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Angus MacKinnon

‘It’s over’ – dismay, disbelief as Italy miss World Cup for first since 1958

"But what is sure is that the shock will be even worse for my father. He is 54 years old and he has never had to go through something like this."

Mario Balotelli’s 20m move to Liverpool

Controversial AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool.

What we learned at (and about) Davos this year

Iran's charm offensive is working, China and Japan really are not getting on very well and bankers still have a hard time saying sorry.

France warns US to stop snooping on telephone calls

In a meeting with the US secretary of state, France has demanded an explanation of the latest revelations about a controversial US spying programme.

Hollande’s arrival set to iron out France-SA differences

Francois Hollande has arrived in SA where he is set to tackle disagreements between the two, such as the conflicts in Libya and Côte d'Ivoire.

Energy tops agenda as Hollande visits SA

French leader François Hollande, who arrives in South Africa on Monday, will sign accords including one on developing South Africa's nuclear power.

France to finally give gay marriage Bill the go-ahead

France's Parliament will approve a Bill to legalise gay marriage after weeks of protests that have shown no sign of abating in the run-up to the vote.

South Americans have date with history

Diego Maradona calls the first knockout stage of a Soccer World Cup the point "where history really begins."

Mexico, Uruguay in fair play pledge

The coaches of Mexico and Uruguay have dismissed suggestions they might collude to produce the draw that would put both their teams into the last 16.

Lampard the peacemaker as England revolt crushed

Fabio Capello was back in charge of England's Soccer World Cup campaign on Monday after a player revolt launched by John Terry fizzled out.

Rooney: It’s how you finish, not how you start

Wayne Rooney has vowed to achieve redemption for his red-card exit from the last Soccer World Cup by firing England into the knockout stages.

Tension mounts as South Africa beckons for Capello

Fabio Capello will be glad if he gets to Sunday without suffering any further setbacks to England's preparations for the World Cup in South Africa.

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