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Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa 14:52 GMT

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Michel Platini’s bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France’s strong footballing ties with the continent.  Full Article

 
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Steyn joins 400 club as Bangladesh reach 246-8 13:09 GMT 

DHAKA (Reuters) - Dale Steyn became the second South African bowler to join the 400 club as his team took five wickets in the final session to reduce Bangladesh to 246 for eight on the first day of the second test in Mirpur on Thursday.  Full Article  

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Johnson fireworks lead Australia's fightback in third test 12:31 GMT 

BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - A snarling Mitchell Johnson, finding the pace and venom that demolished England in the last Ashes, dragged Australia back into the third test on Thursday as wickets tumbled again on the second morning at Edgbaston.  Full Article  

 
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