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Raf Casert

Raf Casert

    Dutch dazzle World Cup with win over Spain
    Dutch dazzle World Cup with win over Spain
    Rain and clouds may have shrouded Salvador but the orange shirts of the Dutch fans brightened up the Arena Fonte Nova as they celebrated one of the...
    Pistorius denies official's claim he asked to return to training
    Pistorius denies official's claim he asked to return to training
    Pistorius on Monday alerted authorities to his wish to resume training while on bail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the...
    Chicken cock-up mirrors public frustration with EU
    Chicken cock-up mirrors public frustration with EU
    When Eric Pierart takes in the chaotic wiggling of thousands of hens caged in his renovated barn, he's reminded of how tough it is for Europe to...
    Gunman armed with grenades lays siege to Belgian city
    Gunman armed with grenades lays siege to Belgian city
    A gunman shot dead three people at a busy central square during a Christmas market in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday and then killed himself,...
    Champions League pressure builds on Chelsea for Genk match
    Champions League pressure builds on Chelsea for Genk match
    Chelsea are set find out whether two consecutive domestic losses are the start of a slump or merely an aberration when they play at Racing Genk in...
    Pistorius's silver sadness
    Pistorius's silver sadness
    More than winning a silver medal at the World Championships, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius said on Friday he wished he could have earned it...
    Politics takes centre stage at World Cup bidding
    Politics takes centre stage at World Cup bidding
    The time for cold, rational arguments is over. Clout and commitment is what counts on the eve of the vote to determine which countries will host...
    Leader says more violence could hit Afcon cup
    Leader says more violence could hit Afcon cup
    A separatist leader warned on Tuesday that rebels could launch more attacks during the African Cup of Nations tournament but added that only...
    EU prepares sanctions, arms embargo for Guinea
    EU prepares sanctions, arms embargo for Guinea
    The European Union (EU) is preparing to impose an arms embargo and visa ban to punish Guinea's military rulers for a massacre at a pro-democracy...
    Bolt runs for second world title in Berlin
    Bolt runs for second world title in Berlin
    There is no doubt Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, and the Jamaican looks set to prove that again in the 200metre final on Thursday when...
    Players face bumpy ride at Confed Cup opener
    Players face bumpy ride at Confed Cup opener
    Workers struggled on Saturday to make the damaged Ellis Park pitch playable in time for Sunday's Confederations Cup opener between host South Africa and Iraq....
    Pistorius starts bid for Beijing
    Pistorius starts bid for Beijing
    After he dipped across the line on Saturday and his Cheetah runner blades finally came to a standstill, Oscar Pistorius realised it was almost too...