Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Chad's response to the threat posed by Boko Haram
06 May 2013 14:16 GMT
Miami Heat(***)s star forward LeBron James has been named NBA(***)s Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 season [AFP]
James received a near unanimous 120 first-place votes from the panel of 121 sports writers and broadcasters on the award panel [AFP]
Oklahoma Thunder(***)s Kevin Durant finished second and the New York Knicks(***) Carmelo Anthony was awarded third place [AFP]
It(***)s the fourth time in five years that 28-year-old James has won the game(***)s most prestigious individual award [Reuters]
Only four other players - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain - have won the trophy at least four times, with Abdul-Jabbar holding the record for six MVP wins [EPA]
James has had an outstanding season, shooting a career-high from the field (.565) and from three-point range (.406). He also went on a a record streak of six straight games with at least 30 points and a .600-or-better field goal percentage [EPA]
"When people ask me, I tell them I just try to be the best player on the court every night I step on the floor," James said [EPA]
A year after the military seized power in a bloodless coup, critics appear to have been effectively silenced.
Politics, Asia Pacific, Thailand
Marriage equality vote generates the biggest human rights debate in Ireland's history.
Human Rights, Europe, Ireland
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War & Conflict, Africa, Nigeria
Banned groups, along with their charitable and militant wings, operate freely despite sanctions.
War & Conflict, Asia, Pakistan
People & Power investigates how Chad is responding to the threat posed by Boko Haram across West Africa.
War & Conflict, Africa, Boko Haram
Castro's dream for Cuba's artists and the three architects who tried to make it a reality.
Arts & Culture, Cuba, Fidel Castro
As thousands die on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe, we examine the economic cost of migrant trafficking.
Business & Economy, Africa, Europe
A rare glimpse at traditional life in Algeria as we go behind the scenes at three weddings in the country's west.
Arts & Culture, Algeria, Africa