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Meltdown in Kabul
THE assessment of NATO's decade-long mission in Afghanistan looks grim compared with the amount of sacrifice in blood and in treasure. But if we compare today's Afghanistan to the ...
CONSERVATIVE GOP SYNDROME
MITT Romney has a gift for words - selfdestructive words. On Friday he did it again, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was a "severely conservative governor." ...
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Kerber upsets Lisicki in three sets

IT was a day of upsets at the Qatar Total Open as world No. 22, Angelique Kerber of Germany, beat friend and compatriot (world No 14) Sabine Lisicki in three sets, 4-6, 6- 4, 6-1, while Simona Halep of Romania (63rd) beat Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia (20th) on Tuesday. In the first match, between.

Telfat widens lead in Sail The Gulf
SALEH Ali Telfat went 11 points clear of his narrowest challenger in the Optimist class of the Sail The Gulf 2012 in Doha Bay on Tuesday. The local lad, taking advantage of some interesting battle among the Norwegians, finished the third with 23 nett points after eight races. With two more races to go on Wednesday, he looks a bright prospect for the gold medal. He began the day with a fourth-place finish. Then he was 11th in the seventh race before winding up the schedule, coming home in the eighth spot. But due to discard rule and his impressive run on the previous two days, he was able to stay at the top. Vaar Osborg, who was second on Monday, slipped to fourth spot with a nett of 37 as her ...
Parents ´stifled´ my career, says Sanchez Vicario
FORMER Spanish tennis ace Arantxa Sanchez Vicario lashed out anew at her parents on Tuesday, accusing them of "stifling" her in her career. The 40-year-old player spoke as she presented her autobiography, in which she blames her parents for losing the roughly 45 million euros ($60 million) she earned throughout her career. "They exercised a control and protection that stifled me in the most crucial moments of my life," she said, visibly tense, at the event in a Barcelona bookshop. Writing the book was "very painful" but "vitally necessary" to tell the truth about her family relations, she said in a statement she read out to scores of reporters. Sanchez Vicario retired in 2002 after winning four Grand Slam titles ...
Turkey´s match-fixing trial begins amid protests
NEARLY 100 Turkish football players and managers, including the boss of champions Fenerbahce, went on trial on Tuesday in a match-fixing case that has sent shockwaves through Turkish football. Hundreds of Fenerbahce fans wrapped in the club colours of yellow and blue surrounded the courthouse in a suburb of Istanbul, chanting support for club chairman Aziz Yildirim, who is among 13 Fenerbahce players and officials on trial. Security has been stepped up for the trial with large numbers of police keeping watch over irate fans. "Our name has been covered in mud but we are going to wipe it clean," 29-year-old Fenerbahce supporter Sedat Dogan said. Yildirim has been in police custody since ...

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