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July 3, 2014

Rousing welcome to Algerian soccer team back home

Algiers, July 3 (IANS) The Algerian soccer team received a "hero's welcome" upon their arrival at the Houari Boumediene International Airport here, following their impressive performance in the World Cup in Brazil.The team, captained by Madjid Bouguerra, was welcomed Wednesday by top government officials, including Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and Sport Minister Mohamed Tahmi, reports Xinhua. There was a massive crowd who rushed to the players to take pictures with them. The team along with Bosnian…

Ghana’s coach to stay despite World Cup exit

Accra (Ghana), July 3 (IANS) The head coach of Ghana's Black Stars, Kwasi Appiah, will keep his job despite the team's first-round World Cup exit, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has said here.Appiah took Ghana to their worst performance in the World Cup since the Black Stars debuted at the 2006 finals in Germany, reports Xinhua. The Black Stars, quarterfinalists four years ago, finished at the bottom in Group G with one point following defeat to the US, a draw with Germany and loss to Portugal. However,…

LatAm official seeks to roll back Suarez’s penalties

Montevideo (Uruguay), July 3 (IANS) The head of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has said he was working to reduce the penalties imposed on Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez for biting a rival during a Brazil World Cup match.World football governing body FIFA's disciplinary committee suspended Suarez from playing in nine national team matches, banned him from any football-related activity for four months, and fined him $112,000, reports Xinhua. "Our objective is to have the penalties lessened…

Terror threat: British airports put on alert

London, July 3 (IANS) Britain's airports were put on alert on Thursday amid fears that Islamist groups are working on an undetectable "stealth bomb" which could be implanted inside an extremist's body to bring down an airliner.Heightened precautions were brought in at terminals around the country since Thursday morning after reports that two terror networks were trying to produce a new explosive, which may have already been tested by militants in Syria, the Daily Mail reported. It is feared that the groups may be…

Swamy writes to PM seeking CBI probe into Sunanda death

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The controversy into the Sunanda Pushkar death probe deepened on Thursday as senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a CBI probe into the matter."I have written to the prime minister seeking a CBI probe into Sunanda Pushkar's death," Swami told IANS. Pushkar, 52, the wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her room at a five-star hotel in south Delhi Jan 17. Sudhir Gupta, head of…
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