Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex
50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the 2012 Olympics: There is no greater pageant in sports than the Olympic Games: 19 days, 36 athletic disciplines and thousands upon thousands of athletes—each bringing their own backstory or sliver of intrigue. From that bunch, here are our 50 favorite storylines heading into the 2012 London Olympics.
London Olympics: Missy Franklin gets another gold, world record
SWIMMING: The quartet of Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger have won Australia’s first gold of the 2012 London Olympic Games with a stunning performance in the women’s 4x100 metre freestyle relay - the final event of the first finals session. The Aussies set an Olympic record of 3:33.15 to crush the Netherlands’ hopes of back to back Olympic crowns, the Dutch settling for silver in 3:33.79 and the USA the bronze in 3:34.24.