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  • TJohannesburg: Coach Ottis Gibson admitted on Monday that the retirement from international cricket of AB de Villiers was a blow to South Africa's hopes of winning the Cricket World Cup next year. Gibson revealed that he had spoken to De Villiers the day before last week's announcement by the star ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS -  President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to cut funding to countries that vote against the United States on a motion at the United Nations condemning Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency ...

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  • TFive Indian soldiers were killed while five were injured in a retaliatory firing across Line of Control, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated.  According to media wing of military, Pakistani forces replied Indian aggression along LoC started early in the morning today. "There are ...

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  • TTG NEW YORK - A rightwing protester has been charged with trespassing after interrupting a New York production of Julius Caesar during the assassination scene and shouting: “This is violence against Donald Trump.” The protester, who later identified herself as Laura Loomer, interrupted ...

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  • TBARCELONA: Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid’s six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s El Clasico. Luis Suarez looked to have breathed new life into the title race when he headed home the opener ...

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  • THONG KONG - Oil prices tumbled again Monday on a pick-up in drilling and a strong dollar as speculation swirled that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates as soon as this month. The commodity plunged Friday, wiping out the previous day's rally as  analysts said a sharp fall in US ...

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  • TTOKYO - The dollar's rally against the euro and yen hit a wall Monday, but it rose against other Asia-Pacific currencies on renewed speculation that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this  month. Greenback demand picked up Friday after Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said higher ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES: Tech billionaire Sean Parker announced a $250 million grant on Wednesday to fund research aimed at breakthroughs in cancer treatment through immunotherapy. Parker, the founder of music-sharing service Napster and an early investor and executive at Facebook, will create a center for ...

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  • TWASHINGTON: An American-made Iraqi army tank that locals have fondly nicknamed "The Beast" is playing a major role driving the Islamic State group from a town on the frontlines, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. Baghdad-based spokesman Colonel Steve Warren recounted the exploits of the M-1 Abrams ...

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  • TMADRID: Spanish police on Wednesday arrested 14 people in nationwide raids for allegedly glorifying terror acts by three radical groups in Facebook and Twitter messages, the interior ministry said. Those arrested had repeatedly made comments on fake social network profiles with large numbers of ...

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  • TJakarta - AFP/INP/APP - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called Monday for a ban on products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and pledged full support for the "inalienable rights" of the Palestinians.The call came at the end of the OIC summit in Indonesia, the ...

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  • THELD SRINAGAR - A fierce gunbattle killed two soldiers and five suspected freedom fighters Saturday in Indian-Held Kashmir, officials said.The seven died during a heavy exchange of fire in the border village of Marsari, 130 kilometres northwest of the main city of Srinagar, defence spokesman NN ...

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  • TINCHEONArch-rivals India and Pakistan face off in a mouth-watering field hockey final at the Asian Games on Thursday with a place in the 2016 Olympics at stake. Millions of fans in both nations will be glued to their television screens for the title clash which earns the winner a ticket to Rio de ...

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  • TKARACHI/Islamabad - Former Pakistan players on Monday criticised the national team's capitulation in the first Test against Sri Lanka, blaming defensive batting on the final day for the seven-wicket defeat. A trademark second innings collapse Sunday meant Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 180 ...

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