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Government and rebel leaders in South Sudan have signed a ceasefire – the first step towards peace in the country after five weeks of violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.

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Haile Gebrselassie's hopes of appearing at the London Olympics were dashed yesterday after the two-time Olympic 10,000m champion could only finish seventh at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo.

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LeRoy Walker, who died on 30 April aged 93, was the first African-American to lead the US Olympic Committee and the first black man to coach an American Olympic team. The grandson of slaves raised in the segregated South before he moved to Harlem, Walker led the US Olympic Committee from 1992 to 1996, both shepherding the summer Games staged in Atlanta and leading the group when the 2002 Winter Olympics were awarded to Salt Lake City.

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There will be at least one gold for Paula Radcliffe in 2012. Organisers of the Vienna City Marathon announced yesterday that the marathon world record holder will receive the presitious Goldener Rathausmann award at a special ceremony in the Austrian capital's City Hall - or “Rathaus” - a week on Friday.

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Great Britain’s Mo Farah (left) dips for the line but can only finish fourth, well behind the winner, Bernard Lagat (centre), in the final of the men’s 3,000m yesterday

Britain claim record haul but Farah concern grows

Fears of over-training as last year's golden boy falls out of the medals in the 3,000m final yesterday

Gebrselassie in 'worst ever' marathon

Kenya's Michael Kipyego won the Tokyo Marathon yesterday, leaving the former world record holder Haile Gebrselassie floundering in fourth.

Mo Farah (centre) broke the British and European two-mile record but trailed home in second

Record-breaker Farah not in British winners' circle

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From Mumbai orphan to Greek priestess and now Arabian princess, her career has been truly global so far

Ethiopians give lacklustre welcome to Kwame Nkrumah statue

The arrival of Ghanaian great Kwame Nkrumah in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa 40 years after his death has been met with notable local resistance.

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