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Caught in Kroosfire

England notched up a 3-1 victory over old foes Scotland on Tuesday while world champions Germany and Portugal sealed last-gasp 1-0 wins over Spain and Argentina respectively in friendlies on Tuesday.

France confirms second citizen in ISIS video

Members of the Iraqi police special forces ride cars one bearing an image of Imam Hussein. AFP

A second Frenchman was identified on Wednesday after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video among ISIS jihadists, many of whom are believed to be Western fighters.

Ronaldo fails but Portugal shine in Old Trafford friendly against Argentina

Ronaldo's latest duel with Messi proved a damp squib as the two played for just 45 minutes. Photo: AP

England notched up a 3-1 victory over old foes Scotland on Tuesday while world champions Germany and Portugal sealed last-gasp 1-0 wins over Spain and Argentina respectively in friendlies on Tuesday.

Dutch whip Latvia

Latvia’s Antons Kurakins (left) vies with Dutch forward Arjen Robben during their Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match— AFP, AP

Robben scores brace in Netherlands’ 6-0 win; Italy draw with Croatia

Two-pointed hat of Napoleon sold for $2million

The hat was sold to a South Korean collector for 1.9 million euros ($2.2 million).

One of Napoleon’s famous two-pointed hats was sold on Sunday to a South Korean collector for 1.9 million euros ($2.2 million) at an auction outside Paris.

England, Spain win at home

England’s Wayne Rooney (right) controls the ball as Slovenia’s Branko Ilic looks. --AP

England and reigning champions Spain both secured home victories in Euro 2016 qualifying as some of the continent’s minnows again enjoyed outstanding results.

Comet probe sends last data

This file picture was taken by the Rolis instrument on Rosetta’s Philae lander during descent — AP

A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet, scientists said.

Mysterious cat spotted near Paris ‘not tiger’

A picture taken by a passerby shows a large feline on the loose in Montevrain, east of Paris, on Thursday. 	-AFP

French authorities searching for a mysterious big cat spotted prowling around a town on the outskirts of Paris revealed Friday it was unlikely to be a tiger as initially suspected.

Neymar fires up Brazil

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates a goal during their friendly against Turkey at the Fenerb-ahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. --AFP

Barcelona star shines as Dunga’s men beat Turkey in international friendly

Comet lander ‘working well’

The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA— AP

Europe’s robot lab Philae was “working well” on the surface of its host comet, though likely perched on a steep slope, ground controllers said a day after the probe made its historic landing.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.

How many deaths will it take to realise that too many young women in their prime have needlessly died?