While the professional game of golf gears up for 2015 in rude health, at grassroots level the sport finds itself in the rough.
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A member of the central China "AIDS demolition team" said he regretted being used to intimidate residents into vacating their homes.
South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack.
AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes says he is "devastated" that a plane carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has gone missing.
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Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests.
A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.
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The grand jury in the case of Michael Brown's shooting didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager. It also heard from witnesses who couldn't be believed at all.