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  • TWorld number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday. The 31-year-old, who needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, will face either Kei Nishikori or Alexander ...

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  • TAvicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement from touring amid recurring health ...

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  • TNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men. Pyongyang's declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a ...

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  • TLONDON - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday met UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of Commonwealth leaders retreat here at Windsor Castle. The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral interest. Abbasi congratulated Prime Minister Theresa May on a very efficient steering ...

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  • TGAZA CITY - Thousands protested along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel in a fourth straight Friday of mass demonstrations and clashes, with four Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces. Gazans also flew dozens of kites near the border fence, in some cases carrying Molotov cocktails ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia “forces of instability” on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat. The charge was made by acting secretary of state John Sullivan as he ...

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  • TRIYADH - Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded Thursday when their checkpoint came under gunfire in southern Asir province, state media said citing the interior ministry. Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost came under attack, the Saudi Press Agency ...

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  • T VIENNA : Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his government would act to prevent any possible campaigning on Austrian soil by parties in Turkey's upcoming snap general election. Any campaign events would "not be welcome" and would not be allowed, Kurz said in an interview with Oe1 ...

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  • T BUCHAREST: Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Friday sharply criticised plans announced by the head of the ruling party to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Iohannis had "not been consulted or informed over this process," his office said in a statement, adding that in ...

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  • T RIYADH : Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh. Clutching prized tickets for the sold-out showing of Hollywood blockbuster action film “Black Panther”, men ...

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  • T MARSEILLE : France on Friday deported an influential Islamic preacher whose mosque in the southern city of Marseille was shut down last year over accusations of hate speech. The expulsion of Algeria-born El Hadi Doudi back to his home country came after his appeal with the European Court of Human ...

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  • T BISHKEK : Kyrgyzstan's parliament on Friday voted overwhelmingly to confirm a new government led by the country's 30th prime minister in less than three decades, who is an ally of new President Sooronbai Jeenbekov. Mukhamedkali Abylgaziyev's installment is the latest indicator that Jeenbekov has ...

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