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French troops clash with Central African Republic gunmen in capital

BANGUI (Reuters) - French troops in Central African Republic clashed with gunmen in the capital Bangui on Monday as they searched for weapons in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for hundreds of killings since last week.<p>Shooting erupted near the airport in the …

Carl Froch's brutal bout with George Groves – in pictures Tom Jenkins's gallery http://gu.com/p/3kjk3

“For quite some time I had heard murmurings about ‘The Collector’, an intriguing Singapore character with a magnificent bicycle collection to match. The first time I saw Ah Joo I was out riding with friends; as we rolled up to a small group of cyclists, he immediately stood out, riding a traditional steel frame and carrying a small bag over his shoulder. We greeted the group and carried on but mentions of ‘The Collector’ peppered the conversation thereafter.” See the photostory → http://bit.ly/16wE6Ja

Obituary: Robert Ford, a British radio operator in free Tibet, died on September 20th, aged 90 http://econ.st/15KYN5G

US special forces have carried out an attack on a senior leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in a raid in Somalia, US officials are quoted as saying by American media http://bbc.in/193NrXm They say a US Navy Seals team targeted the man after approaching a villa in the southern town of Barawe by sea. There are conflicting reports about whether he was captured or even killed. Al-Shabab said it carried out the Westgate attack in neighbouring Kenya which left at 67 people dead.

After headlining Reading Festival and Leeds Festival and dropping a 'Bezerk' new single, here's 50 things you need to know about Eminem: http://ow.ly/ops4z

What price justice?

“THE first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” cackles a rebellious butcher in “Henry VI”. From the eloquent but anguished protests over …

Law Society

Ariel Castro ruled competent for 'kidnap den' trial

<b>An Ohio man accused of raping and holding three women captive in his home for about a decade has been found competent to stand trial.</b><p>A judge ruled Ariel Castro understood the charges against him and could assist his lawyers.<p>Mr Castro was arrested in May after one of the women allegedly held in his …

Never Be Caught In The Dark, HandleBand Mounts Your Smartphone – Or Most Anything Else

We don’t always carries a bike light. But few of us would be caught dead without our smartphone.<p>Problem in need of a solution? Daniel Haarburger …

Tour Tech: Details on the diverse aero helmets in Nice

Fuglsang hopes to take advantage of GC shot at the Tour

CAGNES-SUR-MER, France (VN) — One name missing during this year’s Tour de France is that of Italian Vincenzo Nibali.<p>The Astana rider blazed through …

Injured List: Crashes take their toll on Tour peloton

MARSEILLE, France (AFP) — Stage 5 of the 100th Tour de France, the second-longest in this year’s race, was uneventful for long spells before two …

Lions 2013: Alun Wyn Jones, the new captain, is 'the best Welsh second row we have ever had' says Adam Jones

Before the announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia, there had been some talk that Alun Wyn Jones might be captain.<p>So when the Ospreys side he has captained for the past three seasons beat Newport Gwent Dragons in March, BBC Wales reporter Phil Steele thought he would …