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Tennis: Nadal through to last eight in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Rafael Nadal won through to the quarter-finals of the clay-court event in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. The troubled Mallorcan is the top seed in what is his second tournament since being humbled in the first round of the Australian Open. Beaten in the semi-finals ...

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Adele cried for day after Grammy debacle

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Pop superstar Adele said she cried for a day after her botched performance at the Grammys but acknowledged she often had trouble with pitch. Adele, who has shattered sales records with her latest album, veered out of tune during her performance at the music industry s leading ...

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Turkey military vehicles enter Aleppo Province+Pics

Turkish military vehicles have been photographed in the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo while Turkish troops have been spotted digging a trench there. The Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) posted the pictures on its website on Thursday, saying dozens of the vehicles had encroached 200 meters (0.1 miles) into the ...

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Saudi war on Yemen boosting British arms sales: Amnesty

Leading rights group Amnesty International has strongly criticized Britain for supplying Saudi Arabia with billions of pounds worth of arms which are broadly used in attacks on Yemen. In a new report, Amnesty cited dramatic rise in revenues of BAE Systems — the British-based multi-national defense contractor — due to increased aircraft deliveries ...

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US strikes kill 38 civilians in Syria’s Hasaka: Report

Nearly 40 civilians, including children, have been killed in northeastern Syria in a series of airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition “fighting” Daesh terrorists. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that US air assaults have claimed 38 lives in Syria’s Hasakah Province since Tuesday. According to ...

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Turkey: US must cut ties with Kurds

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the US should break ties with Kurdish fighters, saying “resorting to terrorist groups like the YPG is above all a sign of weakness.” Cavusoglu accused the United States on Friday of making conflicting statements about the Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters which, Ankara says, were working with members of the outlawed ...

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