Malaysia has been stripped of hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for refusing to let Israeli athletes compete, says the International Paralympic Committee. The IPC also says Malaysian authorities failed to comply with protocols relating to anthems, flags and providing relevant visas. “All World Championships must be open to all eligible athletes and nations
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionColonel José Luis Silva: ‘Juan Guaido is the only legitimate president’ Venezuela’s top military representative to the US has defected from Nicolás Maduro’s government. Col José Luis Silva says he now recognises opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president instead. Mr Guaidó declared himself “acting president” on Wednesday,
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BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists. FILE PHOTO: Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat, who is now an Australian citizen, gestures in an unspecified location in Tibet, China, sometime in mid-July, 2014 in
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