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Apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff sees more calls for #IsisMediaBlackout

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No positive dope tests on 2014 Tour de France

france24.com — AFP There were no positive dope tests at this year's Tour de France, world cycling's governing body the UCI announced on Tuesday. "All the samples collected were systematically analysed to detect stimulants and erythropoiesis," said the UCI, the latter being the process which produces red blood cells.

Radioactive material goes missing in Kazakhstan

france24.com — AFP Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman for the Mangistau region said the material -- used for medical purposes and also a by-product of nuclear explosions and reactors -- appeared to have fallen off a vehicle transporting it.