Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev inspects the stadium during the opening of the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku. The first European Games will be held in Baku Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

What do you know about Azerbaijan? Be honest. Could you pick it out on a map without squinting? Since vast amounts of the world manage to get along wi(...)

Ben Cunningham, who cycled the Pan American Tour. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Before Ben Cunningham set out on an arduous 22,000km cycle from Alaska to Argentina along the Pan-American Highway, he didn’t even own a bicycle. Now (...)