26 May 2017
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13/05/2017 23:53

McCall says more to come from 'hungry' Euro kings Saracens

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Saracens boss Mark McCall said "there's no reason why we can't get better" after his side beat Clermont 28-17 to win back-to-back European Champions Cup titles.

13/05/2017 23:41

Nadal primed as Murray seeks clay court redemption in Rome

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Whether he likes it or not, Rafael Nadal will seek to rubber-stamp his status as the favourite for the French Open when he heads to the Rome Masters Monday looking to underline his return to form on clay.

13/05/2017 23:35

19th century jewel-encrusted crown stolen from French museum

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A 19th century crown, encrusted with almost 1,800 gem stones, has been stolen from a museum of religious art in central France, the museum authorities said Saturday.

13/05/2017 23:17

Four killed as Greek train derails, hits house: police

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Four people were killed and five others seriously injured when a passenger train coming from Athens derailed and hit a house near the northern town of Thessaloniki on Saturday, the Greek rail company Trainose said.

13/05/2017 23:15

Light plane crash in Bosnia leaves five dead

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Five people, including three children, were killed when a light plane crashed in southern Bosnia on Saturday, police said.

13/05/2017 22:44

Cavaliers, Warriors eye third NBA finals showdown in a row

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Defending champion Cleveland and powerhouse Golden State enter Sunday's start of the playoff semi-finals pushing toward an unprecedented third consecutive NBA Finals showdown, adding more sparks to an already historic rivalry.

13/05/2017 22:30

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

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North Korea on Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile, the Seoul army said, the first since South Korea's new president took power.

13/05/2017 22:06

Aussie Power captures Indy Grand Prix title

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Australia's Will Power captured his 30th career IndyCar victory on Saturday, winning the Grand Prix of Indianapolis by 5.2 seconds over New Zealand's Scott Dixon for his first 2017 triumph.

13/05/2017 21:47

Swiss stun holders Canada at world ice hockey championships

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Switzerland stunned two-time defending champions Canada with a 3-2 win after extra time in their Group B clash at the world ice hockey championships on Saturday.

13/05/2017 21:19

Sacked South Sudan army chief returns to Juba

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Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he'd never had any intention of rebelling.

13/05/2017 21:16

Farrell receives Foley trophy as Europe's rugby best

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Owen Farrell became the inaugural winner of the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy for the European player of the year after guiding Saracens to a second successive Champions Cup title at Murrayfield on Saturday.

13/05/2017 21:13

Venezuelans clog roads -- even on horseback -- in new anti-government protest

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Venezuelans in cars and on motorcycles, bikes and even horseback clogged roads Saturday and police fired tear gas at them in another day of protest against President Nicolas Maduro.

13/05/2017 20:40

Halep thanks Nastase after retaining Madrid tennis title

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Simona Halep thanked under-fire Fed Cup coach Ilie Nastase after defending her Madrid Open title by edging out Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday in a thrilling near three-hour final 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2.

13/05/2017 20:00

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

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A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

13/05/2017 19:58

Portuguese crooner favourite to win as Eurovision final kicks off in Kiev

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The Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev on Saturday with a melancholy Portuguese ballad tipped to beat off hot competition from Italy's gorilla-suited dance number while Russia sits out after a controversial ban on its singer.

13/05/2017 19:39

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

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China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

13/05/2017 19:28

Iran's missing reformists are the real heroes at Rouhani rally

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The 20,000 chanting fans might have come to support Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday but it was clear their real heroes were the ones still locked away by the regime.

13/05/2017 19:24

Pope «won't judge» Trump before hearing him out

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Pope Francis said Saturday he was hopeful of finding common ground with US President Donald Trump at their upcoming Vatican meeting, despite the leaders being starkly at odds over issues from migration to climate change.

13/05/2017 19:10

Four civilians killed in Ukraine ahead of Eurovision: Kiev

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A top Ukrainian official said on Saturday that «Russian occupying forces» had killed four civilians in the war-torn east just hours before the Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev.

13/05/2017 19:01

Tietjens drives Samoa into Blitzbokke quarter

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Defending champions Samoa, coached by sevens guru Gordon Tietjens, set up a Cup quarter-final against series leaders South Africa after both finished undefeated on the first day of the World Rugby Sevens Series on Saturday.

13/05/2017 18:53

Deal reached to evacuate rebel-held Damascus district: SANA

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Syria's government has reached a deal with rebels in the Qabun neighbourhood of Damascus for the evacuation of opposition fighters, Syrian state media and a monitor said on Saturday.

13/05/2017 18:47

Dancing in the dark: New York club turns lights out

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With flashy lights and lasers increasingly the norm at concerts, a New York promoter is trying a new effect to bring the focus back to the music -- darkness.

13/05/2017 18:43

Tunisians protest over corruption amnesty bill

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More than 2,000 Tunisians protested Saturday in the capital against a bill that would allow officials being prosecuted for alleged corruption to be amnestied in exchange for reimbursing embezzled funds.

13/05/2017 18:36

Goode seals Saracens back-to-back European Cups

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Alex Goode struck the decisive blow as title-holders Saracens retained the European Champions Cup with a 28-17 win over Clermont in a dramatic final at Murrayfield on Saturday.

13/05/2017 18:27

Kings sink Sharks for historic triumph

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Southern Kings defeated a fellow South African side for the first time in Super Rugby when they edged Coastal Sharks 35-32 Saturday after a thriller in Port Elizabeth.

13/05/2017 18:18

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

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A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

13/05/2017 17:57

Protecting Quintana the priority during Giro d'Italia, says Izagirre

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Gorka Izagirre said delivering Colombian teammate Nairo Quintana to victory in the 100th Giro d'Italia remains the priority as he secured his maiden grand tour victory on a thrilling eighth stage on Saturday.

13/05/2017 17:56

France's Macron meets supporters ahead of inauguration

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French president-elect Emmanuel Macron met party supporters Saturday on the eve of his inauguration and told candidates contesting key parliamentary elections next month that they had an "immense responsibility".

13/05/2017 17:36

Hunger and fear in Syria's Tabqa after IS defeat

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When Dalal Ahmad heard that the fighters who expelled the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Tabqa were distributing food, she began to run, desperate for any scraps.

13/05/2017 17:07

Windies hit back after Abbas five-wicket haul

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Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket to trigger a West Indies first-innings collapse to 247 all out before lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Windsor Park in Dominica on Saturday.

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