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Lucie Safarova shook off her jitters to gain the upper-hand over Ana Ivanovic, beating the 2008 champion 7-5, 7-5 in their semi-final match on Philippe Chatrier Court 

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The 38-year-old former England captain, one of the most high-profile players to shuffle between football and celebrity, made his final home appearance for the Ligue 1 champions on Saturday before heading into retirement.

Exposure to higher levels of fine particulates - the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities - causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks, a new study shows.

Tens of thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to denounce EU-driven austerity measures being pushed on member states.

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France on Friday unveiled action to plug a 37-billion-euro hole in its public finances with the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts since the economic downturn.