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23 Feb 2014 20:45 GMT | Europe
The Sochi Winter Games have wrapped up peacefully in Russia.
Despite fears of terror attacks and the cost of the games, Russians have been revelling in their success.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Sochi.
Source: Al Jazeera
Sochi 2014 Live Blog - news, updates, tweets, photos and medal updates from the snow-covered slopes at the winter games.
Italian ex-MP, Vladimir Luxuria, was taken into custody for shouting "it's okay to be gay" as she entered Olympic event.
Europe, Italy, Russia
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
Clashes continue in Yemen's coastal city, as bombing by Saudi-led coalition targets Houthis' air-defence capabilities.
War & Conflict, Politics, Yemen, Middle East
Iraqi troops say battle to retake city will not be easy, with areas "littered with bombs and booby-traps".
War & Conflict, Politics, Middle East, Iraq, ISIL
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