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Kessel hat-trick powers U.S. to win over Slovenia

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Phil Kessel took just a minute to open the scoring before going on to record a natural hat-trick as the United States beat Slovenia 5-1 on Sunday and secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the men's ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Games. Kessel scored after 63 seconds to give the 2010 silver medalists a 1-0 advantage, then scored twice more without interruption to build the Americans' lead to 3-0.

Slovenia PM lays stone on country's first mosque

Slovenia's prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, on Saturday laid the foundation stone for what will be the country's first mosque -- 44 years after the initial request to build it was made. The laying of the stone, in the presence of a government minister from Qatar which is helping to fund the project, was a "symbolic victory against all forms of religious intolerance", said Bratusek, adding that Europe would not be as culturally rich without Islam. About 10,000 attended the ceremony in Ljubljana, according to an AFP photographer at the event.

Slovenia detects horsemeat in frozen lasagne

Slovenian veterinary authorities on Tuesday said they had found traces of horsemeat in frozen lasagne distributed by a supermarket chain in Slovenia and produced by a Luxembourg company. "DNA tests confirmed the presence of horsemeat in lasagne bolognese produced by a Luxembourg company and distributed by supermarket chain Interspar," the veterinary authority said in a statement. It added that after test results confirmed the presence of horsemeat, the distributor started taking the frozen lasagne off its shelves.
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