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Rio faces marathon run to 2016 Olympics
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, August 5 -- 2014: With two years to go Rio de Janeiro faces a marathon race to ensure their 2016 Olympic Games match the success of the World Cup.
 
Germany's triumph over Argentina at Rio's Maracana stadium brought the curtain down on a World Cup heralded as one of the best ever staged.
 
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McIlroy back on top of world golf
Monday, August 4, 2014

AKRON, August 4 -- 2014: Rory McIlroy is back on top of the golf world, following up his British Open triumph with an elite World Golf Championships win yesterday. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland rallied from a three-stroke deficit to beat Spain's Sergio Garcia by two strokes at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. ...

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Line - from tsunami lifeline to listing
Sunday, August 3, 2014

TOKYO, August 3 - A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and imaginative market.
 
Combining instant messaging with shopping, gaming and other features such as letting users send each other cute cartoon "stickers", Line is hugely popular in Japan, particularly among teenagers....

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Jerangau - Jabor road not closed - Terengganu PWD
Sunday, July 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27- The Terengganu Public Works Department(PWD) has denied reports in the social media of Jalan Jerangau-Jabor being closed due a collapsed culvert in the area.
 
Its director, Datuk Shafii Mohamad said he had been informed by the police and road concessionaire that there was no such incident.
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Petronas gives RM100,000 to single mums in Terengganu
Thursday, July 17, 2014

KEMAMAN, July 17 -- 2014: Petronas has allocated RM100,000 for 100 single mothers in Kemasik and Paka in Terengganu this year under the Sentuhan Kasih Ramadan 2014 programme.
 
Petronas East Coast Region general manager Wan Mohd Hasnan Abdullah said RM50,000 from the company would be given in cash and hampers while another RM50,000 contributed by Petronas employees would be used to buy clothes for families....

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Football: Results don't justify more World Cup places for Africa
Monday, July 14, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, July 14 -- 2014: African hopes of more teams at the next World Cup were dealt a huge blow by a largely dismal showing during the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
 
Algeria and Nigeria bowed out in the first knockout round after Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast made first-round exits.
 
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Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report
Monday, July 14, 2014

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazil's football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup.
 
Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday, and after being crushed by Germany in a humiliating 7-1 defeat on Tuesday....

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It's Germany's World Cup
Monday, July 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13 -- 2014: Pint-sized midfielder Mario Goetze wrote himself into German folklore by scoring the winning goal in today's World Cup final that earned his country's fourth world title. The baby-faced 22-year-old's superb chest and volley from an Andre Schuerrle cross on 113 minutes sealed Germany's 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina at the Maracana Stadium here....

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WHO warns of HIV exploding among gay men
Friday, July 11, 2014

GENEVA, July 11 -- 2014: HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organisation warned today, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection.
 
"We are seeing exploding epidemics," warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads WHO's HIV department.
 
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Brazil's World Cup exit: Worse than 1950 trauma?
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, July 9 -- 2014: Brazil's humiliating exit from the World Cup is as close as it gets to a national trauma in a football-mad nation whose identity is closely associated with its team.
 
The country of 200 million people had hoped to win the title at home and erase memories of its 1950 World Cup defeat to Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro, the notorious "Maracanazo" at the Maracana Stadium....

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