Hello, I'm Julie Candler with the BBC News. PresidentPutin has welcomed a decision to overturn lifetimedoping bans on 28 Russian athletes who hadcompeted at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.Sports top court says there was insufficientevidence to prove doping. The IOC says it willconsider appealing against the ruling. Here is EddieEtidorn. The IOC thought that they provided compelling evidence for state-sponsored dopingin 2014 at those Sochi Games, because there was McLaren Reports. WADA conducted theirown report, that's the World Anti-Doping Agency. The IAAF, athletics sports governing bodyconducted an investigation into state-sponsored doping in track and field in the outdoor sportsand Grigory Rodchenkov who is a former anti-doping official from Russia but also turnedwhistleblower provided evidence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport so they felt that theyprovided enough reasons for these athletes to be banned for life. And the IOC are saying thatthis disappointed by this development and it sets a dangerous precedence could have asevere impact on the fight against doping.
Three of Kenya's biggest private television stations are still off air despite a High Court rulingthat government shutdown should be lifted. Transmission of all three was cut on Tuesday asthey tried to broadcast the opposition politician Raila Odinga swearing himself in as president.
A senior UN official says aid workers have been unable to deliver supplies to hundreds ofthousands of desperate people in the sieged area of Syria for more than two months. JanEgeland says the situation is its worst since 2015 with no delivery since the end of November.Aid convoys must be approved by the Syria government and armed forces have to offersecurity guarantees. Mr. Egeland said the situation was screaming for a ceasefire. We need anend to the fighting and we need to have Russia, Turkey and Iran again get de-escalation, asthey called it, which did work to a large degree in 2017, now there is no de-escalation. On thecontrary, hospitals are being bombed. Displaced civilians are being hit in crossfire by bothsides and in air raids. World News from the BBC.