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June 14, 2014 1:28 PM Hundreds volunteer to fight against Sunni extremists as Al Qaeda-inspired group makes gains in northern Iraq  

Iraqi men from across Baghdad streamed into volunteer centers to take up arms after the country's top Shiite cleric called for help Friday. On Saturday, the Sunni insurgents seized the small town of Adeim, about 60 miles north of Baghdad. BAGHDAD — Hundreds of young Iraqi men gripped by religious and nationalistic fervor streamed into volunteer centers 40

June 13, 2014 8:50 PM Soccer trumps politics for fans watching World Cup

Excitement of first game overshadows Ontario election day for revellers in Entertainment District but some say voting is important. In sport, as in politics, nothing is certain. John Davidson mused about this over his first pint Thursday afternoon. Having cast his ballot in the provincial election that morning, he settled in at his favourite sports bar to catch 62

June 13, 2014 7:33 PM Voters expected to brave fresh threats in round two of presidential polls

Pakist­an’s foreig­n minist­ry reiter­ates pledge to take specia­l measur­es for peacef­ul electi­ons. ISLAMABAD: Determined to brave Taliban threats, millions of Afghans will cast their ballot in the presidential election run-off on Saturday (today). While Afghan officials admit security challenges will be graver this time around, they are confident 40

June 12, 2014 10:49 PM Historical journey of Africa and FIFA World Cup

As the World Cup kicks off, Africa would have been present in the world’s most popular games every time since the 1970 games in Mexico. Egypt was the first African country to try to qualify for the World Cup finals. For the games held in 1954 in Switzerland, Egypt was the only applicant from a continent whose many territories were still colonies of European 42

June 12, 2014 8:47 AM Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal’s World Cup hopes rest on shoulders of Real Madrid superstar

Luis Figo, Fernando Couto and Vítor Baía haven’t played in a while. Rui Costa, João Pinto and Pauleta haven’t scored a goal in several years and Costinha, Maniche and Deco have all submitted their retirement papers. There is no talk of a golden or even a silver generation anymore. Right now, Portuguese supporters know it is all about Cristiano Ronaldo 42

June 9, 2014 3:43 PM Meet the team to win Africa the 2014 World Cup

Forget the optimism that has swept over Africa in the build-up to the 2014 Fifa World Cup; there are still a few more years to go before an African side stakes a genuine claim for Mundial glory. GOALKEEPERIn goal, Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria) beats off competition from Cote d'Ivoire's Boubacar Barry. Lille's Enyeama, whose performances illuminated the French 48

June 7, 2014 8:14 PM Sharapova reels victorious past the French post

Defeat­s Romani­a’s Halep in record second longes­t final. Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania’s Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years and the second longest on record. At three hour two minutes, it was just two minutes 37

June 6, 2014 2:09 AM D-Day tribute: Rare images of bravery and sacrifice

A US military plane flies over a US-German D-Day commemoration ceremony in honour of airborne soldiers on June 5, 2014 in Picauville, northern France. (AFP Photo / Jean-Sebastien Evrard) The 70th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in written history and one of the turning points of WWII – the Normandy landings – is being marked in style and with tears 40

June 4, 2014 6:32 PM Egypt's Brotherhood says vote is 'null and void'

CAIRO (AP) — The political party of Egypt's Islamist president ousted by the military last year said Wednesday it considers the election of the former army chief as the next president "null and void" and will accept nothing short of the reinstatement of Mohammed Morsi. El-Sissi, then Egypt's top officer, masterminded the removal of Morsi on July 3 after 33

June 4, 2014 2:05 PM ​The Gezi anniversary and Turkey's future under 'President' Erdogan

Turkey's government, led by the AKP (or Justice and Development Party), has been under attack since last year when Gezi Park first saw protests which subsequently spread throughout the country and managed to galvanize the world. Initially, the protests which started on May 31 2013 focused on the government's extreme policy of urbanization and the subsequent 30