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Nadal & Sharapova beaten at Wimbledon
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

LONDON, July 1 -- 2014: Rafael Nadal was sent tumbling out of Wimbledon by Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios today as the Spaniard suffered another All England Club meltdown which in turn opened the title door for Roger Federer.
 
World number 144 Kyrgios, just 19 and making his tournament debut, bundled out the 14-time Grand Slam title winner in the fourth round with a fearless 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 victory....

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Suarez apologises to Chiellini for World Cup bite
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, June 30 -- 2014: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez apologised today to Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini for the bite that saw him expelled from the World Cup.
 
"I apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family," said a statement on Suarez's official Twitter account, which acknowledged for the first time that there was a bite.
 
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Experts say Pistorius not mentally ill when he shot girlfriend
Monday, June 30, 2014

PRETORIA, June 30 -- 2014: The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius resumed today with experts saying they had found no sign of mental illness after a month of psychiatric tests.
 
"Mr Pistorius did not suffer from a mental illness or defect that would have rendered him criminally not responsible for the offence charged," said state prosecutor Gerrie Nel.
 
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Fifa World Cup: Netherlands into last eight after downing Mexico
Monday, June 30, 2014

FORTALEZA, June 29 -- 2014: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck a stoppage-time penalty as the Netherlands staged an incredible late fightback to beat Mexico 2-1 and reach the World Cup quarter-finals here today.
 
Huntelaar kept his cool in furnace-like conditions to fire Holland into the last eight after Wesley Sneijder had scored an 88th-minute equaliser to cancel out Giovani Dos Santos's goal for Mexico....

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Brazilians celebrate after World Cup scare
Sunday, June 29, 2014

SAO PAULO, June 28 -- 2014: Brazilian fans launched fireworks, danced and breathed a huge collective sigh of relief today after their team narrowly escaped an embarrassing World Cup exit.
 
Brazilians watching in their homes, at bars and on giant public screens exploded with joy after the Selecao won a heart-stopping penalty shootout against Chile in the tournament's first knock-out game....

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Serena crashes out at Wimbledon in 9-year low
Sunday, June 29, 2014

LONDON, June 28 -- 2014: World number one and five-time champion Serena Williams crashed to her earliest defeat at Wimbledon for nine years today while Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova sailed smoothly through.
 
Williams, the top seed, lost her third round tie to French 25th seed Alize Cornet 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a Court One clash which had been held up for over four hours because of torrential rain which saw 45 matches wiped off the schedule....

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FIFA probes Suarez for biting rival in World cup game
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO: FIFA said it has opened a disciplinary probe against Luis Suarez of Uruguay for allegedly biting an Italian opponent during a World Cup game on Tuesday.
 
Uruguay won the game 1-0 but it was overshadowed by the incident involving Suarez and Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.
 
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Unhealthy air quality recorded in eight areas
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PUTRAJAYA:  Eight areas have recorded unhealthy air quality in the latest Department of Environment (DOE) air quality monitoring station report.
 
Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said the eight areas were Nilai with an air pollutant index (API) of 104, Banting (108), Port Klang (107), Petaling Jaya (103), Shah Alam (106), Putrajaya (112), Batu Muda Kuala Lumpur (103) and Cheras (106)....

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Football World Cup brings global trail of carnage
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

PARIS, June 24 -- 2014: The hangover goes around the globe like a Mexican wave -- a trail of destructive and sometimes deadly celebration is left after every win and the World Cup 'sickie' has become an epidemic. Bogota's mayor ordered a ban on alcohol sales during Colombia's World Cup matches after nine people died in fighting and car accidents sparked by the country's 3-0 win over Greece....

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In prison: Thai women pay high price for drugs
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

AYUTTHAYA, June 24 -- 2014: Lured by easy money, an escape from poverty or family pressure, thousands of women are locked up for drug offences in Thailand, which has one of the world's highest rates of female imprisonment. Mai, 27, was sentenced to three years in jail after she was caught with 20 "yaba" pills -- a slang term for methamphetamine known locally as crazy medicine -- used by tens of thousands of Thais, from taxi drivers to students....

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