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Thumping win for Betis vs Valencia

Real Betis continued Valencia’s disappointing start to life under new manager Miroslav Djukic as Los Verdiblancos scored three times in the opening 35 minutes on their way to a 3-1 win in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Manager hails Bale’s attitude

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed world record signing Gareth Bale’s attitude after the Welshman scored on his debut in the Spanish giants’ 2-2 draw with Villarreal.

Ronaldo to stay on at Madrid till 2018

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo said he could end his career with the Spanish giants after signing a new contract with Madrid on Sunday that will run until 2018.

Everton hand Mourinho first loss

Chelsea spurned the chance to claim top spot as Steven Naismith’s first-half header earned Everton a 1-0 victory on Saturday which condemned Jose Mourinho to his first Premier League defeat since returning to England.

South Korea troops kill man trying to swim to North

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South Korean troops shot dead a man trying to swim across a border river into North Korea Monday after he ignored warnings, a defence ministry spokesman said.

Typhoon Man-yi may hit Fukushima nuclear plant

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Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan Monday, with almost 300,000 households told to evacuate and fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Dortmund storm forward

Borussia Dortmund stormed back to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 6-2 romp at home to Hamburg to knock European champions Bayern Munich from first place.

Bale scores on debut but Real held

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World record signing Gareth Bale scored on his long-awaited Real Madrid debut on Saturday, but his side were still held 2-2 at Villarreal.

Mine collapse kills 27 in north Afghanistan

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A coal mine collapse has killed at least 27 miners in the north of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, with rescue efforts under way to save about 12 workers trapped underground.

Japan begins switching off last working nuclear reactor

Japan began switching off the nation’s last working nuclear reactor Sunday for a routine inspection, with no immediate plan to restart it due to to public hostility towards atomic power.

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