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22 Dec 2013 : New Zealand closed in on a second consecutive win over the West Indies Sunday, reaching lunch on the fourth day of the third Test on 89-1, requiring just 33 more runs to wrap up a 2-0 series victory.
22 Dec 2013 : England spinner Graeme Swann has announced he is retiring from international cricket with immediate effect, team officials said in Melbourne on Sunday.
31 Oct 2013 : Four female lawmakers from Turkey's Islamic-rooted government attended parliament Thursday wearing headscarves for the first time, breaking a long taboo in the staunchly secular country.
31 Oct 2013 : US oil giant ExxonMobil reported an 18 percent decline in quarterly profits Thursday due to weaker refining earnings, but results bested expectations as oil and gas output improved.
31 Oct 2013 : World number seven Tomas Berdych will lead defending champions the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final against Serbia in Belgrade on November 15-17, team captain Jaroslav Navratil said on Thursday.
31 Oct 2013 : England's Simon Dyson could be fined, banned or even expelled from the European Tour following his disqualification from the BMW Masters last week in Shanghai.
31 Oct 2013 : A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and across much of the island and sending panicky residents running for shelter.
31 Oct 2013 : A London-based environmental group charged Thursday that Japan's coastal whaling programme was on track to wipe out the marine mammals from local waters.
31 Oct 2013 : Almost 1,000 doctors, nurses and medical staff from different hospitals, in a rare public protest, took to the streets on Thursday to show their opposition to the blanket amnesty bill.
31 Oct 2013 : Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang has issued urgent orders to transfer four senior police officers, whose family members and relatives have close links to the Democrat Party, from sensitive posts to Royal Thai Police Headquarters.
31 Oct 2013 : South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday ordered officials to wipe out corruption in the nuclear power sector, which has been tainted by a series of reactor shutdowns and scandals.
31 Oct 2013 : A person claiming to speak for activist hacker group Anonymous on Thursday threatened to "go to war" with Singapore by attacking its financial infrastructure to protest recent licensing rules for news websites.