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Pakistan: No repeat of spot-fixing

Pakistan manager Naveed Akram Cheema says he's 'absolutely clear and confident' there will be no repeat of the spot-fixing scandal when they play England from next week.

The scandal, which ended with

Saudi to apply law for women only to sell lingerie

Saudi Arabia says starting on Thursday, only females can work in women's lingerie stores.

The 2006 law banning men from working in female apparel and cosmetic stores has never been put into effect,

Australian captain praises the contribution of Ponting and Hussey


"Credit has to go to Ponting and Hussey as well. India are a fantastic team. It is great to have them here in Australia. We know they'll come hard at us in Sydney," Clarke said.

Australia paceman Ja

US teen sentenced to 21 years for killing gay student

A US teenager was sentenced on Monday to 21 years in state prison for shooting a gay student in the back of the head, killing him during a computer lab class three years ago.

Brandon McInerney, 17,

Hillary Clinton sees Syrian opposition, US envoy returns


US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton held a rare meeting on Tuesday with Syrian opposition figures as the Obama administration returned its top envoy to Damascus after he was recalled six week

European Union in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers


The European Union's antitrust watchdog is probing whether Apple helped five major publishing houses illegally raise prices for e-books when it launched its iPad tablet and iBookstore in 2010.

The p

Germen city evacuates 45,000 to defuse massive WWII bomb

Officials in Germany's western city of Koblenz say some 45,000 residents have to be evacuated as officials try to defuse a World War II era bomb discovered in the Rhine river.

City officials said on

US gave wrong info before strike, says Pakistan

US officials gave Pakistan soldiers the wrong location when asking for clearance to attack militants along the border last weekend, Pakistani military officials said on Friday.

The strike resulted i

Libya leaders acknowledge abuse of prisoners

Libya's new leaders said on Wednesday that some prisoners held by revolutionary forces have been abused, but insisted the mistreatment was not systematic and pledged to tackle the problem.

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Nigeria Senate approves anti-gay marriage bill

Nigeria's Senate voted on Tuesday to criminalise gay marriage, instituting prison terms of more than a decade for violations in a nation where gays and lesbians already face discrimination and abuse.

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