Mohamed Salah scored with a trademark left-foot shot and lapped up the praise from fans as host Egypt sailed through to the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Egypt has started with two wins from two in Group A and has not conceded a goal as it seeks to return to the pinnacle of African soccer. The return came two years ago, when Salah and Egypt made the final but lost to a late goal to Cameroon.
An hour's drive from Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, a lavish monument to national hero Genghis Khan could provide a salutary lesson to the man who built it a decade ago: champion wrestler, businessman and current president, Battulga Khaltmaa. Nearly all of them saw their lives cut short during vicious fights for supremacy in medieval Mongolia's royal courts. Mongolia is at a political crossroads as public frustration mounts over disputes holding back vital mining and infrastructure projects, and President Battulga is preparing for a power struggle.