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Japan's ice hockey women chase Olympic dream
Qualifying for Winter Olympics in Sochi has given Japan's players hope of a more stable future on and off the ice.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2013 11:24 GMT
Messi scores Ballon d'Or hat-trick
Argentina and Barca forward wins World Player award for the third year running as Pep Guardiola scoops coaching gong.
Last updated: 10 Jan 2012 05:08 GMT
Messi tops Ballon d'Or shortlist
Barca teammates Messi and Xavi Hernandez join Real's Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA world player nominations.
Last updated: 05 Dec 2011 14:09 GMT
Athletic excellence at the Women's World Cup
Intense public interest proves there is a market for women's sports beyond the sometimes raunchy magazine spreads.
Last updated: 18 Jul 2011 13:41 GMT
Japan upset champions Germany
Having won both the 2003 and 2007 editions, this is the first time Germany have lost at a women's World Cup since 1999.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2011 22:06 GMT
Japan's Sawa win AFC award
Homare Sawa wins the AFC women's Player of the Year prize.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2008 12:22 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
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Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
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Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Stop blaming the Nepali guides
In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
Libya: The war nobody can win
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Unmasking Turkey's ISIL strategy
Palestine moves towards post-Oslo phase
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