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Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on

Vaclav Havel, the playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia, has died.

Bolt wins 100m in 9.91, says he can do better

Usain Bolt remained unbeaten this season by clocking 9.91 on Tuesday to win the 100m at the Golden Spike meet.

Arsenal set to clinch entry into knockout stage

Arsenal can advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League by beating Slavia Prague on Wednesday. Arsenal, which beat Slavia 7-0 on October 23 to equal the biggest margin of victory in the Champions League, hasn't conceded a goal in the competition this season and can extend its overall unbeaten streak to 19.

Rising rivers flood German, Czech, Austrian towns

Rivers swollen by recent rain and melting snow flooded towns in the Czech Republic and Germany, and forced evacuations of thousands people from their homes on Saturday. Eight cities in Germany were affected by floods, with 1 300 people forced to leave their homes.

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