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  1. 1. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Nadal advances to Buenos Aires final

    By AFP

    » BUENOS AIRES - Reigning French Open champion Rafael Nadal reached his first final of the year by rolling over Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Saturday at the ATP Argentina Open.

  2. 2. news | 01 Mar 2015

    England and Pakistan seek World Cup boost

    By AFP

    » SYDNEY - England and Pakistan will both look to revive their faltering World Cup campaigns on Sunday.

  3. 3. news | 01 Mar 2015

    IOC head says Olympic reforms bearing early fruit

    By AFP

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Saturday a swathe of reforms aimed at streamlining Olympic tournaments and keeping costs in check were bearing early fruit, after Tokyo 2020 org...

  4. 4. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Yasar Kemal, Turkey's literary giant, dies aged 92

    By AFP

    » ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, who was one of Turkey's most celebrated writers, a traditional storyteller with a social conscience and an outspoken champion of the Kurdish cause, died on Saturday at the age of 92, state me...

  5. 5. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Bolt makes surprise relay start to season

    By AFP

    » KINGSTON (JAMAICA) - World 100 and 200-metre record holder Usain Bolt made a surprise 2015 season debut Saturday, running the anchor leg in a 4x100 relay heat victory at the Gibson Relays.

  6. 6. news | 01 Mar 2015

    UN envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo truce

    By AFP

    » DAMASCUS - UN envoy Staffan De Mistura held talks in the Syrian capital on Saturday to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.

  7. 7. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Green protests dog IOC in Rio

    By AFP

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event...

  8. 8. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Wales keep 6 Nations hopes alive with French win

    By AFP

    » PARIS - Wales kept their Six Nations hopes alive with a fourth straight victory over France as they triumphed 20-13 at the Stade de France on Saturday.

  9. 9. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Bailed-out Spanish bank sees profits jump 83 percent

    By AFP

    » MADRID - Bailed-out Spanish financial giant Bankia announced Saturday an 83 percent jump in its 2014 net profits to 747 million euros, though the group remains under investigation for an ill-fated 2011 stock listing.

  10. 10. news | 01 Mar 2015

    Red card mix-up as Rooney sends United third

    By AFP

    » LONDON - An apparent case of mistaken identity helped Wayne Rooney return Manchester United to winning ways with a brace in a 2-0 Premier League victory over Sunderland on Saturday.

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