Posts Tagged Central Asia

‘Three Cups of Tea’ author plans reluctant return

Author and founder of the Central Asia Institute charity, Greg Mortenson pauses during an interview with The Associated Press  in the backyard of his home in Bozeman, Mont., Sept. 16, 2014. Mortenson is responsible for the creation of numerous schools across Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, Mortenson has been accused of numerous offences including exaggeration of facts in his books and financial crimes within Central Asia Institute. Mortenson is the author of the bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn’t want to talk about his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.

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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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Russian woman elected VP of wrestling federation

The widow of two-time Olympic wrestling champion Ivan Yarygin has become the first female vice president of the sport’s governing body.

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Davis Cup: Australia back into World Group in 2015

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione put Australia back in the top-tier Davis Cup World Group for 2015 after beating Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in doubles on Saturday to give the host an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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