Posts Tagged Social issues

Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

In this photo dated May 1, 2011, supporters of JS Kabylie and USM El-Harrah clash in the stands during of a soccer match in Algiers, Algeria. Angry fans in Algeria pelted their own soccer team with rocks after they lost a game, killing the star player, Albert Ebosse, in the latest incident of fan violence in this North African country. Ebosse died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria on August 23, 2014.  Like much of the rest of the continent, Algeria's restless youth are passionate about soccer but with little other outlet for their daily frustration, violence haunts the games. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league’s top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.

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Offers of help for homeless Little League champ

CHICAGO (AP) — Offers of help have been pouring in since a Chicago newspaper published a story revealing that the family of one of the players on the Little League championship team has struggled with homelessness.

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Brazilian club promises to punish racist fans

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game.

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Review: ‘Bad Feminist’ essays are sharp, funny

This photo provided by Harper Perennial shows the cover of the book, “Bad Feminist: Essays" (Harper Perennial), by Roxane Gay. (AP Photo/Harper Perennial)

“Bad Feminist: Essays” (Harper Perennial), by Roxane Gay

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ARU announces measures to tackle discrimination

SYDNEY (AP) — A new policy to tackle discrimination in rugby will be unveiled on the opening day of Bingham Cup gay rugby tournament.

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