Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia

Welcome to Australia Usain! Usain Bolt is no stranger to the adulation of sports fans. However, at Sydney airport on Saturday, Bolt was welcomed not as a sprinter – but as a footballer. The eight-time Olympic champion, who has agreed an “indefinite training period” with A-League side Central Coast Mariners, …

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Scary and overcrowded

Image copyright Getty Images “I lived in a B&B with my mum for over two months, I was the same age I am now, 12,” says Ellen. “It was always cold. I don’t think there was heating. There were a lot of strangers around. I didn’t feel safe. “You didn’t …

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Latter Day Saints church leader rejects 'Mormon' label

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is based in Salt Lake City, Utah People should no longer use the word “Mormon” to characterise the faith, the head of the Utah-based church has said. Church leader Russell Nelson urged both followers and non-followers to …

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Hoaxed

Image copyright Ysgol Maesteg A few weeks ago, Chloe, 13, shared a hoax story about the alleged death of a favourite actor, Sylvester Stallone. “I thought it was real and shared it with family members. A lot of people were quite upset,” she says. When the truth emerged that Sylvester …

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Kofi Annan: Remembering the world's top diplomat

Image copyright Reuters Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80, spent nine years in charge of the world’s largest international diplomatic body, the UN, in a tenure that covered the 9/11 attacks and the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. His later career saw him mediate in …

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Prize for 'unconventional' royal biography

An “unconventional” biography of Princess Margaret has won one of the top prizes in the UK’s longest-running literary awards. Craig Brown was awarded the James Tait Black biography prize for Ma’am Darling – which combines interviews, parodies and essays. Its story of the Queen’s sister is said to paint a …

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Degree pay premium

Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university and subject actually make? The impact these educational decisions have on English students – after taking into account their background and how well they were doing academically before university – …

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Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKofi Annan accepts his Nobel Peace Prize World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as “a guiding force for …

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The softer stimulant?

Image copyright Getty Images “For me, having cannabis in the evening is the equivalent of having a glass of wine on a Friday night. “People of my generation see cannabis as safer than drinking and safer than smoking,” says Faye, 22. “The health risks [of drinking and smoking] have been …

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Saint's bone returned

Image copyright Historic Images / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption The Martyrdom of St Clement by Bernardino Fungai, about 1500 A drama that spans a continent and 2,000 years, includes the execution of a Pope by drowning and a central London car break-in, has culminated in a ceremony at Westminster …

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