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1:42 AM

Anderson leads England victory charge

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Reuters) - England were poised to win the second test against West Indies on Saturday, chasing a target of 143 on the final day after James Anderson led the victory charge.

1:42 AM

Watford seal topsy-turvy Premier League promotion

LONDON (Reuters) - Watford sealed a lucrative return to the Premier League on Saturday after they won 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion and other results went their way on a day of dramatic twists and turns in the Championship.

1:30 AM

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively limited.

1:17 AM

Lavezzi hat-trick leads six-goal PSG to the top

PARIS (Reuters) - Ezequiel Lavezzi rediscovered his scoring touch on Saturday, notching a hat-trick as Paris St Germain went to the top of Ligue 1 with a 6-1 demolition of Lille at the Parc des Princes.

1:10 AM

Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians - police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said.

1:07 AM

Nishikori faces surprise finalist Andujar in Barcelona

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Holder Kei Nishikori booked a place in the final of the Barcelona Open by sweeping past Slovak Martin Klizan 6-1 6-2 on Saturday.

1:07 AM

Neymar and Messi help 10-man Barca beat Espanyol

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 despite the dismissal of Jordi Alba early in the second half on Saturday.

1:00 AM

Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,100, some in Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,100 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu.

12:57 AM

Defeat ends Tranmere's 94-year stint in Football League

LONDON (Reuters) - Tranmere Rovers' unbroken 94-year spell in the Football League came to an end on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at Plymouth Argyle.

12:52 AM

Cameron scores own goal with pre-election football gaffe

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which football team he supported on Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport.

12:47 AM

Day leads after weather-hit second round in New Orleans

(Reuters) - Jason Day birdied two of his last four holes after play resumed at the weather-delayed Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana on Saturday to seize a one-shot lead when the second round was finally completed.

12:47 AM

Leicester boost survival hopes with victory at Burnley

LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since November with a battling 1-0 win at bottom club Burnley on Saturday.

12:40 AM

U.S., allies conduct 15 air strikes in Syria, Iraq - military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with four air strikes from Friday to Saturday morning and conducted 11 strikes against the group in Iraq, the U.S. military said.

12:40 AM

Terror and panic in Kathmandu as deadly quake struck

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalese tourist guide Naba Raj Amgai had just returned home from a mountain-biking trip when his home in the capital Kathmandu began to shake, sending a fridge and television smashing to the ground.

12:37 AM

Princess leads tributes to retiring champion McCoy

LONDON, (Reuters) - The Princess Royal led the tributes as the racing world -- and beyond -- hailed the record-breaking career of Northern Ireland jump jockey A.P McCoy, which came to an emotional conclusion on Saturday.

12:32 AM

Tony McCoy - a career in numbers

LONDON (Reuters) - Tony McCoy, known to the racing world and beyond simply by his initials ‘A.P.’, retired from the sport at Sandown Park on Saturday after a peerless career, leaving behind a series of extraordinary records which may never be broken.

12:30 AM

Two Nigerian soldiers die in accidental explosion - army

ABUJA (Reuters) - Two Nigerian soldiers were killed accidentally in an explosion in the central Plateau state on Saturday as they transported ammunition meant to be destroyed, a military spokesman said.

12:30 AM

U.S. to send disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal - development agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will send a disaster response team to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million (£658,566) in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, U.S. aid officials said on Saturday.

12:27 AM

Tears but no winner for McCoy on emotional farewell

LONDON, (Reuters) - A.P. McCoy, the jump jockey who has created a remarkable sporting legend in Britain, failed to ride one final winner to mark the end of his peerless career on Saturday but it hardly mattered to the thousands who flocked to salute the tearful ‘Champ’.

12:12 AM

Reclamation of land along coastline questionable, says rep

On Saturday, Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu questioned the legality of a request for proposal by Penang Development Corporation to allow reclamation of land along the Tanjung Bungah coastline in Penang.

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