A new sportswear advert that celebrates India's female athletes has promoted a debate on how few Indians recognise their own sportswomen.
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Rio de Janeiro's interim governor Francisco Dornelles admitted that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure" if there are no appropriate measures taken in regards to security and transport during the Games.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with international standards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games.
Former world champion Carl Frampton and a number of other high-profile fighters have hit out at the decision to allow professionals to box at the Olympics.
Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome has unearthed a huge Roman barracks from the 2nd Century AD when Emperor Hadrian was in power.
A new parody app about Donald Trump is a hit, climbing to No. 5 on the list of most downloaded apps in the U.S. iTunes App Store.
At first sight it seems like an utterly bizarre observation, but dig beneath the surface and it makes a surprising amount of sense
Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after WADA said it was unable to establish how quickly the drug, outlawed since Jan. 1, cleared the human body
Shizuo Kakutani sees no great mystery in the things that wash ashore in Monzen, his quiet fishing village on the Sea of Japan
Scientific research by The National Archives, never before carried out on the will, has revealed Shakespeare as a canny businessman keen to secure a financial legacy for his family.