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Athletics: Semenya releases list of experts for battle with IAAF at CAS

(Reuters) – Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her. FILE PHOTO: South Africa’s Caster Semenya arrives at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with her lawyers in Lausanne, Switzerland, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV The South African 800-metres double Olympic champion on Monday expressed her disappointment after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) revealed the…

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FBI releases serial killer Samuel Little’s drawings of victims

Image copyright FBI Image caption The FBI released Samuel Little’s drawings in the hope that the victims could be identified. The FBI has released the portraits a serial killer drew of his victims in the hope that they can be identified. Samuel Little, 78, confessed to killing 90 people over three decades last year, while already serving three life sentences for murder. The killings took place across the US between 1970 and 2005. Investigators say he targeted “marginalised and vulnerable women”, and that some of their bodies went unidentified and…

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‘He is a free man’: Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport. A police car believed to be carrying Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi is pictured as it leaves the Bangkok’s Remand Prison, Thailand, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November last year at a Bangkok airport while…

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China ‘releases’ Canadian teacher Sarah McIver

Image copyright FREDERIC J. BROWN A Canadian citizen who was detained in China amid frosty relations between the two countries has been released and returned to Canada, media reports say. Teacher Sarah McIver, from Alberta, was held earlier this month for “unlawfully working in China”. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian citizen had been released, but did not name the person. Ms McIver’s detention followed that of two other Canadians. They are still being held. China and Canada both said Ms McIver’s case was different from the other two.…

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Australia releases rare marsupial bilby into the wild in NSW

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Bilbies feed on plant roots, ants, beetles and spiders A rare marsupial that once ran wild in Australia’s New South Wales has been reintroduced into the state for the first time in more than a century. Bilbies – small nocturnal mammals with long, rabbit-like ears – were last recorded in the state in 1912. But now 30 captive-bred animals were released into a large predator-free enclosure near the town of Narrabri, northwest of Sydney. This is seen as a major victory in efforts…

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Vietnam releases cybersecurity draft decree

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam on Friday released a long-waited draft decree on guidelines to implement a cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have said could undermine development and stifle innovation. FILE PHOTO: A man uses an iPad device in a coffee shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo The draft required firms providing a range of services, including email or social media, to set up offices in Vietnam if they collect or analyze data, let their users conduct anti-state actions or cyber attack, and if…

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Nebraska releases RB Bell | Reuters

Nebraska running back Greg Bell, a highly touted junior college transfer, received his release from the team Friday. FILE PHOTO: Sep 22, 2018; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan defenders Rashan Gary, left, and Josh Metellus tackle Nebraska running back Greg Bell during the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press via USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Bell was not on the travel roster as Nebraska (0-4, 0-2 Big Ten) prepared to head to Madison, Wis., to meet the Badgers (3-1, 1-0) in a conference matchup on…

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Saudi rapper releases driving music video

Image copyright Leesa A Image caption Leesa A released a music video of her rapping behind the wheel on the day the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted Women have been allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for less than a week but this young rapper and director wasted no time. Singer Leesa A took social media by storm when she released a music video of her rapping at the wheel of a car on the day the ban on women driving was officially lifted. “I don’t…

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BBC releases computer history archive

Image caption Ian McNaught-Davis presented a programme on Micro computers and how to use them A slice of computing history has been made public, giving people the opportunity to delve into an archive that inspired a generation of coders. The Computer Literacy Project led to the introduction of the BBC Micro alongside programmes which introduced viewers to the principles of computing. It included interviews with innovators such as Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak. The BBC hopes the 1980s archive will encourage today’s youngsters to become involved in computing. With the…

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