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11 Feb 2014 02:38 GMT | Human Rights, Football, US & Canada, United States
The biggest sports league in the US, the NFL, could be about to get its first openly gay player. Michael Sam, a star of college football, revealed his sexuality on Sunday. Sam is widely expected to be selected, but as Andy Gallacher explains, he will be entering unchartered territory.
Source: Al Jazeera
Move represents US "diversity", White House says, as Russia's anti-gay policies overshadow preparations for 2014 Games.
Politics, Human Rights, US & Canada, France, Germany
As Sochi prepares to open the Winter Games, activists call on sponsors to speak out about anti-gay legislation in Russia
Europe, US & Canada, Russia, United States
Trash is a fast-growing import in the Scandinavian country, which turns it into heat for people's homes.
Environment, Europe, Sweden
Critics say the UK's home secretary is using Muslims as a 'political punchbag' in a bid to shore up right-wing support.
Human Rights, Politics, Racism
2014 was the worst year in more than a decade for polio infections, with at least 306 new cases reported.
Polio, Asia, Pakistan
Recent court ruling finds police unit not guilty of rounding up and executing 42 Muslim men during 1987 communal riots.
Human Rights, India, Asia
Gulf kingdom's top army officer says airstrikes into Yemen have pushed Houthi rebels out of contested air bases.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran
Record number of voters turn out despite Boko Haram threat, but technical malfunction force officials to extend voting.
Politics, Africa, Nigeria Decides, Nigeria, Boko Haram
It is a source of sustenance but also of tension and new political realities are now increasing uncertainty.
Egypt, Sudan, Middle East
A media post-mortem into the UK's surveillance report. Plus, why five years on in Argentina the media looks so familiar.
Media, Edward Snowden, Security
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.
Arts & Culture, Mexico, Latin America