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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
Activists in the Czech Republic demand that a pig farm built over a former Nazi concentration camp be shut down.
Politics, War & Conflict, Human Rights
In religiously conservative Brazil, women risk jail time and their lives to undergo the procedure that is illegal but commonplace.
Health, Human Rights, Latin America
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
Election commission declares victory for former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
Politics, Africa, Nigeria, Nigeria Decides
Legally installed government in Tripoli removes Omar al-Hassi as the head of National Salvation Government.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Libya
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