Travel Med and breakast: Planet Rail offers a trip to Nice

Hemingway's Cuba, self-guided walking in Tuscany, Valentine's Day in France, and the seaside in East Sussex

Winston Watts pictured competing at the 1992 Olympics

Winters Olympics 2014: Jamaican bobsleigh team on verge of qualifying for Sochi Games, conjuring memories of Cool Runnings

Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are hoping to take part in the two-man sleds

Jamaica's two-time Olympic 200m gold medalist Veronica Campbell Brown tested positive for a banned substance earlier this year

Entire Jamaican anti-doping board resigns amid controversy over failed drug tests

Move comes as former senior Jamaican official claimed only one drug test was carried out on Jamaican athletes in months before London 2012

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Yasiel Puig signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012

Cuba ends ban on sports stars playing abroad

Unclear whether ruling will allow baseball players to jump to the US Major Leagues without restrictions

On this day 1987: Peter Tosh of the Wailers killed

Reggae musician Peter Tosh of The Wailers met a violent end.

It all went swimmingly… as Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim

On her fifth attempt and aged 62, the American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad yesterday finally achieved her nearly life-long quest of becoming the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to the United States without the protection of a shark cage.

Album: UB40, Getting Over the Storm (Virgin)

A second album since the mournful Ali Campbell was replaced as lead voice by his brother Duncan. And they have a theme.

Usain Bolt and Mo Farah pictured at London 2012

Usain Bolt accepts challenge from Mo Farah to race over 600 metres

The two stars of the track look set to battle it out for charity

Usain Bolt in London

Usain Bolt insists he is 'clean' following failed drugs tests for Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay

The Jamaican sprinter is in London to take part in this weekend's Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium

Olive Lewin: Anthropologist who rescued Jamaican folklore from Eurocentrism

Olive Lewin was a Jamaican anthropologist and cultural historian who, over the last 60 years, pulled Jamaican folklore out of the shadow of Eurocentric prejudice.

Tyson Gay celebrates after winning the Men's 100 m event during the Diamond League Athletics meeting

Tyson Gay wins 100 metres at Diamond League meeting in Lausanne

American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's world championships by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds.

Sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown's doping offence 'lesser'

The IAAF have said that the doping case involving suspended Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown appears to involve a "lesser" offence.

Usain Bolt still manages to be a showman after an unexpected 100m defeat in Italy

Shrug replaces Usain's lightning Bolt as 'fastest man in the world' defeated by Justin Gatlin

'World's fastest man' beaten in to second place by American in Rome

Ricky Burns, right, lands a right on Jose Gonzalez, left

Boxing: Ricky Burns steers clear of Jose Gonzalez rematch after surviving scare

Ricky Burns will resist demands for a rematch with Jose Gonzalez after successfully defending his WBO world lightweight title for a third time in Glasgow on Saturday night.

Tupac's aunt is America's most wanted female terrorist

A convicted American killer living in Cuba has become the first woman to be named on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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