Israeli actress, film-maker Ronit Elkabetz dies, aged 51

27 November 1964: Born in Beersheba, Israel, of Jewish Moroccan parents; 1990: The Intended, her first film appearance, next to actor Shuli Rand, who later became her partner;1992: Appears in Israeli director Gidi Dar’s Eddie King;1994: Appears in Sh’Chur, for which she wins her first Israeli Film Academy Award (Ophir);1995: Cowrites Scar with her then

World Anti-Doping Agency revokes Russian lab’s accreditation

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday revoked the accreditation of the Moscow Antidoping Center, another blow to Russia’s scandal-ridden athletics federation. The lab had been suspended on November 10 as recommended in the independent commission report that laid bare evidence of state-sponsored doping and corruption in sport in the country. A statement from WADA said

Brazil’s leader vows long battle against impeachment

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed Monday to wage a ”long” fight against impeachment as Congress moved closer to putting her on trial in a deepening political crisis. The 68-year-old leftist leader was in a combative mood in her public response since the lower house of Congress overwhelmingly voted late Sunday to send her case