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Doping

WADA 'disturbed' by new allegations of mass doping in athletics

ImageWADA has expressed alarm over "wild allegations" of widespread doping among athletes, including Olympic and world championship medalists. The revelations stem from an investigation by two European media outlets.

Russia

Why is Russia afraid of NGOs?

Why is Russia so concerned about the state of its constitution? Can NGO activity really undermine a country or are other factors required? Fiona Clark in Moscow goes in search of answers.

Protests

Israelis protest hate crimes by Jewish extremists

Thousands of Israeli citizens have taken to the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to protest recent attacks on Palestinians and gay pride participants. A young Palestinian died after being shot by Israeli soldiers.

Turkey

Three Turkish soldiers killed in attacks blamed on PKK

Three Turkish soldiers have been killed in two attacks blamed on Kurdish PKK rebels. The incidents come as Ankara continues a bombing campaign in northern Iraq directed at PKK positions.

Diplomacy

OSCE turns 40 with a wary eye on Russia and Ukraine

Detente policy in the Cold War, conflict prevention and protection of human rights were the goals set when the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe was founded 40 years ago. How has the OSCE managed?

Accidents

Berlin walker killed by cows in Swiss Alps

A 77-year-old German tourist has been killed by cows after she walked through a fenced-off area during a mountain hike. A doctor was called but was unable to save her.

Climate

Obama releases climate video ahead of clean power plan release

US President Obama has released a video highlighting the problems of climate change as he prepares to unveil a major plan to fight global warming. Opponents have said they will immediately contest the plan in court.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe restricts hunting after Cecil the lion's death

Zimbabwe officials have restricted hunting of lions, leopards and elephants around Hwange National Park, after a tourist killed the park's iconic lion. Another lion in the reserve has also reportedly been poached.