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Thousands fill Tahrir Square to protest military rule

18:29 TENS of thousands of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are calling for Egypt’s military rulers step aside, and for a postponement of Monday’s parliamentary elections.

The protests have been fuelled by the deaths of more than 40 people since President Hosni Mubarak fell in February according to the BBC.

In the meantime, the nation’s newly appointed prime minister, Kamal Ganzouri, has appealed to protesters to give him a chance as he works on forming a new cabinet and the military council has promised to speed up the transition to civilian rule.

Many of the protesters fear the army wants to retain power, however, and are calling for the military to go before the elections.

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Pharmaceutical takes on Facebook

17:25 THE German pharmaceutical firm Merck is taking legal action against Facebook after what was described by the firm’s lawyer as an “apparent takeover of its facebook page” by their US rival Merck & Co.

Merck KGaA said that Facebook: “is an important marketing device,” that its page is of great value and that it had entered into an agreement with Facebook for the exclusive rights to www.facebook.com/merck in March 2010.

However, by 11 October this year Merck KGaA said it had lost control of the page, and that content on the site now belonged to Merck & Co.

Facebook said they would look into it.

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In-form Anorthosis face AEK in derby

14:16 ANORTHOSIS manager Ronny Levy expressed the hope his side can continue to build on a six-match undefeated run when they take on local rivals AEK this afternoon at 6pm at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca.

“We have an important game ahead of us, as we do every week. What we need to focus on is maintaining our consistency. I believe that we are on the right track. The game will be difficult as it is a city derby which has a particular relevance for our club and our fans,” Levy said.

“However, with the support of our great fans we can get a good result if we stick to our game plan,” he added.

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Omonia coach and chairman barred from attending games

12:26 The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) announced today its decision to ban Omonia’s coach and chairman from attending their team’s games for the next six months.

Coach Neophytos Larkou and the team’s chairman, Miltiades Neophytou, were informed of the CFA disciplinary committee’s ruling yesterday.

Before the decision was announced, Omonia fans issued an announcement threatening the CFA that a six-month ban on their coach would constitute “six terrifying months for Cypriot football” and any such decision would not be taken lying down by the fans.

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Tendulkar weighed down by heaviest of milestones


SACHIN Tendulkar stood on the brink of batting immortality only to retreat, plunging a milestone-obsessed country into depression and triggering a debate on his vulnerability against the pressure of expectation.

Six runs shy of a record 100th international century, Tendulkar’s usually impeccable shot selection deserted him on a placid pitch at his home Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

The 32,000-seat venue sported a forlorn and empty expression on the first two days of the third West Indies test as the tourists piled up 590 runs, but the ground became more densely populated on Thursday before it was packed to the brim on Friday morning in anticipation of the milestone.

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