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Cricket board asked to probe IPL

April 16, 2014 - 7:07am
India's Supreme Court court asks the cricket board to investigate the role of a top cricket official and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League tournament.

Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'

April 16, 2014 - 7:02am
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

April 16, 2014 - 6:17am
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.

VIDEO: The risks to journalists in Pakistan

April 16, 2014 - 6:01am
Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, ranking tenth in an Impunity Index. Syria has joined the list of countries where the murder of a journalist is most likely to go unpunished.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

April 16, 2014 - 5:56am
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Saudi intelligence chief removed

April 16, 2014 - 5:12am
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

Angela Lansbury 'proud' to be a Dame

April 16, 2014 - 5:06am
Murder, She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury says she is "very proud" to be honoured by the Queen in the country of her birth.

VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

April 16, 2014 - 5:06am
China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.

Man City players 'best paid in sport'

April 16, 2014 - 4:57am
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.