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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears more unrest could follow. Israeli officials signalled they may be open to changing the measures at ...

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  • SAN DIEGO:- ‘Game of Thrones’ dropped a new trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, showing the armies of the Seven Kingdoms gearing up for war, with an undead horde on the march. Queen Cersei warns the people in King’s Landing to beware of the incoming Mother of Dragons, Daenerys ...

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  • BEIJING: - Eleven people died and nine others were injured after a traffic collision in north China's Hebei province, a report said Saturday. The crash, involving a bus carrying 19 people and a lorry, happened Friday on a national highway in the city of Zhangjiakou, the official Xinhua news agency ...

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  • ORLANDO - Christian Eriksen is adamant Tottenham Hotspur's lack of action in transfer market will not hamper manager Mauricio Pochettino's push for the Premier League title. While Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all spent vast amounts in the last few weeks, Tottenham have ...

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  • GSTAAD - Estonian Anett Kontaveit thrashed Tereza Martincova on Saturday to set up a final against Kiki Bertens in the WTA clay-court tournament at Gstaad. Dutchwoman Bertens eased through the first set against Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-1, before the Spaniard retired with an injury. The world number 32 ...

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  • SYDNEY - Australia's cricketers have been warned this year's Ashes series could be scrapped, even if a new pay deal is reached with the game's governing body, reports said on Saturday. Australian Cricketers Association chief Alistair Nicholson has warned the players via email the showpiece Test ...

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  • SAO PAULO - The son of Brazilian football legend Pele will return to prison after his appeal against a 13-year sentence for laundering drug-trafficking money was rejected, local authorities said Saturday. Edson "Edinho" Cholbi do Nascimento, 46, turned himself into a police station in Sao Paulo on ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - Gerina Piller, chasing her first LPGA title, fired a second-round 68 on Friday to maintain a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Marathon Classic in Ohio. Piller had four birdies and a bogey in her three-under effort and her 11-under total of 131 put her one stroke in front of South ...

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  • NEW YORK-Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington killed himself on the birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, highlighting the close friendship between the two troubled singers. The coroner’s office confirmed Friday that Bennington died by hanging himself, with an employee ...

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  • SYDNEY - Australian Peter Doohan, who famously upset Boris Becker at Wimbledon, has died at the age of 56, Tennis Australia said Saturday. Doohan, dubbed the 'Becker Wrecker' after defeating two-time defending champion Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, passed away from motor neurone disease diagnosed ...

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  • MARSEILLE - Annemiek van Vleuten completed victory in the women's Tour de France race Saturday following a 22.5km pursuit. The 34-year-old set off first in the pursuit race after winning Thursday's 67.5km opening stage of La Course by Le Tour de France. The top 19 finishers from that race set off ...

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  • More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year as the war-torn country's healthcare system faces collapse, warned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday. One in every 45 Yemenis will have contracted the disease by December as “a direct ...

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  • MANILA : The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist gunmen. In a special joint session of the House and the Senate, legislators overwhelmingly backed Duterte's bid to have ...

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  • NAIROBI : Kenya said Saturday it had granted formal recognition to citizens of Indo-Pakistani origin, with President Uhuru Kenyatta making them a 44th tribe. “I do hereby recognize, proclaim and order, 1.that Kenyans of Asian Heritage constitute a Community that is one of the Tribes of ...

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  • CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 28 people to death for involvement in the killing of a top prosecutor two years ago, security and judicial officials said. Hisham Barakat was killed in 2015 when a car bomb struck his convoy in Cairo after militant calls for attacks on the judiciary ...

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  • JERUSALEM/UNITED NATIONS - Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead raised fears on Saturday of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Friday's violence - a stabbing attack that killed three Israelis and ...

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  • PARIS - Neymar's decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching ...

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  • LONDON - India have the chance to alter the course of cricket history when they face hosts England in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. Since the tournament's inception in 1973 -- two years before the men's World Cup started - it has been dominated by England and Australia, with New ...

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  • JOHANNESBURG - A brilliant Cedric Charlier goal set up Belgium for a surprise 2-1 win over Australia in Johannesburg on Friday and a Men's Hockey World League final showdown against Germany. The gritty Germans scored five minutes from time in the other semi-final to draw 1-1 with Spain and won the ...

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  • MARSEILLE - Chris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in Saturday's 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took the stage victory. Rigoberto Uran moved into second overall at 54 seconds, set to be the tightest winning margin of Froome's four Tour ...

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  • SOUTHPORT - Jordan Spieth might have rode his luck in Friday's second round of the 146th Open but you've still got to be good enough to take full advantage.  On another breathless day at Royal Birkdale where the record book was subject to a thorough revision, the 23 year old Texan showed that ...

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  • DEVENTER - Babett Peter's second-half penalty edged defending champions Germany to a 2-1 victory over 10-woman Italy at the women's Euro tournament in the Netherlands on Friday. In the other Group B game, captain Lotta Schelin and Stina Blackstenius powered Sweden to a 2-0 win over Russia. In an ...

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  • MONACO - Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists he is on the right path as he targets the defence of his 100m crown at next month's world championships in London. In his swansong season, the 30-year-old has struggled to light up the track. In his outings over the blue riband event so far this ...

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  • KANDAHAR - Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, ...

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  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday embarked on a key visit to the Gulf region aimed at defusing the standoff around Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no-one had an interest in prolonging the crisis. Erdogan will first meet the Saudi leadership in Jeddah before moving on to Kuwait and then visiting ...

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  • Former world number one Andy Roddick compared facing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to witnessing Spanish artist Picasso compose a masterpiece as he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. American star Roddick, 34, spent 13 weeks atop the world rankings, topping the year-end list ...

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  • A US airstrike has killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, the latest setback to Washington's efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country. The incident took place in Helmand province on Friday as Afghan security forces attempted to clear a village of Taliban militants, Salam ...

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  • Real Madrid right-back Danilo completed his move to Manchester City on Sunday, the Brazilian joining Pep Guardiola's Premier League giants on a five-year contract. The 26-year-old will now link up with City on their pre-season tour of the United States after agreeing personal terms and passing his ...

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  • JERUSALEM - Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded Friday as clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site where police restricted access for Muslim prayers. One Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli gunfire in ...

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  • Neymar´s decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching ...

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