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Pakistan cricketer Hasan banned for 2 years for doping

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan international cricketer Raza Hasan has failed a doping test & the Pakistan Cricket Board says it has banned the 22-year-old left-arm spinner for two years….

Iran adviser says US has 'no will' to fight Islamic State

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the…


Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent…


Amazon changes tax practices in Europe as investigations continue – WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has started booking revenue from retail sales in individual European countries, instead of channeling all sales through low-tax Luxembourg, the Wall Street Journal reported…


KHL looks to expand into China

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market. Beijing is the front-runner…


UN Yemen talks face hurdles amid political bickering

Yemen's Houthi rebels have tentatively welcomed next week's UN-proposed peace talks in Geneva, yet the debate on who will attend the meeting is far from over, with Saudi Arabia saying…


Cliff 'won't go back to raid home'

Sir Cliff Richard has put his UK home up for sale & has vowed never to return after it was raided by police, according to his friend, entertainer Cilla Black….


Iran's Khamenei rules out interviews with nuclear scientists

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers over its disputed nuclear programme &…


French govt: Forces killed al-Qaida-linked leader in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French special forces killed a top chief of al-Qaida's affiliate in northern Mali who was suspected in high-profile killings & hostage-takings against French citizens, officials said…


6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless technology from a pair…