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Doping shocker for Wales as Aussies target more Commonwealth gold

Doping shocker for Wales as Aussies target more Commonwealth gold
Australia's swimmers were back on the gold medal trail early on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday, while Wales were hit by a second doping shock.

Australia target new gold medal drive at Commonwealth Games

Australia target new gold medal drive at Commonwealth Games
Swimming and cycling dominate the action on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Scotland and Australia looking for more gold in the pool and Australia and England the powerhouses on the track

German business confidence hit by Ukraine, Middle East woes

German business confidence hit by Ukraine, Middle East woes
The crises in Ukraine and the Middle East are eroding business confidence in Germany, a key indicator showed on Friday, amid signs that global turmoil could derail European recovery.

No survivors on Algeria flight, black box found: France

No survivors on Algeria flight, black box found: France
No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that the plane's black box flight recorder had been found.

Ukraine seeks to skirt political crisis amid tough MH17 probe

Ukraine seeks to skirt political crisis amid tough MH17 probe
Ukraine sought Friday to avoid a political crisis after the shock resignation of its prime minister, as fighting between the army and rebels close to the Malaysian airliner crash site claimed over a dozen more lives.

Ukraine president says no need to ditch government after PM quits

Ukraine president says no need to ditch government after PM quits
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked parliament to pass a vote of confidence in the government on Friday after the shock resignation of premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk piled political uncertainty onto the crisis wracking the country.

Lewis Hamilton stays on top in practice for Hunagrian GP

Lewis Hamilton stays on top in practice for Hunagrian GP
Lewis Hamilton continued to top the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg in Friday's second free practice session for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton tops opening practice for Hungarian GP

Lewis Hamilton tops opening practice for Hungarian GP
Lewis Hamilton took the early initiative when he topped the times as Mercedes dominated Friday morning’s opening free practice session for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton looks for Budapest bounce

Hamilton looks for Budapest bounce
Less than a week after his back-to-front charge through the field at the German Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will be hoping for a more straightforward task in this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

BSkyB reveals deal to create pan-European pay TV giant

BSkyB reveals deal to create pan-European pay TV giant
British satellite television group BSkyB said on Friday it had agreed multi-billion-dollar deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox to create a pan-European pay-TV giant.

BSkyB strikes deal to create pan-European pay TV giant

BSkyB strikes deal to create pan-European pay TV giant
British satellite television group BSkyB on Friday said it had agreed multi-billion-dollar deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox to create a pan-European pay-TV giant. 

Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way

Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way
Captain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend.

Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told

Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told
A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan
Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.

Chinese firm files Transformers lawsuit

Chinese firm files Transformers lawsuit
The owners of a Chinese nature park have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the latest Transformers film because it failed to include the park's logo, a court said on Friday.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

Americans alarmed as heatstroke kills kids in cars

Americans alarmed as heatstroke kills kids in cars
Leaving children in parked cars in the blazing heat of summer: it's so obviously wrong, yet it happens with astonishing regularity, with tragic results.

US star Malkovich hits out at Sydney Opera House

US star Malkovich hits out at Sydney Opera House
US actor John Malkovich has hit out at Sydney's famous Opera House, saying the acoustics were so hideous they "would do an aeroplane hangar a disservice".

US 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

US 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert
The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.

Wiggins bids farewell to road, targets Rio Olympics

Wiggins bids farewell to road, targets Rio Olympics
Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

Recovery the key for Valverde in Tour podium battle

Recovery the key for Valverde in Tour podium battle
Alejandro Valverde said he needs to recover quickly if he is to reclaim a place on the podium before the Tour de France ends in Paris on Sunday.

Nibali defends Tour dominance as victory looms

Nibali defends Tour dominance as victory looms
Vincenzo Nibali insisted his dominance at this year's Tour de France is down to consistency as the Italian closed in on overall victory.

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