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Arabs want Australia out of Asian football

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Arab countries in the Persian Gulf have urged the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to dismiss Australia whose presence in the body since 2006 has not gone in their favor. AFC chief Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa said Thursday that not only Arabs, but other football confederations in West Asia are no longer happy with Australia’s presence in the AFC because they can’t defeat it. Salman... 

America Now a Nation of Proles Obsessed With Super Bowl

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Proles upset over Seahawks’ bad play calling while ignoring greater evils committed by Obama. Americans are more outraged over Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s play calling during the Super Bowl than they are about President Obama, revealing that America is now a nation of “proles” obsessed with football, beer and gambling, just as the novel 1984 predicted. Twitter exploded in debate this... 

Students Banned From Chanting 'USA' at High School Basketball Game

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Students banned from chanting at all sporting events. High school students from Idalou, Texas were accused of racism Tuesday after chanting “USA!” at a girls’ basketball game in nearby Slaton. Fans of the Idalou Wildcats, who reportedly began the chant after the Slaton Tigers were defeated, were labeled racist due to Slaton school district’s large Hispanic population. Speaking with Fox 34... 

Physical inactivity twice deadlier than obesity, study shows

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Inactivity kills more than obesity. A new major study says exercise is beneficial for people of any age, warning that physical inactivity could kill twice as many people as obesity. A 12-year study of more than 300,000 European people, who had an average age of around 50, suggests that about 676,000 deaths each year were attributed to physical inactivity, compared with 337,000 associated to obesity. The... 

‘See Something, Say Something’ Promotional Items Handed Out at NFL Games

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Homeland Security mouse pads tell football fans to report “unusual” activity. The Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign is giving out free promotional mouse pads at NFL games that urge attendees to watch their fellow Americans for “unusual behavior.” Most recently handed out at a Baltimore Ravens game, the mouse pads, developed by Securetransit.org,... 

Regular physical activity curbs depression risk

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Researchers suggest that those people who do regular physical activity can benefit fewer depressive symptoms. Doing exercise three times a week decreases the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, says the study conducted by the researchers of University College London. They illustrated a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity, indicating lower depression risk for people... 

Top FIFA official says 2022 Qatar World Cup will move due to heat

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A top FIFA official says the 2022 World Cup won’t be held in Qatar because of dangers faced by players and fans in scorching temperatures. The Gulf State, which has faced repeated allegations of corruption, says they want to move the event to winter. The claims were made by Theo Zwanziger, who is a FIFA Executive Committee member. He is adamant that the present plan to stage world football’s biggest... 

Football clashes injure 44 France police

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Bastia’s French Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola makes a save during the French L1 football match Bastia (SCB) vs Marseille (OM), on August 9, 2014 at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia. Clashes prior to and after a football game on the island of Corsica in France have injured 44 police officers. The game took place between Bastia and Olympique de Marseille in the Stade Armand Cesari on Saturday.... 

Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup after victory over Argentina

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Germany has claimed a fourth World Cup crown in a 1-0 win against Argentina after extra time in the final in Rio de Janeiro. Substitute Mario Goetze was the hero, as he scored the only goal with seven minutes to go. With that triumph Germany has become the first European nation to win the trophy outside of their home continent, which led to jubilant scenes both on the pitch and back home, with millions... 

Brazil's six minutes of nightmare

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The humiliating defeat of Brazil in the World Cup against Germany – 7:1 – was dubbed “historic” and significantly downgraded the rating of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s as a candidacy for second presidential mandate. After the match, riots sparked throughout the country; football fans were clashing with police and looting shops. In Rio de Janeiro, clashes between... 

Japanese fans clean up Brazil stadiums after team's matches

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The football showdown between Japan and Greece ended in a scoreless draw, but the Japanese fans scored top points from the clean-up crew after leaving the stands of the stadium and its bathroom unblemished. It turns out that Japanese football fans have a tradition of cleaning up the stadium after matches at home, a practice which the fans vigorously undertake in Brazil. “It’s our tradition.... 

FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil

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A view of the Itaquerao Stadium in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. Football fever grips the fans as the World Cup starts in Brazil while police in Sao Paulo clashed with protesters opposing the tournament. On Thursday, the Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup with a football-style carnival. Some fans reportedly chanted slogans against Brazilian President... 

Brazilian army cleans slum in Rio for FIFA & Olympics

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Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have fanned out in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slums to provide security less than three months before the FIFA World Cup. The security push on Saturday is considered the latest attempt to drive drug gangs out of the infamous Mare slum, which is located near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport and is considered a haven for organized crime. Some... 

Jogger Arrested for Jaywalking, ‘Failure to identify’

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Footage capturing an aggressive arrest by Austin police of a non-violent jaywalker yesterday near the University of Texas campus is spurring outrage. Witnesses say a jogger wearing headphones ran past an officer and was quickly subdued for jaywalking. She was later arrested for failing to produce identification. “I was sitting at the Starbucks at 24th and San Antonio,” one witness told The Daily... 

Over 450 Indian workers died in Qatar in 2012-2013

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The Indian embassy in Qatar says over 450 Indian migrant workers have died in the Persian Gulf state over the past two years. The embassy said on Monday the deaths occurred in 2012 and the first 11 months of 2013 but did not give details about the circumstances of the deaths or where they occurred, AFP reported. It said on average about 20 Indian migrants died in Qatar each month and the toll peaked... 
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