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Ivory Coast's former first lady rejects charges over election violence

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ABIDJAN - Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former first lady, on Monday rejected charges of rebellion and xenophobia, in her first public statements at a trial over her role in a conflict that erupted after a contested 2010 election.

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Ivory Coast, Australia leap up FIFA rankings 12 Feb 2015

ZURICH - Ivory Coast and Australia both leapt up the FIFA rankings after winning the African Nations Cup and Asian Cup respectively, while tiny Equatorial Guinea moved into the top 50 for the first time.

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Analysis - African football's image takes another battering 09 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - African football's image took another battering after a tumultuous last week in the Nations Cup overshadowed Ivory Coast's emotional triumph and the remarkable tale of coach Herve Renard and his lucky white shirt.

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Ivory Coast win African Nations Cup on penalties 09 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - Ivory Coast finally won the African Nations Cup after a decade of close calls as they edged neighbours Ghana 9-8 on penalties after a goalless draw following extra time in Sunday's final at Estadio de Bata.

List of African Nations Cup winners 09 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - List of African Nations Cup winners after Ivory Coast claimed the 2015 title with a 9-8 shootout win against Ghana on Sunday following a 0-0 draw after extra time (hosts in brackets):

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Ivory Coast win African Nations Cup on penalties 08 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - Ivory Coast finally won the African Nations Cup after a decade of close calls as they edged neighbours Ghana 9-8 on penalties after a goalless draw following extra time in Sunday's final at Estadio de Bata.

Grant suffers another bitter penalty shootout defeat 08 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea - Avram Grant tasted the bitterness of yet another narrow penalty shootout defeat as Ghana lost after 22 kicks to the Ivory Coast in Sunday's African Nations Cup final.

No case of family revenge for Ghana's Ayew brothers 07 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Feb 7 - - Andre Ayew wasted no time on Saturday rebuffing any talk of revenge on behalf of his father when he plays for Ghana against the Ivory Coast in Sunday’s African Nations Cup final.

I will call Terry for penalty tips, quips Ghana's Grant 07 Feb 2015

MALABO - Ghana manager Avram Grant was in jovial mood on Saturday ahead of the African Nations Cup final against Ivory Coast, saying he was going to telephone Chelsea captain John Terry to get advice about taking penalties.

Expect quality Nations Cup final, says Grant 07 Feb 2015

BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Feb 7 – - Ghana coach Avram Grant predicted a quality African Nations Cup final on Sunday when his side take on neighbours Ivory Coast in one of the continent’s age-old rivalries.

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'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers - court papers

LONDON - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.