Homophobia is not the only motive behind these unsavoury measures
Report reveals there are just 250 adult lions after 'catastrophic collapse' in numbers in the region puts animals in critical danger
Jamaican children have particularly symmetric legs in comparison to Europeans, according to research
The hearts of many are easily swayed by the actions of just a few talented athletes
News comes as three friends took a Boris Bike up Mont Ventoux in France and got it back to the capital with 22 seconds to spare
A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.
ITV will show the opening game of the tournament between Brazil and Croatia
UN approves force to stop escalation of bloodshed in nation on brink of genocide
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England will be among an unseeded pot of European countries for Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup finals, organisers have confirmed.
Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan are the most corrupt regions according to Transparency International
Lawyers for a gravely-ill Nigerian hunger striker are to make a fresh attempt to halt his deportation after he endured a botched removal from Britain involving a 20-hour flight on a private jet hired at a cost of up to £110,000.
A French engineer held hostage by Islamist extremists in northern Nigeria made a daring escape on a motorcycle taxi at the weekend while his captors were being attacked by the Nigerian army.
The climate is more suitable than that found in Europe says the England manager
The commander of the Liberian President’s motorcade has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 300kg of cannabis.
Sepp Blatter has admitted he is open to the possibility of staging the 2022 World Cup in more than one Gulf nation after revealing several countries had offered to co-host the tournament with Qatar.