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Euro Cup: Czechs take revenge on Greece

The Czech Republic kept alive their hopes of progress at Euro 2012 with an initially scintillating but ultimately nerve-wracking 2-1 win over Greece in Group A on Tuesday. In an enterprising but niggling clash that stirred memories of the teams’ dramatic 2004 semi-final, decided in …

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Woman bomber kills Somali sport chiefs

MOGADISHU: At least six people, including two of Somalia’s top sports officials, were killed when a female suicide bomber struck a ceremony at Mogadishu’s national theatre. Al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility for the blast on Wednesday that killed the heads of Somalia’s soccer federation and …

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Gaza runner to fly Palestinian flag at Olympics

Gaza runner Bahaa al-Farra treads carefully, braving the elements and potholed roads ravaged by years of conflict  between Palestinians and the Israeli army, as he prepares to race at the London Olympics. The 19-year-old trains for three hours a day in Gaza’s Yarmouk soccer stadium, …

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Millions pushed into child labor in Pakistan

Tears tracing lines of dirt on his face, six-year-old Pakistani boy Nabeel Mukhtar cries while crouching on a pavement to scrub motorbikes, his job for nine hours a day, six days a week. He is one of millions of children driven into labor by poverty …

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