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27/12/2014

AirAsia jet with 162 on board is missing

Before communication was lost, the aircraft asked to deviate from the planned route due to weather, AirAsia says. The plane was en route to Singapore from Indonesia

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27/12/2014

Malaysia, Thailand face epic flooding

Even by Malaysian standards, this flooding is epic.

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27/12/2014

Somalia: Al-Shabaab commander captured

Somali government forces on Saturday captured a top commander of the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, two of the country's military officials said.

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27/12/2014

North Korea blasts U.S. over 'The Interview'

The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services.

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27/12/2014

Syria ready for new talks with opposition

The Syrian government is ready to send envoys to Moscow for talks with representatives of the opposition it has been fighting in a brutal civil war for over 3½ years, according to state-run media.

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27/12/2014

Breathing support halted for pregnant patient

The artificial breathing support for a clinically dead woman who is 18 weeks pregnant has been switched off by the Irish hospital treating her, an official with detail knowledge of the case said Saturday.

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27/12/2014

Govt. to monitor your weight?

Christina Macfarlane reports on new advice being given to British doctors to identify patients who are putting on weight.

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27/12/2014

Egypt bans movie 'Exodus'

Another Hollywood movie is running afoul of a foreign government this month.

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26/12/2014

Girl: Dad handed me to Boko Haram

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her father gave her to Boko Haram militants who tried to force her to act as a suicide bomber.

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26/12/2014

Father makes plea for captured son

The father of the Jordanian pilot, who is in the hands of ISIS, sends a message to the terrorist group.

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26/12/2014

Kangaroos box in the street

Kangaroos jab and kick in a street brawl. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on two boomers coming to blows down under.

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26/12/2014

Woman's drug probe nightmare ends

American traveler Stacey Addison says she was detained for months in East Timor because she unwittingly shared a taxi with a stranger carrying drugs. Now she's out of jail -- and a guest of a former East Timor leader.

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26/12/2014

Putin cancels holiday vacation

Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced Thursday that he has canceled holiday vacations for members of the government.

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26/12/2014

Zakaria: Are moonshots worth it?

Moonshots are exciting, inspiring. But they are also expensive -- and not all of them work out like Apollo 11. So are they worth it? Should we focus time, money and energy on these kinds of ambitious scientific projects?

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26/12/2014

Chelsea keeps up pace at the top of EPL

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea has the last laugh on London rival West Ham to keep up its relentless pace at the top of the English Premier League with a 2-0 Boxing Day home win as Diego Costa scores his 13th of the season.

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26/12/2014

The week in 22 photos

CNN presents the week in photos.

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26/12/2014

U.S. Army's biggest battle

The U.S. Army calls World War II's Battle of the Bulge, a six-week campaign in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium that began on December 16, 1944, "arguably the greatest battle in American military history."

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26/12/2014

The week in 22 photos

CNN presents the week in photos.

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26/12/2014

World's most colorful landscapes

These eye-catching landscapes are among the world's most vivid. Some are completely natural, while others have been helped along by humans. It's no easy feat to reach many of these spots, but they're all worth a closer look.

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26/12/2014

Airstrikes kill ISIS governor of Mosul

The second ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes, Iraqi police say. He had been in office less than 25 days.

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26/12/2014

6 reasons to go to Greece in winter

Greece is so closely linked to summer vacations that it rarely features in winter escape plans.

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26/12/2014

Suicide bomber kills dozens in town near Baghdad

A suicide bomber killed 38 people and wounded dozens more in a town near Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

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25/12/2014

What's missing in the uproar?

After days of caving, counter-caving, threats, U-turns, investigations and pontifications, it's hard to know which way's up anymore with Sony, "The Interview" and North Korea.

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25/12/2014

Tiger Woods targets return to form

The Tiger will be back on the prowl in 2015 -- and that's according to the man himself.

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25/12/2014

Nigeria's floating community

Born and raised in the floating slum of Makoko in the Nigerian city of Lagos, Sulayman Afose is building a reputation as a photographic chronicler of the community.

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25/12/2014

5 ways to decode a TripAdvisor review

Know before you go -- what testy, deceitful and placating head cases some user-reviewers can be.

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25/12/2014

Nut scandal exec faces arrest

South Korean prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for the former Korean Air executive Heather Cho who sparked outrage by kicking a flight attendant off a plane for serving macadamia nuts the wrong way.

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25/12/2014

Did the Christmas Truce match really happen?

It's a story which has taken the English Premier League by storm and persuaded one supermarket to splash out millions on a television commercial -- but did rival armies really turn the killing fields into a football field?

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25/12/2014

WWI Xmas truce: Fact or fiction?

It's a story which has captured the imagination of the English Premier League and persuaded one UK retailer to use it for its Christmas TV advert -- but did rival armies really turn the World War I killing fields into a football field?

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25/12/2014

$14M car found under magazines

60 luxury cars worth millions were found in Western France and are scheduled to be auctioned off.

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25/12/2014

Millions in banknotes spill from van

Last minute shoppers in Hong Kong were treated to a Christmas Eve cash grab Wednesday when nearly $2 million spilled from a money transport van into the street.

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25/12/2014

Panda cub gets shock of her life

Bao Bao did a no-no and the shock sent her scrambling up a tree.

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25/12/2014

Now you can stay at 'Downton Abbey'

Downton Abbey, with its snooty aristocrats and even snootier butlers, has never been somewhere for the likes of us.

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24/12/2014

Eye-popping 3D street art

Amazing 3D art creatives reach out to unusual sources so they can create more art that stops people in the their tracks.

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24/12/2014

Orangutan granted legal rights

In a world first, a court in Argentina issued a historic and unprecedented ruling that favors the rights of an orangutan held in captivity. Sandra the orangutan was granted a legal action so she may be transferred to a habitat in keeping with her development.

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24/12/2014

Briefs encounter

Soccer fans can unwrap Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham underwear for Christmas but why are footballers getting into the bulging market?

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24/12/2014

Shooter with greatness in her sights

Seema Tomar has worked hard for her shot at fame.

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24/12/2014

He freedives with great white sharks

He's one of the few people to ever freedive with great white sharks. Meet Andre Hartman, South Africa's self-taught shark expert.

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24/12/2014

What is victory over ISIS?

Jim Sciutto explains what a military victory over ISIS will look like.

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24/12/2014

Parents: 'The pain is indescribable'

Samuel Yaga, a mechanic, was making a routine repair on a client's car when his phone rang. It was a phone call that would change his life forever.

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24/12/2014

CNN: Witnessing history in 2014

From the deadly Ebola outbreak to the fight against ISIS, our reporters have brought you the biggest stories.

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24/12/2014

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

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24/12/2014

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

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24/12/2014

From Auschwitz to president's tailor

Martin Greenfield -- tailor to the world's most powerful and influential men -- describes his journey from Nazi prisoner to world renowned clothier.

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24/12/2014

Teen turns $14 into paper bag empire

Award-winning entrepreneur Andrew Mupuya was just 16 years old when he decided to take on the world.

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24/12/2014

Eusebio: 'The Black Panther' remembered

CNN associate producer, Duarte Mondonca remembers his countryman who died in January at the age of 71.

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23/12/2014

What color is your waterboard?

Raphael Sperry says architects should change their ethics code to ban involvement in designing torture chambers

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23/12/2014

Attacks underline threat to France

A 20-year-old French-Burundian posts the ISIS flag on his Facebook page Saturday, then enters a police station in the suburbs of Tours, shouts Allahu Akbar and slashes one officer across the face with a knife and wounds two others before a fourth officer shoots him dead.

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23/12/2014

Monkey revives shocked friend

A monkey revived another monkey using CPR in India, and it was caught on video.

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23/12/2014

Monkey revives shocked friend

A monkey revived another monkey using CPR in India, and it was caught on video.

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23/12/2014

Why Cuba move will help the U.S.

In opposing President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, Florida's Republican senator, Marco Rubio, explained, "This entire policy shift announced today is based on an illusion, on a lie, the lie and the illusion that more commerce and access to money and goods will translate to political freedom for the Cuban people." Rubio has correctly touched on the core issue. But theory, logic and history suggest that he's wrong in his conclusions.

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23/12/2014

Hollywood's new hotspot

Serbia is stepping up its efforts to build its reputation as a key player in international filmmaking.

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23/12/2014

Space exploration in Africa

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23/12/2014

Pope attacks 'diseases' of Vatican

Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy -- or Curia -- criticizing its "illnesses" ranging from the "disease of feeling immortal" to vainglory and excessive planning.

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23/12/2014

North Korea's Internet still spotty

Internet service in North Korea was intermittent on Tuesday, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance.

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22/12/2014

What Joe Cocker stole from Ringo

Gene Seymour asks: On news that the blues singer died this week, was there anyone who didn't think of his apoplectic, unforgettable version of "With a Little Help From My Friends," a song he conquered at Woodstock and made his own?

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22/12/2014

CDC warns of Ebola complacency

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has not reached worst-case scenario predictions, but until it drops to zero, the world remains at risk, the CDC director says.

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22/12/2014

The real story behind Santa Claus

Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong. Historians say Kriss Kringle was originally created to keep adults, not children, off the naughty list.

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22/12/2014

10 of the best safaris for 2015

From horse and camel adventures to treks through tiger territory, the safariindustry Oscars recognize the best wildlife encounters.

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22/12/2014

Muhammad Ali 'vastly improved'

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" after being hospitalized over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

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22/12/2014

Soccer fans become army for good

More than any single soccer player, the fans took center stage during the World Cup.

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22/12/2014

A haven for Guatemala's teens

Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime.

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22/12/2014

An Arab Spring success story

It's widely considered the only place in which seeds planted during the "Arab Spring" may have grown into the first sprouts of democracy. And now, Tunisia officially has a new president-elect.

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22/12/2014

Ukraine: 1.7M children suffering

More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned, with their suffering exacerbated by harsh winter weather.

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22/12/2014

Life in the densest place on Earth

Picture a colossal empire of little houses stacked on top of each other. Visualize them connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them.

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22/12/2014

Mysterious symbols in old carpets

In the backroom of a small house in Pirot in southeastern Serbia, a handful of women are fighting to keep an ancient craft alive.

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22/12/2014

Can you guess who this is?

Already boasting a treasure trove of trophies and mementos, the latest addition to Cristiano Ronaldo's own personal museum is a 10-foot bronze statue of the man himself.

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22/12/2014

Ice storm creates art

An ice storm in Slovenia created tantastic natural ice sculptures.

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22/12/2014

Italy's new churches stir debate

Despite their expensive price tags and celebrity architects, Italy's new churches have not been welcomed by all.

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22/12/2014

School meals: The new gourmet?

With the help of an army of Tanzania's finest senior citizens, one woman is on a mission to put traditional foods back on the menu.

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21/12/2014

2015: The year ahead in aviation

It won't be a banner year for major aviation announcements, but there are still developments worth keeping an eye on.

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21/12/2014

Amazing golf tricks

If golf has a reputation for being a bit stuffy, then the Bryan brothers and their trick shots are a much-needed blast of fresh air.

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21/12/2014

Villagers flee machete attacks

Scores of people have been killed in worsening violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern region, leaving the local population in urgent need of aid, according to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch.

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21/12/2014

Man wants to kill black rhino

It has been almost one year since Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a hunting permit issued by the government of Namibia to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros. He hasn't gone on the hunt and it's still not entirely clear if he will ever shoot the animal.

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21/12/2014

Real Madrid claims Club World Cup

Real Madrid wrap up a fantastic four titles in 2014 as they defeat Argentina's San Lorenzo to capture the Club World Cup crown.

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21/12/2014

Man City closes on leaders Chelsea

Forget Christmas. December is all about defense for Manchester City as Premier League champions draw level on points with leaders Chelsea.

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20/12/2014

Watch out USA, soccer is coming

If you're an American kid thinking of fame and fortune you have a new path to help you achieve your dreams.

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20/12/2014

Balotelli's Queen tweet tops list

He's yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool, but Mario Balotelli can claim one first in 2014 -- he had the most retweeted message of the World Cup.

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19/12/2014

Islanders edge Red Wings 2-1 - ESPN


FOXSports.com

Islanders edge Red Wings 2-1
ESPN
DETROIT -- Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night. Lee was credited with a tiebreaking goal after a replay review, and the ...
Red Wings' Howard leaves game against IslandersNHL.com
Islanders 2, Red Wings 1: Jimmy Howard injured as Detroit's winless skid...MLive.com
Recap: Detroit vs. NY IslandersMiamiHerald.com
seattlepi.com -Octopus Thrower -KSPR
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19/12/2014

MVP Kevin Durant sits out vs Lakers with sprain - Washington Post


MiamiHerald.com

MVP Kevin Durant sits out vs Lakers with sprain
Washington Post
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant is sitting out of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Lakers on Friday night to rest his sprained right ankle. Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks says Durant's injury is mild, but the reigning NBA MVP will sit out at least ...
Warriors rally past Oklahoma City 114-109SFGate
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Highlights& ReactionBleacher Report
Share “Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Kevin...”NewsOK.com
Los Angeles Times -ESPN (blog) -CBSSports.com
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19/12/2014

Hoffman Scores 2, Senators Beat Ducks 6-2 - New York Times


Ottawa Citizen

Hoffman Scores 2, Senators Beat Ducks 6-2
New York Times
OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Hoffman scored two goals and Erik Karlsson had two assists Friday night as the Ottawa Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2. Kyle Turris added a goal and an assist, and Milan Michalek, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad also tallied ...
Recap: Ottawa vs. AnaheimMiamiHerald.com
Ducks fall 6-2 to Ottawa for second loss in three gamesLos Angeles Times
WATCH: Ducks' Cam Fowler taken out by linesman leading to Senators goalCBSSports.com
OCRegister -NBCSports.com -Chron.com
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19/12/2014

Wolves deal Brewer again, this time to Houston for picks and cash - Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wolves deal Brewer again, this time to Houston for picks and cash
Minneapolis Star Tribune
BOSTON – Four years ago come February, the Timberwolves traded away Corey Brewer in a transaction that ended up with him winning an NBA title in Dallas that season. On Friday, they dealt him away for a second time, this time to a contending Houston ...
Rockets acquire Timberwolves swingman BrewerWashington Post
SF Shabazz Muhammad tallies 25 for TimberwolvesCBSSports.com
Minnesota Timberwolves deal Corey Brewer to Houston RocketsFOXSports.com
Charlotte Observer -Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
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19/12/2014

Dodgers'Andrew Friedman to hear about it if Matt Kemp trade backfires - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Dodgers' Andrew Friedman to hear about it if Matt Kemp trade backfires
Los Angeles Times
As the San Diego Padres were preparing to introduce Matt Kemp as their new star attraction Friday, Andrew Friedman explained the Dodgers' polarizing decision to trade the two-time All-Star. The Dodgers' president of baseball operations laughed when told ...
Myers trade haul buoys Rays' optimismTampabay.com
Despite Petco, Justin Upton has big fantasy upside after trade to PadresSI.com
Padres GM Preller daring to be greatU-T San Diego
CBSSports.com -SFGate -Greensboro News&Record
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19/12/2014

Bowl season's biggest, best - Greenville Daily Reflector


Greenville Daily Reflector

Bowl season's biggest, best
Greenville Daily Reflector
The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special. Three big games instead of one. Story continues below advertisement. There's still a bit of controversy just like there was in the BCS ...
Florida State has chance to prove doubters wrong in College Football PlayoffTSN
Abundnace of bowl games harmful, helpful depending on who you askSan Antonio Express-News
College football postseason preview: 39 games, a playoff and other firstsChicago Sun-Times
USA TODAY -AthlonSports.com -OregonLive.com
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19/12/2014

Yankees get P Nate Eovaldi in multi-player Marlins trade - New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Yankees get P Nate Eovaldi in multi-player Marlins trade
New York Daily News
The Yankees are finally making good on their long-stated intention to get younger. But are they getting better? On Friday they acquired 24-year-old righthander Nate Eovaldi as the key figure in a five-player trade with the Marlins, a hard-throwing starter who ...
Yankees trade Martin Prado to Marlins for RHP Nathan EovaldiNewsday
Yankees Acquire Marlins' Nathan Eovaldi for Martin Prado in 5-Player DealNew York Times
New York Yankees Trade for Garrett Jones is One of Insurance, Especially for...Sports Media 101
TheCelebrityCafe.com -Bleacher Report -McDuffie Mirror
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19/12/2014

As 49ers'season winds down, distractions are ramping up - SFGate


SFGate

As 49ers' season winds down, distractions are ramping up
SFGate
For a 7-7 team that is out of the playoffs and should be relatively irrelevant, the 49ers certainly are insistent on gobbling up headlines and media space. If the first-place Warriors and world champion Giants and competitive Sharks expected the 49ers to fade ...
49ers' Jim Harbaugh mum on reported offer from MichiganThe Denver Post
Wojo: UM has made its play: All in on HarbaughThe Detroit News
Report: Harbaugh's family and friends want him to take Michigan jobInside Bay Area
Albany Times Union -TheCelebrityCafe.com
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19/12/2014

Rick Nash's Hot Hand Animates the Rangers at Both Ends of the Ice - New York Times


New York Times

Rick Nash's Hot Hand Animates the Rangers at Both Ends of the Ice
New York Times
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Rick Nash is on such a roll this season that his teammates are employing seer-like abilities. After Nash reached the 20-goal mark for the 11th straight season with a two-goal performance against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, it was ...
Rangers' Derick Brassard unsure he can play after mumpsNewsday
Rangers center Brassard back at practiceNHL.com
Vaccinating against mumps hasn't been a bulletproof solution for NHL teamsMontreal Gazette
New York Daily News -ABC News -ESPN
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19/12/2014

Does Rajon Rondo Trade Give Dallas Mavericks Best Starting Lineup in the NBA? - Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

Does Rajon Rondo Trade Give Dallas Mavericks Best Starting Lineup in the NBA?
Bleacher Report
When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo on Thursday, they strengthened an already-loaded Western Conference and gave themselves a lineup with the potential to be the best starting five in the NBA. In upgrading from Jameer Nelson to Rondo at ...
Celtics Start Post-Rondo Era With Win Over WolvesNew York Times
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle not underselling Rondo tradeFOXSports.com
Rondo Introduced In DallasESPN
News&Observer
all 285 news articles »

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19/12/2014

The week in 32 photos

The Pope celebrated his birthday, a landslide buried homes in California and holidays were observed around the world. See these and other images from the week's news.

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19/12/2014

Darts legend Taylor claims easy win

Sixteen-time world champion Phil Taylor moves into round two of this year's PDC competition by beating Jyhan Artut 3-0.

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19/12/2014

Cook timing naughty, says Harmison

The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.

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19/12/2014

James criticises ISL ahead of final

Former England goalkeeper David James criticises the Indian Super League as his Kerala Blasters side prepare for the final.

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19/12/2014

Saturday's gossip column

Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.

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19/12/2014

Carter gets all-clear from cancer

Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in May.

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19/12/2014

Van Gaal makes Carrick vice-captain

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19/12/2014

Sale Sharks 18-11 Exeter Chiefs

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19/12/2014

Millwall 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers continue their impressive form under Neil Lennon as Darren Pratley fires the winner at Millwall.

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19/12/2014

1. FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Bayern Munich

Arjen Robben's last-minute winner ensures German leaders Bayern Munich end a successful 2014 with a win at Mainz.

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19/12/2014

Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

US swimmer Michael Phelps gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

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19/12/2014

French defender Abidal retires

Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.

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19/12/2014

Blues 21-9 Scarlets

Two tries from number eight Josh Navidi help Cardiff Blues see off visiting Scarlets in a Pro12 Welsh derby.

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19/12/2014

Man's suicide blamed on ruble collapse

The suicide of a businessman is being blamed on the painful collapse of the Russian ruble. Matthew Chance reports.

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19/12/2014

VIDEO: Football Focus for BBC World

Dan Walker is joined by Jason Roberts for this week's Football Focus.

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19/12/2014

England's Waters loses Worlds semi

England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.

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19/12/2014

England right to remove Cook - Agnew

Removing Alastair Cook as England ODI captain is right and he may eventually see it as a blessing, writes Jonathan Agnew.

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19/12/2014

What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?

With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?

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19/12/2014

Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt

Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.

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19/12/2014

Adcocks reach last four at Finals

England's Chris and Gabby Adcock win their last group game at the World Superseries Finals to reach the semi-finals.

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19/12/2014

Hart signs new Man City deal

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him at Etihad Stadium until 2019.

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19/12/2014

Manager Pearson banned for fan abuse

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19/12/2014

VIDEO: Fifa at an all-time low - Lineker

Former England captain Gary Lineker says there is no question that "Fifa is at an all-time low" as a result of the crisis surrounding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.

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19/12/2014

Lineker criticises Fifa 'farce'

Former England striker Gary Lineker says the way Fifa is running world football is a "farce" and "hugely depressing".

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19/12/2014

RFL approves concussion law change

New laws introduced by the RFL will allow teams a "free" interchange when a player is withdrawn for concussion assessment.

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19/12/2014

'Seven clubs' want wage cap scrapped

Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.

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19/12/2014

Cook removed as England ODI captain

Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.

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19/12/2014

BHA delays zero-tolerance drugs rule

The British Horseracing Authority postpones a zero-tolerance drugs policy a fortnight before it was set to begin.

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19/12/2014

VIDEO: Bojan nearly killed me - Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic is a "dangerous player" who nearly gave him a heart attack in the 2010 Uefa Champions League.

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19/12/2014

Russian warplane intercepts

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19/12/2014

Dalglish recalls Hillsborough mayhem

Former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish has described the "mayhem" during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

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19/12/2014

Hazard set for new deal - Mourinho

Chelsea's Eden Hazard will sign a new contract and could become one of the club's greats, says Jose Mourinho.

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19/12/2014

FIFA to publish key report

Is this the moment the world finally gets to know what really happened in December 2010 when FIFA decided to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar?

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19/12/2014

Is this D-Day for FIFA?

It's the story that keeps on giving -- but what happens next could shape the future of football for years to come.

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19/12/2014

VIDEO: Masseur call interrupts Van Gaal

Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal's news conference is interrupted by an announcement on the club's public address system.

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19/12/2014

Gloucester v Bath (Sat)

Team news as Gloucester host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (17:30 GMT).

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19/12/2014

Williams stoic in paralysis battle

Wales centre Owen Williams's passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury, writes Scrum V's Ross Harries.

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19/12/2014

Northampton v Leicester (Sat)

Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).

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19/12/2014

Dowsett in hour world record attempt

Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.

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19/12/2014

VIDEO: Football boss at 27, before Ebola outbreak

Football Focus takes up the extraordinary tale of Johnny McKinstry, who became manager of Sierra Leone at the age of 27.

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19/12/2014

Hull City v Swansea City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Hull City and Swansea City.

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19/12/2014

Aston Villa v Manchester United

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Manchester United.

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19/12/2014

'Sierra Leone has become part of me'

Ex-Sierra Leone boss Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit West African country.

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19/12/2014

Putin denies Russians killed in Ukraine were military

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denied Russians killed there have been members of his country's military.

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19/12/2014

'Derbies are like internationals'

BBC Sport's Jeremy Guscott looks ahead to Saturday's East Midlands and West Country derbies in the Premiership.

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19/12/2014

'Miracle' club Eibar a blueprint for soccer's future?

They do things differently at Sociedad Deportiva Eibar, up in the mist-cloaked valleys of the Basque country. And it is working.

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19/12/2014

Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signings

Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' 24 signings for Liverpool and explains what he should do in January.

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19/12/2014

New York City 'hinge on Lampard'

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18/12/2014

Vettel 'affected by Ricciardo pace'

Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.

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18/12/2014

Predictions: Lawro v Olly Murs

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.

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18/12/2014

VIDEO: Khan wants Pacquiao or Mayweather

Amir Khan wants to fight unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao after his victory over Devon Alexander.

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18/12/2014

Of conquistadors and the Cold War

Just 90 miles away, Cuba inevitably shares a long history with the United States, from conquistadors to the Spanish-American War to the Cold War.

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18/12/2014

VIDEO: Warnock dismisses Ashley Cole link

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock dismisses speculation linking AS Roma left-back Ashley Cole with a move to Selhurst Park.

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18/12/2014

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

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18/12/2014

Capital that was rebuilt 40 times

In the heart of Belgrade, the vibrant and resilient capital of Serbia, a slow and colorful transformation is taking place.

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18/12/2014

Capital that was rebuilt 40 times

In the heart of Belgrade, the vibrant and resilient capital of Serbia, a slow and colorful transformation is taking place.

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18/12/2014

Mumps outbreak hits NHL teams

An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the National Hockey League, with at least five teams affected.

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18/12/2014

Double life of dashing WWII spy

The spy who drew me: How a top British spy become a fashion illustrator

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18/12/2014

VIDEO: Rodgers likens Sterling to Sanchez

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers compares Raheem Sterling to Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez after his side's 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Bournemouth.

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18/12/2014

What did we learn from tsunami?

Almost 10 years ago to the day, the world watched aghast as scenes of carnage unfolded across the countries of the Indian Ocean.

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18/12/2014

What did we learn from tsunami?

Almost 10 years ago to the day, the world watched aghast as scenes of carnage unfolded across the countries of the Indian Ocean.

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18/12/2014

Inside the mind of a cyclist

Defying teachers, riding on Christmas Day and learning to bluff - Sir Bradley Wiggins on the psychology of his rise to the top.

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17/12/2014

US coach banned for eight years

American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.

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17/12/2014

Debilitating outbreak hits Americas

Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.

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17/12/2014

Torrance criticises Faldo comments

Sam Torrance criticises Sir Nick Faldo for labelling Sergio Garcia "useless" before this year's Ryder Cup.

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17/12/2014

Carlin wins British Swimming award

Jazz Carlin wins British Swimming's Athlete of the Year award for 2014 after a memorable 12 months in the pool.

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16/12/2014

ISIS justifies sex with child slaves

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.

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16/12/2014

Berdych appoints Murray's ex-coach

Andy Murray's former coach, Dani Vallverdu, is appointed by world number seven Tomas Berdych ahead of the 2015 season.

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16/12/2014

Thierry Henry bids adieu

After 20 years, over 300 goals and a host of major honors, Thierry Henry has called time on his football career.

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15/12/2014

Teenager Hull comes of age in 2014

Charley Hull has enjoyed a stellar 2014 and handles the spotlight like the teenage Rory McIlroy, writes Iain Carter.

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14/12/2014

Sports Personality winners - at a glance

Your at-a-glance guide to all the winners from Sports Personality of the Year 2014 in Glasgow.

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14/12/2014

Prince Harry presents Invictus award

Prince Harry presents Invictus Games competitors with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality show.

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12/12/2014

Where does football turn next?

Bedevilled by a series of corruption scandals, football's world governing body FIFA has come to an "historical crossroad."

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10/12/2014

Torture report: Harsh reality for U.S.

The senate report leaves little doubt that some CIA practices would -- by any international standard -- be defined as torture, writes CNN's Tim Lister. So has the U.S. lost the moral high ground?

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10/12/2014

Mario sorry for social media post

Mario Balotelli is facing a possible English Football Association charge for racially stereotyping Jewish and black people in a social media post.

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09/12/2014

Graffiti gang's Middle East art mission

Step inside Dubai's first graffiti gallery: a tiny corner of street art protest amid the UAE's luxury hotels and pristine white beaches.

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08/12/2014

Swastika found in Brazil pool

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.

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08/12/2014

'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'

Photos: 'CNN Heroes' tribute show

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08/12/2014

On the red carpet for CNN Heroes

Photos: CNN Heroes red carpet

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06/12/2014

Messi vs. Ronaldo - brand battle

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves fighting it out for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award once again -- but the contest between the world's two highest-profile footballers isn't only being played out on the pitch.

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05/12/2014

15 feet from ISIS

A 22-year-old Kurdish female fighter battles for the scorched earth of Kobani, Syria, and revenge for her friend, who died rather than be captured. "Girls are very prized by ISIS. She blew herself up. She killed a lot of them with her," she says.

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27/11/2014

From 'soccer prisoner' to waiter

Zahir Belounis was the football star who came to symbolize one of the reasons why many argued Qatar shouldn't be allowed the right to stage the 2022 World Cup.

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25/11/2014

Listen: 15 EDM djs on the rise

The annual DJ Mag "Top 100 DJs" list is ceremonially revealed each autumn as the world's millionaire club-banger-spinning playboys jostle for top spot, backed by their armies of adoring social media followers.

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25/11/2014

Visual artists revolutionizing concerts

Take away the 100-foot screens, the blasting lasers, and the holographic projections, and what do you have left? Tens of thousands of screaming electronic music fans with nothing much to cheer except a solitary figure, twiddling some knobs and occasionally raising his hand.

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25/11/2014

Searching for the cure

Big wooden planters full of ripe tomatoes. Homemade pickles. Over good wine and grilled steak at the home of Chris and Hugh Hempel, in the hills around Reno, Nevada, the conversation turns to biomedical research and genetics.

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21/11/2014

Secret to boy's super memory

How football is helping promote a greater understanding of autism.

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20/11/2014

Greatest stage spectacles on Earth

New tech is transforming concert experiences into eye-popping extravaganzas

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18/11/2014

'Criminal' twist in World Cup scandal

The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has taken a new twist as football's world governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss judiciary Tuesday.

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15/11/2014

Morocco stripped of 2015 AFCON

Morocco should be just two months away from hosting Africa's biggest sporting event. Instead, the country has been barred from taking part in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations altogether.

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14/11/2014

Star's snack offering in Ukraine

Orange is the new snack -- that's the case in Ukraine anyway after one of the country's top football players donated 20 tons of tangerines to local children.

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14/11/2014

Equatorial Guinea to host AFCON

Equatorial Guinea will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after striking a deal to replace Morocco.

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13/11/2014

FIFA embroiled in civil war

Michael Garcia, the man who led the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, hits back at FIFA over their summary of his report into alleged corruption by Qatar and Russia.

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11/11/2014

Ebola affects Africa showpiece

CNN's Christina Macfarlane looks at the fate of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as Morocco pull out as hosts.

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11/11/2014

'Smart Sewage' could spot epidemics

Valuable insight into our health is lurking beneath our city streets. "We can reveal the invisible in a city. The underworld we don't see every day," says architect Carlo Ratti.

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09/11/2014

Madrid hits five to go top

Real Madrid smashed five goals past Rayo Vallecano to return to the top of the Spanish league after briefly being deposed by rivals Barcelona.

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31/10/2014

Is $500m stadium's beauty 'skin deep?'

Futuristic. Space-age. A 'world symbol.' An 'icon for an icon.' However you describe it, Real Madrid's redeveloped home seems set to shine.

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27/10/2014

Pallotta: Rome's newest gladiator?

From the ancient ruins of Rome, a new empire rises. But with a nod to the past, the eyes of the city's newest gladiator James Pallotta light up when his thoughts turn to historic sites like the Colosseum.

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22/10/2014

Real Madrid crushes Liverpool

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool as he closes in on Champions League history.

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22/10/2014

Racism and World Cup

CNN's Amanda Davis asks Alexey Sorokin how racism in Russia might play a role in the 2018 World Cup.

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21/10/2014

Teen, 15, makes Euro history

Norwegian 15-year-old Martin Odegaard has another first in football to his name -- becoming the youngest player ever to feature in a European Championships qualifying match after representing his country against Bulgaria.

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21/10/2014

Albania hits back over allegations

It's a plot twist that even a thriller writer might have struggled to come up with during Serbia's European qualifying clash with Albania in Belgrade.

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21/10/2014

Drone invasion sparks chaos

Ethnic tensions in the Balkans and an incident involving a drone led to the abandonment of a major European international football game Tuesday.

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20/10/2014

'Racism in Russia is not a trend'

The CEO of Russia 2018 says that racist incidents in Russian football are 'undesired tendencies,' but not a trend.'

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20/10/2014

Bayern snatches late win

Better late than never.

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20/10/2014

Will India's new pro league succeed?

On Sunday, about 100,000 Indian spectators -- including a bevy of India's top celebrities and corporate bigwigs -- will pack into a stadium to watch two teams go at each other with everything they've got.

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17/10/2014

Should rapist return to work?

Should a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, be allowed to resume their old job? What if that job was as a high-profile football player?

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14/10/2014

Ronaldo's 100 million friends

Cristiano Ronaldo is not only recognized as the world's top footballer -- he's in a league of his very own when it comes to social media followers.

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09/10/2014

Can Real end Champions jinx?

Real Madrid is aiming to become the first team to successfully defend its European Cup title since competition revamp in 1992.

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02/10/2014

Reporters' photos on the scene

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04/04/2014

In photos: History of the Cold War

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04/04/2014

Watch landmark Cold War series

The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.

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04/06/2007

Russians trail in 2014 Games race

The Austrian city of Salzburg and South Korea's Pyeongchang look to be frontrunners in the race for the 2014 Winter Games after the International Olympic Committee described their concepts as "excellent".

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04/06/2007

Czekaj faces year on the sidelines

Wales winger Chris Czekaj will be out of rugby for up to a year following surgery Monday for a broken right leg he suffered in his side's 31-0 test loss to Australia.

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03/06/2007

Early Nicklaus tutorial pays off for Choi

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03/06/2007

Sharapova survives three-set epic

World number two Maria Sharapova has to stave off two match points before beating Swiss Patty Schnyder 3-6 6-4 9-7 in an enthralling fourth round match at the French Open on Sunday.Sharapova is taken all the way before joining top seed Justine Henin and 2002 champion Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

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03/06/2007

Di Luca triumphs in Giro d'Italia

Danilo Di Luca wrapped up overall victory in the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as he safely negotiated the final stage in Milan which was won by star sprinter Alessandro Petachi.

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03/06/2007

Danish fan in court for ref attack

A Danish football fan appeared in court on Sunday after attacking referee Herbert Fandel in the dying moments of Denmark's Euro 2008 qualifying match against Scandinavian rivals Sweden.

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03/06/2007

Federer matches McEnroe's record

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03/06/2007

Kiwis take 3-0 lead in Vuitton Cup

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03/06/2007

Gronholm holds off Loeb in Greece

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03/06/2007

Rossi triumphs again at home event

Valentino Rossi delivered to order in front of his adoring home fans at Mugello to win his sixth successive Italian MotoGP and revitalize his world championship hopes.

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