The struggle of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Eyal Weizman: "Architecture is used as a weapon"
14 Feb 2013 15:15 GMT
In the latest FIFA rankings, usual suspects Spain lead an unchanged top three ahead of Germany and Argentina.
Fourth-place England improved two places after their recent
victory over Brazil in a friendly, pushing Italy to fifth spot, followed by
Colombia, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia and Russia in 10th.
Five-times World Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil
stay in 18th, their lowest-ever ranking.
Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria leapt 22 places up the
standings. The Super Eagles, who edged Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final, rise to
30th place in the table, their best position for three years.
Their opponents Burkina Faso, who defied expectations by
reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th.
Ivory Coast takes the honours as the top-ranked African
country in twelfth spot, followed by Ghana
seven places below. The continent still remains without a team in the top ten however.
The USA dropped four spots to 32nd after losing a World Cup
qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras.
leads CONCACAF nations in 15th spot, while Japan leads Asian nations at No. 28,
down seven places.
South America showed their strength-in-depth as Venezuela climbed
10 places to 45th, leaving all of the continent\(***)s 10 teams in the top 50.
And last, but not least, tied in 207th place are The Turks and Caicos Islands, Bhutan and San Marino.
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Asia Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia
Compensation was paid for the devastating 2008 spills that soaked the delta, but clean-up hasn't begun six years later.
Oil spill, Oil, Nigeria
Foreign NGOs and the military work feverishly to treat the wounded, but many remain cut off from proper healthcare.
Humanitarian crises, Earthquake, Nepal
Though founded in Scotland's mines and factories, Labour is losing worker votes to the Scottish Nationalists.
Elections, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jewish scholar Robert S Wistrich on whether all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, and the root causes of Islamophobia
Politics, Israel, Palestine
101 East enters the world of Sabah's stateless children, who spend their lives on the run from authorities.
Child rights, Malaysia, Human Rights
We meet Chinese conservationists working to protect the world's only freshwater porpoise from extinction.
Environment, China, Wildlife
The politics and coverage of xenophobia in South Africa; and TV regulation in the UK ahead of a contentious election.
Media, Africa, South Africa