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Farah defends world double with 5000m gold

Mo Farah retained his world distance double on Saturday when he stormed to victory in the 5000 metres in Beijing.

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English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

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  • 29/08/2015 13:23

    China scraps loan-to-deposit ratio cap: report

    China on Saturday scrapped a two decade limit on the percentage of funds banks can lend out relative to deposits, state media reported.

  • 29/08/2015 12:15

    Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

    Two days before heading to Alaska to raise climate change awareness, US President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his controversial decision to allow Shell to drill in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea.

  • 29/08/2015 09:26

    Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

    Myanmar's government has approved the country's first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday, after months of bitter negotiations with labour groups and employers.

  • 29/08/2015 03:17

    China fears keep markets on edge as stocks rally

    Top global markets ended the week Friday largely recovered from China-induced panic selling, but market watchers remain worried the turmoil in the world's number two economy will drag down global growth.

  • 29/08/2015 01:20

    Panama Canal cancels limits on cargo size after rain

    The Panama Canal is suspending plans to limit ships' cargo size in response to a drought, after recent rainfall increased water levels, officials said Friday.

  • 29/08/2015 13:57

    Farah defends world double with 5000m gold

    Mo Farah retained his world distance double on Saturday when he stormed to victory in the 5000 metres in Beijing.

  • 29/08/2015 13:46

    Arzamasova stuns Sum to win 800m world title

    Marina Arzamasova of Belarus stunned defending champion Eunice Sum to win the women's 800 metres world title in a thriller on Saturday.

  • 29/08/2015 09:49

    India reel under twin blows from Sri Lanka

    India endured a grim morning session on the second day of the decisive third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday, losing two key first innings wickets.

  • 29/08/2015 09:05

    Serena, Djokovic, Nadal start Monday at US Open

    World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will launch their bids for the US Open title on Monday's first day of competition, tournament organizers announced.

  • 29/08/2015 09:00

    US Open men's draw

    Men's draw for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tournament that begins Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts (x denotes seed):

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