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Two US swimmers leave Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging

Two US swimmers leave Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging Fri, 19 Aug, 2016

US Olympic authorities have apologized to Brazil after two US swimmers were allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.
Brazil police pull two US Olympic swimmers from airplane

Brazil police pull two US Olympic swimmers from airplane Thu, 18 Aug, 2016

Brazilian police pulled two US Olympic swimmers off a US-bound plane in a row over their claim of having been victims of an armed mugging, officials said Wednesday.
Europe Olympic boss 'temporarily' quits roles amid ticket scandal

Europe Olympic boss 'temporarily' quits roles amid ticket scandal Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

Patrick Hickey, the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, temporarily stood down from all Olympic roles after his arrest over illegal ticket sales.
Michael Phelps wins 23rd gold with US win in 4x100 relay

Michael Phelps wins 23rd gold with US win in 4x100 relay Sun, 14 Aug, 2016

Michael Phelps claimed his 23rd gold medal. Puerto Rico won its first ever. And Jamaica got its first gold of the Rio Games with an emphatic win in the marquee Olympic sprinting event.
Panama agrees to help migrants head on for US

Panama agrees to help migrants head on for US Wed, 10 Aug, 2016

Panama promised to help hundreds of migrants who have crossed its jungle border from Colombia to carry on toward the United States.
Serena's five-gold dream ends in Rio

Serena's five-gold dream ends in Rio Wed, 10 Aug, 2016

Serena Williams' hopes of a fifth Olympic gold medal were crushed by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Tuesday as the battle for the women's title in Rio was blown wide open.
Russia banned from Paralympics over doping

Russia banned from Paralympics over doping Sun, 07 Aug, 2016

Russia was kicked out of the Rio Paralympic Games on Sunday over "state-sponsored" doping revealed in an inquiry last month.
Rio's glittering opening launches Olympic Games

Rio's glittering opening launches Olympic Games Sat, 06 Aug, 2016

The Rio Olympics opening ceremony started with fireworks and laser lit choreography on Friday as Brazil sought to forget seven years of troubled preparations and the Olympic movement to temporarily put aside its doping crisis.
Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks

Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.
Hurricane Earl hits Belize near capital, prompting flooding fears

Hurricane Earl hits Belize near capital, prompting flooding fears Thu, 04 Aug, 2016

A hurricane packing 130 kilometer (80 mile) per hour winds and heavy rain made landfall in Central America near Belize's capital, where officials warned of likely flooding and damage to homes Thursday.
IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics

IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics Sun, 24 Jul, 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation with their sports federations, it said on Sunday.
Venezuelans fleeing crisis flood into Colombia: UN

Venezuelans fleeing crisis flood into Colombia: UN Fri, 22 Jul, 2016

Venezuela's economic crisis has sent a huge but largely ignored wave of people into Colombia, and many more could be on the way, a senior UN refugee official said.
Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, likely to avoid prison

Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, likely to avoid prison Wed, 06 Jul, 2016

- Barcelona star Lionel Messi will appeal and vowed to clear his name after a court in Spain on Wednesday sentenced him and his father to 21 months in jail for tax fraud, the player's lawyers said.
Colombia FARC rebels stop levying 'tax' in peace drive

Colombia FARC rebels stop levying 'tax' in peace drive Wed, 06 Jul, 2016

Colombia's FARC rebel force says it has halted recruiting fighters and demanding money from civilians as it works towards a historic peace deal with the government.
North America leaders defend free trade, resist isolationism

North America leaders defend free trade, resist isolationism Wed, 29 Jun, 2016

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico pushed back Wednesday on calls for walling off their nations from free trade, arguing that more commerce with the outside world is inevitable and will deliver measurable benefits for their citizens.

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Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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Bridge over troubled waters – Growing meritime dispute between Croatia and Bosnia, neglected by the EU

The bilateral international agreement on the state border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Croatia, known as the Agreement on the Bo ...

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