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Beyonce takes US by storm with new activist role

NEW YORK (AFP) – With slogans against police brutality and celebrations of African beauty in her new song, Beyonce has suddenly transformed from crowd-pleasing entertainer to outspoken spokeswoman for the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement. The 34-year-old superstar, who had been relatively quiet in 2015, returned in spectacular fashion Saturday ...

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Pietersen won’t be selected for World Twenty20: Morgan

LONDON: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will not be recalled for this year’s World Twenty20 in India, captain Eoin Morgan was quoted on Monday as saying. Pietersen, 35, has not played for England in any format since 2014 but has been in good form recently in club Twenty20 tournaments in ...

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Football: Ronaldo committed to seeing out Real contract

MADRID (AFP) – Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is staying at Real Madrid for at least another two years, the forward said on Monday. The 31-year-old three-time Ballon d Or winner was picking up an award as top scorer in Spain for last season from Spanish daily Marca when he made the ...

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Smith takes Australia captaincy for World T20

SYDNEY: Australian selectors Tuesday dumped Aaron Finch as captain in favour of Steve Smith for the World Twenty20 which begins next month in India, while Peter Nevill replaces Matthew Wade as wicketkeeper. Finch has been skipper since October 2014 but with Smith already captain of both the Test and one-day ...

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Maria’s dream for squash gold ends at SAF Games

GUWAHATI: India’s top player Joshna Chinappa clinched the gold in women’s individual squash competition of the 12th South Asian Games after beating Pakistan’s Maria Toorpaki Wazir in a tense and ill-tempered summit clash on Monday. Top seed Chinappa, ranked 14th in the world, recovered from one set down to beat ...

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Nigerian workers march against rise in electricity prices

v Thousands of Nigerian workers have taken to the streets in the country’s capital to express their anger at a 45-percent increase in electricity prices. The tariff hike in electricity prices, which came into effect on February 1, prompted some 3,000 Nigerian workers to stage a protest in the capital, ...

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Clashes in eastern DR Congo claim at least 15 lives

More than a dozen people have lost their lives in clashes between armed groups in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where ethnic tensions have surged in recent weeks. Local authorities in DR Congo said some 15 people were killed after an ethnic Nande militia group attacked ...

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