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World Cup moves onto Qatar and a whole lot of problems

As one of the best World Cups ever ends in Russia, football’s biggest tournament must now prepare for its most controversial, in Qatar in 2022. Since the tournament was handed to the supremely wealthy Gulf state, whose team has never appeared in a World Cup, FIFA’s decision has been roundly questioned and resulted in severe…

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July 19, 2018

 

Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency, seeks to keep some powers

Turkey’s state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and bloody clashes broke…

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July 19, 2018

 

England set to stick with Stokes for India opener

England will have no qualms about selecting Ben Stokes for next month’s first Test against India, even though the match could finish just a day before the all-rounder’s trial for affray begins. Stokes was charged by prosecutors back in January following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September last year. He has since pleaded…

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July 19, 2018

 

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-day match

Pakistan, two-up in the five match series, bring back leg-spinner Yasir Shah for his first ODI in two years and also bring in left-arm quick Junaid Khan.

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July 18, 2018

 

Thailand cave rescue: Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver a ‘pedo’

Elon Musk has apologised for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a ‘pedo’, retracting a comment that had drawn widespread outrage and briefly sent shares in Tesla tumbling. Tesla CEO Musk issued the apology on Wednesday to Vernon Unsworth, who worked on the rescue of the ‘Wild Boars’…

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July 18, 2018

 

Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

US President Donald Trump said he accepted the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia had meddled in the election

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July 18, 2018

 

US to respond to concerns over trade policy at G20: official

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the opportunity to address concerns about Washington’s trade policies during a meeting of the world’s leading finance ministers this weekend, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday. However, the official said Mnuchin has no plans for a separate meeting with Chinese officials to try to resolve the trade conflict…

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July 18, 2018

 

Root century seals England series win over India

Joe Root became England’s leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root’s second unbeaten century in successive innings after his 113 not out helped England level the…

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July 18, 2018

 

At least 639 farmers committed suicide between March and May: Indian government

India’s rights watchdog has sounded the alarm over the suicide of hundreds of farmers in the western state of Maharashtra in recent months, calling for an official response. Despite state aid, Indian agriculture is in a dire state due to drought, failed crops, poor infrastructure and low prices for produce, but Maharashtra is particularly badly…

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July 17, 2018

 

15 Afghan Taliban killed in attack by suspected ISIS rivals: officials

Suspected Islamic State militants attacked Taliban fighters attending a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday and killed at least 15 in the latest violence between the rival groups, officials said. Another five Taliban were wounded in the attack on a house in Sayad district in Sari Pul province, the provincial police chief Abdul Qayum Baqizoi…

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July 17, 2018

 

Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit

Depp and actress Amber Heard, 32, reached an out-of-court settlement in 2016 to end their 18-month marriage, agreeing that he would pay her $7 million.

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July 17, 2018

 

China’s most expensive movie becomes epic flop

The film cost 750 million yuan ($113.5 million) to make, state media said, and opened on Friday, but Chinese ticketing platform Maoyan said it only took in just over $7.3 million at the weekend.

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July 17, 2018

 

Sri Lanka skipper, officials banned for 2 Tests, 4 ODIs

The International Cricket Council on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals for breaching the spirit of the game

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July 17, 2018

 

England bowl in India ODI series-decider

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field in the third and deciding one-day international against India at Headingley on Tuesday.

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July 17, 2018

 

Mayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100

Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes’ annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday but no woman featured on the list for the first time.

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July 17, 2018

 

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

Police earlier this month arrested a nun and a worker at one of the Missionaries of Charity order’s homes in Ranchi

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July 17, 2018

 

Croatians hail returning World Cup squad

Hundreds of thousands of Croatians took to the streets on Monday to greet their players as they returned home from Russia after losing the World Cup final.

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July 17, 2018

 

Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops. Jihadists overran the base in Jilli village, in the Geidam area of Yobe state, on Saturday evening, a day…

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July 17, 2018

 

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Thousands of people rallied in fresh protests Monday in the eastern province of Diyala and the southern city of Nasiriyah

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July 17, 2018

 

US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban: NATO

NATO’s Afghanistan mission denied Monday reports that its commander has said America is ready to join direct talks with the Taliban. US General John Nicholson spoke with Afghan officials in Kandahar, where he reportedly said the US was “ready” to talk to the Taliban — a shift from the long-held position of Kabul needing to…

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July 17, 2018

 

France gives World Cup winners a heroes’ welcome home

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, the team came back to euphoric crowds in Paris…

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July 17, 2018

 
 
 
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