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The historical events that led to the ongoing war
03 Oct 2013 12:03 GMT
Arsenal(***)s playmaker Mesut Ozil oozed class in the London club(***)s 2-0 victory over Napoli. The youngster has impressed since his big-money move from Real Madrid last month [AFP]
"Ozil was absolutely amazing in the first half, fantastic. Individual skill, finishing, it was all fantastic and was what you dream to see in the stand when you come and watch football, "gushed manager Arsene Wenger [AFP]
A late Cesc Fabregas header gave Barcelona a hard-fought 1-0 win at 10-man Celtic. The Spanish giants, who surprisingly lost to Celtic at Parkhead in the group stage last season were made to work hard for their Group H win [AFP]
Jose Mourinho was all smiles after Chelsea(***)s 4-0 demolition of minnows Steaua Bucharest. "We needed to clean up what we did at home (against Basel) and we did it with a good performance." [AFP]
Atletico Madrid have six points from their opening two games after Turkey midfielder Arda Turan netted an 86th minute winter in a 2-1 victory at Porto [AFP]
Ajax thought they had their first victory against Milan in Group H when Stefano Denswil headed home a corner in the 90th minute but a controversial Balotelli equaliser soon quashed the celebrations [AFP]
Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp watched from the stands as he served a one-match touchline ban but he was soon celebrating after Robert Lewandowski scored the opening goal in their eventual 3-0 win over Marseille [AFP]
Holders Bayern Munich delivered a master class in football to Manchester City during a one-sided 3-1 Group D encounter that ended the English team(***)s five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe [AFP]
Cristinao Ronaldo was at his sizzling best with a double in Real Madrid’s 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen [AFP]
He wasn(***)t the only one getting his name on the scoresheet. Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netted twice as Paris St Germain brushed aside Benfica 3-0 [AFP]
In Turin, Galatasaray with new manager Roberto Mancini at the helm, snatched a 2-2 draw with Juventus thanks to Umut Bulut’s late goal [AFP]
Veteran United midfielder Ryan Giggs set a Champions League record with his 145th appearance to surpass former Real striker Raul. United could only muster a 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk [AFP]
Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.
Environment, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
Pumping out 'hatred' and seeking out 'traitors', Russia's media accused of targeting government critics.
Politics, Human Rights, Media
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers anti-Iran speech - but which way will Washington sway?
Politics, Middle East, United States
Human rights activists say the Bulgarian government is not properly investigating a growing number of hate attacks.
Human Rights, War & Conflict, Europe
One of India's biggest movie stars discusses his latest projects, his relationship with his fans, and politics in India.
Arts & Culture, Asia, Cinema
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
After decades of corrupt rule, will a Chinese community's remarkable experiment in grassroots democracy succeed?
Politics, Asia, China
The history of modern Syria is offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the current war in the country.
War & Conflict, Politics, Syria