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  • Tai Cheau Xuen, who won a gold in wushu for Malaysia at the Asian Games, has been expelled from the event and stripped of her medal because of a failed drugs test (Reuters)
  • Tai Cheau Xuen, who won a gold in wushu for Malaysia at the Asian Games, has been expelled from the event and stripped of her medal because of a failed drugs test (Reuters)

An Italian-owned oil tanker and its crew have been released by Somali pirates amid reports a ransom of over 8.5 million euros has been paid.

The five Italians and 17 Indians were seized with their ship in February.

There is no comment in Rome over the ransom claims.

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