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Friday, February 27, 2015

World

Girl stolen as baby found 17 years on

23 minutes ago - BBC
A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital

Ukraine tensions rise over gas supply

23 minutes ago - CNN World
A dispute over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold

ISIS sledgehammers antiquities in Iraq

21 minutes ago - CNN World
They take sledgehammers to statues with an uncommon gusto -- destroying in seconds what may have survived centuries

Ireland replace Jamie Heaslip with Jordi Murphy for England showdown

1 hour 9 minutes ago - Guardian
• Murphy steps in at No8 after Heaslip ruled out of Six Nations• Jack McGrath holds off Cian Healy challenge as rest of team unchanged• England bring in Goode and Nowell to face Ireland• Dean Ryan: Schmidt the grandmaster of playing rugby like chess Ireland have brought in Jordi Murphy to replace Jamie Heaslip at No8 for the Six Nations mat... by Guardian sport and agencies

Tony McCoy rates Jezki his best chance of a Cheltenham Festival winner

1 hour 8 minutes ago - Guardian
• Jockey believes mount can repeat Champion Hurdle success • Rider hopes to break Triumph duck on fancied mount Hargam Irishman will leave huge void in racing after 20 years at the topAs if there wasn’t enough pressure on Tony McCoy to succeed at his very last Cheltenham Festival the week after next, a well-attended press conference was held... by Chris Cook at Lambourn

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA history, dies aged 86

1 hour 6 minutes ago - Guardian
Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, and would play 560 regular season NBA games over the course of his careerEarl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died on Thursday. He was 86.Lloyd’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Continue reading by Associated Press in New York

Premier League failures show it’s time to stop talking about referees

1 hour 4 minutes ago - Guardian
After an abject set of results in Europe, why not lose the tedious and inane habit of ranting against officials?Well, that didn’t go very well did it? All things considered it has been a pretty devastating few days for the top end of Premier League, which will resume looking, beneath the powder and paint, a little bruised and bleary, wounds bound... by Barney Ronay

Fernando Alonso assures fans he is fine after McLaren F1 test crash

1 hour 3 minutes ago - Guardian
• Spaniard posts YouTube video following hospital release• Doubts remain over whether he will make season opener• Alonso not certain to race in MelbourneFernando Alonso has assured his fans that he is OK in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing for McLaren last weekend.“As you can see, I am completely fine,... by Reuters

Going, going, gone: I started losing my hair at 16

44 minutes ago - Guardian
Sam Wolfson was a schoolboy when he noticed a bald patch the size of a coin on the top of his head. Soon, he was wearing hats all day. At 24, is it time to consider surgery?If I’d always been as hairless as I am now, that would be one thing. But I can remember a time when I didn’t have to tilt my head back in photographs. A time before I wore b... by Sam Wolfson

Mother reunited with stolen daughter 17 years after she was snatched

31 minutes ago - Guardian
Zephany Nurse has been reunited with her birth family after unwittingly striking up a friendship with her biological sister at schoolA couple in South Africa have found their daughter 17 years after she was stolen from her sleeping mother’s arms thanks to an astonishing coincidence, police said on Friday.Zephany Nurse was abducted from a hospital... by David Smith in Johannesburg

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