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Unidentified Gunman Kills Nine Soccer Fans in South Sudan

JUBA, Nov 7 – At least nine people were killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman opened fire on people watching a football match on television at the weekend, a police spokesman said on Monday. The motive for the attack on Saturday night in Juba’s southwestern suburb of Gure

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Olympics: Police in Kuwait Raid Football Association Offices

DOHA, Aug 10 – Police in Kuwait raided the country’s Football Association (FA) headquarters late on Tuesday, a week after the Gulf state lost a Swiss court case against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has banned the country from international competitions. “Police and other government authorities visited the Kuwait FA headquarters. Kuwait Olympic Committee

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Body of Indian Climber Found on Everest, Fourth Fatality in a Week

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 27 – The body of an Indian climber was found on the upper slopes of Mount Everest, raising the death toll on the world’s tallest mountain since it was re-opened to expeditions this spring to four. Sherpas searching for two Indian climbers missing since last Saturday located the body of

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Doping-British Doctor Alleges He Doped 150 Sportsmen

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said it was “deeply concerned and shocked” by a Sunday Times report in which a British doctor alleged he had prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs to 150 sportsmen including several Premier League footballers. The paper said Dr Mark Bonar claimed his “clients” included an England cricketer, British Tour

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Cricket: ICC Launches Corruption Probe on Hong Kong Team

By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, March 7 – Cricket’s world governing body (ICC) said on Monday that its anti-corruption unit was probing the Hong Kong team but ruled out any match-fixing angle to its investigation. A day after ICC anti-corruption unit head Ronnie Flanagan revealed the case in Mumbai, the ruling body’s chief executive Dave

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West Indies Cricketer Fined for “Disrespecting” Reporter

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 5 – West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined A$10,000 ($7,197) by the Melbourne Renegades Twenty20 team for asking an Australian TV reporter out on a date and directing personal comments at her during a televised pitchside interview. Gayle had earlier suggested Monday’s incident was a “simple joke” that

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One Flew Over

Zip-Lining, Dubai-style By Anna Yazijyan  “Five…four…three…two…one…” With every second closer to the jump, adrenaline filled every cell of my body, accelerating my heartbeat and blurring reality. Time stopped. “GO!” the instructor shouted, as he pushed me off a ledge. That moment, the inner demons I’d been fighting disappeared, and I was left gliding through mid-air,

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