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American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach after fainting at the World Aquatics Championships.The 25-year-old was not breathing and had sunk after completing her routine in the solo free final in Budapest.Her coach, Andrea Fuentes, pulled Alvarez to the...
Meta, Facebook's owner, says it has removed a large number of accounts and groups posting pictures and videos of upskirting, following an investigation by BBC News. The BBC found thousands of users openly sharing obscene material of women and girls taken in public without their consent. One man...
Millions of people in Bangladesh have had to flee their homes after heavy rainfall triggered flooding, which has killed at least 32 people.Around 300,000 people have been moved to shelters but more than four million people are stranded near their homes, which are inundated with floodwater in the...
The CDC says that the vast majority of abortions, 92.8%, are performed during the first trimester. Most people who get abortions are unmarried, although they may be living with a partner at the time. About one in 10 women who get an abortion are teenagers, with most being...
"One thing is clear. You cannot go to jail in Thailand just for using cannabis any more," says Tom Kruesopon, a pioneering entrepreneur who helped persuade the government to change its approach. "You can go to jail for doing other things, like smoking in public, as a public...
World governing body Fifa has teamed up with players' union Fifpro to try to identify people who target players with abusive social media posts.A report tracked 400,000 social media posts during the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 and this year's Africa Cup of Nations.The study found that...
Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced following the Russian invasion, their lives changed completely. The BBC followed up on a story of teenagers who set up a rock band in the city of Avdiyivka, right on the front line in eastern Ukraine. They were filmed just a few...
-4 W Zalatoris (US), M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -3 J Rahm (Spa); -2 K Bradley (US), A Hadwin (Can), S Scheffler (US); -1 S Burns (US), R McIlroy (NI); J Dahmen (US)Selected others:+1 G Woodland (US), S Power (Ire), A Wise (US); +2 D Johnson (US), C Morikawa (US);...
Fina, swimming's world governing body, has voted to stop transgender athletes from competing in women's elite races if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty. The new policy requires transgender competitors to have completed their transition by the age of 12 in...
Why do some people grow up not knowing they have sickle cell?Sickle cell anaemia is a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite this, stigma surrounding the disease persists especially in West African countries. Where does the stigma come from and what can be done...