Category: Foreign News

Neymar: Pele Convinced Me To Snub Chelsea

Neymar: Pele Convinced Me To Snub Chelsea

Neymar has revealed that Brazil icon Pele convinced him to stay at Santos rather than move to the Premier League after Chelsea made a “huge” transfer bid in August 2010. The 22-year-old attacker has starred for the Selecao at the World Cup this summer, scoring four goals as the hosts finished top of Group A to book 0emailprint

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Brazil, Columbia Book Quarter Final Spots

Brazil, Columbia Book Quarter Final Spots

Brazil squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after coming within a whisker of going out against an accomplished Chile side. Neymar’s penalty in the shootout proved decisive when Chile’s ex-Nottingham Forest, West Brom and Brighton defender Gonzalo Jara smashed the final spot-kick against the post. The win – 1-1 after extra time and 3-2 on penalties — […]

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Militants Attack Iraqi Air Base

Militants Attack Iraqi Air Base

Militants attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields yesterday as U.S. military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insur-gency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his job and is under international pressure to create a more inclusive government, said […]

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Song Given Three-Match Ban

Song Given Three-Match Ban

Cameroon’s Alex  Song has been given a three-match ban by FIFA for elbowing Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic. The midfielder was sent off for the offence in the 40th minute of the World Cup Group A match on June 18, 2014.

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Caver surfaces after marathon rescue

Caver surfaces after marathon rescue

An injured German caver trapped 1,000m (3,300ft) underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface after a painstaking rescue operation. Johann Westhauser, 52, is reported to be conscious but the extent of his head and chest injuries is still unclear.

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Malaysia Hit By Second Boat Tragedy

Malaysia Hit By Second Boat Tragedy

Asecond boat in two days has capsized off Malaysia, leaving dozens of Indonesian migrants missing. In the most recent accident, nine people are missing. On Wednesday, 10 people were killed and 25 went missing when an overloaded boat capsized.

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Mexican State Governor Resigns Over Drug Violence

The governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan resigned on Wednesday, citing poor health, as the government struggles to improve security amid a continuing battle between vigilantes and drug traffickers. Fausto Vallejo, a member of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI),

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Gun Battle Flares As Israeli Soldiers Seek Missing Teens

Israeli forces traded gunfire with Palestinians on Thursday, the military said, in the fiercest street battles in the occupied West Bank since a search began for three Israeli teenagers missing for a week. Hospital officials said three Palestinians suffered bullet wounds in the overnight clashes in Jenin, a militant stronghold and the scene of deadly fighting during a Palestinian uprising […]

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Egypt Preacher Blasts Watching Soccer

Egypt Preacher Blasts Watching Soccer

At the height of international world cup fervor, an ultra-conservative Egyptian cleric has said that watching soccer matches was unacceptable in Islam because it is a distraction and “destroys nations.” Yasser Borhami, a founding member of the main Salafi movement in Egypt, the Salafi Call, said spending time watching the games was “a disaster that makes me very irate.”

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Last-Gasp Winner For Switzerland

Last-Gasp Winner For Switzerland

Switzerland secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the latest turnaround of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, with Haris Seferovic scoring in stoppage-time after Enner Valen-cia and Admir Meh-medi looked to have secured a point for both sides. It was a cagey start from the Group E sides, but the Swiss began the brighter with quick feet from Xherdan […]

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