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26 Aug 2013 12:46 GMT
Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh marked his debut for newly-promoted EPL side Crystal Palace by scoring the opening goal at Stoke City. It was the former Arsenal player(***)s first EPL goal since 2011 [GETTY]
Ivory Coast centre-back Kolo Toure played a key role as Liverpool secured their second consecutive clean sheet in a 1-0 win at Aston Villa [GETTY]
In France(***)s Ligue 1, Tunisia centre-half Aymen Abdennour put in an outstanding performance as Toulouse held big-spenders Monaco to a goalless draw. Abdennour did a nifty job marking Monaco’s striker Radamel Falcao out of the game [AFP]
Ivory Coast left-back Siaka Tiene is seeking to relaunch his career with 2012 title-winners Montpellier, after a less than successful season with Paris Saint-Germain last year. He has started the season well by scoring in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win against Sochaux [AFP]
In Germany(***)s Bundesliga, Senegal striker Mame Diouf notched up his first goal of the season, heading the winner in Hanover’s 2-1 victory at home to Schalke 04 [EPA]
And Cameroon striker Eric Choupo-Moting scored his first Bundesliga goal for 17 months, firing home in Mainz(***)s 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg to keep them fourth in the league [AFP]
In the opening rounds of Italy’s Serie A this weekend, Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah put in a solid performance for Juventus, who eventually won 1-0 against Sampdoria [GETTY]
In Russia, Ivory Coast’s Seydou Doumbia and Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa, above, both scored as CSKA Moscow came from behind to win 2-1 at Tomsk [GETTY]
And finally, in Spain’s Primera Division, Malaga’s Fabrice came within inches of scoring against champions Barcelona. The 17-year-old Cameroonian looks set to impress this season [EPA]
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Health, Human Rights, Latin America
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Environment, Europe, Sweden
Critics say the UK's home secretary is using Muslims as a 'political punchbag' in a bid to shore up right-wing support.
Human Rights, Politics, Racism
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Polio, Asia, Pakistan
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Egypt, Sudan, Middle East
A media post-mortem into the UK's surveillance report. Plus, why five years on in Argentina the media looks so familiar.
Media, Edward Snowden, Security
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.
Arts & Culture, Mexico, Latin America