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“I don’t speak a word of English .


.. but it was clear to me they were picking on me because of the colour of my skin,” said the victim, identified by the French daily as Souleymane, 33.

The Paris prosecutor’s office has started an investigation to find the people responsible for chanting: “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it” as they stopped a black man boarding a train on Tuesday.

Chelsea reacted on Thursday by suspending three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an internal investigation.

“If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident the club will issue banning orders for life,” the English Premier League leaders said in a statement.

The incident was captured on video by another passenger on the platform at the Richelieu-Drouot station before Chelsea drew 1-1 with Paris St Germain in Tuesday night’s Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at the Parc des Princes.

“I took the next metro and went back home without telling anyone, not even my wife or kids,” said Souleymane after an incident he said lasted six or seven minutes.

“What would I have told my kids? That daddy was pushed in the metro because he’s black?”.

Police said no arrests were made in relation to the match but amateur footage posted on The Guardian newspaper’s website clearly showed the incident, which has been widely condemned by football authorities including Sepp Blatter, president of governing body FIFA.



“We firmly condemn this intolerable act of discrimination. Only the values of sport should inspire the football fans. They value the gathering of all, whatever their origins,” said a statement from PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi.

“Sport must carry the spirit of fraternity. This problem concerns all club officials and calls for vigilance.”

French League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez said his organisation was considering filing a civil suit.

“What happened is intolerable,” he added in a statement.

“Football must fight racism on a daily basis. It’s a priority. And it’s in the name of that priority that we wish to file a civil suit. I welcome the English authorities and Chelsea FC’s reactivity who are at our side in that fight.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is expected to address the incident at a news conference on Friday.

The Premier League’s only black manager Chris Ramsey, in charge of Queens Park Rangers, said Chelsea should not be blamed for the behaviour of their fans.

Souleymane told Le Parisien he was used to racism but it was the first time it happened to him on the Paris underground.

“I didn’t know I had been filmed. Talking about this now encourages me to lodge a complaint with the police,” he said.

The Metropolitan Police in London has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.


(Reporting by Ingrid Melander and Julien Pretot, editing by Janet Lawrence and Justin Palmer)

Ex-NY mayor Giuliani attacks Obama

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Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has triggered a firestorm with an unflinching verbal assault on Barack Obama, saying the US president does not “love” America.


Republican Giuliani made the remarks late on Wednesday at a private group dinner that included Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is considering a 2016 presidential run.

“I do not believe – and I know this is a horrible thing to say – but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said at the New York dinner, according to Politico.

“He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

The White House condemned the remarks, agreeing with Giuliani that “it was a horrible thing to say.”

“He seems embarrassed enough to do damage control this morning, so I’m not going to pile on from here,” said White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz.

Giuliani sought to clarify his remarks on Thursday.

“I’m not questioning his patriotism – he’s a patriot I’m sure,” he told Fox News.

“What I’m saying is that in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan (and) Bill Clinton say, about how much he loves America,” he said, referring to two former US presidents.

“It sounds like he’s more of a critic than he is a supporter,” Giuliani added.

But his earlier comments sparked fury from Obama’s Democratic Party, which blasted his remarks as “outrageous.”

Giuliani served as mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001 and shepherded the city through the September 11 attacks, earning a reputation as “America’s mayor” in some circles.

With Obama the son of a Kenyan father and American mother, critics in the past have questioned his citizenship and religion.

But Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the comments by Giuliani, a one-time presidential candidate, went beyond the pale.

“I rarely agreed with president (George W.) Bush, but I never questioned his love for our country,” she told a gathering of Democratic lawmakers.

“If the Republican Party really wants to be taken seriously… really wants to avoid its problems of the past… now is the time for its leaders to stop this kind of nonsense. Enough.”

Giuliani also criticised Obama’s position on battling Islamist extremism, arguing that the president has downplayed the jihadist threat and refuses to “stand up and say there’s a part of Islam that’s sick.”

Waratahs to get angry with Rebels

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NSW Waratahs plan to ratchet up the emotion level from passive to angry for Friday night’s Super Rugby clash with the Rebels in Melbourne.


The champions are primed to adopt a much more forceful approach after a scathing honesty session in the players’ Monday review of their insipid performance against Western Force the day before.

NSW defence coach Nathan Grey described the Waratahs effort in the contact area against the Force as passive, a word Waratahs captain and lock Dave Dennis said was fair.

Head coach Michael Cheika said the Tahs weren’t angry enough last weekend and he clearly expects a far more combative and physical approach against the Rebels.

“I think a lot of the boys are probably angry from last week’s result, so we’ve got to express that on Friday night,” Dennis said.

Grey said the side had worked on their execution, defence and breakdown play in the short turnaround between their first two games.

He expected the Rebels would try and keep the game in the forwards.

“They’ve got a number of guys who are playing well and they are quite cohesive as a team at the moment, so we know they are going to be a very difficult challenge,” Grey said.

He stressed the Waratahs had no intention of meddling with their style to counteract teams trying to slow them down, as the Force did.

“We don’t want to change the way we play and we’ve got the tools in our weaponry to be able to play the way we want to play,” Grey said.

“It’s just a matter of executing those really, really quickly and consistently, which we didn’t do last week and paid the price.”

Grey said injured No.8 Wycliff Palu would be a big loss, but the Waratahs would utilise the different set of attributes of replacement Stephen Hoiles.

While fellow assistant coach Daryl Gibson has confirmed he would like the head coaching position after Cheika steps down at the end of the 2015 Super Rugby season, Grey said he hadn’t applied for the job.

Indian couple leaves everything to monkey

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A wealthy Indian couple has made a pet monkey their sole heir, saying their lives became more prosperous after they adopted the animal and they want to ensure he is looked after.


Brajesh Srivastava and his wife Shabista have no children, but they view their pet monkey Chunmun as a son and have set up a trust to ensure the animal is looked after if it outlives them.

“People might say we are mad, they might even ridicule us. But we know how valuable Chunmun is to us,” Shabista, 45, told AFP.

“We are childless and Chunmun is a son to me. We want to ensure that even when we are not alive, Chunmun’s life is not affected and he continues to live the way he does.”

The couple, who were cast out after marrying against their families’ wishes, say they were poor when they adopted their monkey in 2004, but have since prospered.

They own the house where they live in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, and they also have land and savings.

Shabista is a successful lawyer and her 48-year-old husband owns several businesses including a cable TV network and a flour mill – all named after Chunmun.

The monkey has his own air-conditioned room in the couple’s house, which he shares with his ‘wife’ — a female simian named Bitti who the couple has also taken in.

The two monkeys like to eat Chinese food and drink tea and mango juice according to Shabista, who even hosts an annual “wedding anniversary” party for the pair, inviting hundreds of friends to celebrate.

At 10, Chunmun may well outlive the couple – monkeys can live for between 35 and 40 years.

After his death, the money will go towards ensuring the welfare of monkeys in India, where the animals are frequently abused.

Aussie women win gold in team pursuit

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Australia have smashed the world record to win gold in the women’s team pursuit at the track cycling world championships in Paris.


Australia took almost three seconds off the world record to upset four-time reigning champions Great Britain in the final.

Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Melissa Hoskins posted a new best-ever time of 4 minutes 13.683 seconds.

Great Britain previously held the world record of 4:16.552, which they set at altitude in Mexico in late 2013.

The British quartet posted a time of 4:16.702 to take silver.

Canada (4:17.864) beat New Zealand for the bronze.

Earlier on Thursday evening (Friday morning AEDT), Australia lowered the national record for the second day running when they progressed to the gold-medal race by speeding around France’s new national velodrome in 4:17.410.

That time shaved 0.7 seconds off the national record the women set on the opening day of competition.

The new mark was 3.5 seconds lower than the national record the same four women set at the Australian national championships three weeks ago.

But the new world record is a full seven seconds faster than that Melbourne time.

Great Britain have won the past four world championship titles and were previously undefeated at any major meet during that period.

Australia last won gold in 2010 and have now finished on the podium six times at the past seven track worlds.

Coach Gary Sutton told AAP after the race he’d had the women on a world record schedule because he thought that’s what was needed to beat the British team.

“It wasn’t about the world record, it was about winning,” he said.

“The schedule was 4:16 and they were well under that but they were always comfortable.”

Nevertheless, Sutton was surprised too see the timing board flash 4:13.683.

“They went a lot better than I thought – but we’ve seen it coming.”

The Australians could start to see the British squad up ahead on the track towards the end which gave them added incentive.

Hoskins said it was “phenomenal” to take seven seconds off the national record in three weeks.

“But we went into the ride just wanting the rainbows,” she told AAP.

“It’s been five years in the making and we wanted it bad.

“To get a world record, a national title, as well as the rainbows – it’s a great day out for us.”

The 23-year-old said every team lifts for a final “but we just happened to lift more than them (the British)”.

“They’ve had a cracker run but finally we got one up on them.”

Edmondson said it felt like the quartet was flying on Thursday night.

However she was too busy celebrating after crossing the line to realise the Australians had smashed the world record.

“It took me about two laps before I looked up and saw the time,” Edmondson told AAP.

“It’s absolutely incredible. I Can’t believe it.”