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Li Na set to retire
Thursday, September 18, 2014

WUHAN -- September 18, 2014: CHINA'S two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported today, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career.
 
CCTV-5, sports channel of state broadcaster China Central Television, quoted unnamed insiders as saying Li, 32, will announce tomorrow her retirement because of injuries.
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Alleged football match-fixer challenges detention
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SINGAPORE: September 17, 2014 -- A Singaporean businessman suspected of running a global football match-fixing syndicate has filed a legal challenge against his nearly year long detention without trial, officials confirmed today.
 
The home affairs ministry said Dan Tan, also known as Tan Seet Eng, is demanding his release after being held since October 2013 under a special law that allows for indefinite detention....

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High stakes at play in rugby 2015 World Cup
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LONDON: September 16, 2014: England fans will have great hopes when the country stages the 2015 World Cup in a year's time.
 
But they will not be alone, with rugby officials hoping the fact many of the key behind-the-scenes staff at the widely-praised London 2012 Olympic Games, including England Rugby 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans, are now running their showpiece event will produce a financial as well as sporting dividend....

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Malaysian pilgrims hold special prayers for Malaysia Day
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MAKKAH, Sept 16 - Malaysian pilgrims and Tabung Haji staff staying at all the 12 Tabung Haji hotels in Makkah and Madinah held special prayers on Monday night in conjunction with Malaysia Day on Tuesday.
           
Head of the Malaysian Haj delegation, Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman, said the pilgrims and staff prayed for Malaysia to remain...

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Happy 51st Malaysia Day
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Khairy: "Eight gold Asiad target realistic"
Thursday, September 11, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, September 11, 2014: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin agrees that the eight-gold target set for the Incheon Asian Games by the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) is realistic and achievable.
 
The target for Incheon is set lower than that for the previous games in Guangzhou after a study was made on the current performance of athletes and their opponents.
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Pistorius not guilty of murder (Updated)
Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, September 11, 2014: "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was today found not guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a judge dismissed the most serious charges against him.   "The state clearly has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated...

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Palestinians determined to rise above war... in football
Thursday, September 11, 2014

MANILA, September 11 - For goalkeeper Ramzi Saleh, representing his Palestinian homeland on the football field is about far, far more than playing the beautiful game.
 
The veteran keeper gives the impression that throwing his tall, powerful frame across the goal to block shots is as much a political statement as a sporting endeavour.
 
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Media professionals should do more to protect children - Rosmah Mansor
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 - More research should be done by media industry professionals, educational experts and policy makers to promote better policy guidelines and direction for the protection of media content for children globally, said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
           
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Demographic crisis empties out Japan's countryside
Monday, September 8, 2014

AYUKAWA, September 8, 2014: The tiny Japanese community of Mishima was desperate to reverse its shrinking population so officials came up with what they hoped would be a game-changing plan: free cows. Anyone willing to pack up and move to the remote southern village of 379 residents would get a no-cost calf or 500,000 yen ($4,900) in cash. ...

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