• Former member of Iranian women's football team 'banned from sport' after being photographed without veil
    The Independent56 minutes ago

    Former member of Iranian women's football team 'banned from sport' after being photographed without veil

    A former member of Iran's women's football team claims she has been banned from the sport after being photographed with her hair uncovered abroad. Shiva Amini shared photos on Instagram showing her playing friendly matches in Switzerland and Italy, competing in shorts and without Iran’s compulsory

  • Syrian refugee Olympic swimmer becomes UNHCR ambassador
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Syrian refugee Olympic swimmer becomes UNHCR ambassador

    She escaped the bombs of Syria, and almost drowned when her dinghy capsized off Greece, but Yusra Mardini then competed at the Olympics and has now been appointed a U.N. goodwill ambassador to be a voice for people seeking shelter from war. Mardini had to swim for hours after capsizing in the Mediterranean

  • Avis: Hire car company makes massive advert fail featuring island of Sark where cars are banned
    The Independent3 hours ago

    Avis: Hire car company makes massive advert fail featuring island of Sark where cars are banned

    Avis couldn’t have picked a worse place to display as part of the advert. Sark, one of the Channel Islands, is completely car-free – only tractors, horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are permitted on the island. Not only did Avis use a picture of Sark, it also promoted the idea of taking a hire car

  • Reuters3 hours ago

    Syrian refugee Olympic swimmer becomes UNHCR ambassador

    She escaped the bombs of Syria, and almost drowned when her dinghy capsized off Greece, but Yusra Mardini then competed at the Olympics and has now been appointed a U.N. goodwill ambassador to be a voice for people seeking shelter from war. Mardini had to swim for hours after capsizing in the Mediterranean

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