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  • De Villiers delight as 'rock' Amla hits his stride

    De Villiers delight as 'rock' Amla hits his stride

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
    De Villiers delight as 'rock' Amla hits his stride

    Even though five South African batsmen have hit centuries in their first four World Cup matches, Hashim Amla's 159 on Tuesday might have been the most reassuring for fans of the Proteas looking ahead to the knockout stages. Skipper AB de Villiers had already confirmed his spectacular form with a devastating 162 of 66 balls against West Indies last Friday but Amla, South Africa's other top batsman, had enjoyed a modest start to the World Cup by his very high standards. …

  • Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
    Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Fernando Alonso will not race in next week's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing, his McLaren team said on Tuesday. "Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando’s team-mate Jenson Button and the team’s test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen," the team said in a statement. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond) …

  • Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    Associated Press - 16 minutes ago
    Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-hour fire that burned more than a thousand homes and left at least 3,000 families homeless. The Bureau of Fire and Protection was still investigating the cause of the fire. But in Manila's poorest neighborhoods, fires often are caused by poor wiring …

  • Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

    Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
    Wenger banking on Arsenal consistency in top-four fight

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Their hopes in this season's competition are hanging by a thread but when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League Arsenal have no peers in English football. Arsenal's consistency towards the end of the Premier League season has become as predictable as the spring-time daffodils. They have qualified for the Champions League 17 years in a row despite several close-run scraps for a top-four finish with the likes of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and …

  • Villarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

    Villarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

    Associated Press - 22 minutes ago
    Villarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing heavy smoke and lava and prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area. …