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Dortmund slump to fourth Bundesliga defeat in a row

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BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund's miserable domestic season continued when they lost 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Hanover 96 on Saturday, their fourth Bundesliga defeat in a row.

Soccer-Dortmund slump to fourth Bundesliga defeat in a row

* Stuttgart win nine-goal thriller on Veh's return to Frankfurt (Updates with Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke)

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Dortmund slump to fourth Bundesliga defeat in a row

BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund's miserable domestic season continued when they lost 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Hanover 96 on Saturday, their fourth Bundesliga defeat in a row.

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Caterham and Marussia to miss next races - Ecclestone

LONDON - The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next week's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Motor racing-Caterham and Marussia to miss next races - Ecclestone

* Both teams struggling financially (Adds comment from Caterham administrator)

Russian government approves law to clamp down on offshore tax sheltering

MOSCOW - Russia's government has approved a new tax law to clamp down on Russian companies and individuals using offshore tax shelters.

Russian government approves law to clamp down on offshore tax sheltering

MOSCOW - Russia's government has approved a new tax law to clamp down on Russian companies and individuals using offshore tax shelters.

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Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

LAURA Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. | Video

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French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition to Russia

LYON France - A French appeals court approved on Friday the extradition from France to Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion (3.73 billion pound) from his former bank BTA.

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In eastern Ukraine, parliamentary election deepens divide

NOVOTROITSKE Ukraine - Standing at the village polling station where she will oversee Ukraine's parliamentary election on Sunday, Irina Sobko points across a field of wilted sunflowers to a town controlled by Russian-backed rebels where she says there won't be any voting. | Video

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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.