Match-fixers fired, call for criminal probe after Al Jazeera film

Match-fixers fired, call for criminal probe after Al Jazeera film

Sri Lanka’s sports minister has urged the country’s cricket board to hand over the inquiry into Al Jazeera’s pitch-fixing allegations to law enforcement authorities.  The move follows the Sri Lanka board’s decision to suspend a player and assistant manager exposed...
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Ex-IMF man is Italy’s stop-gap PM

Ex-IMF man is Italy’s stop-gap PM

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carlo Cottarelli met President Mattarella on Monday morning Italian President Sergio Mattarella has asked an ex-IMF economist to form a government as the country faces fresh political turmoil. Carlo Cottarelli became known as ...
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French industrialist and politician Serge Dassault dies at 93

French industrialist and politician Serge Dassault dies at 93

Doubts cloud start of Libya peace talks in Paris Read more Video: ‘I just did what I had to do,’ Malian ‘Spiderman’ rescuer tells FRANCE 24 Read more Warriors, Cavs set for 4th straight NBA finals clash Read more French...
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China Mao impersonator at blockchain conference causes furore

China Mao impersonator at blockchain conference causes furore

Image copyright WeChat Image caption Mr Xu appeared on stage at a technology conference dressed as Chairman Mao A publicity stunt at a conference about blockchain technology in China, which saw an actor impersonate Mao Zedong, has sparked uproar on...
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One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measures

One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measures

Image copyright AFP Image caption Times have changed since the smoky days of the 1970s, when music legend Serge Gainsbourg was seldom seen without a Gitanes France has seen a sharp fall in the number of people smoking daily, with...
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Mamoudou Gassama: Mali ‘Spiderman’ to be made French citizen

Mamoudou Gassama: Mali ‘Spiderman’ to be made French citizen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMalian ‘spiderman’ rescues Paris child – then meets French President. A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in.....
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Africa:Celebrating Menstruation – from Menarche to Menopause

Africa:Celebrating Menstruation – from Menarche to Menopause

opinion By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund, East and Southern Africa Regional Office The cycle of poverty is a complex phenomenon, yet an intervention that tackles just one of its elements can make a world of...
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EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics

EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life. The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers...
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Sensex reclaims 35,000-mark, rises over 150 points in early trade; Nifty up by 53 points; Rupee surges

Sensex reclaims 35,000-mark, rises over 150 points in early trade; Nifty up by 53 points; Rupee surges

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex reclaimed the 35,000-mark by surging over 150 points in early trade today on easing geopolitical concerns and a sharp correction in global crude prices. An appreciating rupee, encouraging earnings by some more companies and eas...
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NaMo App survey: Narendra Modi seeks accountability, commitment from BJP leaders; takes communication strategy to next level

NaMo App survey: Narendra Modi seeks accountability, commitment from BJP leaders; takes communication strategy to next level

As a politician, Narendra Modi brings a CEO’s approach to his communications strategy, applying tools that are taught at business schools to the manner in which he addresses specific constituencies, localising his political messaging. His methods may hav...
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