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WWI tribute for Tour de France 2014 - organisers
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PARIS - The Tour de France will pass through the scene of some of the worst fighting of World War One next year, organisers revealed on Wednesday, as they unveiled a route likely to challenge champion Chris Froome. One hundred years after the start of the Great War, cycling's most famous race will pay tribute to the millions killed in one of history's bloodiest conflicts, visiting towns and countryside devastated by four years of fighting....

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Golf: China's Guan says 'no limit' to Masters ambition
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HONG KONG - Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang says there's "no limit" to what he can achieve at next year's US Masters if he qualifies by retaining his Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship title this week. The Guangzhou schoolboy sent shockwaves through the sport at Augusta National in April when, aged just 14 years, five months and 18 days, he became the youngest golfer to make the cut at a major tournament....

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US rapper Cee Lo Green pleads not guilty on ecstasy charge
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning US rapper Cee Lo Green pleaded not guilty Monday to giving a woman ecstasy before going back to her hotel, but he was not charged with rape. A lawyer for the musician and producer, who is a judge on US talent show "The Voice," expressed satisfaction that prosecutors said there was not enough evidence for sexual assault charges. ...

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Mongolia's nomads turn to private land
Monday, October 21, 2013

ALTANBULAG: Mongolia's nomads have roamed its sprawling grasslands for centuries, pitching their yurts wherever they find pasture for their animals, but now Tsogtsaikhan Orgodol is staying put as part of a scheme to tackle chronic overgrazing.
 
The tanned 53-year-old still wears his nomad's riding boots, but he and his community have been given exclusive rights to 1,000...

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"Mourinho is sitting next to me!" tweets fan
Sunday, October 20, 2013

LONDON - A starstruck Chelsea supporter had an unexpected surprise during his side's 4-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday when he found himself sitting beside manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor with 20 minutes to play in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge and clambered into a vacant seat next to Chelsea fan Sean Buxton. ...

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Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million
Sunday, October 20, 2013

LONDON - The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner. The instrument belonging to Wallace Hartley was found strapped to his body after he drowned with his seven bandmates and some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912....

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Buy it or hate it, New Yorkers flock to Banksy's art
Saturday, October 19, 2013

NEW YORK- Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting  swept up in the hype over Banksy, the renegade graffiti artist  who is leaving his mark across the city this month.       Known for his anti-authoritarian black-and-white stenciled images, which have sold at auction for upwards of $2 million, the British street artist is treating New Yorkers to a daily dose of...

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Januzaj signs five-year Man United deal
Saturday, October 19, 2013

LONDON - Manchester United's teenage starlet Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five-year contract with the club, the English Premier League champions announced on Saturday. The 18-year-old Belgium-born winger shot to prominence prior to the international break when he scored twice to secure a 2-1 win at Sunderland on his full United debut. ...

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Unregistered slimming product "OxyELITE Pro" linked to serious liver injuries
Friday, October 18, 2013

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public to an unregistered medicinal product labelled as “OxyELITE Pro”, which has been linked to numerous cases of serious liver injuries in the United States (US) and one case in Hong Kong.    “OxyELITE Pro” is a medicinal product not approved for sale by HSA. ...

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Outdoor air pollution a leading cause of cancer
Thursday, October 17, 2013

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans.
 
"The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances," said Kurt Straif of the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
 
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