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French flipping over burgers
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PARIS - The hamburger may be a quintessentially American food, but is fast winning over the French who increasingly choose a beef patty wedged into a bun over a baguette sandwich. Research by the Gira marketing and consulting firm found that nearly one of every two sandwiches sold in the country last year was a burger, up from one in nine in 2000. ...

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Football: More Malaysian players fined for match-fixing
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's football association has fined 17 more players for match-fixing, reports said Tuesday, in a widening scandal highlighting persistent corruption in the country's leagues. In December, five players on Kuala Lumpur's squad and three officials were fined and banned for life in the scandal, but the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) let their 17 teammates off with mere fines on Monday, saying they were threatened by bookies to cheat....

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Cancer cases set to rise by half by 2030
Monday, February 3, 2014

PARIS: New cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030, reaching 21.6 million per year compared to 14 million in 2012, the UN said on Monday in a global analysis of the scourge. Cancer deaths, meanwhile, will likely rise from 8.2 million to 13 million per year as the world's population grows and ages and more people adopt risky lifestyle habits, said the report compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)....

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India tiger hunters on stakeout for 'hungry' man-eater
Monday, February 3, 2014

BIJNOR, February 3 - As he trains his .458 Winchester Magnum rifle on a tethered goat he is using as bait, tiger-hunter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan whispers that it is only a matter of time before his real prey reappears.
 
"Now is a very dangerous time. The next human attack could happen anytime," said the 55-year-old, who is leading a major tiger hunt on the outskirts of India's Jim Corbett National Park....

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T-Team remain mum over incident involving abandoned match against JDT
Sunday, February 2, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- The T-Team management remained mum over the team's decision to not continue their match against Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) in the second half at the Larkin Stadium.   The match between JDT and T-Team was abandoned after T-Team refused to resume the match after half time when JDT was leading 2-1.   ...

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Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan
Saturday, February 1, 2014

SYDNEY - Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters. Association of Marine Park Tour Operators president Colin McKenzie, the peak industry lobby group covering tourism in the World Heritage-listed reef region, accused the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority of pandering to politicians....

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Police charge Bieber with assault
Thursday, January 30, 2014

TORONTO: Canadian police charged pop star Justin Bieber on Wednesday with the December assault of a limousine driver, shortly after the 19-year-old had turned himself in.
 
The young heartthrob will go before court on March 10, Toronto police said in a statement that came out just over two hours after he had handed himself in, amid chaotic scenes.
 
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International football transfers hit $3.7 billion in 2013
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GENEVA: The value of the international player transfer market jumped by 41 per cent to $3.7 billion in 2013, driven by a four-per cent rise in the volume of sales, FIFA said on Wednesday.
 
Global football's governing body said that its Transfer Matching System handled a total of 12,309 cross-border deals involving male professional players, underlining the rosiness of the market.
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New Zealand PM mulls flag change
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WELLINGTON - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday he supported changing the national flag but would hold a referendum before any decision was made to ditch the existing banner....

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British MPs criticise queen's household finances
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LONDON: British lawmakers on Tuesday urged Queen Elizabeth II's royal household to further reduce running costs and get to grips with a backlog of property repairs.
 
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report revealed that Queen's reserves were down to £1 million ($1.65 million) after the household ran a deficit of £2.3 million in 2012-13, a figure it called an historically low level of contingence....

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