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  • TWASHINGTON     -    US President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He ...

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  • TSINGAPORE - State-owned Pakistan LNG has cancelled a tender to buy liquefied natural gas over a 10-year period and may turn to the spot market instead, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The company issued the tender in early June to import 240 LNG cargoes of 140,000 ...

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  • TWASHINGTON    -     U.S. President Donald Trump late Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done before an accord could be ...

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  • TKABUL       -    The Taliban cut off Safiullah Safi’s right forefinger for voting in 2014. That did not stop the businessman from doing it again. Safi’s act of defiance in Afghanistan’s 2019 presidential elections on Saturday sparked ...

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  • TWASHINGTON    -   President Donald Trump’s administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges, three sources briefed on the matter said late Friday, in what would be a radical escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions. The move would be ...

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  • TGENEVA      - The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up an international fact-finding mission to document violations in Venezuela, including torture and thousands of summary executions. Venezuela’s ambassador Jorge Valero rejected the “hostile ...

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  • TKABUL   -  The US ambassador to Afghanistan rebuked the country’s president on Friday for labelling Washington’s aid agency “incompetent”, escalating tensions between the countries over financial support on the eve of elections. Foreign aid still accounts for more ...

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  • TCHUNIAN   -   Pakistani police have detained 20 suspects as they investigate the possibility of a serial killer being behind the suspected murder and sexual assault of three boys in a district which has a history of child abuse and abduction. The body of eight-year-old Muhammad ...

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  • TLONDON    -    Run-machine Steve Smith described himself as being “pretty cooked” after his prolific bat ensured Australia will return home having retained the coveted urn after their 2-2 drawn Ashes series against England. Smith’s tally of 774 runs from seven ...

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  • TNAIROBI-This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs.The group are promoting the planting of native trees amid a nationwide push to replace invasive species with ...

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  • TPALANGKA RAYA-Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit “dangerous” levels, a local government official said on Sunday.Indonesia and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are ...

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  • TBANGKOK - More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported.The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination ...

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  • TCOLOMBO     -   Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka were named Sri Lanka’s one-day international and Twenty20 international captains respectively for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after 10 players opted out of the series over security reasons. The announcement on ...

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  • TCHATTOGRAM   -  Rashid Khan picked up six second innings wickets to lead Afghanistan to a famous 224-run win over Bangladesh in the maiden Test match between the two sides at Chattogram on Monday. Racing against time to complete a win with less than four overs left in the weather-hit ...

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  • TLONDON     -   England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia at the Oval which begins on Thursday, the country’s cricket board said on Monday. Australia retained the urn after taking an unassailable 2-1 lead ...

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  • TLONDON        -     Joe Root came out fighting after Australia retained the Ashes with a thrilling victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Sunday but questions remain about his effectiveness as captain. The 28-year-old cut a rather forlorn figure as ...

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  • TNEW YORK    -   Rafa Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth US Open title on Sunday, moving within one Grand Slam crown of matching Roger Federer’s record of 20. A routine end to the Flushing Meadows ...

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  • TNEW YORK    -   Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka won their first career Grand Slam title with a hard-fought 7-5 7-5 win over Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka in the US Open doubles final on Sunday. The tension-filled encounter ended in dramatic fashion when both Mertens and ...

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  • TNEW YORK     -    Australia’s Ash Barty has reclaimed the number one spot in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing it while U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu moved up to a career-high fifth after her maiden Grand Slam win in New York.  Andreescu beat ...

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  • TBEIJING    -   China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States slowed sharply, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as the Sino-U.S. trade war ...

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  • TLONDON    -   Stocks gained on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on expected stimulus from the world’s central banks to support slowing growth, while the pound hit a six-week high on hopes that Britain will not quit the EU without a deal. MSCI’s All Country ...

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  • TABU DHABI    -   United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Energy and Industry Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Sunday that OPEC and non-OPEC producers are “committed” to achieving oil market balance.  Asked about possible deeper production cuts, the minister told a ...

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  • TLONDON   -   Britain’s economy picked up more than expected in July, data showed on Monday, dampening fears that it will succumb to its first recession since the financial crisis as the Brexit crisis escalates. Economic output in July alone was 0.3% higher than in June, ...

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  • TTOKYO    -   Japan’s economy grew at a slower pace than initially estimated in the second quarter as the U.S.-China trade war prompted a downward revision of business spending, intensifying calls for the central bank to deepen stimulus this month. Weakness in the ...

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  • TMONZA - Charles Leclerc triggered a frenzy of Ferrari celebration on Sunday after holding off a race-long Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010. Valtteri Bottas was second for Mercedes with five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton a ...

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  • TNEW YORK - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting, nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American’s bid to equal the all-time record. Andreescu matched Williams’ power throughout the ...

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  • TLONDON - Britain’s Mo Farah won a record sixth successive Great North Run after setting his personal best time on Sunday. The Olympic gold medallist raced ahead of Ethiopian Tamirat Tola in the final mile to cross the line in 59 minutes and six seconds. Farah, double Olympic champion at both ...

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  • TMONZA        -    Sebastian Vettel completed a Ferrari sweep of Italian Grand Prix practice on Saturday, boosting hopes of a first home victory since 2010 for Formula One’s oldest, most glamorous and successful team. After 21-year-old Monegasque team mate Charles ...

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  • TMANCHESTER   -   Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected first day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on ...

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  • TKINGSTON    -   India completed an emphatic 2-0 series sweep against West Indies when they won the second Test by 257 runs in Jamaica on Monday after the hosts’ batsman Darren Bravo retired hurt and was replaced by a concussion substitute. With the result, Virat Kohli ...

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