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Venus and Serena Williams become first players to win four Olympic tennis titles, taking gold in women's doubles

Venus and Serena Williams today became the first players to win four Olympic tennis titles after being crowned women's doubles champions at London 2012.

Czech court grants bail to metal band Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe in fan death case

The frontman of a US heavy metal band detained on suspicion of causing the death of a fan by pushing him off the stage has being released from jail in the Czech Republic after posting bail, a court spokeswoman said today.

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