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The new Ligue 1 season begins on Friday with Paris Saint-Germain expected to win a fourth straight title and the rest of France just hoping they won't run away with the championship. Last season, PSG eventually won the league by an eight-point margin but Lyon did at least push them all the way into May. Yohan Cabaye has left for Crystal Palace, but the rest of the squad remains intact and Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli have joined.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.
Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official told AFP. United Nations rights experts have said his trial "fell short of international standards" and urged Pakistan to investigate claims he confessed under torture, as well as his age.