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July 24, 2014 11:59 PM Commonwealth Games Preview: Table Tennis

Some may scoff at the Table Tennis, once of the most recent editions to the Commonwealth Games, but if you want a test of precision and fast reflexes, you’ll be hard pressed to find a sport that’s more demanding. What is it? Tennis, on a smaller scale. You may well have grown up with a table in your garage, as many Aussies did. This is no garage sport 35

July 7, 2014 5:41 PM Bishops will be Accountable for Sex Abuse: Pope

Vatican City: Pope Francis promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors and begged forgiveness on Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. The pope celebrated a Mass with six survivors at his Vatican hotel on Monday, but in his homily he didn't spell out whether that accountability 23

June 24, 2014 1:29 AM Egypt jails 3 journalists despite international outcry

Egypt defied intense international pressure yesterday and jailed three Al Jazeera journalists – one a former BBC correspondent – who had been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood. A judge handed down the maximum sentences possible to Peter Greste, an Australian, and two Egyptian journalists, who have languished in Cairo's Torah prison since December 10

June 23, 2014 6:31 PM Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt: White House, worldwide reaction

Journalists, human rights groups, and governments worldwide are condemning the seven-year jail sentence handed down to three Al Jazeera English journalists following a trial that’s been criticized for failing to present any credible evidence of wrongdoing. The family of Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, one of the three men convicted Monday 14

June 23, 2014 12:24 PM UK reporter's shock at Egypt's 10-year sentence

A UK journalist has spoken of her shock at being sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty by an Egyptian court of "falsifying news". Sue Turton, who was tried in absentia, said she had been left "speechless". She was tried alongside fellow al-Jazeera UK journalist Dominic Kane, who was also was given a 10-year sentence. Prime Minister 11

June 19, 2014 10:07 PM West Indies v New Zealand / News

Innings and 51 runs, innings and 126 runs, innings and 73 runs, eight wickets, 186 runs - margins of defeat for West Indies in Tests over the past year. The wretched run prompted big changes: out went the perpetually under-pressure captain Darren Sammy, the bowling attack was revamped before this series, and the batting was rejigged before this Test. Barring 7

June 18, 2014 3:03 AM Rare 1-cent stamp sold for $9.5M at NYC auction

NEW YORK — A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp — again. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold Tuesday at auction in New York for $9.5 million, Sotheby's said. It was the fourth time the stamp has broken the auction record for a single stamp in its long history 16

April 11, 2014 8:56 AM 10 Applicants Make Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Finals

VENTURES AFRICA – The 10 finalists of African Innovation Foundation (AIF)’s Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 have been announced by the Switzerland-based organization. The innovators, who made the final cut out of the 700 applications from 42 countries, have created practical solutions to some of the problems the continent has found unyielding 80

April 10, 2014 2:28 PM Time Has Come for Harry Kane to Seize His Chance at Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane certainly made the most of his first Premier League start for Tottenham Hotspur on Monday. The front players were fluid, popping up in different areas of the field, difficult to mark and the main reason for that, for me, was Harry Kane. I thought he was fantastic. He ran his heart out, stretched Sunderland and created space for the likes of Christian 45