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March 12, 2018 12:12 PM Adam Rippon delivers inspiring speech as he insists LGBTQ+ youth can ‘be role models’ and ‘change the world’

Olympian Adam Rippon has delivered an inspiring speech directed at LGBTQ+ youth who he insisted could “change the world”. Rippon’s speech was an inspiring call-to-action for the next generation, peppered with the sports star’s typical mixture of frankness and candour. Speaking about setting a new standard for LGBTQ+ sports, Adam explained: “I made the choice 12

March 12, 2018 3:03 AM Putin SHOCK election confession: 'I ordered army to SHOOT DOWN passenger plane in 2014'

IN A SHOCK confession Vladimir Putin has admitted that he ordered military generals to shoot down a passenger jet in 2014 before changing his mind with just minutes to spare, a new documentary with the Russian leader claims. In an interview for a two hour programme to be aired in Russia, the leader is reported to have received a stern warning that a man with a bomb was threatening 21

March 11, 2018 12:01 PM Cyclists take in Swindon schools on nationwide tour

Swindon pupils and staff have been promoting the power of sport and raising money for Sport Relief as part of a mammoth cycling challenge. RideABC, which takes place across national schools group United Learning, see two educationalists travelling almost the length of the country to raise money for Sport Relief, from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle 4

March 9, 2018 1:46 PM Paralympics 2018 are celebrated by Google Doodle

Over the course of 10 days, over six hundred athletes from 80 countries will take part in the games, aiming to win as many of the 80 awards up for grabs. The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport international competition that features athletes with disabilities that include limb deficiency, limited muscle power like paraplegia and muscular dystrophy, vision 20

March 9, 2018 4:03 AM Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country and US President Donald Trump is either a master of brinkmanship or a pawn in a more devious game - depending on who you speak to. But it is the other actor in this saga, Kim Jong-un, the only one who has yet to make a direct statement, who may just be the most significant 15

March 6, 2018 5:13 PM Ex-Olympic tennis ace Pancho Campo reveals his ordeal as he is removed from Interpol's crime watchlist after 15 years over a business dispute in Dubai

A former Olympic tennis player has told how he spent 15 years on an Interpol criminal watch list following a business dispute while living in Dubai. Pancho Campo was stopped by immigration authorities in over a dozen countries after his name was flagged up by the Interpol alert. The 57-year-old, who later became a concert promoter and expert wine taster 3

March 5, 2018 2:56 PM Kim Jong Un hosts South Korean envoy for dinner as Seoul pushes for talks with Washington

The meeting follows the official trip to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong. The delegation, which is made up of 10 senior officials, had dinner with the North Korean leader in the latest step towards rapprochement on the divided peninsula. It followed the trip to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by Mr Kim's sister 16

March 5, 2018 2:52 PM Not that kind of smash, Boris! Foreign Secretary sports painful tennis injury on his nose as he visits BBC studios

Boris Johnson was spotted with a painful injury on his face today after a mishap on the tennis court. The Foreign Secretary had a prominent gash on his nose when he visited the BBC World Service studios in London. The big red weal was apparently the result of an incident while he was playing tennis over the weekend - although aides were remaining tight-lipped 11

March 3, 2018 4:35 AM Katarina Johnson-Thompson targets golden hat-trick in 2018

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has targeted a golden hat-trick in 2018 after claiming the pentathlon title at the World Indoor Championships. The 25-year-old finished 50 points ahead of Austria’s Ivona Dadic and 113 in front of Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez to take victory with 4750 points in Birmingham. It ended a series of heptathlon disappointments after she finished 7

February 27, 2018 5:04 AM Former UN chief scheduled to speak at Boston College

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is making an appearance at Boston College. Ban was South Korea's foreign minister before serving 10 years as U.N. chief. He's scheduled to speak Tuesday on "human welfare and global citizenship." Ban told the U.N. Security Council last week that the "current reconciliatory atmosphere" between 5