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Sharapova wins, Nadal out
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MELBOURNE -- January 27, 2015: Rafael Nadal's Australian Open dream lay in tatters today with the third seed crushed by Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals, but Maria Sharapova showed who's boss by slapping down Eugenie Bouchard.
 
The out-of-sorts Spaniard, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, was never in contention against a player he had beaten the last 17 times they met stretching back to 2006....

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The end for Nepal's Himalayan caravans
Monday, January 26, 2015

SIMIKOT (Nepal) -- January 26, 2015: For generations, traders and their colourful herds of mules and yaks were a lifeline for remote communities in the heart of Nepal's formidable and often dangerous Himalayas. The traders bravely plied an ancient trail, ferrying salt, grains and other goods between neighbouring China's vast Tibetan plateau and Nepal's middle hills, a profession that endured for centuries....

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Colombia's Paulina Vega is Miss Universe
Monday, January 26, 2015

DORAL (United States) -- January 26, 2015: Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe yesterday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant here in Florida.
 
The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize....

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So, we "meat" again
Sunday, January 25, 2015

If you have been a vegetarian or planning to become one, you might want to re-evaluate your diet choice because an all-green-diet poses its own health repercussions. As proven, meat - regardless red or white - is vital for our health. Researchers say a pure vegetarian diet impairs not only our physical but also mental health. ...

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FIFA loses three major sponsors
Friday, January 23, 2015

LONDON -- January 23, 2015: Three of world governing body FIFA's major sponsors have ended their relationships with the organisation, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported today.
 
The paper said that oil manufacturers Castrol, tyre company Continental and healthcare firm Johnson and Johnson have all chosen not to renew the contracts that have expired.
 
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Federer in earliest Aussie Open exit in 14 years
Friday, January 23, 2015

MELBOURNE -- January 23, 2015: Swiss legend Roger Federer said there was nothing to read into his earliest exit from the Australian Open in 14 years after he was dumped out by Italian Andreas Seppi today.
 
The 46th-ranked Seppi mastered Federer for the first time in 11 meetings, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) in almost three hours, to reach the fourth round for only the fourth time at the slams....

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Lifestyle diseases kill 16 million prematurely
Monday, January 19, 2015

GENEVA -- January 19, 2015: Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organisation said today, urging action to stop the slow-moving public health disaster.
 
Unhealthy habits like smoking, alcohol abuse and consuming too much fat, salt and sugar have sparked an epidemic...

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Muhammad Ali back in hospital
Friday, January 16, 2015

LOUISVILLE - January 16, 2015: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is expected to be released from hospital Friday after receiving follow-up care for a urinary tract infection, a family spokesman said.Ali, who turns 73 on Saturday, was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, said Bob Gunnell of Louisville-based Boxcar PR. ...

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What the colour of your car says about you
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DETROIT -- January 14, 2015: The next time you buy a car, you might want to pause a while longer to decide what coluor you choose.
 
Top automakers throw millions of dollars at researching what the latest tastes are, and say the colour of a vehicle is so important to customers that it can be the difference between buying or not.
 
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Ronaldo is 2014 world footballer
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ZURICH -- January 12, 2015: Portuguese and Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo won his third Ballon d'Or tonight at the FIFA ceremony here to edge within one of his eternal rival Barcelona's Argentinian magician Lionel Messi.
 
The 29-year-old forward -- who played a key role in Real Madrid's charge to a 10th Champions League trophy -- beat Messi and Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer....

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