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Oct 20, 2014

Suarez feared Barca would not sign him after biting ban

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup.

The Uruguayan signed for Barca from Liverpool for 81 million euros (64.14 million pounds) despite the ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini when playing against Italy in Brazil.

Oct 20, 2014

Soccer- Suarez feared Barca would not sign him after biting ban

BARCELONA, Oct 20 (Reuters) – - Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup.

The Uruguayan signed for Barca from Liverpool for 81 million euros ($103.5 million) despite the ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini when playing against Italy in Brazil.

May 25, 2014

Beaten Atletico face tough task to stay at top

By Tim and Hanlon

BARCELONA,(Reuters) – It took Atletico Madrid 40 years to reach a second European Cup final and it might be a similarly long wait for a third appearance with wealthy clubs set to poach the La Liga champions’ key assets.

A week after Diego Godin headed the goal against Barcelona that won them the La Liga title for the first time since 1996, the Uruguayan nodded in a corner against Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League in Lisbon.

May 17, 2014

Martino quits as Barcelona coach after trophyless season

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino resigned on Saturday after just one season in charge having finished second to Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title race and failed to win a major trophy.

The Argentine had been faced with the tough challenge of maintaining Barcelona’s incredible recent record of success and while they remained in the title chase until the final game of the season, their performances drew criticism.

May 17, 2014

Atletico Madrid win La Liga title after draw at Barca

BARCELONA (Reuters) – A towering Diego Godin header secured Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw against Barcelona and a first La Liga title for 18 years in a thrilling climax to the campaign on Saturday.

Barca needed to beat Atletico in a final-day showdown to snatch the title away and Alexis Sanchez gave the hosts hope when he rifled home from an acute angle after 33 minutes at a packed Nou Camp.

Apr 26, 2014

Nadal sent tumbling out of Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, April 25 (Reuters) – Misfiring Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Barcelona Open on Friday at the hands of fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro who avenged last year’s final defeat by winning their quarter-final 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

The world number one also went out in the last eight of the Monte Carlo Masters last week, losing to compatriot DavidFerrer.

Apr 23, 2014

Atletico need Costa inspiration at Stamford Bridge

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid failed to breach Chelsea’s wall of resistance at the Calderon and they will now hope for more from their leading marksman Diego Costa in the decisive return leg of their Champions League semi-final tie in London.

Costa’s goals have fuelled Atletico’s trophy charge both domestically and in Europe this season, but against Chelsea, who are reportedly interested in signing him, the 25-year-old striker couldn’t find the back of the net in the goalless draw on Tuesday night.

Apr 6, 2014
via The Human Impact

Why coexistence doesn’t equal reconciliation in Rwanda

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One Hutu killer describes feeling “like two different people” as he took part in the genocide: a man who obediently slaughtered his Tutsi neighbours because the mayor told him to, yet who hid one of their daughters in a grain basket to save her from the machetes.

A Tutsi survivor recalls the moment attackers rounded on her 17-year-old brother as he cried: “Why are you killing us? We used to be friends.”

Apr 6, 2014
via The Human Impact

Why coexistence doesn’t equal reconciliation in Rwanda

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One Hutu killer describes feeling “like two different people” as he took part in the genocide: a man who obediently slaughtered his Tutsi neighbours because the mayor told him to, yet who hid one of their daughters in a grain basket to save her from the machetes.

A Tutsi survivor recalls the moment attackers rounded on her 17-year-old brother as he cried: “Why are you killing us? We used to be friends.”

May 2, 2012
via The Human Impact

Solutions for a hungry world

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By 2050, experts say, the planet will need at least 70 percent more food than it does today as its population soars, cities sprawl and climate change takes its toll. Will it be possible?

That’s a question AlertNet put to hunger fighters worldwide for a special multimedia report out today probing the future of food. Their answer: The planet can feed itself – but only if two “revolutions” happen, and happen soon.

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      "Tim Large is editor of three global news services run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters and Reuters News. He oversees the AlertNet humanitarian news website; its related Emergency Information Service (EIS) for disaster-affected populations; and TrustLaw, a hub of news and information on anti-corruption, good governance, women's rights and free legal assistance."
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