Sport Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva says she was misunderstood in her previous comments condemning homosexuality

Pole vault champion's anti-homosexual quotes have put the country into the spotlight further that she will have thought

Semenya secures another victory

Caster Semenya secured her second 800 metres win on Finnish soil in four days yesterday by coming home first in the Savo Games in Lapinlahti.

Jenny Meadows: 'I am happy for Semenya but not all the girls agree'

Jenny Meadows can't wait to take on her rival for the 800m Olympic title but first she wants gold at this month's European Championships

Semenya looks to put ordeal behind her on eve of comeback

Tonight in a far corner of Finland, some 20 miles from the Russian border, Caster Semenya will make her return to the track 11 months after winning the World Championships and being ordered by the IAAF to undergo gender tests.

Semenya 'will make her return in Europe'

Caster Semenya will make her comeback at a European meeting but is not fit enough to compete at the world junior championships in Canada, the 800-metre world champion's coach said yesterday.

After 11 months in limbo, Semenya can look ahead to a welcome return

'We must accept she's female,' says British rival as South African is cleared to run again

Rowing: All aboard the Bateman 'Red Express'

Anywhere but Henley... The chap sashaying over the Thames bridge in the light pink blazer and white slacks may just have received a double-take.

Further confusion surrounds Semenya gender case

The Caster Semenya saga took another peculiar twist yesterday when a press conference that was expected to announce she had been cleared to compete again was cancelled under firm instruction from the IAAF, the sport's world governing body.

Semenya to get gender results today

Caster Semenya is expected to finally learn whether she can resume her athletics career when South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation hosts a press conference in Johannesburg today.

Semenya's 800m return delayed by cancellation

Caster Semenya's return to racing has been put on hold after an international track meeting in Zaragoza was cancelled because of a budget shortfall.

I'm finally competing on level playing field, says Meadows

Wigan golden girl shrugs off rivals' drug offences to stay on track for 800m glory

Semenya announces June return

The world 800m champion Caster Semenya has confirmed she will return to competitive action on 24 June in Spain.

Semenya's law firm threatens action

The legal firm representing Caster Semenya has threatened to take legal action to get the world 800m champion back into action on the South African track and field circuit. Dewey & LeBoeuf said yesterday that it would consider mounting a case against Athletics South Africa if the domestic governing body continued to bar its client from competition, pending the outcome of gender verification tests on the 19-year-old by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Sport in brief: Semenya told to wait until June for ruling that could let her run

Athletics: Caster Semenya may have declared her intention to pick up the threads of her career as a world-beating 800m runner but the South African teenager learnt yesterday that she must wait until the International Association of Athletics Federations have completed their investigation into her extraordinary case.

Semenya carries fight to IAAF as she hits out at delays

South African claims her human rights have been abused over gender tests

Meadows in bloom after casting off tag of also-ran

The Semenya question still lingers but Britain's 'new Kelly' is surging ahead full of confidence for Doha
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee