US Olympic chief resigns in wake of Nassar abuse scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Blackmun, who had been CEO since 2010, had faced calls to resign The head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has resigned, citing health reasons. Chief Executive Scott Blackmun recently revealed he was battling prostate cancer, but has faced extensive criticism in the wake of an abuse […]

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Ghana man teaching computing without computers becomes viral hit

Image copyright Innocent Frimpong Image caption Students are expected to pass a technology exam – even if they have no access to computers A teacher in Ghana who educates his students on computer technology – without any computers – has become a hit online. The man from Kumasi used his blackboard to meticulously draw a […]

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Fancy Bear: Germany investigates cyber-attack ‘by Russians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is investigating the breach Germany is investigating a security breach to its defence and interior ministries’ private networks, a government spokesman has confirmed. A notorious Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear, or APT28, is being widely blamed in German media. They […]

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Spotify aims for $1bn public share listing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Ek co-founded Swedish streaming company Spotify in 2006 Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, has filed paperwork to start selling its shares publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm, which launched in 2008, said its shares could be worth up to an estimated $1bn (£726m; […]

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Indonesian Christians Whipped in Brutal Islamic Punishment for Playing a Children’s Game

Two Christians in Indonesia were publicly whipped on Tuesday for playing a children’s entertainment game that allegedly violates Islamic law.   The Daily Mail reports the pair were arrested for playing a game at a children’s entertainment complex that lets users exchange coins for prizes or vouchers, including cash.   Indonesian authorities say the game […]

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Iran wrestling officials resign over Israel competition ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Karimachiani, right, was praised by Iran’s Supreme Leader for throwing the match that led to his ban The head of Iran’s wrestling federation has resigned after criticising authorities for letting players be punished because of the country’s ban on athletes competing against Israel. Rasoul Khadem, an Olympic gold medallist, was […]

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Dior’s Paris show channels 1960s feminist spirit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dior’s designs included a jumper with the slogan “C’est non, non, non et non!” Dior filled the catwalk with political statements inspired by 1960s youth culture in its Paris Fashion Week show. Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s first female creative director, drew parallels with today, saying “changing the world also […]

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France anger after MP shares letter with racist death threats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Laetitia Avia is a lawmaker from President Macron’s En Marche movement A French lawmaker has filed a formal complaint after receiving a letter with racist insults and death threats. Laetitia Avia, whose parents are from Togo, posted the offensive text on Twitter and said she had never experienced such […]

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Europe snow: Siberian ice blankets southern seaside resorts

Image copyright PA Image caption In Doncaster, Britain, a Siberian tiger strolls through Siberian weather at his wildlife park The number of casualties from cold exposure continues to rise as most of Europe experiences freezing temperatures. Dozens of people have been reported dead across the continent – many of them rough sleepers. Among the casualties […]

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