Soldier gets life for Afghanistan killings

A U.S. Army staff sergeant who admitted gunning down 16 civilians last year in Afghanistan was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, a U.S. military spokesman said.

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Robson optimistic after wrist injury

British number one Laura Robson says she will be “fine” for next week’s US Open after recovering from a wrist injury.

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Asif redeems himself in ranking championship

KARACHI:  IBSF world champion Mohammad Asif redeemed himself by defeating Rambail Gul 4-0 in their 5th NBP Ranking Snooker Championship match at the NBP Sports Complex. Asif, who had suffered a shock defeat to Babar Masih on day two of the national event, was back to his best as he won 77-14, 57-14, 83-03 and 85-13. The 30-year-old cueist said ...

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New mammal species discovered

A small mammal with fluffy red-orange fur, a short bushy tail, and an adorable rounded face has leapt onto the raccoon family tree.

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VIDEO: Syrian filmmaker’s footage emerges

US President Barack Obama has said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in an attack on Wednesday is a “big event of grave concern”, while the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, blamed the Syrian government for the attack.

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Football: Fan free Monaco lose ground

Monaco are held to a goalless draw by Toulouse after being forced to play before a deserted stadium as punishment for the indiscretion of their fans last season.

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US soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan massacre

TACOMA, WASHINGTON: An American soldier was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians on their family compounds in a nighttime rampage last year. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has admitted to slaughtering the villagers, mostly women and children, in attacks on their family compounds in Kandahar province ...

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Coping with Egypt chaos

There’s more to do in Cairo than just protest. Just look at lifestyle website CairoScene.

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VIDEO: Yosemite Rim Fire triples in size

A wildfire in Stanislaus National Forest in the US continued to expand overnight, growing to 164 sq miles (424 sq km) by Friday morning, California fire officials said.

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Walcott hopes Turkish romp will boost Arsenal

LONDON:  Theo Walcott believes Arsenal’s midweek Champions League victory over Fenerbahce can help kick-start the troubled club’s Premier League campaign. England winger Walcott and his team-mates will aim to bounce back after the opening day home defeat to Aston Villa when they travel across London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage today. The Villa loss triggered a wave of criticism ...

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The man black history erased

LZ Granderson says the injustice done to civil rights leader Bayard Rustin teaches us that bigotry of any kind is unacceptable

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Woman settles $105,000 parking fine

A Chicago woman settles 5,000 (£67,540) in parking fines assessed after her car was abandoned at an airport in 2009, local media report.

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Munir Hussain: A loss for Pakistan cricket

KARACHI:  A legend for millions of Pakistanis at home and abroad, the late Urdu commentator Munir Hussain (1929-2013) was paid tribute at The Second Floor in Karachi, worthy of the status he left behind. Hussain, born in Amritsar, passed away due to cardiac arrest on July 29, but he has left behind nearly three decades of memories of delivering cricket ...

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