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  • TNew Zealand's dramatic win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday was one of the most unpredictable and exciting in living memory as the fortunes of the two sides appeared to swing with every session. The winning margin of just four runs was also the fifth narrowest in the history ...

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  • TNissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is under arrest in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct and faces being fired this week, the firm said Monday, in a stunning fall from grace for one of the world's best-known businessmen. Ghosn's arrest and his likely dismissal from Nissan, and possibly ...

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  • TAn Olympic silver medal-winning judoka was expelled from South Korea's national training centre Monday and suspended from a Grand Slam event after being accused of fabricating documents for his military service exemption. Nearly every able-bodied South Korean man aged 18 to 28 owes 21 months of ...

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  • THaris Seferovic starred with a hat-trick as Switzerland staged a sensational comeback to thrash Belgium 5-2 in Lucerne on Sunday and qualify for the Nations League finals in dramatic fashion. Thorgan Hazard's early double left Switzerland needing to win by two goals to qualify from Group A2 but the ...

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  • TThe Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed Monday, but said no agreement was reached on "any issue". The statement comes a day after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad expressed hopes in Kabul that a peace deal could be struck before ...

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  • TSheikh Ahmed al-Fahd al-Sabah, a former Kuwaiti minister, suspended "temporarily" his activity as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following his indictment in Switzerland in a false arbitration case. In a statement released on Monday, Cheikh Ahmed, who is close to IOC President ...

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  • TJawad Bendaoud is back at the Paris courthouse from Wednesday: after his acquittal in the first instance in February, he is retried for housing two jihadists of November 13, including one of the brains alleged attacks. Jawad Bendaoud, whose fanciful statements and offbeat at the first trial were ...

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  • TTwo hundred and fifty personalities and fifteen trade union leaders call, in two separate forums Monday, to participate in the march against sexual and sexual violence organized by the collective #Noustoutes Saturday in Paris. "We do not want more of this violence", chants in a forum published in ...

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  • TNew Zealand on Monday have defeated Pakistan by four runs in first Test in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan, set 176 to win the match, were 130 for four at the break with Azhar Ali unbeaten on 40 after an innings-reviving stand of 82 with Shafiq in the first session. Shafiq was caught behind to left-arm ...

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  • TA summit meeting opens Monday in The Hague, the world's major powers gathering on the occasion of the 23rd Conference of States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is the first conference of its kind since a majority of the 193 member states voted to ...

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  • TFormer New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday he´s giving $1.8 billion for financial aid at Johns Hopkins University, believed to be the largest ever donation to a post-secondary institution. Bloomberg said he was making the gift to help qualified low- and middle-income students more ...

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  • TAfter the discovery of the wreck of the Argentine submarine San Juan at the bottom of the Atlantic, justice will finally be able to advance in the investigation into the causes of the tragedy, which resulted in the death of the 44 crew members. While the families of the missing claim that the ...

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  • TAmritsar - Three people were killed in a grenade attack on a prayer congregation in India's Punjab on Sunday which left some 20 others injured, police said. Around 250 followers of the Nirankari spiritual group, who are considered heretics by most Sikhs, had gathered for morning prayers in Amritsar ...

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  • TCalifornia - President Donald Trump has expressed sadness at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement was responsible for the tragedy, which has killed 76 and left more than 1,200 listed as missing.“This is very ...

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  • TLONDON - Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass on Saturday to crush Kevin Anderson and set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer after a bizarre incident involving a ball boy. World number one Djokovic comfortably saw off the fourth seed 6-2, 6-2, ...

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  • TPRAGUE - Tens of thousands of Czechs rallied in Prague calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign as the country marked the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that toppled the communist regime.Crowds gathered in several parts of the capital to raise pressure on Babis, a billionaire ...

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  • TNAPLES - Lexi Thompson fired a four-under par 68 on Saturday to take a commanding three-shot lead over Nelly Korda in the LPGA’s season-ending Tour Championship in Naples, Florida. Thompson made four of her five birdies on the back nine at Tiburon Golf Club to put herself in position for a ...

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  • TCOFFS HARBOUR - Dominant Frenchman Sebastien Ogier clinched his sixth world rally title Sunday in a gripping final race of the year at Australia, denying Belgian Thierry Neuville and Estonia’s Ott Tanak maiden crowns. In one of the closest seasons of recent times, the M-Sport Ford driver came ...

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  • TCALIFORNIA - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt.NBC reported this week that the White House was studying the legal ramifications of expelling the cleric, who ...

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  • TKANDY - Captain Joe Root set his sights on taking England to the top of the world rankings after his spin trio finished off Sri Lanka in the second Test on Sunday to seal the series with a match to spare. England needed just 30 minutes on the fifth day to take the final three Sri Lanka wickets. ...

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  • TNEW YORK  -   The rise of passive investing on Wall Street has concentrated stock market action in the final moments of the trading day -- exacerbating steep, last-minute nosedives in stock values with increasing frequency. Analysts say the trend could leave markets exposed to ...

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  • TPort Moresby  -  Asia-Pacific leaders failed Sunday to bridge gaping divisions over trade at a summit dominated by a war of words between the US and China as they vie for regional influence. For the first time, APEC leaders were unable to agree on a formal written declaration amid sharp ...

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  • TGlenda KWEK - A Hazara refugee who now calls the Australian outback home, Ali named his new venture the “Afghan Friendship Restaurant”, a tribute to the warm welcome he says he received after moving to the town of Griffith five years ago. The 44-year-old father of three is among a ...

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  • TSANAA - Yemeni rebels have said they are ready to mobilise more fighters to the frontline despite a lull in battleground Hodeida, as the UN envoy prepares to visit the country to boost peace efforts.Dozens of Huthi rebels put on a show of strength on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa on Saturday, ...

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  • TMOSCOW:- Austrian star Marcel Hirscher scraped into first place after a dramatic second run in Levi, finishing in 1:51.04 during the opener of this year’s Alpine ski world cup. Hirscher ended 0.09 seconds ahead of Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen. After a strong start Hirscher lost some ...

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  • TOTTAWA - Canada will not extend its peacekeeping mission in Mali beyond July 2019, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in an interview that aired Saturday. Sajjan, interviewed by CBC Radio on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum, said that UN officials were “working with ...

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  • TMILAN - European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro. The Portuguese -- despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo -- progressed with one match to play, and are sure to finish top of Group A3, with ...

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  • TROME - Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting “the din of the rich few” drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second “World Day of the Poor”. At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the ...

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  • TJAKARTA - Indonesian men’s doubles players Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo won on Sunday the final match of 2018 Hong Kong Open after trashed their Japanese rivals Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda 21-13, 21-12. In the final round held in Hong Kong Coliseum, the top-seeded Indonesian ...

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  • TBerlin - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent “chaos” on the world stage. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as ...

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