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Russia expects to avoid full ban

Russia insist it expects to avoid a blanket ban from the IOC on its competitors at the Rio Olympics despite its track and field squad losing an appeal over a suspension for state-sponsored doping.

August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016

Doha airport brings in passenger tax

Qatar's international airport is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices.

July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016

Russia expects to avoid full ban

Russia insist it expects to avoid a blanket ban from the IOC on its competitors at the Rio Olympics despite its track and field squad losing an appeal over a suspension for state-sponsored doping.

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Russia names Olympic squad

Russia's Olympic Committee presses with its preparations for the Rio Olympic Games despite the threat of a ban for state-run doping hanging over the country.

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Barca, Real ordered to repay state aid

The EU on Monday orders seven Spanish football clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid to pay back millions of euros (dollars) in illegal state aid.

March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016

US student jailed in North Korea

US student Otto Warmbier has been given 15 years hard labour in North Korea for crimes against the state.

October 30, 2015
October 30, 2015

Cautious welcome for China child policy

Chinese state media have welcomed the news China is reforming its decades-old one-child policy, with one editorial saying it "echoes the people's will".

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

Russia to bury last tsar's heir and daughter

Russia plans to finally bury the remains of Tsar Nicholas II's son and heir Alexei and daughter Maria alongside their family in Saint Petersburg.

September 7, 2015
September 7, 2015

HC bins petition on state religion

High Court rejects a writ petition that challenged legality of the constitutional provision that recognises Islam as the state religion.

August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

Cyanide 350 times above limits at China blast

Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.