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Sochi 2014: 10 best agony and ecstasy pictures at the Winter Olympics

From the heartbreak of defeat to the joy of winning gold, the emotions of these Olympians are laid bare for all to see. Here are the most emotive shots from the Games thus far<p>• Check out our other ‘10best’ galleries such as the 10 best multiple exposure photos

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …


Balochistan: The untold story of Pakistan's other war

<b>Pakistan's on-off dialogue with the Taliban has been commanding headlines and the attention of politicians and diplomats. But there has been little interest in a dialogue that could end the longest civil war in Pakistan's history, says guest columnist Ahmed Rashid.</b><p>On 17 January, 13 bodies were …


Nigeria agents 'seize passport of bank chief'

Nigerian security agents have seized the passport and are plotting to arrest the internationally respected banker who was ousted as central bank governor after he revealed that billions of petrodollars are missing from the treasury, a friend and former cabinet minister has said.<p>The agents who …

Ukraine protests: end nears for Viktor Yanukovych despite concessions

President's election promise may not be enough to satisfy protesters after violence leaves dozens dead<p>Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych signalled concessions to the street campaign seeking to topple him, agreeing to early presidential elections, the quick formation of a coalition government …

Globe in Kiev: Ukraine protesters call for Yanukovych’s immediate ouster

The future of Ukraine appears more uncertain than ever after thousands of protesters angrily denounced an agreement aimed at ending months of unrest.<p>While politicians managed to reach a deal on Friday that will see the removal of embattled President Viktor Yanukovych by December, the thousands of …

Interior design ideas: forever 50s - in pictures

This Glasgow apartment is filled with retro touches – many uncovered after its young, artistic owners moved in.

The Week in Pictures | February 17 – 23

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.<p>In Ukraine, a peace deal was signed Friday between embattled President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders calling for early presidential elections later in the year, the formation of a coalition government and the ceding of some …