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Criticism of Ye Shiwen is unfair
The speed of young Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen was impressive but the reaction to her success has been less so.
Last updated: 02 Aug 2012 20:40 GMT
Olympic committee defends China swimmer
IOC spokesman says Ye Shiwen passed drug test and should be praised after doubts about world record win in 400m medley.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2012 20:35 GMT
Sporting greats swim to Ye Shiwen's defence
China swimmer stunned world with 400m individual medley victory, but her Olympic gold has been greeted with suspicion.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2012 16:50 GMT
China bloggers dive into swimmer drug debate
Wave of online anger follows comments from US coach that Ye Shiwen's record-setting performance was 'unbelievable.'
Last updated: 31 Jul 2012 09:34 GMT
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Voting in the 'world's social media capital'
Indonesia's digerati could be crucial to success in the country's upcoming presidential election.
Socrates and the Corinthians' Democracy
How Brazil's football legend turned every Corinthians' match into a political meeting for democracy.
Thousands flee Pakistan's Waziristan conflict
As the Pakistani army battles Taliban forces, civilians in North Waziristan face an arduous escape for relative safety.
Gold rush for Nepal's ‘Himalayan Viagra’
Nepalese trade in a libido-boosting fungus is booming but experts warn over-exploitation could destroy ecosystem.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
The Gaza conundrum: To invade or not to invade
US complicity in Israel's attack on Gaza
Nora Lester Murad
Riada Asimovic Akyol
Modernity according to the Islamic State, Boko Haram, the Taliban et al
'Nazis rape Brazil': The World Cup according to Twitter
The slow death of Turkish higher education
A Kadir Yildirim
In Pictures: Assault on Gaza continues
Israeli air strikes continue as the Palestinian death toll has reached more than 100, and several hundred more injured.
In Pictures: Lyari trades guns for football
World Cup fever grips southern Pakistani town notorious for gang wars and drug peddling.
In Pictures: S Sudan's joyless anniversary
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence the country’s humanitarian crisis is spiraling out of control.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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