No reputation , no fuss: eight heroes of 2016

From the man who tackled the Nice truck killer to the women who opened their homes to those in peril, there are plenty of good people out there The Donald Trump victory, the fallout from Brexit, warnings about the return of fascism in Europe, the assault on Aleppo and the unabated refugee crisis. For many […]

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Australian cyclist Shane Perkins thanks Vladimir Putin after defecting to Russia

Shane Perkins switch to Russia has been rubber-stamped after chairperson Vladimir Putin signed an executive order to grant Russian citizenship Shane Perkins switch to Russia has been rubber-stamped after chairperson Vladimir Putin signed an executive order to awarded the Australia-born Olympic bronze medallist and dual world champ Russian citizenship. Perkins, who represented Australia and won […]

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How my family’s history in London concealed a revolutionary Russian secret

When Mark Mazower researched his unassuming London roots, he discovered his grandpa had kept secret his intimate ties to revolutionary Russia to protect his son When the acclaimed historian Mark Mazower decided to write a volume about his family history, he had no idea about the secrets he would uncover.” I just had this question: […]

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No fame , no fuss: eight heroes of 2016

From the man who tackled the Nice truck killer to the women who opened their homes to those in peril, there are plenty of good people out there The Donald Trump victory, the fallout from Brexit, warnings about the return of fascism in Europe, the assault on Aleppo and the unabated refugee crisis. For many […]

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Russian Olympic team’s drug usage could have long term effects on athletes’ health

The 100 athletes banned from the Rio Olympics after fallout from the state-run doping program scandal also need to worry about the health impacts of steroids Further revelations in the Russian doping scandal have rocked the upcoming Olympic Games. Over 100 Russian athletes who would have competed in Rio have been barred due to an […]

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