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French court okays law to end cockfighting

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France’s top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional.

Google rejects French demand on global delisting


France had told search engine to apply right to be forgotten on whole network

10-man West Ham pegged back

West Ham, who qualified for the Europa League due to their fair play record, had a player sent-off in a 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday while crowd trouble shamed the tournament.

Solid win for Monaco

Monaco forward Stephan El Shaarawy (right) vies for the ball with Young Boys defender Scott Sutter\

French league side step closer to qualifying for Champions League

Michel Platini runs into storm of criticism

Uefa boss Michel Platini

Uefa boss Michel Platini announced he would stand for president of world football’s governing body Fifa on Wednesday, and immediately ran into a storm of criticism from one of his potential rivals.

Michel Platini set to announce bid for FIFA presidency

UEFA  president Michel Platini.

Uefa chief Michel Platini is set to announce in the coming days that he will stand in next year’s election to replace Sepp Blatter as president of Fifa.

Tech leaders warn over ‘killer robots’

The idea of an automated killing machine is moving swiftly from science fiction to reality

A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.

Manhunt after car rams Tour de France barrier

French police officers stand guard near the Place de la Concorde in Paris. — AFP

French police were searching on Sunday for the driver of a car that smashed through a security barrier in central Paris near the finish line of cycling’s Tour de France.

Was up against everything, admits Chris Froome

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Tour de France winner Chris Froome (centre) of Britain celebrates on the podium alongwith runner up Nairo Quintana of Colombia (left) and Spain’s Alejandro Valverde in Paris on Sunday. — AP

Rain may neutralise Tour de France finish

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Rain could cause Tour de France organisers to neutralise the 10 laps around the Champs Elysees on the prestigious race’s finish in Paris on Sunday.

Lately, I have been feeling that I am part of a dwindling minority that has the ability to differentiate between colours since most people in my city, Mumbai, seem rather deficient in this regard.

Nineteen-year-old Naina was made to take the place of her mother who had died of tuberculosis in 2004.