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Muamba talks of first steps

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has revealed he could only walk five paces after coming round from his shock cardiac arrest.

The Premier League star's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes after he collapsed in a heap during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur.

He was unconscious for three days. He said: "I only managed about five paces from my bed, but felt like I'd just run the London Marathon."

Muamba was discharged from the the London Chest Hospital last week.



Agents quit in call girl scandal

US lawmakers said they expect more Secret Service employees to leave amid a widening investigation of a prostitution scandal involving agents sent to Colombia ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.

Representative Peter King, a New York Republican who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said they expect the investigation to extend beyond the six Secret Service employees who quit.



Sect members killed in blast

Five suspected members of a radical Islamist sect were killed in an explosion that struck a small town in the country's restive north east, Nigeria's military said.

The blast struck the town of Biu in Borno state, where the sect known as Boko Haram has carried out a series of attacks in recent months.

Investigators arrived in Biu after the explosion and found the remains of five people they believe belong to Boko Haram.

Two others were arrested in the operation.



Meteor causes explosion in US

A loud explosion heard across much of Nevada and California rattled homes and prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada mountains, some reporting fireball sightings.

The sound and the light show were likely caused by a meteor that entered Earth's atmosphere, astronomers said.


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