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Uruguay, Argentina rack up big wins in US friendlies

Argentina were still too strong for an inexperienced Central American opposition with the absence of Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano

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Australian groups launch wave of climate protests ahead of Global Climate Action Summit

The groups are urging Washington to return to the Paris Agreement on climate

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Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire on Monday

Ma, who is China’s third richest person with a net worth of $36.6 billion, was quoted by the New York Times as saying that his retirement is not the end of an era, but “the beginning of an era” 

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Turkish filmmaker jailed for movie portraying execution of Erdogan

Ali Avci was arrested last year after the release of a trailer for his film “Awakening”

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Qatar lifts exit visa system for migrant workers

Qatar amended its residency laws to allow foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers. Doha is keen to show it is tackling allegations of worker exploitation as it prepares to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, which it has presented as a showcase of its progress and development. Most migrant…

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US Open 2018: Nadal, Djokovic one win from renewing rivalry in New York

Rafael Nadal faces Juan Martin del Potro while Novak Djokovic meets Kei Nishikori to secure a seventh trip to the showcase match at Flushing Meadows.

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300 injured after earthquake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

The death toll from the 6.7-magnitude, pre-dawn quake was likely to rise as rescuers searched houses buried by landslides

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Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds dead at 82

At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most bankable actors in the film industry, reeling off a series of box-office smashes until a career downturn in the mid-1980s

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China will train Afghan troops on its soil, ambassador says

Afghanistan has also requested that China provide Afghan security forces with combat helicopters.

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Defence is name of the game for Germany against France

Midfielder Toni Kroos said the Germans were itching to prove the Russia debacle was just a fluke

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Japan cancel friendly with Chile after earthquake

Japan Football Federation said they had taken the decision after considering the magnitude of damage that included widespread power outages and transportation disruptions, as well as spectator safety

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Effortlessly chic: Meghan Markle named People’s best dressed woman of 2018

Giving top honors to a royal family member marked a departure for the magazine

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US, India seek to deepen defence ties and sign key accord

The United States has emerged as India’s second largest arms supplier

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India’s top court legalizes gay sex in landmark ruling

India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday in a landmark judgment that activists hope will uphold the right to equality. Gay sex is considered taboo by many in socially conservative India, and was reinstated as a criminal offense in 2013 after four years of decriminalization. A five-judge bench in India’s…

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One killed, 32 missing after quake paralyzes Japan’s Hokkaido island

The entire island was without power after Hokkaido Electric Power Co said it conducted an emergency shutdown of all its fossil fuel-fired power plants following the quake

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US did not ask Pakistan to do more, says Foreign Minister after Pompeo visit

Qureshi said that the Trump administration is revisiting its policies and has realized that there is no military solution to Afghan conflict.

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Path clear to US Open but Serena Williams not looking ahead

Williams’s quarter-final win over Karolina Pliskova was her first over a top 10 ranked opponent since returning to the WTA Tour in March

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Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded passengers from airport

About 3,000 tourists stayed overnight at Kansai Airport in western Japan

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After Apple, Amazon becomes the second trillion dollar company

Apple took almost 38 years as a public company to achieve the trillion dollar milestone, while Amazon got there in 21 years

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Ex-Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad to become US adviser on Afghanistan

Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will join the State Department as an adviser on Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday as he headed to Pakistan to discuss Islamabad’s role in helping to end the Afghan conflict. “Ambassador Khalilzad is going to join the State Department team to assist us…

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ISIS weakening provided al Qaeda opportunity to regain its former status: NATO

Al Qaeda is trying to regain its primacy over international militancy as Islamic State loses ground

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