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  • TQUETTA - Authorities said Saturday they have now retrieved 18 bodies after a blast tore through a coal mine in Balochistan earlier this week, including two rescuers who entered after the explosion. The mine caved in after workers used dynamite during an excavation in Sinjidi, some 45 kilometres ...

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  • TSANTIAGO   -  Chilean miners at the world's biggest copper mine, Escondida, signed an agreement on Friday with Anglo-Australian owners BHP to avoid a strike announced two weeks ago when unions rejected as insufficient a proposed salary hike. BHP said "a new collective contract" had ...

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  • TCARACAS  -  Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to stop a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government ...

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  • TNEW YORK  -  Wall Street stocks finished higher on increased hopes of a resolution of the US-China trade impasse, while European stocks were pressured by worries over Turkey. US stocks, which were negative much of the morning, rallied following a midday Wall Street Journal report that ...

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  • TJAKARTA - North and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world's biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta on Saturday. South Korean women's basketball player Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong-chol ...

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  • TNOTTINGHAM - India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a hundred but had the satisfaction of leading an India batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. At stumps India were 307 for six after losing the toss. A day of fluctuating ...

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  • TSYDNEY - Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club. The superstar athlete has been given the chance to prove his worth by the ...

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  • TJAKARTA - The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) confirmed Saturday there would be no last-minute Asian Games reprieve for banned weightlifting powerhouse China. Both China, who won seven golds in the 2014 Asian Games, and Kazakhstan, who took one gold, are among nine nations currently serving ...

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  • TCINCINNATI - World number two Roger Federer posted his second win of the day, amid a lightning fear interruption, to reach the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Friday. The seven-time champion beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (8/6), 6-2. The match was interrupted ...

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  • TVERONA - Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday. Ronaldo, 33, joined from Real Madrid last month in a ...

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  • TLONDON - Chelsea recovered from the shock of blowing a two-goal lead against Arsenal as Marcos Alonso's late strike sealed a 3-2 win, while Harry Kane ended his August hoodoo in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday. Maurizio Sarri's side raced into a 2-0 lead in the London derby ...

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  • TJAKARTA - The inclusion of eSports as an official medal sport for the 2022 Asian Games cannot yet be confirmed, an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) official said Saturday. A meeting of the OCA executive committee in Jakarta approved a programme of around 40 sports for the 2022 Asiad in Hangzhou, ...

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  • TLONDON:- England international Jason Roy said he was "extremely embarrassed" after suffering an injury when his bat, which he had thrown to the ground in frustration, bounced back and hit him in the face. The 28-year-old was hurt after being dismissed playing for Surrey in a Twenty20 game ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES - Park Sung-hyun took advantage of an early tee time to shoot her best round of 2018 on Friday and grab a share of the clubhouse lead during the LPGA Tour's Indy Championship. The South Korean fired a nine-under 63 on Friday to finish in a tie with Lizette Salas at 13-under 131 as ...

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  • TGENEVA - Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, prompting a barrage of tributes and condolences from around the world for the "diplomatic rock star". The Ghanaian national, who lived in Switzerland, was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and ...

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  • TGENOA, Italy - Chants of "Allahu akbar" rang out Saturday at a solemn Catholic state funeral in the Italian city of Genoa for the victims of a bridge collapse, who included two Albanian Muslims. They were among at least 38 people to have died in Tuesday's tragedy. An imam was invited to the ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has presented four options aimed at boosting the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories, from sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying a military or police force under UN mandate. The proposals were ...

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  • TKOCHI - Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain Saturday to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead. Dozens of military and coastguard helicopters took troops to high risk areas ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen was sold by the United States under a State Department deal with Riyadh, CNN has reported. The numbers on shrapnel, of which images were taken shortly after the ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused social media platforms of "totally discriminating" against users with right-wing views while dubbing mainstream news outlets CNN and MSNBC "sick." The president's comments come after several top social media platforms including Facebook and ...

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  • TMINSK - Belarus's strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and other key members of government following a corruption scandal that saw top officials arrested. Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov will be replaced by former development bank head Sergei Rumas, the ...

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  • TANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Saturday that his country would not be cowed by the United States, his latest broadside in the bitter feud between Ankara and Washington. The two NATO members are at odds over Turkey's detention of an American pastor, which has triggered a ...

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  • TChelsea recovered from the shock of blowing a two-goal lead against Arsenal as Marcos Alonso's late strike sealed a 3-2 win, while Harry Kane ended his August hoodoo in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday. Maurizio Sarri's side raced into a 2-0 lead in the London derby before Arsenal ...

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  • TPortuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday. Ronaldo, 33, joined from Real Madrid last month in a deal worth 100 ...

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  • TDETROIT-The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said on other day. Plans for the final farewell to the “Queen of Soul” - who died on Thursday ...

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  • TMakkah-Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday. The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days, as ...

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  • TKOCHI-A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, ...

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  • TBEIJING-China said Saturday it has sacked six senior officials over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs. The government has been struggling to shore up public confidence in the pharmaceutical sector following the revelation last month that a ...

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  • TTUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ:- Mexican authorities said Friday they found 122 sea turtles dead on a beach in the southern state of Chiapas, mostly from an endangered species. The cause of death was not immediately clear, though around 10 percent of the turtles had wounds to the head or shell and showed ...

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  • TNorth and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world's biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta on Saturday. South Korean women's basketball player Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong-chol jointly held the ...

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