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2014 News

28 Russians face action over tampered Sochi Olympics samples

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee has launched an inquiry into 28 Russians suspected of tampering with doping samples at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in a new blow to Russia's efforts to redeem its name.

Russia denies state-run doping at showcase Sochi games

Moscow - Russia on Friday denied what it called unsubstantiated claims of a vast state-run doping programme during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seen by many as a triumph for Vladimir Putin.

Man drowns as floods hit Russian Olympic city of Sochi

Moscow - A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.

Tourism numbers up in Toronto

Toronto - Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S., and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination.

Box office sinks in 2014

All is not well at the box office. As 2014 winds down, the movie box office will be off from last year. The real takeaway is that less people are seeing movies in theaters.

NBC pulls reporter from Gaza who released photos of shelled beach

[Note: After the publication of Glenn Greenwald's report at the online Intercept, NBC has reinstated the news reporter.]

Rio judge orders 23 anti-World Cup protesters jailed

Rio De Janeiro - A judge in Rio de Janeiro ordered 23 people jailed for "violence" during ant-World Cup protests, including those arrested before the Argentina-Germany final.

Germany throws giant homecoming party for World Cup heroes

Berlin - Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans massed at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes bringing home football's top prize for the first time to a reunified Germany.

British World Cup ticket exec turns himself in: Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars turned himself in on Monday after a manhunt, authorities said.

Op-Ed: Finding your way through SEO in 2014

It is about half way through 2014 and Google has been slapping all the SEO abusers with its Penguin update 3.0, which actually is the 6th update.

Germany basks in World Cup win as Goetze sinks Argentina

Berlin - Germany basked in the glory of their fourth World Cup title on Monday after a nail-biting 1-0 victory against Argentina crowned them the first European team to win football's top tournament held in South America.

Goetze strikes as Germany win World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday.

Police disperse World Cup protest with tear gas

Rio De Janeiro - Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protesters who tried to march toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium shortly before the Argentina-Germany final.

Police disperse World Cup protest with tear gas

Rio De Janeiro - Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protestors who tried to march toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium shortly before the Argentina-Germany final.

World Cup to put Ukraine, Russia leaders in same arena

- The leaders of Ukraine and Russia will attend the World Cup final on Sunday amid conflict between Kiev troops and pro-Moscow separatists as Brazil kicks off a flurry of diplomacy.

Putin 'may' meet Ukraine leader at World Cup

Buenos Aires - Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the World Cup final, his spokesman said Saturday as the crisis between the two countries escalated.

Ukraine leader to attend World Cup final, as will Putin

Bras - Ukraine's leader has accepted an invitation to attend Sunday's World Cup final, with Russian President Vladimir Putin also among the spectators, amid a crisis between their countries, Brazilian officials said.

Missing World Cup ticket executive not 'fugitive' - Firm

Rio De Janeiro - A World Cup ticketing excutive who fled a Rio de Janeiro hotel just before police arrived to detain him is not "a fugitive," his company said Friday.

Police manhunt after FIFA partner exec flees arrest

Rio De Janeiro - An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said.

Malaysia lawmaker apologises for World Cup Hitler tweet

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian lawmaker apologised Thursday for a tweet praising Adolf Hitler following Germany's World Cup win over Brazil, after Prime Minister Najib Razak rebuked him for his "unacceptable" statement.

Economic worries trounce Cup shame in Brazil election

Bras - With elections looming, President Dilma Rousseff now faces Brazilians angry at their World Cup humiliation, but her bigger worry will be convincing voters she can jumpstart the economy.

FIFA dismiss Silva plea, slam leniency claim

Rio De Janeiro - FIFA rejected Brazil's request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the World Cup semi-finals on Monday and hit back at claims referees had been ordered to take a lenient approach to foul play.

World Cup tickets official arrested over illegal sales

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police have arrested a director from the FIFA partner company handling World Cup ticket packages, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game passes.

Love Japan: Silicon Valley's 79th Obon Festival Special

San Jose - If you Love Japan, be sure to stop by SJ Japantown's 79th annual Obon Festival, scheduled for July 12-13th from 11:30am until 10pm. The free event is located between Jackson and Taylor streets, four blocks east of the Japantown Ayer Light Rail Station.

Supertyphoon Neoguri targets Japan

Tokyo - As the United States eastern seaboard recovers from July 4th's Hurricane Arthur, Pacific Supertyphoon Neoguri has Japan in its sights, reports from the Japan Meteorological Agency say.

Recap of important 2014 cancer news

Readers can learn about various health topics on Digital Journal but cancer is one topic that interests both the prevention-conscious and the cancer survivor. Below are summaries of a few, important 2014 news stories published on Digital Journal.

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

Belo Horizonte - An unfinished highway overpass being built for the World Cup in Brazil collapsed in the city due to hold a semifinal match, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

Belo Horizonte - An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup crashed down on several vehicles in Brazil's southeastern city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring 22.

France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

Paris - Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.

Police fire tear gas at protest outside World Cup match

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Brazil fired tear gas Saturday to break up hundreds of protesters outside Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium, where Colombia and Uruguay were playing a World Cup knock-out-stage match.
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