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Finnish Olympic ski champion Myllyla dies at 41
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Finnish Olympic ski champion Myllyla dies at 41

Jul 5th 2011, 8:55 PM 588 Views 1 Comment

Though a winner of six Olympic medals, Myllyla’s career was interrupted for two years after his positive test at the 2001 worlds.

US court acquits Casey Anthony of murdering two-year-old daughter
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US court acquits Casey Anthony of murdering two-year-old daughter

Jul 5th 2011, 8:14 PM 742 Views 12 Comments

Jury found 25-year-old guilty on four counts of lying to investigators searching for the then-missing toddler in 2008.

Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag
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# Nice Try

Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag

Jul 5th 2011, 5:37 PM 2,633 Views 19 Comments

Suspicions were raised when the woman left the facility with a bulky suitcase after a conjugal visit.

Twin bomb attacks kills 35 people north of Baghdad
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Twin bomb attacks kills 35 people north of Baghdad

Jul 5th 2011, 2:43 PM 64 Views 0 Comments

As Iraq debates whether to ask the United States to keep some American troops here past their year-end withdrawal deadline, twin bomb attacks kill at least 35 people.

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Dangerous e.coli seeds still on sale

Jul 5th 2011, 2:07 PM 400 Views 2 Comments

Officials are warning people not to grow or eat their own sprouts as infected seeds are thought to still be in circulation.

Ciarán Sheehan's injury blow: the Twitter reaction
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# Sympathy For D'Rebel

Ciarán Sheehan's injury blow: the Twitter reaction

Jul 4th 2011, 7:09 PM 878 Views 0 Comments

The GAA world has been digesting the news that Cork’s talented forward will miss the rest of the season.

Gaddafi's son says western nations a 'target'
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# Libya

Gaddafi's son says western nations a 'target'

Jul 4th 2011, 6:48 PM 208 Views 4 Comments

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi said Libya is ready to call a cease-fire, adopt a new constitution and hold democratic elections – but warned that western countries supporting the country’s rebels are “a reasonable target”.

Eeeew! Frank Schleck freaks out when he swallows an insect
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# Flying It

Eeeew! Frank Schleck freaks out when he swallows an insect

Jul 4th 2011, 4:49 PM 207 Views 0 Comments

Schleck said he has to remember techniques to help himself relax when he swallowed an insect.

Sting backs out of Kazakhstan concert because of ‘virtual picket line’
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Sting backs out of Kazakhstan concert because of ‘virtual picket line’

Jul 4th 2011, 1:28 PM 324 Views 11 Comments

The singer has cancelled the show planned for this evening after Amnesty International told him about repression against oil and gas workers.

Watney flawless to win by 2 shots at Aronimink
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# Nick Of Time

Watney flawless to win by 2 shots at Aronimink

Jul 4th 2011, 11:34 AM 118 Views 0 Comments

He may not have been the fan favourite, but Nick Watney was too good for the rest at the AT&T National.

Judges enter “not guilty” plea for Mladić after kicking him out of court
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Judges enter “not guilty” plea for Mladić after kicking him out of court

Jul 4th 2011, 11:01 AM 315 Views 1 Comment

The man accused of carrying out horrendous war crimes in Bosnia in the 1990s has again refused to enter a plea but judges at The Hague have done so on his behalf.

Brilliant Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon
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# Winning

Brilliant Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon

Jul 3rd 2011, 4:51 PM 301 Views 0 Comments

Novak Djokovic claims the first grass-court title of his career, beating Rafael Nadal in four sets in the Wimbledon Men’s Final.

Belarus blocks Twitter and Facebook in bid to prevent protests
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Belarus blocks Twitter and Facebook in bid to prevent protests

Jul 3rd 2011, 4:13 PM 1,471 Views 7 Comments

In photos: Social networking sites blocked as Belarus celebrates its independence with military parade through the capital.

War crimes suspect Mladic to boycott court hearing
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War crimes suspect Mladic to boycott court hearing

Jul 3rd 2011, 3:09 PM 195 Views 3 Comments

But what happens if he refuses to attend tomorrow’s war crimes tribunal hearing?

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture
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Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture

Jul 3rd 2011, 2:50 PM 814 Views 2 Comments

Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.

Woman breaks toddler's ten-storey fall
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# Caught

Woman breaks toddler's ten-storey fall

Jul 3rd 2011, 1:29 PM 1,161 Views 3 Comments

A passer-by saw the two-year-old dangling from an apartment window and rushed to catch her, say Chinese media reports.

Watney, Fowler share lead at AT&T
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# Burning It Up

Watney, Fowler share lead at AT&T

Jul 3rd 2011, 12:41 PM 115 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Nick Watney shoots eight-under on the back nine to set a new course record at Aronimink.

Exit polls indicate landslide win for Thai opposition party
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Exit polls indicate landslide win for Thai opposition party

Jul 3rd 2011, 11:27 AM 259 Views 1 Comment

Party aligned with ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra looks set to win – but faces serious national issues if it forms the next government.

Vatican returns to profit despite drop in donations
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Vatican returns to profit despite drop in donations

Jul 2nd 2011, 3:21 PM 329 Views 16 Comments

Vatican officials believe the downturn in donations is one of the lingering effects of the financial crisis.

New study concludes that mobile phones don't cause cancer
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# Mobile Phones

New study concludes that mobile phones don't cause cancer

Jul 2nd 2011, 2:30 PM 737 Views 18 Comments

However scientists say it may be years before a longer term effect can identified or ruled out.

Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown
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# Bahrain

Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown

Jul 2nd 2011, 12:30 PM 123 Views 1 Comment

The kingdom’s biggest Shiite party agreed to join today’s talks at the last minute, but it isn’t too optimistic about how where the discussion will lead.

Watch: Daly wary of Cats' backlash
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# East Is East

Watch: Daly wary of Cats' backlash

Jul 2nd 2011, 9:07 AM 97 Views 0 Comments

Clare man says Dubs are concentrating on the basics ahead of mouth-watering provincial finale.

Chart of the week: the topics up for discussion on The Sunday Game
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# Science

Chart of the week: the topics up for discussion on The Sunday Game

Jul 2nd 2011, 8:54 AM 142 Views 1 Comment

Our team of statisticians were sent to the lab for the week with a graph book and some crayons. And this is what they came up with it.

Nadal crushes Murray's hopes of a Wimbledon final
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# Sorry Andy

Nadal crushes Murray's hopes of a Wimbledon final

Jul 1st 2011, 8:22 PM 504 Views 9 Comments

Murray took the first set, but Nadal soon took over to seal his entry into his fifth final on Centre Court. Nadal will now meet Djokovic to battle for the Wimbledon crown.

Defiant Gaddafi threatens attacks against Europe
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Defiant Gaddafi threatens attacks against Europe

Jul 1st 2011, 7:19 PM 390 Views 25 Comments

Gaddafi has threatened the Libyan forces will move to Europe ‘like locusts’ unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya.

Strauss-Kahn freed from house arrest without bail
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# DSK

Strauss-Kahn freed from house arrest without bail

Jul 1st 2011, 5:02 PM 341 Views 11 Comments

The criminal case against Strauss Kahn stands, and his passport has been retained. He has been allowed to go free without home or bail confinement.

NBA lockout begins as sides fail to reach deal
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# Hoop-la

NBA lockout begins as sides fail to reach deal

Jul 1st 2011, 1:08 PM 85 Views 1 Comment

Is America facing the prospect of a season without basketball in 2011/2012?

Chart of the Day: Is the end near for Federer?
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# Net Losses

Chart of the Day: Is the end near for Federer?

Jul 1st 2011, 11:00 AM 86 Views 0 Comments

If Federer doesn’t win the US Open, a tournament he hasn’t won since 2008, this would mark the first year that Federer didn’t win a Grand Slam since 2002.

Messi can win over Argentine fans at Copa America
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# Vamos!

Messi can win over Argentine fans at Copa America

Jul 1st 2011, 10:16 AM 353 Views 0 Comments

La Pulga, the best player in the world, has yet to prove himself to his home country. This is his shot.

China celebrates 90 years of the Communist Party
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# China

China celebrates 90 years of the Communist Party

Jul 1st 2011, 10:00 AM 204 Views 1 Comment

In a lengthy speech, president Hu Jintao gave no indication of any moves toward loosening the party’s firm grip on power

Nasty surprise for airline passenger: 'That's a scorpion'
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# Scorpion On A Plane

Nasty surprise for airline passenger: 'That's a scorpion'

Jun 30th 2011, 8:56 PM 1,313 Views 5 Comments

Flight from Seattle to Anchorage had a stowaway on board…

Germany to completely stop producing nuclear power by 2022
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Germany to completely stop producing nuclear power by 2022

Jun 30th 2011, 7:25 PM 303 Views 9 Comments

In a u-turn prompted by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan, German lawmakers today voted to close their country’s nuclear power plants.

Man boards US flight with invalid airline pass
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Man boards US flight with invalid airline pass

Jun 30th 2011, 5:25 PM 840 Views 15 Comments

US authorities say that when arrested, the Nigeran man had more than ten other expired boarding passes belonging to other people in his bag.

Sharapova advances to meet Kvitova in Wimbledon final
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Sharapova advances to meet Kvitova in Wimbledon final

Jun 30th 2011, 5:00 PM 282 Views 6 Comments

21-year-old Czech beat Victoria Azarenka 6-1 3-6 6-2, while Sharapova made short work of Sabine Lisicki, winning 6-4 6-3.

Video: Nicolas Sarkozy attacked while meeting the public
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Video: Nicolas Sarkozy attacked while meeting the public

Jun 30th 2011, 3:57 PM 796 Views 5 Comments

The French president’s security wasted no time in tackling the man who grabbed at Sarkozy.

Arrest warrants issued for murder that 'changed Arab nation'
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Arrest warrants issued for murder that 'changed Arab nation'

Jun 30th 2011, 1:55 PM 169 Views 1 Comment

Many fear that tensions over the tribunal investigating the death of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could plunge the country into a new crisis.

UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'
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UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'

Jun 30th 2011, 10:26 AM 361 Views 1 Comment

The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.

Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea
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Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea

Jun 29th 2011, 8:58 PM 252 Views 7 Comments

AP will be the first Western news organisation to have a full service operating in Pyongyang.

Airport security arrest man with handgun, ammunition in Sacramento
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Airport security arrest man with handgun, ammunition in Sacramento

Jun 29th 2011, 10:48 AM 205 Views 1 Comment

Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 49-year-old after the loaded gun was found in his backpack.

Ten killed as suicide bombers storm landmark Kabul hotel
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Ten killed as suicide bombers storm landmark Kabul hotel

Jun 29th 2011, 8:56 AM 177 Views 0 Comments

The Taliban attackers, who were armed with machine guns and grenades, were said to be breaking down doors and “taking guests out of their rooms one by one.”