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Pujara ton gives India the edge in fourth Test

Pujara’s near six-hour 132 not out was the cornerstone of India’s 273, made in reply to England’s first-innings 246

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Nadal reaches US Open last 16 for 10th time with epic triumph

Victory for Rafael Nadal put him into the last 16 in New York for the 10th time and on course to add to his 2010, 2013 and 2017 titles.

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All-Williams US Open clash is all Serena

The scoreline equalled Serena’s most lopsided victory over Venus, and took her head-to-head record against her sister to 18-12

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VAR in Champions League only from 2019-20 season, say UEFA

It seems certain that UEFA will wait a further year before the Europa League follows suit, just as the continent’s secondary club competition waited before introducing goal-line technology

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Court blocks construction of Canada pipeline to Pacific

The ruling was cheered by opponents of the nation’s largest resource project in decades, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration suggested it had been dealt a temporary setback and vowed to carry on

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‘Major transformation’ ahead for Earth’s ecosystems: study

Some of these changes are already under way in the southwestern United States, where massive wildfires are destroying pine forests and transforming swaths of territory into shrubland

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Space station reports ‘leak’, crew not in danger

NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a “minute pressure leak” and that the crew was repairing it.

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Federer, Djokovic advance in US Open 2018

Federer made it 18 wins in 18 second round appearances in New York by seeing off error-plagued Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.

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Bangladesh drop Sabbir, Anamul from Asia Cup squad

Middle-order Sabbir and opener Anamul paid the price for poor performances during Bangladesh’s win over the West Indies in a three-match one-day international series last month

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Nadal, Wawrinka progress in US Open 2018

Nadal, spared the worst of the heat thanks to his late-night start on Arthur Ashe Stadium, sped past Pospisil 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2

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Star Gosling took flying lessons for new astronaut film

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling said Wednesday that he tried to learn to fly to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in an emotional new biopic about the strong but silent space hero. The Canadian actor renewed his Oscar-winning partnership with “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle for “First Man”, which tells how Armstrong overcame tragedy after tragedy…

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Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials said. A surge of water inundated the rural flatland in Bago region after the Swar Chaung dam spillway, which regulates the release of water, collapsed due…

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British PM’s dance moves dubbed the ‘Maybot’

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s somewhat stiff dance moves won mixed reviews on Wednesday as she became an unlikely social media star with her “Maybot” manoeuvres. The PM got into the groove in Cape Town on Tuesday when she was welcomed to South Africa by some dancing schoolchildren. The 61-year-old joined in the fun with…

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Thai ‘dwarf giant’ boxer surpasses Mayweather record with 51st win

Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin grabbed his 51st straight victory Wednesday in a long but lop-sided bout against a fighter from the Philippines, defending his WBC title and surpassing the undefeated record of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. The 105-pound minimumweight champion, nicknamed the “dwarf giant” for his compact build and heavy hitting style, won on…

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These Chinese kindergartens now have robots as teachers

Just under 60 centimetres (two feet) high, the autonomous robot named Keeko has been a hit in several kindergartens, telling stories and challenging children with logic problems

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Iran has arrested ‘dozens of spies’, says intelligence minister

The conservative Tasnim news agency said this was a reference to Gonen Segev, a former Israeli energy and infrastructure minister who was charged with spying by a Jerusalem court last month

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Denmark to host start of Tour de France soon

French President Emmanuel Macron revealed Wednesday while on a state visit to Denmark that the Tour de France cycling race would soon embark from Copenhagen. The world’s biggest cycling race, which takes place over three weeks every July, frequently sets off from a country outside France and Brussels will host the opening stages of the…

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Sharapova downs battling 39-year-old Schnyder at US Open

Schnyder, the oldest ever player to make the main draw of a Grand Slam via qualifying, was outgunned by the five-time major champion

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UN points to possible ‘war crimes’ in Yemen conflict

The head of UN’s Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts said the investigators had identified a number of alleged perpetrators

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Crippling costs of war reporting and investigative journalism

A total of 50 journalists have been killed so far this year, according to RSF.

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Premier League: Tottenham run riot to pile misery on Manchester United

Manchester United were left to rue a series of missed chances by Romelu Lukaku before Spurs took control with two goals in two minutes just after the break.

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