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SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side's 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain including 'disgraceful' comments by its foreign minister, city authorities said on Wednesday.
ALMATY (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when a plane with nearly 100 passengers and crew on board crashed soon after take-off in Kazakhstan on Friday.
Some were looking forward to this year's edition, held Nov 1 and 2 in Anaheim, more than usual as a much-needed respite after a punishing and anxious 12 months.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday demanded swift and tough sanctions for doping offenders -- both athletes and their support staff -- involved in a German-Austrian doping ring.
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Police in Pakistan have arrested the father and brother of an Italian woman of Pakistani descent strangled in a suspected honour killing, police said on Thursday.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police exhumed the body of an Italian woman of Pakistani descent on Wednesday to investigate suspicion her family killed her in the name of so-called honour after she refused to marry a man of their choosing.
ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's deputy president William Ruto announced increased cash incentive for the country's Olympic medallists on Friday while promising tough punishment for dope cheats who tarnish the country's image at the Rio Games next month.
Bangladesh police were hunting a group of attackers who lashed a 13-year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smartphone.