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Carters, Nevill blunt England bowling attack in tour game

Ryan Carters and skipper Peter Nevill frustrated England's bowlers with an unbroken 178-run stand for the Cricket Australia Invitational XI on Wednesday in the tourists' final match before the Ashes.

Dozens of Israel Arabs held as teen murder protests spread

Israeli police made dozens of arrests overnight as violent protests over the murder of a Palestinian teenager by suspected Jewish extremists swept Arab Israeli towns into Sunday.

Fed report shows optimism about US economic outlook

The US economy continued growing in October and November amid widespread optimism that the world's biggest engine would stay on track, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.

Wawrinka latest star to fall at Queen's

Stan Wawrinka became the latest star to suffer a shock exit from Queen's Club as the French Open champion was beaten 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (13/11) by South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.

Federer cruises as Serena, Venus eye Paris showdown

Roger Federer racked up a record-equalling 59th career win at the French Open on Sunday while Serena and Venus Williams edged closer to a third round sister showdown.

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as the Japanese gaming giant slashed its sales target for the Wii U console, blaming poor sales over the key holiday season.

France held to 1-1 draw by Paraguay

Victor Caceres flicked home an 89th minute equaliser as Paraguay held World Cup bound France to a 1-1 draw on a wet evening in Nice on Sunday.

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said.

Real Madrid fire coach Ancelotti

Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy.

Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations

The Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.