SANTA FE, Argentina, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Paraguay and Ecuador fought out a goalless stalemate in Group B of the Copa America on Sunday, as did their rivals Brazil and unfancied Venezuela.
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LA PLATA, Argentina, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Brazil made a tame entrance into the Copa America on Sunday, missing a host of chances in a goalless draw with ultra-minnows Venezuela at the Estadio Unico in La Plata, outside Buenos Aires.
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LONDON, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the three kings of men's tennis in a golden age.
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LA PLATA, Argentina, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Now you see the jogo bonito; now you don't.
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JAKARTA, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Jakarta's traffic chaos costs Indonesia billions of dollars a year in a depressing reminder of the gap between the country's ambitions for growth and its daily realities, analysts said.
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LONDON, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is to announce the withdrawal of at least 500 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012 following a similar drawdown by the United States, reports said Sunday.
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BANGKOK, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Yingluck Shinawatra, who is set to be Thailand's first female prime minister, is a political novice whose biggest asset is also her most controversial -- her family name.
AFP - Yingluck Shinawatra waves to the crowd as she arrives at her party headquarters in Bangkok on July 3, 2011.
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BRUSSELS, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Europe bought time this weekend to avoid a Greek bankruptcy, but tough negotiations lie ahead to save Athens and prevent the eurozone debt crisis from descending into global drama.
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BANGKOK, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Fugitive Thai ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra called his youngest sister Sunday to congratulate her on what exit polls showed was a stunning election win by her opposition party.
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BANGKOK, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Opposition allies of Thailand's ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra scored a landslide election win Sunday, exit polls showed, in a stunning comeback after years of turmoil sparked by his ouster in a coup.
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LES HERBIERS, France, July 2, 2011 (AFP) - Alberto Contador began the defence of his Tour de France crown in disastrous fashion on Saturday, crashing on the first stage and losing over a minute to key yellow jersey rivals.
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HAMBURG, Germany, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his unanimous defeat of Britain's David Haye in their unification bout was a victory for boxing after Haye's persistent trash-talking.
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LONDON, July 3, 2011 (AFP) - Novak Djokovic vowed not to be outmuscled by Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Wimbledon final when he will attempt to inflict the great Spaniard's first defeat at the All England Club in four years.
AFP - Novak Djokovic returns the ball during a training on the eve of the men's final against Spanish player Rafael Nadal
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Seven houses fell into the Xom Cui River in Binh Chanh District of Ho Chi Minh City early Saturday, causing panic for 60 residents who ran helter-skelter in an attempt to save themselves, though no casualties were reported.
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The Drug Administration of Vietnam on July 1 ordered doctors to be cautious about prescribing the antifungal tablet ‘Nizoral’ after the French Agency for Safety of Medical Products decided to withdraw the drug from pharmacies nationwide.