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  • TSaudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious ...

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  • TISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Saturday ordered the release of seven suspects in the trial over the deadly New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub following an initial series of hearings. The court in Silivri outside Istanbul ruled that 44 suspects — including the self-confessed attacker ...

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  • TAn estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to ...

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  • TForward Jong Il-Gwan scored with a delicious free kick as North Korea salvaged a measure of pride at the East Asian championship by drawing 1-1 with China. The North Koreans were beaten 1-0 by Japan and South Korea in their opening two matches in Tokyo -- both played against the backdrop of souring ...

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  • TRivals and team-mates alike were left in awe of Steve Smith after the world's top-ranked Test batsman hit new heights in the third Ashes match against England at the WACA Ground on Saturday. The Australian captain reached his highest Test score yet with his second double-century, passed 1,000 Test ...

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  • T"Youthquake" was crowned Friday as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage. The word is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people". It first rose during Britain´s June ...

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  • TSwashbuckling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja smashed six sixes in an over in a local cricket match, sending selectors a reminder of his short-form prowess after being omitted from India's recent Twenty20 squads. Jadeja scored 154 off just 69 deliveries in his explosive innings during a district-level ...

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  • TIndia's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Fireworks erupted over the party headquarters in New Delhi drowning out the ...

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  • TIt is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites. Director Sean Baker, who shot his last film on an iPhone, has scored a surprise hit ...

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