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Cricket: Australia fight back against India

Cricket: Australia fight back against India

Australia reached to 221 for four at the close of play on the second day of the second test against India after battling their way back into the contest on the back of debutant paceman Josh Hazlewood's five for 68.

Rugby: Carter confirms France move

Rugby: Carter confirms France move

World leading points scorer Daniel Carter will join French club Racing Metro on a three-year contract after next year's rugby World Cup, a move that will almost certainly bring an end to his storied international career.

Football: Liverpool, Spurs into League Cup semis

Football: Liverpool, Spurs into League Cup semis

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling netted a sharply-taken double in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth to set up a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea as Tottenham Hotspur strolled into the last four with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle United.

Sony cancels Christmas release of 'Interview'

Sony cancels Christmas release of 'Interview'

Sony Pictures said it has canceled the Dec. 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," after major U.S. theater chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.

Sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage siege

Sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage siege

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ordered a sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage siege after tough new security laws and the courts failed to stop a convicted felon from walking into a Sydney cafe with a concealed shotgun.

Football: FIFA ethics investigator Garcia resigns

Football: FIFA ethics investigator Garcia resigns

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned in protest at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process was handled by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the ethics judge of soccer's governing body.

Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria

More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, a group monitoring the country's war said.

Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death

Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a "stupid" successor replace him and disgrace himself.

Rugby: Ashley-Cooper to join Bordeaux

Rugby: Ashley-Cooper to join Bordeaux

Australia utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper has started an expected post-World Cup exodus by announcing he will join French club Bordeaux-Begles after next year's global showpiece tournament.

US, Cuba's Cold War thaw

US, Cuba's Cold War thaw

The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said.

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