Video shows Brazil football team Chapecoense boarding plane before deadly crash

Video shows Brazil football team Chapecoense boarding plane before deadly crash

A plane with 81 people on board, including members of the Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense, has crashed in the city of Medellin in Colombia. A video published on Facebook shows the Chapecoense players checking in before the flight at the international airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Chapecoense were due to play Medellin-based team Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana on 30 November, but the match has now been suspended. Nov 29, 2016
Football sex abuse scandal: ‘Hundreds, if not thousands’ more cases likely

Football sex abuse scandal: ‘Hundreds, if not thousands’ more cases likely

A footballer once on Manchester City’s books has said that the child sex abuse scandal in British soccer could widen to reveal “hundreds, if not thousands” of victims. Jason Dunford, a former youth team player with Manchester City, is one of four people to waive their right to anonymity and appear on a BBC television programme about the abuse. The players came forward in the wake of former Crew Alexandra player Andy Woodward revealing he was molested as a boy by convicted paedophile Barry Bennell. Dunford said Bennell had also tried to abuse him. Nov 28, 2016
Taiwan: Thousands gather to protest special law for same-sex marriage

Taiwan: Thousands gather to protest special law for same-sex marriage

Taiwan is regarded as one of the most LGBT-friendly places in Asia, annually hosting the biggest gay pride event in the region with tens of thousands of participants from throughout the continent. But MPs have taken a u-turn on legalising same-sex marriage, instead opting for a special law to regulate unions between couples. Nov 28, 2016