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A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.

Bruno Metsu talks to his Senegal squad at the 2002 World Cup

Bruno Metsu, who took Senegal to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, dies

The manager, who had been coaching in the Middle East, was 59

Hats off to the sanitary towel sellers

Tampons are a tough sell - I'm wishing the best of luck to Edith Bowman in her new advertising campaign

Ethiopia's Saladin Said wriggles away from two South African opponents in June's qualifier

World Cup qualifiers: Ethiopia stir African hearts with dream of debut

In Ouagadougou and Abidjan today the dream will flare again, just as it will in Addis Ababa and Rades on Sunday, and in Kumasi on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast fans look to flee the stands

Ivory Coast face Senegal for place at 2014 World Cup

Play-off draw pairs two of Africa's heavyweights

Get me out of here - Upmarket Lisbon, sailing the Ionian, seeing Senegal

NOW: For an upmarket escape this month, Kirker has three nights at the charming As Janelas Verdes hotel in Lisbon for £635pp. The deal includes easyJet flights from Gatwick, transfers, breakfast and a 48-hour Lisboacard. Kirkerholidays.com

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Papiss Cisse delighted to have resolved Wonga dispute with Newcastle after 'difficult time'

The striker discussed the problem with his club, his family and Islamic teachers

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew boosted after Papiss Cisse makes U-turn over Wonga-sponsored shirts

The striker has now agreed to wear the logo of the money-lending company

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Papiss Cisse and Newcastle reach agreement over Wonga standoff

Earning interest is forbidden by Islamic Law

Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant is denied access to the United States for the second pre-season in a row

The midfielder's previous criminal convictions mean that he'll have to remain in the UK while the rest of the squad head off on a three-match tour of America

Arsenal’s pursuit of Queen’s Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar looks set to end in disappointment with Rafa Benitez on the verge of taking the Brazilian on a season’s loan at Napoli
Combative midfielder: Leroy 'The Bouncer' Fer

Norwich turn attention to Leroy Fer after completing deal for Martin Olsson

The Blackburn defender joined yesterday on a four-year deal

Norwich complete deal for Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson

The Sweden international joins on a four-year deal

Barack Obama will skip a visit to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, during his trip to Africa

President Obama won’t visit Kenya during first trip to Africa

US President Barack Obama will skip a visit to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, during his trip to Africa this week, as the American administration seeks to distance itself from the regime of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Do you know your Dakar from your Dhaka? Airline mix-up sends couple 7,000 miles off-course to wrong continent

US couple found themselves 7,000 miles away from destination and on the wrong continent

Papiss Cisse eased Newcastle's relegation fears with an injury-time winner against Fulham

Alan Pardew reveals harsh half-time team talk for Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse

Striker went on to score the winner against Fulham

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

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