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Don't make Diack a scapegoat, defence pleas

Don't make Diack a scapegoat, defence pleas

Former global athletics supremo Lamine Diack should not be made a "scapegoat" in a corruption trial in which he stands accused of accepting bribes to cover up positive dope tests by Russian athletes, his defence lawyer pleaded on the last day of the trial in

Don't make Diack a scapegoat, defence pleas

Don't make Diack a scapegoat, defence pleas

Former global athletics supremo Lamine Diack should not be made a "scapegoat" in a corruption trial in which he stands accused of accepting bribes to cover up positive dope tests by Russian athletes, his defence lawyer pleaded on the last day of the trial in

Turkey deploys troops against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Turkey deploys troops against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Turkey launched an air and ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on Wednesday, in a move likely to increase friction with the Baghdad government.The defence ministry said "commandos" moved in supported by drones and helicopters, following

Virus-hit India's overwhelmed health workers brace for monsoon

Virus-hit India's overwhelmed health workers brace for monsoon

With hospitals already severely stretched, coronavirus-hit India is now bracing for the monsoon and its deadly annual onslaught of mosquito-borne illnesses, with an overwhelmed army of public health workers the only defence.Every year illnesses such as dengue

Trump plan to slash US troops sparks concern in Germany

Trump plan to slash US troops sparks concern in Germany

Germany on Sunday voiced concern at reports that President Donald Trump plans to cut the number of US troops stationed in Germany, amid fears it could weaken a key pillar of NATO defence in the region.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said both countries stoo