egg’ HQ

Fantasy Football: Top Sleeper Wide Receivers To Play In Week 14 – Forbes

Fantasy Football: Top Sleeper Wide Receivers To Play In Week 14 – Forbes

If you’re looking for playoff jokes and or congratulations, check out my fantasy football sleeper running backs for Week 14 of the NFL season. While it’s certainly an accomplishments to make the playoffs, if you don’t finish the job, it doesn’t end up meaning anything. As they do each and every week, ESPN’s rankings present […]