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At least 16 deaths were blamed on a snow storm that swept across the eastern half of the US as North Dakota experiences -35C

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Susann Stacy posted a graphic selfie on Facebook calling for help

Greg Page missed out on millions and was killed by the tubes that were keeping him alive

Steve Bunce on Boxing: If there’s to be another heavyweight ‘lost generation’ they will do well to rival the crazy crew of the 1980s

There is a history in boxing of chaos following stability in the heavyweight division and now that Vitali Klitschko has left his title in an attempt to become Ukraine’s president, the greed, secret lobbying and joyful expectation have returned to the sport’s division of kings.

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez: The world's oldest man

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, who has died aged 112, was the world's oldest man, having held the title for just three months. He took the baton from Jiroemon Kimura, who died in Japan in June this year, aged 116.

Banana and aspirin is key to longevity, according to world's oldest man who has died aged 112

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, born in Spain in 1901, said he owed his longevity to eating a banana and six Anacin every day

UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham, Alabama

A US aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Alabama.

Decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton faces the media

Americans' belated arrival at World Championships earns frosty welcome after Tyson Gay's positive drugs test

US team in Moscow 33 years on from boycott but faces hostile questions over latest scandal

Jon Freeman: Why can’t all horses with broken legs be saved?

St Nicholas Abbey’s recovery depends on his temperament and avoiding complications

Jim Kelly as Williams in a scene from Enter the Dragon. Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist alongside Bruce Lee, died Saturday June 29 2013 of cancer at his home in San Diego.

Enter the Dragon actor Jim Kelly dies aged 67

Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in Enter The Dragon with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67.

Wise Dan aims to scale fresh heights in weighting game

Unbeaten as he is, for now the Derby winner is arguably not even the most accomplished thoroughbred who happens to have an engagement on Saturday. For a few hours after Ruler Of The World attempts to extend his Epsom supremacy on to home soil, in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, an outstanding American champion sets a fresh challenge to such parochial perspectives as may have been re-inforced by the failure of Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot last week.

Julia Gillard announces her resignation after being ousted as Labor Party leader by Kevin Rudd

Australia's former PM Julia Gillard broke the mould – then it broke her

When Julia Gillard  became Australia’s first female PM in June 2010, it was seen as a milestone for gender equality in Australia.

Sir Henry Cecil's Royal Ascot entries will run as planned

Royal Ascot 2013: Spirit of Sir Henry Cecil alive in global carnival

Royal meeting opens with international fanfare after scandals and bereavement

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with her partner Tim Mathieson

Page 3 Profile: Julia Gillard, Australian Prime Minister

Hasn’t been a great week for Gillard, has it?

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with her partner Tim Mathieson

'Is your partner gay?' Shock jock sacked over Gillard interview

Radio host widely condemned for live questioning of Prime Minister

Gary Stevens won the Preakness after coming out of retirement

Gary Stevens backs Oxbow to add Belmont to fairytale return

For each new scandal absorbed by the British racing community, their American cousins seem to contrive fresh consolation. Admittedly the craving for a first Triple Crown since 1978 has already been prolonged by defeat for the Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, in its second leg. But Oxbow's Preakness success none the less consolidated the romantic gains made by Orb, in himself satisfying the patient Derby quest of his admired, old school connections – notably his trainer, Shug McGaughey. Oxbow in turn restored two Hall of Fame titans, Wayne Lukas and Gary Stevens, from the shadows at 77 and 50 respectively.

Sergio Garcia's 'fried chicken' remark overshadowed Wentworth

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