China Seeks Japan’s Help to Support Winter Olympics

China has urged Japan to support the Beijing Olympics amid calls for a boycott from Western nations over their alleged human rights violations. “China fully supported Japan in hosting the Tokyo Olympics. Japan should have basic faith,” said Chinese Foreign …

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French Soccer Star Karim Benzema Found Guilty in Sex Tape Blackmail Case

A French court on Nov. 24 found international soccer star Karim Benzema guilty of conspiring to blackmail a former teammate with a sex tape. The court in Versailles handed a one-year suspended jail sentence to Benzema and ordered him to …

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Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Tells Olympic Officials She is ‘Safe and Well’

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said she was “safe and well” in a video call on Nov. 21, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced amid global concerns on the whereabouts of the athlete. “Peng Shuai thanked the IOC for its …

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Women’s Tennis Association Calls for Investigation into Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai’s Sexual Assault Allegations

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has called for a “full, fair, and transparent” investigation into the sexual assault allegations made by Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai against former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoi. “Peng Shuai, and all women, deserve to be …

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Transgender Teen Sues Tennessee Over Anti-Trans School Sports Ban

Civil rights groups on Nov. 4 filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender teen to challenge a controversial Tennessee law that restricts transgender youth from participating in school sports. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the …

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Restricting Transgender Student Athletes in School Sports into Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Oct. 25 that restricts transgender student athletes in the state from playing on public school sports teams that align with their gender identities. Under House Bill 25, student athletes, who compete in …

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Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey Breaks Women’s Half Marathon World Record

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s half marathon world record in Valencia on Oct. 24. Gidey finished the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso with a time of 1:02:52, World Athletics announced. Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich previously set the world record of …

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