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First picture of Khalid Masood reveals how he went from football-loving teenager to London attacker

This is the first photo of Khalid Masood, the terrorist responsible for the Westminster attack. Smiling broadly for the camera, he is photographed with school friends who were taking part in a charity five-a-side tournament.<p>The picture was taken around 1980, when Masood, who was known as Adrian …

IOC exploring all options for 2024/28 hosting decision

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach left the door open to the possibility of naming Paris and Los Angeles as hosts of the next two Summer Games on Friday, saying no option was off the table as it reviews its bidding process.<p>International …

Los Angeles

WADA chief urges Russia to quicken anti-doping reforms

(Reuters) - Russia has initiated anti-doping reforms but they are not happening fast enough, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director general Olivier Niggli has said.<p>A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. …

Doping

Certain Women review: Kelly Reichardt fashions a minor miracle

These subtle and intimate small-town stories starring Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart add up to an unassuming masterpiece<p>With her sixth feature, Kelly Reichardt more than ever feels like a director who is using cinema in a way that is wonderfully at odds with our expectations for the medium. …

IMDb adds F-rating to feminist films

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which sees more than 250 million visitors per month, has adopted the ‘F-rating’ system to signpost films that …

Olympics in crisis mode as only 2 cities vie to host 2024 summer games

From Athens to Sochi and on to Rio, stadiums and arenas in varying stages of decay are symbols of the crisis facing the International Olympic …

Los Angeles

Netflix reportedly snags Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'

Netflix is making another big movie splash, as <i>IndieWire</i> is the first to report that it's acquiring the rights to Martin Scorsese's $100 million+ gangster flick <i>The Irishman</i>. Reportedly in the works since at least 2010, the project is supposed to unite the legendary moviemaker with both Robert de …

Sports warned of more Brexit funding cuts after those stripped of cash lose UK Sport appeals

The country’s Olympic and Paralympic sports have been warned of more funding cuts to come in Brexit Britain after those stripped of their cash after Rio 2016 had their appeals against the decision rejected by UK Sport.<p>Sports which avoided losing their exchequer and National Lottery support were …

Former FA chiefs attack 'elderly, white men' they say are destroying the organisation

Five former Football Association chief executives have launched an extraordinary attack on the governing body’s antiquated structure, declared a …

Little Shop of Horrors musical to be remade by Warner Bros

Greg Berlanti will direct new version of the black comedy but whether songs from the 1982 classic will be retained has not yet been confirmed<p>Cult man-eating plant comedy film Little Shop of Horrors is to get another remake, three decades after it was filmed as a movie musical featuring Steve Martin …

Women's sport participation hits all-time high but poorer families still struggle

More women are playing sport in England than ever before as the keep-fit boom combines with a Rio 2016 effect to close the gender participation gap, …

Koke reportedly called Cristiano Ronaldo a homophobic slur after the Madrid derby

Saturday's match between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid got heated, and Koke crossed the line.<p>Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the last ever "Derbi Madrileño" at Estadio Vicente Calderón on Saturday. The match was intense and featured the stereotypical fiery confrontations. At one point, …

2020 Olympics set to stage some sports 270 miles from Tokyo city centre

Tokyo’s original plans for a compact Olympics in 2020 continue to fall by the wayside, with a government panel set to propose moving more venues outside of the city – including hundreds of miles away – in order to save money.<p>Among the venues being reviewed are those for volleyball, swimming, rowing …

International Olympic Committee

Manchester United's Win over Galatasaray Emphasises Questions About Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is manager Jose Mourinho's biggest problem at Manchester United.<p>Yes, there are issues in terms of defence, but between coaching and the transfer market, those have fairly obvious solutions.<p>There is a collective mentality shift needed after three seasons of failure in the Premier …

How the world will look in 2100

IN 1975, NASA commissioned a team of researchers to illustrate potential space colonies of the future. Their ideas are out there.

NASA

More troubles for Rousseff as sports minister resigns ahead of Olympics

Brazil's sports minister has resigned amid a widening political crisis just five months before Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games. Embattled …

Germany wants refugees to integrate or lose residency rights

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he is planning a new law that will require refugees to learn German and integrate into society, or else lose their permanent right of residence.<p>Migrants are reflected in a puddle as they queue in front of the compound of the Berlin …

Angela Merkel

Migrants block Greek motorway as bottleneck grows

IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Migrants cradling young children blocked a Greek motorway on Wednesday demanding onward passage to Macedonia, part of a growing bottleneck of refugees stranded by new border controls that have put Athens on a collision course with its EU peers.<p>A migrant holding a child …

Angela Merkel

Witness the spectacle of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo unveiling

Why FIFA should hit Mexico with harsher penalties for ‘puto’ chants

Two years later, FIFA has finally fined Mexico for fans chanting <i>puto</i> at games. I already explained back in 2014 why this term is offensive and …

FIFA

Labour MP Jess Phillips defends remarks about Cologne sex attacks

MP told BBC1’s Question Time that women in Birmingham suffered similar situation to German mass assaults every week<p>The Labour MP Jess Phillips has defended her claim that mass sex attacks in Cologne were similar to the situation faced by women in Birmingham city centre every week, arguing that …

Cost of Rio's 2016 Olympics rises by almost $100 million

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The price tag for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has risen by 400 million reais ($99.3 million) since August mainly due to rising costs of supplying temporary power and seating at venues, the head of the group monitoring spending said on Friday.<p>The Olympic Flag flies …

Brazil

Japan rejected 99% of the refugees who sought asylum last year

The Japanese government came under fire today (Jan. 23) after officials revealed that the country rejected 99% of the refugees who sought asylum last year, the Japan Times reported.<p>A record number of applicants—7,586—applied for refugee status in 2015, and just 27 were granted it, the Justice …

Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system

Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun<p>Scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet in the solar system which is travelling on a bizarre elongated orbit.<p>The body, which has been dubbed ‘Planet Nine’ is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes between …

Astronomy

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …