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8:41 AM

Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

SYDNEY: An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets.

8:38 AM

UK service sector grows steadily in three months to November

LONDON The services sector that forms the bulk of Britain's economy grew steadily in the three months to November, but companies are growing less optimistic about the outlook, a survey published on Tuesday showed.

8:32 AM

Vettori could make surprise return for New Zealand in third test

(Reuters) - Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday.

8:32 AM

Argentina drawn to face holders Uruguay in 2015 Copa

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's Argentina will face holders Uruguay while Brazil will face Colombia in the group phases at the 2015 Copa America in Chile following Monday's draw.

8:32 AM

Pele hospitalised for urinary infection - reports

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment.

8:32 AM

Australia's Clarke has no plans to quit despite injuries

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against India.

8:32 AM

Hamilton says new contract looks a formality

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt.

8:32 AM

Clyne rocket earns lofty Saints a point at Villa

LONDON (Reuters) - Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers.


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