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Monaco beat leaders Marseille

Monaco’s Silva Bernardo (right) celebrates a goal with team-mate Anthony Martial during their French L1 match — AFP

Star-studded Paris Saint Germain slumped to a second defeat in a week as they lost their unbeaten French Ligue 1 record when lowly Guingamp beat them 1-0 on Sunday.

Besiktas down Spurs

Besiktas’ Gokhan Tore (left) and Younes Kaboul of Tottenham vie for the ball during their Europa League Group C match — AP

Tosun nets crucial goal to help Turks top Group C in Europa League

Manchester City, Barcelona cruise into last 16

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores against PSG during their Champions League Group F match at Camp Nou in Barcelona.  AFP

A memorable 50th appearance in the Champions League for Samir Nasri helped Manchester City into the last 16, while a Neymar stunner set Barcelona on the way to topping their group.

Sevilla eye knockouts

Defending champions host Croatian side Rijeka in Europa encounter

Reds miss out as Real, Juve progress

Basel players celebrate their progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, following their 1-1 draw with Liverpool—AP

A memorable Steven Gerrard strike could not prevent Liverpool from being eliminated from the Champions League as Basel went through on Tuesday, while Juventus and Monaco also advanced to the last 16.

Defence key to Monaco’s success

Having lost two key offensive players during the summer, Monaco are now banking on their defence and a new generation to achieve their goals.

Hollande: French hostage released

France’s only remaining hostage held abroad, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, has been freed and is in “relatively good health”, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

Stephen Hawking’s fears stir debate on artificial intelligence

Stephen Hawking

There was the psychotic HAL 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The humanoids which attacked their flesh-and-blood masters in I, Robot.

Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet’s Elysee Palace photos trigger transfers

French President Francois Hollande prepares to have his temperature taken upon his arrival at Donka hospital in Conakry. AP

Five presidential staff are being transferred after photos appeared of French President Francois Hollande with actress Julie Gayet inside the Elysee Palace, officials confirmed Friday.

Lima braces for climate showdown

A picture taken on February 14, 2013 shows smoke rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia. AFP

Politically sidelined since a 2009 UN summit almost ended in a bustup, climate change has resurfaced as a priority but faces a brutal test at talks opening in Lima on Monday.

The massacre of the innocents at the Army school in Peshawar highlights dangers that our schools are exposed to.

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.