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Lyon Beat Gazelec to Set up Monaco Make-or-Break Clash

Lyon beat Gazelec-Ajaccio 2-1 on Saturday to hold on to the coveted Ligue 1 runner-up spot and automatic entry to the Champions League.

The former multiple French champions are in a tight battle with Monaco for second, with only goal difference splitting the teams.

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Indonesia Takes Aim at Palm Oil after Forest Fires

Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are skeptical.

President Joko Widodo in April proposed a halt on granting new land for palm oil plantations in the world's top producer of the edible vegetable oil, a key ingredient in many everyday goods, from biscuits to shampoo and make-up.

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A Coronation for North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

After four years of top-level reshuffles, purges and executions, Kim Jong-Un will formally cement his unassailable status as North Korea's supreme leader at a landmark ruling party congress this week.

The first gathering of its kind for nearly 40 years is really a coronation of sorts -- recognizing the young 33-year-old leader as the legitimate inheritor of the dynastic dictatorship started by his grandfather Kim Il-Sung and passed down through his late father Kim Jong-Il.

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French PM Heading to Australia after Mega Subs Contract

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls will make a surprise visit to Australia for talks with Malcolm Turnbull after a French shipbuilder won a huge submarine contract, officials said Sunday.

Contractor DCNS beat off competition from Japan and Germany to seal the Aus$50 billion ($39 billion) deal to design and construct 12 new conventionally-powered subs.

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Benitez Ready for Newcastle's Relegation 'Cup Finals'

Rafael Benitez says Newcastle face two 'cup finals' as their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League looks set to go down to the wire.

Benitez's side climbed out of the bottom three for the first time in almost two months thanks to Saturday's dramatic 1-0 victory over FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace, who themselves are not quite safe from danger.

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Wenger Confident of Fans' Backing after Norwich Win

Arsene Wenger believes he retains the support of the majority for Arsenal supporters following a day of protest at the Emirates Stadium.

A pre-arranged demonstration saw a number of fans hold up signs saying "time for change" during the 12th minute of Arsenal’s narrow, 1-0 home victory over relegation-threatened Norwich City on Saturday.

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Pochettino Pins Hopes on Leicester Collapse

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is doing his best to spook Premier League champions-elect Leicester City as his side prepare to face Chelsea knowing their destiny is out of their hands.

With Leicester needing three points to complete a fairytale title triumph ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday, the race could be over by the time Spurs kick off at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

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Crisis-hit Venezuela to Push Clocks forward to Save Power

With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans will lose half an hour of sleep Sunday when their clocks are moved forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro's order.

At 2:30 am local time, the oil-dependent South American nation will shift its time ahead by 30 minutes -- to four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

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Qatar Announces Death of World Cup Stadium Worker

An Indian steelworker taken ill at a Qatar World Cup site has died, organizers of the 2022 tournament announced in a statement on Saturday.

Jaleshwar Prasad, 48, died of a cardiac arrest after falling ill at the Al Bayt stadium on Wednesday morning, said the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body responsible for organizing the Qatar World Cup.

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Fiorentina Stalemate Puts Brakes on Euro Push

Fiorentina were held to a 0-0 draw by Chievo on Saturday which kept them in fifth place in Serie A and facing a potentially tortuous route in next season's Europa League.

Fiorentina are four points behind Inter Milan who face Lazio on Sunday where the result could be crucial -- a fourth-place finish in Serie A guarantees a group phase spot in the Europa League but a fifth-place means featuring in two preliminary rounds.

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