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Former IAAF president Lamine Diack is accused of accepting more than €1 million in return for covering up positive drug tests: His son, Papa Massata Diack,  is wanted by Interpol on charges of complicity in receiving bribes. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty

A company founded by a former senior figure at the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, reportedly received two payments totalling $3.5 milli(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In 1972, author and politician Leonardo Sciascia finished writing a collection of stories of his native Sicily called The Wine-Dark Sea. It weaves tog(...)

A team from MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) arrives to aid 133 migrants crammed onto a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Adam Alexander

“My God,” says 19-year old Miriam from the Gambia, holding her hands over her face and shaking her head. “I wouldn’t wish that journey on my own wors(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers secure the   entrance of the Philippine embassy in Beijing: The road to the mission was closed off by authorities  although the situation remained  calm. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing issued a swift and irate response to a ruling by an international tribunal in The Hague in favour of the Philippines on China’s claims over di(...)

Zika carrying mosquito: the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the figure of potential risk for the birth defect microcephaly following Zika infection at anywhere between 1 per cent and 13 per cent. Photograph: Felipe Dana, AP Photo

Three cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Guinea Bissau in West Africa. The UN health agency said it and national authorities are investi(...)

Court sketch shows Fabienne Kabou (39) speaking during the first day of her trial at the Assize Court, in Saint-Omer. Photograph: Benoit Peyrucq/AFP/Getty Images

On the opening day of her trial on Monday, Fabienne Kabou told the court in the northern town of Saint-Omer that she killed her infant daughter Adelai(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: aim of the plan is to “save lives in the Mediterranean”. Photograph:  Vincent Kessler

The European Union is to spend up to €8 billion over the next five years to help non-EU countries tackle migration, in what has been hailed as a “new(...)

Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday: he was sentenced  to life in prison. Photograph: Carley Petesch/AP Photo

Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, has been convicted of crimes against humanity, the first time an ex-leader has been tried in an African (...)

A photograph from on August 16th, 1983, shows Chad’s president Hissène Habré in N’Djamena. Photograph: Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images

A judge has declared Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and tortu(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks as vice-president Joe Biden,  US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci and members of the press listen after a meeting about the Zika virus in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Doctors are monitoring 279 pregnant women with confirmed or suspected Zika virus infections in the US and its territories, federal health officials sa(...)

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