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Oz woman to swim from Cuba to US

With a team of scientists on her side, Australian Chloe McCardel set out to become the first person to make the 166-km swim between Cuba and the Florida Keys without a shark cage to protect her.

Garcia, Woods shake hands

Sergio Garcia approached Tiger Woods at the driving range at Merion Golf Club on Monday and after a brief exchange shook hands with the world no.

Ex-CIA man ‘exposed’ US snooping to ‘protect world’

A former CIA employee working as a contractor at the US National Security Agency said he was the source who leaked details of a top-secret US surveillance programme, acting out of conscience to protec

Archie comics spins into live-action film

Comic book teenagers Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead are coming to the big screen for the first time in a new live-action feature film based on the long-running Archie comic series, its publisher

Afghan, tajik, turkmen rail eyes S. Asia

Land-locked neighbours Afghanistan, Tajikis-tan and Turkmenistan announced Wednesday the construction of a regional railway to expand trade with former Soviet countries and reach markets in South Asia

‘Ronaldo thinks he knows it all’

Self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho had only one problem with Cristiano Ronaldo when he coached him at Real Madrid — he thought the world’s most expensive player was a bit of a know-it-all.

Need to clean up my golf: Tiger

Tiger Woods ended a largely forgettable week at the Memorial Tournament languishing joint 65th in a field of 73, and conceding that he needs to clean up every aspect of his game before the upcoming U.S. Open.

Mars astronauts risk high radiation

Radiation levels measured by Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover show astronauts likely would exceed current US exposure limits during a round trip mission to Mars, scientists said on Thursday.

Ten-wicket Swann spins England to win

England’s Ian Bell celebrates the dismissal of Doug Bracewell in the second Test against New Zealand in Headingley on Tuesday.	—

Graeme Swann took six wickets and 10 in the match as England dodged the rain clouds hovering over Headingley to wrap-up a 247-run second Test victory over New Zealand on Tuesday and secure a 2-0 serie

Rafa leaves harried yet proud

The best Rafael Benitez could say about his time at Chelsea was that he left with the grudging and muted respect of even his most vituperative critics.

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