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Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) (AFP) - America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec. "I have always liked this course, it has a lot of personality and is very demanding," said Ligety. Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich narrowly missed out on his 37th World Cup success as he took second, 0.18sec behind -- his first podium placing in two years -- while young Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen claimed his first podium finish in the discipline as he finished third, 0.25 slower.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines, state media and activists said.