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Monaco book ticket to Europe

Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season’s Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Sat

Chelsea end season in style as Hull relegated

Didier Drogba drew a line under his second spell at Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s side wrapped up their Premier League title-winning campaign with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Satu

Iraqi band finds therapy in metal

With their homeland torn by years of war, a group of Iraqis has found a form of therapy not by firing guns but by banging their heads to heavy metal.

Cannes closes as jury decides Palme d’Or

After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies — and a couple of duds — the Cannes Film Festival ends on Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme

Roger Federer breezes past Falla

Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers on Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a ‘selfie’ with the Swiss great.

Australia: Indonesia believes most migrants at sea not Rohingya

Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh, not oppressed Muslim Rohingya, foreign minister Julie Bishop said in com

Rights groups hail Irish vote for gay union

Supporters for same-sex marriage hold an inflatable “Yes” in Dublin Castle on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

Gay rights groups hailed victory in Ireland’s referendum to allow same-sex marriage today after the “No” campaigners effectively conceded defeat in the historic vote.

Senate blocks bill to end US bulk data dragnet

The US Senate rejected legislation early on Saturday aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans’ tel

Massimiliano Allegri is wary of ‘deadly’ Barcelona

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the “deadly” ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of

Ton-up Cook holds firm against New Zealand

England captain Alastair Cook led from the front with a well-made hundred as the hosts battled back in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race