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Japan passes controversial anti-terror law despite protests

Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens` privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance.

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

The story of the 25-year-old coach and head of the newly created Women's Swimming Committee, Elena Saboori, epitomises the struggle to swim in a conservative, landlocked, conflict-plagued country that largely opposes women taking part in sports.

Tokyo 2020 bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda quizzed over payments: Reports

Tokyo 2020 bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda quizzed over payments: Reports

French authorities said in May last year that they were investigating the 2.8 million Singapore dollar payments to a Singapore-based consultancy.

Rio Olympics: Bitter Leander Paes targets 2020 Games, if remained injury free

Rio Olympics: Bitter Leander Paes targets 2020 Games, if remained injury free

The 18-time major winner lashed out at reports that he had refused to stay in the athletes` village in Rio and did not want to share a room with Bopanna.

Baseball, surfing, skateboarding, climbing and Karate included in 2020 Olympic Games

Baseball, surfing, skateboarding, climbing and Karate included in 2020 Olympic Games

IOC members voted 85-0 in favour but not before some concerns were raised about baseball.

India to host 2017 World Cup, NRAI aims for World C'ships

India to host 2017 World Cup, NRAI aims for World C'ships

India will be hosting the combined shotgun/rifle/pistol World Cup in 2017 and based on the event's success, the NRAI will contemplate bidding for the 2018 prestigious World Championship, in which 70 Tokyo Olympic quota places will be up for grabs.