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Nigeria minister 'optimistic' Boko Haram will free girls

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:33
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) -- Nigeria's foreign minister said Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

India suspends future tours with West Indies after pullout

Stabroek - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:31
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Indian cricket board suspended all future tours with West Indies today, and said it will take legal action against the Caribbean board for their team’s abrupt...

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Pistorius jailed for 5 years for killing girlfriend Steenkamp

Stabroek - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:23
PRETORIA, (Reuters) – South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison today for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that...

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Adam Jones and James Hook omitted by Wales for autumn internationals

Guardian Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:20
No place for 100-cap prop in 34-man squad
Hook also overlooked with Biggar and Priestland selected
Adam Jones: Its a big year for me. I want to play at World Cup
Warburton expects some Wales players to return from France

Wales have omitted the British & Irish Lions prop Adam Jones from their 34-man squad to prepare for next months Test series in Cardiff, damaging the 100-cap veterans prospects of appearing in a fourth World Cup next year.

Jones, who has won 95 caps for Wales and five for the Lions, was substituted 31 minutes into Waless first Test against South Africa last June and was left out of the matchday 23 the following week. He joined Cardiff Blues from Ospreys before the start of the season, saying his aim was to regain his place in the Wales side. A player who has been a fixture in the Wales side since Warren Gatland took over as national head coach is now fourth in line with Samson Lee, Aaron Jarvis and Rhodri Jones the three tightheads in the squad.

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Kingston Wharves breaks ground Wednesday for Logistics Facility

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:03
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) will, on Wednesday, October 22, formally break ground for the construction of its Total Logistics Facility.

JUTC buys maintenance vehicles

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica --- The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has purchased three maintenance vehicles through a Euro Loan facility available to the state-owned company.

Key reappointed as Kent captain

BBC Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:39
Kent announce experienced batsman Rob Key has been reappointed as captain for the 2015 season.

Rewards for Mexico missing students

BBC - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:38
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.

VIDEO: Reeva's parents: 'Justice is served'

BBC Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:36
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by Oscar Pistorius, have said that justice has been done, as the South African athlete is sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.

Russia blames 'negligent' airport bosses for Total CEO's crash

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:36
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Oscar Pistorius cannot compete until 2019, IPC confirms

Guardian Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:34
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison
Pistorius will miss Rio Paralympics in 2016
Paralympic head says no decision taken on Pistorius

The International Paralympic Committee has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to return to competition until 2019 after he was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

An IPC spokesman confirmed that Pistorius, the first athlete to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics in London in 2012, would be banned from the Rio Games even if he had been released on licence by that point.

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Talking Horses: best bets for Tuesdays racing plus our competition

Guardian Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:33
Gary Moore is weighing up whether to give Sire De Grugy a prep run before his runners highly anticipated clash with Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek Chase

Tony Paley: Trainer Gary Moore is undecided as to whether to give Sire De Grugy a prep run before his runners highly anticipated clash with Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on December 6.

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Shamil Tarpischev forced to apologise for calling Williams sisters brothers

Guardian Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:32
ITF president disappointed but wants to move on
IOC to seek explanation from Shamil Tarpischev
Serena Williams slams sexist and racist comments

The Russian Tennis Federation president, Shamil Tarpischev, has been forced to apologise publicly for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

The International Tennis Federation came under fire from Martina Navratilova on Monday for failing to act after Tarpischev described the Williamses as brothers.

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Dropped Scots given whiff of hope

BBC Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:26
Dropped captain Kelly Brown and other high-profile absentees are given some solace by Scotland coach Vern Cotter.

Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:21
MADRID, Spain (AFP) - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to definitive test results, doctors said Tuesday.

Jones and Hook overlooked for Wales

BBC Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:11
Uncapped Ospreys prop Nicky Smith selected in 34-man squad for autumn matches, but James Hook and Adam Jones miss out.

Gareth Bale left out of Real Madrids squad for Liverpool clash

Guardian Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:57
Welshman has muscle problem and misses Anfield trip
Reports in Spain say Bale could also miss Barcelona match
Real Madrids Gareth Bale a major doubt for Liverpool

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrids squad for Wednesdays Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury.

Bale was unlikely to feature at Anfield after Madrid announced on Monday that the forward was suffering from a gluteal injury, and on Tuesday the worlds most expensive player was a confirmed absentee from Carlo Ancelottis 20-man squad for the trip to Anfield.

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Jamaican wins Miss Divali Nagar 2014

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:50
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Jamaican beauty Rachel Biesray has won the Miss Divali Nagar 2014 crown.

Pistorius faces five-year IPC ban

BBC Sport - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:46
Paralympic chiefs say Oscar Pistorius cannot compete in IPC events for five years after he is jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:40
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.