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Comment: Close contest poised for a thrilling end

A SELL-OUT crowd of well over 25.000 people at Edgbaston couldn’t have asked for more than what they experienced on the third day, absorbing, intense and entertaining cricket. In the first period of play Pakistan batsmen stuck it out to take a crucial lead of 103. In the last session, ...

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Trump trailing Clinton by about 3%: Poll

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trailing rival Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by less than 3 percentage points, a new poll shows. According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, Clinton’s lead over Trump has gone down from nearly eight points on Monday. While Clinton received about 42 ...

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Japan protests Chinese boats in disputed East China Sea

Japan has lodged a strong protest with Beijing after some 230 Chinese fishing vessels and six coastguard ships sailed close to the disputed islands in the East China Sea. In a statement released on Saturday, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said its Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau had submitted the protest to the ...

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Emperor Akihito to address Japan amid abdication rumors

Japan’s ailing emperor is scheduled to address the nation next week amid spreading news of his eminent abdication. The Imperial Household Agency said on Friday that the 82-year-old monarch, Emperor Akihito, will make a video address to the nation on Monday at 3:00 p.m. local time (0600 GMT). Japan’s state ...

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Bomb explosion kills 4, injures 7 in Egypt’s restive Sinai

An improvised explosive device (IED) has exploded in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula, leaving four people dead and seven others wounded. The incident took place on Friday night in the city of el-Arish, North Sinai’s provincial capital, Egyptian media reported. The IED was supposed to explode when security forces were passing, but it was ...

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South Sudan rejects UN rape accusations against soldiers

South Sudan on Friday dismissed accusations against its soldiers that they had raped and killed civilians during clashes in the capital Juba in July. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein said Thursday that at least 217 cases of sexual violence in Juba had been documented ...

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10 dead in fresh Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

At least 10 people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets carried out a number of airstrikes against residential neighborhoods across Yemen. On Friday, Saudi military aircraft struck a vehicle carrying a displaced family along a road in Baqim district in Yemen’s northwestern province ...

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