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Palestinian 'First Arab Woman' to Scale Everest

Suzanne al-Houby, a Palestinian who lives in the United Arab Emirates, has become the first woman to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, she said in a statement on Saturday.

"Becoming the first Arab woman to reach the top of the world was an enormous thrill and a great privilege," Houby said in the statement.

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British PM Finds FIFA 'Murky'

British Prime Minister David Cameron thinks the workings of football's governing body FIFA are "murky", The Times newspaper quoted a Downing Street source as saying Saturday.

The battle for the FIFA presidency has been thrown further into turmoil as the Zurich-based body announced they have opened a probe for alleged corruption against President Sepp Blatter.

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Paris to Tehran on a Liter of Petrol at 'Green' Car Rally

It's a motor rally with a difference: souped-up "green" vehicles going head to head in an international eco-marathon to see who runs the longest on as little energy as possible.

Germany's Eurospeedway Lausitz, around 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Berlin, is hosting the Shell Eco-marathon this week where nearly 3,000 participants are putting the world's most fuel-efficient vehicles to the test.

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Clijsters Crashes, Sharapova Escapes Teen Scare at French Open

Kim Clijsters crashed out of Roland Garros on Thursday, her worst Grand Slam result in nine years, while Maria Sharapova escaped humiliation at the hands of a fearless 17-year-old French girl.

Second seed Clijsters let slip a set and a 5-2 lead, and squandered two match points, to slump to a stunning 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 second round defeat to Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus, the world number 114.

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Djokovic, Del Potro Put Friendship Aside for French Open Clash

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro will put their close friendship aside on Friday when they clash for a place in the French Open last 16, the tournament's biggest match-up so far.

Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite not just to see off the giant 1.98m Argentine, but also go on to take the title off Rafael Nadal and assume the world number one spot.

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Man United Banish 2009 Talk Ahead of Barca Rematch

Manchester United are seeking to banish the memory of their 2009 humbling by Barcelona as they prepare for Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley.

Two years ago, Sir Alex Ferguson's side arrived in Rome brimming with confidence, ready to justify their status as the bookies' favorites by becoming the first side to clinch back-to-back titles.

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'Nervous' Nadal Feared Worst at French Open

Rafael Nadal admitted he feared he might never break John Isner's huge serve, after coming through a thrilling five-set match against the American to reach the French Open second round.

The defending champion and top seed, bidding for a record-equalling sixth Roland Garros crown, was staring down the barrel of a shock elimination after allowing Isner to establish a 2-1 sets lead.

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Djokovic, Federer Off to Winning Starts at French Open

Novak Djokovic took his unbeaten record in 2011 to 38 wins on Monday before Grand Slam king Roger Federer demonstrated to the unstoppable Serb that he is still a French Open force.

Second seed Djokovic enjoyed a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 dismissal of hapless Dutchman Thiemo De Bakker in the first round before 16-time Grand Slam title-winner Federer romped to a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

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Messi Dismisses Talk of Man. United Lacking Quality

Barcelona's two-time world player of the year Lionel Messi has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United lack the quality of previous squads ahead of the two sides' Champions League final on Saturday in London.

The match will be a repeat of the 2009 final in Rome when Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0, with Messi scoring the second goal.

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French Open Readies to Really Get Going on Day 2

A day after the tournament began, the French Open is really about to get started.

The opening day at Roland Garros featured 32 matches on eight courts, with three seeded players already falling by the wayside.

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