22/06/2015 - 08:01

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to Times Square

Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP About 17,000 people set out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York’s Times Square Sunday, including the United Nations’ leader, to celebrate the first…

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22/06/2015 - 07:45

India bends it like Modi on first World Yoga Day

AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the first International Yoga Day as heralding a “new era of peace”, moments before he surprised thousands in…

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22/06/2015 - 07:38

Tears of joy not grief as Kosovan fulfils Games dream

AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ A decades-long dream kept alive despite the threat of death came to fruition amidst tears of joy when the Kosovans paraded under their own flag…

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18/06/2015 - 13:42

Nobel centre severs ties with scandal-hit FIFA

AFP Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP The Nobel centre and FIFA have been partners in the “Handshake for Peace” initiative between team captains and officials since 2012. “The board of directors…

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15/06/2015 - 10:54

Sports: Blood, sweat and tears for Armenians in enemy’s nest

AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV To paraphrase Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, “It’s not the winning but the taking part that counts” — a sentiment…

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15/06/2015 - 08:24

Kenya cricket charity tournament for conservation

AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA Members of Maasai Cricket Warriors (2012 Peace and Sport Award Nominee), a cricket team famed for using the sport to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, women’s issues and…

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