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

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres trains wearing a mask

Europa League: Chelsea v Rubin Kazan match preview

A look ahead to this tonight’s Europa League quarter-final at Stamford Bridge

Cairn taking the plunge in Senegal as Greenland disappoints

Cairn Energy has signed a deal to acquire an interest in Senegal for the first time, as it continues to broaden its reach beyond Greenland, where expensive drilling has yet to yield results.

Newcastle United 2 Stoke City 1 match report: Alan Pardew's relegation fears fade but Stoke face fight to death

Two minutes of injury-time had been played and two remained when Papiss Cissé produced his one meaningful contribution of the afternoon. Typically, his first touch, inside the Stoke City penalty area, looped the ball into the air. His second was more telling, striking a shot past Asmir Begovic.

Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf at The Den, where he was abused

Five-year ban for racist Millwall fan

A Millwall fan who racially abused the Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf during a Championship game on 18 November has been banned from all football matches for five years.

Arrest in El-Hadji Diouf abuse incident during game at Millwall

A man has been arrested in connection with allegations of racist abuse aimed at Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf by Millwall fans, the Metropolitan Police said.

Masked Demba Ba set to return for Chelsea this weekend against Wigan Athletic

Striker damaged his nose against Newcastle

Demba Ba

Premier League: Newcastle v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to ahead the Premier League fixture at St James' Park

Benitez prepares Torres for extra bench duty

Rafael Benitez, the interim Chelsea manager, has told Fernando Torres to expect more time on the bench in the second half of the season, as he looks to freshen up his forward line in January.

Fernando Torres has started all of Chelsea’s 19 league games so far this season

Rafael Benitez prepares Fernando Torres for the bench

Interim manager says Chelsea 'need bodies' so he can rest striker and freshen up his squad

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Demba Ba does not expect to join Chelsea after talks prove unproductive

Newcastle striker has £7m release clause

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Get rid of release clause or get out: Alan Pardew issues Arsenal 'target' Demba Ba with warning

Newcastle striker has release clause in his contract

Abdoulaye Faye header takes Steve Bruce’s buoyant Hull up to second

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Demba Ba of Newcastle United celebrates his goal

Demba Ba rejects contract offer from Newcastle

Striker has £7.5m get-out clause

Arsenal v Montpellier: Key battles

Arsenal take on Montpellier in their Champions League Group B clash at Emirates Stadium tomorrow.

Cissé may miss next match after Senegal row

Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United manager, is hoping the Senegalese FA will relent in their stance on stopping Papiss Cissé from playing in the club's Premier League fixture with Swansea City tomorrow.

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