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10:32 PM

England's tough Cookie, born to bat long

LEEDS, England (Reuters) - Alastair Cook was always destined to break batting records and it was no surprise that he became England's test run-scorer on Saturday, beating the record of his mentor and great friend Graham Gooch.

10:30 PM

Police break up unsanctioned gay rally in central Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police broke up an unsanctioned gay rights rally in central Moscow on Saturday, detaining around 20 people, including anti-gay campaigners who attacked the activists.

10:02 PM

Djokovic and Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

PARIS (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open to reach the last 16 in impressive fashion on Saturday.

9:52 PM

Cricket-Cook breaks England test run record

LEEDS, England (Reuters) - England captain Alastair Cook became his country's highest run-scorer in test cricket on Saturday.

9:47 PM

Gill rejects FIFA role after 'terribly damaging events'

LONDON (Reuters) - English Football Association vice-chairman David Gill confirmed on Saturday he will not take up his post on FIFA's executive committee following the re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body.

9:42 PM

Several FIFA suspects want bail on health grounds - TagesAnzeiger

ZURICH (Reuters) - Several of the seven football officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges in an investigation linked to FIFA are requesting bail on health grounds, Swiss newspaper TagesAnzeiger reported on Saturday.

9:42 PM

FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of football's governing body, implying that the United States timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid.

9:40 PM

More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows

ROME (Reuters) - More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday.

9:40 PM

Islamic State's Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ites

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring centre has reported.

9:40 PM

Gill rejects FIFA role after 'terribly damaging events'

LONDON (Reuters) - English Football Association vice-chairman David Gill confirmed on Saturday he will not take up his post on FIFA's executive committee following the re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body.

9:40 PM

Several FIFA suspects want bail on health grounds - TagesAnzeiger

ZURICH (Reuters) - Several of the seven football officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges in an investigation linked to FIFA are requesting bail on health grounds, Swiss newspaper TagesAnzeiger reported on Saturday.

9:40 PM

FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of football's governing body, implying that the United States timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid.

9:40 PM

Bailed Bollywood star Salman Khan performs in UAE

DUBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, on bail over a deadly hit-and-run 13 years ago, performed in Dubai on his first overseas public appearance since his conviction earlier this month.

9:37 PM

Ex-England and United defender Ferdinand retires

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from football on Saturday after being released by Queens Park Rangers.

9:36 PM

Hadi: Choose the path of PAS or go DAP's way

PETALING JAYA: It is up to PAS members to choose their own leaders or to go with DAP's wishes, when they make a choice during the upcoming PAS Muktamar.

9:32 PM

Kane strikes again as Spurs win in Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane's run of goals shows no sign of drying up as the England international struck to secure a 1-0 win over Sydney FC in front of 71,549 fans in a friendly at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

9:30 PM

Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off eastern Japan, no tsunami danger or damage reports

TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no reports of damage since the quake was extremely deep.

9:27 PM

Federer wary of dangerman Monfils

PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer will need to snap a two-match losing streak against French showman Gael Monfils on Sunday if he wants to stay in the hunt for a second French Open title.

9:24 PM

Riordan gets his Asian Tour win in PD

PETALING JAYA: New Zealand’s Sean Riordan erased the heartbreak of missing the grade at the Asian Tour Qualifying School by closing with an even-par 71 to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the PGM Port Dickson Championship.

9:05 PM

Najib announces three mega projects for Perlis under 11MP

KANGAR: Perlis has three mega projects with an estimated cost of RM850mil lined up for the development under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).

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