Archive for January, 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:45pm

Equatorial Guinea hoping for a lasting legacy

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Equatorial Guinea was given just two months notice to host the Africa Cup of Nations after Morocco’s withdrawal. And the tournament has seen games played in some remote parts of the small country. But residents are hoping that more than just a new stadium will be left behind when the football ends. Andy Richardson reports. […]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:45pm

Benzema scores two as Real stay top of La Liga

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Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure it remained top of the Spanish league. Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo headed in his first goal for the Basque club 36 seconds into the match. But James Rodriguez headed the hosts level in the third minute, and Madrid never looked back […]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:45pm

Falcao, van Persie on target in Man Utd’s win

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Radamel Falcao scored only his fourth goal for Manchester United in a 3-1 victory over Leicester in the English Premier League. The striker, who is on loan until the end of the season from Monaco, scored between Robin van Persie’s opener and Wes Morgan’s own goal. United provisionally rose to third in the league above Southampton, which hosts Swansea […]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:41am

Woods slumps to worst ever professional round of 82

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Tiger Woods has slumped to his worst round as a professional after carding an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The 14-times major winner, struggling in his return to competitive golf after a long layoff due to a back injury, had six bogeys, two double bogeys, a triple bogey […]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:41am

Greece says it will not negotiate with EU-IMF creditors

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Greece’s new left-wing finance minister has said he will not negotiate the terms of the country’s bailout  with the “troika” team from the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) overseeing it. Yanis Varoufakis said on Friday that instead he wanted direct talks with eurozone leaders, to try to cancel some of the money Greece owes. Varoufakis […]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:41am

Sri Lanka appoints minority Tamil as chief justice

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Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s new president, has appointed a Tamil judge as the country’s chief justice, the first member of the minority community to hold the post in more than two decades. Kanagasabapathy Sripavan, 62, was sworn in on Friday, ending a crisis in the Supreme Court triggered by the sacking of former chief justice Shirani […]

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:26pm

Deadly blast hits Shia mosque in Pakistan

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An explosion at a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has killed at least 49 people and left dozens more wounded, officials say. Saqib Ismail Memon, a local police official in Shikarpur, told local media that the explosion occurred just before Friday prayers were due to begin, as a crowd was gathered outside the […]

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:26pm

Nasrallah: Hezbollah to respond to Israeli attacks

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Beirut, Lebanon – Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has warned that his group was ready to respond to any attack by Israel at any time and in any place, insisting that rules of engagement no longer applied between the Lebanese movement and Israel. In a televised speech on Friday during a rally held to honour the […]

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:26pm

Romney drops out of 2016 US presidential race

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Former United States Republican party presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after a three-week flirtation with another run for president, has definitively said that he will not seek the White House in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity […]

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:21am

Saudi King Salman cements hold on power

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Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has cemented his hold on power with a government shake-up. Thursday’s changes saw two sons of the late King Abdullah relieved of their responsibilities, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. High-level officials from the Ports Authority, the National […]

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