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Rogers, Clarke boost Aussies

Chris Rogers fell 16 runs short of his first international century as Australia reached tea on 180/3 against England on Day One of a third Ashes Test marred by another DRS controversy.

Topless activists enter Russian embassy in Sweden

Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm to protest against the country’s anti-gay bill and stigmatisation of homosexuals.

Spain train crash: Driver was on phone

The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barrelled ahead at 95 mph, almost twice the speed limit.

Missy eyes gold rush


Missy Franklin cruised through the water on Tuesday morning, trying to use as little energy as possible with a tough double looming.

USA clinch fifth Gold Cup


It took Brek Shea less than a minute to give the United States a goal. And the Gold Cup title.

Farah challenges Bolt to charity race

Usain Bolt has a new challenger, and maybe even a new distance to think about.

Bus crash in southern Italy kills 38 people


An Italian tour crushed through a sidewall of a highway bridge in southern Italy, and plunged some 30 meters (100 feet) into a wooded ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said Monday.

Doping scandals have set us back: Bolt

Insisting that he is running clean, Usain Bolt on Thursday said the recent spate of doping scandals to hit athletics will damage the sport but won’t affect his own preparations for the upcoming world championships.

Bolivians dance in honour of St. James

In the Bolivian highlands along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the Aymara Indian community celebrates St. James in the days leading up to his feast day every year with an unusual dance.

Law & Order star Dennis Farina dies

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on Law & Order during his wide-ranging career, has died.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.