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In Brazil, a billionaire’s reality check

SAO PAULO, Brazil — For a man who had just lost $6 billion in less than 24 hours, Eike Batista was curiously upbeat. Brazil’s richest man took to Twitter, as he is wont to do, to send a message to his almost 1 million followers. “My fortune is in my assets, and since I didn’t sell a single share, I ...

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Olympic venues are full of spectators

London – Olympic venues are full of spectators, London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe insisted Sunday, as organisers faced a barrage of questions over swathes of empty seats at some venues. The empty seats at events including the tennis, swimming and gymnastics have sparked anger in Britain because many people were left disappointed in the massively oversubscribed ticket ballots ahead of ...

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China blames Americans, Soviets for ‘fooling’ it into systematic Olympic doping

Tweet Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): Americans and Soviets ‘fooled’ China into using performance-enhancing drugs, resulting in humiliating scandals and limited success during the Olympics from the late 1970s into the early 1990s, according to a top Chinese Olympic team doctor. Chen Zhanghao, who is retired but remains a doyen among China’s top sporting celebrities, has broken a three-decade public silence ...

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In pursuit of Olympic Gold: Photos of medal winners from day one

Related topics 2012 OlympicsmedalsDay 1 Advertisement Fitness may not always be about winning, but the pursuit of being all you can be is glorious. This is never more the case than in the 2012 London Olympics, and for Saturday, July 28, 2012 it’s worth taking a moment to honor some of today’s medal winners. Related: Fireworks dazzle at Opening CeremonyView ...

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Ancient reservoir could bring water to dry Namibia

“If the underground water reservoir is indeed there and scientifically proven, it would be a relief for the supply of potable water in northern Namibia,” Abraham Nehemia, under secretary for water and forestry in Namibia’s agriculture ministry, told AFP Friday. “Tests have not been completed fully and the perceived water quantity not yet scientifically proven,” he said. Last week the ...

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Photos: Highlights of the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games

Related topics Olympics 2012London OlympicsOlympics Opening CeremonyOlympics Headlines Examiner Advertisement Festivities surrounding the London 2012 Olympic Games began Friday, with the opening ceremony entertaining its audience with spectacles of dance, song, celebrities and fireworks. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were present, along with Prince Harry, and Prince William and wife Kate. View slideshow: London 2012 Olympic Games ...

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